DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/15/2017    Duedate: 02/28/2017

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-805

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KNIGHTMARE
LIVING DEAD (45)
(29-264) [12-8-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OX                             XUR
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           LIVING DEAD (45)
(29-6084) [17-23-1,75]         (29-261) [12-8-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LIVING DEAD (45)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)      37
2. ARGONAUTS (188)             29      SATAN'S BBQ (506)
3. LIVING DEAD (45)            16      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        10
5. SATAN'S BBQ (506)            9      HAYSEED NINJAS (367)

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)         23   3  1 88.5   1/ 1 LIVING DEAD (45)          8  7 0
 2/ 3 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)      418 337 25 55.4   2/ 6 ARGONAUTS (188)           6  2 0
 3/ 4 ARGONAUTS (188)          231 200  9 53.6   3/ 2 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)       6  6 0
 4/ 5 LIVING DEAD (45)          52  47  2 52.5   4/ 3 SATAN'S BBQ (506)         4  0 0
 5/ 0 I'M THE WOLF (504)        25  23  1 52.1   5/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      3 12 0
 6/ 0 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    16  18  1 47.1   6/ 0 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    2  3 0
 7/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     869 %1102 18 44.1   7/ 0 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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

NOTES FROM A MANAGER'S JOURNAL

     Today, I present the cases of two parry-lungers, Plunger #1 and Plunger #2.
     Plunger #1 graduated with a 20-8 record, learning 2.3 skills per fight. A joy to 
run, fun fights to read, a good conversationalist with the fans, sparkling table 
manners, just a really great guy. 
     Plunger# 2 has the same stats as plunger #1, except for a tradeoff of two points 
in SP and DF. This guy is floundering with a record of 7-7, and he's only learning 1.2 
skills per fight. While his fights are fun to read, he gets into a funk, takes two or 
three hits in a row at a critical time, and down he goes. A source of frustration, and 
a slow learner, he tests my patience, which I have very little of in the first place. 
Plunger#2 is Arch Rival, and he fights here in Lapur. 
     What makes this sport interesting and a challenge to manage are cases like this. 
Two warriors with the same ST, CN, SZ, WT, WL and only a two point difference in 
SP/DF, but so drastically different results, and learning rates. I understand now why 
some managers believe PLs are a challenging and frustrating style to manage. I don't 
know how much longer I'll keep Arch. He has to start winning, but he's given me a new 
and pessimistic view of the style. Oh, and his table manners are fair to middling, 
too. 

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Thank you one and all!  Thank you for welcoming me into your arena, onto this throne, 
and into your dreams!  I am considered by my stablemates to be the least of our five 
terrors yet I have forged the most successful career to date.  Could it be that I 
haunt the dreams of my opponents for weeks before our matches?  Perhaps?  I do see 
hesitation from most of my opponents when they first see me on the sands.  Perhaps 
it's the red eyes?

                                          -- Knightmare
                                             Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for LAPUR.  The guys at ARGONAUTS like really 
pulled together to get a 4-1-0 this turn, moving up by 4.  MVP award for WIGHT?  
LIVING DEAD's proud of him after beating G.I. DON'T KNOW and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  WRECKIN' LIVES' match with GRACE ROGERS cost him a loss of 
16 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  KNIGHTMARE stopped CRUSH LARSSON 
dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said LAPUR's Duelmaster was paying for 
drinks at The Burning Tree?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  ARGONAUTS was LAPUR's most avoided team.  Is there 
some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why ALMOST EXACTLY's been 
avoiding ARGONAUTS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is G.I. 
DON'T KNOW popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of LAPUR!  He's got a 
8-5-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNIGHTMARE 264               12   8  0    96       LIVING DEAD (45)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FILLETED MINION 6107         14   1  1   118       SATAN'S BBQ (506)
 CYBERNAUT 3568               19   5  0    96       ARGONAUTS (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XUR 261                      12   8  1    85       LIVING DEAD (45)
 DIABOLICUS 3442              19  12  0    80       ARGONAUTS (188)
 CRUSH LARSSON 3710            8   5  0    79       ARGONAUTS (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELLAPENO POPPER 6108         9   2  0    78       SATAN'S BBQ (506)
 OX 6084                      17  23  1    75       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 POKEY, MON! 6158             11   5  0    73       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 SHE DAISY 4774                7   3  0    71       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIGHT 6072                    8   6  0    63       LIVING DEAD (45)
 SHOCK AND AWWW 6144          10   7  0    58       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOWDOWN AND MEAN 6113         5   3  0    54       I'M THE WOLF (504)
 INSULT TO INQUIRY 6159        9   6  0    50       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 GRACE ROGERS 4768             4   3  0    49       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 EVIL EYE 265                 11   9  0    42       LIVING DEAD (45)
 ARCH RIVAL 3685               8   7  0    41       ARGONAUTS (188)
 G.I. DON'T KNOW 6162          8   5  0    41       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 NIGHT STALKER 262             8  12  1    40       LIVING DEAD (45)
 WOLFBITER 6157                8   9  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SURESHOT 6141                 7  17  1    39       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RAINSTORM 6142                6  18  0    36       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRANDA LAMBERT 4771          5   4  1    30       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 WRECKIN' LIVES 6073           6   5  0    27       I'M THE WOLF (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COUP DE GRACE 3764            5   4  0    23       ARGONAUTS (188)
 THE WOODS 6075                5   4  0    19       I'M THE WOLF (504)
 LOG-STICKER 6172              4   7  0    19       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JORDAN LADD 4770              0   2  0     2       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARK ARENA 1 4769       0  1 0 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 414 SHAMBLING MOUND       805  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK ARENA 1 was butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
XUR lost to CYBERNAUT in a action packed 3 minute Challenge battle.
HELLAPENO POPPER savagely defeated OX in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
WIGHT devastated G.I. DON'T KNOW in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KNIGHTMARE bested CRUSH LARSSON in a action packed 1 minute Title brawl.
POKEY, MON! was narrowly defeated by DEADLY ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute struggle.
SHE DAISY was unbelievably bested by DIABOLICUS in a popular 2 minute competition.
INSULT TO INQUIRY viciously subdued NIGHT STALKER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
ARCH RIVAL viciously subdued RAINSTORM in a 2 minute gory duel.
SURESHOT lost to LOWDOWN AND MEAN in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
WRECKIN' LIVES was overpowered by GRACE ROGERS in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
EVIL EYE was demolished by SHOCK AND AWWW in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WOLFBITER devastated THE WOODS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
LOG-STICKER was overpowered by MIRANDA LAMBERT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
COUP DE GRACE overpowered JORDAN LADD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  37 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 805 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  7         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KNIGHTMARE 264             12   8  0   96 LIVING DEAD (45)
TOTAL PARRY      CYBERNAUT 3568             19   5  0   96 ARGONAUTS (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   HELLAPENO POPPER 6108       9   2  0   78 SATAN'S BBQ (506)
SLASHING ATTACK  WIGHT 6072                  8   6  0   63 LIVING DEAD (45)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHOCK AND AWWW 6144        10   7  0   58 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
AIMED BLOW       LOWDOWN AND MEAN 6113       5   3  0   54 I'M THE WOLF (504)
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 XUR 
261.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHE DAISY 4774, HELLAPENO POPPER 6108, 
POKEY, MON! 6158, ARCH RIVAL 3685, LOWDOWN AND MEAN 6113, CYBERNAUT 3568, WIGHT 6072, 
INSULT TO INQUIRY 6159, NIGHT STALKER 262, and GRACE ROGERS 4768.

The least popular fighter this week was JORDAN LADD 4770.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOG-STICKER 6172, EVIL EYE 265, SURESHOT 6141, THE WOODS 6075, 
WRECKIN' LIVES 6073, G.I. DON'T KNOW 6162, OX 6084, DARK ARENA 1 4769, MIRANDA 
LAMBERT 4771, and RAINSTORM 6142.