DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2015    Duedate: 03/17/2015

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LADY LUCK
POSSE (718)
(65-7370) [15-4-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LADY LUCK                      VESEMIR
POSSE (718)                    WITCHERS (757)
(65-7370) [15-4-0,106]         (65-7348) [2-0-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LADY LUCK                      AN YEE
POSSE (718)                    SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7370) [15-4-0,106]         (65-7296) [8-31-1,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 40
2. THAT SMELL (760)            29      KILLER TUNES (191)
3. WITCHERS (757)              18      Unchartered Team
4. KILLER TUNES (191)           6
5. SUPERNATURAL (755)           0      THAT SMELL (760)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERNATURAL (755)        12   4  1 75.0   1/ 2 POSSE (718)               6  8 0
 2- 2 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   11   5  0 68.8   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 3/ 0 KILLER TUNES (191)       136 114  7 54.4   3/ 4*WITCHERS (757)            3  4 1
 4/ 3 POSSE (718)              250 228 18 52.3   4/ 6*THAT SMELL (760)          3  5 0
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1339 %1403 42 48.8   5- 3 SUPERNATURAL (755)        2  0 0
 6/ 6*THAT SMELL (760)           3   5  0 37.5   6/ 0 KILLER TUNES (191)        2  3 0
 7/ 5*WITCHERS (757)             6  15  1 28.6   7- 5 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   1  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

     Good day, in DAL SHANG a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SAND DANCERS is pushed out of top team by POSSE, who came from 2nd 
with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, VESEMIR fought DENGAN THE TRADER and gained 
19 points and contributed to WITCHERS' 1-2-0.  KO THE AVERAGE has lost to MASTER OF 
THE EDGE, falling 12 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to 
his absence and inability to defend the throne, APACHE FOG has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, LADY LUCK now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of DAL SHANG.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Blazing Unicorn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in DAL SHANG, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in DAL SHANG again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY LUCK 7370               15   4  0   106       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APACHE FOG 7330              12   1  1   147       SUPERNATURAL (755)
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        18  17  0    95       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMORRHAGE 6420              10   5  1    84       KILLER TUNES (191)
 DERRINGER 7381               13   5  1    81       POSSE (718)
 CRACKERMAN 6421               8   7  0    76       KILLER TUNES (191)
-JACK TRIPPER 7376            11   5  0    69       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358          11  11  1    61       SAND DANCERS (233)
 AN YEE 7296                   8  31  1    61       SAND DANCERS (233)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310       11  24  0    57       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VESEMIR 7348                  2   0  1    49       WITCHERS (757)
 ANOTHER BRICK PT2 6475        5   4  1    44       KILLER TUNES (191)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORENN 7345                   2   3  0    33       WITCHERS (757)
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387         9   5  0    32       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAVARONE 7426                 2   0  0    20       POSSE (718)
 ROT 7407                      1   1  0    19       THAT SMELL (760)
 LONESOME DOVE 7425            1   1  0    16       POSSE (718)
 STANK 7428                    1   0  0    11       THAT SMELL (760)
 PORK SODA 6870                1   4  0    11       KILLER TUNES (191)
-RESIN 7408                    1   0  0    10       THAT SMELL (760)
-ESKEL 7363                    1   1  0     8       WITCHERS (757)
-THORNWALD 7391                0   1  0     7       WITCHERS (757)
 KLEF 7390                     1   1  0     4       WITCHERS (757)
 SLITHER 6887                  1   1  0     4       KILLER TUNES (191)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AIMER 7427              0  1 0 POSSE 718            SERPENT SLAYER        594  NONE
DA1 7429                0  1 0 THAT SMELL 760       BLACK STORM           594  NONE
POPCORN! 7404           0  1 0 THAT SMELL 760       VESEMIR 7348          593   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two, with Norben definitely the Lesser, losing to a standby.  The shame!  We'll
have to beat him up in an alley to impress him with the magnitude of his error.  He
may go on losing ignominiously, but at least he'll know how we feel about it. -- An
Yee

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was viciously butchered by BLACK STORM in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
AIMER was murdered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
HEMORRHAGE was overpowered by LADY LUCK in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
KO THE AVERAGE was devastated by MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KARANZA THE WILD savagely defeated DERRINGER in a 2 minute bloody competition.
CRACKERMAN won victory over AN YEE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute fight.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH was beaten by ANOTHER BRICK PT2 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
NORBEN THE LESSER unbelievably bested MORENN in a action packed 3 minute uneven melee.
VESEMIR overpowered DENGAN THE TRADER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PORK SODA was savagely defeated by ROT in a exciting 5 minute gruesome fight.
KLEF was beaten by STANK in a 2 minute novice's fight.
LONESOME DOVE demolished BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
NAVARONE devastated SLITHER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  14 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 594 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       2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LUCK 7370             15   4  0  106 POSSE (718)
WALL OF STEEL    KARANZA THE WILD 7311      18  17  0   95 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  HEMORRHAGE 6420            10   5  1   84 KILLER TUNES (191)
LUNGING ATTACK   DERRINGER 7381             13   5  1   81 POSSE (718)
TOTAL PARRY      CRACKERMAN 6421             8   7  0   76 KILLER TUNES (191)
STRIKING ATTACK  VESEMIR 7348                2   0  1   49 WITCHERS (757)
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 AN YEE 7296.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROT 7407, MORENN 7345, 
DERRINGER 7381, ANOTHER BRICK PT2 6475, KLEF 7390, LADY LUCK 7370, CRACKERMAN 6421, 
VESEMIR 7348, DA1 7429, and KARANZA THE WILD 7311.

The least popular fighter this week was SLITHER 6887.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LONESOME DOVE 7425, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, KO THE AVERAGE 7358, 
HEMORRHAGE 6420, AIMER 7427, PORK SODA 6870, NAVARONE 7426, STANK 7428, NORBEN THE 
LESSER 7310, and KARANZA THE WILD 7311.

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

Our summer FTF will be held in Newark, New Jersey, July 17-19, 2015.  It will be held 
at the Doubletree Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey (800-222-TREE (8733)).  
Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and 
business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Self-parking is $8.  
The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF55-Newark

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI