DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2007    Duedate: 01/27/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NYZEIL OGLATA
PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
(17-6753) [16-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NYZEIL OGLATA                  SAPHRONICUS
PHILANTHROPISTS (553)          FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6753) [16-5-0,108]         (17-6850) [9-0-0,96]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERBIN FRORLIN                  AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6725) [18-20-0,90]         (17-6815) [4-0-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)    41
2. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     26      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)        9      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH INCARNATE (558)        7
5. KINDRED OF KAOS (213)        0      DEATH INCARNATE (558)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*DEATH INCARNATE (558)      8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560) 11  4 0
 2/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     22   6  0 78.6   2- 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        6  4 0
 3/ 3*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  15   5  0 75.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 378 288 16 56.8   4/ 6*FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   5  1 0
 5/ 6*FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   14  11  0 56.0   5- 4 SPECIAL ED (499)          4  0 0
 6- 5 SPECIAL ED (499)         203 178  7 53.3   6/ 5*DEATH INCARNATE (558)     4  0 0
 7- 7 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    278 314 21 47.0   7/ 9 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     2  0 0
 8- 9 STEEL WOLVES (269)       133 161  8 45.2   8- 7 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     2  2 0
 9-10 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   94 121  6 43.7   9/10 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  1  8 0
10/11 MIDDLE WAY (484)         315 490  6 39.1  10- 8 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   0  3 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[ +

     "What I think," Erbin Frorlin said, "is that we should petition Jorja not to
come NEAR us at this time of year."  He wiped rain from his face and glowered along
the alley.  It was, in typical alley fashion, narrow, dark, crooked, and noisome.
The city fathers of Aljafir should do something about it, where was their civic
pride?
     "Ah."  Vinn Wulf was silent for several minutes while they negotiated the
obstacle course behind...some building unknown.  Erbin could feel him thinking.
"Because almost all the nights are stormy?  And dark, of course."
     "Yep.  And somehow, no matter what crazy thing she suggests, we end up doing
it."  Light reflected off the wall at the next turn, so he slowed down further.  They
must be reaching, well, something.  Maybe what they were supposed to look for, maybe
not.  Depending on how many other crazy people were out and about on this cold, wet,
very dark night.
     "You'd better go first," Vinn said when they reached the corner.
     "Me?  Why?  I don't see why *I* should have to--"
     "You're shorter."
     Erbin stared at the wall ahead, counting the bricks disclosed by reflected
torchlight.  When he reached ten, he decided he should count some more and went for
twenty.  Maybe twenty-five.  Then he said, "Right.  But since it isn't a case of
walking along a low wall, I don't see that makes much difference."  He sighed, hoping
that it conveyed his irritation to his teammate.  "I'll take the first look around
the corner," he said, "because I'm SMARTER than you are."
     "Yeah, well, don't get your smart head shot off if someone has a crossbow ready.
I'm not carrying you back to the Infirmary."
     Erbin scowled.  What had he done to deserve such an obnoxious teammate?
Carefully, he leaned forward and looked around the corner into the next stretch of
the alley.
     The alley opened into a small square yard, stone-paved in part and littered with
straw and mud elsewhere.  It was walled in with tall, blank buildings, and he could
see the black mouths of at least three more alleys, plus one wider lane that might be
called an actual street.  One of the buildings opened at the back, and there was a
loading dock lit by torches.  Crates were being carried out and loaded onto a cart.
     Erbin couldn't tell who the porters were, orcs, he thought, in shapeless drab
clothing and steel collars, but the guards watching them--with loaded and read
crossbows--were Karnhorns.  He withdrew his head, very slowly, because movement
catches the eye.  "This is it, Vinn," he said.  "Just like Jorja told us to look
for."
     "Crates of Dark Root?"
     "Who knows?  The crates are sealed, have to be in this filthy weather.  Wooden
crates, two by two by a foot and a half, and heavy by the way they're being handled.
I figure this is it."
     "We could stop 'em," Vinn said.  "The City Guards would be on 'em like flies on
a carcass if we said there was someone here moving drugs."
     "No."  Erbin was silent for a moment, marshalling his thoughts.  "First, we
don't have any proof--just suspicions, even now.  Second, in the time it'd take us to
FIND some guards on a night like this, they'd be gone, and it would be worse than
nothing 'cause they'd know they were suspected.  Third, this operation's well
organized, from the looks of it, okay, at least a little organized and maybe more.
So there might be somebody in charge who could make major trouble if we troubled him.
And fourth, the clincher, Jorja told us to follow them."
     "Yeah, I heard her.  And if we get caught, she has no idea why we might be out
prowling around and she disowns us.  Bummer."  Vinn risked his own peek around the
corner.  "They'll have to leave by that street on the other side of the square, only
way wide enough for the cart.  We'd better hustle if we want to be around there by
the time the cart comes out."

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SAPHRONICUS win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
SAPHRONICUS beat WENDOL VARN and WENDOL VARN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, TITAN has lost the Title 
of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as NYZEIL OGLATA 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, ALJAFIR?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ALJAFIR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KINDRED OF KAOS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like PHILANTHROPISTS 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  STRAIGHT LINE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have JACK THE RIPPER in a 
challenge, going down 12 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought JACK THE 
RIPPER showed great skill and promise when he defeated BLUE ORC.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in ALJAFIR to get a drink than The Vile Vizier! 
Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice!  So 
nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this 
winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753           16   5  0   108       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITAN 6796                   15   3  0   164       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-POOP IN A SOCK 6389          14   3  1    98       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-OMG-STFU 6390                15   3  0    97       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 SAPHRONICUS 6850              9   0  0    96       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-ETIEN HAXAN 5772             19  21  1    93       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           17  28  1    91       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           18  20  0    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WENDOL VARN 6792             13   8  0    75       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-DIRTY OLD MAN 6391           11   8  0    74       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755               17  12  0    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 JACK THE RIPPER 6803          4   2  0    59       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORCAS 6538                  11  13  2    55       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-NIGHTSONG 6840                6   5  0    55       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-ATTILA THE HUN 6804           4   0  0    50       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815        4   0  0    44       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 7  20  0    41       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               8  15  0    39       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-PRETTY MOTH 6838              4   0  0    36       SPECIAL ED (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OREK 6751                     3   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        4   0  0    32       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
-MAXA SMASHU 6808              5   7  1    29       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-DAMAGED DENNY 6669            2   3  0    24       SPECIAL ED (499)
-JUDGE'S SECRETARY 6668        2   0  0    24       SPECIAL ED (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODHOWL 6859                3   4  0    23       STEEL WOLVES (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE DRUNK 6843                3   0  0    23       SPECIAL ED (499)
-NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            2   2  0    23       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        3   1  0    22       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        2   2  0    21       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
-HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             4   4  0    20       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              4   2  0    20       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-BRIDGE TROLL 6570             2   2  0    18       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-MAYHEM 6858                   4   3  1    16       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        2   2  0    15       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               3   5  0    14       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            3   3  0    12       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
-DRAHGO 6870                   1   3  0     6       STEEL WOLVES (269)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PIP'S DOGGIE 6835      3  5 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 MAYHEM 6858           550 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Titan -- You wolf!  Actually, not being Little Red Ridinghood, I don't mind a wolf
now and then.  Just so you stay away from my door. -- Wendol Varn
P.S.  Which does NOT mean "come in the window."
P.P.S.  And I would hope to avoid your offered "poke in the eye with a sharp stick."
That kind of thing tends to be so fatal.

Dirty Old Man -- Well!  I haven't met YOU in my bathtub, or heard of anyone who HAS,
including the tub monsters.  What you need to do is WASH, which will make it easier
for you to get insurance, dates, and quick service in restaurants. -- Straight Line

Poop in a Sock -- How could anyone be expected to fight well against you?  The very
concept is repulsive, which makes it hard to get close enough to hit you in the first
place, and in the second place, one has to be so careful not to, er, rupture the
sock. -- Erbin Frorln
P.S.  Actually, the reason I kept ducking into those malevolent underthrusting blows
was that I was trying to check to see WHICH sock was the one to watch out for.
P.P.S.  The things some people chose to name their gladiators just amaze me.

Omg-Stfu -- Is that an acronym for "oh my god, still you-know-what"?  It must feel
that way, to be neuter and not a golem.  Gotta be the pits. -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  Why do they say it like a surprise?  I've known for over a year that I didn't
like the arena Infirmary.

Aim Better Hammer -- I don't see why Jorja insists that WE keep to the name-length
rules if nobody ELSE has to.  (brief brooding silence)  Still, I defeated you, and
that's vindication of a sort. -- Stelra Tirins

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

NYZEIL OGLATA devastated STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SAPHRONICUS vanquished WENDOL VARN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JACK THE RIPPER demolished BLUE ORC in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ARTEMIDORUS bested STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
ERBIN FRORLIN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
VINN WULF was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
VIOLET ORC was bested by AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a popular 3 minute gruesome competition.
YELLOW ORC slimly lost to AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
AIM REDUCE HAMMER was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AIM BETTER HAMMER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AIM OBTUSE HAMMER overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        44 -  28 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  16 -  0      20  |

Turn 554 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         7 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NYZEIL OGLATA 6753         16   5  0  108 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850            9   0  0   96 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             17  12  0   66 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERBIN FRORLIN 6725.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERBIN 
FRORLIN 6725, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, SAPHRONICUS 6850, JACK THE RIPPER 6803, 
ARTEMIDORUS 6864, AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817, AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, 
YELLOW ORC 6860, and STRAIGHT LINE 6714.

The least popular fighter this week was AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VIOLET ORC 6783, VINN WULF 6755, STELRA TIRINS 6868, BLUE ORC 
6761, WENDOL VARN 6792, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, YELLOW ORC 6860, NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, AIM 
OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, and AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NYZEIL OGLATA (17-6753) PHILANTHROPISTS (553)