DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2017    Duedate: 03/28/2017

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-807

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POKEY, MON!
ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
(29-6158) [13-5-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POKEY, MON!                    POSITION IS EMPTY
ALMOST EXACTLY (20)            
(29-6158) [13-5-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OX                             SHOCK AND AWWW
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
(29-6084) [17-25-1,77]         (29-6144) [11-8-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARGONAUTS (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARGONAUTS (188)             42
2. ALMOST EXACTLY (20)         28      SATAN'S BBQ (506)
3. COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)      27      Unchartered Team
4. LIVING DEAD (45)             0
5. I'M THE WOLF (504)           0      MALACITH'S HAND (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SATAN'S BBQ (506)         24   4  1 85.7   1/ 2 ARGONAUTS (188)          12  3 1
 2/ 2 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)      423 340 25 55.4   2/ 3 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)       7  5 0
 3/ 3 ARGONAUTS (188)          239 202 10 54.2   3- 1 LIVING DEAD (45)          4  6 0
 4- 4 I'M THE WOLF (504)        25  23  1 52.1   4/ 5 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    4  8 0
 5- 5 LIVING DEAD (45)          54  50  2 51.9   5/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4 11 0
 6/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     872 %1109 18 44.0   6/ 4 SATAN'S BBQ (506)         2  1 0
 7/ 6 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    18  23  1 43.9   7- 7 I'M THE WOLF (504)        1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LAPUR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  LIVING DEAD were a 
bunch of dogs after ARGONAUTS got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with POKEY, MON!?  He actually beat SATAN'S BBQ's HELLAPENO POPPER, and walked 
away with 18 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at SATAN'S BBQ.  HELLAPENO 
POPPER lost 12 points to POKEY, MON!.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HELLAPENO 
POPPER will provide more easy wins...  What a role model for LAPUR's young 'uns!  
KNIGHTMARE becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I'm sure LAPUR is 
excited about POKEY, MON!, the new Duelmaster from ALMOST EXACTLY.  (remember?)  But 
when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, LIVING DEAD!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at ARGONAUTS ain't 
reelin'!  LIVING DEAD's mad!  What do people see in OX?  His 17-25-1?  CARDOW HUNTERS 
ain't talkin', but he's got 77 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POKEY, MON! 6158             13   5  0   103       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FILLETED MINION 6107         14   1  1   118       SATAN'S BBQ (506)
-KNIGHTMARE 264               13   8  0   109       LIVING DEAD (45)
 CYBERNAUT 3568               20   6  0    95       ARGONAUTS (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIABOLICUS 3442              21  12  0    84       ARGONAUTS (188)
 CRUSH LARSSON 3710            9   6  0    83       ARGONAUTS (188)
 SHOCK AND AWWW 6144          11   8  0    80       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 HELLAPENO POPPER 6108        10   3  0    80       SATAN'S BBQ (506)
 OX 6084                      17  25  1    77       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-XUR 261                      12   9  1    67       LIVING DEAD (45)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHE DAISY 4774                7   5  0    66       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 GRACE ROGERS 4768             6   3  0    66       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 ARCH RIVAL 3685              10   7  1    64       ARGONAUTS (188)
-WIGHT 6072                    8   7  0    64       LIVING DEAD (45)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOWDOWN AND MEAN 6113         5   3  0    54       I'M THE WOLF (504)
 INSULT TO INQUIRY 6159       10   7  0    51       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
-NIGHT STALKER 262             9  12  1    46       LIVING DEAD (45)
-EVIL EYE 265                 11  10  0    43       LIVING DEAD (45)
 WOLFBITER 6157                9  10  0    43       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SURESHOT 6141                 7  19  1    41       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 COUP DE GRACE 3764            7   4  0    40       ARGONAUTS (188)
 G.I. DON'T KNOW 6162          9   6  0    39       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 RAINSTORM 6142                6  20  0    38       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRECKIN' LIVES 6073           6   5  0    27       I'M THE WOLF (504)
 LOG-STICKER 6172              6   7  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE WOODS 6075                5   4  0    19       I'M THE WOLF (504)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JORDAN LADD 4770        0  4 0 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 414 BLACK ORC             807  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MIRANDA LAMBERT 4771    5  5 1 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 414 ARCH RIVAL 3685       806   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JORDAN LADD was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POKEY, MON! vanquished HELLAPENO POPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
CRUSH LARSSON demolished OX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ARCH RIVAL devastated WOLFBITER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
G.I. DON'T KNOW defeated RAINSTORM in a 1 minute Challenge match.
COUP DE GRACE bested SURESHOT in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
CYBERNAUT luckily beat SHOCK AND AWWW in a exciting 4 minute bloody struggle.
DIABOLICUS overcame SHE DAISY in a action packed 3 minute uneven fight.
INSULT TO INQUIRY was viciously subdued by GRACE ROGERS in a 2 minute duel.
LOG-STICKER won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  38 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 807 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     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   POKEY, MON! 6158           13   5  0  103 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
TOTAL PARRY      CYBERNAUT 3568             20   6  0   95 ARGONAUTS (188)
BASHING ATTACK   CRUSH LARSSON 3710          9   6  0   83 ARGONAUTS (188)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHOCK AND AWWW 6144        11   8  0   80 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OX 6084.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHOCK AND AWWW 6144.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHE DAISY 4774, GRACE 
ROGERS 4768, COUP DE GRACE 3764, ARCH RIVAL 3685, CYBERNAUT 3568, LOG-STICKER 6172, 
POKEY, MON! 6158, CRUSH LARSSON 3710, G.I. DON'T KNOW 6162, and DIABOLICUS 3442.

The least popular fighter this week was RAINSTORM 6142.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOLFBITER 6157, OX 6084, JORDAN LADD 4770, SURESHOT 6141, HELLAPENO 
POPPER 6108, INSULT TO INQUIRY 6159, DIABOLICUS 3442, G.I. DON'T KNOW 6162, CRUSH 
LARSSON 3710, and POKEY, MON! 6158.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OX (29-6084) CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

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

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy