DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2017    Duedate: 02/20/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-43

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OPACITY: 100%
PIXELBENDERS (36)
(20-314) [23-12-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OPACITY: 100%                  AHSHONDAI
PIXELBENDERS (36)              AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
(20-314) [23-12-0,111]         (20-497) [4-3-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOR                           THOR
DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)      DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
(20-216) [17-25-2,100]         (20-216) [17-25-2,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PIXELBENDERS (36)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         35
2. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   35      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)        27      Unchartered Team
4. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          22
5. AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)     20      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)       125  85  5 59.5   1/ 1 PIXELBENDERS (36)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      104  81 11 56.2   2/ 4 LOST SENTINELS (19)       8  7 3
 3/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      109  98  9 52.7   3/ 2 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        7  5 0
 4/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 100  94  9 51.5   4/ 7 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  7  5 0
 5/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         97  97  7 50.0   5/ 8 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       7  7 1
 6/ 7 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        89 105  1 45.9   6/ 5 LOSERS (20)               7  8 1
 7/ 8 LOST SENTINELS (19)       87 119  9 42.2   7/ 6 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        7  8 0
 8/ 9 DEADLINE (32)             37  51  3 42.0   8/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       6  3 0
 9/10*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   12  20  1 37.5   9/ 9*AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   5  9 0
10/11 LOSERS (20)               76 129 15 37.1  10/12*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      3  7 0
11/12*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)       3   7  0 30.0  11/10 DEADLINE (32)             2  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the 
thoughtless act of a single day." -- Winston Churchill

     So it was upon the sands of Seam Arena that Frettyah breathed her last breath, 
doing what she wanted to do, but falling far short of her goal to be the first warrior 
from the Ah Tongues Of Fire guild to ascend to the Seam Arena DM 20 Throne!  Bad Penny 
of Lost Sentinels was the culprit, but somebody must win when someone dies.
     Hammer arrived back in town to see to the burial memorial services at the Tongues 
Of Fire Resort, but as for a Blood Feud filed, there was no mention of a filing.  The 
veteran manager had been occupied with other matters, so the loss of one of his 
favorite warriors, seemingly was not to be avenged this turn!  A search was being made 
for a replacement, but the veteran manager did not seem to be in any hurry to locate 
the missing paperwork from the Seam Gladiatorial Commission offices.
     Wagers were being made upon the rest of the Ah Tongues Of Fire guild members, 
along with wagers speculating upon a replacement for Frettyah, but the atmosphere was 
a bit more somber than it was festive, at the Ah Tongues Of Fire Resort in the wake of 
the loss of Frettyah and her commitment to beat the oddsmakers.
     Money was made on her death, for there were those who had wagered their gold that 
she would die a brutal death on the Seam Arena sands.  But those who wagered upon a 
successful Blood Feud for Turn-43 were relieved of their gold, because Hammer had not 
filed a Blood Feud to avenge her loss!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome back to Seam!  It has been a long two weeks as I have anticipated this 
turn.  My northern travels have some to an end, and I woke up giddy as a schoolgirl 
because I got to watch this turn's fight from the press balcony in the arena.  Due to 
travel, I've been watching the fights via scrying pool.  Believe me, it is not the 
same!  No matter how pure the water or how high quality the basin, there is always a 
fuzzy reception and you miss the simple nuances of blood, sweat, and tears.  Ah, you 
didn't come here to listen to my complaints, did you, my sweets?  On to the games! 
     Harry Hyena was invited to the Isle, so we were assured a new Duelmaster this 
turn.  If Harry lost his final match, we had our replacement.  If Harry won, our new 
champion would be determined by recognition points.  Prof. What's His Name tries for a 
rematch against Harry Hyena, and he comes up short once again.  The Professor did 
manage to take the fight an extra minute this go round, but to no avail.  Harry leaves 
with a win, and we get a new Duelmaster based on recognition.  Our title fight was a 
good one, as Thor, our Popularity Leader, fought Opacity: 100%.  The whole arena 
watched a slow 8 minute bout before we got confirmation that Opacity was our new 
Duelmaster. Congrats to Opacity and the Pixelbenders guild, who are managed by 
Mixelplick. 
     The most avoided team this turn was Darque Knights.  I'm Not Eggbert avoided them 
the most.  Despite the avoids, it looks like they matched up twice randomly, splitting 
1-1 in the decisions. I'm Not Eggbert guild also had the most challenged warrior for 
the turn in Minnesota Jones.  Ardberg of Thirsty Thugs got his challenge through, but 
I'm guessing he was not happy with the result.  Minnesota Jones defeated Ardberg in a 
one-sided affair.  Devil Dinosaurs had a better turn by doubling their win total from 
last cycle!  Ask a question in the personal ads if you are struggling and need help.  
There are many seasoned managers in the arena willing to offer a hand to new guilds! 
Tell them Sidara sent you! 
     There was not a lot of movement in the team ranks.  Deities and Demigods and 
Darque Knights enter the top 5.  Deities and Demigods posted a 3-2 turn for their 
rise, while Darque Knights had an impressive 4-1-0.  I'm Not Eggbert drops out of the 
top with a 2-2-0 effort.  Pixelbenders remain the top team over the last 3 turns, 
holding steady with a 9-6-0.  The team to watch is going to be Lost Sentinels.  
They've been winning lately and equally they have been killing.  I'm going to make the 
not-so-bold prediction that 3 kills will win you a lot of tie breakers in this arena.  
The biggest drop belonged to I'm Not Eggbert, who fell 5.  Deities and Demigods share 
the biggest gain with Darque Knights, as both teams climbed 3 places in the ranks. 
     Ah, it looks as if Merciless lived up to his name after being sent to the Dark 
Arena.  I guess when your manager writes you off to be killed, there isn't any reason 
to pull any thrusts, slashes, or bashes, is there?  Black Orc was on the receiving end 
of Merciless' angst.  I am assuming that is going to be an awkward conversation 
tomorrow at the Lost Sentinels guild house!  Devil Dinosaurs loses another warrior 
this turn.  Mammon Mammoth goes down to Bad Penny. Mammon issued the challenge, but it 
looks as if Penny was the only one that showed up to fight.  Congrats and condolences 
to each guild, as is appropriate. 
     Time for me to go!  Spring is fast approaching and I only have a dozen or so 
things to wear.  I must remedy this by shopping!  Shoes are the first items on my 
agenda, after this spy report of course!  I will see each of you next turn.  Can 
Opacity hold onto the throne? Will someone other than Hammer write personal ads?  Yes, 
I speaking to all of you, except Hammer, who tries to keep the conversation going -
TALK!  Until next time, my dearies!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPACITY: 100% 314            23  12  0   111       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409        11   9  1   101       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 THOR 216                     17  25  2   100       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 RAYNER 182                   20  16  2    99       DEADLINE (32)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          17  12  0    98       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          17  20  2    89       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       17  23  1    87       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           14  14  3    85       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 MERCILESS 433                12   8  1    74       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HAHARI HEL 458               10   4  0    67       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 CRAQUELURE 486                8   2  1    67       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARDBEG 429                    9  12  0    59       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 KARMA 419                    12  11  2    57       LOSERS (20)
 LENS CORRECTION 448           8   8  0    57       PIXELBENDERS (36)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STERO BANEWOOD 471            8   4  1    53       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BEN NEVIS 508                 5   1  0    47       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 LEDAIG 435                   12   7  0    46       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490             7   2  0    36       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 IRONCLAD 457                 10   4  0    34       LOSERS (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHSHONDAI 497                 4   3  0    30       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 EQUALIZER 487                 3   7  0    28       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 HAIG 488                      6   4  0    26       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 ZUSHI 514                     3   1  0    25       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MONA LISA 515                 3   1  0    25       LOST SENTINELS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOZZLE 460                   5   8  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BAD PENNY 509                 2   4  2    23       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-BARNABUS CROW 501             4   2  0    22       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           2   1  0    22       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 NYARLATHOTEP 527              1   1  0    22       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            1   1  0    21       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           2   0  0    20       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASTUR 481                    4   4  0    16       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 IRIS 513                      2   2  0    15       LOSERS (20)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            2   0  0    15       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 AHSHONDALAI 498               3   4  1    14       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 FRIGG 529                     2   0  0    14       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 VOID 504                      3   4  0    13       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 MACKMYRA 530                  1   1  0    13       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506           3   2  0    11       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 TERROR BLIZZARD 524           1   1  0    11       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 STONE 518                     2   1  1     8       LOSERS (20)
 LISYA BRIGHTSTAR 533          1   0  0     8       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507           1   4  0     7       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-JASON THE MASON 512           1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 KING TYRANT 523               1   1  0     4       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 NEWL JAWBLUR 532              0   1  0     1       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BRONTOSAURUS REX 531          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   
BLACK ORC               0  0 0 DARK ARENA           MERCILESS 433          43  NONE
XAD BRONZEWOLF 288     19 14 1 DARQUE KNIGHTS 22    MELANROH 402           40   
MAMMON MAMMOTH 526      0  2 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   BAD PENNY 509          43   
TRIGON TRI-HORN 522     0  1 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   STONE 518              42  JUST REVENGED
BALDUR 505              1  2 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 AHSHONDALAI 498        39  JUST REVENGED
DALLAS 519              0  3 0 LOSERS 20            HIGH ELF               43  NONE
NUKE 417               10 10 0 LOSERS 20            PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409  40   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- A replacement rollup failed to arrive in time for me to file for a replacement 
warrior; therefore, the Ah Tongues Of Fire guild will be entering less than 5 warriors 
per Turn, until a replacement is filed and reviewed, before fighting as 5 members! -- 
Hammer, mgr Ah Tongues Of Fire

Hastur -- So you found a way to avenge the death of your stablemate! Congratulations! 
-- Ashondalai

Ra-Ra Rainwar -- Enjoy Your Victory! -- Ashondai

Bad Penny -- Death on the sands is a way of life! No Hard Feelings! -- Hammer, mgr Ah 
Tongues Of Fire

King Tyrant -- Welcome to Seam Arena at My Expense! -- Rhondohlavishah

Mammoth Mammoth -- Welcome to Seam Arena at Your Expense! I was not about to allow our 
guild to go 0-5 if I could do something to prevent such a travesty! -- Khondohlavishah

Seam Skilled Swords -- Cat got your tongues? Why no Spots or Ads from this bunch of 
managers? You are still invited to join in the festivities at the DM 45 contest hosted 
by Master Darque next May! -- Hammer, mgr Ah Tongues Of Fire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MERCILESS viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
DALLAS was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FRIGG defeated AHSHONDALAI in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
AWEFULLOSAURUS devastated STONE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
PROF. MONKEYPANTS was defeated by HARRY HYENA in a 5 minute Challenge match.
KARMA was bested by CRAQUELURE in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
ARDBEG was devastated by MINNESOTA JONES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
IRONCLAD was narrowly defeated by LEDAIG in a dull 25 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
BEN NEVIS vanquished MONA LISA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HAIG vanquished RHONDOHLAVISHAH in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MACKMYRA was defeated by ZUSHI in a 2 minute gory beginner's Challenge match.
TERROR BLIZZARD outlasted KHONDOHLAVISHAH in a 7 minute novice's Challenge match.
MAMMON MAMMOTH was easily killed by BAD PENNY in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
UTHER PENDRAGON beat VOID in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
RAYNER narrowly defeated ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 6 minute veteran's duel.
THOR was unbelievably bested by OPACITY: 100% in a 8 minute master's Title bout.
BANANAS GORILLA defeated PUCKER & BLOAT in a exciting 3 minute veteran's bout.
HAHARI HEL beat LENS CORRECTION in a 2 minute gory match.
STERO BANEWOOD handily defeated C.P. GOLDDIGGER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
EQUALIZER was beaten by RA-RA RAINWAR in a action packed 3 minute fight.
HASTUR was demolished by AHSHONDAI in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SNOZZLE was vanquished by NYARLATHOTEP in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
H. GIGGLEBEANS overpowered NEWL JAWBLUR in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
KING TYRANT lost to IRIS in a 2 minute gruesome novice's match.
BRONTOSAURUS REX was savagely defeated by LISYA BRIGHTSTAR in a 9 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  11 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  30 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  15 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        22 -  16 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  55 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  23 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  41 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  35 -  5      38  |

Turn  43 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      OPACITY: 100% 314          23  12  0  111 PIXELBENDERS (36)
STRIKING ATTACK  PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409      11   9  1  101 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 20  16  2   99 DEADLINE (32)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             10   4  0   67 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486              8   2  1   67 PIXELBENDERS (36)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471          8   4  1   53 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN NEVIS 508               5   1  0   47 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490           7   2  0   36 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
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 PUCKER & BLOAT 387, LISYA 
BRIGHTSTAR 533, EQUALIZER 487, PROF. MONKEYPANTS 409, ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133, RAYNER 
182, MACKMYRA 530, BAD PENNY 509, HAHARI HEL 458, and H. GIGGLEBEANS 520.

The least popular fighter this week was IRONCLAD 457.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEDAIG 435, BRONTOSAURUS REX 531, TERROR BLIZZARD 524, RHONDOHLAVISHAH 
507, SNOZZLE 460, HASTUR 481, C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516, MAMMON MAMMOTH 526, HAIG 488, and 
MONA LISA 515.

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

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

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KHARMA 3112 (96-78-0)                  5  3  0         WRATHMEN