DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 05/26/2005 Duedate: 06/08/2005 ZORPUNT ARENA DM-24 TURN-505 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS TENTACRUEL WATER DECK (459) (24-4588) [7-4-0,91] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader TENTACRUEL POSITION IS EMPTY WATER DECK (459) (24-4588) [7-4-0,91] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite PINE LEAF TENTACRUEL KRILL CAVALRY (403) WATER DECK (459) (24-4580) [15-16-0,69] (24-4588) [7-4-0,91] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM KRILL CAVALRY (403) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. KRILL CAVALRY (403) 37 2. WATER DECK (459) 29 WATER DECK (459) 3. AUSSIE KILLERS (455) -17 Unchartered Team (149) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 3 WATER DECK (459) 68 42 4 61.8 1/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403) 10 5 1 2/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 108 95 4 53.2 2/ 1 WATER DECK (459) 9 4 0 3/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403) 457 470 13 49.3 3/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) 3 12 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. Greetings, Zorpunt! I was quite literally asleep at the wheel last weekend, which is why I was not able to address you with a column. I had been putting so much practice into my craft, I fell into a deep slumber for many days (i.e. I went on a victory binge that lasted for many days). I would regale you with another tale of my most recent victory over Stonefish, but that story has as much dust on it as my mammy's memorabilia shelf so I won't waste your time. We randomly matched up, I beat the tar outta him, I remain as DM, but alas my reign is soon over. As he sometimes does, Noble has seemingly put me on the proverbial shelf so that I may fight in the champions category instead of in the freshmen. He says that if I fight even one or two more fights, I will surely get my invite, so he is choosing to sit me out. I don't really agree with his assessment of holding me out until the tournament. If the final twenty warriors are anything like the finalists in the champions class from the last two tourneys I've been to, I don't know how many of them I could actually beat anyway. As it turns out, Noble has made the same decree of Gyrados, he will sit by my side on fight day and cheer or teammates on. Vaporeon has one more match to get to 10 FE, Tentacruel (who will be challenging Stonefish in a grab for the vacant throne) has 3 more fights to get in, and our new member will replace Kabuto, and fight his 4 fights before tourney time to enter as an apprentice. Two months seems like a long time to sit and watch and wait, but that will give me more time to practice (and sleep). Later days Zorpunt. I'll see you in 4 or 5 turns.... Wartortle SPY REPORT The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZORPUNT, for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned! WATER DECK? Who? KRILL CAVALRY is the top team these days, buddies! A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 7 points to PINE LEAF. (Discrete enough, KING BROWN SNAKE?) A certain someone saw WARTORTLE at The Warty Toad with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his throne. What a pathetic slob! What can be a greater victory? TENTACRUEL has taken his place as the top, as ZORPUNT's new Duelmaster. So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk? Sounds like a PR stunt to me. A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn? And do not the little birds cry out?' Any ideas? Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in ZORPUNT avoid RESCUE RANGERS. Like a pup with its tail between its legs, WATER DECK scurried away from RESCUE RANGERS. Oh, the shame! Is it charming personality? Conversational abilities? Good oral hygiene? Whatever it is, PINE LEAF is the most challenged warrior. TENTACRUEL challenged STONEFISH! Who says WATER DECK are just a bunch of wimps! TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK kept his wits as he bested STONEFISH. Ah, the duel! The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd! Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena. A certain tavern in ZORPUNT would I avoid! Do not think spyreporting in ZORPUNT is the highlight of my life. More important duties call me. Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZORPUNT? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TENTACRUEL 4588 7 4 0 91 WATER DECK (459) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WARTORTLE 4521 13 4 1 140 WATER DECK (459) -GYRADOS 4476 17 5 0 97 WATER DECK (459) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STONEFISH 4489 22 13 0 87 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) JOE POOLE 4534 17 16 0 80 KRILL CAVALRY (403) PINE LEAF 4580 15 16 0 69 KRILL CAVALRY (403) TIGER SHARK 4575 8 7 0 68 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BUBBA JONES 4621 7 6 0 44 KRILL CAVALRY (403) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KING BROWN SNAKE 4635 6 2 0 40 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TRINA LARK 4615 8 8 0 32 KRILL CAVALRY (403) VAPOREON 4613 3 3 0 31 WATER DECK (459) BILL POOLE 4634 6 3 1 30 KRILL CAVALRY (403) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEATH ADDER 4582 2 4 0 14 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) OMASTAR 4665 1 0 0 11 WATER DECK (459) REEF SHARK 4654 1 1 0 4 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 Gyrados -- Should've been more garlic, and where was the pita bread? -- Joe Poole Tentacruel -- Ah, you ARE cruel! Cold and heartless. I weep for you, who cannot know the warmer emotions. -- Pine Leaf Captured Orc? Gods, how did they catch that fiend? Fangs like a, like a nelefant. And MEAN. -- Bubba Jones Death Adder -- I always thought of death as being more of a subtraction. -- Trina Lark I dunno how good the Convicted Thief was at thieving, but he's rotten at gladiating. -- Bill Poole 4 May 2005 Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to address and clarify. 1) All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection. Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena (except for arena 82, I believe). 2) Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team). 3) If you win your single DA match you do not get another. It's one use of the Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the match! 4) The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6 months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior. The resurrection can go on any warrior regardless of FE. Street Legal P.S. My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54. Again, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if you need more info! 21 May 2005 Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!" Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three warriors in the initiates. FE will NOT be a factor. Stables may be entered at any time. Just announce your stable in the p-ads. *************************************************************************** This in my invitation to all managers who wish to prove their mettle against managers from all over Alastari. We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team at a time. We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have, hence the Andorian arena. Good luck to all who come to prove their skills. "May your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS TENTACRUEL viciously subdued STONEFISH in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight. KING BROWN SNAKE was demolished by PINE LEAF in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee. DEATH ADDER was overpowered by BILL POOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel. TIGER SHARK was bested by JOE POOLE in a popular 1 minute fight. BUBBA JONES subdued VAPOREON in a 2 minute competition. TRINA LARK bested OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute duel. REEF SHARK was defeated by OMASTAR in a 2 minute novice's struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |BASHING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 20 - 8 - 1 71 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 BASHING ATTACK 17 - 7 - 1 71 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 2 - 0 60 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 11 - 8 - 0 58 | |AIMED BLOW 1 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 6 - 1 54 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 7 - 9 - 0 44 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 3 - 4 - 0 43 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 8 - 12 - 0 40 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 2 - 0 33 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 505 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 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 3 BASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 2 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 2 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-LUNGE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK TENTACRUEL 4588 7 4 0 91 WATER DECK (459) TOTAL PARRY STONEFISH 4489 22 13 0 87 AUSSIE KILLERS (455) WALL OF STEEL JOE POOLE 4534 17 16 0 80 KRILL CAVALRY (403) LUNGING ATTACK KING BROWN SNAKE 4635 6 2 0 40 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 TENTACRUEL 4588. The ten other most popular fighters were BUBBA JONES 4621, OMASTAR 4665, PINE LEAF 4580, JOE POOLE 4534, BILL POOLE 4634, TIGER SHARK 4575, STONEFISH 4489, VAPOREON 4613, TRINA LARK 4615, and KING BROWN SNAKE 4635. The least popular fighter this week was REEF SHARK 4654. The other ten least popular fighters were DEATH ADDER 4582, KING BROWN SNAKE 4635, TRINA LARK 4615, VAPOREON 4613, STONEFISH 4489, TIGER SHARK 4575, BILL POOLE 4634, JOE POOLE 4534, PINE LEAF 4580, and OMASTAR 4665.