DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2018    Duedate: 04/30/2018

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-848

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARTIFICIAL ROCK
ACME (553)
(9-6040) [8-3-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARTIFICIAL ROCK                POSITION IS EMPTY
ACME (553)                     
(9-6040) [8-3-0,90]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELILAH                        ARTIFICIAL ROCK
QUEEN (522)                    ACME (553)
(9-6107) [11-5-0,76]           (9-6040) [8-3-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUEEN (522)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ACME (553)                  33
2. BLUE MOON (381)             10      QUEEN (522)
3. QUEEN (522)                  6      Unchartered Team
4. MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)      0
5. SPROUT OF IT (549)           0      IN VINO VERITAS II (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SPROUT OF IT (549)       121  74  8 62.1   1/ 1 QUEEN (522)               8  4 0
 2/ 2 QUEEN (522)              321 219 16 59.4   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          980 %1189 30 45.2   3/ 4 ACME (553)                4  3 0
 4- 4*MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)    3   4  0 42.9   4- 3*MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)   2  1 0
 5/ 6 ACME (553)                44  80  2 35.5   5- 6 SPROUT OF IT (549)        0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      Zrof One-Eye glared at the Roving Demon.  The standby was at the root of his 
problems, having encouraged local managers to adventure or trade for a supply of fire 
eels.  Hot water wasn't that valuable!  And the ferment had annoyed the Fire Demons of 
Frikassee, home of the pesky fire eels.  The Fire Demons had made protests--more like 
threats--about the "invasion of their home."  They were proposing to capture 
gladiators and other humans for purposes they wouldn't explain--
      Karolvingar, the Roving Demon, took one look at the arenamaster glare, said, "I 
didn't do it!" and vanished in that truly irritating way demons had.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  CATAPULT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested NAVY GUY and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, OLD TIME STAR put down SKYE 
BLUE, causing her to lose 1 points of recognition in the process.  The city has 
turned out in honor of ARTIFICIAL ROCK, for with its arena victory it may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUKAL "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  QUEEN is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of ACME are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board 
for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUKAL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 ARTIFICIAL ROCK 6040          8   3  0    90       ACME (553)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD TIME STAR 6091           18   9  0    89       QUEEN (522)
 DELILAH 6107                 11   5  0    76       QUEEN (522)
 MUSTAPHA 6100                 9   1  0    72       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHAPSODY 6124                 7   3  0    59       QUEEN (522)
 SKYE BLUE 5884               11   5  0    58       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY BLUE 5883                9   8  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE ALBATROSS 5832          10  21  1    52       BLUE MOON (381)
-CLOCKWORK MOUSE 6039          3   2  2    43       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 STORMY SKIES 5859             7  16  0    37       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATAPULT 6086                 3   2  0    33       ACME (553)
-ONE VISION 6140               3   1  0    33       QUEEN (522)
 NAVY GUY 5895                 8   6  0    30       BLUE MOON (381)
-RANDY STONE 6161              1   1  0    30       MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)
-AL THE TOAD 5996              7   7  1    29       SPROUT OF IT (549)
-POPPY CAT 6015                5   3  2    27       SPROUT OF IT (549)
-BOB THE TOAD 5997             4   2  0    25       SPROUT OF IT (549)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARY DUMBROCK 6162            2   0  0    17       MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)
-SCRATCH 6116                  0   1  0     1       SPROUT OF IT (549)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Artificial Rock -- You aren't MY pet rock.  He's cozy and friendly.  Where'd you come 
from? -- Stormy Skies

Poppy Cat -- Ha!  I have a special secret weapon against popcorn hulls. -- Blue Albie

Al the Toad -- Euwh!  You tried to scare me with threats of WARTS.  It didn't work. -- 
Baby Blue

Clockwork Mouse -- All that buzzing and clicking just annoys me, and when the alarm 
went off-- Well, you're lucky I didn't kill you. -- Skye Blue

Rhapsody -- Damn, the team's only loss. -- Navy Guy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DELILAH was bested by ARTIFICIAL ROCK in a 2 minute Title fight.
OLD TIME STAR devastated SKYE BLUE in a 4 minute one-sided duel.
MUSTAPHA handily defeated BLUE ALBATROSS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RHAPSODY vanquished STORMY SKIES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BABY BLUE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NAVY GUY was devastated by CATAPULT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 848 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     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ARTIFICIAL ROCK 6040        8   3  0   90 ACME (553)
TOTAL PARRY      OLD TIME STAR 6091         18   9  0   89 QUEEN (522)
AIMED BLOW       DELILAH 6107               11   5  0   76 QUEEN (522)
LUNGING ATTACK   MUSTAPHA 6100               9   1  0   72 QUEEN (522)
WALL OF STEEL    SKYE BLUE 5884             11   5  0   58 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELILAH 6107.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARTIFICIAL ROCK 6040.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKYE BLUE 5884, 
BABY BLUE 5883, CATAPULT 6086, DELILAH 6107, MUSTAPHA 6100, RHAPSODY 6124, OLD TIME 
STAR 6091, BLUE ALBATROSS 5832, STORMY SKIES 5859, and NAVY GUY 5895.

The least popular fighter this week was NAVY GUY 5895.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STORMY SKIES 5859, BLUE ALBATROSS 5832, OLD TIME STAR 6091, RHAPSODY 
6124, MUSTAPHA 6100, DELILAH 6107, CATAPULT 6086, BABY BLUE 5883, SKYE BLUE 5884, and 
ARTIFICIAL ROCK 6040.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MAEVE (9-6048) WESTWORLD (562)

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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