DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/26/2005 Duedate: 09/08/2005 TRANSEL ARENA DM-6 TURN-533 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS COOKIE FOR THE SOUL HOLE IN THE WALL (520) (6-6002) [13-1-0,101] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader COOKIE FOR THE SOUL POSITION IS EMPTY HOLE IN THE WALL (520) (6-6002) [13-1-0,101] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite COOKIE FOR THE SOUL HOBBLED HOLE IN THE WALL (520) DARK PANTHEON (317) (6-6002) [13-1-0,101] (6-6150) [4-2-0,35] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE LADY'S LIST (395) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE LADY'S LIST (395) 21 2. DARK PANTHEON (317) 19 HOLE IN THE WALL (520) 3. HOLE IN THE WALL (520) 2 Unchartered Team 4. SUICIDE QUEENS (389) 0 (198) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 HOLE IN THE WALL (520) 13 2 0 86.7 1/ 1 THE LADY'S LIST (395) 7 8 0 2- 2*SUICIDE QUEENS (389) 6 3 0 66.7 2/ 2 DARK PANTHEON (317) 6 2 2 3/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317) 464 355 32 56.7 3/ 4 HOLE IN THE WALL (520) 2 0 0 4/ 5 THE LADY'S LIST (395) 228 259 14 46.8 4- 3*SUICIDE QUEENS (389) 2 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[ 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. + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Osksi: From the top of the Tower of Rule, Lord Medan, First Lord of Osksi, could see the harbor city's harbor. Or he could have seen it, if the fog hadn't been so heavy. He regretted that, because seeing the harbor gave him a great deal of satisfaction. Since the treaty with Sunset, Osksi's shipping had been strong. Very strong. Stronger than ever, stronger than Mordant's shipping out of Valamantis, or the Andorian shipping out of Ardivent and Amen-Tei. He paused in his thoughts as the foghorn blasted the silence into shards. Another foghorn bellowed into the echo of the first, setting up strange overtones. Damn the fog, anyway! It was-- Another foghorn? There was no second-- The intruding horn blared again, shattering the fog. Medan actually saw fragments of cloud whirl away. In the clear space left behind, he could see a tower where there had been no tower before, nor any island it could rest on, in a position to dominate Osksi's harbor. SPY REPORT Well, what are you looking at, TRANSEL? Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens before? Ah, shaddup and listen to my news. Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see MIKEL win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly. And if variety is the spice of life, TRANSEL may be getting bland, as COOKIE FOR THE SOUL stays top dog in the city. I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this? You want to know what's new, don't you, TRANSEL? Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys. DARK PANTHEON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team. Care to know who is the most afraid of you? And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice? Let's see, well, whatcha know? It was HOLE IN THE WALL. Ha ha ha ha! MIKEL was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster. Now was the DM insulted or feared? Heh, heh. And we have HOBBLED in a challenge, going down 13 points for the fight. Guess what? I thought HOBBLED showed great skill and promise when he bested CHARLES. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals. I volunteer for TRANSEL's morgue. More variety. Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons? I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for an epee. Forgive me for writing with a dagger. Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too. Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather. Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002 13 1 0 101 HOLE IN THE WALL (520) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HOMOCULOUS 5798 13 5 0 108 DARK PANTHEON (317) -HORNED ONE 6098 10 0 1 91 DARK PANTHEON (317) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SKINWALKER 6043 2 1 1 47 DARK PANTHEON (317) HOBBLED 6150 4 2 0 35 DARK PANTHEON (317) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -CLAUDIA WITCHBLADE 4538 4 0 0 33 SUICIDE QUEENS (389) JUSTIN 6179 3 2 0 31 THE LADY'S LIST (395) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JAKOB 6180 4 1 0 23 THE LADY'S LIST (395) MIKEL 6190 1 1 0 18 THE LADY'S LIST (395) -VERUCA SALT 4540 1 0 0 17 SUICIDE QUEENS (389) CHARLES 6181 3 2 0 11 THE LADY'S LIST (395) -RAVEN WITCHBLADE 4542 1 3 0 10 SUICIDE QUEENS (389) MAURADER 6186 2 2 1 9 DARK PANTHEON (317) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? AHMED 6182 2 3 0 THE LADY'S LIST 395 SKINWALKER 6043 533 THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? AKBAR 6178 1 2 0 THE LADY'S LIST 395 MAURADER 6186 531 JUST REV PERSONAL ADS 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 HOBBLED devastated CHARLES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. MAURADER was vanquished by MIKEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. COOKIE FOR THE SOUL subdued MASTER RHOLENN in a 2 minute bloody uneven Title fight. SKINWALKER butchered AHMED in a 1 minute one-sided fight. JUSTIN demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition. JAKOB vanquished BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute mismatched fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 3 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 - 1 100 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 12 - 4 - 0 75 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 7 - 3 - 0 70 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 7 - 4 - 1 64 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 4 - 0 56 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK 12 - 13 - 3 48 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 TOTAL PARRY 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 2 - 0 33 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 3 - 0 0 | Turn 533 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: AIMED BLOW 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 4 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002 13 1 0 101 HOLE IN THE WALL (520) STRIKING ATTACK SKINWALKER 6043 2 1 1 47 DARK PANTHEON (317) LUNGING ATTACK HOBBLED 6150 4 2 0 35 DARK PANTHEON (317) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002. The most popular warrior this turn was HOBBLED 6150. The ten other most popular fighters were MIKEL 6190, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, JUSTIN 6179, SKINWALKER 6043, JAKOB 6180, CHARLES 6181, MAURADER 6186, AHMED 6182, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was AHMED 6182. The other ten least popular fighters were MAURADER 6186, CHARLES 6181, JAKOB 6180, SKINWALKER 6043, JUSTIN 6179, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, MIKEL 6190, HOBBLED 6150, 0, and 0.