DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2007    Duedate: 01/29/2007

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKIN ZESTER
071406L (390)
(41-4270) [9-3-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLDIER 1                      HAMMERJACK
MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)        WRECKING CREW (391)
(41-4238) [14-6-0,98]          (41-4285) [2-2-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 1                      VALGARD
MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)        WANDERERS (329)
(41-4238) [14-6-0,98]          (41-4274) [5-5-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRECKING CREW (391)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 071406L (390)               30
2. WANDERERS (329)             27      071406L (390)
3. WRECKING CREW (391)         26      Unchartered Team
4. THE PLAGUE (93)             -1
5. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)    -17      WRECKING CREW (391)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 071406L (390)              9   3  0 75.0   1/ 1*WRECKING CREW (391)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   65  30  5 68.4   2/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93)           7  5 0
 3/ 3*WRECKING CREW (391)       12   8  0 60.0   3/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)   7  6 0
 4/ 4 THE PLAGUE (93)          194 180 12 51.9   4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)           5 10 1
 5/ 6 WANDERERS (329)          449 509 11 46.9   5/ 5 071406L (390)             3  0 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[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Lord Protector Jehu hunched into his cloak and stared at his horse's ears.  They
were not unusual in any way, just ordinary horse's ears, which is why he was staring
at them.  Better by far to look at something normal than at what was going on in the
field to the side of the road.
     "I don't see why we have to do this at NIGHT," Flutterlee grumbled.
     "It's traditional," Lurline Grace said.  She shivered.  Even though the two
ladies protector were in the covered passenger compartment of the carriage, they were
damp and cold.  "What I don't understand is why we have to dig into the grave at
all."  She leaned forward and peered into the rainy night.  "They've stopped
wandering around, so I suppose they've found the right grave."
     "Tomb, not grave," Flutterlee corrected.  "And the Userous, er, Honest Merchant
says he won't even ACCEPT the money to pay off the mortgage unless we bring my
grandfather's seal ring.  How were we supposed to know?" she grumbled.  "He always
wore it, so we figured he'd want to be buried in it.  Nobody told us it was special!"
     Lurline shook her head and opened her mouth to reply, but a scream from the
graveyard cut her short.  She put her hand on the edge of the carriage and vaulted to
the ground, sword flashing out of its sheath, just as Jehu leaped down from the
driver's seat, equally ready for battle.
     Flutterlee clambered down less gracefully and clutched Lurline's arm.  "What is
it?"
     "Trouble, don't know what.  Let go of me!"  She began to move toward the edge of
the graveyard and the light.  "Shouldn't've let civilians in on this."
     Jehu kept even with her.  "No choice," he said.  "Grave digging and tomb robbing
are unionized.  Think how much MORE trouble it would have been with pickets!"
     Flutterlee crowded close behind them.  "The lantern hasn't moved," she
whispered.
     "Sitting on the ground in front of the tomb, I suppose," Jehu said.  "That
doesn't bother me.  What bothers me is that I don't see anything moving over there.
Such as a gravedigger or two."
     "Inside the tomb out of sight," Lurline suggested.
     "Oh, no, they couldn't be!"  Flutterlee was gripping her friend's cloak now,
almost dragging it off Lurline's shoulders in her agitation.  "They were supposed to
come and get me as soon as they had the door open!  It shouldn't be anybody but me
who takes the ring from my grandfather, he'd have a fit!"
     "So maybe that's what we heard," Jehu said.  "Your grandfather having a fit."
     "How could he?  He's dead!  That's the whole problem."
     Jehu looked over his shoulder.  "Flutterlee, sometimes the dead don't lie quiet.
You should know that!"
     "But my grandfather wasn't, well, the kind of Bad person who'd be a ghost!  He
would never do anything like that, he'd think it wasn't, well, decent!  And it isn't.
Decent.  You know.  The dead aren't supposed to--"
     There was another scream, more desperate than the first but cut off sharply.  A
bolt of lightning, lavender green, shot upward from the open tomb.
     All three gladiators began to run forward.

                                      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...  One team deserves special 
mention 'cause they moved up 0 after going 4-1-1.  Keep it up, WANDERERS!  MVP award 
for ENRAGE?  WRECKING CREW's proud of him after beating RENDER OF VEILS and getting 
14 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  BLINDED BY KNOWING's match with PAINFIRE 
cost him a loss of 7 points!  Was that a tear I saw in SKIN ZESTER's eye, as it took 
over Duelmastership?  And wasn't JAMES DOOLITTLE fit to be tied!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  THE PLAGUE 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 194-180-12 record really that scary?  I don't know 
what 071406L's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
THE PLAGUE, that's fer sher.  Like, is DEATH'S DOORMAN popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of KATI-TEI!  He's got a 11-7-1, is that good?  Speaking 
of challenging 28 points above did you hear about WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 
26 vs. THE PLAGUE's DEATH'S DOORMAN?  (And how was that intro!) What did WILLIAM 
CRAWFORD expect, anyway!  Of course DEATH'S DOORMAN won.  Next time stick to people 
you have a chance against, dummy!  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out 
DOMINATOR challenged QUINORE.  After all, haven't WRECKING CREW and WANDERERS had a 
long standing duel in KATI-TEI?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
QUINORE wants me to write about it since he defeated DOMINATOR.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  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                  
 SKIN ZESTER 4270              9   3  0    97       071406L (390)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRICKUS MAXIMUS 1734         22   2  0   103       THE PLAGUE (93)
 SOLDIER 1 4238               14   6  0    98       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
 DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953         11   7  1    93       THE PLAGUE (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237         15   5  1    73       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241        12   9  0    57       MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REIGN OF BLADES 2087          5   3  0    55       THE PLAGUE (93)
 QUINORE 4234                 12  14  0    54       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALGARD 4274                  5   5  0    32       WANDERERS (329)
 FORANDIN 4272                 6   5  0    31       WANDERERS (329)
 HAMMERJACK 4285               2   2  0    31       WRECKING CREW (391)
 CHERICILLE 4276               5   4  0    30       WANDERERS (329)
 DOMINATOR 4286                3   1  0    24       WRECKING CREW (391)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENRAGE 4284                   3   1  0    21       WRECKING CREW (391)
 RAMBLING OX 4280              2   4  1    16       WANDERERS (329)
 PAINFIRE 4292                 1   1  0    12       WRECKING CREW (391)
 RENDER OF VEILS 4281          3   2  0    11       THE PLAGUE (93)
 BLINDED BY KNOWING 4290       1   1  0     4       THE PLAGUE (93)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFAN NOBLE 3       0  1 0   1                   RAMBLING OX 4280      501 NONE    
DA1 4291               1  1 0 WRECKING CREW 391     BANDIT PRINCE 25      501 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Skin Zester -- (in a lack-luster tone)  Oh, it's you again.  (sigh)  Darned
Delarquan.  At least you're out of challenge range now. -- Quinore

Reign of Blades -- There are times when I don't like meeting you on the sands, you
know?  But there are other times, and I've got a feeling there is going to be one of
them really soon, when having you around at all is a really promising idea.  So, uh,
feel like going for a carriage ride at night? -- Valgard

Enrage -- Yes, well, I tried.  Did it work? -- Chericille

Hammerjack -- Look, you, my name's not JACK, okay?  Go hammer somebody else. --
Forandin

Dai -- You're a mean bustard, right enough.  I really, really don't like you. --
Rambling Ox
P.S.  For one thing, you're atypical of your style.  Isn't there a rule about that?

Hmm, looks like we've got a serious attitude problem here with our Khalhums Dwarf,
doesn't it? -- Leeta

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WILLIAM CRAWFORD was vanquished by DEATH'S DOORMAN in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
DOMINATOR was overpowered by QUINORE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ENRAGE devastated RENDER OF VEILS in a 3 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
JAMES DOOLITTLE was devastated by SKIN ZESTER in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
SOLDIER 1 overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
REIGN OF BLADES bested HAMMERJACK in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
VALGARD lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
CHERICILLE won victory over FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute fight.
FORANDIN vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RAMBLING OX slew FRATSFAN NOBLE in a action packed 1 minute gory match.
BLINDED BY KNOWING was defeated by PAINFIRE in a 4 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        24 -  13 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  16 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 501 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      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SKIN ZESTER 4270            9   3  0   97 071406L (390)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 1 4238             14   6  0   98 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER 1 4238.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VALGARD 4274.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLINDED BY KNOWING 4290, 
REIGN OF BLADES 2087, RAMBLING OX 4280, DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953, HAMMERJACK 4285, 
CHERICILLE 4276, FORANDIN 4272, QUINORE 4234, ENRAGE 4284, and SKIN ZESTER 4270.

The least popular fighter this week was JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOMINATOR 4286, RENDER OF VEILS 4281, WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241, 
DA1 4291, PAINFIRE 4292, SOLDIER 1 4238, SKIN ZESTER 4270, ENRAGE 4284, QUINORE 4234, 
and FORANDIN 4272.