DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2017    Duedate: 05/29/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-50

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MINNESOTA JONES
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
(20-196) [21-23-2,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MINNESOTA JONES                TERROR BLIZZARD
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)            DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
(20-196) [21-23-2,124]         (20-524) [5-3-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MINNESOTA JONES                STERO BANEWOOD
I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)            DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
(20-196) [21-23-2,124]         (20-471) [12-7-1,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRDING WAYS (53)          49
2. THIRSTY THUGS (31)          40      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)        30      Unchartered Team
4. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         12
5. PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)       11      WEIRDING WAYS (53)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRDING WAYS (53)         8   2  5 80.0   1/ 4*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      9  6 0
 2/ 2 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       144 101  6 58.8   2/10*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        8  2 5
 3/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      123  94 12 56.7   3/ 1 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       8  5 1
 4/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      127 115 11 52.5   4/ 9 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        8  7 0
 5/ 6 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 112 111 10 50.2   5/ 2 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       7  8 1
 6- 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)        107 107  7 50.0   6/ 8 LOSERS (20)               6  9 2
 7/ 9*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      20  20  1 50.0   7/ 5 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        5  4 1
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       105 112  2 48.4   8/ 3 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  5  8 1
 9/10 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     32  38  0 45.7   9/ 7 LOST SENTINELS (19)       5  8 0
10/11 LOST SENTINELS (19)      102 137 10 42.7  10- 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)         4  1 0
11-12 AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)   21  30  2 41.2  11/14 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     4  6 0
12/13 DEADLINE (32)             39  56  3 41.1  12/13 DEADLINE (32)             1  2 0
13/14 LOSERS (20)               88 152 17 36.7  13-11 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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good afternoon, my darlings!  Welcome to the Andorian splendor that is Seam!  
Wallpaper or paint?  This is the question that has been haunting me all morning.  
Sure, there are more important things in the world to ponder, but this is my present 
dilemma.  Okay, it was an exciting turn and there is much to talk about, so let's not 
delay getting to all the juicy news and scandalous tidbits. 
     Minnesota Jones took the throne last turn from Able Baker Charlie, and this turn 
gave us a rematch between these two veteran warriors.  Last turn, Jones took out 
Charlie in an exciting 3 minute fight.  It only took Jones 2 minutes this turn, and 
Charlie couldn't hit him!  Double congrats to Minnesota Jones on the throne and his 
new title of Lord Protector.  Jones is part of the I'm Not Eggbert squad, and they are 
managed by one who may or may not be Eggbert. 
     The most avoided team this round was Devil Dinosaurs, and they were most avoided 
by I'm Not Eggbert.  I'm Not Eggbert appears to get the distinction of "avoiding the 
most" quite often.  One will note, they are the current top team though, so who can 
argue with their strategy.  The most challenged warrior for turn 50 was Uther 
Pendragon of Deities and Demigods.  Uther was the most challenged, but it was his 
challenge to Stay Puft that made it through to the Commission. Uther Pendragon lost to 
Stay Puft, so perhaps he should have accepted one of those many challenges he received 
instead. 
     This arena is filled with scum.  We also have warriors that prefer the total 
parry fighting style (ba-dum-dum-dum).  There were almost as many deaths in the 
regular arena as in the Dark Arena.  No big surprises with the warriors sent to the 
night fights, except maybe Dominique from Weirding Ways.  She had a win and kill on 
her initial turn.  Perhaps her manager saw something during training that he didn't 
like.  I've often noted the fickleness of managers, but each has their own 
prerogatives, so at least it stays interesting for this spy reporter.  Three regular 
deaths, but none of them above the Initiates level.  Revenant of Phantom Regiment was 
the most experienced.  While I mourn Deities and Demigods' loss of Nyarlathotep, I 
will not miss writing it or trying to pronounce it in pre-fight events.  Condolences 
to the dead and good luck to those that will seek revenge! 
     Alrighty, my sweets, I must be off.  I have a dreadful round of meetings with 
interior designers at the SYP offices.  I love interior design and I love spending my 
boss's money, but he has such dreary ideas about what is acceptable.  I'm sure I can 
convince him to see it my way, or at the very least not to trifle with me when the 
inspiration strikes me to do away with the drab eggshell and that horrid paneling he 
oppresses us with now.  Until next time, my loves!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINNESOTA JONES 196          21  23  2   124       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          23  13  0   116       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471           12   7  1   100       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-OPACITY: 100% 314            25  14  0    98       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           8   2  0    96       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-PUCKER & BLOAT 387           17  15  3    92       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 RAYNER 182                   22  21  2    91       DEADLINE (32)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       21  26  2    91       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRAQUELURE 486               10   4  1    87       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 LEDAIG 435                   18   8  0    82       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 BEN NEVIS 508                10   3  1    81       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 MERCILESS 433                16  11  1    80       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 HAHARI HEL 458               13   8  0    74       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 ARDBEG 429                   12  16  0    68       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAY PUFT 144                 8   6  0    64       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 KARMA 419                    15  15  2    62       LOSERS (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOZZLE 460                  10  10  0    57       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA LISA 515                 8   3  0    54       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            11   5  0    53       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-AHSHONDALAI 498               7   5  1    49       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
 IRIS 513                      7   4  1    46       LOSERS (20)
 IRONCLAD 457                 12   9  0    45       LOSERS (20)
 HASTUR 481                    7   8  0    44       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-EQUALIZER 487                 5   9  0    44       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           5   3  0    44       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 GHOST 145                     5   9  0    42       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           4   2  1    42       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 TERROR BLIZZARD 524           5   3  0    39       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 HAIG 488                      9   8  0    35       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZUSHI 514                     5   6  0    33       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            4   4  0    33       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 CASPER 147                    7   7  0    32       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 SPOOK 146                     5   9  0    31       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 BRONTOSAURUS REX 531          5   2  0    30       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             7   6  1    28       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BRASS HAMMER 562              2   0  1    24       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 1   1  1    24       WEIRDING WAYS (53)

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)
 WEEABO 561                    2   0  2    21       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            5   3  0    18       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 KING TYRANT 523               3   5  0    14       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560           2   0  0    14       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 RHINOSAUR 569                 1   0  0    13       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 FRIGG 529                     3   3  0    12       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AERY SHINE 559                2   1  1    12       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
-RASTERIZE 565                 1   0  0    11       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 PANIC 558                     1   2  1     6       LOSERS (20)
-BRAHNDAHDAHDIAH 557           0   1  0     1       AH TONGUES OF FIRE (49)
-FARMER ALFALFA 541            0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RHONDOHLAVISHAH 507     2  8 0 AH TONGUES OF FIR 49 NYARLATHOTEP 527       48   
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  JUST REVENGED
* 571                   0  1 0 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 SHEWISH BOUNCER        50  NONE
NYARLATHOTEP 527        3  5 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 IRIS 513               50   
SCANDAL 554             0  4 0 LOSERS 20            SWINE GOLEM            50  NONE
WICKED 551              2  1 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    PANIC 558              48   
WILLOW 553              1  3 0 LOST SENTINELS 19    WEEABO 561             50   
REVENANT 307            5  4 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 25  ANGELIQUE 563          50   
ARIES 570               0  1 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     WURM KIN               50  NONE
DOMINIQUE 564           1  1 1 WEIRDING WAYS 53     SPYMASTER              50  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Willow -- One of us had to win. -- Scandal

Dhotho Halfgray -- I over estimated my prowess. -- Panic

Stero Banewood -- Goo fight. -- Karma

Haster -- I hate your style. -- Ironclad

Awefullosaurus -- Yeah I know. -- Iris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCANDAL was dealt death by SWINE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOMINIQUE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
* was barely slain by SHEWISH BOUNCER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
ARIES was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
TERROR BLIZZARD overpowered AERY SHINE in a 6 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
AWEFULLOSAURUS devastated BARNABUS CROW in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
STERO BANEWOOD was unbelievably bested by BANANAS GORILLA in a 5 minute match.
C.P. GOLDDIGGER defeated MERCILESS in a action packed 6 minute Challenge melee.
KARMA was vanquished by BEN NEVIS in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ARDBEG won victory over MONA LISA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
UTHER PENDRAGON was defeated by STAY PUFT in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
HASTUR was overcome by RA-RA RAINWAR in a 2 minute gory Challenge bout.
NYARLATHOTEP was savagely slain by IRIS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
BRONTOSAURUS REX was viciously subdued by DHOTHO HALFGRAY in a 2 minute contest.
FRIGG was demolished by SPOOK in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge brawl.
WEEABO viciously butchered WILLOW in a 2 minute gory beginner's Challenge fight.
MINNESOTA JONES devastated ABLE BAKER CHARLIE in a 2 minute uneven Title duel.
HAHARI HEL was luckily beaten by LEDAIG in a crowd pleasing 4 minute master's brawl.
RAYNER overpowered SNOZZLE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
IRONCLAD luckily beat CASPER in a unpopular 16 minute bloody fight.
HAIG was viciously subdued by GHOST in a 2 minute gory bout.
H. GIGGLEBEANS was vanquished by ZUSHI in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
KING TYRANT lost to KOOKSY INURMOUT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute fray.
REVENANT was slain by ANGELIQUE in a popular 1 minute match.
PANIC was defeated by RHINOSAUR in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
BRASS HAMMER vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  35 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        32 -  25 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  3      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  40 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  29 -  9      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  42 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  17 -  0      26  |

Turn  50 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BANANAS GORILLA 366        23  13  0  116 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471         12   7  1  100 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
AIMED BLOW       C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516         8   2  0   96 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 22  21  2   91 DEADLINE (32)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN NEVIS 508              10   3  1   81 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             13   8  0   74 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          11   5  0   53 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                    7   4  1   46 LOSERS (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  UTHER PENDRAGON 528         5   3  0   44 DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
PARRY-STRIKE     HAIG 488                    9   8  0   35 THIRSTY THUGS (31)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MINNESOTA JONES 196.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STERO BANEWOOD 471.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAHARI HEL 
458, C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516, KING TYRANT 523, ARDBEG 429, RA-RA RAINWAR 490, DHOTHO 
HALFGRAY 544, WEEABO 561, GHOST 145, STAY PUFT 144, and IRIS 513.

The least popular fighter this week was IRONCLAD 457.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASPER 147, TERROR BLIZZARD 524, MERCILESS 433, ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133, 
AERY SHINE 559, DOMINIQUE 564, BRASS HAMMER 562, PANIC 558, REVENANT 307, and KOOKSY 
INURMOUT 560.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MINNESOTA JONES (20-196) 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:

   ********************************************************************************

                               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.

   ********************************************************************************

Best of luck in the arena!

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"