DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/07/2017    Duedate: 03/20/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-45

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PROF. MONKEYPANTS
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
(20-409) [13-9-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PROF. MONKEYPANTS              AWEFULLOSAURUS
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)            DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
(20-409) [13-9-1,114]          (20-525) [2-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOR                           STERO BANEWOOD
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-216) [18-26-2,91]          (20-471) [9-5-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THIRSTY THUGS (31)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARTOON CHAOS (51)          49
2. HUCKLE'S CATS (23)          49      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         48      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)        47
5. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          28      CARTOON CHAOS (51)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       132  88  6 60.0   1/ 3 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       10  5 1
 2/10*CARTOON CHAOS (51)         6   4  1 60.0   2/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       9  6 1
 3/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      109  86 11 55.9   3/ 6 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        8  4 0
 4/ 3 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      114 103 10 52.5   4/ 1 LOST SENTINELS (19)       8  7 3
 5/ 4 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 104  97  9 51.7   5/ 2 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  7  5 0
 6/ 5 PIXELBENDERS (36)         98 101  7 49.2   6/ 4 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  7 0
 7/ 6 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        95 107  1 47.0   7/12*CARTOON CHAOS (51)        6  4 1
 8/12*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)       7   8  0 46.7   8/10*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      6  4 0
 9/ 7 LOST SENTINELS (19)       92 124 10 42.6   9/ 9*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   5  6 1
10/ 9 DEADLINE (32)             37  53  3 41.1  10/ 8 PIXELBENDERS (36)         3  7 0
11/ 8*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   16  23  2 41.0  11/ 7 LOSERS (20)               3 12 0
12/11 LOSERS (20)               78 137 15 36.3  12/11 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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello, my sweets!  It is good to see you again in Seam.  The weather has not been 
agreeable this past week.  We have gone through four seasons already and it appears 
Mother Nature will continue unabated in the roller coaster ride of various 
personalities.  I'm sure the doctors of Alastari have a name for such a condition, but 
it escapes me at the moment.  Well, you did not come here for a psychological 
evaluation, or maybe you did, I'm not sure.  Anyway, I'm not offering one, but I can 
offer you a concise overview of this week's arena action!  Let's get to it, shall we? 
     Oh, look who happens to be on the throne this week!  It is Professor 
MonkeyNutPants, or just simply THAT GUY!  So, THAT GUY has been trying for weeks to 
get on the throne, but has been unable to overcome the various Total Parry warriors 
that were slowly lumbering to and fro on the big arena chair!  Thor took over the 
throne last cycle after Pixelbenders were a no-show (welcome back, by the way, I see 
the search party I sent was successful!).  Anywho, back to THAT GUY.  THAT GUY posted 
a challenge to Thor this cycle and overcame him in a 1 minute fight.  Congrats to THAT 
GUY are in order.  He is managed by Vlad. 
     The most avoided team for the turn is just a repeat of the last two turns.  
Darque Ages was avoided by I'm Not Eggbert.  Is there some history here, guys, or is 
it just the arena rankings?  The most challenged warrior for the turn was 
Rhondohlavishah of Ah Tongues of Fire.  Are the tongues on fire because it takes so 
long to say the names that your mouth gets dry and a spark sets it ablaze?  Inquiring 
minds want to know!  And since it is Hammer, I might even get an answer (::::cough:::: 
hint to the rest of the arena!). 
     Our newest arena addition, Cartoon Chaos came back.  Yay!  The Cartoon 
Chaos crew had a great 4-1-1 turn, pushing them up in the arena rankings.  It is also 
good to see Pixelbenders and Devil Dinosaurs back on the sands after missing last 
cycle.  Devil Dinosaurs had a nice 4-1-0.  Pixelbenders can't claim their return was 
glorious with a 1-4-0, but at least they did not lose anyone in the loses.  Thirsty 
Thugs takes over the top spot with a 10-5-1 record.  They are followed by Darque 
Knights and Huckle's Cats.  The top 5 is rounded off by Lost Sentinels and Deities and 
Demigods.  Cartoon Chaos had the largest gain this turn, jumping up 5 spots, while the 
Losers slide by 4 places into 11th makes them the turn's biggest... losers.  Eh, I'll 
take the easy wordplays from time to time. 
     There were only a few deaths this turn, but not all of them were planned.  Void 
of Lost Sentinels was sent to the Dark Arena.  He met The Wreck King twice, his first 
and last time.  The other deaths happened on the regular arena sands.  A Polite Beggar 
was cut down by Curious George.  Silly monkey!  Don't kill the polite ones!  The 
persistent ones, maybe, but never the polite ones!  The other death belongs to 
DMobster's Thirsty Thugs.  They have lost Mackmyra to Darque Knight's newest recuit, 
Dhotho Halfgray.  What is halfgray?  Is it black or white? 
     It is time for me to depart, my sweets!  As always, it is wonderful to see each 
of you and I hope you will return next cycle for more exciting action in Seam.  I am 
on my way to take the Annual Spy Reporter's Assessment Test, or the ASRAT as we call 
it around the office.  Actually, we call it many more colorful names, none of which I 
can repeat.  Adieu, my darlings!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell
     
     

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409        13   9  1   114       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          19  12  0   111       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          18  21  2   102       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            23  13  0    94       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 THOR 216                     18  26  2    91       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCILESS 433                14   8  1    87       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       18  24  1    86       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAQUELURE 486                9   2  1    81       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 RAYNER 182                   20  18  2    80       DEADLINE (32)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           14  15  3    77       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 HAHARI HEL 458               11   5  0    69       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BEN NEVIS 508                 7   1  1    69       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDBEG 429                   10  13  0    66       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            9   5  1    66       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                    12  13  2    51       LOSERS (20)
 LEDAIG 435                   14   7  0    50       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           8   9  0    49       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 SNOZZLE 460                   7   8  0    44       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490             8   3  0    40       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 HASTUR 481                    6   4  0    40       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 IRONCLAD 457                 10   6  0    36       LOSERS (20)
 HAIG 488                      8   4  0    34       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EQUALIZER 487                 3   8  0    33       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            2   1  0    33       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 ZUSHI 514                     4   2  0    30       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 AHSHONDALAI 498               5   4  1    28       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 MONA LISA 515                 4   2  0    28       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           3   2  0    24       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JASON THE MASON 512           2   0  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 KING TYRANT 523               2   1  0    21       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 FOGHORN LEGHORN 538           2   0  0    21       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 NYARLATHOTEP 527              1   2  0    21       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            3   1  0    20       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 FRIGG 529                     3   0  0    20       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 CURIOUS GEORGE 535            2   0  1    19       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 BAD PENNY 509                 3   5  3    17       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506           4   3  1    16       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             4   4  0    16       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           2   1  0    16       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BRONTOSAURUS REX 531          1   1  0    15       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507           2   5  0    14       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 HENRY HANK 537                1   1  0    14       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 EL KABONG 542                 1   0  0    13       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 STONE 518                     3   2  1    12       LOSERS (20)
 IRIS 513                      3   3  0    12       LOSERS (20)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           1   0  1    10       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 ASMODESAURUS 540              1   0  0    10       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 NEWL JAWBLUR 532              1   2  0     8       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 TERROR BLIZZARD 524           1   2  0     5       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 BAD SEED 534                  0   2  0     2       LOSERS (20)
 PEPE LE PEW 543               0   1  0     1       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 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?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      CURIOUS GEORGE 535     45  NONE
AHSHONDAI 497           4  4 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 BEN NEVIS 508          44   
FRETTYAH 496            1  5 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 BAD PENNY 509          42   
LISYA BRIGHTSTAR 533    1  1 0 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506    44  JUST REVENGED
MAMMON MAMMOTH 526      0  2 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   BAD PENNY 509          43  JUST REVENGED
TRIGON TRI-HORN 522     0  1 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   STONE 518              42  JUST REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VOID 504                3  6 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    THE WRECK KING         45  NONE
MACKMYRA 530            1  3 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544    45   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Real Life has been a Hammer!  Still must file Replacements with Gladiatorial 
Commission! -- Hammer, mgr Ah Tongues Of Fire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VOID was butchered by THE WRECK KING in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RA-RA RAINWAR devastated KHONDOHLAVISHAH in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
AWEFULLOSAURUS handily defeated BAD PENNY in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
BRONTOSAURUS REX unbelievably bested STONE in a 3 minute amateur's Bloodfeud brawl.
PROF. MONKEYPANTS demolished THOR in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
MINNESOTA JONES overpowered RAYNER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
STERO BANEWOOD was defeated by MERCILESS in a action packed 4 minute Challenge melee.
HASTUR viciously subdued IRONCLAD in a crowd boring 8 minute gory Challenge duel.
FRIGG won victory over RHONDOHLAVISHAH in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
UTHER PENDRAGON was defeated by AHSHONDALAI in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge match.
BAD SEED was beaten by NEWL JAWBLUR in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
NYARLATHOTEP was subdued by HAIG in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
KING TYRANT savagely defeated IRIS in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Challenge match.
H. GIGGLEBEANS handily defeated TERROR BLIZZARD in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
OPACITY: 100% was outlasted by BANANAS GORILLA in a dull 23 minute expert's struggle.
HAHARI HEL was narrowly defeated by CRAQUELURE in a 3 minute bloody brawl.
PUCKER & BLOAT was bested by ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
KARMA was demolished by ARDBEG in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
BEN NEVIS overpowered LENS CORRECTION in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LEDAIG bested EQUALIZER in a popular 3 minute bout.
ZUSHI was viciously subdued by SNOZZLE in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
MONA LISA was vanquished by MORDANT GOON in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
BARNABUS CROW was overpowered by JASON THE MASON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER overpowered FARMER ALFALFA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MACKMYRA was slain by DHOTHO HALFGRAY in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
CURIOUS GEORGE murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
HENRY HANK vanquished TOUGH MAMA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FOGHORN LEGHORN handily defeated TOUGH MAMA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ASMODESAURUS vanquished PEPE LE PEW in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
EL KABONG overpowered TOUGH MAMA in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  32 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        27 -  22 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  52 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  38 -  2      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  31 -  6      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  17 -  0      35  |

Turn  45 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409      13   9  1  114 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
TOTAL PARRY      BANANAS GORILLA 366        19  12  0  111 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486              9   2  1   81 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 20  18  2   80 DEADLINE (32)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             11   5  0   69 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN NEVIS 508               7   1  1   69 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471          9   5  1   66 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490           8   3  0   40 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
AIMED BLOW       HASTUR 481                  6   4  0   40 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
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 
STERO BANEWOOD 471.  The ten other most popular fighters were EQUALIZER 487, STONE 
518, KING TYRANT 523, MINNESOTA JONES 196, RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507, CRAQUELURE 486, 
PUCKER & BLOAT 387, UTHER PENDRAGON 528, AHSHONDALAI 498, and HAHARI HEL 458.

The least popular fighter this week was OPACITY: 100% 314.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BANANAS GORILLA 366, IRONCLAD 457, FARMER ALFALFA 541, BARNABUS 
CROW 501, MONA LISA 515, ZUSHI 514, LENS CORRECTION 448, TERROR BLIZZARD 524, RAYNER 
182, and THOR 216.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy