DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2018    Duedate: 05/31/2018

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-357

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OUT OF TP
BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
(54-3258) [15-2-2,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YAHOO WAHOO                    POSITION IS EMPTY
USELESS TOOLS (219)            
(54-2733) [33-12-0,145]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEAKY TOILET                   OUT OF TP
BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
(54-3112) [18-22-0,95]         (54-3258) [15-2-2,142]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LEGIONS OF FATE (351)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. USELESS TOOLS (219)         40
2. BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)    37      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. LEGIONS OF FATE (351)       16      Unchartered Team
4. BOOK OF THOMAS (341)        -4
                                       MARRIOTT HOTEL (111)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 USELESS TOOLS (219)      292 133 13 68.7   1/ 2 LEGIONS OF FATE (351)     7  8 2
 2/ 1 BOOK OF THOMAS (341)      33  24  2 57.9   2/ 1 BOOK OF THOMAS (341)      6  7 0
 3/ 2 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  88  80  5 52.4   3/ 3 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)  5  6 0
 4/ 3 LEGIONS OF FATE (351)     45  45  5 50.0   4/ 0 USELESS TOOLS (219)       4  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.

It has not been an easy road to get here.  After winning my first three, Assur gave 
the old no-confidence vote and unfortunately, he doesn't rule a democracy.  So I had 
to win my way in the Dark Arena not once, but twice. After that, Assur gave me a more 
permanent contract.

Then he decided that, in spite of my tendencies/strengths/weaknesses, that I was good 
enough to go to a tournament.  That was eye opening! Those warriors are GOOD!  I lost 
to an AIMED BLOW!  I had a nice run of matchups, though, and managed a 6-3 record.  My 
other two losses were more expected (a lunger and a parry riposte).

Since that tourney, I've been undefeated here in Trocar.  I will be getting my invite 
(assuming I survive) in 4 more turns (counting this one).  I've heard Assur's 
standards for Bashers in ADM is way higher than his standards in regular arenas, so 
I'm not expecting to fight past that point.

I do know that he's planning my third date in the Dark Arena.  And for that day, I 
fully intend to walk out alive (I've heard that the resurrection process is beyond 
painful).

                                          -- Out of TP

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TROCAR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, BOOK OF THOMAS, since 
LEGIONS OF FATE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see LUTHIEN win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly. 
Tsk, tsk, LUTHIEN beat CHINA WHITE and CHINA WHITE lost 15 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, TROCAR may be getting bland, as OUT 
OF TP 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, TROCAR?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  BOOK OF 
THOMAS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like LEGIONS OF FATE 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  LEAKY TOILET 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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the TROCAR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT OF TP 3258               15   2  2   142       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAHOO WAHOO 2733             33  12  0   145       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 POWERLESS AMP 3230            9   1  0    99       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063      19   7  0    98       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 LEAKY TOILET 3112            18  22  0    95       BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYMGARA 3300                 11   7  3    70       LEGIONS OF FATE (351)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNCAN 3298                  10   8  1    65       LEGIONS OF FATE (351)
 LUTHIEN 3297                 10   8  1    57       LEGIONS OF FATE (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG CHILL 3216                9   5  1    52       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)
 RUSSIAN LULLABY 3213          7   1  0    39       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA WHITE 3214              7   3  0    36       BOOK OF THOMAS (341)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORLAN 3295                   6   9  0    29       LEGIONS OF FATE (351)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTROW 3306                  4   2  0    23       LEGIONS OF FATE (351)
 NERF GUN 3287                 1   0  0    21       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 TDO'S RECRUIT 3290            1   0  0    17       USELESS TOOLS (219)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO TOWEL 3313           0  1 0 BASH BROS BATHRO 331 PRIEST OF AHRING      357  NONE
OCCUPIED 3312           0  1 0 BASH BROS BATHRO 331 LONG TALL LEMUEL      357  NONE
HEDIES 3311             0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 341   CAPTIVE RIRORNI       357  NONE
SHEDIES 3315            0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 341   CAPTIVE RIRORNI       357  NONE
WHISPER QUIET 3215      6  7 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 341   SYMGARA 3300          356   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEDIES was butchered by CAPTIVE RIRORNI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NO TOWEL was butchered by PRIEST OF AHRINGOL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SHEDIES was murdered by CAPTIVE RIRORNI in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
OCCUPIED was killed by LONG TALL LEMUEL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SYMGARA was viciously subdued by LEAKY TOILET in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
DUNCAN subdued BIG CHILL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
KORLAN was viciously subdued by RUSSIAN LULLABY in a 5 minute bloody Challenge fight.
OUT OF TP savagely defeated DISSOLVABLE DIAPER in a 2 minute master's Title brawl.
POWERLESS AMP vanquished WILD-EYED FANATIC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
YAHOO WAHOO won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 4 minute expert's fight.
CHINA WHITE was overpowered by LUTHIEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WINTROW was handily defeated by JHELUM RAIDER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
NERF GUN demolished TROCARAN DESERTER in a 3 minute mismatched match.
TDO'S RECRUIT overcame TROLLBAIT in a 1 minute contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  18 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 357 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   OUT OF TP 3258             15   2  2  142 BASH BROS BATHROOM (331)
TOTAL PARRY      YAHOO WAHOO 2733           33  12  0  145 USELESS TOOLS (219)
AIMED BLOW       POWERLESS AMP 3230          9   1  0   99 USELESS TOOLS (219)
LUNGING ATTACK   SYMGARA 3300               11   7  3   70 LEGIONS OF FATE (351)
SLASHING ATTACK  DUNCAN 3298                10   8  1   65 LEGIONS OF FATE (351)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUTHIEN 3297               10   8  1   57 LEGIONS OF FATE (351)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEAKY TOILET 3112.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OUT OF TP 3258.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEAKY TOILET 3112, 
YAHOO WAHOO 2733, OCCUPIED 3312, POWERLESS AMP 3230, DUNCAN 3298, BIG CHILL 3216, 
LUTHIEN 3297, TDO'S RECRUIT 3290, SYMGARA 3300, and DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063.

The least popular fighter this week was KORLAN 3295.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NERF GUN 3287, WINTROW 3306, CHINA WHITE 3214, RUSSIAN LULLABY 3213, 
SHEDIES 3315, NO TOWEL 3313, HEDIES 3311, DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063, SYMGARA 3300, and 
TDO'S RECRUIT 3290.

                 TOURNAMENT PRIZE CLARIFICATION:  SPRING 2018 MAIL-IN

The prize for this most recent tournament was a Clone / Twin prize: 

One potion, which when applied on any Natural Warrior, dead or alive, which will 
either make a Clone or Twin of that warrior at birth.  A clone is one exact copy of 
the warrior; a Twin may be a different style and will be rolled ten times and the best 
shall be chosen.  The new warrior may be added to any team.  A Natural Warrior is 
defined as a warrior that was not created with the use or a prize, nor has ever had a 
prize used on it at any time in the past.  Warriors may be cloned only once by their 
own manager, and once by another.  The owner of the warrior that is cloned or twinned 
must give permission.  Please remember, you must use all prizes within six months of 
the tourney when they were won.

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

We have planned our summer FTF for July 13-15, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia, only 7 
miles on a quick Metro ride from Washington, D.C.!.  It will be held at the Holiday 
Inn Arlington at Ballston.  Room rates are $120 per night on 7/12 and 7/15 and $79 on 
7/13 and 7/14, 1-2 occupancy.  There's free wireless throughout the property as well 
as a fitness center, outdoor pool, and business center, as well as a resturant and bar 
inside the hotel.  There is no airport shuttle and parking is $7/day.  The rooms are 
blocked -- ask for the Reality Simulations block.  Reservations must be made by 6/12.  
(As always if you have issues making reservations, please let us know!)  

                   Hotel site:  https://aws.passkey.com/e/49602680

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

                                          -- RSI