DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/15/2015    Duedate: 04/28/2015

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-597

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APACHE FOG
SUPERNATURAL (755)
(65-7330) [15-1-1,185]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APACHE FOG                     VESEMIR
SUPERNATURAL (755)             WITCHERS (757)
(65-7330) [15-1-1,185]         (65-7348) [5-0-1,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AN YEE                         JACK TRIPPER
SAND DANCERS (233)             LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
(65-7296) [10-32-1,69]         (65-7376) [13-6-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WITCHERS (757)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WITCHERS (757)              44
2. SUPERNATURAL (755)          10      SUPERNATURAL (755)
3. THAT SMELL (760)             8      Unchartered Team
4. LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)      8
5. GYPSY WYLD (764)             7      GYPSY WYLD (764)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUPERNATURAL (755)        15   4  1 78.9   1/ 1*WITCHERS (757)           10  3 0
 2/ 2 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   13   6  0 68.4   2/ 6*GYPSY WYLD (764)          5  4 0
 3- 4 THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)   48  35  3 57.8   3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)        4 11 0
 4/ 3*GYPSY WYLD (764)           5   4  0 55.6   4/ 7 SUPERNATURAL (755)        3  0 0
 5- 5 KILLER TUNES (191)       138 117  7 54.1   5/ 2*THAT SMELL (760)          3  5 0
 6- 6 POSSE (718)              252 234 18 51.9   6/ 9 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   2  1 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1343 %1414 42 48.7   7- 5 KILLER TUNES (191)        2  3 0
 8/ 8*WITCHERS (757)            16  18  1 47.1   8- 3 POSSE (718)               2  6 0
 9/ 9*THAT SMELL (760)           6  10  0 37.5   9- 8 THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)   1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAL SHANG?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for POSSE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 
into 8th.  Ha!  GYPSY WYLD turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see VESEMIR win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly. 
Tsk, tsk, VESEMIR beat AN YEE and AN YEE lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And if variety is the spice of life, DAL SHANG may be getting bland, as APACHE FOG 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, DAL SHANG?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  POSSE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... 
mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, 
well, whatcha know?  It was GYPSY WYLD.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully 
impressed, NORBEN THE LESSER was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego 
swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APACHE FOG 7330              15   1  1   185       SUPERNATURAL (755)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY LUCK 7370               15   5  0    93       POSSE (718)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARANZA THE WILD 7311        19  19  0    89       SAND DANCERS (233)
 VESEMIR 7348                  5   0  1    89       WITCHERS (757)
-CRACKERMAN 6421               9   7  0    88       KILLER TUNES (191)
-HEMORRHAGE 6420              10   6  1    84       KILLER TUNES (191)
-DERRINGER 7381               14   6  1    80       POSSE (718)
 AN YEE 7296                  10  32  1    69       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JACK TRIPPER 7376            13   6  0    68       LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORENN 7345                   5   3  0    64       WITCHERS (757)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310       11  27  0    60       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO THE AVERAGE 7358          11  14  1    48       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387        10   7  0    45       SAND DANCERS (233)
-ANOTHER BRICK PT2 6475        5   5  1    38       KILLER TUNES (191)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRONIC IRONY 7252             2   2  0    33       THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)
-ROXY MUSIC 7253               2   0  1    30       THE MOTHERSHIP CE (743)
-ROT 7407                      2   2  0    29       THAT SMELL (760)
 KLEF 7390                     4   1  0    27       WITCHERS (757)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK SODA 6870                2   4  0    20       KILLER TUNES (191)
 MAY BLOSSOM 7441              2   0  0    19       GYPSY WYLD (764)
 ESKEL 7363                    2   2  0    17       WITCHERS (757)
-NAVARONE 7426                 3   1  0    16       POSSE (718)
-CITRUS 7446                   2   0  0    14       THAT SMELL (760)
 MANOSQUE CYAN 7443            1   1  0    11       GYPSY WYLD (764)
-RESIN 7408                    1   0  0    10       THAT SMELL (760)
-STANK 7428                    1   1  0     9       THAT SMELL (760)
 THORNWALD 7391                0   3  0     9       WITCHERS (757)
-SLITHER 6887                  1   2  0     5       KILLER TUNES (191)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOST-COLD WIND 7442          1   1  0     4       GYPSY WYLD (764)
 IRON SIAKA 7444               0   2  0     2       GYPSY WYLD (764)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POPCORN! 7404           0  1 0 THAT SMELL 760       VESEMIR 7348          593  NOT REVENGED
SHI 7454                0  1 0 THAT SMELL 760       DELHARAN THE SIL      597  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dal Shang -- We of Gypsy Wyld give great thanks to the Heavenly Dragons for leading
us to your lands, providing us with your illustrious managers and proud warriors to
aid in our ultimate success.  May your gladiators ever provide a magnificent
spectacle of victory. -- Keyoke, mgr. Gypsy Wyld

Hmm, 3-2.  Not quite the first impression we had intended.  Further proof that even
the best laid plans rarely remain intact upon exposure to the enemy. -- Harmonious
Jade

*sighs*  More like 2-2.  I was stuck with Ohtimal the Lame!  A jade talent for a
"real" warrior! -- May Blossom

Eskel -- Invigorating.  Well fought.  Your ancestors should be proud. -- Ghost-Cold
Wind

Klef -- Well, that was unpleasant.  Pray the Dragons grant you greater strength. --
Manosque Cyan

Citrus -- Aww, I do so enjoy eating turtle.  Such a pity I couldn't crack your shell.
-- Iron Siaka

Thornwald -- You seem to be lacking the correct footwork for a sound form.  Keep
practicing! -- Harmonious Jade

One-four.  A curse has fallen upon our team.  "We didn't draw standbys" is still not
an acceptable excuse. -- An Yee

     If you don't write a longer personal, you will be truly cursed, and a standby
     will not save you.

Folks, I am leaving Duel II for personal reasons.  I have no idea whether I may
return, but don't count on it.  I will remain active in Lapur (29) and Jade Mountain
(75), and that's it.  I have enjoyed knowing you.  Fare you well. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHI was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JACK TRIPPER viciously subdued NORBEN THE LESSER in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
IRON SIAKA was overpowered by ESKEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MANOSQUE CYAN narrowly defeated THORNWALD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GHOST-COLD WIND was demolished by KLEF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
APACHE FOG vanquished KARANZA THE WILD in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
AN YEE was handily defeated by VESEMIR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MORENN vanquished KO THE AVERAGE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH vanquished MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MAY BLOSSOM won victory over BERVAN THE TINKER in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 597 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  APACHE FOG 7330            15   1  1  185 SUPERNATURAL (755)
AIMED BLOW       JACK TRIPPER 7376          13   6  0   68 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)
LUNGING ATTACK   MORENN 7345                 5   3  0   64 WITCHERS (757)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AN YEE 7296.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
JACK TRIPPER 7376.  The ten other most popular fighters were MANOSQUE CYAN 7443, 
APACHE FOG 7330, VESEMIR 7348, IRON SIAKA 7444, ESKEL 7363, THORNWALD 7391, KLEF 
7390, MORENN 7345, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, and NORBEN THE LESSER 7310.

The least popular fighter this week was KO THE AVERAGE 7358.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AN YEE 7296, GHOST-COLD WIND 7442, SHI 7454, MAY BLOSSOM 7441, 
KARANZA THE WILD 7311, NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, MORENN 7345, 
KLEF 7390, and THORNWALD 7391.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STAR RUBY (65-7281) TOLBIN'S GEMS (749)

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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