DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2015    Duedate: 05/26/2015

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEMATITE
TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
(65-7282) [12-7-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEMATITE                       DA1
TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)            THAT SMELL (760)
(65-7282) [12-7-0,109]         (65-7458) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LADY LUCK                      LADY LUCK
POSSE (718)                    POSSE (718)
(65-7370) [16-6-0,95]          (65-7370) [16-6-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THAT SMELL (760)            39
2. POSSE (718)                 22      SUPERNATURAL (755)
3. WEIRD STUDENTS (763)        18      Unchartered Team
4. GYPSY WYLD (764)            15
5. SAND DANCERS (233)          12      WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (763)       8   2  0 80.0   1- 1 WITCHERS (757)            8  2 0
 2/ 2 SUPERNATURAL (755)        16   5  2 76.2   2/ 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (763)      8  2 0
 3/ 0 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)       65  32  2 67.0   3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 4/ 3 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   14   7  0 66.7   4/ 7*THAT SMELL (760)          4  2 1
 5/ 4 POSSE (718)              256 239 18 51.7   5/ 5 POSSE (718)               4  5 0
 6- 5 WITCHERS (757)            20  19  1 51.3   6/ 3*GYPSY WYLD (764)          3 11 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1348 %1419 42 48.7   7/ 6 SUPERNATURAL (755)        2  1 1
 8/ 7*THAT SMELL (760)          10  11  1 47.6   8/ 8 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   2  1 0
 9/ 8*GYPSY WYLD (764)           6  13  0 31.6   9/ 0 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)       2  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

A faint musty smell greeted him as he cracked open the door to the small tower that he 
and his gladiators had called home in the past. Other than that small detail 
everything looked to be in order and in decent condition. *Not too bad considering how 
long it's been. It seems I chose wisely when setting up the contract to keep things 
cleaned and in shape while I was away.*

The door swung shut behind him, the hinges barely making a noise, as he stepped into 
the main room. *It has barely changed even though it's been nearly 15 years.* He 
smiled wryly as he caught sight of himself in a mirror on his way to the table. 
*You've barely changed, either, my friend.* The years had been kind to him, so far, 
leaving his face relatively free of wrinkles and blemishes and his physique still fit 
but slender. The only real sign of any aging were the whisps of grey hair coming in at 
his temples.

He took a seat at the head of the table as his thoughts drifted back to the very first 
time he'd sat here with the gladiators he'd been proud to call friends. How he'd got 
them here was something he'd always been a bit vague about, considering the prejudices 
and superstitions that had reigned at the time. He still wasn't sure whether or not 
the residents of Dal Shang could stomach or even believe the truth of how he recruited 
his warriors, but in the end it didn't matter as long as they put on a good show and 
got a chance to live out lives that would have been cut short had they not been given 
the chance.

Too many had still met with a tragic end, but they'd faced it in entirely different 
circumstances compared to what they had been expecting. He still remembered all their 
names and there was still a chance he could save some of them with the prizes that 
were bestowed during the Tournament of the Dead. That was for the future, though; 
right now he needed to focus on getting the tower restocked in preparation for his 
gladiators' return.

It was time for The Immortals to return to the sands of Dal Shang.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in DAL SHANG, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--WEIRD STUDENTS.  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
THAT SMELL can attest...  Practice pays for DERRINGER, who pummelled FIRE OPAL, to 
pocket 18 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 11 points to DERRINGER.  (Discrete enough, FIRE OPAL?) In DAL 
SHANG, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, 
HEMATITE.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of POSSE should take up 
some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of POSSE found their 
efforts at combat frustrated as LAUGH TRACK LORDS apparently had more important 
things to do than fight.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Those who owe 
APACHE FOG of SUPERNATURAL money and had written him off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM 
THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  SMALL BELRAN in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for 
DA1 of THAT SMELL.  Maybe that certain serving girl(?) at The Blazing Unicorn will 
be!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  DAL SHANG, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Blazing Unicorn.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMATITE 7282                12   7  0   109       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERRINGER 7381               16   6  1   106       POSSE (718)
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        21  19  0   101       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LADY LUCK 7370               16   6  0    95       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VESEMIR 7348                  6   0  1    91       WITCHERS (757)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE OPAL 7280               13   7  0    84       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 CITRINE 7279                 14   6  0    79       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
 JACK TRIPPER 7376            14   7  0    70       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORENN 7345                   6   3  0    66       WITCHERS (757)
 AN YEE 7296                  10  34  1    65       SAND DANCERS (233)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310       11  29  0    62       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MALACHITE 7283               11   9  1    59       TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358          12  15  1    54       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387        12   7  0    52       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAVARONE 7426                 4   1  0    33       POSSE (718)
 DA1 7458                      1   0  1    33       THAT SMELL (760)
-KLEF 7390                     4   2  0    29       WITCHERS (757)
 MESSY MATT 7437               2   0  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETTY PREACHER 7440          2   0  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
-ESKEL 7363                    3   2  0    20       WITCHERS (757)
 CITRUS 7446                   3   0  0    20       THAT SMELL (760)
 ROT 7407                      2   3  0    19       THAT SMELL (760)
 MARVELOUS MARK 7439           2   0  0    19       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
 RESIN 7408                    2   0  0    16       THAT SMELL (760)
 IRON SIAKA 7444               1   3  0    15       GYPSY WYLD (764)
 STANK 7428                    2   1  0    13       THAT SMELL (760)
-THORNWALD 7391                1   3  0    13       WITCHERS (757)
 HITMAN HARRY 7436             1   1  0    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
 MAY BLOSSOM 7441              2   2  0     8       GYPSY WYLD (764)
 MANOSQUE CYAN 7443            1   3  0     8       GYPSY WYLD (764)
 SHALLOW SHARK 7438            1   1  0     8       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
 GHOST-COLD WIND 7442          1   3  0     6       GYPSY WYLD (764)
 SORROWFUL LEAF 7457           0   2  0     2       GYPSY WYLD (764)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SMALL BELRAN            0  0 0 DARK ARENA           DA1 7458              599  NONE
AIMER 7460              0  1 0 POSSE 718            BLUESTONE             599  NONE
STRIKER 7459            0  1 0 POSSE 718            BLUESTONE             599  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jack Tripper -- Ha!  You tripped.  Actually, all I did was slap your hand a 
couple of times, you having put it in the wrong place.  It was a courteous and 
graceful surrender, though. -- Karanza the Wild

Vesemir -- Witchcraft.  Who did you bribe to bring your witch tools into the 
arena?  If things keep going like this, I'm going to be GLAD to adventure.  They tell 
me the Bad Guys will all be wearing black hats, to make them easier to identify.  
Works for me! -- Norben the Lesser

Derringer -- What was THAT?  A hide-away penknife?  Ouch. -- an Yee

Morenn -- So unfriendly.  I was hoping to meet "people of similar interests, who would 
feel like 'hanging out together'."  Doesn't seem to have worked.  Could I interest you 
in a little time up the coast, congenial surroundings, light adventure, that sort of 
thing?  One of my colleagues, an early graduate of this team, is fixing up an old 
resort on the beach and encountering some difficulties.  Probably nothing serious, but 
it would be, perhaps, amusing? -- Ko the Average

Klef -- Practice.  I feel sure it would help you.  Probably it would even help me, but 
I'm too stubborn. -- Chaego ten Selah

Our congratulations to Apache Fog. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers
P.S.  Fair warning:  If no one else talks, we will be forced to invent conversations.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

APACHE FOG viciously butchered BLUESTONE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
AIMER was savagely slain by BLUESTONE in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
STRIKER was assassinated by BLUESTONE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA1 butchered SMALL BELRAN in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
MANOSQUE CYAN was subdued by PRETTY PREACHER in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
GHOST-COLD WIND was overpowered by MARVELOUS MARK in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
LADY LUCK was bested by HEMATITE in a 3 minute veteran's Title competition.
FIRE OPAL was vanquished by DERRINGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KARANZA THE WILD savagely defeated MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 2 minute expert's duel.
CITRINE savagely defeated NORBEN THE LESSER in a tiring 8 minute gory expert's match.
MALACHITE was subdued by JACK TRIPPER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
AN YEE was bested by SWEET ANELLA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory veteran's battle.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH overcame DENGAN THE TRADER in a 3 minute conflict.
KO THE AVERAGE savagely defeated DENGAN THE TRADER in a 3 minute gory duel.
ROT was devastated by NAVARONE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RESIN savagely defeated MAY BLOSSOM in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
HITMAN HARRY was unbelievably bested by CITRUS in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
MESSY MATT overpowered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SHALLOW SHARK was defeated by IRON SIAKA in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
STANK savagely defeated SORROWFUL LEAF in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  10 -  3      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 599 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      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HEMATITE 7282              12   7  0  109 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
LUNGING ATTACK   DERRINGER 7381             16   6  1  106 POSSE (718)
WALL OF STEEL    KARANZA THE WILD 7311      21  19  0  101 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LUCK 7370             16   6  0   95 POSSE (718)
AIMED BLOW       FIRE OPAL 7280             13   7  0   84 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
TOTAL PARRY      CITRINE 7279               14   6  0   79 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALACHITE 7283             11   9  1   59 TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387      12   7  0   52 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LADY LUCK 7370.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LADY LUCK 7370.  The ten other most popular fighters were HITMAN HARRY 7436, IRON 
SIAKA 7444, KARANZA THE WILD 7311, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, AIMER 7460, RESIN 7408, DA1 
7458, MANOSQUE CYAN 7443, PRETTY PREACHER 7440, and HEMATITE 7282.

The least popular fighter this week was NORBEN THE LESSER 7310.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CITRINE 7279, SHALLOW SHARK 7438, MAY BLOSSOM 7441, ROT 7407, 
FIRE OPAL 7280, GHOST-COLD WIND 7442, STRIKER 7459, NAVARONE 7426, AN YEE 7296, and 
MALACHITE 7283.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LADY LUCK (65-7370) POSSE (718)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

APACHE FOG (65-7330) SUPERNATURAL (755)