DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 09/19/2005 Duedate: 10/01/2005 MORDANT ARENA DM-1 TURN-528 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS BRICK WALL HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) (1-7478) [28-14-0,105] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BRICK WALL POSITION IS EMPTY HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) (1-7478) [28-14-0,105] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite FLAIR FLAIR WIND STORM (144) WIND STORM (144) (1-6169) [19-20-0,100] (1-6169) [19-20-0,100] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. WIND STORM (144) 31 2. LAME SUPERHEROES (516) 7 LAME SUPERHEROES (516) 3. ARENA FELINES (559) 4 Unchartered Team 4. MIGHTY MORALS II (569) 0 5. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) -7 LETHAL HERITAGE (572) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*MIGHTY MORALS II (569) 6 0 0 100 1/ 1 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) 7 8 0 2/ 2 LAME SUPERHEROES (516) 11 5 2 68.8 2- 2*MIGHTY MORALS II (569) 3 0 0 3/ 0 WIND STORM (144) 399 505 29 44.1 3/ 3 LAME SUPERHEROES (516) 3 0 0 4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (559) 10 14 1 41.7 4/ 0 WIND STORM (144) 3 1 0 5/ 4 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) 411 626 12 39.6 5/ 4 ARENA FELINES (559) 1 3 0 '*' 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. I feel sorry for Raffi the Garrote. Imagine trying to garrote a brick wall! Anyway, here's the Wall's, um, statement. I do not compute "garrote." It appears to be a guy wire, but there is nothing in a position for it to stabilize. Also, a proper construction would not need stabilizing. Therefore the garrote is not needed. There is no purpose in its presence. It is merely ornamental. SPY REPORT Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills? Well fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for MORDANT. MVP award for LAN? WIND STORM's proud of him after beating GESHI SCRIVENER and getting 15 points. Talk about yer big time losers! BOTTLE OF BEER got smashed by KANDRIS, and lost 8 points! Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair? I think BRICK WALL should let FLAIR be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it. I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep. They want photogenic fighters for PR photos. So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway? It can't be for these really neat Spyreports can it? Like, is BOTTLE OF BEER popular, or what? He was challenged the most in all of MORDANT! He's got a 10-8-0, is that good? Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other! Don't you guys ever give it a break? What if they had a fight and nobody showed up? I'd be out of a job, that's what!!! Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. 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 BRICK WALL 7478 28 14 0 105 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FLAIR 6169 19 20 0 100 WIND STORM (144) HAYDAN 7356 15 45 1 91 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KANDRIS 6612 8 4 1 76 WIND STORM (144) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KRAZY KAT 7525 4 2 0 56 ARENA FELINES (559) BOTTLE OF BEER 7620 10 8 0 52 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) STUPENDOUS MAN 6996 7 3 1 44 LAME SUPERHEROES (516) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HONESTY 7699 2 0 0 33 MIGHTY MORALS II (569) ROOKIE MANAGER 7639 7 9 1 31 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) MARCUS 6672 4 4 0 29 WIND STORM (144) -HONOR 7698 2 0 0 29 MIGHTY MORALS II (569) -JOY 7701 2 0 0 28 MIGHTY MORALS II (569) LAN 6724 2 1 0 25 WIND STORM (144) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEADLY BORE 7657 4 10 0 22 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) -BLACK CAT 7527 1 0 0 15 ARENA FELINES (559) TENDER VITTLES 7523 0 6 0 14 ARENA FELINES (559) LAP LOVER 7665 1 3 1 7 ARENA FELINES (559) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Deadly Bore -- You practically TALKED me to death, you <several expletives deleted>. I'm amazed you had the breath to "fight." -- Slen Snotnose Rookie Manager -- (patting him on the back) Don't let it upset you. This kind of thing could happen to anybody. Besides, it will be, or have been, a valuable experience for you when you come to run warriors of your own. And you DID survive, which is the important thing. -- Lieutenant Worrel Haydan -- You're a fool, boy. Don't let anyone tell you differently. -- Chark Forkbeard Bottle of Beer -- (bowing respectfully) This one humbly suggests that you drink less beer before the fights. -- Tien-Shu of Genrai Brick Wall -- Where do you get off calling yourself a gladiator? Nobody should have to spend ten minutes beating his head against a brick wall! I would have stopped, but Arenamaster Kakar's got it in for me and wouldn't let me. -- Raffi the Garrote Tien-Shu of Genrai -- I hate it when someone comes along, snatches the bottle out of my hand, and then kicks me in the whatfor. I don't NEED this, you know. -- Bottle of Beer Chark Forkbeard -- I knew a man once who had a spoon beard. -- Haydan Lieutenant Worel just came up and BROKE MY ARM! We hadn't even been introduced! I didn't have a chance to put my Glowing Red Eyes drops in. -- Rookie Manager Slen Snotnose -- I think you should use a hankie, although a siphon might do better, or maybe you should take a decongestant, which might help since your nose isn't running as fast as my cousin's friend's brother's nose did, but then, it couldn't because of you being so much smaller because my cousin's friend is Shewish and you know what THEIR noses are like, not to mention the wheat diet increases mucus production, which reminds me that you could try cutting the wheat out of your diet, yes, okay, no more sweet rolls, but do you need them with that potbelly you're getting, and what about-- Tripwire -- Are you here invisibly? We eagerly await a chance to fight something other than standbys. -- Nick, Homicidal Maniacs 15 September 2005 HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005. What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of selected arenas has become a far from fun experience. In other words Hammer has had it! The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from his planned sponsorship of any future contests. There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors. Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the time, effort and money spent over the past several years. May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today. Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history. 19 September 2005 I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for five years. Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord Xiang, D2-101 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS BRICK WALL bested FLAIR in a action packed 5 minute brutal master's Title fight. HAYDAN was overcome by TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 1 minute one-sided match. BOTTLE OF BEER was vanquished by KANDRIS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. KRAZY KAT overpowered MONEYBAGS MEFRIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight. STUPENDOUS MAN devastated DEADLY BORE in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl. ROOKIE MANAGER bested TENDER VITTLES in a 2 minute match. MARCUS devastated LAP LOVER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition. LAN vanquished GESHI SCRIVENER in a 1 minute uneven duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |STRIKING ATTACK 3 PARRY-STRIKE 5 - 1 - 0 83 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 17 - 5 - 1 77 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 LUNGING ATTACK 31 - 10 - 2 76 | |AIMED BLOW 1 STRIKING ATTACK 16 - 10 - 3 62 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 9 - 1 57 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 9 - 8 - 0 53 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 WALL OF STEEL 6 - 14 - 1 30 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 3 - 0 0 | Turn 528 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 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 2 1 PARRY-STRIKE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY BRICK WALL 7478 28 14 0 105 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) PARRY-STRIKE KANDRIS 6612 8 4 1 76 WIND STORM (144) STRIKING ATTACK KRAZY KAT 7525 4 2 0 56 ARENA FELINES (559) BASHING ATTACK BOTTLE OF BEER 7620 10 8 0 52 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121) LUNGING ATTACK STUPENDOUS MAN 6996 7 3 1 44 LAME SUPERHEROES (516) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is FLAIR 6169. The most popular warrior this turn was FLAIR 6169. The ten other most popular fighters were ROOKIE MANAGER 7639, BRICK WALL 7478, KRAZY KAT 7525, MARCUS 6672, KANDRIS 6612, STUPENDOUS MAN 6996, LAN 6724, HAYDAN 7356, BOTTLE OF BEER 7620, and DEADLY BORE 7657. The least popular fighter this week was LAP LOVER 7665. The other ten least popular fighters were TENDER VITTLES 7523, DEADLY BORE 7657, BOTTLE OF BEER 7620, HAYDAN 7356, LAN 6724, STUPENDOUS MAN 6996, KANDRIS 6612, MARCUS 6672, KRAZY KAT 7525, and BRICK WALL 7478.