DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/09/2016    Duedate: 08/22/2016

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-30

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUMBLE RUMBLE
PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
(20-284) [16-6-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUMBLE RUMBLE                  COLE YOUNGER
PHILANTHROLORDS (14)           THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
(20-284) [16-6-1,132]          (20-294) [3-2-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILGAMESH                      THE OGRE SPRITE
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
(20-217) [18-11-2,92]          (20-403) [8-4-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)          57
2. HUCKLE'S CATS (23)          44      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. LOSERS (20)                 37      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         27
5. 7TH SANCTUM (10)            23      THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        90  55  5 62.1   1/ 1 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)     10  5 0
 2- 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       75  56  7 57.3   2/ 3 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  9  6 0
 3/ 3 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      78  62  3 55.7   3/ 2 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  7 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       75  68  7 52.4   4/ 9 LOSERS (20)               6  9 1
 5/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  75  70  8 51.7   5/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       6  9 0
 6/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         66  68  5 49.3   6/ 5 PIXELBENDERS (36)         6  9 0
 7/ 0 7TH SANCTUM (10)          58  62  1 48.3   7- 6 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       5  5 0
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        62  77  1 44.6   8/ 7 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        5  5 0
 9/ 7 LOST SENTINELS (19)       60  81  6 42.6   9/ 8 LOST SENTINELS (19)       4 11 1
10/ 9 DEADLINE (32)             28  47  1 37.3  10/ 0 7TH SANCTUM (10)          3  2 0
11/10 LOSERS (20)               46  94 14 32.9  11/10 DEADLINE (32)             2  1 0
12/ 0*THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)         7  18  1 28.0  12/ 0*THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)        2  3 1

    '*'   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.

     Sidara Brightbell reviewed her notes one last time as Seam's current Duelmaster 
took his seat across from her in the studio.  Looking up, she put on a practiced 
smile.  "Welcome, sir!  Thanks for agreeing to the interview."
     "Well, I had more important, secret and fun stuff to do," he responded.  Sidara 
blinked as he continued, "But it is important to your readers, I suppose."
     This was how it was going to be.  She settled back.  "So, tell me about 
yourself."
     "Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!  I am Captain Buzzy of the Bee Police, 
defender of the skies and connoisseur of the honeys!"
     "I've not heard of the Bee Police before."
     "You must have a limited acquaintanceship."
     "Pardon?"
     "Granted."
     "What?"
     "What?"  She paused to ruffle her papers and start over.  A bit of color had 
crept into her features.  "How does it feel to be Seam's fourteenth Duelmaster?"
     "Better than it would to be the thirteenth, believe you me!"
     "Bad luck to be that one, I take it?" she asked with a grin.
     The Duelmaster snorted.  "I don't believe in luck and all that other hocus pocus 
that dimwits suggest to be of import," Captain Buzzy responded.  To look at Sidara, it 
appeared as if the studio had gotten warmer.  "Numerology, on the other hand, is 
proven fact.  Fourteen has good vibration, as my opponents can attest!  It is one of 
everlasting movement and brings trials and dangers from a great variety of 
experiences."
     "Uhm... yeah.  So what number would you say I would be?"
     "Oh, you're number two.  Definitely."  The reporter's eyebrows raised in inquiry.  
Cpt. Buzzy absently waved his hand in front of his face.  "You have that air."  
     Her eyebrows lowered as quickly as they went up.  The corners of her mouth 
followed.  "Well, sir.  What say you to the rumors that you're actually Eggbert?!"  
She hadn't actually planned to address the rag sheet rumors, but this jerk needed to 
be level set.
     Captain Buzzy sat back with a start.  "I know not of this Eggbert you speak of.  
I am Captain Buzzy of the Bee Police, defender of the skies and connoisseur of the 
honeys!"
     Sidara took a deep breath.  There was still time to salvage this for her readers.  
"Ok, I get it.  So, you consider yourself a connoisseur of the ladies?"
     "The honeys," he corrected.  
     "As you wish.  To what do you attribute your success with the honeys?  Your 
inherent charm?"  She was laying it on here and hoped, but doubted, he'd pick up on 
her thinly veiled sarcasm.
     "That has little to do with it.  I occasionally prefer a hot honey, but they can 
often be more trouble than they're worth."
     "I'll bet."  This guy was a pig.  Sidara was bright red with indignation at this 
point.  "So what's your favorite type of honey?"
     "You wish to know?"
     "I believe I did you the honor to ask."
     "Ah, yes, you did, didn't you?"  He sat back and looked off into space.  He got a 
far-away look on his face with an almost dreamy smile.  "I think my favorite honey is 
one that has been sufficiently whipped."
     "WHAT?!"  She rose, indignant.  This was the last straw.
     "Oh, definitely," he continued, still staring off at nothing and unaware even 
that she had stood up.  "I prefer my honeys malleable.  The honeys always seem to have 
an inherent resistance to what you want them to do.  But after a good whipping, THEN 
they spread quickly, believe you me!
     Sidara looked like she wanted to explode.  "This interview is over!" she 
exclaimed and stomped out.
     Some time later, Cpt. Buzzy drifted out of his reverie and, to his surprise, 
found himself alone in the studio.  With a shrug, he stood and made his way out.

                                      SPY REPORT

Aargh!  There is nothing more frustrating to a Spy Reporter than a non-story!  Our 
former Duelmaster, Cpt. Buzzy, has produced a "non-story" by being inactive this turn.  
I guess that is a story in and of itself, but it is a boring story that no one wants 
to read about.  What happened, Buzzy?  Did you get so self-involved during our 
interview that you just couldn't be bothered to show up to the arena?  Since your 
teammates are also inactive, I'm going to assume the blame lies with your manager, 
Vlad.

The actual story involving the Duelmaster's throne this week saw Bumble Rumble 
fighting Cardhu.  I am not sure they knew it was a title fight when the signal came to 
FIGHT!  But, Bumble Rumble still made the best of his situation by defeating Cardhu 
rather quickly and being crowned our Duelmaster.  Congrats to Bumble Rumble, who is 
managed by Aragorn.  Bumble also takes the Chartered Recognition Leader award and his 
squad remains on top with a 10-5-0 record over the last 3 turns.

The most avoided team this turn is Darque Knights.  Thirsty Thugs avoided them the 
most.  When you consider the rankings from last turn, it looks like Darque Knights was 
perhaps favorably positioned below Thirsty Thugs rather than feared by them.  Welcome 
back to Hombre and his 7th Sanctum guild!  We also want to welcome back The Outlaws 3 
to the fold.  The Outlaws 3 are still unchartered, so they easily snagged the 
Unchartered Recognition Award with Cole Younger and the Unchartered Team spot.  
Showing they are more than just an unchartered squad, The Outlaws 3 also took home the 
Top Team on the Move Award with 57 points!  Good job!

There were no significant changes in the team rankings this turn. Philanthrolords 
remain on top with a 10-5-0 record.  Deities and Demigods changes spots with Thirsty 
Thugs, with the former rising to 2nd place and the latter dropping to 3rd.  The Losers 
vault up 5 places to 4th with a 3-2-1 turn.  Darque Knights round out the top 5.  
Huckle's Cats had a very nice 4-1-0 turn, but they actually slipped 1 spot in the 
rankings from 7th to 8th.

Die Cut was the most challenged warrior for turn 30.  He also happens to be listed 
among our dead!  Karma challenged Die Cut, which looked to be a pretty even match-up 
considering both warriors' fight experiences and arena rankings.  But, Karma proved to 
be the better warrior in this bout, executing Die Cut in 1 minute.  Bad Penny of Lost 
Sentinels has fought his last bout as well.  Randomly matched up with the returning 
Belle Star, Bad Penny had a bad fight against Belle!  The other death bouts were in 
the Dark Arena with The Outlaws 3 sending sending 3/5 of their squad to the torch-lit 
arena of death!  Oooh, that sounded dramatic!

Moving from the mortal to the immortal, congrats to Bumble Rumble and Gilgamesh on 
their invites.  They become graduates number 4 and 5 from Seam.  They are also our 
first Strikers to reach immortality and will forever share that distinction with one 
another in Seam's history books.  Bumble Rumble is Philanthrolords first graduate from 
20, while Gilgamesh becomes Deities and Demigods' second immortal.  We wish you 
continued success on the Isle, but look forward to one last round of fights with you 
next turn.  On a related note, we bid farewell to Loki this turn, who leaves with one 
last victory under his belt after beating Maguvial.

I anticipate we will be seeing a number of folks heading toward the Isle of the Eye in 
the next few turns.  Cpt. Buzzy was up for the honor, but his inactivity has stalled 
the process.  Along with Buzzy, our resident connoisseur of the "honey," Lady 
Songsteel and Geoplastique garner the most talk in the Challenger Champions among the 
political elites that make up the Gladiatorial Commissions Invitation Committee.  
There are a few Champions as well, such as Cardhu and Maguvial, that have gained 
attention, but their performance on the sands has lagged of late.

I must be off, my dearies.  Lots of places to visit and money to spend before the day 
is over!  I hope to see each of you back next turn.  We will have a new champion since 
Bumble Rumble is leaving us.  You do not want to miss all the action, so start 
prepping NOW!  

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUMBLE RUMBLE 284            16   6  1   132       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CPT. BUZZY 65                18   9  0   112       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66         19   8  2   110       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 KININVIE 174                 17  12  1   106       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 PITTYVAICH 176               19  10  0    99       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 LADY SONGSTEEL 128           18  11  4    95       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 GEOPLASTIQUE 70              16   8  1    94       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 GILGAMESH 217                18  11  2    92       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOT GOLEM 69                14  10  0    90       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288           13  10  0    88       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 MAGUVIAL 129                 17  12  2    86       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 CARDHU 173                   15  14  2    76       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-MINNESOTA JONES 196          13  13  2    75       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366           9   8  0    70       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 SIF 220                      13  16  1    69       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       14  14  1    65       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387            9   7  2    63       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 HARRY HYENA 137              14  14  0    60       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            14   9  0    60       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MELANROH 402                  7   5  1    60       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 THE OGRE SPRITE 403           8   4  0    58       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
-PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409         6   3  0    58       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ANUBIS 219                   13  16  2    57       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 THOR 216                     12  17  2    57       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                     7   3  2    54       LOSERS (20)
-CLUCKEROO 67                 12  15  1    52       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 COLE YOUNGER 294              3   2  0    51       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 COBRA MONSOON 71             12  12  0    48       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 RAYNER 182                   11  12  0    45       DEADLINE (32)
 ARDBEG 429                    4   4  0    38       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNRISE VICTORY 390           6   8  0    33       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 THE OGRE TROLL 434            4   2  0    30       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 PYROBLOOM 397                 6   2  0    29       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 JASON THE MASON 445           3   1  0    28       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MERCILESS 433                 5   2  0    26       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 BELLE STAR 291                2   3  1    25       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEDAIG 435                    5   1  0    22       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 ROCKSLIDE 456                 1   0  0    19       LOSERS (20)
 NUKE 417                      4   6  0    18       LOSERS (20)
 PEPPER JACK 436               3   3  1    13       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 IRONCLAD 457                  1   0  0    12       LOSERS (20)
 ANCHOR POINT 2.0 459          1   0  0    10       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           2   2  0     8       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 HAHARI HEL 458                1   0  0     8       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 NIGHTSHADE 452                1   1  0     8       LOSERS (20)
 SNOZZLE 460                   1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VISIGOTH 455                  1   1  1     5       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 BRONZE BUG 430                1   1  0     4       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 MONA LISA 454                 0   2  0     2       LOST SENTINELS (19)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JUNDUM OAKBLADE 446     1  3 0 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    HIGH ELF               30  NONE
CADOC 344               7  9 0 DEADLINE 32          PUCKER & BLOAT 387     26  NOT REVENGED
EOS 364                 8  7 1 LOSERS 20            MINNESOTA JONES 196    26  NOT REVENGED
BAD PENNY 416           4  6 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    BELLE STAR 291         30   
DIE CUT 424             6  3 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      KARMA 419              30   
SMUDGE STICK 453        0  1 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      VISIGOTH 455           29   
BIG NOSE KATE 293       1  4 0 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     SPYMASTER              30  NONE
WILLIAM QUANTRILL 290   1  4 0 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     DARK CHAMPION          30  NONE
WILLIAM T. ANDERS 318   0  4 0 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     SPYMASTER              30  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILLIAM T. ANDERSON was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WILLIAM QUANTRILL was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BIG NOSE KATE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
JUNDUM OAKBLADE was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
KININVIE bested GILGAMESH in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THE OGRE SPRITE was luckily beaten by BANANAS GORILLA in a 7 minute competition.
ARDBEG was defeated by THOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
KARMA butchered DIE CUT in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge competition.
SUNRISE VICTORY viciously subdued LEDAIG in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
PITTYVAICH defeated FEISTY RUFFIAN in a 2 minute duel.
LOKI won victory over MAGUVIAL in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
BUMBLE RUMBLE overpowered CARDHU in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
SIF was overpowered by GEOPLASTIQUE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
XAD BRONZEWOLF bested HARRY HYENA in a exciting 2 minute brutal master's conflict.
PUCKER & BLOAT was devastated by FOOT GOLEM in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LADY SONGSTEEL handily defeated MELANROH in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
RAYNER was vanquished by COLE YOUNGER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ANUBIS was devastated by ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
COBRA MONSOON was defeated by OPACITY: 100% in a exciting 4 minute veteran's bout.
MERCILESS outlasted FRATSFAN NOBLE in a tiring 12 minute match.
PYROBLOOM handily defeated NUKE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BAD PENNY was executed by BELLE STAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THE OGRE TROLL demolished PEPPER JACK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BRONZE BUG lost to ANCHOR POINT 2.0 in a 2 minute amateur's fray.
JASON THE MASON overpowered NIGHTSHADE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LENS CORRECTION was overpowered by ROCKSLIDE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MONA LISA was defeated by SNOZZLE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
VISIGOTH was defeated by IRONCLAD in a 4 minute brutal beginner's match.
HAHARI HEL won victory over TOUGH MAMA in a 1 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  27 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  42 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        22 -  23 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   52 -  60 -  5      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  30 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  28 -  2      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  23 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  19 -  0      39  |

Turn  30 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:

BASHING ATTACK     5 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  8         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BUMBLE RUMBLE 284          16   6  1  132 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               17  12  1  106 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      PITTYVAICH 176             19  10  0   99 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
BASHING ATTACK   LADY SONGSTEEL 128         18  11  4   95 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAD BRONZEWOLF 288         13  10  0   88 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     MAGUVIAL 129               17  12  2   86 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
TOTAL PARRY      BANANAS GORILLA 366         9   8  0   70 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE OGRE SPRITE 403         8   4  0   58 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
AIMED BLOW       COLE YOUNGER 294            3   2  0   51 THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILGAMESH 217.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE OGRE SPRITE 403.  The ten other most popular fighters were COBRA MONSOON 71, 
SUNRISE VICTORY 390, XAD BRONZEWOLF 288, LADY SONGSTEEL 128, ANCHOR POINT 2.0 459, 
MAGUVIAL 129, BUMBLE RUMBLE 284, KININVIE 174, THOR 216, and KARMA 419.

The least popular fighter this week was MERCILESS 433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRONCLAD 457, MONA LISA 454, LENS CORRECTION 448, NIGHTSHADE 452, BAD 
PENNY 416, NUKE 417, ANUBIS 219, RAYNER 182, SIF 220, and CARDHU 173.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BUMBLE RUMBLE (20-284) PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
GILGAMESH (20-217) DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

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

LOKI (20-218) DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   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.