DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2017    Duedate: 06/05/2017

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-337

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAST
ELDER GODS (313)
(59-2853) [11-2-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAST                           ARGIEL
ELDER GODS (313)               AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)
(59-2853) [11-2-0,106]         (59-3059) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BILLY THE KID                  WYATT EARP
YOUNG GUNS (316)               YOUNG GUNS (316)
(59-2969) [16-13-1,88]         (59-2996) [7-7-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ELDER GODS (313)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)      54
2. AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)       34      ELDER GODS (313)
3. YOUNG GUNS (316)            19      Unchartered Team
4. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)       9
5. ELDER GODS (313)             5      AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)      6   4  1 60.0   1/ 1 ELDER GODS (313)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 ELDER GODS (313)          37  28  3 56.9   2/ 2 YOUNG GUNS (316)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 YOUNG GUNS (316)          61  53  4 53.5   3/ 4*AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)     6  4 1
 4/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)   138 154  3 47.3   4/ 3 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    6  5 0
 5/ 5 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    36  44  9 45.0   5/ 5 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    5  9 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for SLIM JIM, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing AGAIN AND 
AGAIN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top 
ten was AGAIN AND AGAIN, who dropped 20 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with SLIM JIM.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was BASHAHOLICS ANON's ALWAYS AN ADDICT, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by BAST.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BASHAHOLICS ANON, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does ILLIS really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, 
try this one:  BASHAHOLICS ANON + Weapons That go Boom = YOUNG GUNS + Avoid City.  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, BABY RUTH would be president.  
Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, ARGIEL went after WYATT EARP, who was higher by 20 points.  Well, 
when the dust settled, ARGIEL defeated WYATT EARP.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAST 2853                    11   2  0   106       ELDER GODS (313)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY THE KID 2969           16  13  1    88       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956        14  11  0    82       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 RECOVERY SETBACK 3017        10   2  0    77       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIM JIM 2927                 7   1  0    65       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 HUMAN PRETZEL 2926           13  19  6    64       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY RUTH 2943                5   3  0    52       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 AGAIN AND AGAIN 3026          5   5  0    45       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 CALAMITY JANE 3028            6   3  0    39       YOUNG GUNS (316)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARGIEL 3059                   2   0  0    29       AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)
 BELLE STARR 3035              7   2  2    28       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 WYATT EARP 2996               7   7  0    28       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 CARROT TOP 2980               3   1  0    28       ELDER GODS (313)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OZTALUM 2976                  3   0  0    20       ELDER GODS (313)
 ASTARIELLE 3055               1   1  0    20       AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)
 BAT MASTERSON 3045            3   4  0    13       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 KORSEN 3058                   1   1  0    13       AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)
 CARISMA 3057                  1   1  0    13       AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)
 JUST ONE IS OK 3052           1   0  0    12       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 MR GOODBAR 3060               1   0  1    11       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 MITHANIEL 3056                1   1  1    10       AUXILIO AB ALTO (323)
 KTHANID 2964                  1   2  0     5       ELDER GODS (313)
 ORRYX 2972                    1   2  0     5       ELDER GODS (313)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LOST CAUSE 3051         0  1 0 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297 MR GOODBAR 3060       337   
SNACK 3062              0  1 0 SHEWISH MUNCHIES 310 HIGH ELF              337  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CALAMITY JANE won victory over CARROT TOP in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
ARGIEL unbelievably bested WYATT EARP in a 3 minute Challenge match.
KORSEN overpowered ORRYX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BAST slimly won victory over ALWAYS AN ADDICT in a action packed 2 minute Title brawl.
RECOVERY SETBACK devastated HUMAN PRETZEL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BILLY THE KID handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AGAIN AND AGAIN was vanquished by SLIM JIM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BABY RUTH vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BELLE STARR won victory over ASTARIELLE in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
BAT MASTERSON was overcome by CARISMA in a 5 minute gory bout.
OZTALUM subdued MITHANIEL in a 2 minute amateur's match.
KTHANID was handily defeated by JUST ONE IS OK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LOST CAUSE was murdered by MR GOODBAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  23 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 337 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BAST 2853                  11   2  0  106 ELDER GODS (313)
AIMED BLOW       BILLY THE KID 2969         16  13  1   88 YOUNG GUNS (316)
BASHING ATTACK   ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956      14  11  0   82 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLIM JIM 2927               7   1  0   65 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
PARRY-LUNGE      BABY RUTH 2943              5   3  0   52 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
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 ALWAYS AN ADDICT 
2956, ASTARIELLE 3055, BAST 2853, BELLE STARR 3035, CARISMA 3057, MITHANIEL 3056, 
CALAMITY JANE 3028, CARROT TOP 2980, ARGIEL 3059, and KORSEN 3058.

The least popular fighter this week was BAT MASTERSON 3045.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOST CAUSE 3051, KTHANID 2964, OZTALUM 2976, AGAIN AND AGAIN 
3026, HUMAN PRETZEL 2926, ORRYX 2972, SNACK 3062, MR GOODBAR 3060, JUST ONE IS OK 
3052, and BABY RUTH 2943.

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money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"