DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 06/21/2005 Duedate: 07/04/2005 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-462 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS GREW SOME GRUE OLD SCHOOL (368) (41-4124) [17-7-0,106] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader GREW SOME GRUE POSITION IS EMPTY OLD SCHOOL (368) (41-4124) [17-7-0,106] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite FLUTTERLEE LURLINE GRACE WANDERERS (329) WANDERERS (329) (41-4153) [12-11-0,61] (41-4164) [12-5-0,90] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM WANDERERS (329) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. OLD SCHOOL (368) 28 2. GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 0 OLD SCHOOL (368) 3. WANDERERS (329) -7 Unchartered Team COMMAND HQ (131) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 85 60 2 58.6 1/ 1 WANDERERS (329) 7 7 0 2/ 2 OLD SCHOOL (368) 66 68 2 49.3 2/ 3 OLD SCHOOL (368) 6 2 0 3/ 3 WANDERERS (329) 361 417 9 46.4 3- 2 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 3 2 0 '*' 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. It would appear that we Wanderers fought nothing but standbys this cycle. That's ridiculous, especially since they were the same two standbys over and over again. Where is everybody ELSE? Oh, right, a closer examination of the newsletter shows that NOBODY else at all fought, and it was only through the inattention of the Evil Inputter that this arena even HELD fights. Pfui. Lurline Grace SPY REPORT I can't believe the violence in KATI-TEI! I still haven't told Mom I'm writing Spyreports. She'd have a cow! Well, here we go... MVP award for SPOCKA THE HUTT? OLD SCHOOL's proud of him after beating FLUTTERLEE and getting 21 points. Talk about yer big time losers! FLUTTERLEE got smashed by SPOCKA THE HUTT, and lost 18 points! And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!) Oh well, welcome GREW SOME GRUE. Aren't OLD SCHOOL proud. (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said KATI-TEI's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade? Don't look at me! I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies. Really, I just wing this stuff. HOLY SCHLITZ is being unfair. He's challenged down 23 against SATURN. I don't know why they let this stuff go on. (I'd better shut up) I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in KATI-TEI. HOLY SCHLITZ got 2 points after beating SATURN, 23 points below him. Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other! Don't you guys ever give it a break? Fight, fight, fight. Is that all you guys can do? Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits. Remember you guys, ease up sometimes! Chill out! Later, Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GREW SOME GRUE 4124 17 7 0 106 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOLY SCHLITZ 4052 20 11 2 96 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LURLINE GRACE 4164 12 5 0 90 WANDERERS (329) PARNIAN 4138 10 16 1 85 WANDERERS (329) SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 8 5 0 82 OLD SCHOOL (368) SATURN 3990 11 33 0 74 WANDERERS (329) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FLUTTERLEE 4153 12 11 0 61 WANDERERS (329) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MR. T-BONE 4186 3 1 0 49 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 9 7 0 40 OLD SCHOOL (368) -RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165 7 7 0 36 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SPAMELOT 4188 3 0 0 29 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) -VENISON OF SAM 4181 3 2 0 25 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -BEEF WITH YOU 4190 1 0 0 20 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? SPUD-BEARING FUZ 4161 6 2 0 OLD SCHOOL 368 JEHU 3963 458 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS I wonder why it is that the Commission employs so many dwarfs as standbys? The Kung- Fu Master is a dwarf, and probably good enough at his job, but seeing him step out on the sands with a full beard somehow doesn't...it isn't right. It isn't kung-fuish. Kung-Fu Masters should be clean-shaven, and try to get a dwarf to shave! No way. Still, this is my last appearance as a gladiator, and I don't even have to come WATCH the fights, so maybe I won't mind. I'll have to think about that. About not minding. Of course, I'll have NEW reasons to be annoyed at dwarves when I start my REAL career as a cab driver. Dwarves are lousy tippers. -- Jehu Kung fu masters can certainly have beards. They have long beards and moustaches and eyebrows that are long enough to get mixed up in the beards. -- Ed. Actually, I rather liked the move where the Kung-Fu Master tripped me with his beard. It had the merit of novelty. Not much OTHER merit, perhaps, but I won't sneeze at novelty. Not here. -- Saturn I wasn't ready for the Khalhums Dwarf! Isn't he supposed to show up much LATER in a gladiatorial career? -- Flutterlee I liked him. Anyone who gives me a win is a good match. -- Parnian 7 June 2005 I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS HOLY SCHLITZ viciously subdued SATURN in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight. LURLINE GRACE was outwaited by GREW SOME GRUE in a popular 8 minute Title match. PARNIAN bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute contest. FLUTTERLEE was overpowered by SPOCKA THE HUTT in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match. CUDDLY KAHLUA lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |TOTAL PARRY 3 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 11 - 7 - 0 61 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 4 - 0 60 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 WALL OF STEEL 3 - 2 - 0 60 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 18 - 16 - 1 53 | |AIMED BLOW 0 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 12 - 0 52 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 1 - 1 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 LUNGING ATTACK 13 - 13 - 1 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 4 - 0 20 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 3 - 0 0 | Turn 462 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: LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 2 3 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY GREW SOME GRUE 4124 17 7 0 106 OLD SCHOOL (368) LUNGING ATTACK HOLY SCHLITZ 4052 20 11 2 96 OLD SCHOOL (368) PARRY-RIPOSTE LURLINE GRACE 4164 12 5 0 90 WANDERERS (329) FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 8 5 0 82 OLD SCHOOL (368) STRIKING ATTACK FLUTTERLEE 4153 12 11 0 61 WANDERERS (329) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is FLUTTERLEE 4153. The most popular warrior this turn was LURLINE GRACE 4164. The ten other most popular fighters were HOLY SCHLITZ 4052, PARNIAN 4138, SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137, SATURN 3990, GREW SOME GRUE 4124, FLUTTERLEE 4153, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139. The other ten least popular fighters were FLUTTERLEE 4153, GREW SOME GRUE 4124, SATURN 3990, SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137, PARNIAN 4138, HOLY SCHLITZ 4052, LURLINE GRACE 4164, 0, 0, and 0. HOLD THE DATES! (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI) Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis! Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005. It will be at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. See you there! Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe! Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as last year by popular request. Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation soon before the block is released! (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.) 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!