DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/02/2007 Duedate: 08/15/2007 ZUWAYZA ARENA DM-19 TURN-566 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS WHITE CHOCOATE WALI'S FINEST (419) (19-4923) [16-4-0,96] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BLOOD SPORTS POSITION IS EMPTY THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) (19-4926) [18-8-0,99] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite BLOOD SPORTS TIPPY THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) TAHAHN HAH (420) (19-4926) [18-8-0,99] (19-4943) [11-8-0,72] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. WALI'S FINEST (419) 44 2. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 32 THE SIERRAS (393) 3. TEAM CHAOS (422) 21 Unchartered Team 4. THE SIERRAS (393) 14 5. TAHAHN HAH (420) 4 BLACKENED PRIDE (301) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 THE SIERRAS (393) 86 39 3 68.8 1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 8 7 0 2/ 3 WALI'S FINEST (419) 55 35 1 61.1 2/ 3 WALI'S FINEST (419) 7 5 1 3- 5 IDES OF MARCH (226) 44 44 3 50.0 3/ 5 TAHAHN HAH (420) 7 8 0 4/ 6 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 370 403 35 47.9 4/ 4 TEAM CHAOS (422) 6 7 1 5/ 7 TAHAHN HAH (420) 48 56 2 46.2 5/ 2 THE SIERRAS (393) 5 4 0 6/ 8 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 399 510 17 43.9 6/ 6 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) 3 10 0 7/ 9 TEAM CHAOS (422) 62 90 1 40.8 7- 9 IDES OF MARCH (226) 0 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. Is there no love for the new Duelmaster? Not a single mention of my well done deeds to stand alone as champion! Zontani Sharp Eyes' spy report reveals that indeed there is no love for the new Duelmaster. It must be a mistake! Or perhaps it was not a mistake, perhaps there is no love for Flavius. For I do recall rumblings earlier in my career to be shown the DA door, but somehow something clicked and my win one lose one streaks turned into my current 8-1 roll. I feel proud today to stand as your Duelmaster...proud of my battles fought. -- Flavius Valerius SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! TEAM CHAOS had cause to celebrate, after SOLSTICE got 16 points by beating NIFTY NICKEL. NIFTY NICKEL certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to SOLSTICE and losing 12 points in the process! In ZUWAYZA, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, WHITE CHOCOATE. So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? Someone's got a basic problem... My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights! Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of WALI'S FINEST, alone and unchallenged. Like a pup with its tail between its legs, TAHAHN HAH scurried away from WALI'S FINEST. Oh, the shame! Is it charming personality? Conversational abilities? Good oral hygiene? Whatever it is, RED LAKE is the most challenged warrior. BLOOD SPORTS found himself challenged by a warrior 20 below: MATARSE FURY. MATARSE FURY of JAGUAR WARRIORS kept hers wits as she was subdued by BLOOD SPORTS. Is there life after death? Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after life! Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, HIDEKI HAO of JAGUAR WARRIORS has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena. Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena. A certain tavern in ZUWAYZA would I avoid! Do not think spyreporting in ZUWAYZA is the highlight of my life. My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character. ZUWAYZA, I leave you now. The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Drunken Ox. 'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WHITE CHOCOATE 4923 16 4 0 96 WALI'S FINEST (419) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DARDANIUS 2683 11 3 0 153 IDES OF MARCH (226) BLOOD SPORTS 4926 18 8 0 99 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948 15 12 0 89 TEAM CHAOS (422) MATARSE FURY 4880 15 16 2 81 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) SOLSTICE 4998 8 2 0 73 TEAM CHAOS (422) TIPPY 4943 11 8 0 72 TAHAHN HAH (420) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VENENOSO 4959 6 7 3 66 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296) NIFTY NICKEL 4941 12 12 1 62 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907 12 16 0 60 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RED LAKE 4834 7 4 0 56 THE SIERRAS (393) -CARAMEL 4921 11 9 0 52 WALI'S FINEST (419) HOT ROD II 4961 9 9 1 51 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) LUSCIOUS 5007 4 2 1 49 WALI'S FINEST (419) ONG-BAK 4928 12 9 1 48 TAHAHN HAH (420) TIMES 4908 10 18 0 48 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) -JEWEL 4924 9 10 0 47 WALI'S FINEST (419) -PUBLIUS 4994 5 1 0 44 IDES OF MARCH (226) FINESSE 4930 10 11 1 42 TAHAHN HAH (420) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -TIBERIUS 5002 5 1 1 34 IDES OF MARCH (226) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JAKRAPONG 4979 6 5 0 32 TAHAHN HAH (420) -ISIS 5006 3 2 0 24 WALI'S FINEST (419) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -METELLUS 4995 4 4 1 21 IDES OF MARCH (226) SOHM QUAM 5032 1 0 0 12 TAHAHN HAH (420) 18K FEET 5004 3 2 0 11 THE SIERRAS (393) EMYGDIA NILDA 5031 1 0 1 6 TEAM CHAOS (422) ZILPAN ZILLAH 5026 1 2 0 5 TEAM CHAOS (422) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? HIDEKI HAO 4874 16 17 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS 296 STONE GOLEM 386 566 NONE RECHONCHO 4977 3 8 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS 296 HIGH ELF 379 566 NONE SOBHRAJ RENCZE 5029 0 1 0 JAGUAR WARRIORS 296 EMYGDIA NILDA 5031 566 ASTRA 5033 0 1 0 THE SIERRAS 393 BLACK ORC 380 566 NONE TEERAPONG 4958 4 9 0 TAHAHN HAH 420 VENENOSO 4959 563 REVENGED SOM QWAM 5024 0 2 0 TAHAHN HAH 420 LUSCIOUS 5007 565 DONCIA DOMITILIA 5030 0 1 0 TEAM CHAOS 422 ARENAMASTER XHURG 383 566 NONE PERSONAL ADS Jewel -- A great battle, perhaps my best yet. I thought for a moment we might both plop down on the sands exhausted. It felt as though there was not much power in your hits, or maybe my body just went numb from taking all those hits that I just didn't feel them anymore. Either way, a great fight and good for me I got the last hack in. -- Solstice Tippy -- Go easy on that stuff, seems to make you mean. -- Red Lake White Chocolate -- Wasn't expecting to hook up with you, surprised I lasted long enough to beat you, nice way to head into retirement. -- Murphy Venenoso -- Too many fights on me, we'll have to do it again down the road! -- 18k Feet Blood Sports -- Master is in a DAing mood. You've just given him a reason to DA me. Thanks. -- Hideki Hao Flavius Valerius -- That's my throne you're sitting on. Move it! -- Matarse Fury 18FT. -- "Too Tall" would be a better name. -- Venenoso This team sucks! I've been trying to get the up 50% win/loss with no luck. You guys are just too tough. Time to DA everybody except Matarse. She is one of those styles that I have yet to graduate from this arena. So she'll stick around. Everybody else is history. Here's hoping the replacements are worthy. -- Noachian, mgr. Jaguar Warriors Hideki Hao -- That was pathetic. You couldn't hold the lead for a single moment! I begin to think that you are not fit to engage in... Blood Sports Finesse -- There are times when that can be valuable, but other times when nothing but the bold and direct course will get you on the ground in one piece. Too much finesse eats up your time and your airspace. Don't forget the three most useless things in flying and in life, which often come about due to thinking too much and acting too late. -- Flight Journal Caramel -- (exasperated sigh) What did you EXPECT, putting your ad on the last page with the "miscellany and junk"? People are more likely than not to take you at your own valuation, you know. -- Nifty Nickel P.S. There's an ART, almost a SCIENCE, to placing successful ads. Ong-Bak -- Ah, the man of the hour! I was beginning to get worried about our team's performance, but you have reassured me. Of course, it would have gone down even BETTER if Hot Rod was the one to get a loss today, but we take what we've got and work with it. -- Times Jakrapong -- Seems to me you must be named after one of those really strange games that dwarves play in the dark tunnels. I like something more direct, maybe a drag race down the Processional Way or whatever. -- Hot Rod 9 July 2007 I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately. If there are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good. So if you send me a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I have not gotten it (yet). If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com. If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos. We are working on this problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta P.S. If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line. 27 July 2007 ************************************* ************************************* ** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II ** ************************************* ************************************* Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return to STORMCROWE! Join us in DM-45 for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II. WHEN *The actions begins TURN-263 (due approximately November 27, 2007) WHERE *STORMCROWE (DM 45) HOW LONG *13 Turns (Turns 263-275) TEAMS *Teams will consist of two (2) managers. No more, no less. Only one team allowed per manager. Violators will be disqualified from the competition. Old teams and new teams are welcome to join the competition. Once the contest has begun (TURN 263) managers MAY NOT exchange teams or partners. SCORING In the tradition of the Slaughterhouse, scoring will be simple and straight-forward. Victory and achievements will be rewarded while defeats will be mocked and ridiculed. +3 Win +2 Kill (in addition to +3 Win for a total of +5) +5 Team on the Move (Top Gainer(s) Only) +3 Turn's Most Popular +3 Turn's Least Popular +5 Current Top Team (begins 3rd turn of contest) SPECIAL SCORING CONSIDERATIONS *Fights against teammates garner NO POINTS. *Fights against Judith's team (Northern Lights), Arena Stand Bys and the Dark Arena garner NO POINTS (this includes DA kills). *Tourney participation is allowed (even encouraged), but NO POINTS will be given for success in those endeavors. *NO POINTS will be awarded for DM, Popularity Leader, Chartered Recognition Leader, Top Chartered Team, Stylemasters, Top Unchartered Team, and Unchartered Recognition Leader. Every effort has been made to insure scoring neither benefits established teams nor new teams. ENTRY Entry into the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse is easy: *Find a Partner *Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn of the contest. You may also email or diplo Master Darque. *Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up Certificate. Only certificates will be accepted for entry. All certificates submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes. PRIZES *ENDURANCE AWARD: One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes in 60 of the 65 contest fights. *KILL MASTER AWARD: The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited Immortality Potion. This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior. He/she will be resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2. *TOP TEAM AWARD: Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance: *One (1) +1 Bonus Potion *Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior *Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates Special note from RSI on prizes: All contest prizes must be used within three months. All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating contest team in DM 45. The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears. TIE-BREAKERS In the unlikely event of a tie, pre-contest established tie-breakers will be consulted to determine a winner. The tie-breaking criteria are known to the Moderator and RSI. They will not be made public knowledge to avoid any exploitation. MODERATOR Master Darque will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Slaughterhouse II. As such, all his decisions are final. Any rules inquiries should be directed to him. CONTACT INFORMATION Master Darque can be reached by Diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428) or you may email him at the following address: rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com. Be sure to put STORMCROWE in the Subject line of your Email so it can be easily spotted if sent to his Spam folder. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS HIDEKI HAO was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight. RECHONCHO was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee. DONCIA DOMITILIA was assassinated by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel. ASTRA was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight. ONG-BAK was demolished by VENENOSO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition. FINESSE was vanquished by LUSCIOUS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight. MATARSE FURY was beaten by BLOOD SPORTS in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl. TIPPY savagely defeated FLIGHT JOURNAL in a action packed 2 minute Challenge melee. 18K FEET was vanquished by JAKRAPONG in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel. FLAVIUS VALERIUS was unbelievably bested by WHITE CHOCOATE in a 2 minute Title duel. NIFTY NICKEL was beaten by SOLSTICE in a popular 1 minute melee. HOT ROD II overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match. TIMES was devastated by RED LAKE in a 1 minute one-sided battle. ZILPAN ZILLAH was devastated by SOHM QUAM in a 1 minute mismatched bout. EMYGDIA NILDA put to death SOBHRAJ RENCZE in a popular 1 minute beginner's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 11 STRIKING ATTACK 26 - 20 - 4 57 | |BASHING ATTACK 4 PARRY-RIPOSTE 14 - 12 - 0 54 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 50 - 43 - 2 54 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 TOTAL PARRY 15 - 15 - 0 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 4 - 0 50 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 SLASHING ATTACK 12 - 12 - 1 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 WALL OF STEEL 7 - 11 - 1 39 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 10 - 26 - 0 28 | |AIMED BLOW 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 3 - 0 0 | Turn 566 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: TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 2 5 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 6 - 5 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE BASHING ATTACK 0 - 4 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY WHITE CHOCOATE 4923 16 4 0 96 WALI'S FINEST (419) PARRY-RIPOSTE BLOOD SPORTS 4926 18 8 0 99 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) LUNGING ATTACK FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948 15 12 0 89 TEAM CHAOS (422) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is BLOOD SPORTS 4926. The most popular warrior this turn was HIDEKI HAO 4874. The ten other most popular fighters were TIPPY 4943, FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948, BLOOD SPORTS 4926, 18K FEET 5004, HOT ROD II 4961, MATARSE FURY 4880, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, SOLSTICE 4998, SOBHRAJ RENCZE 5029, and RECHONCHO 4977. The least popular fighter this week was ZILPAN ZILLAH 5026. The other ten least popular fighters were TIMES 4908, FINESSE 4930, ONG-BAK 4928, DONCIA DOMITILIA 5030, EMYGDIA NILDA 5031, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, ASTRA 5033, SOHM QUAM 5032, RED LAKE 4834, and NIFTY NICKEL 4941.