DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/11/2018    Duedate: 04/24/2018

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-842

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK CURSE
BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
(21-8766) [22-9-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK CURSE                     DEVOUT CLANSMAN
BIG LAKE TERROR (654)          DEVOUT (658)
(21-8766) [22-9-0,131]         (21-8308) [2-3-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT            TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT
KENDER INVASION (676)          KENDER INVASION (676)
(21-8778) [11-7-0,101]         (21-8778) [11-7-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG LAKE TERROR (654)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVOUT (658)                55
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         41      BRANDY HALL (515)
3. PHILTHBALLS (554)           35      Unchartered Team
4. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          31
5. FIRESTORM (555)             28NATURALBORN KILLERS (521)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BRANDY HALL (515)         14   5  0 73.7   1/ 1 BIG LAKE TERROR (654)    13  2 1
 2/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   150 104  9 59.1   2/ 3 KANO CLAN (106)           8  2 0
 3/ 5 BIG LAKE TERROR (654)    209 161 16 56.5   3/ 9 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  5 1
 4- 4 FORCE OF FIVE (673)       49  38  5 56.3   4/ 7 PHILTHBALLS (554)         8  6 2
 5/ 6 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      804 635 34 55.9   5/12 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       7  8 0
 6/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      %1057 973 46 52.1   6/ 2 WAR ZONE (650)            6  7 0
 7/ 7 KENDER INVASION (676)     48  46  5 51.1   7/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
 8/11 PACE INVADERS (635)      246 242 20 50.4   8/ 4 FIRESTORM (555)           5  4 0
 9/10 WAR ZONE (650)           220 217 16 50.3   9/ 8 PACE INVADERS (635)       5 10 0
10/ 0*NATURALBORN KILLER (521)   3   3  0 50.0  10/10 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    4  6 1
11/12 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       536 597 31 47.3  11/18*DEVOUT (658)              4  6 1
12-14 D.R.I. (536)             359 414 22 46.4  12/ 6 KENDER INVASION (676)     4  9 0
13/15 PHILTHBALLS (554)        188 220  7 46.1  13/14 DEAD LEGENDS (649)        3  2 0
14/16 KANO CLAN (106)          583 710 30 45.1  14-15 FORCE OF FIVE (673)       2  2 0
15/17 FIRESTORM (555)           42  54  5 43.8  15-11 D.R.I. (536)              2  3 0
16/19*DEVOUT (658)              11  16  2 40.7  16/ 0 BRANDY HALL (515)         1  0 0
17/18 DEAD LEGENDS (649)       144 224 11 39.1  17-17*MAD KILLERS (671)         1  3 0
18-20*MAD KILLERS (671)          2   5  0 28.6  18/ 0*NATURALBORN KILLER (521)  0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon KENDER INVASION 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 12th position in the wake of a 1-3-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week NOMADIC TRIBE went 3-2-0 to move up 7 in the rankings.  My praise to BEN'S 
BAZAAR for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  MEOW BUNDY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested KEVIN PACEY and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PACESON BATEMAN put down 
EARWIG LOCKPICKER, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  As 
is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster DARK CURSE himself.  Most watched of the fights this week, the 
spotlight was on TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT as he bore arms against the challenge of 
reigning Duelmaster DARK CURSE.  Although TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT made a valiant effort, 
it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious DARK CURSE.  Informants "close" 
to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath 
his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  SUNSET, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is GRIM FANDANGO, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding GRIM FANDANGO.  Indeed it was BIG 
LAKE TERROR.  DARK NUPTIALS must really be harboring a grudge against the DEAD 
LEGENDS guild!  Merciless, 87 challenged down GOOMBA points this week to duel with 
she.  An upset indeed!  DARK NUPTIALS found sheself outmatched as her was bested by 
GOOMBA.  There is no place left further down for DARK NUPTIALS but the burial mound!  
A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that GENNY 
GALLOWS posted a challenge against the more highly recognized HELLAHURT.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand GENNY GALLOWS defeated HELLAHURT.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  DEVOUT DRUNK must hold silent, for this week it was humbled in the 
arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by BLAK INTENT of GRIM FANDANGO.  Hail BLAK 
INTENT for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One 
thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SUNSET.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK CURSE 8766              22   9  0   131       BIG LAKE TERROR (654)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHESTAL THICKETSWAY 8777     10   5  2   132       KENDER INVASION (676)
 INGRID THE BOLD 8886         10   8  1   112       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BARECLAW 8848                14   7  1   110       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DARK WHISPER 8866            15   6  1   108       BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
 TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT 8778     11   7  0   101       KENDER INVASION (676)
-SARADOC 5987                 12   4  0    99       BRANDY HALL (515)
 GOOMBA 8656                  15  21  1    93       DEAD LEGENDS (649)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK NUPTIALS 8732           18  16  2    88       BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
-PANTHEON 8666                13   6  1    84       FORCE OF FIVE (673)
 DARK INITIATE 8855           15   6  0    83       BIG LAKE TERROR (654)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENNY GALLOWS 6422           10  10  2    82       FIRESTORM (555)
 UNCLE RICHIE 8622            20  11  0    81       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 SHREWISH GIANT 8863          12   9  0    80       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CIMMERIAN BADASS 8806        14  14  2    76       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036        16  10  3    66       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-TUNDRA SATYR 8864            11   8  0    66       D.R.I. (536)
 WEBSTER WADE 8812             7   7  0    66       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 MONSTROSITY 8762             14  16  0    64       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 PACESON BATEMAN 8859         12   9  2    64       PACE INVADERS (635)
 SONJA 6420                   10  11  1    64       FIRESTORM (555)
-SEJUANI 8667                 11   6  0    62       FORCE OF FIVE (673)
 NUN DEAD 8901                 8   3  0    62       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 HELLAHURT 8805               12  14  1    61       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOMORO YAMA 8879             15   4  0    56       KANO CLAN (106)
 MURASAKI GINKO 8840          10   9  0    55       KANO CLAN (106)
 BLAK INTENT 8871              7   9  0    55       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-WATERY GRAVE 8880             8   6  0    49       D.R.I. (536)
 HIPPY LOVE 7253               6   4  1    49       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BLAH4 7287                    5   3  2    46       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         8   7  0    44       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 EARWIG LOCKPICKER 8853       10  10  1    43       KENDER INVASION (676)
 UNCLE TRAPSPRINGER 8776      11   9  0    42       KENDER INVASION (676)
 GREENWHIP 8895                5   6  0    42       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GROUNDSWELL 8933              6   1  0    41       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-SWINE OVERLORD 8780           6  21  0    39       D.R.I. (536)
-ABRAHAM DRINKIN 8911          8   2  1    37       D.R.I. (536)
 PACE OFF 8920                 4   5  0    34       PACE INVADERS (635)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUST IN PACE 8918             4   6  1    33       PACE INVADERS (635)
-BLOODY ANGEL 8930             3   2  0    31       D.R.I. (536)
 DARK CHALLENGE 8981           2   1  1    28       BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
-FIORA 8798                    4   1  0    25       FORCE OF FIVE (673)
 DEVOUT CLANSMAN 8308          2   3  0    25       DEVOUT (658)
-SEAN KANE 8652                1   2  0    24       MAD KILLERS (671)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRIS COLLINSWORTH 8966       2   3  1    23       WAR ZONE (650)
 DEVOUT DRUNK 8306             1   5  1    23       DEVOUT (658)
 HWANG DAHN 8963               3   1  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 RANCOR 8958                   3   1  0    21       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MEOW BUNDY 8993               1   0  0    21       DEVOUT (658)
 KIM PACESINGER 8919           4   6  2    20       PACE INVADERS (635)
-MISASHI HATSUKE 8867          3   1  1    20       KANO CLAN (106)
 DEVOUT ZEN 8341               3   1  0    18       DEVOUT (658)
 GORBADOC 5985                 2   0  0    18       BRANDY HALL (515)
 DUNKIRK 8925                  4   5  0    17       WAR ZONE (650)
-SANDY ON SUNDAY 6033          1   0  0    16       NATURALBORN KILLERS (521)
-JACKLIPPS 8976                2   0  0    15       FIRESTORM (555)
 JUNIOR JAMESON 8982           2   1  0    15       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-JAX 8797                      2   4  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (673)
-TINACTIN 8648                 1   3  0    14       MAD KILLERS (671)
 DEVOUT PLAYER 8307            1   4  1    12       DEVOUT (658)
 BLOODRED 8974                 1   3  0    10       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MALLORY 6034                  0   1  0     9       NATURALBORN KILLERS (521)
 KEVIN PACEY 8986              2   1  0     7       PACE INVADERS (635)
 DEVIN NUNES 8967              1   3  0     6       WAR ZONE (650)
 JOHN LONG 8994                1   0  0     6       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-MORDRAITH 6030                0   2  0     6       NATURALBORN KILLERS (521)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRONIN THISTLEKNOT 8992       1   0  0     5       KENDER INVASION (676)
 FERAL PRIMORDIAL 8990         0   1  0     1       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WALLOP 8991                   0   1  0     1       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-BUDDY HOLLEY 8984             0   1  0     1       FIRESTORM (555)
-JOE PESCI 8983                0   1  0     1       FIRESTORM (555)
 BIG WRECK 8995                0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARK MEMORY 8938        1  1 0 BIG LAKE TERROR 654  CHRIS COLLINSWOR 8966 839  JUST REVENGED
HOPE AND CHANGE 7385    1  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 DARK CHALLENGE 8981   842   
DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 8310   3  2 0 DEVOUT 658           BLAH4 7287            841   
LIMPING LARRY 8975      0  1 0 FIRESTORM 555        MISASHI HATSUKE 8867  839  REVENGED
PUNKSURE 8985           1  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    DEVOUT DRUNK 8306     841  JUST REVENGED
RAZZUL 5423            17 14 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    CHESTAL THICKETS 8777 839   
KOI FEARBREAKER 8987    0  1 0 KENDER INVASION 676  SUM DEWD INEW 8989    841  NONE
TUMBLEWEED 8614        15 21 1 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    INGRID THE BOLD 8886  841   
BREXIT 8613            23 19 0 WAR ZONE 650         DARK NUPTIALS 8732    838  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jack -- There once was a wizard
He got shot in the Liver
By an arrow
From my quiver
Years later he looked Withered
From time passed of eating lots of gizzards

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK INITIATE devastated CHRIS COLLINSWORTH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
BLAK INTENT won victory over DEVOUT DRUNK in a 2 minute Bloodfeud battle.
DARK CURSE unbelievably bested TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT in a 7 minute Challenge match.
DARK NUPTIALS was bested by GOOMBA in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
CIMMERIAN BADASS was overpowered by DARK WHISPER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GENNY GALLOWS devastated HELLAHURT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SHREWISH GIANT viciously subdued I SMOKED WHAT?!! in a 2 minute Challenge match.
UNCLE TRAPSPRINGER was outlasted by MOMORO YAMA in a dull 17 minute Challenge melee.
WEBSTER WADE vanquished VLAD THE INHALER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GROUNDSWELL defeated PACE OFF in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
BLOODRED was overpowered by JUNIOR JAMESON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
RANCOR overpowered DEVIN NUNES in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
INGRID THE BOLD devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BARECLAW demolished UNCLE RICHIE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
MONSTROSITY luckily beat HIPPY LOVE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided duel.
SONJA was overcome by NUN DEAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
EARWIG LOCKPICKER was devastated by PACESON BATEMAN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BLAH4 was beaten by MURASAKI GINKO in a exciting 2 minute match.
GREENWHIP beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory match.
DUNKIRK was handily defeated by JUST IN PACE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEVOUT CLANSMAN overpowered KIM PACESINGER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DEVOUT PLAYER was luckily beaten by HWANG DAHN in a action packed 9 minute bout.
HOPE AND CHANGE was easily killed by DARK CHALLENGE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DEVOUT ZEN demolished FERAL PRIMORDIAL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
GORBADOC overpowered BIG WRECK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KEVIN PACEY was overpowered by MEOW BUNDY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MALLORY was viciously subdued by JOHN LONG in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's bout.
WALLOP was beaten by KRONIN THISTLEKNOT in a crowd pleasing 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                  12         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  38 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  55 -  6      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  48 -  6      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  23 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  38 -  4      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  34 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        28 -  37 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 842 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  9         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DARK CURSE 8766            22   9  0  131 BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
BASHING ATTACK   INGRID THE BOLD 8886       10   8  1  112 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BARECLAW 8848              14   7  1  110 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK WHISPER 8866          15   6  1  108 BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARK NUPTIALS 8732         18  16  2   88 BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
AIMED BLOW       DARK INITIATE 8855         15   6  0   83 BIG LAKE TERROR (654)
WALL OF STEEL    SHREWISH GIANT 8863        12   9  0   80 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
PARRY-LUNGE      NUN DEAD 8901               8   3  0   62 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT 8778.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was TASSLEHOFF BURRFOOT 8778.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
DEVOUT PLAYER 8307, BARECLAW 8848, DEVIN NUNES 8967, HIPPY LOVE 7253, PACE OFF 8920, 
BLAH4 7287, SHREWISH GIANT 8863, WEBSTER WADE 8812, DEVOUT DRUNK 8306, and DARK 
INITIATE 8855.

The least popular fighter this week was UNCLE TRAPSPRINGER 8776.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOMORO YAMA 8879, HWANG DAHN 8963, UNCLE RICHIE 8622, MALLORY 
6034, KEVIN PACEY 8986, BIG WRECK 8995, HOPE AND CHANGE 7385, KIM PACESINGER 8919, 
DUNKIRK 8925, and EARWIG LOCKPICKER 8853.

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                                          -- RSI