DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/20/2016    Duedate: 07/02/2016

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-796

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOEY
SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-10339) [16-22-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOEY                           BUDDAM SMELTAXE
SHEPHERDS (252)                DWARVEN MIGHT (709)
(18-10339) [16-22-0,105]       (18-10405) [3-2-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COMMON                         EXQUISITE
HIP HOP HEROES (511)           TOP DOGS (353)
(18-10519) [17-12-1,72]        (18-6912) [15-14-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEPHERDS (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEEFCAKES (704)             49
2. SHEPHERDS (252)             40      TOP DOGS (353)
3. THE BIKE SHOP (293)         34      Unchartered Team
4. DWARVEN MIGHT (709)         13
5. SEA DOGS (224)               3      DWARVEN MIGHT (709)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DWARVEN MIGHT (709)        3   2  0 60.0   1/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  2 0
 2/ 1 TOP DOGS (353)           231 187  8 55.3   2/ 1 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      6  6 0
 3/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)           561 499 39 52.9   3/ 0 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       3  1 1
 4/ 0 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       36  34  2 51.4   4/ 5 SEA DOGS (224)            3  6 0
 5/ 3 HIP HOP HEROES (511)     132 132  7 50.0   5/ 6 TOP DOGS (353)            3  7 0
 6/ 5 STREET PIZZA (106)       804 840 57 48.9   6/ 0 BEEFCAKES (704)           2  3 1
 7/ 6 SHEPHERDS (252)          888 %1049 43 45.8   7/ 0*DWARVEN MIGHT (709)       1  0 0
 8/ 0 BEEFCAKES (704)           23  34  1 40.4   8/ 3 STREET PIZZA (106)        1  2 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.

In the old days, The Duelmaster was required to write a DM Column.  Has that custom 
gone to hades in Talcama in our long absence?  Where is the honor of Talcama as 
Darkholm's Premier?  Where?  The Top Dogs are here to be, well, top dogs, but mostly 
to help make Talcama what it once was.  What say you?

                                          -- Admiral

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TALCAMA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as HIP HOP HEROES is pushed 
out of top team by SHEPHERDS, who came from 2nd with a 3-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for STREET PIZZA, whose 
0-1-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 8th.  And let's see, JIM fought TENTH WATCH 
and gained 20 points and contributed to SHEPHERDS' 3-0-0.  COMMON has lost to 
STRAWBABERRY, falling 15 points, while helping make HIP HOP HEROES a 1-3-0 turn.  
Well done, TALCAMA, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps 
ADMIRAL is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  JOEY challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone TOP DOGS' warrior.  And all eyes 
were on JOEY this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  TALCAMA has a new 
victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Original Arthur's Last Stand uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  HIP HOP HEROES has cause to stand 
tall, as they were TALCAMA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided HIP HOP HEROES stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was SHEPHERDS.  Anyone surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard 
to believe.  EXTRA PROTECTION #6 was sent to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about 
it!  Makes you think, no?  SEA DOGS has some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you 
kill your fighter, BARRACUDA, who had a record of 2-0-0?' A brave warrior does not 
carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider 
well.   
     I like this place, TALCAMA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in TALCAMA, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in TALCAMA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEY 10339                   16  22  0   105       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOO SUAVE 9338               13  10  1   101       STREET PIZZA (106)
 STRAWBABERRY 10450           12   7  0    95       BEEFCAKES (704)
 BUSY BEE 10572               15   3  0    93       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADMIRAL 6940                 14   8  0    90       TOP DOGS (353)
 EXQUISITE 6912               15  14  0    85       TOP DOGS (353)
-HAMMER FINGER 10342          16   7  1    82       STREET PIZZA (106)
 RIMTRUE 8382                  6   3  0    82       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 COMMON 10519                 17  12  1    72       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTRA PROTECTION #6 10439     6   1  1    57       BEEFCAKES (704)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSESS 10652                  5   4  0    52       STREET PIZZA (106)
 JIM 10474                     3   0  0    52       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BUDDAM SMELTAXE 10405         3   2  0    49       DWARVEN MIGHT (709)
 DRES 10562                   14   6  0    48       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        6   9  0    45       THE BIKE SHOP (293)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EIGHTH-RATE 10661             5   2  0    39       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENTH WATCH 10705             6   4  0    32       SEA DOGS (224)
 DIAMOND 6704                  4   6  0    26       TOP DOGS (353)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAN 10589                     2   0  0    22       SHEPHERDS (252)
 ROCKSHOX 10301                1   0  1    17       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 KRS-ONE 10723                 0   3  0    17       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 INNER TUBULAR 8931            1   2  0    16       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 TUXEDO 7365                   3   4  0    14       TOP DOGS (353)
 ABE 10732                     1   1  0    14       SHEPHERDS (252)
 TEXAS RANGER 10734            0   1  0     1       TOP DOGS (353)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      ROCKSHOX 10301        796  NONE
980-LB WEAKLING 10436   3  4 0 BEEFCAKES 704        AVENGING ZILTHOR      796  NONE
BARBACOA 10492          0  1 0 BEEFCAKES 704        WIRYDON THE GIAN      796  NONE
POOL PARTY 10467        2  3 0 BEEFCAKES 704        SPYMISTRESS SHAR      796  NONE
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           EXTRA PROTECTIO 10439 796  NONE
BARRACUDA 10730         2  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         HIGH ELF              796  NONE
CLOWNFISH 10715         1  6 0 SEA DOGS 224         WIRYDON THE GIAN      796  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Where is he?  I came back to pester and beat up on that one who wore size-small-pink-
jock-straps all the time.  Where is he?  You know who you are, Doc Steele.  Where are 
you? -- Ace

Obsess -- You need to respect your elders, sonny! -- Joey

Barracuda -- I spent too much time following God and not enough learning how to deal 
with pesky fish. -- Abe

KRS-One -- What kind of name is that!?! -- Dan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EXTRA PROTECTION #6 unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
980-LB WEAKLING was murdered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
CLOWNFISH was slain by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BARRACUDA was barely slain by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
POOL PARTY was killed by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BARBACOA was assassinated by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
JOEY beat ADMIRAL in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
EXQUISITE was luckily beaten by BUSY BEE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge melee.
JIM vanquished TENTH WATCH in a 3 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
RIMTRUE overpowered OBSESS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRAWBABERRY handily defeated COMMON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
DRES was subdued by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute master vs. amateur upset competition.
BEAST OF THE EAST was viciously subdued by BUDDAM SMELTAXE in a 3 minute bout.
EIGHTH-RATE overpowered TUXEDO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
INNER TUBULAR slimly won victory over KRS-ONE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
DIAMOND overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ABE devastated TEXAS RANGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROCKSHOX murdered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 796 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        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      STRAWBABERRY 10450         12   7  0   95 BEEFCAKES (704)
TOTAL PARRY      BUSY BEE 10572             15   3  0   93 HIP HOP HEROES (511)
WALL OF STEEL    EXQUISITE 6912             15  14  0   85 TOP DOGS (353)
AIMED BLOW       RIMTRUE 8382                6   3  0   82 THE BIKE SHOP (293)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRES 10562                 14   6  0   48 HIP HOP HEROES (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COMMON 10519.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EXQUISITE 6912.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRES 10562, BUDDAM 
SMELTAXE 10405, JOEY 10339, BARRACUDA 10730, JIM 10474, BEAST OF THE EAST 3365, 
CLOWNFISH 10715, BUSY BEE 10572, RIMTRUE 8382, and STRAWBABERRY 10450.

The least popular fighter this week was TEXAS RANGER 10734.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TUXEDO 7365, OBSESS 10652, TENTH WATCH 10705, ADMIRAL 6940, 
BARBACOA 10492, DIAMOND 6704, INNER TUBULAR 8931, COMMON 10519, 980-LB WEAKLING 
10436, and EXTRA PROTECTION #6 10439.

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

NASTY NAS (18-10547) HIP HOP HEROES (511)