DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/10/2017    Duedate: 03/23/2017

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-648

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GLASS LASS
UNLIKELY HEROES (432)
(61-3926) [4-2-1,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GLASS LASS                     LEGIT
UNLIKELY HEROES (432)          HOWLIN 3-D (439)
(61-3926) [4-2-1,85]           (61-4002) [6-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GLASS LASS                     BILLIKEN
UNLIKELY HEROES (432)          COLLEGE MASCOTS (445)
(61-3926) [4-2-1,85]           (61-4084) [6-0-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JURINE TROUBLE! (440)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOWLIN 3-D (439)            37
2. GIRLS X 3 (446)             34      COLLEGE MASCOTS (445)
3. UNLIKELY HEROES (432)       15      Unchartered Team
4. JURINE TROUBLE! (440)       11
5. JAN 17U (444)                6      JAN 17U (444)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*JAN 17U (444)              3   0  0  100   1/ 1*JURINE TROUBLE! (440)     6  5 0
 2/ 3*JURINE TROUBLE! (440)     16   7  1 69.6   2/ 2 COLLEGE MASCOTS (445)     4  4 0
 3/ 4 COLLEGE MASCOTS (445)     33  20  4 62.3   3/ 3*JAN 17U (444)             3  0 0
 4/ 2*GIRLS X 3 (446)            3   4  0 42.9   4/ 4*HOWLIN 3-D (439)          3  2 0
 5/ 5 UNLIKELY HEROES (432)     10  18  1 35.7   5/ 5*GIRLS X 3 (446)           2  4 0
 6/ 6*HOWLIN 3-D (439)          11  21  2 34.4   6/ 6 UNLIKELY HEROES (432)     2  6 0
 7/ 0*MONSTERS (443)             3   9  0 25.0   7/ 0*MONSTERS (443)            0  2 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 JURINE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  GLASS LASS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GODZILLA and was awarded 19 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GLASS LASS put down 
GODZILLA, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, BURNING SENSATION has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of GLASS LASS, for with hers arena 
victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, 
but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JURINE.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  UNLIKELY HEROES is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of JURINE TROUBLE! are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
WONDER WET NURSE.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
BILLIKEN who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought BILLIKEN showed great skill and promise when it won victory over 
MELISSA RIDDLE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Was I the only one shocked to see the 
well respected fighter RAMBLIN' WRECK (8-2-2) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  
He is now dead.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLASS LASS 3926               4   2  1    85       UNLIKELY HEROES (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURNING SENSATION 4006        5   0  1    79       JURINE TROUBLE! (440)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGIT 4002                    6   0  0    64       HOWLIN 3-D (439)
 GODZILLA 4055                 3   2  0    63       MONSTERS (443)
-DEMON DEACON 4083             6   4  1    60       COLLEGE MASCOTS (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONDER WET NURSE 3981         5   2  0    53       UNLIKELY HEROES (432)
 BILLIKEN 4084                 6   0  1    49       COLLEGE MASCOTS (445)
 MELISSA RIDDLE 4095           2   1  0    37       GIRLS X 3 (446)
-RAINBOW WARRIOR 4088          7   3  0    34       COLLEGE MASCOTS (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLO 4004                      3   1  0    33       JURINE TROUBLE! (440)
 GANGSTA 4075                  2   0  1    33       HOWLIN 3-D (439)
 ERGO MAJOR 4082               3   0  0    32       JAN 17U (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIDNEY STONE 4076             2   1  0    16       JURINE TROUBLE! (440)
 POWER MOON 3925               1   4  0    13       UNLIKELY HEROES (432)
 NORMALCY REQ 4070             1   0  0    13       HOWLIN 3-D (439)
 LEA THOMPSON 4094             1   0  0    10       GIRLS X 3 (446)
 CAVITY CREEP 4059             0   2  0     6       UNLIKELY HEROES (432)
 MAJOR FLAVOR 4069             0   1  0     1       HOWLIN 3-D (439)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RAMBLIN' WRECK 4087     8  3 2 COLLEGE MASCOTS 445  BANDIT PRINCE         648  NONE
SHOCKER 4086            3  8 0 COLLEGE MASCOTS 445  BANDIT PRINCE         648  NONE
CINDY CRAWFORD 4091     0  1 0 GIRLS X 3 446        DARK CHAMPION         648  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEAGAN DOUGLAS 4090     0  1 0 GIRLS X 3 446        BANDIT PRINCE         648  NONE
WHITNEY HOUSTON 4093    0  1 0 GIRLS X 3 446        SPYMASTER             648  NONE
DA2 4071                0  1 0 HOWLIN 3-D 439       BANDIT PRINCE         648  NONE
HESITANCY 4003          2  3 0 JURINE TROUBLE! 440  WURM KIN              648  NONE
JURINE ATE 4007         2  1 0 JURINE TROUBLE! 440  GANGSTA 4075          645   
NO 4102                 0  1 0 MONSTERS 443         BANDIT PRINCE         648  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAMBLIN' WRECK was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHOCKER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HESITANCY was easily killed by WURM KIN in a popular 2 minute Dark Arena match.
WHITNEY HOUSTON was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
CINDY CRAWFORD was slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
DA2 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
MEAGAN DOUGLAS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
NO was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILLIKEN unbelievably bested MELISSA RIDDLE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
LEGIT won victory over WONDER WET NURSE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
KIDNEY STONE vanquished CAVITY CREEP in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GODZILLA was handily defeated by GLASS LASS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Title bout.
ERGO MAJOR demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GANGSTA devastated POWER MOON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
LEA THOMPSON overpowered MAJOR FLAVOR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
NORMALCY REQ overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  2      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 648 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GLASS LASS 3926             4   2  1   85 UNLIKELY HEROES (432)
AIMED BLOW       LEGIT 4002                  6   0  0   64 HOWLIN 3-D (439)
LUNGING ATTACK   GODZILLA 4055               3   2  0   63 MONSTERS (443)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLASS LASS 3926.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BILLIKEN 4084.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIDNEY STONE 4076, 
RAMBLIN' WRECK 4087, SHOCKER 4086, MELISSA RIDDLE 4095, GLASS LASS 3926, GANGSTA 
4075, CINDY CRAWFORD 4091, NO 4102, LEGIT 4002, and WONDER WET NURSE 3981.

The least popular fighter this week was MAJOR FLAVOR 4069.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GODZILLA 4055, MEAGAN DOUGLAS 4090, DA2 4071, WHITNEY HOUSTON 
4093, POWER MOON 3925, ERGO MAJOR 4082, CAVITY CREEP 4059, HESITANCY 4003, NORMALCY 
REQ 4070, and LEA THOMPSON 4094.

               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