DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/14/2015    Duedate: 04/27/2015

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-782

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLO
WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
(7-5210) [12-8-1,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLO                           SAM SNEAD
WORDS THAT END IN O (507)      FORE (593)
(7-5210) [12-8-1,136]          (7-6432) [3-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUMMER SUNNE                   CHARLIE TUNA
BEACH BABES (309)              BEACH BABES (309)
(7-6345) [17-36-0,87]          (7-6382) [23-20-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JOHN BROWN (594)            35
2. BEACH BABES (309)           31WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
3. SENTINELS (122)             24      Unchartered Team
4. WORDS THAT END IN O (507)    7
5. KILLMORER (411)              2      FORE (593)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  57  42  7 57.6   1/ 2 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  9  5 2
 2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          688 512 34 57.3   2/ 1 SENTINELS (122)           9  5 1
 3- 4*WRATHMEN 2 (595)           8   8  0 50.0   3/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         9  6 2
 4/ 5 BEACH BABES (309)        %1095 %1482 30 42.5   4/ 5 JOHN BROWN (594)          7  8 0
 5/ 6 JOHN BROWN (594)          21  30  3 41.2   5/ 4*FORE (593)                3  4 0
 6/ 7*FORE (593)                 5  11  0 31.3   6- 7*WRATHMEN 2 (595)          1  1 0
 7/ 8 KILLMORER (411)            5  35  1 12.5   7/ 8 KILLMORER (411)           0  5 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.

Turn 781
     Well, Bulls-Eye, that was probably not what you were looking for when it came to
matching up with someone new.  Would have been better for you if you hadn't had your
namesake tattooed on your forehead.  That wasn't even where I was aiming, my scimitar
seemed to magically leap to that spot.
     Definitely did not come back planning to be on the throne right away.  Otis just
wanted me to get some more fight experience in case I was picked to fight on his
squad in the next tournament.  Now I have to stick around and enjoy the benefits of
being the DM.  Also have to give the Sentinels their chance at avenging their fallen
comrade.  Hopefully Silver Pinnacle stays low enough in the rankings, dude looks like
a killer.
     Next turn, challenging Mobile and avoiding Obranur the tourney baby.  Hope to be
here again.

Solo

Turn 782
     Got the matchup I wanted with Mobile.  Hopefully will be the same this turn.
Still avoiding Obranur.

Crossing my fingers, hope to be here next turn.

Solo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in BONSUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, SENTINELS.  But how many friends do you have now?  JOHN BROWN showed 
BONSUR what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0. 
What's with SMILING FACE?  He actually beat WORDS THAT END IN O's AFICIONADO, and 
walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at WORDS THAT END IN 
O.  AFICIONADO lost 11 points to SMILING FACE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
AFICIONADO will provide more easy wins...  Try as she might, MOBILE CITADEL wasn't 
good enough at persuading SOLO to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was WORDS THAT END IN O.  The bums at SENTINELS couldn't face the challenges from 
WORDS THAT END IN O!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the 
most challenged warrior, AFICIONADO!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLO 5210                    12   8  1   136       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER PINNACLE 6427         13   7  3    97       SENTINELS (122)
-OBRANUR 6463                  8   0  0    96       WRATHMEN 2 (595)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE TUNA 6382            23  20  0    89       BEACH BABES (309)
 SUMMER SUNNE 6345            17  36  0    87       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOBILE CITADEL 6416          14   8  0    86       SENTINELS (122)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMILING FACE 6527             4   0  1    57       JOHN BROWN (594)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNSPIRE 6446                 8   6  0    52       SENTINELS (122)
 STACKER LEE 6513              5   3  0    49       BEACH BABES (309)
 AFICIONADO 5859               5   2  0    34       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 FOREIGN SHORE 6456            3   8  0    34       JOHN BROWN (594)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METAL BRACE 6453              7   3  0    33       JOHN BROWN (594)
 NORTH STAR 6467               5   5  0    30       SENTINELS (122)
 AERO 6052                     3   0  1    27       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 SAM SNEAD 6432                3   1  0    27       FORE (593)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAGGADOCIO 5854              2   6  1    20       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 QUOTIDION 6552                1   1  0    20       SENTINELS (122)
-GARY PLAYER 6433              2   2  0    19       FORE (593)
 SANDPIPER 6535                2   2  1    18       BEACH BABES (309)
-BEN HOGAN 6431                0   2  0    18       FORE (593)
 SAND KITTEN 6536              3   1  1    17       BEACH BABES (309)
 MOSQUITO 6326                 1   1  0    14       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
-STORMBRINGHER 4180            1   8  1    12       KILLMORER (411)
 OLD FASHIONED 6560            1   0  0    10       JOHN BROWN (594)
-ASHWOOD 4177                  1   6  0     9       KILLMORER (411)
-TREELANCE 4178                0   8  0     8       KILLMORER (411)
 UNIFORM 6553                  0   2  0     2       JOHN BROWN (594)
 DRAGNIGHT 6551                0   1  0     1       KILLMORER (411)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA3 6506                2  1 1 JOHN BROWN 594       SILVER PINNACLE 6427  780   
KAYDEE 4724             2  2 0 KILLMORER 411        SAND KITTEN 6536      780   
TREEAXES 4176           1  5 0 KILLMORER 411        SANDPIPER 6535        782   
BULLS-EYE 6417         12  8 0 SENTINELS 122        SOLO 5210             780   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two, not so bad.  But it IS getting into our time of year, Beach Time!  That
might help. -- Surfin' Sara, tanned, non-gray eminence

     That personal is pathetic.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMILING FACE devastated AFICIONADO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
QUOTIDION was subdued by FOREIGN SHORE in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SOLO vanquished MOBILE CITADEL in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SUMMER SUNNE was overpowered by SILVER PINNACLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHARLIE TUNA bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 2 minute bloody uneven brawl.
SAM SNEAD was overpowered by STACKER LEE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SUNSPIRE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
METAL BRACE won victory over BRAGGADOCIO in a 2 minute duel.
TREEAXES was savagely slain by SANDPIPER in a 4 minute gruesome duel.
NORTH STAR defeated MOSQUITO in a 2 minute brutal fight.
AERO handily defeated DRAGNIGHT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
SAND KITTEN demolished UNIFORM in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
OLD FASHIONED bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  11 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  16 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  21 -  2      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 782 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SOLO 5210                  12   8  1  136 WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
LUNGING ATTACK   SILVER PINNACLE 6427       13   7  3   97 SENTINELS (122)
WALL OF STEEL    CHARLIE TUNA 6382          23  20  0   89 BEACH BABES (309)
TOTAL PARRY      MOBILE CITADEL 6416        14   8  0   86 SENTINELS (122)
BASHING ATTACK   STACKER LEE 6513            5   3  0   49 BEACH BABES (309)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUMMER SUNNE 6345.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHARLIE TUNA 6382.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUOTIDION 6552, 
SMILING FACE 6527, FOREIGN SHORE 6456, SOLO 5210, SILVER PINNACLE 6427, SUNSPIRE 
6446, BRAGGADOCIO 5854, NORTH STAR 6467, MOSQUITO 6326, and AERO 6052.

The least popular fighter this week was UNIFORM 6553.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRAGNIGHT 6551, TREEAXES 4176, SUMMER SUNNE 6345, MOBILE CITADEL 6416, 
SAM SNEAD 6432, AFICIONADO 5859, OLD FASHIONED 6560, SANDPIPER 6535, METAL BRACE 
6453, and STACKER LEE 6513.

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

Our summer FTF will be held in Newark, New Jersey, July 17-19, 2015.  It will be held 
at the Doubletree Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey (800-222-TREE (8733)).  
Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and 
business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Self-parking is $8.  
The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF55-Newark

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI