DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2017    Duedate: 05/17/2017

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK ICE
SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
(75-3726) [12-7-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK ICE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SWORD FOR HIRE (124)           
(75-3726) [12-7-0,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUMBLER                        COLD STEEL
SAND DANCERS (67)              CRITICALS (13)
(75-3693) [15-18-0,63]         (75-3762) [0-3-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD FOR HIRE (124)        50
2. CRITICALS (13)               6      CRITICALS (13)
3. U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)      0      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)          -11
                                       RED AS BLOOD (91)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRITICALS (13)           244 147 22 62.4   1/ 1 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)     183 122  6 60.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 3- 3*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   12   9  1 57.1   3/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            3  5 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1212 %1686 36 41.8   4- 4*U IS FOR UNGULATE (331)   0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  JADE GHOST caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RUMBLER and was awarded 
22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JADE GHOST put 
down RUMBLER, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail BLACK ICE, Duelmaster of JADE 
MOUNTAIN!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in JADE MOUNTAIN these days is CRITICALS.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  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.  
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK ICE 3726               12   7  0   102       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRELS 3683                 24  16  1    89       CRITICALS (13)
 JADE GHOST 3760               5   1  0    83       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-FULL FORCE 3714               6   1  0    75       CRITICALS (13)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMBLER 3693                 15  18  0    63       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY CHAO 3736               11   9  0    49       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAN KI 3746                   7  11  1    33       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HOTDOG 3755                   6   6  0    26       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENAISSANCE 3764              4   1  0    21       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 ULTIMATUM 3768                3   0  0    19       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
 GLEAMING BLADE 3761           1   0  0    15       CRITICALS (13)
 CURSED SCROLL 3765            2   2  0    13       SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
-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)
 COLD STEEL 3762               0   3  0     5       CRITICALS (13)
 HAI TAI 3769                  0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lady Chao -- Am I pretty? -- Jade Ghost

Rumbler -- You ever have one of those days where you felt like you should've stayed in 
bed?  Me, too. -- Black Ice

Cold Steel -- What is your Will, 75? -- Ultimatum 

HotDog -- They Shoot Horses, Don't They? -- Renaissance 

Lightfinger Lu -- Hopefully, the beating taught you never to steal again. -- Cursed 
Scroll

Jade Ghost -- Not ghostly enough. -- Lady Chao

Barrels -- Bah. -- Chi Ho

Black Ice -- Aha! -- Rumbler

Renaissance -- That's outrageous! -- Hotdog

And a standby, with my thanks. -- Han Ki

Angus -- TOTALLY understood. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARRELS was devastated by BLACK ICE in a 5 minute mismatched Title fight.
RUMBLER was handily defeated by JADE GHOST in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HAN KI was devastated by SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LADY CHAO overpowered RENAISSANCE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
HOTDOG unbelievably bested CURSED SCROLL in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
COLD STEEL was luckily beaten by ULTIMATUM in a popular 8 minute amateur's brawl.
GLEAMING BLADE vanquished HAI TAI in a crowd boring 4 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  12 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 603 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         6  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLACK ICE 3726             12   7  0  102 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
TOTAL PARRY      BARRELS 3683               24  16  1   89 CRITICALS (13)
BASHING ATTACK   JADE GHOST 3760             5   1  0   83 SWORD FOR HIRE (124)
AIMED BLOW       LADY CHAO 3736             11   9  0   49 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUMBLER 3693.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COLD STEEL 3762.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK ICE 3726, CURSED 
SCROLL 3765, JADE GHOST 3760, LADY CHAO 3736, BARRELS 3683, RUMBLER 3693, HAN KI 
3746, HOTDOG 3755, RENAISSANCE 3764, and GLEAMING BLADE 3761.

The least popular fighter this week was HAI TAI 3769.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULTIMATUM 3768, GLEAMING BLADE 3761, RENAISSANCE 3764, HOTDOG 3755, HAN 
KI 3746, RUMBLER 3693, BARRELS 3683, LADY CHAO 3736, JADE GHOST 3760, and CURSED 
SCROLL 3765.

                     PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE

Please note that because of new bank regulations, we can no longer accept any check or 
money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"