DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2017    Duedate: 12/11/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-64

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OPACITY: 100%
PIXELBENDERS (36)
(20-314) [33-17-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OPACITY: 100%                  GAMBIT
PIXELBENDERS (36)              MARVEL (54)
(20-314) [33-17-0,131]         (20-593) [8-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KARMA                          KARMA
LOSERS (20)                    LOSERS (20)
(20-419) [22-22-2,95]          (20-419) [22-22-2,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MARVEL (54)                 56
2. PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)       41      WEIRDING WAYS (53)
3. HUCKLE'S CATS (23)          29      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRDING WAYS (53)          27
5. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         17      MARVEL (54)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WEIRDING WAYS (53)        45  35  7 56.3   1/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)    11  4 1
 2/ 4*MARVEL (54)               25  20  0 55.6   2/ 4*MARVEL (54)              10  5 0
 3/ 2 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       173 140  6 55.3   3/ 8 DEADLINE (32)             8  5 1
 4/ 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     74  60  3 55.2   4/ 1 WEIRDING WAYS (53)        8  7 1
 5/ 6 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      161 150 13 51.8   5/ 5 LOST SENTINELS (19)       8  7 0
 6/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 144 138 10 51.1   6/ 3 PIXELBENDERS (36)         8  7 0
 7/ 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)        137 132  8 50.9   7/10 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       6  8 0
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       120 125  2 49.0   8/ 7 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  5  8 0
 9/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)      136 173 11 44.0   9/ 6 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        5 10 0
10/10 DEADLINE (32)             55  88  6 38.5  10/11 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        4  2 0
11/11 LOSERS (20)              113 197 20 36.5  11/ 9 LOSERS (20)               2 13 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 pretties, and welcome to Seam.  Your intrepid spy reporter and Yellow 
Press diva, Sidara Brightbell here.  I'm reporting from the infirmary today.  I figure 
a change of scenery was in order to get the creative juices flowing.  For the record, 
it was a horrible plan!  So many injured warriors here, about half the arena, if you 
can believe it.  The other half, or the winners as we like to call them, were patched 
up pretty quick and have returned to their guild houses. Okay, the groans of pain have 
died down enough for me to think, so let's get to this turn's arena action. 
     Last turn's Duelmaster, Opacity: 100%, has been enjoying a lengthy reign on 
Seam's fine throne.  This turn saw our champion facing off against another arena 
veteran, Karma from Losers.  It was quite the exciting fight!  Karma is our Popularity 
Leader, so you can imagine that his fans were out in droves during the title fight.  
The title match is usually the most anticipated of the day and usually has the highest 
attendance.  This cycle was no different.  After it was all over, Opacity remained the 
Duelmaster, but Karma put on a mighty fine show for the audience.  Opacity won the 
throne and the honor associated with it, but both warriors received an invitation to 
the Isle of the Eye after the fight.  Congrats to our newest Lord Protectors! 
     The most avoided team for the turn is Lost Sentinels.  They were avoided most by 
Phantom Regiment.  The most challenged warrior for turn 64 is Mdjai of Deadline.  I 
was about to praise Weirding Ways for a rare upchallenge, but then I looked at the 
variou experience of each warrior and decided my stitching skill deserves more lauding 
than that anemic act.  Mdjai lost in a one minute bout against Brass Hammer.  No one 
was shocked.  No one is ever shocked.  Well, that isn't true because we had a 
"shocker" of a fight, but we'll discuss that one later. 
     The only dead for the turn were a non-descript teenage hooligan that was 
ironically slain by Graveborn Paladin.  The other was a Dark Arena death at the hands 
of Dark Champion.  With little to report in this department, we will instead focus on 
arena fights involving our award winners for turn 64.  Our Popularity Leader and 
Turn's Most Popular, who happen to be the same warrior, have already been discussed.  
Marvel continues to make a name for themselves in the arena, and Gambit is sitting 
pretty (in more ways than one) as our Unchartered Recognition Leader with a 8-1-0 
record.  Marvel should receive their charter next turn, so congrats to Hombre and 
crew!  I told you there was a shocking fight in this cycle's bouts.  It involved a 
down challenging crew known as Weirding Ways and their warrior, Angelique.  Angelique 
showed true skill and warrior's heart by going down 26 points and nearly 7 times the 
fight experience to face Piwi Steelmoon.  The great shocker is, well, most of you seen 
if for yourselves, but the bookie report said it all!  ANGELIQUE was demolished by 
PIWI STEELMOON in a 1 minute Challenge competition.  I spoke with fellow spy reporter 
Novgorodny Vir after the fight and he said, "Next time Angelique walks with her head 
high remind her of the fight where she challenged down 26 points and lost to Piwi 
Steelmoon."  Great advice, as always, from Novgorodny. 
     Phantom Regiment takes over the top team from Weirding Ways, who tumbled down to 
4th.  Marvel moves up 2 spots to 2nd place, while Deadline makes a bigger move from 
8th to 3rd.  Lost Sentinels remains in 5th place.  Pixelbenders is the only team to 
fall out of the top 5 from last turn.  Deadline's 5 place gains is the largest of the 
turn, while Weirding Ways and Thirsty Thugs fell 3 for the biggest loss of the turn. 
     The smell of iodine, sweat, and blood is getting to be too much for my delicate 
constitution.  If I have to walk through vomit once more today, it may ruin my 
generally flowery disposition.  Poor dears, I know they cannot help they are sick.  Or 
maybe they could have helped it, if only they had dodge that lunge rather than 
attempted to parry it.  Or been a bit more aggressive on the sands, rather than 
allowing their opponent to beat them to the punch.  Argh, I apologize my darlings, it 
is so easy to be a Monday morning gladiator.  I'm off from this depressing place, so I 
hope I will see each of you next turn in Seam!  We will have a new Duelmaster.  We 
know this to be true because Opacity is graduating.  Who will take his place?  Come 
back and find out!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPACITY: 100% 314            33  17  0   131       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASPER 147                   16  11  0   115       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 MERCILESS 433                24  17  1   101       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 KARMA 419                    22  22  2    95       LOSERS (20)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            18  12  0    93       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544          10  10  2    92       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAQUELURE 486               16   9  1    90       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 GHOST 145                    14  13  1    89       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 SNOZZLE 460                  16  18  0    76       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 HAIG 488                     14  17  0    72       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MONA LISA 515                16   9  0    68       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 IRIS 513                     14  11  3    68       LOSERS (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASTUR 481                   15  14  0    66       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 ZUSHI 514                    11  14  1    66       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 EQUALIZER 487                11  14  0    64       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 GAMBIT 593                    8   1  0    60       MARVEL (54)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560          13   3  0    56       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 PARANOID ANDROID 573          8   6  0    55       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 BLACK KNIGHT 603              4   4  0    54       MARVEL (54)
 BRASS HAMMER 562             10   6  1    53       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 GRAVEBORN PALADIN 604         5   1  1    51       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 BAHAMUT 585                   6   2  0    48       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AERY SHINE 559               11   6  1    47       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DWIMORBERG 576                8   5  0    43       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 FRIGG 529                    11   9  0    42       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 RASTERIZE 565                 7   5  0    38       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 DEVAL 599                     5   4  0    35       DEADLINE (32)
 BAD PENNY 575                 6   8  0    34       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MDJAI 596                     2   7  1    34       DEADLINE (32)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYAVIIRA 602                  5   3  0    33       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 6  10  1    29       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 CAPT. AMERICA 589             5   4  0    29       MARVEL (54)
 JASON THE MASON 512           3   0  0    28       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 KAGEWA 601                    4   4  0    27       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 PARENTAL DECEIT 583           5   7  2    26       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 PIWI STEELMOON 619            1   2  0    25       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAINERIO 598                  3   6  1    23       DEADLINE (32)
 YAOTL 597                     2   7  0    21       DEADLINE (32)
 TIAMAT 584                    4   7  0    19       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 THOR 620                      2   0  0    19       MARVEL (54)
 ABSORBING MAN 590             4   5  0    17       MARVEL (54)
 VALERIA 613                   2   4  0    16       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 WOLFGANG WOLF 621             1   0  0    15       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 HAMILTON 609                  1   6  0    10       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 CALIGURU 622                  1   0  0     8       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 FARMER ALFALFA 541            1   1  0     7       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 EYEDROPPER 618                1   2  0     5       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 TRIGON 625                    0   1  0     1       LOSERS (20)
 STEEL 626                     0   1  0     1       LOSERS (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARAPAX 624                   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?
TEENAGE HOODLUM         0  0 0                      GRAVEBORN PALADIN 604  64  NONE
KILIAN 595              2  5 1 DEADLINE 32          PARENTAL DECEIT 583    62   
MORTAL 623              0  1 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 DARK CHAMPION          64  NONE
UTHER PENDRAGON 528    11  8 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 IRIS 513               61   
BANSHEE 574             5  8 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    MDJAI 596              63   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Graveborn Paladin -- You slimed me! -- Parental Deceit
P.S.  Them learns...  Geebus!

Hastur -- Surprise! -- Paranoid Android

Valeria -- Do you wanna live forever? -- Brass Hammer

Casper -- There was nothing friendly about that. -- Karma

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORTAL was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
EQUALIZER was bested by DHOTHO HALFGRAY in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
PARANOID ANDROID was unbelievably bested by HASTUR in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BRASS HAMMER vanquished MDJAI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GAMBIT defeated BAHAMUT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ANGELIQUE was demolished by PIWI STEELMOON in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
PARENTAL DECEIT won victory over VALERIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
OPACITY: 100% luckily beat KARMA in a popular 5 minute gruesome master's Title brawl.
STAY PUFT vanquished HAIG in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
CASPER overpowered CRAQUELURE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
RA-RA RAINWAR luckily beat SNOZZLE in a popular 1 minute expert's match.
MERCILESS overpowered IRIS in a unpopular 8 minute one-sided match.
MONA LISA was overcome by GHOST in a exciting 1 minute bloody veteran's contest.
AERY SHINE was luckily beaten by KOOKSY INURMOUT in a 3 minute conflict.
GRAVEBORN PALADIN easily killed TEENAGE HOODLUM in a 2 minute gory uneven fight.
ZUSHI devastated FRIGG in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven duel.
DWIMORBERG bested KAGEWA in a popular 1 minute brawl.
BAD PENNY was overpowered by BLACK KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RASTERIZE overpowered HAMILTON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GYAVIIRA handily defeated TIAMAT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
YAOTL was beaten by CAPT. AMERICA in a action packed 4 minute fight.
DEVAL subdued ABSORBING MAN in a 1 minute gruesome bout.
RAINERIO vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
JASON THE MASON overpowered STEEL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
EYEDROPPER was defeated by CALIGURU in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
THOR overpowered TRIGON in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
FARMER ALFALFA beat CARAPAX in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
WOLFGANG WOLF slimly won victory over INCOMPETENT PUNK in a 2 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  21 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  26 -  4      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        25 -  23 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  34 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  36 -  2      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  38 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  21 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  50 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn  64 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     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      OPACITY: 100% 314          33  17  0  131 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          18  12  0   93 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486             16   9  1   90 PIXELBENDERS (36)
SLASHING ATTACK  GHOST 145                  14  13  1   89 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
AIMED BLOW       MONA LISA 515              16   9  0   68 LOST SENTINELS (19)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                   14  11  3   68 LOSERS (20)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRASS HAMMER 562           10   6  1   53 WEIRDING WAYS (53)
STRIKING ATTACK  BAHAMUT 585                 6   2  0   48 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
BASHING ATTACK   RASTERIZE 565               7   5  0   38 PIXELBENDERS (36)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KARMA 419.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
KARMA 419.  The ten other most popular fighters were YAOTL 597, DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544, 
PARANOID ANDROID 573, GHOST 145, ZUSHI 514, AERY SHINE 559, CALIGURU 622, FARMER 
ALFALFA 541, OPACITY: 100% 314, and CASPER 147.

The least popular fighter this week was MERCILESS 433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRIS 513, CARAPAX 624, TRIGON 625, STEEL 626, ABSORBING MAN 590, TIAMAT 
584, HAMILTON 609, BAD PENNY 575, KOOKSY INURMOUT 560, and MONA LISA 515.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OPACITY: 100% (20-314) PIXELBENDERS (36)
KARMA (20-419) LOSERS (20)

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

STAY PUFT (20-144) PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)