DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/03/2006 Duedate: 10/16/2006 JHELUM ARENA DM-4 TURN-559 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS FORK BALL F BALLS (523) (4-6244) [14-1-0,139] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader FORK BALL CORRA F BALLS (523) SACRED CIRCLE (594) (4-6244) [14-1-0,139] (4-6330) [3-2-0,29] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite BORE-O-ME BAD TRANS OP THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) DEATH SQUAD (468) (4-6216) [24-14-1,107] (4-6312) [3-3-1,19] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM (-1) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. LOTHLORIEN (579) 53 2. F BALLS (523) 35 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) 3. DEATH SQUAD (468) 23 Unchartered Team 4. TEERAK HA (553) 9 5. SACRED CIRCLE (594) 7 SACRED CIRCLE (594) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) 111 78 4 58.7 1/ 5 LOTHLORIEN (579) 9 6 0 2/ 4 TEERAK HA (553) 24 23 1 51.1 2/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) 9 6 0 3- 3 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) 230 224 12 50.7 3/ 2 DEATH SQUAD (468) 7 8 1 4/ 7 F BALLS (523) 78 76 6 50.6 4/ 8 F BALLS (523) 6 2 0 5/ 8 DEATH SQUAD (468) 21 21 1 50.0 5/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115) 6 9 0 6/ 9 LOTHLORIEN (579) 54 63 3 46.2 6/ 7 TEERAK HA (553) 2 0 0 7/ 5*SACRED CIRCLE (594) 10 14 0 41.7 7/ 4*SACRED CIRCLE (594) 2 7 0 8/10 DOGS OF WAR (115) 400 597 24 40.1 8- 6 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) 1 0 0 9/ 6*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548) 1 2 0 33.3 9/ 9*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548) 1 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Dogs of War ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + "It's indecent, that's what it is," Epimonidas announced. He gestured broadly, which, since he had a sword in his hand at the time, caused his teammates to step back. "Many things are indecent," Hannibal said, taking another step back. The practice room wasn't large enough to keep backing up, and if Epimonidas didn't calm down soon, he was going to leave. "We just have to live with them." "It is indecent," the shorter man said, "that the newsletter should go onto the fourth page, and STILL have warrior listings on the first!" "Oh, that's easy!" Jimmy Custer said. He had that 'I know exactly what's going on and will pursue it to the end' look that made his teammates cringe and slip out of rooms. Howard and Challon slipped out now. "It's because of that contest they're setting up for Tobir--the all-arena notice, you know--and the report from the tourney! They--" "I am aware," Epimonidas said, placing the point of his blade against his younger teammate's throat, "of the reason for the second sheet of paper on the newsletter. I am not aware of any effect those two reports have on the FRONT of the newsletter." Jimmy's eyes crossed as he tried to follow the sword up to the point where...up to the point. He opened his mouth to speak, probably to say something that would rile the Greek general further. Hannibal stepped forward and put his hand on Epimonidas's shoulder. "You know I can't stand the sight of blood," he said. "The boy is an idiot, but he probably can't help it. Did you have some idea for pushing the warrior listings off the front page?" After a moment, which seemed to Jimmy Custer a very LONG moment, Epimonidas sheathed his sword and turned his back on the youth. "We need an adventure." Hannibal raised an eyebrow. "Not possible, and you know it! The circular was very clear: no adventures before the new year, and maybe not then." Epimonidas shook his head with the stubbornness for which he was, at least to his teammates, well known. "The circular said nothing PLANNED. Nothing with a clear beginning, middle, and end. I thought we might just wander around and get into trouble." He glanced at Jimmy. "That should be easy." "Without a plan, a grand strategy?" Hannibal asked. He frowned. The idea had its intriguing points, such as that they would be DOING something, but.... He shook his head. "Every time I went off chasing a wild hare, with no overall plan, I got nothing BUT trouble. Action is good, but there must be a REASON for it." He held up one hand. "Besides pushing the warrior listings off the front page of the newsletter." "Well..." Epimonidas stared into space for several seconds, "we COULD set up a plan, if it's loose and it doesn't involve anyone else. You know the real problem with 'too many adventures' is that the bards don't like to leave people hanging in mid-adventure, but if WE do it, if we agree to the possibility and don't CARE, well, it should be fine, right?" "Wrong. I don't like to be left hanging any more than anyone else does. And besides, why should we get into the news if we aren't doing anything conclusive? Sounds boring to other people." "Cameo appearances," Epimonidas suggested. "In and out in one, er, report in the newsletter. People likes to see their names in print." "Only if you spell it right and make sure they're portrayed heroically." "This would not be a problem." "Oh, no? How would you portray Bore-O-Me heroically?" Hannibal asked. Epimonidas was silent for a moment. "Um...we could just leave him out. Unless he gets new jokes." "Ep, I don't think--" Howard burst back into the training salon. "Big doings on the plaza!" he said. "Come see!" SPY REPORT Much has changed in JHELUM since last I was here. Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters. Up 'n down. Up 'n down. Rankings always change. Up 'n down. I think I'm gonna be... Well, LOTHLORIEN's 1st moved them up to 4-1-0 place. Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant. I repeat myself. I ramble. Well F BALLS moved up 4, to 4th. What's with GALADRIEL? She actually beat DOGS OF WAR's JIMMY CUSTER, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight. Laughs were big at F BALLS while they watched FUZZ BALL clobber HOWARD. He lost 8 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands. F BALLS' hatred of THE SHALLOWSHIP surfaced again as FORK BALL challenged JHELUM's top dog. I'm sure JHELUM is excited about FORK BALL, the new Duelmaster from F BALLS. (remember?) But when you've seen as many as I have... Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting! If at first you don't succeed, avoid. That'll get you in the Spyreports. The most avoided team was DOGS OF WAR. Management must be dealin', as the boys at LOTHLORIEN ain't reelin'! DOGS OF WAR's mad! What do people see in DECAPITATOR? His 7-3-0? DEATH SQUAD ain't talkin', but he's got 80 points. CORRA of SACRED CIRCLE knows how to pick 'em. She challenged HANNIBAL of DOGS OF WAR who is up by 24. Now was this a wise move? CORRA perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was subdued by HANNIBAL and ended up with 29 recognition points. I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that BORE-O-ME gets in. He fights people like DECAPITATOR, 14 points below. I thought BORE-O-ME showed great skill and promise when he beat DECAPITATOR. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Warriors of JHELUM unite. You have only your games to lose! BAD TRANS OP larned its lesson (ETHERIAL taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any LOTHLORIEN members with the same gusto. How long have I been here? I got people to see, places to go... Well, I'm pretty much through. You guys need to get back practicing. JHELUM is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places. Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck. Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FORK BALL 6244 14 1 0 139 F BALLS (523) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PUY 5764 8 2 0 108 TEERAK HA (553) BORE-O-ME 6216 24 14 1 107 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) ARAGANT 6220 25 12 0 96 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) SCANDALF 6219 20 18 0 93 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME EPIMONIDAS 5683 15 11 0 88 DOGS OF WAR (115) GIMLET 6218 21 17 2 82 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) LEGALASS 6217 21 17 1 81 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) DECAPITATOR 4959 7 3 0 80 DEATH SQUAD (468) FUZZ BALL 6299 6 3 0 75 F BALLS (523) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GALADRIEL 6270 7 3 0 62 LOTHLORIEN (579) JIMMY CUSTER 6268 13 17 2 58 DOGS OF WAR (115) FOOT BALL 6305 8 1 0 58 F BALLS (523) -WHITE THUNDER 6040 6 3 0 58 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOWARD 6289 12 13 1 55 DOGS OF WAR (115) HANNIBAL 5715 11 15 0 53 DOGS OF WAR (115) CELEBORN 6259 6 10 0 40 LOTHLORIEN (579) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CHALLON 6304 7 11 0 32 DOGS OF WAR (115) CORRA 6330 3 2 0 29 SACRED CIRCLE (594) SERIAL KILLER 4957 6 3 0 28 DEATH SQUAD (468) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ETHERIAL 6303 6 2 0 27 LOTHLORIEN (579) KILLING JOKE 5696 1 2 0 25 COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RODEO CLOWN 6347 1 2 0 21 DEATH SQUAD (468) ROGUE 6322 2 4 0 20 LOTHLORIEN (579) -MAM 6053 2 2 0 20 TEERAK HA (553) BAD TRANS OP 6312 3 3 1 19 DEATH SQUAD (468) BAYONET BETTY 6346 2 1 0 19 DEATH SQUAD (468) FOUL BALL 6348 1 0 0 13 F BALLS (523) STILE 6329 3 2 0 12 SACRED CIRCLE (594) -NOK 6032 1 4 0 7 TEERAK HA (553) GIANETTA 6328 1 4 0 7 SACRED CIRCLE (594) -AM 6055 1 3 0 6 TEERAK HA (553) FUR BALL 6344 1 1 0 4 F BALLS (523) -HUNTING WOLF 4237 0 1 0 1 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120) VALJA 6350 0 1 0 1 LOTHLORIEN (579) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? NENJA 6323 2 3 0 LOTHLORIEN 579 BAD TRANS OP 6312 558 JUST REV CORGAN 6327 2 3 0 SACRED CIRCLE 594 ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 559 NONE PERSONAL ADS Celeborn -- Young fellow, you are not lacking in courage, but you need more common sense! -- Hannibal P.S. Or perhaps you are the unfortunate victim of an input error? P.P.S. By the way, would you have any objection to a cameo appearance? Gimlet -- Ah, that piercing stare! It should probably be outlawed as a non-standard weapon for arena dueling, but you DO use it well. -- Howard P.S. I don't object to losing to an experienced, two-fisted drinker like yourself, but remember not to kill me. I would really dislike being killed. Legalass -- I'm impressed, I admit it. Not every golem, much less a masculine- gendered golem, can carry off the "cross-dressing" thing that well. Elves can do it, of course, but then, to elves, there is no such thing as "gendered" clothing. If it's...pretty, any elf will wear it. Just don't send me the cleaning bill. -- Epimonidas Serial Killer -- Ma'am, that was MY serial. I'm partial to wheaties, they're really hard to get here, and I do NOT like it when some floozy comes along and eats them all up! -- Jimmy Custer Galadriel -- Always glad to oblige a beautiful woman, ma'am. If you could just (wincing) be a little more careful where you PUT that thing next time? -- Challon Fair Warning! From time to time, I will write some little bit of fluff for this newsletter, to push the warrior listings off the front page. There will be no firm plotline. There may not even be a soft, wishy-washy plotline. If warriors not of my team appear in an episode, it will be as cameos, in and out in one shot, I will spell their names correctly, and there will be something heroic about them--within reasonable limits. In the absence of specific information from their managers, I will interpret their characters based on warrior name, team name, official race, style, or any other information that freely comes to my hand (meaning, that one of my warriors has fought). You CAN post something in the newsletter, I suppose, if you want to. You could, for instance, post a note to the effect that some warrior or team does NOT want to appear. This is perfectly okay with me; no hard feelings will be generated. You are welcome to take off from anything I may write and make your own story, in fact, I'd be delighted if somebody did. -- the player behind Dogs of War Decapitator -- What's Decapitator, precious? -- Scandalf Howard -- Are you feeling better now? Galadriel, the fairest, has had her honor defended! Methinks I could be learning something (but I should still brush my teeth before uttering such a fair name). -- Gimlet Epimonidas -- There's that rash on my elbow again that always makes me swing wide! Better get some more antiEpimonidasointment. -- Legalass Jimmy Custer -- Where have you been? Seems like we haven't fought in ages and poor Epimonidas grows weary of my company. Sleepily yours, Bore-O-Me Howard -- If I weren't so stuck up, I might give you some advice. But then I am Aragant. 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 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! LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS CORGAN was butchered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. FORK BALL devastated SCANDALF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel. BORE-O-ME handily defeated DECAPITATOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match. GIMLET was vanquished by PUY in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl. LEGALASS was defeated by EPIMONIDAS in a 2 minute master's Challenge match. FUZZ BALL devastated HOWARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel. CORRA was bested by HANNIBAL in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge match. CELEBORN handily defeated CHALLON in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight. ETHERIAL unbelievably bested BAD TRANS OP in a action packed 4 minute Challenge duel. STILE was defeated by SERIAL KILLER in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge duel. FUR BALL was overpowered by ROGUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight. ARAGANT unbelievably bested VENOMOUS VIXEN in a exciting 5 minute veteran's bout. JIMMY CUSTER was demolished by GALADRIEL in a 1 minute mismatched competition. FOOT BALL devastated KILLING JOKE in a 1 minute one-sided battle. GIANETTA was viciously subdued by FOUL BALL in a 2 minute bloody amateur's bout. RODEO CLOWN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. BAYONET BETTY devastated VALJA 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 6 TOTAL PARRY 18 - 6 - 0 75 | |SLASHING ATTACK 6 WALL OF STEEL 11 - 7 - 0 61 | |LUNGING ATTACK 5 SLASHING ATTACK 22 - 16 - 1 58 | |AIMED BLOW 5 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 3 - 1 57 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 AIMED BLOW 13 - 11 - 0 54 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 STRIKING ATTACK 23 - 22 - 0 51 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 LUNGING ATTACK 11 - 11 - 1 50 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 10 - 11 - 0 48 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 12 - 14 - 0 46 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 BASHING ATTACK 8 - 12 - 0 40 | Turn 559 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 3 - 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 4 3 SLASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 4 3 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 2 1 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 4 - 2 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK FORK BALL 6244 14 1 0 139 F BALLS (523) STRIKING ATTACK PUY 5764 8 2 0 108 TEERAK HA (553) TOTAL PARRY ARAGANT 6220 25 12 0 96 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) BASHING ATTACK SCANDALF 6219 20 18 0 93 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) WALL OF STEEL EPIMONIDAS 5683 15 11 0 88 DOGS OF WAR (115) AIMED BLOW GIMLET 6218 21 17 2 82 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) PARRY-LUNGE LEGALASS 6217 21 17 1 81 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582) LUNGING ATTACK FOOT BALL 6305 8 1 0 58 F BALLS (523) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is BORE-O-ME 6216. The most popular warrior this turn was BAD TRANS OP 6312. The ten other most popular fighters were EPIMONIDAS 5683, HANNIBAL 5715, FOUL BALL 6348, FORK BALL 6244, BORE-O-ME 6216, PUY 5764, CORRA 6330, SERIAL KILLER 4957, ROGUE 6322, and FUZZ BALL 6299. The least popular fighter this week was VALJA 6350. The other ten least popular fighters were GIANETTA 6328, KILLING JOKE 5696, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, FUR BALL 6344, STILE 6329, HOWARD 6289, LEGALASS 6217, DECAPITATOR 4959, SCANDALF 6219, and CORGAN 6327.