DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 07/11/2007 Duedate: 07/24/2007 IAYE ARENA DM-30 TURN-553 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS LADY HUNTSMAN LENPROS (145) (30-4579) [28-12-0,113] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader LADY HUNTSMAN POSITION IS EMPTY LENPROS (145) (30-4579) [28-12-0,113] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SLEEPS ALL DAY CARDINAL ARIZPE GAMEHENDGE (299) LENPROS (145) (30-4603) [11-11-1,84] (30-4645) [13-7-2,85] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM LENPROS (145) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. GAMEHENDGE (299) 47 2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431) 24 THE WARLOCKS (430) 3. WORLDLY DECLINE (445) 20 Unchartered Team 4. RED DOG GANG (356) 18 5. LENPROS (145) 8 CELESTIAL STUFF (239) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430) 154 94 8 62.1 1/ 4 LENPROS (145) 9 3 0 2/ 2 LENPROS (145) 957 616 27 60.8 2/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS (431) 8 4 0 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS (431) 195 164 6 54.3 3/ 2 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) 7 2 0 4/ 4 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) 51 43 2 54.3 4/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430) 7 4 0 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299) 177 157 11 53.0 5/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299) 6 6 0 6/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356) 499 677 11 42.4 6/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356) 6 9 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[ Cities by the Shore #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Aruak City: Kennelworth said that everyone going into the arena was watched these days, counted, identified, and he thought checked magically. Anyone who practiced magic was identified as such and barred from entry. Or most anyone; he figured the ones that were allowed in had come to some kind of understanding with Khaldren. Maybe not allies, but sworn not enemies, at least. But there was more than one entrance to the arena, even more than one obscure entrance. Adie knew that, and she was still surprised at the one Kennelworth found for them. The innkeeper had connections in unexpected places. They were in a wine merchant's cellar, their presence apparently known only to the mountainous Shew who moved barrels around. He moved one now, lifting it off a stand and rolling it to one side. There was nothing behind it but the wall of the cellar, made of old bricks. Beams framed panels of bricks and supported the ceiling. The Shew stood next to one of the posts, face to the wall, and did something that nobody could quite see. One section of bricks pivoted on its center and opened a narrow passage on either side. "You go in on this side," he said, pointing to the one on the right where they would be walking beside the outer face of the bricks. "If you were coming back this way, you'd go on the other. But you aren't. I daren't leave it open that long, and I've got other stuff to do, so when you're through, I'm going to close it and put the barrel back. You have to find your own way out." "Getting out should be easier," Fandil said. "People leaving the arena aren't watched as closely as those coming in, after all, they've already paid, so who cares?" Adie nodded. Getting out was not a problem for present worry. With a little luck, there would be nobody watching by the time they were ready to leave. "Where does this take us?" she asked, gesturing at the doorway. "Dark Arena level, behind the armory." "Okay. We're going in now. Close it behind us. And thanks." The Shew looked down at her. "Something's bad wrong," he said. "Fix it." *** ***** *** ***** *** Although the Aruak City arena didn't have the financial problems of some, which forced them to rent out space to all manner of productions when the gladiators weren't dueling, it was generally quiet between fight days. But not this quiet. It was like a tomb, and this was the night before the fights. There should be people at work, checking weapons, training, preparing the Infirmary for a new influx of patients. Even in this far corner of the structure, it should have been possible to hear something. Silence. Dead silence. Adie looked at Fandil, uneasy for reasons she could name and for others she couldn't. The old mage looked back at her, barely visible in the glow-worm light of the safety strips along the walls. He shrugged and gestured that they should go forward down this corridor. She took a deep breath and nodded. That's what they were here for, after all. The first step was hard, it was as though she was pushing against some soft resistance. She thought it might be her own reluctance, and the uncertainty born of the darkness and the silence. But it didn't get easier. The slight sound of her footsteps was swallowed without an echo. The resistance remained; it felt like they were pushing into hostile territory. She wished for more light, but they hadn't brought lanterns, hadn't expected to need them. And she did not want to make a magical light down here. As well blow trumpets and announce their presence. But she wished there was some sign of others down here. Fandil touched her arm and pointed at one of the doors along the corridor. It looked no different than the others to her, and she had no sense of something special behind it. But Fandil looked like a dog on point, a cat who's discovered a mousehole with a mouse in it. Adie stepped closer, almost on tiptoe, and ran her hands through the air an inch from the door's surface. Nothing. She glanced a question at her companion. He stepped up next to her. Immediately his hair stood on end, and even his beard bristled, as though from the effects of static electricity. He moved his hand toward the door's handle, and sparks flew between his fingers and the metal. Adie shook her head. She still felt, sensed, nothing at all, on a mundane or a magical level. But this door, whatever was behind it, had to be important. She made a shooing motion to get Fandil back from it. Since it was reacting to him, better that she should be the one to open it. He stepped to the side along the narrow corridor, and Adie put her hand on the cool metal of the latch. SPY REPORT You elder fighters surely remember me. The younger ones may call me Olaf Modeen. I return to IAYE once again! Woof! THE WARLOCKS were a bunch of dogs after LENPROS got through with 'em! 4th ain't so sweet as 1st! Ya gotta be quick on yer feet! Keep your elbow off the table! Thrust! Block out the pain! LENPROS is now ranked 1st with a 3-1-0 turn. Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant. I repeat myself. I ramble. Well GAMEHENDGE moved up 1, to 5th. What's with SLEEPS ALL DAY? She actually beat RED DOG GANG's DR TRINAIRE, and walked away with 23 more points from the fight. Laughs were big at RED DOG GANG while they watched FENCE POST clobber CARDINAL ARIZPE. He lost 24 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands. Another fighter (LADY HUNTSMAN 28-12-0) challenged another Duelmaster (QUEEN CHINEE 26-19-1). Life goes on. I'm sure IAYE is excited about LADY HUNTSMAN, the new Duelmaster from LENPROS. (remember?) But when you've seen as many as I have... Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on? I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners. No matter the time or place, men will always duel. IAYE thinks WORLDLY DECLINE and their 51-43-2 is too much! If at first you don't succeed, give up... Management must be dealin', as the boys at LENPROS ain't reelin'! WORLDLY DECLINE's mad! What do people see in EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE? Its 20-25-1? THE A'S -- LOSERS II ain't talkin', but it's got 86 points. Warriors of IAYE unite. You have only your games to lose! Here's some advice: study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty. Who knows what the future holds for a warrior. More fights, there's no doubt. All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter. Work and play no fighter dull Olaf. Olaffighterwork and no play. Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LADY HUNTSMAN 4579 28 12 0 113 LENPROS (145) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DON FRANCIS 4619 7 4 0 99 LENPROS (145) THE BOY KING 4615 17 10 1 96 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) FENCE POST 4604 16 22 0 96 RED DOG GANG (356) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584 20 25 1 86 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431) CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645 13 7 2 85 LENPROS (145) SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603 11 11 1 84 GAMEHENDGE (299) KLINK 4647 14 8 0 75 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431) DR TRINAIRE 4606 17 19 0 70 RED DOG GANG (356) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME OUT OF TIME 4681 10 6 1 63 GAMEHENDGE (299) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PRIVATE PERNA 4690 6 3 0 44 LENPROS (145) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME IRISH CREAM 4654 7 12 0 33 RED DOG GANG (356) MAJOR KOHLER 4716 3 0 0 26 LENPROS (145) KID MEDICATION 4713 3 2 0 26 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) WINDSONG 4702 3 6 1 25 RED DOG GANG (356) WORLD CHUMPS 4726 2 0 0 24 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BAINES 4724 2 0 0 23 GAMEHENDGE (299) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME OZZIE CANSECO 4723 2 0 0 23 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431) JACK STRAW 4722 2 0 0 22 THE WARLOCKS (430) DEPRESS DEPRESS 4721 2 0 0 22 GAMEHENDGE (299) -CELL BLABBER 4616 3 3 0 19 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) SLIPKNOT 4718 1 1 0 17 THE WARLOCKS (430) LADY WOOF 4715 2 2 0 14 RED DOG GANG (356) SUIT OF ARMS 4720 1 1 0 11 GAMEHENDGE (299) -FRENCH VETO 4618 1 6 0 9 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) FRANKLINS TOWER 4725 1 1 0 4 THE WARLOCKS (430) HELP ON THE WAY 4717 1 1 0 4 THE WARLOCKS (430) CURVEBALL 4719 0 2 0 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431) P.C. CENSORSHIP 4727 0 1 0 1 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DUKE OF WHIRLPOO 4704 3 2 0 LENPROS 145 OUT OF TIME 4681 550 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS A salute to Queen Chinee, Duelmistress Of Iaye. -- Lenpro Worldly Decline -- Great job with Pop Idol and his measly numbers. Very nice job! -- Lenpro Hey guys, I know you were all vying for a date with me last round, but my dance card was filled with Out Of Time. It was definitely fun! -- Lady Huntsman Boy King -- It was very interesting seeing you down on your knees. Were you praying? -- Cardinal Arizpe Lady Woof -- I think I will howl! A win! -- Private Perna Gamehendge -- There were arms in that suit, but no legs? Really? -- Major Kohler Jorja -- Good luck on getting some ice. We would mail you some, but.... -- The Lenpros Lady Woof -- Why thank you. -- Major Kohler Out Of Time -- Take that you Cad! -- Lady Huntsman Irish Cream -- I wish it were public, but the boss demands privacy. How will I get the word out? -- Private Perna Health. Humility. Honor. Iaye Forever. -- Lenpro Queen Chinee -- So that's how to silence the fans, hmm. I'll have to remember it. -- Dr Trinaire Sleeps All Day -- You keep teasing me with these really great ideas that circumstances compel me to ignore. -- Fence Post Klink -- I hate things that klink and klank. They disturb my sensitive nerves and set me all on edge. I can't concentrate. -- Irish Cream Private Perna -- Did you realize your name anagrams to Repan? I didn't figure that out, Jorja told me. But I did think you should KNOW. -- Lady Woof Kid Medication -- Yes, well, I can see that you're hyperactive. -- Windsong Our congratulations to Queen Chinee. -- the Red Dog Gang Private Perna -- Yes, well, when it comes right down to it, I *am* a dog. -- Irish Cream LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS LADY HUNTSMAN unbelievably bested QUEEN CHINEE in a 15 minute Challenge Title fight. THE BOY KING overcame EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match. MAJOR KOHLER unbelievably bested SLIPKNOT in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest. CARDINAL ARIZPE was luckily beaten by FENCE POST in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match. DR TRINAIRE was devastated by SLEEPS ALL DAY in a 1 minute one-sided duel. KLINK bested NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 3 minute match. OUT OF TIME was viciously subdued by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute competition. IRISH CREAM was handily defeated by PRIVATE PERNA in a 1 minute uneven melee. WINDSONG vanquished FRANKLINS TOWER in a 1 minute one-sided duel. KID MEDICATION vanquished HELP ON THE WAY in a 3 minute one-sided duel. LADY WOOF overpowered CURVEBALL in a 1 minute uneven match. WORLD CHUMPS overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight. SUIT OF ARMS demolished P.C. CENSORSHIP in a 1 minute mismatched competition. DEPRESS DEPRESS devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided battle. JACK STRAW bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's bout. OZZIE CANSECO overcame TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's fight. BAINES overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 5 BASHING ATTACK 13 - 4 - 3 76 | |LUNGING ATTACK 5 PARRY-STRIKE 9 - 3 - 0 75 | |PARRY-LUNGE 4 STRIKING ATTACK 10 - 5 - 0 67 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 TOTAL PARRY 21 - 13 - 1 62 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 20 - 14 - 0 59 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 PARRY-LUNGE 16 - 12 - 0 57 | |PARRY-STRIKE 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 5 - 0 55 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 11 - 2 52 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 22 - 27 - 0 45 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 9 - 0 25 | Turn 553 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-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 3 3 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 3 2 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 2 PARRY-LUNGE WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 2 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 2 1 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY LADY HUNTSMAN 4579 28 12 0 113 LENPROS (145) AIMED BLOW THE BOY KING 4615 17 10 1 96 WORLDLY DECLINE (445) BASHING ATTACK CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645 13 7 2 85 LENPROS (145) PARRY-LUNGE KLINK 4647 14 8 0 75 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431) STRIKING ATTACK PRIVATE PERNA 4690 6 3 0 44 LENPROS (145) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME The overall popularity leader is SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603. The most popular warrior this turn was CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645. The ten other most popular fighters were THE BOY KING 4615, SLIPKNOT 4718, KLINK 4647, SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603, EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584, MAJOR KOHLER 4716, PRIVATE PERNA 4690, WINDSONG 4702, LADY WOOF 4715, and WORLD CHUMPS 4726. The least popular fighter this week was LADY HUNTSMAN 4579. The other ten least popular fighters were P.C. CENSORSHIP 4727, HELP ON THE WAY 4717, KID MEDICATION 4713, FRANKLINS TOWER 4725, IRISH CREAM 4654, DR TRINAIRE 4606, CURVEBALL 4719, OUT OF TIME 4681, FENCE POST 4604, and BAINES 4724. The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: LADY HUNTSMAN (30-4579) LENPROS (145) The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: QUEEN CHINEE (30-4588) THE WARLOCKS (430) SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA! Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007. It will be held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy. There is a free shuttle from the MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality Simulations room block. Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!