DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/17/2006 Duedate: 10/30/2006 KALTOS ARENA DM-5 TURN-559 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MICKEY MANTLE SPORTS GREATS (496) (5-4715) [10-1-0,93] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MICKEY MANTLE POSITION IS EMPTY SPORTS GREATS (496) (5-4715) [10-1-0,93] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite GLORIA IMBRO GLORIA IMBRO THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) (5-4718) [15-15-1,68] (5-4718) [15-15-1,68] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM PAPER MARIO (457) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 37 2. SPORTS GREATS (496) 4 PAPER MARIO (457) 3. PAPER MARIO (457) -19 Unchartered Team MUSCLE RELAXERS (366) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457) 28 11 1 71.8 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457) 6 4 0 2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 296 308 13 49.0 2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) 6 9 1 3/ 3 SPORTS GREATS (496) 21 23 4 47.7 3/ 3 SPORTS GREATS (496) 2 3 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank 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. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 had cause to celebrate, after JERI LOUGH got 22 points by beating TWINK. A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 17 points to JERI LOUGH. (Discrete enough, TWINK?) MICKEY MANTLE successfully staved off a grab for the roses by FERGUS HILL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5. Does KALTOS have no one talented enough to dethrone him? So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? Someone's got a basic problem... A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn? And do not the little birds cry out?' Any ideas? Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of THE MIDDLE WAY 5, alone and unchallenged. The warriors of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 found their efforts at combat frustrated as PAPER MARIO apparently had more important things to do than fight. Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and GLORIA IMBRO is it right now. Most challenged warrior. Isn't THE MIDDLE WAY 5 proud! The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on... Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee. Leave me now, you base fools! Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat! Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid KALTOS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MICKEY MANTLE 4715 10 1 0 93 SPORTS GREATS (496) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FERGUS HILL 4805 13 10 0 74 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -SUSHIE 4394 8 1 0 73 PAPER MARIO (457) GLORIA IMBRO 4718 15 15 1 68 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STAR ROD 4391 6 3 0 53 PAPER MARIO (457) JERI LOUGH 4840 4 9 0 51 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) BOMBETTE 4399 7 1 0 40 PAPER MARIO (457) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ELINDE GOSS 4841 5 7 0 31 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) -TUBBA BLUBBA 4395 1 2 0 30 PAPER MARIO (457) TWINK 4396 6 4 1 29 PAPER MARIO (457) ORVERD QUILL 4834 5 8 1 24 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? M.J. 4844 2 2 1 SPORTS GREATS 496 BLACK ORC 616 559 NONE TY COBB 4842 1 1 0 SPORTS GREATS 496 HIGH ELF 615 559 NONE PERSONAL ADS Star Rod -- You sound like a character in a really, really old sci-fi story. About vintage fifties, or even forties. AND, you are a mean, nasty, underhanded golem. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen a golem whose hands are more under than yours. -- Gloria Imbro P.S. The real problem is to figure out how being underhanded can lead to getting the upper hand. This does not make sense. P.P.S. But then, golems don't make sense, either. Mickey Mantle -- I salute you, worthy duel2dude. Very clever of you to change your name from Mickey Cloak. That just doesn't have a ring to it. But I digress. I feel that I leave the crown of Kaltos arena in good hands. Whack it out of the park, if I am remembering you correctly. -- Fergus Hill Twink -- Where did the widdly twinks come from? Kinda ooky just thinking about them. It must be the kind of game only a golem would play, and a low-class golem at that. Glad I'm out of it. -- Orverd Quill Bombette -- I hate you. I hate all tall, overstuffed women, not just you personally. But you're definitely a specimen of what I hate. -- Elinde Goss P.S. Just so you know. Persistent Beggar? Well, if it gives me the only win on the team, I'll take it. I'll even give him a couple of coppers. -- Jeri Lough the generous-in-victory Bombette -- I dunno. Bring me a lady and we'll see. -- Fergus Hill Twink -- I twanked you, of course. What else could I do, under the circumstances? -- Gloria Imbro Star Rod -- Well... you are a golem, so I suppose you aren't to be expected to have the finer sensibilities. -- Gloria Imbro Bombette -- You want me to SHAVE? -- Orverd Quill, practitioner of the Perpetual Five O'Clock Shadow 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 M.J. was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. TY COBB was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel. MICKEY MANTLE subdued FERGUS HILL in a exciting 1 minute gory Title melee. STAR ROD was viciously subdued by GLORIA IMBRO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl. BOMBETTE narrowly defeated ELINDE GOSS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match. TWINK was vanquished by JERI LOUGH in a 1 minute mismatched fight. ORVERD QUILL was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 5 TOTAL PARRY 9 - 3 - 0 75 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 STRIKING ATTACK 5 - 3 - 0 63 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 8 - 5 - 0 62 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 22 - 22 - 2 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 11 - 12 - 0 48 | |AIMED BLOW 0 SLASHING ATTACK 4 - 5 - 0 44 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 4 - 0 33 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 - 0 0 | 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 1 - 1 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 3 4 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK MICKEY MANTLE 4715 10 1 0 93 SPORTS GREATS (496) PARRY-RIPOSTE FERGUS HILL 4805 13 10 0 74 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453) TOTAL PARRY STAR ROD 4391 6 3 0 53 PAPER MARIO (457) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is GLORIA IMBRO 4718. The most popular warrior this turn was GLORIA IMBRO 4718. The ten other most popular fighters were ELINDE GOSS 4841, MICKEY MANTLE 4715, JERI LOUGH 4840, ORVERD QUILL 4834, FERGUS HILL 4805, STAR ROD 4391, BOMBETTE 4399, M.J. 4844, TY COBB 4842, and TWINK 4396. The least popular fighter this week was TWINK 4396. The other ten least popular fighters were TY COBB 4842, M.J. 4844, BOMBETTE 4399, STAR ROD 4391, FERGUS HILL 4805, ORVERD QUILL 4834, JERI LOUGH 4840, MICKEY MANTLE 4715, ELINDE GOSS 4841, and GLORIA IMBRO 4718.