DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2015    Duedate: 04/06/2015

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-771

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUARTZ
RED FURY (318)
(9-4242) [15-18-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUARTZ                         MAYOR MEANSWELL
RED FURY (318)                 SPROUT OF IT (549)
(9-4242) [15-18-1,113]         (9-5874) [8-1-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUARTZ                         NEVERMORE
RED FURY (318)                 QUEEN (522)
(9-4242) [15-18-1,113]         (9-5846) [8-8-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPROUT OF IT (549)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPROUT OF IT (549)          54
2. RED FURY (318)              38      QUEEN (522)
3. SIEGMUNDR (470)             19      Unchartered Team
4. STORM'S SHOCK (543)          0
5. QUEEN (522)                  0      SIEGMUNDR (470)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*STORM'S SHOCK (543)        2   0  0  100   1/ 4*SPROUT OF IT (549)        9  5 0
 2/ 0*SIEGMUNDR (470)            1   0  0  100   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 3- 2*FRIENDS (540)              7   1  2 87.5   3/ 3 RED FURY (318)            7  7 0
 4/ 4*SPROUT OF IT (549)        30  14  1 68.2   4/ 2 THE INSANE GROUP (105)    7  8 0
 5- 3*THE LEAGUE (546)           6   3  0 66.7   5- 5*MMM BEER (537)            3  1 0
 6/ 5 QUEEN (522)              201 123 12 62.0   6- 9*FRIENDS (540)             2  0 0
 7- 6*MMM BEER (537)             9   6  1 60.0   7- 7*STORM'S SHOCK (543)       2  0 0
 8/ 7 THE INSANE GROUP (105)    79  59 13 57.2   8-10*BULLET BOYS (496)         2  6 0
 9/ 8 RED FURY (318)           162 150  9 51.9   9/ 6 QUEEN (522)               2 10 0
10/ 9 BLUE MOON (381)          956 %1158 30 45.2  10/ 0*SIEGMUNDR (470)           1  0 0
11-11*BULLET BOYS (496)          2   6  0 25.0  11- 8*THE LEAGUE (546)          1  0 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.

     Guess that means I won the "rubber" match vs Quartz to be sitting here again,
but I have a feeling the tide is turning--and it won't be so easy once all the
tourney warriors return.  Speaking of the tourney, good luck to all who are planning
on attending--may your swords swing swift and true, unless of course you are a TP. --
then just try not to get the @#$* beat out of you.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ZUKAL needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, BLUE MOON had to 
be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by SPROUT OF IT!  Way to go SPROUT 
OF IT!  SPROUT OF IT like really fought hard to move up to 1st from 4th.  Way to go!  
Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, RED FURY!  'Cause they got 3-1-0 and 
moved up to 3rd!  MVP award for MAYOR MEANSWELL?  SPROUT OF IT's proud of him after 
beating DEMENTED DAN and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  BLUE 
ALBATROSS' match with ZUZU cost him a loss of 11 points!  Oh, wow, like the 
Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all ZUKAL.  He got the most challenges.  
(But what about proposals?) QUARTZ thinks hers 15-18-1 and studly character is good 
enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I saw in QUARTZ's 
eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't LUNATIC LARRY fit to be tied!  Is 
the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  RED FURY was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 162-150-9 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
SPROUT OF IT's been avoiding RED FURY so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUARTZ 4242                  15  18  1   113       RED FURY (318)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STING 4361                   16   3  0    95       RED FURY (318)
 LUNATIC LARRY 921            19   6  3    94       THE INSANE GROUP (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VINEGAR STROKES 5856          6   1  0    84       THE LEAGUE (546)
 MAYOR MEANSWELL 5874          8   1  0    83       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 SEAS OF RHYE 5844             8   7  1    73       QUEEN (522)
-RACHEL 5817                   7   1  2    71       FRIENDS (540)
 DEMENTED DAN 864             14  14  4    70       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 MAD JACK 865                 19   9  1    69       THE INSANE GROUP (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE CHAMPION 5794             5   0  0    60       QUEEN (522)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER BEAR 5873             6   3  1    56       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 NO TIME 5806                 11  11  0    54       QUEEN (522)
 SISTER BEAR 5872              6   3  0    49       SPROUT OF IT (549)
 ZUZU 5875                     6   3  0    47       SPROUT OF IT (549)
-LUMINESCENCE 5704             8   7  0    42       RED FURY (318)
 WIERD WALLY 1134              7   6  0    42       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
 SKYE BLUE 5884                5   0  0    40       BLUE MOON (381)
-LAGANITAS 5782                4   2  0    40       MMM BEER (537)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE ALBATROSS 5832           8  12  1    37       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLAZAR 5705                   7   9  0    35       RED FURY (318)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUSE 5726                     5   5  0    33       RED FURY (318)
 NEVERMORE 5846                8   8  0    32       QUEEN (522)
 KIND OF MAGIC 5848            8   6  0    30       QUEEN (522)
 STORMY SKIES 5859             5   7  0    27       BLUE MOON (381)
-STOUT 5780                    3   1  1    25       MMM BEER (537)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONESPUR 5104                 1   0  0    19       SIEGMUNDR (470)
 BABY BLUE 5883                2   4  0    16       BLUE MOON (381)
-BIRDSHOT 5348                 1   1  0    15       BULLET BOYS (496)
-HOLLOWPOINT 5351              1   1  0    15       BULLET BOYS (496)
-ZABOO 5827                    1   0  0    13       STORM'S SHOCK (543)
 ROWDY ROB 1516                0   7  0    13       THE INSANE GROUP (105)
-CODEX 5830                    1   0  0    10       STORM'S SHOCK (543)
 NAVY GUY 5895                 1   2  0     5       BLUE MOON (381)
-MILLER 5781                   1   1  0     4       MMM BEER (537)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SMOKEY BLUE 5877        2  4 0 BLUE MOON 381        STOUT 5780            768   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Four-one?  I'm amazed.  Unless I miscounted, but I don't think I did.  Yes, we
defeated two standbys, who DESERVED it.  They were criminals, embezzlers and thieves.
And it was Baby who lost, which we can forgive him--this time--because he IS a baby.
He'll grow out of it.  Or else. -- the Albatross, for Blue Moon, feeling tired
(spring CLEANING is exhausting)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUARTZ bested LUNATIC LARRY in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
SEAS OF RHYE was demolished by STING in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DEMENTED DAN was overpowered by MAYOR MEANSWELL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MAD JACK defeated NO TIME in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
BLAZAR was viciously subdued by SISTER BEAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
WIERD WALLY viciously subdued NEVERMORE in a popular 5 minute gruesome competition.
BROTHER BEAR vanquished STORMY SKIES in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BLUE ALBATROSS was vanquished by ZUZU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SKYE BLUE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute brutal novice's fight.
KIND OF MAGIC was handily defeated by FUSE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BABY BLUE narrowly defeated ROWDY ROB in a 3 minute bloody match.
NAVY GUY was handily defeated by BONESPUR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        36 -  14 -  2      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  29 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  29 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 771 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STING 4361                 16   3  0   95 RED FURY (318)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUNATIC LARRY 921          19   6  3   94 THE INSANE GROUP (105)
AIMED BLOW       MAYOR MEANSWELL 5874        8   1  0   83 SPROUT OF IT (549)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAD JACK 865               19   9  1   69 THE INSANE GROUP (105)
WALL OF STEEL    WIERD WALLY 1134            7   6  0   42 THE INSANE GROUP (105)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUARTZ 4242.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NEVERMORE 5846.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUARTZ 4242, SISTER BEAR 
5872, LUNATIC LARRY 921, MAYOR MEANSWELL 5874, WIERD WALLY 1134, BABY BLUE 5883, SKYE 
BLUE 5884, FUSE 5726, ROWDY ROB 1516, and BONESPUR 5104.

The least popular fighter this week was NAVY GUY 5895.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KIND OF MAGIC 5848, BLUE ALBATROSS 5832, STORMY SKIES 5859, BLAZAR 
5705, SEAS OF RHYE 5844, DEMENTED DAN 864, ZUZU 5875, BROTHER BEAR 5873, NO TIME 
5806, and MAD JACK 865.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

QUARTZ (9-4242) RED FURY (318)

                                 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."

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

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

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Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
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The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

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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