DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/17/2017    Duedate: 03/30/2017

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-818

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

15DVSP
JLG (586)
(16-5803) [20-7-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

15DVSP                         POSITION IS EMPTY
JLG (586)                      
(16-5803) [20-7-1,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE BLACK PEARL                SANTA MARIA
MENTOR-SHIPS (653)             MENTOR-SHIPS (653)
(16-6450) [5-10-0,68]          (16-6451) [10-4-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JLG (586)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JLG (586)                   25
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             15      FANGDOR HOLD (633)
3. FANGDOR HOLD (633)           0      Unchartered Team
4. WORLD BLADES (614)           0
5. MENTOR-SHIPS (653)         -18      SWASHBUCKLERS (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FANGDOR HOLD (633)        10   4  0 71.4   1/ 1 JLG (586)                11  4 0
 2/ 2 JLG (586)                 90  49  3 64.7   2/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  2 1
 3/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)          250 231 21 52.0   3/ 3 FANGDOR HOLD (633)        2  1 0
 4/ 3 MENTOR-SHIPS (653)        27  35  2 43.5   4/ 2 MENTOR-SHIPS (653)        2  9 0
 5- 4 WORLD BLADES (614)        10  13  2 43.5   5- 4 WORLD BLADES (614)        1  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 of WILLAF.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  YAMABUSHI had cause to 
celebrate, after REIDO got 21 points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  T350 certainly 
had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to KUNG-FU MASTER and losing 23 
points in the process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
SYLKE, of FANGDOR HOLD, who despite a 9-3-0 couldn't overcome WILLAF's Number 1.  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are WILLAF's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the warriors 
of FANGDOR HOLD should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, JLG scurried away from FANGDOR HOLD.  Oh, 
the shame!  If challenges were horses, 25RTS could open up a fast food joint!  Take 
heed WILLAF, of the unprincipled action of SANTA MARIA.  By challenging 25RTS, 16 
points below him, SANTA MARIA besmirches the noble art of dueling.  SANTA MARIA will 
have to start challenging legless old maids next, as he lost to 25RTS.  Good show, 
25RTS!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for WILLAF?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 15DVSP 5803                  20   7  1   124       JLG (586)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 25RTS 5804                   19   8  1    95       JLG (586)
 SYLKE 6221                    9   3  0    92       FANGDOR HOLD (633)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANTA MARIA 6451             10   4  1    86       MENTOR-SHIPS (653)
 260MRT 5676                  17  11  0    74       JLG (586)
 T350 5807                    16   8  1    73       JLG (586)
 THE BLACK PEARL 6450          5  10  0    68       MENTOR-SHIPS (653)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUMMERSIDE 6220               5   1  0    56       WORLD BLADES (614)
-BOB'S CHARTER 6484            4   1  0    56       MENTOR-SHIPS (653)
 CM2033 6483                  11   5  0    54       JLG (586)
 THE MIGHTY MO 6449            5   9  1    48       MENTOR-SHIPS (653)
 SHIORIME 5867                 5   3  0    48       YAMABUSHI (432)
 HIROKAWA 5866                 6   2  2    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
-HALIFAX 6016                  4   6  1    40       WORLD BLADES (614)
 SAKURON 5904                  6   0  0    35       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZUKARU 5907                  4   0  1    26       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIDO 5914                    1   0  1    21       YAMABUSHI (432)
-ALDGAR 6224                   1   1  0     4       FANGDOR HOLD (633)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      REIDO 5914            818  NONE
USS LEXINGTON 6491      0  1 0 MENTOR-SHIPS 653     DARK CHAMPION         818  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

USS LEXINGTON was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SANTA MARIA lost to 25RTS in a exciting 5 minute gory expert's Challenge battle.
260MRT unbelievably bested THE BLACK PEARL in a 4 minute master's Challenge brawl.
CM2033 narrowly defeated THE MIGHTY MO in a unpopular 9 minute Challenge competition.
15DVSP savagely defeated SYLKE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute veteran's Title struggle.
T350 was overpowered by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
HIROKAWA was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SHIORIME was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 3 minute fight.
SAKURON outlasted CAPTURED ORC in a tiresome 9 minute fight.
AZUKARU demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
REIDO butchered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  1      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 818 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    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  15DVSP 5803                20   7  1  124 JLG (586)
WALL OF STEEL    25RTS 5804                 19   8  1   95 JLG (586)
TOTAL PARRY      SYLKE 6221                  9   3  0   92 FANGDOR HOLD (633)
LUNGING ATTACK   SANTA MARIA 6451           10   4  1   86 MENTOR-SHIPS (653)
BASHING ATTACK   HIROKAWA 5866               6   2  2   45 YAMABUSHI (432)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE BLACK PEARL 6450.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SANTA MARIA 6451.  The ten other most popular fighters were 15DVSP 5803, THE 
BLACK PEARL 6450, SHIORIME 5867, 25RTS 5804, 260MRT 5676, THE MIGHTY MO 6449, AZUKARU 
5907, T350 5807, HIROKAWA 5866, and REIDO 5914.

The least popular fighter this week was SAKURON 5904.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CM2033 6483, SYLKE 6221, USS LEXINGTON 6491, REIDO 5914, HIROKAWA 5866, 
T350 5807, AZUKARU 5907, THE MIGHTY MO 6449, 260MRT 5676, and 25RTS 5804.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy