DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2016    Duedate: 03/22/2016

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-780

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE WEAPONSMASTER
BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
(32-4677) [17-14-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRAWMAN                       MEPHISTOPHELES
CON + INSULT (479)             HELL'S HEROES (68)
(32-6129) [16-11-1,128]        (32-524) [2-2-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STRAWMAN                       ARTHUR O'SYNN
CON + INSULT (479)             DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-6129) [16-11-1,128]        (32-6393) [6-3-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELL'S HEROES (68)          41
2. CON + INSULT (479)          36      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)      34      Unchartered Team
4. IL MALVAGIO (423)           29
5. DWARFED (496)               21      DWARFED (496)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1609 940 79 63.1   1/ 1 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)   12  3 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     482 330 36 59.4   2/ 4 DANKRUPT (492)           10  5 2
 3/ 3 NOTORIOUS (71)           432 387 15 52.7   3/ 8 CON + INSULT (479)        7  3 0
 4/ 4 CON + INSULT (479)        59  54  5 52.2   4/ 5 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     6  8 0
 5/ 0 TEAM BANZAI (49)          95  88  4 51.9   5/ 3 GASTROPUB (480)           6  9 0
 6/ 5 GASTROPUB (480)           86  86  3 50.0   6/ 6 IL MALVAGIO (423)         5  5 1
 7/ 7 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)   300 301 14 49.9   7/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     4  7 2
 8/ 8 IL MALVAGIO (423)         42  43  3 49.4   8/10 NOTORIOUS (71)            4  9 0
 9/10 YUPPIE HORDE (491)         9  10  1 47.4   9/ 7*DWARFED (496)             4 11 0
10/ 9 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)    122 136 11 47.3  10- 9 VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)     3  4 0
11-11 VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)     19  23  0 45.2  11/ 0*HELL'S HEROES (68)        2  3 0
12/12 DANKRUPT (492)            29  36  5 44.6  12/13 YUPPIE HORDE (491)        2  3 0
13/13*DWARFED (496)             14  21  2 40.0  13/11 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      1  2 1
14/ 0 BLACK COLOSSUS (474)       5   8  0 38.5  14/ 0 TEAM BANZAI (49)          0  1 0
15/ 0*HELL'S HEROES (68)         5  13  0 27.8  15/ 0 BLACK COLOSSUS (474)      0  1 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.

Greetings underlings, as prophesized I sit upon your crumby throne.  Even after eons 
of tourney prepping the past Duelmaster Dominatus Non Viz was easily sized up in only 
2 fights and thus I beat him, but today I am not concerned with him.  Instead I am 
concerned with Sputo, who shall be the victim of his very own actions.  You used the 
bloodfeud rule to advantage and killed my teammate Chance Perfect; well, I shall do 
the same.  Hope you enjoy your shot at the title as I certainly know I will enjoy the 
taste of your blood.

                                          -- The Weaponsmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ARVAT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for DEVIL ADVOCATES, whose 0-4-0 this turn 
dropped them by 5 into 7th.  CON + INSULT stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into 
a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  
And let's see, MEPHISTOPHELES fought NO TYPE and gained 21 points and contributed to 
HELL'S HEROES' 2-3-0.  NO TYPE has lost to MEPHISTOPHELES, falling 10 points, while 
helping make NOTORIOUS a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, ARVAT, the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps THE WEAPONSMASTER is not as thrilled, being 
challenged 4 times.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between SPUTO and our Duelmaster 
THE WEAPONSMASTER, making a Bloodfeud.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and THE WEAPONSMASTER remains ARVAT's top warrior for another turn.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Welcome Wench?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  SECRET SQUIRRELS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ARVAT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding SECRET SQUIRRELS more than any other team we find CON + INSULT.  ARVAT, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  IL MALVAGIO has sent PUNTURA to the Dark 
Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  The Welcome Wench 
declares a free round for THE WEAPONSMASTER and all of BIG LAKE NOMADS, for having 
revenged IL MALVAGIO's SPUTO for killing one of their comrades.  A brave warrior does 
not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  
Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ARVAT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677       17  14  1   114       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAWMAN 6129                16  11  1   128       CON + INSULT (479)
-FEROCITY 6259                14   2  0   124       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY 6348     13   7  0   101       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 BE TRANSPARENT 6130          16  10  1    99       CON + INSULT (479)
 DOMINATUS NON VIZ 6347       13   4  1    93       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 OPPORTUNITY COST 6285        13   5  0    93       CON + INSULT (479)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALL GUNS BLAZING 5404        11  13  0    78       NOTORIOUS (71)
 KNUCKLEBALL 6308             14  13  0    72       GASTROPUB (480)
 HELEN URTH 6362               9   6  2    71       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-PERFECT TOMMY 280            17  17  0    68       TEAM BANZAI (49)
-DOMINATION 5232              11   3  0    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DES TROY YARR 6352            7  10  0    68       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILROY 6356                  10   6  0    67       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCO DEBEEST 6401            6   1  0    60       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ARTHUR O'SYNN 6393            6   3  0    57       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUTO 6403                    5   3  2    53       IL MALVAGIO (423)
 PATRICK BATEMAN 6366          7   3  1    49       YUPPIE HORDE (491)
 RISCHIO 6416                  4   0  0    49       IL MALVAGIO (423)
 DANK HILL 6376               10   3  0    48       DANKRUPT (492)
 S.A.F.E. 6360                 9   6  0    48       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 BENJAMIN DANKLIN 6377         5   8  1    43       DANKRUPT (492)
 GRIMSCOR 6031                 5   9  0    42       BLACK COLOSSUS (474)
-COURAGE 6353                  4   1  0    42       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-LOYALTY 4348                  5   1  0    40       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
-COURAGE 4371                  3   0  0    39       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
-SCOOTER LINDLEY 578           6   8  1    35       TEAM BANZAI (49)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERMAN PILSENER 6428          4   2  1    30       GASTROPUB (480)
-TRUST 4364                    5   4  0    29       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
 MEPHISTOPHELES 524            2   2  0    26       HELL'S HEROES (68)
 DIFFERENTIATOR 6384           2   0  0    26       CON + INSULT (479)
 LEFTY MORALES 6404            4   4  1    25       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 BHELDEK CASKBEARD 6424        4   3  1    24       DWARFED (496)
 DANK ZAPPA 6407               3   5  2    24       DANKRUPT (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENDRAK LONGBRAID 6486        1   0  0    21       DWARFED (496)
 NO TYPE 6237                  2   2  0    20       NOTORIOUS (71)
-NIGHTMARE 5712                1   1  0    20       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MR. DANKY 6418                3   3  1    15       DANKRUPT (492)
 PATRIOT 6476                  2   0  0    13       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-MLS THE SNIFFER 6398          2   6  0    12       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 DAEMON 1979                   1   0  0    11       HELL'S HEROES (68)
 REDEO 6484                    1   0  0    11       NOTORIOUS (71)
 DONNA SCONRIA 6452            1   1  0    11       IL MALVAGIO (423)
-HONOR 4342                    2   4  0    10       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
 DANKLIN MINT 6438             2   2  0     9       DANKRUPT (492)
 MONKEY WRENCH 6455            2   2  0     8       GASTROPUB (480)
 RAGGUS IRONHEAD 6479          1   1  0     8       DWARFED (496)
 JOHN SMALLBERRIES 638         1   3  0     6       TEAM BANZAI (49)
 CARNEFICINA 6464              1   1  0     6       IL MALVAGIO (423)
 DAYS BEFORE RODEO 6485        1   0  0     6       NOTORIOUS (71)
 HOPONIOUS UNION 6481          1   0  0     5       GASTROPUB (480)
 AYLN BLOODTOE 6463            1   2  0     5       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 MIRILITH 2263                 0   1  0     5       HELL'S HEROES (68)
-LORD WHORFIN 662              0   5  0     5       TEAM BANZAI (49)
 GRIM REAPER 3980              0   1  0     3       HELL'S HEROES (68)
 LEMMING #1 6367               0   2  0     2       YUPPIE HORDE (491)
 HURRIK HORNBEARD 6478         0   2  0     2       DWARFED (496)
 OTTER CREEK 6480              0   1  0     1       GASTROPUB (480)
 VENDERAL 6492                 0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD ANGEL 6482         0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   DARK CHAMPION         780  NONE
CHANCE PERFECT 6454     2  1 1 BIG LAKE NOMADS 397  SPUTO 6403            779  JUST REVENGED
CAMPUS HIRE 6444        0  2 0 CON + INSULT 479     DARK CHAMPION         780  NONE
DEAD DEVIL 6483         0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  STONE GOLEM           780  NONE
HURRIG SILVERTOE 6422   1  4 0 DWARFED 496          DANK ZAPPA 6407       778   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
REGMAR KEGHAMMER 6423   4  2 0 DWARFED 496          BENJAMIN DANKLIN 6377 779   
THELRIK AXEHAND 6425    2  5 0 DWARFED 496          BLACK ORC             780  NONE
THODREN STOUTBRE 6421   1  2 1 DWARFED 496          DANK ZAPPA 6407       776  NOT REVENGED
DEMONSPAWN 1980         1  1 0 HELL'S HEROES 68     WURM KIN              780  NONE
PAULA ROSSA 6437        0  1 0 IL MALVAGIO 423      CHANCE PERFECT 6454   777  REVENGED
PUNTURA 5245            8 11 0 IL MALVAGIO 423      STONE GOLEM           780  NONE
BLAH BLAH 6359          0  1 0 NOTORIOUS 71         SPYMASTER             780  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Whit -- Man.  I'm sorry about that.  But it was a bad, bad challenge for you.  It 
took me a while to graduate, but in the process I learned 20 skills in init/attack and 
decise and got decent faves, too.  So you ran right into it, really.  Hopefully I've 
set you up for a good dead tourney run. -- Sol Cole Lecter, Lord Protector.

Opportunity Cost -- I was slightly less inept that time out. -- Des Troy Yarr

Puntura -- Your name sounds suspiciously like Puncture.  Which makes me want to turn 
you into a pin cushion. -- Arthur O'Syn

Strawman -- I am apparently getting good at getting pummeled. -- Helen

Devil's Advocates -- Luger was a lunger:  11-10-15-15-15-7-11, master init, ae 
defense, ex attack, mode.  The Whit was slasher:  14-5-11-17-15-13-9, master init, ad 
ex attack, ae dec, ex riposte, init + 3, dec + 2.  No big deal, no hard feelings. -- 
Talon

Knuckleball -- I like it better when I am swinging.  It was that fourth attack that 
amazed me...!  The face is healing nicely. -- All Guns Blazing

Arvat -- Meet our newest members, Rodeo, and Days Before Rodeo.  Yes they are 
brothers, no they are not twins, no they were not born days apart, no I did not name 
them that. -- D. Noble

RUG #38 -- Your succinct answer was a relief, and successful!  Now that the warriors 
have been signed to our stable I think it only fair to let you know that the two 
coconuts are of indetermined sex, the horse was NOT King Arthur's horse, but I did buy 
him from a guy named Arthur.  Also, the delivering swallow was laden. -- D.Noble
P.S. Tell the STGs (skill training Gods) that their sacrifice is on its way...

     STG #43 and I had a nice chat over a few beers the other day.  Your name came 
     up.... 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUNTURA was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THELRIK AXEHAND was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEMONSPAWN was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CAMPUS HIRE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD DEVIL was slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena match.
DEAD ANGEL was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAH BLAH was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
THE WEAPONSMASTER overcame SPUTO in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title fight.
RAGGUS IRONHEAD was viciously subdued by BENJAMIN DANKLIN in a 2 minute duel.
OPPORTUNITY COST vanquished KNUCKLEBALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ARTHUR O'SYNN was unbelievably bested by KILROY in a popular 5 minute Challenge bout.
BHELDEK CASKBEARD was demolished by RISCHIO in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
DIFFERENTIATOR bested MR. DANKY in a exciting 1 minute Challenge battle.
LEMMING #1 was devastated by DONNA SCONRIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PATRIOT overcame AYLN BLOODTOE in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY overpowered HELEN URTH in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
STRAWMAN handily defeated ALL GUNS BLAZING in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BE TRANSPARENT viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
DES TROY YARR was demolished by DOMINATUS NON VIZ in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GRIMSCOR was overcome by S.A.F.E. in a crowd pleasing 4 minute competition.
PATRICK BATEMAN overpowered DANK ZAPPA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DANK HILL subdued GERMAN PILSENER in a action packed 3 minute bout.
NO TYPE lost to MEPHISTOPHELES in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fray.
LEFTY MORALES savagely defeated HURRIK HORNBEARD in a 2 minute match.
DANKLIN MINT beat OTTER CREEK in a popular 3 minute beginner's fight.
JOHN SMALLBERRIES was savagely defeated by DAEMON in a 4 minute beginner's match.
MONKEY WRENCH lost to REDEO in a 1 minute novice's fray.
CARNEFICINA overcame MIRILITH in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
GRIM REAPER lost to HOPONIOUS UNION in a popular 1 minute novice's bout.
DAYS BEFORE RODEO slimly won victory over VENDERAL in a 2 minute novice's fray.
BENDRAK LONGBRAID overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  36 -  8      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        32 -  31 -  0      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  43 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  30 -  4      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  30 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  14 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 780 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:

TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         3 -  7         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677     17  14  1  114 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
STRIKING ATTACK  STRAWMAN 6129              16  11  1  128 CON + INSULT (479)
AIMED BLOW       DOMINATUS NON VIZ 6347     13   4  1   93 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
BASHING ATTACK   OPPORTUNITY COST 6285      13   5  0   93 CON + INSULT (479)
TOTAL PARRY      KILROY 6356                10   6  0   67 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARTHUR O'SYNN 6393          6   3  0   57 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    DANK HILL 6376             10   3  0   48 DANKRUPT (492)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRAWMAN 6129.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARTHUR O'SYNN 6393.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRIMSCOR 6031, 
OTTER CREEK 6480, DEAD DEVIL 6483, BENJAMIN DANKLIN 6377, GERMAN PILSENER 6428, NO 
TYPE 6237, BE TRANSPARENT 6130, DOMINATUS NON VIZ 6347, OPPORTUNITY COST 6285, and 
KILROY 6356.

The least popular fighter this week was MONKEY WRENCH 6455.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DANK ZAPPA 6407, DES TROY YARR 6352, ALL GUNS BLAZING 5404, 
HELEN URTH 6362, AYLN BLOODTOE 6463, LEMMING #1 6367, BHELDEK CASKBEARD 6424, BLAH 
BLAH 6359, DEMONSPAWN 1980, and THELRIK AXEHAND 6425.

                                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. 

               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. 

                      PRINCE ALBERT (17-7522) ROYAL PAIN  (610) 
                    THE MAYTAL (35-3644) PHILANTHROPISTS 2  (345) 
                    HOLY SMOKE (82-43560) ROOKIE MAIDEN 29  (7305) 
                  SOFT 'N CHEWY (82-15624) STREET PIZZAD IX  (2347) 
                    SUPPOSABLE THUMBS (82-45792) 10/25/06D  (7689) 
                        COCOA COUP (82-48528) 040707M  (8157) 
                         POOR OLD TOM (82-7154) GWAR  (1021) 
                           RIDIS (82-15371) SANIKUS  (2304) 
                         ELAINA (82-3414) (N.) GODLIKE  (461) 
                 CAUSTIC MACAROON (84-15171) ORLANDO BOUND II  (2675) 
                     SUBATOMIC PASTE (84-27527) 2012 XIV  (4884) 
                       PFC10 (84-3805) MEDAL OF HONOR L7  (741) 
               T TEBOW'S CONCUSSION (84-12163) SUPE FORCES 0905  (2190) 
                     ZELLNER (84-24796) SUPE FORCES 7A00  (4405) 
                  STORM FIRE (84-19028) SUPERIOR FORCES 1601  (3373) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes