DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2018    Duedate: 04/30/2018

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-74

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RA-RA RAINWAR
DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-490) [24-16-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RA-RA RAINWAR                  MAX HAVOK
DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)            PAIN TRAIN (55)
(20-490) [24-16-1,116]         (20-654) [3-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EQUALIZER                      PIWI STEELMOON
PIXELBENDERS (36)              DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-487) [17-17-0,108]         (20-619) [10-3-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOST SENTINELS (19)         50
2. PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)       23      I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
3. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   21      Unchartered Team
4. PAIN TRAIN (55)             19
5. DEADLINE (32)               19      PAIN TRAIN (55)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      169 126 15 57.3   1/ 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      10  5 1
 2/ 3 WEIRDING WAYS (53)        66  54  7 55.0   2/ 2 PIXELBENDERS (36)         9  6 1
 3/ 6*PAIN TRAIN (55)           11   9  0 55.0   3/ 5 WEIRDING WAYS (53)        9  6 0
 4/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     95  79  3 54.6   4/ 6 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       8  6 1
 5/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      193 168 17 53.5   5/ 4*PAIN TRAIN (55)           8  7 0
 6/ 5 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       193 170  6 53.2   6/ 3 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        7  7 0
 7/ 7 MARVEL (54)               50  45  2 52.6   7/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)       7  8 0
 8/ 8 PIXELBENDERS (36)        163 151  9 51.9   8/ 8 MARVEL (54)               7  8 0
 9/ 9 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 166 156 10 51.6   9/ 9 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  6  6 0
10/10 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       140 147  2 48.8  10/12 LOSERS (20)               6  9 1
11/11 LOST SENTINELS (19)      157 201 12 43.9  11/ 7 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     6  9 0
12/12 DEADLINE (32)             72 111  7 39.3  12/11 DEADLINE (32)             5  7 1
13/13 LOSERS (20)              133 226 23 37.0  13/13 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        5 10 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.

Greetings all,

Chances are that I'm going to be dead or immortal this turn.  I hope for the latter, 
but Fate is a moody, often bitter mistress, so who knows what will happen!  Since this 
is the currently reality, I thought I'd go ahead and share some particulars about my 
career. 

I started as 13-14-7-13-21-5-11 Parry-Lunge.  Along the way, I trained STR twice.  The 
first train was intentional but the second occurred when Darque forgot to re-issue 
orders and I just went with the flow. As to skills, I know that I'm -4 INI and +2 in 
both PAR and DEF. Everything else looks normal or mode as the managers call it.

I have a winning record against every style except Piker and Total Parry.  Craquelure 
is the one I can think for tanking against Pikers. I'm 1-5 against the style, and 3 of 
those losses were to him.  The TP losses are a mixed bag.  We had a run in this arena 
when the top ranks were plagued, I mean filled.  No, you know what, plagued is the 
right word, plauged with scum.

Darque is givnig me the cut sign.  I hope to be back up here next time.  My challenges 
go to Bahamut and Bahamut.  He seems like the best match up for me.  Barnabus and 
Equalizer will just have to wait because I plan to avoid them.

                                          Duelmistress & Twisted Lands Princess,

                                          Ra-Ra Rainwar

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello, my pretties!  The weather outside is DELIGHTFUL!  There seems to be a 
coating of yellow upon everything, but this simply means the flowers are blooming!  
The cold weather seems to have moved on, at least from Seam and spring is finally 
here.  I thought last cycle's weather was nice, but I was wrong.  I know some of the 
northern cities are still getting snow, and I don't mean Snowbound!  Can you imagine?  
It is great to see each of you once again, so let's jump right into the arena action 
for turn 74.  
     Ra-Ra was nice enough to address the masses this turn, which is nice when the 
Duelmaster takes time speak to the adoring fans.  She was also busy in the arena 
dealing with all the suitors for her throne.  Never one to wait idly while others 
acted, Ra-Ra posted a challenge to Bahamut from the Deities and Demigods stable.  
According to all the reports, the fight went beyond the minute mark, but Ra-Ra carried 
it from start to finish.  Congrats to Ra-Ra on the throne, and kudos for the accurate 
prediction of graduation or death.  I'm glad it was graduation and not the 
alternative. 
     The most avoided team for the turn is Darque Knights.  They have been the top 
team for a few turns now, so this is not a shocking turn of events.  I'm Not Eggbert 
is the squad that avoided them the most. I know the other spy reporters like to talk 
about the most avoided team being feared, but I think it's a little more complicated 
than a simple fight or flight explanation.  Avoidance can be strategic, like avoiding 
the obnoxious nobles at dinner parties.  Needless to say, I do a lot of dodging and 
avoiding at such events.  The most challenged warrior was Vicar in a Tutu.  Pestilence 
of Losers got the call to fight Vicar, and he made the most of it.  He overcame the 
frilly skirt wearing Vicar in a 2 minute fight. 
     We have an interesting race to 200 wins taking place between DMobster and Master 
Darque.  Last turn, Thirsty Thugs and Darque Knights were in a deadlock at 191 wins.  
They have decided to keep it interesting and come up with a tie again this turn.  The 
total sits at 193 now as both teams decided 2 wins were enough for turn 74.  I 
disagree, but that's why I am a spy reporter and not a manager. 
     Time for me to go, my darlings!  As always, it has been a pleasure to be with 
you.  Well, most of you at least.  I hope to see your pretty faces back with us next 
turn as we unravel all the mysterious that is dueling!  Can the Duelmaster hold onto 
the big, comfy chair?  Or, will some Challenger Champion upstart kick'em to the arena 
curb?  Join us next time and find out!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            24  16  1   116       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EQUALIZER 487                17  17  0   108       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 ZUSHI 514                    16  19  1    96       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 BAHAMUT 585                  12   6  0    95       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMBIT 593                   13   6  0    90       MARVEL (54)
 PIWI STEELMOON 619           10   3  1    90       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 MONA LISA 515                22  13  0    89       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 AERY SHINE 559               18   9  1    89       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BAD PENNY 575                12  12  1    84       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HASTUR 481                   20  19  0    81       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 HAIG 488                     17  24  0    81       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 FRIGG 529                    18  12  0    76       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BARNABUS CROW 501            17  12  1    71       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 RASTERIZE 565                14   7  0    69       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRASS HAMMER 562             13  11  1    65       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 DWIMORBERG 576               12   9  0    65       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 THOR 620                      8   4  0    65       MARVEL (54)
 BLACK KNIGHT 603              7  11  0    64       MARVEL (54)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560          19   5  0    62       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 GRAVEBORN PALADIN 604         9   5  1    62       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 DEVAL 599                    10   9  1    59       DEADLINE (32)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALERIA 613                   7   9  0    55       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 VAULT 638                     6   2  0    51       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MDJAI 596                     8  11  1    50       DEADLINE (32)
 PARENTAL DECEIT 583          10  10  2    47       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 CAPT. AMERICA 589            10   9  0    47       MARVEL (54)
 THUNDER CLAP 605              7   3  1    44       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 GYAVIIRA 602                  8  10  0    42       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 JASON THE MASON 512           7   6  0    42       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 WOLFGANG WOLF 621             7   4  0    41       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 NUTBOLT LARRY 612             5   4  1    41       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 CARRION CALL 628              5   3  0    38       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 RAINERIO 598                  7  12  1    36       DEADLINE (32)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAGEWA 601                    7  11  0    33       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 CPT. CLEAN 594                7   5  0    31       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 YAOTL 597                     4  15  0    30       DEADLINE (32)
 MAX HAVOK 654                 3   1  0    30       PAIN TRAIN (55)
 INVERT 642                    3   3  1    28       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 TASKMASTER 644                5   1  1    24       MARVEL (54)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYANIDE 647                   4   1  0    22       LOSERS (20)
 BURIAL RITES 643              3   2  0    22       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 DIRK HOOLIGAN 653             4   0  0    21       PAIN TRAIN (55)
 VOID 640                      2   5  0    19       LOST SENTINELS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASDIEL WYRMEYE 633            4   5  1    18       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 SLIM SHIVER 655               1   3  0    16       PAIN TRAIN (55)
 PESTILENCE 648                2   3  1    14       LOSERS (20)
 TEXTURIZER 665                2   0  0    14       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 JOHNNY RUMBLE 652             2   2  0    13       PAIN TRAIN (55)
 BAGHERRA 639                  2   5  0    13       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 WONKO THE SANE 663            2   0  0    13       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 THE GREAT TRICKTINI 661       1   0  0    13       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 VICAR IN A TUTU 641           2   4  0    10       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 CHANNEL MIXER 646             2   3  0     9       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 BUSTER LIPPS 651              1   3  0     6       PAIN TRAIN (55)
 DEARLY DEPARTED 659           1   2  0     5       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 CASTOR LYNXEAR 658            1   2  0     5       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 FRED 662                      0   2  0     2       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 SCYTHE 664                    0   2  0     2       LOSERS (20)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GODLESS 666             0  1 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 SPYMASTER              74  NONE
NOT A GOD 667           0  1 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 WURM KIN               74  NONE
FARMER ALFALFA 541      4  8 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     NUTBOLT LARRY 612      74   
FRED 657                0  1 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     GLUTTONY 650           72   
CAPT. GUPPY 631         2  1 0 I'M NOT EGGBERT 9    INVERT 642             72  JUST REVENGED
GLUTTONY 650            2  2 1 LOSERS 20            WURM KIN               74  NONE
IRON PARIAH 630         4  5 0 LOSERS 20            DARK CHAMPION          74  NONE
RAGE 635                2  4 1 LOSERS 20            DEVAL 599              72   
PARANOID ANDROID 573   10 10 0 WEIRDING WAYS 53     PIWI STEELMOON 619     72   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rainerio -- Sorry about that low blow...  I was aiming for your head. -- Brass Hammer

All -- Congratulations!  Seam had one of the Highest Win Percentages in the Tourney.  
Wait...  What??? -- Weirdo
[Source:  The Arena Stats section of The Mail-In Grand Tournament LXV Newsletter] 

Zushi -- I got nothing to say except sorry!  Darque sent in our orders last minute, 
and he obviously did not change previous challenges and avoids. -- Aery Shine

Sidara Brightbell -- While I am okay with my infernal nature, last turn's down 
challenge was a mistake.  I have no problem with down challenging, but typically 
reserve it for people who have wronged me or my teams.  So, shove that into your 
prudish bloomers, m'lady! -- Master Darque

Graveborn Paladin -- You dead guys can sure take a beating.  I like it! -- Piwi 
Steelmoon

Channel Mixer -- Good style match up for sure, but there is something about losing and 
gaining experience that cannot be overlooked. -- Asdiel Wyrmeye

Farmer Alfalfa -- Bah! -- Castor Lynxear
b

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLUTTONY was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
IRON PARIAH was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NOT A GOD was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
GODLESS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
RA-RA RAINWAR defeated BAHAMUT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
GAMBIT bested HAIG in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
DWIMORBERG was luckily beaten by FRIGG in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
THOR was handily defeated by MONA LISA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLACK KNIGHT slimly lost to HASTUR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BRASS HAMMER vanquished RAINERIO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KOOKSY INURMOUT won victory over JASON THE MASON in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
CARRION CALL overpowered VOID in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
DIRK HOOLIGAN luckily beat BAGHERRA in a 7 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SCYTHE was luckily beaten by WONKO THE SANE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
MAX HAVOK devastated CHANNEL MIXER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
CASTOR LYNXEAR was viciously subdued by JOHNNY RUMBLE in a 5 minute Challenge bout.
PESTILENCE viciously subdued VICAR IN A TUTU in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
EQUALIZER viciously subdued AERY SHINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's fray.
BARNABUS CROW was devastated by ZUSHI in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
PIWI STEELMOON savagely defeated GRAVEBORN PALADIN in a popular 5 minute bloody match.
RASTERIZE was bested by BAD PENNY in a 1 minute veteran's contest.
PARENTAL DECEIT was defeated by DEVAL in a 1 minute brutal duel.
CAPT. AMERICA savagely defeated KAGEWA in a action packed 7 minute gruesome fray.
CPT. CLEAN was devastated by VALERIA in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
MDJAI defeated GYAVIIRA in a action packed 2 minute fight.
VAULT overpowered HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THUNDER CLAP luckily beat INVERT in a exciting 1 minute gruesome bout.
WOLFGANG WOLF luckily beat YAOTL in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
NUTBOLT LARRY executed FARMER ALFALFA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ASDIEL WYRMEYE was unbelievably bested by TASKMASTER in a tiresome 13 minute duel.
BURIAL RITES overpowered BUSTER LIPPS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CYANIDE overcame SLIM SHIVER in a exciting 5 minute novice's fight.
DEARLY DEPARTED was overpowered by THE GREAT TRICKTINI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FRED was savagely defeated by TEXTURIZER in a 2 minute bloody novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  24 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  29 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  43 -  6      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  26 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  43 -  2      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  41 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  21 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  31 -  0      40  |

Turn  74 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          24  16  1  116 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
STRIKING ATTACK  BAHAMUT 585                12   6  0   95 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
WALL OF STEEL    GAMBIT 593                 13   6  0   90 MARVEL (54)
AIMED BLOW       MONA LISA 515              22  13  0   89 LOST SENTINELS (19)
LUNGING ATTACK   BARNABUS CROW 501          17  12  1   71 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
BASHING ATTACK   RASTERIZE 565              14   7  0   69 PIXELBENDERS (36)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KOOKSY INURMOUT 560        19   5  0   62 WEIRDING WAYS (53)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOLFGANG WOLF 621           7   4  0   41 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
PARRY-STRIKE     CARRION CALL 628            5   3  0   38 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EQUALIZER 487.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PIWI STEELMOON 619.  The ten other most popular fighters were EQUALIZER 487, 
KAGEWA 601, SLIM SHIVER 655, JASON THE MASON 512, JOHNNY RUMBLE 652, GYAVIIRA 602, 
GAMBIT 593, DWIMORBERG 576, BAGHERRA 639, and TEXTURIZER 665.

The least popular fighter this week was TASKMASTER 644.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ASDIEL WYRMEYE 633, DIRK HOOLIGAN 653, BUSTER LIPPS 651, FARMER ALFALFA 
541, PARENTAL DECEIT 583, RASTERIZE 565, VICAR IN A TUTU 641, CASTOR LYNXEAR 658, 
CHANNEL MIXER 646, and VOID 640.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RA-RA RAINWAR (20-490) DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

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Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI