DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2015    Duedate: 03/28/2015

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-776

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KNICK KNACK
ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
(13-5628) [24-10-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KNICK KNACK                    HOPTICAL ILLUSION
ALLITERATE ARMY (598)          MMMM BEER (600)
(13-5628) [24-10-1,124]        (13-5655) [7-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KNICK KNACK                    BABILOPE IFDAG
ALLITERATE ARMY (598)          CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
(13-5628) [24-10-1,124]        (13-5663) [2-0-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALLITERATE ARMY (598)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALLITERATE ARMY (598)       37
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (445)        16      ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
3. MMMM BEER (600)              5      Unchartered Team
4. NO MEDIOCRE (599)            0
                                       MMMM BEER (600)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MMMM BEER (600)            7   0  0  100   1/ 2 ALLITERATE ARMY (598)     8  4 1
 2/ 2 ALLITERATE ARMY (598)    109  52  3 67.7   2/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)      7  8 0
 3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (445)     943 934 19 50.2   3/ 3*MMMM BEER (600)           3  0 0
 4- 4 NO MEDIOCRE (599)         19  24  1 44.2   4- 4 NO MEDIOCRE (599)         1  1 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of DULLENS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  CARDOW HUNTERS?  
Who?  ALLITERATE ARMY is the top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for 
BABILOPE IFDAG, who pummelled SCUMORAMA, to pocket 17 points.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 2 points to PART 
POWER.  (Discrete enough, MAMMOTH EARS?) KNICK KNACK successfully staved off a grab 
for the roses by SUGAR BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Does DULLENS have no one talented 
enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls 
and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
KNICK KNACK of ALLITERATE ARMY sends SUGAR BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS goes to the Weary 
Warrior's Retirement Home.  DULLENS has no place for weaklings!  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
DULLENS would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in DULLENS is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
DULLENS, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Arthur's Last 
Stand.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNICK KNACK 5628             24  10  1   124       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PART POWER 5627              22  12  0   105       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
 WEST WOOD 5630               24  10  0    93       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POWER PUNCH 5629             22  12  1    82       ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
 MAMMOTH EARS 5632            15  12  1    75       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPTICAL ILLUSION 5655        7   0  0    59       MMMM BEER (600)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IGGY IGGY 5644                6   1  0    53       NO MEDIOCRE (599)
 STORM SHIELD 5633            12  15  0    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOUR PIECES 5662              2   0  1    33       NO MEDIOCRE (599)
-MODE #9 5653                  2   2  0    28       NO MEDIOCRE (599)
 BABILOPE IFDAG 5663           2   0  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)
 PUSSYCAT 5648                 5   5  0    24       CARDOW HUNTERS (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MENAGE A VEINTE 5643          3   3  0    20       NO MEDIOCRE (599)
-BETTER THAN YOU 5659          1   3  0     9       NO MEDIOCRE (599)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SUGAR BULL 5631        15 16 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 445   KNICK KNACK 5628      776   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two wins over standbys, three losses to managed warriors.  Not our finest hour.  But
we'll take it.  I have no hesitation in handing the title to Knick Knack; he's got
the mind for that public relations stuff.  Me, I'm interested in finding ways to
increase the comfort in our longhouse.  They say that will make us soft, lazy, and
unfit for nomadic life.  Well, so?  We aren't nomads now, are we? -- Sugar Bull

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KNICK KNACK viciously butchered SUGAR BULL in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
PART POWER handily defeated MAMMOTH EARS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
POWER PUNCH won victory over TOODLES ENSLAVED! in a 2 minute brawl.
WEST WOOD devastated KOO KOO KUNG FOO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOPTICAL ILLUSION demolished PUSSYCAT in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
STORM SHIELD lost to D'ARTANGNON in a 5 minute fight.
BABILOPE IFDAG devastated SCUMORAMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        27 -  16 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 776 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  KNICK KNACK 5628           24  10  1  124 ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
AIMED BLOW       PART POWER 5627            22  12  0  105 ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
BASHING ATTACK   WEST WOOD 5630             24  10  0   93 ALLITERATE ARMY (598)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KNICK KNACK 5628.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BABILOPE IFDAG 5663.  The ten other most popular fighters were KNICK KNACK 
5628, POWER PUNCH 5629, HOPTICAL ILLUSION 5655, SUGAR BULL 5631, PART POWER 5627, 
WEST WOOD 5630, PUSSYCAT 5648, MAMMOTH EARS 5632, STORM SHIELD 5633, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was STORM SHIELD 5633.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAMMOTH EARS 5632, PUSSYCAT 5648, WEST WOOD 5630, PART POWER 
5627, SUGAR BULL 5631, HOPTICAL ILLUSION 5655, POWER PUNCH 5629, KNICK KNACK 5628, 
BABILOPE IFDAG 5663, and  0.

                                 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."