DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/03/2006 Duedate: 10/16/2006 ZUKAL ARENA DM-9 TURN-552 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS ZULOR BLUE MOON (381) (9-5235) [14-13-0,91] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ZULOR BLACK PLAGUE BLUE MOON (381) MEN OF HONOR (488) (9-5235) [14-13-0,91] (9-5310) [2-0-1,24] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ZULOR ULTORINO BLUE MOON (381) BLUE MOON (381) (9-5235) [14-13-0,91] (9-5244) [9-14-1,51] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM BLUE MOON (381) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. BLUE MOON (381) 12 2. MEN OF HONOR (488) -4 BLUE MOON (381) Unchartered Team MEN OF HONOR (488) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*MEN OF HONOR (488) 11 6 2 64.7 1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381) 10 5 1 2/ 4 BLUE MOON (381) 453 579 14 43.9 2/ 2*MEN OF HONOR (488) 7 3 1 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. A "battle" with M. Chardinee, and I take the title? Fortunately on a win! This town's got some kind of problem, yes? Maybe gladiating isn't their game. So what can we offer instead? Competitive finger-painting? Street Gang International, between Rival Cults? Not chariot racing, I understand that was suggested in some other old city starting with a Zee and had startling and unpleasant results. Zulor SPY REPORT Much has changed in ZUKAL since last I was here. Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters. What's with ULTORINO? He actually beat ZUKAL's CAPTURED ORC, and walked away with 13 more points from the fight. Major screwup at BLUE MOON. BLUE BLOTTO lost 11 points to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL. Some new strategies, perhaps? Maybe BLUE BLOTTO will provide more easy wins... VENOMOUS CONCUBINE was reminded on the sands why ZULOR is Duelmaster. Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting! Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges... There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit. Do you want the fighters to walk away, or not? Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day? To die so young, so gloriously! Who knows what the future holds for a warrior. More fights, there's no doubt. ZUKAL 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 ZULOR 5235 14 13 0 91 BLUE MOON (381) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ULTORINO 5244 9 14 1 51 BLUE MOON (381) -QUITE FRANKLY 5290 3 1 1 45 MEN OF HONOR (488) BLUE BLOTTO 5262 8 6 1 40 BLUE MOON (381) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -KRAKATOA 5289 3 1 0 31 MEN OF HONOR (488) BLACK PLAGUE 5310 2 0 1 24 MEN OF HONOR (488) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PEPIN THE SHORT 5312 2 0 0 15 MEN OF HONOR (488) BLU JON 5308 2 2 1 9 BLUE MOON (381) TIKO BEN 5320 0 1 0 1 BLUE MOON (381) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? CAPTURED ORC 611 0 1 0 1 ULTORINO 5244 552 NONE BLUE SHREW 5234 12 11 0 BLUE MOON 381 MAINE COON 5202 548 REVENGED CHARLEMAGNE 5311 1 1 0 MEN OF HONOR 488 MORDANT DESERTER 605 552 NONE PERSONAL ADS How sweet! Hollin, my very good friend the Veteran Mercenary, showed up to give me a great send-off, a win and several useful skills. He has long been very special to me, and I shall treasure those skills above all others. To the rest of you, if you're listening, I will say a neutral farewell. I believe I will take a vacation before getting down to whatever work awaits me on the Isle. -- True Blue Quite Frankly...that didn't go as I'd hoped, and, let us be honest, expected. You are a dangerous person, but then, true honesty IS dangerous. Partly because it's so unexpected, and partly, let's face it, because it is so often RUDE. I hope some Bathtub Monster EATS you. -- Ultorino The Ambitious Guard? Oh, dear, I'm afraid I got him VERY drunk. He didn't wake up for DAYS, and then he was "confused," as they say. Translate that, seriously hung over. Well, it served him right. NO ONE can drink me into the ground. -- Blue Blotto Krakatoa -- Well...a fast fight, anyway. The Arenamaster said, "Start," and you just...blew up in my face. -- Blue Jon P.S. Ouch. Pepin the Short -- Damned pipsqueak! You wouldn't have lasted two minutes in Mordant, not back in MY day. -- Sallidean the Black, Mordanti Exile Charlemagne -- What would an illiterate like you know about my sophisticated bookkeeping system? Even skilled scribes have trouble keeping my quintuple-entry system straight (which is the idea, of course), so I will thank you to keep your remarks to yourself hereafter! -- Honest Patiaro Black Plague -- So, you assassinated a wimp of a thief. Like we care? -- Taralbos, Senior Thief P.S. We shall, of course, waylay you in the nearest dark alley. We didn't care about that wimp, BUT we have our reputation to think of here. Blue Blotto -- Whuzzat? Gods, my head aches and my mouth tastes like the liner of a birdcage. With sick birds in it. -- Guardsman Del'Borasan Zulor -- Why should I put out my best effort against you when I knew in advance that I would not be allowed to keep anything I won? This arena system is grossly unfair to those of us, slightingly called "Standbys," who show up EVERY TIME, suited and ready if called upon, even to the point of fighting more than once in a day if required. Bah. -- M. Viransvurj Chardinee True Blue -- It is with regret that I see you leave this town, dear one. The sun has gone out of the sky, the flowers have lost their colors. But I cannot deny you the advancement you have earned. -- Hollin, Veteran of many battles, but none so dangerous as that epic encounter wherein you won my heart 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 ZULOR devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight. BLUE BLOTTO was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven battle. ULTORINO murdered CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight. PEPIN THE SHORT defeated TIKO BEN in a 1 minute novice's fight. BLU JON was devastated by BLACK PLAGUE in a 1 minute uneven brawl. CHARLEMAGNE was assassinated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 3 LUNGING ATTACK 11 - 8 - 1 58 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 WALL OF STEEL 15 - 11 - 1 58 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 8 - 6 - 0 57 | |AIMED BLOW 0 STRIKING ATTACK 13 - 14 - 3 48 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 13 - 2 48 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 2 - 0 33 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 552 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: STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 3 BASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 3 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME WALL OF STEEL ZULOR 5235 14 13 0 91 BLUE MOON (381) BASHING ATTACK BLUE BLOTTO 5262 8 6 1 40 BLUE MOON (381) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ZULOR 5235. The most popular warrior this turn was ULTORINO 5244. The ten other most popular fighters were ZULOR 5235, PEPIN THE SHORT 5312, BLACK PLAGUE 5310, TIKO BEN 5320, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, BLU JON 5308, CHARLEMAGNE 5311, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was CHARLEMAGNE 5311. The other ten least popular fighters were BLU JON 5308, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, TIKO BEN 5320, BLACK PLAGUE 5310, PEPIN THE SHORT 5312, ZULOR 5235, ULTORINO 5244, 0, 0, and 0.