DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/07/2017    Duedate: 03/20/2017

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-800

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEAD SEXY
OTTO IS... (645)
(4-6841) [8-3-1,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEAD SEXY                      CADDYSHACK
OTTO IS... (645)               FUNNY AS HELL (506)
(4-6841) [8-3-1,91]            (4-5338) [5-2-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEAD SEXY                      MY COUSIN VINNY
OTTO IS... (645)               FUNNY AS HELL (506)
(4-6841) [8-3-1,91]            (4-5337) [2-4-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUNNY AS HELL (506)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)         31
2. OTTO IS... (645)            14      OTTO IS... (645)
3. FUNNY AS HELL (506)          7      Unchartered Team
4. B IS FOR BERRY (670)         0
5. THE BAD BUNNIES (164)        0      FUNNY AS HELL (506)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*B IS FOR BERRY (670)       8   3  0 72.7   1/ 4*FUNNY AS HELL (506)       5  5 0
 2- 2 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)    432 315 36 57.8   2- 1*B IS FOR BERRY (670)      4  2 0
 3/ 0 OTTO IS... (645)          11  10  1 52.4   3- 3 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)     3  0 1
 4/ 3*FUNNY AS HELL (506)       12  14  0 46.2   4/ 0 OTTO IS... (645)          2  0 0
 5/ 4*RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)       13  25  1 34.2   5/ 2*RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)       2 12 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JHELUM brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, B IS FOR BERRY, since 
FUNNY AS HELL took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  FUNNY AS HELL 
turned their 2-3-0 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see BANANA PEEL win a fight and gain 11 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MORDANT DESERTER 
beat JO KOY and JO KOY lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as DEAD SEXY takes the Title and last week's bar tab from 
the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, JHELUM?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of JHELUM.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD SEXY 6841                8   3  1    91       OTTO IS... (645)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARVEY 6978                  12   7  1    74       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CADDYSHACK 5338               5   2  0    58       FUNNY AS HELL (506)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUFF BALL 7065                9   3  1    54       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
-DOT 7094                      2   0  2    53       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
-THE WORD 7122                 4   2  0    48       RUBBER SOUL 6 (672)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVE ATTEL 7010               2   0  0    26       FUNNY AS HELL (506)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRAN 7091                     2   0  0    23       B IS FOR BERRY (670)
-VIDEO GAMES 6840              2   3  0    19       OTTO IS... (645)
-STRAW 7090                    2   0  0    17       B IS FOR BERRY (670)
 BANANA PEEL 7009              1   1  0    14       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
-BLUE 7092                     1   0  0    13       B IS FOR BERRY (670)
 THE COOLEST 6839              1   2  0    11       OTTO IS... (645)
 MY COUSIN VINNY 5337          2   4  0    10       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
 JO KOY 7016                   1   1  0     4       FUNNY AS HELL (506)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOMBATTA 7157           1  1 0 RUBBER SOUL 6 672    MOUNTAIN TROLL        800  NONE
BRAHN 7155              1  1 0 RUBBER SOUL 6 672    DARK CHAMPION         800  NONE
BYE 7158                0  1 0 RUBBER SOUL 6 672    DARK CHAMPION         800  NONE
DA 21 7124              4  2 0 RUBBER SOUL 6 672    DOT 7094              798   
SEE YA 7159             0  1 0 RUBBER SOUL 6 672    ARENAMASTER NARH      800  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRAHN was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOMBATTA was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SEE YA was murdered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CADDYSHACK was devastated by DEAD SEXY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MY COUSIN VINNY was subdued by THE COOLEST in a 2 minute competition.
BANANA PEEL devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DAVE ATTEL devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute mismatched match.
JO KOY was overcome by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 800 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DEAD SEXY 6841              8   3  1   91 OTTO IS... (645)
WALL OF STEEL    CADDYSHACK 5338             5   2  0   58 FUNNY AS HELL (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEAD SEXY 6841.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MY COUSIN VINNY 5337.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOMBATTA 7157, 
BRAHN 7155, THE COOLEST 6839, DEAD SEXY 6841, BANANA PEEL 7009, SEE YA 7159, BYE 
7158, CADDYSHACK 5338, DAVE ATTEL 7010, and JO KOY 7016.

The least popular fighter this week was JO KOY 7016.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAVE ATTEL 7010, CADDYSHACK 5338, BYE 7158, SEE YA 7159, BANANA PEEL 
7009, DEAD SEXY 6841, THE COOLEST 6839, BRAHN 7155, BOMBATTA 7157, and MY COUSIN 
VINNY 5337.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

               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