DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/03/2015    Duedate: 04/16/2015

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VEILED POISON
DEATH PENALTY (247)
(78-3051) [17-1-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VEILED POISON                  POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH PENALTY (247)            
(78-3051) [17-1-0,136]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANN NASTY                      ANN NASTY
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-3002) [19-23-1,94]         (78-3002) [19-23-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH PENALTY (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           22
2. DEATH PENALTY (247)         21      MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)      7      Unchartered Team
4. MAGIC ARTISTS (292)          0
5. DUNCAN'S BEST (342)          0      ARMY OF DARKNESS (258)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)   94  42  6 69.1   1/ 1 DEATH PENALTY (247)      11  4 0
 2/ 2 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       93  50  3 65.0   2/ 2 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       5  4 0
 3/ 3 DEATH PENALTY (247)       66  55  6 54.5   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         4 11 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1128 %1285 39 46.7   4/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)   1  1 0
 5- 5*DUNCAN'S BEST (342)        6  10  1 37.5   5- 4*DUNCAN'S BEST (342)       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 LIN TIRIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  HOUDINI caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HAMFIST and was awarded 13 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HOUDINI put down HAMFIST, 
causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Although MASKED MARAUDER 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious VEILED 
POISON.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the 
whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LIN TIRIAN.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding MEDAL OF HONOR Z2.  Indeed it was MAGIC ARTISTS.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after THE WEEPER.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of 
fear lays hold of its heart.  True, MIRACLE WORKER?  Who could miss your "brave" 
challenge of THE WEEPER?  Surprising everyone, THE WEEPER bested MIRACLE WORKER, 
earning 17 points of recognition in the process!  A knave's just desserts are the 
sweetest victory.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     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 next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEILED POISON 3051           17   1  0   136       DEATH PENALTY (247)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERGEANT 3 3032              14   2  1   107       MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)
 ANN NASTY 3002               19  23  1    94       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASKED MARAUDER 3076          9  10  0    74       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENOM DRIP 3113              10   2  1    60       DEATH PENALTY (247)
 MUSGRAVE 3098                10   1  0    57       DEATH PENALTY (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WEEPER 3049               7  16  0    51       SAND DANCERS (68)
-JOHN COFFEY 3065              4   1  1    51       DUNCAN'S BEST (342)
 MIRACLE WORKER 3111           3   1  1    39       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEO KNOX 3061                 2   3  0    33       DUNCAN'S BEST (342)
-SERGEANT 1 3031               7   3  0    27       MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)
 SERGEANT 5 3050               1   1  0    24       MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (336)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUDINI 3095                  3   1  0    23       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
-ARTICULATE 3084               2   0  0    18       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
 WESTERN WOODS 3142            1   0  0    13       DEATH PENALTY (247)
 HAMFIST 3122                  3   3  0    12       SAND DANCERS (68)
-BEAR 3106                     0   1  0     7       DUNCAN'S BEST (342)
 ANONYMOUS 3133                1   3  0     6       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AIMER 3141              0  1 0 DEATH PENALTY 247    SHEWISH GIANT         543  NONE
GENTLE BORIS 3070       8  9 1 SAND DANCERS 68      JOHN COFFEY 3065      539  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

My continued position as Popularity Leader just PROVES something I've thought all
along, all my life, which is that MOST people would be nasty if they could get away
with it.  And I think they should try harder, because they won't really be happy
until they let their inner nastiness out. -- Ann Nasty

Two-three, with our two newest members, the AMATEURS, winning?  It's a plot. -- Ann
Nasty
P.S.  And no standbys AGAIN.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AIMER was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MIRACLE WORKER slimly lost to THE WEEPER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
HOUDINI subdued HAMFIST in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
VEILED POISON devastated MASKED MARAUDER in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
ANN NASTY overpowered MUSGRAVE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gruesome mismatched match.
VENOM DRIP overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
SERGEANT 5 devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ANONYMOUS was handily defeated by WESTERN WOODS in a 4 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 543 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VEILED POISON 3051         17   1  0  136 DEATH PENALTY (247)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VENOM DRIP 3113            10   2  1   60 DEATH PENALTY (247)
TOTAL PARRY      MUSGRAVE 3098              10   1  0   57 DEATH PENALTY (247)
BASHING ATTACK   MIRACLE WORKER 3111         3   1  1   39 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANN NASTY 3002.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANN NASTY 3002.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANONYMOUS 3133, MIRACLE 
WORKER 3111, THE WEEPER 3049, HOUDINI 3095, VEILED POISON 3051, VENOM DRIP 3113, 
SERGEANT 5 3050, WESTERN WOODS 3142, AIMER 3141, and HAMFIST 3122.

The least popular fighter this week was MUSGRAVE 3098.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MASKED MARAUDER 3076, HAMFIST 3122, AIMER 3141, WESTERN WOODS 3142, 
SERGEANT 5 3050, VENOM DRIP 3113, VEILED POISON 3051, HOUDINI 3095, THE WEEPER 3049, 
and MIRACLE WORKER 3111.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."