DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2017    Duedate: 01/23/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-41

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARRY HYENA
HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
(20-137) [23-15-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARRY HYENA                    AHSHONDALAI
HUCKLE'S CATS (23)             AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
(20-137) [23-15-0,117]         (20-498) [3-2-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOR                           PUCKER & BLOAT
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      PIXELBENDERS (36)
(20-216) [16-24-2,90]          (20-387) [13-13-3,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PIXELBENDERS (36)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIXELBENDERS (36)           40
2. LOSERS (20)                 28      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. LOST SENTINELS (19)         20      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)          9
5. AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)      7      AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       120  80  5 60.0   1/ 2 PIXELBENDERS (36)        11  4 0
 2- 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       98  78 11 55.7   2/ 1 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       10  2 0
 3- 3 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)     105  85  4 55.3   3/ 3 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  7 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      104  93  9 52.8   4/ 6*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   7  8 1
 5/ 6 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  93  91  9 50.5   5/ 9 LOSERS (20)               7  8 0
 6/ 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)         92  92  7 50.0   6- 5 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       5  5 1
 7/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        85 101  1 45.7   7- 4 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      5  5 1
 8/11*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   10  13  1 43.5   8/ 7 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       5  9 2
 9/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)       81 115  6 41.3   9/ 8 LOST SENTINELS (19)       5 10 0
10/10 DEADLINE (32)             35  51  3 40.7  10/10 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  2  6 0
11/13 LOSERS (20)               72 123 14 36.9  11/12 DEADLINE (32)             1  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

   "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 
                                                             -- Winston Churchill 

     Hammer was gone, but Frettyah continued her training, as though she had not lost 
a fight and was on a winning streak, rather than the losing streak she was currently 
suffering.  She had heard the various comments and derogatory remarks about her worth, 
but in spite of her mounting losses, she was more enthusiastic than ever to continue 
fighting in Seam Arena.
     Meanwhile, at the Tongues Of Fire Resort, notices were being circulated that 
Hammer was entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse Five contest, hosted by Master 
Darque.  Early reports noted that DM 45 was another Ghost Arena, much like DM 20, in 
that a few guilds and their managers were negligent in posting any Team Spotlights or 
Personal Ads.
     Knowing that they were safe from being sent to the Dark Arena, plus assured that 
their guild would not be disbanded and become inactive during the DM 45 contest, the 
members of the Ah Tongues Of Fire guild began handing out handbills, before their next 
Seam Arena sand dance.
     The printed page merely stated the following challenge:

     "Hammer invites any and all managers to grab a partner and join in the 10 
     Round Festivities of the Stormcrowe Slaughter House Five contest in DM 45 
     being hosted by Master Darque."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello, my sweets!  My spy report may be missing some sections here and there 
because of faulty equipment.  I am once again in Snowbound, watching the fights via 
scrying pool.  It is a simple spell, so no problems.  I am now having issues with the 
golems and sending messages back to the print offices in Seam.  Hopefully, this 
communique will make it through without incident.  The golems seem to be communicating 
well at the present time, so let's get this report through without delay. 
     Tsk, tsk, tsk!  Melanroh seizes the throne and looks strong after killing last 
turn's opponent only to lose it all due to inactivity! What a shame!  The whole team 
was inactive, so the blame may not be Melanroh's to shoulder alone.  What happened to 
the Philanthrolords? Aragorn?  Anyone?  In Melanroh's absence, Harry Hyena's random 
match up with Rayner became a title fight.  It took 8 minutes, but Harry Hyena came 
out on top and takes over the throne!  Congrats to Harry Hyena, the Huckle's Cats 
guild, and Huckle Cat, who manages the feline bunch! 
     Thirsty Thugs, the career top team in Seam, is the most feared guild this turn.  
We find Losers running away from them the most.  The top career team avoided by the 
lowest career team.  Hmm, doesn't seem like a particularly surprising bit of news.  
But, the other spy reporters share it and make a big hoopla about it, so who am I to 
complain.  I'm the new kid in the spy reporting game!  The most challenged warrior 
this turn, which I find much more interesting, was Equalizer of Pixelbenders.  The 
challenges did not mean much as Equalizer posted his own challenge against 
Ahshondalai, a fight he won.  Only 2 challenges made it through this time, which seems 
odd. The Commission assures me other challenges were made, but with the absence of two 
prominent teams (Philanthrolords and I'm Not Eggbert), weirdness was sure to occur. 
     A single death on the regular sands marred what was almost a perfect turn.  Yes, 
before anyone asks, I am a Seamite, proudly so. And no, before anyone mistakenly makes 
the assumption, Seam is not part of the Delarquan Federation.  There are some 
Commission documents floating around with erroneous notations.  We sit proudly within 
the confines of the Aruaki Clanhold and as a member of the Andorian League.  Stero 
Banewood, a member of the Darque Knights, killed a once Happy Peasant.  If not for 
that sordid affair, we would have made it through without a single death.  No death 
turns are such a rare feat, they are worth noting (and celebrating) when they occur. 
     Pixelbenders take the top spot from Huckle's Cats.  Huckle's Cats slipped to 2nd, 
but they took over the throne, so I doubt they will complain too much.  Ah Tongues of 
Fire and Losers also make a debut into the top 5, taking over 4th and 5th 
respectively.  The only team in the top 5 that did not move, Thirsty Thugs, sits 
comfortably at number 3.  The biggest gain for the turn belongs to Losers, who jumped 
4 places, while the biggest loss goes to the inactive Philanthrolords, who dropped 3 
spots. 
     The golems are acting funny again, my pretties, so it is time for me to wrap up 
this report.  I hope all of you are well during the opening weeks of this New Year.  
Belated well-wishes to each of you! I hope to see some personal ads next turn from 
more people, other than Hammer.  Perhaps I will send pigeons to remind a few of you to 
be more vocal in the coming turns.

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY HYENA 137              23  15  0   117       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MELANROH 402                 15   7  2   139       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            21  12  0   104       PIXELBENDERS (36)
-PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409        11   7  1   103       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       17  21  1    92       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          15  12  0    91       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOR 216                     16  24  2    90       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 RAYNER 182                   18  16  2    85       DEADLINE (32)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           13  13  3    80       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           8   6  0    75       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MERCILESS 433                11   7  0    74       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-MINNESOTA JONES 196          15  20  2    71       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-THE OGRE SPRITE 403          13   9  0    67       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDBEG 429                    9  10  0    64       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 HAHARI HEL 458                9   3  0    60       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-SUNRISE VICTORY 390          11  13  0    59       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAQUELURE 486                6   2  1    55       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 KARMA 419                    11  10  2    51       LOSERS (20)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            7   3  1    51       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-THE OGRE TROLL 434            9   7  0    46       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 LEDAIG 435                   11   6  0    39       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 EQUALIZER 487                 3   5  0    36       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONCLAD 457                  9   3  0    33       LOSERS (20)
 SNOZZLE 460                   5   6  0    28       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ZUSHI 514                     2   0  0    26       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MONA LISA 515                 2   0  0    26       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 BEN NEVIS 508                 3   1  0    24       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHSHONDALAI 498               3   2  1    23       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 HAIG 488                      5   3  0    22       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490             5   2  0    20       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-BARNABUS CROW 501             3   2  0    16       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 STONE 518                     1   0  0    15       LOSERS (20)
-ZEBZABUB 503                  3   2  0    13       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 IRIS 513                      1   1  0    13       LOSERS (20)
 HASTUR 481                    3   3  0    12       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHSHONDAI 497                 3   2  0    12       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 FRETTYAH 496                  1   4  0    11       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 VOID 504                      2   3  0     9       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506           2   1  0     8       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507           1   2  0     8       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-JASON THE MASON 512           1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
-C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           1   0  0     6       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BAD PENNY 509                 0   4  0     4       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MIHKA WHAR 517                0   2  0     2       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DALLAS 519                    0   1  0     1       LOSERS (20)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAPPY PEASANT           0  0 0                      STERO BANEWOOD 471     41  NONE
ELIAMAHGONDAH 495       0  1 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 FRITO BANDITO 499      37  REVENGED
ROOBAHIAH 494           0  1 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 BALDUR 505             37  REVENGED
XAD BRONZEWOLF 288     19 14 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    MELANROH 402           40   
ANUBIS 219             18 20 2 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288     39  NONE
BALDUR 505              1  2 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 AHSHONDALAI 498        39   
JASON THE MASON 445     3  7 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     PEARL HEART 462        37  NOT REVENGED
NUKE 417               10 10 0 LOSERS 20            PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409  40   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I am out of the country in real life, so I do not have access to comment on my 
fight sheets, but I invite any and all managers to come to DM 45 to compete in the 
SSH5 contest being hosted by Master Darque, beginning next May for 10 Rounds in a 
current Slow Ghost Arena! -- Hammer, mgr Ah Tongues Of Fire in Seam Arena who is 
entering a new guild named Abattoir 5 Blades for the SSH5 competition in Stormcrowe 
Arena DM 45

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EQUALIZER bested AHSHONDALAI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
IRIS lost to MONA LISA in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
HARRY HYENA narrowly defeated RAYNER in a 8 minute expert's Title fight.
KININVIE savagely defeated THOR in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
OPACITY: 100% outwaited MERCILESS in a slow 18 minute duel.
BANANAS GORILLA bested PUCKER & BLOAT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's match.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE defeated ARDBEG in a action packed 1 minute melee.
HAHARI HEL was viciously subdued by LENS CORRECTION in a action packed 1 minute duel.
SNOZZLE was vanquished by KARMA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CRAQUELURE defeated LEDAIG in a action packed 3 minute match.
STERO BANEWOOD executed HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IRONCLAD outlasted HAIG in a unpopular 12 minute competition.
HASTUR was devastated by ZUSHI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
RA-RA RAINWAR overcame RHONDOHLAVISHAH in a popular 1 minute conflict.
FRETTYAH won victory over VOID in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
AHSHONDAI slimly won victory over DALLAS in a 2 minute novice's fray.
KHONDOHLAVISHAH bested MIHKA WHAR in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.
BEN NEVIS overpowered BAD PENNY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STONE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  28 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  19 -  2      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  55 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  35 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  20 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  24 -  1      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  39 -  2      35  |

Turn  41 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HARRY HYENA 137            23  15  0  117 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 18  16  2   85 DEADLINE (32)
LUNGING ATTACK   LENS CORRECTION 448         8   6  0   75 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486              6   2  1   55 PIXELBENDERS (36)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471          7   3  1   51 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THOR 216.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PUCKER & BLOAT 387.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAQUELURE 486, HARRY 
HYENA 137, RAYNER 182, DALLAS 519, THOR 216, ARDBEG 429, LENS CORRECTION 448, 
AHSHONDAI 497, EQUALIZER 487, and MONA LISA 515.

The least popular fighter this week was MERCILESS 433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OPACITY: 100% 314, HAIG 488, IRONCLAD 457, BAD PENNY 509, SNOZZLE 460, 
HAHARI HEL 458, IRIS 513, STONE 518, KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506, and STERO BANEWOOD 471.

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

KININVIE (20-174) THIRSTY THUGS (31)