DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-703

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MGR HATES SL'ERS
IT IS KNOWN (502)
(43-4984) [9-1-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MGR HATES SL'ERS               SNICKERING ENEMY
IT IS KNOWN (502)              AMERKIN INJUNS (500)
(43-4984) [9-1-0,107]          (43-4955) [9-0-0,95]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUWANA                         ACID RAIN
THE FAMILY (116)               MELODY MAYHEM (504)
(43-5008) [15-11-1,65]         (43-4995) [7-10-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MELODY MAYHEM (504)         29
2. DEVIL SLAYERS (509)         11      IT IS KNOWN (502)
3. AMERKIN INJUNS (500)         6      Unchartered Team
4. IT IS KNOWN (502)            3
5. BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)          0      AMERKIN INJUNS (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IT IS KNOWN (502)          9   1  0 90.0   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 2/ 2*AMERKIN INJUNS (500)      12   2  0 85.7   2/ 2 MELODY MAYHEM (504)       5  3 0
 3/ 3 DEVIL SLAYERS (509)        9   2  0 81.8   3/ 3*AMERKIN INJUNS (500)      4  0 0
 4- 4*GREENISLE GUARD (496)      5   2  0 71.4   4/ 4 IT IS KNOWN (502)         2  0 0
 5- 5 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)      200 119 10 62.7   5/ 5 DEVIL SLAYERS (509)       2  1 0
 6/ 6 MELODY MAYHEM (504)       39  30  2 56.5   6- 7*CLASSIC GAMES (419)       2  3 0
 7- 7*CLASSIC GAMES (419)       16  16  2 50.0   7- 6 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)       0  2 0
 8/ 8 THE FAMILY (116)         %1030 %1095 32 48.5   8- 8*GREENISLE GUARD (496)     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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
VEASTIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see EXIT win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, EXIT beat 
HASHIN and HASHIN lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, VEASTIAN may be getting bland, as MGR HATES SL'ERS 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, VEASTIAN?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  VEASTIAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
THE FAMILY the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
AMERKIN INJUNS.  Ha ha ha ha!  And we have ST. GEORGE in a challenge, going down 12 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought ST. GEORGE showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated RUWANA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for VEASTIAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984         9   1  0   107       IT IS KNOWN (502)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNICKERING ENEMY 4955         9   0  0    95       AMERKIN INJUNS (500)
 ST. GEORGE 5034               8   2  0    93       DEVIL SLAYERS (509)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIKKI 5028                   11  12  1    87       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOU 5041                      8   9  0    66       THE FAMILY (116)
 RUWANA 5008                  15  11  1    65       THE FAMILY (116)
 ACID RAIN 4995                7  10  0    61       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
-DONKEY KONG 4163              4   1  0    60       CLASSIC GAMES (419)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXIT 5020                    10   6  0    54       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 LITTLE SISTER 5029           13   9  1    49       THE FAMILY (116)
-THE ROCK SHOW 5042            5   1  1    47       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 HASHIN 5027                  11  12  0    45       THE FAMILY (116)
-ARDESKIN 4917                 5   2  0    34       GREENISLE GUARD (496)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BATTLEZONE 4504               2   3  1    28       CLASSIC GAMES (419)
-GRAZING PHEASANT 4959         3   2  0    25       AMERKIN INJUNS (500)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE DRAGON 5031               1   0  0    16       DEVIL SLAYERS (509)
-Q*BERT 4931                   1   0  0    13       CLASSIC GAMES (419)
-THE HUSTLE 4040               2   0  0     9       BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Exit -- Why should a neuter golem care?  Still, I refrained. -- Ruwana

Ah!  Four-one, with three of the wins over standbys.  This works.  After all, it
isn't like we avoided anyone.  You want to fight us, there we are. -- Ruwana, for the
Family

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ST. GEORGE devastated RUWANA in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
MGR HATES SL'ERS subdued RIKKI in a popular 1 minute gruesome veteran's Title melee.
SNICKERING ENEMY devastated LOU in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
HASHIN was demolished by EXIT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LITTLE SISTER slimly lost to ACID RAIN in a 4 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 703 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984       9   1  0  107 IT IS KNOWN (502)
AIMED BLOW       SNICKERING ENEMY 4955       9   0  0   95 AMERKIN INJUNS (500)
LUNGING ATTACK   ST. GEORGE 5034             8   2  0   93 DEVIL SLAYERS (509)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUWANA 5008                15  11  1   65 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUWANA 5008.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ACID RAIN 4995.  The ten other most popular fighters were MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984, ST. 
GEORGE 5034, SNICKERING ENEMY 4955, EXIT 5020, LITTLE SISTER 5029, RUWANA 5008, RIKKI 
5028, LOU 5041, HASHIN 5027, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HASHIN 5027.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOU 5041, RIKKI 5028, RUWANA 5008, LITTLE SISTER 5029, EXIT 5020, 
SNICKERING ENEMY 4955, ST. GEORGE 5034, MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984, ACID RAIN 4995, and  
0.

                                 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."