DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2016    Duedate: 07/23/2016

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-807

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FUERDAI
YUPPIE HORDE (657)
(1-9286) [17-3-1,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FUERDAI                        FLO
YUPPIE HORDE (657)             PITCH PERFECT (670)
(1-9286) [17-3-1,148]          (1-9397) [2-3-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FUERDAI                        FLO
YUPPIE HORDE (657)             PITCH PERFECT (670)
(1-9286) [17-3-1,148]          (1-9397) [2-3-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RUN DMC (636)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOZE (605)                 20
2. YUPPIE HORDE (657)          17      SUPER STARS R US (626)
3. RUN DMC (636)               15      Unchartered Team
4. SUPER STARS R US (626)       6
5. PITCH PERFECT (670)          1      PITCH PERFECT (670)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*KHOR'S HITMEN (678)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 RUN DMC (636)             7  7 0
 2/ 2*PITCH PERFECT (670)       16   6  1 72.7   2/ 2 YUPPIE HORDE (657)        6  5 1
 3/ 3 SUPER STARS R US (626)    30  15  0 66.7   3- 3*TROPHIES (676)            2  2 0
 4/ 5 RUN DMC (636)            241 178 14 57.5   4- 4*KHOR'S HITMEN (678)       1  0 0
 5/ 6 YUPPIE HORDE (657)       126 125  5 50.2   5/ 6 SUPER STARS R US (626)    1  1 0
 6/ 0 BOOZE (605)              179 195 15 47.9   6/ 0 BOOZE (605)               1  2 0
 7- 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   422 514 68 45.1   7- 5 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    0  6 0
 8- 8*TROPHIES (676)             3   4  0 42.9   8/ 7*PITCH PERFECT (670)       0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                    "The short, unhappy life of Pimpled Farthing."

     Fuerdai leaned over the rail of the Trump Guildhouse penthouse balcony, and 
poured a libation out as the funeral procession made its slow, deliberate progress.  
The priests led the way, swinging their smoking censers, and chanting.  Then came the 
paid mourners in the crisp black cloaks, the hoods pulled over their heads.  Next 
would come the loved ones, but instead it was teammates.  
     Dark Miasma looked up and locked eyes with Mordant's Duelmaster.  Fuerdai smiled; 
Dark Miasma glowered.
     "I don't think he likes you very much."  Soulcyclist, still dressed for spin 
class, handed Fuerdai another mug of ale. "Reigning TC's make poor enemies.  Are you 
ready for the bloodfeud?"
     "Bloodfeud?  Pshaw!  The tourney rules have messed up everything!" 
Fuerdai and Soulcyclist turned their backs on the parade, and nodded towards 
Affluenza.  "What do you mean?"
     "'Timing' has ruined the arena!"  Affluenze shook his armored fist at the gods.  
"Nobody cares about the glory of Mordant!"  He poured himself an overflowing goblet of 
ale and downed it in one swig. "You'll be gone to the Isle before Dark Miasma can 
return from the next tourney, if he returns at all!  That damned tourney stole your 
chance at revenging my loss to Herugrim."  He snorted derisively.  "Tourneys!  Blunted 
weapons.  Personal glory.  I remember when warriors fought for their team, their city!  
Back in MY day..."  Sufficiently charged up, Affluenza stumbled down the stairs. 
     "Best thing about Affluenza, he doesn't need an audience for his rants."  
Fuerdai, and Soulcyclist laughed. 
     Crossfitter and Sharper Image, spurred upstairs by Affluenza's ongoing rant 
downstairs, walked onto the balcony.  They glanced down at the casket as it passed 
below.  "So what happens now to Pimpled Farthing?  Does he get buried, or burned?"
     "Neither, I'd guess.  Zombies dig themselves out when the Dead Tourney beckons, 
and no burnt corpse has ever won their way back to life.  They'll probably stick him 
in cold storage until the Dead Tourney.
     Fuerdai grimaced. "He smelled terrible alive!  How awful will he reek in 4 
months?"
 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MORDANT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SUDS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CROSSFITTER and was awarded 12 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DARK MIASMA put down FIVE 
DOLLAR BOY, causing him to lose 1 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has FUERDAI in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
it's proven its combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In MORDANT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in MORDANT these days is SUPER STARS R US.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of YUPPIE HORDE last week.  Busy avoiding SUPER STARS R US?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in MORDANT as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUERDAI 9286                 17   3  1   148       YUPPIE HORDE (657)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFFLUENZA 9221               27   7  0    96       YUPPIE HORDE (657)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK MIASMA 8532             10   1  0    92       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 REMY 9155                     9   3  0    92       BOOZE (605)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326          9   5  1    79       RUN DMC (636)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSTLY CLEAN 9389             7   5  0    60       RUN DMC (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILLY BLANKS 9375             4   0  0    47       PITCH PERFECT (670)
-SUPERBOWL 9450                3   0  0    47       TROPHIES (676)
-SOULCYCLIST 9291             12   8  1    45       YUPPIE HORDE (657)
-SUSAN POWTER 9372             4   1  0    42       PITCH PERFECT (670)
-BILLY MAYS 9374               3   1  0    42       PITCH PERFECT (670)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGE HEIGHTS 9308             9   5  0    33       RUN DMC (636)
-GEORGE FOREMAN 9376           3   0  1    29       PITCH PERFECT (670)
-DIZZYING YES-MAN 8555         2   0  0    29       SUPER STARS R US (626)
-ROCK AND RULE 9470            3   0  1    27       RUN DMC (636)
-SEVENTH SON 9401              2   3  0    27       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLO 9397                      2   3  0    22       PITCH PERFECT (670)
-SMIRNOFF 9359                 3   1  0    17       BOOZE (605)
-IGNORAMUS 9334                1   2  0    17       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-ARCTIC SEALSKIN 8549          1   0  0    17       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 SUDS 9474                     1   0  0    12       BOOZE (605)
-KHALEENA 9465                 1   0  0    11       KHOR'S HITMEN (678)
-GAZPACHO DEBACLE 8544         1   0  0     6       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 CROSSFITTER 9473              0   4  0     4       YUPPIE HORDE (657)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RED EYE 9430            0  3 0 BOOZE 605            BLACK ORC             807  NONE
DA1 9484                0  1 0 RUN DMC 636          DARK CHAMPION         807  NONE
PIMPLED FARTHING 9278  11 14 0 SUPER STARS R US 626 FUERDAI 9286          805   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RED EYE was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was killed by DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
FUERDAI overpowered REMY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
AFFLUENZA defeated TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fight.
FIVE DOLLAR BOY was bested by DARK MIASMA in a 1 minute duel.
MOSTLY CLEAN was defeated by CHARK FORKBEARD in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
HUGE HEIGHTS bested FLO in a popular 5 minute competition.
CROSSFITTER was handily defeated by SUDS in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 807 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FUERDAI 9286               17   3  1  148 YUPPIE HORDE (657)
TOTAL PARRY      AFFLUENZA 9221             27   7  0   96 YUPPIE HORDE (657)
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK MIASMA 8532           10   1  0   92 SUPER STARS R US (626)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REMY 9155                   9   3  0   92 BOOZE (605)
AIMED BLOW       FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326        9   5  1   79 RUN DMC (636)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FUERDAI 9286.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FLO 9397.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED EYE 9430, MOSTLY CLEAN 
9389, FUERDAI 9286, DA1 9484, AFFLUENZA 9221, DARK MIASMA 8532, SUDS 9474, REMY 9155, 
FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326, and HUGE HEIGHTS 9308.

The least popular fighter this week was CROSSFITTER 9473.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HUGE HEIGHTS 9308, FIVE DOLLAR BOY 9326, REMY 9155, SUDS 9474, 
DARK MIASMA 8532, AFFLUENZA 9221, DA1 9484, FUERDAI 9286, MOSTLY CLEAN 9389, and RED 
EYE 9430.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FUERDAI (1-9286) YUPPIE HORDE (657)