DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/18/2016    Duedate: 03/02/2016

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-744

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INCEST
WHAT? (412)
(38-5235) [9-7-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INCEST                         CAPTAIN JUNKIE
WHAT? (412)                    UNLIKELY HEROES (461)
(38-5235) [9-7-0,99]           (38-5190) [6-0-1,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKILLET LIBEL                  CAPTAIN JUNKIE
TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)            UNLIKELY HEROES (461)
(38-5217) [18-5-0,81]          (38-5190) [6-0-1,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)    38
2. WHAT? (412)                 28      WHAT? (412)
3. SOUL WARRIORS (159)         24      Unchartered Team
4. UNLIKELY HEROES (461)        3
5. TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)         -8      UNLIKELY HEROES (461)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)      6   0  1  100   1/ 1 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       4  6 0
 2/ 1 WHAT? (412)               14   7  0 66.7   2/ 2 WHAT? (412)               3  0 0
 3/ 0 SOUL WARRIORS (159)      451 332 16 57.6   3/ 0 SOUL WARRIORS (159)       3  1 0
 4/ 2 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)       71  53  4 57.3   4/ 0*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  2  1 0
 5/ 0*BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  10   9  0 52.6   5/ 0*UNLIKELY HEROES (461)     1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  OLD HUNCH ARBAT caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was 
awarded 20 points in recognition.  The city has turned out in honor of INCEST, for 
with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CLIFFHOME.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can 
I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 INCEST 5235                   9   7  0    99       WHAT? (412)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKILLET LIBEL 5217           18   5  0    81       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190           6   0  1    53       UNLIKELY HEROES (461)
 OTOAHHASTIS 5165             10  14  0    52       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 FLUKY FRINDING 5175          12  15  0    51       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
-DARKBLADE 5236                6   3  0    48       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 HEGIRA 5233                   5   6  0    39       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENELOPE 5245                 3   0  0    32       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 TOBLERONE 5238                5   3  0    30       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBYRD 5232                   3   2  0    21       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
-FLASHWIT 5225                 2   1  0    21       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
 OLD HUNCH ARBAT 5257          1   0  0    20       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
 DUNSPARROW 5246               1   0  0    13       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
 STARCHY PANDERING 5256        1   0  0    11       TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
 ISKARAL PUST 5251             0   1  0     5       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5260                0  1 0 TMM KNOCKOFFS 458    SHEWISH GIANT         744  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SKILLET LIBEL was viciously subdued by INCEST in a 2 minute brutal Title duel.
HEGIRA was overcome by CAPTAIN JUNKIE in a popular 1 minute match.
FLUKY FRINDING lost to OTOAHHASTIS in a 1 minute master's brawl.
PENELOPE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOBLERONE devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute uneven brawl.
ISKARAL PUST was defeated by STARCHY PANDERING in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
DUNSPARROW devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OLD HUNCH ARBAT handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 744 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      INCEST 5235                 9   7  0   99 WHAT? (412)
AIMED BLOW       SKILLET LIBEL 5217         18   5  0   81 TMM KNOCKOFFS (458)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190         6   0  1   53 UNLIKELY HEROES (461)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKILLET LIBEL 5217.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAPTAIN JUNKIE 5190.  The ten other most popular fighters were INCEST 5235, 
STARCHY PANDERING 5256, PENELOPE 5245, DUNSPARROW 5246, OLD HUNCH ARBAT 5257, DA1 
5260, SKILLET LIBEL 5217, HEGIRA 5233, OTOAHHASTIS 5165, and TOBLERONE 5238.

The least popular fighter this week was FLUKY FRINDING 5175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ISKARAL PUST 5251, TOBLERONE 5238, OTOAHHASTIS 5165, HEGIRA 
5233, SKILLET LIBEL 5217, DA1 5260, OLD HUNCH ARBAT 5257, DUNSPARROW 5246, PENELOPE 
5245, and STARCHY PANDERING 5256.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI