DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/23/2017    Duedate: 06/19/2017

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-360

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TEMPER
IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
(52-3373) [25-11-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEMPER                         MOE SKEETO
IRON CATHEDRAL (159)           GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)
(52-3373) [25-11-0,112]        (52-4319) [5-4-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

APOPHIS                        MOE SKEETO
INCARNATIONS (281)             GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)
(52-3627) [13-9-2,85]          (52-4319) [5-4-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMBER (448)                 56
2. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          29      INCARNATIONS (281)
3. INCARNATIONS (281)          22      Unchartered Team
4. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)      1
5. IRON CATHEDRAL (159)       -17      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INCARNATIONS (281)       163 142 12 53.4   1/ 1 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)      8  4 1
 2/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       393 345 19 53.3   2/ 2 INCARNATIONS (281)        8  7 1
 3/ 2 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)     162 156 18 50.9   3/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        3  0 0
 4/ 0*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)    5   6  0 45.5   4/ 4 AMBER (448)               3  1 1
 5/ 4 AMBER (448)               94 122  8 43.5   5/ 0*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)   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

     Well, what are you looking at, FRATSFA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-1 is nice, but 
don't get cocky, AMBER, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see BLEYS win a fight and gain 24 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BROKEN HEART beat BLADED ZEALOT and BLADED ZEALOT lost 16 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, FRATSFA may 
be getting bland, as TEMPER stays top dog in the city.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From FRATSFA's 
trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
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 IRON CATHEDRAL 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  ANUBIS was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  INCARNATIONS has cause to pause today, as NIOBE was 
sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you 
sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in FRATSFA to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of FRATSFA.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPER 3373                  25  11  0   112       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUBIS 4436                  12   7  2    93       INCARNATIONS (281)
 HATHOR 4437                   9   3  1    91       INCARNATIONS (281)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOPHIS 3627                 13   9  2    85       INCARNATIONS (281)
 ARMSMAN 4372                  9   5  0    79       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOE SKEETO 4319               5   4  0    66       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)
 BROKEN HEART 4375             6   6  0    58       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 NIOBE 4430                   10  11  2    57       INCARNATIONS (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEYS 4487                    5   3  0    52       AMBER (448)
-LACERATED TONGUE 4373         5   8  0    50       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 CLUB FOOT 4435                5   1  0    39       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 BLADED ZEALOT 4463            3   2  0    37       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
 SOKAR 4455                   10   5  1    36       INCARNATIONS (281)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHACKLED PRIEST 4464          4   2  1    25       IRON CATHEDRAL (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERARD 4484                   1   3  1    23       AMBER (448)
 CAINE 4485                    1   3  0    14       AMBER (448)
 SPLIT LIP 4527                1   0  0     6       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 BENEDICT 4483                 0   3  0     3       AMBER (448)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRI        0  0 0                      GERARD 4484           360  NONE
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           NIOBE 4430            360  NONE
WARRIOR X 1945         13  7 2 IRON CATHEDRAL 159   ANUBIS 4436           356  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NIOBE delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TEMPER slimly won victory over ANUBIS in a 7 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel.
APOPHIS narrowly defeated MOE SKEETO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute expert's fight.
HATHOR defeated ARMSMAN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
BROKEN HEART devastated BLADED ZEALOT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SOKAR was overpowered by BLEYS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SHACKLED PRIEST was bested by CLUB FOOT in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
BENEDICT lost to SPLIT LIP in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
GERARD slaughtered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CAINE vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |

Turn 360 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TEMPER 3373                25  11  0  112 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
AIMED BLOW       ANUBIS 4436                12   7  2   93 INCARNATIONS (281)
SLASHING ATTACK  HATHOR 4437                 9   3  1   91 INCARNATIONS (281)
STRIKING ATTACK  ARMSMAN 4372                9   5  0   79 IRON CATHEDRAL (159)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOE SKEETO 4319             5   4  0   66 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (436)
BASHING ATTACK   CLUB FOOT 4435              5   1  0   39 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is APOPHIS 3627.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MOE SKEETO 4319.  The ten other most popular fighters were APOPHIS 3627, NIOBE 
4430, ANUBIS 4436, HATHOR 4437, BLEYS 4487, CLUB FOOT 4435, BENEDICT 4483, ARMSMAN 
4372, BROKEN HEART 4375, and SPLIT LIP 4527.

The least popular fighter this week was TEMPER 3373.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOKAR 4455, BLADED ZEALOT 4463, CAINE 4485, GERARD 4484, SHACKLED 
PRIEST 4464, SPLIT LIP 4527, BROKEN HEART 4375, ARMSMAN 4372, BENEDICT 4483, and CLUB 
FOOT 4435.

                                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!

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Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
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                             * * * * *   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. 

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"