DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/23/2006 Duedate: 11/04/2006 ALJAFIR ARENA DM-17 TURN-548 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS NYZEIL OGLATA PHILANTHROPISTS (553) (17-6753) [13-4-0,111] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader NYZEIL OGLATA POSITION IS EMPTY PHILANTHROPISTS (553) (17-6753) [13-4-0,111] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ETIEN HAXAN TITAN BALANCE OF TERROR (472) STEEL WOLVES (269) (17-5772) [17-19-1,87] (17-6796) [10-3-0,99] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MIDDLE WAY (484) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. STEEL WOLVES (269) 41 2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 33 PHILANTHROPISTS (553) 3. BALANCE OF TERROR (472) 17 Unchartered Team 4. PHILANTHROPISTS (553) 9 5. MIDDLE WAY (484) 1 SALAMACK SLAYERS (194) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (553) 18 5 0 78.3 1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484) 8 7 0 2- 2*2527 A.D. (551) 7 5 3 58.3 2/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269) 7 8 0 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 374 271 16 58.0 3/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 6 8 1 4- 4 MALICIOUS INTENT (372) 166 194 6 46.1 4/ 3 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) 4 6 1 5/ 7 STEEL WOLVES (269) 120 149 7 44.6 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (553) 3 0 0 6/ 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) 89 111 6 44.5 6- 7*2527 A.D. (551) 2 2 1 7- 5*FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563) 4 5 0 44.4 7- 8*FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563) 2 2 0 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484) 302 473 6 39.0 8- 6 MALICIOUS INTENT (372) 1 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 Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills? Well fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ALJAFIR. MVP award for ETIEN HAXAN? BALANCE OF TERROR's proud of him after beating VINN WULF and getting 19 points. Talk about yer big time losers! VINN WULF got smashed by ETIEN HAXAN, and lost 16 points! This Duelmaster is like something else! NYZEIL OGLATA stopped WENDOL VARN dead in his tracks! Who was the wiseguy that said ALJAFIR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Vile Vizier? Don't look at me! AAARRGH!!! I HATE SPYREPORTING!!! Sorry. I just had to say it. The warriors of BALANCE OF TERROR must be getting lonely. They were the most avoided team. Do you guys know something that I don't? I don't know what STEEL WOLVES' been doing. They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from BALANCE OF TERROR, that's fer sher. Like, is VINN WULF popular, or what? He was challenged the most in all of ALJAFIR! He's got a 14-9-0, is that good? People were asking me did BLOODHOWL REALLY challenge VIOLET ORC? (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but VIOLET ORC wants me to write about it since he beat BLOODHOWL. Satisfied? Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other! Don't you guys ever give it a break? What a bummer! QUORD RASSEL got wasted by MAXA SMASHU! But with a 5-15-0, I guess MIDDLE WAY aren't too bummed. Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? Write! (Or have someone write for you.) Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop. I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NYZEIL OGLATA 6753 13 4 0 111 PHILANTHROPISTS (553) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -JORRAM 6018 18 13 1 115 MALICIOUS INTENT (372) TITAN 6796 10 3 0 99 STEEL WOLVES (269) -ABATIS 5940 19 14 0 97 MALICIOUS INTENT (372) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ETIEN HAXAN 5772 17 19 1 87 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) STRAIGHT LINE 6714 15 24 1 85 MIDDLE WAY (484) FORCAS 6538 11 10 2 74 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) WENDOL VARN 6792 11 4 0 74 MIDDLE WAY (484) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VINN WULF 6755 14 9 0 64 MIDDLE WAY (484) ERBIN FRORLIN 6725 15 17 0 62 MIDDLE WAY (484) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401 6 1 0 55 MALICIOUS INTENT (372) -SAPHRONICUS 6850 3 0 0 42 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563) MAXA SMASHU 6808 4 4 1 40 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) NIGHTSONG 6840 3 3 0 39 STEEL WOLVES (269) VIOLET ORC 6783 8 9 0 36 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BLUE ORC 6761 6 15 0 33 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) -XP 6734 3 0 2 31 2527 A.D. (551) PIP'S GRANDMA 6834 4 2 1 28 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) -VIRGIN 6735 2 0 1 24 2527 A.D. (551) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -OREK 6751 2 0 0 21 PHILANTHROPISTS (553) MAYHEM 6858 2 0 0 18 STEEL WOLVES (269) -SEX 6733 1 1 0 18 2527 A.D. (551) YELLOW ORC 6860 1 1 0 16 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) HEXIM HSIDAR 6820 3 3 0 12 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) -RANSKEL 6752 3 1 0 12 PHILANTHROPISTS (553) -NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826 1 1 0 11 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) PIP'S DOGGIE 6835 2 4 0 10 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) BLOODHOWL 6859 1 1 0 5 STEEL WOLVES (269) -DARKNESS 6732 1 2 0 5 2527 A.D. (551) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -APPANIUS 6853 0 1 0 1 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? QUORD RASSEL 6772 5 15 0 MIDDLE WAY 484 MAXA SMASHU 6808 548 SUX 6862 0 1 0 STEEL WOLVES 269 ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 548 NONE ROKK 6842 1 2 1 STEEL WOLVES 269 PIP'S GRANDMA 6834 546 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS Ssphronicus -- Gods, you sound like some kind of toadstool! And I shudder to imagine what kind of toadstools might grow in dwarven caves. (shudder) Poisonous ones, beyond a doubt. -- Quord Rassel P.S. Try not to do that to me again, it makes me look so...inept. And actually, I'm as ept as anything. Etien Haxan -- You unbalanced oaf! How can you expect to terrify anybody if you can't fight? In the immortal words of just about every gladiator at some point, "you are worthless and weak, and you don't belong here." Which is demonstrated by the fact that *I* beat you. Easily. -- Wendol Varn Titan -- Huh, I'd like to see you fight Loosan at some point. That would get you unwound in a hurry! -- Straight Line P.S. I don't have to "reconsider this gladiator stuff." I know my place, and it is to teach. Which, you will note, I do superbly well. Blue Orc -- I've given the matter serious thought, and I've come to several conclusions. First, that being merely half an elf, you just do NOT have the traditional elven "clothing sense." Your outfits are deplorable, and I deplore them. Second, that wearing a blue that "matches your eyes" does not become you if your eyes are in fact a washed out, wimpy sort of faded blue. And third, you should NOT let them call you an orc! The orcs in this city are getting annoyed about it, and they can be nasty in the alleys. -- Erbin Frorlin P.S. The orcs are offended, as much as anything, by that wimpy blue shirt you wear so often. What I've heard is that they kinda like a half-elf calling himself an orc, figure it's a great compliment, you know? But not in that powder-puff blue shirt with the ruffles. The Venomous Concubine just keeps trying vamp me and bite me. I know I'm irresistible, my Attractiveness is quite high (as it should be, I'm charming as well as good looking), but (sigh) a man just has to rest sometimes, you know? -- Vinn Wulf Terregolis the Dangerous and Criminally inclined -- Yah, like I'm scared of YOU? Ha! -- Vinn Wulf Gurzam Halli, Merchant and Moneylender -- But, who ELSE would I borrow from? -- Wendol Varn Straight Line -- Finally, someone who can look me in the eye. -- Titan Yellow Orc -- Wow, Orcs of the rainbow. Cool. -- Mayhem 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! 20 October 2006 In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders". The group consists of the following members: Doc LeGrande Apex Street Legal Carnage Ghoti Roadkill Valamond This group has only one rule. Respect the play of the managers of this alliance. We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others. We fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager brings. We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions. We have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on the regular city arenas. We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched. Our goal is simple. To create a ensemble of managers that will show their prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those that share the sands with our warriors. Our warriors are many throughout the land. We have no home arena. We have no pacts we abide by. Our fighters range from Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land. Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us. We are what we are. We fight how we fight. And we do it however we wish. We have no rules. We have no leader or ruler. Be prepared. We are. 20 October 2006 The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light: Where are you? EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52. Your pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight. EVERY Dark Knight is more than willing to back up their talk. So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52, REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up. If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SUX was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. ETIEN HAXAN devastated VINN WULF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel. FORCAS was handily defeated by TITAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match. NIGHTSONG viciously subdued BLUE ORC in a 8 minute gory Challenge fight. MAXA SMASHU murdered QUORD RASSEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition. BLOODHOWL was vanquished by VIOLET ORC in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight. NYZEIL OGLATA overpowered WENDOL VARN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl. STRAIGHT LINE handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven melee. ERBIN FRORLIN was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel. PIP'S DOGGIE was overpowered by MAYHEM in a 3 minute uneven match. HEXIM HSIDAR was overpowered by PIP'S GRANDMA in a 1 minute one-sided fight. YELLOW ORC demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 4 SLASHING ATTACK 20 - 12 - 1 63 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 WALL OF STEEL 9 - 6 - 1 60 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 AIMED BLOW 26 - 23 - 0 53 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 4 - 1 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 21 - 21 - 0 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 20 - 22 - 1 48 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 4 - 0 43 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 BASHING ATTACK 6 - 9 - 2 40 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 10 - 16 - 0 38 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 TOTAL PARRY 9 - 18 - 0 33 | Turn 548 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: PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 2 4 AIMED BLOW PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 3 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW NYZEIL OGLATA 6753 13 4 0 111 PHILANTHROPISTS (553) STRIKING ATTACK TITAN 6796 10 3 0 99 STEEL WOLVES (269) LUNGING ATTACK FORCAS 6538 11 10 2 74 BALANCE OF TERROR (472) SLASHING ATTACK VINN WULF 6755 14 9 0 64 MIDDLE WAY (484) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ETIEN HAXAN 5772. The most popular warrior this turn was TITAN 6796. The ten other most popular fighters were NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, MAXA SMASHU 6808, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, NIGHTSONG 6840, MAYHEM 6858, PIP'S GRANDMA 6834, VINN WULF 6755, FORCAS 6538, and BLOODHOWL 6859. The least popular fighter this week was BLUE ORC 6761. The other ten least popular fighters were HEXIM HSIDAR 6820, VIOLET ORC 6783, QUORD RASSEL 6772, SUX 6862, YELLOW ORC 6860, PIP'S DOGGIE 6835, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, WENDOL VARN 6792, BLOODHOWL 6859, and FORCAS 6538.