DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2017    Duedate: 03/22/2017

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-829

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PEARL
STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
(3-7794) [10-5-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PEARL                          FIZZ
STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)          LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
(3-7794) [10-5-0,92]           (3-7862) [3-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARNET                         GARNET
STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)          STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
(3-7796) [9-6-1,85]            (3-7796) [9-6-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)     41
2. MMM BEER 4 (685)            17      STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
3. STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)       13      Unchartered Team
4. CORVUS (694)                 1
5. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)     0      LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)   12   3  1 80.0   1/ 1*LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)  12  3 1
 2- 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 495 269 26 64.8   2/ 2 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)     6  0 0
 3/ 3 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)     33  19  1 63.5   3/ 3 MMM BEER 4 (685)          4  4 0
 4- 4 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  365 224 19 62.0   4- 4 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  3  1 0
 5- 5 I WANT YOU (666)         118 118 10 50.0   5- 5*THE MENTORS 17-33 (701)   1  2 0
 6/ 6 MMM BEER 4 (685)          45  47  1 48.9   6- 7 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   1  3 0
 7/ 7 CORVUS (694)              13  18  1 41.9   7/ 6 CORVUS (694)              0  3 0
 8- 8*THE MENTORS 17-33 (701)    1   2  0 33.3   8- 8*IMPULSION (699)           0  2 0
 9- 9*IMPULSION (699)            0   2  0  0.0   9- 9 I WANT YOU (666)          0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of OSKSI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  DRAVEN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 17 
points in recognition.  Although CONVICTED ASSASSIN made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious PEARL.  Would you believe that over half of 
the old women in OSKSI seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? 
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city OSKSI.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in OSKSI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 PEARL 7794                   10   5  0    92       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CULTURE NIGHT 7574           16  10  0   118       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-TROEGS 7664                  13   6  0    97       MMM BEER 4 (685)
-CHINESE SUIT 7641            13   6  0    96       I WANT YOU (666)
-URA CLONER 7724               8   4  0    94       MMM BEER 4 (685)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARNET 7796                   9   6  1    85       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NITRO 7780                    7   5  1    66       MMM BEER 4 (685)
-STEVEN 7694                   6   2  0    64       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELTA CORVI 7763             10  11  0    55       CORVUS (694)
-CONNIE 7757                   3   1  0    42       STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
-SERGEANT 3 7712               7   2  0    41       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCORNED FACE 7827             4   2  0    33       I WANT YOU (666)
-THREE FIRES 7710              7   5  1    27       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 FIZZ 7862                     3   0  0    27       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
 YORICK 7863                   3   0  0    25       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
 DRAVEN 7865                   2   1  1    25       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
 LEONA 7861                    2   1  0    24       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ETA CORVI 7844                1   0  0    20       CORVUS (694)
-SILVER SAXOPHONE 7850         2   1  1    19       I WANT YOU (666)
 RAMMUS 7864                   2   1  0    18       LEAGUE OF LEGENDS (700)
-ZETA CORVI 7843               2   0  1    15       CORVUS (694)
-DUDE 3 7809                   1   0  0    13       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-SERGEANT 2 7750               1   0  0    11       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
-DUDE 2 7813                   1   0  0    11       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-TRON 7866                     1   0  0     9       THE MENTORS 17-33 (701)
-DESCEND 7858                  0   1  0     7       IMPULSION (699)
-PLEDGE PIN 7817               1   0  0     6       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-BOMBARD 7855                  0   1  0     5       IMPULSION (699)
-GAMMA CORVI 7761              0   1  0     1       CORVUS (694)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      DRAVEN 7865           829  NONE
BYE 7893                0  1 0 MMM BEER 4 685       MOUNTAIN TROLL        829  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SEE YA 7894             0  1 0 MMM BEER 4 685       BANDIT PRINCE         829  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PEARL demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
GARNET viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
NITRO demolished DELTA CORVI in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
LEONA vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute mismatched fight.
FIZZ beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
YORICK defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
RAMMUS won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
DRAVEN assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 829 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         2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      PEARL 7794                 10   5  0   92 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
AIMED BLOW       GARNET 7796                 9   6  1   85 STEVEN UNIVERSE (689)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GARNET 7796.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GARNET 7796.  The ten other most popular fighters were PEARL 7794, NITRO 7780, FIZZ 
7862, YORICK 7863, DELTA CORVI 7763, LEONA 7861, DRAVEN 7865, SEE YA 7894, BYE 7893, 
and RAMMUS 7864.

The least popular fighter this week was RAMMUS 7864.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BYE 7893, SEE YA 7894, DRAVEN 7865, LEONA 7861, DELTA CORVI 7763, 
YORICK 7863, FIZZ 7862, NITRO 7780, PEARL 7794, and GARNET 7796.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy