DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/13/2017    Duedate: 04/08/2017

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-405

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRUTALIX
WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
(31-6646) [15-7-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRUTALIX                       SUN DROP
WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)      POP LIFE (660)
(31-6646) [15-7-1,120]         (31-6822) [5-1-2,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ODACHI                         DRANOSH
AVENGERS (146)                 THE STORM REAVERS (408)
(31-6569) [16-22-1,83]         (31-6631) [4-6-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOWHOLD (640)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE STORM REAVERS (408)     44
2. WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)   40      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. POP LIFE (660)              36      Unchartered Team
4. SHADOWHOLD (640)            34
5. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       26      POP LIFE (660)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)     132  77  5 63.2   1/ 3 SHADOWHOLD (640)          9  6 2
 2/ 3*POP LIFE (660)            18  12  4 60.0   2/ 1 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  8  3 0
 3/ 4 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 422 352 17 54.5   3/ 7 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      7  7 0
 4/ 2 THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)       27  23  3 54.0   4/ 5 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     6  3 0
 5/ 5 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     97  96  5 50.3   5/ 4 AVENGERS (146)            6  9 0
 6/ 6 SHADOWHOLD (640)          61  61  6 50.0   6/10 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   5  4 2
 7/ 7 AVENGERS (146)           389 407 29 48.9   7/ 9*POP LIFE (660)            5  5 1
 8/10 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  210 243 22 46.4   8/ 8 THE CANUCKS (58)          4  5 2
 9/ 9 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     21  25  1 45.7   9/ 2 THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)       4  6 0
10/11 THE CANUCKS (58)         346 414 30 45.5  10/11 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     3  7 0
11/12*STABLE OF THORN (659)      5   9  0 35.7  11/ 6*STABLE OF THORN (659)     2  7 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 seems like it has been a long time since I've reported on events here in our 
wonderful city.  But that is because it HAS been a long time.  I missed out on last 
cycle.  I even forget why.  Sick, on vacation, or busy.  You can decide whatever you 
like.  Heck, you can even call it pure laziness and I don't care. I don't care what 
you think.  It only matters what my friends and superiors think and none of you 
qualify!!! 
     Today's highlights feature THE STORM REAVERS!  They had the best record for the 
cycle at 4-1.  Maybe someone else also went 4-1, but it is ok in my book to slight 
people.  Especially since THE STORM REAVERS pulled in 'real' awards AND left two on 
the sands dead!  They were both youngsters and are already forgotten forever, but it 
doesn't matter if those kills came against the stand ins.  They still count!  Even 
better, one of those kills was a down challenge against a winless warrior!  What a 
fantastic, brutal, kill!!! Of course, they probably did STABLE OF THORN a favor, 
because as bad as those new recruits are, it is almost certainly better than the hot 
mess formerly known as LERRICK HARLON!
     I do not understand why you people don't take advantage of the tool known as 
downchallenging more often.  But maybe the SMITH's give the answer of why 
downchallenging is a bad idea.  UMBRELLA posted a 24 point, 12 to 5 fight 
downchallenge bloodfeud to SHASTA.  Talk about a humiliating loss!  Losing an 
upchallenge isn't fun.  Losing a matchup isn't fun.  But when you post a massive 
downchallenge like that and lose...  If I was a SMITH, I would hide my head in shame 
for a few turns, hoping everyone forgets!
     The other bloodfeud, made by ALKRIN, was also unsuccessful.  All total, there 
were 28 fights (6 DA's, 2 BF's, 13 challenges, 5 matchups, and 2 stand ins).  That is 
48 warriors (obviously that is giving the benefit of the doubt to those 6 DA's, sent 
there without even an opportunity to prove their manager's wrong).  We're down to 11 
teams.  I guess it could be worse, but I'm optimistically hoping for better.
     Getting the turn's futility award was THE OUTLAWS, who started the day bad by 
being the most avoided team.  The SHADOWHOLD, USEFUL WEAPONS, and WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U 
stables each issued 2 avoids to THE OUTLAWS and BASH BROS OCEAN sent one for 7 avoids 
(the most of any team this turn).  SHADOWHOLD received 6 avoids, but THE OUTLAWS were 
the most avoided.  Then those poor OUTLAWS were winless in their fights.  I wish I 
could say that one or two of those were Dark Arenas, but I cannot.  Perhaps one or two 
of them deserve the Dark Arena, though.
     To close my report, I return to THE STORM REAVERS.  GUL'DAN won his fourth fight 
(in four tries).  That is a fine undefeated streak he has going!  And this fourth one 
was against an Adept classed warrior, so GUL'DAN is doing it the hard way!  Until next 
time!

                            -- Belinda, the mean hearted spy mistress with a warm soul

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTALIX 6646                15   7  1   120       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAR 6553                      7   1  0   126       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 KANEN VILESTAR 6601          11   5  0   101       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 ARSON 6439                   19  17  1    92       THE CANUCKS (58)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603        11   7  2    88       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 ODACHI 6569                  16  22  1    83       AVENGERS (146)
 PATRICK BATEMAN 6839         12   7  1    82       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
 SHARK 6525                   17  26  0    81       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 URAKO WITSTEALER 6505        13  13  3    76       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466      16  13  0    67       THE CANUCKS (58)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN DROP 6822                 5   1  2    62       POP LIFE (660)
 GEORGE NELSON 6734            7   3  2    61       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRAIRIE FIRE 6527            14  12  1    59       THE CANUCKS (58)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUL'DAN 6671                  4   0  0    54       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 POWERSLAVE 6724               9   5  0    53       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 DA ZAGAGNA 6672               9   1  0    51       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 SHASTA 6825                   4   2  1    49       POP LIFE (660)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634             10  15  3    48       AVENGERS (146)
 LITTER BLASTER 6784           4   1  0    48       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 CHARLES FLOYD 6730            6   4  0    41       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
 SPECTRUM 6776                 4   8  1    38       AVENGERS (146)
 BROKEN GLASS 6753             5   5  0    34       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOL CUE 6755                 6   6  2    33       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 AKETI WARSINGER 6777          5   6  0    33       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 RED PEPPER 6788               5   4  0    33       AVENGERS (146)
 DRANOSH 6631                  4   6  1    33       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 UMBRELLA 6765                 8   5  0    29       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 KLONDIKE 6632                 6   7  1    26       THE CANUCKS (58)
 JOLT 6826                     4   2  1    25       POP LIFE (660)
 FANTA 6824                    4   2  0    24       POP LIFE (660)
-BUD FOX 6843                  4   5  0    24       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONNIE PARKER 6732            5   5  1    23       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
 CLYDE BARROW 6733             3   7  0    23       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
 LAURA BULLION 6835            3   1  0    22       THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
 ACID 6852                     2   1  0    21       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 SERENITY NOW! 6840            3   1  0    18       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
-RUMMUNDRA 6818                2   0  0    18       STABLE OF THORN (659)
 VOL'JIN 6684                  2   3  1    16       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 TAIHO KOKI 6831               2   4  0    12       AVENGERS (146)
-NECKTIE 6827                  3   2  0    11       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 ALKRIN 6815                   2   2  0     8       STABLE OF THORN (659)
 TERON GOREFIEND 6860          1   0  1     7       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-GELATIUS 6819                 1   1  0     5       STABLE OF THORN (659)
 KESE MIGHTSTRIKE 6821         0   3  0     5       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 GROM HELLSCREAM 6861          0   1  0     1       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALGAE FOREST 6856       0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  BLACK ORC             405  NONE
DEAD FISH 6857          0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  SHEWISH GIANT         405  NONE
DA1 6863                0  1 0 POP LIFE 660         PREACHER              405  NONE
LERRICK HARLON 6816     0  3 0 STABLE OF THORN 659  VOL'JIN 6684          405   
ZSONCHA 6817            0  3 0 STABLE OF THORN 659  KLONDIKE 6632         404   
EVE OF DESTRUCTI 6685   1  1 0 THE CANUCKS 58       SUN DROP 6822         401  REVENGED
SKANADOH 6859           0  1 0 THE CANUCKS 58       TERON GOREFIEND 6860  405   
DENTARG 6621            6  5 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 MAJOR DISASTER 6791   401  NONE
SEVEN IRON 6853         1  1 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   SHASTA 6825           404   
SLING SHOT 6729         6  6 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   GEORGE NELSON 6734    402   
TOOTHPICK 6858          0  1 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   SHEWISH GIANT         405  NONE
WHIP 6629               6  6 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   JOLT 6826             402   
DA 22 6862              0  1 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 WURM KIN              405  NONE
LEMMING #3 6845         0  1 0 YUPPIE HORDE II 661  PREACHER              405  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arson!  Duelmaster!  Hubba, hubba.  Did you wear your Old Lace? -- Lady Smith

Oh, my, Pop Life.  You let your Shasta ruin Smithy's Seven-Iron?!  It is amazing how 
dangerous that pop can be.  It erodes and bends a mighty Seven-Iron?!  An 11-4-14-17-
9-16-13 steel shaft Mizuno?  That was a terrible thing you allowed.  You are all 
cretins! -- Lady Smith
P.S. It may make me decide to no longer drink my Tab and Diet Mountain Dew.  Shucks!

Taiho Koki, nice comeback!  I salute you and your Manager. -- A losing Necktie

Vol'Jin, I chalked up and let it rip!  Thud goes Vol'jun. -- Pool Cue

Userous Merchant?  Sure; I take 'em any way I can get 'em. -- Umbrella

Lara Bullion, tsk, tsk.  You must have really wanted me. -- Acid

Muh wepuns bea out ta kill.  Yup.  Git kilt sumtimes.  Shore 'nuff.  Miss
muh gud ole se'm arn.  Gold durn. -- Smithy

Odachi -- Greetings! to the Butcher of Chimlevtal.  You nearly turned me into a mere 
piece of meat. -- Patrick Bateman

Gelatius -- You may be asking yourself why my name is also my battle cry.  Because I'm 
awesome.  That's why. -- Serenity Now!

Dranosh -- Hit me again! -- Bud Fox

Phew, that was close!  Glad my demise only only happened on my last turn before going 
to the Isle! -- Fhtagn
P.S.  And it seems I just started my immortal career exactly as I finished it in 31!  
Phew!  So glad I made it... crazy job, I say, fortunately, I have plenty of time now 
to improve...

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEMMING #3 was barely slain by PREACHER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA 22 was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DA1 was murdered by PREACHER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TOOTHPICK was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
DEAD FISH was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
ALGAE FOREST was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
UMBRELLA was devastated by SHASTA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
ALKRIN was viciously subdued by KLONDIKE in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BRUTALIX vanquished ARSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
QUEEN OF THE NORTH lost to SHARK in a 4 minute brutal veteran's Challenge fight.
PATRICK BATEMAN was overcome by KANEN VILESTAR in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
GEORGE NELSON was subdued by URAKO WITSTEALER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
PRAIRIE FIRE was devastated by ODACHI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DA ZAGAGNA subdued CHARLES FLOYD in a 4 minute Challenge match.
CLYDE BARROW was bested by BROKEN GLASS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
LAURA BULLION was viciously subdued by SPECTRUM in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
JOLT was vanquished by LITTER BLASTER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fray.
FANTA viciously subdued TAIHO KOKI in a popular 2 minute brutal Challenge brawl.
BONNIE PARKER was demolished by POOL CUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KESE MIGHTSTRIKE was overpowered by ACID in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
VOL'JIN butchered LERRICK HARLON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
OROKE STONEMAGUS overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
ADIOS AMIGO lost to POWERSLAVE in a 2 minute fray.
GUL'DAN devastated RED PEPPER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUN DROP overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute brutal uneven fight.
AKETI WARSINGER was savagely defeated by DRANOSH in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
SERENITY NOW! subdued GROM HELLSCREAM in a 1 minute novice's melee.
TERON GOREFIEND viciously butchered SKANADOH in a 1 minute gruesome novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  26 -  4      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  19 -  4      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  22 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  38 -  5      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        26 -  29 -  3      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  37 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BRUTALIX 6646              15   7  1  120 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
WALL OF STEEL    KANEN VILESTAR 6601        11   5  0  101 SHADOWHOLD (640)
STRIKING ATTACK  ARSON 6439                 19  17  1   92 THE CANUCKS (58)
SLASHING ATTACK  OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603      11   7  2   88 SHADOWHOLD (640)
PARRY-LUNGE      PATRICK BATEMAN 6839       12   7  1   82 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
TOTAL PARRY      QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466    16  13  0   67 THE CANUCKS (58)
BASHING ATTACK   GEORGE NELSON 6734          7   3  2   61 THE OUTLAWS 4 (650)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHASTA 6825                 4   2  1   49 POP LIFE (660)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ODACHI 6569.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DRANOSH 6631.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPECTRUM 6776, FANTA 6824, 
LEMMING #3 6845, PATRICK BATEMAN 6839, TOOTHPICK 6858, KLONDIKE 6632, ADIOS AMIGO 
6634, AKETI WARSINGER 6777, SHARK 6525, and KANEN VILESTAR 6601.

The least popular fighter this week was DA ZAGAGNA 6672.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466, SKANADOH 6859, RED PEPPER 6788, LERRICK HARLON 
6816, KESE MIGHTSTRIKE 6821, JOLT 6826, LAURA BULLION 6835, CLYDE BARROW 6733, 
PRAIRIE FIRE 6527, and GEORGE NELSON 6734.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BRUTALIX (31-6646) WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
ARSON (31-6439) THE CANUCKS (58)

               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