DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2015    Duedate: 04/06/2015

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-753

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARDEN
PEARL JAM (629)
(4-6844) [20-19-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARDEN                         DYNAMIC
PEARL JAM (629)                ANGELS OF GLORY (654)
(4-6844) [20-19-0,96]          (4-6942) [7-2-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROSIE RIVETTER                 DOG BOY BITES
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6843) [12-31-0,67]          (4-6888) [13-18-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PEARL JAM (629)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PEARL JAM (629)             30
2. ROCK VIKINGS (663)          17      THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
3. THE BAD BUNNIES (164)       10      Unchartered Team
4. ANGELS OF GLORY (654)       10
5. SIX WEEKS (657)              0      ANGELS OF GLORY (654)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ANGELS OF GLORY (654)      7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 PEARL JAM (629)           8  3 0
 2- 2*SIX WEEKS (657)            4   2  0 66.7   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         5 10 0
 3- 3*I'M A BELIEBER (650)       2   1  0 66.7   3/ 3 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)     4  1 1
 4/ 4 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)    374 268 29 58.3   4/ 5*FUNNY AS HELL (506)       4  6 0
 5/ 5 PEARL JAM (629)          151 142 11 51.5   5/ 6*ANGELS OF GLORY (654)     2  1 0
 6/ 7*FUNNY AS HELL (506)        7   9  0 43.8   6- 4*SIX WEEKS (657)           2  1 0
 7/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115)        857 %1106 31 43.7   7- 7*I'M A BELIEBER (650)      1  1 0
 8/ 0*ROCK VIKINGS (663)         1   2  0 33.3   8/ 0*ROCK VIKINGS (663)        1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  PEARL JAM had cause to celebrate, after BLACK got 24 points by beating 
CUSSTER.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BLACK was winsome, after beating 
CUSSTER and seeing him lose 16 points.  GARDEN successfully staved off a grab for the 
roses by KUNG-FU MASTER of JHELUM.  Does JHELUM have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  Word has it one team in JHELUM is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of DOGS OF WAR should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, ROCK VIKINGS scurried away from DOGS OF WAR.  Oh, the shame!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
JHELUM would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARDEN 6844                  20  19  0    96       PEARL JAM (629)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STONE GOSSARD 6874            9   1  0    92       PEARL JAM (629)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLUFFY 6931                   6   1  0    71       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
 DYNAMIC 6942                  7   2  0    69       ANGELS OF GLORY (654)
 ROSIE RIVETTER 6843          12  31  0    67       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOG BOY BITES 6888           13  18  0    57       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK 6962                    7   3  1    52       PEARL JAM (629)
-BETTERMAN 6894                6   7  0    47       PEARL JAM (629)
 CADDYSHACK 5338               4   1  0    43       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
 CUSSTER 6929                  9  12  0    39       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CORDUROY 6922                 7  13  0    34       PEARL JAM (629)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUFF BALL 6947                4   4  1    33       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
-GRIMM 6897                    2   1  0    33       I'M A BELIEBER (650)
 SPIKE JONES 6959              7   5  0    26       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CULLODENER 6958               5   8  0    26       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAUREEN 6969                  2   0  0    18       SIX WEEKS (657)
 OLGA FILEBICATH 7006          1   0  0    15       ROCK VIKINGS (663)
-JESS 6972                     1   0  0    13       SIX WEEKS (657)
-SPLUT 6997                    1   0  0    13       SIX WEEKS (657)
 MY COUSIN VINNY 5337          2   2  0     9       FUNNY AS HELL (506)
-JJ 6968                       0   1  0     1       SIX WEEKS (657)
 GUIM MORGEN 7008              0   1  0     1       ROCK VIKINGS (663)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SCARY MOVIE 5339        1  2 0 FUNNY AS HELL 506    PUFF BALL 6947        752   
RATSNORTER 7004         0  1 0 ROCK VIKINGS 663     EMBEZZLING SCRIB      753  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two?  How did THAT happen?  Does it make us more suitable for adventure?  In
which case we'd go back to anything that did NOT.  "Fell deeds"?  Not us.  At least,
not us BY CHOICE.  But when we gotta do it, we do it.  Bummer. -- Rosie Rivetter

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CADDYSHACK was bested by PUFF BALL in a 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
GARDEN devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
DYNAMIC viciously subdued ROSIE RIVETTER in a 2 minute gory match.
DOG BOY BITES viciously subdued CORDUROY in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
CUSSTER was overpowered by BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPIKE JONES was devastated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CULLODENER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MY COUSIN VINNY viciously subdued GUIM MORGEN in a 1 minute novice's competition.
RATSNORTER was slaughtered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OLGA FILEBICATH won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        28 -  12 -  2      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 753 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GARDEN 6844                20  19  0   96 PEARL JAM (629)
LUNGING ATTACK   DYNAMIC 6942                7   2  0   69 ANGELS OF GLORY (654)
AIMED BLOW       BLACK 6962                  7   3  1   52 PEARL JAM (629)
WALL OF STEEL    CADDYSHACK 5338             4   1  0   43 FUNNY AS HELL (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROSIE RIVETTER 6843.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DOG BOY BITES 6888.  The ten other most popular fighters were CADDYSHACK 
5338, PUFF BALL 6947, DYNAMIC 6942, GARDEN 6844, CORDUROY 6922, BLACK 6962, 
CULLODENER 6958, MY COUSIN VINNY 5337, OLGA FILEBICATH 7006, and ROSIE RIVETTER 6843.

The least popular fighter this week was RATSNORTER 7004.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GUIM MORGEN 7008, CUSSTER 6929, SPIKE JONES 6959, ROSIE RIVETTER 6843, 
OLGA FILEBICATH 7006, MY COUSIN VINNY 5337, CULLODENER 6958, BLACK 6962, CORDUROY 
6922, and GARDEN 6844.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GARDEN (4-6844) PEARL JAM (629)

                                 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."