DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2015    Duedate: 01/05/2016

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-615

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAEGO TEN SELAH
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7387) [18-17-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAEGO TEN SELAH               HITMAN HARRY
SAND DANCERS (233)             WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
(65-7387) [18-17-0,96]         (65-7436) [7-2-0,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAEGO TEN SELAH               HITMAN HARRY
SAND DANCERS (233)             WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
(65-7387) [18-17-0,96]         (65-7436) [7-2-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VELA (766)                  29
2. WEIRD STUDENTS (763)        28      SAND DANCERS (233)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)          15      Unchartered Team
4. THE INQUISITION (742)        0
5. LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)      0      WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (763)      32  10  0 76.2   1/ 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (763)     10  2 0
 2- 2 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   21  14  0 60.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        5  7 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1380 %1455 43 48.7   3/ 4*VELA (766)                4  6 1
 4- 4 THAT SMELL (760)          18  19  2 48.6   4- 3 THE INQUISITION (742)     2  0 0
 5- 5 THE INQUISITION (742)     41  45  1 47.7   5- 6 LAUGH TRACK LORDS (758)   1  1 0
 6/ 6*VELA (766)                 4   6  1 40.0   6- 5 THAT SMELL (760)          0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     I bought a carpet.  Is this a crime?  The floor was cold.  Besides, it was all 
that Housekeeper's fault.  She sent me out to get potatoes.  Something about 
gladiators having to buy their own food.  Maybe I'll rethink this gladiator stuff if 
it's going to be like that.
     Anyway, Hanna the Housekeeper told me to get the potatoes at some place called 
the "Root Cellar," which is supposed to be a store, I guess.  And she gave me 
directions.  They looked like good directions.  Go down Straight Street, turn at the 
corner with the fish fry shop, directions like that.  Well, first, none of the streets 
in the Bazaar have names posted.  You're just supposed to KNOW, I guess.  Well, I'm 
from out of town, and I don't know.
     I asked people.  That thing about guys not asking directions, that's a lie.  I 
asked.  Several times.  And they pointed me at streets.  Not a one of them was 
straight, so I suppose they could have all been pieces of the same street, not that 
*I* cared.  It's all some kind of joke the people here in Dal Shang play on people who 
have the good fortune to be from elsewhere.
     Finally I went into a shop to ask.  I figured a shopkeeper, who had to worry 
about customer satisfaction, might give me a straight answer, you know?  A place 
called Sheminissian's.  Carpets everywhere.  Easy on the feet after tramping around on 
cobblestones all afternoon.  And this guy talked to me for a while, very friendly he 
was.  I guess he was the owner.
     And when I'd left, I had a carpet.  Sue me.

                                          -- Har Li, 
                                             maybe a Sand Dancer, and maybe not

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of DAL SHANG!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with KAPPA VELORUM?  He 
actually beat DAL SHANG's BERVAN THE TINKER, and walked away with 12 more points from 
the fight.  Har har har!  Did TURK-Y MONSTER wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, 
it's not Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for SAND DANCERS' 
outstanding member, Duelmaster CHAEGO TEN SELAH.  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387        18  17  0    96       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TURK-Y MONSTER 7168           9   0  0   112       THE INQUISITION (742)
 HITMAN HARRY 7436             7   2  0    92       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310       16  40  0    88       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASCULINE ODOR 7177           9   5  0    66       THE INQUISITION (742)
 PRETTY PREACHER 7440          8   1  0    63       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
 MARVELOUS MARK 7439           6   3  0    58       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-15 MINSOF BLISS 7170          5   4  1    42       THE INQUISITION (742)
-ROT 7407                      4   4  0    42       THAT SMELL (760)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RESIN 7408                    4   1  0    32       THAT SMELL (760)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CITRUS 7446                   5   1  0    23       THAT SMELL (760)
-SHALLOW SHARK 7438            4   2  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY HARRY 7474              3   0  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
 GAMMA VELORUM 7502            2   0  1    22       VELA (766)
 KAPPA VELORUM 7501            2   0  0    18       VELA (766)
 HAR LI 7506                   0   2  0     3       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MOFFIT 7511                   0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A 7507                  0  1 0 VELA 766             SARZINA THE BRIG      615  NONE
B 7508                  0  1 0 VELA 766             STONESHATTER          615  NONE
C 7509                  0  1 0 VELA 766             QUEEN OF STEEL        615  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

In the daytime we can catch the action,
as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
All the criticals and bloody drama,
and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

Later on, by tavern fire,
managers, they'll conspire,
to face unafraid, the challenges made,
Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

-- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

Hitman Harry -- Damn.  That's embarrassing.  But predictable:  fight a managed 
gladiator, lose. -- Norben, not that much The Lesser

Well, I can beat a standby.  Even Sweet Anella, who's a nasty guy. -- Chaego ten Selah

And I beat a standby, too. -- Ko the Not-So Average

Kappa Velorum -- First the carpet, and now this.  I'm just an ordinary guy (with a 
good carpet), not star material like you. -- Har Li
P.S.  You're one of those slow novas, aren't you?

Battle axe?  What do I want with a battle axe?  It isn't like I'm going to be chopping 
my own firewood this winter. -- Ko the Average, who is leaving for someplace warmer.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

C was butchered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
B was slaughtered by STONESHATTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
A was easily killed by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
KO THE AVERAGE viciously subdued HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH overpowered MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
NORBEN THE LESSER was viciously subdued by HITMAN HARRY in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
PRETTY PREACHER devastated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MARVELOUS MARK vanquished KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
HAPPY HARRY won victory over HAR LI in a 5 minute duel.
KAPPA VELORUM overpowered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
GAMMA VELORUM handily defeated MOFFIT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 615 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387      18  17  0   96 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   HITMAN HARRY 7436           7   2  0   92 WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
BASHING ATTACK   PRETTY PREACHER 7440        8   1  0   63 WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was HITMAN HARRY 7436.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRETTY 
PREACHER 7440, MARVELOUS MARK 7439, HAR LI 7506, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, NORBEN THE 
LESSER 7310, GAMMA VELORUM 7502, KAPPA VELORUM 7501, C 7509, B 7508, and A 7507.

The least popular fighter this week was MOFFIT 7511.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAPPY HARRY 7474, A 7507, B 7508, C 7509, KAPPA VELORUM 7501, GAMMA 
VELORUM 7502, NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, HAR LI 7506, and 
MARVELOUS MARK 7439.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

KO THE AVERAGE (65-7358) SAND DANCERS (233)