DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/18/2016    Duedate: 07/30/2016

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-798

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRAWBABERRY
BEEFCAKES (704)
(18-10450) [14-7-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PICK HARD                      POSITION IS EMPTY
NEXT GENERATION (547)          
(18-10134) [15-2-2,150]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COMMON                         DRES
HIP HOP HEROES (511)           HIP HOP HEROES (511)
(18-10519) [17-14-1,74]        (18-10562) [15-7-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEPHERDS (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (224)              31
2. NEXT GENERATION (547)       25      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. BEEFCAKES (704)             11      Unchartered Team
4. SHEPHERDS (252)              0
5. THE BIKE SHOP (293)          0      MEN OF ILL REPUTE (726)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 NEXT GENERATION (547)    271 151 13 64.2   1/ 1 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  1 0
 2- 1*DWARVEN MIGHT (709)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 TOP DOGS (353)            5  8 0
 3/ 2 TOP DOGS (353)           235 191  8 55.2   3/ 0 NEXT GENERATION (547)     4  0 0
 4- 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 243 212 16 53.4   4/ 6 BEEFCAKES (704)           4  7 1
 5/ 4 SEA DOGS (224)           563 507 39 52.6   5- 5 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       3  1 1
 6- 5 THE BIKE SHOP (293)       36  34  2 51.4   6/ 4 SEA DOGS (224)            3 11 0
 7/ 6 HIP HOP HEROES (511)     133 138  7 49.1   7/ 3 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      2  9 0
 8/ 7 STREET PIZZA (106)       805 842 57 48.9   8- 7*DWARVEN MIGHT (709)       1  0 0
 9/ 8 SHEPHERDS (252)          891 %1050 43 45.9   9- 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  1  0 0
10/ 9 BEEFCAKES (704)           25  38  1 39.7  10/ 9 STREET PIZZA (106)        1  3 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.

Alas, the best laid plans...

Assur here, taking over for Joey to announce the biggest disappointment of 2016.  This 
very turn, you will see the return of Next Generation.  What a fantastic series, btw 
(rewatching it right now).  Anyways, the goal was to graduate 5 warriors on the same 
turn from the same team.  To do so required careful management of FE, skills, arena 
wins, and especially PP's.  Well, Crushing Bratz was in no man's land.  I wasn't sure 
if he had everything he needed for the Commission to recognize him.  On the other side 
of the coin, he had so much of the above that I was worried he might be granted 
immortality if he gained  anything else.  So the grand plan was to run him in a 
tourney and then in the arena the next turn (this one).  Yes, there was risk.  But 
with 51 FE and standard techniques to minimize the chance of death, I felt comfortable 
with that risk.

And then it happened.  On turn 2, Wesley the Brat was slain.  In some ways, it is 
highly amusing, since many would have cheered if he had worn a red shirt on the show.  
But I am not amused.  So my 5 grads becomes 4.

Counselor Obvious (44 FE)
11-9-13-21-15-4-11 LU, N/G
32/26/33/8/30/21

Pick Hard (44 FE)
9-11(1)-7-21-17-9-11 ST, N/N
26/20/29/22/16/35

Crush the Doctor (40 FE)
17-6(1)-4-17-18(1)-13-11 ST
17/20/25/20/18/30

R-1 (37 FE)
12(1)-17(1)-11-11-20(1)-5-11 TP
3/15/17/29/16/9

                                          -- Assur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TALCAMA games.  Fortune did not smile upon HIP HOP 
HEROES this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 
1-2-0 round.  EIGHTH-RATE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested CAPTURED ORC and was awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, PICK HARD put down EXQUISITE, causing her to lose 4 
points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as STRAWBABERRY boldly challenged JOEY in order to strive for the 
Duelmasters honors?  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
STRAWBABERRY, Duelmaster of TALCAMA!  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 TALCAMA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in TALCAMA these days is SHEPHERDS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of TOP DOGS are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after BUSY BEE.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that JIM posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
BUSY BEE.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand JIM overcame BUSY BEE.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of HAMMER 
FINGER who at 16-7-1 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of STREET 
PIZZA's demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected 
fighter HAMMER FINGER (16-7-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now 
dead.  Look no more for DIAMOND in the arena or on the streets of TALCAMA.  Hers fate 
was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one at 5-6-0.  Dark alleys may hide 
both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  
Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in TALCAMA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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                  
 STRAWBABERRY 10450           14   7  0   119       BEEFCAKES (704)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PICK HARD 10134              15   2  2   150       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 CRUSH THE DOCTOR 9585        16   5  0   113       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133      15   3  0   112       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-TOO SUAVE 9338               13  10  1   101       STREET PIZZA (106)
 R-1 9490                     17   3  0   100       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 JOEY 10339                   17  23  0    92       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIM 10474                     5   0  0    90       SHEPHERDS (252)
 EXQUISITE 6912               16  15  0    87       TOP DOGS (353)
 ADMIRAL 6940                 15   9  0    85       TOP DOGS (353)
-RIMTRUE 8382                  6   3  0    82       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 COMMON 10519                 17  14  1    74       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSESS 10652                  6   5  0    66       STREET PIZZA (106)
 BUSY BEE 10572               15   5  0    64       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRES 10562                   15   7  0    56       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-BUDDAM SMELTAXE 10405         3   2  0    49       DWARVEN MIGHT (709)
 EIGHTH-RATE 10661             6   3  0    48       SEA DOGS (224)
-BEAST OF THE EAST 3365        6   9  0    45       THE BIKE SHOP (293)
 TENTH WATCH 10705             7   5  0    37       SEA DOGS (224)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAN 10589                     2   0  0    22       SHEPHERDS (252)
-FINAL SNOTLING 10706          1   0  0    21       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 TUXEDO 7365                   4   5  0    17       TOP DOGS (353)
-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)
-ABE 10732                     1   1  0    14       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GOBLIN SHARK 10733            0   2  0     2       SEA DOGS (224)
-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?
MAN OVERBOARD 10745     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         STONE GOLEM           798  NONE
WOMAN OVERBOARD 10746   0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         MERCENARY TAO         798  NONE
HAMMER FINGER 10342    16  8 1 STREET PIZZA 106     STONE GOLEM           798  NONE
DIAMOND 6704            5  7 0 TOP DOGS 353         MOUNTAIN TROLL        798  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Assur, Sir, we Texas Rangers start at the bottom and earn our way up.  That is the 
way. Respect will come after I reload my six-shooter several times. -- Texas Ranger

What, y'all?!  Talcama done become yer gol-durn whorehouse?!  I done never 'o believed 
it.  Sad, I reckon that there done be yer new Darkholmian way. -- Ace

Busy Bee -- That one loss to you still weighs heavily on me.  I don't think there is 
any way to eradicate that memory.  Well maybe if I TC Freshman I can erase it! -- Joey

Eighth Rate -- You might want to recalculate -- Jim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAMMER FINGER was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DIAMOND was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
WOMAN OVERBOARD was assassinated by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
STRAWBABERRY overpowered JOEY in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge Title fight.
JIM devastated BUSY BEE in a 3 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
PICK HARD overpowered EXQUISITE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
COUNSELOR OBVIOUS handily defeated COMMON in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CRUSH THE DOCTOR vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
R-1 vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
ADMIRAL beat OBSESS in a popular 3 minute melee.
DRES defeated TENTH WATCH in a exciting 2 minute match.
EIGHTH-RATE devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
TUXEDO savagely defeated GOBLIN SHARK in a 1 minute gory brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 798 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      STRAWBABERRY 10450         14   7  0  119 BEEFCAKES (704)
STRIKING ATTACK  PICK HARD 10134            15   2  2  150 NEXT GENERATION (547)
LUNGING ATTACK   COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133    15   3  0  112 NEXT GENERATION (547)
TOTAL PARRY      R-1 9490                   17   3  0  100 NEXT GENERATION (547)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JIM 10474                   5   0  0   90 SHEPHERDS (252)
WALL OF STEEL    EXQUISITE 6912             16  15  0   87 TOP DOGS (353)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRES 10562                 15   7  0   56 HIP HOP HEROES (511)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TENTH WATCH 10705           7   5  0   37 SEA DOGS (224)
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 HAMMER FINGER 10342.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRES 10562, OBSESS 
10652, JIM 10474, PICK HARD 10134, DIAMOND 6704, STRAWBABERRY 10450, EIGHTH-RATE 
10661, R-1 9490, TUXEDO 7365, and COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133.

The least popular fighter this week was GOBLIN SHARK 10733.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COMMON 10519, BUSY BEE 10572, JOEY 10339, MAN OVERBOARD 10745, 
WOMAN OVERBOARD 10746, TENTH WATCH 10705, EXQUISITE 6912, ADMIRAL 6940, CRUSH THE 
DOCTOR 9585, and COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PICK HARD (18-10134) NEXT GENERATION (547)
CRUSH THE DOCTOR (18-9585) NEXT GENERATION (547)
COUNSELOR OBVIOUS (18-10133) NEXT GENERATION (547)
R-1 (18-9490) NEXT GENERATION (547)