DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 01/09/2007 Duedate: 01/22/2007 KALTOS ARENA DM-5 TURN-565 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SUSHIE PAPER MARIO (457) (5-4394) [13-2-0,110] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SUSHIE OVERKILL PAPER MARIO (457) TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) (5-4394) [13-2-0,110] (5-4882) [1-0-0,21] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MICKEY MANTLE MICKEY MANTLE SPORTS GREATS (496) SPORTS GREATS (496) (5-4715) [13-3-0,99] (5-4715) [13-3-0,99] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM PAPER MARIO (457) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) 60 2. PAPER MARIO (457) 38 PAPER MARIO (457) 3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 16 Unchartered Team 4. SPORTS GREATS (496) 13 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0*TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) 4 1 0 80.0 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457) 9 3 0 2/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457) 49 15 1 76.6 2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 8 7 0 3/ 2 SPORTS GREATS (496) 31 27 4 53.4 3/ 2 SPORTS GREATS (496) 5 3 0 4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 307 327 13 48.4 4/ 0*TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) 4 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[ A Fishy Tale ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Orverd Quill stared at his fortune cookie. "There's a paper in this cookie," he said. "It's got writing on it. Do you figure it's part of the recipe that fell in while the cooks were baking, and we should take it back to them so they can make more fortune cookies?" Elinde Goss patted him on the elbow, being too short to reach his shoulder. "No, I think it's supposed to be there, Orv. It's your fortune. Break it open and let's find out what it says." "There are cooks who know about my fortune?" "I don't think so, Orv. Probably there's a magician who does the fortunes for them." "Oh." He broke the cookie and squinted at the slip of paper. "It says...I will live in interesting times." The gladiator blinked a couple of times. "Okay. That'll probably be fun. Maybe I can catch the Grandfather fish off the end of the wharf." "You and your dumb Grandfather fish," Fergus Hill muttered, coming up behind the two. "I don't think there IS such a fish in the bay." Orverd brightened immediately. "You're just jealous," he said, grinning. "YOU can't catch so much as an old boot." "Why would I want to catch a boot?" Fergus looked down at his feet, shod in sandals with hobnailed soles. "I don't wear boots. It's against nature to close in your feet--" "We've heard that rant before, Fergus," Elinde said quickly. "How about if we skip it today? And, by the way, what brought you out here?" She swept a hand around to indicate the Middle Way's run-down guildhouse, the yard full of neatly stacked salvage from buildings coming down anywhere on the island and beach gleanings (the Middle Way did a steady business in scrap lumber and miscellaneous bits and pieces), and the rickety dock with its stable of rowboats. "Came for a boat," Fergus said. "Word is there's something in the water off the Whistling Rock, but nobody wants to risk the currents there to find out what. So I thought I'd go." This was not as crazy as it sounded. Because the Middle Way spent so much time going after salvage, they were all good in tricky water, and Fergus was arguably the best. Both his teammates looked interested. "Want some help?" Orverd asked. Fergus looked at the water in the bay, which was restless with a coming storm, then squinted at the sky where clouds were assembling rapidly. And it was already afternoon; this would have to be done quickly if he wanted to be back on land by dark, which he did want. Having an extra pair of oars in the water wouldn't hurt. "Sure. Let's go." 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. KALTOS saw the first turn for TEAM CHAOS ELITE, a 4-1-0, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice. Take note friends, take note. Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see OVERKILL win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly. SUSHIE challenged KALTOS' Duelmaster for a shot at the throne. And it's out with the old, in with the new, as SUSHIE 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. What's the big D? THE MIDDLE WAY 5 was the most avoided team? Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse... And it looks like PAPER MARIO avoided them the most this turn. What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me. Hmph. FERGUS HILL was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster. Now was the DM insulted or feared? Heh, heh. Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, PELE challenged up 27 to take on FERGUS HILL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5. My sides still hurt from laughing about FERGUS HILL losing and giving PELE 26 points of recognition. Ha ha ha ha!! Death and Taxes. The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience. Let's see if anyone's dead or dying. 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. Phlllt! Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of KALTOS. I feel much better now. I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SUSHIE 4394 13 2 0 110 PAPER MARIO (457) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MICKEY MANTLE 4715 13 3 0 99 SPORTS GREATS (496) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PELE 4847 5 0 0 86 SPORTS GREATS (496) STAR ROD 4391 11 4 0 77 PAPER MARIO (457) TWINK 4396 10 5 1 68 PAPER MARIO (457) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FERGUS HILL 4805 15 14 0 64 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) BOMBETTE 4399 12 2 0 59 PAPER MARIO (457) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JERI LOUGH 4840 4 15 0 45 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -TUBBA BLUBBA 4395 3 2 0 45 PAPER MARIO (457) ORVERD QUILL 4834 8 11 1 43 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) HELENE JUSTE 4875 3 1 0 43 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) ELINDE GOSS 4841 7 11 0 36 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -GRETZKY 4873 2 1 0 22 SPORTS GREATS (496) OVERKILL 4882 1 0 0 21 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) WRATHCHILD 4881 1 0 0 15 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) IRON MAIDEN 4880 1 0 0 13 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) GODSMACK 4879 1 0 0 10 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) MOON CHILD 4878 0 1 0 1 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Mickey Mantle -- There you go smashing my self-esteem by taking me to the seats! You are just a big Yankee Doodle Dandy. -- Sushie Fergus Hill -- You are a meanie, meanie, meanie! -- Twink Jeri and Overd -- Thanks for the memories. -- Star Rod and Bombette Ouch! A 2-2! Not Paper Mario quality. Not! -- Luigi Gretzky -- I like to see an energetic man, yes, I do. Especially when he trips and falls on his face, or, of course, another part of his anatomy. Maybe you need wind sprints? -- Elinde Goss Twink -- Too bad you're a golem, you'd be more fun if you were a woman. Of course, it is kinda fun using you as a giant tiddlywink.... -- Fergus Hill Star Rod -- You know, if you could emit light from that thing on the top of your head, it might be really useful in getting around at night. How do you feel about small boats? -- Jeri Lough P.S. But what about water? Would you, ah, "short-circuit" if you got wet? Bombette -- Oh, chick, I'm sorry, okay? I figured I'd be done in time to take you to dinner tonight, but something came up. How about a rain check? -- Orverd Quill P.S. If it's something really cool, I'll...no, I can't cut you in on it unless Fergus okays it. He's got first disposal on this one, if it's anything interesting. Well, I tell you what, *I* will find some cool salvage for you! How's that for an offer? The Persistent Beggar is a fool, but then, we knew that. -- Helene Juste Star Rod -- Hey, you think THAT is mean? You should see me when I'm annoyed. -- Fergus Hill Star Rod -- (sadly) Yeah. But we won't be there till March. -- Elinde P.S. The boss says you shouldn't have moved away from Show Me Central, which is where WE are now. Star Rod -- Well, more of a default strategy. It is better than 1-1-1 HE HE, but only just. -- Jeri Lough 18 December 2006 Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers, T.C.B. I have resigned as of 10-23-06. Thank you. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SUSHIE unbelievably bested MICKEY MANTLE in a 5 minute master's Challenge Title fight. PELE handily defeated FERGUS HILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match. BOMBETTE won victory over JERI LOUGH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl. STAR ROD outlasted KHALHUMS DWARF in a unpopular 7 minute veteran's fight. TWINK devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel. HELENE JUSTE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match. ELINDE GOSS overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee. ORVERD QUILL viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. novice duel. MOON CHILD was vanquished by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight. GODSMACK beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's melee. IRON MAIDEN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match. WRATHCHILD devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched conflict. OVERKILL demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 5 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |SLASHING ATTACK 3 AIMED BLOW 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 15 - 5 - 0 75 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 STRIKING ATTACK 5 - 3 - 0 63 | |AIMED BLOW 1 WALL OF STEEL 13 - 10 - 0 57 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 23 - 21 - 1 52 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 7 - 0 30 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 565 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 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 5 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL TOTAL PARRY 2 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 2 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME WALL OF STEEL SUSHIE 4394 13 2 0 110 PAPER MARIO (457) LUNGING ATTACK MICKEY MANTLE 4715 13 3 0 99 SPORTS GREATS (496) TOTAL PARRY STAR ROD 4391 11 4 0 77 PAPER MARIO (457) PARRY-RIPOSTE FERGUS HILL 4805 15 14 0 64 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) STRIKING ATTACK HELENE JUSTE 4875 3 1 0 43 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MICKEY MANTLE 4715. The most popular warrior this turn was MICKEY MANTLE 4715. The ten other most popular fighters were JERI LOUGH 4840, ORVERD QUILL 4834, SUSHIE 4394, PELE 4847, HELENE JUSTE 4875, OVERKILL 4882, TWINK 4396, ELINDE GOSS 4841, GODSMACK 4879, and IRON MAIDEN 4880. The least popular fighter this week was STAR ROD 4391. The other ten least popular fighters were MOON CHILD 4878, FERGUS HILL 4805, BOMBETTE 4399, WRATHCHILD 4881, IRON MAIDEN 4880, GODSMACK 4879, ELINDE GOSS 4841, TWINK 4396, OVERKILL 4882, and HELENE JUSTE 4875.