DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 09/04/2006 Duedate: 09/16/2006 LYRATILAN ARENA DM-25 TURN-538 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS PAINLESS BARHOPPERS (429) (25-4544) [13-11-2,117] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader PAINLESS THE GREATEST BARHOPPERS (429) LEGENDARY MEN (484) (25-4544) [13-11-2,117] (25-5223) [5-2-0,35] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite WHITE SPIDER NITROGLYCERIN BARHOPPERS (429) DARK FORCES (179) (25-4548) [10-11-1,61] (25-2742) [15-8-1,95] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM BARHOPPERS (429) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. BARHOPPERS (429) 54 2. DARK FORCES (179) 24 MADTOWN (358) 3. FUNKY FOLK (469) 18 Unchartered Team 4. NOT FOR ME (487) 7 5. LEGENDARY MEN (484) 2 NOT FOR ME (487) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2 MADTOWN (358) 129 78 6 62.3 1/ 6 BARHOPPERS (429) 8 1 1 2/ 3*NOT FOR ME (487) 8 7 2 53.3 2/ 2*NOT FOR ME (487) 8 7 2 3/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (469) 59 52 8 53.2 3/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) 6 9 0 4/ 5 BARHOPPERS (429) 56 51 3 52.3 4/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469) 5 7 1 5/ 0 DARK FORCES (179) 124 134 9 48.1 5/ 1 MADTOWN (358) 5 9 0 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) 212 230 8 48.0 6/ 5*LEGENDARY MEN (484) 3 1 0 7/ 7*LEGENDARY MEN (484) 9 11 1 45.0 7/ 0 DARK FORCES (179) 3 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. Well, I've finally made it. Apex gave me a little slack, and I've taken off and run with it. And he thinks he knows what makes a good fighter. HAH!!! Anyway. As my brother Vampire did before me, I have taken over the throne in our glorious arena. And soon, Bikini Line will follow. White Spider might someday. If he gets on with learning some. Sad thing. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Oh well. I use mine, and looks where it's gotten me. My challenge will once again go to Beltran Foss. Sorry Giggle, I'm saving you for that special someone that's on her way up the ladder. I promise. She won't hurt you...much. I hit on her once. She broke my nose, dislocated my shoulder, and gave me a new set of dentures. But other than that, she's an angel. But once again, thank you Lyratilan for allowing me to fight here. Apex hasn't decided yet if I'll run in Talahya. I guess I'll just have to prove I deserve it. Your beloved Duelmaster -- Painless of Barhoppers SPY REPORT Thankyouthankyou. It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in LYRATILAN. Hope you enjoy the show. Oh, who am I kidding? I already got paid! Say good-bye to MADTOWN, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the BARHOPPERS stable. A stormcloud is brewing over the MADTOWN guildhouse. Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 1-4-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena. Coming up with a solid 3-0-1 outing, BARHOPPERS has advanced 5 places in the rankings. Hey everybody, watch out for WHITE SPIDER, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing PANDEMIC like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was DAVIA HANNAS, who dropped 17 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BIKINI LINE. Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'! PAINLESS made a challenge against BELTRAN FOSS this week. Well, everybody's pal PAINLESS moved his record to 13-11-2 by defeating BELTRAN FOSS in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition points. Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd! Here is other news that is of note. Did you hear that MADTOWN was most avoided team this week? Well, knowing the personal hygiene of MADTOWN's warriors, I'm not surprised! And you guys like to boo me? Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BARHOPPERS beats feet every time MADTOWN smiles at them. Try farming, eh? And who is this BELTRAN FOSS you ask, with 97 points and a 21-32-2 record. Ooh, the tales I could tell! THE GREATEST of LEGENDARY MEN had better have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he won. I thought THE GREATEST showed great skill and promise when he beat SAM SUNG. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Death is kind of like a new puppy: he's always around wanting to play. (Ha Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?). We might as well mark the passing of PANDEMIC, who was relatively new to the arena at 5-2-0. Probably killed before his first shave. Here's some advice: warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle. Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LYRATILAN have no sense of humor. Or maybe that they were senseless. C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks. Hasta la bye-bye. (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PAINLESS 4544 13 11 2 117 BARHOPPERS (429) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GIGLIE 5130 19 3 0 103 MADTOWN (358) BELTRAN FOSS 5038 21 32 2 97 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) NITROGLYCERIN 2742 15 8 1 95 DARK FORCES (179) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAVING LUNATIC 2797 11 11 1 88 DARK FORCES (179) BIKINI LINE 4545 14 8 0 87 BARHOPPERS (429) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DAVIA HANNAS 5138 16 12 1 65 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WHITE SPIDER 4548 10 11 1 61 BARHOPPERS (429) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ERHLIE FAY 5155 14 8 0 56 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) AIKIDO 3179 9 2 1 56 DARK FORCES (179) BEN DOVER 5178 2 1 1 43 FUNKY FOLK (469) THE GREATEST 5223 5 2 0 35 LEGENDARY MEN (484) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME XENO YOHL 5164 5 15 0 30 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246 2 1 1 23 NOT FOR ME (487) GANGRENE 5248 3 0 0 20 NOT FOR ME (487) SAM SUNG 5186 3 4 0 19 FUNKY FOLK (469) ANEURISM 4934 2 0 0 19 DARK FORCES (179) CLIGG HANGRE 5250 3 1 0 18 FUNKY FOLK (469) -ONE HIT WONDER 5235 2 1 0 14 LEGENDARY MEN (484) -BIOFREEZE 5252 1 0 1 14 LEGENDARY MEN (484) COLONOSCOPY 5245 1 2 0 14 NOT FOR ME (487) ROLPH TUPP 5253 2 2 0 10 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244 1 2 1 8 NOT FOR ME (487) -SPIDER-MAN 5222 1 2 0 5 LEGENDARY MEN (484) Q-TIP TEST 5247 1 2 0 5 NOT FOR ME (487) BLITZKRIEG 5261 1 1 0 4 MADTOWN (358) KRAKEN 4928 0 3 0 3 DARK FORCES (179) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DA 5263 0 1 0 MADTOWN 358 ROWAN ORC 356 538 NONE PANDEMIC 5226 5 2 0 MADTOWN 358 WHITE SPIDER 4548 538 HECATOMB 5215 3 5 0 MADTOWN 358 BEN DOVER 5178 538 DECIMATE 5227 2 3 0 MADTOWN 358 BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246 537 PERSONAL ADS Beltran Foss -- Much better fight this time around. I guess we'll both just keep going at each other until one or the other or both are sent on to the next level. -- Painless Erhlie Fay -- Well, not a bad go at it. That parry didn't feel good. Kinda made me mad. Ask Painless what happens when things don't go the way *I* want them to. It isn't pretty. REALLY. Good show though. -- Bikini Line Painless -- Well, that wasn't. Not by a long shot. Although I have to admit that not being required to do a column this time is...a relief. -- Beltran Foss Cligg Hangre? I can usually get the "joke" in your team's warrior names, but you escape me. This may be because of a lack of wit on my part, or a lack of background data, or perhaps because of the splitting headache currently occupying most of my attention. I wouldn't care to guess which. -- Rolph Tulp P.S. And if you'd just gone right on and SPLIT my head, letting the ache out, that might have been a good thing. You never know with headaches. Giglie -- (looking much impressed) I'm much impressed! I didn't know you could teach that well, but I want you to understand that I APPRECIATE it. I really do. -- Davia Hannas Bikini Line -- (resentfully) I hate being kicked in the head, and it was TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. Don't do it again. -- Erhlie Fay P.S. You're just jealous, aren't you? Cats always are. Green-eyed beasts. Ben Dover -- Around an elf? Not likely! I know what you guys are like. Bunch of lechers, every one. -- Xeno Yohl Cligg Hangre -- Could your first name possibly be a typo for "Cliff"? -- Rolph Tulp Robin Banks -- We are saddened by your departure, as we were looking forward to the party that would follow the successful completion of your signature activity. -- all the Middle Way folks Painless -- Whatever you did, it worked. -- Beltran Foss 11 August 2006 All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights! If war is declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light! We have been quietly awaiting such a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians: DM 31, Attn: Timothias)! Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down "Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of Light 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 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS DA was butchered by ROWAN ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. PAINLESS vanquished BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle. BIKINI LINE demolished DAVIA HANNAS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight. WHITE SPIDER butchered PANDEMIC in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest. THE GREATEST bested SAM SUNG in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl. CLIGG HANGRE defeated MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle. GIGLIE unbelievably bested NITROGLYCERIN in a 6 minute veteran's competition. RAVING LUNATIC vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel. AIKIDO vanquished XENO YOHL in a 1 minute one-sided duel. ERHLIE FAY overpowered BUBBA'S CELLMATE in a 2 minute uneven match. BEN DOVER executed HECATOMB in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight. ANEURISM devastated Q-TIP TEST in a monotonous 5 minute mismatched conflict. KRAKEN was subdued by ROLPH TUPP in a 2 minute novice's brawl. COLONOSCOPY overcame BLITZKRIEG in a 2 minute novice's conflict. GANGRENE won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a crowd boring 5 minute amateur's bout. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 5 TOTAL PARRY 14 - 8 - 0 64 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 AIMED BLOW 10 - 8 - 1 56 | |TOTAL PARRY 4 SLASHING ATTACK 10 - 8 - 2 56 | |AIMED BLOW 3 LUNGING ATTACK 30 - 25 - 4 55 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 WALL OF STEEL 10 - 9 - 1 53 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 STRIKING ATTACK 11 - 10 - 2 52 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 14 - 16 - 1 47 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 7 - 11 - 0 39 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 8 - 17 - 0 32 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 4 - 0 0 | Turn 538 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 3 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 2 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 4 2 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 3 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 TOTAL PARRY WALL OF STEEL 0 - 3 1 PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK PAINLESS 4544 13 11 2 117 BARHOPPERS (429) TOTAL PARRY GIGLIE 5130 19 3 0 103 MADTOWN (358) WALL OF STEEL NITROGLYCERIN 2742 15 8 1 95 DARK FORCES (179) AIMED BLOW BIKINI LINE 4545 14 8 0 87 BARHOPPERS (429) PARRY-RIPOSTE ERHLIE FAY 5155 14 8 0 56 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464) SLASHING ATTACK BEN DOVER 5178 2 1 1 43 FUNKY FOLK (469) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is WHITE SPIDER 4548. The most popular warrior this turn was NITROGLYCERIN 2742. The ten other most popular fighters were RAVING LUNATIC 2797, ERHLIE FAY 5155, WHITE SPIDER 4548, THE GREATEST 5223, BEN DOVER 5178, ROLPH TUPP 5253, COLONOSCOPY 5245, PAINLESS 4544, BIKINI LINE 4545, and AIKIDO 3179. The least popular fighter this week was Q-TIP TEST 5247. The other ten least popular fighters were GANGRENE 5248, ANEURISM 4934, HECATOMB 5215, BUBBA'S CELLMATE 5246, XENO YOHL 5164, GIGLIE 5130, MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE 5244, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, DA 5263, and BLITZKRIEG 5261.