DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2017    Duedate: 05/29/2017

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-824

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAERIE KING
QUEEN (522)
(9-6017) [10-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAERIE KING                    BERNARD
QUEEN (522)                    WESTWORLD (562)
(9-6017) [10-2-0,102]          (9-6057) [4-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NEVERMORE                      NEVERMORE
QUEEN (522)                    QUEEN (522)
(9-5846) [25-22-0,97]          (9-5846) [25-22-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUEEN (522)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEEN (522)                 27
2. WESTWORLD (562)              6      QUEEN (522)
3. SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)      6      Unchartered Team
4. SPROUT OF IT (549)           0
5. THE MENTORS 17-31 (563)      0      SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)    2   0  0  100   1/ 1 QUEEN (522)               6  6 0
 2/ 2*WESTWORLD (562)           10   1  0 90.9   2- 2 SPROUT OF IT (549)        4  1 2
 3- 3 SPROUT OF IT (549)       107  64  7 62.6   3/ 3*WESTWORLD (562)           3  0 0
 4/ 4 QUEEN (522)              270 184 16 59.5   4/ 4*SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)   2  0 0
 5/ 0*WRATHMEN (535)             2   2  0 50.0   5- 5*THE MENTORS 17-31 (563)   1  2 0
 6- 6*THE MENTORS 17-31 (563)    5   9  0 35.7   6/ 0*WRATHMEN (535)            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

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUKAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  OLD TIME STAR caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR and was awarded 
12 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BERNARD put down 
FELENADRAS, causing him to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, TWIG has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail FAERIE KING, Duelmaster 
of ZUKAL!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ZUKAL these days is QUEEN.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of SATAN'S SUPERBOWL are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAERIE KING 6017             10   2  0   102       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWIG 5968                     9   4  0   101       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 NEVERMORE 5846               25  22  0    97       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERNARD 6057                  4   0  0    60       WESTWORLD (562)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAEVE 6048                    4   1  0    54       WESTWORLD (562)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NORM 6061                     3   1  0    33       THE MENTORS 17-31 (563)
 ATOMIC WINGS 6097             2   0  0    27       SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)
 FELENADRAS 5747               2   1  0    26       WRATHMEN (535)
-NAXX 6060                     2   2  0    24       THE MENTORS 17-31 (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOB THE TOAD 5997             3   1  0    20       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 OLD TIME STAR 6091            2   1  0    18       QUEEN (522)
-CLOCKWORK MOUSE 6039          1   0  1    17       SPROUT OF IT (549)
-AL THE TOAD 5996              4   3  1    16       SPROUT OF IT (549)
-POPPY CAT 6015                3   1  2    12       SPROUT OF IT (549)
-TEDDY 6052                    2   0  0    11       WESTWORLD (562)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BACKGROUND NOISE 6090   2  1 0 QUEEN 522            CLOCKWORK MOUSE 6039  823   
MUSTAPHA 6100           0  1 0 QUEEN 522            BANDIT PRINCE         824  NONE
NEWMAN 6084             0  1 0 THE MENTORS 17-3 563 POPPY CAT 6015        823   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MUSTAPHA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NEVERMORE won victory over ROVING DEMON in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
FAERIE KING overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
BERNARD devastated FELENADRAS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ATOMIC WINGS demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
OLD TIME STAR vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 824 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FAERIE KING 6017           10   2  0  102 QUEEN (522)
LUNGING ATTACK   NEVERMORE 5846             25  22  0   97 QUEEN (522)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NEVERMORE 5846.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NEVERMORE 5846.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAERIE KING 6017, 
BERNARD 6057, MUSTAPHA 6100, ATOMIC WINGS 6097, FELENADRAS 5747, OLD TIME STAR 6091,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was OLD TIME STAR 6091.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FELENADRAS 5747, ATOMIC WINGS 6097, MUSTAPHA 6100, BERNARD 
6057, FAERIE KING 6017, NEVERMORE 5846,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"