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.