DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2017    Duedate: 05/22/2017

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-652

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WOW
EXCLAMATION! (350)
(63-3160) [12-4-3,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WOW                            ACE LEVY
EXCLAMATION! (350)             STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)
(63-3160) [12-4-3,100]         (63-3305) [5-3-1,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHUCKS                         WOW
EXCLAMATION! (350)             EXCLAMATION! (350)
(63-3214) [13-3-0,91]          (63-3160) [12-4-3,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EXCLAMATION! (350)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)     32
2. NUTS! (345)                 22      EXCLAMATION! (350)
3. BAD GIRLS (325)             21      Unchartered Team
4. POWER (364)                 14
5. EXCLAMATION! (350)           7      STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 EXCLAMATION! (350)        59  30  4 66.3   1/ 1 EXCLAMATION! (350)        7  4 0
 2/ 1 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  26  15  0 63.4   2/ 2 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  4  6 0
 3/ 4 BAD GIRLS (325)          153 145 14 51.3   3/ 0*STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)   3  2 0
 4/ 0*STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)   20  20  3 50.0   4/ 0 NUTS! (345)               2  2 0
 5/ 0*POWER (364)                1   1  0 50.0   5/ 0*POWER (364)               1  1 0
 6/ 0 NUTS! (345)               62  67  8 48.1   6/ 3 BAD GIRLS (325)           1  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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to AMEN-TEI once again!  What's with ANNO DOMINI?  He actually beat 
EXCLAMATION!'s HOLY COW, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD.  HOUSEHOLD NAME lost 15 points to TOKYO ROSE.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HOUSEHOLD NAME will provide more easy wins...  Try as 
it might, CASHEW wasn't good enough at persuading WOW to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD!  The bums at EXCLAMATION! couldn't face the challenges 
from BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in FAT DIAMOND?  
His 6-3-0?  BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD ain't talkin', but he's got 46 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  So STARSHIP TROOPERS sent ZANDER to the Dark Arena.  Big deal. 
Plenty more fighters where ZANDER came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  
Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take 
note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOW 3160                     12   4  3   100       EXCLAMATION! (350)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHUCKS 3214                  13   3  0    91       EXCLAMATION! (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNO DOMINI 3313              8   1  0    82       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 CASHEW 3204                  10   3  3    79       NUTS! (345)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACADAMIA 3215               13   8  2    65       NUTS! (345)
 HOLY COW 3175                10   3  0    60       EXCLAMATION! (350)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE LEVY 3305                 5   3  1    50       STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)
 FAT DIAMOND 3311              6   3  0    46       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 TOKYO ROSE 3340               4   2  0    44       BAD GIRLS (325)
 JOHNNY RICO 3303              4   4  0    36       STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312           7   2  0    23       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 BUCKEYE 3331                  1   0  0    19       NUTS! (345)
 KURRAJONG 3327                2   1  0    17       NUTS! (345)
 ELECTRIC 3350                 1   0  0    13       POWER (364)
 CURE FOR AIDS 3346            2   1  0     7       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 CARMEN IBANEZ 3323            1   1  0     7       STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)
 BONNIE 3345                   0   2  0     2       BAD GIRLS (325)
 GRID 3351                     0   1  0     1       POWER (364)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 3365                0  1 0 BOMBS OVER BAGHD 362 DARK CHAMPION         652  NONE
RECRUIT 3366            0  1 0 STARSHIP TROOPER 361 MOUNTAIN TROLL        652  NONE
ZANDER 3302             5  3 1 STARSHIP TROOPER 361 BLACK ORC             652  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZANDER was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RECRUIT was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
WOW viciously subdued CASHEW in a popular 2 minute gory master's Title brawl.
HOLY COW was demolished by ANNO DOMINI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SHUCKS vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
MACADAMIA viciously subdued FAT DIAMOND in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
HOUSEHOLD NAME was vanquished by TOKYO ROSE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ACE LEVY vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JOHNNY RICO vanquished KURRAJONG in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
BONNIE was overpowered by ELECTRIC in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
CURE FOR AIDS was subdued by BUCKEYE in a 2 minute match.
CARMEN IBANEZ bested GRID in a exciting 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   7 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 652 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WOW 3160                   12   4  3  100 EXCLAMATION! (350)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHUCKS 3214                13   3  0   91 EXCLAMATION! (350)
SLASHING ATTACK  MACADAMIA 3215             13   8  2   65 NUTS! (345)
PARRY-STRIKE     ACE LEVY 3305               5   3  1   50 STARSHIP TROOPERS (361)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHUCKS 3214.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WOW 3160.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRID 3351, ZANDER 3302, SHUCKS 
3214, MACADAMIA 3215, JOHNNY RICO 3303, ELECTRIC 3350, RECRUIT 3366, ACE LEVY 3305, 
CURE FOR AIDS 3346, and BUCKEYE 3331.

The least popular fighter this week was BONNIE 3345.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KURRAJONG 3327, HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312, HOLY COW 3175, FAT DIAMOND 3311, 
DA1 3365, TOKYO ROSE 3340, ANNO DOMINI 3313, CASHEW 3204, CARMEN IBANEZ 3323, and 
BUCKEYE 3331.

                     PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE

Please note that because of new bank regulations, we can no longer accept any check or 
money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  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!"