DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2015    Duedate: 04/04/2015

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-776

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PRAETTIG
SWEORDMASTERS (138)
(1-9041) [14-6-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PROBLEM CHILD                  DEREN
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)         WRATHMEN (660)
(1-8967) [15-1-0,120]          (1-9212) [5-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MADAME TIGER                   G, LOOMIS
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-9209) [8-9-0,46]            (1-9050) [8-5-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TIP OFF (653)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         36
2. COLORFUL (657)              36      RUN DMC (636)
3. RUN DMC (636)               30      Unchartered Team
4. OBELISK 005 (664)           28
5. TIP OFF (653)               18      WRATHMEN (660)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WRATHMEN (660)             6   0  0  100   1/ 9 TIP OFF (653)             7  3 1
 2/ 2 RUN DMC (636)            192 129  9 59.8   2/ 1 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       7  4 2
 3/ 5 TIP OFF (653)             23  17  2 57.5   3/ 2 COLORFUL (657)            7  5 0
 4- 3 UPSTARTS (40)            133 108  3 55.2   4/10 RUN DMC (636)             5  9 0
 5/ 4 LOW ROAD 3 (644)         164 137  4 54.5   5- 3 DEATH'S DOOR (129)        4  1 1
 6/ 6 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      694 623 78 52.7   6/ 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    4  5 0
 7- 7 DEATH'S DOOR (129)       150 136  3 52.4   7/ 8 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   4 11 0
 8- 9 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)       337 376 24 47.3   8- 5 UPSTARTS (40)             3  2 0
 9/10 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   393 480 63 45.0   9/12*WRATHMEN (660)            2  0 0
10/11 COLORFUL (657)            69  88  3 43.9  10- 4*SUPPLY DEPOT (520)        2  5 0
11-12*SUPPLY DEPOT (520)         7  10  0 41.2  11/ 0*OBELISK 005 (664)         1  2 0
12/13 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  740 %1118 19 39.8  12/11 LOW ROAD 3 (644)          1  2 0
13/ 0*OBELISK 005 (664)          1   2  0 33.3  13- 6 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)        1  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to SWEORDMASTERS, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the TIP OFF stable.  It was a tough week for 
ROMAN EMPIRE, to drop 7 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, 
TIP OFF has advanced 8 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for MADAME 
TIGER, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing PAINT IT BLACK like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  MOTH MASHER was overcame by BILL RUSSELL and drops 9 points.  PRAETTIG 
got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick 
DR J's tail out of the throne!  Isn't that life?  One minute you're on top of the 
world and then next you're laid out on a slab!  DR J was dispatched by PRAETTIG.  Say 
no more.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the MORDANT arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid RUN DMC, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does 
MORDANT really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause COLORFUL beats feet every time RUN DMC smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, G, LOOMIS would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' 
category, DR J was mashed by PRAETTIG, who let DR J know that killing members of 
SWEORDMASTERS is a no-no.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in MORDANT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRAETTIG 9041                14   6  1   119       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROBLEM CHILD 8967           15   1  0   120       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 JACK B. NIMBLE 9078          20   7  0    98       RUN DMC (636)
-KEITH RICHARDS 7927          18  17  0    94       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-GRYRE 8710                    4   0  0    94       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-UG LEE 952                   10  11  0    93       UPSTARTS (40)
-SEIUS GLABRIO 7978           15  18  2    92       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSTER MARNE 8956            15  43  1    89       LOW ROAD 3 (644)
 STEVE NASH 9096               4   4  1    76       TIP OFF (653)
 KING OF ROCK 9067            14  17  1    74       RUN DMC (636)
 LOVE PINK 9204               11   2  0    71       COLORFUL (657)
 HANDY DANDY 9061             14  26  1    69       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JMJ 9161                     12   7  0    66       RUN DMC (636)
 G, LOOMIS 9050                8   5  0    63       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-UDA LOU ZAR 9232              6   4  0    63       UPSTARTS (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEREN 9212                    5   0  0    50       WRATHMEN (660)
 GAMAKATSU 9048                5   6  0    48       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 MADAME TIGER 9209             8   9  0    46       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-JUSTIN THYME 9208            10   3  0    43       UPSTARTS (40)
-TUBERCULOSIS 8979             4   1  0    38       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 PAINT IT BLACK 9221           9   4  0    37       COLORFUL (657)
-CAIUS OCCIUS 8155             4   3  0    37       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB MCADOO 9136               4   2  0    35       TIP OFF (653)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EUSTACIUS 8144                4   3  1    32       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
-BARRY CADE 9231               4   6  1    31       UPSTARTS (40)
 BILL RUSSELL 9203             2   0  0    28       TIP OFF (653)
-AMY THYME 9234                6   3  0    27       UPSTARTS (40)
 MASKED MELON 9210             5  12  0    27       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-AEMILIUS 8980                 3   3  0    24       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEMI 9263                    2   0  0    23       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-ATRARCH 9213                  1   0  0    21       WRATHMEN (660)
-CHUMLY 7030                   2   2  0    20       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
 MOTH MASHER 9233              3   9  0    19       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-BRAIN FREEZE 8133             3   7  1    17       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 HAPPY HAIRSTON 9095           1   2  0    17       TIP OFF (653)
 FLESH 9286                    1   0  0    15       COLORFUL (657)
-3D SHIFT HANK 9225            1   0  0    15       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
-TETANUS 9275                  1   0  1    14       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 FOOL'S GOLD 9292              1   0  0    13       COLORFUL (657)
-BELLICUS 8231                 3   2  1    12       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 PANASONIC 9267                1   0  0    10       OBELISK 005 (664)
 MADCAT BLACK 9264             2   3  0     9       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-FORK LIFT 9224                2   1  0     7       SUPPLY DEPOT (520)
 WHITESNAKE 9291               0   1  0     1       COLORFUL (657)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAH 9268               0  1 0 OBELISK 005 664      ARENAMASTER KAKA      776  NONE
SUDERMANN 9269          0  1 0 OBELISK 005 664      UNDEAD WARRIOR        776  NONE
KANGOL 9289             0  1 0 RUN DMC 636          MOUNTAIN TROLL        776  NONE
P44 9290                0  1 0 RUN DMC 636          HIGH ELF              776  NONE
11 9 13 15 17 8  9288   0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138    SHEWISH GIANT         776  NONE
915131791011 9287       0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138    SPYMASTER             776  NONE
HRUNTLING 8994         10  3 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138    DR J 9092             775  JUST REVENGED
DR J 9092               8  7 1 TIP OFF 653          PRAETTIG 9041         776   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Justin Thyme -- Thanks for the aerobic workout!  Now I can skip my spin class.
SHOPPING!!! -- Love Pink

Masked Melon -- Why do you wear a mask?  Were you burned by acid, or something? --
Paint It Black

Dr J -- Wow!  That's an impressive way to take the title.  Looks like you'll be
locking horns with Sweordmasters for the title again.  I'm getting my popcorn ready.
-- Living Color, mgr Colorful (a wholly owned subsidiary of Trump Gladiatorial
Enterprises)

EIGHT dead?  It's a curse.  Or, of course, pre-tourney house-cleaning, but a curse is
more interesting.

Love Pink and Paint It Black -- An adventure will occur, but not, alas, today.
Spring cleaning in the expectation of visitors just EATS UP the time.  Or else this
"Daylight Saving" stuff means somebody ELSE will be saving OUR daylight. -- Jorja

One-four us, by courtesy (of a sort) from the despicable Slen Snotnose.  Buster won.
Drat. -- Madame Tiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

11 9 13 15 17 8 11 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
KANGOL was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
915131791011 was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
P44 was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SUDERMANN was murdered by UNDEAD WARRIOR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
BLAH was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KAKAR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PRAETTIG killed DR J in a popular 3 minute gruesome master's Bloodfeud Title brawl.
LOVE PINK viciously subdued G, LOOMIS in a action packed 9 minute Challenge duel.
STEVE NASH overpowered HANDY DANDY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GAMAKATSU was savagely defeated by JMJ in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
BOB MCADOO savagely defeated MASKED MELON in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HAPPY HAIRSTON subdued MADCAT BLACK in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BILL RUSSELL overcame MOTH MASHER in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
PROBLEM CHILD devastated KING OF ROCK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JACK B. NIMBLE handily defeated BUSTER MARNE in a 3 minute uneven fight.
PAINT IT BLACK was savagely defeated by MADAME TIGER in a 3 minute struggle.
DEREN overpowered GRUNESH THE ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
PANASONIC overpowered WHITESNAKE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FLESH overpowered SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FOOL'S GOLD handily defeated GRALL THE DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  19 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  31 -  4      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  13 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  25 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 776 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PRAETTIG 9041              14   6  1  119 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
LUNGING ATTACK   PROBLEM CHILD 8967         15   1  0  120 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
AIMED BLOW       JACK B. NIMBLE 9078        20   7  0   98 RUN DMC (636)
TOTAL PARRY      LOVE PINK 9204             11   2  0   71 COLORFUL (657)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEREN 9212                  5   0  0   50 WRATHMEN (660)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MADAME TIGER 9209.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was G, LOOMIS 9050.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR J 9092, MADAME 
TIGER 9209, JMJ 9161, BOB MCADOO 9136, JACK B. NIMBLE 9078, DEREN 9212, 11 9 13 15 17 
8 11 9288, PRAETTIG 9041, STEVE NASH 9096, and GAMAKATSU 9048.

The least popular fighter this week was WHITESNAKE 9291.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUSTER MARNE 8956, HANDY DANDY 9061, BLAH 9268, SUDERMANN 9269, 
915131791011 9287, PAINT IT BLACK 9221, KING OF ROCK 9067, MOTH MASHER 9233, MADCAT 
BLACK 9264, and MASKED MELON 9210.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."