DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/31/2017    Duedate: 08/26/2017

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-410

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ODACHI
AVENGERS (146)
(31-6569) [18-25-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ODACHI                         SECOND BASE
AVENGERS (146)                 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
(31-6569) [18-25-1,97]         (31-6873) [4-1-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ODACHI                         RED PEPPER
AVENGERS (146)                 AVENGERS (146)
(31-6569) [18-25-1,97]         (31-6788) [8-6-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)        35
2. BOOK OF THOMAS (652)        24      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. USEFUL WEAPONS (636)        11      Unchartered Team
4. AVENGERS (146)              11
5. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)        8      AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CRIMSON SPRAY (663)        4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     7  5 0
 2/ 2 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)     143  83  6 63.3   2/ 4*AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)      7  8 0
 3/ 3*AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)      14  11  2 56.0   3/ 3 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      6  3 0
 4/ 5 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     329 291 24 53.1   4/11 AVENGERS (146)            6  9 0
 5/ 7 SHADOWHOLD (640)          70  66  7 51.5   5/ 2 SHADOWHOLD (640)          5  0 1
 6/ 4 BOOK OF THOMAS (652)      20  19  2 51.3   6/10 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      5  8 2
 7/ 6 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)    108 103  5 51.2   7- 8*CRIMSON SPRAY (663)       4  1 1
 8/ 9 AVENGERS (146)           398 423 29 48.5   8- 6 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     4  2 0
 9-11 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  219 248 22 46.9   9/ 7 BOOK OF THOMAS (652)      3  6 0
10-12 YUPPIE HORDE II (661)     28  32  1 46.7  10- 5 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   2  2 0
11-13 THE CANUCKS (58)         353 417 30 45.8  11- 9 THE CANUCKS (58)          1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Someone who is unworthy of the attention she craves wrote ads this turn.  I 
apologize to those who must read those ads.  If I were editor, I'd show bias!  That is 
probably why I am an unpaid spy reporter, huh...
     Our departing, unloved Duelmaster showed his own 'unlove,' this turn, 
bloodfeuding down 75.  It was pretty incredible.  The crowd wanted more, but that 
pesky Arenamaster stepped in and stopped the fight before the crowd (including myself) 
got what they want.
     That left the throne wide open.  And what did all our challenger champions do?!?  
They sat out!  You know that phrase, "Going for the Gusto?"  Our challenger champions 
depicted the opposite of that this turn!  CAPTAIN JACK challenged up a whole bunch of 
points.  Not sure what he was thinking.  I'm sure he claimed things went exactly as he 
planned them.  I say he looked horrible and made ODACHI not only get the throne, but 
look like he deserved it.
     That was one of the ONLY two challenges (besides the bloodfeud).  Not 
surprisingly, there were only 15 total fights (and two of those fights were Dark 
Arenas) from 7 teams.  The only team that stood out was the AVENGERS, winning 4 awards 
on the turn.
     I laughed a little when I saw the final tallys for the turn.  Lungers and Aimed 
Blows collectively went 1-5.  Always a pleasure to see the 'power' styles have a bad 
day.  And as is often the case in our fine city, no Parry Lungers, Parry Striker, or 
Parry Riposters fought.
     What we lacked in fighters we made up for with avoids!  A full thirteen warriors 
issued two avoids each.  The computer whose job I replaced claims that AFTER MIDNIGHT 
avoided THE CANUCKS the most.  Normally I check this claim (because that computer 
isn't very good at adding - I know computers are supposed to do that well, but 
translating what it means into text is something computers do not do well), but this 
turn I just report it as is.
     To close, I report on my favorite topic, killing!  There were two kills this 
turn!  Not shockingly, these fights involved two of the worst warriors in the arena.  
SERGEANT SCHULTZ (perhaps he deserves the nickname of klutz for continuing to come to 
the sands every week and usually losing) came in with a 3-8-1 record.  He challenged 
STOLEN DANCE formlerly undefeated at 3-0-1.  I know what you're thinking.  It is what 
I thought, too!  The klutz won and STOLEN DANCE will after this sentence be forgotten 
forever as one of those warriors who came in with flair but died on his first loss.  
Next up was TAIHO KOKI, coming into the week at 2-8.  Facing a .500 warrior, perhaps 
he thought he had a chance to win.  But it was quick and ugly and TAIHO KOKI will be 
buried next to all the rest of the dead AVENGERS.  Hmmm, I didn't notice it until I 
was actually writing this sentence.  MILITARY MAYHEM got both the kills!  Good job!!!  
Let's see a couple more next turn!!!
     Until next time!  

                                          -- Belinda, a beauty in her own eyes!

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODACHI 6569                  18  25  1    97       AVENGERS (146)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAR 6553                      7   1  0   126       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-URAKO WITSTEALER 6505        15  14  3   109       SHADOWHOLD (640)
-PRAIRIE FIRE 6527            17  12  1   100       THE CANUCKS (58)
-OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603        13   8  3    95       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 SHARK 6525                   21  27  0    93       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466      18  14  0    82       THE CANUCKS (58)
-PATRICK BATEMAN 6839         13  10  1    81       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN JACK 6677             7   4  0    64       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER GLASS 6748             7   1  0    62       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOL CUE 6755                 9   7  2    56       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634             11  19  3    55       AVENGERS (146)
 UMBRELLA 6765                 9   7  1    54       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 RED PEPPER 6788               8   6  0    53       AVENGERS (146)
 SECOND BASE 6873              4   1  1    49       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
-VOL'JIN 6684                  5   3  1    43       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736         4   8  2    43       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SPECTRUM 6776                 7  10  1    40       AVENGERS (146)
-DRANOSH 6631                  6   7  1    39       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 MAJOR DISASTER 6791           4   2  1    36       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-BUD FOX 6843                  7   6  0    35       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARCTIC NIGHT 6773             4   0  1    33       BOOK OF THOMAS (652)
-ACID 6852                     4   2  0    33       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 COLONEL KLINK 6735            5   6  1    32       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 FIRST DATE 6872               4   1  1    32       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
-KLONDIKE 6632                 7   9  1    31       THE CANUCKS (58)
 SGT. ROCK 6775                3   2  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-SERENITY NOW! 6840            6   2  0    27       YUPPIE HORDE II (661)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLUGGERS WIFE 6884            1   0  0    21       CRIMSON SPRAY (663)
-NECKTIE 6827                  4   3  0    19       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 CLOSED BEACH 6895             1   0  0    17       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-RUFUS FLAME 6887              1   0  1    16       CRIMSON SPRAY (663)
-TERON GOREFIEND 6860          2   2  1    15       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 FOURTH SHOT 6876              2   3  0    14       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 LASSO 6865                    4   1  0    13       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-GRETA GRIMSTARE 6886          1   0  0    13       CRIMSON SPRAY (663)
-THE BLUR 6885                 1   0  0    13       CRIMSON SPRAY (663)
 COPS! 6875                    3   2  0    11       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
 LITTER 6869                   2   2  0    11       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 HOT SAND 6870                 2   2  0     8       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 THIRD BEER 6874               1   4  0     7       AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
-ALCOHOLIC UNCLE 6888          0   1  0     1       CRIMSON SPRAY (663)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TAIHO KOKI 6831         2  9 0 AVENGERS 146         COLONEL KLINK 6735    410   
BRUTE FORCE 6772        3  3 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 652   BLACK ORC             410  NONE
HEDIES 6894             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 652   BLACK ORC             410  NONE
STOLEN DANCE 6786       3  1 1 BOOK OF THOMAS 652   SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736 410   
AKETI WARSINGER 6777    5  7 0 SHADOWHOLD 640       UMBRELLA 6765         406  JUST REVENGED
GROM HELLSCREAM 6861    1  2 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 STOLEN DANCE 6786     407   
GUL'DAN 6671            6  1 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603 408   
BANSHEE 6877            0  1 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 FIRST DATE 6872       406  NOT REVENGED
BERNIE MADOFF 6866      0  1 0 YUPPIE HORDE II 661  SECOND BASE 6873      406  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A salute to Kanen Vilestar, our Duelmaster and Lord Protector. Besides, he is kind of 
cute. -- Lady Smith

Belinda, how about instead of getting more outraged, you get more on time? OK? -- Lady 
Smith

Me Wepuns done git me yer 2-1. Grate wepuns. Yup. -- Smithy, Useful Weapons

Broken Glass, aw shucks, I am so sad to beat a Tap Sisters Pond. Bwahahahaha. -- Pool 
Cue, Useful Weapon

Stolen Dance, that is not all you stole and I am quite mad about it! You cretin! -- 
Necktie Useful Weapons

Third Beer, I just like 'em easy; and I couldn't pass up a drunk. -- Lasso, Useful 
Weapons

Favorite Weapons favorite recently sighted bumper sticker:" The 2nd amendment IS 
Homeland Security." -- Lady Smith and Smithy

Alcoholic Uncle -- I don't think we should do this anymore.  It's wrong. -- First Date

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRUTE FORCE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEDIES was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
KANEN VILESTAR overpowered UMBRELLA in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
CAPTAIN JACK was overpowered by ODACHI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
SERGEANT SCHULTZ delivered the death blow upon STOLEN DANCE in a 1 minute brawl.
LASSO outlasted THIRD BEER in a unpopular 15 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
SHARK handily defeated POOL CUE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ADIOS AMIGO was vanquished by SILVER GLASS in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
MAJOR DISASTER was defeated by SECOND BASE in a 1 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
RED PEPPER savagely defeated SGT. ROCK in a popular 3 minute gory melee.
SPECTRUM demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TAIHO KOKI was easily killed by COLONEL KLINK in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
LITTER was devastated by FIRST DATE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HOT SAND was overcome by FOURTH SHOT in a 3 minute gory beginner's fight.
COPS! was bested by CLOSED BEACH in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  21 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  26 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  37 -  7      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  27 -  6      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        14 -  25 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  51 -  3      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 410 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN JACK 6677           7   4  0   64 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
STRIKING ATTACK  POOL CUE 6755               9   7  2   56 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
SLASHING ATTACK  UMBRELLA 6765               9   7  1   54 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
BASHING ATTACK   SECOND BASE 6873            4   1  1   49 AFTER MIDNIGHT (662)
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 
RED PEPPER 6788.  The ten other most popular fighters were UMBRELLA 6765, HOT SAND 
6870, SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736, SECOND BASE 6873, BRUTE FORCE 6772, SILVER GLASS 6748, 
CLOSED BEACH 6895, ODACHI 6569, MAJOR DISASTER 6791, and SPECTRUM 6776.

The least popular fighter this week was LASSO 6865.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THIRD BEER 6874, COPS! 6875, LITTER 6869, TAIHO KOKI 6831, SGT. ROCK 
6775, ADIOS AMIGO 6634, POOL CUE 6755, CAPTAIN JACK 6677, HEDIES 6894, and FIRST DATE 
6872.

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

KANEN VILESTAR (31-6601) SHADOWHOLD (640)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

   They say it's bad manners to toot your own horn, but if I don't do it, who will?

I am undertaking a fiction-writing project on the Patreon website, under my own name
of Judith Solberg.  It isn't the kind of story I might put in the newsletter, but I
think some of you might enjoy it.  I don't know how much you can see if you just
cruise by, but they tell me it's up and open. -- Jorja