DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/12/2015    Duedate: 10/09/2015

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-387

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NINE-TAILED FOX
NUMBERS GAME (403)
(31-6359) [14-7-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NINE-TAILED FOX                GETAFIX
NUMBERS GAME (403)             WHAT GAUL! (586)
(31-6359) [14-7-0,109]         (31-5708) [4-4-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FHTAGN                         PRIVATE PLACE
WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)      MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
(31-6516) [9-17-0,62]          (31-6522) [2-4-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AVENGERS (146)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHAT GAUL! (586)            35
2. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       20      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. NUMBERS GAME (403)          20      Unchartered Team
4. MILITARY MAYHEM (89)        15
5. USEFUL WEAPONS (636)        11      WHAT GAUL! (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      97  50  3 66.0   1/ 1 AVENGERS (146)            9  5 0
 2/ 2 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     74  56  5 56.9   2/ 5 NUMBERS GAME (403)        6  5 2
 3- 3 HELP WANTED (649)        149 117 13 56.0   3/ 4 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  6  5 0
 4/ 5 NUMBERS GAME (403)       362 296 27 55.0   4- 2 HELP WANTED (649)         5  0 0
 5/ 6 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 380 331 15 53.4   5/ 8 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     5 10 0
 6/ 7 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     304 269 20 53.1   6- 0 THE CANUCKS (58)          4  5 0
 7/ 8 AVENGERS (146)           357 361 28 49.7   7/ 0*WHAT GAUL! (586)          3  2 0
 8- 9 JUST DESSERTS (569)       83  90  5 48.0   8/11 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      3  5 0
 9/10 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  204 236 20 46.4   9/10 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   3  6 0
10- 0 THE CANUCKS (58)         337 405 28 45.4  10/ 9 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      2  5 0
11/ 0*WHAT GAUL! (586)          15  23  3 39.5  11- 7 JUST DESSERTS (569)       1  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, sending kids back to school perhaps interfered with managers sending and 
getting their warriors and paperwork to the arena.  But the show goes on and there 
were 14 fights with 3 challenges.  3 others fought in the Dark Arena.  Which 
coincidentally matched the number of warriors that fought stand ins.
     By far the most important fight was for the throne.  The veteran DR. SOX put his 
challenge in to NINE-TAILED FOX.  As is often the case, skill beat experience.  
Doesn't always happen that way, but this time it did.  NINE-TAILED FOX remains the 
Duelmaster and will fight to retain it again next turn, the Commission not advancing 
him yet.
     That also set up NUMBERS GAME for a beautiful 3 win turn.  I find it hard to 
believe that NUMBERS GAME was one of the only teams to receive no avoids, given how 
their warriors are performing at the moment.  Well done. 
     Speaking of avoids, AVENGERS and JUST DESSERTS received the most (4 each).  
WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U issued half of those avoids.  All total 11 of the 25 warriors 
warriors fighting issues avoids.
     The most challenged warrior was CANDLESTICK and for some reason FHTAGN issued a 
challenge.  FHTAGN, you do know about good matchups, right?  That is not traditionally 
one of the favored matchups for one of your style, especially one with your, uh, shall 
we say, lack of skill in the arena... 
     SPECTRUM, feeling invincible, perhaps, after 3 wins, issued a challenge to SHARK.  
I saw the result of this one coming.  If there were any surprises, it is that the 
SHARK didn't eat SPECTRUM.  Challenging a warrior with 10 times your experience seems 
a bit much, even for an undefeated warrior.
     Total Parries saw ZERO fights.  Is it that Chimlevtal managers care nothing for 
winning (this style is the most successful over time)?  Or is it that Chimlevtal 
managers want to have nothing to do with promoting success for the evil Aimed Blow 
style?  Regardless, this turn saw none of them fight.
     And because of the low turn out and lack of other fights that interested me, I 
will speak briefly of the two fights facing off brand new warriors. This also, 
conveniently allows me to welcome WHAT GAUL? back to our sands (who brought home 3 
awards to their team).
     CAPTAIN JACK of MILITARY MAYHEM fought FULLIAUTOMATIX of WHAT GAUL!.
     CAPTAIN JACK vanquished FULLIAUTOMATIX in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
     SERGEANT SCHULTZ of MILITARY MAYHEM fought WINEANDSPIRIX (31-5896) of WHAT GAUL!.
     SERGEANT SCHULTZ lost to WINEANDSPIRIX in a 1 minute novice's fray.  That is it 
for this turn!  I'll be back in a month! 

                                          -- Belinda

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NINE-TAILED FOX 6359         14   7  0   109       NUMBERS GAME (403)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYO 6470                     16  14  1   107       AVENGERS (146)
-GAYLAN OSBORNE 6719          13   9  0   104       HELP WANTED (649)
-ARSON 6439                   17  15  0    94       THE CANUCKS (58)
-LOWELL HALE 6718             14   7  1    92       HELP WANTED (649)
 DR. SOX 6488                 13  14  0    91       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDLESTICK 6623              7   2  0    89       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 WAVES TOO BIG 6659            8   1  0    88       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 ISHIBO 6441                  13  23  2    86       AVENGERS (146)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOTHER LODE 6454             10   3  0    63       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 FHTAGN 6516                   9  17  0    62       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 ODACHI 6569                   9  11  1    61       AVENGERS (146)
-PUMPKIN ROLL 6431             9   3  1    61       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 BRUTALIX 6646                 6   2  0    60       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELUSIVE 12TH 6432             8   3  1    57       NUMBERS GAME (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466      14  11  0    55       THE CANUCKS (58)
 SHARK 6525                   12  14  0    53       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-PICKLE BYSTROM 6721          12   4  0    52       HELP WANTED (649)
-PRAIRIE FIRE 6527            12  10  1    51       THE CANUCKS (58)
 GETAFIX 5708                  4   4  1    51       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 311 6576                      4   3  1    41       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-BOMBARDIER JET 6528           3   0  0    41       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SPECTRUM 6681                 3   1  0    39       AVENGERS (146)
-WET NOODLE 6556               6   4  0    35       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBELIX 5705                   4   4  1    32       WHAT GAUL! (586)
-DENTARG 6621                  6   4  0    31       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 ADIOS AMIGO 6634              5   6  3    30       AVENGERS (146)
-WHIP 6629                     4   4  0    24       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAGULL 6649                  4   6  2    21       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-DRANOSH 6631                  3   4  1    20       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 FORINPOLITIX 5808             3   2  1    19       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 PRIVATE PLACE 6522            2   4  0    18       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-KLONDIKE 6632                 3   6  0    15       THE CANUCKS (58)
 CAPTAIN JACK 6677             1   0  0    13       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-JOHNNY SPORK 6692             1   0  0    13       HELP WANTED (649)
-SPIDER RODKE 6691             1   0  0    11       HELP WANTED (649)
 POWERSLAVE 6724               1   1  0    11       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
-GUL'DAN 6671                  1   0  0    10       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-EVE OF DESTRUCTION 6685       1   0  0    10       THE CANUCKS (58)
-VOL'JIN 6684                  1   1  0     7       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-FROG-EYE SALAD 6680           0   1  0     7       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 WINEANDSPIRIX 5896            1   0  0     5       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736         0   1  0     1       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 FULLIAUTOMATIX 5895           0   1  0     1       WHAT GAUL! (586)
 DA BOUND 6742                 0   1  0     1       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOJUTSU 6482           12 12 1 AVENGERS 146         PUMPKIN ROLL 6431     383  NOT REVENGED
BOTTOM OF THE SE 6744   0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  SHEWISH GIANT         387  NONE
SUNK 6743               0  1 0 BASH BROS OCEAN 627  SHEWISH GIANT         387  NONE
CAPTAIN MORGAN 6283     4  2 0 MILITARY MAYHEM 89   CHOCO TACO 6390       383  REVENGED
CHAIN 6728              0  1 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   STONE GOLEM           387  NONE
HAT PIN 6666            2  2 1 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   ELUSIVE 12TH 6432     386   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

12 kilt me godlinger! #!*&% -- Smithy

All, yes, it is true; Hat Pin is gone. The far more experienced (at least 9-3 FE 
advantage) Elusive 12th killed our basher in a random matchup. Smithy's definition and 
mine differ as to what is a godling.  Hat Pin was a 13-4-12-15-17-16-7 mode basher. I 
guess Smithy will miss him a lot? -- Lady Smith

Klondike, what was THAT!? Thanks. -- Whip

Ryo, you showed me. Salute. -- Candlestick

Good luck to all. Health. Humility. Honor. -- Lady Smith

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHAIN was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUNK was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
BOTTOM OF THE SEA was savagely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DR. SOX was bested by NINE-TAILED FOX in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
FHTAGN was demolished by CANDLESTICK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SPECTRUM lost to SHARK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RYO overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ISHIBO savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome expert's melee.
WAVES TOO BIG vanquished BRUTALIX in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ODACHI vanquished OBELIX in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ELUSIVE 12TH overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute uneven match.
ADIOS AMIGO was overpowered by GETAFIX in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
311 devastated SEAGULL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PRIVATE PLACE was luckily beaten by FORINPOLITIX in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
POWERSLAVE handily defeated DA BOUND in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
CAPTAIN JACK vanquished FULLIAUTOMATIX in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SERGEANT SCHULTZ lost to WINEANDSPIRIX in a 1 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  15 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  27 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  41 -  4      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  23 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  33 -  4      35  |

Turn 387 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NINE-TAILED FOX 6359       14   7  0  109 NUMBERS GAME (403)
PARRY-LUNGE      RYO 6470                   16  14  1  107 AVENGERS (146)
STRIKING ATTACK  CANDLESTICK 6623            7   2  0   89 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
SLASHING ATTACK  WAVES TOO BIG 6659          8   1  0   88 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
AIMED BLOW       BRUTALIX 6646               6   2  0   60 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELUSIVE 12TH 6432           8   3  1   57 NUMBERS GAME (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FHTAGN 6516.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PRIVATE PLACE 6522.  The ten other most popular fighters were NINE-TAILED FOX 6359, 
CHAIN 6728, ISHIBO 6441, BOTTOM OF THE SEA 6744, ELUSIVE 12TH 6432, GETAFIX 5708, 
SUNK 6743, DR. SOX 6488, CANDLESTICK 6623, and SHARK 6525.

The least popular fighter this week was SEAGULL 6649.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OBELIX 5705, BRUTALIX 6646, FHTAGN 6516, SERGEANT SCHULTZ 6736, 
FULLIAUTOMATIX 5895, DA BOUND 6742, ADIOS AMIGO 6634, SPECTRUM 6681, WINEANDSPIRIX 
5896, and CAPTAIN JACK 6677.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 15-17, 2016.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.  

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  
Online registration site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF56-Tempe  
This is prime season for Phoenix and the hotel tends to fill up quickly.  

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!