DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/04/2018    Duedate: 04/17/2018

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-843

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOUSE
MARKS PARTY (489)
(15-5221) [15-5-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOUSE                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MARKS PARTY (489)              
(15-5221) [15-5-0,137]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WINTERGREEN                    SOH LAH TOA
GREENWARDENS (244)             MARKS PARTY (489)
(15-5272) [21-26-1,90]         (15-5480) [7-1-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AL BUMS 11 (556)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MARKS PARTY (489)           35
2. GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)         11      WRATH OF GRAPES (540)
3. WRATH OF GRAPES (540)        8      Unchartered Team
4. AL BUMS 11 (556)             2
5. WEIRD STUDENTS (544)         0      NORTHLANDERS (199)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BLADES OF DOOM (507)      21   9  2 70.0   1/ 1 AL BUMS 11 (556)          8  2 0
 2/ 2 WRATH OF GRAPES (540)     17  10  4 63.0   2/ 2 GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)       7  2 2
 3- 3 WEIRD STUDENTS (544)      41  26  2 61.2   3/ 5 MARKS PARTY (489)         4  0 0
 4/ 4 AL BUMS 11 (556)          37  24  3 60.7   4/ 3 WRATH OF GRAPES (540)     3  3 0
 5/ 5 GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)       44  30  2 59.5   5- 4 WEIRD STUDENTS (544)      2  2 0
 6/ 6 MARKS PARTY (489)         56  45  2 55.4   6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)        2 13 0
 7/ 0 BLOODSWORN (482)         198 179 14 52.5   7- 7 BLADES OF DOOM (507)      1  0 0
 8/ 7 GREENWARDENS (244)       993 %1181 25 45.7   8/ 0 BLOODSWORN (482)          1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is me, Helpful, and I am going to give you my one and only current Duelmaster 
Column.  Let me first tell you all "good-bye" as I am now an immortal Lord Protector 
and fighting in the Dark Arena my last round.
     So this will be all about me. I am 15-5-1 in the arena, and have gone a mediocre 
8-6 in tournaments. (Unlike my teammate, Caring, who won a TV there.)  I really have 
won a lot of other DM Titles here; 10-2 in DM fights.  Let me list those I defeated 
and the two who beat me.
     In order, I defeated Krode(BA), Venomous Concubine(LU), M. Chardinee(PR), Kung-Fu 
Master(AB), Vileness(LU), Wintergreen(WS), Snowfoot(ST), Wintergreen(WS), 
Wintergreen(WS), and SummerteethLU).  Only Snowfoot(ST) and Mouse(LU) have beaten me 
in DM matches.
     I am a 9(+2)-4(+1)-14-15-21-3-21 Aimed Blow, with good damage and normal 
endurance.  I am blessed with +4 attack and +4 defense.  I will go to the Isle with at 
least an admaster attack and adex defense.  I think I love the epee.  (41/91/5) Like 
most Consortium-affiliated warriors these days, I will probably retire.
     It has been fun.  It has been sweet.  I hope I have been helpful.  Adios.

                                          -- Helpful, DMX

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome MALCORN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Some people say I ramble 
too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well GOOD 
BEHAVIOR moved up 0, to 2nd.  What's with MOUSE?  He actually beat AL BUMS 11's THE 
SOLUTION, and walked away with 13 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at AL 
BUMS 11.  THE SOLUTION lost 6 points to MOUSE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
THE SOLUTION will provide more easy wins...  Apparently MALCORN isn't filled with as 
many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this 
turn!  MALCORN has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  It Dark Arena 
Challenged DARK ARENA's SPYMASTER (0-0-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  
SPYMASTER was reminded on the sands why HELPFUL is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to 
hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, AL BUMS 11!  In my day, no team with a 36-23-3 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, WRATH OF GRAPES?   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Who will dare fight HELPFUL, after it returned from the Dark 
Arena?  (For the record 16-5-2 is 115, and has it points) Sending a warrior to the 
Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, INFERNAL.  That's 
what a 14-2-0 gets you.  Some people in MALCORN think BLOODSWORN was too harsh when 
they sent INFERNAL (14-2-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  HESSIAN 
looked pretty sick and surprised when he learned BLOODSWORN is sending him to the 
Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 18-6-1?  Some people are wondering why BLOODSWORN 
sent HESSIAN (18-6-1) to the Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on their team.  
Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough 
beans, WAKING DEMON.  That's what a 11-3-0 gets you.  So BLOODSWORN sent WAKING DEMON 
to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where WAKING DEMON came from.  
Dime a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  How long have I been here?  I got people to 
see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  MALCORN 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSE 5221                   15   5  0   137       MARKS PARTY (489)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VILENESS 5473                 9   2  2   116       BLADES OF DOOM (507)
 CARING 5731                   7   1  0   100       GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)
 LISON 5494                    8   0  0    99       MARKS PARTY (489)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALKALINE 5241                 9   6  0    92       MARKS PARTY (489)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTERGREEN 5272             21  26  1    90       GREENWARDENS (244)
-RIGID RICKIE 5485            12   3  1    89       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
 THE SOLUTION 5729             8   1  2    89       AL BUMS 11 (556)
 40 OZ 5659                   13   3  0    82       AL BUMS 11 (556)
 BLUE RAM 5327                16  19  1    68       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIDY TIM 5487                11   5  1    66       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
 SHIRAZ 5440                   8   3  1    66       WRATH OF GRAPES (540)
-NIMBLE NICKEL 5488            7   5  0    65       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
-OBEDIANT 5695                 6   6  0    65       GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)
-KOOL KERI 5515                7   5  0    59       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
 PINOT NOIR 5437               6   4  2    57       WRATH OF GRAPES (540)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UMMAGUMMA 5692                8   2  1    51       AL BUMS 11 (556)
 SOH LAH TOA 5480              7   1  0    49       MARKS PARTY (489)
-CHEERFUL 5730                 5   3  0    44       GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)
 BLACK FOX 5410                5  22  0    37       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNDERWOOD 5435                6  14  0    32       GREENWARDENS (244)
 OBEYS TEACH 5739              4   2  0    28       GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOSCATO 5438                  2   1  0    16       WRATH OF GRAPES (540)
 REVENGE KILL 5626             1   0  0    13       BLOODSWORN (482)
-MADEIRA 5669                  1   1  1    11       WRATH OF GRAPES (540)
 TREE ROOT 5743                2   3  0     9       GREENWARDENS (244)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEATHLESS 5641          0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482       BLACK ORC             843  NONE
HESSIAN 5498           18  7 1 BLOODSWORN 482       DARK CHAMPION         843  NONE
INFERNAL 5512          14  3 0 BLOODSWORN 482       WURM KIN              843  NONE
WAKING DEMON 5551      11  4 0 BLOODSWORN 482       DARK CHAMPION         843  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Summerteeth, gee, I am really sorry. I didn't mean to kill you; I just wanted to help 
out, you know? Mea culpa. I wish your teammates had the opportunity to bloodfeud, but 
I just graduated, and fighting the DA my final round, and not allowing them the 
opportunity. Mea maxima culpa. -- Helpful

A L Bums, perhaps I can take you all out to a game and we get some beer, popcorn and 
cracker jacks, and make it up to you. -- Gentleman, Manager of Good Behavior

Shiraz, wow! You definitely stuck it to me!  But I am still smiling. -- Cheerful 

Underwood, I am impressed. I am also hurt and taking lots of drugs. -- Obeys Teach

May The Mailer treat you well. -- Gentleman

The Solution -- Maybe so, but what's the problem, eh? -- Wintergreen

40 Oz -- (mutter grumble) Dwarves! -- Blue Ram

Pinot Noir -- Sour. -- Black Fox

Obeys Teach -- Very good!  You lose and you get skills.  Remember that. -- Underwood

Thieves, bah. -- Tree Root

Our congratulations to Helpful. -- Jorja and the Greenwardens

Gentleman -- Apparently we have to wait until the tourney spy report is done before we 
can set out.  But your willingness puts you at the top of the list.  Thank you. -- 
Lord Malcorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HELPFUL butchered SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
INFERNAL was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
HESSIAN was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
WAKING DEMON was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DEATHLESS was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
THE SOLUTION was devastated by MOUSE in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
CARING overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ALKALINE viciously subdued SHIRAZ in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
LISON vanquished WINTERGREEN in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
40 OZ overpowered BLUE RAM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BLACK FOX was savagely defeated by SOH LAH TOA in a exciting 4 minute gruesome fight.
UNDERWOOD was overpowered by PINOT NOIR in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
OBEYS TEACH handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TREE ROOT was subdued by REVENGE KILL in a 1 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  18 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  15 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 843 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUSE 5221                 15   5  0  137 MARKS PARTY (489)
AIMED BLOW       CARING 5731                 7   1  0  100 GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)
BASHING ATTACK   THE SOLUTION 5729           8   1  2   89 AL BUMS 11 (556)
TOTAL PARRY      SOH LAH TOA 5480            7   1  0   49 MARKS PARTY (489)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WINTERGREEN 5272.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SOH LAH TOA 5480.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK FOX 5410, 
ALKALINE 5241, LISON 5494, PINOT NOIR 5437, REVENGE KILL 5626, MOUSE 5221, CARING 
5731, 40 OZ 5659, OBEYS TEACH 5739, and INFERNAL 5512.

The least popular fighter this week was TREE ROOT 5743.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UNDERWOOD 5435, BLUE RAM 5327, DEATHLESS 5641, WAKING DEMON 5551, 
HESSIAN 5498, WINTERGREEN 5272, SHIRAZ 5440, THE SOLUTION 5729, INFERNAL 5512, and 
OBEYS TEACH 5739.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MOUSE (15-5221) MARKS PARTY (489)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HELPFUL (15-5699) GOOD BEHAVIOR (559)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     Algernon, who had NOT gotten the name change he'd asked for, looked at the latest 
petitioner.  This was a typical gladiator, big, muscular, and scarred, with a frown.  
"Ah, what can I do for you?"
     "Name change.  I heard we can do that.  I'm tired of being Jane Doe."
     "I'd think you would be," Algernon said faintly.  "The Commission has actually 
been thinking about this.  It isn't FREE, mind you!  It takes money to run our office, 
you know, and we want to buy some goats--"
     "I don't care about goats!"  He made a crude suggestion about goats.
     "Gladiators, teams, it will cost you two dollars to make a change--"
     "I had a talk with my manager.  He'll find the money.  I want to change my name 
to Jane Ralph.  I'm no doe!"  He thumped a fist on the counter.
     "Er, yes.  Jane Ralph.  Fill out this form, please."  He pushed the paper across 
the counter.  "The changes start on the 15th of April--that's the Ides, you know, and 
can be submitted through the end of May.  With the payment.  No change without the 
goat, ah, the gold."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted beginning April 15 and continuing 
throughout the month of May.  The cost will be $2 per name change.  All proceeds will 
be used to buy goats via Heifer International and will be matched up to $500.  
If you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI