DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2017    Duedate: 10/21/2017

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-412

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ODACHI
AVENGERS (146)
(31-6569) [20-25-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ODACHI                         SECOND BASE
AVENGERS (146)                 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
(31-6569) [20-25-1,120]        (31-6873) [6-1-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ODACHI                         FIRST DATE
AVENGERS (146)                 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
(31-6569) [20-25-1,120]        (31-6872) [4-3-1,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AVENGERS (146)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MILITARY MAYHEM (89)        36
2. USEFUL WEAPONS (636)        32      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       14      Unchartered Team
4. AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)        12
5. ALL NIGHT LONG (570)        11      AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)     147  86  6 63.1   1/ 2 AVENGERS (146)            8  5 0
 2/ 3*AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)      19  16  2 54.3   2/ 1*AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)      8  7 0
 3/ 4 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     333 292 24 53.3   3/ 9 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      6  4 2
 4/ 5 SHADOWHOLD (640)          74  70  9 51.4   4/ 3 SHADOWHOLD (640)          5  4 2
 5/ 6 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)    110 107  5 50.7   5/ 4 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      5  5 0
 6- 7 BOOK OF THOMAS (652)      21  21  2 50.0   6/ 5 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     4  6 0
 7/ 8 AVENGERS (146)           403 426 29 48.6   7/10 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      3  5 2
 8/ 9 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     30  34  1 46.9   8/ 7 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     2  2 0
 9/10 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      73  88  8 45.3   9- 8 BOOK OF THOMAS (652)      2  5 0
10-11*MYSTERIES (434)            0   1  0  0.0  10-11*MYSTERIES (434)           0  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 seemed like everybody was talking about ODACHI this turn.  I don't really know 
why.  Sure, he is the Duelmaster.  But he defended the thone against the worst warrior 
he could have matched up with, SHARK (not counting the NPC's).  And worst is pretty 
bad, since the 'best' warrior he could have faced OROKE STONEMAGUS (nothing against 
OROKE, but he's not exactly the epitome of the best of the best).  Sure ODACHI won 
three awards single handedly, but two of those typically are won together and the last 
was merely an award that gets awarded to the oldest offensive warrior in the arena.  
(And ODACHI is offensive and offensive).  The good news for me is that ODACHI was 
awarded immortality by Sheila Greywand.  So enjoy the spotlight, ODACHI.  I don't see 
the future holding anything better for you.
     Slashers and Bashers are two of our most popular styles, too!  They made up more 
than a 1/3 of the fighters this turn.  I guess that makes our arena less friendly to 
those Aimed Blow type warriors, but really?!?  Slashers and Bashers!?!  Speaking of 
those cheating fist wielding warriors, they went 0-3 this turn and have the worst ten 
turn record of any style that has been represented.  So I guess I'll put up with your 
slashers and bashers if it means fewer fist dodgers in the world.
     My favorite fight?  By far it was VIP SECTION going to the Dark Arena. First, let 
me say that VIP SECTION deserved to go.  But now VIP SECTION's manager has to make a 
decision, because VIP SECTION killed THE RAGE MAN! I'd say make him doubly or triply 
prove his worth in the Dark Arena.  Plus it makes for a great story...
     Amazingly 10 of the 15 fights were challenges.  Also amazing to me, 4 of those 
challenges were actually down in the rankings.  I tell you that DC's are good 
strategy.  You're typically facing worse warriors and regardless of whether you win or 
lose, your own warrior will be lower ranked than if you'd issued an up challenge!  See 
how that works!?!  Certainly if you have a good challenge that is an up challenge, 
make it, but down challenges are simply smart to put in your bag of tricks!
     My second favorite fight of this turn was actually a matchup. WHITE LINE FEVER 
easily killed NECKTIE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict. Not only was it a 
kill, but it pit the corporate world against the working world. And this time, the 
workers won!  Sure, all those corporate snobs have the money. But when push comes to 
shove, the workers have the true power.
     I'm sure I missed news, but hey, it isn't my job to report all the news. Just to 
report what I saw and found of interest.  Until next time!

                                        -- Belinda, the best spy mistress in the world
     

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODACHI 6569                  20  25  1   120       AVENGERS (146)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAR 6553                      7   1  0   126       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603        15   8  4   108       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 PATRICK BATEMAN 6839         15  10  1   104       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
 SHARK 6525                   21  29  0    92       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIP SECTION 5531             17  17  3    85       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 URAKO WITSTEALER 6505        15  16  3    80       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 CAPTAIN JACK 6677             8   4  0    78       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER GLASS 6748             8   1  0    66       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634             12  20  3    59       AVENGERS (146)
 MAJOR DISASTER 6791           5   2  1    59       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-POOL CUE 6755                10   7  2    58       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 SPECTRUM 6776                 9  10  1    58       AVENGERS (146)
 SECOND BASE 6873              6   1  1    58       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UMBRELLA 6765                 9   7  1    54       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 ACID 6852                     5   3  0    54       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 WHITE LINE FEVER 6002         5   3  1    39       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUD FOX 6843                  7   6  0    35       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
 SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736         4   9  2    35       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 COLONEL KLINK 6735            6   6  1    34       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SGT. ROCK 6775                4   2  0    34       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED PEPPER 6788               8   8  0    33       AVENGERS (146)
-ARCTIC NIGHT 6773             4   0  1    33       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 LASSO 6865                    6   1  0    26       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 SKIN A. MAX 6373              3   1  0    26       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COPS! 6875                    4   3  0    23       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 SERENITY NOW! 6840            6   4  0    22       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
 HOT SAND 6870                 3   2  0    22       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-RICIVERA BATTLEBAT 6878       1   0  1    22       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 FIRST DATE 6872               4   3  1    19       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 THIRD BEER 6874               2   5  0    17       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 FOURTH SHOT 6876              3   4  0    13       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 LITTER 6869                   3   3  0    12       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 HAXE DOOMCARVER 6882          1   1  0     8       SHADOWHOLD (640)
-BEHATTI 6434                  0   1  0     7       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-NEMRUT DAGI 3870              0   1  0     1       MYSTERIES (434)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED ASSASS        0  0 0                      OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603 412  NONE
TAIHO KOKI 6831         2  9 0 AVENGERS 146         COLONEL KLINK 6735    410   
CLOSED BEACH 6895       1  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  RICIVERA BATTLEB 6878 411   
STOLEN DANCE 6786       3  1 1 BOOK OF THOMAS 652   SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736 410   
THE RAGE MAN            0  0 0 DARK ARENA           VIP SECTION 5531      412  NONE
GUL'DAN 6671            6  1 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603 408  NOT REVENGED
NECKTIE 6827            4  5 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   WHITE LINE FEVER 6002 412   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, shucks! After Belinda's nice words to me (and Smithy and the Team) last 
newsletter, I cannot really say the things I was going to say. Rather, I will have to 
say "Nice job, Belinda." -- Lady Smith

After Midnight, you got the best of the Useful weapons last round. (1-2) We don't like 
it, but we salute your achievement. -- Lady Smith

Dain't lakin it. Nope! -- Smithy

Fourth Shot and Second Base, Grrrrrrrrrrrrr! -- Necktie and Acid
P.S. Next time we throw hydrochloric acid in your faces and wrap you up in Ralph 
Lauren style ropes!

Third Beer, that was one or two or three to many for you. Bwahahaha. -- Lasso

Serenity Now, I'm feelin' pretty good about that. Interesting assortment of skills you 
teach. -- Pool Cue (chalking it up)

Up challenges. Down Challenges. Killings. Got to love these Darkholmian-style arenas! 
XOXOXOXOXO - Lady Smith, Smithy, and the Useful Weapons

Necktie -- Useful weapon?  More like simple tool... -- Fourth Shot

Acid -- You know what happens when you mix an acid with a base?  YOU LOSE!!! -- Second 
Base

Lasso -- But, if we finish this six-pack, I'm gonna be outta beer... -- Third Beer

Patrick Bateman -- Humiliating.  Dark Arena kill, or bust. -- VIP Section

Chimlevtal -- You are smaller than last time we were here it seems.  We will help in 
keeping your ranks...swole.  For now. -- All Night Long

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIP SECTION viciously butchered THE RAGE MAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PATRICK BATEMAN demolished URAKO WITSTEALER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SHARK was devastated by ODACHI in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge Title contest.
MAJOR DISASTER demolished ADIOS AMIGO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SERGEANT SCHULTZ was vanquished by SPECTRUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SGT. ROCK outlasted SERENITY NOW! in a unpopular 9 minute gory Challenge brawl.
SKIN A. MAX was handily defeated by SECOND BASE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
FIRST DATE was unbelievably bested by LASSO in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
FOURTH SHOT lost to HOT SAND in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
COPS! overpowered HAXE DOOMCARVER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
THIRD BEER beat LITTER in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
OROKE STONEMAGUS murdered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CAPTAIN JACK viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal contest.
RED PEPPER was demolished by ACID in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WHITE LINE FEVER easily killed NECKTIE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
COLONEL KLINK savagely defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  23 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  24 -  8      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  34 -  6      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  26 -  3      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  47 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  22 -  2      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 412 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        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603      15   8  4  108 SHADOWHOLD (640)
PARRY-LUNGE      PATRICK BATEMAN 6839       15  10  1  104 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN JACK 6677           8   4  0   78 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
BASHING ATTACK   SECOND BASE 6873            6   1  1   58 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
TOTAL PARRY      SGT. ROCK 6775              4   2  0   34 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 
FIRST DATE 6872.  The ten other most popular fighters were VIP SECTION 5531, PATRICK 
BATEMAN 6839, HOT SAND 6870, LITTER 6869, CAPTAIN JACK 6677, ODACHI 6569, MAJOR 
DISASTER 6791, URAKO WITSTEALER 6505, COPS! 6875, and THIRD BEER 6874.

The least popular fighter this week was SGT. ROCK 6775.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERENITY NOW! 6840, RED PEPPER 6788, HAXE DOOMCARVER 6882, FOURTH SHOT 
6876, LASSO 6865, SKIN A. MAX 6373, SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736, ADIOS AMIGO 6634, SHARK 
6525, and COLONEL KLINK 6735.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ODACHI (31-6569) AVENGERS (146)

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

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

                        FRAIL WALL (84-2086) WARRIORS 10 (411) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes