DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/28/2015    Duedate: 04/24/2015

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-381

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MR. FREEZE
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
(31-6524) [15-5-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. FREEZE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)          
(31-6524) [15-5-0,136]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARSON                          ODACHI
THE CANUCKS (58)               AVENGERS (146)
(31-6439) [14-14-0,72]         (31-6569) [6-8-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       23
2. THE CANUCKS (58)            21      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. AVENGERS (146)              18      Unchartered Team
4. LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)      17
5. NUMBERS GAME (403)          17      BLACKENED PRIDE (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      90  42  2 68.2   1/ 1 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    9  3 1
 2- 2 WAR (613)                 87  41  6 68.0   2/ 7 THE CANUCKS (58)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     62  38  4 62.0   3/ 4 OTTOBAHN (639)            8  7 0
 4/ 4 OTTOBAHN (639)            39  30  3 56.5   4- 5 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   7  2 1
 5/ 7 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    33  27  2 55.0   5/ 3 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     7  7 1
 6/ 5 NUMBERS GAME (403)       354 290 25 55.0   6/ 2 AVENGERS (146)            7  8 1
 7/ 6 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 371 319 15 53.8   7/ 6 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      6  5 0
 8/ 8 AVENGERS (146)           341 349 27 49.4   8/ 8 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  5  8 0
 9/10 JUST DESSERTS (569)       73  80  3 47.7   9/10 JUST DESSERTS (569)       4  5 0
10-11 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  200 229 20 46.6  10/12 NUMBERS GAME (403)        2  6 0
11/12 THE CANUCKS (58)         329 396 28 45.4  11- 9*GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)      2  8 0
12-13*GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)      17  23  1 42.5  12-13 WAR (613)                 0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am a little sad to have skipped my Adepts tournament to show The Inaudible
that we do not like people killing our warriors, but it is probably for the best.
While I am good at beating strikers, more than likely the strikers I would face in a
tournament are much better than The Inaudible.  Not that he is bad.  Just that he is
the wrong type of warrior to face me.
     Cobol is not my favorite matchup, but I will trust what got me here...  High
skills.  We'll see if he tries anything fancy against me.  Maybe I can try to use
that nifty decise rating I just got against him.

-- Mr. Freeze

                                      SPY REPORT

     After last turn's complete mess up, I'm still in a bad mood.  Yeah, it was my
fault.  I'm the one who mixed up the paperwork and resubmitted the prior turn's
report.  Two hours of work effectively flushed down the toilet.
     So this turn, you get what you get.  In fact, I think I'll only report on one
team's exploits.  Welcome to the spy report all about AVENGERS.  Before the fights
began, the bookies quickly noticed that AVENGERS were challenged three times and one
of their matchups was against the cool Duelmaster Mr. Freeze.  As you would expect,
these criminals, I mean bookies, started setting the odds up.
     In the first challenge, ARNAGE went after RYO, almost certainly looking for some
big skills and hopefully an easy win against the sub-.500 RYO.  Well this time
experience won out and RYO won in two!  The bookies really don't care, because they
get their cut either way.
     In the second challenge, QUEEN OF THE NORTH came after ODACHI.  The style
matchup this time wasn't clearly in the challenger's favor, but the outcome was.  As
consolation for 5 minutes of showmanship, ODACHI was the most popular warrior for the
turn.
     In my absolute favorite fight of the cycle, MAPLE LEIF downchallenged ADIOS
AMIGO.  Before the fight even began, the crowd started to chant for a kill.  And they
were not disappointed.  ADIOS AMIGO kills the downchallenger for #3.  Whether fate,
luck, or simply the commission enjoying the name of this warrior, that gives ADIOS 3
kills in 4 wins.  Spectacular job.  Keep it up and you'll have a permanent place in
this column!
     In the title fight, MR. FREEZE found every exposed bit of skin (as well as some
unexposed places) quickly and ISHIBO quickly cried out in surrender, simply to get
back to the warmth of the locker rooms.
     Finally, the young WET NOODLE was simply overmatched by the veteran SOJUTSU.
     All total, AVENGERS had a 3-2-1 turn and 1 award.  Not a single team avoided
them this time out.  They issued four of their own avoids, THE CANUCKS being the most
avoided team with half of the AVENGERS' avoids.

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. FREEZE 6524              15   5  0   136       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBOL 6617                   11   2  1   101       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRATOS 6499                  9   4  0    90       OTTOBAHN (639)
-ALESIA 5989                  16  10  2    87       WAR (613)
 NINE-TAILED FOX 6359         11   7  0    86       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 HUAYRA 6501                   8   6  1    86       OTTOBAHN (639)
 ISHIBO 6441                  10  20  1    82       AVENGERS (146)
-DELIUM 6187                  15   2  1    75       WAR (613)
-THE INAUDIBLE 6490           13   7  3    73       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 RYO 6470                     11  13  1    73       AVENGERS (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANTIOCH 5987                 18   8  2    72       WAR (613)
 ARSON 6439                   14  14  0    72       THE CANUCKS (58)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDLESTICK 6623              5   1  0    60       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 DR. SOX 6488                 10  11  0    57       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466      13   8  0    56       THE CANUCKS (58)
 YETI 6497                     9   7  1    56       OTTOBAHN (639)
 ARNAGE 6563                   6   4  0    56       OTTOBAHN (639)
-BRUTALIX 6646                 4   0  0    56       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 SOJUTSU 6482                 11  11  1    55       AVENGERS (146)
-BAM-BAM 6587                  6   3  1    53       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
 C++ 6619                      8   5  0    49       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 ODACHI 6569                   6   8  1    49       AVENGERS (146)
 PRAIRIE FIRE 6527            10   8  1    43       THE CANUCKS (58)
 ELUSIVE 12TH 6432             5   2  0    42       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 SHARK 6525                    9  11  0    38       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 MOTHER LODE 6454              7   1  0    37       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 THE KITCHEN SINK 6388         3   2  0    37       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 PUMPKIN ROLL 6431             6   2  0    36       JUST DESSERTS (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FHTAGN 6516                   6  14  0    33       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 WAVES TOO BIG 6659            3   0  0    32       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-BASIC 6627                    5   2  0    31       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 WET NOODLE 6556               4   4  0    29       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634              4   3  3    28       AVENGERS (146)
-FLASH 6606                    4   3  0    27       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
-DRANOSH 6631                  3   1  1    25       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 KLONDIKE 6632                 2   3  0    24       THE CANUCKS (58)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DENTARG 6621                  4   3  0    23       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 LIPOR 6626                    4   4  0    21       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 WHIP 6629                     3   2  0    21       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-FORTRAN 6656                  3   0  0    18       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
-KASPER 6585                   4   5  0    17       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
-NER'ZHUL 6595                 2   6  0    16       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 311 6576                      2   2  0    16       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 CHOCO TACO 6390               2   2  0    12       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MERAK 6600                    2   2  0    12       OTTOBAHN (639)
-FJOLNIR 6660                  1   1  1     8       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 SEAGULL 6649                  1   3  1     7       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-KILLEEN 6643                  1   3  0     6       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
-KADESH 6280                   1   3  0     6       WAR (613)
-WALKING CANE 6645             1   3  0     6       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NUDIST 6650             1  3 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  DRANOSH 6631          380   
MAJOR BOO-BOO 6641      2  1 0 GHOSTWALKERS 3 645   ADIOS AMIGO 6634      378   
PASCAL 6616             4  6 0 LANGUAGE BARRIER 646 BAM-BAM 6587          378  REVENGED
MAPLE LEIF 6662         1  2 0 THE CANUCKS 58       ADIOS AMIGO 6634      381   
DEATHWING 6594          5  2 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 ODACHI 6569           378  REVENGED
KRAGOSH DRAGONBL 6661   0  1 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 SEAGULL 6649          379  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I done be writin' mo ads but I done be feelin' like yer Lone Ranger , y'kno? --
Smithy

Happy Easter, all. -- Lady Smith

Huayra -- Every time we fight, I learn a little better.  Hope to see you soon in the
Challenger Champs.  24 points is too big of a down challenge, even for me (unless
you're Bam-Bam). -- COBOL

Bam-Bam -- Nice changeup in minute 2.  I really thought I had you! -- C++

The Kitchen Sink -- A propos.  I've got bruises in places I didn't know I had places!
-- BASIC

Choco Taco -- I take *one* little break to catch my wind... -- Fjolnir

Ner'zhul -- Does your name perhaps mean "Whirlwind," in your native tongue? --
FORTRAN

La Guillotine -- That is #4. -- Assur
P.S.  You are now free from our bloodfeud.  But I'm still mourning the loss of a fine
fun basher.

Sojutsu -- I'll swim into the depths now. -- Shark

Dentarg -- I should have flown higher. -- Seagull

RIP Nudist: 5-6-12-21-8-21-11 PS.  No tears shed for that one. -- Assur

Killeen -- When you see a waves that big, you should just stay ashore. -- Waves Too
Big
P.S.  Rough couple of matchups for you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COBOL bested NINE-TAILED FOX in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ARNAGE was bested by RYO in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
ARSON subdued YETI in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
QUEEN OF THE NORTH defeated ODACHI in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge duel.
C++ bested PRAIRIE FIRE in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
WAVES TOO BIG subdued LIPOR in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MAPLE LEIF was butchered by ADIOS AMIGO in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
MR. FREEZE overpowered ISHIBO in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
HUAYRA savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute expert's melee.
STRATOS vanquished DR. SOX in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PUMPKIN ROLL was vanquished by CANDLESTICK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELUSIVE 12TH beat FHTAGN in a 3 minute melee.
WET NOODLE was overpowered by SOJUTSU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHARK was subdued by THE KITCHEN SINK in a 1 minute competition.
MOTHER LODE slimly won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 12 minute contest.
MERAK was overpowered by KLONDIKE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CHOCO TACO was defeated by WHIP in a popular 5 minute bloody duel.
311 vanquished SEAGULL in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  23 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  25 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  27 -  4      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  28 -  5      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  46 -  7      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  38 -  4      42  |

Turn 381 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MR. FREEZE 6524            15   5  0  136 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
SLASHING ATTACK  COBOL 6617                 11   2  1  101 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
STRIKING ATTACK  STRATOS 6499                9   4  0   90 OTTOBAHN (639)
LUNGING ATTACK   NINE-TAILED FOX 6359       11   7  0   86 NUMBERS GAME (403)
WALL OF STEEL    YETI 6497                   9   7  1   56 OTTOBAHN (639)
BASHING ATTACK   ARNAGE 6563                 6   4  0   56 OTTOBAHN (639)
PARRY-STRIKE     C++ 6619                    8   5  0   49 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELUSIVE 12TH 6432           5   2  0   42 NUMBERS GAME (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARSON 6439.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ODACHI 6569.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARSON 6439, CHOCO TACO 6390, 
HUAYRA 6501, FHTAGN 6516, ELUSIVE 12TH 6432, COBOL 6617, C++ 6619, WAVES TOO BIG 
6659, STRATOS 6499, and THE KITCHEN SINK 6388.

The least popular fighter this week was MOTHER LODE 6454.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SEAGULL 6649, MERAK 6600, SHARK 6525, WET NOODLE 6556, PUMPKIN 
ROLL 6431, DR. SOX 6488, ISHIBO 6441, MAPLE LEIF 6662, LIPOR 6626, and NINE-TAILED 
FOX 6359.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."