DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/14/2017    Duedate: 03/27/2017

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-829

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOSS
THE MENTORS 12 (610)
(7-6694) [7-2-2,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOSS                           TANGLE BLADE
THE MENTORS 12 (610)           WOS BBE (614)
(7-6694) [7-2-2,110]           (7-6733) [4-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOSS                           SIMONE
THE MENTORS 12 (610)           CHURCH LADIES (548)
(7-6694) [7-2-2,110]           (7-6723) [2-2-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MENTORS 12 (610)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MENTORS 12 (610)        29
2. WOS BBE (614)                8      CHURCH LADIES (548)
3. DRANK TOO MUCH (606)         4      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN 2 (595)             0
5. SENTINELS (122)              0      WOS BBE (614)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WOS BBE (614)              4   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE MENTORS 12 (610)      7  8 0
 2/ 2*DRANK TOO MUCH (606)      11   6  1 64.7   2/ 5*DRANK TOO MUCH (606)      4  2 1
 3- 3 WRATHMEN 2 (595)          23  16  0 59.0   3/ 4*WOS BBE (614)             3  0 0
 4- 4 SENTINELS (122)          715 534 34 57.2   4- 7 WRATHMEN 2 (595)          2  0 0
 5/ 5 CHURCH LADIES (548)      239 214 19 52.8   5- 2 SENTINELS (122)           2  3 0
 6/ 6 THE MENTORS 12 (610)      41  39  4 51.3   6/ 6 CHURCH LADIES (548)       2  4 0
 7- 7 LADIES OF QUALITY (607)   70  87 12 44.6   7- 3 LADIES OF QUALITY (607)   2  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of 
losers, lets take a look at LADIES OF QUALITY, who went down to 3rd from 7th.  Life 
is tough.  Coming up with a solid 1-1-0 outing, DRANK TOO MUCH has advanced 3 places 
in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for ATHENA, who flew up 11 points in the 
rankings after mashing JOSIE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was JOSIE, who dropped 7 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with ATHENA.  Our battling duelmaster MOSS has managed to 
hold the title, fending off CONVICTED ASSASSIN's none too subtle advances.  Better 
luck next time, BONSUR.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad THE MENTORS 12?  Big bad THE MENTORS 12.  Big bad THE MENTORS 12.  BONSUR's 
afraid of the big bad THE MENTORS 12.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  THE MENTORS 12 + Weapons That go Boom = DRANK TOO MUCH + Avoid 
City.  And who is this ATHENA you ask, with 71 points and a 8-2-1 record.  Ooh, the 
tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time I'm on this 
circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSS 6694                     7   2  2   110       THE MENTORS 12 (610)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHEMLIR 6493                  7   4  0    90       WRATHMEN 2 (595)
-THE TEACH 6621               18  13  3    85       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
-SUNSPIRE 6446                14  10  0    83       SENTINELS (122)
-PENELOPE 6450                 8   5  0    82       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-TALLISH 6620                 13  18  2    77       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
-SPICE 6640                   16  13  4    73       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
 ATHENA 6674                   8   2  1    71       THE MENTORS 12 (610)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NORTH STAR 6467              12   7  0    65       SENTINELS (122)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MS. REFINEMENT 6681          11  10  1    55       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
 MOMO 6673                     9  12  1    55       THE MENTORS 12 (610)
 JOSIE 6591                    6   3  0    51       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 TANGLE BLADE 6733             4   0  0    34       WOS BBE (614)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GNAW OFFMY ARM 6588           2   2  0    33       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)
-LIVER ABUSE 6586              3   1  0    30       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)
 QUARTERS 6606                 5   0  1    25       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)
-QUOTIDION 6552                6   6  0    24       SENTINELS (122)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHULIR 6697                   2   0  0    23       WRATHMEN 2 (595)
-WOOK 6543                     2   2  0    19       WRATHMEN 2 (595)
-MIDNIGHT HERALD 6739          1   0  0    15       SENTINELS (122)
 BEER GOGGLES 6590             1   1  0    14       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)
 SIMONE 6723                   2   2  0     8       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-QUEEN ZEPHYR 6734             0   3  0     3       LADIES OF QUALITY (607)
-MOONSILVER 6728               0   2  0     2       SENTINELS (122)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KODEE 6735              0  2 0 THE MENTORS 12 610   QUARTERS 6606         828   
NE 6742                 0  1 0 THE MENTORS 12 610   BUTTERCUP             829  NONE
NO 6741                 0  1 0 THE MENTORS 12 610   WURM KIN              829  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NE was butchered by BUTTERCUP in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NO was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
JOSIE was demolished by ATHENA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BEER GOGGLES was devastated by TANGLE BLADE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MOSS overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
MOMO devastated CAPTURED PIRATE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
QUARTERS slimly won victory over SIMONE in a 4 minute gory competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  2      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   7 -  0      13  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSS 6694                   7   2  2  110 THE MENTORS 12 (610)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATHENA 6674                 8   2  1   71 THE MENTORS 12 (610)
AIMED BLOW       JOSIE 6591                  6   3  0   51 CHURCH LADIES (548)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOSS 6694.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SIMONE 6723.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOMO 6673, QUARTERS 6606, 
ATHENA 6674, TANGLE BLADE 6733, MOSS 6694, NE 6742, NO 6741, JOSIE 6591, BEER GOGGLES 
6590, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BEER GOGGLES 6590.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOSIE 6591, NO 6741, NE 6742, MOSS 6694, TANGLE BLADE 6733, 
ATHENA 6674, QUARTERS 6606, MOMO 6673, SIMONE 6723, and  0.

               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