DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2015    Duedate: 04/15/2015

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-762

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAVEL WEEKLY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5530) [17-9-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAVEL WEEKLY                  POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     
(19-5530) [17-9-1,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRAVEL WEEKLY                  TRAVEL WEEKLY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5530) [17-9-1,97]          (19-5530) [17-9-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JOURNEY (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOOM BRIGADE (468)          52
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   4      JOURNEY (464)
3. JOURNEY (464)                1      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)     0
5. GENTLE THINGS (460)          0      DOOM BRIGADE (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  33  12  2 73.3   1/ 1 JOURNEY (464)             6  4 0
 2/ 5*DOOM BRIGADE (468)        14  12  1 53.8   2/ 6*DOOM BRIGADE (468)        5  1 0
 3/ 3 JOURNEY (464)             23  20  0 53.5   3/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5 10 0
 4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 853 %1019 27 45.6   4- 3 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  4  0 0
 5- 6 GENTLE THINGS (460)       22  30  1 42.3   5- 4 GENTLE THINGS (460)       2  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 ZUWAYZA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  
Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  DOOM BRIGADE is now 
ranked 2nd with a 5-0-0 turn.  What's with OMEN?  He actually beat JOURNEY's ESCAPE, 
and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE MAGNIFICENT 
MAGS.  LONELY HEARTS lost 13 points to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe LONELY HEARTS will provide more easy wins...  VETERAN MERCENARY was 
reminded on the sands why TRAVEL WEEKLY is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ZUWAYZA thinks JOURNEY and 
their 23-20-0 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In my day, no 
team with a 21-18-0 would scare me off!  What's the problem, DOOM BRIGADE?   
     Warriors of ZUWAYZA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  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.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530           17   9  1    97       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANARY 5462                  10   2  0   115       GENTLE THINGS (460)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLAMBERGE 5079               10   5  1    80       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
 HAMMER REVIEW 5509           16  14  2    67       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAN DO 5519                   7   4  0    66       JOURNEY (464)
-BUZZ GRIMHULT 5412            9   4  0    64       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONELY HEARTS 5578           11   6  0    53       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-IZMIR 5081                    3   1  0    42       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
 OPEN ARMS 5520                4   7  0    39       JOURNEY (464)
 SPACE MONTHLY 5556            8  12  0    36       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAVIA 5580                  4   1  0    33       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
 OMEN 5579                     2   3  0    33       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
-MORNING DEW 5577              3   3  0    32       GENTLE THINGS (460)
-HAMMOCK 5561                  1   2  0    29       GENTLE THINGS (460)
 HARBINGER 5582                3   2  0    27       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
 ROD AND BOW 5603              6   6  0    24       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 PENUMBRA 5583                 3   3  0    24       DOOM BRIGADE (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIGHTS 5542                   3   0  0    23       JOURNEY (464)
 ESCAPE 5517                   5   6  0    21       JOURNEY (464)
 MALICE 5581                   2   3  1    16       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
 TANTRA 5633                   1   0  0    13       JOURNEY (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Only six fights!  This is shocking, totally shocking.  What shall we do?  Well,
except for the usual, of course.  We went one-four, the only win being mine, over a
standby, and I took the title with it. -- Travel Weekly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAVEL WEEKLY devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CAN DO handily defeated SPACE MONTHLY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LONELY HEARTS lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brawl.
HAMMER REVIEW devastated OPEN ARMS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ESCAPE was demolished by OMEN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
OCTAVIA won victory over ROD AND BOW in a 3 minute fight.
MALICE bested OSKSI NOBLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
HARBINGER handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PENUMBRA vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TANTRA vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        27 -  14 -  2      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 762 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530         17   9  1   97 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAMMER REVIEW 5509         16  14  2   67 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-LUNGE      CAN DO 5519                 7   4  0   66 JOURNEY (464)
AIMED BLOW       LONELY HEARTS 5578         11   6  0   53 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530.  The ten other most popular fighters were MALICE 5581, 
OMEN 5579, ROD AND BOW 5603, CAN DO 5519, HAMMER REVIEW 5509, OCTAVIA 5580, HARBINGER 
5582, TANTRA 5633, LONELY HEARTS 5578, and OPEN ARMS 5520.

The least popular fighter this week was ESCAPE 5517.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPACE MONTHLY 5556, PENUMBRA 5583, OPEN ARMS 5520, LONELY HEARTS 5578, 
TANTRA 5633, HARBINGER 5582, OCTAVIA 5580, HAMMER REVIEW 5509, CAN DO 5519, and ROD 
AND BOW 5603.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."