DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2017    Duedate: 05/15/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-49

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MINNESOTA JONES
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
(20-196) [20-23-2,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MINNESOTA JONES                POSITION IS EMPTY
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)            
(20-196) [20-23-2,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUCKER & BLOAT                 BARNABUS CROW
PIXELBENDERS (36)              I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
(20-387) [17-15-3,92]          (20-501) [7-5-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRDING WAYS (53)          52
2. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         28      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   27      Unchartered Team
4. PIXELBENDERS (36)           25
5. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         21      WEIRDING WAYS (53)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WEIRDING WAYS (53)         4   1  3 80.0   1/ 1 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      10  4 1
 2/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       141  99  6 58.8   2/ 6 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       8  7 1
 3/ 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      121  92 12 56.8   3/ 9 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  7  5 1
 4- 3*CARTOON CHAOS (51)         8   7  1 53.3   4/ 3*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      7  8 0
 5/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      125 112 11 52.7   5/ 2 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        6  3 1
 6/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 112 106 10 51.4   6/ 8 PIXELBENDERS (36)         6  4 0
 7/ 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)        107 107  7 50.0   7/ 5 LOST SENTINELS (19)       6  8 0
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       104 110  2 48.6   8/ 4 LOSERS (20)               6  9 1
 9/ 6*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      17  18  1 48.6   9/ 7 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        6  9 0
10/ 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     29  36  0 44.6  10/ 0*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        4  1 3
11/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)      101 134 10 43.0  11-10 AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   4  5 0
12-10 AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   21  30  2 41.2  12-11*CARTOON CHAOS (51)        2  3 0
13/11 DEADLINE (32)             38  56  3 40.4  13/12 DEADLINE (32)             1  2 0
14/12 LOSERS (20)               86 149 16 36.6  14/ 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good afternoon, my darlings!  It is so good to see you once again at the 
gladiatorial games in Seam.  It is such a lovely time of the year.  The tourists will 
be coming in droves soon for our glamorous hot springs.  It gets crowded at times, so 
you better make any necessary reservations sooner rather than later.  We had an 
action-packed turn, so let's get to the action! 
     We had a rarity last turn with our Duelmaster.  Able Baker Charlie took the 
throne and did not receive his invite to the Isle, so the rarity was we had a bonafide 
title defense taking place!  It has been a rarity of late, so let's enjoy the small 
victories.  Minnesota Jones issued the challenge and was awarded a shot at the title.  
It took him 3 minutes, but Minnesota Jones is our new Duelmaster! Congrats to him, and 
we get to see another title defense next turn since Minnesota Jones did not receive an 
invitation to the Isle of the Eye.  Most of the challenger champions have been around 
as long as Jones, so there will be many trying for the throne. 
     The most avoided team for turn 49 was Darque Knights.  They were avoiding most by 
I'm Not Eggbert.  This appears to be a common pairing in this category.  The most 
challenged warrior was Snozzle from Huckle's Cats.  Ledaig of Thirsty Thugs got his 
challenge through to Snozzle.  I can also report that Ledaig was victorious over poor 
Snozzle in a 3 minute fight.  
     I want to give a cordial welcome to Weirding Ways.  Thanks for joining us in 
Seam, we hope your stay is long and prosperous.  Also, I'd like to welcome back Nomad 
with his Phantom Regiment crew. 
     There was only 1 non-Dark Arena death this turn.  Aery Shine of Darque Knights 
matched up with Mephistceratops from the Devil Dinosaurs guild.  It was a 2 minute 
match between these young warriors (boy did it show!), and Aery Shine killed his 
opponent.  The Devil Dinosaurs were also involved in our single bloodfeud match this 
turn as well.  Terror Blizzard feuded Barnabus Crow of I'm Not Eggbert.  Terror 
Blizzard took 4 minutes, but he was able to avenge his fallen teammate.  
     I'm Not Eggbert remains the top team, while Darque Knights make a big jump to 2nd 
after a 4-1-1 turn.  Bigger still, we have Deities and Demigods moving up 6 places to 
third, which is the highest gain for the turn.  Devil Dinosaurs drop 1 spot to 4th, 
and Huckle's Cats fell from 2nd to 5th.  The biggest drop belongs to Losers, who fell 
4 places to 8th.  Can anyone challenge I'm Not Eggbert's hold on the top spot.  Darque 
Knights appear poised to make a move, but fortunes can shift quickly on the arena 
sands.  
     Time for me to fly, my sweets!  I have a fitting in a few hours for a royal ball 
in Aruak City.  I detest such gatherings, but I love to shop.  I guess it all equals 
out in the end!  We celebrate 50 turns next cycle!  I hope you will join us for this 
milestone.  Until next time!

                                          --Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          20  23  2   114       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          22  13  0   109       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            25  14  0    98       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471           12   6  1    98       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       21  25  2    96       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           17  15  3    92       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAQUELURE 486               10   4  1    87       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 RAYNER 182                   21  21  2    86       DEADLINE (32)
 MERCILESS 433                16  10  1    86       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           7   2  0    83       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 HAHARI HEL 458               13   7  0    81       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BEN NEVIS 508                 9   3  1    70       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                    15  14  2    67       LOSERS (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEDAIG 435                   17   8  0    66       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 STAY PUFT 144                 7   6  0    61       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 SNOZZLE 460                  10   9  0    60       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 ARDBEG 429                   11  16  0    59       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MONA LISA 515                 8   2  0    59       LOST SENTINELS (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AHSHONDALAI 498               7   5  1    49       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 HASTUR 481                    7   7  0    49       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            10   5  0    45       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 EQUALIZER 487                 5   9  0    44       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           5   2  0    43       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 IRONCLAD 457                 11   9  0    42       LOSERS (20)
 IRIS 513                      6   4  0    39       LOSERS (20)
 CASPER 147                    7   6  0    38       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 GHOST 145                     4   9  0    36       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           3   2  1    35       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 HAIG 488                      9   7  0    34       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRONTOSAURUS REX 531          5   1  0    33       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 TERROR BLIZZARD 524           4   3  0    33       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             7   5  1    29       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            5   2  0    28       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 NYARLATHOTEP 527              3   4  1    28       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-FOGHORN LEGHORN 538           3   0  0    27       CARTOON CHAOS (51)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHONDOHLAVISHAH 506           6   4  1    23       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-JASON THE MASON 512           2   0  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
-FRAHNDAHDAHDIAH 552           1   1  0    23       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 REVENANT 307                  5   3  0    21       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 SPOOK 146                     4   9  0    21       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            3   4  0    20       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 ZUSHI 514                     4   6  0    18       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 AERY SHINE 559                2   0  1    17       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BRASS HAMMER 562              1   0  1    16       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 WEEABO 561                    1   0  1    16       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 DOMINIQUE 564                 1   0  1    14       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 PANIC 558                     1   1  1    14       LOSERS (20)
 KING TYRANT 523               3   4  0    13       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 FRIGG 529                     3   2  0    12       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-PEPE LE PEW 543               1   1  0    12       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 RASTERIZE 565                 1   0  0    11       PIXELBENDERS (36)
-CURIOUS GEORGE 535            2   1  1     8       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
-EL KABONG 542                 1   1  0     8       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 WILLOW 553                    1   2  0     7       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-HENRY HANK 537                1   2  0     5       CARTOON CHAOS (51)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560           1   0  0     5       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 SCANDAL 554                   0   3  0     3       LOSERS (20)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 0   1  0     1       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
-FARMER ALFALFA 541            0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
-BRAHNDAHDAHDIAH 557           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?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      BRASS HAMMER 562       49  NONE
TOUGH MAMA              0  0 0                      DOMINIQUE 564          49  NONE
RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507     2  8 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 NYARLATHOTEP 527       48   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ASMODESAURUS 540        2  2 1 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   BARNABUS CROW 501      48  JUST REVENGED
MEPHISTCERATOPS 566     0  1 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   AERY SHINE 559         49   
FIEND FLAIL 567         0  1 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 SHEWISH BOUNCER        49  NONE
BAD PENNY 509           3  6 3 LOST SENTINELS 19    ASMODESAURUS 540       46  NONE
WICKED 551              2  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    PANIC 558              48   
CHACHERE 556            2  1 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     BLACK ORC              49  NONE
MACKMYRA 530            1  3 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544    45  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Gigglebrains -- I think  you might be right. -- Iris

Ardbeg -- I'm so glad that went my way. -- Karma

C.P. Golddigger -- I wish avoids were automatic. -- Ironclad

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHACHERE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FIEND FLAIL was butchered by SHEWISH BOUNCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TERROR BLIZZARD luckily beat BARNABUS CROW in a exciting 4 minute Bloodfeud melee.
MINNESOTA JONES won victory over ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
KARMA was overpowered by STERO BANEWOOD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ARDBEG was vanquished by PUCKER & BLOAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER devastated RAYNER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
LEDAIG overcame SNOZZLE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge melee.
HASTUR outwaited IRONCLAD in a 7 minute gory Challenge duel.
EQUALIZER was vanquished by BEN NEVIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HAIG was defeated by UTHER PENDRAGON in a action packed 1 minute gory Challenge match.
IRIS overpowered AWEFULLOSAURUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PANIC was devastated by DHOTHO HALFGRAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
FRIGG was subdued by BRONTOSAURUS REX in a unpopular 6 minute gory Challenge match.
SCANDAL was overcome by WILLOW in a 5 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
BANANAS GORILLA vanquished HAHARI HEL in a action packed 2 minute mismatched bout.
MERCILESS was viciously subdued by OPACITY: 100% in a 20 minute master's bout.
CRAQUELURE overpowered STAY PUFT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MONA LISA beat CASPER in a 1 minute bout.
RA-RA RAINWAR beat GHOST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
NYARLATHOTEP bested ZUSHI in a popular 1 minute contest.
REVENANT defeated KING TYRANT in a exciting 1 minute duel.
H. GIGGLEBEANS beat SPOOK in a 1 minute fray.
AERY SHINE viciously butchered MEPHISTCERATOPS in a 2 minute gory amateur's fray.
WEEABO murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
BRASS HAMMER executed POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
ANGELIQUE was overpowered by RASTERIZE in a 1 minute uneven match.
DOMINIQUE executed TOUGH MAMA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KOOKSY INURMOUT outlasted SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a unpopular 8 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  12 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        33 -  23 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  36 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  42 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  29 -  7      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  41 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  18 -  0      25  |

Turn  49 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BANANAS GORILLA 366        22  13  0  109 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471         12   6  1   98 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
STRIKING ATTACK  PUCKER & BLOAT 387         17  15  3   92 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486             10   4  1   87 PIXELBENDERS (36)
AIMED BLOW       C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516         7   2  0   83 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             13   7  0   81 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN NEVIS 508               9   3  1   70 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          10   5  0   45 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                    6   4  0   39 LOSERS (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PUCKER & BLOAT 387.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BARNABUS CROW 501.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOZZLE 460, 
MINNESOTA JONES 196, UTHER PENDRAGON 528, HAHARI HEL 458, HASTUR 481, ABLE BAKER 
CHARLIE 133, STERO BANEWOOD 471, PUCKER & BLOAT 387, RA-RA RAINWAR 490, and GHOST 
145.

The least popular fighter this week was OPACITY: 100% 314.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MERCILESS 433, KOOKSY INURMOUT 560, BRONTOSAURUS REX 531, 
IRONCLAD 457, FRIGG 529, ANGELIQUE 563, SPOOK 146, STAY PUFT 144, WILLOW 553, and 
SCANDAL 554.

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