DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2016    Duedate: 12/14/2016

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-592

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VICIOUS SLASH
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3696) [11-8-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VICIOUS SLASH                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CRITICALS (13)                 
(75-3696) [11-8-2,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHI HO                         CHI HO
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3663) [14-23-1,66]         (75-3663) [14-23-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)     79
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           24      CRITICALS (13)
3. CRITICALS (13)              20      Unchartered Team
4. SWORD FOR HIRE (124)       -23
                                       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/ 0*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)    5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     11  3 0
 2/ 1 CRITICALS (13)           233 132 22 63.8   2/ 2 CRITICALS (13)            6  2 1
 3/ 2 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     150 106  6 58.6   3/ 0*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   5  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1185 %1658 35 41.7   4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         2 13 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     If it were my choice, I wouldn't write a column, but alas, my manager is exerting 
undue authority and forcing me to do so.  Make no mistake about it, our manager is no 
nice guy, although he pretends to be. 
     As my soubriquet implies, I'm a man of few words, and prefer my own regimen when 
it comes to training and making challenges.  This cycle it seems rather apparent I 
will be paired, like it or not, against Vicious Slash.  We fought many weeks ago in 
our third fight.  It was a sporting contest, and I was fortunate to come out on top.  
I hope that result repeats itself.  That's all I will say about it. 
     My minimum word count has been met, as set forth by a certain Angus McSweords.  I 
leave you now. 

                                          -- Q. Loner 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  A new guild, U IS FOR 
UNGULATE, entered JADE MOUNTAIN with a clash this turn, showing off a 5-0-0 record.  
Indeed, a worthy addition to the city guilds.  RON RHINO caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TALK-TO-DEATH and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
VICIOUS SLASH, Duelmaster of JADE MOUNTAIN!  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!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JADE MOUNTAIN.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but 
confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after RUMBLER.  Watch your back!  I can 
not but mention with disdain the name of BLACK ICE who this week posted a challenge 
to a warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought BLACK ICE showed 
great skill and promise when he was defeated by RUMBLER.  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.  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!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JADE MOUNTAIN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, 
but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICIOUS SLASH 3696           11   8  2   112       CRITICALS (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JINA TYL RAY 1989            13   7  1    90       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 BARRELS 3683                 19  10  1    89       CRITICALS (13)
 QUIET LONER 3699             11   5  0    88       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI HO 3663                  14  23  1    66       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMBLER 3693                 11  11  0    56       SAND DANCERS (67)
 NEO NOIR 3752                 4   0  0    50       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 BLACK ICE 3726                6   3  0    43       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 GOTHIC 3751                   4   0  0    38       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHAO 3736                5   4  0    26       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FULL FORCE 3714               1   1  0    20       CRITICALS (13)
 PETE PRONGHORN 3729           1   0  0    20       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-VERITABLE WALL 3713           1   0  0    20       CRITICALS (13)
 RON RHINO 3732                1   0  0    20       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 TOM TAPIR 3730                1   0  0    18       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEWELLYN LLAMA 3731           1   0  0    11       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 HAN KI 3746                   1   6  1    10       SAND DANCERS (67)
 OPRAH OKAPI 3728              1   0  0    10       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 HOTDOG 3755                   0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRONUS 3727             1  3 0 APOKOLIPS 321        HAN KI 3746           588  NOT REVENGED
MEADOWLARK 3694        10 11 0 SAND DANCERS 67      VICIOUS SLASH 3696    591   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Late again and, again, trying to sneak these in under the wire....

Quiet Loner -- That is SOOO what I didn't want to see here.  You got really PERSONAL 
with some of those attacks, you know.  I'm still using that head. -- Meadowlark
P.S.  Decisiveness?  What am I going to do with THAT?

Vicious Slash -- Mere papercuts. -- Chi Ho

Aagh!  Defeated by a standby.  How embarrassing. -- Rumbler

Black Ice -- Surely it's too early in the year for that?  Not that it isn't always too 
early, in one sense. -- Lady Chao

Gothic -- I like the gargoyles on your armor, but I was hoping they would get in your 
way.  Instead, they got in MY way.  Ouch.  And this wraps up an oh-fer turn.  Maybe 
Jorja should've gone on forgetting to do the personals. -- Han Ki

Angus -- No, I'm sure YOU could put up a competitive team... if they had someone to 
compete with. -- Jorja, NOT managing a competitive team

Looks like our personals came in too late last time, but these below are NEW.

Black Ice -- Damn, I nearly broke my hip when I slipped on that.  And it isn't even 
the solstice yet. -- Rumbler, teacher of skills

Jina tyl Ray -- Yeah, yeah, secret admirer.  Too darned secret, if you ask me.  Who 
knows what he/she/it is really looking for, you know? -- Chi Ho, feeling cynical

Vicious Slash -- If I could've taught you NO skills, I'd've been willing. -- 
Meadowlark, feeling snappish because her wings are icing up; in fact, she's crashing

Neo Noir -- What's wrong with OLD Noir? -- Lady Chao

Gothic -- The white face paint is weird, makes you look like a mime. -- Han Ki

An oh-fer turn and a death.  Not one of our better days.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK ICE was bested by RUMBLER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
FULL FORCE lost to LADY CHAO in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
QUIET LONER was handily defeated by VICIOUS SLASH in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BARRELS unbelievably bested CHI HO in a popular 5 minute gory master's brawl.
NEO NOIR demolished ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GOTHIC vanquished HAN KI in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RON RHINO overpowered TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LEWELLYN LLAMA savagely defeated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
TOM TAPIR viciously subdued TALK-TO-DEATH in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
PETE PRONGHORN overpowered TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute uneven match.
OPRAH OKAPI overpowered HOTDOG in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -  12 -  0      14  |

Turn 592 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VICIOUS SLASH 3696         11   8  2  112 CRITICALS (13)
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               19  10  1   89 CRITICALS (13)
BASHING ATTACK   NEO NOIR 3752               4   0  0   50 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK ICE 3726              6   3  0   43 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOTHIC 3751                 4   0  0   38 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
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 
CHI HO 3663.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOM TAPIR 3730, LEWELLYN LLAMA 
3731, RUMBLER 3693, GOTHIC 3751, LADY CHAO 3736, VICIOUS SLASH 3696, BARRELS 3683, 
NEO NOIR 3752, PETE PRONGHORN 3729, and OPRAH OKAPI 3728.

The least popular fighter this week was HOTDOG 3755.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAN KI 3746, QUIET LONER 3699, RON RHINO 3732, FULL FORCE 3714, BLACK 
ICE 3726, OPRAH OKAPI 3728, PETE PRONGHORN 3729, NEO NOIR 3752, BARRELS 3683, and 
VICIOUS SLASH 3696.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LXII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMURAI 3119 (143-90-1)               15  2  0         GOLD STANDARD        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMSARA 3055 (56-39-0)                 6  3  0         GOLD STANDARD        
PARTY'S OVER 2179 (55-40-0)            2  3  0         EASTERN HORDE        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REAL GUANO 3088 (54-26-2)              1  3  0         SECOND CHANCES       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIGHTY ASSAULT 3674 (10-2-1)           3  2  0  DEAD   CRITICALS            
STRAWBERRY JHANS 3403 (9-2-0)          4  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EDDIE GORDO 3733 (4-1-0)               0  2  0         APOKOLIPS            
ZIGGY STARDUST 3681 (2-0-0)            0  2  0         SPACE ROCKS          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VERITABLE WALL 3713 (1-0-0)            9  3  1         CRITICALS            
ICED TI 3642 (3-1-1)                   7  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
FULL FORCE 3714 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         CRITICALS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CROWBAR 3720 (0-0-0)                   4  3  0         EASTERN HORDE 2      
FREHLEY'S COMET 3738 (0-0-0)           2  3  0         SPACE ROCKS          
GROMBLER SNEECH 3710 (0-0-0)           1  3  0         EASTERN HORDE 2      
HEAT STROKE 3742 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         WRATHMEN             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SECURE DEFENS 490 (3-3-0)              8  3  0         CRITICALS            
INHUMANLY CONTORTS 83 (2-0-0)          5  3  0         CRITICALS            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KARASENDRIETH 3662 (11-13-1)           0  2  0         APOKOLIPS            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUDE RICK 3646 (2-1-0)                 4  3  1         WEIRD STUDENTS       
BREAD LINES 3671 (2-2-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   DEATH PENALTY