DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/08/2017    Duedate: 08/21/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-56

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARDBEG
THIRSTY THUGS (31)
(20-429) [17-17-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

C.P. GOLDDIGGER                BRASS HAMMER
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)            WEIRDING WAYS (53)
(20-516) [11-4-0,117]          (20-562) [5-3-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARDBEG                         C.P. GOLDDIGGER
THIRSTY THUGS (31)             I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
(20-429) [17-17-0,112]         (20-516) [11-4-0,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         45
2. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   34      I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
3. MARVEL (54)                 27      Unchartered Team
4. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          22
5. DEADLINE (32)               22      MARVEL (54)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MARVEL (54)                3   2  0 60.0   1/ 3 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  9  5 0
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      139 103 12 57.4   2/ 2 LOST SENTINELS (19)       9  6 0
 3/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       156 117  6 57.1   3/ 1 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     8  7 0
 4/ 3 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      141 131 12 51.8   4/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         7  3 0
 5/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 126 120 10 51.2   5/ 5 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       6  4 0
 6/ 4 PIXELBENDERS (36)        121 118  8 50.6   6/ 7 LOSERS (20)               6  9 1
 7/ 6 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     50  50  1 50.0   7/ 9*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        6  9 1
 8/ 7*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        20  20  6 50.0   8/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       6  9 0
 9/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       111 120  2 48.1   9/ 8 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        5 10 0
10/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)      118 151 11 43.9  10/10 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        4  2 0
11/10 DEADLINE (32)             43  62  4 41.0  11/ 0*MARVEL (54)               3  2 0
12/11 LOSERS (20)              101 169 19 37.4  12/11 DEADLINE (32)             2  5 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.

Who says tournaments aren't valuable?  "But Wait!" you say, "This is a no-tourney 
arena!  You can't talk about tournaments!"  Hey, I'm the Duelmaster and a giant 
marshmallow monster, so I can talk about whatever I want to!  And, in this case at 
least, it fits.  the Regiment was here when the arena opened, but then missed quite a 
few turns.  So, what brought us back?  The spoils of a tournament victory!  Not our 
tournament victory, obviously, but we are reaping the benefits.  So you can thank one 
Carnivorous Parrot for our presence here in Seam these past turns.  It seems a good 
use of tournament funds, does it not?  

As for this fine arena of Seam, it is a pleasure to be back and active again.  The 
Regiment struggled mightily for the first 8-10 turns or so, getting quite a few fights 
below the .500 mark.  But we are back on the positive side of the ledger now and 
hoping to stay there.  So everybody get your freak on, the phantoms are here to scare 
your little loincloths off!  (Except Casper, he hasn't got his expert rating in 
"Freaking" yet.)

Stay Puft
Avatar of Gozer
Duelmaster of Seam

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, my sweets!  So good to see each of you regular managers in Seam, and 
oh look, a new face in the crowd as well.  Um, not exactly a new face, but a returning 
face in Hombre.  It is good to have you back!  I'm enjoying a hastily organized 
vacation week before all the good weather gives way to declining temperatures.  Before 
the ice in my drink melts, let's if I can give you the highlights for turn 56! 
     Stay Puft has been enjoying a few turns on the throne.  As the arena's top AB, he 
had a nice selection of "defensive" fighters to choose from in the Challenger 
Champions.  Unfortunately, he also had a few more aggressive styles chomping at the 
bit for an opportunity at the Duelmaster's title.  One of those warriors was Ardbeg 
from the Thirsty Thugs stable.  In terms of style, Ardbeg theoretically has an 
advantage (according to the arena bookies).  Stay Puft would probably agree with the 
bookies since Ardbeg finished him in a short 1 minute bout.  Congrats to our newest 
Duelmaster, Ardbeg! 
     The most avoided team is Lost Sentinels, and we find Darque Knights avoiding them 
the most.  The most challenged warrior for the turn was our former Duelmaster Stay 
Puft.  It is good to see this competitive fire for the top arena honor.  
     There were only a few deaths this turn for us to note in the regular arena.  
Unfortunately, both regular arena deaths belonged to DMobster and his Thirsty Thugs.  
DMobster also sent one of his warriors to the Dark Arena, so we will see a mostly new 
squad on the sands in the cycles to come. 
     Phantom Regiment finally slipped out of the top spot, but remained in the top 5 
in 3rd place.  Taking the number 1 spot is Deities and Demigods, who moved up from 
3rd.  Lost Sentinels remained in 2nd place, while Pixelbenders moved up to 4th, and 
I'm Not Eggbert remains 5th.  The biggest gain for the turn belongs to our newest top 
team, Deities and Demigods, while the biggest slip goes to Darque Knights, who dropped 
from 4th to 8th. 
     We bid farewell to Pucker & Bloat, a former Duelmaster and now Lord Protector 
from Seam.  Congrats to Mixelplick and the squad because we all know it takes an 
entire gladiatorial combine to see a warrior rise to such ranks.  Also, receiving news 
of his ascension to the Isle of the Eye is Stero Banewood of the Darque Knights guild.  
Stero is managed by Master Darque.  Congrats to you both, and we will continue to 
watch as our veterans earn the skill and respect needed to be invited to the Isle! 
     Okay, my dearies, time for me to get back to this cocktail.  I told the bartender 
I wanted a Tonte Special, which is essentially a tiny umbrella and a large amount of 
spirits!  Good times!  Until next time, my sweets! 

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDBEG 429                   17  17  0   112       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516          11   4  0   117       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            28  16  0   109       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 SNOZZLE 460                  13  13  0   104       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MERCILESS 433                20  13  1   100       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HAHARI HEL 458               17  10  1   100       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471           15  10  1    99       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          25  17  0    97       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNABUS CROW 501            12   6  1    88       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 STAY PUFT 144                12   8  1    88       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 CRAQUELURE 486               12   7  1    77       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 CASPER 147                   11   9  0    77       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 KARMA 419                    18  18  2    74       LOSERS (20)
 GHOST 145                     9  11  0    72       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 IRIS 513                     11   6  2    68       LOSERS (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           9   5  0    59       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA LISA 515                11   6  0    56       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HASTUR 481                   11  10  0    54       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 HAIG 488                     10  13  0    51       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            13   9  0    48       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 EQUALIZER 487                 8  11  0    46       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 ZUSHI 514                     8   9  1    43       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 AERY SHINE 559                6   3  1    38       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           5   7  1    35       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRASS HAMMER 562              5   3  1    32       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 DWIMORBERG 576                4   2  0    32       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 DEATHSTROKE 587               2   0  0    28       LOSERS (20)
 FRIGG 529                     6   6  0    24       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RASTERIZE 565                 4   2  0    23       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 ROCKET BADGER 568             2   3  0    23       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-JASON THE MASON 512           2   0  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
-BAHAMUT 585                   2   0  0    22       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 TIAMAT 584                    1   2  0    22       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560           6   2  0    20       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 BAD PENNY 575                 3   3  0    19       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 PARANOID ANDROID 573          2   4  0    18       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 CPT. CLEAN 594                1   0  0    15       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 PARENTAL DECEIT 583           2   2  1    14       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 2   6  1    13       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 BANSHEE 574                   3   3  0    12       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 KANE 586                      1   1  0    12       LOSERS (20)
 THOR 592                      1   0  0    10       MARVEL (54)
 DEVAL 599                     1   0  0    10       DEADLINE (32)
 KILIAN 595                    1   0  1     9       DEADLINE (32)
 ALI BUBBA 580                 1   3  0     6       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 GAMBIT 593                    1   0  0     5       MARVEL (54)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABSORBING MAN 590             1   0  0     5       MARVEL (54)
 SPEKTOR 588                   0   2  0     2       LOSERS (20)
 YAOTL 597                     0   1  0     1       DEADLINE (32)
 MDJAI 596                     0   1  0     1       DEADLINE (32)
-FARMER ALFALFA 541            0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 CAPT. AMERICA 589             0   1  0     1       MARVEL (54)
 RAINERIO 598                  0   1  0     1       DEADLINE (32)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
H. GIGGLEBEANS 520      8  4 0 I'M NOT EGGBERT 9    IRIS 513               55   
STAN LEE 591            0  1 0 MARVEL 54            THE WRECK KING         56  NONE
SPOOK 146               7 13 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 25  SPYMASTER              56  NONE
ALISA BAY 577           4  2 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     BANDIT PRINCE          56  NONE
GLEN FARCLAS 581        1  3 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     PARENTAL DECEIT 583    56   
TOMINTOOL 582           1  3 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     KILIAN 595             56   
WEEABO 561              2  2 2 WEIRDING WAYS 53     BLOOD 579              52  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hastur -- Who knew!  All I needed to get a win was to beat up on a god for awhile!  
Perhaps you're only scary to the living? -- Ghost

Ardbeg -- Now, that just makes me want to be a little less friendly for awhile! -- 
Casper

Aery Shine -- If I can't win that one, I'm in trouble.  In fact, I think I might be in 
a lot of trouble.  Oh, that was bad.  I mean it.  Bad.  I'm a bit worried, nobody 
really knows what happens when a phantom, you know... loses at night.  I think I might 
be doin' the night thing.  I guess I better win that one!  -- Spook

Equalizer -- Yeah, that was equal!  Give me another 15 FE and lets try that again! -- 
Dwimorberg

All -- It was very difficult to find a team capable of going with a 'theme' out of my 
remaining drek, so please don't kill them off.  By all means, use them to get wins as 
most aren't very good, but just don't kill them.  Well, except for maybe Thor. -- 
Hombre (Marvel)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ALISA BAY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPOOK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
STAN LEE was killed by THE WRECK KING in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ROCKET BADGER was savagely defeated by IRIS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER savagely defeated BANANAS GORILLA in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
ARDBEG overpowered STAY PUFT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title struggle.
OPACITY: 100% bested HAHARI HEL in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
BARNABUS CROW vanquished KARMA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RA-RA RAINWAR was overpowered by GHOST in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BRASS HAMMER overpowered SPEKTOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PARANOID ANDROID overpowered ALI BUBBA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
KOOKSY INURMOUT was bested by TIAMAT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge conflict.
KANE was subdued by RASTERIZE in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DEATHSTROKE handily defeated BANSHEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
PARENTAL DECEIT dispatched GLEN FARCLAS in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
PUCKER & BLOAT lost to SNOZZLE in a 1 minute veteran's fray.
STERO BANEWOOD bested CASPER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
CRAQUELURE was overpowered by MERCILESS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
EQUALIZER was beaten by MONA LISA in a 2 minute match.
HAIG narrowly defeated AERY SHINE in a 4 minute bloody conflict.
ZUSHI was viciously subdued by HASTUR in a 2 minute gory bout.
UTHER PENDRAGON vanquished DHOTHO HALFGRAY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FRIGG was overcome by DWIMORBERG in a 1 minute duel.
ANGELIQUE was viciously subdued by BAD PENNY in a 2 minute gory contest.
TOMINTOOL was killed by KILIAN in a 1 minute novice's fight.
ABSORBING MAN unbelievably bested YAOTL in a 3 minute gruesome novice's match.
CAPT. AMERICA was overpowered by DEVAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THOR vanquished RAINERIO in a 1 minute uneven bout.
GAMBIT slimly won victory over MDJAI in a 2 minute brutal beginner's bout.
CPT. CLEAN overcame INCOMPETENT PUNK in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        36 -  23 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  4      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  37 -  5      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  33 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  33 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  33 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  23 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn  56 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516        11   4  0  117 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
TOTAL PARRY      OPACITY: 100% 314          28  16  0  109 PIXELBENDERS (36)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             17  10  1  100 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471         15  10  1   99 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486             12   7  1   77 PIXELBENDERS (36)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                   11   6  2   68 LOSERS (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  UTHER PENDRAGON 528         9   5  0   59 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          13   9  0   48 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARDBEG 429.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAHARI HEL 458, STERO 
BANEWOOD 471, TIAMAT 584, STAN LEE 591, EQUALIZER 487, HASTUR 481, BAD PENNY 575, 
GHOST 145, RASTERIZE 565, and MONA LISA 515.

The least popular fighter this week was RAINERIO 598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CAPT. AMERICA 589, ABSORBING MAN 590, TOMINTOOL 582, FRIGG 529, DHOTHO 
HALFGRAY 544, BANSHEE 574, KOOKSY INURMOUT 560, ALI BUBBA 580, SPEKTOR 588, and RA-RA 
RAINWAR 490.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STERO BANEWOOD (20-471) DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

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

PUCKER & BLOAT (20-387) PIXELBENDERS (36)