DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2017    Duedate: 04/05/2017

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-600

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHI HO
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3663) [18-27-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHI HO                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (67)              
(75-3663) [18-27-2,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHI HO                         BLACK ICE
SAND DANCERS (67)              SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
(75-3663) [18-27-2,105]        (75-3726) [10-6-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           41
2. CRITICALS (13)              13      CRITICALS (13)
3. U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)      1      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN (206)               0
5. SWORD FOR HIRE (124)        -1      U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CRITICALS (13)           242 142 22 63.0   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         9  6 1
 2/ 1*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   12   8  1 60.0   2/ 1 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)      7  8 0
 3/ 3 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     171 119  6 59.0   3/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            5  1 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1206 %1677 36 41.8   4/ 4*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   3  7 0
 5- 5 WRATHMEN (206)             9  18  1 33.3   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.

In the hope that while we're late, we're not TOO late, I offer a brief note or two.  
I'm pleased to have defeated Gothic, humiliating for me if I had not, and the loss 
will do him no harm.  Plus, he gets four skills.  Don't worry about that insurance 
policy, Gothic.  It's a snare and delusion in the end.  Insurance agents never tell 
you about the fine print, where it says, "Not for injuries acquired in the arena."  
Bah.

                                          -- Chi Ho

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in JADE MOUNTAIN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as SWORD FOR HIRE is pushed out of top team by SAND DANCERS, who 
came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  And let's see, HAN KI fought STONEFACE MIKARN 
and gained 12 points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 4-1-1.  BLACK ICE has lost to 
BARRELS, falling 2 points, while helping make SWORD FOR HIRE a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending 
his title for another turn, CHI HO kept SWORD FOR HIRE's warrior, GOTHIC, from 
claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Green Axe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the WRATHMEN stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on JADE MOUNTAIN, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
WRATHMEN 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.  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has RON RHINO been sent to the Dark 
Arena by U IS FOR UNGULATE?  And why with a 3-1-0 record??  U IS FOR UNGULATE has 
some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, PETE PRONGHORN, who 
had a record of 3-0-0?' Hearty mugs of ale were raised in JADE MOUNTAIN today as 
GOTHIC was bid farewell to a 7-4-0 warrior, with CHI HO of SAND DANCERS standing 
silent and pensive.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to 
cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, JADE MOUNTAIN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI HO 3663                  18  27  2   105       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRELS 3683                 23  14  1    93       CRITICALS (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK ICE 3726               10   6  0    83       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FULL FORCE 3714               5   1  0    63       CRITICALS (13)
 RUMBLER 3693                 14  16  0    58       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LADY CHAO 3736               10   7  0    58       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAN KI 3746                   6   9  1    40       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE GHOST 3760               2   1  0    32       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHARSYN 2249                  2   2  0    20       WRATHMEN (206)
 RENAISSANCE 3764              2   0  0    20       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 HOTDOG 3755                   4   5  0    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
-TOM TAPIR 3730                2   2  0    12       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-LEWELLYN LLAMA 3731           2   2  1    10       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
-OPRAH OKAPI 3728              2   1  0     7       U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)
 GLEAMING BLADE 3761           1   0  0     6       CRITICALS (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CURSED SCROLL 3765            0   1  0     1       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-3 3725                        0   1  0     1       WRATHMEN (206)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GOTHIC 3751             7  4 0 SWORD FOR HIRE 124   CHI HO 3663           600   
PETE PRONGHORN 3729     3  1 0 U IS FOR UNGULAT 331 CHAO-SO TALLTREE      600  NONE
RON RHINO 3732          3  2 0 U IS FOR UNGULAT 331 ARENAMASTER KEND      600  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chi Ho -- Good job. Congrats on winning the title. -- Gothic

Jorja -- On behalf of Quiet Loner, I thank you for your congrats on his graduation. 
After last week's fight, he left quickly, unexpectedly, and without a word. He didn't 
even write a Dulemaster's Column, as instructed. I don't know, some people you can 
reach, others you can't. He's a great fighter, but has some demons to work out. -- 
Angus McSweords, mgr. Sword for Hire 

Talk to Death -- I had to hurry-up and win the fight. If it went any longer, you would 
have talked me to death. A little less conversation, a little more action next time. 
-- Renaissance 

One third of Mr. Loner's attacks with a dagger were criticals, one third of his 
attacks with his bare hands were criticals. So, of course, he got that most impressive 
of weapons as his favorite, the short spear. -- Angus McSweords 

Full Force -- It would have been courteous of you to hold yourself to HALF force in 
sympathy for my aging bones, you know. -- Rumbler

Ron Rhino -- I know orcs have a certain reputation, but a lady expects better ANYWAY. 
-- Lady Chao

Tom Tapir -- Does it hurt when your eyes blaze? -- Han Ki

And a standby for me.  I always like that. -- Hotdog

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RON RHINO was butchered by ARENAMASTER KENDAR in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PETE PRONGHORN was slaughtered by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CHI HO easily killed GOTHIC in a action packed 1 minute bloody one-sided Title match.
BLACK ICE slimly lost to BARRELS in a 12 minute fight.
RUMBLER narrowly defeated JADE GHOST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
LADY CHAO vanquished WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
HAN KI savagely defeated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 4 minute master vs. novice brawl.
HOTDOG was viciously subdued by RENAISSANCE in a crowd boring 9 minute gruesome duel.
GLEAMING BLADE narrowly defeated CURSED SCROLL in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 600 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               23  14  1   93 CRITICALS (13)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK ICE 3726             10   6  0   83 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
AIMED BLOW       LADY CHAO 3736             10   7  0   58 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHI HO 3663.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLACK ICE 3726.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAN KI 3746, CURSED SCROLL 
3765, GLEAMING BLADE 3761, CHI HO 3663, RUMBLER 3693, LADY CHAO 3736, JADE GHOST 
3760, RON RHINO 3732, GOTHIC 3751, and PETE PRONGHORN 3729.

The least popular fighter this week was HOTDOG 3755.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BARRELS 3683, RENAISSANCE 3764, PETE PRONGHORN 3729, GOTHIC 3751, RON 
RHINO 3732, JADE GHOST 3760, LADY CHAO 3736, RUMBLER 3693, CHI HO 3663, and GLEAMING 
BLADE 3761.

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                                          -- RSI