DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/10/2017    Duedate: 03/23/2017

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-667

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TWIG
FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
(60-8096) [14-12-2,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TWIG                           DELTA TRIANGULI
FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)        TRIANGULUM (684)
(60-8096) [14-12-2,86]         (60-9180) [3-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PLUM                           HIRE WATHA
FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)        UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-8094) [13-11-2,74]         (60-9218) [2-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

UNNAMEABLES (91)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIANGULUM (684)            14
2. FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)      5      FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
3. THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)      0      Unchartered Team
4. UNNAMEABLES (91)            -1
                                       TRIANGULUM (684)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TRIANGULUM (684)           5   1  0 83.3   1/ 2 UNNAMEABLES (91)          7  7 1
 2/ 2 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   69  58 10 54.3   2/ 1 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   5  8 1
 3/ 3 UNNAMEABLES (91)         268 230 11 53.8   3/ 3*TRIANGULUM (684)          4  1 0
 4- 4*THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)   10  25  2 28.6   4- 4*THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)   1  3 0

    '*'   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 of ARADI!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  FRUIT OF THE LOOM were a bunch 
of dogs after UNNAMEABLES got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's 
with DELTA TRIANGULI?  He actually beat UNNAMEABLES' HIRE WATHA, and walked away with 
14 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at UNNAMEABLES.  HIRE WATHA lost 8 
points to DELTA TRIANGULI.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HIRE WATHA will 
provide more easy wins...  ARADI, set your sights on NOBLE ASSASSIN.  He'll be happy 
to entertain all requests after defeating PLUM.  TWIG looked pretty Duelmasterlike as 
he took ARADI's top spot with 86 points.  Now, what will PLUM do?  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, SQUEEZE THE LEMONS!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  SQUEEZE THE LEMONS looked pretty sick and surprised when it 
learned FRUIT OF THE LOOM is sending it to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'it expect with a 
7-5-1?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWIG 8096                    14  12  2    86       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLUM 8094                    13  11  2    74       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-99% STUPID 8895               6   2  0    61       THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)
 CANCHA 9147                  13  13  0    60       UNNAMEABLES (91)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSH 9161                    15  10  1    56       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 SHUSH 9160                   12  13  2    55       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-1% BURGER 8896                3   3  1    48       THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)
 WHOWHAT 9171                  4   2  0    46       UNNAMEABLES (91)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELTA TRIANGULI 9180          3   1  0    29       TRIANGULUM (684)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIRE WATHA 9218               2   1  0    21       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-EPSILON TRIANGULI 9181        2   0  0    12       TRIANGULUM (684)
-HOPE AND CHANGE 8926          1   3  1     9       THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)
-FAULTY TOWERS 9175            0   1  0     1       THE MOTHERSHIP AH (662)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BANANA BOAT 8878        0  1 0 FRUIT OF THE LOO 615 BORED ELF             667  NONE
ROTTEN 9219             0  1 0 FRUIT OF THE LOO 615 SEA MONSTER           667  NONE
SQUEEZE THE LEMO 8569   7  6 1 FRUIT OF THE LOO 615 GARGOYLE PRINCE       667  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SQUEEZE THE LEMONS was viciously butchered by GARGOYLE PRINCE in a 3 minute fight.
BANANA BOAT was slaughtered by BORED ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ROTTEN was murdered by SEA MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PLUM was vanquished by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TWIG overpowered SHUSH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided Title fight.
HUSH was vanquished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WHOWHAT beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
CANCHA overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
HIRE WATHA lost to DELTA TRIANGULI in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  16 -  2      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   5 -  1      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 667 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     TWIG 8096                  14  12  2   86 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
BASHING ATTACK   PLUM 8094                  13  11  2   74 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
STRIKING ATTACK  HUSH 9161                  15  10  1   56 UNNAMEABLES (91)
AIMED BLOW       WHOWHAT 9171                4   2  0   46 UNNAMEABLES (91)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PLUM 8094.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HIRE WATHA 9218.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELTA TRIANGULI 9180, TWIG 
8096, WHOWHAT 9171, CANCHA 9147, SQUEEZE THE LEMONS 8569, BANANA BOAT 8878, SHUSH 
9160, ROTTEN 9219, PLUM 8094, and HUSH 9161.

The least popular fighter this week was HUSH 9161.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PLUM 8094, ROTTEN 9219, SHUSH 9160, BANANA BOAT 8878, SQUEEZE THE 
LEMONS 8569, CANCHA 9147, WHOWHAT 9171, TWIG 8096, DELTA TRIANGULI 9180, and HIRE 
WATHA 9218.

               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. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy