DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/15/2017    Duedate: 05/27/2017

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-825

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BELLS OF WAR
WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
(14-5048) [13-1-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BELLS OF WAR                   POSITION IS EMPTY
WU-TANG FOREVER (479)          
(14-5048) [13-1-0,140]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELLS OF WAR                   PROFIT PROPHET
WU-TANG FOREVER (479)          THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-5048) [13-1-0,140]         (14-5218) [10-8-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WU-TANG FOREVER (479)       40
2. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        36      STREEP LEGAL (509)
3. THING OF BEAUTY (500)       31      Unchartered Team
4. LIVING LARGE (490)           5
5. U PAY I SLAY (518)           2      A DAY OF GREAT SOX (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 STREEP LEGAL (509)        32  15  3 68.1   1/ 4 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     6  4 1
 2/ 1 U PAY I SLAY (518)        15   8  0 65.2   2/ 3 U PAY I SLAY (518)        6  4 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     %1005 776 57 56.4   3/ 1 STREEP LEGAL (509)        5  3 0
 4/ 4 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)    195 154 10 55.9   4/ 5 THING OF BEAUTY (500)     4  4 0
 5- 5*PRAIRIE NOMADS (508)       1   1  0 50.0   5/ 6 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      3 12 0
 6- 6 GRIM ADVENTURES (511)     27  29  5 48.2   6- 2 GRIM ADVENTURES (511)     2  2 0
 7/ 7 THING OF BEAUTY (500)     13  15  0 46.4   7- 7*PRAIRIE NOMADS (508)      1  0 0
 8/ 0 LIVING LARGE (490)        24  34  0 41.4   8/ 0 LIVING LARGE (490)        0  1 0

    '*'   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!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TOBIR games.  Former top team STREEP LEGAL was 
unseated this week as WU-TANG FOREVER moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-1 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon GRIM ADVENTURES this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 6th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week WU-TANG FOREVER went 3-2-1 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as MAMMA MIA boldly challenged BELLS OF WAR in 
order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Although MAMMA MIA made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BELLS OF WAR.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TOBIR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  TOBIR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is THE DEATH SQUAD, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of STREEP LEGAL are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  MAX MURDER take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in TOBIR.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that PROFIT PROPHET posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized SLITHERING IDIOT.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand PROFIT 
PROPHET beat SLITHERING IDIOT.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of DOUBT, veteran of 
many duels.  6-6-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLS OF WAR 5048            13   1  0   140       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON'S LAIR 4901           28  12  0   129       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
-DEFEND YOUR LIFE 5148        10   4  1   104       STREEP LEGAL (509)
 SNOOZEFEST 5129              29  15  0   102       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 MAMMA MIA 5144               12   2  2    93       STREEP LEGAL (509)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4TH DISCIPLE 5098             7   1  1    75       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NERGAL 5165                   8   4  0    66       GRIM ADVENTURES (511)
 AXE WIPE 4736                 6   2  0    66       U PAY I SLAY (518)
 PROFIT PROPHET 5218          10   8  0    57       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MANDY 5163                    9   5  1    56       GRIM ADVENTURES (511)
 BEAUTIFUL 5119                3   0  0    48       THING OF BEAUTY (500)
-GRIM 5164                     4   1  0    46       GRIM ADVENTURES (511)
 MAX MURDER 4720               3   0  0    44       U PAY I SLAY (518)
 SLITHERING IDIOT 5228         5   2  0    42       U PAY I SLAY (518)
 OCTUPUS 5178                 10  11  0    41       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYWEATHER 5216               7  12  0    33       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 ELEGANCE 5089                 2   0  0    30       THING OF BEAUTY (500)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONWEED 5227                 3   0  0    21       STREEP LEGAL (509)
-BERMUDA 5054                  2   1  0    21       LIVING LARGE (490)
-WHIRLAWAY 5138                1   1  0    16       PRAIRIE NOMADS (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE SPLEEN 4731           1   1  0    16       U PAY I SLAY (518)
 JEN E. TALIA 5242             1   2  0    14       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 KEEP EATIN' 5133              3   4  0    13       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
-MAID 4896                     2   2  0    12       LIVING LARGE (490)
-YACHT 5011                    0   2  0     6       LIVING LARGE (490)
 U-GOD 5236                    0   2  0     2       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOZER 5248              0  1 0 LIVING LARGE 490     DARK CHAMPION         825  NONE
DOUBT 5158              6  6 0 STREEP LEGAL 509     4TH DISCIPLE 5098     825   
A 5252                  0  1 0 THING OF BEAUTY 500  WURM KIN              825  NONE
BYE 5251                0  1 0 U PAY I SLAY 518     DARK CHAMPION         825  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DOZER was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SNOOZEFEST was savagely defeated by DRAGON'S LAIR in a 20 minute Challenge duel.
MAMMA MIA was overpowered by BELLS OF WAR in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
PROFIT PROPHET outwaited SLITHERING IDIOT in a popular 7 minute Challenge duel.
OCTUPUS was devastated by AXE WIPE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MAYWEATHER was handily defeated by MAX MURDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JEN E. TALIA won victory over KEEP EATIN' in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
4TH DISCIPLE slaughtered DOUBT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BEAUTIFUL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELEGANCE overpowered CHARLIE SPLEEN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
IRONWEED overpowered U-GOD in a 1 minute one-sided 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    17 -   8 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  11 -  0      15  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 825 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     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BELLS OF WAR 5048          13   1  0  140 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAGON'S LAIR 4901         28  12  0  129 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
WALL OF STEEL    MAMMA MIA 5144             12   2  2   93 STREEP LEGAL (509)
LUNGING ATTACK   4TH DISCIPLE 5098           7   1  1   75 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
AIMED BLOW       PROFIT PROPHET 5218        10   8  0   57 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEAUTIFUL 5119              3   0  0   48 THING OF BEAUTY (500)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELLS OF WAR 5048.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PROFIT PROPHET 5218.  The ten other most popular fighters were BELLS OF WAR 
5048, AXE WIPE 4736, MAX MURDER 4720, JEN E. TALIA 5242, BEAUTIFUL 5119, SLITHERING 
IDIOT 5228, 4TH DISCIPLE 5098, ELEGANCE 5089, IRONWEED 5227, and KEEP EATIN' 5133.

The least popular fighter this week was SNOOZEFEST 5129.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRAGON'S LAIR 4901, U-GOD 5236, CHARLIE SPLEEN 4731, MAYWEATHER 5216, 
OCTUPUS 5178, MAMMA MIA 5144, DOZER 5248, BYE 5251, A 5252, and DOUBT 5158.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BELLS OF WAR (14-5048) WU-TANG FOREVER (479)

                     PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE

Please note that because of new bank regulations, we can no longer accept any check or 
money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"