DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/17/2017    Duedate: 03/30/2017

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-821

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK BEARD
COLORIFIC (511)
(11-8126) [16-5-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK BEARD                    POSITION IS EMPTY
COLORIFIC (511)                
(11-8126) [16-5-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHANIA TWAIN                   SHANIA TWAIN
COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)         COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)
(11-4749) [16-8-1,86]          (11-4749) [16-8-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLORIFIC (511)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AARDVARK & CO. (40)         59
2. ANIMAL FARM (510)           41      COLORIFIC (511)
3. SCORPIONS (666)             21      Unchartered Team
4. THE MANTICORES (691)        15
5. COLORIFIC (511)              1      WHITE STORM (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          945 421 32 69.2   1/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)          10  2 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1708 851 67 66.7   2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         9  2 1
 3/ 3 BULLDOGS (157)           %1636 %1039 51 61.2   3/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)            9  4 0
 4/ 4 AARDVARK & CO. (40)      667 476 36 58.4   4/ 4 SCORPIONS (666)           8  4 1
 5/ 6 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)    49  59  1 45.4   5/ 6 AARDVARK & CO. (40)       6  9 1
 6/ 7 HOT BEASTS (686)          58  77  8 43.0   6/ 5 HOT BEASTS (686)          5  9 1
 7/ 8 THE MANTICORES (691)      13  22  8 37.1   7/ 7 THE MANTICORES (691)      3  5 2
 8/ 9 SCORPIONS (666)          117 212 12 35.6   8/ 8 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)    0  2 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.

     "Ain't nuttin but a hound dog ...." Well, not exactly. I sorta wish I were. I 
have a sad job. Thank the gods for the arena and my pastime of gladiating. I couldn't 
take life otherwise. You see, I am a cadaver dog, who goes by the lighter name, Search 
Dog. I may be a hound, but my life is quite a bit more serious than most other hounds. 
(sigh) But, thankfully, that life is soon retiring. Lady Sheila has knighted me Lord 
Protector, so I will be shortly heading to The Isle, and I have to tell you that all I 
plan to do is eat, nap, rest, and maybe protect the boss. No more searching.
     As my final passage, perhaps I can share my life statistics? This is what has led 
such a sad, serious, and soon peaceful (I hope!), life.

     Born big at 14-19-16-4-19-3-9 (I may not be so smart, but I surely can smell!)
     Buffed up by my trainer to 17-21-16-7-21-4-11 (awesome endu, great damage)
     Skill learn rate at 1.05, ending with only an adex in Parry.
     29-20-0 in the arena, with no tournament action and one DM Title

     And I bid you all, good-bye. May you battle well, and may a dog of my type never 
have to search for you.

                                           -- Search Dog

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARUAK CITY needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, BULLDOGS had 
to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by COLORIFIC!  Way to go 
COLORIFIC!  What was the name of that team who got 3-0-1 this turn for a total 
1708-851-67 you ask?  (Sure)  ANIMAL FARM's their name, and fighting's their game!  
MVP award for CIRINIST?  AARDVARK & CO.'s proud of her after beating COWPOKE and 
getting 25 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  COWPOKE got smashed by CIRINIST, 
and lost 22 points!  What a putz!  SEARCH DOG fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then 
quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said she was a genius...  Was that a tear 
I saw in BLACK BEARD's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't M. CHARDINEE 
fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't 
ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  HOT BEASTS 
was ARUAK CITY's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are BULLDOGS?  HOT BEASTS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't 
get them to accept an invitation!  Can AARDVARK & CO.'s WEISSHAUPT be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARUAK CITY ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK BEARD 8126             16   5  0   106       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEISSHAUPT 8053              20  19  0    99       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
 GREEN THUMB 8121             15   3  0    98       COLORIFIC (511)
 JAKA 8123                     9  11  1    94       AARDVARK & CO. (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERDINAND 8076               22   9  2    89       BULLDOGS (157)
 SHANIA TWAIN 4749            16   8  1    86       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)
 BRANDYWINE BOAR 8077         19   9  0    83       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BUSTY WET-T 8125             12   8  3    76       HOT BEASTS (686)
 HOT DOG GAL 8090             13  14  2    75       HOT BEASTS (686)
 SPARTAN 8115                  9  15  2    75       SCORPIONS (666)
 TEH PERFORATOR 8093          13  14  0    70       HOT BEASTS (686)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRINIST 8134                 9   8  2    66       AARDVARK & CO. (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEXAVOG 8106                 11  13  1    57       SCORPIONS (666)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COPPER TONE 8133              8   3  0    52       COLORIFIC (511)
-COLEY MCCABE 4802             5   3  0    52       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)
-MAD COW DISEASE 8145          4   1  0    52       BULLDOGS (157)
 PUG 8160                      6   3  0    51       BULLDOGS (157)
-COTTON CRAWDAD 8176           4   0  0    51       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 RED SOPHIA 8122               7  12  1    48       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
 COLOSSAL BABE 8094            8  19  1    44       HOT BEASTS (686)
 HAZEL HIPPO 8174              7   0  1    43       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 COWPOKE 8129                 11   6  0    42       BULLDOGS (157)
 OX 8157                       3   4  0    39       THE MANTICORES (691)
 MS. DECEMBER 8150             5   5  1    35       HOT BEASTS (686)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHANA PETRONE 4803            4   4  0    26       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)
 SEEING RED 8189               3   0  0    26       COLORIFIC (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEPIA SQUID 8177              4   0  0    23       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ANGRY DUCK 8161               3   5  1    23       SCORPIONS (666)
 GOBLIN BREATH 8155            3   3  3    22       THE MANTICORES (691)
 LIGHTNING 8158                3   6  3    20       THE MANTICORES (691)
 SAPHIRE 8156                  3   3  2    16       THE MANTICORES (691)
 CARAMEL CAMEL 8197            1   0  1    14       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-SARA EVANS 4804               2   6  0    12       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)
-SALEBARN SUZI 4883            3   1  0    10       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)
 SUENTEUS PO 8198              0   1  0     1       AARDVARK & CO. (40)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      CARAMEL CAMEL 8197    821  NONE
CAPT COCKROACH 8136     5 10 1 AARDVARK & CO. 40    HOT DOG GAL 8090      820   
MELLOW YELLOW 8179      3  1 0 COLORIFIC 511        CIRINIST 8134         820   
ARMENIUS 8183           0  1 0 SCORPIONS 666        GOBLIN BREATH 8155    820   
SAUREYA 8135            3  6 0 SCORPIONS 666        SAPHIRE 8156          817  NOT REVENGED
GROGNARD 8178           0  3 0 THE MANTICORES 691   ANGRY DUCK 8161       820   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What!!!!! Mellow Yellow is dead?! Killed by a smelly Aardvark?! I am mad! Very, very 
mad! -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

3-1, even with the sneak assassination by that opossum-lizard! I am such a very fine 
manager. Yes, I am. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

The Perforator, walk the plank, Loser! -- Black Beard Proud Colorific

Weisshaupt, har, har. So inept you are. We have always known who is best at what we 
do, haven't we. Har har. -- Green Thumb, Proud Colorific

Convicted Thief, you stole from the wrong fellow, I'll tell you, you Big Dummy. Go try 
the Aardvarks; they are much easier. -- Seeing Red, Proud Colorific (and seeing red 
for the death of Mellow Yellow)

You Aardvarks will pay! -- The Proud Colorifics

Congratulations to our own Search Dog, Duelmaster of Aruak City. We are proud of you, 
Champ! Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Shania Twain, you sang and I howled, and I was louder! -- Search Dog

Glad to see the Country Girls back in Aruak City. We can always use the competition. 
(And the eye candy.) -- Kennelworth

Hexavog, love 'em, leave 'em, 'n forgit 'em, I allays say. -- Cowpoke

Jaka, you were simply too good for me. Salute. -- Ferdinand

Captured Orc, thanks for the light workout. -- Pug

Colossal Babe, I am a far hotter beast than thee! -- Mad Cow Disease

Health. Humility. Honor. -- Kennelworth

Ahoy, landlubbers! Proud 'o me critters. Aye. -- Mino

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIGHTNING was bested by ANGRY DUCK in a 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
GREEN THUMB won victory over JAKA in a action packed 3 minute Challenge battle.
BLACK BEARD demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SHANIA TWAIN was viciously subdued by WEISSHAUPT in a 3 minute veteran's contest.
BUSTY WET-T was bested by BRANDYWINE BOAR in a action packed 4 minute brawl.
COPPER TONE was overpowered by HOT DOG GAL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TEH PERFORATOR was devastated by FERDINAND in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PUG was handily defeated by SPARTAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
COWPOKE was vanquished by CIRINIST in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
COLOSSAL BABE was vanquished by RED SOPHIA in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEXAVOG beat OX in a 3 minute melee.
MS. DECEMBER was beaten by HAZEL HIPPO in a 3 minute fight.
GOBLIN BREATH murdered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SAPHIRE overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a monotonous 3 minute contest.
SEEING RED demolished SUENTEUS PO in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CARAMEL CAMEL viciously butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  11 -  3      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  17 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  21 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  43 -  5      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  32 -  0      35  |

Turn 821 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK BEARD 8126           16   5  0  106 COLORIFIC (511)
TOTAL PARRY      WEISSHAUPT 8053            20  19  0   99 AARDVARK & CO. (40)
BASHING ATTACK   SHANIA TWAIN 4749          16   8  1   86 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (434)
STRIKING ATTACK  PUG 8160                    6   3  0   51 BULLDOGS (157)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHANIA TWAIN 4749.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHANIA TWAIN 4749.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAKA 8123, 
CARAMEL CAMEL 8197, BUSTY WET-T 8125, WEISSHAUPT 8053, RED SOPHIA 8122, HEXAVOG 8106, 
MS. DECEMBER 8150, SPARTAN 8115, ANGRY DUCK 8161, and GREEN THUMB 8121.

The least popular fighter this week was SUENTEUS PO 8198.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SAPHIRE 8156, OX 8157, COLOSSAL BABE 8094, COWPOKE 8129, PUG 
8160, TEH PERFORATOR 8093, COPPER TONE 8133, SEEING RED 8189, GOBLIN BREATH 8155, and 
FERDINAND 8076.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SEARCH DOG (11-7955) BULLDOGS (157)

               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