DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2017    Duedate: 03/22/2017

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHI HO
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3663) [17-27-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHI HO                         RON RHINO
SAND DANCERS (67)              U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
(75-3663) [17-27-1,87]         (75-3732) [3-1-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHI HO                         BLACK ICE
SAND DANCERS (67)              SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
(75-3663) [17-27-1,87]         (75-3726) [10-5-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD FOR HIRE (124)        51
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           31      CRITICALS (13)
3. CRITICALS (13)              10      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN (206)               0
5. U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)    -27      U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   12   6  1 66.7   1/ 1 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     10  4 0
 2/ 2 CRITICALS (13)           240 142 22 62.8   2/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)         7  8 0
 3/ 3 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     170 115  6 59.6   3/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            4  4 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1202 %1676 35 41.8   4/ 2*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   3  5 0
 5- 5 WRATHMEN (206)             9  18  1 33.3   5- 5 WRATHMEN (206)            0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in JADE MOUNTAIN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf 
Modeen adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with JADE 
GHOST?  He actually beat U IS FOR UNGULATE's LEWELLYN LLAMA, and walked away with 15 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at U IS FOR UNGULATE.  LEWELLYN LLAMA lost 
13 points to JADE GHOST.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe LEWELLYN LLAMA will 
provide more easy wins...  BARRELS was reminded on the sands why QUIET LONER is 
Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
WRATHMEN.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at SWORD FOR HIRE ain't reelin'!  
WRATHMEN's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
CHI HO!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Taunt your 
opponent LADY CHAO!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 
16 points!)  RON RHINO should have an easy win.  RON RHINO left the match looking 
worse than when he went in, after LADY CHAO, with a 8-7-0, walked all over him.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI HO 3663                  17  27  1    87       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRELS 3683                 22  14  1    86       CRITICALS (13)
 BLACK ICE 3726               10   5  0    85       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)
 GOTHIC 3751                   7   3  0    73       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FULL FORCE 3714               5   1  0    63       CRITICALS (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMBLER 3693                 13  16  0    55       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LADY CHAO 3736                9   7  0    51       SAND DANCERS (67)
 RON RHINO 3732                3   1  0    40       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PETE PRONGHORN 3729           3   0  0    32       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 JADE GHOST 3760               2   0  0    31       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 HAN KI 3746                   5   9  1    28       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHARSYN 2249                  2   2  0    20       WRATHMEN (206)
 HOTDOG 3755                   4   4  0    16       SAND DANCERS (67)
 RENAISSANCE 3764              1   0  0    15       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 TOM TAPIR 3730                2   2  0    12       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 LEWELLYN LLAMA 3731           2   2  1    10       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-OPRAH OKAPI 3728              2   1  0     7       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-3 3725                        0   1  0     1       WRATHMEN (206)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stuff's been going on, and Jorja says "no personals today."  Don't ask me WHAT has 
been going on, because nobody told me.  But since we went one-four, we don't have much 
to talk about anyway. -- Chi Ho

We do take the time, even in the midst of stuff going on, to congratulate the enigma 
that is Quiet Loner on his graduation. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOTHIC was bested by CHI HO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
FULL FORCE demolished RUMBLER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
RON RHINO was defeated by LADY CHAO in a 2 minute amateur vs. master Challenge duel.
JADE GHOST overpowered LEWELLYN LLAMA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TOM TAPIR was bested by HAN KI in a 1 minute novice vs. master Challenge duel.
QUIET LONER overpowered BARRELS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLACK ICE savagely defeated KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 4 minute gruesome melee.
HOTDOG won victory over LIGHTFINGER LU in a crowd boring 6 minute duel.
RENAISSANCE defeated TALK-TO-DEATH in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               22  14  1   86 CRITICALS (13)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK ICE 3726             10   5  0   85 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOTHIC 3751                 7   3  0   73 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
AIMED BLOW       LADY CHAO 3736              9   7  0   51 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHI HO 3663.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLACK ICE 3726.  The ten other most popular fighters were RON RHINO 3732, FULL FORCE 
3714, LADY CHAO 3736, GOTHIC 3751, CHI HO 3663, RUMBLER 3693, HAN KI 3746, JADE GHOST 
3760, LEWELLYN LLAMA 3731, and TOM TAPIR 3730.

The least popular fighter this week was HOTDOG 3755.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RENAISSANCE 3764, BARRELS 3683, TOM TAPIR 3730, LEWELLYN LLAMA 3731, 
JADE GHOST 3760, HAN KI 3746, RUMBLER 3693, CHI HO 3663, GOTHIC 3751, and LADY CHAO 
3736.

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

QUIET LONER (75-3699) SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

               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