DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2005    Duedate: 09/19/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE IMPECCABLE PIG
JUST DON'T CARE (396)
(5-3818) [16-4-0,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE IMPECCABLE PIG             POSITION IS EMPTY
JUST DON'T CARE (396)          
(5-3818) [16-4-0,167]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZAKAU                          MOUSE DAVIS
JOHNS (379)                    PARTY ANIMALS (324)
(5-4623) [24-14-0,96]          (5-4379) [9-6-2,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      26
2. JOHNS (379)                 15      JUST DON'T CARE (396)
3. BLITZKRIEG (481)            13      Unchartered Team
4. JUST DON'T CARE (396)       11
5. ARENA FELINES (494)         11      BLITZKRIEG (481)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     16   4  0 80.0   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    8  5 0
 2/ 3*BLITZKRIEG (481)           9   4  1 69.2   2/ 2 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       7  2 1
 3/ 4*EVEREST LLP (490)         29  16  1 64.4   3/ 3*EVEREST LLP (490)         7  8 1
 4/ 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      134 111  9 54.7   4/ 4 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     3  0 0
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   228 234 11 49.4   5/ 5 JOHNS (379)               3  7 0
 6/ 7 JOHNS (379)              242 379  8 39.0   6/ 7*BLITZKRIEG (481)          2  1 0
 7/ 0*ARENA FELINES (494)        0   1  0  0.0   7/ 0*ARENA FELINES (494)       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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Osksi:

     From the top of the Tower of Rule, Lord Medan, First Lord of Osksi, could see
the harbor city's harbor.  Or he could have seen it, if the fog hadn't been so heavy.
He regretted that, because seeing the harbor gave him a great deal of satisfaction.
Since the treaty with Sunset, Osksi's shipping had been strong.  Very strong.
Stronger than ever, stronger than Mordant's shipping out of Valamantis, or the
Andorian shipping out of Ardivent and Amen-Tei.
     He paused in his thoughts as the foghorn blasted the silence into shards.
Another foghorn bellowed into the echo of the first, setting up strange overtones.
Damn the fog, anyway!  It was--
     Another foghorn?  There was no second--
     The intruding horn blared again, shattering the fog.  Medan actually saw
fragments of cloud whirl away.  In the clear space left behind, he could see a tower
where there had been no tower before, nor any island it could rest on, in a position
to dominate Osksi's harbor.

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Tensekai, the Silver Mage of Valamantis, clenched his teeth and put his hands
behind his back for a few moments.  Good self-control, Arenamistress Sitalva noted,
since his first impulse had obviously been to hurl the crystal ball out a window.  No
doubt a mage needed self-control in his business as much as she did in hers, but many
seemed to lack it.  Irresponsible, impulse-ridden creatures.
     "Well?" she said.
     "The Transelites are fools!"
     "The magicians there were not helpful?"
     "They wanted to know what *I* was doing to bring this on!  Idiots!"
     Sitalva laughed.  "In their place, wouldn't you have wondered the same?  DIDN'T
you wonder the same?"
     He shrugged but had the grace to look shame-faced at that.  "I did wonder," he
said.  "Their techniques are so...heedless.  As though they figure being on an island
will protect THEM from consequences."
     "Still, you have learned something."
     He raised a skeptical eyebrow.
     "That the problem did not originate on Transel.  And that it, they--the towers--
have acted to dominate the entire bay.  Here, Osksi, Transel, all the other island
kingdoms clear around to Kaltos."
     "We haven't heard from Ardivent," Tensekai said.  "If we don't hear soon, Uvalie
will blame the Andorians for this, I know she will."
     "I thought her uncle was recovering?"
     "In retirement.  And this is NOT the work of the Andorians.  Gods know they can
be as foolish as anybody, but there is an extra-dimensional force at work here."
     "I must take your word for that," Sitalva said.  She stood.  "So.  What do we DO
now?"
     "Eh?"
     "Do.  What action do we take?  How do we combat this menace to all the bayside
peoples?"
     The Silver Mage blinked.  "Ah...we need to study--"
     "TENSEKAI!  We need to ACT."
     "But we don't know enough!"
     "Better to take a wrong action than none at all," she said.  "We'll have a panic
soon enough if we don't--as well as an economic crisis due to the interference with
shipping.  Give people a chance to take action, and they'll stand firm.  If they
can't see any action to take...."  She shrugged.  "That way lies disaster.  Which I
am sure that Shanmarrik knows.  If you can't suggest some action, he'll find one."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly KALTOS games.  BLABB caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested NORLE PARTH and was awarded 23 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GATOR BAIT put down ANGUS, 
causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most 
sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster 
THE IMPECCABLE PIG himself.  Although ERLOI GILL made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious THE IMPECCABLE PIG.  No confirmation, but 
my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In KALTOS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  EVEREST LLP is feared.  This much I can say.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of PARTY 
ANIMALS last week.  Busy avoiding EVEREST LLP?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in KALTOS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818      16   4  0   167       JUST DON'T CARE (396)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOLFMAN JACK 4594             7   1  1   125       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 BULL DURHAM 4324             15   4  0   119       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  84  0   108       JOHNS (379)
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           17  13  0   101       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ZAKAU 4623                   24  14  0    96       JOHNS (379)
 ERLOI GILL 4620              16  23  0    93       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4622                   18  20  0    88       JOHNS (379)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              9   6  2    78       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 INGOLD KERR 4652             14  17  2    75       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 CHESTER EGG 4662             13  12  0    75       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SAMANTHA FOX 4574             5   5  0    73       PARTY ANIMALS (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORLE PARTH 4658             12  18  2    56       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BLABB 4684                    6   3  0    52       EVEREST LLP (490)
 LHOTSE 4683                   6   3  0    52       EVEREST LLP (490)
-BUZZ 4612                     3   0  0    51       BLITZKRIEG (481)
 GRIMM 4681                    7   2  0    50       EVEREST LLP (490)
 HILDE 4697                    6   2  1    50       EVEREST LLP (490)
 GATOR BAIT 4609               3   0  1    47       BLITZKRIEG (481)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUS 4680                    4   5  0    28       EVEREST LLP (490)
 SPONGE BOB 4608               3   1  0    26       BLITZKRIEG (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GREEK CAT 4706            0   1  0    11       ARENA FELINES (494)
 GLORIA IMBRO 4718             1   0  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FLYNN 4624            21 15 1 JOHNS 379             WOLFMAN JACK 4594     528         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Angus -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we met before?  Down on the waterfront,
I think, one of the low dives.  I love the low dives.  Rowdy, raucous, and full of
rot-gut and rogues.  (sigh)  Let's do that again someday. -- Ingold Kerr

Hoffa -- If that wimp of an arenamaster hadn't stepped in, I would have slaughtered
you, and I'd've enjoyed every minute of it! -- Erloi Gill

Zakau -- Gods, why don't you graduate? -- Chester Egg

Hilde -- Do you ever find men climbing you "just because you're there"? -- Norle
Parth

Ed. -- Good suggestion.  After all, the stuff has to have SOME use. -- Norle Parth

     It's full of nutrients, you know. -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BULL DURHAM devastated HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MOUSE DAVIS was unbelievably bested by HOFFA in a 7 minute Challenge battle.
SAMANTHA FOX was overpowered by ZAKAU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
THE IMPECCABLE PIG devastated ERLOI GILL in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BEATLE BAILEY outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a 7 minute mismatched competition.
LHOTSE was overpowered by INGOLD KERR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CHESTER EGG devastated HILDE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
ANGUS was vanquished by GATOR BAIT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NORLE PARTH was vanquished by BLABB in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRIMM vanquished SPONGE BOB in a exciting 4 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
THE GREEK CAT was overpowered by GLORIA IMBRO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  2      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  11 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 530 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818    16   4  0  167 JUST DON'T CARE (396)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL DURHAM 4324           15   4  0  119 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
TOTAL PARRY      BEATLE BAILEY 3745         17  13  0  101 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHESTER EGG 4662           13  12  0   75 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  LHOTSE 4683                 6   3  0   52 EVEREST LLP (490)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZAKAU 4623.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOUSE DAVIS 4379.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRIMM 4681, CHESTER EGG 
4662, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, INGOLD KERR 4652, BULL DURHAM 4324, ZAKAU 4623, GATOR 
BAIT 4609, BLABB 4684, GLORIA IMBRO 4718, and HOFFA 4348.

The least popular fighter this week was SPONGE BOB 4608.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE GREEK CAT 4706, NORLE PARTH 4658, ANGUS 4680, HILDE 4697, LHOTSE 
4683, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, ERLOI GILL 4620, SAMANTHA FOX 4574, HOFFA 4622, and HOFFA 
4348.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE IMPECCABLE PIG (5-3818) JUST DON'T CARE (396)