DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/16/2004 Duedate: 11/29/2004 KALTOS ARENA DM-5 TURN-509 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS FREDERICK DOUGLASS I'M HISTORY (459) (5-4424) [11-5-1,119] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader FREDERICK DOUGLASS TYRONE BAGGINS I'M HISTORY (459) LORD OF THE BLING (488) (5-4424) [11-5-1,119] (5-4663) [2-0-0,25] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite FREDERICK DOUGLASS NEO I'M HISTORY (459) TECHNOLOGY (283) (5-4424) [11-5-1,119] (5-4602) [5-2-1,64] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM I'M HISTORY (459) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. I'M HISTORY (459) 39 2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 16 I'M HISTORY (459) 3. JOHNS (379) 11 Unchartered Team 4. TECHNOLOGY (283) 8 5. LORD OF THE BLING (488) 6 LORD OF THE BLING (488) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459) 33 12 1 73.3 1/ 4 I'M HISTORY (459) 7 2 0 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (481) 7 3 1 70.0 2/ 1 JOHNS (379) 5 7 0 3/ 3 LARGE LOSERS (440) 14 10 0 58.3 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 4 11 0 4/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283) 469 393 30 54.4 4- 3*BLITZKRIEG (481) 2 1 0 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 181 180 9 50.1 5/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283) 2 1 0 6/ 7*LORD OF THE BLING (488) 2 3 0 40.0 6/ 6*LORD OF THE BLING (488) 2 3 0 7/ 6 JOHNS (379) 208 331 8 38.6 7/ 5 LARGE LOSERS (440) 1 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Hail and well met warriors of KALTOS! Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari. Former top team JOHNS was unseated this week as I'M HISTORY moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round. Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner! Witness how this week I'M HISTORY went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings. ABRAHAM LINCOLN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested NORLE PARTH and was awarded 14 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, FLYNN put down JOHN BROWN, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition in the process. Although MANUTE BOL made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Heed this! A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish! Just remember...5 or 7! I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in KALTOS these days is I'M HISTORY. At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them. Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding I'M HISTORY. Indeed it was LARGE LOSERS. Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. HOFFA take warning! You have more than a few enemies in KALTOS. I can not but mention with disdain the name of TYRONE BAGGINS who this week posted a TV challenge to a warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings. I thought TYRONE BAGGINS showed great skill and promise when he overcame CHESTER EGG. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Vendettas. Bloodied blades and broken spears. Indeed the city has seen more than its fair share of red in recent times. Fate is a fickle mistress. She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious. Remember this! A thought before I go. Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise manager learn the secrets of them all? Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city. Depart I must and soon! Till next we meet remember: a fool flies into a rage quickly and often. The wise are angered by the same thing only once. Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424 11 5 1 119 I'M HISTORY (459) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JOHN TYLER 4420 10 3 0 99 I'M HISTORY (459) MANUTE BOL 4233 11 4 0 92 LARGE LOSERS (440) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOFFA 4348 8 63 0 87 JOHNS (379) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NEO 4602 5 2 1 64 TECHNOLOGY (283) FLYNN 4624 11 6 1 63 JOHNS (379) FAST FORWARD 4484 11 8 0 60 TECHNOLOGY (283) HARRIET TUBMAN 4415 6 2 0 57 I'M HISTORY (459) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SAM BOWIE 4256 3 4 0 54 LARGE LOSERS (440) ZAKAU 4623 10 7 0 41 JOHNS (379) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOFFA 4622 8 9 0 33 JOHNS (379) -GATOR BAIT 4609 2 0 1 32 BLITZKRIEG (481) FERGHAN HOHL 4633 4 11 0 31 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) JOHN BROWN 4414 3 1 0 31 I'M HISTORY (459) ERLOI GILL 4620 6 12 0 30 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595 3 0 0 30 TECHNOLOGY (283) -SPONGE BOB 4608 3 0 0 28 BLITZKRIEG (481) -BUZZ 4612 2 0 0 26 BLITZKRIEG (481) TYRONE BAGGINS 4663 2 0 0 25 LORD OF THE BLING (488) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME INGOLD KERR 4652 4 6 1 23 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410 3 1 0 23 I'M HISTORY (459) BURNING MAN 4614 1 1 0 18 TECHNOLOGY (283) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NORLE PARTH 4658 3 6 1 16 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -MIGHT AS WELL 4261 0 2 0 10 LARGE LOSERS (440) CHESTER EGG 4662 1 3 0 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Harriet Tubman -- You're history? Isn't that something that most people would rather not say of themselves? I can see claiming that an enemy or opponent is history. But not oneself. I think you should look into the whole thing again. -- Erloi Gill Sponge Bob -- What's the good of being a sponge if you won't clean up spills? Someone's got to do it. -- Ferghan Hohl Zakau -- Oh, it's you. (sigh) At least you teach well. But that's about all I can say for you. -- Ingold Kerr Buzz -- I don't CARE what people say, you are too tall to be a Dwarf. It's unnatural. Someone should take you down a couple of notches. -- Norle Parth P.S. Not me. I've sworn off violence. Tyrone Baggins -- Damned hotshot. -- Chester Egg P.S. You're too tall, too. 22 October 2004 Youngblood's Three and Out Contest I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what I think will be an awesome contest. If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before, here is your chance. The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see fit to run in the contest. So now that I have your attention, here are the rules (like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later). 1. Any manager participating can enter one team, only. 2. No sandbagging whatsoever. (I will keep up with it, every turn.) 3. No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts. 4. All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are eliminated. 5. If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest. This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of the contest. 6. If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the contest. 7. If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is active in the contest. 8. If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the contest, no questions asked. 9. Challenges are legal, up or down. 10. Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that warrior, of course, is accounted the winner. 11. All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be awarded to the winners of the contest. <<<PRIZES>>> As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded to the first and second place managers. So the majority and minority of the rollups will be determined when all are accumulated. Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be a fierce and challenging contest. <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!! ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST. YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN 11 November 2004 All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct and up to date. Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com. As you may guess, replace the at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the web). I have information on the following alliances: ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada, Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ, Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk, Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection, Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel. If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know. If you are a member of some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know. If you were at any point in your past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know. Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to still be in the same alliance when they return. Even having everyone in an alliance go inactive doesn't change anything. If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's another thing you have to let me know.... The Saint, keeper of lists P.S. If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore this. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS TYRONE BAGGINS devastated CHESTER EGG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. JOHN TYLER vanquished HOFFA in a 5 minute uneven Challenge battle. ABRAHAM LINCOLN demolished NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight. FREDERICK DOUGLASS devastated MANUTE BOL in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest. NEO defeated ZAKAU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match. FLYNN devastated JOHN BROWN in a 1 minute one-sided duel. HARRIET TUBMAN devastated HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match. FAST FORWARD handily defeated ERLOI GILL in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee. BURNING MAN lost to INGOLD KERR in a 2 minute fight. FERGHAN HOHL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |STRIKING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 15 - 6 - 2 71 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 TOTAL PARRY 19 - 8 - 0 70 | |AIMED BLOW 3 SLASHING ATTACK 11 - 6 - 0 65 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 STRIKING ATTACK 14 - 10 - 1 58 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 4 - 0 50 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 8 - 9 - 1 47 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 8 - 0 43 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 BASHING ATTACK 6 - 13 - 0 32 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 5 - 16 - 1 24 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 509 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-LUNGE 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 3 3 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424 11 5 1 119 I'M HISTORY (459) TOTAL PARRY JOHN TYLER 4420 10 3 0 99 I'M HISTORY (459) AIMED BLOW MANUTE BOL 4233 11 4 0 92 LARGE LOSERS (440) SLASHING ATTACK NEO 4602 5 2 1 64 TECHNOLOGY (283) LUNGING ATTACK FAST FORWARD 4484 11 8 0 60 TECHNOLOGY (283) PARRY-LUNGE HARRIET TUBMAN 4415 6 2 0 57 I'M HISTORY (459) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424. The most popular warrior this turn was NEO 4602. The ten other most popular fighters were HARRIET TUBMAN 4415, FAST FORWARD 4484, TYRONE BAGGINS 4663, JOHN TYLER 4420, ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424, ZAKAU 4623, FLYNN 4624, INGOLD KERR 4652, and ERLOI GILL 4620. The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 4348. The other ten least popular fighters were HOFFA 4622, JOHN BROWN 4414, MANUTE BOL 4233, NORLE PARTH 4658, CHESTER EGG 4662, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, BURNING MAN 4614, ERLOI GILL 4620, INGOLD KERR 4652, and FLYNN 4624.