DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/13/2017    Duedate: 03/25/2017

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-754

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEE DAA
YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
(46-4478) [12-4-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEE DAA                        RAINBOW DASH
YOU DON'T SAY! (377)           PONY BRIGADE (392)
(46-4478) [12-4-0,143]         (46-4489) [3-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

U. OF E.                       TENDERHOOF
FANDILS (75)                   PONY BRIGADE (392)
(46-4559) [16-6-2,101]         (46-4487) [0-3-0,3]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUNGEON CELL (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YOU DON'T SAY! (377)        33
2. MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)         26      YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
3. PONY BRIGADE (392)          19      Unchartered Team
4. DUNGEON CELL (388)           6
5. FANDILS (75)               -18      MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)        4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 DUNGEON CELL (388)        9  5 0
 2/ 2 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      32  11  3 74.4   2/ 1 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      7  2 0
 3/ 3 FANDILS (75)             %1468 979 51 60.0   3/ 3 FANDILS (75)              4  6 0
 4/ 4 DUNGEON CELL (388)        71  48  3 59.7   4/ 4*PONY BRIGADE (392)        3  7 0
 5/ 5*PONY BRIGADE (392)         3   7  0 30.0   5/ 0*MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)       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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ARDIVENT.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to YOU DON'T SAY!, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
DUNGEON CELL stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for FLAIL, who flew up 19 points in 
the rankings after mashing HANGMAN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  HENCHMAN was subdued by 
GGGGBOOO and drops 14 points.  What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in 
common?  They are both the most challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  Well 
here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  DEE DAA made a 
challenge against CANTEX this week.  Our battling duelmaster DEE DAA has managed to 
hold the title, fending off CANTEX's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next 
time, FANDILS.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid 
aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid YOU DON'T SAY!, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ARDIVENT really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
FANDILS beats feet every time YOU DON'T SAY! smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  This week 7-5-0 JODI BODI was sent to the 
Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of 
this.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important 
step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARDIVENT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  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                  
 DEE DAA 4478                 12   4  0   143       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 U. OF E. 4559                16   6  2   101       FANDILS (75)
-MMMMBUHHH 4292                8   4  3    99       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANTEX 4527                  26   8  0    86       FANDILS (75)
 HERETIC 4553                  8   2  0    75       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY BOY 4577                7   4  0    63       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GGGGBOOO 4269                 4   0  0    46       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENCHMAN 4560                 4   2  0    24       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 RAINBOW DASH 4489             3   0  0    24       PONY BRIGADE (392)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRONZE BULL 4597              2   2  0    21       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 BEC DE CORBIN 4573            2   0  0    19       MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)
 FLAIL 4571                    1   0  0    19       MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)
 CLAYMORE 4572                 1   1  0    18       MEDIEVAL ARMS (399)
 MONEY LAUNDERER 4579          4   1  0    14       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 NGGGOOOO 4274                 2   2  0    14       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
-ARMY HILLS 4586               2   4  0    10       FANDILS (75)
-ZIPPORWHILL 4485              0   1  0     7       PONY BRIGADE (392)
 HANGMAN 4598                  1   1  0     4       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 TENDERHOOF 4487               0   3  0     3       PONY BRIGADE (392)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JODI BODI 4575          7  5 0 FANDILS 75           HIGH ELF              754  NONE
RARITY 4600             0  1 0 PONY BRIGADE 392     BANDIT PRINCE         754  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shucks.  I shall say it once again.  Congrats Dee Daa.  Write a DM Column, Champ! -- 
Fandil The Wise

Dee Daa, I will say it differently, "Phbttttt!". -- Billy Boy (having just taken his 
pain killers)

Rainbow Dash, I was thinking black and white, so no wonder ..... -- Army Hills

Khalhums Drawf, thank you; thank you.  The Fandils needed a win! -- U. of E. (Purple 
Aces)

Health. Humility. Honor.  The Red Sands of Ardivent await us all. -- Fandil The Wise

Team NO 46, Date Lumpy, Manager of 46, I deeply apologize.  I assure you that the 
killing of Date Lumpy was unintentional.  Mea culpa; mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. -- 
Galapagos

All, twitter followings are indicating that the Russians are saying that Trump made 
Galapagos do it. -- A Hacker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JODI BODI was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RARITY was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEE DAA demolished CANTEX in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge Title melee.
GGGGBOOO vanquished HENCHMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RAINBOW DASH luckily beat NGGGOOOO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
TENDERHOOF was luckily beaten by MONEY LAUNDERER in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
U. OF E. devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BILLY BOY was overcome by HERETIC in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
CLAYMORE was unbelievably bested by BRONZE BULL in a action packed 3 minute duel.
BEC DE CORBIN overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HANGMAN was overpowered by FLAIL 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        21 -   5 -  0      81  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 754 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DEE DAA 4478               12   4  0  143 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
BASHING ATTACK   U. OF E. 4559              16   6  2  101 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      CANTEX 4527                26   8  0   86 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   BILLY BOY 4577              7   4  0   63 FANDILS (75)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is U. OF E. 4559.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TENDERHOOF 4487.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLAYMORE 4572, RAINBOW 
DASH 4489, MONEY LAUNDERER 4579, DEE DAA 4478, BRONZE BULL 4597, RARITY 4600, 
NGGGOOOO 4274, HERETIC 4553, GGGGBOOO 4269, and BEC DE CORBIN 4573.

The least popular fighter this week was HANGMAN 4598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HENCHMAN 4560, CANTEX 4527, FLAIL 4571, BILLY BOY 4577, U. OF E. 4559, 
JODI BODI 4575, BEC DE CORBIN 4573, GGGGBOOO 4269, HERETIC 4553, and NGGGOOOO 4274.

               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