DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2015    Duedate: 03/10/2015

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-771

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARTYR
TORTURED (669)
(12-7003) [30-4-0,171]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARTYR                         STRENGTH
TORTURED (669)                 IMPORTANT (682)
(12-7003) [30-4-0,171]         (12-7180) [4-1-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COLTRANE                       SUPERIOR DEVIL
BLUE NOTE (474)                DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
(12-7034) [21-27-0,90]         (12-7238) [5-0-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TORTURED (669)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)       51
2. IMPORTANT (682)             29      TORTURED (669)
3. FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)     25      Unchartered Team
4. DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)    20
5. TORTURED (669)              19      DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)

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)   5   0  0  100   1/ 2 TORTURED (669)            9  2 0
 2/ 2*DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     13   9  0 59.1   2/ 1 PURE POISON (680)         7  6 2
 3/ 3 TORTURED (669)            61  45  3 57.5   3/ 3 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)   7  6 0
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1614 %1503 %136 51.8   4/ 6*DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     6  4 0
 5/ 5 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)  114 113  4 50.2   5/ 7*IMPORTANT (682)           5  6 1
 6/ 6 PURE POISON (680)        112 113 14 49.8   6/ 5 DREAMERS (142)            4  5 1
 7/ 7 BLUE NOTE (474)          192 206  7 48.2   7/ 8*DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)  3  0 0
 8/ 8*IMPORTANT (682)           13  17  3 43.3   8/ 9 BLUE NOTE (474)           3  7 0
 9/10*IN GENERAL (687)           2   3  0 40.0   9/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 1
10/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)        877 %1356 34 39.3  10/10*IN GENERAL (687)          2  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team PURE POISON was unseated 
this week as TORTURED moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-1-0 
record for the round.  There were bitter words at SWEET MAGIC's guildhouse after a 
1-4-1 showing this week which dropped the stable into 9th.  Dark Arena anyone?  
SUPERIOR DEVIL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested THING and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, NIGHT CRAWLER put down COLTRANE, causing him to lose 15 points of 
recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster 
MARTYR challenged BLACK BOLT last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  
Although BLACK BOLT made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious MARTYR.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is PURE POISON, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding PURE POISON.  Indeed it was FANTASTIC FIVE II.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after CORN SYRUP.  Watch your back!  For some warriors honor is not 
important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how NO SLEEP of TORTURED challenged 
down 16 points to MERCURY.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of NO SLEEP.  I 
shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  As a 
gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of hers heart.  True, SPLIT 
PERSONALITY?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of TRUTH?  The weight of the 
challenge fell hard upon TRUTH and predictably he was defeated by SPLIT PERSONALITY.  
This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of LEONTION, veteran of 
many duels.  8-16-2 final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTYR 7003                  30   4  0   171       TORTURED (669)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK BOLT 7131              17  14  2   103       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 NIGHTSHADE 7144              20   6  2   101       PURE POISON (680)
 NIGHT CRAWLER 7128           17   8  0    95       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLTRANE 7034                21  27  0    90       BLUE NOTE (474)
 NICK O'TINE 7145             17  14  1    70       PURE POISON (680)
 FLASH 7174                   13   7  0    69       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 DIOTIMA 7209                  9   7  1    68       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRENGTH 7180                 4   1  1    66       IMPORTANT (682)
 SCIENCE 7177                  5   3  1    58       IMPORTANT (682)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238           5   0  0    55       DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
 MILO 7243                     4   2  0    51       DREAMERS (142)
-TELAUGES 7184                 7   7  1    48       DREAMERS (142)
 THING 7200                   13   5  0    44       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 BELLADONNA 7230               5   4  2    42       PURE POISON (680)
 DRACSI 7156                   4   3  0    40       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 MYIA 7226                     3   5  1    40       DREAMERS (142)
 JELLY BILLY 7199              5  14  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCOHOLIC 7153               4  22  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO SLEEP 7201                 3   1  0    33       TORTURED (669)
 REONKA 7155                   3   2  0    30       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 MONCUS 7157                   3   1  0    30       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 WESTMORELAND 7259             2   0  0    28       IN GENERAL (687)
 LAMALOR 7158                  3   0  0    26       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY BOPP 7231               5   6  1    23       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HONEY CHILE 7227              5   8  0    23       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214        2   0  0    20       TORTURED (669)
 CORN SYRUP 7244               4   4  0    16       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MILES 7265                    1   0  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
 MERCURY 7248                  2   4  2    12       PURE POISON (680)
-VIOLENCE 7245                 0   1  0     7       IMPORTANT (682)
 TRUTH 7270                    0   2  0     2       IMPORTANT (682)
 SCOTT JOPLIN 7264             0   1  0     1       BLUE NOTE (474)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BESSIE 7266             1  2 0 BLUE NOTE 474        BETTY BOPP 7231       771   
RUG OFFERING 2 7277     0  1 0 DARK CONSTRUCTS 681  ARENAMASTER RILL      771  NONE
LEONTION 7113           8 16 2 DREAMERS 142         NIGHTSHADE 7144       771   
IMA DYIN' 7274          0  1 0 FANTASTIC FIVE I 679 SHISHZAR THE SNA      771  NONE
RED TORNADO 7251        0  1 0 FANTASTIC FIVE I 679 MERCURY 7248          767  NOT REVENGED
BEER 7204               2  2 0 IMPORTANT 682        MYIA 7226             769   
PVT 3 7276              0  1 0 IN GENERAL 687       SHISHZAR THE SNA      771  NONE
MANDRAKE 7229           2  5 1 PURE POISON 680      STRENGTH 7180         769  REVENGED
DUE DILIGENCE 7268      0  1 0 TORTURED 669         SHISHZAR THE SNA      771  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Only five dead, and we're still perishing, but by inches and degrees below freezing.
Brrr!

One-four again, with the win being over a standby.  Corn Syrup, not top drawer but
cheap and convenient, put Hezash into a sugar frenzy and hit him over the head while
he was bouncing off the walls of the arena.  Ha. -- Chocoholic, brooding darkly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUE DILIGENCE was butchered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PVT 3 was slaughtered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
RUG OFFERING 2 was murdered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
IMA DYIN' was dispatched by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
NICK O'TINE was overpowered by STRENGTH in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
MARTYR bested BLACK BOLT in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title brawl.
SUPERIOR DEVIL savagely defeated THING in a exciting 5 minute Challenge struggle.
NO SLEEP handily defeated MERCURY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DRACSI vanquished CHOCOHOLIC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
REONKA vanquished HONEY CHILE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
SPLIT PERSONALITY defeated TRUTH in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
WESTMORELAND savagely defeated CORN SYRUP in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
COLTRANE was savagely defeated by NIGHT CRAWLER in a 3 minute master's competition.
LEONTION was narrowly killed by NIGHTSHADE in a popular 3 minute master's match.
FLASH handily defeated MYIA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DIOTIMA overpowered JELLY BILLY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
BELLADONNA was overcome by MILO in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
SCIENCE bested MONCUS in a exciting 1 minute fight.
BETTY BOPP narrowly killed BESSIE in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
LAMALOR overpowered SCOTT JOPLIN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MILES devastated KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  2      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  25 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  35 -  6      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  45 -  3      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        20 -  29 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MARTYR 7003                30   4  0  171 TORTURED (669)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK BOLT 7131            17  14  2  103 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
LUNGING ATTACK   NICK O'TINE 7145           17  14  1   70 PURE POISON (680)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIOTIMA 7209                9   7  1   68 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   STRENGTH 7180               4   1  1   66 IMPORTANT (682)
AIMED BLOW       SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238         5   0  0   55 DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COLTRANE 7034.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LEONTION 7113.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238, 
BELLADONNA 7230, NIGHT CRAWLER 7128, BLACK BOLT 7131, SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214, 
WESTMORELAND 7259, MILO 7243, BESSIE 7266, DRACSI 7156, and NIGHTSHADE 7144.

The least popular fighter this week was THING 7200.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JELLY BILLY 7199, CORN SYRUP 7244, CHOCOHOLIC 7153, MERCURY 7248, NICK 
O'TINE 7145, IMA DYIN' 7274, RUG OFFERING 2 7277, SCOTT JOPLIN 7264, MONCUS 7157, and 
MYIA 7226.

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave