DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/28/2017    Duedate: 04/24/2017

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-358

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TEMPER
IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
(52-3373) [23-11-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEMPER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
IRON CATHEDRAL (159)           
(52-3373) [23-11-0,107]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

APOPHIS                        HATHOR
INCARNATIONS (281)             INCARNATIONS (281)
(52-3627) [12-8-2,75]          (52-4437) [7-3-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IRON CATHEDRAL (159)        57
2. INCARNATIONS (281)           3      INCARNATIONS (281)
3. THE CHOSEN ONES (143)        0      Unchartered Team
4. AMBER (448)                  0
                                       AQUILONIANS (201)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INCARNATIONS (281)       157 138 11 53.2   1/ 2 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)      9  4 1
 2/ 3 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)     158 152 18 51.0   2/ 1 INCARNATIONS (281)        7  8 1
 3- 2 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     81  79  4 50.6   3- 3 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     3  0 0
 4- 4 AMBER (448)               91 121  7 42.9   4- 4 AMBER (448)               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

     Greetings, Warriors of FRATSFA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at 
INCARNATIONS left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by IRON 
CATHEDRAL.  Good show!  Practice pays for BLADED ZEALOT, who pummelled SOKAR, to 
pocket 18 points.  TEMPER successfully staved off a grab for the roses by HATHOR of 
INCARNATIONS.  Does FRATSFA have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  Word has it 
one team in FRATSFA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  
I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in INCARNATIONS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of INCARNATIONS found their efforts at combat frustrated as IRON CATHEDRAL 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, ARMSMAN is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure 
of writing Spyreports for FRATSFA?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPER 3373                  23  11  0   107       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARMSMAN 4372                  9   3  0    90       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 HATHOR 4437                   7   3  1    78       INCARNATIONS (281)
 APOPHIS 3627                 12   8  2    75       INCARNATIONS (281)
 ANUBIS 4436                  11   6  2    73       INCARNATIONS (281)
-STRAHD 2207                  14   8  1    71       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XEENA 2816                    7   6  0    58       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
-RANDOM 4499                   9   7  1    57       AMBER (448)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIOBE 4430                    9  10  1    52       INCARNATIONS (281)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADED ZEALOT 4463            2   1  0    33       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 SOKAR 4455                    9   4  1    32       INCARNATIONS (281)
-BLEYS 4487                    4   3  0    28       AMBER (448)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHACKLED PRIEST 4464          3   1  1    20       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
-SPARTACUS 4361                1   0  0    18       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
-BOUDICA 4413                  1   0  0     9       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
-CAINE 4485                    0   3  0     3       AMBER (448)
-GERARD 4484                   0   3  0     3       AMBER (448)
-BENEDICT 4483                 0   2  0     2       AMBER (448)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRI        0  0 0                      SHACKLED PRIEST 4464  358  NONE
WARRIOR X 1945         13  7 2 IRON CATHEDRAL 159   ANUBIS 4436           356  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARMSMAN devastated ANUBIS in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
TEMPER luckily beat HATHOR in a popular 2 minute one-sided Title melee.
APOPHIS viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
NIOBE savagely defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
SOKAR was devastated by BLADED ZEALOT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SHACKLED PRIEST delivered the death blow upon TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 358 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TEMPER 3373                23  11  0  107 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
STRIKING ATTACK  ARMSMAN 4372                9   3  0   90 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
SLASHING ATTACK  HATHOR 4437                 7   3  1   78 INCARNATIONS (281)
AIMED BLOW       ANUBIS 4436                11   6  2   73 INCARNATIONS (281)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is APOPHIS 3627.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HATHOR 4437.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIOBE 4430, ARMSMAN 4372, 
APOPHIS 3627, TEMPER 3373, BLADED ZEALOT 4463, ANUBIS 4436, SOKAR 4455, SHACKLED 
PRIEST 4464,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SHACKLED PRIEST 4464.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SOKAR 4455, ANUBIS 4436, BLADED ZEALOT 4463, TEMPER 3373, 
APOPHIS 3627, ARMSMAN 4372, NIOBE 4430, HATHOR 4437,  0, and  0.

               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