DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2015    Duedate: 04/15/2015

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-721

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KLYTIE
SOUL WARRIORS (159)
(38-5158) [7-2-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KLYTIE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SOUL WARRIORS (159)            
(38-5158) [7-2-1,97]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RHAH                           JUNKER
SOUL WARRIORS (159)            JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-5152) [14-4-0,89]          (38-5146) [7-16-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUL WARRIORS (159)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOUL WARRIORS (159)         32
2. TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)         23      SOUL WARRIORS (159)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              3      Unchartered Team

                                       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SOUL WARRIORS (159)      410 301 16 57.7   1/ 1 SOUL WARRIORS (159)       9  3 0
 2/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          867 %1103 22 44.0   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  7 0
 3/ 6*TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)        7  11  0 38.9   3/ 3*TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       4  9 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  YUMMY STARDUST caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested DRY ROASTED and was 
awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, YUMMY 
STARDUST put down DRY ROASTED, causing it to lose 13 points of recognition in the 
process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail KLYTIE, 
Duelmaster of CLIFFHOME!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that 
he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In CLIFFHOME "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLYTIE 5158                   7   2  1    97       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNFORTUNATE RAKE 5111        13   1  2   157       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHAH 5152                    14   4  0    89       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 TARAGON TSOR 5157             9   5  0    73       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYLDAI HRENH 5159             8   4  0    61       JINDA-BAN (198)
 DEMORIN SAI 5135             12  15  0    57       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNKER 5146                   7  16  0    42       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OTOAHHASTIS 5165              5   4  0    31       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMMY STARDUST 5172           2   2  0    19       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 SOLITARY CARRION 5204         2   0  0    19       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 PERILINDA TSAL 5193           2   3  0    12       JINDA-BAN (198)
 DRY ROASTED 5202              2   1  0     8       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 FLUKY FRINDING 5175           2   2  0     8       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 FOREVER PORCH 5173            1   3  0     6       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5216                0  1 0 TMM KNOCKOFFS 458    SPYMASTER             721  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rhah -- There you have it, a turn-around for us.  You know what they say, to
everything there is a season, turn, turn, turn.  I expect you back up here shortly.
-- Taragon Tsor

Otohhasstis -- Ah... okay? -- Hyldai Hrenh

Two-three, with Junker losing to a standby, thus returning to his normal form.  So it
goes. -- Taragon Tsor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TARAGON TSOR was vanquished by KLYTIE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
RHAH demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JUNKER was bested by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 4 minute contest.
HYLDAI HRENH overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEMORIN SAI devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OTOAHHASTIS devastated FLUKY FRINDING in a 1 minute mismatched match.
YUMMY STARDUST overcame DRY ROASTED in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.
FOREVER PORCH slimly lost to PERILINDA TSAL in a popular 4 minute beginner's duel.
SOLITARY CARRION vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 721 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     KLYTIE 5158                 7   2  1   97 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
SLASHING ATTACK  RHAH 5152                  14   4  0   89 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
WALL OF STEEL    TARAGON TSOR 5157           9   5  0   73 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RHAH 5152.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JUNKER 5146.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOREVER PORCH 5173, PERILINDA 
TSAL 5193, KLYTIE 5158, RHAH 5152, HYLDAI HRENH 5159, DEMORIN SAI 5135, OTOAHHASTIS 
5165, YUMMY STARDUST 5172, DRY ROASTED 5202, and DA1 5216.

The least popular fighter this week was FLUKY FRINDING 5175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TARAGON TSOR 5157, SOLITARY CARRION 5204, DA1 5216, DRY ROASTED 
5202, YUMMY STARDUST 5172, OTOAHHASTIS 5165, DEMORIN SAI 5135, HYLDAI HRENH 5159, 
RHAH 5152, and KLYTIE 5158.

                                 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."