DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2017    Duedate: 02/06/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-42

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARRY HYENA
HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
(20-137) [24-15-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARRY HYENA                    AHSHONDALAI
HUCKLE'S CATS (23)             AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
(20-137) [24-15-0,125]         (20-498) [3-3-1,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOR                           UTHER PENDRAGON
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
(20-216) [17-24-2,99]          (20-528) [1-0-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PIXELBENDERS (36)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         41
2. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   35      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. LOST SENTINELS (19)         24      Unchartered Team
4. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          20
5. DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)        13      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)       122  83  5 59.5   1/ 1 PIXELBENDERS (36)        11  4 0
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      102  79 11 56.4   2/ 2 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        9  3 0
 3- 3 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)     105  85  4 55.3   3/ 6 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  3 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      105  97  9 52.0   4/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)       7  8 1
 5/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  97  92  9 51.3   5/ 5 LOSERS (20)               7  8 1
 6/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         95  94  7 50.3   6/ 3 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        7  8 0
 7/ 7 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        87 103  1 45.8   7/10 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  5  4 0
 8/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)       84 117  7 41.8   8/ 8 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       5  9 1
 9/10 DEADLINE (32)             36  51  3 41.4   9/ 4*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   5 10 0
10/ 8*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   11  17  1 39.3  10/11 DEADLINE (32)             2  1 0
11/11 LOSERS (20)               75 125 15 37.5  11- 7 PHILANTHROLORDS (14)      2  3 1
12/ 0*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)       1   4  0 20.0  12/ 0*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      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

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference." -- Winston Churchill

     Frettyah had finally scored a win against 4 straight losses by besting Void of 
Lost Sentinels in a 3 minute amateur's bout.  [Hammer is still in the Philippines in 
Real Life, so I am unable to make any further comments regarding the fight, because I 
am still out of the Country and do not have access to the written fight results!]
     Now it was time for Frettyah to renew her determination to develop a Winning 
Record in Seam Arena and find a way to become the first Duelmaster from the Ah Tongues 
Of Fire guild.
     Some of the Patrons at the Tongues Of Fire Resort were betting heavily against 
such a possibility, while others were placing their gold coins on wagers that Frettyah 
would indeed be the first of her guild to ascend to the Seam Arena throne.
     She was no longer ranked last among the members of her guild, as she had gained 
enough Recognition Points to leap over the newcomers K & R by 3 points each and was 
one point behind Ahshondai, while trailing the leader Ahshondalai by 12 points in the 
Initiates Rankings.
     It would be a mistake to think too far ahead, so Frettyah set herself to the task 
of preparing herself mentally and rigorously training for her next matchup in the 
upcoming Turn-42 battle on the sands.  Hopefully, she would learn more skills that 
would prepare her for the possibility of rising higher in the rankings than her guild 
mates, especially while Ah Tongues Of Fire was still classed as the Top Unchartered 
Team in Seam Arena.
     Ahshondalai seemed to have a target painted on her back and Frettyah was certain 
that she could pass Ahshondai in the rankings soon enough, as long as she was able to 
keep winning!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello,  my pretties!  It is I, Sidara Brightbell, good witch and spy reporter.  
But, you already knew that didn't you, my sweets?  Huard DePriest, one of the floating 
spy reporters for the SYP, told me that I needed to liven up my opening a bit.  He 
suggested self-promotion by stating the obvious.  He's a narcissist, so it must work 
wonders for him, but I'm not a fan of it.  I prefer the sweet approach.  Oh well, back 
to the drawing board, but until then, let's talk about this turn's fights! 
     When we signed off from the games last cycle, Harry Hyena had taken over the 
throne on recognition points after the previous Duelmaster skipped town (and is still 
M.I.A.).  This turn, Harry was challenged by Prof. Monkeynutpants, or whatever his 
name is this week.  Harry stood strong in the face of this challenge and won in 4 
minutes.  Harry also got his invite this turn, making it a cycle full of good news for 
Huckle Cat and his squad!  This means the throne will be up for grabs next turn.  Will 
Harry Hyena leave Seam with a victory, or will a Challenger Champion lay claim by 
force?  You have to be here next turn to find out!  
     The most avoided team for the turn was Darque Knights, which is amusing since 
they went 1-4 and sent 2 warriors to the Dark Arena.  Avoiding them the most, we find 
I'm Not Eggbert beating feet.  The most challenged warrior is an honor that belongs to 
Ahshondalai.  Is it really an honor that you are the most sought after warrior that 
people want to beat upon?   Eh, I'm sure there is someone out there that likes such 
attention.  To each her own, I suppose. 
     Pixelbenders remain the top team over the last 3 turns and with the same 11-4-0 
record.  Huckle's Cats keeps the 2nd spot, and the Losers are sitting tight at 5th.  
The newcomers to the top 5 are I'm Not Eggbert, who jump into 3rd with a 4-1 effort.  
Also, we see Lost Sentinels move to 4th after a 3-2-1 turn.  Lost Sentinels 5 spot 
jump was the largest of the turn.  The biggest drop belongs to Ah Tongues of Fire, who 
fell 5 spots to 9th.  A hearty welcome to the new team, Devil Dinosaurs!  Welcome to 
the arena and I hope your stay is long and prosperous!  Introduce yourself and make 
yourself at home. 
     A few deaths in the arena, but no veterans gave up the ghost this turn.  Frettyah 
has lost her last fight in Seam.  The 1-4 warrior matched up with Bad Penny, a fitting 
name, seeing as she killed Frettyah in a 2 minute match.  The other death happened to 
our newest team, Devil Dinosaurs.  Trigon Tri-horn matched up with Stone of Losers.  
It was a short fight, like many rookie bouts, and ended in Trigon's death.  I look 
forward to acts of revenge and honor next turn!  Speaking of which, Hastur 
successfully bloodfeuded Ahshondalai for the death of his teammate Baldur. 
     It is time for me to depart, my sweets!  I have to find a suitable launderer for 
my dresses.  While I can maneuver through cocktail parties, dingy gladiator barracks, 
and meetings with ink-stained Commission officials and SYP editors without so much as 
a speck of dirt getting on me, my porters appear to be incapable of transporting my 
luggage without making a mess of things.  My things, in particular.  So, I am off!  I 
hope to see each of you here next cycle!  Adieu, my darlings!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY HYENA 137              24  15  0   125       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MELANROH 402                 15   7  2   139       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            22  12  0   106       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409        11   8  1   100       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 THOR 216                     17  24  2    99       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          16  12  0    93       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 RAYNER 182                   19  16  2    92       DEADLINE (32)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       17  22  1    87       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          16  20  2    84       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           14  13  3    84       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MERCILESS 433                11   8  0    71       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-THE OGRE SPRITE 403          13   9  0    67       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDBEG 429                    9  11  0    64       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           8   7  0    63       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 CRAQUELURE 486                7   2  1    61       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 KARMA 419                    12  10  2    59       LOSERS (20)
-SUNRISE VICTORY 390          11  13  0    59       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 HAHARI HEL 458                9   4  0    57       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            7   4  1    48       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-THE OGRE TROLL 434            9   7  0    46       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 LEDAIG 435                   11   7  0    40       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 IRONCLAD 457                 10   3  0    40       LOSERS (20)
 MONA LISA 515                 3   0  0    37       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 EQUALIZER 487                 3   6  0    34       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEN NEVIS 508                 4   1  0    32       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490             6   2  0    25       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           2   0  0    25       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 HASTUR 481                    4   3  0    24       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOZZLE 460                   5   7  0    22       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             4   2  0    22       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ZUSHI 514                     2   1  0    21       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HAIG 488                      5   4  0    19       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 VOID 504                      3   3  0    19       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 STONE 518                     2   0  1    18       LOSERS (20)
 BAD PENNY 509                 1   4  1    15       LOST SENTINELS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACKMYRA 530                  1   0  0    14       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 AHSHONDALAI 498               3   3  1    13       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-ZEBZABUB 503                  3   2  0    13       PHILANTHROLORDS (14)
 AHSHONDAI 497                 3   3  0    12       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506           3   1  0    11       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 KING TYRANT 523               1   0  0     9       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           1   0  0     8       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-JASON THE MASON 512           1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 IRIS 513                      1   2  0     6       LOSERS (20)
 RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507           1   3  0     6       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            1   0  0     6       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 FRIGG 529                     1   0  0     5       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 DALLAS 519                    0   2  0     2       LOSERS (20)
 NYARLATHOTEP 527              0   1  0     1       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            0   1  0     1       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 MAMMON MAMMOTH 526            0   1  0     1       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 TERROR BLIZZARD 524           0   1  0     1       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRETTYAH 496            1  5 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 BAD PENNY 509          42   
MIHKA WHAR 517          0  3 0 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    SWINE GOLEM            42  NONE
SQUIRE FROFF 521        0  1 0 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    DARK CHAMPION          42  NONE
XAD BRONZEWOLF 288     19 14 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    MELANROH 402           40   
TRIGON TRI-HORN 522     0  1 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   STONE 518              42   
BALDUR 505              1  2 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 AHSHONDALAI 498        39  JUST REVENGED
NUKE 417               10 10 0 LOSERS 20            PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409  40   

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Phantom Blades squad in DM 45

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIHKA WHAR was viciously butchered by SWINE GOLEM in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
SQUIRE FROFF was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
HASTUR luckily beat AHSHONDALAI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud duel.
PROF. MONKEYPANTS was defeated by HARRY HYENA in a 4 minute Challenge Title fight.
THOR bested ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a popular 3 minute bloody expert's Challenge brawl.
MINNESOTA JONES overpowered LENS CORRECTION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ARDBEG was defeated by PUCKER & BLOAT in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
STERO BANEWOOD lost to CRAQUELURE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
IRONCLAD won victory over EQUALIZER in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
BEN NEVIS viciously subdued ZUSHI in a 1 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER handily defeated HAIG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
OPACITY: 100% narrowly defeated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a unpopular 10 minute bloody match.
BANANAS GORILLA outwaited MERCILESS in a tiresome 20 minute battle.
RAYNER devastated HAHARI HEL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KARMA overcame LEDAIG in a action packed 3 minute gory fight.
SNOZZLE was devastated by MONA LISA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RA-RA RAINWAR narrowly defeated AHSHONDAI in a 2 minute brawl.
FRETTYAH was viciously butchered by BAD PENNY in a 2 minute gory brawl.
BARNABUS CROW overpowered DALLAS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VOID beat IRIS in a popular 3 minute match.
RHONDOHLAVISHAH was overcome by KING TYRANT in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
STONE killed TRIGON TRI-HORN in a exciting 1 minute beginner's fight.
KHONDOHLAVISHAH beat MAMMON MAMMOTH in a 5 minute beginner's fray.
H. GIGGLEBEANS unbelievably bested NYARLATHOTEP in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.
TERROR BLIZZARD was savagely defeated by UTHER PENDRAGON in a 8 minute fight.
AWEFULLOSAURUS lost to FRIGG in a 2 minute novice's fight.
MACKMYRA demolished TOUGH MAMA in a 2 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  29 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        21 -  13 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  16 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  54 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  38 -  2      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  14 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  35 -  4      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  25 -  1      36  |

Turn  42 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 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  5         4  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HARRY HYENA 137            24  15  0  125 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
STRIKING ATTACK  PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409      11   8  1  100 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 19  16  2   92 DEADLINE (32)
LUNGING ATTACK   LENS CORRECTION 448         8   7  0   63 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486              7   2  1   61 PIXELBENDERS (36)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471          7   4  1   48 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
AIMED BLOW       MONA LISA 515               3   0  0   37 LOST SENTINELS (19)
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 
UTHER PENDRAGON 528.  The ten other most popular fighters were PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409, 
EQUALIZER 487, KARMA 419, THOR 216, PUCKER & BLOAT 387, VOID 504, HARRY HYENA 137, 
ARDBEG 429, NYARLATHOTEP 527, and AHSHONDALAI 498.

The least popular fighter this week was MERCILESS 433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BANANAS GORILLA 366, OPACITY: 100% 314, TERROR BLIZZARD 524, MAMMON 
MAMMOTH 526, KING TYRANT 523, RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507, DALLAS 519, FRETTYAH 496, SNOZZLE 
460, and LEDAIG 435.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HARRY HYENA (20-137) HUCKLE'S CATS (23)