DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 01/19/2007 Duedate: 02/01/2007 LIN TIRIAN ARENA DM-78 TURN-341 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS ORGULLO DIFAMAR THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) (78-1875) [15-16-0,120] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ORGULLO DIFAMAR OOKLA THE MOK THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) SUPER SCIENCE (310) (78-1875) [15-16-0,120] (78-2719) [8-1-0,77] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SHANA THE KNIFE OLAF THORFIN SAND DANCERS (68) DOMINATION (201) (78-2663) [17-20-0,78] (78-1720) [10-5-0,67] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM EARL'S TAVERN (100) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) 34 2. SUPER SCIENCE (310) 15 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 3. DOMINATION (201) 10 Unchartered Team 4. MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 1 5. SAND DANCERS (68) 0 SUPER SCIENCE (310) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*SUPER SCIENCE (310) 8 1 0 88.9 1/ 1*EARL'S TAVERN (100) 8 7 4 2/ 2 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 29 12 1 70.7 2/ 2 DOMINATION (201) 6 5 1 3/ 3 DOMINATION (201) 41 27 4 60.3 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68) 6 6 0 4/ 5 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) 72 67 3 51.8 4/ 3 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 5 2 1 5/ 4*EARL'S TAVERN (100) 16 18 4 47.1 5/ 5 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) 5 5 2 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68) 638 799 22 44.4 6/ 6*SUPER SCIENCE (310) 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 Loose Ends "Kid, I know the boss. He would not give you an order like this. Now stop struggling and let go of your weapon." She was not happy about it, but he knew she would comply. She seemed to enjoy pleasing people, no matter what that took. How she could turn on a dime like she did and suddenly hack a man to bits like this was hard to imagine. Yet here she was. Picking her sword up, he tucked it under his belt, careful to avoid injuring anything important. The blood that got on him, was unavoidable. Looking at the mess in front of him, he knew that there was little hope of not getting messy. An hour later, they had pushed the carcass into a large keg and brought fresh sand from the other side of the tavern to cover the location where the body had lain. In the torchlight, the bloodsoaked earth appeared no different than the sand around it, but the experienced Barkeep made a mental note to check it in the morning. Pulling a cart around, they loaded the keg on and headed out to a location which he had heard about. The trip was made in silence, with the girl staring around with a wide-eyed innocence which did not seem to go with her actions from earlier that evening. Finding the place was easy enough, even in the dark. The two of them had easily removed the keg and set it up to roll down a small hill. The keg rolled off and bounded down the rocks, before shattering against a particularly large outcropping. Almost immediately, the band of wild dogs fell in on the still warm carcass. In minutes the form was far from recognizable. Barkeep shuddered at the efficiency of the half-starved mutts. He was not sure whether to be grateful for the conversation which had referred him to this location or whether to curse the day he had ever seen the three "regulars" first walk in. Lost in thought, the return trip was even more quiet than the outward leg. Once back at the tavern, Barkeep checked on the patrons and satisfied himself that no one was asking any questions that they should not. Settling behind the bar, he eyed his New Bounsa out of the corner of his eye as he began washing glasses. Da Champeen looked up suddenly, and asked, "So where did you go girl? I saw you and <hic> dat soldier boy go... <BURP> out wid dat otha guy behind yas and...." "What other guy," Barkeep asked quietly. Of course, the runner from the arena commission chose that moment to drop off their fight notices. Champeen found enough wisdom to keep quiet while the kid was there. And then the interest over the upcoming fights distracted them for a moment or two. "Champ, who was the other guy?" "Uh, dat guy your fightin'. Ked-Ron Luke. He waited until da girl and sowdier was owside and den he follered them." Barkeep looked down at his fight notice and shook his head. If Kedron saw the girl.... There was only really one choice.... If he could pull it off at least.... DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. O.K. O.K. I give. Don't know what happened last turn from us Magic Artists. I find it hard to believe that our manager, Houdini, didn't send in some posts. Hmmmmmmmmm. So, from this DM column you will get my comments, some of my teammate's comments, and, of course, Houdini's comments. So here we are. I a Duelmaster. I deserve it. Venemous Concubine had no chance. It will be the same for Orgullo, if we match up next time. I am pretty good if I have to say so myself. "Nope; you do not have to say it yourself because I will say it also say it. You are good!" interjected Houdini. Well, Conjurer won a fight also this time and it was against someone who was 10- 12-2 and poor old (rather young) Conjurer was only 3-2-0 going in. I sure do not think Conjurer made THAT challenge. A lucky match with a lucky win despite the great experience difference. "No way! It was my amazing managerial ability, not luck, which won Conjurer that fight. You hear?" interjected Houdini. Yeah sure. I guess the H-Guy will claim my hard fought win next. Managers can be quite like that, you know? Hey, did you read the neat spotlight from Master Beru? I think it was Greywand who is the mistress. Or was it that horde of pygmy (read Death Stud/Sentinel) Shewish Giants that flocking around here in Lin Tirian lately? Well, tune in next time. I will probably be back, and maybe there will be some more Magic Artists now that The Face is over. Hope you all did well there. Sayonara, Illusionist, Duelmaster SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report. Sit back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis. It looks like the guys(?) at THE LUNATIC FRINGE had a good week as they went 3-0-1 to put them in 5th place. I guess steroids help! Hey everybody, watch out for ROLLO THORFIN, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing CHALBAEG like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was OLAF THORFIN, who dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with OOKLA THE MOK. In front of all the crowds, ORGULLO DIFAMAR took the Duelmaster's crown for his own. I give the bum two weeks. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. Here is other news that is of note. And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DOMINATION, please raise you hand. Wow. Does LIN TIRIAN really have that many liars? For those of you who like math, try this one: DOMINATION + Weapons That go Boom = THE LUNATIC FRINGE + Avoid City. Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, CHALBAEG would be president. Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win. In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, DA OTHA BARKEEP went after MIRIAL ADAMANT, who was higher by 23 points. Well, when the dust settled, DA OTHA BARKEEP bested MIRIAL ADAMANT. Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day drinking to their memory. Better tanked than dead! This week 8-8-3 ROGAR THORFIN was sent to the Dark Arena. I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of this. Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as DA CHAMPEEN goes down under the sword of NECROMANCER. Thanks to this, NECROMANCER now has 53 recognition points. Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no. Silly buggers, eh? Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LIN TIRIAN have no sense of humor. Or maybe that they were senseless. C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks. And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ORGULLO DIFAMAR 1875 15 16 0 120 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ILLUSIONIST 2511 12 2 0 90 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) -ABJURER 2534 6 2 0 86 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) SHANA THE KNIFE 2663 17 20 0 78 SAND DANCERS (68) OOKLA THE MOK 2719 8 1 0 77 SUPER SCIENCE (310) OLAF THORFIN 1720 10 5 0 67 DOMINATION (201) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -CONJURER 2512 4 2 0 63 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NECROMANCER 2520 5 2 1 53 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) ROLLO THORFIN 2732 4 1 0 53 DOMINATION (201) DA OTHA BARKEEP 869 4 1 2 47 EARL'S TAVERN (100) CHALBAEG 2705 10 14 2 46 SAND DANCERS (68) NIOBE NEPENTHE 1925 7 14 1 40 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) SOLDIER 1 2733 4 1 0 34 DOMINATION (201) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729 8 4 1 33 SAND DANCERS (68) JANIL MARTOS 2708 2 1 1 32 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MEDICINE MAN 2734 2 1 0 29 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DA DANCIN GIRL 859 3 3 0 23 EARL'S TAVERN (100) DA PAINTED LADY 828 4 3 0 15 EARL'S TAVERN (100) DEELAR MARION 2750 1 0 0 13 SAND DANCERS (68) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? ROGAR THORFIN 2255 8 8 3 DOMINATION 201 STONE GOLEM 26 341 NONE DA NEW BOUNSA 2743 1 1 1 EARL'S TAVERN 100 JANIL MARTOS 2708 341 DA CHAMPEEN 837 3 1 1 EARL'S TAVERN 100 NECROMANCER 2520 341 KEDRON LOUK 2737 1 1 0 SAND DANCERS 68 DA OTHA BARKEEP 869 340 PERSONAL ADS Sand Dancers -- Hope you don't mind a little artistic license. Shoot me a PM if you have a preference of being left out of the stories in the future. It was a convenient plot twist for me, but I can use others. ; ) -- MB All -- A heads up that I may not be running consistently here for a few turns. We had some car problems and that is cutting our discretionary spending for right now. I will still run some arenas, but this arena is a lower on my priorities currently then some others. -- MB Mordant Deserter -- Have I convinced you to return to Mordant? -- Da Dancin' Girl Cult Member -- Come on <BELCH> over to da <HIC> Bar and I'll <HIC> getcha drink!! -- Da Champeen Convicted Thief -- There. That's my public service for the week. NEXT!! -- Da Painted Lady REWARD -- Let it be known that a reward is being offered for any details relating to the recent deaths at the Lady Netarin's estate. Information should be relayed to the Investigator's Office. ELECTION NOTICE -- Any person(s) interested in the post of Investigator should contact the Investigator's Office for information about the upcoming election to fill the post. Term is for six years or until incapacitated or dead. Election date to be announced. -- Lin Tirian Investigator's Office Ookla the Mok -- What, afraid of a second loss on your pretty record? I can do the math, buster, and that was a down challenge any way you figure it. Jorja may not feel like raising a fuss, but I sure as heck will. -- Mirial Adamant P.S. A smart Mok would stay out of alleys at this point. Da Otha Barkeep -- You could've just said you weren't going to serve me another drink, couldn't you? You're going to lose business if you kill off your customers. -- Annoyed Ghost of Kedron Louk Conjurer -- You must've conjured those last few blows out of thin air, because I sure didn't see 'em coming. -- Chalbaeg Niobe Nepenthe -- Gods, I can't stand a woman who cries! You do rotten things for the public image of women, you know. Why...you should be ashamed of yourself! Yes, you should! It's my DUTY to teach you better. -- Shana the Knife LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS ROGAR THORFIN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight. OOKLA THE MOK subdued OLAF THORFIN in a 2 minute Challenge melee. ROLLO THORFIN demolished CHALBAEG in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight. DA OTHA BARKEEP bested MIRIAL ADAMANT in a 2 minute Challenge fight. DA PAINTED LADY was devastated by SOLDIER 1 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel. DA NEW BOUNSA was butchered by JANIL MARTOS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match. ILLUSIONIST was handily defeated by ORGULLO DIFAMAR in a 1 minute uneven Title fight. SHANA THE KNIFE slimly won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 5 minute uneven duel. NECROMANCER assassinated DA CHAMPEEN in a 1 minute uneven duel. NIOBE NEPENTHE defeated DA DANCIN GIRL in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight. DEELAR MARION overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 8 TOTAL PARRY 6 - 1 - 0 86 | |PARRY-STRIKE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 2 - 0 71 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 6 - 4 - 2 60 | |AIMED BLOW 1 LUNGING ATTACK 24 - 16 - 4 60 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 10 - 7 - 0 59 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 WALL OF STEEL 7 - 6 - 2 54 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 11 - 10 - 0 52 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 3 - 4 - 1 43 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 AIMED BLOW 3 - 6 - 0 33 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 4 - 1 33 | Turn 341 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: AIMED BLOW 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 6 3 PARRY-RIPOSTE PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 2 PARRY-STRIKE PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 1 PARRY-LUNGE PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK ILLUSIONIST 2511 12 2 0 90 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) TOTAL PARRY OOKLA THE MOK 2719 8 1 0 77 SUPER SCIENCE (310) STRIKING ATTACK NECROMANCER 2520 5 2 1 53 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) PARRY-LUNGE ROLLO THORFIN 2732 4 1 0 53 DOMINATION (201) SLASHING ATTACK DA OTHA BARKEEP 869 4 1 2 47 EARL'S TAVERN (100) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is SHANA THE KNIFE 2663. The most popular warrior this turn was ROGAR THORFIN 2255. The ten other most popular fighters were OLAF THORFIN 1720, DA OTHA BARKEEP 869, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, ORGULLO DIFAMAR 1875, NIOBE NEPENTHE 1925, OOKLA THE MOK 2719, ROLLO THORFIN 2732, DEELAR MARION 2750, SOLDIER 1 2733, and JANIL MARTOS 2708. The least popular fighter this week was DA CHAMPEEN 837. The other ten least popular fighters were DA NEW BOUNSA 2743, DA PAINTED LADY 828, MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729, CHALBAEG 2705, DA DANCIN GIRL 859, NECROMANCER 2520, ILLUSIONIST 2511, JANIL MARTOS 2708, SOLDIER 1 2733, and DEELAR MARION 2750.