DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2018    Duedate: 04/25/2018

BLACKSTONE ARENA

DM 84    TURN 256

This Week's Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COMMANDER PANTS
ABSURD HEROES XI (8369)
(84-48657) [9-1-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COMMANDER PANTS                POSITION IS EMPTY
ABSURD HEROES XI (8369)        
(84-48657) [9-1-1,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Week's Favorite

JASMINE SAGE                   JASMINE SAGE
071709AK (1799)                071709AK (1799)
(84-9903) [9-8-0,93]           (84-9903) [9-8-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FEAR FACTORY 16 (8242)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOVE MINUS ZERO (5778)        18 
2. ROOKIE HALEN 35 (4808)        14    ABSURD HEROES XI (8369)
3. AL BUMS XI (4437)             12    Unchartered Team
4. FEAR FACTORY 15 (7497)        11 
5. FEAR FACTORY 16 (8242)        10    072707I (110)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ABSURD HEROES X (8368)     2   0  1 100.   1/ 4 FEAR FACTORY 16 (8242)    5  0 0
 2- 3*ERRFOUR (8234)             6   1  1 85.7   2/21 FEAR FACTORY 15 (7497)    4  1 0
 3/ 4 ABSURD HEROES XI (8369)    9   3  1 75.0   3- 1 BASHUR BRIGADE 2.0 (5896) 4  2 1
 4/ 5 Q-SCHOOL (1323)           12   5  0 70.6   4- 2 COLLEGE RADIO X (7282)    4  2 0
 5- 6 THREAD (3391)             13   6  0 68.4   5/11 LOVE MINUS ZERO (5778)    3  0 1
 6- 7 JONES (9253)              23  11  2 67.6   6/18 ROOKIE HALEN 35 (4808)    3  0 0
 7/10 LOVE MINUS ZERO (5778)    12   6  2 66.7   7- 3 THE MOTHERSHIP CA (5110)  3  3 1
 8- 8*ERR11 (9265)               4   2  0 66.7   8/26 ABSURD HEROES XI (8369)   2  0 1
 9-13 ERROR (4180)               9   5  0 64.3   9/27 FINGER LICKIN (8407)      2  0 1
10/15 FINGER LICKIN (8407)      28  16  3 63.6  10-10 BIRDEMIC (5439)           2  0 0
11-14*HORNY GOAT? (4349)         7   4  0 63.6  11-25*THE MOTHERSHIP ZU (7287)  2  1 1
12/11 AM02 (7058)                9   6  1 60.0  12/36 AL BUMS XI (4437)         2  1 1
13-16 ERROR BB (4351)            7   5  0 58.3  13/17 THE IN SOUND (8450)       2  1 0
14-17 FRONTIER (3385)           18  15  1 54.5  14/20 Q-SCHOOL (1323)           2  1 0
15/19 THE IN SOUND (8450)       15  13  1 53.6  15-22 PASTA LA VISTA (9412)     2  3 0
16-18 ERRONE (8231)              8   7  0 53.3  16-30*BROKEN SWORDS (9244)      1  0 0
17-21 NU BLU (9256)             14  14  1 50.0  17- 7*ERR11 (9265)              1  0 0
18-22 ERRFIVE (8235)             8   8  0 50.0  18- 8 ERRONE (8231)             1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/31 ROOKIE HALEN 35 (4808)     5   5  0 50.0  19- 6*ABSURD HEROES X (8368)    1  0 0
20-23*ERR9 (9263)                4   4  0 50.0  20-12*HORNY GOAT? (4349)        1  0 0
21-24*DARKHEART'S MUSIC (9132)   1   1  1 50.0  21-13 ERROR BB (4351)           1  0 0
22-25 PASTA LA VISTA (9412)     23  26  5 46.9  22-14 ERROR (4180)              1  0 0
23-29 BIRDEMIC (5439)           47  58  3 44.8  23-37 THREAD (3391)             1  0 0
24/40 FEAR FACTORY 16 (8242)    12  15  0 44.4  24-38 FRONTIER (3385)           1  0 0
25-30*ERRSEVEN (8237)            4   5  0 44.4  25-15*ACKK (3389)               1  0 0
26/28 FEAR FACTORY 19 (8241)    19  24  1 44.2  26-23 NU BLU (9256)             1  1 0
27/26 071709AK (1799)           11  14  0 44.0  27- 5 BODY BY OTTO (9409)       1  1 0
28-32 COLLEGE RADIO X (7282)    32  41  2 43.8  28-24*OBELISK 010 (8147)        1  1 0
29-33 CAR SONGS (6375)          10  13  1 43.5  29/28 AM02 (7058)               1  1 0
30-34 BODY BY OTTO (9409)       32  42  6 43.2  30-41 WILD THINGS (6974)        1  2 0
31/37 AL BUMS XI (4437)         27  36  1 42.9  31-47 NIRVANA (4887)            1  2 0
32-35 CHREL (3390)              12  16  0 42.9  32/45 SOUP FORCES 2 (3724)      1  2 0
33-36 THE MOTHERSHIP CA (5110)  41  55  3 42.7  33/19 071709AK (1799)           1  2 0
34-39 ERRTWO (8232)              9  13  0 40.9  34-48 SUHT YOURSELF (9407)      0  4 0
35/43 FEAR FACTORY 15 (7497)    43  64  2 40.2  35-49 JONES (9253)              0  3 0
36-41 GONE SHOPPING 2 (8455)    38  58  4 39.6  36/42 THINGS I HATE (6039)      0  3 0
37/38 THINGS I HATE (6039)       5   8  1 38.5  37/43 THINGS I HATE 2 (6040)    0  3 0
38-44 WILD THINGS (6974)        46  79  5 36.8  38-50 DUEL HACKS (8733)         0  2 0
39-45 BASHUR BRIGADE 2.0 (5896) 29  52  1 35.8  39-40*DOOMED SWORDS (9237)      0  2 0
40-46 PADDED WALLS (8452)       11  20  0 35.5  40-46 ERRTWO (8232)             0  2 0
41-49 DUEL HACKS (8733)         30  57  3 34.5  41/53 FEAR FACTORY 19 (8241)    0  2 0
42/48 SOUP FORCES 2 (3724)      13  25  0 34.2  42-29*DARKHEART'S MUSIC (9132)  0  1 0
43-50*ACKK (3389)                2   4  0 33.3  43-31*ERR9 (9263)               0  1 0
44-51*DOOMED SWORDS (9237)       1   2  0 33.3  44-51 GONE SHOPPING 2 (8455)    0  1 0
45-52*BROKEN SWORDS (9244)       1   2  0 33.3  45-32*ERRFOUR (8234)            0  1 0
46-53 SUHT YOURSELF (9407)      31  65  2 32.3  46-33 ERRFIVE (8235)            0  1 0
47-55*THE MOTHERSHIP ZU (7287)   7  16  3 30.4  47-34*ERRSEVEN (8237)           0  1 0
48/54 THINGS I HATE 2 (6040)     6  14  0 30.0  48-35 PADDED WALLS (8452)       0  1 0
49-56*OBELISK 010 (8147)         7  18  0 28.0  49-57 FEARSOME FIVE (6652)      0  1 0
50-58 FEARSOME FIVE (6652)       6  22  0 21.4  50-44 CAR SONGS (6375)          0  1 0
51-59 NIRVANA (4887)             6  39  0 13.3  51-39 CHREL (3390)              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

     Hail and well met warriors of BLACKSTONE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team BASHUR BRIGADE 2.0 
was unseated this week as FEAR FACTORY 16 moved up from 4th ranking to take the top 
spot with a 2-0-0 record for the round.  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to 
compare with FEAR FACTORY 15's team record!  A 2-0-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 
2nd place ranking.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of ROOKIE HALEN 35.  
How else weeks like this one's 1-0-0?  How else the sudden move to 6th team?  The 
proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with ABSURD HEROES XI's team record! 
A 1-0-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 8th place ranking.  I have begun to suspect 
trickery on the part of FINGER LICKIN.  How else weeks like this one's 1-0-1?  How 
else the sudden move to 9th team?  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to 
compare with AL BUMS XI's team record!  A 1-0-1 week and now a firm grasp on a 12th 
place ranking.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of SOUP FORCES 2.  How 
else weeks like this one's 0-1-0?  How else the sudden move to 32nd team?  My tutors 
were fond of telling me that the higher you rise the harder you fall.  This week 
071709AK went 0-1-0 and fell 14 notches into 33rd!  The proverbial rising comet can 
only hope to compare with FEAR FACTORY 19's team record!  A 0-1-0 week and now a firm 
grasp on a 41st place ranking.  PRIMARY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested JASMINE SAGE and was awarded 14 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PRIMARY put down JASMINE SAGE, 
causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on SPYMASTER as he bore arms against the Dark 
Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster HOT ROCKS.  Although SPYMASTER made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious HOT ROCKS.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city BLACKSTONE.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  Q-SCHOOL is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently the 
stalwarts of 071709AK are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board 
for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  JASMINE SAGE take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
BLACKSTONE.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  HOT ROCKS has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of his 
recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  Strange what 
qualities come forth in the face of certain doom.  ERNIE ERNESTO has the town astir 
with the news of his Dark Arena victory!  BROKEN WING has sworn to take up religion 
upon living to tell of his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing 
indeed!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only 
the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMMANDER PANTS 48657         9   1  1 115         ABSURD HEROES XI (8369)   

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUISE 41926                 16   9  0 134         COLLEGE RADIO X (7282)    
-HEY BUDDY 53756              10   1  1 109         NU BLU (9256)             
 PRIMARY 27109                 5   5  0 105         ROOKIE HALEN 35 (4808)    
 FIREWING PHOENIX 57164       10   6  0 102         FEAR FACTORY 15 (7497)    
-ECO POWER 51863               8   4  0 102         BIRDEMIC (5439)           
 KING OF FOOLS 50766          13  18  0 101         FEAR FACTORY 15 (7497)    
 POW 49213                    15   8  1  97         THE IN SOUND (8450)       
-ORION 31381                   8   3  0  95         THREAD (3391)             
 QUAGMIRE 6998                12   5  0  93         Q-SCHOOL (1323)           
 JASMINE SAGE 9903             9   8  0  93         071709AK (1799)           
-ZIGGY STARDUST 24980          8   6  0  93         AL BUMS XI (4437)         
-SCUMFIST 50844               15  24  0  91         DUEL HACKS (8733)         
 BORSCHT 20918                13  25  0  91         SOUP FORCES 2 (3724)      

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRACTURED FURY 47055         14   9  0  87         THE MOTHERSHIP CA (5110)  
-MEGA GATOR VS PREDAT 33668   14  14  1  77         BASHUR BRIGADE 2.0 (5896) 
-ROCM 19122                   12  13  0  77         CHREL (3390)              
 TERRIFIC 40487                9   6  1  77         AM02 (7058)               
 AIMED BLOWS 34546             5   7  1  72         THINGS I HATE (6039)      
-BEAVER 24526                  7   5  0  68         ERROR BB (4351)           
-ROZCO 47629                   7   4  0  68         ERRTWO (8232)             

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURN TO SLAG 57170            7   4  0  65         FEAR FACTORY 19 (8241)    
-RED VIXEN 24518               6   3  0  59         HORNY GOAT? (4349)        
 WALL OF FIRE 57163            5   3  0  58         FEAR FACTORY 16 (8242)    
-QUEENSBRIDGE 57361            4   0  0  58         COLLEGE RADIO X (7282)    

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALSO 44 50842                 9  27  1  55         DUEL HACKS (8733)         
-LYNX 19096                    6   7  0  53         FRONTIER (3385)           
-LARGER 47637                  6   1  1  52         ERRFOUR (8234)            
-THE ORANGE ONE 57256          3   1  2  52         THE MOTHERSHIP ZU (7287)  
-HTN 47645                     7   5  0  51         ERRFIVE (8235)            

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POORLY SUHTED 56436           5  14  0  49         SUHT YOURSELF (9407)      
-BOEC 23604                    9   5  0  48         ERROR (4180)              
-SOUTH BRONX 36499             5   6  0  46         CAR SONGS (6375)          
-TSUHNAMI 56852                4  13  1  42         SUHT YOURSELF (9407)      
-ROGER 53794                   4   4  0  40         ERR9 (9263)               
 EARLY MORNINGS 34548          4   9  0  37         THINGS I HATE 2 (6040)    
-WATER 56764                   3   1  0  37         ERRONE (8231)             
-DISDAIN 47117                 3   6  0  37         OBELISK 010 (8147)        
 BLOOD RECKONING 57180         5   6  0  36         FEAR FACTORY 16 (8242)    
-POINTY STICK 56893            6   4  0  34         BASHUR BRIGADE 2.0 (5896) 
-KAAN 53694                    1   2  0  34         BROKEN SWORDS (9244)      

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIBLE 53804                   3   2  0  33         ERR11 (9265)              
-COTTONTAIL 57050              3   3  0  30         BODY BY OTTO (9409)       
-BEAR 47627                    0   5  0  27         ERRTWO (8232)             
-CARLISE 53754                 4   7  0  25         NU BLU (9256)             

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BERRIES 57118                 3   3  1  23         WILD THINGS (6974)        
-EMD 47656                     3   1  0  22         ERRSEVEN (8237)           
-NEEBS 56476                   2   1  0  19         OBELISK 010 (8147)        
-BIRATH 53661                  1   2  0  19         DOOMED SWORDS (9237)      
-CESPEDES 57305                2   1  1  18         THE MOTHERSHIP ZU (7287)  
-EYERE 19118                   2   4  0  18         ACKK (3389)               
-NON SUHT 57222                1   3  0  18         SUHT YOURSELF (9407)      
-HORSEMAN 34429                1   0  0  15         LOVE MINUS ZERO (5778)    
-FENG 57225                    1   0  0  15         BIRDEMIC (5439)           
-COME AS YOU ARE 57408         2   1  0  14         NIRVANA (4887)            
-PARAGON 41955                 0   6  0  14         THE MOTHERSHIP ZU (7287)  
-DOCTOR WALL 48649             2   0  1  12         ABSURD HEROES X (8368)    
-LITTLE RICHARD 57386          1   0  0  12         WILD THINGS (6974)        
-RAMAN 57043                   2   3  2  11         PASTA LA VISTA (9412)     
-COLLECTOR 38010               0   4  0   4         FEARSOME FIVE (6652)      
-LAKE OF FIRE 57405            0   3  0   3         NIRVANA (4887)            

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BACH 53025              1  1 1 DARKHEART'S MUS 9132 CESPEDES 57305        254   
STATHIS 47625           2  4 0 ERRTWO 8232          BOJANGLES 47034       253   
OLU DARA 53740          9  6 1 JONES 9253           COMMANDER PANTS 48657 255   
WHAAAT 57202            0  1 0 NU BLU 9256          DOCTOR WALL 48649     253   
FUGUE STATE 49223      11 16 0 PADDED WALLS 8452    MEGA GATOR VS P 33668 254   
STEAMY 40424            0  3 0 WEATHER CLIPS 7048   IDLE IVAN 55675       252  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOT ROCKS butchered SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ERNIE ERNESTO butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
BROKEN WING savagely slew ARENAMASTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
FIREWING PHOENIX unbelievably bested BORSCHT in a popular 2 minute veteran's contest.
POW demolished AIMED BLOWS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KING OF FOOLS vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PRIMARY beat JASMINE SAGE in a popular 3 minute gruesome master's brawl.
COMMANDER PANTS won victory over TERRIFIC in a 2 minute expert's Title duel.
QUAGMIRE defeated TURN TO SLAG in a popular 3 minute uneven duel.
WALL OF FIRE overpowered EARLY MORNINGS in a 1 minute uneven match.
BLOOD RECKONING overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  14 -  2      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  32 -  6      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  44 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  26 -  3      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  20 -  4      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        85 - 104 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 256 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  COMMANDER PANTS -16879      9   1  1  115 ABSURD HEROES XI (8369)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIREWING PHOENIX -8372     10   6  0  102 FEAR FACTORY 15 (7497)
AIMED BLOW       POW -16323                 15   8  1   97 THE IN SOUND (8450)
TOTAL PARRY      QUAGMIRE 6998              12   5  0   93 Q-SCHOOL (1323)
BASHING ATTACK   TURN TO SLAG -8366          7   4  0   65 FEAR FACTORY 19 (8241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JASMINE SAGE 9903.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JASMINE SAGE 9903.  The ten other most popular fighters were TURN TO SLAG 
-8366, COMMANDER PANTS -16879, FIREWING PHOENIX -8372, PRIMARY 27109, BORSCHT 20918, 
QUAGMIRE 6998, POW -16323, TERRIFIC -25049, KING OF FOOLS -14770, and WALL OF FIRE 
-8373.

The least popular fighter this week was EARLY MORNINGS -30988.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AIMED BLOWS -30990, BLOOD RECKONING -8356, WALL OF FIRE -8373, 
KING OF FOOLS -14770, TERRIFIC -25049, POW -16323, QUAGMIRE 6998, BORSCHT 20918, 
PRIMARY 27109, and FIREWING PHOENIX -8372.

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

BROKEN WING (84--32592) LOVE MINUS ZERO

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

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                                          -- RSI