DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/16/2017    Duedate: 03/29/2017

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-780

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAMIE KING
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
(36-6670) [10-4-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KELLY BUNDY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)        
(36-6669) [9-5-0,99]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAMIE KING                     PINEBOX
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)        STILLMATIC (630)
(36-6670) [10-4-0,94]          (36-8051) [3-4-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)       29
2. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)     21      GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
3. STILLMATIC (630)             3      Unchartered Team
4. NASCAR (663)                 0
5. FERMENTED (651)              0      SEMINOLES (274)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NASCAR (663)               1   0  0  100   1/ 1 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)  11  4 0
 2/ 2 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)   43  26  0 62.3   2/ 2 BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)     5  5 1
 3/ 3 STILLMATIC (630)         254 176 27 59.1   3/ 3 STILLMATIC (630)          4  2 0
 4/ 4 BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)    130 169 16 43.5   4- 4*NASCAR (663)              1  0 0
 5- 5*FERMENTED (651)            7  10  0 41.2   5/ 5 THE BOYS 3 (657)          1  5 0
 6/ 6 THE BOYS 3 (657)          10  26  0 27.8   6- 6*FERMENTED (651)           0  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

     Well, what are you looking at, JHANS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see JORX POWERSHOT win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JAKE THE 
MILKMAN beat LLOYD and LLOYD lost 1 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for 
broke or broken, our Duelmaster SMALL CHANCE Bloodfeuded this turn.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, JHANS may be getting bland, as JAMIE KING stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, JHANS?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
JHANS, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  STILLMATIC the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BIG LAKE BASHERS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
CLEVER FELLA was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have CAMBRE AWTREY in a challenge, going down 
15 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought CAMBRE AWTREY showed great skill and 
promise when she won victory over CLEVER FELLA.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but 
I'll be glad to see JAMIE KING and GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS at Lucas Lounge tonight 
celebrating their bloodfeud victory over SMALL CHANCE.  Honor is like a chainmail 
shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me 
on this one.   
     What does the JHANS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMIE KING 6670              10   4  0    94       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLY BUNDY 6669              9   5  0    99       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAWK OHMSFORD 7327            9   2  0    67       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAMBRE AWTREY 7394            7   2  0    55       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
 VICKI VALLENCOURT 7393        8   3  0    51       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
 CLEVER FELLA 8055             4   4  2    38       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMALL CHANCE 8066             5   3  4    33       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
 PINEBOX 8051                  3   4  0    33       STILLMATIC (630)
 JAKE THE MILKMAN 5664         6   7  1    32       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
-BUD 7869                      2   1  0    29       FERMENTED (651)
 PINKY RING 8072               4   1  0    28       STILLMATIC (630)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANGRY ORCHARD 7868            3   2  0    23       FERMENTED (651)
-OLD MIL 7906                  2   1  0    21       FERMENTED (651)
-EXECUTIVE POET 8073           2   0  1    19       STILLMATIC (630)
-KENSITH 8084                  1   0  0    15       NASCAR (663)
 JORX POWERSHOT 8094           1   0  0    13       BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
 THEODORE 7991                 1   3  0    12       THE BOYS 3 (657)
 KATHY IRELAND 8093            1   1  0    11       GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
 LLOYD 8090                    1   1  0     4       THE BOYS 3 (657)
 DUNCAN 8089                   0   2  0     2       THE BOYS 3 (657)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALYSSA MILANO 7390      5  5 0 GIRLS GIRLS GIRL 574 SMALL CHANCE 8066     778  JUST REVENGED
FRITZ 8074              1  1 0 THE BOYS 3 657       WURM KIN              780  NONE
HECTOR 8076             0  1 0 THE BOYS 3 657       EXECUTIVE POET 8073   777   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRITZ was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JAMIE KING vanquished SMALL CHANCE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title battle.
CAMBRE AWTREY subdued CLEVER FELLA in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
KATHY IRELAND vanquished DUNCAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
KELLY BUNDY overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAWK OHMSFORD devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
VICKI VALLENCOURT unbelievably bested PINEBOX in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
PINKY RING savagely defeated THEODORE in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
JAKE THE MILKMAN vanquished LLOYD in a popular 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.
JORX POWERSHOT vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JAMIE KING 6670            10   4  0   94 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAWK OHMSFORD 7327          9   2  0   67 BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAMBRE AWTREY 7394          7   2  0   55 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
WALL OF STEEL    VICKI VALLENCOURT 7393      8   3  0   51 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (574)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAMIE KING 6670.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PINEBOX 8051.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAKE THE MILKMAN 5664, 
RAWK OHMSFORD 7327, CAMBRE AWTREY 7394, CLEVER FELLA 8055, PINKY RING 8072, JAMIE 
KING 6670, KATHY IRELAND 8093, KELLY BUNDY 6669, VICKI VALLENCOURT 7393, and JORX 
POWERSHOT 8094.

The least popular fighter this week was LLOYD 8090.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THEODORE 7991, DUNCAN 8089, SMALL CHANCE 8066, FRITZ 8074, JORX 
POWERSHOT 8094, VICKI VALLENCOURT 7393, KELLY BUNDY 6669, KATHY IRELAND 8093, JAMIE 
KING 6670, and PINKY RING 8072.

                                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. 

                     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