DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2016    Duedate: 01/09/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-40

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MELANROH
PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
(20-402) [15-7-2,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MELANROH                       AHSHONDALAI
PHILANTHROLORDS (14)           AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
(20-402) [15-7-2,139]          (20-498) [3-1-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOR                           THOR
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
(20-216) [16-23-2,92]          (20-216) [16-23-2,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIXELBENDERS (36)           53
2. HUCKLE'S CATS (23)          37      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. LOST SENTINELS (19)         34      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROLORDS (14)        31
5. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          18      AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       118  77  5 60.5   1/ 3 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       11  2 0
 2/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       98  78 11 55.7   2/ 9 PIXELBENDERS (36)        10  5 0
 3/ 2 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)     105  85  4 55.3   3/ 5 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       10  5 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      102  91  8 52.8   4/ 1 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      8  7 1
 5- 5*COMMERCIALIST (48)        18  17  3 51.4   5/ 6 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  8 1
 6/ 6 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  93  89  9 51.1   6/10*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   6  7 1
 7/ 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)         88  91  7 49.2   7/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       6  9 1
 8/ 9 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        82 100  1 45.1   8/ 7 LOST SENTINELS (19)       6  9 0
 9/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)       79 112  6 41.4   9/ 8 LOSERS (20)               6  9 0
10/11 DEADLINE (32)             35  50  3 41.2  10/ 2 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  4  7 0
11/ 8*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)    7  11  1 38.9  11-12*COMMERCIALIST (48)        2  3 0
12-12 THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)        24  40  2 37.5  12/13 DEADLINE (32)             1  2 0
13/13 LOSERS (20)               69 121 14 36.3  13-11 THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)        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

     "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." 
     -- Winston Churchill

     Hammer finished congratulating his Ah Tongues Of Fire guild for their Awards for 
First Place in 'Teams On The Move' as well as for being the 'Unchartered Team' on 
Turn-39.
     He also congratulated Ahshondalai for being recognized as the 'Unchartered 
Recognition Leader' on Turn-39.
     The veteran manager also spent a few quality moments with each individual warrior 
before leaving his Tongues Of Fire Resort for parts unknown.
     Frettyah was greatly encouraged by what Hammer had to say to her, in spite of her 
0-3 record in Seam Arena, assured that her continued training during his absence would 
bear some positive fruit towards adding some Wins to her already mounting Losses.
     As Hammer was about to leave Seam for parts unknown on a mission shrouded in 
mystery, a special delivery courier arrived in the nick of time, handing a parchment 
addressed to Hammer from his old friend Master Darque.
     It was a special invitation from Master Darque to consider locating a partner to 
team up together as contestants among many in the upcoming Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse 5 
contest hosted by the aforementioned Master Darque.
     Hammer quickly sent out a dispatch to another old friend who might consider being 
partners in the upcoming contest; unless his old friend was already committed to 
partner with another manager.  Then the veteran manager sent a reply back to Master 
Darque that he would consider participating in the DM 45 contest, especially since 
Turn 8 paid homage to the Morya Madness contest that Hammer himself had hosted in DM 
28 many long years ago.
     Finally, before employing his Elven Orb of Transport to begin his unknown journey 
to another Reality, the veteran manager known far and wide across the regions of 
Alastari as Hammer penned yet one more message to be dispatched to yet another one of 
his faithful followers.
     Hammer addressed one of his nearby Shagornan Elf helpers and implored her to 
locate the one he sought and to give his faithful follower the parchment message that 
he had freshly penned.
     "See if you can locate Storm Crow," said Hammer to the shapely female Shagornan 
Elf, "and hand over these instructions for assembling a New Team for the upcoming 
Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse 5 contest in DM 45 during my absence from Alastari.  I will 
return as soon as my mission is accomplished, so tell Storm Crow that I will 
personally travel to Stormcrowe Arena upon my return from another Reality, so I can 
assess the guild members that Storm Crow should have assembled for registration as a 
New Team in DM 45 before I return. 
     "Also, tell Storm Crow that I have written on the parchment the name of my New 
Team guild and the guidelines for recruiting new warriors."
     The shapely Shagornan Elf acknowledged her understanding of the assigned task 
given to her to locate the one named Storm Crow and to hand over the parchment in the 
name of Hammer.
     Satisfied that there were no other tasks to be attended to at the moment, the 
veteran manager held his Elven Orb of Transport aloft and disappeared in a brilliant 
cacophony of colors and sounds as the veteran manager disappeared from sight.
 

                                      SPY REPORT

    Hello, my pretties!  I know some of you are celebrating various festivities 
throughout the land.  Or rather, some of you were celebrating.  I guess the better 
greeting would be Happy Recovery days!  Whether you celebrated any of the various 
festivals or not, I send each of you greetings.  I am, as always, excited to see you 
at the arena.  Let's get down to the business of the arena, shall we?
    Melanroh has been a busy little bee as the Duelmaster.  With all the requests for 
autographs, interviews, and extra training, he was still able to post a challenge this 
week to Xad Bronzewolf.  Hindsight is always 20/20, but it is apparent to all that 
Melanroh made the right decision with that challenge.  He killed Xad in a 1 minute 
fight and retains the throne.  Still no invite to the Isle, but insiders at the 
Commission report it should be coming soon!  Congrats to Melanroh and his manager, 
Aragorn!  The Philanthrolords will be having another festival day!
    The most avoided team this turn was Darque Knights.  The great irony of this 
distinction is they also had the turn's most challenged warrior in Xad Bronzewolf.  
The team avoiding Darque Knights the most is I'm Not Eggbert.  Comparing the two 
teams' turns, it looks like I'm Not Eggbert came out ahead with a 3-2 turn, while 
Darque Knights flounder with a 2-3 turn, also losing their most experienced warrior.  
Advantage:  I'm Not Eggbert.
    I have already mentioned Xad's demise, probably the most high profile death in the 
arena, and at the hands of the Duelmaster, no less.  The only other non-Dark Arena 
death saw another experienced warrior fall.  Nuke of Losers died at the hands of That 
Weird Guy (aka Prof. Monkeypantsnuts).  Nuke was 10-9-0 going into the fight.  
Congratulations to the winners, condolences to the dead, and luck to the avengers in 
the coming turns!
    Huckle's Cats takes over the top spot by the slimmest margin of 1 win after a 4-0-
0 turn, which begs the question why Jason the Mason sits idle in the Initiates?  
Pixelbenders has cause to stand tall as they jumped 7 spots in the rankings, the 
biggest gain for the turn, into the 2nd spot.  Thirsty Thugs rise 2 spaces to 3rd, 
while Philanthrolords fall out of the lead into 4th.  I'm not Eggbert rounds out the 
top 5.  The biggest drop belongs to Deities and Demigods, who fell 8 spots to 10th.
    I must bid you farewell.  I have been enjoying quite a few festivals over the past 
few weeks and I am currently in transit.  I watched the matches via a scrying crystal 
earlier.  I am now sending my report to the SYP offices in Seam with the help of a 
magical scribe spell I picked up in my travels to Aradi (strange place, that one).  
Anyway, I hope to see you next turn, my pretties!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELANROH 402                 15   7  2   139       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY HYENA 137              22  15  0   111       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409        11   7  1   103       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            20  12  0   102       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 KININVIE 174                 21  18  1    94       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 THOR 216                     16  23  2    92       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       16  21  1    90       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          14  12  0    86       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 RAYNER 182                   18  15  2    83       DEADLINE (32)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           13  12  3    79       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MERCILESS 433                11   6  0    73       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          15  20  2    71       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 THE OGRE SPRITE 403          13   9  0    67       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAHARI HEL 458                9   2  0    66       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           7   6  0    63       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 ARDBEG 429                    9   9  0    60       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 SUNRISE VICTORY 390          11  13  0    59       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEDAIG 435                   11   5  0    49       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 THE OGRE TROLL 434            9   7  0    46       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
-WILL SONNET 483               4   1  0    45       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 KARMA 419                    10  10  2    42       LOSERS (20)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            6   3  0    42       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 CRAQUELURE 486                5   2  1    38       PIXELBENDERS (36)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOZZLE 460                   5   5  0    36       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAIG 488                      5   2  0    30       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 AHSHONDALAI 498               3   1  1    29       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-MAYHEM 475                    3   4  1    29       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 EQUALIZER 487                 2   5  0    28       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 IRONCLAD 457                  8   3  0    27       LOSERS (20)
-MR. WHIPPLE 474               4   3  0    24       COMMERCIALIST (48)
-JOSEY WALES 492               3   1  0    24       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLO 476                       3   4  0    22       COMMERCIALIST (48)
-RUBE BARROW 484               2   3  0    20       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 MONA LISA 515                 1   0  0    20       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-MORRIS 472                    4   3  1    19       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 BEN NEVIS 508                 2   1  0    18       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-PEARL HEART 462               3   5  1    17       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             3   2  0    16       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 IRIS 513                      1   0  0    16       LOSERS (20)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490             4   2  0    15       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 ZUSHI 514                     1   0  0    15       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 ZEBZABUB 503                  3   2  0    13       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 HASTUR 481                    3   2  0    11       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507           1   1  0    10       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-DINOSAUR DAN 500              1   2  0     9       THE OUTLAWS 3 (40)
-FRITO BANDITO 499             2   1  1     8       COMMERCIALIST (48)
 AHSHONDAI 497                 2   2  0     8       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 VOID 504                      2   2  0     8       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-JASON THE MASON 512           1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           1   0  0     6       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506           1   1  0     4       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 FRETTYAH 496                  0   4  0     4       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 BAD PENNY 509                 0   3  0     3       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MIHKA WHAR 517                0   1  0     1       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

'-' 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  REVENGED
ROOBAHIAH 494           0  1 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 BALDUR 505             37  REVENGED
XAD BRONZEWOLF 288     19 14 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    MELANROH 402           40   
ANUBIS 219             18 20 2 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 XAD BRONZEWOLF 288     39   
BALDUR 505              1  2 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 AHSHONDALAI 498        39   
JASON THE MASON 445     3  7 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 23     PEARL HEART 462        37   
HELIX 511               2  1 0 LOSERS 20            BLACK ORC              40  NONE
NUKE 417               10 10 0 LOSERS 20            PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409  40   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sidara Brightbell -- No Problem!  No Offence Taken and Thank You for Your Apology! -- 
Hammer, mgr Ah Tongues Of Fire

Seam Gladiatorial Commission -- I will be out of the country for the next month, so I 
will be unable to recruit any new blood for my guild until probably February, if any 
of my current warriors die while I am gone! -- Hammer, mgr Ah Tongues Of Fire

Baldur -- Rest In Peace! -- Ahshondalai

Zebzabub -- You seem to be more wicked with a blade than the last time we met on the 
Seam Arena sands! -- Frettyah

Polite Beggar -- What a Refreshing Experience!  Thank You for the Victory and the 
Skill Learns! -- Khondohlavishah

Snozzle -- Almost Got My Number in the Infirmary! -- Ahshondai

Incompetent Punk -- Not So Incompetent with the Skill Learns!  Thank You for the 
Victory! -- Rhondohlavishah

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HELIX was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MELANROH slaughtered XAD BRONZEWOLF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
OPACITY: 100% luckily beat KININVIE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge fight.
THE OGRE SPRITE was savagely defeated by RAYNER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
NUKE was butchered by PROF. MONKEYPANTS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MINNESOTA JONES beat ARDBEG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
HAHARI HEL overpowered THE OGRE TROLL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
STERO BANEWOOD lost to LEDAIG in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel.
BARNABUS CROW was overpowered by CRAQUELURE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
IRONCLAD was defeated by SNOZZLE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HAIG handily defeated RHONDOHLAVISHAH in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BEN NEVIS demolished VOID in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HARRY HYENA viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided contest.
CLUCKEROO was unbelievably bested by BANANAS GORILLA in a 6 minute master's bout.
MERCILESS was viciously subdued by THOR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gruesome bout.
PUCKER & BLOAT was overcome by ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 2 minute master's bout.
KARMA was devastated by LENS CORRECTION in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SUNRISE VICTORY overpowered TEENAGE HOODLUM in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
RA-RA RAINWAR savagely defeated FRETTYAH in a 5 minute bloody conflict.
EQUALIZER devastated BAD PENNY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HASTUR was vanquished by IRIS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
AHSHONDAI slimly lost to ZUSHI in a 2 minute bloody beginner's duel.
AHSHONDALAI defeated ZEBZABUB in a popular 2 minute novice's match.
KHONDOHLAVISHAH was vanquished by MONA LISA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER won victory over MIHKA WHAR in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  27 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  18 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  20 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  21 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  57 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  40 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  41 -  1      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  25 -  1      32  |

Turn  40 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     4 -  6         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      MELANROH 402               15   7  2  139 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
TOTAL PARRY      HARRY HYENA 137            22  15  0  111 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
STRIKING ATTACK  PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409      11   7  1  103 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
WALL OF STEEL    KININVIE 174               21  18  1   94 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 18  15  2   83 DEADLINE (32)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE OGRE SPRITE 403        13   9  0   67 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE OGRE TROLL 434          9   7  0   46 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471          6   3  0   42 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486              5   2  1   38 PIXELBENDERS (36)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THOR 216.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THOR 216.  The ten other most popular fighters were STERO BANEWOOD 471, AHSHONDALAI 
498, KININVIE 174, SUNRISE VICTORY 390, RA-RA RAINWAR 490, RAYNER 182, PROF. 
MONKEYPANTS 409, SNOZZLE 460, ZUSHI 514, and C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516.

The least popular fighter this week was MIHKA WHAR 517.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506, ZEBZABUB 503, HASTUR 481, BAD PENNY 509, KARMA 
419, BANANAS GORILLA 366, VOID 504, HAIG 488, IRONCLAD 457, and THE OGRE TROLL 434.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KININVIE (20-174) THIRSTY THUGS (31)

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

CLUCKEROO (20-67) I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

  This is just a reminder to all participants in this arena that it is a no-tourney

arena, and is therefore subject to the no-tourney rules.  The pledge all participants 
took when they entered this arena is as follows:

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

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Best of luck in the arena!