DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/23/2005 Duedate: 09/05/2005 KALTOS ARENA DM-5 TURN-529 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS THE IMPECCABLE PIG JUST DON'T CARE (396) (5-3818) [15-4-0,156] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader THE IMPECCABLE PIG LHOTSE JUST DON'T CARE (396) EVEREST LLP (490) (5-3818) [15-4-0,156] (5-4683) [6-2-0,62] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ZAKAU ERLOI GILL JOHNS (379) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) (5-4623) [23-14-0,88] (5-4620) [16-22-0,104] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. BLITZKRIEG (481) 25 2. JUST DON'T CARE (396) 11 JUST DON'T CARE (396) 3. JOHNS (379) 8 Unchartered Team 4. EVEREST LLP (490) 5 5. PARTY ANIMALS (324) 0 BLITZKRIEG (481) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 JUST DON'T CARE (396) 15 4 0 78.9 1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 8 4 0 2- 2 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) 14 5 0 73.7 2- 2 PARTY ANIMALS (324) 5 0 1 3/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (481) 8 3 1 72.7 3/ 3*EVEREST LLP (490) 5 5 1 4/ 3*EVEREST LLP (490) 27 13 1 67.5 4/ 5 JUST DON'T CARE (396) 3 0 0 5- 4 PARTY ANIMALS (324) 132 109 9 54.8 5/ 4 JOHNS (379) 2 9 0 6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 225 232 11 49.2 6- 6 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) 1 0 0 7/ 6 JOHNS (379) 240 378 8 38.8 7/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (481) 1 0 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[ Nightfall #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Valamantis harbor was roofed with clouds, dark in the east, dyed red with sunset in the west. Dramatic, but ominous, and who needed ominous portents when times were already so bad? Arenamistress Sitalva glanced at Tensekai to make a comment and paused. The Silver Mage was no longer paying attention to the sunset or his companion. His lips formed silent words, his fingers flicked through significant gestures, and his eyes saw...something invisible to her. That it was something magical and invisible didn't stop her from looking around. They were on the top of Tensekai's tower, on one of the three islands that marked the outer limit of the harbor, and the view was spectacular in all directions. To the east was New Valamantis, a mere five hundred years old, walls and domes and dark towers at the mouth of the Feyranse. The broken towers of Old Valamantis rose behind it, the anchored ships that sailed the Trier rocking on the waves in front. To the west, the bay, studded with rocky, tree-clad islands of all sizes. The castle of the Duke of Kordos, one of the larger islands near Valamantis, were black against the sunset to the northwest, as was the tower to the southwest-- Tower to the southwest? That should be open water! Sitalva squinted at it, trying to make out details, but the bad lighting defeated her. All she could see was the black outline of a tower on a rock rising out of the bay where no rock or tower had been a few minutes ago. Tensekai groaned and began to collapse toward the floor. Sitalva grabbed him and thrust him onto a bench. "Don't fade out on me now, Ten!" She grabbed one of the wineglasses--they had wine and snacks on a tray--filled it, and held it to his mouth. He drank and coughed and drank more. When she judged that he was recovered from whatever he had been doing, she said, "What happened? Where did that tower come from?" He shuddered and took a final swallow of wine. His face was beaded with sweat. "Don't know. I felt it come, tried to see where...tried to block it." He shook his head. "Too strong for me." That was a chilling thought. Though not as strong as Sheila Greywand, Tensekai was one of the more powerful magicians of Alastari. "But--" "Linked to the old city, I think. The oldest--" Sitalva knew who had built the oldest city on this location, and the blow was as bad as any she'd received in the arena. "Folstrom?" she whispered. He shrugged and took the bottle from her, pouring himself more wine. "I don't know." He drank more wine. "It might be, but...I don't know." "The oldest level of the Old City--" "It could just have been used as...a sort of target by someone searching for a landing. The Folstrom weren't, aren't the only people to go traveling among the dimensions." "Whether it's them or not, it's bound to mean trouble," Sitalva said. "They could be innocent travelers," the Silver Mage protested. "And I could be Santa Clause, but it isn't likely. Innocent travelers don't arrive in black towers." She looked over her shoulder at it. Even as a featureless silhouette, the place was sinister. "Stereotyping," Tensekai said. He heaved himself to his feet. "There are some things I can try, to find out more about them. But until they commit a hostile action, we should assume they're not enemies." Sitalva opened her mouth to reply, but before she could form words, a light blazed from the newly arrived tower. It swept the water like a searchlight and focused on a small vessel. A fishing boat, she thought, going out for the night- feeding kerrings. The light, which had been white at first, changed to red. Someone on the boat screamed. It wouldn't carry more than a crew of three, and she could see two of them on the deck, staggering and struggling. And evaporating. In the last of the illumination before the light winked off, she thought she saw the ship crumbling into nothing. "They're enemies," Sitalva said. SPY REPORT Greetings, Warriors of KALTOS. Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport. BLITZKRIEG had cause to celebrate, after BUZZ got 25 points by beating BLABB. A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 22 points to BUZZ. (Discrete enough, BLABB?) Duelmaster THE IMPECCABLE PIG from JUST DON'T CARE is going for the gold, as he challenged JOHNS' HOFFA. Ooh, the excitement! Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by HOFFA, of JOHNS, who despite a 8-83-0 couldn't overcome KALTOS' Number 1. Word has it one team in KALTOS 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? Perhaps the warriors of PARTY ANIMALS should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team... The warriors of PARTY ANIMALS found their efforts at combat frustrated as JUST DON'T CARE apparently had more important things to do than fight. If challenges were horses, HOFFA could open up a fast food joint! Is there life after death? Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after life! Oh hard! that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! Do not think spyreporting in KALTOS is the highlight of my life. My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character. Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for KALTOS? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818 15 4 0 156 JUST DON'T CARE (396) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WOLFMAN JACK 4594 7 1 1 125 PARTY ANIMALS (324) -BULL DURHAM 4324 14 4 0 109 PARTY ANIMALS (324) HOFFA 4348 8 83 0 107 JOHNS (379) ERLOI GILL 4620 16 22 0 104 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -BEATLE BAILEY 3745 16 13 0 99 PARTY ANIMALS (324) -ICE FOX 3877 14 5 0 94 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ZAKAU 4623 23 14 0 88 JOHNS (379) HOFFA 4622 17 20 0 82 JOHNS (379) -MOUSE DAVIS 4379 9 5 2 79 PARTY ANIMALS (324) -SAMANTHA FOX 4574 5 4 0 77 PARTY ANIMALS (324) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME INGOLD KERR 4652 13 17 2 62 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) CHESTER EGG 4662 12 12 0 62 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) LHOTSE 4683 6 2 0 62 EVEREST LLP (490) HILDE 4697 6 1 1 59 EVEREST LLP (490) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NORLE PARTH 4658 12 17 2 55 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) BUZZ 4612 3 0 0 51 BLITZKRIEG (481) ANGUS 4680 4 4 0 42 EVEREST LLP (490) GRIMM 4681 6 2 0 38 EVEREST LLP (490) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -GATOR BAIT 4609 2 0 1 32 BLITZKRIEG (481) BLABB 4684 5 3 0 29 EVEREST LLP (490) -SPONGE BOB 4608 3 0 0 28 BLITZKRIEG (481) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? FLYNN 4624 21 15 1 JOHNS 379 WOLFMAN JACK 4594 528 PERSONAL ADS Mouse Davis -- Hmm, not cheese, then. What else does one use to bait mice...grain? Bacon? No, that's fish. Well, I'll think of something. -- Norle Parth Peanut butter. -- Ed. Eat steel, Khalhums Dwarf! -- Erloi Gill Angus -- Wow, I didn't realize you were standing there with your heart in your hand! I didn't think you were that kind of guy. -- Ingold Kerr, glad you're not dead Blabb -- I bet your manager is muttering about "less chatter, more fighting," eh? Not that *I* mind. -- Chester Egg 4 August 2005 Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!! ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce! Where: Dullens (DM13) When: October 8th, 2005 The Rules: Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest. All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If They Live. The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted. Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In. Dead Warriors May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!! All Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In. Scoring: 1 Point For Each Win. 1 Point For Each Kill. -1 Point For Each Loss. -1 Point For Each Death. Categories: Ultimate Style Master: Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points. Top Team: Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. Top Warrior: Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. MVP Team: Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. MVP Warrior: Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. Style Master: Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The Contest. Warrior Top 11: Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest. Iron Manager: Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre Turns). ***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron Manager Awards Starting At 6. Prizes: Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior: +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge. MVP Team And MVP Warrior: 20 Rollups. Style Master: +1 To Bonus. Warrior Top 11: Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. Iron Manager: +1 To Bonus. Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark Arena On Turn 1. Disclaimer: All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS THE IMPECCABLE PIG devastated HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight. ANGUS lost to INGOLD KERR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. ERLOI GILL savagely defeated HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody expert's fight. ZAKAU overpowered CHESTER EGG in a 1 minute one-sided fight. NORLE PARTH was bested by HILDE in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl. BLABB was devastated by BUZZ in a 1 minute mismatched match. LHOTSE handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight. GRIMM vanquished CULT MEMBER 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 4 LUNGING ATTACK 24 - 10 - 0 71 | |AIMED BLOW 3 STRIKING ATTACK 23 - 10 - 2 70 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 3 - 0 67 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 BASHING ATTACK 11 - 7 - 0 61 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY 12 - 8 - 0 60 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 18 - 12 - 0 60 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 SLASHING ATTACK 12 - 8 - 0 60 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 WALL OF STEEL 7 - 16 - 1 30 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 529 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: LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 4 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK AIMED BLOW 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 2 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818 15 4 0 156 JUST DON'T CARE (396) LUNGING ATTACK ZAKAU 4623 23 14 0 88 JOHNS (379) SLASHING ATTACK LHOTSE 4683 6 2 0 62 EVEREST LLP (490) STRIKING ATTACK HILDE 4697 6 1 1 59 EVEREST LLP (490) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ZAKAU 4623. The most popular warrior this turn was ERLOI GILL 4620. The ten other most popular fighters were THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, HILDE 4697, INGOLD KERR 4652, ZAKAU 4623, BUZZ 4612, LHOTSE 4683, GRIMM 4681, ANGUS 4680, HOFFA 4622, and NORLE PARTH 4658. The least popular fighter this week was BLABB 4684. The other ten least popular fighters were CHESTER EGG 4662, HOFFA 4348, NORLE PARTH 4658, HOFFA 4622, ANGUS 4680, GRIMM 4681, LHOTSE 4683, BUZZ 4612, ZAKAU 4623, and INGOLD KERR 4652.