DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/26/2016    Duedate: 08/08/2016

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-29

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CPT. BUZZY
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
(20-65) [18-9-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOKI                           POSITION IS EMPTY
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      
(20-218) [18-10-1,139]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILGAMESH                      THOR
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
(20-217) [18-10-2,100]         (20-216) [11-17-2,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOSERS (20)                 44
2. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         40      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. PHILANTHROLORDS (14)        24      Unchartered Team
4. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   23
5. LOST SENTINELS (19)         15      NIGHT CRUE (46)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        88  52  5 62.9   1/ 3 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       75  56  7 57.3   2/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       10  5 0
 3/ 3 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      75  60  3 55.6   3/ 2 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  8  7 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       72  66  7 52.2   4/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       6  9 0
 5/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  73  67  8 52.1   5/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         6  9 0
 6/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         64  65  5 49.6   6/ 8 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       5  5 0
 7/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)       59  77  6 43.4   7/ 4 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        5  5 0
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        58  76  1 43.3   8/ 7 LOST SENTINELS (19)       5 10 1
 9/10 DEADLINE (32)             28  46  1 37.8   9/ 9 LOSERS (20)               4 11 0
10/11 LOSERS (20)               43  92 13 31.9  10/11 DEADLINE (32)             2  1 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.

Greetings all,

Well, that went better than I expected.  As I said, I was doing my best to avoid those 
guys from Deities and Demigods.  My heart sank a little when I saw that I had matched 
up with Pucker & Bloat.  The style matchup wasn't in my favor.  Luckily, I was able to 
pull out the victory.  I'm still in shock, but shortly after the match, I got papers 
from the Commission and I've been invited to the Isle of the Eye to continue my 
training.  I've been given a title and land as well!  Whew, all these new scary things 
from winning a few fights in the arena!

For those interested in particulars, I am 5-11-10-15-15-7-21 and prefer the Aimed Blow 
style.  The Commission says I like the Dagger, a LO/LO rhythm, the slash tactic, and 
learning Decise skills.  I don't really care for heavier weapons, so I have used the 
dagger my entire fighting career.  Lucky me!

Darque says now that I'm immortal, I should brighten up a little bit.  He said there 
is no reason to fear death anymore because I'm a Lord Protector.  I bet it still hurts 
if you die.  I mean, I may be immortal, but getting stabbed in the gullet with a 
dagger is going to hurt!  Oh my, oh my!  What have I gotten myself into?!?

                                          -- Lord Protector Shadowdancer

                                      SPY REPORT

Hello, my pretties!  It is good to see you once again.  The heat wave continues and my 
hair continues to be the most important casualty of the brutal sun!  Because of this 
tragedy, I am making an effort to make hats more stylish and in vogue among the 
nobility.  I will update you on my progress later, but if you see me in the streets 
wearing a toque, know that I won this battle.  Enough about peripheral things, let's 
talk about the arena.

Shadowdancer received an invite to the Isle last turn, so his reign was sure to come 
to an end.  The question before us was will he abdicate by challenging the Dark Arena 
or going inactive.  Or, would he issue a challenge or be challenged by one of the 
Challenger Champions.  Cpt. Buzzy stepped forward with a bold challenge to our 
Duelmaster and he walked away crowned our new Champion of the Games!  Congrats to Cpt. 
Buzzy of the I'm Not Eggbert guild, managed by Vlad.  Cpt. Buzzy has a great challenge 
ahead of him as some of Seam's best warriors are waiting in the wings for their shot 
at glory. Good luck to each of you on turn 230.

Deities and Demigods were the most avoided team for the second straight turn.  Darque 
Knights wanted nothing to do with any of those challenges, as alluded to in our 
previous Duelmaster's speech, and gets the distinction of running away from Deities 
and Demigods the most.  Bumble Rumble received the most challenges, a distinction he 
has now held three times.  With accolades such as that, I'm never sure whether to 
offer congrats or condolences.  Bumble Rumble seems well able to handle himself in the 
arena with an impressive 15-6-1 record, so perhaps congratulations are in order.

We are without a top team this turn as Philanthrolords jump from 3rd into a tie with 
last turn's top team Thirsty Thugs.  With the exception of Philanthrolords, who went 
4-1, everyone else's turn skirted along the line of mediocrity with 2-3's or 3-2's.  
There were a few 1-4's sprinkled in for good measure.  There is very little movement 
in the overall rankings.  Pixelbenders enter the top 5, while Huckle's Cats falls out 
of the top 5 dropping to 7th.

Celebrations are sure to erupt at the Deities and Demigods guilld house.  Loki has 
received his invite to the Isle of the Eye.  He is the guild's first from Seam, so a 
hearty congratulations are in order for Deep Thought's guild.  Loki is the third 
graduate from the newly re-opened Seam and its second Lunger.  Assuming they have 
studied well, I have it on good authority there are a few others the Commission is 
eyeing for induction into the ranks of Alastari's immortal Lord Protectors.  Look out 
next turn for possible invitations to our Duelmaster Cpt. Buzzy and a former 
Duelmaster Gilgamesh.  There are a few others creating quite a stir among the 
Commission-types that make such decisions, but I predict those two warriors will most 
likely be Seam's next immortals.

Death came in the form of three Dark Arena fights and one horribly unlucky random 
match up.  The Losers guild sent two more to fight by torchlight, where Shewish 
Bouncer and Spymaster were happy to oblige.  Huckle sent the adorably named Snozzle to 
his death as well, with Wurm Kin of the Dark Arena squad dispatching the young 
warrior.  Our only non-Dark Arena death occurred in a random match up between Rookies.  
Visigoth of Lost Sentinels slaughtered the Pixelbender Smudge Stick in a one-sided, 1 
minute fight.  Condolences to Pixelbenders!

Remember, my loves, stay hydrated out there on the sands.  And managers, be mindful 
not to overwork your warriors in training.  It is one thing to lose a gladiator on the 
sands.  It is quite another to lose one to foolishness at your guild house.  Until 
next time, my darlings, on behalf of the Gladiatorial Commission and the Yellow Press, 
I bid you adieu!  

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CPT. BUZZY 65                18   9  0   112       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOKI 218                     18  10  1   139       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BUMBLE RUMBLE 284            15   6  1   126       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66         19   8  2   110       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 GILGAMESH 217                18  10  2   100       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 PITTYVAICH 176               18  10  0    97       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 KININVIE 174                 16  12  1    93       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY SONGSTEEL 128           17  11  4    89       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288           12  10  0    86       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 MAGUVIAL 129                 17  11  2    84       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 CARDHU 173                   15  13  2    77       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          13  13  2    75       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 SIF 220                      13  15  1    73       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387            9   6  2    68       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANAS GORILLA 366           8   8  0    63       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MELANROH 402                  7   4  1    61       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 THE OGRE SPRITE 403           8   3  0    59       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409         6   3  0    58       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 HARRY HYENA 137              14  13  0    57       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUBIS 219                   13  15  2    56       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            13   9  0    56       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 THOR 216                     11  17  2    55       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       13  14  1    54       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 CLUCKEROO 67                 12  15  1    52       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 RAYNER 182                   11  11  0    52       DEADLINE (32)
 ARDBEG 429                    4   3  0    39       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 DIE CUT 424                   6   2  0    34       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                     6   3  1    33       LOSERS (20)
 LEDAIG 435                    5   0  0    31       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCILESS 433                 4   2  0    24       LOST SENTINELS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNRISE VICTORY 390           5   8  0    23       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 NIGHTSHADE 452                1   0  0    23       LOSERS (20)
 THE OGRE TROLL 434            3   2  0    22       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 NUKE 417                      4   5  0    18       LOSERS (20)
 BAD PENNY 416                 4   5  0    17       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           2   1  0    15       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 PEPPER JACK 436               3   2  1    12       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 JASON THE MASON 445           2   1  0    11       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 VISIGOTH 455                  1   0  1    11       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 JUNDUM OAKBLADE 446           1   2  0     5       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 MONA LISA 454                 0   1  0     1       LOST SENTINELS (19)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CADOC 344               7  9 0 DEADLINE 32          PUCKER & BLOAT 387     26   
SNOZZLE 438             0  4 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     WURM KIN               29  NONE
EOS 364                 8  7 1 LOSERS 20            MINNESOTA JONES 196    26   
GABBY 447               0  3 0 LOSERS 20            SHEWISH BOUNCER        29  NONE
WINTER HOUND 451        0  1 0 LOSERS 20            SPYMASTER              29  NONE
SMUDGE STICK 453        0  1 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      VISIGOTH 455           29   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I went 1-4-0 last turn, but I ain't even mad!  Finally got a graduate in here 
and it's an aimer.  Not mad at all, but I am gonna need y'all to lose some fights here 
shortly. -- Master Darque, manager of Darque Knights

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNOZZLE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GABBY was barely slain by SHEWISH BOUNCER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
WINTER HOUND was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
CPT. BUZZY vanquished SHADOWDANCER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
LADY SONGSTEEL overpowered PUCKER & BLOAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAGUVIAL was viciously subdued by BUMBLE RUMBLE in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
XAD BRONZEWOLF savagely defeated MINNESOTA JONES in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
PROF. MONKEYPANTS vanquished DIE CUT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CLUCKEROO was unbelievably bested by THE OGRE SPRITE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BANANAS GORILLA luckily beat THOR in a popular 5 minute gory Challenge melee.
MERCILESS outlasted NUKE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute bloody Challenge match.
JUNDUM OAKBLADE was viciously subdued by LENS CORRECTION in a 1 minute battle.
BRN VON SPEEDSTER beat PITTYVAICH in a 2 minute gory master's conflict.
KININVIE lost to LOKI in a action packed 2 minute master's bout.
GILGAMESH handily defeated CARDHU in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE was bested by MELANROH in a popular 2 minute brutal brawl.
HARRY HYENA was subdued by SIF in a exciting 2 minute veteran's bout.
RAYNER defeated ARADI THUG in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
ANUBIS was outwaited by OPACITY: 100% in a action packed 10 minute veteran's bout.
SUNRISE VICTORY was savagely defeated by KARMA in a action packed 1 minute fray.
ARDBEG devastated BAD PENNY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE OGRE TROLL overpowered MONA LISA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LEDAIG overpowered JASON THE MASON in a 3 minute uneven fight.
PEPPER JACK was overpowered by NIGHTSHADE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SMUDGE STICK was slaughtered by VISIGOTH in a 1 minute gruesome uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  28 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  15 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   61 -  59 -  8      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  43 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  34 -  2      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  28 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  23 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  32 -  3      36  |

Turn  29 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        5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  5     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CPT. BUZZY 65              18   9  0  112 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOKI 218                   18  10  1  139 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
STRIKING ATTACK  BUMBLE RUMBLE 284          15   6  1  126 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
TOTAL PARRY      BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66       19   8  2  110 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
PARRY-LUNGE      PITTYVAICH 176             18  10  0   97 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               16  12  1   93 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
BASHING ATTACK   LADY SONGSTEEL 128         17  11  4   89 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     MAGUVIAL 129               17  11  2   84 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILGAMESH 217.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THOR 216.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUMBLE RUMBLE 284, NUKE 417, 
CLUCKEROO 67, ANUBIS 219, SIF 220, LOKI 218, MELANROH 402, KARMA 419, PITTYVAICH 176, 
and JASON THE MASON 445.

The least popular fighter this week was SMUDGE STICK 453.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PEPPER JACK 436, MONA LISA 454, BAD PENNY 416, SUNRISE VICTORY 
390, OPACITY: 100% 314, HARRY HYENA 137, CARDHU 173, JUNDUM OAKBLADE 446, DIE CUT 
424, and PUCKER & BLOAT 387.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LOKI (20-218) DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

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

SHADOWDANCER (20-132) DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)