DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/06/2007 Duedate: 03/19/2007 JHELUM ARENA DM-4 TURN-570 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS ARAGANT THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) (4-6220) [32-15-0,113] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ARAGANT WOODEN BOY THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) BAD PINOCCHIO (596) (4-6220) [32-15-0,113] (4-6358) [2-2-0,31] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite EPIMONIDAS CHALLON DOGS OF WAR (115) DOGS OF WAR (115) (4-5683) [18-19-0,111] (4-6304) [9-20-0,47] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DOGS OF WAR (115) 44 2. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) 34 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388) 3. BAD PINOCCHIO (596) 31 Unchartered Team 4. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) 13 5. UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388) 9 BAD PINOCCHIO (596) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 4*BAD PINOCCHIO (596) 5 3 0 62.5 1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) 10 5 0 2/ 0 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388) 35 25 0 58.3 2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115) 8 7 0 3/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) 134 105 4 56.1 3/ 4 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) 7 3 0 4/ 2 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) 80 67 6 54.4 4- 2 F BALLS (523) 5 2 0 5- 3 F BALLS (523) 100 86 7 53.8 5/ 5 DEATH SQUAD (468) 4 8 0 6/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) 230 225 12 50.5 6/ 6*BAD PINOCCHIO (596) 2 2 0 7/ 5 DEATH SQUAD (468) 41 47 2 46.6 7/ 0 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388) 1 0 0 8/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115) 424 628 25 40.3 8/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) 0 1 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 days leading up to the Grande Celebration melded into a continuous stream of activities for the men and women who had sworn their lives to serving Master Beru and the Lady Rodara. Each sworn member, from the old and infirm to the young and incompetent, received an assignment to line up a certain food or entertainment or event. And as each day passed, a new discovery required those who had successfully completed their first task to take on another. Even the gladiators shouldered a portion of the responsibility. And so Panther and Leopard could be found, the day before the party, mere hours before their arena fights, haggling with a street merchant who had "acquired" four cases of Mordanti spirits which had been intended for the party. The girls debated the "true" ownership of the materials with the merchant, named Ali, until the five guards appeared in the street and formed a semi-circle around them and Mr. Ali. Both women placed hands on their hilts, expecting to have a live practice session before their arena battles. "Now ladies, please, please. Blood is not a good thing to spill in front of a store, least of all my store. Please, please. Do not worry yourselves about Orgen and his friends. They are only here for those who might harm me, you know?" The wording of the question was not lost on Leopard. She dressed to capture his attention, but her red pumps and black miniskirt might as well have been woolen robes. Ali's prowess as a merchant fascinated the young warrior, although his taste in bodyguards left much to be desired. "Very well. Ali, as we have already discussed, even in light of your 'friends', I can not do anything more than what I have already offered you. If you think this is too low, then I must be about my business. Regrettably, my fight will start shortly, and I must be there." Ali's brown eyes stared at her and she could almost feel the gears turning behind them. His old ways were to be a ferocious competitor, but her tone brought him up short. Something in her voice confirmed her words, adding a chilling effect to it. After an agonizing minute of silence, Ali nodded his head. Leopard jumped up clapping her hands and hugging Panther. Panther's eyes remained trained on the circle of men around her. Her role here was protection and she intended to do her part. Leopard indiscreetly pulled a bag of coins from her bosom, drawing distracted glances at the cleavage still evident from the freshly opened garment. Her mind on her work, Leopard failed to register the effect she was having. Panther turned her head to watch another of the men and thought wonderingly about whether any had any other thoughts besides the ones written plainly on their faces. As the pair concluded their business and headed down the street, neither noticed the shadow that followed a short distance behind them. Perhaps it is best that they did not, though. The two kids who saw the shadow disappeared that day without a trace. <Big Bash> Four bands, sixteen buildings, three inns, hundreds of servants hired for just this event, and enough food to required several wagons to attempt to move it. As the fights ended, the arenamaster declared the beginning of the festivities and the drinking had begun then. A healer, brought into town by Master Beru, laid hands on the wounded that day to ensure that everyone had a chance to partake. From the balcony of their estate house, Master Beru and the Lady Rodara watched gleefully as the men and women below luxuriated in the festival. A steady stream of well-wishers climbed to the balcony to thank their hosts. Both hosts shook hands, hugged, and teased those who stopped by. All around Jhelum, people celebrated the welcome home. SPY REPORT Good day, in JHELUM a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news. And let's see, EPIMONIDAS fought ARAGANT and gained 19 points and contributed to DOGS OF WAR's 4-1-0. Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, FOOT BALL has lost the title of Duelmaster. And not without some honor, ARAGANT now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of JHELUM. By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Dripping Blade? Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' Inscrutable, but true. DOGS OF WAR has cause to stand tall, as they were JHELUM's most avoided team. A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. And guess who avoided DOGS OF WAR stable the most? Believe it or not, it was THE SHALLOWSHIP. Anyone surprised? Well, sports fans, take notice that MIA2 from TANKS FOR NOTHIN' was JHELUM's most challenged warrior this turn. In a brave attempt, TELL ME A LIE from BAD PINOCCHIO challenged up 19 points to fight MIA2 from the TANKS FOR NOTHIN' stable. TELL ME A LIE perhaps got its just desserts, seeing as it subdued MIA2 and ended up with 29 recognition points. 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. We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies. You know who you are; and it's considered rude. Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe. Dare to fight bravely. Well, I'm burning daylight here in JHELUM and I've a long road ahead of me. Happy Trails. Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ARAGANT 6220 32 15 0 113 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -FOOT BALL 6305 15 1 1 182 F BALLS (523) -FUZZ BALL 6299 12 4 0 138 F BALLS (523) EPIMONIDAS 5683 18 19 0 111 DOGS OF WAR (115) HOWARD 6289 21 15 1 107 DOGS OF WAR (115) JIMMY CUSTER 6268 19 22 2 105 DOGS OF WAR (115) HANNIBAL 5715 15 22 1 97 DOGS OF WAR (115) -VALLEY OF FEAR 4188 9 3 0 96 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388) GIMLET 6218 21 27 2 94 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BAD TRANS OP 6312 11 6 1 86 DEATH SQUAD (468) DESERT OF TRUTH 4187 10 2 0 71 UTOPIA RELIGIOSO (388) DECAPITATOR 4959 9 12 0 71 DEATH SQUAD (468) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MERKAVA 1839 6 14 0 54 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) WHITE THUNDER 6040 6 4 0 54 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) PANTHER 3554 8 0 0 51 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) LEOPARD 6363 5 1 0 50 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) CHALLON 6304 9 20 0 47 DOGS OF WAR (115) M1A1 2734 8 6 0 45 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) SERIAL KILLER 4957 12 8 0 44 DEATH SQUAD (468) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WOODEN BOY 6358 2 2 0 31 BAD PINOCCHIO (596) TELL ME A LIE 6360 2 1 0 29 BAD PINOCCHIO (596) MERRY HADDOCK 6365 2 2 0 27 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) -FAT BALL 6351 5 2 0 25 F BALLS (523) FEAR-O-ME 6352 4 4 0 25 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) BAYONET BETTY 6346 5 9 0 24 DEATH SQUAD (468) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RIPPIN 6354 2 5 0 23 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) MIA2 3553 5 4 0 19 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171) -FOOS BALL 6366 1 0 0 11 F BALLS (523) -HALF-ASS 6357 1 0 0 5 BAD PINOCCHIO (596) -HUNTING WOLF 4237 0 1 0 1 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Challon -- Milk?! Milk? Oh, yeah... Right. RIGHT! That's right. Milk!? -- Merkava Tell me a Lie -- So, which lie do you... like... want? - Merkava Challon -- No hard feelings, love? -- Panther Torrhelus Salinz -- You thought it was worthless? I guarantee I felt the same way. -- Panther Serial Killer -- Mmm, mmm, mmm. I thought for sure I had you! -- Leopard Wooden Boy -- Well, I must admit that I did not expect that fight to turn out that way. -- MIA2 Ambitious Guard -- Thanks for letting me test my new weapons combo on you. That was kinda fun! -- M1A1 Fuzz Ball -- (sneezes three times) Ridiculous! (sneezes again) An unlicensed (sneeze) weapon! -- Epimonidas P.S. Very ingenious, though. Panther -- (panting heavily) I hate women who insist on dancing all night! -- Challon P.S. And I am NOT old. Decapitator -- At this rate, you aren't likely to get ANYBODY'S head. -- Howard Aragant -- Old friendship is a fine thing, but I am NOT going to lend you an elephant again. Not after what happened to the last one! -- Hannibal Bad Trans Op -- (smugly) Yeah. For you. -- Jimmy Custer Merkava -- Why? You didn't say "pretty please." -- Challon Panther -- Oh, yes, mistress, I would be your friend! I would! -- Topato 14 February 2007 RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena. Send your rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament". Sign and send in the following pledge: * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team. * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena. If circumstances preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee. * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee. * I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead. * I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the Dark Arena until they are dead. The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 1. No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise) 2. One team per manager 3. Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into this arena.) 4. No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena 5. 20 teams required, per RSI 6. Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the warrior is dead.) 7. Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity. Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS WOODEN BOY devastated BAYONET BETTY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. TELL ME A LIE subdued MIA2 in a 1 minute Challenge melee. EPIMONIDAS subdued ARAGANT in a 2 minute expert's Title fight. HOWARD bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided contest. GIMLET was overpowered by HANNIBAL in a 3 minute bloody mismatched match. JIMMY CUSTER vanquished DECAPITATOR in a 1 minute mismatched fight. BAD TRANS OP overpowered WHITE THUNDER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl. DESERT OF TRUTH handily defeated M1A1 in a 1 minute uneven melee. LEOPARD won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gory duel. MERKAVA won victory over SERIAL KILLER in a 1 minute duel. PANTHER defeated CHALLON in a exciting 6 minute fight. RIPPIN viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a popular 5 minute brutal bout. FEAR-O-ME demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition. MERRY HADDOCK devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 5 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 3 - 0 81 | |SLASHING ATTACK 4 PARRY-LUNGE 14 - 5 - 0 74 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 LUNGING ATTACK 26 - 15 - 1 63 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 SLASHING ATTACK 21 - 19 - 0 53 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 14 - 13 - 0 52 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 PARRY-STRIKE 5 - 6 - 0 45 | |AIMED BLOW 2 AIMED BLOW 9 - 13 - 0 41 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 WALL OF STEEL 10 - 15 - 0 40 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 12 - 1 33 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 3 - 0 25 | Turn 570 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-LUNGE 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 2 3 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 3 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 2 1 PARRY-LUNGE STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW WALL OF STEEL 2 - 2 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY ARAGANT 6220 32 15 0 113 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) PARRY-LUNGE HOWARD 6289 21 15 1 107 DOGS OF WAR (115) LUNGING ATTACK BAD TRANS OP 6312 11 6 1 86 DEATH SQUAD (468) WALL OF STEEL WHITE THUNDER 6040 6 4 0 54 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) AIMED BLOW SERIAL KILLER 4957 12 8 0 44 DEATH SQUAD (468) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is EPIMONIDAS 5683. The most popular warrior this turn was CHALLON 6304. The ten other most popular fighters were RIPPIN 6354, EPIMONIDAS 5683, HOWARD 6289, HANNIBAL 5715, WOODEN BOY 6358, TELL ME A LIE 6360, BAD TRANS OP 6312, LEOPARD 6363, GIMLET 6218, and JIMMY CUSTER 6268. The least popular fighter this week was M1A1 2734. The other ten least popular fighters were DECAPITATOR 4959, ARAGANT 6220, MIA2 3553, FEAR-O-ME 6352, SERIAL KILLER 4957, WHITE THUNDER 6040, BAYONET BETTY 6346, MERRY HADDOCK 6365, PANTHER 3554, and MERKAVA 1839.