DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/27/2015    Duedate: 04/09/2015

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-772

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TORPEDO
MMM BEER (587)
(6-6712) [14-5-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TORPEDO                        POLEXIA
MMM BEER (587)                 STILLWATER (609)
(6-6712) [14-5-0,102]          (6-7019) [3-1-1,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK WIDOW                    TORPEDO
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             MMM BEER (587)
(6-6958) [6-13-0,31]           (6-6712) [14-5-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK AND BLUES (575)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          27
2. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       21      CONTROL (390)
3. MMM BEER (587)              21      Unchartered Team
4. MACHINES OF WAR (540)       19
5. STILLWATER (609)            11      STILLWATER (609)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*STILLWATER (609)           5   2  2 71.4   1/ 1 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     6  6 0
 2/ 1 CONTROL (390)             30  14  1 68.2   2/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        6  9 0
 3/ 3 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    224 173  9 56.4   3/ 2*HIGHER LEARNING (607)     4  2 0
 4- 5*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (585)   3   3  0 50.0   4/ 4*STILLWATER (609)          2  1 1
 5/ 4*HIGHER LEARNING (607)     14  15  1 48.3   5/ 5 CONTROL (390)             2  1 0
 6/ 6 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       461 505 17 47.7   6- 7*UNCREATIVE (406)          1  0 0
 7/ 7 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     93 110  6 45.8   7/ 0 MMM BEER (587)            1  0 0
 8/ 0 MMM BEER (587)            24  30  3 44.4   8- 6*SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)   1  2 0
 9- 8*SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)    7  19  1 26.9   9/ 9 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     0  5 0
10- 9*UNCREATIVE (406)           1   3  0 25.0  10- 8*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (585)  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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRANSEL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see CANDY MAN win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CANDY 
MAN beat BLACK WIDOW and BLACK WIDOW lost 2 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as TORPEDO takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and 
bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     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.  And sending CENTURION to the Dark Arena 
was supposed to be one of your better ideas, MACHINES OF WAR?  We're all going to die 
in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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 TRANSEL.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORPEDO 6712                 14   5  0   102       MMM BEER (587)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNEES MCGEE 6852             16  23  0    95       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATMON 6992                  8   6  2    89       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-ST MARY'S 6970                6   2  1    79       HIGHER LEARNING (607)
 NOT ME 6933                  14  11  0    72       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 FLUFFY BOY 6824              13  32  0    71       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUNG PAO MASTER 6879          4   2  0    60       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DA1 7036                      3   0  2    54       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 WILLIE BROWN 6944            14   9  0    51       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 CANDY MAN 7005                6   4  0    43       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-IAN KNOTTINGHAM 6697          3   3  0    39       KHORS PRAETORIANS I (585)
-DELICIOUS GUARD 6881          3   1  1    36       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK WIDOW 6958              6  13  0    31       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-* LAMA 4703                   1   3  0    26       UNCREATIVE (406)
-XAVIER 6968                   3   3  0    25       HIGHER LEARNING (607)
-LEVIATHAN 6988                4   2  0    24       MACHINES OF WAR (540)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLEXIA 7019                  3   1  1    18       STILLWATER (609)
-SETON HALL 6993               3   1  0    16       HIGHER LEARNING (607)
-CORONA 6798                   1   0  1    14       MMM BEER (587)
-LESTER BANGS 7018             1   0  1    13       STILLWATER (609)
-DICK RUSSELL 7020             1   0  0    13       STILLWATER (609)
 BLOODY MARY 7068              1   2  0     9       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-CORONITA 6799                 1   0  0     8       MMM BEER (587)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GONZAGA 6969            1  1 0 HIGHER LEARNING 607  DELICIOUS GUARD 6881  768  NONE
ST BONAVENTURE 7061     1  2 0 HIGHER LEARNING 607  POLEXIA 7019          772   
BASHER 7039             0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  KALTOS PRIVATEER      772  NONE
CENTURION 6990          4  2 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  LORD TEV GREENHE      772  NONE
PIKER 7040              0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  VAREN D'KENSIS        772  NONE
USURPER 6956            5  5 1 MACHINES OF WAR 540  VAREN D'KENSIS        772  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IMINA D'NILE 7014       0  5 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     LESTER BANGS 7018     769   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Roll. -- Not-a-Nut Jones and the Squad

It looks like two-three for us this time.  Knees got a standby and dealt properly
with him.  And Not Me... I never would have figured that kid to pass up candy. --
Not-a-Nut Jones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

USURPER was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CENTURION was viciously butchered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 3 minute duel.
BASHER was easily killed by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
PIKER was slaughtered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ROLL was narrowly defeated by TORPEDO in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Title fight.
FLUFFY BOY was devastated by CHATMON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KNEES MCGEE devastated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NOT ME handily defeated WILLIE BROWN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
BLACK WIDOW was vanquished by CANDY MAN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
POLEXIA assassinated ST BONAVENTURE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BLOODY MARY defeated BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  3      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  29 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 772 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      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TORPEDO 6712               14   5  0  102 MMM BEER (587)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHATMON 6992                8   6  2   89 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
AIMED BLOW       NOT ME 6933                14  11  0   72 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLIE BROWN 6944          14   9  0   51 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK WIDOW 6958.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CENTURION 6990.  The ten other most popular fighters were TORPEDO 6712, NOT 
ME 6933, CANDY MAN 7005, CHATMON 6992, KNEES MCGEE 6852, POLEXIA 7019, BLOODY MARY 
7068, USURPER 6956, BASHER 7039, and PIKER 7040.

The least popular fighter this week was ST BONAVENTURE 7061.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACK WIDOW 6958, WILLIE BROWN 6944, FLUFFY BOY 6824, PIKER 
7040, BASHER 7039, USURPER 6956, BLOODY MARY 7068, POLEXIA 7019, KNEES MCGEE 6852, 
and CHATMON 6992.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ROLL (6-4546) CONTROL (390)

                                 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."