DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 12/02/2014 Duedate: 12/29/2014 TELORINTHE ARENA DM-83 TURN-99 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS OLOVOR PARIS MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) (83-371) [13-16-2,99] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader KELLUMBO'S INITS. POSITION IS EMPTY BAD SIGNS (24) (83-296) [15-14-4,109] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite PETRO SALM OLOVOR PARIS MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) (83-337) [17-30-0,88] (83-371) [13-16-2,99] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM NONSUCH HOUSE (39) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) 42 2. BAD SIGNS (24) 31 BAD SIGNS (24) 3. NONSUCH HOUSE (39) -42 Unchartered Team ROOKIE QUEEN 45 (35) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24) 178 110 14 61.8 1/ 1 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) 9 6 1 2/ 2 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) 103 72 3 58.9 2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) 9 6 0 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) 167 221 9 43.0 3/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24) 8 7 1 '*' 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. So sorry about the failure to get a column done previously These things take time and that has simply been in short supply recently. Yeah, even in a slow arena. What can I say, I'm slow... Speaking of slow, did you catch the challenge by Kellumbo's Inits? Thought you could take down the big old Rook? Not so easy as sweeping a category in a tournament is it? Oh, and you don't get to enter tournaments, do yah? So, who is that a bad sign for? Okay, enough trying to talk tough. That really isn't my thing. Usually I just sort of stand quietly in the corner of the board until all of a sudden bursting forth and crushing the opposition as I sweep across the board. Not a bad comparison, really. And with that I shall leave you to your own musings as we get ready for the next turn. Will it be Petro Slam or another shot for Kellumbo's Inits? Keep musing, for only time will tell. Rook Duelmaster of Telorinthe SPY REPORT Hail and well met warriors of TELORINTHE! Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari. NED PREWETT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and was awarded 16 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, KELLUMBO'S INITS. put down PETRO SALM, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process. This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper. All hail OLOVOR PARIS, Duelmaster of TELORINTHE! Heed this! A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish! Just remember...5 or 7! I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's challenge seeking began. CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS is feared. This much I can say. Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS. Indeed it was BAD SIGNS. Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. PETRO SALM take warning! You have more than a few enemies in TELORINTHE. Vendettas. Bloodied blades and broken spears. Indeed the city has seen more than its fair share of red in recent times. Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms. One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in TELORINTHE. Nice atmosphere you have here! More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well! The endless paths of Alastari await me! Till we meet again, remember: a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME OLOVOR PARIS 371 13 16 2 99 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296 15 14 4 109 BAD SIGNS (24) LUMP 269 26 15 0 93 BAD SIGNS (24) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PETRO SALM 337 17 30 0 88 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) ROOK 286 19 16 0 83 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403 8 3 0 66 BAD SIGNS (24) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NED PREWETT 406 3 7 0 49 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) GROGAN DA TROLL 402 8 6 0 45 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408 7 2 1 45 BAD SIGNS (24) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TAMARIND URLIK 370 6 23 0 41 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PRIMORDIAL HULK 416 3 1 1 31 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TSUNAMI ALERT 412 4 2 2 19 BAD SIGNS (24) ULINA WYNNE 420 1 1 0 17 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40) FERAL BLADE 415 3 1 0 16 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) WAR STORM 414 2 2 0 8 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? TERENA VEREK 400 6 10 1 MIDDLE WAY 21 40 TSUNAMI ALERT 412 97 REVENGED LORIC HOWLER 413 0 1 0 NONSUCH HOUSE 39 LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408 95 REVENGED SILVERBACK 288 16 15 1 NONSUCH HOUSE 39 KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296 95 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS Telorinthe -- It was a sad day when the Consortium chose to leave the arena. I entered the arena for two main reasons: 1. Because I like the no-tourney format. 2. Because I liked the idea of competing with the Consortium. Now, one of those two reasons is gone. And the arena itself is tiny. I hope the Consortium returns, but if he doesn't it is possible that the House will close its doors. I'd like to see Rook graduate, but that may be a ways away. And with the death of Silverback, the shot at graduating all 5 off of the team sheet was lost. Come back Consortium! -- Nomad and the Nonsuch House Telorinthe -- The lack of ads and columns is a result of things beyond my control, but hopefully that will end. 100 wins will inspire some writing! -- The House Lake Effect Snow -- Oh, that is a bad sign. Well, for some. But Trolls don't mind da snow. At least not the northern ones. -- Grogan da Troll Tamrind Urlik -- The experience might have made a difference. Shoulda been going skills. -- Hulk Ulinna -- A Warstorm is always a hard thing to face. -- Warstorm We are pleased to note that nobody from here seems to have gone to the summer tourney. Way to hold the line! Good gods! A five-oh turn? And not a single standby on the line for us. This is, um, disconcerting. Yeah, that's it. Disconcerting. Oh, sentence inversion, we went four-one. Much more plausible. -- Petro Salm Spawn's Blue Beer -- I don't know who this "Spawn" is, but blue beer is perverse. -- Olovor Paris Lump -- You have to stir the gravy CONSTANTLY to avoid lumps. -- Petro Salm P.S. Okay, I'm not a cook by choice, but my mom is, and she insisted we all learn. Primordial Hulk -- Not a problem, at least not today. I checked in the back of the biology text and it said that primordial hulks were all made of jelly. I can handle a big lump of jelly. Well, today I can. You never know about tomorrow. -- Tamarind Urlik Tsunami Alert -- Inland residence, so not a problem.-- Ned Prewett War Storm -- The steward was right, even *I* don't believe it, and I was THERE. -- Ulina Wynne LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS KELLUMBO'S INITS. devastated PETRO SALM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. SPAWN'S BLUE BEER vanquished GROGAN DA TROLL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. LAKE EFFECT SNOW subdued TAMARIND URLIK in a 4 minute uneven Challenge fight. TSUNAMI ALERT was bested by PRIMORDIAL HULK in a 3 minute gory Challenge fight. ROOK was savagely defeated by OLOVOR PARIS in a 3 minute master's Title competition. LUMP bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match. NED PREWETT handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven fight. WAR STORM lost to ULINA WYNNE in a 3 minute beginner's duel. FERAL BLADE won victory over PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a dull 3 minute beginner's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 4 PARRY-STRIKE 10 - 4 - 0 71 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 AIMED BLOW 11 - 5 - 0 69 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 28 - 23 - 2 55 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 BASHING ATTACK 19 - 16 - 4 54 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 11 - 10 - 0 52 | |AIMED BLOW 1 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 13 - 1 48 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 16 - 19 - 3 46 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 4 - 0 43 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 6 - 0 25 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 99 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 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 3 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE 1 AIMED BLOW TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296 15 14 4 109 BAD SIGNS (24) TOTAL PARRY LUMP 269 26 15 0 93 BAD SIGNS (24) PARRY-STRIKE ROOK 286 19 16 0 83 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) AIMED BLOW SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403 8 3 0 66 BAD SIGNS (24) STRIKING ATTACK GROGAN DA TROLL 402 8 6 0 45 NONSUCH HOUSE (39) WALL OF STEEL LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408 7 2 1 45 BAD SIGNS (24) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is PETRO SALM 337. The most popular warrior this turn was OLOVOR PARIS 371. The ten other most popular fighters were TAMARIND URLIK 370, ULINA WYNNE 420, TSUNAMI ALERT 412, SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403, NED PREWETT 406, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, PRIMORDIAL HULK 416, ROOK 286, and LUMP 269. The least popular fighter this week was FERAL BLADE 415. The other ten least popular fighters were GROGAN DA TROLL 402, PETRO SALM 337, WAR STORM 414, LUMP 269, ROOK 286, PRIMORDIAL HULK 416, LAKE EFFECT SNOW 408, KELLUMBO'S INITS. 296, NED PREWETT 406, and SPAWN'S BLUE BEER 403. MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVIII DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY W L K TEAM NAME BLOODY STOOL 143 (11-6-0) 1 3 0 BAD SIGNS DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY W L K TEAM NAME 3RD AND 98 142 (7-3-0) 3 3 0 BAD SIGNS A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 12 political points a'pumpin' 11 TVs a'workin' 10 free duels of credit 9 ABs to challenge 8 criticals a'connectin' 7 scums a'dyin' 6 skills a'maxin' 5 A.D. invites 4 lucky warriors 3 size on replacement 2 proxied TCs And a quarterstaff from a pear tree. May your days be merry, And your wins be often. The Consortium * * * * * MEMO * * * * * From: The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission To: All Managers In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately. Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission. Each warrior may have up to 15 favorite sayings. Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, Victory and may be up to 80 characters long. For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission.