DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 09/14/2006 Duedate: 09/27/2006 ZUWAYZA ARENA DM-19 TURN-543 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS HEDED HAG JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) (19-4872) [12-3-4,135] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader HEDED HAG CHOCOLATE JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) WALI'S FINEST (419) (19-4872) [12-3-4,135] (19-4925) [1-1-0,22] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DEO VOLENTE FLIGHT JOURNAL JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) (19-4751) [21-15-1,86] (19-4907) [2-3-0,9] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. FUNKY FOLK (405) 38 2. WALI'S FINEST (419) 34 VALAMOND'S CREW (357) 3. TAHAHN HAH (420) 15 Unchartered Team 4. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) 9 5. VALAMOND'S CREW (357) 1 WALI'S FINEST (419) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 4*WALI'S FINEST (419) 7 3 0 70.0 1/ 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 9 5 2 2- 2 THE SIERRAS (393) 70 31 3 69.3 2/ 5*WALI'S FINEST (419) 7 3 0 3/ 1 VALAMOND'S CREW (357) 15 7 1 68.2 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405) 6 4 0 4/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405) 72 48 2 60.0 4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 6 9 0 5/ 5 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 332 350 29 48.7 5- 2 THE SIERRAS (393) 3 2 0 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 345 449 15 43.5 6/ 6*TAHAHN HAH (420) 2 8 0 7/ 8*TAHAHN HAH (420) 2 8 0 20.0 7/ 8 VALAMOND'S CREW (357) 0 2 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. Hey all. Made it to Duelmaster, sooner than I thought I would. Thanks to Modern Maturity for graduating. And to my teammates, Deo and Ved, who have been in a bit of a slump. Don't know when I'll graduate. So I'll just hang out here for as long as I can. Eventually, I'll get my invite. Heded Hag Jaguar Warriors Servant of Kjarran SPY REPORT Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA! Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari. Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner! Witness how this week WALI'S FINEST went 4-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings. CHOCOLATE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested BLOOD SPORTS and was awarded 21 points in recognition. Not for nothing has HEDED HAG 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 ZUWAYZA 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 ZUWAYZA. Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. CARY YON take warning! You have more than a few enemies in ZUWAYZA. I can not but mention with disdain the name of DEO VOLENTE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings. I thought DEO VOLENTE showed great skill and promise when she lost to CARY YON. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Vendettas. Bloodied blades and broken spears. Indeed the city has seen more than its fair share of red in recent times. Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as FUNKY FOLK. Witness, last turn they sent GENE POOLE, a 5-1-0 fighter, to the Dark Arena! Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one more round of duels VALAMOND'S CREW's Bloodfeud against DEO VOLENTE will have expired. Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms. One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt! A thought before I go. Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise manager learn the secrets of them all? More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well! The endless paths of Alastari await me! Till next we meet remember: a fool flies into a rage quickly and often. The wise are angered by the same thing only once. Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HEDED HAG 4872 12 3 4 135 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HAWKINS 4649 12 2 1 114 THE SIERRAS (393) CARY YON 4879 8 3 0 110 FUNKY FOLK (405) -MURPHY 4703 15 6 2 96 THE SIERRAS (393) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEO VOLENTE 4751 21 15 1 86 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) -VED BUENS ENDE 4749 19 17 5 79 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) HIDEKI HAO 4874 9 5 1 71 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LEW SIFFER 4875 8 2 1 58 FUNKY FOLK (405) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOT ROD 4854 11 16 0 49 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) MATARSE FURY 4880 6 7 1 49 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) -BRYAN 4036 8 2 0 37 VALAMOND'S CREW (357) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TIMES 4908 3 2 0 23 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) CHOCOLATE 4925 1 1 0 22 WALI'S FINEST (419) WHITE CHOCOATE 4923 2 0 0 18 WALI'S FINEST (419) -MUD 4910 1 0 0 14 THE SIERRAS (393) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DARK CHOCOLATE 4922 1 1 0 12 WALI'S FINEST (419) CARAMEL 4921 2 0 0 11 WALI'S FINEST (419) NIFTY NICKEL 4941 1 0 0 11 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907 2 3 0 9 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) -RED LAKE 4834 2 2 0 8 THE SIERRAS (393) BLOOD SPORTS 4926 2 1 0 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) ONG-BAK 4928 1 1 0 4 TAHAHN HAH (420) JEWEL 4924 1 1 0 4 WALI'S FINEST (419) GRUNT 4929 0 2 0 2 TAHAHN HAH (420) FINESSE 4930 0 2 0 2 TAHAHN HAH (420) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? M. CHARDINEE 374 0 1 0 1 HEDED HAG 4872 543 NONE GENE POOLE 4888 5 2 0 FUNKY FOLK 405 DARK CHAMPION 384 543 NONE BILLY CLUBB 4937 0 1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405 STONE GOLEM 386 543 NONE SPORTS III 4812 14 25 1 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 HEDED HAG 4872 540 SEA DAR 4721 12 7 0 THE SIERRAS 393 HEDED HAG 4872 541 POOCHY DAHP 4931 0 2 0 TAHAHN HAH 420 SPYMASTER 382 543 NONE HUMLAE 4927 1 1 0 TAHAHN HAH 420 BLACK ORC 380 543 NONE NICK 4038 0 1 0 VALAMOND'S CREW 357 STONE GOLEM 386 543 NONE HELENA 4037 7 2 1 VALAMOND'S CREW 357 DEO VOLENTE 4751 540 PERSONAL ADS Noachian -- You really think your guys are good, don't you? In case you hadn't noticed, I didn't change my strategy or issue a challenge or avoid the entire time my guys were fighting in here. They were only here for tourney prep and it took you eight turns just to figure out how to beat them. I should be the one snickering, loser! Just wait and see what happens when my guys finish fighting in the next tournament. Muhahahahaha. -- Valamond Cary Yon -- You're trying to kill me, aren't you? Naughty naughty! I'm the killer in this arena! -- Ved Buens Ende Lew Siffer -- Ha! Back to Hades with you! -- Hikeki Hao Hot Rod -- I want a fast car. A chariot just doesn't do it for me. -- Matarse Fury Wali's Finest, Tahahn Hah -- Welcome to the Holy City! We hope you'll stick around a while cause we need new teams. May Kjarran guide your blades! -- Noachian, mgr. Jaguar Warriors, Servant of Kjarran Heded Hag -- Very well done, young fellow. You will, I am sure, be a credit to the city. Serve well. -- Modern Maturity Matarse Fury -- WAS that you I glimpsed in the other chariot? And if so, WHY, in the names of all the gods? Because this whole chariot race deal seems to me wholly ungodly. -- Hot Rod Grunt -- A lesser creature, I see. Not even capable of true speech. Pah. -- Blood Sports White Chocolate -- Too civilized for me. I just can't get up any interest in a meeting with you. There's no adventure in it. -- Flight Journal Dark Chocolate -- Sinful and delicious, quite decadent. You will be my cover story. -- Times 26 August 2006 The Avengers of Light. Another VC lackey? What's the matter VC, are you scared? Bringing in reinforcements. It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be crushed! I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106. I reply with steel and your women shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!! Remember to sign your posts to whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm 4 September 2006 Civil War/The Crusades The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the following manner: A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker. Names simply beginning with the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed! Existing teams are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams. There will be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible. This along with the DA round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers. After the DA there will be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving, warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1. So as a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules: The Civil War to be held in arena 14. - The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties). - No tourney participation allowed. Teams with warriors participating in any tournament are disqualified. - An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders. No later substitutions are allowed. - If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and his side will fight one team short! - Three factions will be participating: Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades - Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of the warrior) - Turn DA: (The DA Round) November 25, 2006. Every warrior must DA. (Warriors not DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified) - Turn 0: December 9th, 2006. There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to allow for challenges on turn 1. - Turn 1+: Scoring as detailed below - Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team. - Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation. - The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for the most points then no Battle Points are accrued) - The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war - Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on a warrior on their contest team. This must be applied within a month of the conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of the contest. Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or place a personal ad in the arena. You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards! Let me know which faction you would like to fight for! This contest is intended to be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal 14 September 2006 I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a novice and clueless manager. Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless manager. I am looking to recover some old warriors. Since none of them are Aimed Blows, they are no threat to win anything. I just want to see how they turned out. The Couatl 2-17 Madam Butterfly 20-701 Gypsy Moth 20-703 King Crab 21-1 Priestess Python 26-1388 Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS GENE POOLE was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. POOCHY DAHP was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle. HUMLAE was killed by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight. BILLY CLUBB was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest. NICK was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute bloody Dark Arena match. DEO VOLENTE was vanquished by CARY YON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. LEW SIFFER handily defeated HOT ROD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight. CARAMEL won victory over FINESSE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel. WHITE CHOCOATE unbelievably bested FLIGHT JOURNAL in a 2 minute Challenge fight. HEDED HAG slaughtered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight. HIDEKI HAO was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute gory melee. MATARSE FURY subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute master vs. amateur match. TIMES devastated ONG-BAK in a 1 minute one-sided battle. DARK CHOCOLATE devastated GRUNT in a 1 minute mismatched bout. JEWEL was overcome by NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute beginner's fight. CHOCOLATE overpowered BLOOD SPORTS in a 1 minute uneven struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 4 SLASHING ATTACK 27 - 13 - 2 68 | |LUNGING ATTACK 4 PARRY-STRIKE 11 - 7 - 1 61 | |BASHING ATTACK 4 LUNGING ATTACK 19 - 14 - 3 58 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 AIMED BLOW 5 - 4 - 1 56 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 BASHING ATTACK 10 - 8 - 0 56 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 7 - 1 46 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 TOTAL PARRY 2 - 4 - 0 33 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 WALL OF STEEL 3 - 6 - 0 33 | |AIMED BLOW 0 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 15 - 0 32 | Turn 543 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: SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 2 2 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 2 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 2 PARRY-STRIKE BASHING ATTACK 2 - 2 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 2 1 AIMED BLOW WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK HEDED HAG 4872 12 3 4 135 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) SLASHING ATTACK CARY YON 4879 8 3 0 110 FUNKY FOLK (405) PARRY-STRIKE DEO VOLENTE 4751 21 15 1 86 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) BASHING ATTACK HIDEKI HAO 4874 9 5 1 71 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is DEO VOLENTE 4751. The most popular warrior this turn was BILLY CLUBB 4937. The ten other most popular fighters were FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, HIDEKI HAO 4874, GENE POOLE 4888, CARAMEL 4921, CARY YON 4879, LEW SIFFER 4875, DARK CHOCOLATE 4922, HUMLAE 4927, HEDED HAG 4872, and MATARSE FURY 4880. The least popular fighter this week was NICK 4038. The other ten least popular fighters were FINESSE 4930, BLOOD SPORTS 4926, JEWEL 4924, GRUNT 4929, ONG-BAK 4928, HOT ROD 4854, POOCHY DAHP 4931, TIMES 4908, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, and DEO VOLENTE 4751.