DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/20/2016    Duedate: 10/03/2016

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-33

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE OGRE SPRITE
PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
(20-403) [11-4-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIF                            JOSEY WALES
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
(20-220) [15-17-1,104]         (20-461) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PITTYVAICH                     XAD BRONZEWOLF
THIRSTY THUGS (31)             DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-176) [20-12-0,81]          (20-288) [15-11-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LOSERS (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   48
2. PIXELBENDERS (36)           40      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. LOSERS (20)                 33      Unchartered Team
4. HUCKLE'S CATS (23)          27
5. PHILANTHROLORDS (14)        25      COMMERCIALIST (48)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        97  63  5 60.6   1/ 2 LOSERS (20)              10  5 0
 2- 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       80  61 10 56.7   2/ 1 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      9  6 0
 3/ 4 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      87  68  3 56.1   3/ 3 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       9  6 0
 4/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       84  74  7 53.2   4/ 5 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        7  8 0
 5/ 6 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  79  78  8 50.3   5/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)       6  9 0
 6/ 1*COMMERCIALIST (48)         5   5  2 50.0   6- 7 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       5  5 3
 7/ 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)         71  73  6 49.3   7/11*COMMERCIALIST (48)        5  5 2
 8- 8 7TH SANCTUM (10)          63  67  1 48.5   8/ 8 PIXELBENDERS (36)         5  5 1
 9/ 9 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        66  88  1 42.9   9- 4 7TH SANCTUM (10)          5  5 0
10/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)       66  90  6 42.3  10/ 9*THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)        5  9 0
11/11 DEADLINE (32)             31  47  2 39.7  11/12 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  4  8 0
12/12 LOSERS (20)               56  99 14 36.1  12/ 6 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        4 11 0
13/13*THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)        12  27  1 30.8  13/13 DEADLINE (32)             3  0 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.

Captain Buzzy of the Bee Police, defender of the skies and connoisseur of the honeys, 
here to fill your self-loathsome, dreary existence with super-secret fun stuff and 
other thoughts you'd have if you could be like me.

I've gotten lots of mail since my last fight and, coincidently, since that interview 
with whomever that reporter was.  So much so that I couldn't open and respond to it 
all, even if I were inclined.  Which I am not.  There are literally sack loads of it 
out on the porch.  And, even if I initially WERE inclined, I would not be after 
reading a sample of it.

"Women for Women", "Alastari Coalition of Women", which, I noted with a chuckle, 
abbreviated to "A COW", "Ubiquitous Equality", "Femme Fatale", "Futures Without 
Violence" etc. etc.  From all of these groups and others I've received what look to be 
enthusiastic and numerous suggestions on all manner of improbable things ranging from 
anatomically unlikely self-reproductive acts to scatological culinary ideas.  I would 
say that I appear to have angered someone but that would be an egregious 
understatement.  I appear to have angered everyone, though I am mystified as to how.  
Those that haven't given me creative suggestions have expressed a desire to help me, 
though to help me what, I have no idea.

And then there are the protesters.

People have been outside my house for days now, shouting with large placards and signs 
indicating at once both a passionate message and a lack of wit:

"No means no!"

"Take back the night!"

"Break the cycle"

"If you abuse, you lose."

I have no idea what they are prattling on about out there but, for the benefit of you 
readers, I shan't let it ruin my whipped honey.  In this instance, I am enjoying it on 
a plain cracker which serves as a deliciously neutral vehicle for the exquisitely 
subtle taste of this honey.  This honey was actually extracted from an 1,800-meter 
deep cave using a team of spelunkers.  Apparently someone observed a large number of 
bees flying in and out of the cave and found a treasure trove of honey.  I normally 
couldn't afford this sort of luxury but, being the Duelmaster and, I am told, now 
immortal, I have done an internal check and confirmed that I am worth it!

I suspect people will want to hear about the fight with Lady Songsteel.  I can't 
imagine why.  I hit her a few times, she died.  Got blood all over my outfit too.  
I'll be sending the Darque Knights my cleaning bill, believe you me!  I guess she did 
put up a bit of a ballyhoo at first, but not much at the end.  Kind of like my honey 
until it, too, was whipped.

Funny how that works.

I remain, respectfully, your Duelmaster,

Cpt. Buzzy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello, my pretties!  It is good to see you once again.  I am always my most 
chipper on the day New Seam opens here gates for the games!  An exhilaration that I 
cannot explain overtakes me and does not pass until the final fight.  I hope you are 
just as excited as I am or more so!  After all, you ladies and gents enjoy the 
excitement of the fights firsthand.  I only observe and report on them.  Speaking of 
which, let's do a little of that now.

     Our former Duelmaster Cardhu is now on his way to the Isle of the Eye.  Before 
packing up all his gear and relocating, he had one last fight in Seam.  I can't 
decipher if our Duelmaster was avoiding all the Challenger Champions or if the 
Challenger Champions were avoiding Cardhu because matched up with The Ogre Sprite of 
Philanthrolords ranked in the Champions class.  Do not let the rankings fool you 
because The Ogre Sprite is our new Duelmaster after defeating Cardhu in an action 
packed 1 minute bout.  Congrats to The Ogre Sprite, who is managed by Aragorn.

     The Outlaws 3 must be as dangerous as their name implies because they are this 
turn's most avoided.  The new team on the block, Commercialist, avoided them the most.  
Hahari Hel of Darque Knights was the most challenged warrior this turn.  Is it perhaps 
the undefeated record?  Zeros on either side of the win/loss column tend to attract 
attention.  So who got the opportunity to fight Hahari Hel?  It was Spuds McKenzie, 
the party animal, who successfully got his challenge through.  Sadly, it doesn't look 
like Hahari Hel was game for partying.  She defeated Spuds in an uneven fight 1 minute 
fight. Commercialist hit a bit of a Sophomore slump going 1-4-1 this turn, which runs 
opposite to their strong 4-1-1 first turn.  Stick with it, gents!  The games can be a 
fickle mistress at times, but persistence pays off in the end.

     We had a few deaths this cycle that did not happen in the Dark Arena.  Deities 
and Demigods, Philanthrolords, and Pixelbenders each sent 1 to the night fights.  in 
the main arena, 3 gladiators lost their lives.  Bad Penny of Lost Sentinels gets her 
final loss and leaves the arena at 4-6-0.  Anchor Point 2.0 from Pixelbenders also saw 
the end come to his short career at 1-2-0.  Perhaps the most recognizable name on the 
dead list this turn was Cole Younger, who has held the Unchartered Recognition Award 
for the last 3 turns.  Young Cole leaves us with a serviceable 5-3-0 record.  Cole 
Younger's killer, one Pucker & Bloat from Pixelbenders, is no stranger to killing as 
he notches a third death on his belt.  Condolences to all those who lost a warrior, 
and good luck to those who will be on the receiving end of feuds for the next 4 turns.

     Losers are the winners this turn!  Yeah, it sounds weird saying, but it is 
nonetheless true.  Losers take over the top team spot from Philanthrolords with a 10-
5-0 record over the last 3 turns.  Their 4-1-0 record this turn certainly helped with 
that feat!  Lost Sentinels enter the top 5 by climbing up from 10th, which happens to 
be the largest gain for turn 33.  The biggest drop belongs to Huckle's Cats, who 
dropped 6 spots to 12th.  We had 2 inactive teams this turn as regular competitors 
Hombre and Vlad were absent.  We hope they return to us next turn. 

     Well, my lovelies, that is all that I have to report this turn. I do hope to see 
each of you back next turn.  Can The Ogre Sprite hold onto the throne or will a wily 
Challenger Champion seize an opportunity for greatness?  These are the questions that 
keep me coming back for more.  I will see you next cycle, my sweets!  

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE OGRE SPRITE 403          11   4  0    94       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIF 220                      15  17  1   104       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-FOOT GOLEM 69                15  11  0   104       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 HARRY HYENA 137              17  14  0    93       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           11   7  3    92       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288           15  11  0    88       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66         20   9  3    87       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 KININVIE 174                 18  14  1    83       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 PITTYVAICH 176               20  12  0    81       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MINNESOTA JONES 196          13  15  2    70       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANROH 402                  9   6  1    66       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 THOR 216                     13  19  2    64       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            15  10  0    63       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 KARMA 419                     8   5  2    63       LOSERS (20)
-COBRA MONSOON 71             13  13  0    62       7TH SANCTUM (10)
-CLUCKEROO 67                 13  16  1    61       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          10  10  0    61       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       14  17  1    60       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ANUBIS 219                   13  19  2    60       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409         7   4  0    59       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAYNER 182                   14  12  1    55       DEADLINE (32)
 NUKE 417                      7   6  0    54       LOSERS (20)
 MERCILESS 433                 7   3  0    53       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 THE OGRE TROLL 434            6   3  0    50       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 ROCKSLIDE 456                 3   1  0    45       LOSERS (20)
 SUNRISE VICTORY 390           7  10  0    36       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 ARDBEG 429                    5   6  0    35       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAHARI HEL 458                4   0  0    33       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-PYROBLOOM 397                 7   3  0    28       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           4   2  0    24       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 JOSEY WALES 461               2   0  0    24       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEDAIG 435                    7   2  0    23       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            2   0  0    19       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 IRONCLAD 457                  4   0  0    18       LOSERS (20)
 VISIGOTH 455                  2   3  1    17       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 PEARL HEART 462               1   2  0    15       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 MORRIS 472                    1   1  1    14       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 JASON THE MASON 445           3   4  0    13       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MAYHEM 475                    1   1  1    13       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 HYDE 478                      1   0  0    10       LOSERS (20)
 MONA LISA 454                 2   3  0     9       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 FLO 476                       1   1  0     9       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 HASTUR 481                    1   0  0     8       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 SNOZZLE 460                   1   3  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 CODEX 465                     1   2  0     5       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 SPUDS MCKENZIE 473            1   1  0     5       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 MR. WHIPPLE 474               1   1  0     4       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 MIDNIGHT LILY 466             0   2  0     3       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 CALAMITY JANE 463             0   3  0     3       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 ARTARIAN GREY 479             0   1  0     1       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT A GOD 482           0  1 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 SWINE GOLEM            33  NONE
BAD PENNY 416           4  6 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    BELLE STAR 291         30   
BROXTON 467             0  2 0 PHILANTHROLORDS 14   SPYMASTER              33  NONE
ANCHOR POINT 2.0 459    1  2 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      MORRIS 472             33   
DIE CUT 424             6  3 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      KARMA 419              30  REVENGED
PIXELBENT 4.0 480       0  1 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      SPYMASTER              33  NONE
SMUDGE STICK 453        0  1 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      VISIGOTH 455           29  REVENGED
BELLE STAR 291          2  6 1 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     RAYNER 182             33   
COLE YOUNGER 294        5  3 0 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     PUCKER & BLOAT 387     33   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Foot Golem -- Ewww, I hate feet, especially other people's feet.  Don't touch me, 
ever! -- Xad Bronzewolf

Codex -- What kind of codex?  Bound or folded? -- Hahari Hel

Virginal Concubine -- A river a thousand paces wide revels in authority.  
Insignificance would die for a grapefruit!  The clear star that is yesterday stole the 
goods. -- Maguvial the Mad

Calamity Jane -- A torrid start to our relationship, wouldn't you say?  How about 
drinks later? -- Stero Banewood

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROXTON was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PIXELBENT 4.0 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NOT A GOD was killed by SWINE GOLEM in a exciting 3 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
PUCKER & BLOAT slaughtered COLE YOUNGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SIF overpowered MAGUVIAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OPACITY: 100% was viciously subdued by XAD BRONZEWOLF in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
KARMA beat THE OGRE TROLL in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
BELLE STAR was barely slain by RAYNER in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
JOSEY WALES handily defeated JASON THE MASON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
STERO BANEWOOD vanquished MR. WHIPPLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CALAMITY JANE was outwaited by IRONCLAD in a 12 minute novice's Challenge fight.
PEARL HEART overcame MONA LISA in a exciting 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
MORRIS murdered ANCHOR POINT 2.0 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SPUDS MCKENZIE was devastated by HAHARI HEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
MAYHEM slimly lost to LENS CORRECTION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
FLO was handily defeated by ARDBEG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CARDHU was defeated by THE OGRE SPRITE in a action packed 1 minute Title struggle.
KININVIE was beaten by HARRY HYENA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory master's brawl.
PITTYVAICH was narrowly defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute match.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE was savagely defeated by MERCILESS in a 12 minute one-sided match.
THOR devastated SUNRISE VICTORY in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
ANUBIS was beaten by MELANROH in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fray.
BANANAS GORILLA bested ROCKSLIDE in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
NUKE overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LEDAIG defeated MIDNIGHT LILY in a 4 minute duel.
CODEX was narrowly defeated by HASTUR in a action packed 2 minute novice's bout.
SNOZZLE was vanquished by VISIGOTH in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
ARTARIAN GREY was overpowered by HYDE in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  22 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  42 -  4      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  50 -  6      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  29 -  3      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  32 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  23 -  0      36  |

Turn  33 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE OGRE SPRITE 403        11   4  0   94 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
TOTAL PARRY      HARRY HYENA 137            17  14  0   93 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
STRIKING ATTACK  PUCKER & BLOAT 387         11   7  3   92 PIXELBENDERS (36)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAD BRONZEWOLF 288         15  11  0   88 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               18  14  1   83 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      PITTYVAICH 176             20  12  0   81 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 14  12  1   55 DEADLINE (32)
BASHING ATTACK   ROCKSLIDE 456               3   1  0   45 LOSERS (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PITTYVAICH 176.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was XAD BRONZEWOLF 288.  The ten other most popular fighters were PEARL HEART 462, 
NOT A GOD 482, KININVIE 174, MELANROH 402, CODEX 465, BELLE STAR 291, ROCKSLIDE 456, 
LENS CORRECTION 448, HARRY HYENA 137, and THOR 216.

The least popular fighter this week was MERCILESS 433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRONCLAD 457, ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133, CALAMITY JANE 463, LEDAIG 435, 
ARTARIAN GREY 479, BANANAS GORILLA 366, FLO 476, SPUDS MCKENZIE 473, ANCHOR POINT 2.0 
459, and MR. WHIPPLE 474.

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

MAGUVIAL (20-129) DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
CARDHU (20-173) THIRSTY THUGS (31)

               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. 

                     SONNY TERRY (30-3912) of DELTA BLUES (374) 
                 BLOOD RED SKIES (32-5430) of CALL THE PRIEST (344) 
                         DINO ORTALANI (69-9537) of OZ (944) 
                   TUESDAY WELD (73-6047) of CALENDAR GIRLS (453) 
                ELEPHANTTRANQUILIZER (82-855) of HARD LIQUOR 3 (140) 
                    FLOYD 101 (82-53144) of ROOKIE PINK 61 (8965) 
                      DOWRY WRAITH (82-50172) of 072507J (8439) 
                       CRIKEY! (82-45396) of SURPRISE! (7631) 
                  COCKROACH (82-47295) of THIRSTY THUGS 705 (7946) 
                  URETHRA FRANKLIN (82-16581) of R-E-S-P-E-E (2518) 
                  SACRED DOOM (82-10660) of HAUNTED CASTLE 3 (1569) 
                      HELPER HAND (84-4344) of DOODS III (848) 
                    QUICKSILVER (84-7055) of MORE Q STUFF (1335) 
                         CRUTCH (84-15431) of OLD ONE (2726) 
              THONG RENAISSANCE (84-14786) of THE ORLANDO MOB 17 (2602) 
                    THE CREATOR (84-32899) of LOITER SQUAD (5769) 
                 THE WHITE WHALE (84-47164) of GOTTA SERVE 2 (5903) 
                     PIMPLED NINNY (84-28547) of 012112H (5057) 
                   SFC 10 (84-23902) of MEDAL OF HONOR 101 (4237) 
                    FLATLINER (84-45870) of BAD NEWS BEERS (7928) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes