DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/14/2017    Duedate: 04/10/2017

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-335

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAST
ELDER GODS (313)
(59-2853) [9-2-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAST                           POSITION IS EMPTY
ELDER GODS (313)               
(59-2853) [9-2-0,93]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILLY THE KID                  WYATT EARP
YOUNG GUNS (316)               YOUNG GUNS (316)
(59-2969) [14-13-1,70]         (59-2996) [7-5-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YOUNG GUNS (316)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ELDER GODS (313)            68
2. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      27      ELDER GODS (313)
3. YOUNG GUNS (316)             7      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)      -8
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 ELDER GODS (313)          32  23  3 58.2   1/ 1 YOUNG GUNS (316)         11  4 1
 2/ 1 YOUNG GUNS (316)          57  47  4 54.8   2/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    6  5 0
 3/ 2 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)   134 150  3 47.2   3/ 0 ELDER GODS (313)          5  0 0
 4/ 0 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    31  40  8 43.7   4/ 0 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ILLIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, AGAIN AND AGAIN fought 
SLIM JIM and gained 25 points and contributed to BASHAHOLICS ANON's 2-1-0.  SLIM JIM 
has lost to AGAIN AND AGAIN, falling 21 points, while helping make SHEWISH MUNCHIES a 
0-5-0 turn.  And not without some honor, BAST now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of ILLIS.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
BASHAHOLICS ANON's warrior RECOVERY SETBACK.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, ILLIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ILLIS and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ILLIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAST 2853                     9   2  0    93       ELDER GODS (313)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956        14   9  0    81       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 BILLY THE KID 2969           14  13  1    70       YOUNG GUNS (316)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN PRETZEL 2926           13  17  6    62       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 RECOVERY SETBACK 3017         8   2  0    59       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 AGAIN AND AGAIN 3026          4   4  0    59       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYATT EARP 2996               7   5  0    38       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 SLIM JIM 2927                 5   1  0    35       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALAMITY JANE 3028            5   2  0    32       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 BABY RUTH 2943                3   3  0    32       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 BELLE STARR 3035              6   1  2    27       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 CARROT TOP 2980               2   0  0    25       ELDER GODS (313)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORRYX 2972                    1   0  0    21       ELDER GODS (313)
 KTHANID 2964                  1   0  0    13       ELDER GODS (313)
 BAT MASTERSON 3045            3   2  0    11       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 OZTALUM 2976                  1   0  0     8       ELDER GODS (313)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SNACK 1 3053            0  1 0 SHEWISH MUNCHIES 310 BANDIT PRINCE         335  NONE
SNACK 2 3054            0  1 0 SHEWISH MUNCHIES 310 STONE GOLEM           335  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK 2 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK 1 was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CALAMITY JANE was overpowered by RECOVERY SETBACK in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ALWAYS AN ADDICT was bested by BAST in a 1 minute Title fight.
BILLY THE KID defeated HUMAN PRETZEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
AGAIN AND AGAIN vanquished SLIM JIM in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
WYATT EARP viciously subdued BABY RUTH in a popular 4 minute gruesome competition.
BELLE STARR vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CARROT TOP vanquished VENAL CLERK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BAT MASTERSON was vanquished by ORRYX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KTHANID overpowered MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
OZTALUM defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 335 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BAST 2853                   9   2  0   93 ELDER GODS (313)
BASHING ATTACK   ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956      14   9  0   81 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
AIMED BLOW       BILLY THE KID 2969         14  13  1   70 YOUNG GUNS (316)
LUNGING ATTACK   WYATT EARP 2996             7   5  0   38 YOUNG GUNS (316)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BILLY THE KID 2969.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WYATT EARP 2996.  The ten other most popular fighters were AGAIN AND AGAIN 
3026, BABY RUTH 2943, ORRYX 2972, RECOVERY SETBACK 3017, BAST 2853, BILLY THE KID 
2969, HUMAN PRETZEL 2926, CARROT TOP 2980, KTHANID 2964, and SLIM JIM 2927.

The least popular fighter this week was SNACK 2 3054.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OZTALUM 2976, BAT MASTERSON 3045, ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956, CALAMITY JANE 
3028, SNACK 1 3053, BELLE STARR 3035, SLIM JIM 2927, KTHANID 2964, CARROT TOP 2980, 
and HUMAN PRETZEL 2926.

               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