DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/25/2015    Duedate: 04/07/2015

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-773

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARTYR
TORTURED (669)
(12-7003) [32-4-0,180]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARTYR                         WESTMORELAND
TORTURED (669)                 IN GENERAL (687)
(12-7003) [32-4-0,180]         (12-7259) [4-0-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COLTRANE                       SCIENCE
BLUE NOTE (474)                IMPORTANT (682)
(12-7034) [22-28-0,94]         (12-7177) [5-5-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TORTURED (669)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACKED OUT ON... (560)     37
2. IN GENERAL (687)            29      TORTURED (669)
3. BLUE NOTE (474)             20      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           16
5. TORTURED (669)               1      IN GENERAL (687)

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)            7  3 0
 2- 2*DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     16  11  0 59.3   2/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 1
 3/ 3 TORTURED (669)            65  47  3 58.0   3- 1*DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)     6  4 0
 4/ 9*IN GENERAL (687)           5   4  0 55.6   4- 4 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)   5  4 0
 5/ 0 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   46  41  4 52.9   5/ 7*IN GENERAL (687)          4  2 0
 6/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1616 %1508 %138 51.7   6/ 8 DREAMERS (142)            4  7 2
 7- 5 FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)  117 114  4 50.6   7/ 5 IMPORTANT (682)           4  7 0
 8- 6 PURE POISON (680)        114 116 14 49.6   8/ 0 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   3  2 0
 9/ 7 BLUE NOTE (474)          194 210  7 48.0   9- 3 PURE POISON (680)         3  6 1
10/ 8 IMPORTANT (682)           15  23  3 39.5  10/ 9 BLUE NOTE (474)           3  7 0
11/10 SWEET MAGIC (267)        883 %1360 34 39.4  11-10*DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)  1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RIZTAB?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DARK CONSTRUCTS, since 
TORTURED took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for PURE POISON, whose 
0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 9th.  Ha!  SWEET MAGIC turned their 4-1-0 turn 
into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see JIM BEAM win a 
fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JIM BEAM beat DIOTIMA and DIOTIMA lost 
26 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, RIZTAB 
may be getting bland, as MARTYR stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  PURE POISON was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like TORTURED avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  TRUTH was challenged 
more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, 
heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in RIZTAB to get a drink than The Swinging 
Aardvark!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of RIZTAB.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTYR 7003                  32   4  0   180       TORTURED (669)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK BOLT 7131              17  15  2   105       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
-NIGHTSHADE 7144              21   6  2   103       PURE POISON (680)
 JIM BEAM 5506                 8  10  0   100       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-NIGHT CRAWLER 7128           18   8  0    97       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 COLTRANE 7034                22  28  0    94       BLUE NOTE (474)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLASH 7174                   14   7  0    81       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
 DIOTIMA 7209                 10   8  2    76       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCIENCE 7177                  5   5  1    65       IMPORTANT (682)
 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)
-SUPERIOR DEVIL 7238           5   0  0    55       DEVILS OF THE DARK (686)
-THING 7200                   14   5  0    54       FANTASTIC FIVE II (679)
-TELAUGES 7184                 7   7  1    48       DREAMERS (142)
-MILO 7243                     4   3  0    47       DREAMERS (142)
-BELLADONNA 7230               6   4  2    46       PURE POISON (680)
-MONCUS 7157                   4   1  0    45       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
-DRACSI 7156                   5   3  0    44       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 STRENGTH 7180                 4   3  1    44       IMPORTANT (682)
 MYIA 7226                     4   6  2    40       DREAMERS (142)
 JELLY BILLY 7199              6  15  0    36       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CHOCOHOLIC 7153               4  24  0    36       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO SLEEP 7201                 4   2  0    31       TORTURED (669)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONEY CHILE 7227              7   8  0    30       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CORN SYRUP 7244               6   4  0    30       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BETTY BOPP 7231               6   7  1    28       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SPLIT PERSONALITY 7214        3   0  0    26       TORTURED (669)

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)
 TRUTH 7270                    1   3  0    15       IMPORTANT (682)
-MERCURY 7248                  2   5  2    13       PURE POISON (680)
 SCOTT JOPLIN 7264             1   2  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
-MILES 7265                    1   0  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
-PLAUSIBLE 7281                1   0  0    11       DARK CONSTRUCTS (681)
 SVEDKA 7081                   0   1  0     7       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-VIOLENCE 7245                 0   1  0     7       IMPORTANT (682)
 GUDERIAN 7275                 1   1  0     6       IN GENERAL (687)
 SAILOR JERRY 7269             1   1  0     4       IMPORTANT (682)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
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   
P40 7289                0  1 0 BLUE NOTE 474        SPYMASTER TORRIC      773  NONE
LEONTION 7113           8 16 2 DREAMERS 142         NIGHTSHADE 7144       771   
YUCK! 7290              0  1 0 DREAMERS 142         ARENAMASTER RILL      773  NONE
BEER 7204               2  2 0 IMPORTANT 682        MYIA 7226             769  NOT REVENGED
MANDRAKE 7229           2  5 1 PURE POISON 680      STRENGTH 7180         769  REVENGED
NICK O'TINE 7145       17 15 1 PURE POISON 680      DIOTIMA 7209          772   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Folks, I haven't done in personals for today.  My excuse is that we had a crashing
thunderstorm last night when I normally would have been doing them.  This is true.
Lightning hit nearby and I turned off my computer.  But it's an excuse because after
the storm was over, I didn't turn the computer back on, just enjoyed not doing
personals.  Sorta sorry, and I'll try to do better, but it sure felt good. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YUCK! was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
P40 was butchered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SPLIT PERSONALITY viciously subdued TRUTH in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
MARTYR viciously subdued COLTRANE in a slow 14 minute gory master's Title brawl.
DIOTIMA was demolished by JIM BEAM in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
SCIENCE was narrowly defeated by SHORT PETER in a exciting 4 minute bloody struggle.
STRENGTH was handily defeated by WESTMORELAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ARISTOCRAT RUM vanquished NO SLEEP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ARISTOCRAT VODKA slimly won victory over CHOCOHOLIC in a 3 minute fight.
HONEY CHILE won victory over BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 2 minute duel.
THREE OLIVES was slain by MYIA in a 2 minute fight.
JELLY BILLY overpowered MARMADUKE THE BROKE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CORN SYRUP savagely defeated BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a exciting 7 minute bloody match.
BETTY BOPP handily defeated SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SCOTT JOPLIN savagely defeated SAILOR JERRY in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
GUDERIAN defeated SVEDKA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       23 -   9 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  23 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  43 -  2      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  39 -  4      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  25 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 773 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     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MARTYR 7003                32   4  0  180 TORTURED (669)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIOTIMA 7209               10   8  2   76 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   WESTMORELAND 7259           4   0  0   65 IN GENERAL (687)
BASHING ATTACK   STRENGTH 7180               4   3  1   44 IMPORTANT (682)
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 SCIENCE 7177.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOTT JOPLIN 7264, SPLIT 
PERSONALITY 7214, ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508, MYIA 7226, JIM BEAM 5506, CHOCOHOLIC 7153, 
HONEY CHILE 7227, WESTMORELAND 7259, ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505, and JELLY BILLY 7199.

The least popular fighter this week was MARTYR 7003.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COLTRANE 7034, CORN SYRUP 7244, NO SLEEP 7201, STRENGTH 7180, TRUTH 
7270, YUCK! 7290, SAILOR JERRY 7269, BETTY BOPP 7231, THREE OLIVES 6650, and DIOTIMA 
7209.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

COLTRANE (12-7034) BLUE NOTE (474)

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

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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