DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/11/2017    Duedate: 05/24/2017

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-812

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STUDIO CONVEYOR
TRIBE (507)
(24-5258) [12-5-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STUDIO CONVEYOR                EB29
TRIBE (507)                    THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
(24-5258) [12-5-0,99]          (24-5323) [4-3-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STUDIO CONVEYOR                STUDIO CONVEYOR
TRIBE (507)                    TRIBE (507)
(24-5258) [12-5-0,99]          (24-5258) [12-5-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (149)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIBE (507)                 36
2. BIG LAKE FEATS (545)        22      TRIBE (507)
3. THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)     20      Unchartered Team
4. SPIRIT'S REALM (521)        15
5. MUPPET MINIONS (544)       -22      SPIRIT'S REALM (521)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SPIRIT'S REALM (521)       1   0  0  100   1/ 3 TRIBE (507)               8  1 0
 2/ 1 TRIBE (507)              277 166 21 62.5   2/ 2*THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)   8  1 0
 3/ 2*THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)   15  10  0 60.0   3/ 1*MUPPET MINIONS (544)      4 11 0
 4/ 3*MUPPET MINIONS (544)      14  24  0 36.8   4/ 0*SPIRIT'S REALM (521)      1  0 0
 5/ 0*BIG LAKE FEATS (545)       0   3  0  0.0   5/ 0*BIG LAKE FEATS (545)      0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZORPUNT since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Some people say I ramble 
too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well THE 
MENTORS 17-47 moved up 0, to 2nd.  What's with ZOMBIE BOY?  He actually beat BIG LAKE 
FEATS' BRUTAL ASSAULT, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Laughs 
were big at THE MENTORS 17-47 while they watched CLOVER clobber DAVE.  He lost 9 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, 
KHALHUMS DWARF wasn't good enough at persuading STUDIO CONVEYOR to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I 
hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
TRIBE.  In my day, no team with a 273-166-21 would scare me off!  What's the problem, 
THE MENTORS 17-47?  What do people see in LATER ALLIGATOR?  His 8-4-0?  TRIBE ain't 
talkin', but he's got 64 points.   
     Warriors of ZORPUNT unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUDIO CONVEYOR 5258         12   5  0    99       TRIBE (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUNKY DIABETIC 5274           9   2  0    94       TRIBE (507)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LATER ALLIGATOR 5281          8   4  0    64       TRIBE (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EB29 5323                     4   3  0    39       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOVER 5345                   2   0  0    27       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JH 50 5322                    2   2  0    23       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
 RAY 5338                      2   0  0    23       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
 IMPECCABLE GRASS 5321         4   2  0    22       TRIBE (507)
 DRIVE 5326                    5   1  0    20       THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
 DAVE 5330                     3   5  0    17       MUPPET MINIONS (544)
 BIFF 5329                     4   4  0    16       MUPPET MINIONS (544)
 ZOMBIE BOY 5141               1   0  0    15       SPIRIT'S REALM (521)
 MATILDA 5336                  3   3  0    12       MUPPET MINIONS (544)
 BRUTAL ASSAULT 5340           0   1  0    11       BIG LAKE FEATS (545)
 BEEMO 5335                    2   4  0    10       MUPPET MINIONS (544)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JIM 5344                0  1 0 BIG LAKE FEATS 545   HIGH ELF              812  NONE
WON'T MAKE IT 5341      0  1 0 BIG LAKE FEATS 545   MOUNTAIN TROLL        812  NONE
SUZIE 5331              2  6 0 MUPPET MINIONS 544   STONE GOLEM           812  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUZIE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
WON'T MAKE IT was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JIM was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
EB29 was overpowered by LATER ALLIGATOR in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CLOVER savagely defeated DAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
STUDIO CONVEYOR viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
FUNKY DIABETIC handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BEEMO lost to DRIVE in a action packed 4 minute duel.
IMPECCABLE GRASS won victory over MATILDA in a 3 minute fight.
BIFF was viciously subdued by RAY in a slow 9 minute gory duel.
BRUTAL ASSAULT was overpowered by ZOMBIE BOY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 812 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STUDIO CONVEYOR 5258       12   5  0   99 TRIBE (507)
TOTAL PARRY      LATER ALLIGATOR 5281        8   4  0   64 TRIBE (507)
AIMED BLOW       EB29 5323                   4   3  0   39 THE MENTORS 17-47 (543)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STUDIO CONVEYOR 5258.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STUDIO CONVEYOR 5258.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEEMO 5335, 
LATER ALLIGATOR 5281, EB29 5323, CLOVER 5345, SUZIE 5331, WON'T MAKE IT 5341, FUNKY 
DIABETIC 5274, RAY 5338, DAVE 5330, and ZOMBIE BOY 5141.

The least popular fighter this week was BIFF 5329.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRUTAL ASSAULT 5340, MATILDA 5336, IMPECCABLE GRASS 5321, DRIVE 5326, 
JIM 5344, ZOMBIE BOY 5141, DAVE 5330, RAY 5338, FUNKY DIABETIC 5274, and WON'T MAKE 
IT 5341.

                     PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE

Please note that because of new bank regulations, we can no longer accept any check or 
money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"