DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/01/2015    Duedate: 04/14/2015

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-759

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HUNTER
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-6008) [15-18-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOOD MAKES NOISE              I
ALMOST EXACTLY (20)            F (503)
(29-2312) [19-8-2,147]         (29-6065) [5-0-0,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED MARE                       BLOOD MAKES NOISE
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
(29-5972) [23-22-0,94]         (29-2312) [19-8-2,147]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD STUDENTS (245)        39
2. THE TAKEN (173)             25      ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
3. F (503)                     22      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        14
5. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         12      F (503)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*F (503)                    5   0  0  100   1/ 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (245)      9  6 1
 2- 2*PAIN HURTS (500)           8   1  1 88.9   2/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 1
 3/ 3*LIVING DEAD (45)          19  15  2 55.9   3/ 2*LIVING DEAD (45)          8  6 0
 4/ 4 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)      305 253 16 54.7   4/ 1 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)       6  6 1
 5/ 5 THE TAKEN (173)          734 650 35 53.0   5/ 5 THE TAKEN (173)           5 10 0
 6/ 8*WEIRD STUDENTS (245)      23  22  1 51.1   6/ 6*F (503)                   3  0 0
 7/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      470 468 25 50.1   7/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  6 1
 8- 7*DELPHINUS (502)            2   2  0 50.0   8/ 7 CAVEMEN (480)             2  1 0
 9/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     803 998 16 44.6   9-10*PAIN HURTS (500)          1  0 0
10/10 CAVEMEN (480)             14  21  2 40.0  10- 9*DELPHINUS (502)           1  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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  CARDOW HUNTERS 
is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 4th place to 2nd place.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for I, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing 
DANCES WITH RAIN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was DANCES WITH RAIN, who dropped 19 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with I.  Our battling duelmaster HUNTER has 
managed to hold the title, fending off HOMINY CRICKET's none too subtle advances.  
Better luck next time, ALMOST EXACTLY.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just 
get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad LIVING DEAD?  Big bad LIVING 
DEAD.  Big bad LIVING DEAD.  LAPUR's afraid of the big bad LIVING DEAD.  Tra la la la 
la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch WEIRD STUDENTS' act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from LIVING DEAD.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of SANDSTORM, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  
In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, LINNAEUS went after RED MARE, who was 
higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, LINNAEUS was defeated by RED MARE. 
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the LAPUR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUNTER 6008                  15  18  0   129       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD MAKES NOISE 2312       19   8  2   147       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 SANDSTORM 5957               24  23  1   124       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WINDGLASS 5947               15  35  0    98       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RED MARE 5972                23  22  0    94       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMINY CRICKET 6040          10   5  0    89       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
-RISUI 5985                   10   8  0    84       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 I 6065                        5   0  0    81       F (503)
 LINNAEUS 5784                14  19  2    69       CAVEMEN (480)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANCES WITH RAIN 6016        13  13  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAK SHIELDBORN 6024          13  10  0    56       THE TAKEN (173)
-ALYSSA 6043                   5   0  1    50       PAIN HURTS (500)
-LUCIFEARA 6046                3   1  0    50       PAIN HURTS (500)
 DEPRAVATION 6042              7   7  0    49       THE TAKEN (173)
-GAMMA DELPHINI 6059           2   2  0    40       DELPHINUS (502)
 SLICK SAMMY 2347              5   4  0    35       WEIRD STUDENTS (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTING DAN 2349              6   3  1    31       WEIRD STUDENTS (245)
 XUR 261                       5   2  1    31       LIVING DEAD (45)
 KNIGHTMARE 264                4   3  0    28       LIVING DEAD (45)
 D.A. DAN 2355                 5   3  0    27       WEIRD STUDENTS (245)
 LAUGHING LULU 2350            3   6  0    26       WEIRD STUDENTS (245)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOKAWA 6056                   2   1  0    21       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 EVIL EYE 265                  5   2  0    20       LIVING DEAD (45)
 PISTOL PETE 2351              4   5  0    17       WEIRD STUDENTS (245)
 NIGHT STALKER 262             3   4  1    17       LIVING DEAD (45)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAHARA 6071                   1   0  0    12       THE TAKEN (173)
-TOKUDAI 6049                  2   4  1    11       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 WIGHT 6072                    1   0  0    10       LIVING DEAD (45)
 EBISU 6034                    2   3  0     9       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 RUISHIN 6050                  0   5  0     5       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LITTLE THIN GOD 2311   14  8 0 ALMOST EXACTLY 20    SANDSTORM 5957        758   
BOOGIE MAN 263          1  4 0 LIVING DEAD 45       TOKUDAI 6049          757  REVENGED
NEVA 6048               6  5 0 THE TAKEN 173        HEINOUS BEAST         759  NONE
ONE EYE 6057            1  4 0 THE TAKEN 173        DARTING DAN 2349      759   
TOADSMACKER 6025       14  8 0 THE TAKEN 173        BLOOD MAKES NOIS 2312 758   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Maul Rat. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Four-one?  Well, that makes a change, and a pleasant one.  Except for the kill.  We
LIKED the Little Thin God, and his death was a horrible mistake. -- Red Mare, for the
Cardow Hunters

Maul Rat -- Was that your favorite weapon?  My advice would be to get a different
one.  The Commission doesn't know what they're talking about half the time. -- Hunter

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEVA was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAUL RAT lost to SANDSTORM in a exciting 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud battle.
BAK SHIELDBORN was savagely defeated by BLOOD MAKES NOISE in a 2 minute duel.
LINNAEUS was overpowered by RED MARE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
I devastated DANCES WITH RAIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
XUR was bested by DEPRAVATION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
D.A. DAN slimly won victory over NIGHT STALKER in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
EVIL EYE was viciously subdued by SLICK SAMMY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
HUNTER overpowered HOMINY CRICKET in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
WINDGLASS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
ONE EYE was easily killed by DARTING DAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PISTOL PETE was demolished by NOKAWA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
LAUGHING LULU devastated EBISU in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
KNIGHTMARE devastated COMMON RIVERRAT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
RUISHIN was handily defeated by SAHARA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WIGHT defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  22 -  5      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  23 -  1      34  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 759 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLOOD MAKES NOISE 2312     19   8  2  147 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
WALL OF STEEL    SANDSTORM 5957             24  23  1  124 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       HOMINY CRICKET 6040        10   5  0   89 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
TOTAL PARRY      BAK SHIELDBORN 6024        13  10  0   56 THE TAKEN (173)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED MARE 5972.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLOOD MAKES NOISE 2312.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED MARE 5972, 
D.A. DAN 2355, SLICK SAMMY 2347, WINDGLASS 5947, NOKAWA 6056, SANDSTORM 5957, I 6065, 
DEPRAVATION 6042, NIGHT STALKER 262, and LAUGHING LULU 2350.

The least popular fighter this week was RUISHIN 6050.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EBISU 6034, HOMINY CRICKET 6040, EVIL EYE 265, DANCES WITH RAIN 6016, 
NEVA 6048, WIGHT 6072, KNIGHTMARE 264, PISTOL PETE 2351, DARTING DAN 2349, and ONE 
EYE 6057.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLOOD MAKES NOISE (29-2312) ALMOST EXACTLY (20)

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

MAUL RAT (29-4287) ALMOST EXACTLY (20)

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."