DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/12/2016    Duedate: 02/25/2016

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-642

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR YVAIN
MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
(60-9076) [4-2-1,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOMBIE GIRL                    SIR YVAIN
THE ELITE (677)                MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
(60-9134) [2-8-0,14]           (60-9076) [4-2-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIR YVAIN                      SIR YVAIN
MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)         MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
(60-9076) [4-2-1,66]           (60-9076) [4-2-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)      48
2. THE ELITE (677)              1      UNNAMEABLES (91)
3. FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)       0      Unchartered Team
4. UNNAMEABLES (91)            -8
                                       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)     5   1  0 83.3   1/ 3*MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)    6  4 1
 2/ 4*MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)    13   8  1 61.9   2- 2*FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)    3  0 0
 3/ 5 UNNAMEABLES (91)         219 181  7 54.8   3/ 1 UNNAMEABLES (91)          3  8 1
 4/ 6 THE ELITE (677)           90 105 11 46.2   4/ 4 THE ELITE (677)           2  5 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARADI games.  Former top team UNNAMEABLES was unseated 
this week as MYTHICAL KNIGHTS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-1 record for the round.  SIR YVAIN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested WARFOUR and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  
Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and SIR BORS has 
made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With SIR BORS clearing the throne, MYTHICAL 
KNIGHTS of SIR YVAIN takes a proud seat as ARADI's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ARADI, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is UNNAMEABLES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding UNNAMEABLES.  Indeed it was MYTHICAL 
KNIGHTS.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen 
men cut down in their prime.  This week UNNAMEABLES must mourn the loss of 7-4-0 
WARFOUR to MYTHICAL KNIGHTS.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARADI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR YVAIN 9076                4   2  1    66       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY AKSANA 9052             17  15  1    71       THE ELITE (677)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR BORS 9074                 3   1  0    52       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
 SIR LUCAN 9077                5   1  0    48       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIL' DEAD DUDE 9140           4   2  1    32       THE ELITE (677)
-HANDS ON 9006                 2   0  0    29       FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)
-SMOKING GRETCHEN 9126         4   8  0    26       THE ELITE (677)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREAM 9010                    2   0  0    22       FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)
-MS. VIKTORIA 9143             3   3  1    21       THE ELITE (677)
 SIR TRISTAN 9075              1   2  0    18       MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
-FULL MONTY 9007               1   1  0    16       FAVORITE SAYINGS (673)
 ZOMBIE GIRL 9134              2   8  0    14       THE ELITE (677)
-CANCHA 9147                   1   1  0     8       UNNAMEABLES (91)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIR NOT APPEARIN 9159   0  1 0 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS 680 SPYMASTER             642  NONE
DA2 9158                1  1 1 UNNAMEABLES 91       STONE GOLEM           642  NONE
WARFOUR 9103            7  4 0 UNNAMEABLES 91       SIR YVAIN 9076        642   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIR NOT APPEARING was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SIR BORS was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
SIR YVAIN butchered WARFOUR in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided Title fight.
SIR LUCAN devastated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIR TRISTAN viciously subdued ZOMBIE GIRL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  10 -  1      23  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   8 -  0       0  |

Turn 642 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR YVAIN 9076              4   2  1   66 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIR BORS 9074               3   1  0   52 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
AIMED BLOW       SIR LUCAN 9077              5   1  0   48 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (680)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIR YVAIN 9076.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIR YVAIN 9076.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR TRISTAN 9075, DA2 
9158, SIR LUCAN 9077, SIR BORS 9074, SIR NOT APPEARING 9159, WARFOUR 9103, ZOMBIE 
GIRL 9134,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOMBIE GIRL 9134.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WARFOUR 9103, SIR NOT APPEARING 9159, SIR BORS 9074, SIR LUCAN 
9077, DA2 9158, SIR TRISTAN 9075, SIR YVAIN 9076,  0,  0, and  0.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI