DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2016    Duedate: 06/15/2016

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOUND ARCHON
APOKOLIPS (321)
(75-3617) [17-13-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOUND ARCHON                   POSITION IS EMPTY
APOKOLIPS (321)                
(75-3617) [17-13-1,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAN KANG                       MIGHTY ASSAULT
SAND DANCERS (67)              CRITICALS (13)
(75-3569) [18-38-1,96]         (75-3674) [4-1-1,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. APOKOLIPS (321)             39
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           31      CRITICALS (13)
3. CRITICALS (13)              24      Unchartered Team
4. EASTERN HORDE 2 (329)       20
5. WRATHMEN (206)               0      EASTERN HORDE 2 (329)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRITICALS (13)           207 119 18 63.5   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)        10  5 1
 2/ 2 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     113  89  4 55.9   2/ 4 APOKOLIPS (321)           9  6 0
 3- 3*WRATHMEN (206)             4   4  0 50.0   3/ 1 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 APOKOLIPS (321)           63  78  4 44.7   4/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            5  6 1
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1166 %1612 34 42.0   5- 5*WRATHMEN (206)            1  1 0
 6/ 0*EASTERN HORDE 2 (329)      0   5  0  0.0   6/ 0*EASTERN HORDE 2 (329)     0  5 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

HUZZAH!  It's with much surprise and excitement I find myself crowned Champion of the 
Jade Mountain arena.  After our team's long hiatus from this fine city's fightin' 
sands, I'm glad there wasn't too much rust to shake off to get back in fightin' shape.  
I wouldn't have believed the crown was within reach so soon.  Checking with our 
manager, I'm only the second member of my team to claim the title of Duelmaster. 

I'd be remiss if I didn't thank Horrifying Attack for ending his massacre of the Dark 
Arena and all those in it to give me this chance at the throne.  I was sure he'd 
continue the purge until he graduated.  Glad he gave one of the regulars a chance.

My challenge this turn goes out to Hound Archon, as he seems most fitting.  Good luck 
to you all except those that fight Sword for Hire. 

                                -- Preacher Rowe, Champion of Jade Mountain, cycle 578 

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JADE MOUNTAIN once again!  Biff!  Pow!  JADE MOUNTAIN watched 
with glee as SWORD FOR HIRE got knocked off top spot by SAND DANCERS!  It seems so 
recently people were saying SAND DANCERS was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved 
them up 1.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with MEADOWLARK?  She actually 
beat SWORD FOR HIRE's K.O., and walked away with 28 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at SAND DANCERS while they watched MEADOWLARK clobber K.O..  He lost 
21 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure JADE 
MOUNTAIN is excited about HOUND ARCHON, the new Duelmaster from APOKOLIPS.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  JADE MOUNTAIN thinks 
APOKOLIPS and their 63-78-4 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
In my day, no team with a 59-77-4 would scare me off!  What's the problem, SWORD FOR 
HIRE?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, HOUND 
ARCHON!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUND ARCHON 3617            17  13  1   111       APOKOLIPS (321)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRIFYING ATTACK 3621       14   3  4   105       CRITICALS (13)
 PREACHER ROWE 1731           17  16  0    97       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 HAN KANG 3569                18  38  1    96       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEADOWLARK 3694               8   1  0    89       SAND DANCERS (67)
 BLUNT TRAUMA 1801            16  14  1    85       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 BARRELS 3683                 11   5  1    73       CRITICALS (13)
 ENCANTADORA 3620             13  14  0    71       APOKOLIPS (321)
 K.O. 1920                    14   7  0    67       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JINA TYL RAY 1989             6   4  1    66       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIGHTY ASSAULT 3674           4   1  1    54       CRITICALS (13)
 CHI HO 3663                  13  11  1    51       SAND DANCERS (67)
 STONE CUTTER 3695             7   2  0    51       SAND DANCERS (67)
 QUIET LONER 3699              5   1  0    46       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 LADY SMOKE 3633               9  17  1    45       APOKOLIPS (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARASENDRIETH 3662            6  10  0    42       APOKOLIPS (321)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMBLER 3693                  5   4  0    30       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SAYK 2251                     2   2  0    26       WRATHMEN (206)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHARSYN 2249                  2   2  0    20       WRATHMEN (206)
 F.U.B.A.R. 3688               3   2  0    17       APOKOLIPS (321)
 VICIOUS SLASH 3696            3   3  0    13       CRITICALS (13)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BU 3704                 0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 2 329  CHAO-SO TALLTREE      579  NONE
GROMBLER 3702           0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 2 329  STONEWALKER           579  NONE
SNEECH 3705             0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 2 329  CHAO-SO TALLTREE      579  NONE
SNURF 3701              0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 2 329  TREEMASTER            579  NONE
WOOZLE 3703             0  1 0 EASTERN HORDE 2 329  TREEMASTER            579  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Han Kang -- I sense improvement in your overall abilities.  Nice job. -- Blunt Trauma

Horrifying Attack -- Thanks for the shot.  Thought you'd DA it till graduation. -- 
Preacher Rowe

Encantadora -- Nice challenge. I don't doubt your optimism. -- K.O. 

Kharsyn -- A critical attack, at long last! -- Jina tyl Ray 

Lady Smoke -- If at first... -- Q. Loner 

B.Trauma -- Many have questioned what you have, of my people for a millenia.  I am 
greater than a mere man, and greater than a mere dog.  I am an Archon, an ancient and 
forgotten race.  Many will come to remember Jade Mtn as the "Home of the Hound 
Archon." -- Hound Archon

Rumbler -- I know it's easy to become tongue-tied with trying to pronounce my name.  
You can call me Kara or Sin.  Either one is fine.  See you on the sands. -- Kara

Blunt Trauma -- That kind of thing really makes my head ache. -- Han Kang

Ah, a standby!  Perfect. -- Meadowlark

And one for me, also.  I like that. -- Chi Ho

And in fact, two more standbys, making us four-one.  Very good.  Because a win over a 
standby IS a win. -- Han Kang

Kharsyn -- Well, we're in all the still-active Lirith Kai arenas.  Even though there's 
no time or serious impulse to write newsletter stories, my understanding is that the 
hands responsible for these personals ARE still writing stuff about Lirith Kai.  But 
it isn't happening to gladiators or even in an arena city.  Tedious. -- Jorja
P.S.  Good to have the Wrathmen active here again.

K.O. -- Well, OF COURSE you have chinks in your armoire.  It's the whatchacallit, the 
dumbwaiter.  The chinks come up from the kitchen with potstickers and, um, sweet-and-
sour somethings, yes?  So you can eat when you wake up in the middle of the night.  
Eating in the middle of the night is important. -- Chi Ho

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNEECH was butchered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SNURF was slaughtered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
WOOZLE was murdered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
GROMBLER was dealt death by STONEWALKER in a slow 5 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BU was murdered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
MIGHTY ASSAULT vanquished LADY SMOKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BARRELS was overcome by HAN KANG in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
VICIOUS SLASH was handily defeated by KARASENDRIETH in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
PREACHER ROWE slimly lost to HOUND ARCHON in a 2 minute gruesome expert's Title fight.
BLUNT TRAUMA was overpowered by HORRIFYING ATTACK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
K.O. was handily defeated by MEADOWLARK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ENCANTADORA demolished QUIET LONER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
CHI HO was devastated by JINA TYL RAY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
STONE CUTTER bested BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 3 minute bout.
RUMBLER overcame SHIVERING BONZE in a 1 minute conflict.
F.U.B.A.R. overpowered GUARDSMAN TAN in a 4 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                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -   8 -  3      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 579 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HOUND ARCHON 3617          17  13  1  111 APOKOLIPS (321)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORRIFYING ATTACK 3621     14   3  4  105 CRITICALS (13)
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               11   5  1   73 CRITICALS (13)
PARRY-LUNGE      K.O. 1920                  14   7  0   67 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
SLASHING ATTACK  JINA TYL RAY 1989           6   4  1   66 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
WALL OF STEEL    CHI HO 3663                13  11  1   51 SAND DANCERS (67)
AIMED BLOW       QUIET LONER 3699            5   1  0   46 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAN KANG 3569.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MIGHTY ASSAULT 3674.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAN KANG 3569, 
KARASENDRIETH 3662, PREACHER ROWE 1731, ENCANTADORA 3620, STONE CUTTER 3695, HOUND 
ARCHON 3617, HORRIFYING ATTACK 3621, MEADOWLARK 3694, QUIET LONER 3699, and JINA TYL 
RAY 1989.

The least popular fighter this week was GROMBLER 3702.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were F.U.B.A.R. 3688, CHI HO 3663, K.O. 1920, BARRELS 3683, LADY SMOKE 3633, 
BU 3704, WOOZLE 3703, SNURF 3701, SNEECH 3705, and BLUNT TRAUMA 1801.