DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/14/2015    Duedate: 05/11/2015

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-334

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELLIS TATE
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-4325) [14-20-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELLIS TATE                     SWAYVIL
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
(52-4325) [14-20-0,97]         (52-4400) [2-0-1,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELLIS TATE                     TONIO SALAGAZA
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-4325) [14-20-0,97]         (52-4362) [6-10-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COURTS OF CHAOS (441)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FREEDOM FARCE (439)         21
2. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          17      FREEDOM FARCE (439)
3. COURTS OF CHAOS (441)       13      Unchartered Team
4. THE CHOSEN ONES (143)        0
5. WEATHER (440)                0      COURTS OF CHAOS (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*COURTS OF CHAOS (441)      6   3  1 66.7   1/ 4*COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     5  2 1
 2- 2*WEATHER (440)             15   8  0 65.2   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        5  4 0
 3/ 3 FREEDOM FARCE (439)       20  13  1 60.6   3/ 7 FREEDOM FARCE (439)       3  0 0
 4- 4 BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  39  37  1 51.3   4- 2 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     3  2 0
 5- 6 THE CHOSEN ONES (143)     78  79  4 49.7   5- 1*WEATHER (440)             3  2 0
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       155 207  2 42.8   6- 5 BASH BROS ROAD SIG (433)  2  2 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to WEATHER, as they are pushed from the coveted top team 
spot by the COURTS OF CHAOS stable.  A stormcloud is brewing over the WEATHER 
guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 0-0-0 may send the team to the 
Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 3-0-0 outing, FREEDOM FARCE has advanced 4 places 
in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for SWAYVIL, who flew up 11 points in the 
rankings after mashing POLITE BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was MERLIN, who dropped 4 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with TONIO SALAGAZA.  Well, everybody's pal 
ELLIS TATE moved his record to 14-20-0 by defeating KHALHUMS DWARF in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 6 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the FRATSFA arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE CHOSEN ONES, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does FRATSFA really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause FREEDOM FARCE beats feet every time THE CHOSEN ONES 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in FRATSFA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLIS TATE 4325              14  20  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORPORATE MERC 4366           6   2  0    74       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
-STRAHD 2207                  14   8  1    71       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COSMIC FRIES 4364             7   4  0    53       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
-XEENA 2816                    6   6  0    48       THE CHOSEN ONES (143)
-MIST 4389                     4   0  0    45       WEATHER (440)
 TONIO SALAGAZA 4362           6  10  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-SNOW 4385                     4   0  0    34       WEATHER (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN AAA 4363              6   5  1    33       FREEDOM FARCE (439)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOG 4390                      3   1  0    22       WEATHER (440)
 SWAYVIL 4400                  2   0  1    22       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 MERLIN 4401                   3   1  0    21       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
-RAIN 4391                     2   2  0    20       WEATHER (440)
-WRONGPLACEWRONGSIGN 4383      3   1  0    17       BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (433)
-SOUL PREDATOR 4367            1   1  0     9       FREEDOM FARCE (439)
-SLEET 4392                    2   2  0     8       WEATHER (440)
 BOREL 4399                    1   2  0     8       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 TENNESSE SMITH 4411           0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      SWAYVIL 4400          334  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Looks like turn 333 was at least half as bad as 666 is supposed to be.  I got all the
work!  I don't LIKE to work. -- Ellis Tate

One-two?  Well, buckle my shoe, these new guys are useless.  Uh, I guess Tonio isn't
NEW, but he's new ENOUGH.  Newer than me, the loser. -- Ellis Tate

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELLIS TATE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
CORPORATE MERC viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gory match.
COSMIC FRIES vanquished VISITING ORC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MERLIN was savagely defeated by TONIO SALAGAZA in a 4 minute novice vs. master fight.
CAPTAIN AAA defeated CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute struggle.
BOREL savagely defeated TENNESSE SMITH in a popular 1 minute gruesome amateur's brawl.
SWAYVIL slaughtered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  12 -  0       0  |

Turn 334 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CORPORATE MERC 4366         6   2  0   74 FREEDOM FARCE (439)
AIMED BLOW       COSMIC FRIES 4364           7   4  0   53 FREEDOM FARCE (439)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELLIS TATE 4325.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TONIO SALAGAZA 4362.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELLIS TATE 4325, 
CORPORATE MERC 4366, BOREL 4399, COSMIC FRIES 4364, MERLIN 4401, CAPTAIN AAA 4363, 
SWAYVIL 4400, TENNESSE SMITH 4411,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TENNESSE SMITH 4411.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SWAYVIL 4400, CAPTAIN AAA 4363, MERLIN 4401, COSMIC FRIES 4364, 
BOREL 4399, CORPORATE MERC 4366, ELLIS TATE 4325, TONIO SALAGAZA 4362,  0, 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."

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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