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.