DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/08/2017    Duedate: 03/21/2017

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-792

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MUSTAFA JENKINS
REDNECK JIHAD (411)
(35-4623) [11-8-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MUSTAFA JENKINS                POSITION IS EMPTY
REDNECK JIHAD (411)            
(35-4623) [11-8-1,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MUSTAFA JENKINS                JETHRO AL-HABIB
REDNECK JIHAD (411)            REDNECK JIHAD (411)
(35-4623) [11-8-1,106]         (35-4639) [8-1-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE JHEREG (42)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDNECK JIHAD (411)         25
2. HOUSE JHEREG (42)           22      DARKNESS FALLS (340)
3. DARKNESS FALLS (340)         8      Unchartered Team
4. ARIES (410)                -10
5. FOOT OF PRIDE (396)        -13       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARKNESS FALLS (340)       7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 HOUSE JHEREG (42)         8  5 0
 2/ 2 HOUSE JHEREG (42)        516 336 36 60.6   2/ 5 REDNECK JIHAD (411)       4  3 0
 3/ 3 REDNECK JIHAD (411)       35  23  4 60.3   3/ 2 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)       4  6 1
 4/ 4 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)      128 124 11 50.8   4/ 3 DARKNESS FALLS (340)      2  1 0
 5/ 5 ARIES (410)               10  16  0 38.5   5/ 4 ARIES (410)               2  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

     Welcome MURSKA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, REDNECK JIHAD's 
2nd moved them up to 2-1-0 place.  What's with AMBRUS THE FAT?  He actually beat FOOT 
OF PRIDE's DA2, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
FOOT OF PRIDE.  DA2 lost 13 points to AMBRUS THE FAT.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe DA2 will provide more easy wins...  Another fighter (MUSTAFA JENKINS 11-8-1) 
challenged another Duelmaster (LAMBDA ARIETIS 9-12-0).  Life goes on.  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for REDNECK JIHAD's outstanding member, Duelmaster MUSTAFA 
JENKINS.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DARKNESS 
FALLS!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at HOUSE JHEREG ain't reelin'!  
DARKNESS FALLS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, JETHRO AL-HABIB!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
MURSKA is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623         11   8  1   106       REDNECK JIHAD (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639          8   1  0    96       REDNECK JIHAD (411)
 DESTROYER 3603                7   3  0    93       DARKNESS FALLS (340)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAMBDA ARIETIS 4616           9  12  0    86       ARIES (410)
-SKEETER AL-AZIZ 4626         11   8  1    72       REDNECK JIHAD (411)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAYSWAN 4743                10   2  0    66       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEET CHARNO 4738             11   4  1    56       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 AMBRUS THE FAT 4746           5   1  1    40       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 NO LOOK 4724                  3   2  0    39       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VANITY 4729                   3   1  0    31       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
-BROTHER JAMES 4630            3   2  0    26       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAYMAR 4747                   3   2  0    21       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 DA2 4753                      1   1  1    20       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
-BETA ARIETIS 4613             1   3  0     8       ARIES (410)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KARIM THIBEDEAUX 4695   5  4 2 REDNECK JIHAD 411    STONE GOLEM           792  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KARIM THIBEDEAUX was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MUSTAFA JENKINS vanquished LAMBDA ARIETIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
GRAYSWAN was vanquished by JETHRO AL-HABIB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DESTROYER demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FEET CHARNO won victory over NO LOOK in a 1 minute master vs. novice fight.
DA2 was handily defeated by AMBRUS THE FAT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DAYMAR vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        20 -  15 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 792 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623       11   8  1  106 REDNECK JIHAD (411)
AIMED BLOW       JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639        8   1  0   96 REDNECK JIHAD (411)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAYSWAN 4743              10   2  0   66 HOUSE JHEREG (42)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639.  The ten other most popular fighters were KARIM 
THIBEDEAUX 4695, MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623, DESTROYER 3603, FEET CHARNO 4738, NO LOOK 
4724, AMBRUS THE FAT 4746, GRAYSWAN 4743, DAYMAR 4747, LAMBDA ARIETIS 4616, and DA2 
4753.

The least popular fighter this week was DA2 4753.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LAMBDA ARIETIS 4616, DAYMAR 4747, GRAYSWAN 4743, AMBRUS THE FAT 4746, 
NO LOOK 4724, FEET CHARNO 4738, DESTROYER 3603, MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623, KARIM 
THIBEDEAUX 4695, and JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639.

               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