DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/25/2015    Duedate: 05/22/2015

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-382

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MR. FREEZE
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
(31-6524) [16-5-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. FREEZE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)          
(31-6524) [16-5-0,142]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARSON                          BRUTALIX
THE CANUCKS (58)               WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
(31-6439) [15-14-0,74]         (31-6646) [5-0-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       45
2. USEFUL WEAPONS (636)        39      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. AVENGERS (146)              36      Unchartered Team
4. JUST DESSERTS (569)         31
5. WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)    6      FIGHTOHOLICS (198)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      92  43  3 68.1   1/ 5 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     8  6 1
 2/ 3 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     66  39  5 62.9   2/ 2 THE CANUCKS (58)          8  6 0
 3/ 0 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      52  36  1 59.1   3/ 6 AVENGERS (146)            8  7 1
 4- 6 NUMBERS GAME (403)       354 290 25 55.0   4/ 7 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      6  4 1
 5/ 4 OTTOBAHN (639)            40  34  3 54.1   5/ 9 JUST DESSERTS (569)       6  7 0
 6/ 7 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 373 321 15 53.7   6/ 3 OTTOBAHN (639)            6  9 0
 7/ 5 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    33  29  2 53.2   7/ 1 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    5  4 0
 8/ 8 AVENGERS (146)           344 351 27 49.5   8/ 8 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  5  7 0
 9/ 9 JUST DESSERTS (569)       75  82  3 47.8   9/ 4 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   4  2 1
10/10 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  201 230 20 46.6  10-11*GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)      2  3 0
11/11 THE CANUCKS (58)         331 398 28 45.4  11-10 NUMBERS GAME (403)        2  6 0
12-12*GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)      17  23  1 42.5  12/ 0 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      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 would expect this to be my final fight before the Commission inducts me to ADM, but 
PP's and recognition points are a tricky thing.  Cobol apparently wanted nothing to do 
with me, challenging out of the CC's to get an easier fight.  Assur will likely post 
all my vital statistics next turn. That is all from me. -- Mr. Freeze

                                      SPY REPORT

     By the numbers, turn 382 was a down turn for Chimlevtal.  35 warriors represented 
10 teams in 18 fights (2 bloodfeuds/5 challenges) and 3 dark arenas.  For an arena 
used to better style distribution, seeing 10 lungers out on the sands was surprising.  
I wish I could blame our down turn on managers coming back from a successful tourney, 
but that was almost a month ago and Chimlevtal's representation in the tournament was 
pretty sparse, with no successes to speak of (though perhaps La Guillotine can give us 
a name to avenge next tourney?).  The encouraging part is that the teams that fight 
continue to be committed to the arena.  More than likely the overall numbers should 
have been 35 warriors from 9 teams (almost 4 warriors fighting per team), but there 
was a Dark Arena fight that looks suspiciously like one of those bait and switch dark 
arenas that families often put together to try and saved their loved ones from a nasty 
night fight.
     Today's big news has to be the undefeated streaks that continue on.  While most 
of the challenges were huge upchallenges (which even more surprising given history 
were mostly successful), BRUTALIX opted for a much safer challenge, going for the huge 
style mismatch and an even recognition challenge.  And while it vaulted him quickly up 
the ranks, he likely learned very well in the win over the much more experienced QUEEN 
OF THE NORTH.  So BRUTALIX holds the top undefeated record at 5-0.  To be fair, QUEEN 
OF THE NORTH held out for a full 4 minutes before succumbing.
     WAVES TOO BIG is next up, reaching 4-0 in a 19 point gain after quickly beating 
ARNAGE in a matchup.  WAVES TOO BIG was a big part of the 4th award that BASH BROS 
OCEAN pulled in what was clearly the best team performance.
     That team performance also included a bloodfeud win, the destruction of a USEFUL 
WEAPON, and MR. FREEZE retained the throne with a second victory in two turns against 
ISHIBO.  Not sure why the commission arranged this fight for the second turn in a row.  
Attendance wasn't great for the first one.  MR. FREEZE was granted immortality after 
the fight.
     Strangely, it was also reported to me that MOTHER LODE was the most challenged 
warrior this turn, yet MOTHER LODE was matched against a Dangerous Criminal.  Seems 
like the commission had some real issues this turn.  Whoever did the matchups this 
turn clearly needed to come off whatever drugs they were taking before doing them.  
MOTHER LODE did lose, though, so perhaps it was fate (since so often the most 
challenged warrior is challenged because they provide easy wins to the rest of the 
arena).
     The most avoided team was once again THE STORM REAVERS.  Four of THE CANUCKS 
avoided THE STORM REAVERS (who received 6 total avoids).  27 avoids total were made by 
17 warriors.  Ten different teams were avoided.
     Before I close with what I felt was the best match of the week, I will say that 
there were some personal ads.  But while the rest of the information from the 
commission arrived intact, the ads looked like they had gone through every excuse ever 
made for not doing your homework.  Another commission flunkee that needs to be fired! 
(editorial note - it wasn't the actual commission, it was HAL, once again reminding us 
that we should not trust technology, but it is so much more fun to lay the blame on an 
individual).
     I close today by reporting STRATOS' challenge to COBOL.  As you will recall, 
STRATOS met his unfortunate demise late last year, but managed to fight his way back 
from the dead shortly after.  Meanwhile, COBOL has been rising through the ranks like 
a super star, nearly undefeated, and certainly looking like one of the top warriors in 
the arena.  As would be expected, the fight was much shorter than the anticipation 
beforehand.  And the bookies know the business all too well, for the odds-makers had 
STRATOS winning.  But that didn't stop the betting and when I checked just before the 
fight began, the edge STRATOS had in the odds was very, very slim.  After the fight, I 
heard more than a couple conversations about strikers always beating slashers.  Will 
the commission give us a top two warriors' fight next turn for the throne?  Will COBOL 
seek a rematch?  Clearly there will be a new warrior on the throne, but with the 
recent graduations, those two look like the top contenders.

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. FREEZE 6524              16   5  0   142       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRATOS 6499                 10   4  0   110       OTTOBAHN (639)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYO 6470                     12  13  1    88       AVENGERS (146)
 COBOL 6617                   11   3  1    87       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
-NINE-TAILED FOX 6359         11   7  0    86       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 CANDLESTICK 6623              6   1  0    84       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 ISHIBO 6441                  10  21  1    80       AVENGERS (146)
-INFERNO SERPENT 5662          9   6  0    77       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 ARSON 6439                   15  14  0    74       THE CANUCKS (58)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTALIX 6646                 5   0  0    66       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 HUAYRA 6501                   8   7  1    64       OTTOBAHN (639)
 ODACHI 6569                   7   8  1    64       AVENGERS (146)
 SOJUTSU 6482                 12  11  1    62       AVENGERS (146)
 PRAIRIE FIRE 6527            11   8  1    62       THE CANUCKS (58)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUMPKIN ROLL 6431             7   2  0    56       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-BAM-BAM 6587                  6   3  1    53       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
 QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466      13   9  0    52       THE CANUCKS (58)
 WAVES TOO BIG 6659            4   0  0    51       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 5664         10   7  0    50       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 DR. SOX 6488                 10  12  0    48       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 YETI 6497                     9   8  1    44       OTTOBAHN (639)
 SHARK 6525                   10  11  0    42       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-ELUSIVE 12TH 6432             5   2  0    42       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 FHTAGN 6516                   7  14  0    41       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 C++ 6619                      8   6  0    40       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 ARNAGE 6563                   6   5  0    40       OTTOBAHN (639)
 MOTHER LODE 6454              7   2  0    37       JUST DESSERTS (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE KITCHEN SINK 6388         3   3  0    32       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-BASIC 6627                    5   2  0    31       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634              4   4  3    29       AVENGERS (146)
-WET NOODLE 6556               4   4  0    29       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 DENTARG 6621                  5   3  0    28       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 CHOCO TACO 6390               3   2  0    28       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-FLASH 6606                    4   3  0    27       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
 DRANOSH 6631                  3   2  1    24       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHIP 6629                     3   2  0    21       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-ENSLAVED ANGEL 5660           5   4  0    19       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
-FORTRAN 6656                  3   0  0    18       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 SEAGULL 6649                  2   3  2    18       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-KASPER 6585                   4   5  0    17       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
-311 6576                      2   2  0    16       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 HAT PIN 6666                  1   0  1    14       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 MERAK 6600                    2   3  0    13       OTTOBAHN (639)
 KLONDIKE 6632                 2   4  0    10       THE CANUCKS (58)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FJOLNIR 6660                  1   1  1     8       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
-KILLEEN 6643                  1   3  0     6       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      HAT PIN 6666          382  NONE
HOT SAND 6667           0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  HIGH ELF              382  NONE
NUDIST 6650             1  3 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  DRANOSH 6631          380  JUST REVENGED
HELL STORM 5665        11  4 0 DEVIL'S MAYHEM 580   THE RAGE MAN          382  NONE
MAJOR BOO-BOO 6641      2  1 0 GHOSTWALKERS 3 645   ADIOS AMIGO 6634      378  NOT REVENGED
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  JUST REVENGED
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
WALKING CANE 6645       1  4 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   SEAGULL 6649          382   
LIPOR 6626              4  5 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 WURM KIN              382  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I be so code.  Freezun.  Jest plain code. -- Smithy

I think that is a salute to The Duelmaster, Mr. Freeze; but, who really knows? -- Lady 
Smith, Useful Weapons Publicist, Interpreter, Admin Assistant, et al

Sojutsu, my, my.  You were just too skilled, experienced, and good for
me.  Especially when I am wet. -- Wet Noodle, Useful Weapons

Pumpkin Roll, that's twice, now, I had you for dessert.  Tasty! -- Candlestick, Useful 
Weapons

Chaco Taco, I whipped you right into shape, wouldn't you say? -- Whip, Useful Weapons

Managers of Chimmie, Smithy has asked me to introduce our newest weapon as follows:  
Please welcome Useful Weapon's newest and finest:  Hat Pin.  She could be an 11-6-6-
21-21-8-11 SL/ST/LU/PL/PS.  Or a 9-8-8-17-17-4-21 highly bonused AB.  Or not. -- Lady 
Smith (Interpreted from Smithy)

311 -- Does your name stands for In DM 31, I'm #1?  If so, I won't argue. -- Seagull

That's about the size of things.  Everyone and anything can beat me, even the Kitchen 
Sink -- Shark

Lipor -- That one wasn't even scary! -- Waves too Big

LG -- Those who live by the sword, die by the sword.  Just because I don't like 
killing doesn't mean I won't cheer when one who killed one of my favorites dies 
miserably!  Good bye, The Inaudible. -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HELL STORM was barely slain by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIPOR was murdered by WURM KIN in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
HOT SAND was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ARSON overpowered ADIOS AMIGO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
SHARK slimly won victory over DRANOSH in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
STRATOS overpowered COBOL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CANDLESTICK overpowered HUAYRA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
PRAIRIE FIRE vanquished YETI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BRUTALIX defeated QUEEN OF THE NORTH in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
MERAK was overpowered by FHTAGN in a popular 2 minute gory uneven Challenge match.
MR. FREEZE demolished ISHIBO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
RYO devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody one-sided battle.
DR. SOX was overpowered by ODACHI in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THE KITCHEN SINK was vanquished by SOJUTSU in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PUMPKIN ROLL handily defeated C++ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
MOTHER LODE was viciously subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute fight.
ARNAGE was beaten by WAVES TOO BIG in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice upset bout.
KLONDIKE was handily defeated by CHOCO TACO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DENTARG beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
WALKING CANE was murdered by SEAGULL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HAT PIN slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  21 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  26 -  3      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  23 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  24 -  5      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  48 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  37 -  5      39  |

Turn 382 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     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MR. FREEZE 6524            16   5  0  142 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
STRIKING ATTACK  STRATOS 6499               10   4  0  110 OTTOBAHN (639)
SLASHING ATTACK  COBOL 6617                 11   3  1   87 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
AIMED BLOW       BRUTALIX 6646               5   0  0   66 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOJUTSU 6482               12  11  1   62 AVENGERS (146)
WALL OF STEEL    YETI 6497                   9   8  1   44 OTTOBAHN (639)
PARRY-STRIKE     C++ 6619                    8   6  0   40 LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
BASHING ATTACK   ARNAGE 6563                 6   5  0   40 OTTOBAHN (639)
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 
BRUTALIX 6646.  The ten other most popular fighters were FHTAGN 6516, ARSON 6439, 
DRANOSH 6631, RYO 6470, PUMPKIN ROLL 6431, DENTARG 6621, HELL STORM 5665, SHARK 6525, 
PRAIRIE FIRE 6527, and MR. FREEZE 6524.

The least popular fighter this week was KLONDIKE 6632.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARNAGE 6563, C++ 6619, QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466, YETI 6497, HUAYRA 6501, 
COBOL 6617, ADIOS AMIGO 6634, HOT SAND 6667, HAT PIN 6666, and SEAGULL 6649.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MR. FREEZE (31-6524) BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               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.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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