DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/17/2017    Duedate: 10/30/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-61

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OPACITY: 100%
PIXELBENDERS (36)
(20-314) [30-17-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OPACITY: 100%                  GAMBIT
PIXELBENDERS (36)              MARVEL (54)
(20-314) [30-17-0,116]         (20-593) [5-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EQUALIZER                      STAY PUFT
PIXELBENDERS (36)              PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
(20-487) [11-11-0,73]          (20-144) [14-10-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRDING WAYS (53)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIXELBENDERS (36)           43
2. LOSERS (20)                 43      WEIRDING WAYS (53)
3. WEIRDING WAYS (53)          29      Unchartered Team
4. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          23
5. MARVEL (54)                 10      MARVEL (54)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      150 112 13 57.3   1/ 2 WEIRDING WAYS (53)       10  5 0
 2/ 4 WEIRDING WAYS (53)        37  28  6 56.9   2/ 5 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     8  2 0
 3/ 2 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       168 130  6 56.4   3/ 9 PIXELBENDERS (36)         8  7 0
 4/ 7 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     63  56  2 52.9   4- 6 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  3 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      155 142 13 52.2   5/ 3 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  7  7 0
 6/ 6 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 139 130 10 51.7   6/ 4*MARVEL (54)               7  8 0
 7/ 8 PIXELBENDERS (36)        129 125  8 50.8   7/ 7 LOST SENTINELS (19)       7  8 0
 8/ 3*MARVEL (54)               15  15  0 50.0   8/ 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       7  8 0
 9/ 9 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       116 123  2 48.5   9/ 8 LOSERS (20)               6  9 1
10/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)      128 166 11 43.5  10/10 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        6  9 0
11/12 LOSERS (20)              111 184 20 37.6  11/11 DEADLINE (32)             3 12 1
12/11 DEADLINE (32)             47  83  5 36.2  12/12 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        2  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good afternoon, my darlings!  Good to see you once again in the City of Tremors, 
where there is always something shaking!  The weather has been delightful this week as 
cooler temperatures have come into the city, making my morning walks a thing to be 
desired!  The gentle breezes have also done wonders for my hair!  I wish it could 
remain like this for the whole year.  I wonder if I have a spell for that? I'll have 
to look into that later.  You came here to hear about Seam's arena action!  Let's take 
a look! 
     Opacity:  100% was our reigning champion and had the opportunity to defend the 
Duelmaster's throne against anyone brave enough to challenge him.  Well, no one 
challenged him and Opacity did not post a challenge.  The Title fight came down to a 
random match up between our Duelmaster Opacity and the newly minted Lord Protector 
Hahari Hel. Considering the style match up, no one is surprised by the outcome and 
Opacity: 100% remains the Duelmaster of Seam.  Congrats to Opacity, who is managed by 
Mixelplick. 
     There were four deaths this turn, but only one that bears mentioning more than a 
few lines.  Uther Pendragon matched up with Iris of Losers.  They appeared evenly 
matched with experience with Iris having a few more under her belt.  What stood out to 
the bookies were Iris's two kills.  Even then, the odds appeared to be about even 
across the betting boards.  We were all a bit shocked when the fight ended with Uther 
Pendragon's death.  Iris now has her 3rd kill and is looking at a few turns of Deities 
and Demigods seeking vengeance.  
     The most avoided team for turn 61 is Pixelbenders.  They were avoided the most by 
Phantom Regiment.  The most challenged warrior for the turn was Dhotho Halfgray of 
Darque Knights.  Casper of Phantom Regiment was able to face Dhotho on the sands.  It 
was an exciting match that lasted 3 minutes.  When the dust settled, Casper was 
victorious and picked up 9 recognition points for his efforts.  The gutsiest challenge 
of the turn also goes to a member of Phantom Regiment.  Stay Puft challenged up 25 
points to face Merciless.  It was a good challenge as Stay Puft was victorious.  The 
gutless challenge of the turn goes to Angelique of Weirding Ways as they continue 
their down challenging ways.  Angelique fought Yaotl of Deadline, who was 22 points 
below her.  In an outcome that surprised no one, Angelique was victorious. 
     Weirding Ways took over the top spot after the former top team, Darque Knights, 
coughed up a winless 0-5 turn.  Phantom Regiment and Pixelbenders move up to 2nd and 
3rd place, respectively.  An inactive I'm Not Eggbert remains in 4th, and Deities and 
Demigods fall to 5th from 3rd.  Pixelbenders had the biggest gain for the turn moving 
up 6 places to 3rd.  Darque Knights, with their 0-5 turn, had the largest drop going 
from 1st to 8th. 
     That is all that I have to report, my sweets!  Join us on turn 62 for more 
exciting action in Seam.  Enjoy a spa treatment in between turns and relax those 
aching muscles.  The recommendation is more for the gladiators than the managers, but 
there is nothing stopping you from taking a few days to relax and unwind.  Opacity 
gets another opportunity to defend the throne.  Can he hold it for a 3rd time? Come 
back next turn and find out!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPACITY: 100% 314            30  17  0   116       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                    22  19  2   111       LOSERS (20)
 CRAQUELURE 486               14   8  1   104       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 CASPER 147                   14  10  0   104       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           9   8  2    96       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAY PUFT 144                14  10  1    88       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
-BARNABUS CROW 501            13   9  1    88       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 GHOST 145                    12  12  1    84       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 MERCILESS 433                22  16  1    83       LOST SENTINELS (19)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            16  11  0    83       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 SNOZZLE 460                  15  16  0    74       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 EQUALIZER 487                11  11  0    73       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 HAIG 488                     13  15  0    67       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRIS 513                     13   9  3    66       LOSERS (20)
 BAD PENNY 575                 6   5  0    58       LOST SENTINELS (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA LISA 515                14   8  0    56       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HASTUR 481                   14  12  0    55       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-ROCKET BADGER 568             5   4  0    49       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ZUSHI 514                     9  13  1    47       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 BAHAMUT 585                   5   0  0    47       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AERY SHINE 559                9   5  1    44       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 PARANOID ANDROID 573          6   5  0    42       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 FRIGG 529                     9   8  0    38       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BRASS HAMMER 562              8   5  1    37       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560          11   2  0    35       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 DWIMORBERG 576                6   4  0    35       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAGEWA 601                    4   1  0    32       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 6   7  1    31       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 GRAVEBORN PALADIN 604         3   0  0    31       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 RASTERIZE 565                 5   4  0    29       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 GAMBIT 593                    5   1  0    27       MARVEL (54)
-CPT. CLEAN 594                4   1  0    27       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 RAINERIO 598                  2   4  1    25       DEADLINE (32)
 TWO-FACE 606                  3   1  0    24       LOSERS (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JASON THE MASON 512           2   0  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BANSHEE 574                   4   7  0    21       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 PARENTAL DECEIT 583           3   6  1    21       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 BLACK KNIGHT 603              2   3  0    21       MARVEL (54)
 VALERIA 613                   1   2  0    21       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-THUNDER CLAP 605              2   1  0    20       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 GYAVIIRA 602                  3   2  0    19       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 DEVAL 599                     2   4  0    18       DEADLINE (32)
 TIAMAT 584                    3   5  0    17       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 THOR 592                      2   4  0    15       MARVEL (54)
 CAPT. AMERICA 589             3   3  0    13       MARVEL (54)
-NUTBOLT LARRY 612             1   1  0    13       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ABSORBING MAN 590             3   3  0    12       MARVEL (54)
 KILIAN 595                    2   4  1    11       DEADLINE (32)
 ZUK GOATWALL 608              2   2  0     8       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 YAOTL 597                     0   6  0     6       DEADLINE (32)
 MDJAI 596                     0   6  0     6       DEADLINE (32)
 HAMILTON 609                  0   4  0     4       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-FARMER ALFALFA 541            0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
UTHER PENDRAGON 528    11  8 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 IRIS 513               61   
C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516    11  5 0 I'M NOT EGGBERT 9    GHOST 145              57  NOT REVENGED
DEATHSTROKE 587         3  4 0 LOSERS 20            HIGH ELF               61  NONE
MENACE 610              0  3 0 LOSERS 20            SHEWISH BOUNCER        61  NONE
PIXELBENT 7 615         0  1 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      WURM KIN               61  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- For those interested in such things, Hahari Hel was 11-9-13-21-15-4-11 LU.  She 
was -1 ATT and mode in every other skill that I can determine.  According to the 
Commission, her favorites are HI/VH, SS, and she learns Riposte.  Despite the attack 
deficiency, she was a fun warrior that learned well (2.70 spf).  She is our 4th 
graduate overall from this team and our first Lunger.  She is off to 107 and 
retirement. -- Master Darque, mgr. Darque Knights 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEATHSTROKE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MENACE was dispatched by SHEWISH BOUNCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PIXELBENT 7 was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CASPER defeated DHOTHO HALFGRAY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
STAY PUFT viciously subdued MERCILESS in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ANGELIQUE devastated YAOTL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GRAVEBORN PALADIN bested RAINERIO in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge match.
BRASS HAMMER handily defeated KILIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PARENTAL DECEIT vanquished HAMILTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
OPACITY: 100% won victory over HAHARI HEL in a 3 minute expert's Title fight.
GHOST was overpowered by CRAQUELURE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
KARMA overpowered RA-RA RAINWAR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SNOZZLE bested MONA LISA in a 1 minute master's conflict.
UTHER PENDRAGON was killed by IRIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
HAIG savagely defeated FRIGG in a 6 minute bloody conflict.
EQUALIZER overpowered ZUSHI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HASTUR bested RASTERIZE in a 1 minute duel.
BAHAMUT handily defeated GYAVIIRA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
AERY SHINE was viciously subdued by BAD PENNY in a popular 4 minute brutal brawl.
PARANOID ANDROID demolished TIAMAT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KOOKSY INURMOUT beat THOR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute fight.
DWIMORBERG bested CAPT. AMERICA in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
BLACK KNIGHT slimly lost to KAGEWA in a action packed 4 minute novice's match.
ABSORBING MAN was handily defeated by VALERIA in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
GAMBIT subdued DEVAL in a 1 minute fight.
MDJAI was overpowered by TWO-FACE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BANSHEE savagely defeated ZUK GOATWALL in a 2 minute brutal veteran vs. novice duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  21 -  0      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  30 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  33 -  3      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        27 -  24 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  29 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  21 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  53 -  0      35  |

Turn  61 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:

AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      OPACITY: 100% 314          30  17  0  116 PIXELBENDERS (36)
LUNGING ATTACK   KARMA 419                  22  19  2  111 LOSERS (20)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486             14   8  1  104 PIXELBENDERS (36)
STRIKING ATTACK  DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544         9   8  2   96 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
AIMED BLOW       STAY PUFT 144              14  10  1   88 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          16  11  0   83 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                   13   9  3   66 LOSERS (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  PARANOID ANDROID 573        6   5  0   42 WEIRDING WAYS (53)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EQUALIZER 487.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STAY PUFT 144.  The ten other most popular fighters were THOR 592, AERY SHINE 
559, DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544, KAGEWA 601, RAINERIO 598, BAD PENNY 575, BANSHEE 574, HAIG 
488, DWIMORBERG 576, and BLACK KNIGHT 603.

The least popular fighter this week was GRAVEBORN PALADIN 604.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MDJAI 596, DEVAL 599, ABSORBING MAN 590, CAPT. AMERICA 589, 
TIAMAT 584, GYAVIIRA 602, ZUSHI 514, HAMILTON 609, KILIAN 595, and YAOTL 597.

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

HAHARI HEL (20-458) DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2018.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--the code is RSG.  

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  
The hotel reservation site is:  http://tinyurl.com/yaekcffp
This is prime season for Phoenix and the hotel tends to fill up quickly.  

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!