DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/17/2017    Duedate: 03/30/2017

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-591

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAIN RAIL
HOWLIN CASE (352)
(78-3239) [12-2-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAIN RAIL                     SAMON
HOWLIN CASE (352)              DARK MINIONS (356)
(78-3239) [12-2-1,107]         (78-3260) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SANDY STRATTON                 ANONYMOUS
GIRLS X3 (299)                 SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2801) [15-11-0,86]         (78-3133) [12-25-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOWLIN CASE (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN (351)              27
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           26      HOWLIN CASE (352)
3. DARK MINIONS (356)          13      Unchartered Team
4. GIRLS X3 (299)               1
5. HOWLIN CASE (352)          -26      DARK MINIONS (356)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DARK MINIONS (356)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1 HOWLIN CASE (352)         7  6 0
 2/ 2 HOWLIN CASE (352)         54  28  2 65.9   2/ 2 GIRLS X3 (299)            6  4 0
 3/ 3 WRATHMEN (351)             7   5  1 58.3   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         5 10 0
 4/ 4 GIRLS X3 (299)            84  64  2 56.8   4/ 4 WRATHMEN (351)            3  1 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1205 %1373 39 46.7   5/ 0*DARK MINIONS (356)        1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LIN TIRIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see ARNELL NASTI win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ARNELL NASTI 
beat ARTFUL DESIGN and ARTFUL DESIGN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as TRAIN RAIL takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Lost Hope Inn, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From LIN TIRIAN's trash 
dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  I 
suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, but DIXIE BUBBLES has challenged up 
by 30 in an attempt against POT SHOT.  My sides still hurt from laughing about POT 
SHOT losing and giving DIXIE BUBBLES 21 points of recognition.  Ha ha ha ha!!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LIN TIRIAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the LIN TIRIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIN RAIL 3239              12   2  1   107       HOWLIN CASE (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIXIE BUBBLES 2800           16  10  0   105       GIRLS X3 (299)
 ARNELL NASTI 3200            15  14  0    92       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POT SHOT 3230                13   5  0    89       HOWLIN CASE (352)
 LADONNA LYNCH 2799           16  10  0    88       GIRLS X3 (299)
 HAMFIST 3122                 21  18  0    87       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SANDY STRATTON 2801          15  11  0    86       GIRLS X3 (299)
-THE FINEST 3229               7   0  0    81       HOWLIN CASE (352)
 ARTFUL DESIGN 3256            8   1  0    67       HOWLIN CASE (352)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANONYMOUS 3133               12  25  0    66       SAND DANCERS (68)
 DALADMAR 3203                 7   3  1    66       WRATHMEN (351)
 RAINDROPS 3211               11  10  0    62       HOWLIN CASE (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY BIPP 3251               8   6  0    48       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKIPPIT 3265                  3   2  0    28       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMON 3260                    1   0  0    13       DARK MINIONS (356)
 DOLLY PARTON 3268             1   1  0    12       GIRLS X3 (299)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KAYLEE HARTUNG 3274     0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299         BLACK ORC             591  NONE
B 3202                  0  1 0 WRATHMEN 351         MISTRESS MIGONEL      591  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pot Shot -- Do they call you that because people keep taking shots at your pot? -- 
Arnell Nasti

Artful Design -- Pretty much just us here, isn't it? -- anonymous

Ladonna Lynch -- Ah, the salad dressing princess? -- Hamfist

Daladmar -- Not as good as salad dressing. -- Skippit

And, again, a win for ME. -- Betty Bipp

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

B was butchered by MISTRESS MIGONELLE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KAYLEE HARTUNG was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DIXIE BUBBLES subdued POT SHOT in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
DOLLY PARTON was bested by SKIPPIT in a 3 minute gory novice's Challenge contest.
SANDY STRATTON was demolished by TRAIN RAIL in a 1 minute Title competition.
ARNELL NASTI vanquished ARTFUL DESIGN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HAMFIST overpowered RAINDROPS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LADONNA LYNCH defeated ANONYMOUS in a action packed 4 minute expert's melee.
BETTY BIPP was vanquished by DALADMAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SAMON vanquished 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  15 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  11 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 591 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRAIN RAIL 3239            12   2  1  107 HOWLIN CASE (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIXIE BUBBLES 2800         16  10  0  105 GIRLS X3 (299)
PARRY-STRIKE     ARNELL NASTI 3200          15  14  0   92 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    POT SHOT 3230              13   5  0   89 HOWLIN CASE (352)
TOTAL PARRY      LADONNA LYNCH 2799         16  10  0   88 GIRLS X3 (299)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAMFIST 3122               21  18  0   87 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SANDY STRATTON 2801.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ANONYMOUS 3133.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIXIE BUBBLES 
2800, DOLLY PARTON 3268, SKIPPIT 3265, HAMFIST 3122, LADONNA LYNCH 2799, TRAIN RAIL 
3239, ARNELL NASTI 3200, DALADMAR 3203, SAMON 3260, and POT SHOT 3230.

The least popular fighter this week was RAINDROPS 3211.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARTFUL DESIGN 3256, SANDY STRATTON 2801, KAYLEE HARTUNG 3274, B 3202, 
BETTY BIPP 3251, POT SHOT 3230, SAMON 3260, DALADMAR 3203, ARNELL NASTI 3200, and 
TRAIN RAIL 3239.

                          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