DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/27/2015    Duedate: 04/23/2015

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-311

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEATH BAR
SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
(59-2826) [9-2-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEATH BAR                      WILD BILL
SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)         YOUNG GUNS (316)
(59-2826) [9-2-2,115]          (59-2968) [3-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FISHHOOK                       HULA MIA
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2807) [17-17-1,88]         (59-2947) [5-4-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YOUNG GUNS (316)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)      54
2. ISLANDERS (247)             29      BEATRICE (311)
3. MOTLEY KREWE 2 (315)        24      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (314)         22
5. ELDER GODS (313)            11      YOUNG GUNS (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*YOUNG GUNS (316)           8   3  0 72.7   1/ 1*YOUNG GUNS (316)          8  3 0
 2/ 2 BEATRICE (311)            27  17  0 61.4   2/ 3 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    8  4 2
 3/ 3 ELDER GODS (313)          25  21  3 54.3   3/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           7  8 1
 4/ 4 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    22  19  4 53.7   4/ 5 SERPENTS HOLD (314)       4  0 0
 5/ 5 SERPENTS HOLD (314)       87  98  1 47.0   5/ 4 BEATRICE (311)            4  4 0
 6/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          453 578 18 43.9   6/ 6 ELDER GODS (313)          2  4 0
 7/ 0*MOTLEY KREWE 2 (315)       0   5  0  0.0   7/ 0*MOTLEY KREWE 2 (315)      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

     Hail and well met warriors of ILLIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  BOA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TIKI and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SKINT EYE put down BILLY THE 
KID, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Cold and lifeless, 
former Duelmaster TORTY will fight no more!  HEATH BAR has slain her!  Heed this!  A 
seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall 
perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  ISLANDERS is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding ISLANDERS.  Indeed it was BEATRICE.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after BAST.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in ILLIS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEATH BAR 2826                9   2  2   115       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHHOOK 2807                17  17  1    88       ISLANDERS (247)
 BAST 2853                     7   1  0    68       ELDER GODS (313)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALLERINA 2832                5   2  0    66       BEATRICE (311)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN PRETZEL 2926            7   2  2    56       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 BEATIE 2831                   6   4  0    56       BEATRICE (311)
 SLIM JIM 2927                 4   0  0    54       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 BOA 2935                      3   0  0    52       SERPENTS HOLD (314)
 TIKI 2840                    13  10  1    50       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HULA MIA 2947                 5   4  0    29       ISLANDERS (247)
 WILD BILL 2968                3   0  0    29       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 PEARL 2944                    5   5  0    26       ISLANDERS (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALL 2836                     6   3  0    21       BEATRICE (311)
-BUCKSHOT ROBERTS 2967         1   0  0    20       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 BABY RUTH 2943                2   2  0    18       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 HARBOR SEAL 2954              4   3  0    16       ISLANDERS (247)
 SUNDANCE KID 2970             2   1  0    15       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-WATSON 2973                   1   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (314)
 SKINT EYE 2857                1   1  0    13       BEATRICE (311)
-JESSE JAMES 2966              1   0  0    11       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 BILLY THE KID 2969            1   2  0     5       YOUNG GUNS (316)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TORTY 2835              9  1 0 BEATRICE 311         HEATH BAR 2826        311   
A 2977                  0  1 0 ELDER GODS 313       DARK CHAMPION         311  NONE
ULTHAR 2854             6  6 1 ELDER GODS 313       HEATH BAR 2826        310   
BOOKAN 2961             0  1 0 MOTLEY KREWE 2 315   CHOKEBOT 2000         311  NONE
DOOM 2963               0  1 0 MOTLEY KREWE 2 315   MOUNTAIN TROLL        311  NONE
JACKAL 2960             0  1 0 MOTLEY KREWE 2 315   IRON JUDGEMENT        311  NONE
MALEFICENCE 2959        0  1 0 MOTLEY KREWE 2 315   BANDIT PRINCE         311  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TARFIRE 2962            0  1 0 MOTLEY KREWE 2 315   HIGH ELF              311  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elder Gods -- Sorry about that. -- Heath Bar

Boa -- You are suffocating me! -- Baby Ruth

Fishhook -- I guess if I was facing a guy with 2 kills on his record, I'd try really
hard to win too. -- Human Pretzel

Pearl -- It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance, ma'am.  It's been mostly NPCs for
us lately...  Nice to see a pretty face in the crowd. -- Sundance Kid

Two-three but nobody was killed or died.  One standby, though we wouldn't have MINDED
more.  Or killed them, either.  Truly, Tiki was just upset last month.  It was the
weather.  S/he doesn't "do" cold weather. -- Fishhook

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JACKAL was butchered by IRON JUDGEMENT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DOOM was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
A was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TARFIRE was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BOOKAN was assassinated by CHOKEBOT 2000 in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
MALEFICENCE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
BEATIE was unbelievably bested by BAST in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
SKINT EYE overcame BILLY THE KID in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
TORTY was slaughtered by HEATH BAR in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven Title duel.
FISHHOOK vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
TIKI was handily defeated by BOA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HUMAN PRETZEL demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SLIM JIM handily defeated TITUS PULLO in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided contest.
BABY RUTH was savagely defeated by HULA MIA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute conflict.
PEARL won victory over SUNDANCE KID in a 3 minute bout.
HARBOR SEAL slimly lost to WILD BILL in a action packed 4 minute brutal duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   2 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  23 -  3      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 311 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         2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HEATH BAR 2826              9   2  2  115 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BAST 2853                   7   1  0   68 ELDER GODS (313)
AIMED BLOW       HUMAN PRETZEL 2926          7   2  2   56 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLIM JIM 2927               4   0  0   54 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
WALL OF STEEL    TIKI 2840                  13  10  1   50 ISLANDERS (247)
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 HULA MIA 2947.  The ten other most popular fighters were WILD BILL 2968, PEARL 
2944, BEATIE 2831, FISHHOOK 2807, SLIM JIM 2927, BAST 2853, SKINT EYE 2857, HEATH BAR 
2826, BABY RUTH 2943, and SUNDANCE KID 2970.

The least popular fighter this week was MALEFICENCE 2959.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BOOKAN 2961, TARFIRE 2962, A 2977, JACKAL 2960, TIKI 2840, 
TORTY 2835, BILLY THE KID 2969, DOOM 2963, HARBOR SEAL 2954, and HUMAN PRETZEL 2926.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."