DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/30/2017    Duedate: 06/12/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-51

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUCKER & BLOAT
PIXELBENDERS (36)
(20-387) [18-15-4,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUCKER & BLOAT                 BRASS HAMMER
PIXELBENDERS (36)              WEIRDING WAYS (53)
(20-387) [18-15-4,118]         (20-562) [2-1-1,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUCKER & BLOAT                 ARDBEG
PIXELBENDERS (36)              THIRSTY THUGS (31)
(20-387) [18-15-4,118]         (20-429) [13-16-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRDING WAYS (53)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)       45
2. PIXELBENDERS (36)           34      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)         32      Unchartered Team
4. LOSERS (20)                 24
5. I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)         19      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)        10   5  5 66.7   1/ 2*WEIRDING WAYS (53)       10  5 5
 2/ 2 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       146 104  6 58.4   2/ 5 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      126  96 12 56.8   3/10 PIXELBENDERS (36)         8  2 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      130 117 11 52.6   4/ 3 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       8  5 0
 5/ 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)        111 108  8 50.7   5/11 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     7  8 1
 6/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 113 113 10 50.0   6/ 4 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        7  8 0
 7- 7*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      20  20  1 50.0   7- 1*DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)      5  5 0
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       106 114  2 48.2   8/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)       5  8 0
 9/ 9 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     35  40  1 46.7   9/ 6 LOSERS (20)               5 10 1
10/10 LOST SENTINELS (19)      104 140 10 42.6  10/ 8 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  4  9 0
11/12 DEADLINE (32)             39  57  3 40.6  11/ 7 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        3  6 0
12/13 LOSERS (20)               90 155 17 36.7  12/12 DEADLINE (32)             1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hello, my pretties!  It has been a long day, so I do apologize that this report 
is coming a bit late.  I would like to blame the golems, but I cannot do that in good 
conscience.  I would also like to blame the gladiators, but they are innocent as well.  
It has just been a beast of a day, and my bad mojo has only gained strength as the 
hours passed.  Oh well, enough complaining, you came here to listen to valiant tales 
of combat and bravery.  So, let's get to the arena news.
     Minnesota Jones is out (and off to the Isle of the Eye), and Pucker & Bloat is 
in, or rather on the throne!  MJ had his last fight in Seam against Opacity: 100%.  
Our former Dualmaster and new Lord Protector leaves with another win notched on his 
scabbard.  With Jones' departure, the throne was open for the taking.  The title match 
came down to a fight between Pucker & Bloat and Ben Nevis.  I have already spoiled the 
outcome, but what I failed to mention earlier was, IT WAS A DEATH MATCH!  Pucker & 
Bloat is our new Duelmaster, so it is not difficult to surmise poor Ben's fate.  
Congrats to Pixelbenders and condolences to Thirsty Thugs.
     The most avoided team was one that didn't show up to fight. Devil Dinosaurs was 
the only inactive team listed in the rankings and the most avoided one.  I'm Not 
Eggbert avoided those dinosaurs the most.  The most challenged warrior for the turn 
was Bananas Gorilla of Huckle's Cats.  It looks as if Bananas fought Stero Banewood 
once again.  I think this is the 3rd consecutive turn.  Bananas came out on top last 
turn, but it looks like Stero was able to adjust and pick up the win this turn.  Will 
we see more fights between these two?
     It was not a good turn for Thirsty Thugs.  I have already mentioned the death of 
Ben Nevis, but the Thugs also lost an even more experienced warrior in Ledaig.  Ledaig 
unfortunately matched up with Seam's top ranked Aimed Blow, Stay Puft of Phantom 
Regiment.  It was not a long fight, but death is not judged by time, but its 
certainty. The only other deaths in the arena came via the Dark Arena, and both came 
from the Losers guild.
     Weirding Ways takes over the top spot with an impressive 10-5-5. Yes, you read 
that correctly!  Five kills over the last 3 turns!  The kill count is amazing when you 
consider we have teams with 200+ fights and less than 5 kills.  I would suggest having 
a rookie waiting in the wings if you fight the Weirding Ways' warriors.  Darque 
Knights move up 3 ranks to the number 2 position, while Pixelbenders have the largest 
gain of the turn moving up 7 to 3rd.  I'm Not Eggbert drops to 4th from 3rd, and 
Phantom Regiment rounds off the top 5.
     It is time for me to go and call an end to this dreadful day.  I do want to 
congratulate Able Baker Charlie on his invitation this turn.  Charlie is nearly as old 
as this newly re-opened arena.  I guess the adage of slow and steady winning the race 
has some merit in his case.  Enough, my darlings!  I must be off!  You have lightened 
my mood and lifted my spirits, so now is a good time to close.  I hope to see each of 
you next turn in wonderful Seam.

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUCKER & BLOAT 387           18  15  4   118       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STERO BANEWOOD 471           13   7  1   113       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133       22  26  2   100       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 HAHARI HEL 458               14   8  0    99       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          23  14  0    97       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 OPACITY: 100% 314            25  15  0    94       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAYNER 182                   22  22  2    90       DEADLINE (32)
 STAY PUFT 144                 9   6  1    90       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 CRAQUELURE 486               11   4  1    89       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 ARDBEG 429                   13  16  0    85       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           8   3  0    77       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 MERCILESS 433                16  12  1    69       LOST SENTINELS (19)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                    16  15  2    68       LOSERS (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA LISA 515                 9   3  0    64       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 SNOZZLE 460                  10  11  0    62       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONCLAD 457                 13   9  0    56       LOSERS (20)
 HASTUR 481                    8   8  0    49       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 ZUSHI 514                     6   6  0    47       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            11   6  0    46       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 EQUALIZER 487                 6   9  0    46       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 CASPER 147                    8   7  0    45       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 BARNABUS CROW 501             8   6  1    44       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 IRIS 513                      7   5  1    40       LOSERS (20)
 SPOOK 146                     6   9  0    39       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 GHOST 145                     5  10  0    39       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
-TERROR BLIZZARD 524           5   3  0    39       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           4   3  1    37       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 HAIG 488                      9   9  0    36       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           5   4  0    34       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AWEFULLOSAURUS 525            4   4  0    33       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
-BRONTOSAURUS REX 531          5   2  0    30       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            6   3  0    26       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BRASS HAMMER 562              2   1  1    24       WEIRDING WAYS (53)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JASON THE MASON 512           2   0  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 RASTERIZE 565                 2   0  0    19       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 AERY SHINE 559                3   1  1    18       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560           3   0  0    16       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 1   2  1    16       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 WEEABO 561                    2   1  2    15       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
-KING TYRANT 523               3   5  0    14       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 FRIGG 529                     3   4  0    13       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
-RHINOSAUR 569                 1   0  0    13       DEVIL DINOSAURS (50)
 ALISA BAY 577                 1   0  0    10       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 PARANOID ANDROID 573          1   0  0     6       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 DWINORBERG 576                0   1  0     1       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
-FARMER ALFALFA 541            0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 BANSHEE 574                   0   1  0     1       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 ROCKET BADGER 568             0   1  0     1       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BAD PENNY 575                 0   1  0     1       LOST SENTINELS (19)

'-' 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  NONE
ASMODESAURUS 540        2  2 1 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   BARNABUS CROW 501      48  REVENGED
MEPHISTCERATOPS 566     0  1 0 DEVIL DINOSAURS 50   AERY SHINE 559         49  REVENGED
NYARLATHOTEP 527        3  5 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 IRIS 513               50   
CEDE 572                0  1 0 LOSERS 20            HIGH ELF               51  NONE
PANIC 558               1  3 1 LOSERS 20            SHEWISH BOUNCER        51  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  JUST REVENGED
BEN NEVIS 508          10  4 1 THIRSTY THUGS 31     PUCKER & BLOAT 387     51   
LEDAIG 435             18  9 0 THIRSTY THUGS 31     STAY PUFT 144          51   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PANIC was dealt death by SHEWISH BOUNCER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CEDE was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SPOOK demolished ANGELIQUE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
STERO BANEWOOD viciously subdued BANANAS GORILLA in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
HAHARI HEL demolished C.P. GOLDDIGGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MERCILESS was savagely defeated by ARDBEG in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
IRONCLAD outlasted RA-RA RAINWAR in a 8 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
GHOST slimly lost to HASTUR in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
CASPER defeated UTHER PENDRAGON in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
WEEABO lost to H. GIGGLEBEANS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
AERY SHINE savagely defeated FRIGG in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge match.
MINNESOTA JONES savagely defeated OPACITY: 100% in a 3 minute veteran's fight.
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE overcame RAYNER in a exciting 4 minute veteran's contest.
PUCKER & BLOAT butchered BEN NEVIS in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
LEDAIG was viciously butchered by STAY PUFT in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
CRAQUELURE defeated SNOZZLE in a 1 minute struggle.
KARMA vanquished DHOTHO HALFGRAY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
EQUALIZER viciously subdued BRASS HAMMER in a 1 minute brutal master vs. novice brawl.
HAIG was demolished by BARNABUS CROW in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
IRIS was overpowered by MONA LISA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ZUSHI devastated ARADI THUG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KOOKSY INURMOUT unbelievably bested DWINORBERG in a 8 minute novice's match.
RASTERIZE handily defeated ROCKET BADGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PARANOID ANDROID bested BANSHEE in a 1 minute novice's bout.
BAD PENNY was overpowered by ALISA BAY in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        35 -  24 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  36 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  40 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  29 -  8      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  44 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  17 -  0      23  |

Turn  51 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PUCKER & BLOAT 387         18  15  4  118 PIXELBENDERS (36)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471         13   7  1  113 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             14   8  0   99 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
TOTAL PARRY      BANANAS GORILLA 366        23  14  0   97 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
AIMED BLOW       STAY PUFT 144               9   6  1   90 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRAQUELURE 486             11   4  1   89 PIXELBENDERS (36)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          11   6  0   46 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                    7   5  1   40 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 ARDBEG 429.  The ten other most popular fighters were STERO BANEWOOD 471, 
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE 133, RA-RA RAINWAR 490, GHOST 145, UTHER PENDRAGON 528, PANIC 558, 
STAY PUFT 144, BARNABUS CROW 501, HAHARI HEL 458, and HASTUR 481.

The least popular fighter this week was IRONCLAD 457.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BAD PENNY 575, BANSHEE 574, ROCKET BADGER 568, KOOKSY INURMOUT 560, 
IRIS 513, BRASS HAMMER 562, LEDAIG 435, BEN NEVIS 508, FRIGG 529, and ANGELIQUE 563.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ABLE BAKER CHARLIE (20-133) HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

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

MINNESOTA JONES (20-196) I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)