DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2016    Duedate: 09/06/2016

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-791

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

U.S.S.R.
RED SCARE (791)
(22-7252) [11-0-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

U.S.S.R.                       BABY MONITOR
RED SCARE (791)                AH FATHERHOOD (748)
(22-7252) [11-0-1,135]         (22-6646) [5-0-0,100]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIRE                           VAGABOND
ARE YOU ? (768)                SHADOW LANCERS (441)
(22-7160) [22-24-5,111]        (22-5097) [5-2-2,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED SCARE (791)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AH FATHERHOOD (748)         66
2. SERPENTS HOLD (758)         10      RED SCARE (791)
3. ARE YOU ? (768)             10      Unchartered Team
4. THE MENTORS GORE (781)       1
5. ARIZONA (797)                0      AH FATHERHOOD (748)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RED SCARE (791)           29  12  3 70.7   1/ 2 RED SCARE (791)           8  4 1
 2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (758)      187 127  8 59.6   2/ 4 ARE YOU ? (768)           7  5 0
 3/ 0*AH FATHERHOOD (748)       11  10  0 52.4   3/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD (758)       6  7 0
 4/ 3 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    71  71  6 50.0   4/ 1 SHADOW LANCERS (441)      4  9 0
 5/ 4 ARE YOU ? (768)          165 198 11 45.5   5/ 0*AH FATHERHOOD (748)       3  1 0
 6/ 5 SHADOW LANCERS (441)      74  94 10 44.0   6/ 5 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    0  4 0
 7- 6*ARIZONA (797)              0   2  0  0.0   7- 6*ARIZONA (797)             0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Hi SOLVEN!  It's me, Vladia.  I don't really go by my arena name.  My manager 
gave it to me to make me seem more dangerous, I guess.  But, HA, anyone who has ever 
fought me knows I am a worthy opponent on the sands...  Except, maybe, that Soviet 
Union freak!  *Phlfft*
     My manager doesn't exactly know I'm posting this.  I'm sure he'll blow his top if 
he finds out.  You can keep a secret, right SOLVEN?  *Winks*  You see, right now he's 
visiting another city seeking out new talent, supposedly...  I just think he manages 
another team.  *Hmph*  Sometimes this makes me sad.  Sometimes I just feel jealous.  I 
mean, we could be, like, the greatest team ever if he'd just focus on one stable, 
right!?!  Well, he's not exactly a socialite either.  At the SHADOW LANCERS weekly 
meeting he always ends by telling us, "...to keep the head down, the mouth shut, and -
do not- get noticed."
     This is all sound advice, I guess...  And BORING!  Ugh...  Sometimes at night 
after my manager has had a few drinks he'll tell me about the good ol' days of SOLVEN.  
The bloody feuds, rivalries, and brilliant managerial maneuvers.  Newsletters?  More 
like, newspapers, HA!  But, I know to take my leave before he gets too drunk, though.  
Sometimes, he'll take a swing at me...  He doesn't mean anything by it, I swear!  He's 
just... angry about the past, I guess.
     The SHADOW LANCERS?  I love them -- don't get me wrong.  I'm proud to be in the 
stable.  To be one of them means the world to me.  But, sometimes I just don't feel 
like I fit in here.
     Take THE BALROG for instance...  The guy sits in his chair drooling on the floor 
in a catatonic state most of the time.  And, let's be honest, SOLVEN, he stays that 
way through the first half of his arena matches, (If you've ever seen one of his 
fights -- you know what I mean) too.  And then it's like -- WHAM!  Outta nowhere, he 
comes to life, and buries his weapon in someone's head.  And, I'm like go BALROG!  
Hmm, head, did I say head?  Er, -- I meant right leg.  Oh, bloody hell, SOLVEN!  The 
days of ANDORIAN hand holding are long since...
     So, then, there's the twins VAGABOND and NOMAD.  These two are involved in a 
constant, and unending duel.  Like, I'll be reading a book, and all of the sudden a 
dagger goes whizzing by, and those two are at it again!  Most of the time my manager 
breaks it up.  But, when he's not here, I get stuck cleaning up the mess -- no one 
else will!
     Bubonic Plague - what can I say?  She's weird!  She's always lost in some 
thousand yard stare chanting mantras, or meditating in some strange position.  And, 
worst of all, she's such a creeper!  I turn around, and outta nowhere she's right 
behind me.  I can't tell you how many times she's scared the wits outta me!
     These aren't the most social people.  As I said, I don't always feel like I fit 
in here.  It can be lonely at times.  I guess, I just have bad timing...  I've always 
had bad timing.  When the SHADOW LANCERS have a good cycle, and everyone is 
celebrating, and getting drunk.  Sometimes I sneak off.  I'll usually go to another 
tavern, and seek out better company.  Occasionally, I'll leave with some drunkard.  I 
know whatever we do won't last long, and it's just nice to feel the warmth and 
companionship of another for a night.
     For all of us, there comes a time when the loneliness sets in, and good judgement 
sits by the wayside.  I don't know what all this means, or what the future holds, 
SOLVEN, but I will see you on the sands. -- Vladia

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SOLVEN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SHADOW LANCERS was 
unseated this week as RED SCARE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-1-0 record for the round.  BABY MONITOR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested THE ROOSTER and was awarded 28 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BABY MONITOR put down THE 
ROOSTER, causing it to lose 28 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has U.S.S.R. in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's 
proven its combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told 
me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SOLVEN.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms 
the knowledge that many fighters are after FIRE.  Watch your back!  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that VLADIA THE IMPALER posted 
a challenge against the more highly recognized FIRE.  The results, you ask?  Well, 
the firebrand VLADIA THE IMPALER was overcame by FIRE.  Remember warriors, this is 
the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SOLVEN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 U.S.S.R. 7252                11   0  1   135       RED SCARE (791)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE 7160                    22  24  5   111       ARE YOU ? (768)
 BABY MONITOR 6646             5   0  0   100       AH FATHERHOOD (748)
 THIRD STONE 7244             13   5  0    93       ARE YOU ? (768)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BALROG 4867              12  12  1    89       SHADOW LANCERS (441)
 COMRADE VLAD 7213             8   4  0    81       RED SCARE (791)
 CANDYMAN 7177                16  18  0    78       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 THE ROOSTER 7254              7   2  1    77       RED SCARE (791)
 VLADIA THE IMPALER 4893      11   9  1    74       SHADOW LANCERS (441)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINHEAD 7202                 13  10  1    62       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE ARMOR 7211            14   9  0    56       ARE YOU ? (768)
 STING 7322                    4   1  0    52       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 VAGABOND 5097                 5   2  2    41       SHADOW LANCERS (441)
 FIRST DANCE 7059              3   0  0    37       AH FATHERHOOD (748)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYMNASTICS 7075               2   0  0    28       AH FATHERHOOD (748)
-NO 7325                       1   0  1    27       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOMAD 4986                    5   4  2    21       SHADOW LANCERS (441)
-PUTIN 7320                    2   0  1    20       RED SCARE (791)
-BUBONIC PLAGUE 4946           4   6  0    18       SHADOW LANCERS (441)
 RATTLER 7337                  2   1  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
-BLOOD MOON 7282               2   2  0    12       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PONY TAIL 7249          0  1 0 AH FATHERHOOD 748    MASTER KAYR VAIL      791  NONE
PROTOTYPE 7306          0  1 0 ARIZONA 797          PUTIN 7320            789   
BYE 7362                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    BLACK ORC             791  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fire -- You maniac!  *Pffft* -- Vladia
P.S.  It was worth it...

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PONY TAIL was butchered by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VLADIA THE IMPALER was demolished by FIRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
VAGABOND was outlasted by PURPLE ARMOR in a unpopular 9 minute Challenge duel.
U.S.S.R. bested THIRD STONE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
THE ROOSTER was devastated by BABY MONITOR in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
CANDYMAN was viciously subdued by COMRADE VLAD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STING handily defeated VISITING ORC in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
FIRST DANCE overpowered RATTLER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GYMNASTICS overpowered NOMAD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  20 -  5      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  16 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 791 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   U.S.S.R. 7252              11   0  1  135 RED SCARE (791)
STRIKING ATTACK  BABY MONITOR 6646           5   0  0  100 AH FATHERHOOD (748)
AIMED BLOW       THIRD STONE 7244           13   5  0   93 ARE YOU ? (768)
TOTAL PARRY      PURPLE ARMOR 7211          14   9  0   56 ARE YOU ? (768)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FIRE 7160.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VAGABOND 5097.  The ten other most popular fighters were COMRADE VLAD 7213, STING 
7322, FIRE 7160, U.S.S.R. 7252, BABY MONITOR 6646, THE ROOSTER 7254, FIRST DANCE 
7059, PONY TAIL 7249, THIRD STONE 7244, and GYMNASTICS 7075.

The least popular fighter this week was PURPLE ARMOR 7211.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NOMAD 4986, RATTLER 7337, CANDYMAN 7177, VLADIA THE IMPALER 
4893, BYE 7362, GYMNASTICS 7075, THIRD STONE 7244, PONY TAIL 7249, FIRST DANCE 7059, 
and THE ROOSTER 7254.