DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/18/2006    Duedate: 10/31/2006

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-547

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOREVER
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-2540) [25-28-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOREVER                        POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-2540) [25-28-0,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIRLAWAY                      SILVAMERE
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             BLOODSWORN (482)
(15-4680) [17-12-1,94]         (15-4843) [4-0-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOODSWORN (482)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         50
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            35      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. BLOODSWORN (482)            18      Unchartered Team
4. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           1
5. DR. SEUSS (474)              0ULTIMATE WEAPONS II (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DR. SEUSS (474)           24   9  0 72.7   1/ 2 BLOODSWORN (482)          8  5 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       371 271 18 57.8   2/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         146 141  6 50.9   3/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      110 118  2 48.2   4/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       456 573 10 44.3   5- 6 DR. SEUSS (474)           3  1 0
 6/ 6 BLOODSWORN (482)          32  41  2 43.8   6/ 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        3  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MALCORN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team GREENWARDENS was 
unseated this week as BLOODSWORN moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 2-2-0 record for the round.  My praise to STARBASE 5 for their 4-1-0 week this time 
out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  AZAZEL caught 
the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, HOMUNCULUS put down TREE SHADOW, causing her to lose 8 points of recognition 
in the process.  Not for nothing has GO AND GO in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in MALCORN seem to feel that they could fight 
better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city MALCORN.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in MALCORN 
these days is BLOODSWORN.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of DARK CREATION are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  For some warriors honor is 
not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how STRADA of STARBASE 5 
challenged down 29 points to PATTERSON PINE.  The weight of the challenge fell hard 
upon PATTERSON PINE and predictably he was subdued by STRADA.  This is how to arouse 
the anger of an entire guild!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of FOREVER 
who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 points below in the rankings. 
I thought FOREVER showed great skill and promise when he won victory over WHIRLAWAY.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in MALCORN as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOREVER 2540                 25  28  0   113       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE GRINCH 4688               7   3  0   103       DR. SEUSS (474)
 STRADA 4703                  18   6  0    98       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WHIRLAWAY 4680               17  12  1    94       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDEMOS 4668                 20  22  1    90       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          14  11  1    75       GREENWARDENS (244)
-REVANENT 4770                10   4  0    73       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIERCE TIGER 4750            11  15  1    65       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PERIWINKLE 4787              10   5  0    60       GREENWARDENS (244)
 HOMUNCULUS 4805               6   5  0    59       DARK CREATION (471)
 JESSALIN 4713                14  16  0    58       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARTHOLOMEW 4687              7   3  0    53       DR. SEUSS (474)
 TREE SHADOW 4717             11  18  0    51       GREENWARDENS (244)
-CAT IN THE HAT 4689           3   0  0    43       DR. SEUSS (474)
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784             9   6  0    42       DARK CREATION (471)
 SILVAMERE 4843                4   0  0    34       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOB L. D'HOY 4786             7   8  0    29       GREENWARDENS (244)
-GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691         5   1  0    29       DR. SEUSS (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEGALONIAN RUK 4810           5   6  0    23       STARBASE 5 (263)
 AZAZEL 4854                   1   1  0    22       DARK CREATION (471)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 DEVILDRIVER 4848              2   1  1    21       BLOODSWORN (482)
-YERTLE THE TURTLE 4690        2   2  0    20       DR. SEUSS (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISITWALANGCENGCE 4822         2   6  1    13       DARK CREATION (471)
 ANGELTEAR 4842                3   1  0    11       BLOODSWORN (482)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 NECTANEBUS 4855               0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STRIKER 4857           0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482        SPYMASTER 455         547 NONE    
VAREKAI 4714          14 11 0 DARK CREATION 471     WHIRLAWAY 4680        543 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bartholomew -- There are days like that, you know, but they won't ALL be like that.
So just suck it in and keep going, eh? -- Periwinkle
P.S.  And because you're a nice boy, I'll give you a blue flower to wear in your hat.
P.P.S.  I assume you have a hat.  So many Seussians do, and I can understand,
intellectually, the value of a hat, even if I personally don't care for the effect.

The Amgitious Guard has fans?  When did that happen?  Why don't *I* have fans?  But
at least they fell silent, probably when they realized the inferior quality of the
man they chose to fan at.  Ha! -- Patterson Pine
P.S.  I expect them to be cherring ME next time.

Somnambulant -- I can see some advantages, such as, if you're asleep, you don't have
to worry over what to wear and how your hair looks and all, but are you SURE you want
to sleepwalk through an arena match? -- Jessalin
P.S.  I do NOT understand how you managed to learn so much in your sleep!  It seems
unfair.

Fierce Tiger -- Naturally.  I find it difficult to imagine any other KIND of tiger.
Unfortunately, you just weren't fierce enough. -- Tree Shadow
P.S.  I really didn't laugh at you.  It was, um, a laugh of surprise at myself for
winning, yeah, that was it.
P.P.S.  And it was NOT ME who told the orderlies to "save your skin for a rug."  I
wouldn't do that.
P.P.P.S.  Orange and black stripes?  Ridiculous.  Not my thing at ALL.

Well, look, I didn't MEAN to lose to the Userous Merchant, but he just kept nattering
on and on and ON about compound interest and investment cartels and margin buying in
futures and a lot of stuff I couldn't understand and didn't WANT to understand, and I
finally just surrendered as the best way to shut him up, you know? -- Hob L. D'Hoy

Our congratulations to Go and Go, who is going, gone. -- the Greenwardens

Ed. -- Well, I would have thought so, but apparently around HERE, those who pick up
the trash need all the work days they can get so it doesn't build up to monstrous
proportions. -- Patterson Pine

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

STRIKER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STRADA bested PATTERSON PINE in a action packed 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
FOREVER luckily beat WHIRLAWAY in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
SILVAMERE savagely defeated HOB L. D'HOY in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
GO AND GO defeated INDEMOS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's struggle.
TREE SHADOW was handily defeated by HOMUNCULUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PERIWINKLE was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JESSALIN was vanquished by FIERCE TIGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOMNAMBULANT overpowered DEVILDRIVER in a popular 5 minute uneven match.
ISITWALANGCENGCE was defeated by DEGALONIAN RUK in a exciting 4 minute bloody match.
ANGELTEAR overcame NECTANEBUS in a exciting 4 minute novice's contest.
AZAZEL devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  23 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  19 -  2      32  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 547 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      STRADA 4703                18   6  0   98 STARBASE 5 (263)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHIRLAWAY 4680             17  12  1   94 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   PATTERSON PINE 4752        14  11  1   75 GREENWARDENS (244)
PARRY-LUNGE      PERIWINKLE 4787            10   5  0   60 GREENWARDENS (244)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HOMUNCULUS 4805             6   5  0   59 DARK CREATION (471)
PARRY-STRIKE     SILVAMERE 4843              4   0  0   34 BLOODSWORN (482)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHIRLAWAY 4680.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SILVAMERE 4843.  The ten other most popular fighters were PATTERSON PINE 4752, 
WHIRLAWAY 4680, ISITWALANGCENGCE 4822, NECTANEBUS 4855, INDEMOS 4668, DEVILDRIVER 
4848, DEGALONIAN RUK 4810, FIERCE TIGER 4750, AZAZEL 4854, and STRADA 4703.

The least popular fighter this week was ANGELTEAR 4842.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOMNAMBULANT 4784, JESSALIN 4713, TREE SHADOW 4717, HOB L. D'HOY 4786, 
STRIKER 4857, PERIWINKLE 4787, HOMUNCULUS 4805, FOREVER 2540, STRADA 4703, and AZAZEL 
4854.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FOREVER (15-2540) STARBASE 5 (263)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

GO AND GO (15-4638) TRIPLE CROWN (382)