DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2017    Duedate: 07/24/2017

SEAM ARENA

DM-20    TURN-54

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STAY PUFT
PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
(20-144) [11-7-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAHARI HEL                     KOOKSY INURMOUT
DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)            WEIRDING WAYS (53)
(20-458) [16-9-1,110]          (20-560) [6-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARDBEG                         CASPER
THIRSTY THUGS (31)             PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
(20-429) [15-17-0,91]          (20-147) [11-7-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)       45
2. DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)   44      THIRSTY THUGS (31)
3. HUCKLE'S CATS (23)          37      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRDING WAYS (53)          20
5. DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)          5      WEIRDING WAYS (53)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIRSTY THUGS (31)       152 111  6 57.8   1/ 1 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)    11  4 0
 2- 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)      133  99 12 57.3   2/ 9 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37)  8  3 0
 3/ 3*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        16  14  5 53.3   3/ 5 LOST SENTINELS (19)       8  7 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)      137 125 12 52.3   4- 2 I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)       7  3 0
 5/ 7 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)     46  44  1 51.1   5/ 3 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)       7  8 1
 6/ 5 DIETIES AND DEMIGOD (37) 121 116 10 51.1   6/ 4 THIRSTY THUGS (31)        6  7 0
 7- 6 PIXELBENDERS (36)        114 115  8 49.8   7/ 6 LOSERS (20)               6  9 1
 8/ 8 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)       109 118  2 48.0   8/ 8*WEIRDING WAYS (53)        6  9 0
 9/ 9 LOST SENTINELS (19)      112 147 11 43.2   9/11 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)        3  4 0
10/10 DEADLINE (32)             41  58  3 41.4  10- 7 PIXELBENDERS (36)         3  7 0
11/11 LOSERS (20)               96 164 18 36.9  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

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                                   NEW SEAM JOURNAL
                           *******************************

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the New Seam Journal.  We operate under the banner 
of the Yellow Press, which became an entity on the 2nd turn of Shadowspire.  Our 
editor-in-chief is Mr. Phineas Rannulf, who mainly operates out of the Shadowspire 
office, but will be making special appearances in Seam to give us special reports such 
as this one from time to time.  Alright, my pretties, that is enough formal talk.  I 
will turn this special report over to Phineas now, so enjoy.

                                          --Sidara

                                        *****

New Seam is still in her infancy compared to many of the other arenas, so this report 
will focus on the highlights of its shorter history. Perhaps it will give a few of you 
managers some goals to strive for on the sands as you get a glimpse of the various 
achievements that have been met.  All stats presented are through TURN 53.

*DUELMASTERS (by team) -- The goal is to sit atop the arena.  This is certainly true 
for the no-tourney arenas since tournament glory is a forbidden goal, at least until 
ADM.  So, here is a list charting how many times each team has reached the top of the 
arena.

Thirsty Thugs (14); I'm Not Eggbert (10); Darque Knights (6); Philanthrolords (4); 
Huckle's Cats (3); Light of the Moon, 7th Sanctum, Way of All Flesh, Automan Empire, 
Deadline (1)

*DUELMASTERS (by style) -- Every style has held the throne thus far, some more than 
others.  Here is how the numbers stack up.

Lunger (15); Striker (14); Basher, Total Parry, Parry Lunger (5); Slasher (3); Parry 
Strike, Aimed Blow (2); Parry Riposte, Wall of Steel (1)

*POPULARITY LEADER (by style) -- Let's face it, some styles are more exciting and 
these numbers appear to prove it.

Striker (25); Lunger (11); Basher (7); Parry Lunge (6); Parry Striker (4)

*CURRENT TOP TEAM -- The average Win-Loss-Kill totals for a team is 10.58-4.27-.80 or 
11-4-1 for those that like whole numbers.  Averages were taken from total beginning 
with Turn 3, when the first 3 turn winner could be calculated.

*TOP TEAM ON THE MOVE -- The average point gain for top team on the move over the last 
53 turns is 48.20.  The highest gain in New Seam's history was achieved by I'M NOT 
EGGBERT on turn 12 with a recognition gain of 77 points.

*DEATH (by Dark Arena Monster) -- I'm curious if we hurt their feelings when we call 
them monsters.  After all, they are providing a valuable service to the managers.  
Also, some of them are very much human, elf, and Shew, so monster might be an over-
reach.  Anyway, here are the busiest "persons" down at the Dark Arena, where people 
and arena dreams go to die.

Swine Golem (24); Bandit Prince (22); Shewish Bouncer (21); Spymaster (18); Dark 
Champion (17); High Elf (16); Arenamaster Vyandyl, Wurm Kin (15); The Wreck King (12); 
Black Orc (10)

*DEATH (overall totals) -- There have been a total of 295 deaths in the New Seam 
arena.  168 of those have occurred in the Dark Arena. For the others, I have been 
collecting the various circumstances which have led to the demise of many warriors.

78 - Random Kills.  Second only to the Dark Arena, random match ups appear to be the 
deadliest type of fight.

21 -- Challenger Kills.  While some may try to kill, this stat shows that it much less 
common to die in a challenge match than in a random match up.

18 -- Defender Kills.  Challengers beware!  Close on the heels of Challenger Kills 
stands the Defenders!  This is the warrior on the receiving end of a challenge.  
Challengers and Defenders appear to be nearly even in their opportunities for kills.

10  -- Bloodfeud Kills.  Revenge is a nasty business.  While rarer than the other 
types of kills, these are also perhaps the rarest type of challenge since someone has 
to die for them to be invoked.

*GRADUATION -- The arena is still reletively young, so there are not too many 
graduates to speak of in comparison to other arenas. However, we do not wish to 
underplay their achievements either.  For comparison only, in 53 turns, Shadowspire 
had sent 50 Lord Protectors to the Isle of the Eye.  Below are New Seam's totals.

*GRADUATION (by style)

Striker (4); Lunger (3); Basher, Parry Lunge, Slasher, Total Parry, Wall of Steel (2); 
Aimed Blow, Parry Strike (1); Parry Riposte (0).

*GRADUATION (by team)

I'm Not Eggbert (5); Thirsty Thugs, Deities and Demigods (4); Darque Knights, Huckle's 
Cats (2); Philanthrolords (1)

*GRADUATION (firsts) -- Here are the first graduates of each style.

AIMED BLOW - Shadowdancer of Darque Knights
BASHER - Geoplastique of 7th Sanctum
LUNGER - Smokehead of Thirsty Thugs
PARRY LUNGE - Pittyvaich of Thirsty Thugs
PARRY RIPOSTE - NONE
PARRY STRIKE - Maguvial of Darque Knights
SLASHER - Cpt. Buzzy of I'm Not Eggbert
STRIKER - Bumble Rumble of Philanthrolords & Gilgamesh of Deities and Demigods
TOTAL PARRY - Brn Von Speedster of I'm Not Eggbert
WALL OF STEEL - Kininvie of Thirsty Thugs

When we have enough candidates, I will do the "BEST OF . . ." categories by style.  It 
is quite popular (and controversial) in Shadowspire.  Perhaps you will like it (or 
hate it) here as well.

I hope you have enjoyed this inaugural edition.  I now relinquish duties back over to 
the sweet Sidara.

                                          -- Phineas Rannulf
                                             Yellow Press Editor-in-Chief

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, my pretties!  It is so wonderful to see you again at the glorious 
gladiatorial games of Seam!  It was a hot day on the sands in more ways that one.  The 
weather was scorching hot and today's action only added to that heat!  Sit back and 
enjoy yourself while I go through the highlights of the action!
     Rayner took over the throne last turn and had the opportunity to defend his 
title.  There was a vast and diverse collection of Challenger Champions below him that 
could vie for the title!  The lucky opportunist turned out to be Stay Puft from the 
Phantom Regiment guild.  Rayner, our top rated Parry Riposte and Duelmaster, faced the 
top rated Aimed Blow of Seam in Stay Puft.  As one can imagine, the advantage of style 
went to the challenger.  Stay Puft is our newest Duelmaster!  Congrats to Stay Puft, 
who is managed by Nomad.
     On a more positive note for Rayner, he did receive an invitation to the Isle of 
the Eye.  Rayner is the newest immortal Lord Protector from Seam, which is an honor 
unto itself!  Congrats to him and his manager Tolbin!  There were a few mainstay teams 
inactive as Pixelbenders and I'm Not Eggbert were missing.  Sources around the arena 
say that Pucker & Bloat's time in Seam is drawing to a close if he can impress a few 
more of the political movers.  Phantom Regiment stayed the top team in the city with 
an impressive 4-1-0 turn.  Deities and Demigods also had a 4-1-0 turn that catapulted 
them into 2nd place from 9th.  This was the largest gain of the turn.  Lost Sentinels 
climbed to 3rd from 5th, while the inactive I'm Not Eggbert and less than stellar 
Darque Knights round out the top 5.  Pixelbenders 3-spot fall for inactivity was the 
largest drop for the turn.
     The most avoided team was I'm Not Eggbert.  They were avoided mostly by Weirding 
Ways.  Last turn's Duelmaster, Rayner, was the most challenged warrior, which speaks 
well of our Challenger Champions' competitive fire.  Of course, we know the result of 
that fight as we celebrate a new Duelmaster.  The biggest up challenge came from that 
same fight as Stay Puft went up 19 points to face the Rayner.  There were also a few 
down challenges from the Weirding Ways guild.  One was against Thirsty Thugs' 
Tomintool, a fight that Angelique lost.  The other came from Paranoid Android against 
Lost Sentinels Bad Penny.  Paranoid Android won that challenge.
     The only deaths this turn came via the Dark Arena.  All of the deaths also came 
from the same guild as Savant sends 3 to fight by torchlight.  The only surprise among 
the group was Ironclad, who had racked up over 20 FE in the arena.  Regardless of his 
experience, Ironclad was no match for Spymaster, who killed him in a 2 minute bout.  
Ironclad was joined in death by his stablemates Blood and Taboo.
     It is time for me to go, my darlings!  I will see you next cycle. I do hope you 
enjoyed the brief little report from my editor Phineas, which should appear in this 
cycle's news.  Join us next turn for some more exciting action in the New Seam arena!  
I am off to my next assignment.  It involves shopping and no work for the next few 
days!  Until next time!

                                          -- Sidara Brightbell

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAY PUFT 144                11   7  1   108       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAHARI HEL 458               16   9  1   110       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 BANANAS GORILLA 366          24  16  0   102       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 RAYNER 182                   24  23  2    97       DEADLINE (32)
-PUCKER & BLOAT 387           19  16  4    97       PIXELBENDERS (36)
-OPACITY: 100% 314            26  16  0    94       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 SNOZZLE 460                  12  12  0    94       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 MERCILESS 433                19  12  1    92       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 STERO BANEWOOD 471           14   9  1    92       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 ARDBEG 429                   15  17  0    91       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-C.P. GOLDDIGGER 516           9   4  0    91       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 419                    18  16  2    82       LOSERS (20)
 CASPER 147                   11   7  0    77       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
-CRAQUELURE 486               11   6  1    72       PIXELBENDERS (36)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZUSHI 514                     8   7  1    62       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 RA-RA RAINWAR 490            13   7  0    61       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARNABUS CROW 501            10   6  1    58       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRIS 513                      9   6  1    56       LOSERS (20)
-H. GIGGLEBEANS 520            8   3  0    56       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-EQUALIZER 487                 7  10  0    54       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 HASTUR 481                   10   9  0    52       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 SPOOK 146                     7  11  0    51       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 GHOST 145                     7  11  0    48       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
 UTHER PENDRAGON 528           7   5  0    47       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 ALISA BAY 577                 3   1  0    40       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 HAIG 488                      9  12  0    39       THIRSTY THUGS (31)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA LISA 515                 9   6  0    33       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 KOOKSY INURMOUT 560           6   0  0    30       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 FRIGG 529                     6   4  0    28       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 AERY SHINE 559                5   2  1    26       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544           4   6  1    26       DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
 DWIMORBERG 576                3   1  0    26       PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JASON THE MASON 512           2   0  0    23       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
-ALI BUBBA 580                 1   1  0    21       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
 BAHAMUT 585                   1   0  0    20       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)
 PARENTAL DECEIT 583           1   1  0    18       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 BRASS HAMMER 562              3   3  1    16       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 TOMINTOOL 582                 1   1  0    12       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
 ANGELIQUE 563                 2   4  1    11       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 BAD PENNY 575                 1   3  0    10       LOST SENTINELS (19)
-ROCKET BADGER 568             1   2  0     9       I'M NOT EGGBERT (9)
-RASTERIZE 565                 2   2  0     8       PIXELBENDERS (36)
 BANSHEE 574                   2   2  0     8       LOST SENTINELS (19)
 PARANOID ANDROID 573          1   3  0     6       WEIRDING WAYS (53)
 GLEN FARCLAS 581              1   1  0     4       THIRSTY THUGS (31)
-FARMER ALFALFA 541            0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CATS (23)
 TIAMAT 584                    0   1  0     1       DIETIES AND DEMIGODS (37)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NYARLATHOTEP 527        3  5 1 DIETIES AND DEMIG 37 IRIS 513               50  NOT REVENGED
BLOOD 579               1  2 1 LOSERS 20            THE WRECK KING         54  NONE
IRONCLAD 457           13 12 0 LOSERS 20            SPYMASTER              54  NONE
TABOO 578               1  2 0 LOSERS 20            WURM KIN               54  NONE
REVENANT 307            5  4 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 25  ANGELIQUE 563          50  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   
WEEABO 561              2  2 2 WEIRDING WAYS 53     BLOOD 579              52  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bananas Gorilla -- Bananas?  But I saw no bananas!  I kept trying to pry under your 
armor looking for the, but all I found was blood and gunk.  Bananas would have been 
much better with marshmallows. -- Stay Puft

Haig -- Hah!  Challenge me would you!  I can beat someone -- and sadly for you that 
someone was you. -- Ghost

Dhotho -- What does it mean to be "halfgray?"  Is it a reference to your hair color?  
Perhaps you just get an ashen look when seeing a ghost?  I do try to be nice, but 
somehow everyone gets that look. -- Casper

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRONCLAD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLOOD was luckily killed by  THE WRECK KING in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TABOO was assassinated by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
STAY PUFT devastated RAYNER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
HAHARI HEL demolished ARDBEG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RA-RA RAINWAR was viciously subdued by CASPER in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
IRIS bested GHOST in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
DHOTHO HALFGRAY was overpowered by UTHER PENDRAGON in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
ANGELIQUE lost to TOMINTOOL in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
PARENTAL DECEIT overpowered GLEN FARCLAS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PARANOID ANDROID was defeated by BAD PENNY in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
KARMA was overcome by SNOZZLE in a 1 minute veteran's bout.
STERO BANEWOOD was luckily beaten by BANANAS GORILLA in a 3 minute master's match.
MERCILESS bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's battle.
ZUSHI luckily beat ALISA BAY in a 2 minute gruesome master vs. novice conflict.
HASTUR overpowered HAIG in a 2 minute uneven struggle.
MONA LISA was handily defeated by SPOOK in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
FRIGG bested BRASS HAMMER in a 2 minute fight.
KOOKSY INURMOUT outlasted CULT MEMBER in a tiresome 8 minute match.
AERY SHINE overpowered BANSHEE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DWIMORBERG handily defeated TIAMAT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BAHAMUT overpowered INCOMPETENT PUNK 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                  7         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        35 -  21 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  3      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  33 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  34 -  5      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  41 -  6      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  34 -  4      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn  54 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       STAY PUFT 144              11   7  1  108 PHANTOM REGIMENT (25)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAHARI HEL 458             16   9  1  110 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
TOTAL PARRY      BANANAS GORILLA 366        24  16  0  102 HUCKLE'S CATS (23)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAYNER 182                 24  23  2   97 DEADLINE (32)
BASHING ATTACK   STERO BANEWOOD 471         14   9  1   92 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZUSHI 514                   8   7  1   62 LOST SENTINELS (19)
PARRY-LUNGE      RA-RA RAINWAR 490          13   7  0   61 DARQUE KNIGHTS (22)
WALL OF STEEL    IRIS 513                    9   6  1   56 LOSERS (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARDBEG 429.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CASPER 147.  The ten other most popular fighters were RA-RA RAINWAR 490, STERO 
BANEWOOD 471, BLOOD 579, TOMINTOOL 582, PARANOID ANDROID 573, ZUSHI 514, ALISA BAY 
577, HASTUR 481, STAY PUFT 144, and GHOST 145.

The least popular fighter this week was KOOKSY INURMOUT 560.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIAMAT 584, BANSHEE 574, DHOTHO HALFGRAY 544, ARDBEG 429, 
RAYNER 182, IRONCLAD 457, FRIGG 529, MONA LISA 515, MERCILESS 433, and KARMA 419.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RAYNER (20-182) DEADLINE (32)