DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2015    Duedate: 01/02/2016

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-725

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

USURPER
DUNGEON CELL (388)
(46-4447) [15-1-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEADSMAN                       PRETTY PRANKSTER
DUNGEON CELL (388)             WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
(46-4423) [13-5-1,110]         (46-4508) [4-3-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAERUS                         SELFISH SELFIE
WRATHMEN (387)                 WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
(46-4399) [13-7-1,87]          (46-4499) [3-4-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE 27 CLUB (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUNGEON CELL (388)          27
2. THE 27 CLUB (374)           26      WRATHMEN (387)
3. FANDILS (75)                15      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN (387)               7
5. WE GOT GAME (289)            2      WEIRD STUDENTS (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)            91  40  7 69.5   1/ 4 THE 27 CLUB (374)         9  6 1
 2/ 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (394)      18  10  0 64.3   2/ 3 DUNGEON CELL (388)        8  4 0
 3/ 5 DUNGEON CELL (388)        46  31  2 59.7   3/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)            5 10 0
 4/ 4 FANDILS (75)             %1385 939 48 59.6   4/ 6 FANDILS (75)              4  4 0
 5/ 3 WE GOT GAME (289)        109  75  8 59.2   5/ 5*WEIRD STUDENTS (394)      4  4 0
 6/ 6 THE 27 CLUB (374)        159 133  6 54.5   6/ 2 WE GOT GAME (289)         2  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARDIVENT.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  WRATHMEN were a 
bunch of dogs after THE 27 CLUB got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave WE GOT GAME a 0-2-0!  I got a 
good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table! 
Thrust!  Block out the pain!  THE 27 CLUB is now ranked 1st with a 4-1-0 turn.  
DUNGEON CELL showed ARDIVENT what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance 
to walk off with 3-0-0.  What's with HEADSMAN?  He actually beat WRATHMEN's BAERUS, 
and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at WRATHMEN.  
BAERUS lost 8 points to HEADSMAN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BAERUS will 
provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, RUY LOPEZ wasn't good enough at 
persuading USURPER to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was THE 27 CLUB.  In my day, no team with a 155-132-6 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, WRATHMEN?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
CHYNARAE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  MILDRED LEONA looked pretty sick and surprised when 
she learned FANDILS is sending her to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'she expect with a 
8-13-1?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ARDIVENT 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                  
 USURPER 4447                 15   1  1   106       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEADSMAN 4423                13   5  1   110       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAERUS 4399                  13   7  1    87       WRATHMEN (387)
-GRANDMA CLARA 4504            7   6  0    78       FANDILS (75)
 RUY LOPEZ 4461               11   8  0    77       WE GOT GAME (289)
 WINEHOUSE 4433               12   9  0    73       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-EARL 4429                    13  12  0    67       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INQUISITOR 4422              10   7  0    66       DUNGEON CELL (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREAKY TAH 4440               7   5  2    56       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 LINCOLN HILLS 4506           10   7  1    49       FANDILS (75)
 EXPERT 4539                   4   1  0    41       WRATHMEN (387)
 LOUIS CHAUVIN 4496            3   0  0    34       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIGPEN 4432                   7  11  1    33       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 CHYNARAE 4528                 4   1  0    30       WRATHMEN (387)
-INSANE IAN 4501               5   0  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-PETROSIAN 4520                3   2  0    24       WE GOT GAME (289)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAT JAFFE 4495                2   1  0    23       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 PRETTY PRANKSTER 4508         4   3  0    22       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
 CANTEX 4527                   5   3  0    21       FANDILS (75)
-LUCKY LARRY 4502              3   2  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-CARLSEN 4523                  3   1  1    20       WE GOT GAME (289)
 SELFISH SELFIE 4499           3   4  0    17       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-TOTALLY TED 4518              1   0  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
 DEEP BLUE 4537                2   2  0    12       WE GOT GAME (289)
-POKORNA 4521                  2   2  0     8       WE GOT GAME (289)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE MAIDEN 4517         4  2 0 DUNGEON CELL 388     FREAKY TAH 4440       724   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MILDRED LEONA 4434      8 14 1 FANDILS 75           SPYMASTER             725  NONE
BLAHH 4543              1  3 0 WRATHMEN 387         WURM KIN              725  NONE
NO 4552                 0  1 0 WRATHMEN 387         MISTRESS FANDETT      725  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

An Usurper on the throne? Solid Sounding Sandbagger! Kudos. -- Fandil The Wise

Pigpen!? The Pigpen? Too much experience. Advantageous style. Better warrior. I was 
doomed from the get-go. -- Cantex

Expert, well you showed me, didn't you? I say blahh in honor or a man of wrath. -- 
Lincoln Hills

Veteran Merc, thanks. We Fandils needed that. -- Grandma Clara (baking gingerbread 
cookies)

Health. Humility. Honor. Merry Christmas to all. -- WOF and The Fandils

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

                          Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
                        Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
                         A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
                         Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

                       In the daytime we can catch the action,
                         as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
                         All the criticals and bloody drama,
                     and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

                              Later on, by tavern fire,
                             managers, they'll conspire,
                        to face unafraid, the challenges made,
                            Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

                                          -- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MILDRED LEONA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLAHH was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NO was assassinated by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HEADSMAN devastated BAERUS in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge contest.
LINCOLN HILLS devastated PIGPEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
CANTEX luckily beat SELFISH SELFIE in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
DEEP BLUE was handily defeated by LOUIS CHAUVIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
USURPER slimly won victory over RUY LOPEZ in a 2 minute expert's Title duel.
WINEHOUSE won victory over NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute duel.
INQUISITOR overpowered EXPERT in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
FREAKY TAH demolished PRETTY PRANKSTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHYNARAE handily defeated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NAT JAFFE demolished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 725 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      USURPER 4447               15   1  1  106 DUNGEON CELL (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  HEADSMAN 4423              13   5  1  110 DUNGEON CELL (388)
LUNGING ATTACK   RUY LOPEZ 4461             11   8  0   77 WE GOT GAME (289)
AIMED BLOW       INQUISITOR 4422            10   7  0   66 DUNGEON CELL (388)
STRIKING ATTACK  FREAKY TAH 4440             7   5  2   56 THE 27 CLUB (374)
BASHING ATTACK   LINCOLN HILLS 4506         10   7  1   49 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      EXPERT 4539                 4   1  0   41 WRATHMEN (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAERUS 4399.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SELFISH SELFIE 4499.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUY LOPEZ 4461, 
USURPER 4447, HEADSMAN 4423, WINEHOUSE 4433, INQUISITOR 4422, BAERUS 4399, LINCOLN 
HILLS 4506, CANTEX 4527, LOUIS CHAUVIN 4496, and FREAKY TAH 4440.

The least popular fighter this week was PRETTY PRANKSTER 4508.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EXPERT 4539, NO 4552, MILDRED LEONA 4434, DEEP BLUE 4537, 
PIGPEN 4432, BLAHH 4543, NAT JAFFE 4495, CHYNARAE 4528, FREAKY TAH 4440, and LOUIS 
CHAUVIN 4496.