DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2016    Duedate: 09/26/2016

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-328

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD BILL
YOUNG GUNS (316)
(59-2968) [15-5-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD BILL                      KALAM MEKHAR
YOUNG GUNS (316)               BRIDGE BURNERS (321)
(59-2968) [15-5-1,95]          (59-3030) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD BILL                      KALAM MEKHAR
YOUNG GUNS (316)               BRIDGE BURNERS (321)
(59-2968) [15-5-1,95]          (59-3030) [1-0-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YOUNG GUNS (316)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      42
2. BRIDGE BURNERS (321)        27      YOUNG GUNS (316)
3. YOUNG GUNS (316)            15      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)       3
5. HANGOVERS (265)              0      BRIDGE BURNERS (321)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*VICIOUS VAMPS (319)       10   4  2 71.4   1- 1 HANGOVERS (265)           7  2 0
 2- 2 HANGOVERS (265)          222 146 17 60.3   2- 2 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         7  2 0
 3- 3*STEEL WOLVES X (320)       3   2  1 60.0   3/ 6 YOUNG GUNS (316)          6  5 0
 4- 4 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        295 206 16 58.9   4/ 3 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    5  5 0
 5- 5*BOOK OF THOMAS (317)      19  16  1 54.3   5- 4*STEEL WOLVES X (320)      3  2 1
 6/ 8 YOUNG GUNS (316)          36  37  2 49.3   6- 5*BOOK OF THOMAS (317)      3  2 0
 7/ 6 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    30  33  7 47.6   7/ 8 SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    2  2 1
 8/ 7 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)   122 136  3 47.3   8/ 0*BRIDGE BURNERS (321)      2  3 0
 9/ 0*BRIDGE BURNERS (321)       2   3  0 40.0   9- 7*VICIOUS VAMPS (319)       2  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             Intro to the Bridge Burners

"A word with you, Lieutenant."

Dead Smell snapped to his feet.  "Aye, sir."

"I'm promoting you sideways," Whiskey Jack said to him.  "Master Sergeant."

"Thank you, sir."

"I do this out of recognition of your true talents, Master Sergeant Dead Smell, in the 
area of recruiting this band of misfits."

"Thank you sire, and again, I assure you that I had nothing to do with those two camp 
followers," he gestured at the pair of immemsely obese women at the end of the road, 
"showing up unannounced in your office."

"Your modesty impresses me, Master Sergeant.  As you can see, however, the warriors 
before us here are Illis recruits.  Indebted, mostly, and as you observed, two now 
retired from less savory professions."  His tone hardened, "As every Malazan soldier 
knows, a life before joining the rands has no bearing once the vows are sworn and the 
kit is issued.  There exists no barrier to advancement beyond competence-"

"And sometimes not even that, sir."

"Even confessions are insufficient cause to interupt me, Master Sergeant.  Now these 
venerable recruits belong to you.  Kit them out and take them for a long hike -- they 
clearly need to be worked into fighting trim.  We enter the arena in two days."

"Fighting trim in two days, sir?"

"Your recruits rely on your competence, as do I," said Whiskey Jack.  "Might I suggest 
that your first task lies in sobering them up.  Now I leave you to it, Master 
Sergeant."  Whisky Jack walked away.

"Two days??" Dead Smell thought...

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ILLIS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, HANGOVERS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down. 
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, YOUNG GUNS' 3rd 
moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  Well, BRIDGE BURNERS, 2-3-0 isn't a complete rout.  
But the Duelmaster has nothing to fear from you guys!  What's with RECOVERY SETBACK?  
He actually beat YOUNG GUNS' BILLY THE KID, and walked away with 21 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at YOUNG GUNS.  BILLY THE KID lost 16 points to RECOVERY 
SETBACK.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BILLY THE KID will provide more easy 
wins...  Har har har!  Did CHURCH OF RISING SUN wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, 
he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for YOUNG GUNS' 
outstanding member, Duelmaster WILD BILL.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  ILLIS 
thinks HANGOVERS and their 222-146-17 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  In my day, no team with a 222-146-17 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, YOUNG GUNS?   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD BILL 2968               15   5  1    95       YOUNG GUNS (316)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAZARETH 2503                31  14  0   119       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657    18   9  1   112       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-LONG ISLAND 2500             29   6  0   109       HANGOVERS (265)
-MARGARITA 2633               18   9  0   108       HANGOVERS (265)
-IRISH FLAG 2674              14  12  2    98       HANGOVERS (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755      12   8  0    85       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SINGAPORE SLING 2974          5   1  0    64       HANGOVERS (265)
 ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956        10   6  0    61       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 RECOVERY SETBACK 3017         4   0  0    57       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIM JIM 2927                 5   0  0    56       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 HUMAN PRETZEL 2926           12  14  5    55       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
-SEA FOAM 2987                 6   2  0    52       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
-DOMME JANA 3006               3   1  1    42       VICIOUS VAMPS (319)
 BILLY THE KID 2969            9  11  1    39       YOUNG GUNS (316)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PILLOW FIGHT 2993             4   1  0    30       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
-CHERRY 3003                   3   0  0    29       VICIOUS VAMPS (319)
-HOLY SOLDIER 3008             2   1  0    28       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-DARK SIDE OF MOON 2983        4   2  0    26       HANGOVERS (265)
-BABY RUTH 2943                3   2  0    24       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORI BOBBEDIT 3004            2   0  0    20       VICIOUS VAMPS (319)
-OCEAN SPRAY 2988              3   2  0    18       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
 WYATT EARP 2996               3   3  0    17       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 KALAM MEKHAR 3030             1   0  0    16       BRIDGE BURNERS (321)
-GEMMA 3007                    1   2  0    15       VICIOUS VAMPS (319)
-TRAMBLE CERRYN 3023           1   0  0    15       STEEL WOLVES X (320)
 NEAPOLITAN 2971               1   1  0    14       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
-FALSE IDLE 2984               1   1  0    14       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
-DIRTY MARY 3005               1   1  1    11       VICIOUS VAMPS (319)
 BELLE STARR 3035              1   0  0    10       YOUNG GUNS (316)
-DHUKAAN RHAAL 3021            1   0  0     9       STEEL WOLVES X (320)
 FIDDLER 3033                  1   0  0     8       BRIDGE BURNERS (321)
-RIVER RAT 3014                1   1  0     7       BOOK OF THOMAS (317)
-LORTHAIN MATHER 3022          1   0  1     6       STEEL WOLVES X (320)
 CALAMITY JANE 3028            1   0  0     6       YOUNG GUNS (316)
 AGAIN AND AGAIN 3026          0   2  0     2       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-MYLANA ISEGAARD 3024          0   1  0     1       STEEL WOLVES X (320)
 WHISKEY JACK 3032             0   1  0     1       BRIDGE BURNERS (321)
 DEAD SMELL 3029               0   1  0     1       BRIDGE BURNERS (321)
 SMILEY 3031                   0   1  0     1       BRIDGE BURNERS (321)
-ASA LANG 3020                 0   1  0     1       STEEL WOLVES X (320)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BABY'S BREATH 3019      0  1 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 317   LORTHAIN MATHER 3022  326   
EVER QUEST 3002         3  2 0 BOOK OF THOMAS 317   DIRTY MARY 3005       324  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILD BILL devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HUMAN PRETZEL was vanquished by ALWAYS AN ADDICT in a 1 minute uneven battle.
RECOVERY SETBACK demolished BILLY THE KID in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
WYATT EARP devastated AGAIN AND AGAIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NEAPOLITAN demolished SMILEY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CALAMITY JANE won victory over WHISKEY JACK in a exciting 1 minute amateur's fight.
DEAD SMELL was handily defeated by BELLE STARR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KALAM MEKHAR won victory over VENAL CLERK in a action packed 1 minute beginner's duel.
FIDDLER defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  12 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        23 -  28 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 328 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      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILD BILL 2968             15   5  1   95 YOUNG GUNS (316)
BASHING ATTACK   ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956      10   6  0   61 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD BILL 2968.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KALAM MEKHAR 3030.  The ten other most popular fighters were RECOVERY SETBACK 
3017, CALAMITY JANE 3028, WILD BILL 2968, ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956, NEAPOLITAN 2971, 
HUMAN PRETZEL 2926, BILLY THE KID 2969, WYATT EARP 2996, WHISKEY JACK 3032, and BELLE 
STARR 3035.

The least popular fighter this week was DEAD SMELL 3029.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SMILEY 3031, AGAIN AND AGAIN 3026, FIDDLER 3033, BELLE STARR 3035, 
WHISKEY JACK 3032, WYATT EARP 2996, BILLY THE KID 2969, HUMAN PRETZEL 2926, 
NEAPOLITAN 2971, and ALWAYS AN ADDICT 2956.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WILD BILL (59-2968) YOUNG GUNS (316)