DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/26/2015    Duedate: 04/08/2015

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MURDEROUS THRUST
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3562) [14-0-4,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MURDEROUS THRUST               POSITION IS EMPTY
CRITICALS (13)                 
(75-3562) [14-0-4,144]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONE HAMMER                   MURDEROUS THRUST
SAND DANCERS (67)              CRITICALS (13)
(75-3541) [15-31-2,80]         (75-3562) [14-0-4,144]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRITICALS (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. APOKOLIPS (321)             25
2. CRITICALS (13)               5      CRITICALS (13)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)            4      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BUFFET (297)         0
5. EL CAMINO:DOS (307)          0      RELEVATION (269)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CLASSICS 1.2 (322)         2   0  0  100   1/ 1 CRITICALS (13)            8  2 2
 2/ 2 CRITICALS (13)           155  88  9 63.8   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 3- 3 EL CAMINO:DOS (307)       33  19  1 63.5   3/ 6 APOKOLIPS (321)           3  8 1
 4/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1103 %1549 32 41.6   4- 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (297)      2  1 0
 5/ 6 APOKOLIPS (321)           21  30  2 41.2   5- 5 EL CAMINO:DOS (307)       2  2 0
 6- 7 SHEWISH BUFFET (297)      20  60  1 25.0   6- 4*CLASSICS 1.2 (322)        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

     Much has changed in JADE MOUNTAIN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf 
Modeen adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
APOKOLIPS' 3rd moved them up to 2-1-1 place.  What's with ENCANTADORA?  She actually 
beat SAND DANCERS' MEADOWLARK, and walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at APOKOLIPS while they watched ENCANTADORA clobber MEADOWLARK.  She 
lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the 
Duelmaster Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS?  That sort of 
initiative is how he got where he is now.  DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS was reminded on the 
sands why MURDEROUS THRUST is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, MEADOWLARK!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Hmm...  
More surprises must remain in store for me, if MURDEROUS THRUST can return from the 
Dark Arena.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young 
rapscallions, take note!   
     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!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURDEROUS THRUST 3562        14   0  4   144       CRITICALS (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIRALS 3613                 13   1  0    89       CRITICALS (13)
 STONE HAMMER 3541            15  31  2    80       SAND DANCERS (67)
 STONEFALL 3592               14   6  0    76       SAND DANCERS (67)
-ATERRADO INCREDIBLE 3483      7   4  0    75       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRAWBERRY JHANS 3403         6   1  0    57       SHEWISH BUFFET (297)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENCANTADORA 3620              5   5  0    56       APOKOLIPS (321)
-BLUE PLATE SPECIAL 3413       3   0  0    54       SHEWISH BUFFET (297)
-HOUND ARCHON 3617             5   5  0    53       APOKOLIPS (321)
 HAN KANG 3569                11  17  0    51       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MEADOWLARK 3587              10  11  1    42       SAND DANCERS (67)
-FEUNTE 3489                   9   2  0    40       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI HO 3612                   9   6  0    33       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ANGRY LIGHTNING 3627          5   2  0    30       CRITICALS (13)
-HORRIFYING ATTACK 3621        2   0  0    29       CRITICALS (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FANCY FREE 3626               2   0  0    22       CLASSICS 1.2 (322)
 PSYKLOP 3634                  3   3  1    14       APOKOLIPS (321)
 MS. SMOKEY MOON 3633          1   5  0     9       APOKOLIPS (321)

'-' 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                      PSYKLOP 3634          551  NONE
DAR-KOL BLACKBRO        0  0 0 DARK ARENA           MURDEROUS THRUST 3562 551  NONE
BANDIDOS GUAPO 3480     9  4 0 EL CAMINO:DOS 307    MURDEROUS THRUST 3562 549   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scorpio -- I've been trying to pull together a diplo for the past two weeks in answer
to your question, and the universe has been absolutely uncooperative.  I *WILL* get
one out either with this newsletter or with 60 or 42.  The universe will not have
everything its own way. -- Jorja

One-four yet again, this time with the win coming over a standby.  It's
disheartening. -- Stonefall

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MURDEROUS THRUST viciously butchered DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS in a 2 minute fight.
SPIRALS luckily beat STONE HAMMER in a exciting 2 minute gory melee.
STONEFALL won victory over JADE MASTER in a 2 minute brawl.
HAN KANG bested ANGRY LIGHTNING in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
MEADOWLARK was demolished by ENCANTADORA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHI HO won victory over MS. SMOKEY MOON in a 1 minute fight.
PSYKLOP delivered the death blow upon GUARDSMAN TAN in a 4 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  24 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 551 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MURDEROUS THRUST 3562      14   0  4  144 CRITICALS (13)
TOTAL PARRY      SPIRALS 3613               13   1  0   89 CRITICALS (13)
BASHING ATTACK   STONEFALL 3592             14   6  0   76 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 MURDEROUS THRUST 3562.  The ten other most popular fighters were STONE 
HAMMER 3541, STONEFALL 3592, ANGRY LIGHTNING 3627, HAN KANG 3569, CHI HO 3612, 
SPIRALS 3613, ENCANTADORA 3620, PSYKLOP 3634, MEADOWLARK 3587, and MS. SMOKEY MOON 
3633.

The least popular fighter this week was MS. SMOKEY MOON 3633.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MEADOWLARK 3587, PSYKLOP 3634, ENCANTADORA 3620, SPIRALS 3613, 
CHI HO 3612, HAN KANG 3569, ANGRY LIGHTNING 3627, STONEFALL 3592, STONE HAMMER 3541, 
and MURDEROUS THRUST 3562.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MURDEROUS THRUST (75-3562) CRITICALS (13)

                                 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."