DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/05/2006 Duedate: 10/18/2006 OSKSI ARENA DM-3 TURN-563 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SHARAN KHOR GAMES LIBRARY (340) (3-6561) [15-14-0,93] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SHARAN KHOR DONKEY KONGDOM GAMES LIBRARY (340) INQUISITION 06B22 (612) (3-6561) [15-14-0,93] (3-6656) [4-0-0,22] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SHARAN KHOR SHARAN KHOR GAMES LIBRARY (340) GAMES LIBRARY (340) (3-6561) [15-14-0,93] (3-6561) [15-14-0,93] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM GAMES LIBRARY (340) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 44 2. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 16 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 3. GAMES LIBRARY (340) 6 Unchartered Team 4. INQUISITION 06B22 (612) 3 INQUISITION 06B22 (612) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*INQUISITION 06B22 (612) 4 0 0 100 1/ 2 GAMES LIBRARY (340) 9 6 0 2/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 232 133 15 63.6 2/ 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 7 8 0 3/ 3 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 102 75 4 57.6 3/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 7 8 0 4/ 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340) 458 707 14 39.3 4/ 4*INQUISITION 06B22 (612) 3 0 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. The Khalhums Dwarf was clearly not prepared to deal with me, and the climate I bring with me. Our world is a desert, you see, and going about in all that metal is NOT the way to stay healthy and ready for battle. I beat him fair and square by fighting, but that wouldn't have been necessary; he was on the edge of collapse in any case. Sharan Khor SPY REPORT Hail OSKSI! Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your deeds. It seems the training can make the difference, as OUR HIGHEST HONOR is pushed out of top team by GAMES LIBRARY, who came from 2nd with a 2-3-0 this turn. And let's see, OTIS #5 fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 20 points and contributed to FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT's 4-1-0. VORHAUS CHARN has lost to OTIS #2, falling 7 points, while helping make GAMES LIBRARY a 2-3-0 turn. Defending hers title for another turn, SHARAN KHOR kept OSKSI's warrior, CONVICTED ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne. Can someone confirm a rumor for me? I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Elefont until they win. Maybe? Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' Inscrutable, but true. Well, sports fans, take notice that DOMINO JOE from GAMES LIBRARY was OSKSI's most challenged warrior this turn. The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace. Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed. We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies. You know who you are; and it's considered rude. I like this place, OSKSI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. Who could ask for more? It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy. Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SHARAN KHOR 6561 15 14 0 93 GAMES LIBRARY (340) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DAT NGUYEN 6216 19 22 0 97 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DOMINO JOE 6562 15 14 1 65 GAMES LIBRARY (340) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SOLDIER #1 6646 5 2 0 52 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) -DIANE MACK 6435 5 5 0 42 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) -JEFF DUNKLE 6391 6 9 0 34 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SOLDIER 2 6675 3 1 0 33 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) FREAK SHOW 6688 3 0 0 32 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) SOLDIER #4 6625 6 1 0 29 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DONKEY KONGDOM 6656 4 0 0 22 INQUISITION 06B22 (612) OTIS #5 6702 1 0 0 20 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) OTIS #2 6701 1 0 0 13 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) -RAY MORAN 6436 1 9 0 13 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) OTIS 3 6695 1 1 0 7 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) SOLDIER #3 6683 0 4 0 6 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) MAUR TOLIDAR 6674 0 6 0 6 GAMES LIBRARY (340) VORHAUS CHARN 6698 1 1 0 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340) UHLEANE WIEL 6699 0 1 0 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? OTIS 4 6696 1 1 0 FRAT PARTY BLOWOU 253 BANDIT PRINCE 629 563 NONE SOLDIER #5 6700 0 1 0 OUR HIGHEST HONOR 563 BLACK ORC 624 563 NONE PERSONAL ADS Soldier #4 -- Huh, well, I suppose if all you've got is a number instead of a name, and you're a hairy little dwarf besides, you don't have a REAL life and have to substitute fighting. But it's too bad. -- Maur Tolidar P.S. Of course, there's not a lot of goodness in being on THIS team when our manager is trying to make up the damned game we represent as we go along. Strikes me as just ASKING for trouble, you know? Ah, Taldo Belansamo, the dear Veteran Mercenary! It is always good to see an old friend show up to bid me farewell. And I shall, you know, I shall fare VERY well, because my hearts are in the right place, and I have the Queen of Spades in my pocket. One should always be prepared. -- Hearts Soldier #1 -- Damned upstart! You're nothing but a troublemaker, and rude besides. What business did you have hitting me THERE? In fact, your preoccupation with my, er, nether regions gives me to wonder about some things. -- Domino Joe Otis 3 -- Numbers again! What is it with this arena? I look at the list of warriors (and damned short it is!), and I see them numbered: Soldier #this, Otis #that, no individuality! Have you no LIVES? -- Vorhaus Charn Otis #4 -- There will be a small fee for that, and, of course, the interest if you don't have the said fee in my hand within half an hour of the fight. -- Embezzling Scribe #1 Freak Show -- If you will allow me to invest your purse from this fight, I can show remarkable gains.... -- Embezzling Scribe #2 Soldier #2 -- Double or nothing? -- Embezzling Scribe #3 Sharan Khor -- There was no need for savagery. A simple request for my surrender, since I have nothing at all to gain from a victory, would have been sufficient. -- Khalhums Dwarf #7 Hearts -- For you, dear lady, I cast aside the anonymity of being merely Veteran Mercenary #5 and sign myself, yours truly, Taldo Belansamo 14 September 2006 I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a novice and clueless manager. Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless manager. I am looking to recover some old warriors. Since none of them are Aimed Blows, they are no threat to win anything. I just want to see how they turned out. The Couatl 2-17 Madam Butterfly 20-701 Gypsy Moth 20-703 King Crab 21-1 Priestess Python 26-1388 Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times. 25 September 2006 It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light. Allow me to step forward and blind them with truth. YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!! The Dark Knights are so afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats. It is too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us! I guess our natural light is too bright for you all to face! Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of the Avengers of Light! 5 October 2006 *Turf War IV Rules* Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must: A. Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter. Captains are responsible for: a. verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance; b. distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War. Managers must: a. Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to: Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or Rick Stringer 13 St. Michael's CT Elkton, MD 21921 b. Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter. Rules: 1. No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received. No exceptions. 2. Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for; 3. Only one (1) team per player may compete. NO multiple aliases please. Violations will result in disqualification. 4. The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12 turns. 5. The turn a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process. 6. No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf War 5. 7. For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions. Scoring: Win Loss Kill Die Challenge +2 -2 +5 -5 Match-Up +1 -1 +1 -5 Bloodfeud +2 -5 +5 -10 Champion x2 x2 x2 x2 Downchallenge -10 xx -10 xx Dark Arena +10 -5 xx xx Special Scoring: a. Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!) b. Each Style Master is worth 2 points. c. Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points Champions: a. Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory. If declared, the Champion must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including transferred teams. (I'll be watching for this occurrence!) Bloodfeuds: a. Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns. However, the same warrior may not be used all four turns. 4 turns means 4 separate warriors. A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who violates this. Special Conditions: a. I reserve the right for all final decisions. b. If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2. c. If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of x10. d. Each alliance begins with zero (0) points. e. Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty (this means a warrior with 0 FE). f. TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the tourney reports are posted in the NL. g. TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the same conditions as noted for TVs. h. NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared for. i. Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5. PRIZES: Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest. All prizes and 100% of the RU Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her responsibility to give these to the alliance membership. I have requested from RSI the following: a. renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena; b. renaming of Dark Arena Monsters; c. known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance. This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to receive this award). Baphomet, Host of TW5 Special Note: A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower bracket. Same bracket, more recognition points? Not a downchallenge! LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS OTIS 4 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. SOLDIER #5 was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle. SOLDIER #1 was overcome by DOMINO JOE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match. SOLDIER #3 was unbelievably bested by DONKEY KONGDOM in a 8 minute Challenge brawl. SHARAN KHOR savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 4 minute Title fight. SOLDIER 2 devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. FREAK SHOW viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute bloody match. SOLDIER #4 handily defeated MAUR TOLIDAR in a 1 minute uneven fight. OTIS 3 won victory over UHLEANE WIEL in a 1 minute beginner's duel. VORHAUS CHARN lost to OTIS #2 in a 1 minute beginner's fight. OTIS #5 vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 7 TOTAL PARRY 6 - 1 - 0 86 | |AIMED BLOW 4 BASHING ATTACK 15 - 7 - 0 68 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 31 - 18 - 1 63 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-LUNGE 7 - 6 - 0 54 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 5 - 1 44 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 WALL OF STEEL 10 - 13 - 0 43 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 4 - 10 - 2 29 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 7 - 0 22 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 563 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: BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 3 5 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 BASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY LUNGING ATTACK 5 - 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 SLASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK SHARAN KHOR 6561 15 14 0 93 GAMES LIBRARY (340) WALL OF STEEL DOMINO JOE 6562 15 14 1 65 GAMES LIBRARY (340) LUNGING ATTACK SOLDIER #1 6646 5 2 0 52 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is SHARAN KHOR 6561. The most popular warrior this turn was SHARAN KHOR 6561. The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER #3 6683, DOMINO JOE 6562, FREAK SHOW 6688, SOLDIER #4 6625, OTIS 3 6695, OTIS #2 6701, SOLDIER #1 6646, SOLDIER 2 6675, OTIS #5 6702, and OTIS 4 6696. The least popular fighter this week was DONKEY KONGDOM 6656. The other ten least popular fighters were VORHAUS CHARN 6698, UHLEANE WIEL 6699, MAUR TOLIDAR 6674, SOLDIER #5 6700, OTIS 4 6696, OTIS #5 6702, SOLDIER 2 6675, SOLDIER #1 6646, OTIS #2 6701, and OTIS 3 6695.