DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/18/2018    Duedate: 05/01/2018

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-850

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CROTON
DREAMERS (142)
(12-7424) [18-24-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CROTON                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAMERS (142)                 
(12-7424) [18-24-0,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CROTON                         EPICURUS
DREAMERS (142)                 DREAMERS (142)
(12-7424) [18-24-0,112]        (12-7553) [0-1-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEAD PARROT (477)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE NOTE (474)             32
2. DEAD PARROT (477)           29      VOLBEAT (699)
3. SWEET MAGIC (267)           19      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (142)              19
5. VOLBEAT (699)               15      DUMN ALLIANCE (374)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VOLBEAT (699)              8   3  2 72.7   1/ 1 DEAD PARROT (477)         9  6 1
 2/ 2 DEAD PARROT (477)         67  34  3 66.3   2/ 3 BLUE NOTE (474)           6  2 0
 3/ 3 THE CITY (570)           104  70  8 59.8   3/ 2 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1775 %1674 %144 51.5   4/ 7 DREAMERS (142)            4  4 0
 5/ 5 BLUE NOTE (474)          305 288 16 51.4   5/ 6 VOLBEAT (699)             3  0 0
 6/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)        905 %1393 35 39.4   6/ 4 THE CITY (570)            2  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Spymaster Torric stared at the gladiators.  "You heard.  I'm coming with you."
     "Are you insane?" Chocoholic asked.  "Maybe you have a death wish?"
     "No."  The spymaster stared at the far wall as though it fascinated him.  "No, 
I'm trying to do my job.  Defending the arena and its functions.  This 'adventure' has 
a bad smell.  If I can help you survive, I will."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in RIZTAB a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  DREAMERS stable has parlayed this 
turn's 2-2-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  
Good work, guys!  The BLUE NOTE guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  This turn NAILED 
THERE Dark Arena Challenged GORASH THE ORC in what was RIZTAB's Title bout.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and NAILED THERE remains RIZTAB's 
top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  DEAD PARROT has cause to stand tall, as they were RIZTAB's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided DEAD PARROT stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DREAMERS.  Anyone 
surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE CITY's warrior THE RED 
SCARE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave 
attempt, NORWEIGEN BLUE from DEAD PARROT challenged up 20 points to fight THE RED 
SCARE from the THE CITY stable.  NORWEIGEN BLUE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing 
as he won victory over THE RED SCARE and ended up with 89 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The grave that DEAD PARROT had dug 
for NAILED THERE may yet be filled with the body of GORASH THE ORC.  Seldom are the 
likes of this to be seen.  NAILED THERE lives still!  We'd like to remind certain 
teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in RIZTAB again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROTON 7424                  18  24  0   112       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROLONGED SQUAWK 4536        18   6  0    95       DEAD PARROT (477)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORWEIGEN BLUE 4535          13  10  2    89       DEAD PARROT (477)
 DOC HOLLIDAY 7496             8   3  2    86       VOLBEAT (699)
 PLATO 7512                   10   6  1    71       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JELLY BILLY 7199             12  20  1    66       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 THE RED SCARE 5996           11   5  2    66       THE CITY (570)
 THELONIUS 7532                5   0  1    60       BLUE NOTE (474)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCOHOLIC 7153               5  34  0    49       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CORN SYRUP 7244              11  10  0    45       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BETTY BOPP 7231              10  14  1    45       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MARSALIS 7533                 3   0  0    42       BLUE NOTE (474)
 MINGUS 7514                   8   3  0    39       BLUE NOTE (474)
 SNOWCONE 7536                 6   2  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARISTOTLE 7525                4   5  0    30       DREAMERS (142)
 PASSED ON 7551                2   1  0    26       DEAD PARROT (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEWER URCHIN 5995             0   6  0    20       THE CITY (570)
 BLEEDING DEMISED 7544         3   1  0    17       DEAD PARROT (477)
 BUDDY 7530                    2   3  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EPICURUS 7553                 0   1  0     5       DREAMERS (142)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STUNNED 7543            0  1 0 DEAD PARROT 477      EYE-GOUGING ED 5533   847   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc Holiday -- Chocolate is NOT bad for your teeth.  Trust me on this, I KNOW. -- 
Chocoholic

Zagga the Claw -- You aren't supposed to WIN.  I think you should come with us on our 
adventure as a punishment for that win. -- Betty Bopp

Leovar the Proud -- What have YOU got to be proud of? -- Corn Syrup

Black Bartok -- FINALLY, a standby who knows how to lose.  Good work. -- 
Jelly Billy

Zagga the Claw -- If you DO come on our adventure, *I* am staying home. -- 
Snowcone

Our congratulations to Nailed There. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NAILED THERE viciously butchered GORASH THE ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PROLONGED SQUAWK lost to CROTON in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
DOC HOLLIDAY savagely defeated PLATO in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
NORWEIGEN BLUE devastated THE RED SCARE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JELLY BILLY demolished LEOVAR THE PROUD in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
THELONIUS savagely defeated CHOCOHOLIC in a 1 minute brutal struggle.
BETTY BOPP was viciously subdued by MARSALIS in a popular 2 minute competition.
CORN SYRUP unbelievably bested LEOVAR THE PROUD in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
MINGUS vanquished SEWER URCHIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SNOWCONE vanquished BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BUDDY was overpowered by ARISTOTLE in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
PASSED ON demolished KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLEEDING DEMISED outwaited EPICURUS in a exciting 10 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  16 -  2      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  34 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  25 -  0      19  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 850 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PROLONGED SQUAWK 4536      18   6  0   95 DEAD PARROT (477)
STRIKING ATTACK  NORWEIGEN BLUE 4535        13  10  2   89 DEAD PARROT (477)
PARRY-LUNGE      DOC HOLLIDAY 7496           8   3  2   86 VOLBEAT (699)
LUNGING ATTACK   THELONIUS 7532              5   0  1   60 BLUE NOTE (474)
TOTAL PARRY      CORN SYRUP 7244            11  10  0   45 SWEET MAGIC (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CROTON 7424.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
EPICURUS 7553.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOC HOLLIDAY 7496, MARSALIS 
7533, PROLONGED SQUAWK 4536, PLATO 7512, THELONIUS 7532, ARISTOTLE 7525, CROTON 7424, 
NORWEIGEN BLUE 4535, JELLY BILLY 7199, and CORN SYRUP 7244.

The least popular fighter this week was BLEEDING DEMISED 7544.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SEWER URCHIN 5995, CHOCOHOLIC 7153, THE RED SCARE 5996, BUDDY 
7530, BETTY BOPP 7231, PASSED ON 7551, SNOWCONE 7536, MINGUS 7514, CORN SYRUP 7244, 
and JELLY BILLY 7199.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CROTON (12-7424) DREAMERS (142)
PROLONGED SQUAWK (12-4536) DEAD PARROT (477)

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

NAILED THERE (12-4533) DEAD PARROT (477)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

We have planned our summer FTF for July 13-15, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia, only 7 
miles on a quick Metro ride from Washington, D.C.!.  It will be held at the Holiday 
Inn Arlington at Ballston.  Room rates are $120 per night on 7/12 and 7/15 and $79 on 
7/13 and 7/14, 1-2 occupancy.  There's free wireless throughout the property as well 
as a fitness center, outdoor pool, and business center, as well as a resturant and bar 
inside the hotel.  There is no airport shuttle and parking is $7/day.  The rooms are 
blocked -- ask for the Reality Simulations block.  Reservations must be made by 6/12.  
(As always if you have issues making reservations, please let us know!)  

                   Hotel site:  https://aws.passkey.com/e/49602680

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

                        TEAM AND CHARACTER MAINTENANCE SERVICE

     As a service to all managers, we offer team and character maintenance.  This 
option allows you to make sure your team or selected warriors will never miss a turn!

     Team Maintenance:  This will cause all warriors on that team to fight every 
     turn; if it's an AD arena, any new warriors who arrive on that team will 
     fight the turn they arrive.  In A.D. or in transfer arenas where you have 
     multiple teams, each team will need to separately be on Team Maintenance.  
     (The only exception is new warriors; they will not fight until they have had 
     their initial strategy input.)  

     Character Maintenance:  This will cause only that warrior to fight every 
     turn.  If the character graduates or changes arenas, he/she/it will stay on 
     Character Maintenance.

     In either case, you may submit strategy sheets for your warriors each turn, if 
you wish.  The Team/Character Maintenance will make sure your warriors fight each 
turn, and they will always use their most recently entered strategy.
     Remember that challenges, avoids, and challenge/if challenged strategies will not 
carry through from turn to turn.  These sections are only used on the turn they are 
entered.  In order to continually challenge or avoid you will need to submit a 
strategy sheet each time. 
     One other thing to remember about maintenance:  Maintenance is not something 
that you write on your turnsheet (like in demo tourneys).  In order to add or remove 
maintenance for a team or warrior, you must send a note to Customer Service.  If you 
just write things like this on your strategy sheet, they may or may not get done.  
Likewise, don't write it on your personal ads.  Please, please, please put it on a 
separate piece of paper with "Customer Service" written on the top.  If you don't, 
well, you can imagine.
     Thanks for your time.  Good luck in Duelmasters! -- Green Eyes