DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 01/07/2008 Duedate: 01/19/2008 CALEAM ARENA DM-26 TURN-571 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MOLDRAUN GOLDEN CANYON (290) (26-4740) [15-6-0,105] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MOLDRAUN POSITION IS EMPTY GOLDEN CANYON (290) (26-4740) [15-6-0,105] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MOLDRAUN KETTELMAN GOLDEN CANYON (290) GOLDEN CANYON (290) (26-4740) [15-6-0,105] (26-4749) [0-1-0,4] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM GOLDEN CANYON (290) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. STEEL CRUSADE (477) 22 2. FAMOUS FELINES (478) 0 GOLDEN CANYON (290) 3. GOLDEN CANYON (290) -1 Unchartered Team DOSADI TRADERS II (304) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*FAMOUS FELINES (478) 6 3 2 66.7 1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290) 10 5 0 2/ 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290) 603 750 22 44.6 2/ 2 STEEL CRUSADE (477) 7 8 0 3/ 3 STEEL CRUSADE (477) 129 172 6 42.9 3- 3*FAMOUS FELINES (478) 3 3 1 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Caylon, I gotta tell you, this is a real strain for me. (leaning an elbow on the bar) I'm basically a simple guy, and EVERYONE else on my team is into fancy cooking or at least color draping or flower arranging, or any other weird thing like that. But me, a steak, a baked potato with butter or maybe sour cream, an unassuming red wine, that's all I ask. Yeah, I know, pretty puny of me, huh? I mean, I even worked up a fairly fancy steak sauce, since it seemed expected of me. But if it's a good steak, who needs sauce? A little coarse-ground salt and pepper and it's good to go. And, yeah, I know, my teammates make a thing about your melons. Well, fine. I like melons, when you come down to it. PLAIN melons. Yours are good. Who needs a sauce, or a compote, or a mint garnish, for a really good melon? It's just too much. Moldraun SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly CALEAM games. CALONYMUS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SUZETTE CREPPAY and was awarded 18 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, CALONYMUS put down SUZETTE CREPPAY, causing her to lose 15 points of recognition in the process. Not for nothing has MOLDRAUN in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again. No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids. Charmed weapons perhaps? I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. SUZETTE CREPPAY take warning! You have more than a few enemies in CALEAM. 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 CALEAM. Nice atmosphere you have here! Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off city calling to me. I must away! Till we meet again, remember: a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MOLDRAUN 4740 15 6 0 105 GOLDEN CANYON (290) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME UP-CHUCKY 4722 9 10 0 88 STEEL CRUSADE (477) CAYLON MCCANN 4728 14 29 1 78 STEEL CRUSADE (477) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CALONYMUS 4721 8 9 0 54 STEEL CRUSADE (477) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME COROT TORO 4743 6 7 0 33 GOLDEN CANYON (290) SHORT ORDER JOE 4745 5 5 0 31 GOLDEN CANYON (290) SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746 6 1 1 30 GOLDEN CANYON (290) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DINK GRUNTLING 4748 4 1 0 22 STEEL CRUSADE (477) -PINK PANTHER 4733 2 0 2 21 FAMOUS FELINES (478) -MACK 4734 2 0 0 19 FAMOUS FELINES (478) CNUT CNUKLZ 4747 2 3 0 13 STEEL CRUSADE (477) -TOM 4735 1 1 0 13 FAMOUS FELINES (478) -CHESHIRE CAT 4736 1 1 0 9 FAMOUS FELINES (478) KETTELMAN 4749 0 1 0 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290) -SYLVESTER 4732 0 1 0 1 FAMOUS FELINES (478) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Pike -- Congrats again on making the "Pros". I tried, you know, just because you asked, but I'm not sure my singing went over that well at the farewell party. I'm really not all that much of a singer and the closest I could come to "western style" were some yodels that Sven taught me before he left. Still, I did think that Up- Chucky performing "Oh Suzanna" on his armpit lent a festive "air" to the occasion. -- Caylon Moldraun -- Me think you wrong. Purple not good color for Up-Chucky. Me hate stand on head. -- Up-Chucky (burp) Suzette -- Never mind (sigh). My carp is smoked now. And how. -- the sadder but wiser Calonymus Short Order Joe -- Well, it looks like you finally found the proper audience to appreciate your particular brand of cookery. But I'll bet the Happy Peasant was a lot happier before the entree arrived! -- Calonymus Suzette (and Ed...whoever you are...) -- Well, the only honey *I* ever use in a serious recipe is a local wildwood honey, harvested before the sumac blooms. For baking, I age it another year, at least. I've never had the opportunity to try your salt-cedar or leatherwood honeys, though from just the names I am intrigued. -- Winstead I think leatherwood must be Australian, and salt-cedar is from southern New Mexico. -- Temp Ed. Corot Toro -- Sorry if I got a bit rough last go, but I thought I could smell pancakes on your breath, and I guess I just flashed-back, and all I could think was "Oh no! Not again!!" and well...I just lost it. Bit of advice here: don't go over to your cousin's for brunch before coming to the arena. Nuff said. (wink) -- Cnut Moldraun -- UFOs 'n' Aliens??? Geez, I was just thinking another dimension or such like, you know, results of some bizarre experiment gone horribily wrong. Wow! Do you think they'll ever bring him back? And would we even know him if they did? Maybe the Doc and his critters, strange as they were, would be morphed beyond all recognition. Whoa. -- Caylon What's that, Suzette? You hid anchovies in my armor as a prank?!? You little minx! I'm gonna have to keep a closer watch on you from now on. But at least that explains the sudden interest Tom has taken in me. Cats! -- Dink Gruntling Tom -- You silly kitty, I meant to do that. Yeah. -- the Dinkster Tom -- Alright for you, Mr. Famous Feline! Look at all these holes in my armor! And I just had it cleaned and polished too. You must think this stuff grows on trees, eh? Wanton vandalism I call it! Somebody's gonna have to pay for this you know. Where\'s Calvata!?! If this keeps up, I'm definately gonna need a raise. Definately. -- Dink (the ever frugal) Gruntling Corot Toro -- I don't think you're nearly as funny as Dink said. Heck, you fell right over. What's funny about that, I ask you. -- Cnut Suzette -- I know I said you should feed your pancakes to Calonymus and leave me alone, but I didn't think you'd really do it! But hey, I tried to warn him that these arena infatuations never go anywhere. Poor guy. (sigh) He seems a changed man after spending a couple days on an infirmary cot next to your cousin. (shrugs) Oh well, live and learn I always say. But mostly, you gotta live. -- Dink Up-Chucky -- I've given the matter careful thought, since I'm retiring and have time for careful thought now, and my thought is, maybe you need a plainer, not to say blander, diet. A little less fat, a little less sugar, and NO soy sauce. We've got to settle your stomach. It isn't healthy to be throwing up all the time. It's also tactless, but that isn't really YOUR problem, well, the tactlessness might be, and the poor judgment to eat stuff you know won't agree with you, but coddled eggs, buttered rice, bread pudding, something like that? -- Pike P.S. Macaroni and cheese, if we leave out the mustard, garlic, and salsa? Not that there's much left if you don't have mustard, garlic, and salsa. Calonymus -- You shouldn't do this to me, I'll get a swelled head and then my chef's hat won't fit. Anyway, I'm going to enter in the Chef's Slice and Dice Competition, and I've been practicing for it. How do you think I'll do? -- Suzette Creppay The Happy Peasant tried to leave my dinner (I have a dinner on the side of the Golden Canyon Saloon) without paying for his lunch. Now he's paid, and he isn't quite so happy. -- Short Order Joe Cnut Cnuklz -- (groaning) The palate knife effect, ouch! I think you're smearing my blood too thickly. -- Corot Toro P.S. Too much of it out and around. Maybe we should try yours, instead. Calonymus -- Ah! A very sharp knife I can do. Come by in a day or two and check the result. -- Short Order Joe Dink -- Works for me. Stay clear. -- Suzette Winstead -- I'd be glad to give it a try. -- Suzette P.S. Or should that be addressed to Ed? Arenamaster Tohre -- Ah, is that a SILVER monogrammed garlic press? -- Pike The Regional Arena News is down for repairs but will return soon. 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 CALONYMUS devastated SUZETTE CREPPAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. MOLDRAUN demolished CAYLON MCCANN in a 1 minute gory one-sided Title melee. UP-CHUCKY vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. SHORT ORDER JOE was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight. CNUT CNUKLZ was devastated by COROT TORO in a 1 minute uneven brawl. DINK GRUNTLING luckily beat KETTELMAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |PARRY-LUNGE 2 SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 0 - 2 100 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 5 - 1 - 0 83 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 WALL OF STEEL 11 - 6 - 1 65 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 LUNGING ATTACK 13 - 9 - 0 59 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 16 - 13 - 0 55 | |AIMED BLOW 0 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 9 - 1 47 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 BASHING ATTACK 3 - 9 - 0 25 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 10 - 0 9 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 571 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: PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 PARRY-LUNGE STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-STRIKE WALL OF STEEL 0 - 2 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK MOLDRAUN 4740 15 6 0 105 GOLDEN CANYON (290) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MOLDRAUN 4740. The most popular warrior this turn was KETTELMAN 4749. The ten other most popular fighters were MOLDRAUN 4740, UP-CHUCKY 4722, CALONYMUS 4721, COROT TORO 4743, SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746, CAYLON MCCANN 4728, SHORT ORDER JOE 4745, CNUT CNUKLZ 4747, DINK GRUNTLING 4748, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was DINK GRUNTLING 4748. The other ten least popular fighters were CNUT CNUKLZ 4747, SHORT ORDER JOE 4745, CAYLON MCCANN 4728, SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746, COROT TORO 4743, CALONYMUS 4721, UP-CHUCKY 4722, MOLDRAUN 4740, KETTELMAN 4749, and 0.