DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2016    Duedate: 03/01/2016

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-619

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAVARONE
POSSE (718)
(65-7426) [15-3-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAVARONE                       TELL CITY
POSSE (718)                    PLACES (767)
(65-7426) [15-3-2,120]         (65-7524) [1-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAEGO TEN SELAH               NAVARONE
SAND DANCERS (233)             POSSE (718)
(65-7387) [21-18-0,101]        (65-7426) [15-3-2,120]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PLACES (767)                49
2. POSSE (718)                 26      POSSE (718)
3. SCRABBLE (739)               0      Unchartered Team
4. VELA (766)                   0
5. SAND DANCERS (233)          -7      PLACES (767)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SCRABBLE (739)            34  17  2 66.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 2/ 0*PLACES (767)               2   2  0 50.0   2/ 4 POSSE (718)               3 11 0
 3/ 2 POSSE (718)              274 282 20 49.3   3- 3 SCRABBLE (739)            2  0 0
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1391 %1464 43 48.7   4/ 0*PLACES (767)              2  2 0
 5- 4*VELA (766)                 8  10  1 44.4   5- 2*VELA (766)                2  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of DAL 
SHANG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see TELL CITY win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TELL 
CITY beat MOFFIT and MOFFIT lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, DAL SHANG may be getting bland, as NAVARONE 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?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in DAL SHANG to get a drink than The Blazing 
Unicorn!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAVARONE 7426                15   3  2   120       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387        21  18  0   101       SAND DANCERS (233)
 NORBEN THE LESSER 7310       18  42  0    96       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JINX 7142                     6   3  0    80       SCRABBLE (739)

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)
 HAR LI 7506                   2   4  0    25       SAND DANCERS (233)
-KAPPA VELORUM 7501            4   0  0    24       VELA (766)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUMQUAT 7145                  3   1  1    22       SCRABBLE (739)
 TELL CITY 7524                1   0  0    22       PLACES (767)
-DELTA VELORUM 7512            1   0  0    13       VELA (766)
 DALE REST STOP 7521           1   0  0    13       PLACES (767)
 MOFFIT 7511                   2   3  0     9       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LIRI TYL AI 7515              2   2  0     8       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OLD ROUTE ONE 7525      0  1 0 PLACES 767           SERPENT SLAYER        619  NONE
PARIS MT. 7522          0  1 0 PLACES 767           BLACK STORM           619  NONE
LUNGER 7532             0  1 0 POSSE 718            OLTA THE TREE         619  NONE
PIKER 7534              0  1 0 POSSE 718            BLUESTONE             619  NONE
STRIKER 7533            0  1 0 POSSE 718            SERPENT SLAYER        619  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Four-one, with the loss being to a managed gladiator.  This is one reason why fighting 
standbys is good. -- Chaego ten Selah

Plus, we have the tourney results, and we salute the participants, with a special wave 
for the tourney victors, Sasha in AD and Vessemir in Champions.  Way to go. -- Chaego 
and the rest of the Sand Dancers
P.S.  We have no idea where Jorja is at the moment.  Someone mentioned "snowed in," 
but we don't believe it.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PARIS MT. was dealt death by BLACK STORM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
STRIKER was butchered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
PIKER was viciously butchered by BLUESTONE in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena match.
LUNGER was dispatched by OLTA THE TREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
OLD ROUTE ONE was butchered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NAVARONE savagely defeated NORBEN THE LESSER in a 3 minute master's Title match.
CHAEGO TEN SELAH overpowered MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
HAR LI overcame POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 2 minute fight.
LIRI TYL AI was unbelievably bested by DALE REST STOP in a 8 minute beginner's melee.
MOFFIT was vanquished by TELL CITY in a action packed 1 minute uneven 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        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 619 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NAVARONE 7426              15   3  2  120 POSSE (718)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387      21  18  0  101 SAND DANCERS (233)
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 NAVARONE 7426.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIRI TYL AI 
7515, PIKER 7534, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 7387, HAR LI 7506, TELL CITY 7524, PARIS MT. 7522, 
NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, MOFFIT 7511, LUNGER 7532, and STRIKER 7533.

The least popular fighter this week was DALE REST STOP 7521.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OLD ROUTE ONE 7525, STRIKER 7533, LUNGER 7532, MOFFIT 7511, 
NORBEN THE LESSER 7310, PARIS MT. 7522, TELL CITY 7524, HAR LI 7506, CHAEGO TEN SELAH 
7387, and PIKER 7534.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI