DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/15/2015    Duedate: 07/28/2015

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-781

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GAZZA
ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
(12-3538) [12-0-1,178]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GAZZA                          NOISY NED
ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)         WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
(12-3538) [12-0-1,178]         (12-7287) [5-1-2,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIOTIMA                        TELAUGES
DREAMERS (142)                 DREAMERS (142)
(12-7209) [11-15-2,97]         (12-7184) [11-11-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PURE POISON (680)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)     37
2. ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)      36      ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
3. PURE POISON (680)           30      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (688)        22
5. TORTURED (669)               5      WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)  10   0  0  100   1/ 3 PURE POISON (680)         8  6 0
 2/ 2 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    31  10  2 75.6   2/ 5 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)   7  3 1
 3/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (688)      18  12  2 60.0   3/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (688)      7  3 1
 4/ 5 TORTURED (669)            75  58  4 56.4   4/ 6 IMPORTANT (682)           4  8 0
 5/ 4 DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     17  14  0 54.8   5/ 2 TORTURED (669)            3  4 1
 6/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1630 %1528 %138 51.6   6/10 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    2  1 1
 7/ 7 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)  128 123  5 51.0   7/ 4 DREAMERS (142)            2  8 0
 8/ 8 PURE POISON (680)        130 127 15 50.6   8- 7 DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)  1  0 0
 9- 9 BLUE NOTE (474)          198 220  7 47.4   9/ 8 DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     1  3 0
10/10 IMPORTANT (682)           28  42  3 40.0  10- 9 BLUE NOTE (474)           0  1 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.

     It is I, Martyr.  I am here in pain and suffering addressing you in my last 
actions in this arena.  In all likelihood, it marks the last actions for the Tortured 
stable, as the degrading and near death scenarios are becoming more and more 
prevalent.  We are Tortured and while proud of it, we are suffering beyond belief. 
     I'd be tortured too if I were a TP that was -2 Par.  I've never heard of a TP who 
was hosed in Parry!
     I have done my best, leaving a 39-4-1 mark on the arena.  Twenty-one times I have 
earned the Duelmaster Title.  Twenty-one! My tournament mark may have been a mediocre 
20-18, but the 4-6 in challengers stunted that record.  I may be suffering, and I may 
be in pain, but I am proud. 
     Who was I, you ask?  Who am I?  I was born 19-18-8-8-16-4-11, with great 
endurance and good damage and negative two hosed in Parry.  That was my penance and 
hence my suffering.  I worked hard in the gym, adding to my pain and grief, buffing to 
a 21-21-8-9-19-4-11 Total Parry.  I leave the arena with a mere advanced expert in 
Parry, a 1. 33 skill learn rate, and an affinity, I believe, for the broadsword with 
which I have killed. 
     I am Martyr.  I am suffering.  I am in pain.  And I am proud. 

                                          -- Martyr, DMXXIIB  (a Consortium affiliate)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome RIZTAB.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  RIZTAB watched 
with glee as WEIRD STUDENTS got knocked off top spot by PURE POISON!  Up 'n down.  Up 
'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
ENGLISH FOOTBALL's 6th moved them up to 2-0-1 place.  Some people say I ramble too 
much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well FANTASTIC 
FIVE II moved up 3, to 2nd.  What's with GAZZA?  It actually beat IMPORTANT's 
STRENGTH, and walked away with 24 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at DARK 
CONSTRUCTS.  DRACSI lost 15 points to NOISY NED.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe DRACSI will provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did MARTYR wimp out, or 
just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure RIZTAB is excited 
about GAZZA, the new Duelmaster from ENGLISH FOOTBALL.  (remember?)  But when you've 
seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  RIZTAB thinks PURE 
POISON and their 130-127-15 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at FANTASTIC FIVE II ain't reelin'!  PURE 
POISON's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
DIOTIMA!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Taunt your 
opponent TRUTH!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 16 
points!)  RICIN should have an easy win.  RICIN bested TRUTH.  I bet RICIN could beat 
two-year-olds, too.  Well, IMPORTANT knows who to set their sights on.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't 
stick around with a 8-6-1, and GAZZA easily took care of STRENGTH.  STRENGTH found 
himself really over-matched when he faced GAZZA.  STRENGTH found himself grossly dead 
at the end of the match.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many 
skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAZZA 3538                   12   0  1   178       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTSHADE 7144              26   7  2   110       PURE POISON (680)
-SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238          10   0  0   108       DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
 NIGHT CRAWLER 7128           21   9  0   105       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIOTIMA 7209                 11  15  2    97       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEARER 5791                 13   6  0    88       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
-MILO 7243                     8   5  0    82       DREAMERS (142)
 SCIENCE 7177                  7  10  1    82       IMPORTANT (682)
 THING 7200                   18   5  0    79       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 TELAUGES 7184                11  11  1    72       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLASH 7174                   15  10  0    65       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 NOISY NED 7287                5   1  2    59       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLADONNA 7230               9   7  2    51       PURE POISON (680)
 MYIA 7226                     6  12  2    48       DREAMERS (142)
-SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214        4   0  0    48       TORTURED (669)
 DRACSI 7156                   6   4  0    47       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 SHY SALLY 7288                5   1  0    38       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
-NO SLEEP 7201                 5   2  0    37       TORTURED (669)
 RICIN 7296                    4   1  1    35       PURE POISON (680)
 SAILOR JERRY 7269             6   2  0    34       IMPORTANT (682)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARSH HARRY 7285              3   3  0    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
 MONCUS 7157                   4   3  0    29       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 HANK MOODY 7294               3   1  1    28       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 CHEERY CHERRI 7286            3   3  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMUSING ADAM 7284             2   4  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
-REONKA 7155                   3   3  0    22       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
-LAMALOR 7158                  3   1  0    19       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 TRUTH 7270                    3   7  0    17       IMPORTANT (682)
-SCOTT JOPLIN 7264             3   6  0    15       BLUE NOTE (474)
-KIDNEY STONE 7315             1   1  0    15       TORTURED (669)
 CYANIDE 7323                  1   0  0    15       PURE POISON (680)
 AGENT ORANGE 7295             2   3  0    13       PURE POISON (680)
-PLAUSIBLE 7281                1   0  0    11       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
-MILES 7265                    3   1  0    10       BLUE NOTE (474)
-BATIS 7301                    3   1  0    10       DREAMERS (142)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WILLIE THE RAT          0  0 0                      HANK MOODY 7294       781  NONE
DARK HORSE 7322         0  1 0 FANTASTIC FIVE I 679 DARK STRANGER         781  NONE
NI 7330                 0  1 0 IMPORTANT 682        SHISHZAR THE SNA      781  NONE
STRENGTH 7180           8  6 1 IMPORTANT 682        GAZZA 3538            781   
MARRIED 44 YEARS 7329   0  1 0 TORTURED 669         DARK STRANGER         781  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK HORSE was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MARRIED 44 YEARS was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
NI was easily killed by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
NIGHT CRAWLER won victory over DIOTIMA in a 2 minute gory master's Challenge brawl.
SHEARER luckily beat SCIENCE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
THING won victory over TELAUGES in a exciting 6 minute master's Challenge fight.
FLASH devastated MYIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BELLADONNA handily defeated HARSH HARRY in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
CHEERY CHERRI was unbelievably bested by SAILOR JERRY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
RICIN viciously subdued TRUTH in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
AGENT ORANGE was savagely defeated by AMUSING ADAM in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
NIGHTSHADE demolished ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GAZZA easily killed STRENGTH in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Title contest.
DRACSI was bested by NOISY NED in a 2 minute bout.
SHY SALLY overcame MONCUS in a popular 1 minute conflict.
HANK MOODY slaughtered WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
CYANIDE handily defeated WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   1 -  1      94  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  18 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  25 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  31 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 781 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        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GAZZA 3538                 12   0  1  178 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
WALL OF STEEL    NIGHTSHADE 7144            26   7  2  110 PURE POISON (680)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHEARER 5791               13   6  0   88 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
TOTAL PARRY      THING 7200                 18   5  0   79 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
AIMED BLOW       NOISY NED 7287              5   1  2   59 WEIRD STUDENTS (688)
LUNGING ATTACK   BELLADONNA 7230             9   7  2   51 PURE POISON (680)
SLASHING ATTACK  RICIN 7296                  4   1  1   35 PURE POISON (680)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIOTIMA 7209.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TELAUGES 7184.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCIENCE 7177, AMUSING 
ADAM 7284, DIOTIMA 7209, CHEERY CHERRI 7286, SHEARER 5791, THING 7200, RICIN 7296, 
NOISY NED 7287, NIGHT CRAWLER 7128, and GAZZA 3538.

The least popular fighter this week was STRENGTH 7180.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARSH HARRY 7285, MARRIED 44 YEARS 7329, DRACSI 7156, NIGHTSHADE 7144, 
AGENT ORANGE 7295, MYIA 7226, NI 7330, DARK HORSE 7322, CYANIDE 7323, and HANK MOODY 
7294.

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

MARTYR (12-7003) TORTURED (669)

             ATTENTION:  ALL MANAGERS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE FACE-TO-FACE

If you plan to attend the Winter Face-to-Face in Phoenix, please let Customer Service 
know.  We will hold your turns for the few days preceding the tourney, starting with 
anything that would mail out on the previous Saturday.  (This means that games due on 
Thursday the 9th (which would mail on Friday) would probably mail to you, but games 
due on the 10th and thereafter will be held and delivered to you at the tournament.  
This way, you won't have to worry about not receiving a critical turn before you 
depart for Newark, and you also don't have to worry about whether you can get a 
reprint before the first turn of the tournament is due.  

See you there! 

                                          RSI