DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/20/2016    Duedate: 08/02/2016

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-246

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE PAPERBOY
THE COMMODORES (150)
(81-2465) [16-8-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE PAPERBOY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE COMMODORES (150)           
(81-2465) [16-8-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIXIE                          LYON BEAR
MONSTER MANUAL (87)            THE COMMODORES (150)
(81-2378) [18-16-1,109]        (81-2412) [18-11-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WICKED MARTYRS (148)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         41
2. INEBRIATION (27)            41      CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
3. SOME KINDA HATE (102)       41      Unchartered Team
4. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      31
5. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         27       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      461 353 15 56.6   1/ 1 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      9  6 1
 2/ 2 SHANGHAIED (161)          64  51  2 55.7   2/ 2 FURRY FURY (25)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    217 177 17 55.1   3/ 8 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       8  6 0
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    654 553 18 54.2   4/11 INEBRIATION (27)          8  7 1
 5/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     177 152 10 53.8   5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         526 461 19 53.3   6/ 4 THE COMMODORES (150)      8  7 0
 7- 7 WARMASTERS (15)          616 569 45 52.0   7/13 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  3 0
 8/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        467 442 25 51.4   8/ 7 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  6 0
 9/ 9 FURRY FURY (25)          422 413 21 50.5   9/ 3 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    7  8 2
10/10 THE COMMODORES (150)     136 148  5 47.9  10/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 1
11/11 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      425 510 17 45.5  11/10 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     7  8 0
12/12 PRAY THE GODS (155)       75  91  5 45.2  12/ 6 SHANGHAIED (161)          7  8 0
13-13 THE MONSANTIS (112)       92 113  5 44.9  13/12 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      5 10 0
14/14 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   322 414 25 43.8  14/14 PRAY THE GODS (155)       2  6 1
15/16 INEBRIATION (27)         105 186 10 36.1  15-15 WARMASTERS (15)           0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      20  60  2 25.0  16-16 THE MONSANTIS (112)       0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

Good afternoon, spectators, and welcome to the glorious jewel of the Alastari 
games known as Shadowspire.  It is a hot one here today with the sun beating 
down upon the sands, turning them into a veritable furnace of sand, sweat, and 
steel (with the occasional quarterstaff thrown in for good measure).  I bought 
a loaf bread at Otto's before venturing to the arena.  By the time I arrived, 
it was toast.  Anyway, long story short, it's hot!  Let's get to the arena 
action.

Mordecai Mouse leaves for the Isle of the Eye in style by making a challenge 
to the Dark Arena.  He faced Stone Golem and the result was painful!  Luckily, 
he has Lady Greywand's healers watching over him now, and they are without a 
doubt unparalleled in the resurrection and healing business!  Stepping in to 
fill the empty seat by recognition points, we have The Paperboy from The 
Commodores.  Congrats to Hombre and his squad.  The real test comes next turn 
as he faces challenges from a formidable group of Challenger Champions.

The most avoided team was Darque Ages and Monster Manual avoided them the 
most.  The Empress Wu had a full dance card this turn, but only The Paperboy 
got the opportunity to see her on the dance floor.  He insisted on taking the 
lead as well, seizing the throne in the process.  Wicked Martyrs remains the 
top team with a 9-6-1 record, edging out Furry Fury with a kill.  Monster 
Manual moves into the top 5 from the 8 spot.  The biggest gain came from 
Inebriation as they take over 4th place, gaining 7 places.  Dragonbane Guild 
did not make into the top 5, but a 6 spot gain is worth noting.

Faces are long at the Darque Ages' guildhouse this day as they bid farewell to 
two warriors.  The mediocrity that was named Tomoe Gozen fell to the blade of 
Ryk the Dragon from Big Lake Outcasts.  Farther down the ranks, Fulk Nerra 
randomly matched up but certainly died at the hands of Schendle, a member of 
Pray the Gods.  Otherwise, the turn was uneventful on the life and death front 
with an arena stand by and our departing Duelmaster falling as well.  Mordecai 
Mouse was promptly resurrected and began packing for the Isle.  As for the 
Embezzling Scribe, he is still dead and no one cares.  The over/under for his 
funeral attendance is 3.  Place your bets at Otto's Diner.

It is time to say goodbye.  I hope to see you next turn for turn 247.  We have 
a special edition of the SYP coming out on on cycle 251 in addition to our 
regularly scheduled spy reports.  Stay tuned!  Until then, find some shade 
under a tree, a cold drink, and try not to overheat out there!  Signing off... 

                                          -- Huard DePriest

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PAPERBOY 2465            16   8  0   116       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREDITS 2280                 26  22  1   112       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241           20  15  0   111       FURRY FURY (25)
 PIXIE 2378                   18  16  1   109       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390           20  11  0   108       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459         17   9  0   106       FURRY FURY (25)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          25  15  0    97       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PHO C 2444                   14  14  2    96       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BARBAROSSA 2098              24  23  0    95       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              15  14  2    94       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYON BEAR 2412               18  11  0    93       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          16  19  2    90       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         13  11  1    88       INEBRIATION (27)
 GARCHOMP 2470                15  10  0    87       FURRY FURY (25)
 ALCESTE 2355                 20  16  0    86       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            12   8  1    86       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 HEATWAVE 2542                10   9  1    82       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             10  12  2    81       INEBRIATION (27)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             17  25  0    76       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ZATHOG 2399                  15  16  1    72       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-TU DU 1652                   12   6  2    70       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-SUPERWEED 1675                8   9  0    70       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARWULF 2580                 10   3  0    64       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-BARATUS 2515                 10   7  2    63       WARMASTERS (15)
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595        9   4  1    62       SHANGHAIED (161)
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457          15  12  2    61       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KROW 2504                    13   8  0    56       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632              7   2  0    56       SHANGHAIED (161)
 KOSTAGART 2667                4   2  0    55       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 STORMCLAW 2569                8   7  1    53       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BRENNER 2638                  5   3  0    49       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           10  10  1    45       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-LUNARIS 2572                  7   5  1    44       WARMASTERS (15)
 CELERY STALKER 2676           4   1  0    41       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CURD BURGLAR 2598             7   5  0    40       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608            7   5  1    38       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STRABO 2689                   3   0  0    38       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SCHENDLE 2596                 6   3  2    37       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653          3   4  0    36       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCAPULA 2571                  7   5  0    33       WARMASTERS (15)
 AGLAIA 2609                   6   6  0    33       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-TRAJAN 2566                   6   6  0    32       WARMASTERS (15)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578          8   7  0    31       SHANGHAIED (161)
 PYRAT 2615                    4   7  1    28       INEBRIATION (27)
 CAJUN SEAFOOD 2526            5  11  1    27       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 A SMOKING WOMAN 2562          6   7  1    26       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 CYCLOTRODE X 2673             4   1  1    26       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 JANNA 2581                    6   6  0    24       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 LONG BLACK HAIR 2528          4  12  0    24       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OCTAVIAN 2607                 6   2  1    23       WARMASTERS (15)
 LOOKOUT LARRY 2656            4   3  0    22       SHANGHAIED (161)
 CHERRY DP 2637                3   4  0    22       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 HILL GIANT 2694               2   1  0    22       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MONKEY TREE MONK 2652         2   4  0    19       FURRY FURY (25)
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644           5   2  0    17       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 EAT THIS 2709                 1   0  1    16       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 TRISTAN 2669                  3   2  0    14       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683            1   3  0    13       SHANGHAIED (161)
 HORRID 2659                   3   3  0    12       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 KYBURN 2668                   3   3  0    12       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678             3   2  0    11       THE COMMODORES (150)
 HELLBRAISER 2693              2   1  0    11       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 FIREBALL 2705                 1   0  0    10       INEBRIATION (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAYLA 2695                    1   0  0     8       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 UFC 2698                      1   1  0     7       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 ORLANDO 2688                  1   1  0     4       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PERFECT SMILE 2704            0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DESTINY 2703                  0   1  0     1       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            0   1  0     1       INEBRIATION (27)
 ZIM SALA BIM 2708             0   1  0     1       THE COMMODORES (150)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      EAT THIS 2709         246  NONE
RABID PAIN 2618         6  4 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 BLOODY MARIA 2536     245   
FULK NERRA 2661         2  4 0 DARQUE AGES 29       SCHENDLE 2596         246   
TOMOE GOZEN 2207       18 17 0 DARQUE AGES 29       RYK THE DRAGON 2371   246   
MORDECAI MOUSE 2152    22 22 0 FURRY FURY 25        STONE GOLEM           246  NONE
HELL HOUND 2681         0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    CYCLOTRODE X 2673     242  NOT REVENGED
SCHMEISER 2679          1  2 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    PYRAT 2615            245   
KID ICEPICK 2672        2  2 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   LUXLORD BLACK 2608    245   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mordecai Mouse -- I gave it the ol' college try, but let's be honest, neither one of 
us is smart enough for college. -- Barbarossa

Grizzly Remains -- All that jumping around and moving.  You need to take life and 
combat a little more slowly. -- The Empress Wu

Kitty Tantrum -- Certainly a fun fight, but I would have preferred a different 
outcome. -- Tomoe Gozen

Monkey Tree Monk -- Fortune can change in a moment as you witnessed in our fight.  One 
minute you are laughing heartlessly and the next your eyes are blazing. -- Fulk Nerra

Kyburn -- I am going to venture a guess that is not my favorite weapon. -- Strabo

DeGotti -- Well, aren't you the kiss of death.  I would very much enjoy you 
challenging Rabid Pain, but sadly that jackrabbit from Wicked Martyrs killed him, on 
my challenge none-the-less.  So, although I am mad at him, I have to accept a smidgen 
of responsibility myself.  However, I did kill one of his guys on his challenge, so 
that allayed my anger for a moment.  Going forward, don't mention my warriors as they 
seem to die that very turn. -- Den

Scorpio -- First off, I am surprised you figured out I was calling you dumb, since I 
thought you were too dumb to realize that.  Congrats.  Second, if you were to beat any 
of my warriors I would probably quit managing teams.  Funny that the very turn you 
talk trash to me, the weakest member on my team destroys the strongest member of your 
team.  So, you don't use TB as a "helping crutch to win" huh?  Here are some other 
things you don't use as a "helping crutch to win":  intelligence, managing ability, 
working pens, unstained strategy sheets, strategy, intelligence (oops already 
mentioned that, but I guess it is worth mentioning twice), design ability, smart 
challenges, or a full set of teeth. -- Den

Shadowspire -- The mighty Allied Axis pulled down 4 wins again last turn, but many of 
you were not so lucky.  Please, take a moment to recognize the true ineptitude of our 
arena.  How about Lady Mordraith's Some Kind of Hate?  Should be called Some Kind of 
Really Absolutely Horrible Team Managed by an Idiot, but I guess that is too many 
letters for a team name.  Nevertheless, her 0-5 is notable.  Pray the Gods went 0-2, 
not sure if your prayers are being heard, did you try folding your hands?  And, not to 
get all "rules" on you, but here in Shadowspire you pledged to fight a full team, so 
you need to fight all 5 guys each and every turn.  Thanks for your keen observance of 
our rules!  And to round out our winless teams is our very own The Monsantis with 
their very own 0-5.  I guess they felt bad for Lady Mordraith and wanted to make her 
feel better.  What do all three of these teams have in common?  Scorpio did better 
than all of them.  That is punishment enough.  See you on the sands, cat-lovers. -- 
Den

Den -- Correction!  Rapid Pain LOOKED like a good warrior!  I will NOT be able to test 
him out later!  Looks like Bloody Maria lived up to her name! -- DeGotti

BlackHart -- See, that didn't take too long!  Enjoy your stay at Number 2! -- DeGotti

Blackjack Johnson -- You're no daisy! You're no daisy, at all! -- Warwulf

Malgus' death was not in vain!  His replacement is way better!  Thank you DA Gods! -- 
DeGotti

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORDECAI MOUSE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
AGLAIA was subdued by BLOODY MARIA in a 1 minute Bloodfeud melee.
THE PAPERBOY savagely defeated THE EMPRESS WU in a 4 minute Challenge Title fight.
WHITE LIGHTNING was defeated by GRIZZLY REMAINS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HATEFUL DESIRE was devastated by ALCESTE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOLLOWSOUL bested HEATWAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
RYK THE DRAGON viciously butchered TOMOE GOZEN in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
WYLD TURKEY vanquished BLUE DRAGON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BLACKJACK JOHNSON overpowered CURD BURGLAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
A SMOKING WOMAN was overpowered by BRENNER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
LUXLORD BLACK overpowered UFC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LOOKOUT LARRY was bested by FAST HACK 'EM 9 in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CELERY STALKER demolished TWO-TON TIMMONS in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HORRID was handily defeated by PYRAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
LONG BLACK HAIR was vanquished by STRABO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PHO C slimly lost to KITTY TANTRUM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody veteran's fray.
BRUTAL GRUNGE bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute fight.
PIXIE overpowered GARCHOMP in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CREDITS overpowered BARBAROSSA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
LYON BEAR viciously subdued WARWULF in a popular 7 minute gruesome bout.
ZATHOG subdued SWABBIE SAM in a action packed 3 minute gruesome uneven bout.
KROW devastated CHERRY DP in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
STORMCLAW overpowered CAJUN SEAFOOD in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
KOSTAGART overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SCHENDLE assassinated FULK NERRA in a 2 minute brutal uneven match.
JANNA lost to CYCLOTRODE X in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner upset fray.
DRAGON SCARRED savagely defeated KYBURN in a dull 13 minute brutal competition.
MONKEY TREE MONK overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TRISTAN viciously subdued PERFECT SMILE in a exciting 3 minute gory novice's fight.
MUTANT CAMEL was overpowered by HILL GIANT in a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
POWDER MONKEY viciously subdued ORLANDO in a 4 minute gruesome amateur's match.
HELLBRAISER savagely defeated BARSTOOL BRAD in a 2 minute brutal novice's struggle.
ZAYLA bested DESTINY in a popular 2 minute beginner's bout.
FIREBALL demolished ZIM SALA BIM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EAT THIS killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  30 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     38 -  34 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  53 -  4      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    86 -  85 -  6      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  41 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  28 -  6      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         AIMED BLOW        49 -  51 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  31 -  3      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  35 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  54 -  4      38  |

Turn 246 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    THE PAPERBOY 2465          16   8  0  116 THE COMMODORES (150)
SLASHING ATTACK  CREDITS 2280               26  22  1  112 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KITTY TANTRUM 2241         20  15  0  111 FURRY FURY (25)
STRIKING ATTACK  PIXIE 2378                 18  16  1  109 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        25  15  0   97 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       BARBAROSSA 2098            24  23  0   95 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     HOLLOWSOUL 2414            15  14  2   94 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITE LIGHTNING 2486       13  11  1   88 INEBRIATION (27)
PARRY-LUNGE      ALCESTE 2355               20  16  0   86 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
BASHING ATTACK   BLOODY MARIA 2536          12   8  1   86 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PIXIE 2378.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LYON BEAR 2412.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE PAPERBOY 2465, TRISTAN 
2669, PHO C 2444, SWABBIE SAM 2632, ZAYLA 2695, RYK THE DRAGON 2371, HELLBRAISER 
2693, GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459, CELERY STALKER 2676, and KITTY TANTRUM 2241.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAGON SCARRED 2644.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KYBURN 2668, ZIM SALA BIM 2708, GARCHOMP 2470, LONG BLACK HAIR 
2528, HORRID 2659, TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578, UFC 2698, A SMOKING WOMAN 2562, BLUE DRAGON 
2332, and HATEFUL DESIRE 2457.

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

MORDECAI MOUSE (81-2152) FURRY FURY (25)