DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/21/2005 Duedate: 12/03/2005 NIANIA ARENA DM-2 TURN-418 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SCARDY CAT ARENA FELINES (622) (2-5279) [15-1-1,155] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SCARDY CAT THE SHOCKER ARENA FELINES (622) INQUISITION SL5 (631) (2-5279) [15-1-1,155] (2-5356) [5-0-1,75] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MELLISANDE SPIKE MCGOLD THE GOLDEN FISH (147) THE GOLDEN FISH (147) (2-5332) [11-8-1,54] (2-5318) [13-9-0,62] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE GOLDEN FISH (147) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. ARENA FELINES (622) 33 2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 22 ARENA FELINES (622) 3. INQUISITION SL5 (631) 20 Unchartered Team INQUISITION SL5 (631) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (622) 20 5 1 80.0 1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 10 5 1 2/ 2*INQUISITION SL5 (631) 8 2 1 80.0 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (622) 4 2 1 3/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 419 605 12 40.9 3/ 4*INQUISITION SL5 (631) 2 0 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT "Tis a sad thing, the fading of the year." Wellondry, the Osksi Noble, sighed and shook his head. "Aye." Moro Salleshi, the Ambitious Guard, leaned against the railing beside his teammate and looked out across the Bight of Balo. "A swamp should not be deciduous," he said. There was a splash, then a series of lesser splashes. Finally a shocking pink bird of improbable outline rose from the reeds on the far side of the bight, beating the air with heavy strokes and building up speed. "That may be the last flamingo of the year," he noted as it circled and then headed southward. "Where do they go?" Wellondry shrugged. "Ask Debby Tonte. I've always thought there was a lot of flamingo in that girl." "She's not pink." Wellondry shrugged again. "There's a lot of pink in her character," he said. An especially loud guffaw drew his attention, and he looked over his shoulder. The double doors of the Tinker's Arms stood open onto this terrace over the water, and provided a good view of the interior. A dwarf sat on the bar, a mug in each hand, and quaffed from them in alternation, roaring with laughter and spraying those nearest him with ale. The Osksian's lip curled. "Let him laugh," Salleshi said. "Being resurrected's no picnic, even for a dwarf." "He should have been replaced, not resurrected," Wellondry muttered. "A waste of magic, when we have so many potential Userous Merchants around." "Nah, who cares? I'll tell you what's a waste of magic," the Guard said. "Red Barkol. If the Commission says we have to run a Dangerous Criminal who's six feet two, then what I say is, let us find someone who's six feet two and a criminal, rather than taking the most dangerous man around and using magic to make HIM that tall. It's ridiculous to have a six-foot dwarf. Probably illegal." "There's no law about dwarven heights." "Natural law." "Not enforceable." "Just wait. Nature'll GET him sooner or later. Altitude sickness, because his brain's too high. Or he'll go home to visit kin and smash his skull on a tunnel, or--" "Does Barkol have kin? It beggars the imagination. More Barkols...." "But shorter." "At least Sedmon Var isn't six feet tall," Wellondry said, nodding toward the drunken dwarf. "Even five nine is too tall for a dwarf. We should do something about this." Wellondry moved a couple of feet farther away from Salleshi. "Such as what?" "How about...a dwarf door at the arena, with a horizontal blade at, hmm, about five foot four? Anyone taller either admits not being a dwarf or gets trimmed down to size." Salleshi nodded. "Yeah. And another dwarf door in the Tinker's Arms, too!" SPY REPORT It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters. Look on my work, ye mighty, and despair! THE GOLDEN FISH had cause to celebrate, after MARI COY got 22 points by beating VENOMOUS CONCUBINE. MELLISANDE certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to THE SHOCKER and losing 9 points in the process! Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by MELLITA, of THE GOLDEN FISH, who despite a 10-9-1 couldn't overcome NIANIA's Number 1. Word has it one team in NIANIA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. I'll bet it works. A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn? And do not the little birds cry out?' Any ideas? Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and MARI COY is it right now. Most challenged warrior. Isn't THE GOLDEN FISH proud! The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on... The audience gave a nice round of rasberries to MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH, for expiring in such an ungraceful fashion. 10-9-1, indeed! A moment of silence for MELLITA, who died an untimely death at the hands of SCARDY CAT. In the spirit of revenge, we call upon THE GOLDEN FISH to act! Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena. A certain tavern in NIANIA would I avoid! Do not think spyreporting in NIANIA is the highlight of my life. As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place. Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for NIANIA? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SCARDY CAT 5279 15 1 1 155 ARENA FELINES (622) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARI COY 5342 9 2 0 79 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) THE SHOCKER 5356 5 0 1 75 INQUISITION SL5 (631) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GOLDEN SHARK 5338 11 4 1 63 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) SPIKE MCGOLD 5318 13 9 0 62 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MELLISANDE 5332 11 8 1 54 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) CATSUP 5280 5 1 0 37 ARENA FELINES (622) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SHOCKING 5352 3 2 0 22 INQUISITION SL5 (631) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? OUTTA 9 LIVES 5308 0 1 0 ARENA FELINES 622 SHEWISH GIANT 21 418 NONE MELLITA 5331 10 9 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147 SCARDY CAT 5279 418 PERSONAL ADS Scardy Cat -- Oh, I couldn't POSSIBLY be a Duel2Dudette. No, I couldn't. I wouldn't be able to think of anything to say. -- Mellita The Kung-Fu Master punched me on the elbow. That seems...odd. Sure, he was annoyed when I struck him on the arm with my parry, but that's what happens when you don't wear armor or carry weapons. That's HIS fault. There was no reason for him to do all the REALLY RUDE things he did between then and hitting me on the elbow. I think he's a sadist. -- Golden Shark Did the Userous Merchant think I would FORGET how he THREATENED me last time? Not a bit of it! -- Mellisande, still beating up userers The Fratsfa Slave is actually rather pitiful. -- Mari Coy The Ambitious Guard isn't "pitiful." He's a JOKE. -- Spike McGold 5 November 2005 It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire alliance. Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the Desolate Empire. May he be blessed with victory and courage. May his enemies' blood flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS OUTTA 9 LIVES was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. SCARDY CAT murdered MELLITA in a 1 minute gory one-sided Title melee. THE SHOCKER vanquished MELLISANDE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. SPIKE MCGOLD savagely defeated CATSUP in a exciting 2 minute bloody fight. MARI COY devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. GOLDEN SHARK devastated CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match. SHOCKING handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 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 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 0 - 0 100 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 - 1 100 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 16 - 4 - 1 80 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 WALL OF STEEL 8 - 3 - 0 73 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 BASHING ATTACK 6 - 4 - 0 60 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 7 - 5 - 1 58 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 14 - 12 - 2 54 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 418 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 3 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 AIMED BLOW BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK SCARDY CAT 5279 15 1 1 155 ARENA FELINES (622) WALL OF STEEL MARI COY 5342 9 2 0 79 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) AIMED BLOW THE SHOCKER 5356 5 0 1 75 INQUISITION SL5 (631) BASHING ATTACK SPIKE MCGOLD 5318 13 9 0 62 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) PARRY-RIPOSTE MELLISANDE 5332 11 8 1 54 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) TOTAL PARRY CATSUP 5280 5 1 0 37 ARENA FELINES (622) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MELLISANDE 5332. The most popular warrior this turn was SPIKE MCGOLD 5318. The ten other most popular fighters were OUTTA 9 LIVES 5308, GOLDEN SHARK 5338, SCARDY CAT 5279, THE SHOCKER 5356, MARI COY 5342, CATSUP 5280, SHOCKING 5352, MELLITA 5331, MELLISANDE 5332, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was MELLISANDE 5332. The other ten least popular fighters were MELLITA 5331, SHOCKING 5352, CATSUP 5280, MARI COY 5342, THE SHOCKER 5356, SCARDY CAT 5279, GOLDEN SHARK 5338, OUTTA 9 LIVES 5308, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, and 0.