DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2016    Duedate: 03/24/2016

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-330

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NYALL BLOODGRIN
CARESS OF STEEL (301)
(54-2782) [15-5-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NYALL BLOODGRIN                FAST ORANGE
CARESS OF STEEL (301)          BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
(54-2782) [15-5-0,109]         (54-3212) [3-2-1,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NYALL BLOODGRIN                NYALL BLOODGRIN
CARESS OF STEEL (301)          CARESS OF STEEL (301)
(54-2782) [15-5-0,109]         (54-2782) [15-5-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARESS OF STEEL (301)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)    26
2. BOOK OF THOMAS (341)        17      CARESS OF STEEL (301)
3. CARESS OF STEEL (301)       16      Unchartered Team
4. TREES (340)                 -7
                                       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BOOK OF THOMAS (341)      12   7  2 63.2   1/ 1 CARESS OF STEEL (301)    13  1 0
 2/ 4 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     57  36  2 61.3   2/ 2*BOOK OF THOMAS (341)      7  5 1
 3/ 5*TREES (340)               17  17  1 50.0   3/ 3 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  7  5 0
 4/ 6 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  30  32  1 48.4   4/ 6*TREES (340)               3 11 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TROCAR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  BASH BROS BATHROOM showed 
TROCAR what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0. 
What's with RUSSIAN LULLABY?  He actually beat TREES' ULE, and walked away with 15 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at TREES.  FIR lost 11 points to STAINS.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe FIR will provide more easy wins...  THE 
COLLECTOR was reminded on the sands why NYALL BLOODGRIN is Duelmaster.  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
TROCAR thinks CARESS OF STEEL and their 57-36-2 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 53-35-2 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, BASH BROS BATHROOM?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, THOR RAVENBLADE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  Keep challenging up 34 points, LEAKY TOILET, and I won't have to write 
about you much longer.  THOR RAVENBLADE always accepts those kind of challenges...  I 
don't get it.  LEAKY TOILET goes and challenges THOR RAVENBLADE, way above him, but 
gets 4 points after he loses!  Is this a new strategy?   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782         15   5  0   109       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOR RAVENBLADE 2781         12   8  1   103       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAKY TOILET 3112             8   7  0    71       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 OLGERD VLAD 2780             16   4  0    68       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLEANING TIME 3200            8   3  0    63       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAST ORANGE 3212              3   2  1    48       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 ASH 3205                      6   1  0    44       TREES (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHINA WHITE 3214              3   0  0    33       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 COLD HEARTED 3222             2   0  0    32       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 STINKY 3116                   6   9  1    31       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
 STAINS 3210                   3   3  0    28       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEW 3209                      3   4  0    22       TREES (340)
 TOOTOUGH 2942                 3   4  0    20       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 WHISPER QUIET 3215            2   3  0    19       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 FIR 3207                      4   3  1    16       TREES (340)
 RUSSIAN LULLABY 3213          1   0  0    15       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 ELM 3206                      3   4  0    13       TREES (340)
 BIG CHILL 3216                3   2  1    12       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 ULE 3224                      0   1  0     1       TREES (340)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OAK 3208                1  4 0 TREES 340            BIG CHILL 3216        328  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Olgerd -- Your kind is a disgrace.  I take my loss with pride! -- Cleaning Time

Tootough -- For me. -- Stinky

Yew -- They day I chop you down for good I will proudly wear pieces of you as a badge. 
-- Stains

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEAKY TOILET was bested by THOR RAVENBLADE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TOOTOUGH was savagely defeated by STINKY in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.
NYALL BLOODGRIN viciously subdued THE COLLECTOR in a 3 minute master's Title brawl.
OLGERD VLAD luckily beat ASH in a unpopular 18 minute gruesome competition.
CLEANING TIME defeated FAST ORANGE in a 2 minute bloody veteran vs. amateur struggle.
FIR was defeated by STAINS in a action packed 1 minute melee.
YEW won victory over BIG CHILL in a 1 minute duel.
ELM was vanquished by COLD HEARTED in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHISPER QUIET vanquished PRETTY LERONA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RUSSIAN LULLABY narrowly defeated ULE in a tiring 6 minute gory melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       26 -   5 -  0      84  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  10 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 330 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782       15   5  0  109 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
BASHING ATTACK   THOR RAVENBLADE 2781       12   8  1  103 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEAKY TOILET 3112           8   7  0   71 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
TOTAL PARRY      OLGERD VLAD 2780           16   4  0   68 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
PARRY-LUNGE      CLEANING TIME 3200          8   3  0   63 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782.  The ten other most popular fighters were STINKY 3116, 
THOR RAVENBLADE 2781, CLEANING TIME 3200, COLD HEARTED 3222, WHISPER QUIET 3215, FAST 
ORANGE 3212, FIR 3207, STAINS 3210, BIG CHILL 3216, and LEAKY TOILET 3112.

The least popular fighter this week was OLGERD VLAD 2780.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASH 3205, RUSSIAN LULLABY 3213, ULE 3224, ELM 3206, YEW 3209, 
TOOTOUGH 2942, LEAKY TOILET 3112, BIG CHILL 3216, STAINS 3210, and FIR 3207.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NYALL BLOODGRIN (54-2782) CARESS OF STEEL (301)

                                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. 

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI