DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/08/2015    Duedate: 04/21/2015

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-758

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALIEN
THE MENTORS GORE (781)
(22-7113) [15-3-2,160]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALIEN                          POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MENTORS GORE (781)         
(22-7113) [15-3-2,160]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAULT LIQUOR                   IDRIA JONES
MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)          MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6728) [16-4-1,119]         (22-7203) [6-4-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MENTORS GORE (781)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         25
2. ARE YOU ? (768)             18      MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
3. MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)       16      Unchartered Team
4. THE MENTORS GORE (781)      15
5. THE DEMOCRATS (202)          5      GUARDIAN'S BOYS (249)

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)     33  13  2 71.7   1/ 1 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    7  5 1
 2/ 2 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    39  29  4 57.4   2/ 2 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       6  9 1
 3- 3 80'S DISCO (361)          37  33  1 52.9   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       5  7 0
 4/ 4 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      193 198 16 49.4   4/ 7 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)     4  0 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      542 569 13 48.8   5/ 3 ARE YOU ? (768)           4  6 0
 6- 6*AH FATHERHOOD (748)        8   9  0 47.1   6- 5*AH FATHERHOOD (748)       3  1 0
 7/ 7 ARE YOU ? (768)          121 158  6 43.4   7- 6 80'S DISCO (361)          2  2 0
 8- 8 SEA DOGS (786)             7  10  1 41.2   8- 8*PRIME MEAT (773)          1  1 1
 9- 9*PRIME MEAT (773)           8  12  3 40.0   9- 9 SEA DOGS (786)            1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SOLVEN games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week MAULS LOCAL 457 went 2-0-0 to move 
up 3 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record which MIDDLE WAY 15 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
PURPLE ARMOR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested CIVILIZED CRIMINAL and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, MICHAEL MOORE put down CANDYMAN, causing him to lose 12 
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 ALIEN himself.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on CHARLES RANGEL as he bore arms 
against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster ALIEN.  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.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  MAULS LOCAL 457 is feared.  This 
much I can say.  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?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of CHARLES RANGEL, veteran of many duels. 
13-16-1 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  This 
week's duel proved deadly to CHARLES RANGEL as he fell to the more renowned warrior, 
ALIEN.  How will THE DEMOCRATS find revenge?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in SOLVEN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 ALIEN 7113                   15   3  2   160       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULT LIQUOR 6728            16   4  1   119       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
-ROCKIT 6953                  12   4  1   104       80'S DISCO (361)
 MAULCONTENT 6727             14   6  1   101       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENDER 7186                  12   6  0    90       ARE YOU ? (768)
 JOHN EDWARDS 6399             8  10  1    80       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 MICHAEL MOORE 6410            8   7  1    79       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                  
 NORM RIDDLE 7085             12  25  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-CONFUSION 6874                9   6  0    65       80'S DISCO (361)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKY 7121                   7   3  0    56       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 CANDYMAN 7177                 8   3  0    54       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 FIRE 7160                    13  11  2    52       ARE YOU ? (768)
 JAYNE PENN 7162               7  17  2    46       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 PURPLE ARMOR 7211             5   0  0    42       ARE YOU ? (768)
 ROAD KILL 7222                3   1  1    38       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 IDRIA JONES 7203              6   4  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FILET MIGNON 7007             3   1  0    29       PRIME MEAT (773)
-FIRST DANCE 7059              2   0  0    29       AH FATHERHOOD (748)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAULTESE FALCON 6729          3   1  0    25       MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINHEAD 7202                  2   3  1    22       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 HARRY REID 7219               2   4  0    21       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 FEINSTEIN 7224                3   2  2    20       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-GYMNASTICS 7075               1   0  0    13       AH FATHERHOOD (748)
-DELMONICO 7009                1   3  0    12       PRIME MEAT (773)
-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?
DA1 7243                0  1 0 ARE YOU ? 768        WURM KIN              758  NONE
JULIAN FRYE 7194        7  5 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    CONTAMINATED 7206     757  NONE
CHARLES RANGEL 6229    13 16 1 THE DEMOCRATS 202    ALIEN 7113            758   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The following were ads for turn 756, last turn.  Since Jorja is afraid of a little
lightning, figured I would resubmit. -- Al Gore

Solven -- Sorry I missed posting Ads last turn, I totally forgot.  Grats to the
graduate and to DM winning again, chumps. -- Al Gore

Alien -- Another bad fight.  I hope to figure it out before you graduate, see you
soon. -- Al Gore

Nyssa Rye --  Grats on graduating, enjoy that nice send off from me. -- Al Gore

Norm Riddle -- Thanks for those skills!  You are like skill pinata. -- Al Gore

Idria Jones -- I'll take those skills any day, but c'mon, put up a fight. -- Al Gore

The following are ads for the current turn. -- Al Gore

Alien -- C'mon man, just fall down and stay down.  Nobody is supposed to take that
kind of damage and keep going.  Not fair.  Some sort of Rightwing Conspiracy going
on. -- Al Gore

Maulcontent -- Not cool, man.  Last easy skill you get from me! -- Al Gore

Second Mate -- What a waste of a TV Challenge.  You are quite the sponge for crits.
-- Al Gore

Road Kill -- Good fight!  You weathered one hell of a storm.  If Harry could have
mustered at least 1 crit, might have been different.  We will meet again. -- Al Gore

Idria Jones --  Guess that is payback for the previous 2 turns.  Enjoy those skills.
-- Al Gore

Ah, no... recruiting?  Not today, just not up to it.  Next time, maybe. -- Jorja, the
Middle Way

One-three and a death.  Not so good.  Although... Julian Frye seems to have been
taken down by a hitman sent by the Health Department, for using Contaminated frying
oil.  This may mean greater health and energy for the rest of us! -- Idria Jones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ALIEN slaughtered CHARLES RANGEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
JOHN EDWARDS was demolished by MAULCONTENT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MICHAEL MOORE devastated CANDYMAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HARRY REID was devastated by JAYNE PENN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MAULT LIQUOR defeated FENDER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
NORM RIDDLE handily defeated ROAD KILL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHUCKY won victory over FIRE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
IDRIA JONES won victory over PINHEAD in a action packed 3 minute fight.
PURPLE ARMOR unbelievably bested CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 3 minute fight.
FEINSTEIN unbelievably bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        27 -  21 -  3      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  27 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  18 -  3      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  17 -  2      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 758 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ALIEN 7113                 15   3  2  160 THE MENTORS GORE (781)
BASHING ATTACK   MAULCONTENT 6727           14   6  1  101 MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
SLASHING ATTACK  MICHAEL MOORE 6410          8   7  1   79 THE DEMOCRATS (202)
AIMED BLOW       CANDYMAN 7177               8   3  0   54 THE MENTORS GORE (781)
TOTAL PARRY      PURPLE ARMOR 7211           5   0  0   42 ARE YOU ? (768)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAULT LIQUOR 6728.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was IDRIA JONES 7203.  The ten other most popular fighters were MICHAEL MOORE 
6410, CHUCKY 7121, FIRE 7160, JAYNE PENN 7162, MAULT LIQUOR 6728, MAULCONTENT 6727, 
FENDER 7186, NORM RIDDLE 7085, PINHEAD 7202, and FEINSTEIN 7224.

The least popular fighter this week was HARRY REID 7219.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CANDYMAN 7177, JOHN EDWARDS 6399, PURPLE ARMOR 7211, ROAD KILL 7222, 
CHARLES RANGEL 6229, ALIEN 7113, DA1 7243, FEINSTEIN 7224, PINHEAD 7202, and NORM 
RIDDLE 7085.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ALIEN (22-7113) THE MENTORS GORE (781)
MAULT LIQUOR (22-6728) MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)
MAULCONTENT (22-6727) MAULS LOCAL 457 (754)

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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