DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2015    Duedate: 01/29/2015

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-308

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEATIE
BEATRICE (311)
(59-2831) [6-2-0,64]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEATIE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
BEATRICE (311)                 
(59-2831) [6-2-0,64]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FISHHOOK                       ULTHAR
ISLANDERS (247)                ELDER GODS (313)
(59-2807) [14-17-1,60]         (59-2854) [6-4-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             19
2. ELDER GODS (313)            17      BEATRICE (311)
3. BEATRICE (311)              11      Unchartered Team
4. HANGOVERS (265)              0
5. CHAPEL ROCK (287)            0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BEATRICE (311)            23  13  0 63.9   1- 1 HANGOVERS (265)           7  2 1
 2- 2 HANGOVERS (265)          196 133 17 59.6   2/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           7  8 0
 3- 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        267 191 15 58.3   3- 4*SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    3  2 1
 4/ 4 ELDER GODS (313)          23  17  3 57.5   4- 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    3  4 0
 5- 5*SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    14  15  2 48.3   5- 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         2  0 0
 6- 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    91 106  2 46.2   6/ 6 BEATRICE (311)            2  2 0
 7/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          446 570 17 43.9   7/ 7 ELDER GODS (313)          1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ILLIS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
HANGOVERS is pushed out of top team by ISLANDERS, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this 
turn.  BALL has lost to TIKI, falling 10 points, while helping make BEATRICE a 1-1-0 
turn.  Due to its absence and inability to defend the throne, LONG ISLAND has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask BEATIE about the thrill of victory, and what 
being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  SHEWISH MUNCHIES has cause to stand tall, as they were ILLIS' 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who 
avoided SHEWISH MUNCHIES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BEATRICE.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was ISLANDERS' warrior 
FISHHOOK.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave 
attempt, BEATIE from BEATRICE challenged up 21 points to fight FISHHOOK from the 
ISLANDERS stable.  BEATIE perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she overcame 
FISHHOOK and ended up with 64 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that ILLIS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ILLIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEATIE 2831                   6   2  0    64       BEATRICE (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    27   3  0   114       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-LONG ISLAND 2500             23   3  0   110       HANGOVERS (265)
-NAZARETH 2503                27   9  0   105       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-MARGARITA 2633               13   7  0   100       HANGOVERS (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THERE IS A GOD 2779          10   8  0    84       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-THOSE I HURT 2778             9  11  0    83       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-HEATH BAR 2826                7   1  0    80       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
-FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787      10   6  0    69       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORTY 2835                    7   0  0    65       BEATRICE (311)
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657    10   7  1    63       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 FISHHOOK 2807                14  17  1    60       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIKI 2840                    12   8  0    55       ISLANDERS (247)
-IRISH FLAG 2674               8   8  2    53       HANGOVERS (265)
-BALLERINA 2832                4   2  0    53       BEATRICE (311)
 ULTHAR 2854                   6   4  1    48       ELDER GODS (313)
-BAST 2853                     5   1  0    45       ELDER GODS (313)
-HUMAN PRETZEL 2926            5   1  2    44       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
-NODENS 2856                   4   2  0    38       ELDER GODS (313)
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       5   5  0    36       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 HULA MIA 2947                 4   2  0    36       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALL 2836                     6   2  0    32       BEATRICE (311)
 PEARL 2944                    4   3  0    32       ISLANDERS (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIM JIM 2927                 1   0  0    20       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
-ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956         1   0  0    17       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-BABY RUTH 2943                1   0  0    13       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 HARBOR SEAL 2954              3   1  0    11       ISLANDERS (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKINT EYE 2857                0   1  0     1       BEATRICE (311)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NADA SURF 2965          0  1 0 ELDER GODS 313       SPYMASTER             308  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Five dead in the arena last time.  It doesn't guarantee that the city will perish,
but it can't be a good omen.  We hear that the water is rising in the lake, does this
mean the city will perish by drowning?

No, wait!  There were SIX deaths!  The stewards must have tried to sweep one under
the rug, but the Gods Know!  The city WILL perish, or, um, be in serious trouble,
anyway.

We salute the participants in the mail-in tourney, with a special nod for Beatie,
tourney victor. -- Jorja and the Islanders

One-four, not our best performance.  Small Arena Syndrome as much as anything.  In a
larger arena, Beatie wouldn't have had to tv-down-challenge Pearl, for instance.
Hula Mia wouldn't have been confused by the Fearless and *very long* Inventory.  Tiki
wouldn't have agreed to go drinking with the Irish Flag.  And so on.  The Harbor Seal
wouldn't have had to swim in such polluted waters--Always an Addict, indeed; the
water here will CAUSE it.  And, ahem, *I* got to defeat an Elder God!  Kinda cool. --
Fishhook

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NADA SURF was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BEATIE vanquished FISHHOOK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
TIKI demolished BALL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ULTHAR viciously subdued HULA MIA in a 2 minute gory contest.
PEARL overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
HARBOR SEAL won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   6 -  0      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  24 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 308 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BEATIE 2831                 6   2  0   64 BEATRICE (311)
WALL OF STEEL    TIKI 2840                  12   8  0   55 ISLANDERS (247)
AIMED BLOW       ULTHAR 2854                 6   4  1   48 ELDER GODS (313)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FISHHOOK 2807.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ULTHAR 2854.  The ten other most popular fighters were PEARL 2944, BEATIE 2831, 
TIKI 2840, HULA MIA 2947, HARBOR SEAL 2954, BALL 2836, NADA SURF 2965, FISHHOOK 2807, 
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FISHHOOK 2807.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NADA SURF 2965, BALL 2836, HARBOR SEAL 2954, HULA MIA 2947, TIKI 2840, 
BEATIE 2831, PEARL 2944, ULTHAR 2854,  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. 

                   CHARGING BUFFALO (11-5764) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (518) 
                        PHOTON (18-3292) MAD SCIENTISTS  (75) 
                     YOURBAGD FOREVER (47-6968) THE OPERA  (613) 
                    TERRY SEYMOUR (74-4284) MEDAL OF HONOR  (519) 
                             SHADIS (77-174) RESCUE  (48) 
                  VANNA WHITE (82-39213) SUAVE'S FINEST HOUR  (4264) 
                  BANALADAR (82-37977) SUPERIOR FORCES 5703  (6306) 
                    ANNIE DUKE (82-49334) HOUSE OF CARDS 3  (8302) 
                 SLICK BILLY (82-49457) POLITICALY INCORRECT  (8320) 
                    PRIVATE 28 (84-3780) MEDAL OF HONOR L2  (736) 
                    GIAN CHILD (84-8531) SUPE FORCES 1906  (1564) 
                    LEBRON LEAVING (84-15536) WHY I WORRY  (2744) 
                  FOREST MOON (84-20784) STORMY'S TROOPERS C  (3699) 
                     GRIMLOUNGE (84-25308) THE BLACK WIND  (4494) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes