DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2016    Duedate: 12/13/2016

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-798

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VLADIA THE IMPALER
SHADOW LANCERS (441)
(22-4893) [13-9-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VLADIA THE IMPALER             POSITION IS EMPTY
SHADOW LANCERS (441)           
(22-4893) [13-9-1,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VLADIA THE IMPALER             VLADIA THE IMPALER
SHADOW LANCERS (441)           SHADOW LANCERS (441)
(22-4893) [13-9-1,97]          (22-4893) [13-9-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOW LANCERS (441)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARE YOU ? (768)             18
2. SHADOW LANCERS (441)        12      THE MENTORS GORE (781)
3. THE MENTORS GORE (781)       1      Unchartered Team
4. AH FATHERHOOD (748)          0
                                       THE MOTLEY CRUE (272)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 AH FATHERHOOD (748)       21  16  0 56.8   1/ 2 SHADOW LANCERS (441)      7  4 0
 2/ 2 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    73  76  6 49.0   2/ 1 ARE YOU ? (768)           7  7 1
 3/ 3 ARE YOU ? (768)          178 218 12 44.9   3- 4 AH FATHERHOOD (748)       1  1 0
 4/ 4 SHADOW LANCERS (441)      82 101 10 44.8   4/ 3 THE MENTORS GORE (781)    1  2 0

    '*'   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.

     The Balrog sat awkwardly hunched over the throne, carelessly slobbering from his 
mouth as the hours passed.  By this point, his frothy saliva had well soaked through 
his trousers, and was now collecting in quite an impressive puddle in front of the 
throne.  The residual stench seemed to keep any visitors at a distance.  His own 
apathetic torpor reflected in the drool on the floor as his gaze seemed to have no 
proper destination in mind.  Yet, there was satisfaction in the horrifying grin on his 
face.  In this moment, if he were capable of articulating a thought, perhaps he would 
relate that this is quite possibly the finest seat that he had ever had the pleasure 
of drooling from, or perhaps explain to Vladia that it is considered bad luck to write 
a Duelmaster's Column before she has actually, you know, taken the throne.  At the 
very least, he would've acknowledged Candyman on a well fought slugfest that could've 
gone either way.  Instead, though, his mind remained empty, the drool flowed freely, 
and time continued to pass.  A word was spoken, however...
     From those that were there at the moment of its inception, they said it was more 
of a groan than a word.  Yet, some insist that he did say something intelligible.  
Others believe it was some sort of demonic wail cause by an unknown being responsible 
for The Balrog's 'condition.'  It began in the pit of his stomach.  The growing 
tension building into an unstoppable force exploding forth a bowel shaking bellow...

     "GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SOLVEN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ARE YOU ? is pushed out of top team by SHADOW LANCERS, who came from 
2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, PURPLE ARMOR fought KHALHUMS DWARF and 
gained 16 points and contributed to ARE YOU ?'s 3-2-0.  STONE FREE has lost to 
VAGABOND, falling 8 points, while helping make ARE YOU ? a 3-2-0 turn.  Our last 
turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and THE BALROG has made 
the way for a new Duelmaster!  With THE BALROG clearing the throne, SHADOW LANCERS of 
VLADIA THE IMPALER takes a proud seat as SOLVEN's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  Well, sports fans, take notice that CANDYMAN from THE MENTORS 
GORE was SOLVEN's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLADIA THE IMPALER 4893      13   9  1    97       SHADOW LANCERS (441)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDYMAN 7177                18  23  0    89       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 THE BALROG 4867              13  13  1    80       SHADOW LANCERS (441)
-GYMNASTICS 7075               5   1  0    78       AH FATHERHOOD (748)
 PURPLE ARMOR 7211            17  13  0    77       ARE YOU ? (768)
-FIRST DANCE 7059              6   1  0    70       AH FATHERHOOD (748)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINHEAD 7202                 13  10  1    62       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 SWEET MUSIC 7107              6   3  1    58       ARE YOU ? (768)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGABOND 5097                 7   5  2    40       SHADOW LANCERS (441)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUBONIC PLAGUE 4946           6   6  0    30       SHADOW LANCERS (441)
 NOMAD 4986                    6   7  2    29       SHADOW LANCERS (441)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NO 7325                       1   0  1    27       THE MENTORS GORE (781)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 END OF TIME 7377              2   1  1    20       ARE YOU ? (768)
 STONE FREE 7373               2   2  0    19       ARE YOU ? (768)
-BLOOD MOON 7282               2   2  0    12       THE MENTORS GORE (781)
 WILD HANDS 7380               1   0  0    10       ARE YOU ? (768)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Balrog -- Way to go, Balrog! -- Vladia

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VLADIA THE IMPALER devastated CANDYMAN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BUBONIC PLAGUE won victory over END OF TIME in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
VAGABOND overpowered STONE FREE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
THE BALROG was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
PURPLE ARMOR won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a tiresome 6 minute master's fight.
SWEET MUSIC devastated NOMAD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
WILD HANDS overcame POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  24 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  19 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 798 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VLADIA THE IMPALER 4893    13   9  1   97 SHADOW LANCERS (441)
TOTAL PARRY      PURPLE ARMOR 7211          17  13  0   77 ARE YOU ? (768)
STRIKING ATTACK  SWEET MUSIC 7107            6   3  1   58 ARE YOU ? (768)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VLADIA THE IMPALER 4893.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was VLADIA THE IMPALER 4893.  The ten other most popular fighters were END 
OF TIME 7377, VAGABOND 5097, THE BALROG 4867, BUBONIC PLAGUE 4946, SWEET MUSIC 7107, 
WILD HANDS 7380, STONE FREE 7373, CANDYMAN 7177, NOMAD 4986, and PURPLE ARMOR 7211.

The least popular fighter this week was PURPLE ARMOR 7211.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NOMAD 4986, CANDYMAN 7177, STONE FREE 7373, WILD HANDS 7380, 
SWEET MUSIC 7107, BUBONIC PLAGUE 4946, THE BALROG 4867, VAGABOND 5097, END OF TIME 
7377, and VLADIA THE IMPALER 4893.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LXII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEBUCHADNEZZAR 5821 (176-116-0)        8  3  0         WE BE WAR FLAILS     
DOMINION 5043 (103-110-0)              1  4  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD III     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALISONG 6847 (61-83-0)                5  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BABY MONITOR 6646 (9-0-0)              0  1  0  DEAD   AH FATHERHOOD        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BALROG 4867 (12-12-1)              2  3  0         SHADOW LANCERS       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIRST DANCE 7059 (5-1-0)               6  3  1         AH FATHERHOOD        
COMRADE VLAD 7213 (8-4-0)              0  2  0         RED SCARE            
VLADIA THE IMPALER 4893 (11-9-1)       0  2  0         SHADOW LANCERS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VAGABOND 5097 (6-4-2)                  1  3  0         SHADOW LANCERS       
BUBONIC PLAGUE 4946 (4-6-0)            0  2  0         SHADOW LANCERS       
NOMAD 4986 (5-5-2)                     0  2  0         SHADOW LANCERS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIAMONDBACK 7363 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FORREST RUMP 4019 (10-11-1)            0  2  0         SHADOW LANCERS       
SHADOWED 4014 (17-13-2)                0  2  0         SHADOW LANCERS       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COTTONMOUTH 6995 (13-6-1)              4  1  0  DEAD   SERPENTS HOLD        
ALASTOR 5567 (5-3-0)                   2  3  0         SMARTS               

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWEET MUSIC 7107 (4-3-1)              11  3  0         ARE YOU ?            
PYTHON 6944 (5-1-0)                    6  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        
BROKEN BETTY 7239 (4-2-0)              2  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
CHARMING CATHY 7242 (4-6-0)            0  2  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
KWI CHANG KANE 4017 (6-9-0)            0  2  0         SHADOW LANCERS       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AK-47 7267 (1-0-0)                     3  3  0         RED SCARE            
SIPA SIPA 4015 (1-1-0)                 2  3  0         SHADOW LANCERS       
SWIMMING LESSONS 7061 (1-0-0)          2  3  0         AH FATHERHOOD        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAB BOB 7263 (0-1-0)                   4  3  1         WEIRD STUDENTS       
CHEESY CHUCK 7300 (0-0-0)              2  3  1         WEIRD STUDENTS