DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2017    Duedate: 03/06/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-44

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THOR
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
(20-216) [18-25-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THOR                           AHSHONDALAI
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
(20-216) [18-25-2,108]         (20-498) [4-4-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOR                           ZUSHI
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      LOST SENTINELS (19)
(20-216) [18-25-2,108]         (20-514) [4-1-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LOST SENTINELS (19)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOST SENTINELS (19)         45
2. CARTOON CHAOS (51)          40      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. LOSERS (20)                 21      Unchartered Team
4. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   20
5. AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)     17      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)       128  87  6 59.5   1/ 2 LOST SENTINELS (19)      10  5 4
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      105  85 11 55.3   2/ 4 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  9  3 0
 3/ 3 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      111 101  9 52.4   3/ 7 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  7 1
 4/ 4 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 102  94  9 52.0   4/ 8 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  7 0
 5- 5 PIXELBENDERS (36)         97  97  7 50.0   5/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       7  8 0
 6/ 6 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        91 106  1 46.2   6/ 3 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        6  5 0
 7/ 7 LOST SENTINELS (19)       91 120 10 43.1   7/ 6 LOSERS (20)               6  9 1
 8/ 9*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   15  21  2 41.7   8- 1 PIXELBENDERS (36)         5  5 0
 9/ 8 DEADLINE (32)             37  52  3 41.6   9/ 9*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   5  8 1
10/ 0*CARTOON CHAOS (51)         2   3  0 40.0  10-10*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      3  7 0
11/10 LOSERS (20)               78 132 15 37.1  11/11 DEADLINE (32)             2  1 0
12-11*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)       3   7  0 30.0  12/ 0*CARTOON CHAOS (51)        2  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Welly, welly, well. Honored to be the first of my squad to be DM here in Seam. Been in 
Seam for over 30 turns now and I know I'm not as popular as some of you flashier 
styles, I welcome all to this new game of "King of the Hill". With Spring right around 
the corner, I hope for some extra long fights -- maybe pack a lunch? Take a break, 
relax some, stretch, maybe chat some in between rounds with the audience. The crowd 
does love to interact at my fights, always yelling suggestions, and amusing anecdotes. 
One particular individual seems awfully whiny though -- "this is taking too 
long...sad!" or "it's really unfair that this warrior is hogging all the daylight for 
his fight...boo!" so on and whatnot. I've contemplated inviting him onto the sands of 
Seam to see how he'd fare. Probably not a good idea to go there, getting those that 
come to be entertained involved in the actual worky work.

Here's to a long and fruitful reign as KOTH...or at least until the call comes from 
ADM.

Cheers!

                                          -- Opacity: 100%

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, my sweetlings!  Welcome back to Seam and the glorious gladiatorial 
games.  Wow, that was a lot of unintentional alliteration!  Regardless, it is 
wonderful to see each of you.  It is always good to gather with good friends, good 
food, and good wine each cycle to watch the games.  I am actually happy with only two 
of three, as long as one of them is good wine.  All three were excellent this week, 
thank you for asking!  Onto the games, my darlings! 
     Something horrible has happened to Pixelbenders!  This is the only excuse I can 
imagine for missing a turn after you have taken the throne.  Send out the search 
parties!  Raise the alarms!  Until they are found, we have a new Duelmaster.  Thor, 
who is nearly as old as this re-opened arena, was challenged by Minnesota Jones.  This 
became our title fight and Thor ascends to the throne after a short one-sided affair.  
Congrats to Thor and his guild, who are managed by Deep Thought.  Since Thor did not 
get his invitation to the Isle, the question on everyone's mind is, can he hold onto 
it next cycle? 
     Darque Knights gets the honor of being the most avoided team this cycle.  They 
were most avoided by I'm Not Eggbert.  If you just experienced a bit of deja vu, 
you're not alone... you're not alone.  It is the same as last turn.  A Darque Knights 
warrior, Ra-Ra Rainwar, was also the most challenged warrior this turn.  Ledaig of 
Thirsty Thugs challenged down 10 points.  To Ledaig's defense, he was surrounded by 
his own teammates.  Who knows what goes through the minds of you managers when you 
make these challenges.  Interesting to ponder, nonetheless! 
     There were 23 fights this turn and 5 of them ended in death!  It seems extreme 
until you consider 3 of those were in the Dark Arena, where someone is expected to die 
in every bout.  The first non-Dark Arena death belongs to Darque Knights.  Lisya 
Brightstar fought Khondohlavishah in a 3 minute bout before giving up the ghost.  
Rumor is Lisya tried to lay a dying curse on her killer, but couldn't pronounce 
"Khondolavishah" for it to take effect!  It looks like it will be up to Lisya's 
teammates to exact some revenge if they so choose.  The second non-Dark Arena death 
sees Ah Tongues of Fire on the mourner's side.  Ahshondai was killed by Ben Nevis of 
Thirsty Thugs in a 1 minute fight. 
     Pixelbenders falls from the top spot due to their inactivity.  How is that search 
party coming along?  Lost Sentinels steps into take their place with an impressive 10-
5-4 over the last 3 turns.  Deities and Demigods, Thirsty Thugs, and I'm Not Eggbert 
all move up this week to take over 2nd through 4th.  Darque Knights stays in the 5th 
position.  The biggest gain for the week is a tie between Thirsty Thugs and I'm Not 
Eggbert, who jumped 4 places.  The biggest slip, among the active teams, belongs to 
Huckle's Cats, who fell 3 spots to 6th. 
     It is time to draw this to a close, my sweets!  I mentioned good wine earlier, 
and it appears my "good" friends have emptied my cellar.  I must go procure more 
before next cycle's fights, wine and friends!  I hope to see you all next turn.  Can 
Thor hold the throne?  Will the search party find Pixelbenders?  Join us and find out!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOR 216                     18  25  2   108       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OPACITY: 100% 314            23  12  0   111       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          18  12  0   103       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409        12   9  1   103       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 RAYNER 182                   20  17  2    92       DEADLINE (32)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUCKER & BLOAT 387           14  14  3    85       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MERCILESS 433                13   8  1    85       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          17  21  2    82       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       17  24  1    77       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 HAHARI HEL 458               11   4  0    75       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-CRAQUELURE 486                8   2  1    67       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                    12  12  2    64       LOSERS (20)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            9   4  1    61       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BEN NEVIS 508                 6   1  1    58       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-LENS CORRECTION 448           8   8  0    57       PIXELBENDERS (36)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDBEG 429                    9  13  0    53       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 LEDAIG 435                   13   7  0    48       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 ZUSHI 514                     4   1  0    41       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 IRONCLAD 457                 10   5  0    35       LOSERS (20)
 MONA LISA 515                 4   1  0    34       LOST SENTINELS (19)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490             7   3  0    33       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 HAIG 488                      7   4  0    32       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 BAD PENNY 509                 3   4  3    31       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 SNOZZLE 460                   6   8  0    30       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 HASTUR 481                    5   4  0    28       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-EQUALIZER 487                 3   7  0    28       PIXELBENDERS (36)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NYARLATHOTEP 527              1   1  0    22       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AHSHONDALAI 498               4   4  1    21       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            1   1  0    21       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
-UTHER PENDRAGON 528           2   0  0    20       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 IRIS 513                      3   2  0    19       LOSERS (20)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           2   2  0    19       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506           4   2  1    17       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             4   3  0    17       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 STONE 518                     3   1  1    16       LOSERS (20)
 RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507           2   4  0    16       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 VOID 504                      3   5  0    14       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-FRIGG 529                     2   0  0    14       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 FOGHORN LEGHORN 538           1   0  0    13       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
-TERROR BLIZZARD 524           1   1  0    11       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            2   1  0     7       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 MACKMYRA 530                  1   2  0     6       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JASON THE MASON 512           1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 CURIOUS GEORGE 535            1   0  0     5       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
-KING TYRANT 523               1   1  0     4       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 NEWL JAWBLUR 532              0   2  0     2       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BAD SEED 534                  0   1  0     1       LOSERS (20)
 HENRY HANK 537                0   1  0     1       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
-BRONTOSAURUS REX 531          0   1  0     1       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRATSFAN NOBLE          0  0 0                      BAD PENNY 509          44  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   
DAISY MAYHEM 536        0  1 0 CARTOON CHAOS 51     BLACK ORC              44  NONE
DINKY DALTON 539        0  1 0 CARTOON CHAOS 51     BANDIT PRINCE          44  NONE
LISYA BRIGHTSTAR 533    1  1 0 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506    44   
XAD BRONZEWOLF 288     19 14 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    MELANROH 402           40  NONE
MAMMON MAMMOTH 526      0  2 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   BAD PENNY 509          43   
TRIGON TRI-HORN 522     0  1 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   STONE 518              42  REVENGED
NUKE 417               10 10 0 LOSERS 20            PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409  40  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DINKY DALTON was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAISY MAYHEM was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
KARMA was subdued by PROF. MONKEYPANTS in a 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud fight.
MINNESOTA JONES was devastated by THOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
ARDBEG was devastated by HAHARI HEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LEDAIG outwaited RA-RA RAINWAR in a unpopular 13 minute Challenge match.
BARNABUS CROW was overcome by SNOZZLE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
MACKMYRA lost to RHONDOHLAVISHAH in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
H. GIGGLEBEANS was vanquished by HASTUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER lost to HAIG in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge fight.
BANANAS GORILLA outlasted RAYNER in a tiresome 15 minute veteran's fight.
MERCILESS outwaited ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 7 minute master's conflict.
BEN NEVIS murdered AHSHONDAI in a 1 minute gory mismatched match.
IRONCLAD was handily defeated by STERO BANEWOOD in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MONA LISA vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ZUSHI viciously subdued TEENAGE HOODLUM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's fray.
VOID was bested by IRIS in a 2 minute fight.
KHONDOHLAVISHAH killed LISYA BRIGHTSTAR in a 3 minute match.
BAD PENNY executed FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
AHSHONDALAI handily defeated NEWL JAWBLUR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
STONE overpowered HENRY HANK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CURIOUS GEORGE subdued BAD SEED in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
FOGHORN LEGHORN vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  29 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  15 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  54 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  32 -  6      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  38 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  24 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  16 -  0      36  |

Turn  44 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BANANAS GORILLA 366        18  12  0  103 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
STRIKING ATTACK  PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409      12   9  1  103 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 20  17  2   92 DEADLINE (32)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             11   4  0   75 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471          9   4  1   61 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN NEVIS 508               6   1  1   58 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
AIMED BLOW       MONA LISA 515               4   1  0   34 LOST SENTINELS (19)
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 
ZUSHI 514.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACKMYRA 530, RHONDOHLAVISHAH 
507, HASTUR 481, HAIG 488, ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133, DINKY DALTON 539, PROF. 
MONKEYPANTS 409, THOR 216, SNOZZLE 460, and DAISY MAYHEM 536.

The least popular fighter this week was BANANAS GORILLA 366.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LEDAIG 435, RAYNER 182, RA-RA RAINWAR 490, MERCILESS 433, BAD 
SEED 534, HENRY HANK 537, NEWL JAWBLUR 532, IRONCLAD 457, ARDBEG 429, and FOGHORN 
LEGHORN 538.