DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 09/11/2006 Duedate: 09/23/2006 NIANIA ARENA DM-2 TURN-437 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MARETHA THE GOLDEN FISH (147) (2-5370) [16-3-0,140] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MARETHA ORANGE THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 071409B (638) (2-5370) [16-3-0,140] (2-5406) [2-1-0,25] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MELLISANDE MELLISANDE THE GOLDEN FISH (147) THE GOLDEN FISH (147) (2-5332) [22-16-1,109] (2-5332) [22-16-1,109] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE GOLDEN FISH (147) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 35 2. 071409B (638) 7 BLOOD BATH (539) 3. INQUISITION SL5 (631) 6 Unchartered Team 4. BLOOD BATH (539) 1 5. MASTERS OF SAND (636) 0 071409B (638) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 BLOOD BATH (539) 16 4 1 80.0 1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 9 5 0 2/ 2 INQUISITION SL5 (631) 28 13 1 68.3 2- 2 MASTERS OF SAND (636) 4 4 0 3/ 3*071409B (638) 2 1 0 66.7 3/ 4*071409B (638) 2 1 0 4/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 474 639 12 42.6 4/ 5 INQUISITION SL5 (631) 2 2 0 5- 5 MASTERS OF SAND (636) 16 22 0 42.1 5/ 3 BLOOD BATH (539) 1 1 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. Hmm, the Veteran Mercenary, dear Korvoskol Turo of Ferencia, goes down, and teaches me THREE skills. This is an improvement on last time, though still disappointing for the arena as a whole. Eight active warriors here? I'm not counting the two that died, obviously, since they are NOT active. Oh, well, perhaps it will be better this time. One can hope. Maretha SPY REPORT Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills? Well fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for NIANIA. MVP award for LARSEN E? THE GOLDEN FISH's proud of him after beating PERSISTENT BEGGAR and getting 15 points. Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair? I think MARETHA should let SHOCKING 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? BLOOD BATH was NIANIA's most avoided team. Is there some award for that? I don't know what 071409B's been doing. They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from BLOOD BATH, that's fer sher. Like, is MARI COY popular, or what? She was challenged the most in all of NIANIA! She's got a 19-11-0, is that good? Some fights are really unfair. How do you think MARI COY feels about being challenged by THE SHOCKER, 34 points above her? I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in NIANIA. THE SHOCKER got 10 points after beating MARI COY, 34 points below her. Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds. All NIANIA ever talks about is fighting! Me, I'm more laid back. Fight, fight, fight. Is that all you guys can do? I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid. Who would've guessed I'd be a famous Spyreporter? I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop. I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARETHA 5370 16 3 0 140 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE SHOCKER 5356 16 3 1 122 INQUISITION SL5 (631) MELLISANDE 5332 22 16 1 109 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SPIKE MCGOLD 5318 22 19 0 90 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) SHOCKING 5352 12 8 0 84 INQUISITION SL5 (631) MARI COY 5342 19 11 0 77 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -PITER DEVRIES 5392 5 4 0 59 MASTERS OF SAND (636) -PAUL ATREIDES 5393 4 5 0 58 MASTERS OF SAND (636) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -BLOOD BLISTER 4622 3 0 0 33 BLOOD BATH (539) ORANGE 5406 2 1 0 25 071409B (638) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BLOOD MASTER 5346 1 1 1 19 BLOOD BATH (539) LARSEN E 5421 1 0 0 15 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? LAMBRAY 5415 0 1 0 THE GOLDEN FISH 147 BLOOD MASTER 5346 436 PERSONAL ADS Dang, every fight except one was against stand-ins. But the stand-ins were game and won two of the fights. Well done, commission patsies! Golden Fish -- Here's a personal ad for you from a manager who doesn't even run here. Even though it may not always seem like it, many of us appreciate having your manager's personal ads in the various low participation arenas. It's always bleak to see absolutely nothing and even though it's hard to roust myself to write ads frequently, I appreciate that your manager takes the time to do so (even though it probably feels like you're just talking to yourself sometimes). -- The Sentinel, mgr. of nobody at all in Niania It offends me to have to fight an orc, especially an orc who is a self-styled "master" of kung-fu. What a joke! -- Spike McGold Why does the arenamaster keeping stepping in when one of us is just about to abolish the Convicted Assassin for all time? I'd think that would be a GOOD result. -- Mellisande On the contrary, it would be BAD, young lady. The arena charter requires that we have a convicted assassin on the rolls, and they aren't easy to find. -- Arenamistress Vora The Venomous Concubine BIT me, and what the Infirmary charged for the antidote was OUTRAGEOUS. I think their prices must be set by the Userous Merchant. -- Mari Coy P.S. And my insurance didn't cover it, either. Blood Master -- That was not the introduction I was hoping for. -- Ghost of Lambray Orange -- I bet you think you're some kind of hot potato for "vanquishing" me like that, don't you? Well, the joke's on you, because *I* am a joke. -- Biff Mugg, late of Mordant P.S. Actually, I'm not a joke in MY kind of fight. In an alley, at night. But the arena is just so PUBLIC that I get all nervous and fight stupid. Piter Devries -- You will pay for that damage to my armor, fellow. Count on it. -- Sedmon Var, Merchant of this city P.S. One way or another, you WILL pay. Paul Atreides -- An unfair advantage, that. I had already fought once, after all! And it isn't like this dead-alive city has TWO Userous Merchants who are also arena standbys. -- Sedmon Var P.S. Most of my colleagues have more sense. Mari Coy -- You're a tasty little monkey-woman. -- Seef Haraine, not a party woman Mellisande -- What is it about assassination that gets people so worked up? You humans are practically rabid on the subject, and isn't any worse than, say, assassinating a cow or a wild duck, is it? -- Ssothiss, Assassin by trade Spike McGold -- You're an idiot, but this is no surprise to anybody. -- Geroge Krag, Master of Kung-Fu Maretha -- I couldn't see any point in giving that one my best effort. It isn't like anyone would let ME keep the title if I won. -- Korvoskol Turo, Veteran Mercenary 26 August 2006 The Avengers of Light. Another VC lackey? What's the matter VC, are you scared? Bringing in reinforcements. It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be crushed! I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106. I reply with steel and your women shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!! Remember to sign your posts to whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm 4 September 2006 Civil War/The Crusades The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the following manner: A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker. Names simply beginning with the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed! Existing teams are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams. There will be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible. This along with the DA round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers. After the DA there will be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving, warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1. So as a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules: The Civil War to be held in arena 14. - The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties). - No tourney participation allowed. Teams with warriors participating in any tournament are disqualified. - An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders. No later substitutions are allowed. - If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and his side will fight one team short! - Three factions will be participating: Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades - Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of the warrior) - Turn DA: (The DA Round) November 25, 2006. Every warrior must DA. (Warriors not DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified) - Turn 0: December 9th, 2006. There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to allow for challenges on turn 1. - Turn 1+: Scoring as detailed below - Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team. - Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation. - The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for the most points then no Battle Points are accrued) - The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war - Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on a warrior on their contest team. This must be applied within a month of the conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of the contest. Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or place a personal ad in the arena. You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards! Let me know which faction you would like to fight for! This contest is intended to be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS THE SHOCKER devastated MARI COY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. MARETHA vanquished SHOCKING in a 1 minute uneven Title battle. MELLISANDE savagely defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 4 minute expert's fight. SPIKE MCGOLD overpowered INSURANCE SALESMAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight. BLOOD MASTER was bested by ORANGE in a 2 minute brawl. LARSEN E vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 3 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 2 - 0 80 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 5 - 2 - 1 71 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 8 - 4 - 0 67 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 17 - 9 - 0 65 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 9 - 5 - 0 64 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 WALL OF STEEL 5 - 7 - 0 42 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 5 - 0 0 | Turn 437 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 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 4 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 SLASHING ATTACK AIMED BLOW 2 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK MARETHA 5370 16 3 0 140 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) AIMED BLOW THE SHOCKER 5356 16 3 1 122 INQUISITION SL5 (631) PARRY-RIPOSTE MELLISANDE 5332 22 16 1 109 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) BASHING ATTACK SPIKE MCGOLD 5318 22 19 0 90 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) WALL OF STEEL MARI COY 5342 19 11 0 77 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MELLISANDE 5332. The most popular warrior this turn was MELLISANDE 5332. The ten other most popular fighters were ORANGE 5406, THE SHOCKER 5356, BLOOD MASTER 5346, LARSEN E 5421, MARETHA 5370, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, MARI COY 5342, SHOCKING 5352, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was SHOCKING 5352. The other ten least popular fighters were MARI COY 5342, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, MARETHA 5370, LARSEN E 5421, BLOOD MASTER 5346, THE SHOCKER 5356, ORANGE 5406, MELLISANDE 5332, 0, and 0.