DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2008    Duedate: 01/22/2008

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JACKSON
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6649) [17-2-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JACKSON                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6649) [17-2-0,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JACKSON                        IO OLDEND
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6649) [17-2-0,123]         (22-6673) [9-4-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         32
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)        5      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       KAMIKAZI KIDS (211)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    432 207 15 67.6   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      102 112  3 47.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       7  8 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SOLVEN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  DOLBY JOSSEL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested JEROME and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DOLBY JOSSEL put down JEROME, 
causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has 
JACKSON in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven 
hers combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SOLVEN.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. 
IO OLDEND take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in SOLVEN.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that ANTHON posted a challenge 
against the more highly recognized IO OLDEND.  The results, you ask?  Well, the 
firebrand ANTHON was overcame by IO OLDEND.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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 SOLVEN.  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:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACKSON 6649                 17   2  0   123       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IO OLDEND 6673                9   4  1    87       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            14  22  0    81       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           17  26  0    77       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTHON 6693                   3   2  1    62       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEROME 6675                  10   2  0    56       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 DONDRIC 6694                  5   0  1    55       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 LIPSTICK 6686                 5   3  1    37       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688            4   4  1    27       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARBIN MOORIS 6700            2   1  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FALISHA LORMIN 6692     2  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747    DONDRIC 6694          574   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dolby -- You are not in range to challenge this turn, so I tried to set it up with
challenges so that we'd match up.  If all goes well, I should head out into the arena
floor against you with nothing but a Large Shield.  Looking forward to reading the
fight! -- Jerome
P.S.  If for some reason we don't get matched up, the next time you are in challenge
range of me, I'll challenge you with a shield only strat, and you can use an if
challenged of the same if you like.

Jerome -- So, YOU get to meet women, but Dolby is still stuck fighting men.  Serves
him right! -- Io Oldend
P.S.  He's trying to remember what armor and weapons he needs for the special match.
I think he's taken too many blows to the head.

Lipstick -- Young woman, that is a most unbecoming wax you have smeared on your lips.
It makes you look like some sort of clown. -- Garbin Mooris

Jackson -- I'm glad I could be there for you, babe. -- Chucker Istta

Anthon -- What? -- Dolby Jossel

Jerome -- Cheese, turn 577 is already coming up!  Where does the time go?  I'm
sending in an if-challenged strategy as suggested, don't know if it'll be input or
not.  Sometimes we fall through the cracks in the Ghean universe, a very unpleasant
thing to do. -- Dolby Jossel

Aw, that Trustworthy Scribe was a gimme. -- Chawlie Istta

Kellumbo -- A bigger difference in basic?  Bound to've been.  I don't have time to go
look stuff up now, it's been a week and a half here since last Thursday, but if it's
just a difference in basic-arena FE you're looking for, I've got one who graduated
with one hundred fights (only eight wins) and another who had more fights (but DID
get fourteen wins, for a "natural" graduation rather than a "sandbagger shanghai").
-- Jorja

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANTHON was bested by IO OLDEND in a 1 minute amateur vs. expert Challenge fight.
JACKSON handily defeated CHUCKER ISTTA in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
JEROME was vanquished by DOLBY JOSSEL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DONDRIC overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIPSTICK bested CHAWLIE ISTTA in a 1 minute brawl.
GARBIN MOORIS vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  19 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               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       JACKSON 6649               17   2  0  123 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  IO OLDEND 6673              9   4  1   87 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
BASHING ATTACK   ANTHON 6693                 3   2  1   62 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   DONDRIC 6694                5   0  1   55 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JACKSON 6649.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was IO OLDEND 6673.  The ten other most popular fighters were JACKSON 6649, DONDRIC 
6694, LIPSTICK 6686, GARBIN MOORIS 6700, ANTHON 6693, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, CHUCKER 
ISTTA 6619, JEROME 6675, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JEROME 6675, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, ANTHON 
6693, GARBIN MOORIS 6700, LIPSTICK 6686, DONDRIC 6694, JACKSON 6649, IO OLDEND 6673, 
and  0.