DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/17/2004 Duedate: 11/30/2004 MALCORN ARENA DM-15 TURN-497 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS STALKING HORSE GREENWARDENS (244) (15-4569) [14-21-1,79] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader STALKING HORSE RUBY-THROATED HBIRD GREENWARDENS (244) BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) (15-4569) [14-21-1,79] (15-4625) [2-0-0,21] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite GREENGROVE GREENGROVE GREENWARDENS (244) GREENWARDENS (244) (15-4612) [10-7-0,55] (15-4612) [10-7-0,55] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM GREENWARDENS (244) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. GREENWARDENS (244) 28 2. BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) 23 STARBASE 5 (263) 3. STARBASE 5 (263) 11 Unchartered Team 4. DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) 0 BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) 6 3 1 66.7 1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244) 7 8 0 2/ 2*BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) 6 3 0 66.7 2- 2*DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) 6 3 1 3/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263) 27 23 1 54.0 3/ 3*BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) 6 3 0 4/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244) 345 458 8 43.0 4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263) 4 1 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. A fight against the Ambitious Guard, even one ending in a victory for me, hardly seems the right way to take the title here in Malcorn. Or anywhere else, I suppose, but it's here that I care about. Let the other arenas deal with their own problems. One more win, and *I* might graduate just as Woodwalker did. A great thought. Stalking Horse SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last week's fights. It looks like the guys(?) at BIRDS OF A FEATHER had a good week as they went 3-1-0 to put them in 3rd place. I guess steroids help! Hey everybody, watch out for STARLING, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after mashing CONVICTED THIEF like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was PHANTOM LORD, who dropped 3 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with GREENGROVE. Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was MALCORN's KUNG-FU MASTER, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by STALKING HORSE. 4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location. But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle! Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the most interesting, though! Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. Well, there's the manager of the MALCORN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?). Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors. And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STALKING HORSE 4569 14 21 1 79 GREENWARDENS (244) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MORTIKHAN 2294 8 7 1 65 STARBASE 5 (263) BATTERY 2293 8 3 0 63 STARBASE 5 (263) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GREENGROVE 4612 10 7 0 55 GREENWARDENS (244) PHANTOM LORD 4613 5 5 0 39 STARBASE 5 (263) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WOODEN ARROW 4619 7 3 0 26 GREENWARDENS (244) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -FOREVER 2540 4 1 0 21 STARBASE 5 (263) RUBY-THROATED HBIRD 4625 2 0 0 21 BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) KESTREL 4623 2 0 0 18 BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) LADDERBACKWOODPECKER 4621 1 1 0 16 BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) -CAPTAIN KANGAROO 4646 2 0 0 14 DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) STARLING 4624 1 1 0 13 BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) -CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 4647 1 0 1 12 DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) -ANCHORS AWAY 4645 1 1 0 6 DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) -ADMIRAL AKBAR 4644 1 1 0 4 DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) -NEMO 4648 1 1 0 4 DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468) MAYFLOWER 4649 0 2 0 2 GREENWARDENS (244) -SNOWY EGRET 4622 0 1 0 1 BIRDS OF A FEATHER (465) OAKLEAF 4651 0 1 0 1 GREENWARDENS (244) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? FALLING RAIN 4631 2 2 0 GREENWARDENS 244 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 4647 495 PERSONAL ADS Greenwardens -- Apologies for Falling Rain. It wasn't intentional. Anyhow, I think I'll be chickening out the next 3 turns as the only possible bloodfeuds will be coming from vastly more experienced warriors. You probably won't like it, but I hope you understand it. No tourney experience here. Must've been pure luck (or unluck as it would be). -- Captain Cavie That was awful! I know I should be glad I was a Lord Protector when I got killed, but Serimna! They told me the resurrection hangover was bad, but I never expected something like this! It must be that damned Concubine's poison. -- Woodwalker Mortikhan -- Well, you can't bury me! Don't forget, no burying me while I'm alive. I have a horror of that. -- Greengrove Phantom Lord -- (wincing) You seem real enough to me. -- Wooden Arrow Kestrel -- That is WEIRD. Both of us less than five and a half feet tall, and the Commission thinks we're SHEWS? Somebody is stone blind. -- Mayflower P.S. Oh, am I supposed to say something more. (pause for thought) How about, "It was a fight"? Gods, that feels good! I know it isn't permanent, but I love killing gladiators. ESPECIALLY Shews. Filthy great beasts. I should have been on the Dark Arena team, but they said I was too SHORT. Ha! Nothing like a little venom to even up the heights! -- Kallista M'Dav, Venomous Concubine Mortikhan -- Yes...I suppose. If you can keep it focused enough. -- Stalking Horse Mortikhan -- Well, *I* know that! Why do you think I'm made of wood, instead of steel? Steel arrows ARE stronger, but they're heavy. Of course, REED arrows are lighter still, but THEY are not so strong as wood. It's a balancing act. -- Wooden Arrow 22 October 2004 Youngblood's Three and Out Contest I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what I think will be an awesome contest. If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before, here is your chance. The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see fit to run in the contest. So now that I have your attention, here are the rules (like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later). 1. Any manager participating can enter one team, only. 2. No sandbagging whatsoever. (I will keep up with it, every turn.) 3. No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts. 4. All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are eliminated. 5. If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest. This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of the contest. 6. If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the contest. 7. If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is active in the contest. 8. If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the contest, no questions asked. 9. Challenges are legal, up or down. 10. Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that warrior, of course, is accounted the winner. 11. All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be awarded to the winners of the contest. <<<PRIZES>>> As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded to the first and second place managers. So the majority and minority of the rollups will be determined when all are accumulated. Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be a fierce and challenging contest. <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!! ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST. YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN 11 November 2004 All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct and up to date. Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com. As you may guess, replace the at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the web). I have information on the following alliances: ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada, Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ, Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk, Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection, Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel. If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know. If you are a member of some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know. If you were at any point in your past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know. Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to still be in the same alliance when they return. Even having everyone in an alliance go inactive doesn't change anything. If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's another thing you have to let me know.... The Saint, keeper of lists P.S. If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore this. 17 November 2004 Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Hosted by Hammer Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in a once thriving and lively regular arena. During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups in DM 33. Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their respective categories to graduate. Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months. Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered regular arenas! In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to remain open in the coming months. Attention Hammer Runners! The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY. Participants MUST Be Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as a Hammer Runner! Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! [On the condition that they Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!] The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition: (P-ad declarations in parenthesis) [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L recognition ranking Rippers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475 01. WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475 Lungers 01. Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] 14-15-0,73 02. Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 3-2-0,14 Strikers 01. Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 7-5-0,52 Pikers 01. Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] 0-0-0,0 02. Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 3-2-0,21 03. Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 6-6-0,25 Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469 01. WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469 Total Parodys 01. Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 13-1-0,84 02. Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] ?-?-?,?? 03. Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 6-6-0,26 Plungers 01. Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 3-8-0,19 02. Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 7-5-0,48 Bashers 01. Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 6-5-2,33 02. Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 8-8-1,47 03. Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 0-0-0,0 Wastes 01. Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 5-8-0,23 Aimers 01. Porkey LR (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 2-3-0,9 As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories, depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest! Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! Gift Certs will be awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior to T-500. On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes: Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the Duelmaster Throne on T-500. Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept, Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500. In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500 there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition standings. [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for being ranked as the highest CC on T-500]. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive their graduation announcement on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Popularity Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This Week's Favorite on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The Current Top Team on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500. SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!! The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining arena! Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest. Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission. "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500- Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS STALKING HORSE devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight. MORTIKHAN demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided melee. GREENGROVE savagely defeated PHANTOM LORD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel. BATTERY overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight. WOODEN ARROW bested LADDERBACKWOODPECKER in a 2 minute brawl. MAYFLOWER was vanquished by KESTREL in a 1 minute mismatched fight. STARLING overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. RUBY-THROATED HBIRD overpowered OAKLEAF in a 1 minute uneven melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 5 AIMED BLOW 9 - 4 - 0 69 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 12 - 6 - 1 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 6 - 4 - 0 60 | |AIMED BLOW 1 STRIKING ATTACK 4 - 3 - 1 57 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 16 - 14 - 0 53 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 BASHING ATTACK 17 - 16 - 0 52 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 3 - 0 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 497 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 WALL OF STEEL 2 - 3 3 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 BASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 3 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK MORTIKHAN 2294 8 7 1 65 STARBASE 5 (263) WALL OF STEEL BATTERY 2293 8 3 0 63 STARBASE 5 (263) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is GREENGROVE 4612. The most popular warrior this turn was GREENGROVE 4612. The ten other most popular fighters were STALKING HORSE 4569, BATTERY 2293, MORTIKHAN 2294, PHANTOM LORD 4613, WOODEN ARROW 4619, KESTREL 4623, STARLING 4624, RUBY-THROATED HBIRD 4625, LADDERBACKWOODPECKER 4621, and MAYFLOWER 4649. The least popular fighter this week was OAKLEAF 4651. The other ten least popular fighters were MAYFLOWER 4649, LADDERBACKWOODPECKER 4621, RUBY-THROATED HBIRD 4625, STARLING 4624, KESTREL 4623, WOODEN ARROW 4619, PHANTOM LORD 4613, MORTIKHAN 2294, BATTERY 2293, and STALKING HORSE 4569.