DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2015    Duedate: 03/07/2015

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-770

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAISY
MENTOR BLISS (496)
(14-4967) [20-6-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAISY                          MAJESTIC
MENTOR BLISS (496)             THING OF BEAUTY (500)
(14-4967) [20-6-0,118]         (14-5013) [2-0-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIG RED                        KAMIN
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             MENTOR BLISS (496)
(14-4900) [13-35-1,75]         (14-4965) [14-8-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MENTOR BLISS (496)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THING OF BEAUTY (500)       35
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          26      ORDER (487)
3. ORDER (487)                 14      Unchartered Team
4. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        11
5. MENTOR BLISS (496)         -21      THING OF BEAUTY (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ORDER (487)               20  12  0 62.5   1/ 1 MENTOR BLISS (496)        9  3 0
 2/ 1 MENTOR BLISS (496)        71  44  1 61.7   2/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      7  8 1
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     860 657 52 56.7   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        5 10 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       907 %1102 16 45.1   4/ 4 ORDER (487)               4  0 0
 5/ 5*THING OF BEAUTY (500)      2   5  0 28.6   5/ 5*THING OF BEAUTY (500)     2  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "I tell you, we'd have done better to go to Lyratilan.  The people here are
almost all CATS, and they just don't appreciate us."  Old Howel looked at his
packmates and bared his teeth.  Cats just don't understand about LOYALTY, everything
for themselves, that's cats.  You wouldn't catch a Dog growling about revolution."
     "But is it revolution if there's no one at the head of the pack?  How long has
it been since anyone here had a sniff of the 'king' of Andoria?  He's dead or gone or
SOMETHING, and the humans are all growling and snarling over who gets to lead.  Soon
enough, they'll start fighting--"  Spike twitched an ear.  "Let 'em."
    "Well, it's nothing to do with US, is it?" the Blunderdog asked.  "It's all
between the humans."
     "It starts there," Howel said.  He flattened his ears.  "But what if they start
talking about leash laws?"
     "Oh.  I hadn't thought of that."  The Blunderdog laid down on the couch,
enjoying the fact that no one would tell him to get off.  Unless the humans took
over, of course.  They had a thing about hogging the furniture for themselves.
"Still, what can we do?  Even if we call back all the Dogs that 'graduated', what can
we do against all the humans?"
     "Bite 'em!" the Haha Hound said.  His laugh was crazed, and his eyes glittered.
His packmates had decided he was part coyote, or maybe even hyena, and wholly not
sane.
     "No one likes a Dog who bites without cause," Big Red said.  The weight of his
stare, his slightly lifted hackle, was enough to subdue the Hound.  "Even the Cats--"
     "To the pound with the Cats!"
     "No, we need them.  They might think they're our adversaries right now, but if
the humans get out of hand, it'll be Cats and Dogs together."  Big Red wrinkled his
forehead.  "We should talk to some of our colleagues--the werewolves in Lyratilan,
for instance--"
     "Werewolves!"  Howel lifted his lip enough to flash a yellowed fang.  "Half-and-
half creatures, and miserable with it."
     "Not through their own choice, and they do the best they can.  We may well need
all of us--werewolves and werecats, too--if we're going to hold our own against the
humans."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in TOBIR. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MAJESTIC, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing DIAZ like 
a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
DIAZ, who dropped 18 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
MAJESTIC.  Unlike most arenas, DAISY managed to get hers challenge off against the 
8-8-1 DARK HELMET.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles 
was THE DEATH SQUAD's DARK HELMET, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by 
DAISY.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid ORDER, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does TOBIR really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause MENTOR BLISS beats feet every time ORDER smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, SPIKE would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Challenging down 30 
points was KAMIN.  Pretty soon she'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The 
only way to clean up' pins.  I just want to congratulate SPIKE on beating KAMIN.  He 
overcame his superior-ranked opponent and gained 20 points.  Congrats!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  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.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY 4967                   20   6  0   118       MENTOR BLISS (496)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEX 4848                     13   5  0   100       ORDER (487)
 SPIKE 4903                   17  30  0    98       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEX 4849                      7   6  0    98       ORDER (487)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK HELMET 5035              8   9  1    88       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 KAMIN 4965                   14   8  0    87       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 HAHA HOUND 4962              20   9  0    83       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 OLD HOWEL 4915               15  31  0    76       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 JELLYFISH 5046                9   6  1    76       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 FONZANOON 4948               15  21  0    75       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 BIG RED 4900                 13  35  1    75       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULLHEAD 5060                 4   6  2    50       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 MAJESTIC 5013                 2   0  0    49       THING OF BEAUTY (500)
 SCUTTLEBUTT 5071              6   1  2    43       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 DIAZ 5026                     7  10  0    38       MENTOR BLISS (496)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEACE 5082                    1   0  0     9       MENTOR BLISS (496)
-GRANDIOSE 5014                0   2  0     6       THING OF BEAUTY (500)
 BLUNDERDOG 5076               0   3  0     3       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DELARQUAN SAILOR        0  0 0                      SCUTTLEBUTT 5071      770  NONE
SINGER 5065             2  4 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     BULLHEAD 5060         767   
ELEGANCE 5061           0  1 0 THING OF BEAUTY 500  ARENAMASTER VASH      770  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four, and the Haha got the win.  That's rotten.  He's got no dignity, and he's
weird.  I mean, he doesn't MIND when people laugh at him!  Us Dogs are Good Guys, and
you don't laugh at us, you know?  Or we'll bite you. -- Big Red

If any gladiator or manager would care to be involved in a story, either a bit of
"local color" or a serious tale, just let me know. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELEGANCE was butchered by ARENAMASTER VASHKU in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAISY vanquished DARK HELMET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
KAMIN was luckily beaten by SPIKE in a 5 minute expert's Challenge fight.
JEX overpowered BIG RED in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FONZANOON was bested by HAHA HOUND in a 2 minute gory expert's brawl.
OLD HOWEL was devastated by HEX in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JELLYFISH was overcome by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
DIAZ was viciously subdued by MAJESTIC in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
BULLHEAD vanquished CHEERFUL FAN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
SCUTTLEBUTT assassinated DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
BLUNDERDOG was savagely defeated by PEACE in a exciting 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    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 -   5 -  2      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  21 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 770 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DAISY 4967                 20   6  0  118 MENTOR BLISS (496)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEX 4848                   13   5  0  100 ORDER (487)
SLASHING ATTACK  HEX 4849                    7   6  0   98 ORDER (487)
WALL OF STEEL    HAHA HOUND 4962            20   9  0   83 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 KAMIN 4965.  The ten other most popular fighters were PEACE 5082, FONZANOON 4948, 
HAHA HOUND 4962, MAJESTIC 5013, DAISY 4967, BULLHEAD 5060, SPIKE 4903, JEX 4848, HEX 
4849, and JELLYFISH 5046.

The least popular fighter this week was OLD HOWEL 4915.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIG RED 4900, DARK HELMET 5035, ELEGANCE 5061, BLUNDERDOG 5076, 
SCUTTLEBUTT 5071, DIAZ 5026, JELLYFISH 5046, HEX 4849, JEX 4848, and SPIKE 4903.

                                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!

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave