DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2015    Duedate: 04/15/2015

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VEAL SORENTO
THE VENETIAN IV (530)
(74-4385) [15-5-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VEAL SORENTO                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE VENETIAN IV (530)          
(74-4385) [15-5-0,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOGAN DJIAN                    VEAL SORENTO
SAND DANCERS (251)             THE VENETIAN IV (530)
(74-4420) [19-22-1,89]         (74-4385) [15-5-0,121]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          34
2. MEDAL OF HONOR (519)        15      THE VENETIAN IV (530)
3. HOMER'S PETS (520)           6      Unchartered Team
4. THE VENETIAN IV (530)        2
                                       MILO'S GUYS (58)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE VENETIAN IV (530)     15   5  0 75.0   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)     109  76  8 58.9   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR (519)      7  3 2
 3/ 3 HOMER'S PETS (520)        51  50  2 50.5   3/ 3 THE VENETIAN IV (530)     3  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1279 %1388 44 48.0   4/ 4 HOMER'S PETS (520)        1  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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  MEDAL OF HONOR?  Who?  SAND DANCERS is the top team these days, 
buddies!  Practice pays for ELON LI, who pummelled SHAMELESS BEGGAR, to pocket 15 
points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, KULVAR TEN KOGAN was winsome, after 
beating SERGEANT 1 and seeing him lose 1 points.  SNOWBALL V found out that DAYLA KIV 
isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one 
team in DAYLA KIV is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  
I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in DAYLA KIV avoid HOMER'S PETS.  The warriors of HOMER'S 
PETS found their efforts at combat frustrated as THE VENETIAN IV apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
DAYLA KIV would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  DAYLA KIV, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Crystal Wheel.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEAL SORENTO 4385            15   5  0   121       THE VENETIAN IV (530)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427        16  23  1    90       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KOGAN DJIAN 4420             19  22  1    89       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SNOWBALL V 4357              11  12  0    73       HOMER'S PETS (520)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4471               4   4  1    64       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)
 KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437        13  22  0    63       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 1 4470               7   8  2    47       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 4 4509               3   0  1    33       MEDAL OF HONOR (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAIKAL S'KREN 4501            4   8  0    20       SAND DANCERS (251)
 ELON LI 4517                  1   0  0    15       SAND DANCERS (251)
-STUMPY 4500                   1   1  0     4       HOMER'S PETS (520)
-STOMPY 4487                   0   1  0     1       HOMER'S PETS (520)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Six fights total, none in the Dark Arena.  Does this count as an over-all
improvement?  We drew two standbys (Veal Sorento played snowballs), and went four-
one, which is weird.  Usually the Sergeants defeat us.  Not that we're complaining!
-- Kogan Djian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VEAL SORENTO viciously subdued SNOWBALL V in a 2 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
KOGAN DJIAN demolished MADAME U-TANA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
RUVAN TEN ZHALEN defeated CHANDAR LO in a 3 minute mismatched duel.
KULVAR TEN KOGAN bested SERGEANT 1 in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SERGEANT 2 demolished DARSAL THE FALSE in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
SERGEANT 4 overpowered BAIKAL S'KREN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ELON LI devastated SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        26 -  24 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 557 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    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VEAL SORENTO 4385          15   5  0  121 THE VENETIAN IV (530)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOGAN DJIAN 4420.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VEAL SORENTO 4385.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUVAN TEN 
ZHALEN 4427, SERGEANT 1 4470, KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437, SERGEANT 2 4471, KOGAN DJIAN 
4420, SERGEANT 4 4509, SNOWBALL V 4357, ELON LI 4517, BAIKAL S'KREN 4501, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BAIKAL S'KREN 4501.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELON LI 4517, SNOWBALL V 4357, SERGEANT 4 4509, KOGAN DJIAN 
4420, SERGEANT 2 4471, KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437, SERGEANT 1 4470, RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427, 
VEAL SORENTO 4385, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VEAL SORENTO (74-4385) THE VENETIAN IV (530)

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."