DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2017    Duedate: 06/01/2017

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-409

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANGRY MOMENTUM
BIG LAKE PURE (568)
(28-5274) [19-15-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE HIEROPHANT                 GUILLOTINE TINA
PANDORA'S CARDS (570)          MISFIT TOYS (586)
(28-5298) [31-11-0,132]        (28-5628) [6-3-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LIZARD                         THE FIXER
FORCE OF FIVE (524)            BIG LAKE PURE (568)
(28-4693) [15-15-1,78]         (28-5664) [7-1-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS BODY (541)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ANIMANIACS (563)        48
2. KARA NO TANI (559)          39      BIG SHOTS (574)
3. SEA DOGS (567)              26      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS BODY (541)        22
5. DIZNEE (581)                12      MISFIT TOYS (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BIG SHOTS (574)          163 103  7 61.3   1/ 2 BASH BROS BODY (541)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 BASH BROS BODY (541)     105  80  2 56.8   2/ 4 DIZNEE (581)             10  5 1
 3/ 3 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     97  79  5 55.1   3/ 1*THE RAMBLERS (585)        8  7 4
 4/ 0 THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (344)  55  46  1 54.5   4/ 3 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       8  7 1
 5/ 5 SEA DOGS (567)           224 189 17 54.2   5/ 5 BIG SHOTS (574)           7  5 0
 6/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       80  69  6 53.7   6/ 8 THE ANIMANIACS (563)      7  8 1
 7/ 6 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       83  86  8 49.1   7/10*KARA NO TANI (559)        5  7 1
 8/ 9 DIZNEE (581)              28  32  2 46.7   8/ 9 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     4  2 0
 9/ 7*MISFIT TOYS (586)         17  21  2 44.7   9/ 6 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       4  6 1
10/12 THE ANIMANIACS (563)      36  48  3 42.9  10/ 7*MISFIT TOYS (586)         3 10 0
11/11*THE RAMBLERS (585)        17  27  4 38.6  11/ 0 THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (344)  1  1 0
12/13*KARA NO TANI (559)        13  24  2 35.1  12/11 SEA DOGS (567)            1  3 0
13/ 0*BOOK OF THOMAS (584)       7  16  0 30.4  13/ 0*BOOK OF THOMAS (584)      1  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 MORYA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great while it 
lasts, THE RAMBLERS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  KARA NO TANI is 
now ranked 7th with a 3-0-1 turn.  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say 
anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well THE ANIMANIACS moved up 2, to 
6th.  What's with FREEBOOTER?  He actually beat FORCE OF FIVE's SABRETOOTH, and 
walked away with 26 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at SEA DOGS while 
they watched FREEBOOTER clobber SABRETOOTH.  He lost 22 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  BIG LAKE PURE's hatred of PANDORA'S CARDS surfaced 
again as ANGRY MOMENTUM challenged MORYA's top dog.  I can barely restrain my 
enthusiam for BIG LAKE PURE's outstanding member, Duelmaster ANGRY MOMENTUM.  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  MORYA thinks FORCE OF 
FIVE and their 80-69-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at BASH BROS BODY ain't reelin'!  FORCE OF 
FIVE's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
SPRAIN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  JUGGERNAUT of 
FORCE OF FIVE knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged SPRAIN of BASH BROS BODY who is 
up by 19.  Now was this a wise move?  JUGGERNAUT perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he was beat by SPRAIN and ended up with 66 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A 
warrior can't stick around with a 3-6-1, and CHATTOKI easily took care of KERBASI.  
ALARICK, with his forgettable 4-5-1,  was put to death by SLAPPY SQUIRREL in a 
forgettable match.  THE RAMBLERS didn't seem to mind very much.  CHATTOKI of KARA NO 
TANI has spared KERBASI from the boredom of a warrior's retirement...  But I doubt 
THE RAMBLERS is grateful.  Someone told KERBASI that KARA NO TANI never Bloodfeuded, 
that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right sorry.  
GUNTHER was plum wore out after GUILLOTINE TINA pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  
THE RAMBLERS'll have to get a little better before going after GUILLOTINE TINA again! 
Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take 
note!   
     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.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274          19  15  1   130       BIG LAKE PURE (568)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HIEROPHANT 5298          31  11  0   132       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
 BOOMERANG 4696               19  10  1   128       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 PINK SHIRT 5336              18  13  0   124       BIG SHOTS (574)
 RECEDING HAIR LINE 5125      20  12  0   103       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 MALORT 5600                  10   5  0   102       BIG SHOTS (574)
 FREEBOOTER 5201              18  15  0   100       SEA DOGS (567)
-CORSAIR 5198                 12   7  1    96       SEA DOGS (567)
 PORCUPINE 4717               16  13  0    94       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472     15  13  1    92       BIG LAKE PURE (568)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPRAIN 5195                  18  13  0    88       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 THE FIXER 5664                7   1  1    88       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 WORN OUT 5606                 8   5  0    85       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 GRAVITY 5599                 10   5  0    84       BIG SHOTS (574)
 GOLDEN SPEAR 2998            10   6  0    82       THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (344)
 LIZARD 4693                  15  15  1    78       FORCE OF FIVE (524)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABRETOOTH 4692              16  14  2    77       FORCE OF FIVE (524)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUGGERNAUT 4694              14  16  2    66       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 HEADACHE 5609                 9   4  0    65       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 SHERE KHAN 5521               7   5  0    61       DIZNEE (581)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMSKULL 2997                9  10  1    52       THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (344)
 MAN'S HANDS 5634              7   2  0    50       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-BARON HATE 2995              12   9  0    45       THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (344)
 GUILLOTINE TINA 5628          6   3  0    43       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 MALEFICENT 5683               3   0  1    40       DIZNEE (581)
 TIC-TOC 5631                  5   4  1    37       MISFIT TOYS (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAPPY SQUIRREL 5640          4   4  2    33       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 THE CHARIOT 5555              3   2  0    33       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
 DOT 5156                      7  10  0    32       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 GUNTHER 5625                  6   3  1    30       THE RAMBLERS (585)
-JACK TAR 5668                 3   1  1    30       SEA DOGS (567)
 OLIVE OIL 5546                3   2  0    29       BOOK OF THOMAS (584)
 WAKKO 5662                    5   3  0    25       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 CHATTOKI 5680                 1   2  1    25       KARA NO TANI (559)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIDREK THUMBTOE 5615          4   7  0    23       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
-DRIFTWOOD 5658                3   1  0    23       SEA DOGS (567)
 SLOW MOTION 5572              2   0  0    20       BOOK OF THOMAS (584)
-JOCASTA 3243                  3   3  0    19       THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (344)
-KOKOROYAMA 5117               3   4  1    17       KARA NO TANI (559)
 YAKKO 5681                    2   1  0    17       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 SPINE EATER 5585              0   2  0    16       BOOK OF THOMAS (584)
-OMOTO 5116                    4   3  0    15       KARA NO TANI (559)
 HIAME 5171                    1   5  0    15       KARA NO TANI (559)
 THADDEUS PLOTZ 5694           1   0  0    15       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 VALDA 5626                    2   7  0    13       THE RAMBLERS (585)
 MEZCAL MAESTRO 5670           3   2  0    11       BIG SHOTS (574)
 COUNUNDRUM 5672               2   4  0    10       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 HONEST JOHN 5685              2   1  0    10       DIZNEE (581)
 SIMPLY AMAZING 5693           1   0  1     9       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 BRER FOX 5684                 2   1  0     7       DIZNEE (581)
 MALIN 5677                    1   2  1     6       THE RAMBLERS (585)
 IPPUN 5688                    1   0  0     6       KARA NO TANI (559)
 PEG LEG PETE 5686             1   2  0     5       DIZNEE (581)
-ALUSTRIEL 3275                0   1  0     1       THE FORGOTTEN DEAD (344)
 BLAM-MO 5692                  0   1  0     1       MISFIT TOYS (586)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      SIMPLY AMAZING 5693   409  NONE
WHITE DEVIL 5451       11 16 1 BIG LAKE PURE 568    BOOMERANG 4696        407   
LOUIS XIII 5590         4  5 0 BIG SHOTS 574        TIC-TOC 5631          406   
AMAZON GIRL 5605        0  2 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 584   SHEWISH GIANT         409  NONE
DALE 5643               2  4 0 DIZNEE 581           JACK TAR 5668         406  REVENGED
GAKUGAIMASU 5115        1  5 0 KARA NO TANI 559     KERBASI 5624          407  JUST REVENGED
STUMBLE DUCK 5630       1  5 0 MISFIT TOYS 586      GUNTHER 5625          408  JUST REVENGED
FON 5657                0  1 0 PLANETS 536          SLAPPY SQUIRREL 5640  406   
MINERVA MINK 5682       0  1 0 THE ANIMANIACS 563   MALIN 5677            407  REVENGED
ALARICK 5623            4  5 1 THE RAMBLERS 585     SLAPPY SQUIRREL 5640  409   
KERBASI 5624            3  6 1 THE RAMBLERS 585     CHATTOKI 5680         409   
SLOAN 5627              1  4 0 THE RAMBLERS 585     BOFFO 5632            405  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AMAZON GIRL was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHATTOKI delivered the death blow upon KERBASI in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
RESTRAINED CONTEMPT was demolished by BOOMERANG in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
ANGRY MOMENTUM viciously subdued THE HIEROPHANT in a 3 minute Challenge Title contest.
PORCUPINE bested GRAVITY in a action packed 4 minute Challenge brawl.
THE FIXER was luckily beaten by RECEDING HAIR LINE in a 5 minute Challenge struggle.
JUGGERNAUT was viciously subdued by SPRAIN in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
MALEFICENT vanquished GIDREK THUMBTOE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SLAPPY SQUIRREL slaughtered ALARICK in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
HIAME savagely defeated PEG LEG PETE in a popular 6 minute gory Challenge melee.
YAKKO subdued VALDA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
HONEST JOHN bested MALIN in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
SABRETOOTH was demolished by FREEBOOTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
MALORT handily defeated LIZARD in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PINK SHIRT won victory over GOLDEN SPEAR in a 1 minute bout.
WORN OUT bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
HEADACHE overpowered DOT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GUILLOTINE TINA bested GUNTHER in a 1 minute fight.
GRIMSKULL beat TIC-TOC in a 2 minute match.
SHERE KHAN overpowered OLIVE OIL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MAN'S HANDS defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
MEZCAL MAESTRO was devastated by THE CHARIOT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPINE EATER was demolished by WAKKO in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SLOW MOTION unbelievably bested COUNUNDRUM in a 3 minute bloody fray.
BRER FOX was defeated by THADDEUS PLOTZ in a 2 minute novice's match.
IPPUN defeated BLAM-MO in a 2 minute novice's duel.
SIMPLY AMAZING slew MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  16 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  27 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  35 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    58 -  61 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        21 -  24 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  56 -  8      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  13 -  0      41  |

Turn 409 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274        19  15  1  130 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
TOTAL PARRY      THE HIEROPHANT 5298        31  11  0  132 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOOMERANG 4696             19  10  1  128 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
LUNGING ATTACK   PINK SHIRT 5336            18  13  0  124 BIG SHOTS (574)
AIMED BLOW       FREEBOOTER 5201            18  15  0  100 SEA DOGS (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     PORCUPINE 4717             16  13  0   94 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
WALL OF STEEL    RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472   15  13  1   92 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
BASHING ATTACK   THE FIXER 5664              7   1  1   88 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
SLASHING ATTACK  SABRETOOTH 4692            16  14  2   77 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LIZARD 4693.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THE FIXER 5664.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAVITY 5599, HIAME 5171, 
BOOMERANG 4696, ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274, SPRAIN 5195, COUNUNDRUM 5672, IPPUN 5688, 
FREEBOOTER 5201, WORN OUT 5606, and PORCUPINE 4717.

The least popular fighter this week was BLAM-MO 5692.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRER FOX 5684, SPINE EATER 5585, OLIVE OIL 5546, GUNTHER 5625, DOT 
5156, LIZARD 4693, SABRETOOTH 4692, MALIN 5677, VALDA 5626, and ALARICK 5623.

                     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!"