DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2019    Duedate: 05/27/2019

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-102

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KAGEWA
THIRSTY THUGS (31)
(20-601) [25-21-0,159]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KAGEWA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THIRSTY THUGS (31)             
(20-601) [25-21-0,159]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KAGEWA                         BLIND ETERNITIES
THIRSTY THUGS (31)             PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
(20-601) [25-21-0,159]         (20-779) [1-0-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIXELBENDERS (36)           35
2. OAKLEAF (59)                32      PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
3. 80S FANTASY (60)            29      Unchartered Team
4. PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)       18
5. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          18      BASH BROS MANAGERS8 (57)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)    165 124  7 57.1   1/ 2 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      226 176 19 56.2   2/ 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      271 228 22 54.3   3/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         9  6 1
 4/ 4 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       266 229  7 53.7   4/ 8 OAKLEAF (59)              9  6 0
 5/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)        207 191 10 52.0   5/ 3 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  6 0
 6/ 5 80S FANTASY (60)          25  24  2 51.0   6/ 5 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       8  7 0
 7/ 7 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 218 215 11 50.3   7/ 4 LOSERS (20)               7  5 1
 8/ 9 OAKLEAF (59)              37  38  0 49.3   8/ 7 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     7  8 0
 9/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       202 224  5 47.4   9/10 80S FANTASY (60)          6  9 0
10/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)      207 291 22 41.6  10/ 9 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  5  6 0
11/11 LOSERS (20)              195 296 35 39.7  11/11 LOST SENTINELS (19)       1 14 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello, my sweets!  Time for another spy report for the Seam arena.  It is another 
glorious day on the sands and in the stands! Thank you so much for joining us on turn 
102.  We have had an exciting few turns.  Who would have thought passing the century 
mark would bring such excitement?  Oh well, I'm happy to report the good times 
continued this turn, so let's take a look at all the action!

     Another turn and another Parry-Strike on the throne!  Is that a spoiler or a 
well-worded mystery phrase.  We took an in-depth look at Pikers in this dear arena the 
last turn, and we just so happened to have a Parry-Strike as our Duelmaster when Mr. 
Racoon took over the title.  We had another epic match this turn when Kagewa, another 
Parry-Strike, challenged Mr. Racoon!  You read that right!  We had an all Piker title 
fight!  After the bout, Kagewa was crowned our new Duelmaster.  He was also invited to 
join the immortal Lord Protectors on the Isle of the Eye!  A double honor for sure!  
Kagewa is the 9th graduate from the Thirsty Thugs stable, and their 2nd Parry-Strike. 
Those Thirsty Thugs are managed by DMobster.

     The most avoided team for our current turn is Darque Knights. They were most 
avoided by I'm Not Eggbert.  The most challenged warrior finds us pointing a finger at 
Juno of Lost Sentinels.  Drumbo got the call to face Juno, and as my golem put it:  
DRUMBO handily defeated JUNO in a 1-minute uneven Challenge fight.  You notice it was 
a short, probably not too sweet affair.  Our largest up-challenge of the turn belongs 
to Basant.  Basant cast a gaze upwards toward Pixelbent XXL, who was 16 points higher 
in the rankings.  It appears our proverbial Icarus soared too high after losing to 
Pixelbent XXL. Unlike Icarus, Basant lives to fight next cycle!

     I am happy to report there were no deaths this turn!  There were also no 
bloodfeuds.  You gents know that I am no fan of killing, but honor must be maintained 
when it does occur!  Will Xapha Ironjaw and Pestilence go forth uncontested for their 
kills against Deities and Demigods and Phantom Regiment?  We shall see!

     Huckle's Cats takes over the top spot from Darque Knights, who slip into 2nd.  
Pixelbenders moved up to 3rd after a 4-1-0 effort. Oakleaf jumped 4 spots to take over 
4th place, while Thirsty Thugs fell 2 spots to finish off the top 5.  Oakleaf's gain 
is the largest of the turn, while Losers fell 3 ranks for the turn's biggest drop. It 
is anyone's guess who will be the top team next turn.  There are 4 well-positioned 
teams (Huckle's Cats, Darque Knights, Pixelbenders, and Oakleaf) that could easily 
take the honor.  Or, will it be a dark horse team lower in the rankings?  Check next 
turn to find out!

     Time for me to go, my darlings!  I have no particular plans this afternoon, but 
now seems like a good time to stop.  If you would like to see a spy report about a 
particular topic, please let me know. Last turn's Piker special came about because 
Nomad mentioned it in the personal ads.  I am happy to look into most topics, and keep 
extensive lists for the arena.  So, ask what you will, and I will do my best to 
deliver!  Until next time, darlings!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAGEWA 601                   25  21  0   159       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYANIDE 647                  19  14  2   111       LOSERS (20)
 POLLUX LYNXEAR 672           15  12  2   105       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 TEXTURIZER 665               12   6  0   101       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MR. RACOON 670               17  11  1    91       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PESTILENCE 648               16  17  3    90       LOSERS (20)
 INVERT 642                   11  12  1    86       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUSOLEUM 710                11   7  1    85       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 CHANNEL MIXER 646            11  11  0    82       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 YINGLING DISCO 711            9   5  0    82       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 WELVET 721                    8   7  0    71       OAKLEAF (59)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD GIRL 690                11  11  3    65       LOSERS (20)
 ALITA BLOODLEAF 714          11   6  0    65       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 MR. GRUNKLE 677              10  15  1    64       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ZULA 750                      9   1  0    63       80S FANTASY (60)
 PATHAREA 765                  6   0  0    62       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 YOG-SOTHOTH 681               8  17  0    61       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 KURGAN 751                    6   4  0    61       80S FANTASY (60)
 BAGHERRA 639                 11  24  2    59       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 LC 707                       11   8  0    58       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAPHA IRONJAW 760             5   3  2    52       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BIGFOOT 740                   5   6  0    51       OAKLEAF (59)
 DRUMBO 723                    6   9  0    47       OAKLEAF (59)
 RAMIREZ 748                   4   6  1    45       80S FANTASY (60)
 JUNO 688                      9  14  3    44       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HARUSHU 753                   6   3  0    44       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 HEIMDALL 719                 11   5  0    38       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 MIGHT WIND MAKER 756          4   3  0    37       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARRED 725                   9   6  0    33       OAKLEAF (59)
 SAWDUST 717                   5  11  0    32       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 SLEEPLESS 752                 5   4  1    31       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 TWOFEET D'GRAVE 757           5   3  0    29       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 FREDDIE FOX 768               4   2  0    29       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BERTHA 744                    6   4  0    28       OAKLEAF (59)
 ZEPHYR 713                    5  12  1    28       LOSERS (20)
 PIXELBENT XXL 776             2   1  1    27       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 GREY MOUSER 729               5   8  1    25       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 VOX SUNFIRE 773               3   1  0    25       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEG MUCKLEBONES 747           3   7  0    22       80S FANTASY (60)
 MUCK 736                      4   8  1    21       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 CRAGGY MATTERHORN 767         3   2  1    21       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ZOLTOID 766                   3   2  0    19       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 CLOUDZILLA 763                2   4  0    15       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 SAZA DOOMBLADE 764            2   4  0    10       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BASANT 769                    2   4  0    10       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 BLIND ETERNITIES 779          1   0  0     9       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 TARL 761                      1   6  0     9       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 ZEEVA 762                     1   6  0     9       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MIXL 777                      1   1  0     8       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MR READ-A-LOT 774             1   3  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ROCKBITER 778                 0   2  0     2       80S FANTASY (60)
 REQUIEM 780                   0   1  0     1       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ODIN 718                7  8 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 XAPHA IRONJAW 760     101   
BURIAL RITES 643       13 14 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 25  PESTILENCE 648        101   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KAGEWA devastated MR. RACOON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
MAUSOLEUM was viciously subdued by POLLUX LYNXEAR in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
ZULA was savagely defeated by CHANNEL MIXER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
LC was overpowered by YINGLING DISCO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PATHAREA unbelievably bested XAPHA IRONJAW in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
RAMIREZ lost to YOG-SOTHOTH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
SCARRED beat MUCK in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
DRUMBO handily defeated JUNO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BERTHA unbelievably bested ZEPHYR in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BASANT lost to PIXELBENT XXL in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ZOLTOID defeated SAZA DOOMBLADE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MIXL was vanquished by FREDDIE FOX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TEXTURIZER overpowered WELVET in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PESTILENCE was luckily beaten by ROWDY DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's match.
CYANIDE viciously subdued INVERT in a 2 minute bloody veteran's battle.
BAGHERRA was overpowered by MR. GRUNKLE in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HEIMDALL was vanquished by KURGAN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ALITA BLOODLEAF vanquished SAWDUST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
DEAD GIRL devastated MIGHT WIND MAKER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
BIGFOOT demolished GREY MOUSER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TWOFEET D'GRAVE beat CLOUDZILLA in a 2 minute bloody fight.
SLEEPLESS devastated TARL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HARUSHU narrowly defeated MORDANT GOON in a 2 minute brutal duel.
MEG MUCKLEBONES overpowered MR READ-A-LOT in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ZEEVA was viciously subdued by CRAGGY MATTERHORN in a tiring 8 minute brutal contest.
VOX SUNFIRE overpowered REQUIEM in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ROCKBITER was savagely defeated by BLIND ETERNITIES in a 5 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     30 -   9 -  1      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE      30 -  24 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  30 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        25 -  23 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  54 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  27 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  26 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  45 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 102 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:

WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         5  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  6                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     KAGEWA 601                 25  21  0  159 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
WALL OF STEEL    CYANIDE 647                19  14  2  111 LOSERS (20)
BASHING ATTACK   POLLUX LYNXEAR 672         15  12  2  105 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   YINGLING DISCO 711          9   5  0   82 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
SLASHING ATTACK  WELVET 721                  8   7  0   71 OAKLEAF (59)
AIMED BLOW       ALITA BLOODLEAF 714        11   6  0   65 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
STRIKING ATTACK  KURGAN 751                  6   4  0   61 80S FANTASY (60)
TOTAL PARRY      HARUSHU 753                 6   3  0   44 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HEIMDALL 719               11   5  0   38 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KAGEWA 601.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLIND ETERNITIES 779.  The ten other most popular fighters were PESTILENCE 648, 
POLLUX LYNXEAR 672, CHANNEL MIXER 646, CLOUDZILLA 763, HARUSHU 753, XAPHA IRONJAW 
760, MUCK 736, ZOLTOID 766, MR. GRUNKLE 677, and MAUSOLEUM 710.

The least popular fighter this week was ZEEVA 762.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCKBITER 778, REQUIEM 780, MR READ-A-LOT 774, TARL 761, GREY MOUSER 
729, MIGHT WIND MAKER 756, HEIMDALL 719, BAGHERRA 639, WELVET 721, and MIXL 777.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KAGEWA (20-601) THIRSTY THUGS (31)

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission.