DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2017    Duedate: 05/25/2017

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-825

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT DOG GAL
HOT BEASTS (686)
(11-8090) [15-16-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT DOG GAL                    ALICE TROOPER
HOT BEASTS (686)               REIGNS WORLD (695)
(11-8090) [15-16-2,115]        (11-8193) [1-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEH PERFORATOR                 RED SOPHIA
HOT BEASTS (686)               AARDVARK & CO. (40)
(11-8093) [14-17-0,62]         (11-8122) [10-13-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REIGNS WORLD (695)          57
2. HOT BEASTS (686)            49      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ANIMAL FARM (510)           34      Unchartered Team
4. BULLDOGS (157)              13
5. COLORIFIC (511)              7      REIGNS WORLD (695)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          959 426 32 69.2   1/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)           12  3 1
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1720 856 67 66.8   2/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        10  4 0
 3/ 3 BULLDOGS (157)           %1649 %1045 52 61.2   3/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          10  4 0
 4/ 0*REIGNS WORLD (695)         3   2  1 60.0   4/ 5 THE MYRMIDONS (23)        7  8 0
 5- 4*WOS BAO (692)              3   2  1 60.0   5/ 4 AARDVARK & CO. (40)       6  9 0
 6/ 5 AARDVARK & CO. (40)      676 487 36 58.1   6/ 9 HOT BEASTS (686)          4 11 0
 7/ 6 THE MYRMIDONS (23)        39  41  2 48.8   7/ 0*REIGNS WORLD (695)        3  2 1
 8/ 7 HOT BEASTS (686)          63  92  8 40.6   8- 6 SCORPIONS (666)           3  7 1
 9- 8 SCORPIONS (666)          123 221 13 35.8   9- 7*WOS BAO (692)             2  1 0
10/ 9 THE MANTICORES (691)      14  28  8 33.3  10/ 8 THE MANTICORES (691)      0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARUAK CITY games.  Former top team COLORIFIC was 
unseated this week as BULLDOGS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-1 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week HOT BEASTS went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  
ALICE TROOPER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully 
bested EEKZ HALF-EAR and was awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, ALICE TROOPER put down EEKZ HALF-EAR, causing him to lose 19 
points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior 
on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster WEISSHAUPT himself.  
Who here was not present for the title fight this week as BLACK BEARD boldly 
challenged WEISSHAUPT in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has 
turned out in honor of BLACK BEARD, for with his arena victory he 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?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARUAK CITY.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SCORPIONS is feared.  This much I can say.  If you didn't 
look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of BULLDOGS last week. 
Busy avoiding SCORPIONS?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in ARUAK CITY as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT DOG GAL 8090             15  16  2   115       HOT BEASTS (686)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN THUMB 8121             18   4  0   105       COLORIFIC (511)
 BRANDYWINE BOAR 8077         23   9  0    99       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 FERDINAND 8076               24  11  2    91       BULLDOGS (157)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAKA 8123                     9  15  1    90       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
 RED SOPHIA 8122              10  13  1    84       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
-HEXAVOG 8106                 13  14  1    79       SCORPIONS (666)
-SPARTAN 8115                 10  17  2    76       SCORPIONS (666)
 MAD COW DISEASE 8145          7   1  1    76       BULLDOGS (157)
 COTTON CRAWDAD 8176           6   0  0    75       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 PUG 8160                      9   4  0    68       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COPPER TONE 8133             11   4  0    65       COLORIFIC (511)
 BUSTY WET-T 8125             13  11  3    63       HOT BEASTS (686)
 TEH PERFORATOR 8093          14  17  0    62       HOT BEASTS (686)
 HAZEL HIPPO 8174              9   2  1    58       ANIMAL FARM (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRINIST 8134                11  10  2    55       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
 SEPIA SQUID 8177              7   0  0    53       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 COLOSSAL BABE 8094            8  23  1    48       HOT BEASTS (686)
 SEPTIR 154                    8   9  1    47       THE MYRMIDONS (23)
 PUPPY EYES 8202               4   0  0    42       BULLDOGS (157)
 SEEING RED 8189               5   1  0    41       COLORIFIC (511)
-OX 8157                       3   4  0    39       THE MANTICORES (691)
-IRON BOOK 8165                3   1  1    35       WOS BAO (692)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MS. DECEMBER 8150             6   8  1    34       HOT BEASTS (686)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALIS 351                     6   5  0    29       THE MYRMIDONS (23)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALICE TROOPER 8193            1   0  0    23       REIGNS WORLD (695)
 THANATOS 361                  5   5  0    21       THE MYRMIDONS (23)
 GOBLIN BREATH 8155            4   6  3    21       THE MANTICORES (691)
-LIGHTNING 8158                3   6  3    20       THE MANTICORES (691)
-ANGRY DUCK 8161               3   8  1    18       SCORPIONS (666)
 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN 8190       1   0  1    18       REIGNS WORLD (695)
-SAPHIRE 8156                  3   3  2    16       THE MANTICORES (691)
 GREY STREAK 8196              3   1  0    16       COLORIFIC (511)
-ARMENIUS 8200                 2   1  1    16       SCORPIONS (666)
 FENDER 8191                   1   0  0    14       REIGNS WORLD (695)
 ACHILLES 3947                 2   1  0    11       THE MYRMIDONS (23)
-ANGRY SHE-MALE 8201           1   2  0     5       SCORPIONS (666)
 BULL MARKET 8203              1   1  0     4       BULLDOGS (157)
 EEKZ HALF-EAR 8204            1   1  0     4       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
-CASSIUS 8199                  0   3  0     3       THE MANTICORES (691)
 DREAM CLEAVER 8194            0   1  0     1       REIGNS WORLD (695)
 NOT 8192                      0   1  0     1       REIGNS WORLD (695)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED ASSASS        0  0 0                      MAD COW DISEASE 8145  825  NONE
SUENTEUS PO 8198        0  3 0 AARDVARK & CO. 40    ARMENIUS 8200         823   
CARAMEL CAMEL 8197      2  3 1 ANIMAL FARM 510      SHEWISH GIANT         825  NONE
ROGUE 431               2  2 0 THE MYRMIDONS 23     STAIRWAY TO HEAV 8190 825   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aruak City -- So this is the best Andorian city?  Hello all! -- Archelf

Well, well, Weisshaupt and Blackbeard are Lord Protectors, heading to The Isle 
together. Now THAT is an interesting pair. Kudos to both. -- Kennelworth

Special congrats to Weisshaupt Of Aardvarks & Co for repeating as Duelmaster. Way to 
go, Cerebus!  Duelmasters (and their Managers) drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- 
Kennelworth, Proprietor

Angrey She-Male, perhaps a positive investment in the market will enhance your 
happiness? I suspect my whacking you around didn't? -- Bull Market

Busty Wet-T, but, but, I have so much less experience and FE than you. WoW! Thanks for 
showing me what you've got -- a lot, for sure. ((chuckle) I am feeling really, really 
up about my win! -- Pug

Teh Perforator, are you feeling quite sick yet? -- Mad Cow Disease

Red Sophia, I fought my very, very best. -- Ferdinand

Achilles, I guess you are your own Achilles heel? -- Puppy Eyes

I say, my Bulldogs, was that a 5-0? Thanks. It has been a while. I am proud of you 
all. -- Kennelworth

Health. Humility. Honor. -- Kennelworth

Bloody fine! Me critters done bea 3-1! Luv me critters. Aye. -- Mino

Jaka, that was mighty, mighty close. Let us not try that again! -- Brandywine Boar

Rogue, I guess you are finding how chintzy and sticky of a fighter I am. But my humps 
are humps with the best of them! -- Caramel Camel

Septir, the race does not oft go to the swift, but to the everlasting. -- Hazel Hippo

Colossal Babe, aw, shucks; I feel so sorry for you. Har, har. -- Sepia Squid

NO. NO. NO. What! Weisshaupt is still sitting on our throne?! But now the wimpy 
Aardvark is running away to The Isle? Cowardice! -- Purple People Eater, Proud 
Colorific Manager

But I will give my team credit for following the strategies I directed and giving me a 
3-1. Well, all but that slacker and loser Grey Streak. (sigh) -- Purple People Eater, 
Proud Colorific Manager

We were fighting good! Well, most of us. Blackbeard quickly handled Spartan. Copper 
Tone and Green Thumb showed the NPCs why they are called stand-ins. -- All us Proud 
Colorifics

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CARAMEL CAMEL was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLACK BEARD won victory over WEISSHAUPT in a 3 minute expert's Challenge battle.
COTTON CRAWDAD overpowered CIRINIST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HAZEL HIPPO was viciously subdued by RED SOPHIA in a popular 5 minute Challenge fight.
SEPIA SQUID unbelievably bested SEPTIR in a action packed 4 minute Challenge brawl.
FERDINAND was devastated by HOT DOG GAL in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BRANDYWINE BOAR outwaited VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 10 minute fight.
GREEN THUMB unbelievably bested JAKA in a action packed 4 minute gory expert's duel.
COPPER TONE slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute duel.
MAD COW DISEASE savagely slew CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal fight.
PUG handily defeated COLOSSAL BABE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TEH PERFORATOR demolished TALIS in a 2 minute mismatched match.
THANATOS was handily defeated by PUPPY EYES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BUSTY WET-T demolished SEEING RED in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MS. DECEMBER handily defeated GOBLIN BREATH in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
EEKZ HALF-EAR was overpowered by ALICE TROOPER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
ACHILLES viciously subdued NOT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody amateur's bout.
BULL MARKET was defeated by FENDER in a 2 minute novice's bout.
GREY STREAK overpowered DREAM CLEAVER in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
ROGUE was put to death by STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN in a 2 minute gory amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  13 -  1      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  20 -  2      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  46 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  32 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 825 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    6 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GREEN THUMB 8121           18   4  0  105 COLORIFIC (511)
SLASHING ATTACK  FERDINAND 8076             24  11  2   91 BULLDOGS (157)
BASHING ATTACK   MAD COW DISEASE 8145        7   1  1   76 BULLDOGS (157)
STRIKING ATTACK  PUG 8160                    9   4  0   68 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-STRIKE     SEEING RED 8189             5   1  0   41 COLORIFIC (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TEH PERFORATOR 8093.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED SOPHIA 8122.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAKA 8123, SEPTIR 
154, ACHILLES 3947, TEH PERFORATOR 8093, ROGUE 431, CARAMEL CAMEL 8197, SEPIA SQUID 
8177, GREEN THUMB 8121, MAD COW DISEASE 8145, and PUG 8160.

The least popular fighter this week was BRANDYWINE BOAR 8077.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DREAM CLEAVER 8194, NOT 8192, EEKZ HALF-EAR 8204, SEEING RED 
8189, THANATOS 361, COLOSSAL BABE 8094, FERDINAND 8076, HAZEL HIPPO 8174, CIRINIST 
8134, and BULL MARKET 8203.

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

WEISSHAUPT (11-8053) AARDVARK & CO. (40)
BLACK BEARD (11-8126) COLORIFIC (511)

                     PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE

Please note that because of new bank regulations, we can no longer accept any check or 
money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  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!"