DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/17/2005 Duedate: 03/30/2005 ZORPUNT ARENA DM-24 TURN-500 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS STONEFISH AUSSIE KILLERS (455) (24-4489) [21-9-0,92] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader STONEFISH OOZING SORE AUSSIE KILLERS (455) LOOK OUT!! (460) (24-4489) [21-9-0,92] (24-4482) [4-0-1,43] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite PINE LEAF OOZING SORE KRILL CAVALRY (403) LOOK OUT!! (460) (24-4580) [13-13-0,60] (24-4482) [4-0-1,43] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM AUSSIE KILLERS (455) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. LOOK OUT!! (460) 33 2. AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 21 STAR DRECK (467) 3. STAR DRECK (467) 13 Unchartered Team 4. RESCUE RANGERS (342) 4 5. KRILL CAVALRY (403) 0 LOOK OUT!! (460) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 STAR DRECK (467) 10 1 0 90.9 1/ 1 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 10 3 0 2/ 3*LOOK OUT!! (460) 11 6 1 64.7 2/ 4*LOOK OUT!! (460) 6 2 1 3/ 2*RESCUE RANGERS (342) 9 5 0 64.3 3/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403) 5 10 0 4/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 100 79 4 55.9 4/ 3 STAR DRECK (467) 3 0 0 5/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403) 444 458 12 49.2 5/ 5*RESCUE RANGERS (342) 1 2 0 6- 6*DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (471) 1 2 0 33.3 6- 6*DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (471) 1 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Greetings, warriors of ZORPUNT! Once again I've been called out of retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting. What's with OOZING SORE? It actually beat ZORPUNT's THE USEROUS MERCHANT, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight. Major screwup at KRILL CAVALRY. JOE POOLE lost 6 points to JAMES T. JERK. Some new strategies, perhaps? Maybe JOE POOLE will provide more easy wins... Try as she might, VENOMOUS CONCUBINE wasn't good enough at persuading STONEFISH to step down from the Duelmaster's throne... Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting! No matter the time or place, men will always duel. ZORPUNT thinks KRILL CAVALRY and their 444-458-12 is too much! If at first you don't succeed, give up... Management must be dealin', as the boys at STAR DRECK ain't reelin'! KRILL CAVALRY's mad! What do people see in TRINA LARK? Hers 5-6-0? KRILL CAVALRY ain't talkin', but she's got 21 points. DALE of RESCUE RANGERS knows how to pick 'em. He challenged PINE LEAF of KRILL CAVALRY who is up by 23. Now was this a wise move? DALE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was subdued by PINE LEAF and ended up with 31 recognition points. Warriors of ZORPUNT unite. You have only your games to lose! Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor. You young rapscallions, take note! Well, I'm pretty much through. You guys need to get back practicing. The end of another Spyreport! That's cause for celebration in my book! Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STONEFISH 4489 21 9 0 92 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JAMES T. JERK 4590 10 1 0 81 STAR DRECK (467) JOE POOLE 4534 15 13 0 67 KRILL CAVALRY (403) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PINE LEAF 4580 13 13 0 60 KRILL CAVALRY (403) -MONTY 3455 4 1 0 60 RESCUE RANGERS (342) TIGER SHARK 4575 6 4 0 59 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME OOZING SORE 4482 4 0 1 43 LOOK OUT!! (460) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DALE 3458 5 2 0 31 RESCUE RANGERS (342) KING BROWN SNAKE 4635 3 0 0 28 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) HERPES 4479 3 1 0 24 LOOK OUT!! (460) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BILL POOLE 4634 3 1 0 23 KRILL CAVALRY (403) POOP SLINGER 4478 2 2 0 22 LOOK OUT!! (460) TRINA LARK 4615 5 6 0 21 KRILL CAVALRY (403) BUBBA JONES 4621 4 4 0 16 KRILL CAVALRY (403) -NEON'S SON LAMONT 4633 1 0 0 15 DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (471) -EX-GIRLFRIEND 4618 1 0 0 13 LOOK OUT!! (460) DEATH ADDER 4582 1 0 0 7 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) -DOOMCORPS REUNION 4629 0 1 0 7 DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (471) -DOC'S ROLL-UP STACK 4632 0 1 0 7 DIRTY LIL' SECRETS (471) ZIPPER 3459 0 1 0 3 RESCUE RANGERS (342) BOX JELLYFISH 4641 0 1 0 1 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Bill Poole -- Well, word on the street is there's a 'magick' stack of roll-ups with nothing but 21 wit and wills. But I think those roll-ups only exist in the minds of men. But just in case I'm still looking. -- Doc's Roll-up Stack Bwhahahaha! -- RUG #57613 Leeta -- BTW. I from time to time flip through Newsletters even if I don't have a team there. I admire your effort to keep the NL from being only one page long. I salute you and though I can't promise to always do this I am making a conscious effort to aim nonvitals versus your stables and stables of other employees. (some just hate roll-ups). Thanks for at least trying to save basic. -- Talon Darkhart, mngr Dirty Lil' Secrets and lover of basic DM play James T Jerk -- So when's Jean Fluke Retard coming on board?? --Aussie Killers Scribe -- Getting teeth fixed, eh? Too bad you don't have teeth like I do... you know, when one gets worn out, another takes its place... -- Tiger Shark Yeah, I know. (sigh) I bet if anyone comes at YOUR mouth with a power drill, you have, ahem, a knuckle sandwich. -- Temp Ed. Scribe -- ... or for that matter, fangs that regrow when one either falls out or breaks off... -- King Brown Snake James T. Jerk -- Blame Leeta, she's the one who insists that I write a personal to a Jerk like you, just because I fought you. -- Pine Leaf King Brown Snake -- If you don't mend your manners, I'm gonna tell the Queen Brown Snake on you! -- Bubba Jones Stonefish -- You know, it wouldn't hurt you guys to write some personals for the rest of the arena, in return for getting a story and all. It seems so one-sided. -- Joe Poole I knew that personal was going to mean trouble. -- Scribe, aka Temp Ed. and really busy at the moment Dale -- I was trying for "up hill and down Dale," but it didn't work. Maybe I need to take a different approach... such as poison in your water bottle. -- Trina Lark P.S. Hey, I can say what I want. Nobody notices except Ed. Poop Slinger -- Sling it elsewhere. -- Bill Poole 1 March 2005 The Contract [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith] What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling community for years to come. The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making. Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly lit tavern. Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance. Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads. This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the two Veterans. Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM excellence. Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame and Gift Certs. Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their membership. The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from Hammer. This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against anyone. Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest. Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago. Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude. Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free. Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement. Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers of war: Tripwire kLk Bringer of Pain Hammer kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith Minister of War Illuminati Idealist "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS JAMES T. JERK viciously subdued JOE POOLE in a 2 minute Challenge fight. DALE was demolished by PINE LEAF in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee. POOP SLINGER defeated BUBBA JONES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel. KING BROWN SNAKE viciously subdued TRINA LARK in a 2 minute Challenge fight. STONEFISH unbelievably bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 4 minute veteran's Title duel. TIGER SHARK devastated BILL POOLE in a 1 minute one-sided competition. OOZING SORE viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 4 minute melee. HERPES vanquished BOX JELLYFISH in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight. ZIPPER was defeated by DEATH ADDER in a 3 minute novice's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 6 LUNGING ATTACK 19 - 4 - 1 83 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 7 - 0 65 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 7 - 1 63 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 SLASHING ATTACK 6 - 4 - 0 60 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 6 - 0 45 | |AIMED BLOW 0 WALL OF STEEL 10 - 13 - 0 43 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 AIMED BLOW 3 - 4 - 0 43 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 7 - 1 22 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 500 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: LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 2 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 4 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY STONEFISH 4489 21 9 0 92 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) LUNGING ATTACK JAMES T. JERK 4590 10 1 0 81 STAR DRECK (467) WALL OF STEEL JOE POOLE 4534 15 13 0 67 KRILL CAVALRY (403) BASHING ATTACK TIGER SHARK 4575 6 4 0 59 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is PINE LEAF 4580. The most popular warrior this turn was OOZING SORE 4482. The ten other most popular fighters were JAMES T. JERK 4590, PINE LEAF 4580, ZIPPER 3459, POOP SLINGER 4478, KING BROWN SNAKE 4635, HERPES 4479, JOE POOLE 4534, TIGER SHARK 4575, DEATH ADDER 4582, and BUBBA JONES 4621. The least popular fighter this week was BOX JELLYFISH 4641. The other ten least popular fighters were BILL POOLE 4634, TRINA LARK 4615, DALE 3458, STONEFISH 4489, BUBBA JONES 4621, DEATH ADDER 4582, TIGER SHARK 4575, JOE POOLE 4534, HERPES 4479, and KING BROWN SNAKE 4635.