DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2016    Duedate: 05/30/2016

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-24

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAGUVIAL
DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-129) [17-6-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAGUVIAL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)            
(20-129) [17-6-2,120]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILGAMESH                      SHADOWDANCER
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-217) [15-8-2,109]          (20-132) [15-8-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          63
2. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         48      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. PHILANTHROLORDS (14)        38      Unchartered Team
4. LOSERS (20)                 25
5. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   21      NIGHT CRUE (46)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        73  42  5 63.5   1/ 9 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)     10  5 2
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       65  46  6 58.6   2/ 6 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       63  51  7 55.3   3/ 1 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       9  6 0
 4/ 5 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      59  51  3 53.6   4/ 4 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  7 1
 5/ 4 PIXELBENDERS (36)         54  50  4 51.9   5/ 8 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  8  7 0
 6- 6 WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)     51  48  2 51.5   6/ 5 PIXELBENDERS (36)         7  7 0
 7/ 7 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  57  58  8 49.6   7/10 LOSERS (20)               6  9 2
 8- 8 WYLD MASQUERADE (24)      44  45  1 49.4   8- 3 WYLD MASQUERADE (24)      5  5 0
 9- 9 7TH SANCTUM (10)          55  60  1 47.8   9/13 LOST SENTINELS (19)       5 10 0
10-10 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     28  32  0 46.7  10/11 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        4  5 0
11-11 HOLY SHIP! (39)           41  49  3 45.6  11- 2 7TH SANCTUM (10)          4  6 0
12/12 LOST SENTINELS (19)       50  61  4 45.0  12- 7 WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)     4  6 0
13/14 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        48  66  1 42.1  13/16 DEADLINE (32)             3  3 0
14/16 DEADLINE (32)             25  42  1 37.3  14-12 HOLY SHIP! (39)           3  7 0
15/17 LOSERS (20)               35  75 12 31.8  15-15 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     2  3 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.

It must bother the blue duchess in the morning.  The rose hare will finally lunge.  
The fearless lady will jingle before the coming of vice as a shy temptress fighting in 
the time of balance.  The slothful must scowl with the blessed beguiler at the coming 
of prosperity and the cold-hearted trader.  The disreputable will bleed in the spring.

A duel must happen, and an agreement must come.

                                          -- Duelmaster Maguvial

***Manager's Note:  Maguvial is MAD!  Not mad as in angry, but a few steel ingots 
short of a longsword, if you catch my meaning.  The other members of the team are 
convinced he is some type of wise shaman, spouting off ancient lore and cryptic omens.  
I have tried telling them otherwise, but they will not be convinced.  My guess is it 
helps them sleep better at night, rather than considering the possibility they are 
sharing a guildhouse with a lunatic.

                                      SPY REPORT

Welcome back, my pretties!  It is wonderful to see you again in Seam.  A tournament 
took place this weekend, but such trifles do not concern us... at least not directly.  
I know many managers here travel to the games, so I want to wish them some belated 
good luck.  I am not sure if luck can work in reverse, but stranger things have been 
reported.  Now onto this turn's action!

We crowned a new Duelmaster last turn as Maguvial took the throne.  Turn 24 marked his 
first chance to defend the title.  Who did he fight?  How did he fare?  Even with a 
number of Challenger Champions, this turn's title fight came via random matchup.  
According to reports, Maguvial is the most challenged warrior, so the Commission may 
have decided to leave the title fight up to fate to avoid any appearance of 
favoritism.  Maguvial faced Loki for the title and emerged victorious after 3 minutes 
on the sands.  Congrats to Maguvial on his successful defense!

The most avoided team is a no show.  7th Sanctum did not bother to report to the 
arena, which makes Darque Knights' avoidance all the stranger.  As mentioned already, 
our Duelmaster Maguvial is the most challenged warrior.  Two big challenges came from 
Pixelbenders and Thirsty Thugs.  Soft Light looked high to the Champions posting a 
challenge to Bumble Rumble.  Hindsight is always much clearer than foresight!  Soft 
Light and Mixelplick may now want to take the challenge back as Soft Light fell to 
Bumble Rumble's blade in a 1 minute fight.  The other lofty challenge comes from 
Kininvie of Thirsty Thugs.  He posted a challenge to Pucker & Bloat, 23 points higher 
in the rankings.  Thankfully for all involved, this bout did not end in death.  
Kininvie won in a single action-packed minute!  Congrats to the winners and 
condolences to the losers and mourners.

A mass exodus occurred this turn as 5 teams are inactive.  Way of All Flesh, Wyld 
Masquerade, 7th Sanctum, Phantom Regiment, and Holy Ship! were all absent.  Rumors are 
circulating that Way of All Flesh will not be returning for the foreseeable future.  
We hope the rumors are untrue!  The tournament may be responsible for a few of the 
absentees, but that is unknown at the moment.  Come back, gents!  

Philanthrolords jumped 9 places in the ranks to take over the number 1 spot.  10-5-2 
certainly deserves recognition, way to go, Philanthrolords!  The former top team, I'm 
Not Eggbert, fell to 3rd after a 3-2 turn.  Darque Knights slipped into 2nd place on a 
4-1-1 showing.  There were no major drops in the ranks among active teams.  7th 
Sanctum, inactive this turn, had the biggest fall, going from 2nd to 11th.

Turn 24 witnessed 7 deaths, with only 3 coming via the Dark Arena.  All deaths, 
excluding 1 Dark Arena fight, involved experienced warriors.  Huckle's Cats' warrior, 
Janitor Joe (7-9-0), fought his last this turn.  Matched up against Lady Songsteel, a 
warrior who entered the fight with 3 kills, Janitor Joe became the fourth victim to 
the lady (if we can call her that).  Lost Sentinels bid farewell to Baloo X (7-4-0), 
while I am sure Philanthrolords are saddened by the death of Mercyfletcher (14-7-0).  
The other death has already been mentioned as Soft Light (11-7-1) gave up the ghost to 
Bumble Rumble. Heartfelt condolences to the guilds that lost warriors this turn, and 
equally heartfelt wishes of good luck to the bloodfeuders next turn!

As I draw this report to a close, I want to encourage each of you to fully participate 
in Seam.  Columns, personal ads, and bits of history concerning your guilds are great 
ways to get involved in the arena and spark interest.  I hope to see more 
participation in the future.  The arena can only be as great as we strive to make it.  
With that in mind, I say farewell, my sweets!  I hope to see you next turn. --

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGUVIAL 129                 17   6  2   120       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARDHU 173                   14   9  2   119       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 GILGAMESH 217                15   8  2   109       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BUMBLE RUMBLE 284            11   5  1   105       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 SHADOWDANCER 132             15   8  0   104       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 LOKI 218                     13  10  1   100       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODBLIND 105               14   6  0    90       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
-GEOPLASTIQUE 70              15   8  1    88       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 CPT. BUZZY 65                15   8  0    86       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-FOOT GOLEM 69                13  10  0    82       7TH SANCTUM (10)
-HARMONIOUS JADE 138          10   8  0    79       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
 KININVIE 174                 13  10  1    77       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          12  10  1    73       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY SONGSTEEL 128           14   9  4    66       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288           10   7  0    66       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-ANJA SILVERCLAW 142           9   9  0    66       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
-STAY PUFT 144                 7   5  0    66       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66         15   8  2    65       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387            7   3  1    65       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MELANROH 402                  5   1  1    64       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
-MANOSQUE CYAN 306             7   8  0    62       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
-FUNEBRE 106                  10   9  1    61       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 PITTYVAICH 176               15   8  0    60       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 EOS 364                       8   5  1    58       LOSERS (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXEMPLAR 275                 10   8  3    53       HOLY SHIP! (39)
 HARRY HYENA 137              12  11  0    52       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 SIF 220                      10  13  1    52       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 THOR 216                      9  14  2    51       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 RAYNER 182                    9   8  0    51       DEADLINE (32)
-REPRISAL 281                 10   7  0    49       HOLY SHIP! (39)
 CLUCKEROO 67                 12  11  1    48       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-ULVSBLAKK 107                11   9  0    48       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
-COBRA MONSOON 71             12  11  0    47       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 ANUBIS 219                   10  13  2    45       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            11   6  0    44       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       10  13  1    44       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409         4   1  0    44       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-GHOST 145                     4   8  0    40       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
-DEVOURED 304                  7   6  1    37       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
-COURAGEOUS 272                9   9  0    36       HOLY SHIP! (39)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASPER 147                    7   5  0    36       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
-UNKLE RUCKUS 408              5   1  0    35       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
-KING KONG KHAN 269            9   6  0    34       WAY OF ALL FLESH (17)
 BALSA 333                     8   7  3    34       LOST SENTINELS (19)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANAS GORILLA 366           5   7  0    33       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 THE OGRE SPRITE 403           4   2  0    29       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 CADOC 344                     6   8  0    26       DEADLINE (32)
 DIE CUT 424                   3   0  0    24       PIXELBENDERS (36)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPOOK 146                     4   8  0    23       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 CASCA 380                     4   7  1    20       LOSERS (20)
-PYROBLOOM 397                 5   2  0    19       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 SUNRISE VICTORY 390           2   6  0    17       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
-REVENANT 307                  4   3  0    16       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 NUKE 417                      2   2  0    15       LOSERS (20)
 KARMA 419                     2   2  1    12       LOSERS (20)
-CELT 422                      1   2  0    12       HOLY SHIP! (39)
 BAD PENNY 416                 2   2  0    10       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-SORROWFUL LEAF 425            1   1  0     9       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
 ARDBEG 429                    1   1  0     7       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-BRONZE BUG 430                1   0  0     6       7TH SANCTUM (10)
 MERCILESS 433                 1   0  0     5       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 AL 428                        0   2  0     2       LOSERS (20)
 GAUSSIAN BLUR 432             0   1  0     1       PIXELBENDERS (36)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STREET FLY 415          1  1 0 7TH SANCTUM 10       MELANROH 402           22   
SQUIRE ABEL 431         0  1 0 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    DARK CHAMPION          24  NONE
LOTHAR 180              5  9 1 DEADLINE 32          DEVOURED 304           21   
VIDAR 179               4  9 0 DEADLINE 32          PUCKER & BLOAT 387     20  NOT REVENGED
JANITOR JOE 286         7 10 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     LADY SONGSTEEL 128     24   
VERTIGO 385             2  4 1 LOSERS 20            EXEMPLAR 275           20  NOT REVENGED
BAGHEERA 113            9 10 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    GILGAMESH 217          20  NOT REVENGED
BALOO X 375             7  5 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    EOS 364                24   
MIDNIGHT LILY 427       0  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    KARMA 419              23   
TARL 332                6  9 1 LOST SENTINELS 19    ARENAMASTER VYAN       24  NONE
MERCYFLETCHER 89       14  8 0 PHILANTHROLORDS 14   CARDHU 173             24   
$50 DROP SHADOW 215     9  9 1 PIXELBENDERS 36      LADY SONGSTEEL 128     21  REVENGED
SOFT LIGHT 271         11  8 1 PIXELBENDERS 36      BUMBLE RUMBLE 284      24   
SALINGER 406            3  4 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     BANDIT PRINCE          24  NONE
BITTER COPAL 305        6  7 1 WYLD MASQUERADE 24   BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66   21  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TARL was butchered by ARENAMASTER VYANDYL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SALINGER was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
SQUIRE ABEL was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
GILGAMESH overpowered CPT. BUZZY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CARDHU assassinated MERCYFLETCHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THOR was devastated by MINNESOTA JONES in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SOFT LIGHT was killed by BUMBLE RUMBLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
KININVIE overcame PUCKER & BLOAT in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
ANUBIS was vanquished by PITTYVAICH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
EOS assassinated BALOO X in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PROF. MONKEYPANTS overpowered BALSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE OGRE SPRITE demolished CASCA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KARMA was bested by DIE CUT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's Challenge battle.
MAGUVIAL beat LOKI in a popular 3 minute gruesome master's Title conflict.
SHADOWDANCER savagely defeated ROWDY DWARF in a 3 minute expert's struggle.
CLUCKEROO was devastated by XAD BRONZEWOLF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BRN VON SPEEDSTER narrowly defeated OPACITY: 100% in a tiresome 17 minute bout.
LADY SONGSTEEL executed JANITOR JOE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MELANROH overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
RAYNER savagely defeated ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 5 minute gruesome fight.
SIF savagely defeated BANANAS GORILLA in a action packed 4 minute gruesome bout.
HARRY HYENA handily defeated CADOC in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SUNRISE VICTORY luckily beat ARDBEG in a popular 1 minute fight.
BAD PENNY viciously subdued AL in a 2 minute gruesome novice's match.
NUKE overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GAUSSIAN BLUR lost to MERCILESS in a 2 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  46 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  44 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  20 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW        44 -  42 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   72 -  69 -  7      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  51 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  28 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  27 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  45 -  4      34  |

Turn  24 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        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     MAGUVIAL 129               17   6  2  120 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARDHU 173                 14   9  2  119 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
STRIKING ATTACK  GILGAMESH 217              15   8  2  109 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
AIMED BLOW       SHADOWDANCER 132           15   8  0  104 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOKI 218                   13  10  1  100 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               13  10  1   77 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      MINNESOTA JONES 196        12  10  1   73 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
BASHING ATTACK   LADY SONGSTEEL 128         14   9  4   66 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
TOTAL PARRY      BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66       15   8  2   65 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                  9   8  0   51 DEADLINE (32)
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 SHADOWDANCER 132.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIF 220, LOKI 218, 
BUMBLE RUMBLE 284, MINNESOTA JONES 196, PITTYVAICH 176, EOS 364, MELANROH 402, RAYNER 
182, ARDBEG 429, and SALINGER 406.

The least popular fighter this week was OPACITY: 100% 314.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66, MERCILESS 433, BANANAS GORILLA 366, 
JANITOR JOE 286, CLUCKEROO 67, CASCA 380, BALSA 333, BALOO X 375, MERCYFLETCHER 89, 
and SQUIRE ABEL 431.