DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/02/2007 Duedate: 03/15/2007 LIN TIRIAN ARENA DM-78 TURN-344 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SHANA THE KNIFE SAND DANCERS (68) (78-2663) [18-22-0,79] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SHANA THE KNIFE POSITION IS EMPTY SAND DANCERS (68) (78-2663) [18-22-0,79] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SHANA THE KNIFE DEELAR MARION SAND DANCERS (68) SAND DANCERS (68) (78-2663) [18-22-0,79] (78-2750) [4-0-0,42] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MAGIC ARTISTS (292) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SAND DANCERS (68) 20 2. MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 13 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 3. DOMINATION (201) 0 Unchartered Team 4. SUPER SCIENCE (310) 0 5. EARL'S TAVERN (100) 0 CYBERTRON (256) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1 SUPER SCIENCE (310) 10 1 0 90.9 1- 1 DOMINATION (201) 8 1 2 2/ 2 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 34 16 1 68.0 2/ 3 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) 5 4 0 3- 3 DOMINATION (201) 49 28 6 63.6 3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68) 5 6 0 4- 5 EARL'S TAVERN (100) 18 22 4 45.0 4- 5 SUPER SCIENCE (310) 2 0 0 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68) 643 805 22 44.4 5- 6 EARL'S TAVERN (100) 2 4 0 6- 7*ERRATA (312) 0 1 0 0.0 6- 7*ERRATA (312) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT Departures Da Otha Barkeep searched the bare walls reflecting on moments spent at almost every point in the building. His eyes lingered on the spot where the shows had been performed. The stage needed another layer of protection which it would do without for quite a while. The floor required a good polish now as well. With a sigh, he pulled his hat on and turned out of the building. Once outside, he closed the doors and pulled the chain down around the handles. The freshly sawn hardwood reminded him of his uncle's house in the mountains. The doors had been constructed and installed specifically for this purpose. Stepping back from the building, his gaze lingered for a moment longer. Whirling about, he stepped to the side of the walkway and then stepped into the stirrup of his horse. His leg swung over the rump of his mare and he settled himself on the horse. A slight tap of his heels and Mist stepped forward obediently moving the few feet to the wagon which was half full of gear and the other two members of the Tavern who had stayed to the end, Da Dancin' Girl and Da Painted Lady. "Everything together in there," asked Da Dancin' Girl. "Yeah. We're done here. Let's move out." Da Painted Lady held the reins in her hands and flicked them without a second glance. For her the memories were mostly unpleasant, so leaving was not a problem. She longed for another town, another opportunity. Da Dancin' Girl held her youthful exuberance for her first job and watched it dwindle into obscurity as the wagon moved. Da Otha Barkeep kept his face stoicly ahead, but she spotted the traces of moisture on his cheeks. Both missed their home already. From the corner of some buildings opposite the Tavern, a figure sat in the shadows watching. His height approached seven feet, but he blended with the darkness like it belonged. As the creak of the axle on the wagon pierced the still peaceful morning, he contemplated what he should do next. Aargol knew his master well enough to know that scaring his enemies or killing one or two were not enough. He contemplated what he could do next for quite some time. Finally, his head moved forward, peeking out of the alley. As the twisted horns exited their hiding place a young voice gasped. The head shot around, piercing the boy with his stare. From the alley next to Earl s Tavern, a boy known as Bertril stood staring. His body reacted to the sight by soiling his threadbare pants. In the next second a wave of fire flashed from the form in the shadows across the street, striking the lad and then ramming into the Tavern. The creature paid no more attention to the fire which sprung up in the tavern and on both sides. The heat soothed him. The charred remains of the child lay before the intense heat of the fire, the boy s mouth open in a scream which had never even reached his throat. Those were the screams which Aargol relished. Leaning back, he squatted and then propelled himself into the clouds above. His laughter rebounded off walls as the first cries of alarm were raised. SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last week's fights. We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on. MAGIC ARTISTS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it. Hey everybody, watch out for DEELAR MARION, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing CAPTURED ORC like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands. CONJURER lost to SHANA THE KNIFE and drops 1 points. Try as hard as the SUPER SCIENCE stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) OOKLA THE MOK before this week's fights. It's a proud day for the SAND DANCERS stable, as their warrior, SHANA THE KNIFE, ascended the Duelmaster's throne. Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff? Here is other news that is of note. Here's a song for you: Who's afraid of the big, bad DOMINATION? Big bad DOMINATION. Big bad DOMINATION. LIN TIRIAN's afraid of the big bad DOMINATION. Tra la la la la! For those of you who like math, try this one: DOMINATION + Weapons That go Boom = MAGIC ARTISTS + Avoid City. Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the most interesting, though! Yesterday I talked to the EARL'S TAVERN's manager and NECROMANCER, slayer of DA CHAMPEEN. The manager: 'I think I can, I think I can'. NECROMANCER: 'I already did'. Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. I think I had better cut this one short. It's been nice chatting to those of you whom I have not offended yet. Well, there goes another Spy Report. Good luck in next week's fights. 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 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663 18 22 0 79 SAND DANCERS (68) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -OOKLA THE MOK 2719 10 1 0 99 SUPER SCIENCE (310) -ILLUSIONIST 2511 13 3 0 91 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -OLAF THORFIN 1720 12 5 0 88 DOMINATION (201) -ABJURER 2534 6 3 0 88 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) -ROGAR THORFIN 2255 9 8 4 72 DOMINATION (201) NECROMANCER 2520 8 2 1 71 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ROLLO THORFIN 2732 6 1 1 66 DOMINATION (201) CONJURER 2512 4 3 0 62 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SOLDIER 1 2733 6 1 0 51 DOMINATION (201) -DA OTHA BARKEEP 869 5 2 2 43 EARL'S TAVERN (100) DEELAR MARION 2750 4 0 0 42 SAND DANCERS (68) MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729 9 6 1 35 SAND DANCERS (68) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DA DANCIN GIRL 859 4 4 0 32 EARL'S TAVERN (100) MEDICINE MAN 2734 3 2 0 31 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DA PAINTED LADY 828 4 5 0 17 EARL'S TAVERN (100) -JORGEN THORFIN 2751 1 1 0 12 DOMINATION (201) -CUTICLE 2742 0 1 0 7 ERRATA (312) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DA CHAMPEEN 837 3 1 1 EARL'S TAVERN 100 NECROMANCER 2520 341 DA NEW BOUNSA 2743 1 1 1 EARL'S TAVERN 100 JANIL MARTOS 2708 341 CHALBAEG 2705 10 16 2 SAND DANCERS 68 ROLLO THORFIN 2732 343 KEDRON LOUK 2737 1 1 0 SAND DANCERS 68 DA OTHA BARKEEP 869 340 NOT REVE PERSONAL ADS Chaelbag (RIP) -- yeah, he's my 4th cousin, twice removed on my mother's great uncle side of the family. I think.... -- Soldier 1 Sand Dancers -- Alas, I am going to be held out for this 'tourney' my manager keeps talking about. Feel free to challenge any of my teammates in response. -- Rollo Illusionist -- I could have SWORN I hit you, but there wasn't anything THERE. It's a darned dirty trick! -- Shana the Knife Rollo Thorfin -- Heck. I didn't need this. This is what comes of starting the day without coffee. -- Ghost of Chalbaeg Da Painted Lady -- (puzzled look) I don't understand you at all. I mean, you just smile, and men do things for you. How does that work? -- Mirial Adamant Jorgen Thorfin -- I used to catch thorfins in the river here. Good eating. -- Deelar Marion P.S. But cold fishing, and I'm not long on patience, either. Master Beru -- It isn't like you picked the font size, after all. And I do have a magnifying glass. -- Jorja 14 February 2007 RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena. Send your rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament". Sign and send in the following pledge: * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team. * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena. If circumstances preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee. * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee. * I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead. * I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the Dark Arena until they are dead. The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 1. No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise) 2. One team per manager 3. Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into this arena.) 4. No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena 5. 20 teams required, per RSI 6. Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the warrior is dead.) 7. Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity. Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SHANA THE KNIFE bested CONJURER in a action packed 5 minute mismatched Title fight. NECROMANCER handily defeated MIRIAL ADAMANT in a 1 minute one-sided match. DEELAR MARION viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 3 minute novice's contest. MEDICINE MAN devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven brawl. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 TOTAL PARRY 8 - 2 - 0 80 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 7 - 2 - 1 78 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 5 - 3 - 1 63 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 29 - 19 - 5 60 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 6 - 2 54 | |AIMED BLOW 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 9 - 10 - 0 47 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 8 - 9 - 0 47 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 BASHING ATTACK 4 - 5 - 1 44 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 5 - 8 - 1 38 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 7 - 0 22 | Turn 344 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 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 4 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 PARRY-RIPOSTE STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 PARRY-LUNGE WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK NECROMANCER 2520 8 2 1 71 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) PARRY-RIPOSTE CONJURER 2512 4 3 0 62 MAGIC ARTISTS (292) LUNGING ATTACK DEELAR MARION 2750 4 0 0 42 SAND DANCERS (68) WALL OF STEEL MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729 9 6 1 35 SAND DANCERS (68) 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 DEELAR MARION 2750. The ten other most popular fighters were SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, NECROMANCER 2520, CONJURER 2512, MEDICINE MAN 2734, MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was MIRIAL ADAMANT 2729. The other ten least popular fighters were MEDICINE MAN 2734, CONJURER 2512, NECROMANCER 2520, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, DEELAR MARION 2750, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0.