DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/24/2015    Duedate: 03/09/2015

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-775

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

Y THE BOLD
HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
(5-5127) [13-0-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

Y THE BOLD                     ILOMON
HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)        GAMERS (526)
(5-5127) [13-0-0,136]          (5-5028) [2-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RICKY HENDERSON                CRYING FIRE
PLAY BALL (556)                IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
(5-5395) [9-9-0,86]            (5-5494) [16-5-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)     20
2. IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)     12      HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       8      Unchartered Team
4. GAMERS (526)                 8
5. PLAY BALL (556)              7      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)               2   0  0  100   1/ 2 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)   8  1 0
 2/ 2 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)   53  21  3 71.6   2/ 1 IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)   6  3 2
 3/ 3 IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)   84  58  3 59.2   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    5 10 0
 4- 4 DUNGEON CELL (553)        48  43  3 52.7   4/ 5*GAMERS (526)              2  0 0
 5/ 0 PLAY BALL (556)           41  40  2 50.6   5/ 0 PLAY BALL (556)           2  2 0
 6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   811 870 25 48.2   6- 4 DUNGEON CELL (553)        1  1 0
 7/ 6 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     33  39  2 45.8   7/ 6 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     1  5 0
 8- 7 SHADY LADIES (548)        36  62  5 36.7   8- 7*SERPENTS HOLD (563)       0  5 0
 9- 8*SERPENTS HOLD (563)        0   5  0  0.0   9- 8 SHADY LADIES (548)        0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The Golden Ship Inn stood on a headland and overlooked the main harbor on
Kaltos.  From the turret on top of the inn, Ironhand, the owner, could look across to
Lord Lindharrow's castle on the opposite horn of the little bay.  He could see all
the shipping sheltered within.
     And he could see the dark tower that had come from nowhere to loom over them
all.  Ironhand didn't like it.  He said as much.
     His companion, Neshkar, the Dark Arena's Black Orc, shrugged and turned his back
on the tower deliberately.  "Nothing we can do about it," he said.  "And so long as
it doesn't do anything to us, why should we?  It just stands there looking gloomy.
Well, fine.  I don't mind."
     "The Black Tower at Valamantis destroyed a lot of ships."
     "I heard about that."  The Black Orc shrugged again.  "They attacked it."
     "So you think we should leave it alone?  Ignore it?"
     "Yeah, why not?"
     Ironhand seemed to expand with the force of his annoyance.  But he kept his
voice level.  "Because we're on an island, you blockhead.  If the tower should choose
to interrupt our shipping, we could starve here.  Or get awfully tired of fish."
     Neshkar twitched his massive shoulders.  "It still isn't our business, Ironhand.
If something has to be done about it, let Lindharrow figure out what."
     "He isn't DOING anything, Nesh."  The innkeeper shook the steel hook that had
replaced his right hand after a bloody engagement between his ship and another ten
years ago.  "The damned fool isn't DOING anything!"  He exhaled through clenched
teeth, then turned and slammed open the door to the building's interior.  "He's
waiting for some gladiator to get a rush of stupidity to the brain and volunteer to
'save' the island from this arcane menace," he snarled over his shoulder.
     Neshkar followed him down the corkscrew stair.  "Gladiators don't do that
anymore," he said.  "All the ones with delusions of heroism have died or gone away.
The current crop is just..." he groped for words, "they're just focused on getting to
the Isle, and they don't care about anything else.  Why should they save Kaltos?
They aren't going to be here."

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in KALTOS, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--HISTORICAL KOLACT.  Practice pays for 
THRASHER, who pummelled SANDY ALAMAR, to pocket 13 points.  A certain someone should 
cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 7 points to ORRIN QUARRELS.  
(Discrete enough, RUB DOWN?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed 
by OSWALD QUORN, of THE MIDDLE WAY 5, who despite a 19-43-0 couldn't overcome KALTOS' 
Number 1.  Word has it one team in KALTOS is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of IT'S ALL OVER NOW 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of GAMERS, so did that sorry team shy from IT'S ALL 
OVER NOW  
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid KALTOS farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 Y THE BOLD 5127              13   0  0   136       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PULPER 5369                  13   3  1   116       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
 CRYING FIRE 5494             16   5  0    96       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UGLY WALT 5427               15  18  0    86       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 RICKY HENDERSON 5395          9   9  0    86       PLAY BALL (556)
 MOONGLUM 5128                10  11  1    70       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
 JERRY LEE 5436               13  19  0    68       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORRIN QUARRELS 5402          11  27  1    67       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOT EVERS 5451               7   3  0    60       PLAY BALL (556)
 BUBBA CHURCH 5409             9   6  0    59       PLAY BALL (556)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUB DOWN 4653                 5   2  0    54       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-WARDEN 5492                   4   1  0    47       DUNGEON CELL (553)
 MERLE OATES 5511              4  14  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THRASHER 5527                 2   0  0    28       HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUTTERSNIPE 5536              3   1  0    23       DUNGEON CELL (553)
 ILOMON 5028                   2   0  0    21       GAMERS (526)
-BONEY JOANIE 5531             1   0  0    20       SHADY LADIES (548)
-CARPET 5542                   2   1  1    19       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
-EXECUTIONER 5505              2   1  0    16       DUNGEON CELL (553)
 SANDY ALAMAR 5475             1   1  0    16       PLAY BALL (556)
-HAIRY CAREY 5532              1   0  0    13       SHADY LADIES (548)
-VAGABOND 5539                 2   2  0    12       IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
 WET TOWEL 5503                0   2  0     2       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-SILLY MILLIE 5540             0   1  0     1       SHADY LADIES (548)
-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

Seven dead.  Sure, the prophets say that SIX is the dangerous number, but with
inflation, seven could be just as deadly.

Oswald -- You should have waited in order to NOT give me a reason to hit you upside
the head. -- Jorja

One-four, no standbys, and the Oates got the win.  Maybe he'll go do something
heroic.  *I* don't have to, because I'm LEAVING. -- Oswald Quorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUB DOWN was bested by ORRIN QUARRELS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
Y THE BOLD bested OSWALD QUORN in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
PULPER handily defeated JERRY LEE in a action packed 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
RICKY HENDERSON was viciously subdued by CRYING FIRE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
MOONGLUM was bested by UGLY WALT in a 2 minute bloody veteran's duel.
BUBBA CHURCH overpowered MERLE OATES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HOOT EVERS overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ILOMON vanquished WET TOWEL in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
SANDY ALAMAR was vanquished by THRASHER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  28 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 775 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     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     Y THE BOLD 5127            13   0  0  136 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
WALL OF STEEL    PULPER 5369                13   3  1  116 HISTORICAL KOLACT (536)
AIMED BLOW       CRYING FIRE 5494           16   5  0   96 IT'S ALL OVER NOW (550)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOOT EVERS 5451             7   3  0   60 PLAY BALL (556)
BASHING ATTACK   BUBBA CHURCH 5409           9   6  0   59 PLAY BALL (556)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUB DOWN 4653               5   2  0   54 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 CRYING FIRE 5494.  The ten other most popular fighters were PULPER 5369, 
RICKY HENDERSON 5395, UGLY WALT 5427, Y THE BOLD 5127, ILOMON 5028, ORRIN QUARRELS 
5402, MOONGLUM 5128, THRASHER 5527, RUB DOWN 4653, and BUBBA CHURCH 5409.

The least popular fighter this week was SANDY ALAMAR 5475.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WET TOWEL 5503, JERRY LEE 5436, HOOT EVERS 5451, MERLE OATES 
5511, BUBBA CHURCH 5409, RUB DOWN 4653, THRASHER 5527, MOONGLUM 5128, ORRIN QUARRELS 
5402, and ILOMON 5028.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

OSWALD QUORN (5-5314) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave