DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2016    Duedate: 10/05/2016

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIGHTY ASSAULT
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3674) [10-2-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIGHTY ASSAULT                 POSITION IS EMPTY
CRITICALS (13)                 
(75-3674) [10-2-1,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ENCANTADORA                    ROYAL ASSASSIN
APOKOLIPS (321)                SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
(75-3620) [16-19-0,85]         (75-3741) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

APOKOLIPS (321)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD FOR HIRE (124)        43
2. APOKOLIPS (321)             13      CRITICALS (13)
3. CRITICALS (13)              11      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN (206)               8
5. SAND DANCERS (67)            4      KINGS OF JUDAH (122)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRITICALS (13)           225 128 21 63.7   1/ 1 APOKOLIPS (321)           9  6 1
 2/ 2 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     135 101  6 57.2   2/ 2 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)      6  8 1
 3/ 3 APOKOLIPS (321)           82  94  6 46.6   3/ 4 CRITICALS (13)            5  4 0
 4- 4*SPACE ROCKS (328)          4   5  0 44.4   4/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1178 %1640 34 41.8   5- 3*SPACE ROCKS (328)         3  1 0
 6/ 6 WRATHMEN (206)             9  16  1 36.0   6/ 6 WRATHMEN (206)            1  4 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.

     A slight strategy tweak from our first fight enabled me to get past the Mighty 
Assault, in what was easily the most entertaining fight of my career, definitely ADM 
caliber and could have easily gone the other way, as the dodges and parries abounded 
on both sides.  Who knows what will happen when I'm gone, but I wouldn't bet on MA 
losing another fight. 
     With my invitation to immortality in hand, I'm going to do something this turn 
that will most likely make me a standing pincushion; that is, following the advice of 
the Eye's trainers and using their suggested strategy and weapon.  I don't see it 
working, but since I'll never fight again, and death isn't a concern, I'm going to 
give it a whirl. 
     Good luck to either Karasendrieth or Mighty Assault, whomever gets the chance.  
I'll be waiting for you. 

                                          -- K.O. 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JADE MOUNTAIN games.  VICIOUS SLASH caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CHI HO and was awarded 23 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, QUIET LONER put down 
BARRELS, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
KARASENDRIETH made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious K.O..  Would you believe that over half of the old women in JADE MOUNTAIN 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  CRITICALS is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of SWORD FOR HIRE are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after BARRELS.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week KARASENDRIETH, at 11-13-1, departed JADE MOUNTAIN 
forever.  KARASENDRIETH, may you forever slay thy enemies with impunity as you did 
STONE CUTTER.  Are there none left in SAND DANCERS who hold honor as a virtue?  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIGHTY ASSAULT 3674          10   2  1   102       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIET LONER 3699              9   4  0    97       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENCANTADORA 3620             16  19  0    85       APOKOLIPS (321)
 JINA TYL RAY 1989            11   6  1    83       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 BARRELS 3683                 15   9  1    72       CRITICALS (13)
 LADY SMOKE 3633              13  21  2    71       APOKOLIPS (321)
 MEADOWLARK 3694               9   8  0    67       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI HO 3663                  14  18  1    61       SAND DANCERS (67)
 RUMBLER 3693                  9   8  0    61       SAND DANCERS (67)
 VICIOUS SLASH 3696            8   6  1    59       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZIGGY STARDUST 3681           2   0  0    29       SPACE ROCKS (328)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHAO 3736                2   2  0    25       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDDIE GORDO 3733              3   0  0    21       APOKOLIPS (321)
-KHARSYN 2249                  2   2  0    20       WRATHMEN (206)
-VERITABLE WALL 3713           1   0  0    20       CRITICALS (13)
 BLACK ICE 3726                3   2  0    11       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-FREDDIE MERCURY 3679          1   1  0     7       SPACE ROCKS (328)
 CRONUS 3727                   1   2  0     6       APOKOLIPS (321)
-STARLIGHT 3737                1   0  0     5       SPACE ROCKS (328)
 HAN KI 3746                   0   2  0     2       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ROYAL ASSASSIN 3741           0   1  0     1       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STONE CUTTER 3695       9  4 0 SAND DANCERS 67      KARASENDRIETH 3662    583  NOT REVENGED
NO 3743                 0  1 0 WRATHMEN 206         LU-LAO THE EYE        587  NONE
SAYK 2251               6  5 0 WRATHMEN 206         LADY SMOKE 3633       586   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mighty Assault -- Great fight, sir.  Even my manager attests, it was one of the best 
fights he's seen in Basic. -- K.O. 

Captain Mondinor -- If nothing else, I've learned a little something.  Just a little. 
-- Quiet Loner

Barrels -- I was hoping to put on a better show than that. -- Jina tyl Ray

Cronus -- Nice train.  Better times are, no doubt, ahead. -- Black Ice

Karasendrieth -- You're such a cute little thing, it's too bad you're into violence. 
-- Rumbler the Regretful

Encantadora -- Bah. -- Chi Ho

Vicious Slash -- Ha!  Serves you right. -- Meadowlark

A standby and a gentleman.  Good. -- Lady Chao

Eddie Gordo -- No one TOLD me it would be like this.  I was LURED by false words! -- 
Han Ki

Quiet Loner -- No one likes fighting the more experienced.  At least with me, what you 
saw was what you go:  no tourney fights. -- Han Kang

Angus Mcsweords -- Thank you. -- Han Kang

Our congratulations to K.O. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO was butchered by LU-LAO THE EYE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
QUIET LONER vanquished BARRELS in a 3 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BLACK ICE was demolished by LADY CHAO in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
K.O. butchered KARASENDRIETH in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
MIGHTY ASSAULT demolished LADY SMOKE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
JINA TYL RAY defeated MEADOWLARK in a 1 minute struggle.
RUMBLER was overpowered by ENCANTADORA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CHI HO was overpowered by VICIOUS SLASH in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CRONUS won victory over ROYAL ASSASSIN in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
EDDIE GORDO overpowered HAN KI in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  14 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  19 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  14 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  1      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 587 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MIGHTY ASSAULT 3674        10   2  1  102 CRITICALS (13)
AIMED BLOW       QUIET LONER 3699            9   4  0   97 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
SLASHING ATTACK  JINA TYL RAY 1989          11   6  1   83 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               15   9  1   72 CRITICALS (13)
BASHING ATTACK   RUMBLER 3693                9   8  0   61 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ENCANTADORA 3620.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROYAL ASSASSIN 3741.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIGHTY 
ASSAULT 3674, ENCANTADORA 3620, VICIOUS SLASH 3696, LADY CHAO 3736, JINA TYL RAY 
1989, CRONUS 3727, QUIET LONER 3699, EDDIE GORDO 3733, NO 3743, and BLACK ICE 3726.

The least popular fighter this week was BARRELS 3683.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAN KI 3746, CHI HO 3663, RUMBLER 3693, MEADOWLARK 3694, LADY SMOKE 
3633, KARASENDRIETH 3662, BLACK ICE 3726, NO 3743, EDDIE GORDO 3733, and QUIET LONER 
3699.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

K.O. (75-1920) SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     SONNY TERRY (30-3912) of DELTA BLUES (374) 
                 BLOOD RED SKIES (32-5430) of CALL THE PRIEST (344) 
                         DINO ORTALANI (69-9537) of OZ (944) 
                   TUESDAY WELD (73-6047) of CALENDAR GIRLS (453) 
                ELEPHANTTRANQUILIZER (82-855) of HARD LIQUOR 3 (140) 
                    FLOYD 101 (82-53144) of ROOKIE PINK 61 (8965) 
                      DOWRY WRAITH (82-50172) of 072507J (8439) 
                       CRIKEY! (82-45396) of SURPRISE! (7631) 
                  COCKROACH (82-47295) of THIRSTY THUGS 705 (7946) 
                  URETHRA FRANKLIN (82-16581) of R-E-S-P-E-E (2518) 
                  SACRED DOOM (82-10660) of HAUNTED CASTLE 3 (1569) 
                      HELPER HAND (84-4344) of DOODS III (848) 
                    QUICKSILVER (84-7055) of MORE Q STUFF (1335) 
                         CRUTCH (84-15431) of OLD ONE (2726) 
              THONG RENAISSANCE (84-14786) of THE ORLANDO MOB 17 (2602) 
                    THE CREATOR (84-32899) of LOITER SQUAD (5769) 
                 THE WHITE WHALE (84-47164) of GOTTA SERVE 2 (5903) 
                     PIMPLED NINNY (84-28547) of 012112H (5057) 
                   SFC 10 (84-23902) of MEDAL OF HONOR 101 (4237) 
                    FLATLINER (84-45870) of BAD NEWS BEERS (7928) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes