DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/25/2015    Duedate: 04/07/2015

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-757

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALIEN
THE MENTORS GORE (781)
(22-7113) [14-3-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALIEN                          BABY MONITOR
THE MENTORS GORE (781)         AH FATHERHOOD (748)
(22-7113) [14-3-1,138]         (22-6646) [4-0-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHARLES RANGEL                 FIRE
THE DEMOCRATS (202)            ARE YOU ? (768)
(22-6229) [13-15-1,98]         (22-7160) [13-10-2,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MENTORS GORE (781)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AH FATHERHOOD (748)         57
2. PRIME MEAT (773)            21      MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
3. MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)       19      Unchartered Team
4. 80'S DISCO (361)            19
5. THE MENTORS GORE (781)      11      AH FATHERHOOD (748)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     31  13  2 70.5   1/ 2 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    8  2 1
 2/ 2 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    37  26  3 58.7   2/ 1 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       7  8 1
 3/ 0 80'S DISCO (361)          37  33  1 52.9   3/ 3 ARE YOU ? (768)           5  4 0
 4/ 3 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      191 195 16 49.5   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       5  9 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      539 569 13 48.6   5/ 0*AH FATHERHOOD (748)       3  1 0
 6/ 0*AH FATHERHOOD (748)        8   9  0 47.1   6/ 0 80'S DISCO (361)          2  2 0
 7/ 6 ARE YOU ? (768)          120 155  6 43.6   7/ 5 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     2  2 0
 8/ 5 SEA DOGS (786)             7  10  1 41.2   8/ 0*PRIME MEAT (773)          1  1 1
 9/ 0*PRIME MEAT (773)           8  12  3 40.0   9/ 6 SEA DOGS (786)            1  4 0

    '*'   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 SOLVEN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE DEMOCRATS was unseated 
this week as THE MENTORS GORE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  BABY MONITOR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested JAYNE PENN and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CONFUSION put down CHUCKY, 
causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  This time out CHARLES 
RANGEL made his bid for the throne as he challenged ALIEN in an all out contest of 
skill for possession of the title!  Not for nothing has ALIEN in the past laid claim 
to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in SOLVEN seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in SOLVEN these days is MAULS LOCAL 457.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of THE MENTORS GORE last week.  Busy avoiding MAULS LOCAL 457?  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after NORM RIDDLE.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week JULIAN FRYE, at 7-5-0, 
departed SOLVEN forever.  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 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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALIEN 7113                   14   3  1   138       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULT LIQUOR 6728            15   4  1   112       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
 ROCKIT 6953                  12   4  1   104       80'S DISCO (361)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229          13  15  1    98       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 MAULCONTENT 6727             13   6  1    92       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENDER 7186                  12   5  0    90       ARE YOU ? (768)
 JOHN EDWARDS 6399             8   9  1    87       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 BABY MONITOR 6646             4   0  0    72       AH FATHERHOOD (748)
 SECOND MATE 7157              7   3  1    70       SEA DOGS (786)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDYMAN 7177                 8   2  0    66       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 CONFUSION 6874                9   6  0    65       80'S DISCO (361)
 MICHAEL MOORE 6410            7   7  1    63       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 CONTAMINATED 7206             3   1  2    60       PRIME MEAT (773)
 NORM RIDDLE 7085             11  25  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE 7160                    13  10  2    55       ARE YOU ? (768)
 ROAD KILL 7222                3   0  1    44       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 CHUCKY 7121                   6   3  0    41       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 JAYNE PENN 7162               6  17  2    37       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FILET MIGNON 7007             3   1  0    29       PRIME MEAT (773)
 HARRY REID 7219               2   3  0    29       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 FIRST DANCE 7059              2   0  0    29       AH FATHERHOOD (748)
 IDRIA JONES 7203              5   4  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-PINHEAD 7202                  2   2  1    26       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
-MAULTESE FALCON 6729          3   1  0    25       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PURPLE ARMOR 7211             4   0  0    24       ARE YOU ? (768)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYMNASTICS 7075               1   0  0    13       AH FATHERHOOD (748)
-DELMONICO 7009                1   3  0    12       PRIME MEAT (773)
 FEINSTEIN 7224                2   2  2    10       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 SHAKE IT UP! 7169             0   1  0     1       80'S DISCO (361)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BIG WILLEY STYLE 7218   0  1 0 80'S DISCO 361       MOUNTAIN TROLL        757  NONE
DAAF 7106               0  1 0 AH FATHERHOOD 748    SHAPESHIFTER          757  NONE
JULIAN FRYE 7194        7  5 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    CONTAMINATED 7206     757   
B 7233                  0  1 0 PRIME MEAT 773       DARK CHAMPION         757  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Folks, I haven't done in personals for today.  My excuse is that we had a crashing
thunderstorm last night when I normally would have been doing them.  This is true.
Lightning hit nearby and I turned off my computer.  But it's an excuse because after
the storm was over, I didn't turn the computer back on, just enjoyed not doing
personals.  Sorta sorry, and I'll try to do better, but it sure felt good. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG WILLEY STYLE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
B was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DAAF was savagely slain by SHAPESHIFTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SECOND MATE was savagely defeated by JOHN EDWARDS in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
CHARLES RANGEL was defeated by ALIEN in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
CANDYMAN devastated NORM RIDDLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HARRY REID was bested by ROAD KILL in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
FENDER was handily defeated by MAULT LIQUOR in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
ROCKIT vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
MAULCONTENT vanquished MICHAEL MOORE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BABY MONITOR overpowered JAYNE PENN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CONFUSION overpowered CHUCKY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CONTAMINATED butchered JULIAN FRYE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FIRE savagely defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory match.
IDRIA JONES handily defeated FEINSTEIN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FIRST DANCE vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GYMNASTICS won victory over SHAKE IT UP! in a exciting 1 minute fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  3      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  28 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  20 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  16 -  3      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 757 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALIEN 7113                 14   3  1  138 THE MENTORS GORE (781)
BASHING ATTACK   MAULCONTENT 6727           13   6  1   92 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
STRIKING ATTACK  BABY MONITOR 6646           4   0  0   72 AH FATHERHOOD (748)
WALL OF STEEL    SECOND MATE 7157            7   3  1   70 SEA DOGS (786)
AIMED BLOW       CANDYMAN 7177               8   2  0   66 THE MENTORS GORE (781)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHARLES RANGEL 6229.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FIRE 7160.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOHN EDWARDS 6399, 
CHARLES RANGEL 6229, HARRY REID 7219, MAULT LIQUOR 6728, ROCKIT 6953, BABY MONITOR 
6646, FIRST DANCE 7059, GYMNASTICS 7075, DAAF 7106, and ALIEN 7113.

The least popular fighter this week was FEINSTEIN 7224.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JULIAN FRYE 7194, CHUCKY 7121, JAYNE PENN 7162, MICHAEL MOORE 6410, 
NORM RIDDLE 7085, B 7233, BIG WILLEY STYLE 7218, SHAKE IT UP! 7169, CONTAMINATED 
7206, and FENDER 7186.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."