DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/11/2017    Duedate: 05/24/2017

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-755

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRACULA
GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)
(43-5172) [10-2-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRACULA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)          
(43-5172) [10-2-1,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BACKBEREND                     MACE GREFF
DOLI CAPAX (514)               DOLI CAPAX (514)
(43-5087) [15-5-3,82]          (43-5090) [13-8-3,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOLI CAPAX (514)            22
2. GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)      -12      GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       BIT BY BIT (241)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)     45  18  5 71.4   1/ 1 GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)     6  5 1
 2/ 2 DOLI CAPAX (514)          38  24  8 61.3   2/ 2 DOLI CAPAX (514)          5  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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Advancing in the rankings was DOLI CAPAX who 
went from last turn's 35-23-8, to this week's record of 38-24-8.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for KRAFT PAPER, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing VAMP 
STAMP like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top 
ten was VAMP STAMP, who dropped 16 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with KRAFT PAPER.  It's a proud day for the GRAVEYARD SMASH stable, as their 
warrior, DRACULA, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad GRAVEYARD  SMASH?  Big bad 
GRAVEYARD SMASH.  Big bad GRAVEYARD SMASH.  VEASTIAN's afraid of the big bad 
GRAVEYARD SMASH.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause DOLI CAPAX beats feet every time GRAVEYARD SMASH smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, CRYPT KEEPER would 
be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've 
got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRACULA 5172                 10   2  1   108       GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE MONSTER MASH 5073         8   0  0   101       GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)
 MACE GREFF 5090              13   8  3    98       DOLI CAPAX (514)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKBEREND 5087              15   5  3    82       DOLI CAPAX (514)
 CRYPT KEEPER 5175             8   4  1    75       GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAFT PAPER 5174              4   1  0    63       DOLI CAPAX (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUMMY'S THE WORD 5076        11   6  1    49       GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)
 VAMP STAMP 5074               6   3  1    41       GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LACERTA 5147                  3   2  1    13       DOLI CAPAX (514)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MACE GREFF devastated CRYPT KEEPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BACKBEREND was handily defeated by DRACULA in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
VAMP STAMP was devastated by KRAFT PAPER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MUMMY'S THE WORD was savagely defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute 
LACERTA won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 755 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DRACULA 5172               10   2  1  108 GRAVEYARD SMASH (513)
BASHING ATTACK   MACE GREFF 5090            13   8  3   98 DOLI CAPAX (514)
LUNGING ATTACK   BACKBEREND 5087            15   5  3   82 DOLI CAPAX (514)
AIMED BLOW       KRAFT PAPER 5174            4   1  0   63 DOLI CAPAX (514)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BACKBEREND 5087.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MACE GREFF 5090.  The ten other most popular fighters were KRAFT PAPER 5174, 
DRACULA 5172, CRYPT KEEPER 5175, MUMMY'S THE WORD 5076, LACERTA 5147, BACKBEREND 
5087, VAMP STAMP 5074,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VAMP STAMP 5074.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BACKBEREND 5087, LACERTA 5147, MUMMY'S THE WORD 5076, CRYPT KEEPER 
5175, DRACULA 5172, KRAFT PAPER 5174, MACE GREFF 5090,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BACKBEREND (43-5087) DOLI CAPAX (514)

                     PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE

Please note that because of new bank regulations, we can no longer accept any check or 
money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"