DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/06/2017    Duedate: 03/18/2017

DWES EG ARENA

DM 82    TURN 452

This Week's Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR QUAMALOT
THE QUAM SQUAD (627)
(82-4630) [15-8-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR QUAMALOT                   YUTICU
THE QUAM SQUAD (627)           WOTB A30 (5910)
(82-4630) [15-8-0,117]         (82-35822) [6-1-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Week's Favorite

TELLUS                         VEIL OF DECEPTION
ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)          DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)
(82-56650) [10-9-0,90]         (82-56697) [12-10-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)         23 
2. HARVEST DAY (6987)            13    WOTB A62 (5862)
3. RESTRICTIONS (117)            12    Unchartered Team
4. DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)      9  
5. MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)         9     WOTB A30 (5910)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WOTB A30 (5910)            6   1  0 85.7   1/ 5 FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)     4  7 0
 2- 3 ANGELS REBORN (1746)      10   2  0 83.3   2- 3*QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      3  0 0
 3/ 2 WOTB A62 (5862)            9   2  2 81.8   3/ 8 THE QUAM SQUAD (627)      3  0 0
 4- 6 WOTB A75 (5865)            7   3  0 70.0   4/ 9 HARVEST DAY (6987)        3  1 2
 5/ 8 HAS-BEENS (2494)           9   5  2 64.3   5/11 MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)     3  1 0
 6- 7 THIRSTY THUGS 0418 (5093) 10   6  0 62.5   6/ 4 RESTRICTIONS (117)        3  1 0
 7- 9*QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      10   7  1 58.8   7/15 ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     3  4 0
 8/10 GWAR (1021)              174 153 12 53.2   8- 7 COUNTRY PEOPLE (116)      2  0 0
 9-11 LAMB OF GOD (7763)        17  15  0 53.1   9/18 LEGAL TERMS (124)         2  0 0
10/13 THE QUAM SQUAD (627)      15  16  0 48.4  10-10*LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461) 2  1 1
11-12 CARNIVAL OF CHAOS (1019)  98 109  2 47.3  11/ 1 WOTB A62 (5862)           2  1 1
12-15 PATROL PARTNERS (123)     44  52  1 45.8  12/ 2*WOTB A30 (5910)           2  1 0
13/14 DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     32  38  2 45.7  13/12 HAS-BEENS (2494)          2  1 0
14/16 RESTRICTIONS (117)       114 142  6 44.5  14/25 COMPOSERS (2238)          2  1 0
15/18 FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)     27  35  1 43.5  15/14 FIGHTING WORDS (586)      2  1 0
16-17 FEAR FACTORY II (1017)    76 101  7 42.9  16-13*MOTHERSHIP 2 (6053)       2  2 1
17/19 ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     29  42  3 40.8  17/27 DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     2  6 0
18/21 MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)     28  42  1 40.0  18- 6 WOTB A75 (5865)           1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/23 HARVEST DAY (6987)        23  35  3 39.7  19-19 FEAR FACTORY II (1017)    1  1 1
20-20 COUNTRY PEOPLE (116)      23  35  2 39.7  20-20 THIRSTY THUGS 0418 (5093) 1  1 0
21-22 BIG TEN 3 (6980)          28  44  1 38.9  21-23 LAMB OF GOD (7763)        1  2 0
22/24 LEGAL TERMS (124)         34  55  2 38.2  22-16 BIG TEN 3 (6980)          1  3 0
23-25 HISPANIC RELATIVES (1737) 18  33  0 35.3  23-26 CARNIVAL OF CHAOS (1019)  1  3 0
24/26 FIGHTING WORDS (586)      45  85  5 34.6  24/ 0*DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  0  5 0
25-27*LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461)  5  11  1 31.2  25/28 GWAR (1021)               0  4 0
26-28*MOTHERSHIP 2 (6053)        6  14  1 30.0  26-24 HISPANIC RELATIVES (1737) 0  2 0
27/29 COMPOSERS (2238)           6  14  0 30.0  27-30 ANGELS REBORN (1746)      0  1 0
28-30*ACTIONS! (677)             1   8  0 11.1  28-21*ACTIONS! (677)            0  1 0
29/ 0*DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)   0   5  0  0.0  29-22 PATROL PARTNERS (123)     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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  WOTB A62?  Who?  FEAR FACTORY 8 is the top 
team these days, buddies!  Perhaps it is COMPOSERS members' intannibility that 
enabled them to move from 25th to 14th last week...  (Less time in the sun...) 
Practice pays for VEIL OF DECEPTION, who pummelled BOOGER, to pocket 20 points.  
BOOGER certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to VEIL OF 
DECEPTION and losing 6 points in the process!  SIR QUAMALOT found out being DWES EG's 
Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, receiving 2 challenges!  DENSER found out that 
DWES EG isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's 
the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a 
PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  CAPTURED ORC of DWES 
EG sends POISON THE WELL of FEAR FACTORY 8 goes to the Weary Warrior's Retirement 
Home.  DWES EG has no place for weaklings!  Perhaps WAY OF THE BLADE M1's manager was 
intending to send ANGASH to the Dark Arena in the first place, seeing as how 
bloodfeud has nearly expired.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
DWES EG, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping 
Blade.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR QUAMALOT 4630            15   8  0 117         THE QUAM SQUAD (627)      

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YOBQUE 35593                  7   3  0 109         WOTB A75 (5865)           
 DENSER 35579                  9   2  2  97         WOTB A62 (5862)           
 QUEEN OF HARLOTS 40440       10   6  0  94         FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)     
 SOULTAKER 16461               9   5  2  93         HAS-BEENS (2494)          

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELLUS 56650                 10   9  0  90         ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     
 VEIL OF DECEPTION 56697      12  10  0  87         DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     
 BOOGER 4371                  15  18  2  85         FIGHTING WORDS (586)      
-HOPE 11990                   10   2  0  84         ANGELS REBORN (1746)      
-ATOMIC DOG 36664              4   4  0  74         MOTHERSHIP 2 (6053)       
 YUTICU 35822                  6   1  0  72         WOTB A30 (5910)           
-CHAINSAW JUGGLER 56761       11   6  0  71         CARNIVAL OF CHAOS (1019)  
-BABYLON 27706                 5   0  0  70         QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FADED LINE 56673          9   5  2  65         DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     
-BRIAN KINNEY 27703            4   1  1  65         QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      
 ANOMALY 771                  10  14  1  63         LEGAL TERMS (124)         

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HBP 56769                     7  16  1  62         RESTRICTIONS (117)        

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNITARI 57001                5   1  0  53         MOONS OF KRYNN (6986)     
 FUNGAL CRAWLER 56999         11   7  0  52         FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)     
-ARIZONA RANGER 56463          5   1  0  51         COUNTRY PEOPLE (116)      
-BLOOD SHED 759               11  10  1  50         PATROL PARTNERS (123)     
 ELLINGTON 56846               6   6  0  45         COMPOSERS (2238)          
 GHOST PEPPER 56860            3   1  2  45         HARVEST DAY (6987)        
 GRASS 56969                   3   4  0  45         RESTRICTIONS (117)        
-DEMON FURY 56938              5   3  0  40         THIRSTY THUGS 0418 (5093) 
 ATTIC WHISPERER 57012         9   9  0  39         DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)     
 ODERUS 56672                  6   4  1  35         GWAR (1021)               
 ARCHAIC TRIAD 56745           4   3  0  35         ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)     

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUDGE POP 56980               2   0  1  33         LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461) 
-CANCER RAT 56977              1   0  0  27         LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461) 

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUMPY WICKETS 56989           1   0  0  17         MOTHERSHIP 2 (6053)       
-ROGUE GRAVES 57043            1   0  1  11         FEAR FACTORY II (1017)    
-MARYLAND 57100                1   0  0  11         BIG TEN 3 (6980)          
-BLACK LABEL 57017             1   1  0  10         LAMB OF GOD (7763)        
-SPARKLE HORSE 56976           1   0  0  10         QUEER AS FOLK (4505)      
-MAYFLY 56676                  1   0  1   8         MOTHERSHIP 2 (6053)       
-ACQUIT 5083                   1   1  0   8         ACTIONS! (677)            
-PSYCHO HOLIDAY 56779          0   1  0   7         FEAR FACTORY II (1017)    
 WALTZ 47456                   0   1  0   5         DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  
-CANCER RAT 57037              0   1  0   5         LEAGUE ARCANE TV'S (5461) 
 LAMBADA 47455                 0   1  0   1         DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  
 TANGO 47454                   0   1  0   1         DANCE OF DEATH II (7976)  

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE           0  0 0                      GHOST PEPPER 56860    452  NONE
HAWKEYE 41798           7  5 0 BIG TEN 3 6980       DENSER 35579          450   
SWING 47457             0  1 0 DANCE OF DEATH  7976 ARENAMASTER           452  NONE
TAP 47453               0  1 0 DANCE OF DEATH  7976 STONE GOLEM           452  NONE
POISON THE WELL 56791   6  8 1 FEAR FACTORY 8 6744  CAPTURED ORC          452  NONE
MAL PADRE 56486         4  3 0 HISPANIC RELATI 1737 FUDGE POP 56980       450   
WAX ON 57096            0  1 0 MOONS OF KRYNN 6986  MAYFLY 56676          450   
ANGASH 21489           10  4 0 WAY OF THE BLAD 3388 POISON THE WELL 56791 449   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TAP was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SWING was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SIR QUAMALOT subdued DENSER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Title fight.
BOOGER was viciously subdued by VEIL OF DECEPTION in a 6 minute veteran's fight.
YUTICU was viciously subdued by TELLUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's duel.
SOULTAKER viciously subdued THE FADED LINE in a 2 minute veteran's competition.
QUEEN OF HARLOTS vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ANOMALY won victory over ATTIC WHISPERER in a 2 minute fight.
LUNITARI overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven match.
POISON THE WELL was killed by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute fight.
ARCHAIC TRIAD was overcome by GRASS in a exciting 3 minute contest.
FUNGAL CRAWLER demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ODERUS was overcome by ELLINGTON in a 3 minute fight.
GHOST PEPPER slaughtered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
WALTZ lost to VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute novice vs. master fray.
LAMBADA was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
TANGO was overpowered by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  4      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        35 -  37 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  40 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 452 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DENSER -29957               9   2  2   97 WOTB A62 (5862)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUEEN OF HARLOTS -25096    10   6  0   94 FEAR FACTORY 8 (6744)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOULTAKER 16461             9   5  2   93 HAS-BEENS (2494)
TOTAL PARRY      VEIL OF DECEPTION -8839    12  10  0   87 DRAWN TOGETHER (6991)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOST PEPPER -8676          3   1  2   45 HARVEST DAY (6987)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ODERUS -8864                6   4  1   35 GWAR (1021)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARCHAIC TRIAD -8791         4   3  0   35 ROMAN DIVINITY (7761)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TELLUS -8886.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VEIL OF DECEPTION -8839.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAP -18083, 
SOULTAKER 16461, BOOGER 4371, GRASS -8567, TELLUS -8886, POISON THE WELL -8745, QUEEN 
OF HARLOTS -25096, ARCHAIC TRIAD -8791, FUNGAL CRAWLER -8537, and ODERUS -8864.

The least popular fighter this week was TANGO -18082.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YUTICU -29714, SWING -18079, WALTZ -18080, ANOMALY 771, THE FADED LINE 
-8863, GHOST PEPPER -8676, ELLINGTON -8690, LUNITARI -8535, ATTIC WHISPERER -8524, 
and DENSER -29957.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SIR QUAMALOT (82-4630) THE QUAM SQUAD

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy