DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/03/2015    Duedate: 04/16/2015

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-718

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KYLROI
GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)
(40-4534) [11-1-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KYLROI                         BAD BLAKE
GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)        BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)
(40-4534) [11-1-0,117]         (40-4600) [6-2-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NINA STENN                     NINA STENN
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4555) [21-20-0,93]         (40-4555) [21-20-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEYOND THE PALE (337)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       46
2. MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)     14      GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)
3. ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)      10      Unchartered Team
4. GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)      8
5. RANDOM (458)                 0      BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)   11   1  0 91.7   1/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 0
 2/ 2 ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)    57  16  3 78.1   2/ 1*BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)   6  6 1
 3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)  103  52  7 66.5   3/ 3 ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)    5  0 1
 4/ 4*BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)   17  14  2 54.8   4/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)   4  3 0
 5/ 6 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    998 %1143 33 46.6   5/ 6 GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)   3  0 0
 6- 7 RANDOM (458)              54  66  4 45.0   6- 5 RANDOM (458)              2  3 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, what are you looking at, ZENSU?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BOTCHED & BUNGLED, since 
BEYOND THE PALE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see MARIELLA TREE win a fight and gain 21 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JOZEF ROSS beat TOM FRIEND and TOM FRIEND lost 11 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZENSU may be getting 
bland, as KYLROI stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ZENSU?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  BEYOND THE PALE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was GRIZZLED VETERANS.  Ha ha ha ha!  VINCENT was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZENSU's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYLROI 4534                  11   1  0   117       GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EARL OF LEMONGRAB 4564       10   7  1   121       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)
-OLA MIZE 4325                17   2  1   105       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
 NINA STENN 4555              21  20  0    93       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAKE BLACK 4556              19  22  0    89       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 JON STONE 4545               13  32  1    83       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-MARCELINE 4526                7   1  0    74       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREE TRUNKS 4601              7   1  0    66       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)
-CHOOSE GOOSE 4592             5   1  1    66       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD BLAKE 4600                6   2  0    53       BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)
 VINCENT 4598                  5   3  0    48       BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)
-ICE KING 4507                 5   0  1    47       ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)
 MARIELLA TREE 4635            6   3  0    45       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 JOZEF ROSS 4634               6   3  0    40       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4649                3   1  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
 TOM FRIEND 4596               5   3  2    28       BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 3 4636                3   2  0    23       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
-SOLDIER 4 4630                2   1  0    22       MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (441)
-BOLD RULER 4650               2   0  0    22       RANDOM (458)
-JOKER 4627                    2   1  0    19       RANDOM (458)
 JACK LUCAS 4625               1   3  0     8       BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)
-DUNCAN 4632                   1   1  0     8       RANDOM (458)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JACKAL 4508            10  9 1 RANDOM 458           EARL OF LEMONGRA 4564 716   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tom -- So do I.  Come back and I'll show you more sword games. -- Silistrin, Highest
Elf of Zensu

Two-three, as usual, wins over standbys, losses to managed gladiators.  We may not do
so well against these dedicated (and boring!) gladiators, though we can dance with
the best on a proper dancing floor, but we did some SERIOUS damage to the Khalhums
Dwarf. -- Nina Stenn

And I did not like it. -- Stilbo Steeleye, Khalhums Dwarf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TREE TRUNKS devastated VINCENT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KYLROI vanquished JAKE BLACK in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
NINA STENN savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
JON STONE devastated BAD BLAKE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOM FRIEND was narrowly defeated by JOZEF ROSS in a 2 minute bloody competition.
MARIELLA TREE vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JACK LUCAS was beaten by SOLDIER 3 in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
SOLDIER 1 overpowered 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         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  3      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 718 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KYLROI 4534                11   1  0  117 GRIZZLED VETERANS (462)
WALL OF STEEL    NINA STENN 4555            21  20  0   93 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TREE TRUNKS 4601            7   1  0   66 ADVENTURE TIME 2 (434)
STRIKING ATTACK  BAD BLAKE 4600              6   2  0   53 BOTCHED & BUNGLED (467)
SLASHING ATTACK  JOZEF ROSS 4634             6   3  0   40 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NINA STENN 4555.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NINA STENN 4555.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER 3 4636, JOZEF 
ROSS 4634, JON STONE 4545, TOM FRIEND 4596, TREE TRUNKS 4601, MARIELLA TREE 4635, 
JACK LUCAS 4625, SOLDIER 1 4649, VINCENT 4598, and KYLROI 4534.

The least popular fighter this week was BAD BLAKE 4600.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JAKE BLACK 4556, KYLROI 4534, VINCENT 4598, SOLDIER 1 4649, JACK LUCAS 
4625, MARIELLA TREE 4635, TREE TRUNKS 4601, TOM FRIEND 4596, JON STONE 4545, and 
JOZEF ROSS 4634.

                                 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."