DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2016    Duedate: 11/28/2016

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-37

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIF
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
(20-220) [18-18-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIF                            MAYHEM
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      COMMERCIALIST (48)
(20-220) [18-18-1,118]         (20-475) [3-3-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLUCKEROO                      KININVIE
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)            THIRSTY THUGS (31)
(20-67) [16-17-1,99]           (20-174) [19-17-1,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)          50
2. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   49      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         33      Unchartered Team
4. LOST SENTINELS (19)         31
5. PHILANTHROLORDS (14)        22      COMMERCIALIST (48)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       108  72  5 60.0   1/ 6 THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       91  70 10 56.5   2/ 2*COMMERCIALIST (48)        9  6 1
 3/ 4 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      97  78  3 55.4   3/ 5 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      9  6 0
 4/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       96  82  7 53.9   4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       9  6 0
 5/ 3*COMMERCIALIST (48)        16  14  3 53.3   5/ 8 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  8  3 1
 6/ 6 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  89  82  9 52.0   6/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  7 0
 7/ 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)         78  86  7 47.6   7/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  8 0
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        71  98  1 42.0   8/11 LOST SENTINELS (19)       5 10 0
 9/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)       73 103  6 41.5   9/ 9 LOSERS (20)               5 10 0
10/ 9 DEADLINE (32)             34  48  3 41.5  10/10 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        5 10 0
11/12 THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)        23  36  2 39.0  11/ 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)         4 11 0
12/11 LOSERS (20)               63 112 14 36.0  12/12 DEADLINE (32)             2  1 0
13/ 0*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)    1   4  0 20.0  13/ 0*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the 
opportunity in every difficulty." -- Winston Churchill

     Hammer assembled his new Ah Tongues Of Fire stable of Kannari and Shagornan Elf 
bred Half Elves in the hidden natural arena, deep beneath the rocky crags where his 
new resort pandered to the rich and wealthy travelers who were lured to the city of 
Seam, willing to spend their gold to experience the luxuries of the hot springs and 
fiery geysers at the Tongues Of Fire Resort.   Kannari are considered to be vicious, 
ruthless warriors; whereas, Shagornan Elves are known far and wide to be quick and 
fierce in battle.  Hammer was hoping these five warriors would exhibit the traits of 
both races, as they prepared to do battle in Seam Arena under the banner of the Ah 
Tongues Of Fire stable.
     Patrons of the Tongues Of Fire Resort were placing wagers on the five warriors:  
Who would be the first to die?  Who would record the first kill?  Who would be the 
first to graduate from the Seam Arena?  Would an as yet unknown replacement graduate 
ahead of these original five?
     On and on the wagers were placed: Who would be the first Adept?  Challenger 
Adept?  Who would be the first Champion?  Challenger Champion?  Who would be the first 
Duelmaster in Seam Arena from the Ah Tongues Of Fire stable?  One of the original five 
or a replacement warrior?
     Roobahiah was an immediate favorite among the patrons of the Tongues Of Fire 
Resort, as was Eliamahgondah.  Both male warriors were seen flirting with the women 
patrons and would often disappear for hours at a time, somewhere with someone in a 
secluded hot spring bath.  Frettyah was a favorite among the female warriors as an 
odds-on favorite to contend for the title of being the first Ah Tongues Of Fire 
Duelmaster in Seam Arena, if she could somehow find a way to climb the ranks ahead of 
Roobahiah.  However, the most interesting among the wagering was the heated contest 
between the female twins: Ahshondai and Ahshondalai; specifically, which of the two 
would outlive the other?
     Hammer was glad to see such enthusiasm among the patrons of his Tongues Of Fire 
Resort, especially as the gold and precious gems flowed into its coffers, to help 
recruit more warriors for the secret army the veteran manager was building to oppose 
the gathering forces of darkness.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello, my pretties!  Sidara Brightbell here to bring you all the news that is 
worth reporting for turn 37.  I have taken my furs from storage in preparation for 
winter.  A complete waste of time as we have been hit with a streak of warm weather.  
I do dislike it when nature interferes with my fashion options.  I will give it 
another week or two, then I may resort to magic.  Enough about my wardrobe! You came 
here to get arena news, so let's get to it!
     A new turn and a new Duelmaster!  There is never a dull moment in this arena and 
never a lack of effort to seize the throne.  PITTYVAICH left for the Isle and left the 
throne open for the taking.  SIF was the Chartered Recognition Leader last turn and a 
likely candidate to take the throne if PITTYVAICH won his final bout (which he did). 
PROF. MONKEYPANTSNUTS (henceforth known as THAT WEIRD GUY) tried to slip back into the 
throne by challenging SIF.  Proving once again that execution is more important than 
planning, THAT WEIRD GUY failed miserably as he was defeated in a 1 minute fight.  
Congrats to SIF and the DEITIES AND DEMIGODS guild for the honor.
     The most avoided team for turn 37 was LOST SENTINELS.  Who avoided them the most?  
How kind of you to be paying attention! THIRSTY THUGS get the dubious honor for the 
cycle.  The most challenged warrior was MINNESOTA JONES of I'M NOT EGGBERT.  SUNRISE 
VICTORY was the lucky, or rather unlucky, winner of that challenge raffle as he lost 
to MINNESOTA JONES in an exciting 1 minute match.
     There was some movement in the rankings as we THE OUTLAWS 3 take over the top 
spot from THIRSTY THUGS.  THE OUTLAWS 3 impressive 4-1-1 turn contributed to their 
ascension, while on the flip side of success, THIRSTY THUGS fell after a 1-4-0 effort.  
The best record for the turn belongs to DEITIES AND DEMIGODS with a 5-0-1, which moved 
them into the top 5.  COMMERCIALIST and DARQUE KNIGHTS remained unmoved at 2nd and 
4th, respectively.  PHILANTHROLORDS move up 2 spots to 3rd.  A single win separates 
teams 2 through 4 from the top spot, but it may be the kill total that determines our 
top team next cycle. THE OUTLAWS 3 had the biggest gain with a 5 point leap, so 
congratulations to Gunsmith and his gang.  The biggest drop belongs to THIRSTY THUGS 
who fell 5 places to 6th.
     Six deaths for the turn with an equal amount on the regular sands and Dark Arena.  
AH TONGUES OF FIRE lost two of their Rookie warriors upon entering the arena.  
ELIAMAHGONDAH fell to the blade of FRITO BANDITO, while his teammate, ROOBAHIAH went 
down to rookie opponent BALDUR from DEITIES AND DEMIGODS.  JASON THE MASON entered 
this turn with a dreary 3-6-0 record.  He left the arena permanently this turn as he 
fell to PEARL HEART of THE OUTLAWS 3.  Condolences to those that lost warriors, and 
good luck to those who will be involved in feuds for the next 4 turns!
     We bid farewell to PITTYVAICH, who has fought his last bout in Seam.  He randomly 
matched up with PLUCKER & BLOAT of PIXELBENDERS. PITTYVAICH now heads to the Isle of 
the Eye for more training, and best of all, immortality!  Joining him soon will be SIF 
of DEITIES AND DEMIGODS!  SIF got the call from the Commission and has entered the 
ranks of Alastari's other Lord Protectors.  Congrats to SIF, who is managed by Deep 
Thought.
     As we conclude, I want to welcome Hammer and his new AH TONGUES OF FIRE guild to 
Seam.  We hope you will feel welcome in our cozy arena.  Having someone that is active 
in the arena personals and spots is always a welcomed addition (cough:::hint::: 
cough::: to the rest of you!).  Alright, my sweets, it is time for me to vamoose!  I 
have a fitting at my tailor that I just can't miss!  I hope to see you all next turn.

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIF 220                      18  18  1   118       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPACITY: 100% 314            19  10  0   106       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 CLUCKEROO 67                 16  17  1    99       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 THE OGRE SPRITE 403          13   6  0    94       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 HARRY HYENA 137              19  15  0    92       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288           17  13  0    90       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409         9   6  0    85       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ANUBIS 219                   17  19  2    84       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 MELANROH 402                 12   7  1    82       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 RAYNER 182                   17  13  2    81       DEADLINE (32)
 KININVIE 174                 19  17  1    80       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 THOR 216                     14  22  2    76       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           11  11  3    71       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          12  11  0    68       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDBEG 429                    8   7  0    65       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       14  20  1    63       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          14  18  2    62       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 NUKE 417                      9   8  0    61       LOSERS (20)
 MERCILESS 433                 9   5  0    60       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HAHARI HEL 458                7   1  0    57       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                     9   8  2    51       LOSERS (20)
 WILL SONNET 483               4   0  0    51       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            5   1  0    46       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 SUNRISE VICTORY 390           9  12  0    44       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENS CORRECTION 448           5   5  0    35       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYHEM 475                    3   3  1    33       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 LEDAIG 435                    9   4  0    31       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MONA LISA 454                 5   4  0    31       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 THE OGRE TROLL 434            7   6  0    30       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 IRONCLAD 457                  7   1  0    28       LOSERS (20)
 PEARL HEART 462               3   4  1    26       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLO 476                       3   3  0    20       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 RUBE BARROW 484               2   2  0    20       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 HASTUR 481                    2   0  0    18       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490             3   0  0    17       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DINOSAUR DAN 500              1   1  0    17       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 JOSEY WALES 492               2   1  0    15       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 AHSHONDAI 497                 1   0  0    15       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 RED BELLY BART 477            2   2  0    14       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 MORRIS 472                    3   3  1    13       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 MR. WHIPPLE 474               3   3  0    12       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 SNOZZLE 460                   2   5  0    11       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BALDUR 505                    1   0  1    11       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 FRITO BANDITO 499             2   0  1    10       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 VOID 504                      1   0  0    10       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 CRAQUELURE 486                2   2  1     9       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 ZEBZABUB 503                  2   0  0     9       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 HAIG 488                      2   2  0     8       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             1   1  0     8       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ARTARIAN GREY 479             1   4  0     7       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 WILLOW 502                    1   1  0     7       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 EQUALIZER 487                 0   4  0     4       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 AHSHONDALAI 498               0   1  0     1       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 FRETTYAH 496                  0   1  0     1       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ELIAMAHGONDAH 495       0  1 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 FRITO BANDITO 499      37   
ROOBAHIAH 494           0  1 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 BALDUR 505             37   
JASON THE MASON 445     3  7 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     PEARL HEART 462        37   
HYDE 478                2  3 0 LOSERS 20            THE WRECK KING         37  NONE
ROCKSLIDE 456           3  5 0 LOSERS 20            ARENAMASTER VYAN       37  NONE
VISIGOTH 455            2  7 1 LOST SENTINELS 19    ARENAMASTER VYAN       37  NONE
ANCHOR POINT 2.0 459    1  2 0 PIXELBENDERS 36      MORRIS 472             33  NOT REVENGED
BELLE STAR 291          2  6 1 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     RAYNER 182             33  NOT REVENGED
CALAMITY JANE 463       0  4 0 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     CRAQUELURE 486         34  REVENGED
COLE YOUNGER 294        5  3 0 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     PUCKER & BLOAT 387     33  NOT REVENGED
JOSEY WALES 461         2  1 0 THE OUTLAWS 3 40     RAYNER 182             34   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- At long last the time has come for my warriors to cross blades with some of the 
finest that Seam Arena has to offer! -- Hammer, mgr Ah Tongues Of Fire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROCKSLIDE was butchered by ARENAMASTER VYANDYL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VISIGOTH was butchered by ARENAMASTER VYANDYL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HYDE was easily killed by THE WRECK KING in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
PROF. MONKEYPANTS was vanquished by SIF in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
CLUCKEROO was defeated by OPACITY: 100% in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
MELANROH viciously subdued BANANAS GORILLA in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
THE OGRE SPRITE viciously subdued RAYNER in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
ARDBEG was vanquished by XAD BRONZEWOLF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SUNRISE VICTORY lost to MINNESOTA JONES in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
LENS CORRECTION was vanquished by HAHARI HEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WILL SONNET overpowered IRONCLAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
LEDAIG was savagely defeated by STERO BANEWOOD in a exciting 4 minute Challenge match.
FLO slimly lost to MONA LISA in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
RED BELLY BART savagely defeated ARTARIAN GREY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HASTUR overcame MR. WHIPPLE in a 4 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
RUBE BARROW overpowered SNOZZLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
CRAQUELURE slimly lost to RA-RA RAINWAR in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
BARNABUS CROW bested EQUALIZER in a exciting 3 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
PITTYVAICH overpowered PUCKER & BLOAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HARRY HYENA viciously subdued KININVIE in a popular 6 minute master's competition.
ANUBIS viciously subdued MERCILESS in a action packed 5 minute one-sided match.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE was handily defeated by THOR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NUKE overpowered THE OGRE TROLL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KARMA beat HAPPY PEASANT in a popular 1 minute expert vs. novice fight.
JOSEY WALES was demolished by MAYHEM in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MORRIS was unbelievably bested by DINOSAUR DAN in a 2 minute gory fray.
PEARL HEART easily killed JASON THE MASON in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HAIG was viciously subdued by VOID in a 1 minute gory novice's bout.
ZEBZABUB viciously subdued FRETTYAH in a 6 minute brutal novice's fray.
WILLOW subdued AHSHONDALAI in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
FRITO BANDITO savagely slew ELIAMAHGONDAH in a 2 minute brutal beginner's bout.
AHSHONDAI devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ROOBAHIAH was butchered by BALDUR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  24 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  23 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  53 -  4      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  47 -  2      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  23 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  39 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  20 -  1      33  |

Turn  37 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        6 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      OPACITY: 100% 314          19  10  0  106 PIXELBENDERS (36)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE OGRE SPRITE 403        13   6  0   94 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAD BRONZEWOLF 288         17  13  0   90 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409       9   6  0   85 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
PARRY-LUNGE      MELANROH 402               12   7  1   82 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 17  13  2   81 DEADLINE (32)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               19  17  1   80 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
BASHING ATTACK   WILL SONNET 483             4   0  0   51 THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CLUCKEROO 67.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KININVIE 174.  The ten other most popular fighters were MELANROH 402, THE OGRE 
SPRITE 403, EQUALIZER 487, ANUBIS 219, CLUCKEROO 67, STERO BANEWOOD 471, HARRY HYENA 
137, RED BELLY BART 477, CRAQUELURE 486, and BARNABUS CROW 501.

The least popular fighter this week was MR. WHIPPLE 474.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRETTYAH 496, ZEBZABUB 503, HAIG 488, JASON THE MASON 445, JOSEY WALES 
492, THE OGRE TROLL 434, PUCKER & BLOAT 387, SNOZZLE 460, LEDAIG 435, and IRONCLAD 
457.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SIF (20-220) DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

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

PITTYVAICH (20-176) THIRSTY THUGS (31)