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.