DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/20/2014    Duedate: 12/03/2014

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MURDEROUS THRUST
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3562) [9-0-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MURDEROUS THRUST               HOUND ARCHON
CRITICALS (13)                 APOKOLIPS (321)
(75-3562) [9-0-2,102]          (75-3617) [2-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONE HAMMER                   STONEFALL
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3541) [13-24-2,69]         (75-3592) [9-2-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

APOKOLIPS (321)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. APOKOLIPS (321)             49
2. BAD HANDWRITING! (318)      13      BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
3. CRITICALS (13)               5      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)          -19
                                       APOKOLIPS (321)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)     9   1  0 90.0   1/ 3*APOKOLIPS (321)           8  2 1
 2/ 1*APOKOLIPS (321)            8   2  1 80.0   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  7 1
 3/ 2 CRITICALS (13)           134  86  7 60.9   3/ 2 CRITICALS (13)            7  2 1
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1083 %1524 32 41.5   4/ 0 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)    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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  APOKOLIPS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  
Hey everybody, watch out for HOUND ARCHON, who flew up 17 points in the rankings 
after mashing CHI HO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was CHI HO, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with HOUND ARCHON.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but 
bloody knuckles was SAND DANCERS' STONE HAMMER, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by MURDEROUS THRUST.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an 
onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the JADE MOUNTAIN arena.  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, CHI HO would be president.  Although 
it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JADE MOUNTAIN have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURDEROUS THRUST 3562         9   0  2   102       CRITICALS (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)
 STONE HAMMER 3541            13  24  2    69       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HAPPY F 3576              9   1  0    66       BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
 STONEFALL 3592                9   2  0    65       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MEADOWLARK 3587               8   4  1    64       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAN KANG 3569                 6  13  0    49       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUND ARCHON 3617             2   0  0    32       APOKOLIPS (321)
 SPIRALS 3613                  4   1  0    31       CRITICALS (13)
 ENCANTADORA 3620              2   0  0    30       APOKOLIPS (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAME HYDRA 3618             2   0  1    18       APOKOLIPS (321)
 DEADPOOL 3619                 1   1  0    15       APOKOLIPS (321)
 DAKEN 3616                    1   1  0    13       APOKOLIPS (321)
 CHI HO 3612                   3   3  0    12       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GUARDSMAN TAN           0  0 0                      MADAME HYDRA 3618     542  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Even two weeks late, I want to express my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to
Untamed Beserker.  Way to go! -- Stone Hammer

Three-two-one, good thing there wasn't a place for some last numeral in that
sequence! -- Stone Hammer

Apkolips -- Due to one thing and another, I can't get the map to you today.  But I've
looked at the master here, and I make the location of Jade Mountain to be about one
thousand miles west southwest of more or less anywhere in Alastari.  Across the
Trier, across more than half the width of the Empire of Lirith Kai, tucked into a
valley in the Jade Panther Hills.  The greatest probability is that the Hills got
their name from their apparent shape when seen on the horizon (they're of the same
worn type of mountain range as the Appalachians) and the fact that they are generally
forested, thus green.  The town of Jade Mountain was at one time the capital of a
kingdom in this area, long since absorbed by the Empire.  These Hills are also a
source of raw jade.

As to the presence of the arena here, it was originally sited in between Tyrna Lyrl
and Lerna Tyrl, the Twin Cities which are the current capital of the Jade Hills
Province.  However, the Lyrnatans are provinicial, conservative, and suspicious of
all strangers, not just foreigners from Alastari but Adantri from other parts of the
Empire.  They didn't like having the arena there.  The gladiators and managers didn't
like being there.  The then-lord of Jade Mountain (now deceased) invited the arena to
move to HIS town, hoping to use them to increase his leverage in certain political
plots (now thwarted).  With the onset of peace in the area, the arena population
declined, and it is now as you see it. -- the Editor

Three-two for us this time, and Jorja says we have to get this out right away.
Something about "pressing demands."  I've seen her "pressing demands."  Fingers and
toes. -- Stone Hammer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEADPOOL was outwaited by SPIRALS in a 8 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
HOUND ARCHON demolished CHI HO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MURDEROUS THRUST overpowered STONE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
STONEFALL bested STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
MEADOWLARK devastated ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAN KANG was devastated by THE HAPPY F in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DAKEN handily defeated LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MADAME HYDRA slaughtered GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ENCANTADORA vanquished TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   2 -  2      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  10 -  2      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MURDEROUS THRUST 3562       9   0  2  102 CRITICALS (13)
WALL OF STEEL    THE HAPPY F 3576            9   1  0   66 BAD HANDWRITING! (318)
BASHING ATTACK   STONEFALL 3592              9   2  0   65 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STONE HAMMER 3541.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STONEFALL 3592.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEADOWLARK 3587, 
MURDEROUS THRUST 3562, THE HAPPY F 3576, DAKEN 3616, HOUND ARCHON 3617, MADAME HYDRA 
3618, ENCANTADORA 3620, DEADPOOL 3619, CHI HO 3612, and STONE HAMMER 3541.

The least popular fighter this week was SPIRALS 3613.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAN KANG 3569, STONE HAMMER 3541, CHI HO 3612, DEADPOOL 3619, 
ENCANTADORA 3620, MADAME HYDRA 3618, HOUND ARCHON 3617, DAKEN 3616, THE HAPPY F 3576, 
and MURDEROUS THRUST 3562.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMURAI 3119 (115-78-1)                1  4  0         GOLD STANDARD        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
XAVIER 2071 (39-15-2)                  0  2  0         RUNEBLADES           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEAPS INTO THE AIR 85 (48-39-2)       11  3  0         CRITICALS            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SECURE DEFENS 490 (3-3-0)              1  3  0         CRITICALS            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512 (14-6-0)        0  2  0         CRITICALS            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MURDEROUS THRUST 3562 (7-0-2)         11  3  0         CRITICALS            
THE HAPPY F 3576 (8-1-0)               6  3  0         BAD HANDWRITING!     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRAC SHIELDBORN 3603 (0-0-0)           5  3  0         RUNEBLADES           
ROCK BOTTOM 3604 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         RUNEBLADES           

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INHUMANLY CONTORTS 83 (2-0-0)          3  3  0         CRITICALS            
LOCUTUS 2067 (21-19-0)                 1  3  0         RUNEBLADES           

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL 3413 (0-0-0)        8  3  1         SHEWISH BUFFET