DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 12/20/2005 Duedate: 01/02/2006 BONSUR ARENA DM-7 TURN-539 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS CLARITIN JUNKIE WASTELAND II (267) (7-5735) [13-2-0,118] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader CLARITIN JUNKIE POSITION IS EMPTY WASTELAND II (267) (7-5735) [13-2-0,118] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite WAKKO HARRY UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) BRAIN (467) (7-3449) [13-18-0,58] (7-4851) [8-6-0,86] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM WASTELAND II (267) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DOG SOLDIERS (481) 29 2. BRAIN (467) 15 WASTELAND II (267) 3. UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) 15 Unchartered Team 4. WASTELAND II (267) 5 5. CHAOTIC LEGION (524) 0 HOLY WAR (426) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2 WASTELAND II (267) 824 596 29 58.0 1/ 1 WASTELAND II (267) 9 1 0 2/ 3 BRAIN (467) 20 15 0 57.1 2/ 2 BEACH BABES (309) 6 9 0 3/ 4 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) 98 96 5 50.5 3/ 5 DOG SOLDIERS (481) 3 0 0 4/ 6 DOG SOLDIERS (481) 18 24 2 42.9 4/ 4 BRAIN (467) 3 1 0 5/ 5 BEACH BABES (309) 543 833 18 39.5 5/ 6 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) 3 6 0 6- 7*CHAOTIC LEGION (524) 6 10 0 37.5 6- 7*CHAOTIC LEGION (524) 2 2 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 Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + or Third Time's the Charm Gemra, Queen of Bonsur, was not happy. She was cold and wet, to begin with, and that would annoy the most sanguine of monarchs. Worse than this, it was dark, and she had just stubbed her toe on something unseen in the water that rushed around her ankles. "Wait here, Your Majesty," Chancellor Grendal hissed. "All right, but hurry, Grennie. I don't want to be here all night." The chancellor didn't answer, but she could hear him splashing away down some side passage. It seemed unfair that he could see down here and she couldn't. After all, these catacombs were under HER palace. And her shoes were ruined, and her toes were SO cold. She shifted from foot to foot and bumped the thing in the water again. "Porridge!" she muttered. "Beans! What IS it?" Crouching, moving carefully because in the stygian darkness she couldn't tell which way was down, she felt around under the water. Mud squished, rather a pleasant feeling if she didn't think how dirty it was. Things moved away, at least, that's what she thought. Maybe there were little fishes. Little goldfishes, with eyes like jewels. She liked the idea of golden fish in the foundation of her palace. But they weren't what she'd stubbed her toe on. She groped further. One of the little fishes bumped her hand, bumped it again, and again, until she moved it in the direction the fish seemed to want her to go. It seemed odd, but then, maybe the fishes didn't like having to swim around whatever it was. And if these fishes were in the foundation of her palace, then they were HER fishes. She was their queen. She should do this for them. Aha! There it was. Something hard and kind of big, maybe the size of her hand, but it was not a hand. Of course. What would a hand be doing here, after all? Except her own, but that was attached to her arm, so it didn't count. She picked it up, wishing again for a light. It was all well and good for Grendal to say they couldn't risk a light, when HE could see okay with his magical spectacles, but he didn't say WHY, and he shouldn't have left his queen here in the dark by herself. Anything might happen! She could be in danger and never know it! She began to rehearse the lecture she would give him on this, when he came back. Or maybe not until they got back up to the throne room where there were LAMPS. Or at least candles. Well, actually, the lamps hadn't been lit when she and the old chancellor came down here, because it was still day upstairs. It was never day down here. A light flickered and strengthened, condensed into a vague pillar, faintly greenish, and drifted toward her. She tightened her fingers around her find and stepped back. It kept coming closer, and she kept stepping back, until there was suddenly no floor under the water behind her. She screamed and fell into a hole. SPY REPORT So why do I have this bag over my head? Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and I'm going to give you a spy report!. Hey everybody, watch out for PONY, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing SANDY SHORE like a melon. Keep your eye on this gal. Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands. SANDY SHORE was defeated by PONY and drops 14 points. Try as hard as the WASTELAND II stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) TURTLEFACE before this week's fights. It's a proud day for the WASTELAND II stable, as their warrior, CLARITIN JUNKIE, ascended the Duelmaster's throne. 4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location. But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle! Here's a song for you: Who's afraid of the big, bad ESPANA? Big bad ESPANA. Big bad ESPANA. BONSUR's afraid of the big bad ESPANA. Tra la la la la! For those of you who like math, try this one: ESPANA + Weapons That go Boom = UNDER JOLLY ROGER + Avoid City. Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, UMBRELLA MAN would be president. Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win. Challenging down 27 points was CLARITIN JUNKIE. Pretty soon it'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.: The only way to clean up' pins. Definition of petty: CLARITIN JUNKIE subdued UMBRELLA MAN, a mismatch of 27 points. Can any one out there say 'weasel'? Oh well, just saying CAT-IN-THE-HAT will do. He challenged 16 points down to trash LAGUNA LIL. Definition of petty: CAT-IN-THE-HAT overcame LAGUNA LIL, a mismatch of 16 points. Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the most interesting, though! Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster. I think I had better cut this one short. It's been nice chatting to those of you whom I have not offended yet. Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors. Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos). Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735 13 2 0 118 WASTELAND II (267) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -TURTLEFACE 5734 12 1 0 106 WASTELAND II (267) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270 20 13 2 89 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) UMBRELLA MAN 5600 14 38 0 89 BEACH BABES (309) -PINK NOSE 5764 8 0 0 87 WASTELAND II (267) HARRY 4851 8 6 0 86 BRAIN (467) DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267 19 21 1 79 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) -MICRO MIRACLE 5236 11 8 0 71 WASTELAND II (267) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LAGUNA LIL 5681 13 24 0 63 BEACH BABES (309) BOMBA YEARN 5765 7 2 1 59 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) WAKKO 3449 13 18 0 58 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SALTON SEAHORSE 5713 11 15 2 50 BEACH BABES (309) PONY 5506 5 2 0 50 DOG SOLDIERS (481) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NAKOR 5023 5 3 1 30 DOG SOLDIERS (481) SANDY SHORE 5769 6 3 0 28 BEACH BABES (309) TUNTUN 5507 5 2 0 24 DOG SOLDIERS (481) BEACH BETTY 5768 4 6 0 24 BEACH BABES (309) -TONYA 5500 3 1 0 24 CHAOTIC LEGION (524) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SPLICE 5501 2 2 0 22 CHAOTIC LEGION (524) TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 5778 2 1 0 17 WASTELAND II (267) USELESS II 5779 0 1 0 1 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? USELESS 5776 0 2 0 UNDER JOLLY ROGER 316 NAKOR 5023 536 PERSONAL ADS Bonsur -- I have returned to the field and I have brought my legions with me. -- Seraphim/Chaotic Legion Arena officials -- You should be aware that beggars are attacking people in the street. I put down a rather persistent beggar last week, and I think something should be done to clean them off our streets. Do we have enough gallows? If not, I'll see what I can do to help. -- Tonya Pink Nose -- Calamine? Or aloe. -- Laguna Lil P.S. Or you could be proactive and use sunscreen. P.P.S. I'd expect a hotshot tourney victor to TEACH me something. P.P.P.S. Besides the value of sunscreen in preventing freckles. I already knew that. Claritin Junkie -- I found a lot of good stuff in junk stores, too, but the dust is so bad! You maybe need to either stop going there, or wear a dust mask, don't you think? -- Umbrella Man P.S. There's the BEST junk store about two mines out of town, on the road toward Delarq Tor. GREAT umbrellas. P.P.S. I'm a conny-sooer of umbrellas, you know. Total Disaster 1.0 -- Is this as bad as Katrina? Inquiring minds are, like, mildly curious. -- Beach Betty Harry -- You're a brain? That's gazebo! -- Salton Seahorse P.S. Why didn't you teach me more, then? The Userous Merchant ate my card! I KNEW they shouldn't have let golems handle telling. You see what comes of it! -- Sandy Shore LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS CLARITIN JUNKIE viciously subdued UMBRELLA MAN in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight. CAT-IN-THE-HAT vanquished LAGUNA LIL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. BOMBA YEARN demolished SALTON SEAHORSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight. HARRY viciously subdued DIKEMBE MUTUMBO in a popular 4 minute gory contest. SANDY SHORE was demolished by PONY in a 1 minute mismatched competition. WAKKO vanquished BEACH BETTY in a 1 minute mismatched fight. TUNTUN beat CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 2 minute brawl. NAKOR handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight. TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 won victory over USELESS II in a 2 minute beginner's duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 3 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 2 - 2 78 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 AIMED BLOW 26 - 10 - 0 72 | |AIMED BLOW 2 STRIKING ATTACK 9 - 4 - 1 69 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 LUNGING ATTACK 22 - 10 - 0 69 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 9 - 0 57 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 6 - 0 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 6 - 0 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 BASHING ATTACK 9 - 15 - 1 38 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY 4 - 9 - 0 31 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 7 - 0 13 | Turn 539 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 2 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 2 3 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 BASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735 13 2 0 118 WASTELAND II (267) FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK HARRY 4851 8 6 0 86 BRAIN (467) WALL OF STEEL PONY 5506 5 2 0 50 DOG SOLDIERS (481) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is WAKKO 3449. The most popular warrior this turn was HARRY 4851. The ten other most popular fighters were CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735, WAKKO 3449, TUNTUN 5507, TOTAL DISASTER 1.0 5778, CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270, BOMBA YEARN 5765, DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267, PONY 5506, NAKOR 5023, and USELESS II 5779. The least popular fighter this week was BEACH BETTY 5768. The other ten least popular fighters were SANDY SHORE 5769, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, LAGUNA LIL 5681, UMBRELLA MAN 5600, USELESS II 5779, NAKOR 5023, PONY 5506, DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267, BOMBA YEARN 5765, and CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270.