DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/27/2015    Duedate: 04/09/2015

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-601

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROVERWURST
CANINE CUISINE (358)
(61-3839) [14-5-2,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROVERWURST                     PURE GOLD
CANINE CUISINE (358)           555 (429)
(61-3839) [14-5-2,100]         (61-3890) [1-6-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANDY ILSONDER                 ROVERWURST
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            CANINE CUISINE (358)
(61-3823) [2-30-0,36]          (61-3839) [14-5-2,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CANINE CUISINE (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         34
2. 555 (429)                   22      CANINE CUISINE (358)
3. CANINE CUISINE (358)        11      Unchartered Team
4. CEPHEUS (428)                4
                                       555 (429)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CANINE CUISINE (358)     102  56  9 64.6   1/ 1 CANINE CUISINE (358)      8  6 0
 2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      507 494  7 50.6   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       6  9 0
 3/ 4 CEPHEUS (428)             12  13  0 48.0   3/ 3 CEPHEUS (428)             3  0 0
 4/ 5*555 (429)                  2   8  0 20.0   4/ 4*555 (429)                 1  5 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!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JURINE games.  DODO FERRIS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PUPSICLE and was awarded 15 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DODO FERRIS put down 
PUPSICLE, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
KHALHUMS DWARF made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious ROVERWURST.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JURINE.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  CEPHEUS is feared.  This much I can say.  If you didn't 
look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of CANINE CUISINE last 
week.  Busy avoiding CEPHEUS?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from 
those below.  GRIFFIN HART take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in JURINE. 
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROVERWURST 3839              14   5  2   100       CANINE CUISINE (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOK THE DOG 3873             14   4  0    82       CANINE CUISINE (358)
 YORKSHIRE PUDDING 3902        7   1  1    71       CANINE CUISINE (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA CEPHEI 3877            12   7  0    63       CEPHEUS (428)
 DODO FERRIS 3842              7  22  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YO ADDLE 3900                 6   6  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 HANDY ILSONDER 3823           2  30  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 PUPSICLE 3906                 4   1  0    35       CANINE CUISINE (358)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOUIS MAINE 3892              8   9  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 DOG BONZ 3895                 7   5  0    30       CANINE CUISINE (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFFIN HART 3907             4   2  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-11 3888                       1   0  0    15       555 (429)
 PURE GOLD 3890                1   6  0     9       555 (429)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
22 3886                 0  1 0 555 429              MOUNTAIN TROLL        601  NONE
33 3887                 0  1 0 555 429              ARENAMASTER KHIN      601  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gamma Cephei -- You're welcome. -- Louis Maine

Nine fights this time, but five had standbys.  And even though we had two standbys,
we lost to BOTH of them and went one-four. -- Handy Ilsonder
P.S.  Both Captured Orcs.  What is the arena feeding its orcs these days?

     Red meat.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

22 was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
33 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KHIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PUPSICLE was demolished by DODO FERRIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PURE GOLD was defeated by GRIFFIN HART in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
ROVERWURST bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute bloody veteran's Title fight.
WOK THE DOG viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
YORKSHIRE PUDDING was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brawl.
GAMMA CEPHEI handily defeated HANDY ILSONDER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
YO ADDLE won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute duel.
LOUIS MAINE lost to DOG BONZ in a slow 6 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  30 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 601 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROVERWURST 3839            14   5  2  100 CANINE CUISINE (358)
AIMED BLOW       WOK THE DOG 3873           14   4  0   82 CANINE CUISINE (358)
WALL OF STEEL    PUPSICLE 3906               4   1  0   35 CANINE CUISINE (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANDY ILSONDER 3823.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROVERWURST 3839.  The ten other most popular fighters were 22 3886, WOK THE 
DOG 3873, YO ADDLE 3900, GRIFFIN HART 3907, YORKSHIRE PUDDING 3902, DODO FERRIS 3842, 
PURE GOLD 3890, GAMMA CEPHEI 3877, HANDY ILSONDER 3823, and LOUIS MAINE 3892.

The least popular fighter this week was DOG BONZ 3895.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PUPSICLE 3906, 33 3887, LOUIS MAINE 3892, HANDY ILSONDER 3823, GAMMA 
CEPHEI 3877, PURE GOLD 3890, DODO FERRIS 3842, YORKSHIRE PUDDING 3902, GRIFFIN HART 
3907, and YO ADDLE 3900.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."