DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/11/2019    Duedate: 04/06/2019

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIRD BEER
AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
(31-6874) [13-12-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIRD BEER                     POSITION IS EMPTY
AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)           
(31-6874) [13-12-0,100]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUMUS NELP                     FROG-EYE SALAD
MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)             JUST DESSERTS (569)
(31-6328) [14-52-1,95]         (31-6680) [5-1-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JUST DESSERTS (569)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUST DESSERTS (569)         42
2. AVENGERS (146)              37      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       36      Unchartered Team
4. USEFUL WEAPONS (636)        36
5. BOOK OF THOMAS (652)        18      IRONY (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)     191 110  7 63.5   1/ 3 JUST DESSERTS (569)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)      77  52  3 59.7   2/ 1 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)      9  6 0
 3- 4 SHADOWHOLD (640)          95  86 12 52.5   3/ 5 AVENGERS (146)            6  9 2
 4/ 5 BOOK OF THOMAS (652)      32  30  4 51.6   4/ 2 LEGIONS OF FATE (665)     6  9 0
 5/ 6 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)    127 133  6 48.8   5/ 7 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      5  4 0
 6/ 7 AVENGERS (146)           442 479 34 48.0   6- 6 SHADOWHOLD (640)          4  1 0
 7/ 8 JUST DESSERTS (569)       95 103  5 48.0   7/ 8 BOOK OF THOMAS (652)      4  2 1
 8/ 9 LEGIONS OF FATE (665)     22  38  3 36.7   8/ 9 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     4  6 0
 9/10 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       250 451  9 35.7   9/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        4 11 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Look, people; I am the boss here. (Well, legally Smithy is, but since I am his 
wife..... I am boss here.) And I am taking over this DM Column for Pool Cue. He is 
barely educated, anyway, and I don't want him embarrassing my (and Smithy's) stable 
any more. Besides, he is probably already on his way to The Isle, where somebody else 
can pay him and take care of him. I'm tired of it; maybe the Useful Weapons will 
receive a decent replacement recruit for once. (Sadly, that is probably untrue, 
because that witch Belinda has some influence on The Commission, and she makes sure 
our replacements are semi-filth. Hate that bimbo!)
     I want to harp on that a little. If it weren't for MY terrific management, and 
Smithy's powerfully built weapons, this collection of misfits, called Useful Weapons, 
would be at the bottom. (Even lower than that pimpledink Assur's team or those After 
Midnight baby-faced harlots.) Sad.
     Why? Look at this:

     9-13-13-17-12-10(+1)-11 ST Pool Cue (norm/good) -3 Decise  20-11-2
     10(+1)-11-17-17-10-9-11 ST R. R. Spike (poor/good) bare mode  5-4-0 

     25-15-2!! Great management, obviously.

     So I want to thank, first, The Lord Protector Selection Committee for taking Pool 
Cue off our hands, and, secondly, Book of Thomas for eliminating R.R. Spike from our 
payroll. Realize that there are three others that we are willing to contribute.
     With that, I would advise you all to listen to The Lady Smith and Smithy podcasts 
so you can all improve your D2 results. (Throws everyone a semi-heartfelt kiss.)

                                          -- Lady Smith     (for Pool Cue DMII)

                                      SPY REPORT

    8 teams fought this turn.  There is a bright side to that, though.  It is 8 and 
the average number of warriors fighting per team was 4.5.  I don't know what half a 
warrior looks like, but I'm sure some of you experienced managers can give me his 
exact stats and style.  JUST DESSERTS easily had the top result of the turn, winning 
all four fights outside the dark arena.  That was good enough to earn 3 awards as 
well.
    Our all-time popularity leader is LUMUS NELP.  That particular award is not 
necessarily a good award to be winning, since it usually means you're a non-scum 
dinosaur.  His time is coming to an end.  According to my scribes, he will get his 
invite to ADM if he survives 3 more fights here.  His history is not pretty. His 
streaks going backward: L5, W2, L6, W1, L5, W1, L2, W1, L1, W1, L7, W1, L1, W1, L5, 
W2, L1, W1, L1, W1.  My scribes must have been lazy, because the data stops there.  3 
of the wins were against stand-ins and 1 of the losses. True story: That last two win 
streak was against COPS!, who this very turn challenged and died to SPECTRUM.  If the 
Avengers manager was going to join the personal ads, next turn would be a fine time to 
do it.
    I did find POOL CUE's challenge entertaining: POOL CUE bested MANDIN ORWELL in a 
popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest. The outgoing Duelmaster challenged the 
outgoing MANDIN ORWELL.
    THIRD BEER was the top warrior left after half of the challenger champions sat 
out.  Congrats on a hollow title!  (Though it is still the title and a free fight)
    What became of the WITCHING HOUR?!?  I know that is what I look to early. I saved 
that for later in my report because it was a bit of a let down. AMBITIOUS GUARD?!?  
With match ups like that, lots of warriors could go 11-0. Ok, WITCHING HOUR does have 
9 fights against warriors, but this turn was not my favorite.  I look forward to next 
turn, I guess.  The streak is alive!
    No downchallenges turned into a 4-6-0-1 record.  I'm still utterly convinced that 
not downchallenging limits your choices as a manager and those Andorian pansies who 
think it is dishonorable are mostly hypocrites.  I've seen some of the most outspoken 
of them make repeated nasty challenges and probably think they are honorable because 
the warrior making challenges in question is lower ranked.  If they truly think that 
winning 3-4 times against the same warrior is honorable, they are using a different 
definition of honor than the rest of the world.  That doesn't mean, if you want to 
fight by honor that any downchallenge is acceptable.  Just that recognition is not a 
good way to measure warriors (and an even worse way to measure honor).
    And just so you all don't feel cheated by having a person write this report 
instead of a computer, the information you're looking for:
    MANDIN ORWELL most challenged.  SHADOHOLD most avoided (by AFTER MIDNIGHT). That 
all for now.

                                          -- Belinda, full of fake humility

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD BEER 6874              13  12  0   100       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER GLASS 6748            11   2  0   100       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 SPECTRUM 6776                16  22  3    99       AVENGERS (146)
-OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603        17  14  4    96       SHADOWHOLD (640)
-URAKO WITSTEALER 6505        20  19  4    95       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 LUMUS NELP 6328              14  52  1    95       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONDOR SENDAL 6343           15  37  1    90       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 FOURTH SHOT 6876             14  12  0    90       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 PANDA ROSS 6383              15  28  2    75       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 FROG-EYE SALAD 6680           5   1  0    74       JUST DESSERTS (569)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOBUNAGA 6915                 8  10  1    58       AVENGERS (146)
-LASSO 6865                   14   6  0    57       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WITCHING HOUR 6933           11   0  0    54       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
-TABOR SKULLSHOT 6903          5   1  0    52       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 NORISON ROSE 6453            11  18  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ARCTIC NIGHT 6773             6   1  1    44       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 BLOOD METAL 6912              3   0  2    40       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED 6929                      6   6  0    32       LEGIONS OF FATE (665)
-HAXE DOOMCARVER 6882          5   4  1    32       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 BOLO 6908                     8   2  1    31       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 BRAEDELON 6927                4   8  1    30       LEGIONS OF FATE (665)
 NASTOLGIA 6922                3   1  0    30       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 DAMIEN 6964                   2   2  0    28       LEGIONS OF FATE (665)
-BALKO STONEFALCON 6910        5   3  1    27       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 BALONEY SPUMONI 6746          3   2  0    26       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 HANZO 6918                    5  10  0    25       AVENGERS (146)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORM SEASON 6956             2   0  0    22       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 POKER 6970                    1   0  0    21       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 SNARKEY LIME PIE 6726         2   3  0    20       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 RED PEPPER 6958               3   5  0    19       AVENGERS (146)
 PISSED PIZOOKIE 6966          1   1  0    17       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 THUD 6959                     3   4  0    15       LEGIONS OF FATE (665)
 WINTER 6953                   1   1  0    15       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 SPLAT 6960                    3   4  1    14       LEGIONS OF FATE (665)
 HEAT WAVE 6900                0   3  0    13       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
 HURRICANE 6957                1   1  0    12       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 BASORN KUBIKIRI 6965          1   2  0     5       AVENGERS (146)
 COCKFIGHT 6967                0   2  0     2       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COPS! 6875             13 13 0 AFTER MIDNIGHT 662   SPECTRUM 6776         431   
BOTTOME OF THE S 6971   0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  PREACHER              431  NONE
WALK THE PLANK 6972     0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  ARENAMASTER LEVT      431  NONE
MOTHER LODE 6454       11  7 0 JUST DESSERTS 569    SHEWISH GIANT         431  NONE
R.R. SPIKE 6923         5  4 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   BLOOD METAL 6912      430   
ROCK 6962               2  3 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   THE RAGE MAN          431  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pool Cue -- I can stand the down challenge, I guess.  We see it sometimes. And you 
didn't kill me. -- Lumus Nelp

Third Beer -- At least you didn't stampede me over a cliff. -- Panda Ross

Cops! -- Bold challenge.  If I could've taught you more than one skill, I'd have been 
glad to do so. -- Rondor Sendal

Fourth Shot -- And a good one, too. -- Mandin Orwell
P.S.  They tell me I'm born to scum.  That doesn't actually feel right.

Frog-Eye Salad -- The concept repels me.  I or one of my teammates has probably said 
that before. -- Norison Rose

Belinda -- Not much in the way skills from those challenges. -- Jorja

First Date -- No, I just want to get out of here. -- Mandin Orwell

Book Of Thomas cretin, what'd you kill me for?! Lady Smith may have been glad to see 
me go, but I wasn't. I will do everything in my power to get you from my grave or to 
influence my old teammates to do. Consider yourself hexed. You and your teammates are 
toast! -- R. R. Spike 

Another Duelmaster for the Useful Weapons stable. Ho hum. -- Lady Smith

It be Valentine day when me write this. Gotta send me hugs 'n kisses ta Lady Smith. 
Yah. -- Smithy
P.S. Belinder, me send yuh sum grubworms. Yup.

Damien -- At least you gave me a run for my money. -- Witching Hour 
P.S.  Not really.

Witching Hour -- Luckily for you, my career is coming to an end.  Otherwise, you and I 
could've danced this turn...I'da worn 'ya out.  As it is you'll hopefully face my tall 
friend Frog-Eye instead.  You need to add a loss or two to that shiny record. -- 
Mother Lode

Hurricane -- Welcome back to your team -- looks like there are a lot of you down here 
with me.  I'm throwing a challenge your way to show you my "other side".  Hopefully it 
is more palatable than the side I showed you last turn. -- Pissed Pizookie

Jorja and Weirdo -- Thank you for your reply.  I seem to be stuck in the "mediocre 
results" phase.  I have the CIC and feel I have the basics down but would appreciate 
any extra advice you might have.  I also have 6 months of DM 93 newsletters that can 
be a bit overwhelming. -- Bliew, LoF

Witching Hour -- No win, but I sure slept great after that workout. -- Damien, LoF

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOTHER LODE was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROCK was butchered by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
WALK THE PLANK was easily killed by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute match.
BOTTOME OF THE SEA was assassinated by PREACHER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
POOL CUE bested MANDIN ORWELL in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
FOURTH SHOT narrowly defeated LUMUS NELP in a 2 minute master's Challenge competition.
COPS! was assassinated by SPECTRUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BOLO unbelievably bested HANZO in a 4 minute gory Challenge competition.
DAMIEN was overcome by BLOOD METAL in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
BRAEDELON lost to NORISON ROSE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
SPLAT was overpowered by NASTOLGIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THUD was defeated by BALONEY SPUMONI in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
COCKFIGHT was overpowered by WINTER in a 6 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
PISSED PIZOOKIE demolished HURRICANE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THIRD BEER overcame RONDOR SENDAL in a 2 minute brutal veteran's Title contest.
PANDA ROSS was viciously subdued by FROG-EYE SALAD in a 4 minute mismatched bout.
RED was vanquished by NOBUNAGA in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
WITCHING HOUR overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bout.
HEAT WAVE was bested by SNARKEY LIME PIE in a 2 minute brawl.
STORM SEASON overpowered BASORN KUBIKIRI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RED PEPPER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
POKER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  20 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  23 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  40 -  3      34  |

Turn 431 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     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    THIRD BEER 6874            13  12  0  100 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
STRIKING ATTACK  FROG-EYE SALAD 6680         5   1  0   74 JUST DESSERTS (569)
TOTAL PARRY      WITCHING HOUR 6933         11   0  0   54 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
AIMED BLOW       BLOOD METAL 6912            3   0  2   40 BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUMUS NELP 6328.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FROG-EYE SALAD 6680.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUMUS NELP 6328, 
HANZO 6918, WINTER 6953, RONDOR SENDAL 6343, BALONEY SPUMONI 6746, FOURTH SHOT 6876, 
BLOOD METAL 6912, COCKFIGHT 6967, NOBUNAGA 6915, and SNARKEY LIME PIE 6726.

The least popular fighter this week was BASORN KUBIKIRI 6965.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WITCHING HOUR 6933, RED 6929, HURRICANE 6957, SPLAT 6960, BOLO 
6908, COPS! 6875, WALK THE PLANK 6972, RED PEPPER 6958, PANDA ROSS 6383, and THIRD 
BEER 6874.

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

MANDIN ORWELL (31-6336) MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
POOL CUE (31-6755) USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

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                                          -- RSI