DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2017    Duedate: 02/09/2017

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-405

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE HIEROPHANT
PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
(28-5298) [28-10-0,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE HIEROPHANT                 TIC-TOC
PANDORA'S CARDS (570)          MISFIT TOYS (586)
(28-5298) [28-10-0,138]        (28-5631) [4-1-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LIZARD                         PINK SHIRT
FORCE OF FIVE (524)            BIG SHOTS (574)
(28-4693) [14-13-1,82]         (28-5336) [14-13-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS BODY (541)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS BODY (541)        61
2. BIG LAKE PURE (568)         41      BIG SHOTS (574)
3. DIZNEE (581)                29      Unchartered Team
4. MISFIT TOYS (586)           28
5. BIG SHOTS (574)             22      MISFIT TOYS (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE PENTARCHY (397)      434 265 13 62.1   1/ 4 BASH BROS BODY (541)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 BIG SHOTS (574)          154  95  7 61.8   2/ 6 BIG LAKE PURE (568)      10  5 1
 3- 3 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)  180 131 10 57.9   3/ 3 BIG SHOTS (574)           9  5 0
 4/ 7 BASH BROS BODY (541)      91  74  2 55.2   4/ 7*DIZNEE (581)              8  7 0
 5/ 9*MISFIT TOYS (586)         11   9  1 55.0   5/ 8*MISFIT TOYS (586)         7  6 1
 6/ 5 SEA DOGS (567)           222 185 16 54.5   6/ 9 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    6  8 0
 7/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       73  61  5 54.5   7/ 1 THE ANIMANIACS (563)      6  8 0
 8/ 6 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     92  77  5 54.4   8/ 2 SEA DOGS (567)            5  7 0
 9/ 8 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)   105  92  9 53.3   9/16*THE RAMBLERS (585)        4 11 0
10-10 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   282 257 18 52.3  10/13 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)     3  0 0
11-11 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     85  81  4 51.2  11-15 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    3  5 2
12/13 BIG LAKE PURE (568)       72  77  7 48.3  12/ 5 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       3  7 0
13-14 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     52  60  3 46.4  13-14 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     2  0 0
14/17*DIZNEE (581)              17  23  1 42.5  14-12 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   2  2 1
15/16 THE ANIMANIACS (563)      27  37  1 42.2  15-19 BIZARRO SQUAD (537)       1  0 0
16-18 BIZARRO SQUAD (537)       19  38  4 33.3  16-10 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)     1  1 0
17/19*THE RAMBLERS (585)         7  18  0 28.0  17-20*KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)      0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-21*KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)       2   9  0 18.2  18-21 THE PENTARCHY (397)       0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some 
have greatness thrust upon them." -- William Shakespeare from "Twelfth Night"

     Violet, Daisy and Rose put the finishing touches on the poster that was to be 
hung outside the Hammerz Flowerz Shoppe, as per the directions of the veteran manager 
Hammer.
     They had already prepared the parchment letters to be hand delivered to the 
managers currently competing with their guilds in Morya Arena.

                           ATTENTION MORYA MADNESS MANAGERS

     It has been many long years ago since Hammer hosted the Morya Madness in Morya 
Arena!
     Master Darque has announced a unique contest in DM 45 to commemorate past Famous 
Contests from across Alastari, by incorporating some of the scoring features into his 
all new Stormcrowe Slaughter House Five contest that begins in May.
     This includes some of the Famous Scoring Features that Hammer incorporated in the 
Morya Madness that Master Darque is utilizing on Round 8 of the SSH5 in DM 45. 
     Hammer invites all past Morya Madness Managers to choose a Partner and join in 
the mayhem of the DM 45 SSH5 contest that Master Darque is promoting and hosting!
     Those of you now active in DM 28 who were not around Morya Arena in the "Hey Day" 
of the aforementioned Morya Madness are also invited to find a Partner and 
participate!
     May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!

                                          -- Hammer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MORYA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
THE ANIMANIACS is pushed out of top team by BASH BROS BODY, who came from 4th with a 
5-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for FORCE OF FIVE, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 12th.  THE 
RAMBLERS stable has parlayed this turn's 1-4-0 into a 7 space move up the rankings.  
This brings them up to 9th place.  Good work, guys!  The BIG LAKE PURE guild has had 
a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, WAKKO fought LOUIS XIII and gained 17 points 
and contributed to THE ANIMANIACS' 1-4-0.  BLOOD ROSE HAMMER has lost to WORN OUT, 
falling 17 points, while helping make FLOWERED HAMMERZ a 2-3-0 turn.  SABRETOOTH 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone PANDORA'S CARDS' 
warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and THE HIEROPHANT 
remains MORYA's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that Arthur's Last Stand uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the BIG LAKE PURE 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on MORYA, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided BIG LAKE PURE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BASH 
BROS BODY.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BIG SHOTS' 
warrior LOUIS XIII.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, MORYA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  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                  
 THE HIEROPHANT 5298          28  10  0   138       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRUNKEN DONUT 3712           27  14  0   127       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 WHITE DEVIL 5451             11  14  1   109       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 RECEDING HAIR LINE 5125      17  11  0   106       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 PINK SHIRT 5336              14  13  0    99       BIG SHOTS (574)
-CORSAIR 5198                 12   7  1    96       SEA DOGS (567)
 SABRETOOTH 4692              16  11  2    93       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 GRAVITY 5599                  9   2  0    93       BIG SHOTS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274          16  14  1    90       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 SPRAIN 5195                  16  11  0    90       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 FREEBOOTER 5201              17  12  0    84       SEA DOGS (567)
-21 SPEED 5333                11  14  1    83       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
 LIZARD 4693                  14  13  1    82       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 MALORT 5600                   8   3  0    82       BIG SHOTS (574)
-BRONCHITE 4870                7   2  0    80       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-CASANOVA 4886                 9   8  0    77       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472     13  11  1    76       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 PORCUPINE 4717               14  12  0    75       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
-UGLY KID JOE 4246            19   7  0    71       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORN OUT 5606                 5   4  0    66       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-DOCTOR SCIENCE 5476          10  11  0    65       NUCLEAR KNIGHTS (573)
 BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481       13  23  2    64       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 BOOMERANG 4696               16  10  0    62       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 JUGGERNAUT 4694              13  14  2    62       FORCE OF FIVE (524)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREY SNOW 3981                3   1  1    53       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 BLOOD ROSE HAMMER 4832        8   5  1    49       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 WAKKO 5662                    4   0  0    47       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
-SIR KILLALOT 5550             7   6  0    45       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-VAL VALINE 5477               9   8  1    44       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 HEADACHE 5609                 6   3  0    44       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-AXLE FOLEY 5061               7  15  0    42       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 WILD DAISY HAMMER 4836        8   4  0    39       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
-TODD MAYES 4883               6   9  4    38       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 THE FIXER 5664                4   0  1    37       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
-GOUM 4844                     8   6  1    36       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 TIC-TOC 5631                  4   1  0    35       MISFIT TOYS (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN'S HANDS 5634              4   1  0    33       BASH BROS BODY (541)
 SHERE KHAN 5521               4   4  0    33       DIZNEE (581)
-HOLLANDE RULES 4902           1   2  0    33       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-BULWYF WARTOOTH 5580          6   5  2    32       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-TETE DE LARD 4876             5   4  0    32       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 LOUIS XIII 5590               4   4  0    30       BIG SHOTS (574)
-NOTWASTINMYTIME 4403          8   5  0    29       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 JACK TAR 5668                 2   0  0    27       SEA DOGS (567)
-ZTL 4891                      2   0  0    25       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOT 5156                      5   8  0    24       THE ANIMANIACS (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAKKO 5154                    5   8  0    23       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 DRIFTWOOD 5658                3   1  0    23       SEA DOGS (567)
 BLUE THORN HAMMER 5667        2   0  0    22       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 GIDREK THUMBTOE 5615          2   5  0    21       BIG LAKE PURE (568)
 GUNTHER 5625                  3   2  0    18       THE RAMBLERS (585)
 BOFFO 5632                    1   1  1    18       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 GADGET HACKWRENCH 5642        4   1  0    16       DIZNEE (581)
 DALE 5643                     2   3  0    16       DIZNEE (581)
 JAFAR 5673                    1   0  0    16       DIZNEE (581)
-ANNE T LOCH-BRAEK 5587        1   1  0    15       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-MISTY MOONGLOW 5460           2   1  0    13       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 STUMBLE DUCK 5630             1   2  0    13       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 MEZCAL MAESTRO 5670           1   0  0    13       BIG SHOTS (574)
 COUNUNDRUM 5672               1   1  0    13       MISFIT TOYS (586)
-THE CHARIOT 5555              1   1  0    12       PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
 CORN STALK HAMMER 5635        1   3  0    12       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
-GRESHA THE BASHER 4666        1   1  0    10       KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)
 GUILLOTINE TINA 5628          2   3  0     9       MISFIT TOYS (586)
 CHIP 5641                     2   3  0     9       DIZNEE (581)
 ALARICK 5623                  2   3  0     9       THE RAMBLERS (585)
 SLAPPY SQUIRREL 5640          1   3  0     9       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
-SKY SCRAPER 5558              1   0  0     9       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-SONNY ROOF 5646               2   1  1     8       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 PINKY 5661                    2   2  0     8       THE ANIMANIACS (563)
 KERBASI 5624                  1   4  0     7       THE RAMBLERS (585)
-KRYDOR DU'MORTE 4665          1   2  0     5       KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)
 VALDA 5626                    0   5  0     5       THE RAMBLERS (585)
-CRALE OF THE SWIFT 4663       0   2  0     2       KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)
-DAWN THE PERFECT 4664         0   2  0     2       KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)
-KRAVEN DU'ET URDEN 4662       0   2  0     2       KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)
-ASHER 5459                    0   1  0     1       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRUELLA DE VIL 5520     2  5 1 DIZNEE 581           THE FIXER 5664        404   
POISON IVY HAMME 4543  10 13 0 FLOWERED HAMMERZ 481 LIZARD 4693           402   
SUPER SMASH BEAR 5629   2  1 0 MISFIT TOYS 586      SONNY ROOF 5646       403  REVENGED
SLICE AND DICE 5439     8 13 0 NUCLEAR KNIGHTS 573  BRIAR STEM HAMME 4481 401  NOT REVENGED
ANA 5620                1  1 0 PLANETS 536          DARK AND TALL 5656    402   
LONGBOAT 5659           1  1 0 SEA DOGS 567         BULWYF WARTOOTH 5580  403   
MAN OVERBORAD 5674      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 567         SPYMASTER             405  NONE
SLOAN 5627              1  4 0 THE RAMBLERS 585     BOFFO 5632            405   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Flowered Hammerz -- Hold gobs of goose poop, can't you control Corn Stalk Hammer?  She 
tried to break my toy! -- Stumbleduck

Sonny Roof -- Our bloodfeud is over, Super Smash Bear has been avenged. -- Stumbleduck

Assur -- Thank You for the "Welcome Back" comments in the P-Ads! Yes, the Morya 
Madness was indeed a Fun Run for all of us "Back in the Day" in Morya Arena! Master 
Darque is incorporating various contest scoring features from past Famous Contests, 
among which the Morya Madness is represented on Turn 8 of the upcoming Stormcrowe 
Slaughter House Five contest that he is hosting, beginning in May! Hope to See You 
There! -- Hammer, mgr Flowered Hammerz who is entering the DM 45 contest with his new 
guild named Abattoir 5 Blades

All -- I am unable to accurately comment regarding the fights from Turn-404 because I 
am in the Philippines and do not have access to the printed fights! -- Hammer, mgr 
Flowered Hammerz

Morya Madness Managers -- Master Darque is hosting a new contest in DM 45 that begins 
in May and features some of the Famous Scoring Features from the Historic Morya 
Madness on Round 8, plus other Famous Contests on Rounds 2 thru 9 in a 10 Round 
Contest of Duel 2 Mayhem! Grab a Partner and Join the Festivities! -- Hammer, mgr 
Abattoir 5 Blades in DM 45

All Other Morya Arena Managers -- Stormcrowe is currently a Ghost Arena! Needs Active 
Managers and Team Spots with Personal Ads to liven up this Slow Arena! You are also 
invited to find a Partner and Cross Blades to compete and make your mark in SSH5 
Contest History! -- Hammer, mgr Abattoir 5 Blades in DM 45

All -- Enjoy the Nasty Nostalgia and Assemble with a Partner in DM 45 to Clash Blades 
and Make Your Own Duel 2 History in the upcoming Stormcrowe Slaughter House Five 
contest being hosted by Master Darque, beginning in May! See You There! -- Hammer, mgr 
Abattoir 5 Blades in DM 45
 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBORAD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GADGET HACKWRENCH was devastated by THE FIXER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
SABRETOOTH was handily defeated by THE HIEROPHANT in a 2 minute Challenge Title match.
PORCUPINE was viciously subdued by ANGRY MOMENTUM in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
JUGGERNAUT was savagely defeated by RESTRAINED CONTEMPT in a 3 minute competition.
TIC-TOC bested DRIFTWOOD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory amateur's Challenge match.
WAKKO handily defeated LOUIS XIII in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SLAPPY SQUIRREL lost to GIDREK THUMBTOE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PINKY was overpowered by JACK TAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
COUNUNDRUM overpowered VALDA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DALE handily defeated KERBASI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CHIP was demolished by GUNTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RECEDING HAIR LINE unbelievably bested PINK SHIRT in a 6 minute veteran's contest.
LIZARD was narrowly defeated by SPRAIN in a popular 3 minute master's conflict.
WHITE DEVIL overpowered FREEBOOTER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
GRAVITY handily defeated BRIAR STEM HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BOOMERANG was devastated by MALORT in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BLOOD ROSE HAMMER was overpowered by WORN OUT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DOT was overpowered by HEADACHE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WILD DAISY HAMMER handily defeated YAKKO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SHERE KHAN overpowered STUMBLE DUCK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BOFFO murdered SLOAN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MAN'S HANDS vanquished CORN STALK HAMMER in a 1 minute gory mismatched fray.
GUILLOTINE TINA was demolished by BLUE THORN HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ALARICK was vanquished by JAFAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MEZCAL MAESTRO vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  24 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  22 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  34 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        32 -  30 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  56 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  22 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  57 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 405 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE HIEROPHANT 5298        28  10  0  138 PANDORA'S CARDS (570)
LUNGING ATTACK   PINK SHIRT 5336            14  13  0   99 BIG SHOTS (574)
SLASHING ATTACK  SABRETOOTH 4692            16  11  2   93 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274        16  14  1   90 BIG LAKE PURE (568)
WALL OF STEEL    SPRAIN 5195                16  11  0   90 BASH BROS BODY (541)
AIMED BLOW       FREEBOOTER 5201            17  12  0   84 SEA DOGS (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     PORCUPINE 4717             14  12  0   75 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOOMERANG 4696             16  10  0   62 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
PARRY-LUNGE      BLOOD ROSE HAMMER 4832      8   5  1   49 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
BASHING ATTACK   WAKKO 5662                  4   0  0   47 THE ANIMANIACS (563)
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 
PINK SHIRT 5336.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANGRY MOMENTUM 5274, 
LIZARD 4693, JUGGERNAUT 4694, SPRAIN 5195, RESTRAINED CONTEMPT 5472, TIC-TOC 5631, 
GIDREK THUMBTOE 5615, SLAPPY SQUIRREL 5640, RECEDING HAIR LINE 5125, and MALORT 5600.

The least popular fighter this week was ALARICK 5623.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GUILLOTINE TINA 5628, CORN STALK HAMMER 5635, SLOAN 5627, STUMBLE DUCK 
5630, YAKKO 5154, DOT 5156, BLOOD ROSE HAMMER 4832, BOOMERANG 4696, BRIAR STEM HAMMER 
4481, and FREEBOOTER 5201.