DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2016    Duedate: 02/29/2016

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-623

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PFC 2
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-3240) [6-2-1,57]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PFC 2                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        
(63-3240) [6-2-1,57]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PONS                           PONS
BRAIN BOYZ (269)               BRAIN BOYZ (269)
(63-3242) [4-3-0,45]           (63-3242) [4-3-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     36
2. BRAIN BOYZ (269)            28      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. NUTS! (345)                 22      Unchartered Team

                                       FREAKSHOW (301)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)  185  92 14 66.8   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   6  4 0
 2/ 3 BRAIN BOYZ (269)          90  73  8 55.2   2/ 2 BRAIN BOYZ (269)          5  4 2
 3/ 4 NUTS! (345)               33  42  5 44.0   3/ 3 NUTS! (345)               2  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  BRAIN BOYZ had cause to celebrate, after 
GANGLION got 20 points by beating TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking 
of which, THE HONEST MERCHANT was winsome, after beating PONS and seeing him lose 5 
points.  Out with the old, in with the new.  Enter VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, handily 
defeating WHITE MATTER.  With 57 points, PFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 takes the 
position of AMEN-TEI's Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in AMEN-TEI is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are AMEN-TEI's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in AMEN-TEI is the highlight of my life.  As the 
seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to 
leave this place.  AMEN-TEI, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my 
bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PFC 2 3240                    6   2  1    57       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASHEW 3204                   5   0  2    59       NUTS! (345)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PFC 5 3245                    6   1  1    52       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 WHITE MATTER 3243             4   3  2    50       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 PONS 3242                     4   3  0    45       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 PFC 3 3239                    5   3  1    34       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACADAMIA 3215                3   2  1    27       NUTS! (345)
-MONGONGO 3218                 2   2  0    24       NUTS! (345)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGLION 3255                 1   0  0    20       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 NEURON 3260                   1   0  1    16       BRAIN BOYZ (269)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      NEURON 3260           623  NONE
NEURON 3237             2  2 1 BRAIN BOYZ 269       MACADAMIA 3215        619  NOT REVENGED
PFC 1 3238              0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR J 324 SHEWISH GIANT         623  NONE
BIG 3278                0  1 0 NUTS! 345            STONE GOLEM           623  NONE
BIGGER 3279             0  1 0 NUTS! 345            SPYMASTER             623  NONE
O'KEEFE'S BEEF 3205     3  3 0 PRIDE OF ST. PAT 354 CASHEW 3204           619  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PFC 1 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BIG was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
BIGGER was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
WHITE MATTER was demolished by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PONS was bested by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 3 minute fight.
PFC 5 demolished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PFC 2 vanquished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PFC 3 was savagely defeated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
MACADAMIA handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NEURON slaughtered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GANGLION vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   1 -  2      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  12 -  1      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 623 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PFC 2 3240                  6   2  1   57 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
PARRY-LUNGE      PFC 5 3245                  6   1  1   52 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
AIMED BLOW       PFC 3 3239                  5   3  1   34 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PONS 3242.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PONS 3242.  The ten other most popular fighters were PFC 3 3239, BIG 3278, PFC 5 
3245, PFC 2 3240, PFC 1 3238, GANGLION 3255, WHITE MATTER 3243, MACADAMIA 3215, 
NEURON 3260, and BIGGER 3279.

The least popular fighter this week was BIGGER 3279.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NEURON 3260, MACADAMIA 3215, WHITE MATTER 3243, GANGLION 3255, PFC 1 
3238, PFC 2 3240, PFC 5 3245, BIG 3278, PFC 3 3239, and PONS 3242.

                                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