DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2017    Duedate: 08/09/2017

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-414

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PLYMOUTH ROCK
SMITHSONIAN (245)
(8-5218) [38-12-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PLYMOUTH ROCK                  POSITION IS EMPTY
SMITHSONIAN (245)              
(8-5218) [38-12-0,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HUMBLE LEE                     HUMBLE LEE
SERIOUS LEE (486)              SERIOUS LEE (486)
(8-4061) [14-18-0,86]          (8-4061) [14-18-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SMITHSONIAN (245)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOYT FOUNDATION (636)       41
2. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          25      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. SMITHSONIAN (245)           15      Unchartered Team
4. THE CHOSEN (613)             0
5. THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)          0      DAPHNE'S LADIES (47)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BIG BLEED (605)            2   0  0  100   1/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)         8  4 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       335 172  8 66.1   2- 3 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)       5  0 2
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        808 489 17 62.3   3- 1 THE CHOSEN (613)          5  4 0
 4- 4 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)   106  87  6 54.9   4- 2 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    5  4 0
 5- 5 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)       44  41  6 51.8   5/ 9 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        5  6 0
 6- 7 THE CHOSEN (613)         284 280 20 50.4   6/ 6 SERIOUS LEE (486)         5  7 0
 7/ 6 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)   55  56  2 49.5   7/ 7 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     5 10 0
 8/ 9 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)    100 103 10 49.3   8- 4 BROKEN SPIRITS (632)      4  1 0
 9/ 8 SERIOUS LEE (486)         67  71  2 48.6   9- 8*BAKED GOODNESS (654)      4  5 0
10-10*BAKED GOODNESS (654)       4   5  0 44.4  10/10 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)   3  5 0
11-12 BROKEN SPIRITS (632)      76 109  4 41.1  11-11*SINISTER SYNDICATE (655)  2  3 0
12-13*SINISTER SYNDICATE (655)   2   3  0 40.0  12-13*BIG BLEED (605)           1  0 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.

     Well, whoopee! Did it again. Call me Duelmaster again, for the 2nd time in a row. 
Yes! I erred last time when I said it was my 2nd title. Actually, it was the 3rd, and 
this makes four. In title matches, I beat:

Yrah Banewrecker (SL)
The Gypsy (LU)
Gutsag Bakwort (TP)

and I lost to:                   
Pitchfork Kid (LU)
Eton Stalwort (TP)
Defensive Lee (TP)

     Three wins and three losses for the title, yet I hold four Duelmaster titles. 
Well, in an interesting battle, after losing in 25 rounds to Defensive Lee, I still 
outpointed him, and outside circumstances gave me the title on points. Someone up 
there is pretty darn smart, I say! You would think that after being around for 49 
fights, with a 37 and 12 record, with 9 stat increases, and even an adex, I would have 
already had the call as a Lord Protector.  But NO!!!!! There is some sort of great 
dislike of Rocks by The Commission, and I have been held back. If I do not get the 
call in 50, I shall appeal and cause a ruckus! I will!
     Meanwhile, I go at it again, and the odds are that I shall add another victory. 
The other warriors don't like Rocks either.

                                          -- Plymouth Rock DMIV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ARKERS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE CHOSEN is pushed out of top team by SMITHSONIAN, who came from 5th 
with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for BROKEN SPIRITS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 
8th.  SMITHSONIAN stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 4 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
TOOTHLESS LOVE fought PILGRIM and gained 17 points and contributed to HOYT 
FOUNDATION's 3-2-0.  CORRECT CHANGE has lost to JHERI BLOOMERS, falling 15 points, 
while helping make BB PUBLIC TRANSIT a 0-3-0 turn.  THE GYPSY challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone SMITHSONIAN's warrior.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and PLYMOUTH ROCK remains ARKERS' top warrior 
for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BLOODY HAND CLAN 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARKERS, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding BLOODY HAND CLAN more than any other team we find HOYT FOUNDATION.  
ARKERS, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that THE GYPSY from HOYT FOUNDATION was ARKERS' most challenged warrior 
this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ARKERS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           38  12  0   129       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706        15   5  1   119       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 SITTING BULL 5638            18   6  0   116       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-TEXAS RED 5504               11   6  2   111       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
-MALLAFAX 5508                 9  14  0   105       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 MAYFLOWER 5235               28  16  0   100       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ETON THE STALWART 5496       24  14  0    93       THE CHOSEN (613)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIRCONIUM 5493               21   7  0    90       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 STANDING ROOM ONLY 5282      13  10  0    90       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
-CURLY BILL 5501               9   8  1    90       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
-DEFENSIVE LEE 4062           24   9  0    88       SERIOUS LEE (486)
-GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500          21  16  0    87       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 HUMBLE LEE 4061              14  18  0    86       SERIOUS LEE (486)
-CRUEL LEE 5676               10   7  2    86       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 DELAYED 5640                 11   8  1    81       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
-HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498      12  20  1    73       THE CHOSEN (613)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JHERI BLOOMERS 5643          12  15  2    66       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
-MAUD STONEGUT 5721           10   7  2    65       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
-BREAK DOWN 5618              10   7  0    65       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
-EGRIM 5510                   10  16  1    58       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 THE DEALER 5685              11   9  1    57       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UGARG SNOTSNIK 5815           8   0  0    55       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
-HELGA LOARWEN 5632           13  11  1    54       THE CHOSEN (613)
-EIGER THE HARDY 5811          8   1  0    50       THE CHOSEN (613)
-WORKER STRIKE 5751            4   0  0    46       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
 CORRECT CHANGE 5720           7   5  0    44       BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
-'ACKY GIT 5814                5   2  1    35       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYSTERIOUS LEE 5729           5   2  0    33       SERIOUS LEE (486)
-DOC SCURLOK 5816              2   3  1    33       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
-NIOBE 5818                    2   3  0    30       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
-RAL STORMBREAKER 5786         5   7  0    27       THE CHOSEN (613)
-ARKANSAS DAVE 5832            2   0  0    27       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
 ZEPHYR 5824                   4   1  0    26       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-ZULU 5817                     2   3  0    26       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEEF COOK 5287                1   0  0    21       BIG BLEED (605)
 TOOTHLESS LOVE 5847           1   0  0    17       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
-WILY GIT 5844                 1   0  0    16       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 ZAXBY 5843                    1   1  0    13       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-MUFFIN 5830                   2   0  0    10       BAKED GOODNESS (654)
-SCORPION 5834                 1   0  0    10       SINISTER SYNDICATE (655)
-GENERAL LEE 5796              0   2  0    10       SERIOUS LEE (486)
-BEETLE 5835                   1   0  0     9       SINISTER SYNDICATE (655)
-ARIZONA RON 5290              1   0  0     8       BIG BLEED (605)
-DA AGAIN 5839                 1   0  0     6       THE OUTLAWS 2 (631)
 PILGRIM 5842                  1   1  0     4       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZOMBIE 5823                   1   1  0     4       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-CUPCAKE 5829                  1   1  0     4       BAKED GOODNESS (654)
-CANOLI 5827                   1   1  0     4       BAKED GOODNESS (654)
-ECLAIR 5831                   0   2  0     2       BAKED GOODNESS (654)
-LIZARD 5836                   0   1  0     1       SINISTER SYNDICATE (655)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SANDMAN 5838                  0   1  0     1       SINISTER SYNDICATE (655)
 THE BEGGAR 5848               0   1  0     1       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
-MYSTERIO 5837                 0   1  0     1       SINISTER SYNDICATE (655)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PARIS TROUT 5591       17 17 0 HOYT FOUNDATION 636  CURLY BILL 5501       412   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zis Z's ve zuck! Zaxby ulz. Zirconium luz. Zulu luz. But zis Zephyr him vin! Yah. Ve 
zuck! -- The Z Man. (Mr. Zee to you.)

A salute to The Gypsy of Hoyt Foundation who has been declared Lord Protector. 
Congratulations! -- Curator

And, can you believe it?! Our own Plymouth Rock does it again, holding the Duelmaster 
throne for the second month in a row! Well done, Plymouth Rock. -- Curator

Defensive Lee, you were sitting there just waiting to be plucked.  Remember, a great 
offense is a good defense. -- Boston Tea Party (celebrating with tea and crumpets)

C'clair, I was hungry. Bwahahaha. -- Pilgrim

Gutsag Bakwort, I think you might be one of my favorite match ups. We get it on, don't 
we?! -- Plymouth Rock DMII

Health. Humility. Honor. Perhaps I shall be reading the next newsletter in a meeting 
room at the Kansas City Face To Face, thinking how wonderful it is to be there amongst 
all those witty and wonderful people. -- Curator

Zirconium -- Now that was a butt-whooping.  Maybe you didn't realize this, but I'm a 
gypsy, so I knew you were challenging me before you knew you were going to challenge 
me.  Thus, I prepared to break you out of that plate shell you waddled in wearing.  
Didn't take much, did it?  Guess I won't be seeing you for a while. -- The Gypsy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE GYPSY was unbelievably bested by PLYMOUTH ROCK in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
ZIRCONIUM unbelievably bested HUMBLE LEE in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge match.
BOSTON TEA PARTY devastated STANDING ROOM ONLY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SITTING BULL subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a dull 5 minute master's competition.
MAYFLOWER outlasted DELAYED in a crowd pleasing 7 minute one-sided struggle.
CORRECT CHANGE was handily defeated by JHERI BLOOMERS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THE DEALER viciously subdued MYSTERIOUS LEE in a action packed 3 minute gruesome duel.
ZAXBY overpowered STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZEPHYR overpowered THE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PILGRIM was handily defeated by TOOTHLESS LOVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  19 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  38 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  27 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  20 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  26 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  12 -  1      25  |

Turn 414 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         6  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218         38  12  0  129 SMITHSONIAN (245)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706      15   5  1  119 SMITHSONIAN (245)
AIMED BLOW       STANDING ROOM ONLY 5282    13  10  0   90 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
PARRY-LUNGE      DELAYED 5640               11   8  1   81 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE DEALER 5685            11   9  1   57 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
BASHING ATTACK   CORRECT CHANGE 5720         7   5  0   44 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HUMBLE LEE 4061.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HUMBLE LEE 4061.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELAYED 5640, THE 
DEALER 5685, PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218, JHERI BLOOMERS 5643, MYSTERIOUS LEE 5729, ZEPHYR 
5824, TOOTHLESS LOVE 5847, ZIRCONIUM 5493, BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706, and ZAXBY 5843.

The least popular fighter this week was SITTING BULL 5638.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PILGRIM 5842, THE BEGGAR 5848, CORRECT CHANGE 5720, MAYFLOWER 
5235, STANDING ROOM ONLY 5282, ZAXBY 5843, BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706, ZIRCONIUM 5493, 
TOOTHLESS LOVE 5847, and ZEPHYR 5824.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PLYMOUTH ROCK (8-5218) SMITHSONIAN (245)

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

THE GYPSY (8-5587) HOYT FOUNDATION (636)