DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/03/2016    Duedate: 11/16/2016

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-590

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARRELS
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3683) [18-9-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUIET LONER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SWORD FOR HIRE (124)           
(75-3699) [10-4-0,99]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MEADOWLARK                     MEADOWLARK
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3694) [10-10-0,78]         (75-3694) [10-10-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRITICALS (13)              32
2. SWORD FOR HIRE (124)        23      CRITICALS (13)
3. WRATHMEN (206)               0      Unchartered Team
4. APOKOLIPS (321)              0
5. SAND DANCERS (67)          -22      KIWI CONNECTION (214)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRITICALS (13)           229 130 21 63.8   1/ 2 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)      8  3 0
 2/ 2 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     143 104  6 57.9   2- 1 APOKOLIPS (321)           5  4 0
 3- 3 APOKOLIPS (321)           87  98  6 47.0   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 1
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1183 %1650 35 41.8   4/ 4 CRITICALS (13)            4  2 0
 5- 5 WRATHMEN (206)             9  17  1 34.6   5- 5 WRATHMEN (206)            0  1 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.

     My manager is so old fashioned.  He speaks of gladiators paying their dues by 
toiling away in Challenger Champions for a few turns before earning the right to fight 
for the title of Duelmaster.  For those of us that make the jump from the Champions 
section to Duelmaster, he believes, there are dues that haven't been paid, experience 
and skills that haven't been earned and learned, and we will soon get our comeuppance 
in a most egregious way. 
     I can't speak to any of that.  I can only go out there, defend the title when 
asked, and give my opponent as much hell as I can muster from the safe side of my 
blade.  Fate gave me a title shot last turn and Fate will determine who my opponent 
will be this turn. 
     Skill, Luck, Fate.  Hopefully, they won't conspire with Destiny to do me dirty. 

                                          -- Jina tyl Ray
                                             Duelmistress of Jade Mountain 

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt JADE MOUNTAIN will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as APOKOLIPS is pushed out of top team by SWORD FOR HIRE, who came from 
2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, VICIOUS SLASH fought CHI HO and gained 14 
points and contributed to CRITICALS' 2-0-0.  RUMBLER has lost to STONEFACE MIKARN, 
falling 17 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 0-5-0 turn.  We should ask 
BARRELS about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Green Axe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  CRITICALS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were JADE MOUNTAIN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding CRITICALS more than any other team we find SWORD FOR HIRE.  JADE 
MOUNTAIN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JADE MOUNTAIN and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JADE MOUNTAIN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRELS 3683                 18   9  1    94       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIET LONER 3699             10   4  0    99       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JINA TYL RAY 1989            12   7  1    84       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-LADY SMOKE 3633              15  21  2    81       APOKOLIPS (321)
 MEADOWLARK 3694              10  10  0    78       SAND DANCERS (67)
-ENCANTADORA 3620             17  20  0    77       APOKOLIPS (321)
 VICIOUS SLASH 3696            9   8  1    72       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI HO 3663                  14  21  1    64       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMBLER 3693                 10  10  0    49       SAND DANCERS (67)
 BLACK ICE 3726                5   2  0    39       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHAO 3736                4   3  0    29       SAND DANCERS (67)
 NEO NOIR 3752                 2   0  0    29       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 GOTHIC 3751                   2   0  0    27       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHARSYN 2249                  2   2  0    20       WRATHMEN (206)
-VERITABLE WALL 3713           1   0  0    20       CRITICALS (13)
-EDDIE GORDO 3733              4   1  0    13       APOKOLIPS (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAN KI 3746                   1   4  1     8       SAND DANCERS (67)
-BONECRUSHER 3748              1   1  0     4       APOKOLIPS (321)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRONUS 3727             1  3 0 APOKOLIPS 321        HAN KI 3746           588   
SAYK 2251               6  5 0 WRATHMEN 206         LADY SMOKE 3633       586  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- Huh??  You don't think I can field a competitive team?  In Jade Mountain?  
This isn't Primus.  Not that difficult.  Geesh, some people. -- Angus McSweords 

Angus -- "Jade Mountain...it's not Primus."  Thanks a lot, coach.  And brilliant 
insight. -- Sword for Hire

SfH -- You know what I mean. -- Angus (how nuts must I be to be writing personals to 
myself?) 

Han Ki -- Did you use a hanky after that fight, or did you use a han ki? ;D -- Neo 
Noir

Bonecrusher -- You should make for an interesting study. -- Gothic 

Encantadora -- That was a bit surprising. You got the last laugh, though--now I have 
to write a DM Column -- Jina tyl Ray

I completely forgot to do this yesterday.  If it's too late for this turn, well, 
something for next time, hmm? -- Jorja, Sand Dancers

Barrels -- (sigh)  Good fight. -- Chi Ho

Lady Smoke -- For six skills, I'll take the loss. -- Rumbler

Vicious Slash -- I felt like winning? -- Meadowlark

A win over a standby.  I'll take it. -- Lady Chao

Neo Noir -- Ouch!  I didn't need that.  Especially the "burying me in the sand" bit at 
the end. -- Han Ki

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JINA TYL RAY was unbelievably bested by BARRELS in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
QUIET LONER slimly won victory over MEADOWLARK in a action packed 2 minute battle.
CHI HO was demolished by VICIOUS SLASH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RUMBLER was bested by STONEFACE MIKARN in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice upset contest.
LADY CHAO was bested by BLACK ICE in a 2 minute brawl.
NEO NOIR vanquished TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HAN KI was overpowered by GOTHIC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   4 -  2      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  13 -  0      24  |

Turn 590 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               18   9  1   94 CRITICALS (13)
AIMED BLOW       QUIET LONER 3699           10   4  0   99 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
SLASHING ATTACK  JINA TYL RAY 1989          12   7  1   84 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK ICE 3726              5   2  0   39 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MEADOWLARK 3694.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MEADOWLARK 3694.  The ten other most popular fighters were JINA TYL RAY 1989, 
QUIET LONER 3699, RUMBLER 3693, GOTHIC 3751, BARRELS 3683, VICIOUS SLASH 3696, LADY 
CHAO 3736, BLACK ICE 3726, NEO NOIR 3752, and CHI HO 3663.

The least popular fighter this week was HAN KI 3746.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHI HO 3663, NEO NOIR 3752, BLACK ICE 3726, LADY CHAO 3736, VICIOUS 
SLASH 3696, BARRELS 3683, GOTHIC 3751, RUMBLER 3693, QUIET LONER 3699, and JINA TYL 
RAY 1989.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission.