DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2017    Duedate: 06/26/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-52

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUCKER & BLOAT
PIXELBENDERS (36)
(20-387) [19-15-4,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUCKER & BLOAT                 POSITION IS EMPTY
PIXELBENDERS (36)              
(20-387) [19-15-4,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUCKER & BLOAT                 BAD PENNY
PIXELBENDERS (36)              LOST SENTINELS (19)
(20-387) [19-15-4,131]         (20-575) [0-2-0,4]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOSERS (20)                 55
2. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         47      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          36      Unchartered Team
4. DEADLINE (32)               14
5. LOST SENTINELS (19)          8      WEIRDING WAYS (53)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        12   8  5 60.0   1/ 5 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     9  6 1
 2/ 2 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       148 105  6 58.5   2/ 4 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       8  6 0
 3/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      129  98 12 56.8   3/ 1*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        8  7 2
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      132 120 11 52.4   4/ 6 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        7  6 0
 5/ 5 PIXELBENDERS (36)        113 111  8 50.4   5/ 9 LOSERS (20)               7  8 2
 6/ 6 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 115 114 10 50.2   6/ 2 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       7  8 0
 7- 7*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      20  20  1 50.0   7/ 3 PIXELBENDERS (36)         6  4 1
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       107 116  2 48.0   8/ 8 LOST SENTINELS (19)       5  9 0
 9/ 9 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     38  42  1 47.5   9- 7*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      3  2 0
10/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)      106 143 10 42.6  10/11 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        3  6 0
11/11 DEADLINE (32)             40  57  3 41.2  11/10 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  3  8 0
12/12 LOSERS (20)               93 157 18 37.2  12/12 DEADLINE (32)             2  1 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 a hot one at the arena today!  The sun has been beating 
down upon the arena sands unabated for days now and more than one gladiator walked 
away with sunburns, sand burns, and an inordinate amount of armor chafing due to this 
unrelenting heat.  There are weather wizards claiming Ghea is going through a period 
of increased temperatures.  There is also another group of wizards that claim those 
wizards are crazy.  I don't know who to believe at this point, but I do know it is 
HOT!  Extremely, exhaustively HOT!  Enough complaining, let's take a look at the 
fights for this turn. 
     Pucker and Bloat forcefully took the throne last turn.  He did not get an invite 
to the Isle of the Eye, so the opportunity for title defense fell to him.  As the 
highest ranked Striker in the arena, he has a diverse group of fighters in the 
Challenger Champions as potential opponents.  P&B was challenged by Darque Knights' 
warrior Hahari Hel.  She obviously envisioned defeating P&B and ascending the throne 
as Duelmistress.  Pucker and Bloat had other ideas and made short work of his 
challenger, defeating Hahari in 1 minute.  Congrats on a successful defense of the 
throne to P&B and the Pixelbenders guild.  Pixelbenders are managed by Mixelplick. 
     The most avoided team for turn 52 was the inactive Devil Dinosaurs squad.  
Weirding Ways was jumping at ghosts as they avoided them the most.  The most 
challenged warrior was Zushi of Lost Sentinels.  Zushi accepted the challenge of Ra-Ra 
Rainwar.  It was a gory fight by most accounts that lasted 2 minutes.  Ra-Ra came out 
on top.  
     Karma posted the most gutsy challenge for the turn, lookin up in the rankings 22 
points to Stay Puft of Phantom Regiment.  Karma's bravery paid off as he was 
victorious and picked up 23 recognition points.  Honorable mention goes to C.P. 
Golddigger, who posted a 20 point up challenge to Bananas Gorilla of Huckle's Cats.  
Golddigger shot up 26 points in the rankings.  
     Live by the sword and die by the sword is how the saying goes.  Weeabo had an 
impressive 2-1-2 record entering turn 52, but he lost more than a bout this turn as 
Blood put him down.  His was the only death this turn.  There were no bloodfeuds 
either, so all in all, it was a slow cycle for Aringhol's realm.  The Dark Arena even 
had a rare week off.  My Andorian sensibilities rejoice at all this good news, but I 
know not everyone will share my appreciation for the lack of death in the arena. 
     Losers have an impressive 55 point gain, the highest for the turn, but it is 
Phantom Regiment that jumps to the top of the pile in the 3 turn rankings.  9-6-1 was 
good enough for Phantom Regiment to edge out I'm Not Eggbert.  Weirding Ways drops 
from number 1 to the third spot after going 2-3-0-1.  Thirsty Thugs and Losers round 
out the top 5.  Phantom Regiment and Losers share the largest gain with 4 spot jumps, 
while Darque Knights drop out of the top 5 from 2nd to 6th with the turn's biggest 
slip.  
     I know that I have more than a few cold spells in my grimoire, so I must be off 
to study.  I will not make it through this scorching weather otherwise.  So, I must be 
off, my darlings.  I will see you next turn.  Bring a friend, it will certainly be an 
exciting time!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           19  15  4   131       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAYNER 182                   23  22  2   104       DEADLINE (32)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           9   3  0   103       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ARDBEG 429                   14  16  0   102       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            26  15  0    98       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 KARMA 419                    17  15  2    91       LOSERS (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAHARI HEL 458               14   9  0    90       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471           13   8  1    90       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 MERCILESS 433                17  12  1    87       LOST SENTINELS (19)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          23  15  0    84       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 CRAQUELURE 486               11   5  1    77       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 SNOZZLE 460                  11  11  0    70       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 STAY PUFT 144                 9   7  1    70       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASPER 147                    9   7  0    63       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONCLAD 457                 13  10  0    53       LOSERS (20)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            12   6  0    53       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 HASTUR 481                    9   8  0    53       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             9   6  1    51       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 MONA LISA 515                 9   4  0    50       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 IRIS 513                      8   5  1    49       LOSERS (20)
 GHOST 145                     6  10  0    49       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 ZUSHI 514                     6   7  0    43       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 EQUALIZER 487                 6  10  0    41       PIXELBENDERS (36)
-TERROR BLIZZARD 524           5   3  0    39       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            7   3  0    38       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 HAIG 488                      9  10  0    37       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           4   4  1    36       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            4   4  0    33       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
-BRONTOSAURUS REX 531          5   2  0    30       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 SPOOK 146                     6  10  0    28       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 ALISA BAY 577                 2   0  0    28       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           5   5  0    27       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AERY SHINE 559                4   1  1    25       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BLOOD 579                     1   0  1    25       LOSERS (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JASON THE MASON 512           2   0  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560           4   0  0    18       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 2   2  1    18       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 FRIGG 529                     4   4  0    17       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-KING TYRANT 523               3   5  0    14       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 RASTERIZE 565                 2   1  0    14       PIXELBENDERS (36)
-RHINOSAUR 569                 1   0  0    13       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 BRASS HAMMER 562              2   2  1     9       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 DWINORBERG 576                1   1  0     6       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 BANSHEE 574                   1   1  0     6       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 PARANOID ANDROID 573          1   1  0     4       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 BAD PENNY 575                 0   2  0     4       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 ROCKET BADGER 568             0   2  0     2       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 TABOO 578                     0   1  0     1       LOSERS (20)
-FARMER ALFALFA 541            0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ALI BUBBA 580                 0   1  0     1       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ASMODESAURUS 540        2  2 1 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   BARNABUS CROW 501      48  REVENGED
MEPHISTCERATOPS 566     0  1 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   AERY SHINE 559         49  REVENGED
NYARLATHOTEP 527        3  5 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 IRIS 513               50   
WICKED 551              2  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    PANIC 558              48  NONE
WILLOW 553              1  3 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    WEEABO 561             50   
REVENANT 307            5  4 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 25  ANGELIQUE 563          50  REVENGED
BEN NEVIS 508          10  4 1 THIRSTY THUGS 31     PUCKER & BLOAT 387     51   
LEDAIG 435             18  9 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     STAY PUFT 144          51   
WEEABO 561              2  2 2 WEIRDING WAYS 53     BLOOD 579              52   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAHARI HEL was devastated by PUCKER & BLOAT in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
KARMA vanquished STAY PUFT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER demolished BANANAS GORILLA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
IRONCLAD was viciously subdued by SNOZZLE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
RA-RA RAINWAR bested ZUSHI in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
DHOTHO HALFGRAY was bested by HASTUR in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
BARNABUS CROW overcame EQUALIZER in a action packed 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
BRASS HAMMER was vanquished by ALISA BAY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KOOKSY INURMOUT outlasted BAD PENNY in a popular 7 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
AERY SHINE defeated RASTERIZE in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge match.
PARANOID ANDROID was luckily beaten by FRIGG in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ANGELIQUE savagely defeated ROCKET BADGER in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
OPACITY: 100% demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute mismatched match.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE was narrowly defeated by MERCILESS in a 10 minute conflict.
STERO BANEWOOD was savagely defeated by RAYNER in a 2 minute expert's struggle.
ARDBEG overpowered CRAQUELURE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MONA LISA was defeated by CASPER in a 1 minute bout.
UTHER PENDRAGON was demolished by IRIS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HAIG was overpowered by GHOST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
SPOOK was bested by H. GIGGLEBEANS in a 1 minute bout.
WEEABO was assassinated by BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BANSHEE beat ALI BUBBA in a 1 minute beginner's fray.
DWINORBERG overcame TABOO in a 1 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        34 -  25 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  34 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  16 -  3      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  39 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  41 -  5      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  31 -  6      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  15 -  0      25  |

Turn  52 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PUCKER & BLOAT 387         19  15  4  131 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 23  22  2  104 DEADLINE (32)
AIMED BLOW       C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516         9   3  0  103 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
TOTAL PARRY      OPACITY: 100% 314          26  15  0   98 PIXELBENDERS (36)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KARMA 419                  17  15  2   91 LOSERS (20)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471         13   8  1   90 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486             11   5  1   77 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          12   6  0   53 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                    8   5  1   49 LOSERS (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PUCKER & BLOAT 387.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BAD PENNY 575.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOZZLE 460, RA-RA 
RAINWAR 490, DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544, BARNABUS CROW 501, ANGELIQUE 563, ROCKET BADGER 
568, RAYNER 182, C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516, HASTUR 481, and PARANOID ANDROID 573.

The least popular fighter this week was MERCILESS 433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOOKSY INURMOUT 560, ALI BUBBA 580, WEEABO 561, BRASS HAMMER 562, 
EQUALIZER 487, BANANAS GORILLA 366, STAY PUFT 144, HAHARI HEL 458, TABOO 578, and 
BANSHEE 574.

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

ABLE BAKER CHARLIE (20-133) HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

               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. 

                     RUFF RUFF (47-8860) SPROUT OF MY MIND  (816) 
                        SECURE DEFENS (75-490) CRITICALS  (13) 
                    DARKBLADE (60-8827) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                      PEARL (82-44728) SUPE FORCES 7609  (7525) 
                 WAKE FOREST (82-54796) SUPERIOR FORCES 1802  (9245) 
                     CHERUB ROCK (84-29155) SIAMESE DREAM  (5164) 
                   HOMECOMING QUEEN (84-34481) DM:EPISODE 2  (6034) 
                     EXPENSIVE KIND (85-696) PILL-BOX HAT  (136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes