DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/08/2015    Duedate: 04/21/2015

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-774

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARTYR
TORTURED (669)
(12-7003) [33-4-0,182]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARTYR                         GUDERIAN
TORTURED (669)                 IN GENERAL (687)
(12-7003) [33-4-0,182]         (12-7275) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NIGHTSHADE                     DIOTIMA
PURE POISON (680)              DREAMERS (142)
(12-7144) [22-6-2,105]         (12-7209) [10-9-2,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEET MAGIC (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IN GENERAL (687)            22
2. DREAMERS (142)              21      TORTURED (669)
3. PURE POISON (680)           18      Unchartered Team
4. TORTURED (669)              13
5. BLUE NOTE (474)             10      IN GENERAL (687)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*IN GENERAL (687)           6   4  0 60.0   1/ 2 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 1
 2- 2*DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     16  11  0 59.3   2/ 1 TORTURED (669)            6  3 0
 3/ 3 TORTURED (669)            67  48  3 58.3   3/ 9 PURE POISON (680)         5  3 0
 4- 5 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   46  41  4 52.9   4/ 5*IN GENERAL (687)          4  1 0
 5/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1618 %1510 %138 51.7   5/ 6 DREAMERS (142)            4  7 2
 6- 7 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)  117 114  4 50.6   6/ 7 IMPORTANT (682)           4  9 0
 7/ 8 PURE POISON (680)        117 116 14 50.2   7- 4 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)   3  1 0
 8/ 9 BLUE NOTE (474)          195 214  7 47.7   8- 8 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   3  2 0
 9/10 IMPORTANT (682)           17  26  3 39.5   9- 3*DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     3  2 0
10/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)        884 %1364 35 39.3  10/10 BLUE NOTE (474)           3  8 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 RIZTAB!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as TORTURED is pushed out of 
top team by SWEET MAGIC, who came from 2nd with a 1-4-1 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for DARK CONSTRUCTS, whose 
0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 9th.  PURE POISON stable has parlayed this 
turn's 3-0-0 into a 6 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  
Good work, guys!  And let's see, MERCURY fought TRUTH and gained 11 points and 
contributed to PURE POISON's 3-0-0.  TRUTH has lost to MERCURY, falling 8 points, 
while helping make IMPORTANT a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster 
have failed, and MARTYR remains RIZTAB's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the FANTASTIC FIVE 
II stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on RIZTAB, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided FANTASTIC FIVE II stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was PURE POISON.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
DREAMERS' warrior DIOTIMA.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  I don't know about you, but NO SLEEP challenging down 18 points to BLUE 
NOTE's SCOTT JOPLIN, is not really worthy of TORTURED.  I thought challenges were for 
warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  NO SLEEP defeated SCOTT JOPLIN, is 
nothing sacred?  In a brave attempt, GUDERIAN from IN GENERAL challenged up 24 points 
to fight HONEY CHILE from the SWEET MAGIC stable.  GUDERIAN perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he overcame HONEY CHILE and ended up with 28 recognition points.  
BELLADONNA of PURE POISON had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 
points in a challenge which she won.  I thought BELLADONNA showed great skill and 
promise when she subdued CHOCOHOLIC.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  BLUE NOTE made what looks to be a 
tough decision this turn, as they sent COLTRANE, with a record of 22-28-0, to 
COLTRANE death.  Farewell, his.  The Welcome Wench declares a free round for 
NIGHTSHADE and all of PURE POISON, for having revenged DREAMERS' DIOTIMA for killing 
one of their comrades.  Is it really true that RIZTAB has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in RIZTAB, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in RIZTAB again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTYR 7003                  33   4  0   182       TORTURED (669)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTSHADE 7144              22   6  2   105       PURE POISON (680)
-BLACK BOLT 7131              17  15  2   105       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
-JIM BEAM 5506                 8  10  0   100       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-NIGHT CRAWLER 7128           18   8  0    97       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIOTIMA 7209                 10   9  2    84       DREAMERS (142)
-FLASH 7174                   14   7  0    81       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 SCIENCE 7177                  6   5  1    67       IMPORTANT (682)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WESTMORELAND 7259             4   0  0    65       IN GENERAL (687)
-ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505           9   9  1    60       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508         8  10  1    55       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-THING 7200                   14   5  0    54       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 TELAUGES 7184                 8   7  1    54       DREAMERS (142)
 MILO 7243                     5   3  0    53       DREAMERS (142)
 BELLADONNA 7230               7   4  2    51       PURE POISON (680)
 JELLY BILLY 7199              7  15  1    47       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONCUS 7157                   4   1  0    45       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
-DRACSI 7156                   5   3  0    44       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 MYIA 7226                     4   7  2    41       DREAMERS (142)
 STRENGTH 7180                 4   4  1    41       IMPORTANT (682)
 NO SLEEP 7201                 5   2  0    37       TORTURED (669)
 CHOCOHOLIC 7153               4  25  0    37       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONEY CHILE 7227              7   9  0    30       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 GUDERIAN 7275                 2   1  0    28       IN GENERAL (687)
 BETTY BOPP 7231               6   8  1    27       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CORN SYRUP 7244               6   5  0    26       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214        3   0  0    26       TORTURED (669)
 MERCURY 7248                  3   5  2    24       PURE POISON (680)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REONKA 7155                   3   3  0    22       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
-LAMALOR 7158                  3   1  0    19       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 MILES 7265                    2   0  0    17       BLUE NOTE (474)
 SAILOR JERRY 7269             2   1  0    15       IMPORTANT (682)
-PLAUSIBLE 7281                1   0  0    11       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 SCOTT JOPLIN 7264             1   3  0     9       BLUE NOTE (474)
 VIOLENCE 7245                 0   2  0     8       IMPORTANT (682)
 TRUTH 7270                    1   4  0     7       IMPORTANT (682)
-SVEDKA 7081                   0   1  0     7       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRED THE UNREADY        0  0 0                      JELLY BILLY 7199      774  NONE
THREE OLIVES 6650       3  4 0 BLACKED OUT ON.. 560 MYIA 7226             773   
BESSIE 7266             1  2 0 BLUE NOTE 474        BETTY BOPP 7231       771   
COLTRANE 7034          22 29 0 BLUE NOTE 474        ARENAMASTER RILL      774  NONE
DA1 7291                0  1 0 BLUE NOTE 474        STONE GOLEM MARK      774  NONE
P44 7297                0  1 0 BLUE NOTE 474        SHISHZAR THE SNA      774  NONE
LEONTION 7113           8 16 2 DREAMERS 142         NIGHTSHADE 7144       771   
NICK O'TINE 7145       17 15 1 PURE POISON 680      DIOTIMA 7209          772  JUST REVENGED
CHICKEN OR EGG 7292     0  1 0 TORTURED 669         TILKIRRIN THE EL      774  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Coltrane. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

Aren't standbys great?  We went four-one, defeating each of the four standbys who
came out against us.  As to the loss to Vodka, well, I was drowning my sorrows, you
know?  Besides my record, I have looked through the miniovers and realized that NO
ONE on this team has a rating.  Kind of embarrassing. -- Chocoholic

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COLTRANE was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
P44 was slaughtered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CHICKEN OR EGG was murdered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was dispatched by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
NIGHTSHADE defeated DIOTIMA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's Bloodfeud fight.
BELLADONNA viciously subdued CHOCOHOLIC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
NO SLEEP devastated SCOTT JOPLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
MERCURY vanquished TRUTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GUDERIAN vanquished HONEY CHILE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MARTYR viciously subdued MOTTA THE PIKE in a tiresome 13 minute one-sided Title fight.
SCIENCE savagely defeated MYIA in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
STRENGTH was bested by MILO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
TELAUGES demolished BETTY BOPP in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
JELLY BILLY easily killed FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CORN SYRUP was viciously subdued by TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 11 minute bout.
VIOLENCE was overcome by MILES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's bout.
SAILOR JERRY devastated SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   9 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  22 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  3      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  42 -  3      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  37 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  23 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 774 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MARTYR 7003                33   4  0  182 TORTURED (669)
WALL OF STEEL    NIGHTSHADE 7144            22   6  2  105 PURE POISON (680)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIOTIMA 7209               10   9  2   84 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCIENCE 7177                6   5  1   67 IMPORTANT (682)
BASHING ATTACK   MILO 7243                   5   3  0   53 DREAMERS (142)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTSHADE 7144.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DIOTIMA 7209.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCIENCE 7177, BELLADONNA 
7230, NIGHTSHADE 7144, MILES 7265, DA1 7291, TELAUGES 7184, NO SLEEP 7201, MILO 7243, 
MERCURY 7248, and GUDERIAN 7275.

The least popular fighter this week was CORN SYRUP 7244.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARTYR 7003, BETTY BOPP 7231, TRUTH 7270, CHICKEN OR EGG 7292, SAILOR 
JERRY 7269, STRENGTH 7180, HONEY CHILE 7227, SCOTT JOPLIN 7264, CHOCOHOLIC 7153, and 
P44 7297.

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

COLTRANE (12-7034) BLUE NOTE (474)

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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