DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/20/2017    Duedate: 11/16/2017

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-415

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE HIEROPHANT
PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
(28-5298) [33-15-0,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE HIEROPHANT                 LIMITER REMOVAL
PANDORA'S CARDS (570)          XYZ DECK (489)
(28-5298) [33-15-0,149]        (28-4890) [3-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRAVITY                        GRAVITY
BIG SHOTS (574)                BIG SHOTS (574)
(28-5599) [14-7-0,103]         (28-5599) [14-7-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG LAKE PURE (568)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG LAKE PURE (568)         36
2. OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)      33      BIG SHOTS (574)
3. PANDORA'S CARDS (570)       17      Unchartered Team
4. MISFIT TOYS (586)            0
5. SEA DOGS (567)               0      XYZ DECK (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BIG SHOTS (574)          177 116  8 60.4   1/ 4 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       9  6 1
 2/ 1*XYZ DECK (489)            21  14  1 60.0   2/ 1*XYZ DECK (489)            8  3 0
 3- 3 BASH BROS BODY (541)     121  89  2 57.6   3/ 3 BIG SHOTS (574)           7  6 0
 4/ 4 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)    102  84  5 54.8   4- 2 BASH BROS BODY (541)      5  5 0
 5- 5 SEA DOGS (567)           226 191 17 54.2   5/ 6 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     4  2 0
 6/ 6 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   289 268 18 51.9   6/ 5 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    4  5 0
 7/ 7 BIG LAKE PURE (568)      100  99  9 50.3   7- 7 MISFIT TOYS (586)         2  3 0
 8- 8 MISFIT TOYS (586)         22  26  2 45.8   8/ 8*AMONG THE LIVING (589)    2  6 1
 9- 9 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     52  62  3 45.6   9- 9 SEA DOGS (567)            1  0 0
10/10*AMONG THE LIVING (589)    17  22  2 43.6  10-10 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MORYA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, XYZ DECK, since BIG LAKE 
PURE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  BIG LAKE PURE turned 
their 3-2-1 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
RESTRAINED CONTEMPT win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, RESTRAINED 
CONTEMPT beat MALORT and MALORT lost 18 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to 
absence, and inability to defend the throne, SPRAIN has lost the Title of Duelmaster. 
Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as THE 
HIEROPHANT takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these 
guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  MORYA, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  XYZ DECK the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like OTTO'S MECHANICS avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, XZ-TANK CANNON was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice GIDREK THUMBTOE challenging down 25 points to 
fight VAL VALINE, BIG LAKE PURE doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult 
to honor.  And sorry to say, GIDREK THUMBTOE dispatched VAL VALINE, leaving a bad 
feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next 
guy, but hey XYZ DECK, whyja send SHINING ANGEL to the Dark Arena, look at his 
record, huh?  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  VAL VALINE, a glorious 10-10-1 fighter, 
has passed away.  Gee, too bad OTTO'S MECHANICS.  Seriously now, is it really 
honorable for GIDREK THUMBTOE from BIG LAKE PURE to kill VAL VALINE and give OTTO'S 
MECHANICS the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  Titanium shields and bamboo 
daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HIEROPHANT 5298          33  15  0   149       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RECEDING HAIR LINE 5125      24  13  0   108       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 THE FIXER 5664               11   3  1   104       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472     17  17  1   103       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 GRAVITY 5599                 14   7  0   103       BIG SHOTS (574)
-CORSAIR 5198                 12   7  1    96       SEA DOGS (567)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WORN OUT 5606                 9   9  0    90       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-21 SPEED 5333                11  14  1    83       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
 MALORT 5600                  13   8  0    80       BIG SHOTS (574)
 GIDREK THUMBTOE 5615          9   8  1    78       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 THE CHARIOT 5555              6   3  0    69       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOCTOR SCIENCE 5476          10  11  0    65       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
-HEADACHE 5609                12   6  0    57       BASH BROS BODY (541)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIC-TOC 5631                  6   5  1    55       MISFIT TOYS (586)
-MAN'S HANDS 5634             10   4  0    52       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 AXLE FOLEY 5061               8  18  0    48       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 ANNE T LOCH-BRAEK 5587        4   1  0    48       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-Y-DRAGON HEAD 4393            5   2  0    45       XYZ DECK (489)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK TAR 5668                 3   1  1    30       SEA DOGS (567)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMITER REMOVAL 4890          3   1  0    30       XYZ DECK (489)
 HAL O'GEN 5711                2   1  0    29       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 SUBJUGATOR 5707               8   1  1    28       AMONG THE LIVING (589)
 MEZCAL MAESTRO 5670           6   5  0    27       BIG SHOTS (574)
 XZ-TANK CANNON 4484           3   1  0    27       XYZ DECK (489)
-Z-METAL TANK 4395             4   3  0    26       XYZ DECK (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRIFTWOOD 5658                3   1  0    23       SEA DOGS (567)
-BARBWIRE BETTY 5701           1   0  0    20       MISFIT TOYS (586)
-BUNNYBOO 5700                 1   0  0    20       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 WAKE UP DEAD 5709             4   5  1    18       AMONG THE LIVING (589)
-COUNUNDRUM 5672               3   5  0    17       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 RIK PAINFUL 5712              2   1  0    15       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 SIMPLY AMAZING 5693           3   4  1    14       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
-WAR HEAD 5675                 0   1  0    13       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
 ANEJO 5678                    2   3  1    10       BIG SHOTS (574)
 NUCLEAR ASSAULT 5705          2   4  0    10       AMONG THE LIVING (589)
-CAL LIPPER 5710               0   2  0     6       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-BLAM-MO 5692                  1   2  0     5       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                      WAKE UP DEAD 5709     415  NONE
ROALD BARR 5697         0  1 0 OTTO'S MECHANICS 226 ANEJO 5678            411  REVENGED
VAL VALINE 5477        10 11 1 OTTO'S MECHANICS 226 GIDREK THUMBTOE 5615  415   
SHINING ANGEL 4396      3  2 1 XYZ DECK 489         MOUNTAIN TROLL        415  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

4-0 last turn -- woohoo, what a time!!  See y'all after the tourney! -- Z and Y

Cal Lipper -- Brave challenge.  How did the treads feel?? -- Z

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHINING ANGEL was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RESTRAINED CONTEMPT demolished MALORT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GIDREK THUMBTOE savagely slew VAL VALINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
ANNE T LOCH-BRAEK overpowered XZ-TANK CANNON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RIK PAINFUL was bested by MEZCAL MAESTRO in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
GRAVITY was luckily beaten by THE HIEROPHANT in a 3 minute master's Title brawl.
THE FIXER handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
THE CHARIOT overpowered AXLE FOLEY in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
SUBJUGATOR savagely defeated SIMPLY AMAZING in a 3 minute gory melee.
NUCLEAR ASSAULT was overpowered by HAL O'GEN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WAKE UP DEAD delivered the death blow upon MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute conflict.
ANEJO was devastated by LIMITER REMOVAL in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  36 -  6      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  21 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  32 -  2      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  20 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  1      38  |

Turn 415 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE HIEROPHANT 5298        33  15  0  149 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
BASHING ATTACK   THE FIXER 5664             11   3  1  104 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAVITY 5599               14   7  0  103 BIG SHOTS (574)
STRIKING ATTACK  MALORT 5600                13   8  0   80 BIG SHOTS (574)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CHARIOT 5555            6   3  0   69 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRAVITY 5599.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GRAVITY 5599.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEZCAL MAESTRO 5670, THE 
CHARIOT 5555, GIDREK THUMBTOE 5615, THE HIEROPHANT 5298, THE FIXER 5664, LIMITER 
REMOVAL 4890, ANNE T LOCH-BRAEK 5587, SUBJUGATOR 5707, HAL O'GEN 5711, and SHINING 
ANGEL 4396.

The least popular fighter this week was WAKE UP DEAD 5709.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANEJO 5678, NUCLEAR ASSAULT 5705, AXLE FOLEY 5061, XZ-TANK 
CANNON 4484, MALORT 5600, SIMPLY AMAZING 5693, RIK PAINFUL 5712, VAL VALINE 5477, 
RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472, and SHINING ANGEL 4396.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE HIEROPHANT (28-5298) PANDORA'S CARDS (570)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SPRAIN (28-5195) BASH BROS BODY (541)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2018.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--the code is RSG.  

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  
The hotel reservation site is:  http://tinyurl.com/yaekcffp
This is prime season for Phoenix and the hotel tends to fill up quickly.  

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, one additional warrior graduated from 
regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                        FRAIL WALL (84-2086) WARRIORS 10 (411) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes