DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2014    Duedate: 01/06/2015

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-589

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GEORGE PETERS
MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
(65-6988) [8-1-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DERRINGER                      GEORGE PETERS
POSSE (718)                    MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
(65-7381) [11-2-1,82]          (65-6988) [8-1-2,105]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LADY LUCK                      NORBEN THE LESSER
POSSE (718)                    SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7370) [11-3-0,79]          (65-7310) [9-21-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 41
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          16      LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)     15      Unchartered Team
4. LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)      3
5. SONIC LIFE (658)             0      MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)   16   5  3 76.2   1/ 1 POSSE (718)               8  7 0
 2/ 2 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)    9   3  0 75.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 0
 3/ 4 POSSE (718)              238 218 18 52.2   3/ 5*MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)   3  0 1
 4- 5*SONIC LIFE (658)           7   7  1 50.0   4/ 3 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   3  0 0
 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1329 %1388 42 48.9   5- 4*SONIC LIFE (658)          3  6 1

    '*'   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 DAL SHANG games.  PALE RIDER caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BERVAN THE TINKER and was awarded 
15 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DERRINGER put 
down KARANZA THE WILD, causing her to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  
Although LADY LUCK made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious GEORGE PETERS.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that 
he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DAL SHANG "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  DAL SHANG, city of gladiators!  Mighty among 
the names of thy guilds is SONIC LIFE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of LAUGH TRACK LORDS last week.  Busy avoiding SONIC LIFE?  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after KO THE AVERAGE.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE PETERS 6988            8   1  2   105       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERRINGER 7381               11   2  1    82       POSSE (718)
 LADY LUCK 7370               11   3  0    79       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        15  15  0    61       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JACK TRIPPER 7376             9   3  0    60       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358           9   8  1    57       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DASH RIPROCK 5879             3   0  0    51       SONIC LIFE (658)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310        9  21  0    50       SAND DANCERS (233)
 AN YEE 7296                   6  28  1    47       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387         8   1  0    36       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAMES REECE 6987              4   0  1    29       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
-PANTY LIES 6270               2   1  0    28       SONIC LIFE (658)
-TRACE READING 5939            1   2  0    27       SONIC LIFE (658)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALZAR 5880                   1   1  1    17       SONIC LIFE (658)
 PALE RIDER 7419               1   0  0    15       POSSE (718)
-DA2 6990                      1   1  0     8       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEROD 7354              8  3 0 POSSE 718            GEORGE PETERS 6988    588   
LUNGER 7418             0  1 0 POSSE 718            MASTER JAI ARRAL      589  NONE
LUNGER AGAIN 7420       0  1 0 POSSE 718            DELHARAN THE SIL      589  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two-three again, and only one of those wins was over a standby.  Have you ever
thought how awful it would be to fight as a standby?  No strategy changes, no
challenges or avoids, and no making use of things learned.  Except for the latter, we
understand it all too well.  The only up-side is that they get guaranteed
resurrection.  But think about it, some standby who's died repeatedly, been
resurrected, sure, but he HAS TO GO BACK ONTO THE SANDS, even if he's terrified.  I'm
glad I'm not a standby. -- An Yee

You know, I tried to order a burger and fries from Balzar, that's what Sonic is all
about, right?  And he just IGNORED me. -- Chaego ten Selah
P.S.  And a chocolate shake.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUNGER AGAIN was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUNGER was butchered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GEORGE PETERS demolished LADY LUCK in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
DERRINGER devastated KARANZA THE WILD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JACK TRIPPER defeated AN YEE in a 1 minute match.
KO THE AVERAGE devastated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
NORBEN THE LESSER savagely defeated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 5 minute one-sided struggle.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH overcame MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 2 minute fight.
PALE RIDER handily defeated BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  2      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 589 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GEORGE PETERS 6988          8   1  2  105 MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LUCK 7370             11   3  0   79 POSSE (718)
AIMED BLOW       JACK TRIPPER 7376           9   3  0   60 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
WALL OF STEEL    KO THE AVERAGE 7358         9   8  1   57 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387       8   1  0   36 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LADY LUCK 7370.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NORBEN THE LESSER 7310.  The ten other most popular fighters were GEORGE PETERS 
6988, JACK TRIPPER 7376, DERRINGER 7381, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, 
LUNGER 7418, PALE RIDER 7419, LUNGER AGAIN 7420, LADY LUCK 7370, and KARANZA THE WILD 
7311.

The least popular fighter this week was AN YEE 7296.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARANZA THE WILD 7311, LADY LUCK 7370, LUNGER AGAIN 7420, PALE RIDER 
7419, LUNGER 7418, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, DERRINGER 7381, JACK 
TRIPPER 7376, and GEORGE PETERS 6988.

               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. 

                   CHARGING BUFFALO (11-5764) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (518) 
                        PHOTON (18-3292) MAD SCIENTISTS  (75) 
                     YOURBAGD FOREVER (47-6968) THE OPERA  (613) 
                    TERRY SEYMOUR (74-4284) MEDAL OF HONOR  (519) 
                             SHADIS (77-174) RESCUE  (48) 
                  VANNA WHITE (82-39213) SUAVE'S FINEST HOUR  (4264) 
                  BANALADAR (82-37977) SUPERIOR FORCES 5703  (6306) 
                    ANNIE DUKE (82-49334) HOUSE OF CARDS 3  (8302) 
                 SLICK BILLY (82-49457) POLITICALY INCORRECT  (8320) 
                    PRIVATE 28 (84-3780) MEDAL OF HONOR L2  (736) 
                    GIAN CHILD (84-8531) SUPE FORCES 1906  (1564) 
                    LEBRON LEAVING (84-15536) WHY I WORRY  (2744) 
                  FOREST MOON (84-20784) STORMY'S TROOPERS C  (3699) 
                     GRIMLOUNGE (84-25308) THE BLACK WIND  (4494) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes