DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/28/2016    Duedate: 07/11/2016

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-27

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHADOWDANCER
DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-132) [17-9-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOKI                           POSITION IS EMPTY
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      
(20-218) [16-10-1,128]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILGAMESH                      LOKI
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
(20-217) [17-9-2,96]           (20-218) [16-10-1,128]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROLORDS (14)        33
2. HUCKLE'S CATS (23)          28      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. PIXELBENDERS (36)           27      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         25
5. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          14      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)        82  48  5 63.1   1/ 2 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  9  6 0
 2- 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       70  51  7 57.9   2/ 1 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      9  6 0
 3/ 3 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      68  57  3 54.4   3/ 6 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        9  6 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       69  59  7 53.9   4/ 4 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        9  6 0
 5/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  66  64  8 50.8   5/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       6  8 0
 6/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         60  59  5 50.4   6/ 8 LOST SENTINELS (19)       6  9 1
 7- 7 WYLD MASQUERADE (24)      49  50  1 49.5   7/10 PIXELBENDERS (36)         6  9 1
 8/ 8 LOST SENTINELS (19)       56  70  5 44.4   8- 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       5  5 1
 9/ 9 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        57  72  1 44.2   9- 9 WYLD MASQUERADE (24)      5  5 0
10/10 DEADLINE (32)             26  46  1 36.1  10/ 7 LOSERS (20)               5 10 1
11/11 LOSERS (20)               40  85 13 32.0  11/11 DEADLINE (32)             1  4 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.

Hello Seam,

The view from the throne is beautiful, someone else should try it sometime.  

Maguvial was a tough nut to crack and I salute him for a great run in this arena.  
After taking the throne from Mags, Bumble Rumble stepped on the sands for a shot at 
the Title.  Although he prepared as well as he could for our fight, he went the way of 
16 others before him and was helped off the sands, bloody and broken.

Our caravan to Seam was set upon by bandits and prevented us from arriving on the 
first turn here.  Nonetheless, I hope another win will earn me an invite to the Isle 
of the Eye as the second graduate from this great arena.  If my challenge goes 
through, Bumble Rumble will get another shot at the Champ.  Good luck Bumble, but the 
Gods are on my side!

                                          -- Duelmaster Gilgamesh, 
                                             Deities and Demigods

                                      SPY REPORT

Welcome to Seam, my pretties!  It is good to see you once again and wonderful to have 
these great gladiatorial games in our fair city.  The rain has been unrelenting as I 
have traveled throughout Alastari these past few weeks.  I have ruined more than a few 
nice pairs of shoes this week, which has been both traumatizing and joyous:  
traumatizing because I love my shoes, but it is joyous because now I get to shop for 
new ones.  Hrmm, I wonder if I can write them off as a business expense?  Ignore that 
last statement and let's take a look at this week's action!

Gilgamesh has been our champion for the last few turns.  He has stood tall on the 
throne with an impressive 17-8-2 record.  Sitting below him this turn we had a few 
worthy and eligible opponents in Cardhu, Shadowdancer, Manosque Cyan, and Bumble 
Rumble.   Manosque Cyan and the rest of his team decided they had better things to do 
this cycle than show up for fights, so he drops out of the the running.  A few turns 
ago, Cardhu killed Bumble Rumble's teammate Mercyfletcher.  Though avenged last turn, 
Bumble Rumble and Philanthrolords were not quite ready to say "We forgive you."  So, 
Bumble Rumble goes after Cardhu once again, eliminating both from taking the throne.  
This leaves Shadowdancer, who did not sit idly by and wait for a chance, but 
challenged Gilgamesh.  In a shocker, Shadowdancer, Seam's top Aimed Blow, defeats 
Gilgamesh, Seam's top ranked Striker.  Congrats to Shadowdancer, Master Darque, and 
the Darque Knights stable!

Another missing team, I'm Not Eggbert, is in our news for the turn.  I'm Not Eggbert 
was the most avoided squad this cycle.  Darque Knights avoided them the most, which 
was all for naught.  The most challenged warrior this turn was Bumble Rumble, but he 
was unavailable for challenges since he was settling a score with the Thirsty Thugs 
stable.  Maguvial gets the "Valiant Effort" medal for the turn.  He challenged up 41 
points to battle Loki of Deities and Demigods.  Loki staved off the brave challenge in 
a 4 minute bout, but it sounds like one of the turn's better battles.

There is no top team this turn.  A total of 4 teams have tied for the coveted number 1 
spot, all with 9-6 records.  Deities and Demigods, Philanthrolords, Huckle's Cats, and 
Thirsty Thugs are share the honor this turn, which equals no award for anyone.  The 
rankings did not change much.  Huckle's Cats and Pixelbenders moved up 3 spots, while 
I'm Not Eggbert's inactivity gave the stable the largest loss, dropping from 3rd to 
8th.

Death was not very busy, or he just outsourced all of his work to Bandit Prince.  
There were 2 Dark Arena fights and Bandit Prince got the call for each.  They were 
both losers anyway, and I mean that literally.  The Losers guild sent Bad Timing and 
Infinks to fight by torchlight.  Bandit Prince got paid for a full night's work after 
he dispatched both in 1 minute bouts.

The arena population has continued to dwindle since the hiatus.  I pray this is not a 
sign of things to come.  There has not been an uncharted team or warrior in the arena 
since turn 21, which is never a good sign.  We hope the missing managers and teams 
return, but let's not sit idly by as the numbers continue to go down.  Invite your 
friends, family, and hated enemies to the sands of Seam, then beat them down with 
gusto!  Take it for what you will, as good advice or the ramblings of a spy reporting 
witch!

I hope to see all of you that remain next turn as well as some new and/or returning 
faces.  Which team will break from the pack and take over the top spot?  Can 
Shadowdancer successfully defend the throne against the offensive powers that now 
occupy the Challenge Champions? Exciting times in Seam!  Join us next time and be part 
of the action!  Until next time, my sweets. 

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWDANCER 132             17   9  0   110       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOKI 218                     16  10  1   128       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BUMBLE RUMBLE 284            13   6  1   110       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 GILGAMESH 217                17   9  2    96       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-MANOSQUE CYAN 306             9   8  0    96       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARDHU 173                   15  11  2    88       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 KININVIE 174                 15  11  1    87       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 PITTYVAICH 176               17   9  0    86       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387            9   4  2    84       PIXELBENDERS (36)
-BRN VON SPEEDSTER 66         17   8  2    83       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-CPT. BUZZY 65                16   9  0    83       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 MAGUVIAL 129                 17   9  2    82       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-MINNESOTA JONES 196          13  11  2    81       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288           11   9  0    74       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-ANJA SILVERCLAW 142          10  10  0    73       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)
 LADY SONGSTEEL 128           16  10  4    72       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-HARMONIOUS JADE 138          11   9  0    69       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANROH 402                  6   3  1    62       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 HARRY HYENA 137              14  12  0    60       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       13  13  1    60       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANAS GORILLA 366           7   8  0    56       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ANUBIS 219                   12  14  2    52       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 THOR 216                     10  16  2    51       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-CLUCKEROO 67                 12  13  1    50       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 SIF 220                      11  15  1    49       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 THE OGRE SPRITE 403           6   3  0    47       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
-PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409         5   2  0    47       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            12   8  0    44       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 SUNRISE VICTORY 390           5   6  0    42       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 RAYNER 182                    9  11  0    38       DEADLINE (32)
 BALSA 333                     8  10  3    37       LOST SENTINELS (19)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIE CUT 424                   5   1  0    33       PIXELBENDERS (36)
-UNKLE RUCKUS 408              5   3  0    33       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                     5   2  1    27       LOSERS (20)
-SORROWFUL LEAF 425            2   2  0    27       WYLD MASQUERADE (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JASON THE MASON 445           2   0  0    20       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BAD PENNY 416                 4   3  0    17       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 LEDAIG 435                    3   0  0    17       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MERCILESS 433                 3   1  0    15       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 ARDBEG 429                    2   3  0    15       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 NUKE 417                      3   4  0    13       LOSERS (20)
 PEPPER JACK 436               2   1  1    13       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 THE OGRE TROLL 434            1   2  0     5       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 JUNDUM OAKBLADE 446           1   0  0     5       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DUST & SCRATCHES 442          0   3  0     3       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 SNOZZLE 438                   0   3  0     3       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MANO 437                      0   3  0     3       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           0   1  0     1       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 GABBY 447                     0   1  0     1       LOSERS (20)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CADOC 344               7  9 0 DEADLINE 32          PUCKER & BLOAT 387     26   
JANITOR JOE 286         7 10 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     LADY SONGSTEEL 128     24  REVENGED
BAD TIMING 443          0  2 0 LOSERS 20            BANDIT PRINCE          27  NONE
EOS 364                 8  7 1 LOSERS 20            MINNESOTA JONES 196    26   
INFINKS 444             1  1 1 LOSERS 20            BANDIT PRINCE          27  NONE
BALOO X 375             7  5 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    EOS 364                24  NONE
MIDNIGHT LILY 427       0  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    KARMA 419              23  NOT REVENGED
MERCYFLETCHER 89       14  8 0 PHILANTHROLORDS 14   CARDHU 173             24  JUST REVENGED
GAUSSIAN BLUR 432       1  2 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      INFINKS 444            26   
SOFT LIGHT 271         11  8 1 PIXELBENDERS 36      BUMBLE RUMBLE 284      24   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAD TIMING was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INFINKS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BUMBLE RUMBLE demolished CARDHU in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
SHADOWDANCER defeated GILGAMESH in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
MAGUVIAL was viciously subdued by LOKI in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
PUCKER & BLOAT devastated MELANROH in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
THOR was beaten by HARRY HYENA in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
THE OGRE SPRITE savagely defeated RAYNER in a action packed 3 minute Challenge melee.
SIF was vanquished by LADY SONGSTEEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DIE CUT vanquished PEPPER JACK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE OGRE TROLL was overpowered by JASON THE MASON in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
ARDBEG overpowered DUST & SCRATCHES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LEDAIG unbelievably bested NUKE in a crowd pleasing 9 minute Challenge conflict.
PITTYVAICH demolished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
KININVIE overcame XAD BRONZEWOLF in a 2 minute fight.
ANUBIS lost to ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 2 minute master's bout.
OPACITY: 100% was outwaited by BANANAS GORILLA in a tiresome 20 minute fray.
BALSA was devastated by SUNRISE VICTORY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KARMA overpowered MANO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BAD PENNY beat SNOZZLE in a 2 minute bout.
MERCILESS overpowered LENS CORRECTION in a 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
JUNDUM OAKBLADE bested GABBY in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        33 -  30 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  38 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  43 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   63 -  66 -  8      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  41 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  22 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  36 -  4      36  |

Turn  27 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHADOWDANCER 132           17   9  0  110 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOKI 218                   16  10  1  128 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
STRIKING ATTACK  BUMBLE RUMBLE 284          13   6  1  110 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARDHU 173                 15  11  2   88 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               15  11  1   87 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      PITTYVAICH 176             17   9  0   86 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-STRIKE     MAGUVIAL 129               17   9  2   82 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
BASHING ATTACK   LADY SONGSTEEL 128         16  10  4   72 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
TOTAL PARRY      HARRY HYENA 137            14  12  0   60 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
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 LOKI 218.  The ten other most popular fighters were NUKE 417, THE OGRE SPRITE 
403, THOR 216, PITTYVAICH 176, BAD PENNY 416, HARRY HYENA 137, XAD BRONZEWOLF 288, 
BUMBLE RUMBLE 284, MAGUVIAL 129, and PUCKER & BLOAT 387.

The least popular fighter this week was OPACITY: 100% 314.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BANANAS GORILLA 366, LEDAIG 435, MANO 437, BALSA 333, DUST & 
SCRATCHES 442, THE OGRE TROLL 434, PEPPER JACK 436, MELANROH 402, CARDHU 173, and 
INFINKS 444.