DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 07/30/2007 Duedate: 08/11/2007 NIANIA ARENA DM-2 TURN-459 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS KORONEDUS THE GOLDEN FISH (147) (2-5430) [11-7-0,66] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader KORONEDUS VENDETTA THE GOLDEN FISH (147) TEAM HAVOK (645) (2-5430) [11-7-0,66] (2-5455) [8-1-1,53] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite KORONEDUS ALLAN OHATA THE GOLDEN FISH (147) MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) (2-5430) [11-7-0,66] (2-5462) [3-1-0,31] 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) 34 2. TEAM HAVOK (645) 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 3. MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) 0 Unchartered Team 4. SWEETS (643) 0 TEAM HAVOK (645) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*TEAM HAVOK (645) 31 14 3 68.9 1/ 2 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 10 4 1 2/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) 6 6 1 50.0 2/ 1*TEAM HAVOK (645) 9 6 0 3/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 545 673 18 44.7 3/ 3*MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) 3 6 1 4- 4*SWEETS (643) 4 11 0 26.7 4- 4*SWEETS (643) 0 2 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 hate losing to a standby and still taking the title. It's a bad sign for the arena, let alone for me personally. Oh, well, I cede today's column to the victor, the Kung Fu Master. Koronedus I salute Koronedus, poor gladiator though he is, for doing the honorable thing and letting ME write the column. After all, I won the title fight. He did make an effort, of sorts, but he just isn't up to combat at this level of expertise. All I had to do was kick him in the mouth a couple of times and he wimped out on me. Geroge Krag Master of Kung-Fu SPY REPORT The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon NIANIA, for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned! TEAM HAVOK? Who? THE GOLDEN FISH is the top team these days, buddies! THE GOLDEN FISH had cause to celebrate, after GILLANDE got 16 points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE. SPIRITUAL PAIN certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to FRATSFA SLAVE and losing 11 points in the process! Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, BUT KORONEDUS is still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points! Word has it one team in NIANIA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. I'll bet it works. A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn? And do not the little birds cry out?' Any ideas? Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors. Word has it TEAM HAVOK is planning on terminating more THE GOLDEN FISH members, if they have so little to fear from revenge... Oh hard! that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! Leave me now, you base fools! Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat! Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for NIANIA? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KORONEDUS 5430 11 7 0 66 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VENDETTA 5455 8 1 1 53 TEAM HAVOK (645) HAND OF GOD 5466 4 1 0 49 TEAM HAVOK (645) IRON GYPSY 5454 7 2 0 39 TEAM HAVOK (645) SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458 5 4 1 35 TEAM HAVOK (645) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ALLAN OHATA 5462 3 1 0 31 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) DOLOVOR 5484 2 0 0 30 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) HAND OF HELL 5456 4 5 1 27 TEAM HAVOK (645) GILLANDE 5465 2 4 1 25 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -KEY LIME 5444 2 2 0 22 SWEETS (643) HAROLUE 5464 3 3 0 20 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) SAROVOND 5483 2 0 0 16 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) YUKIO OKUTSU 5460 2 2 1 9 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) EDWARD O'HARE 5461 1 3 0 6 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? SASHINDA 5434 10 3 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147 VENDETTA 5455 456 TORTONI 5452 1 4 0 SWEETS 643 GILLANDE 5465 457 PERSONAL ADS Allan Ohata -- Wow, you had me in oh! hatta watta in no time at all! (falling into a heap through laughter at her own wit) But let's us not do this again. Once is enough, or however many times it's been. I really don't need your help in depressing my rating. People can even up-challenge me and win, you know. -- Gillande Edward O'Hare -- I've been asking around, and people tell me you're either some kind of "airport," whatever THAT is, or a rabbit. Well, not exactly a rabbit, but close enough for the non-experts. I vote for the rabbit. -- Harolue Yukio Okutus -- (bouncing on his toes, twirling around a couple of times, and grinning) You're too big. As well enter an ox in a horse race. -- Dolovor the Over- Confident This Convicted Thief is pitiful, unworthy of a match with me. -- Sarovond Sarovond -- I let you win your first fight, right? So what are you going to do for me? -- Zag the Dip, Convicted Thief Hand of God -- You've got it in for us orcs, don't you? -- Doland Sork, Captured Orc Hand of Hell -- I like hearing you gladiators squeal. -- Red Barkol, as Dangerous as they come, and they say I'm a Criminal, but what do they know? Vendetta -- I'll be good next time! Honest, don't hit me again! -- Jenj, Fratsfa Slave Spiritual Pain -- Yes, yes, I feel it! I do! -- Jenj, Fratsfa Slave Iron Gypsy -- You gotta practice your footwork. -- Moro Salleshi, Ambitious Guard P.S. Not that I mind the win. 9 July 2007 I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately. If there are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good. So if you send me a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I have not gotten it (yet). If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com. If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos. We are working on this problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta P.S. If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line. 27 July 2007 ************************************* ************************************* ** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II ** ************************************* ************************************* Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return to STORMCROWE! Join us in DM-45 for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II. WHEN *The actions begins TURN-263 (due approximately November 27, 2007) WHERE *STORMCROWE (DM 45) HOW LONG *13 Turns (Turns 263-275) TEAMS *Teams will consist of two (2) managers. No more, no less. Only one team allowed per manager. Violators will be disqualified from the competition. Old teams and new teams are welcome to join the competition. Once the contest has begun (TURN 263) managers MAY NOT exchange teams or partners. SCORING In the tradition of the Slaughterhouse, scoring will be simple and straight-forward. Victory and achievements will be rewarded while defeats will be mocked and ridiculed. +3 Win +2 Kill (in addition to +3 Win for a total of +5) +5 Team on the Move (Top Gainer(s) Only) +3 Turn's Most Popular +3 Turn's Least Popular +5 Current Top Team (begins 3rd turn of contest) SPECIAL SCORING CONSIDERATIONS *Fights against teammates garner NO POINTS. *Fights against Judith's team (Northern Lights), Arena Stand Bys and the Dark Arena garner NO POINTS (this includes DA kills). *Tourney participation is allowed (even encouraged), but NO POINTS will be given for success in those endeavors. *NO POINTS will be awarded for DM, Popularity Leader, Chartered Recognition Leader, Top Chartered Team, Stylemasters, Top Unchartered Team, and Unchartered Recognition Leader. Every effort has been made to insure scoring neither benefits established teams nor new teams. ENTRY Entry into the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse is easy: *Find a Partner *Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn of the contest. You may also email or diplo Master Darque. *Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up Certificate. Only certificates will be accepted for entry. All certificates submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes. PRIZES *ENDURANCE AWARD: One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes in 60 of the 65 contest fights. *KILL MASTER AWARD: The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited Immortality Potion. This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior. He/she will be resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2. *TOP TEAM AWARD: Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance: *One (1) +1 Bonus Potion *Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior *Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates Special note from RSI on prizes: All contest prizes must be used within three months. All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating contest team in DM 45. The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears. TIE-BREAKERS In the unlikely event of a tie, pre-contest established tie-breakers will be consulted to determine a winner. The tie-breaking criteria are known to the Moderator and RSI. They will not be made public knowledge to avoid any exploitation. MODERATOR Master Darque will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Slaughterhouse II. As such, all his decisions are final. Any rules inquiries should be directed to him. CONTACT INFORMATION Master Darque can be reached by Diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428) or you may email him at the following address: rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com. Be sure to put STORMCROWE in the Subject line of your Email so it can be easily spotted if sent to his Spam folder. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS IRON GYPSY unbelievably bested ALLAN OHATA in a 3 minute Challenge fight. KORONEDUS was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute Title melee. SPIRITUAL PAIN was viciously subdued by FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute bloody brawl. HAND OF GOD savagely defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute novice's fight. HAND OF HELL was vanquished by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched fight. VENDETTA overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. GILLANDE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee. HAROLUE won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute duel. YUKIO OKUTSU was vanquished by DOLOVOR in a 1 minute uneven fight. EDWARD O'HARE lost to SAROVOND in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 6 TOTAL PARRY 7 - 2 - 0 78 | |LUNGING ATTACK 4 STRIKING ATTACK 3 - 1 - 0 75 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-STRIKE 7 - 3 - 0 70 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 SLASHING ATTACK 23 - 12 - 3 66 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 24 - 20 - 2 55 | |AIMED BLOW 0 BASHING ATTACK 5 - 5 - 1 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 3 - 0 25 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 459 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: TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 5 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 4 - 2 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 2 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-STRIKE KORONEDUS 5430 11 7 0 66 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) SLASHING ATTACK VENDETTA 5455 8 1 1 53 TEAM HAVOK (645) TOTAL PARRY IRON GYPSY 5454 7 2 0 39 TEAM HAVOK (645) BASHING ATTACK SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458 5 4 1 35 TEAM HAVOK (645) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is KORONEDUS 5430. The most popular warrior this turn was ALLAN OHATA 5462. The ten other most popular fighters were KORONEDUS 5430, HAND OF GOD 5466, HAROLUE 5464, DOLOVOR 5484, EDWARD O'HARE 5461, IRON GYPSY 5454, VENDETTA 5455, GILLANDE 5465, SAROVOND 5483, and HAND OF HELL 5456. The least popular fighter this week was SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458. The other ten least popular fighters were YUKIO OKUTSU 5460, HAND OF HELL 5456, SAROVOND 5483, GILLANDE 5465, VENDETTA 5455, IRON GYPSY 5454, EDWARD O'HARE 5461, DOLOVOR 5484, HAROLUE 5464, and HAND OF GOD 5466.