DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2016    Duedate: 09/06/2016

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-778

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THAK BONESNAP
BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)
(35-4392) [15-3-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PACIFIST                       LAMBDA ARIETIS
PHILANTHROPISTS (153)          ARIES (410)
(35-3939) [35-11-0,130]        (35-4616) [2-5-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MUSTAFA JENKINS                MUSTAFA JENKINS
REDNECK JIHAD (411)            REDNECK JIHAD (411)
(35-4623) [8-7-1,85]           (35-4623) [8-7-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOUSE JHEREG (42)           25
2. REDNECK JIHAD (411)         23      REDNECK JIHAD (411)
3. BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)    14      Unchartered Team
4. ARIES (410)                  1
5. THE MENTORS (413)            0      ARIES (410)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 5*THE MENTORS (413)          1   0  0  100   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)     8  7 1
 2/ 1 REDNECK JIHAD (411)       29  18  4 61.7   2/ 3 HOUSE JHEREG (42)         6  7 2
 3/ 2 HOUSE JHEREG (42)        472 314 35 60.1   3/ 2 REDNECK JIHAD (411)       4  2 0
 4/ 0 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)  15  10  1 60.0   4- 5*THE MENTORS (413)         1  0 0
 5/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    495 371 33 57.2   5/ 0 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)  1  0 0
 6- 4 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)      123 115 10 51.7   6- 4 FOOT OF PRIDE (396)       1  0 0
 7/ 6*ARIES (410)                3   8  0 27.3   7/ 6*ARIES (410)               1  3 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.

     Emerson once wrote, "The necessities of the strong will certainly be satisfied at 
the cost of the weak, at whatever peril of future revenge. It is plain, too, that in 
the first dawnings of the religious sentiment, that blends itself with their passions 
and is oil to the fire."
     So, I have found religion.  For turn after turn after turn after turn, I watched 
sadly as my good friend Mica got easily beaten by someone with 30 more laps in the 
arena than he.  Finally, I have had a chance to rectify that travesty.  And I intend 
to continue to do so.  I am about to apply oil to the fire, as Emerson so eloquently 
put.  As fortune would have it, a pacifist is the only person officially in range for 
me to challenge.  And so I shall.  Repeatedly.
     It took me two minutes to kick his worthless skin to the curb and really, if you 
look, most of that second minute was the recordation of my skill learns.  So, win / 
win as they say.
     Speaking of religion, a warm, if belated, welcome to the Jihadists.  I don't know 
that I understand, or care for, the things they yell across the sands.  But I think 
they look marvelous in their Hick Country (tm) sheets.
     Some day I hope to join my brother Vilmos at the Isle.  Perhaps my dance car with 
the coward will permit me to dance onto immortality.  Time will tell.
     Until next time, gentile sirs, I remain,

                                          Yours truly,

                                          Duelmaster Miklos

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in MURSKA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, TORONNAN fought 
BEAUSHAY and gained 16 points and contributed to HOUSE JHEREG's 3-2-2.  BEAUSHAY has 
lost to TORONNAN, falling 15 points, while helping make PHILANTHROPISTS a 2-3-0 turn. 
And not without some honor, THAK BONESNAP now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of MURSKA.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the REDNECK JIHAD stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on MURSKA, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
REDNECK JIHAD more than any other team we find HOUSE JHEREG.  MURSKA, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
PHILANTHROPISTS' warrior PACIFIST.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Whatever bright future GRAZA may 
have had, it's all history now.  The manager of PHILANTHROPISTS has lost a promising 
4-1-1 warrior.  Seriously now, is it really honorable for MICA from HOUSE JHEREG to 
kill GRAZA and give PHILANTHROPISTS the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  We'd 
like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who 
you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, MURSKA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in MURSKA and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in MURSKA again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAK BONESNAP 4392           15   3  1   115       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PACIFIST 3939                35  11  0   130       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 MICA 4696                     9   5  1    95       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 MIKLOS 4685                  13   9  3    93       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKEETER AL-AZIZ 4626         11   7  1    90       REDNECK JIHAD (411)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623          8   7  1    85       REDNECK JIHAD (411)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639          5   0  0    66       REDNECK JIHAD (411)
 WENDAL 4692                   8   7  1    59       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GNARL HAND ORC 4687           6   6  0    50       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 LAMBDA ARIETIS 4616           2   5  0    37       ARIES (410)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROTHER JAMES 4630            3   2  0    26       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
-KARIM THIBEDEAUX 4695         5   2  2    25       REDNECK JIHAD (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORONNAN 4737                 1   0  0    16       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
-VANITY 4729                   1   0  0    15       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
 FEET CHARNO 4738              1   0  1    14       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
-NO LOOK 4724                  1   0  0    13       FOOT OF PRIDE (396)
-BETA ARIETIS 4613             1   3  0     8       ARIES (410)
 BEAUSHAY 4739                 1   1  0     5       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
-LIEUTENANT DAN 4704           1   0  0     4       THE MENTORS (413)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      FEET CHARNO 4738      778  NONE
SANDOR 4734             0  1 0 HOUSE JHEREG 42      GRAZA 4730            776  JUST REVENGED
YINTA 4733              0  3 0 HOUSE JHEREG 42      DARK CHAMPION         778  NONE
GRAZA 4730              4  2 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 153  MICA 4696             778   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YINTA was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MICA slaughtered GRAZA in a 3 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
MIKLOS was demolished by THAK BONESNAP in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
PACIFIST luckily beat MUSTAFA JENKINS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's fight.
GNARL HAND ORC was vanquished by JETHRO AL-HABIB in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WENDAL devastated LAMBDA ARIETIS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BEAUSHAY was overcome by TORONNAN in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
FEET CHARNO slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  17 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 778 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 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THAK BONESNAP 4392         15   3  1  115 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)
TOTAL PARRY      PACIFIST 3939              35  11  0  130 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
AIMED BLOW       MIKLOS 4685                13   9  3   93 HOUSE JHEREG (42)
LUNGING ATTACK   MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623        8   7  1   85 REDNECK JIHAD (411)
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 MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAZA 4730, 
THAK BONESNAP 4392, JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639, MICA 4696, PACIFIST 3939, WENDAL 4692, 
GNARL HAND ORC 4687, TORONNAN 4737, FEET CHARNO 4738, and YINTA 4733.

The least popular fighter this week was BEAUSHAY 4739.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LAMBDA ARIETIS 4616, MIKLOS 4685, YINTA 4733, FEET CHARNO 4738, 
TORONNAN 4737, GNARL HAND ORC 4687, WENDAL 4692, PACIFIST 3939, MICA 4696, and JETHRO 
AL-HABIB 4639.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THAK BONESNAP (35-4392) BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (395)