DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/17/2006    Duedate: 10/30/2006

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR COPHAGUS
SIR AGLIO (296)
(10-5723) [18-12-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR COPHAGUS                   SEVADE
SIR AGLIO (296)                THE HAUNTED (541)
(10-5723) [18-12-2,107]        (10-5790) [2-1-1,8]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIP                           WANDA
QUBIT (464)                    SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5668) [22-10-2,95]         (10-5761) [9-7-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SPRINGBORN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPRINGBORN (358)            30
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)           30      SIR AGLIO (296)
3. QUBIT (464)                 17      Unchartered Team
4. SIR AGLIO (296)             15
5. TERRAPIN STATION (189)       0      THE HAUNTED (541)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SIR AGLIO (296)          778 572 38 57.6   1/ 1 SPRINGBORN (358)         10  5 1
 2- 2 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   539 399 23 57.5   2/ 2 THE MOONDOGS (97)         6  9 0
 3/ 3 QUBIT (464)              538 434 19 55.3   3/ 3 QUBIT (464)               5  3 0
 4/ 4 SPRINGBORN (358)         470 567 29 45.3   4/ 4 SIR AGLIO (296)           4  2 1
 5/ 5*THE HAUNTED (541)          4   7  1 36.4   5/ 5*THE HAUNTED (541)         4  4 1
 6/ 6 THE MOONDOGS (97)        314 553 10 36.2   6- 6 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    1  0 0

    '*'   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.

I'll be buying Missy Wanda a gift of a green dress (practically glowering the color
Envy Green now-a-days) with a chunk of my duelmaster's bonus.  Not that there was a
whole lotta bonus in my bonus, mind you.  There's nothing like a "thrifty" team.  And
now she's got the style(master) but I've got the style. (made that one up myself)
Quasimodo, if you're not a sight for sore eyes...ugly up to the horizon and beyond.
And don't worry about brigands.  Sadie'll take good care of you.  (miiight offer you
up as a hostage, ooor maybe just trade you off fer trinkets)  She's a resourceful
girl.  <grin>  Oh life is real, life is earnest, ta da da da da.

-- Yer Duelmaster, Waldo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KOLACT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see ROLLER win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ROLLER beat VORTAS 
and VORTAS lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in 
with the new, as SIR COPHAGUS takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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, KOLACT?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     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.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR COPHAGUS 5723            18  12  2   107       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARDINE SALLY 5760           12   4  0   106       SPRINGBORN (358)
 QUIP 5668                    22  10  2    95       QUBIT (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 5763                    7   8  0    88       SPRINGBORN (358)
-THE QUESTION 5557            12   4  0    82       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 ESTRELLA 5681                16  23  0    75       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 ACTAON 5648                  14  30  0    74       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CYNICA 5730                  12  17  0    67       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDA 5761                    9   7  1    66       SPRINGBORN (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BISHOP 5567                   8   5  0    53       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
 SIR CUMFERENCE 5744          15   6  0    51       SIR AGLIO (296)
 QUIZNOS 5773                  5   2  0    48       QUBIT (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR ORDH 5793              2   0  0    25       THE MOONDOGS (97)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLLER 5795                   1   1  0    22       SPRINGBORN (358)
 MOTHBALL 5796                 1   0  0    20       SPRINGBORN (358)
-QUIESCENT 5734                3   0  0    18       QUBIT (464)
-QWAP, AGAIN 5745              1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
 LIRVEL MOORN 5792             1   1  0    13       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SEVADE 5790                   2   1  1     8       THE HAUNTED (541)
 VORTAS 5789                   2   1  0     7       THE HAUNTED (541)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CALLISTO 5770          6  4 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       SIR COPHAGUS 5723     553         
TIUSDAY 5785           1  3 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       SEVADE 5790           553         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cynica -- RRRrrrr....did you see that oh-so-friendly stablemate of mine?  His grin
gets any broader the top of his head's gonna fall off.  "Green to match the green
sparks shooting from my eyelashes," he says.  "Whatta ham-bone," I says.  When I
become Duelmistress I'll buy him a real ham-bone for to keep'm company.  He can call
it "Hammy"...I'm sure they'll have oodles of common interests to converse over. --
Wanda
P.S.  Nice dress, though.  Maybe there's more to that "thought" thing than I'd been
let on.

Vortas -- Not the ideal first-fight, but if there was no room for improvement
thennnn... ...IIIII'd a probably won that first fight. -- Roller

Sir Cophagus -- I hate fights like that.  Really, really, really hate them. -- Actaon
P.S.  What I mean is, fights that I lose.
P.P.S.  Painfully.

Quip -- How could I respond to your pithy words with a snappy comeback when you hit
me in the throat?  This is a major inconvenience. -- Estrella

Wanda -- It's okay, kid.  You were ranked too high anyway.  You'll be more
confortable a little lower. -- Cynica
P.S.  And if you aren't, at least you'll be out of earshot and I won't hear about it,
so that's okay.

Sevade -- I don't call that tenth of a second between blows a "chance to surrender."
Because if it had really been one, I would have TAKEN it.  Trust me on this.  Getting
whacked is not my idea of fun. -- Lirvel Moorn

An Embezzling Scribe?  Excellent.  An easy beginning is very good.  Doesn't scare me
off prematurely, lets me get a little confidence, that sort of thing.  Another easy
standby for another win would make a fine second match, too.  I could stand it. --
Nestor Ordh

Sadie -- Well... olives.  (moue of distaste)  Who needs them?  But how are you with
the pickled onions? -- Estrella

     Or jalapenos?

Sardine Sally -- (mournfully)  It's really hard to smile after getting a sword in the
face.  The muscles don't move just right for it. -- Actaon

Still -- We did notice this Sadie person's hostile inclinations, yes. -- Arenamaster
Filiaril

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

WALDO was devastated by SIR COPHAGUS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SARDINE SALLY won victory over ACTAON in a 4 minute battle.
ESTRELLA viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
QUIP devastated CYNICA in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
QUIZNOS devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
WANDA viciously subdued SIR CUMFERENCE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
ROLLER overpowered VORTAS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SEVADE was vanquished by MOTHBALL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LIRVEL MOORN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NESTOR ORDH overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  14 -  3      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 555 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 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SIR COPHAGUS 5723          18  12  2  107 SIR AGLIO (296)
WALL OF STEEL    SARDINE SALLY 5760         12   4  0  106 SPRINGBORN (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIP 5668                  22  10  2   95 QUBIT (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     WANDA 5761                  9   7  1   66 SPRINGBORN (358)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CUMFERENCE 5744        15   6  0   51 SIR AGLIO (296)
BASHING ATTACK   QUIZNOS 5773                5   2  0   48 QUBIT (464)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIP 5668.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WANDA 5761.  The ten other most popular fighters were ESTRELLA 5681, QUIP 5668, 
NESTOR ORDH 5793, SIR COPHAGUS 5723, SARDINE SALLY 5760, QUIZNOS 5773, MOTHBALL 5796, 
CYNICA 5730, ROLLER 5795, and LIRVEL MOORN 5792.

The least popular fighter this week was ACTAON 5648.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SEVADE 5790, VORTAS 5789, SIR CUMFERENCE 5744, WALDO 5763, LIRVEL MOORN 
5792, ROLLER 5795, CYNICA 5730, MOTHBALL 5796, QUIZNOS 5773, and SARDINE SALLY 5760.