DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2015    Duedate: 04/06/2015

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-777

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RICKY HENDERSON
PLAY BALL (556)
(5-5395) [11-9-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

Y THE BOLD                     ILOMON
HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)        GAMERS (526)
(5-5127) [14-0-0,141]          (5-5028) [4-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RICKY HENDERSON                SANDY ALAMAR
PLAY BALL (556)                PLAY BALL (556)
(5-5395) [11-9-0,113]          (5-5475) [1-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PLAY BALL (556)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PLAY BALL (556)             36
2. GAMERS (526)                19      HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
3. HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)     15      Unchartered Team
4. MASSAGE PARLORS (487)       14
5. IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)      1      GAMERS (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GAMERS (526)               4   0  0  100   1/ 3 PLAY BALL (556)           7  5 0
 2/ 2 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)   56  22  3 71.8   2/ 1 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)   6  2 0
 3/ 4 IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)   88  59  3 59.9   3/ 2 IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)   5  1 0
 4/ 5 PLAY BALL (556)           46  43  2 51.7   4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    4 11 0
 5/ 3*5TH DIRE LANCERS (559)     4   4  0 50.0   5/ 5*GAMERS (526)              3  0 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   813 878 25 48.1   6/ 6*5TH DIRE LANCERS (559)    3  3 0
 7/ 7 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     35  39  2 47.3   7/ 9 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     2  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KALTOS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, HISTORICAL KOLACT, since 
PLAY BALL took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see ILOMON win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, ILOMON beat MERLE OATES and MERLE OATES lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  RICKY HENDERSON challenged KALTOS' Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as RICKY HENDERSON takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
KALTOS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  IT'S 
ALL OVER NOW, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like HISTORICAL 
KOLACT avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, ILOMON was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KALTOS' 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICKY HENDERSON 5395         11   9  0   113       PLAY BALL (556)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 Y THE BOLD 5127              14   0  0   141       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
 PULPER 5369                  14   3  1   121       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOT EVERS 5451               9   3  0    89       PLAY BALL (556)
 CRYING FIRE 5494             17   6  0    88       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
 ORRIN QUARRELS 5402          12  28  1    79       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 MOONGLUM 5128                11  11  1    77       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
 BUBBA CHURCH 5409            10   7  0    74       PLAY BALL (556)
 UGLY WALT 5427               15  20  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERRY LEE 5436               13  21  0    60       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 RUB DOWN 4653                 6   2  0    58       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ILOMON 5028                   4   0  0    50       GAMERS (526)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERLE OATES 5511              5  15  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 CARPET 5542                   3   1  1    29       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
 GALSA 5428                    3   1  0    27       5TH DIRE LANCERS (559)
 THRASHER 5527                 2   1  0    26       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIS GUN 5580                  2   0  0    18       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
 SANDY ALAMAR 5475             1   3  0    18       PLAY BALL (556)
-VAGABOND 5539                 2   2  0    12       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
 WET TOWEL 5503                1   2  0    12       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
 KEMI 5431                     1   1  0     4       5TH DIRE LANCERS (559)
 ORG 5429                      0   2  0     2       5TH DIRE LANCERS (559)
 PENNY RAYNE 5581              0   2  0     2       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-PATRON 5515                   0   1  0     1       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Moonglum -- Definitely "yuck."  All the time. -- Ugly Walt

Oh, da...rn.  One-four, and we only got a win at all because the Oater drew a
standby. -- Orrin Quarrels, chagrined

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RICKY HENDERSON devastated CRYING FIRE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
HOOT EVERS vanquished UGLY WALT in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ILOMON overpowered MERLE OATES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SANDY ALAMAR was bested by GALSA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
Y THE BOLD overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
PULPER devastated BUBBA CHURCH in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
MOONGLUM devastated JERRY LEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ORRIN QUARRELS handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RUB DOWN vanquished THRASHER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KEMI was vanquished by CARPET in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ORG was vanquished by WET TOWEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PENNY RAYNE was overpowered by HIS GUN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  33 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 777 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RICKY HENDERSON 5395       11   9  0  113 PLAY BALL (556)
PARRY-STRIKE     Y THE BOLD 5127            14   0  0  141 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
WALL OF STEEL    PULPER 5369                14   3  1  121 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
AIMED BLOW       CRYING FIRE 5494           17   6  0   88 IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
BASHING ATTACK   BUBBA CHURCH 5409          10   7  0   74 PLAY BALL (556)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUB DOWN 4653               6   2  0   58 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RICKY HENDERSON 5395.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SANDY ALAMAR 5475.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUBBA CHURCH 
5409, HOOT EVERS 5451, ILOMON 5028, Y THE BOLD 5127, CARPET 5542, RICKY HENDERSON 
5395, GALSA 5428, PULPER 5369, ORRIN QUARRELS 5402, and RUB DOWN 4653.

The least popular fighter this week was PENNY RAYNE 5581.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ORG 5429, KEMI 5431, JERRY LEE 5436, MERLE OATES 5511, CRYING 
FIRE 5494, WET TOWEL 5503, THRASHER 5527, MOONGLUM 5128, UGLY WALT 5427, and HIS GUN 
5580.

                                 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."

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                                          -- RSI