DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2015    Duedate: 04/04/2015

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-772

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JEX
ORDER (487)
(14-4848) [14-6-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAISY                          MAJESTIC
MENTOR BLISS (496)             THING OF BEAUTY (500)
(14-4967) [21-6-0,121]         (14-5013) [3-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIG RED                        JEX
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             ORDER (487)
(14-4900) [13-37-1,77]         (14-4848) [14-6-0,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MENTOR BLISS (496)          38
2. THING OF BEAUTY (500)       25      ORDER (487)
3. ORDER (487)                 17      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          -3
5. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)       -37      THING OF BEAUTY (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ORDER (487)               23  13  0 63.9   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      9  6 1
 2/ 2 MENTOR BLISS (496)        74  45  1 62.2   2/ 2 ORDER (487)               5  1 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     867 660 52 56.8   3/ 3 MENTOR BLISS (496)        5  3 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       910 %1109 16 45.1   4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        5 10 0
 5/ 5*THING OF BEAUTY (500)      3   8  0 27.3   5/ 5*THING OF BEAUTY (500)     2  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  It looks like the guys(?) at MENTOR BLISS had a 
good week as they went 3-1-0 to put them in 3rd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for DIAZ, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing 
BULLHEAD like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  BULLHEAD lost to DIAZ and drops 21 points.  What does the 
Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both the most challenged apes 
in human history!  Heyheyhey!  Drawing on all of his experience as a 13-6-0 warrior, 
JEX went for the Duelmastership against SPIKE this week.  It's a proud day for the 
ORDER stable, as their warrior, JEX, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Can you 
believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that THE DEATH SQUAD was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE DEATH SQUAD's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause ORDER beats feet every time THE DEATH SQUAD smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEX 4848                     14   6  0   107       ORDER (487)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY 4967                   21   6  0   121       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 HEX 4849                      9   6  0   109       ORDER (487)
 KAMIN 4965                   15   8  0   102       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 FONZANOON 4948               17  21  0    97       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 SPIKE 4903                   18  31  0    95       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 JELLYFISH 5046               11   6  1    91       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK HELMET 5035              9  10  1    83       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 OLD HOWEL 4915               15  33  0    78       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BIG RED 4900                 13  37  1    77       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HAHA HOUND 4962              20  11  0    71       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJESTIC 5013                 3   0  0    63       THING OF BEAUTY (500)
 DIAZ 5026                     8  10  0    60       MENTOR BLISS (496)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCUTTLEBUTT 5071              7   2  2    39       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 BULLHEAD 5060                 5   7  2    39       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUNDERDOG 5076               2   3  0    16       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PEACE 5082                    1   1  0     7       MENTOR BLISS (496)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COLDER 5090             0  1 0 THING OF BEAUTY 500  DARK CHAMPION         772  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two-three again, and the Blunderdog bit the Convincian Hero.  Is that any way for a
Good Dog to behave? -- Big Red

Red -- He tried to kick me.  A Dog-kicker has no rights. -- Blunderdog

Something in that, I suppose, and at least Haha lost HIS fight. -- Big Red

Oh, thanks, what a great pack-mate YOU are. -- Haha Hound

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COLDER was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAJESTIC vanquished SCUTTLEBUTT in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JEX savagely defeated SPIKE in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
KAMIN overpowered DARK HELMET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DAISY viciously subdued VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
FONZANOON bested OLD HOWEL in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
HEX handily defeated HAHA HOUND in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JELLYFISH won victory over BIG RED in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
BULLHEAD was vanquished by DIAZ in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BLUNDERDOG unbelievably bested PEACE in a exciting 2 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  2      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  17 -  2      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 772 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JEX 4848                   14   6  0  107 ORDER (487)
AIMED BLOW       DAISY 4967                 21   6  0  121 MENTOR BLISS (496)
SLASHING ATTACK  HEX 4849                    9   6  0  109 ORDER (487)
WALL OF STEEL    HAHA HOUND 4962            20  11  0   71 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BIG RED 4900.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JEX 4848.  The ten other most popular fighters were PEACE 5082, DAISY 4967, 
COLDER 5090, MAJESTIC 5013, KAMIN 4965, FONZANOON 4948, JELLYFISH 5046, DIAZ 5026, 
BLUNDERDOG 5076, and SPIKE 4903.

The least popular fighter this week was BULLHEAD 5060.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAHA HOUND 4962, OLD HOWEL 4915, DARK HELMET 5035, SCUTTLEBUTT 5071, 
BIG RED 4900, HEX 4849, SPIKE 4903, BLUNDERDOG 5076, DIAZ 5026, and JELLYFISH 5046.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JEX (14-4848) ORDER (487)
KAMIN (14-4965) MENTOR BLISS (496)

                                 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."