DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2017    Duedate: 05/18/2017

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PLUM
FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
(60-8094) [17-11-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PLUM                           GAMMA TRIANGULI
FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)        TRIANGULUM (684)
(60-8094) [17-11-2,102]        (60-9179) [4-0-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PLUM                           HIRE WATHA
FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)        UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-8094) [17-11-2,102]        (60-9218) [5-2-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

UNNAMEABLES (91)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNNAMEABLES (91)            14
2. FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)     12      SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
3. THE DEVILS PAIN (686)       10      Unchartered Team
4. TRIANGULUM (684)             8
5. SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)    -5      THE DEVILS PAIN (686)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE DEVILS PAIN (686)      3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 UNNAMEABLES (91)          7  5 1
 2/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)  39  21  0 65.0   2/ 2 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   5  5 0
 3/ 1*TRIANGULUM (684)           9   6  0 60.0   3/ 3*TRIANGULUM (684)          3  3 0
 4/ 3 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   76  65 10 53.9   4/ 0*THE DEVILS PAIN (686)     1  0 0
 5/ 2 UNNAMEABLES (91)         277 237 12 53.9   5/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)  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

     Hail ARADI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, CANCHA fought VIRGINAL GIGOLO and gained 18 points and 
contributed to UNNAMEABLES' 2-2-1.  HIRE WATHA has lost to GAMMA TRIANGULI, falling 8 
points, while helping make UNNAMEABLES a 2-2-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and PLUM remains ARADI's top warrior for another turn.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the UNNAMEABLES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARADI, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding UNNAMEABLES more than any other team we find THE DEVILS PAIN.  ARADI, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ARADI has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLUM 8094                    17  11  2   102       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWIDDLE 8823                 12   4  0   110       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWIG 8096                    17  13  2    86       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
 CANCHA 9147                  16  14  1    86       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 PREEIRA 8833                  6   8  0    78       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSH 9161                    16  13  1    62       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 SHUSH 9160                   14  15  2    59       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-DARKBLADE 8827                4   6  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA TRIANGULI 9179          4   0  0    46       TRIANGULUM (684)
 HIRE WATHA 9218               5   2  0    36       UNNAMEABLES (91)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIFER'S LUMBAGO 9199        3   1  0    33       THE DEVILS PAIN (686)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELTA TRIANGULI 9180          3   5  0    20       TRIANGULUM (684)
-EPSILON TRIANGULI 9181        2   1  0    10       TRIANGULUM (684)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VIRGINAL GIGOLO         0  0 0                      CANCHA 9147           671  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PLUM devastated PREEIRA in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TWIG vanquished SHUSH in a 1 minute uneven battle.
CANCHA murdered VIRGINAL GIGOLO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
HUSH savagely defeated VISITING ORC in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fight.
HIRE WATHA was unbelievably bested by GAMMA TRIANGULI in a popular 2 minute duel.
DELTA TRIANGULI was overpowered by LUCIFER'S LUMBAGO in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  16 -  1      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 671 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   PLUM 8094                  17  11  2  102 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
PARRY-STRIKE     TWIG 8096                  17  13  2   86 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
LUNGING ATTACK   CANCHA 9147                16  14  1   86 UNNAMEABLES (91)
STRIKING ATTACK  HUSH 9161                  16  13  1   62 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 TWIG 8096, CANCHA 9147, 
HUSH 9161, GAMMA TRIANGULI 9179, LUCIFER'S LUMBAGO 9199, PLUM 8094, DELTA TRIANGULI 
9180, PREEIRA 8833, SHUSH 9160, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SHUSH 9160.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PREEIRA 8833, DELTA TRIANGULI 9180, PLUM 8094, LUCIFER'S LUMBAGO 9199, 
GAMMA TRIANGULI 9179, HUSH 9161, CANCHA 9147, TWIG 8096, HIRE WATHA 9218, and  0.

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  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!"