DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2019    Duedate: 02/20/2019

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-434

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLD RUSH
SMITHSONIAN (245)
(8-5851) [12-3-1,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLD RUSH                      PYNK-EYE
SMITHSONIAN (245)              GIT'EM SICK (657)
(8-5851) [12-3-1,142]          (8-5893) [5-2-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE BEGGAR                     HAL THE CRAZED
HOYT FOUNDATION (636)          THE CHOSEN (613)
(8-5848) [10-9-0,97]           (8-5858) [3-6-1,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE CHOSEN (613)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THOMAS (411)        37
2. BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)      30      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. SMITHSONIAN (245)           26      Unchartered Team
4. CODE NAME III (658)         17
5. THE TRAVELERS (639)         15      CODE NAME III (658)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CODE NAME III (658)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE CHOSEN (613)          9  6 0
 2/ 1 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       377 198 10 65.6   2/ 4 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     8  6 2
 3/ 2 SMITHSONIAN (245)        856 513 19 62.5   3/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        7  3 0
 4/ 3 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)   154 119  9 56.4   4/ 5 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    7  8 2
 5/ 4 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)    150 141 15 51.5   5/ 2 SMITHSONIAN (245)         6  3 0
 6/ 5 THE CHOSEN (613)         332 313 22 51.5   6/ 6*GIT'EM SICK (657)         6  7 0
 7/ 6*GIT'EM SICK (657)         15  16  0 48.4   7/ 7 BOOK OF THOMAS (411)      4  3 0
 8/ 7 BOOK OF THOMAS (411)     124 161  9 43.5   8/ 8 THE TRAVELERS (639)       4  8 0
 9/ 8 THE TRAVELERS (639)       36  90  0 28.6   9/ 0*CODE NAME III (658)       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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Good things come to those who fight well, as BLOODY HAND CLAN can 
attest, moving up by 1.  Practice pays for SHAWNDO, who pummelled RAL STORMBREAKER, 
to pocket 18 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SHAWNDO was winsome, 
after beating RAL STORMBREAKER and seeing him lose 12 points.  Duelmaster JHERI 
BLOOMERS from HOYT FOUNDATION is going for the gold, as it Dark Arena Challenged DARK 
ARENA's SPYMASTER.  Ooh, the excitement!  JHERI BLOOMERS successfully staved off a 
grab for the roses by SPYMASTER of DARK ARENA.  Does ARKERS have no one talented 
enough to dethrone it?  Word has it one team in ARKERS is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of HOYT FOUNDATION should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of HOYT 
FOUNDATION found their efforts at combat frustrated as THE CHOSEN apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and WILY 
GIT is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't BLOODY HAND CLAN proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe JHERI BLOOMERS of HOYT FOUNDATION money and had written it off, take 
note:  it'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND it'S MAD!!!  Oh hard!  that to strike a 
flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  ARKERS, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Swinging Aardvark.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD RUSH 5851               12   3  1   142       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEPHYR 5824                  15   8  0   107       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-PILGRIM 5842                 13   8  0   102       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 EIGER THE HARDY 5811         20   6  0    97       THE CHOSEN (613)
 THE BEGGAR 5848              10   9  0    97       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 'ACKY GIT 5814               14   6  2    95       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UGARG SNOTSNIK 5815          19   6  0    87       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 SHAWNDO 5853                 11   5  0    84       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
-ZUCCHINI 5859                 8   0  1    81       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-ZOMBIE 5823                   8   6  1    75       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 RAL STORMBREAKER 5786        17  12  0    74       THE CHOSEN (613)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILY GIT 5844                13   5  0    64       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 GETTYSBURG 5854               9   4  0    57       SMITHSONIAN (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOOTHLESS LOVE 5847           8  11  1    54       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 HODGE PODGE 5790              8   6  0    47       BOOK OF THOMAS (411)
-BUFFALO ROAMS 5855            4   3  0    43       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 PYNK-EYE 5893                 5   2  0    38       GIT'EM SICK (657)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANGRI THE STRONG 5877        5   3  0    33       THE CHOSEN (613)
 DEATH LEASER 5881             4   2  2    32       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 BUNKER HILL 5907              3   2  0    32       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 PIP SQUEAK 5789               3   1  1    31       BOOK OF THOMAS (411)
 ALBUS BONERATTLER 5874        5   5  1    30       THE CHOSEN (613)
 SHE-HULK 5889                 5   3  0    29       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 13 1/2 5887                   4   4  0    26       THE TRAVELERS (639)
-COMYN-KOLD 5894               5   1  0    25       GIT'EM SICK (657)
 ZILCH 5905                    3   1  0    24       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RADTEEF WAZGRIM 5919          2   0  1    22       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 ZEBRA 5917                    3   0  0    19       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAMPYRILLA 5865               3   8  0    17       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 FIRST WHISPER 5900            1   0  0    17       CODE NAME III (658)
 SNAKE EYES 5888               4   4  0    16       THE TRAVELERS (639)
 HAL THE CRAZED 5858           3   6  1    16       THE CHOSEN (613)
 CHES-PAYNE 5892               2   5  0    11       GIT'EM SICK (657)
 LICKETY-SPLIT 5909            1   0  0    10       BOOK OF THOMAS (411)
-DA'-FLUE 5891                 2   3  0     9       GIT'EM SICK (657)
 GORGRUB WAALUG 5915           1   3  1     7       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 BEL-LI ACHE 5921              0   1  0     1       GIT'EM SICK (657)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ACCOLADE 5920           0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 411   SPYMASTER             434  NONE
SCRAP METAL 5758        7  8 1 BOOK OF THOMAS 411   TOOTHLESS LOVE 5847   432   
EAR-AYKE 5918           0  1 0 GIT'EM SICK 657      RADTEEF WAZGRIM 5919  433   
RUNI-NOZE 5895          1  3 0 GIT'EM SICK 657      GORGRUB WAALUG 5915   432  REVENGED
SMI CHU 755             5  6 1 TAC 105              KYRON FLEMING 5545    430  NONE
M.A.S.K. 5898           1  2 0 THE TRAVELERS 639    SOULMAN DAN 5857      430  NONE
ZULU 5817               5  8 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519     'ACKY GIT 5814        431   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

2-1 ok. Not gud. I be mean to team. Yah. -- The Z Man

Ches-Payne, give it up. You'll never earn your stripes. -- Zebra

Jerry Bloomers, salute! Duelmaster. Sort of like "pants on fire." -- Curator, 
Smithsonian

Hal The Crazed, are you the same Hal who runs the RSI show? You need to work on 
getting more successes! -- Bunker Hill

Albus, one look at you and my bones begin to rattle. I was lucky I held it together. 
-- Gettysburg

Health. Humility. Honor. I hope you all did well in Tempe. -- Curator

Bunker Hill -- That was close. Time for some calisthenics. -- Hal the Crazed

Vampyrilla -- You are a tough one. Good fight. -- Kangri the Strong

I want the title. Time to gut up! -- Ral Stormbreaker

Gettyburg -- I guess you addressed your fighting skills. I wish you had waited a turn. 
Maybe next time. -- Albus Bonerattler

Zephyr -- Zephyr? More like a quick breeze. -- Eiger the Hardy

I haven't been 'n 'da champion class 'n a very, very long time. Time ta get back up 
'der an kontinue earn'n im sweet, sweet political points. -- Ugarg Snotsnik

Pynk-Eye -- Wot 'n da hell?!?! Dat wuz not ma strat-ah-gee! Arrrrrrgh! -- Gorgrub 
Waalug

Ear-Ayke -- Annuver wun bites da dust. I guess Pynk-Eye will kom for me next. I hope I 
kan send annuver wun uv yer guys ta Ahringhol. -- Radteef Wazgrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JHERI BLOOMERS butchered SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ACCOLADE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
THE BEGGAR was subdued by ZEPHYR in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TOOTHLESS LOVE lost to WILY GIT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ZILCH was luckily beaten by KANGRI THE STRONG in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
CHES-PAYNE was devastated by RADTEEF WAZGRIM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BUNKER HILL unbelievably bested PIP SQUEAK in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ZEBRA unbelievably bested HAL THE CRAZED in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
GOLD RUSH viciously subdued EIGER THE HARDY in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
RAL STORMBREAKER was narrowly defeated by SHAWNDO in a 2 minute brutal fight.
'ACKY GIT demolished GETTYSBURG in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
UGARG SNOTSNIK bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 3 minute veteran's battle.
DEATH LEASER was overpowered by HODGE PODGE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PYNK-EYE overpowered SNAKE EYES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALBUS BONERATTLER slimly won victory over VAMPYRILLA in a 2 minute duel.
13 1/2 overcame VIRTUOUS SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
SHE-HULK devastated GORGRUB WAALUG in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
LICKETY-SPLIT demolished BEL-LI ACHE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FIRST WHISPER overpowered STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  23 -  3      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  19 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        26 -  25 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  26 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  23 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 434 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:

WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  6         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GOLD RUSH 5851             12   3  1  142 SMITHSONIAN (245)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZEPHYR 5824                15   8  0  107 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
TOTAL PARRY      EIGER THE HARDY 5811       20   6  0   97 THE CHOSEN (613)
WALL OF STEEL    SHAWNDO 5853               11   5  0   84 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
AIMED BLOW       WILY GIT 5844              13   5  0   64 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
BASHING ATTACK   GETTYSBURG 5854             9   4  0   57 SMITHSONIAN (245)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE BEGGAR 5848.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HAL THE CRAZED 5858.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOLD RUSH 5851, 
ZILCH 5905, PIP SQUEAK 5789, RADTEEF WAZGRIM 5919, RAL STORMBREAKER 5786, SHE-HULK 
5889, WILY GIT 5844, VAMPYRILLA 5865, 13 1/2 5887, and ZEPHYR 5824.

The least popular fighter this week was BEL-LI ACHE 5921.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GORGRUB WAALUG 5915, SNAKE EYES 5888, GETTYSBURG 5854, 
CHES-PAYNE 5892, ACCOLADE 5920, LICKETY-SPLIT 5909, DEATH LEASER 5881, ZEBRA 5917, 
KANGRI THE STRONG 5877, and THE BEGGAR 5848.

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

JHERI BLOOMERS (8-5643) HOYT FOUNDATION (636)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, one additional warrior graduated from 
regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                           ODOBAN (47-7715) ERRATA!  (760) 
                         WREN (82-18987) TWISTED OAK  (2929) 
                       *RJ (82-41763) THIRSTY THUGS 603  (6973) 
                  DREW BURY MORE (82-55150) STREET WALKERS 8  (9312) 
                   KISS MY... (84-26804) BLOOD SUGAR MAGIK  (4752) 
                      BIG IN JAPAN (84-29457) KAOS 11-21  (4614) 
                       HARV (84-29648) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                    MARSHALL (84-35564) THIRSTY THUGS 1327  (6222) 
                   JIMMY JON (84-35711) THIRSTY THUGS 0512  (6251) 
                   BINGO BASHER (84-36834) NAMED BY MARK V  (6439) 
                   NAKED RAYGUN (84-54748) CHICAGO BOUND 16  (9453) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Congratulations to the winners of the Winter 2019 Bloodgames!

We held two Bloodgames arenas at the Winter Face to Face:  

  FTF-Style (DM 96):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 97):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Each manager's Bloodgames team had ten warriors, one of each style, all attributes 
according to the manager's desire (84 points total).  After ten rounds of brutal 
battles, the Bloodgames Champions are the living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills (only one of each style in each arena).  These champions have been granted 
immortality and advanced to ADM!  The winners were:

          DM 96
          Slasher:        GEORGE WAHLEN of MEDAL OF HONOR 29 96-6436, 8-2-5 
          Parry-Lunge:    IMA PLUNGER of WIRA TEAM 96-6399, 8-2-5
          Striker:        HOMINY of CORN DOGS 96-6775, 8-2-4

          DM 97
          Wall-of-Steel:  GET MARRIED of GAMBLING 2 97-7204, 8-2-5
          Striker:    	   HIAWATHA of KHOR'S INDIGENOUS 97-7160 10-0-4
          Aimed Blow:     TRIUMPH of CANADIAN CLASSICS 97-7395  6-4-4

Congratulations to the winners! -- RSI