DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2015    Duedate: 10/26/2015

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-340

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUSHSUCKSTOADIE
ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
(52-3757) [12-7-4,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUNNY NOSE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OTTO'S PARTS (150)             
(52-3877) [18-19-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNNY NOSE                     RUNNY NOSE
OTTO'S PARTS (150)             OTTO'S PARTS (150)
(52-3877) [18-19-0,108]        (52-3877) [18-19-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEATHER (440)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IRON CATHEDRAL (159)        43
2. COURTS OF CHAOS (441)       30      COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
3. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          30      Unchartered Team
4. INCARNATIONS (281)          25
5. WEATHER (440)               11      DOGS D'ARNOUR (71)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     17  10  2 63.0   1/ 1 WEATHER (440)             9  6 0
 2/ 1 WEATHER (440)             33  20  1 62.3   2/ 2 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     7  2 1
 3/ 3 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       375 332 18 53.0   3/ 3 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        4  6 0
 4/ 4 INCARNATIONS (281)       110 105  4 51.2   4/ 0 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)      3  2 0
 5/ 0 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)     136 136 16 50.0   5/ 5 INCARNATIONS (281)        3  4 0
 6/ 0 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    47  53  5 47.0   6/ 0 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    2  3 1
 7/ 0*DOGS D'ARNOUR (71)         0   1  0  0.0   7/ 0*DOGS D'ARNOUR (71)        0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Avoids and challenges may be issued by a manager who is striving for better pairings.  
Issuing them may counteract the attempts of other managers to do the same.  
Frustrations may ensue; after all, someone may not have gotten their way.

There are several reasons an "avoid" may be used.
1) Your fighter's style may be at a disadvantage versus another's style, who may 
   challenge.
2) If someone challenges your fighter, they may not see the pairing as favorable to 
   you.  You may use "avoids" out of general principle, or to make pairings more 
   random.
3) You may avoid teams with high win percentages and/or kill rates.  You may be trying 
   to win and keep your fighters alive.
4) You may avoid a pairing in hopes of increasing the changes of an ally (or someone 
   else) getting the pairing.

There are various reasons to challenge a fighter.
1) A more favorable pairing can increase the likelihood of a win.
2) One may learn more from a more experienced foe.
3) A foe cannot fight an ally if he is already paired.

Ill will more likely to result from a "challenge" than an "avoid".  A manager may 
wonder if a challenge was meant to kill.  Some managers frown on down challenging.

In closing, "avoids" and "challenges" can enable a manager to be more competitive.  
Their use, in some cases, may frustrate other managers.  This can lead to ill will, 
disagreements about what is okay, and vendettas.

                                          -- Snow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, FRATSFA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see WARRIOR X win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MALICE beat 
IMTOOSEXY and IMTOOSEXY lost 39 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  The Duelmaster's 
Dead!  Long live the Duelmaster!  Ha!  BUSHSUCKSTOADIE has killed SNOW in the Title 
bout, and this bout ain't over yet!  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  FRATSFA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
INCARNATIONS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like WEATHER avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, 
if you ask me.  Hmph.  MIST 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 FRATSFA's 
morgue.  More variety.  It's about time RAIN got beat for picking on warriors like 
MANDOR.  Bravo, COURTS OF CHAOS.  See you at The Victory Tavern.  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.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757         12   7  4   106       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNY NOSE 3877              18  19  0   108       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MALICE 3447                  13   6  0   102       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 WARRIOR X 1945               10   3  1   100       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPER 3373                  17  10  0    90       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 IMTOOSEXY 3759               13   7  0    87       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167        18   7  0    85       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEET 4392                    8   2  0    61       WEATHER (440)
 FOG 4390                      8   2  0    59       WEATHER (440)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818           7   7  1    54       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 ARMSMAN 4372                  4   0  0    38       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 BROKEN HEART 4375             3   2  0    37       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MERLIN 4401                   7   3  0    36       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANDOR 4429                   3   0  1    33       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 RAIN 4391                     5   5  1    29       WEATHER (440)
 VICAR GENERAL 3474            6   9  1    28       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 SWAYVIL 4400                  5   3  1    28       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 MIST 4389                     5   5  0    24       WEATHER (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THEDEONITSKNEES 3854          3   6  0    15       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 LACERATED TONGUE 4373         1   6  0    15       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 STEP-UP!! 3627                2   2  0    14       INCARNATIONS (281)
 ZANE 4431                     1   0  0    13       INCARNATIONS (281)
-TWISH N SHOUT 3647            2   2  0     9       INCARNATIONS (281)
 IMADACANDIDATE 3901           1   0  0     6       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 NIOBE 4430                    0   1  0     1       INCARNATIONS (281)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOREL 4399              2  4 0 COURTS OF CHAOS 441  RAIN 4391             337  JUST REVENGED
GEE'O 367               0  1 0 DOGS D'ARNOUR 71     LAWRENCE OF ARAB      340  NONE
GRAENDAL 3130           3  8 0 INCARNATIONS 281     ARENAMASTER LATH      340  NONE
CANCER CELL #8 4432     0  1 0 OTTO'S PARTS 150     FERN'S MASTER         340  NONE
SNOW 4385               7  3 0 WEATHER 440          BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757  340   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sleet & Team Weather -- Gotta admit, I'm getting really tired of you's guys. -- 
Merlin, CoC

Rain -- Well, that didn't work.  Let's try this next.... -- Swayvil

Twish n Shout -- Which Incarnation are you?  Drunken Dance? -- Mandor

Incarnations -- Welcome to Fratsfa!  Hope you plan to stay awhile. -- Courts of Chaos

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAENDAL was butchered by ARENAMASTER LATHRON in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GEE'O was slaughtered by LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CANCER CELL #8 was murdered by FERN'S MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MANDOR won victory over RAIN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Bloodfeud brawl.
BROKEN HEART savagely defeated MIST in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
SNOW was slaughtered by BUSHSUCKSTOADIE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
RUNNY NOSE savagely defeated TEMPER in a popular 4 minute gruesome master's brawl.
IMTOOSEXY lost to MALICE in a action packed 2 minute duel.
MASSIVE MIGRAINE was vanquished by WARRIOR X in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SLAYINGDEISFUN was unbelievably bested by SLEET in a popular 4 minute brutal fight.
FOG handily defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 4 minute one-sided bout.
VICAR GENERAL was subdued by SWAYVIL in a 1 minute bloody match.
MERLIN handily defeated LACERATED TONGUE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ARMSMAN demolished THEDEONITSKNEES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
STEP-UP!! overcame POLITE BEGGAR in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
NIOBE was defeated by IMADACANDIDATE in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's struggle.
ZANE overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   6 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  14 -  0      33  |

Turn 340 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757       12   7  4  106 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALICE 3447                13   6  0  102 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
TOTAL PARRY      TEMPER 3373                17  10  0   90 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
STRIKING ATTACK  ARMSMAN 4372                4   0  0   38 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
LUNGING ATTACK   BROKEN HEART 4375           3   2  0   37 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
WALL OF STEEL    MERLIN 4401                 7   3  0   36 COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNNY NOSE 3877.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RUNNY NOSE 3877.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818, 
RAIN 4391, MANDOR 4429, BROKEN HEART 4375, MALICE 3447, FOG 4390, SLEET 4392, SWAYVIL 
4400, ARMSMAN 4372, and IMADACANDIDATE 3901.

The least popular fighter this week was NIOBE 4430.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STEP-UP!! 3627, LACERATED TONGUE 4373, VICAR GENERAL 3474, MASSIVE 
MIGRAINE 4167, SNOW 4385, CANCER CELL #8 4432, GRAENDAL 3130, THEDEONITSKNEES 3854, 
IMTOOSEXY 3759, and BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 15-17, 2016.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.  

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  
Online registration site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF56-Tempe  
This is prime season for Phoenix and the hotel tends to fill up quickly.  

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                        NINOS HEROE (23-4516) SKI TAOS  (388) 
                WINNING ISNT EVRTHNG (43-3604) FEARLESS LOSERS  (359) 
                      FRENCH KISS (73-590) WORLDWIDE GORE  (36) 
                       8TH ATTEMPT (82-11378) BELOW PAR  (1651) 
                  CHANGING BUFFALO (82-18031) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (2759) 
                   REAL REALITY (84-10296) SUPE FORCES 0907  (1855) 
                       SPICY TRICEP (84-13301) 051410A  (2337) 
                 BARETTA NANO (84-27549) STORMY'S TROOPERS 11  (4888) 
                BEUFORD ANDERSON (84-28184) MEDAL OF HONOR 1A1  (5005) 
                      LIFE IS GOOD (84-36076) AL BUMS IX  (4438) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes