DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2016    Duedate: 02/02/2016

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-617

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAVARONE
POSSE (718)
(65-7426) [13-3-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAVARONE                       GAMMA VELORUM
POSSE (718)                    VELA (766)
(65-7426) [13-3-2,107]         (65-7502) [3-1-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAEGO TEN SELAH               NORBEN THE LESSER
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7387) [19-18-0,88]         (65-7310) [18-40-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 37
2. SCRABBLE (739)              27      SCRABBLE (739)
3. VELA (766)                  23      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)           4
5. WEIRD STUDENTS (763)         0      VELA (766)

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/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 0
 2/ 2 SCRABBLE (739)            34  17  2 66.7   2/ 3*VELA (766)                6  7 0
 3/ 0 POSSE (718)              272 275 20 49.7   3- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (763)      4  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1385 %1460 43 48.7   4/ 5 SCRABBLE (739)            3  1 0
 5/ 6*VELA (766)                 8  10  1 44.4   5/ 0 POSSE (718)               1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in DAL SHANG since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  WEIRD STUDENTS were 
a bunch of dogs after SAND DANCERS got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with JINX?  He actually beat DAL SHANG's SWEET ANELLA, and walked away with 21 
more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at VELA while they watched KAPPA VELORUM 
clobber LIRI TYL AI.  She lost 1 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  I'm sure DAL SHANG is excited about NAVARONE, the new Duelmaster from POSSE. 
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  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.   
     Warriors of DAL SHANG unite.  You have only your games to lose!  So POSSE sent 
PINKERTON to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where PINKERTON came 
from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  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                  
 NAVARONE 7426                13   3  2   107       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310       18  40  0    94       SAND DANCERS (233)
-HITMAN HARRY 7436             7   2  0    92       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387        19  18  0    88       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JINX 7142                     6   3  0    80       SCRABBLE (739)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                  
 FAQIR 7143                    9   2  0    43       SCRABBLE (739)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA VELORUM 7502            3   1  1    27       VELA (766)
 KAPPA VELORUM 7501            4   0  0    24       VELA (766)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHALLOW SHARK 7438            4   2  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
-HAPPY HARRY 7474              3   0  0    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (763)
-KUMQUAT 7145                  3   1  1    22       SCRABBLE (739)
 MOFFIT 7511                   1   2  0    14       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DELTA VELORUM 7512            1   0  0    13       VELA (766)
 LIRI TYL AI 7515              1   1  0     8       SAND DANCERS (233)
 HAR LI 7506                   0   4  0     4       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BASHER 7520             0  1 0 POSSE 718            QUEEN OF STEEL        617  NONE
LUNGER 7518             0  1 0 POSSE 718            MASTER JAI ARRAL      617  NONE
PINKERTON 7469          5  3 0 POSSE 718            SARZINA THE BRIG      617  NONE
SLASHER 7519            0  1 0 POSSE 718            BLUESTONE             617  NONE
LAMBDA VELORUM 7514     0  1 0 VELA 766             BLUESTONE             617  NONE
S VELORUM 7517          0  1 0 VELA 766             OLTA THE TREE         617  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Y'know, I had three titles on the front page last turn, and only got one free fight 
for 'em.  Is this right?  No.  And I don't care if I, personally, can only use one 
free fight, it's the principle, you know?  Besides, I have young, stupid teammates who 
need those free fights. -- Chaego ten Selah
P.S.  And a standby.  I say BAH to the standby.

Kappa Velorum -- Your sail was billowing all over the place.  I couldn't see to block 
your blows, dammit. -- Har Li

I had a standby, too, and I LIKE it. -- Norben the Lesser

Gamma Velorum -- At least you were quick. -- Moffit, looking for a quiet place to lie 
down and bleed

A standby, yes.  This is a good beginning.  I want to fight standbys always. -- Liri 
tyl Ai

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PINKERTON was butchered by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SLASHER was dispatched by BLUESTONE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
LAMBDA VELORUM was easily killed by BLUESTONE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LUNGER was assassinated by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
S VELORUM was assassinated by OLTA THE TREE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
BASHER was butchered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH was overpowered by NAVARONE in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
NORBEN THE LESSER savagely defeated HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 6 minute uneven melee.
JINX vanquished SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FAQIR won victory over GAMMA VELORUM in a 1 minute gruesome veteran vs. novice fight.
MOFFIT overpowered NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HAR LI was demolished by DELTA VELORUM in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KAPPA VELORUM savagely defeated LIRI TYL AI in a 2 minute gory amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 617 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NAVARONE 7426              13   3  2  107 POSSE (718)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387      19  18  0   88 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      FAQIR 7143                  9   2  0   43 SCRABBLE (739)
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 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
SLASHER 7519, NAVARONE 7426, FAQIR 7143, DELTA VELORUM 7512, KAPPA VELORUM 7501, 
BASHER 7520, JINX 7142, MOFFIT 7511, LUNGER 7518, and S VELORUM 7517.

The least popular fighter this week was LIRI TYL AI 7515.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GAMMA VELORUM 7502, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, LAMBDA VELORUM 7514, 
PINKERTON 7469, HAR LI 7506, S VELORUM 7517, LUNGER 7518, MOFFIT 7511, JINX 7142, and 
BASHER 7520.

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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