DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2016    Duedate: 03/07/2016

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-21

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SMOKEHEAD
THIRSTY THUGS (31)
(20-175) [17-3-1,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMOKEHEAD                      SIR OSIS OF LIVER
THIRSTY THUGS (31)             21ST AMENDMENT (47)
(20-175) [17-3-1,149]          (20-373) [3-5-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILGAMESH                      EOS
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
(20-217) [12-8-2,62]           (20-364) [6-4-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THIRSTY THUGS (31)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WYLD MASQUERADE (24)        55
2. 7TH SANCTUM (10)            45      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)       42      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         38
5. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          37      21ST AMENDMENT (47)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        65  35  4 65.0   1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       11  4 0
 2/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       56  40  6 58.3   2/ 7 WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)    10  5 1
 3/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       54  45  6 54.5   3/ 6 WYLD MASQUERADE (24)      9  6 0
 4/ 6 WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)     47  42  2 52.8   4/ 9 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       8  6 1
 5/ 5 PIXELBENDERS (36)         47  43  4 52.2   5/ 3 HOLY SHIP! (39)           8  7 1
 6- 7 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      49  46  1 51.6   6/14 7TH SANCTUM (10)          8  7 0
 7/10 WYLD MASQUERADE (24)      39  40  1 49.4   7/11 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       7  8 1
 8/ 8 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  49  51  8 49.0   8/12 PIXELBENDERS (36)         7  8 1
 9/12 7TH SANCTUM (10)          51  54  1 48.6   9/ 5 LOST SENTINELS (19)       7  8 0
10/ 9 HOLY SHIP! (39)           38  42  3 47.5  10- 2 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      6  4 0
11/11 LOST SENTINELS (19)       45  51  4 46.9  11/10*21ST AMENDMENT (47)       6  8 0
12/13 BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)     43  56  1 43.4  12/ 4 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  6  9 1
13/14 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        44  61  1 41.9  13/13 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        6  9 0
14/15*21ST AMENDMENT (47)       15  23  1 39.5  14/ 8 DEADLINE (32)             5  6 1
15/16 DEADLINE (32)             22  39  1 36.1  15/17 BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)     4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17 TWISTED ASYLUM (20)       29  66 10 30.5  16/16 TWISTED ASYLUM (20)       3 12 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

Welcome to Seam!  Today is a day for celebration, my pretties!  Turn 21 sees us 
celebrate the first graduation to the Advanced Games.  One lucky warrior now possesses 
immortality, title, and land.  More on that later!  How are you?  It is good to see 
you on this otherwise dismal day.  The rains have ruined my hair and my cat smells 
like a Shewish diaper.  None of that matters though because we have fights to cover!  
So grab an umbrella and hold your nose!

Smokehead enjoys his final turn upon the throne.  To date, Smokehead is our longest 
tenured Duelmaster in both consecutive turns and totality.  He first took the throne 
on Turn 6 after defeating Sif from Deities and Demigods, and held it until a missed 
turn 10 caused him to abdicate.  He regained it on Turn 11 from Geoplastique, only to 
lose it the next to Brn Von Speedster.  On Turn 16, Smokehead fought Cluckeroo to 
reclaim the throne an amazing third time and has held it until now.  This turn, 
Smokehead randomly matched up against Shadowdancer from Darque Knights.  The fight was 
short and Smokehead's 10th, and final, turn as Duelmaster was in the books.  Congrats 
to DMobster for Smokehead's run and for gaining the honor of graduating the re-opened 
Seam's first immortal Lord Protector!

Way of All Flesh is shooting up the ranks, and that ascent has not gone unnoticed by 
the other teams in the arena.  As such, Way of All Flesh is our most avoided guild for 
the turn.  Avoiding them the most, we find Hombre's 7th Sanctum running away the most.  
Also in the news from Hombre's crew is Foot Golem.  Foot Golem was the most challenged 
warrior, which I am never sure how to report.  I don't know if that is a positive or a 
negative.  Either you have so many people below you that you are a target, which is 
positive.  Or, you appear as an easy mark, which is certainly negative.  I guess it 
can be situational.

Thirsty Thugs remain at the top of the arena with a 4-1 turn.  There are 3 new 
entrants into the top 5 as Way of All Flesh, Wyld Masquerade, and I'm Not Eggbert take 
over 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, respectively.  Holy Ship! slips from 3rd to 5th.  7th Sanctum 
makes the biggetst jump up the ranks moving 8 spots.  Deadline dropped 6 places, but 
they were surpassed by Deities and Demigods, who fell from 4th to 12th.  There were no 
new teams and Philanthrolords were inactive.  Hurry back, Aragorn!

There were 3 non-DA deaths this turn, and each one occurred with a challenge.  $50 
Drop Shadow of Pixelbenders bloodfeuded Lady Songsteel of Darque Knights.  The lady 
killed Dodge & Burn on Turn 18, and the death has gone unavenged thus far.  Sadly, the 
fight only served to extend the bad blood between the two guilds as Lady Songsteel 
killed $50 Drop Shadow.  Pixelbenders now has 4 more turns of priority challenges 
against Lady Songsteel.  The next death came when Devoured from Way of All Flesh 
challenged up to fight Lothar of Deadline.  Devoured lived up to his name as he killed 
Lothar in a 1 minute bout.  Last, and certainly not least, we mourn the passing of 
Bitter Copal.  Bitter challenged Brn Von Speedster, the top Total Parry in the arena, 
as well as a former Duelmaster.  Despite the his style's stereotypes, Brn Von 
Speedster has shown himself to be a go-getter.  Perhaps not, but at the very least the 
good Brn Von Speedster knows how to fight.  He picks up his 2nd kill at poor Bitter 
Copal's expense.

I cannot wait for next turn!  We will have a new Duelmaster and the race for the next 
graduate will be underway!  Who will take over the top spot?  Will Cardhu back into 
the throne or will another upstart jump into the big chair?  There are a number of 
Challenger Champions and Champions waiting for their shot at glory!  Who is it going 
to be?  Find out next turn!  

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMOKEHEAD 175                17   3  1   149       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARDHU 173                   13   7  1   109       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 FOOT GOLEM 69                13   8  0   103       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 BLOODBLIND 105               13   5  0   100       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 LOKI 218                     12   8  1    91       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEOPLASTIQUE 70              14   7  1    85       7TH SANCTUM (10)
-MERCYFLETCHER 89             12   7  0    82       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
-BUMBLE RUMBLE 284             9   4  0    80       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 CPT. BUZZY 65                13   7  0    76       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ULVSBLAKK 107                11   7  0    76       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 COBRA MONSOON 71             11  10  0    75       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 PITTYVAICH 176               14   6  0    74       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 CLUCKEROO 67                 12   8  1    73       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 SHADOWDANCER 132             12   8  0    70       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 MAGUVIAL 129                 14   6  2    69       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY SONGSTEEL 128           13   7  3    66       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 HARMONIOUS JADE 138           9   7  0    66       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
 KININVIE 174                 11   9  1    65       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 FUNEBRE 106                   9   8  1    65       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387            6   1  1    63       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 GILGAMESH 217                12   8  2    62       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 REPRISAL 281                 10   5  0    62       HOLY SHIP! (39)
 ANJA SILVERCLAW 142           8   8  0    61       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
 BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66         13   7  2    58       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOFT LIGHT 271               10   6  1    55       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MANOSQUE CYAN 306             6   7  0    51       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
 EXEMPLAR 275                  9   7  3    48       HOLY SHIP! (39)
 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288            8   6  0    48       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133        9  12  1    46       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366           5   5  0    46       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 WENDY CROWE 108              12   8  0    44       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 WYNN DUFFY 267                9   6  1    44       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 ANUBIS 219                   10  10  2    42       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 HARRY HYENA 137              10  11  0    41       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196           9  10  1    40       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 JANITOR JOE 286               6   9  0    40       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 SIF 220                       8  12  1    39       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 KING KONG KHAN 269            8   5  0    39       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 COOVER BENNETT 110            9  11  0    38       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 THOR 216                      7  13  2    36       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 UNKLE RUCKUS 408              4   0  0    36       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVOURED 304                  6   5  1    33       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 EOS 364                       6   4  0    33       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
 OPACITY: 100% 314             9   5  0    32       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 COURAGEOUS 272                8   8  0    32       HOLY SHIP! (39)
 BALSA 333                     8   4  3    31       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 CADOC 344                     5   6  0    30       DEADLINE (32)
 RAYNER 182                    7   7  0    28       DEADLINE (32)
 SIR OSIS OF LIVER 373         3   5  1    28       21ST AMENDMENT (47)
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409         2   0  0    26       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BALOO X 375                   5   4  0    25       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 STARGAZER 331                 6   6  0    24       LOST SENTINELS (19)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERLOT RIDER 370              3   5  0    24       21ST AMENDMENT (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARL 332                      5   7  1    23       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 SPARTAN 395                   2   3  0    20       HOLY SHIP! (39)
 ARLO GIVENS 421               1   0  0    20       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
 PYROBLOOM 397                 4   1  0    19       7TH SANCTUM (10)
-MELANROH 402                  2   1  0    19       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 CASCA 380                     3   5  1    16       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
 BLOODIER MARY 369             3   5  0    14       21ST AMENDMENT (47)
 WAL-MARTINI 404               2   1  0    14       21ST AMENDMENT (47)
-THE OGRE SPRITE 403           2   1  0    11       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 KARMA 419                     1   0  0    11       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
 BAD PENNY 416                 1   0  0    11       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 ELLAEL MAZE 382               1   6  1    10       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BO CROWDER 392                1   4  0     7       BIG LAKE JUSTIFY (18)
-SUNRISE VICTORY 390           1   4  0     7       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 STREET FLY 415                1   0  0     6       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 SALINGER 406                  1   3  0     6       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 NUKE 417                      0   1  0     1       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
 ZANIAC 418                    0   1  0     1       TWISTED ASYLUM (20)
 CELT 422                      0   1  0     1       HOLY SHIP! (39)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAISY MILLER LITE 372   2  2 0 21ST AMENDMENT 47    WILD JULIO 321         17  NONE
LOTHAR 180              5  9 1 DEADLINE 32          DEVOURED 304           21   
VIDAR 179               4  9 0 DEADLINE 32          PUCKER & BLOAT 387     20   
XRISTIANA 96           11  6 0 HOUSE OF PAIN 15     ABLE BAKER CHARLI 133  17  NOT REVENGED
JASON THE MASON 414     0  2 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     DARK CHAMPION          21  NONE
MR. FRUMBLE 400         0  1 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     SIR OSIS OF LIVER 373  17  REVENGED
BAGHEERA 113            9 10 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    GILGAMESH 217          20   
$50 DROP SHADOW 215     9  9 1 PIXELBENDERS 36      LADY SONGSTEEL 128     21   
ANCHOR POINT 411        0  3 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      DARK CHAMPION          21  NONE
DODGE & BURN 213        6  9 1 PIXELBENDERS 36      LADY SONGSTEEL 128     18   
SPIDER 386              1  2 0 TWISTED ASYLUM 20    BALSA 333              17  NOT REVENGED
VERTIGO 385             2  4 1 TWISTED ASYLUM 20    EXEMPLAR 275           20   
BITTER COPAL 305        6  7 1 WYLD MASQUERADE 24   BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66   21   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Holy Ship! -- I hope you have enjoyed the last 4 turns with your bloodfeud against my 
warrior.  A random match-up between evenly matched warriors resulted in your warrior's 
death.  I get it.  You saw an easy target for your under-performing AB for the next 4 
turns.  After the second fight, I was going to DA my TP, but wanted to see what type 
of manager you were.  Thanks for answering that question for me.  You now get the pink 
highlighter on my turn sheets, which means you are an open candidate for any 
challenge, up or down, at any given time.  Hopefully the deeper meaning of the 
highlighter color isn't lost on you either. -- Master Darque, mgr. Darque Knights

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JASON THE MASON was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ANCHOR POINT was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
$50 DROP SHADOW was killed by LADY SONGSTEEL in a exciting 1 minute Bloodfeud melee.
CASCA was vanquished by EXEMPLAR in a 1 minute gory mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
CLUCKEROO was overpowered by FOOT GOLEM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BLOODBLIND devastated CPT. BUZZY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ULVSBLAKK was luckily beaten by LOKI in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
FUNEBRE was handily defeated by GEOPLASTIQUE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
COBRA MONSOON won victory over GILGAMESH in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
PITTYVAICH won victory over REPRISAL in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
BITTER COPAL was slain by BRN VON SPEEDSTER in a 5 minute Challenge match.
BANANAS GORILLA savagely defeated WENDY CROWE in a tiresome 10 minute Challenge fight.
ANJA SILVERCLAW devastated SIF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
HARMONIOUS JADE subdued SOFT LIGHT in a 2 minute Challenge match.
MANOSQUE CYAN devastated COURAGEOUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SIR OSIS OF LIVER was viciously subdued by MINNESOTA JONES in a 1 minute fight.
KING KONG KHAN outlasted HARRY HYENA in a crowd boring 15 minute Challenge struggle.
UNKLE RUCKUS overcame CADOC in a 2 minute amateur vs. master upset Challenge bout.
EOS overpowered STARGAZER in a exciting 4 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
DEVOURED executed LOTHAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SALINGER was bested by PYROBLOOM in a 1 minute novice's Challenge contest.
WAL-MARTINI was overpowered by JANITOR JOE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PROF. MONKEYPANTS handily defeated BO CROWDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SPARTAN devastated BLOODIER MARY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SMOKEHEAD overpowered SHADOWDANCER in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title fight.
CARDHU overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE was demolished by KININVIE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MAGUVIAL vanquished ANUBIS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
PUCKER & BLOAT overpowered COOVER BENNETT in a 1 minute uneven competition.
THOR was overpowered by WYNN DUFFY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
XAD BRONZEWOLF handily defeated BALSA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAYNER was outlasted by OPACITY: 100% in a slow 14 minute fight.
TARL was luckily beaten by MERLOT RIDER in a tiring 8 minute bout.
BALOO X handily defeated ELLAEL MAZE in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched match.
STREET FLY defeated NUKE in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
BAD PENNY demolished ZANIAC in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided struggle.
KARMA demolished CELT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ARLO GIVENS demolished INCOMPETENT PUNK 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  48 -  6      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   60 -  52 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  28 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        55 -  53 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK   79 -  78 -  9      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  26 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  58 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  54 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  35 -  0      33  |

Turn  21 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-LUNGE        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  7                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SMOKEHEAD 175              17   3  1  149 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARDHU 173                 13   7  1  109 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOT GOLEM 69              13   8  0  103 7TH SANCTUM (10)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GEOPLASTIQUE 70            14   7  1   85 7TH SANCTUM (10)
PARRY-LUNGE      PITTYVAICH 176             14   6  0   74 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
AIMED BLOW       SHADOWDANCER 132           12   8  0   70 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     MAGUVIAL 129               14   6  2   69 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               11   9  1   65 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
TOTAL PARRY      BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66       13   7  2   58 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILGAMESH 217.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BITTER COPAL 305.  The ten other most popular fighters were EOS 364, CADOC 344, 
$50 DROP SHADOW 215, PITTYVAICH 176, BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66, HARMONIOUS JADE 138, 
SMOKEHEAD 175, MAGUVIAL 129, BALOO X 375, and FOOT GOLEM 69.

The least popular fighter this week was OPACITY: 100% 314.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KING KONG KHAN 269, RAYNER 182, HARRY HYENA 137, BANANAS 
GORILLA 366, MERLOT RIDER 370, WENDY CROWE 108, CELT 422, BALSA 333, COOVER BENNETT 
110, and ANUBIS 219.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SMOKEHEAD (20-175) THIRSTY THUGS (31)