DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2017    Duedate: 05/25/2017

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-595

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAIN RAIL
HOWLIN CASE (352)
(78-3239) [16-2-1,151]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAIN RAIL                     ABRAHAM
HOWLIN CASE (352)              ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (357)
(78-3239) [16-2-1,151]         (78-3270) [1-1-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SANDY STRATTON                 SANDY STRATTON
GIRLS X3 (299)                 GIRLS X3 (299)
(78-2801) [17-12-0,86]         (78-2801) [17-12-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOWLIN CASE (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN (351)              47
2. GIRLS X3 (299)              22      HOWLIN CASE (352)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (357)         6      Unchartered Team
4. HOWLIN CASE (352)            0
5. SAND DANCERS (68)          -11      ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HOWLIN CASE (352)         70  32  2 68.6   1/ 1 HOWLIN CASE (352)        11  4 0
 2/ 3 GIRLS X3 (299)            91  69  3 56.9   2/ 3 GIRLS X3 (299)            7  5 1
 3/ 0 WRATHMEN (351)             8   8  2 50.0   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         6  9 0
 4/ 5*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (357)       1   1  0 50.0   4/ 5*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (357)      1  1 0
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1212 %1386 39 46.7   5/ 0 WRATHMEN (351)            1  3 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LIN TIRIAN will ever be the same.  And let's see, DALADMAR fought ARTFUL 
DESIGN and gained 24 points and contributed to WRATHMEN's 1-3-1.  SKIPPIT has lost to 
DOLLY PARTON, falling 16 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 1-4-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TRAIN RAIL remains LIN TIRIAN's 
top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Lost Hope Inn?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Banners at half mast, warriors, 
HOWLIN CASE has lost ARTFUL DESIGN, and you might say all of LIN TIRIAN has felt the 
loss, except maybe WRATHMEN.  This is the stuff legends are made of.  DALADMAR has 
killed ARTFUL DESIGN, a 10-3-0 warrior of HOWLIN CASE.  I hear WRATHMEN welcomes a 
bloodfeud challenge.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to 
cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LIN TIRIAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIN RAIL 3239              16   2  1   151       HOWLIN CASE (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADONNA LYNCH 2799           18  11  0   102       GIRLS X3 (299)
 THE FINEST 3229              11   0  0   102       HOWLIN CASE (352)
 POT SHOT 3230                16   6  0   101       HOWLIN CASE (352)
 RAINDROPS 3211               14  11  0    96       HOWLIN CASE (352)
 HAMFIST 3122                 22  21  0    93       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALADMAR 3203                 8   3  2    90       WRATHMEN (351)
 ARNELL NASTI 3200            16  17  0    88       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SANDY STRATTON 2801          17  12  0    86       GIRLS X3 (299)
 DIXIE BUBBLES 2800           16  13  0    75       GIRLS X3 (299)
 BETTY BIPP 3251              11   7  0    70       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANONYMOUS 3133               12  29  0    65       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLLY PARTON 3268             4   1  1    42       GIRLS X3 (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKIPPIT 3265                  5   4  0    32       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABRAHAM 3270                  1   1  0    17       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (357)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ARTFUL DESIGN 3256     10  3 0 HOWLIN CASE 352      DALADMAR 3203         595   
ARDRE 3205              0  1 0 WRATHMEN 351         HIGH ELF              595  NONE
C 3206                  0  1 0 WRATHMEN 351         WURM KIN              595  NONE
DARA 3226               0  1 0 WRATHMEN 351         MISTRESS MIGONEL      595  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Train Rail -- I've been railroaded! -- Arnell Nasti

Ladonna Lynch -- But the salad was good.  Family dressing, yes? -- Hamfist

The Finest -- You are NOT.  Just the most violent. -- anonymous

And two-oh over standbys this time.  It's actually an improvement. -- Betty Bipp

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

C was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DARA was slaughtered by MISTRESS MIGONELLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ARDRE was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
TRAIN RAIL vanquished ARNELL NASTI in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
POT SHOT savagely defeated M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 4 minute bloody fight.
RAINDROPS viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute gory duel.
LADONNA LYNCH bested HAMFIST in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
THE FINEST overpowered DIXIE BUBBLES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SANDY STRATTON viciously subdued ANONYMOUS in a popular 2 minute expert's duel.
ARTFUL DESIGN was slaughtered by DALADMAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BETTY BIPP overpowered DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
SKIPPIT was subdued by DOLLY PARTON in a 1 minute match.
ABRAHAM bested OSKSI NOBLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        24 -  13 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  21 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  11 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 595 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         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRAIN RAIL 3239            16   2  1  151 HOWLIN CASE (352)
TOTAL PARRY      LADONNA LYNCH 2799         18  11  0  102 GIRLS X3 (299)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE FINEST 3229            11   0  0  102 HOWLIN CASE (352)
WALL OF STEEL    POT SHOT 3230              16   6  0  101 HOWLIN CASE (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIXIE BUBBLES 2800         16  13  0   75 GIRLS X3 (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SANDY STRATTON 2801.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SANDY STRATTON 2801.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAMFIST 3122, 
POT SHOT 3230, RAINDROPS 3211, ABRAHAM 3270, THE FINEST 3229, BETTY BIPP 3251, TRAIN 
RAIL 3239, LADONNA LYNCH 2799, DALADMAR 3203, and DOLLY PARTON 3268.

The least popular fighter this week was SKIPPIT 3265.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARTFUL DESIGN 3256, DIXIE BUBBLES 2800, ARDRE 3205, DARA 3226, C 3206, 
ANONYMOUS 3133, ARNELL NASTI 3200, DOLLY PARTON 3268, DALADMAR 3203, and LADONNA 
LYNCH 2799.

                     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!"