DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/19/2016    Duedate: 03/03/2016

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-741

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLO
XCOM ALPHA (469)
(40-4614) [14-7-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLO                           POSITION IS EMPTY
XCOM ALPHA (469)               
(40-4614) [14-7-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLO                           NIGHTMARE GARCIA
XCOM ALPHA (469)               XCOM ALPHA (469)
(40-4614) [14-7-0,105]         (40-4610) [12-5-0,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

XCOM ALPHA (469)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. XCOM ALPHA (469)            30
2. 4-LETTER ASSISTANTS (473)    0      XCOM ALPHA (469)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       HEROES QUEST (166)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 XCOM ALPHA (469)          55  29  4 65.5   1/ 1 XCOM ALPHA (469)         13  2 1
 2- 4*4-LETTER ASSISTANT (473)   3   3  0 50.0   2- 4*4-LETTER ASSISTANT (473)  0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZENSU since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with STUNNING HOPE?  He 
actually beat ZENSU's DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and walked away with 18 more points from 
the fight.  M. CHARDINEE was reminded on the sands why SOLO is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
ZENSU is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLO 4614                    14   7  0   105       XCOM ALPHA (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTMARE GARCIA 4610        12   5  0    71       XCOM ALPHA (469)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMBSTONE 4642               10   4  3    63       XCOM ALPHA (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUNNING HOPE 4662            5   2  0    54       XCOM ALPHA (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUSHING AXE 4694             6   1  1    30       XCOM ALPHA (469)
-IGOR 4667                     3   3  0    29       4-LETTER ASSISTANTS (473)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLO devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
NIGHTMARE GARCIA lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute brutal battle.
TOMBSTONE was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute duel.
STUNNING HOPE devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
CRUSHING AXE subdued CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 741 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SOLO 4614                  14   7  0  105 XCOM ALPHA (469)
LUNGING ATTACK   NIGHTMARE GARCIA 4610      12   5  0   71 XCOM ALPHA (469)
AIMED BLOW       TOMBSTONE 4642             10   4  3   63 XCOM ALPHA (469)
STRIKING ATTACK  STUNNING HOPE 4662          5   2  0   54 XCOM ALPHA (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLO 4614.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NIGHTMARE GARCIA 4610.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLO 4614, TOMBSTONE 
4642, STUNNING HOPE 4662, CRUSHING AXE 4694,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CRUSHING AXE 4694.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STUNNING HOPE 4662, TOMBSTONE 4642, SOLO 4614, NIGHTMARE GARCIA 
4610,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SOLO (40-4614) XCOM ALPHA (469)

                                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