DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 09/19/2005 Duedate: 10/01/2005 CALEAM ARENA DM-26 TURN-511 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS POSITION IS EMPTY Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader POSITION IS EMPTY DELICIOUS INQUISITION SL4 (463) (26-4582) [3-0-0,22] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite BOUNCER POPPA LODE GOLDEN CANYON (290) GOLDEN CANYON (290) (26-4445) [19-20-1,80] (26-4392) [15-30-0,80] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM GOLDEN CANYON (290) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. INQUISITION SL4 (463) 6 2. GOLDEN CANYON (290) -36 GOLDEN CANYON (290) Unchartered Team INQUISITION SL4 (463) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*INQUISITION SL4 (463) 3 0 0 100 1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290) 7 6 0 2/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290) 429 635 16 40.3 2/ 3*INQUISITION SL4 (463) 3 0 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. It's a sad thing when the Khalhums Dwarf isn't a dwarf. I'd heard that times were hard in Khalhums, something about the Mountain Trolls taking over the town and eating the dwarves, but I hadn't realized things were THIS bad. Is there something we can do about it? I mean, a short Aruaki with a pasted on beard just doesn't make it. Bouncer SPY REPORT Thankyouthankyou. It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in CALEAM. Hope you enjoy the show. Oh, who am I kidding? I already got paid! Hey everybody, watch out for DELICIOUS, who flew up 6 points in the rankings after mashing GOLDEN ONE like a melon. Keep your eye on this gal. Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands. POPPA LODE lost to M. CHARDINEE and drops 15 points. Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, and BOUNCER has made the way for a new Duelmaster! 4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location. Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CALEAM arena. Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day drinking to their memory. Better tanked than dead! Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in CALEAM have no sense of humor. Or maybe that they were senseless. Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors. Hasta la bye-bye. (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BOUNCER 4445 19 20 1 80 GOLDEN CANYON (290) POPPA LODE 4392 15 30 0 80 GOLDEN CANYON (290) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KORBEL 4565 7 4 0 36 GOLDEN CANYON (290) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DELICIOUS 4582 3 0 0 22 INQUISITION SL4 (463) GOLDEN ONE 4584 0 2 0 2 GOLDEN CANYON (290) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Veteran Mercenary? This is because you're all afraid of me, right? And so you should be! I'm immortal, and I'm BAD. -- Go-Fer Hmm, that Virginal Concubine is quite a lady! And not QUITE as virginal as her name would lead you to expect. -- Poppa Lode Wow, the Visiting Orc is nasty if you don't feed him, isn't he? -- Korbel Delicious -- Well, you saved us from having an all-standby turn, but I'm not sure I like it. Why did it have to be ME, eh? -- Golden One Arenamaster Tohre -- That is UNACCEPTABLE! I will protest this to the highest levels! Kate expects ME to run errands! Sweep the floor! Wash glasses! UNACCEPTABLE! -- Lord Protector Go-Fer 15 September 2005 HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005. What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of selected arenas has become a far from fun experience. In other words Hammer has had it! The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from his planned sponsorship of any future contests. There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors. Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the time, effort and money spent over the past several years. May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today. Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history. 19 September 2005 I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for five years. Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord Xiang, D2-101 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS BOUNCER was devastated by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched fight. POPPA LODE was subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided melee. KORBEL was defeated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel. DELICIOUS devastated GOLDEN ONE in a 1 minute one-sided fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 0 - 0 100 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 - 1 100 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 TOTAL PARRY 7 - 3 - 0 70 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 LUNGING ATTACK 5 - 3 - 0 63 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 6 - 4 - 0 60 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 17 - 13 - 0 57 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 4 - 4 - 0 50 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 3 - 1 25 | Turn 511 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 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 2 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME WALL OF STEEL KORBEL 4565 7 4 0 36 GOLDEN CANYON (290) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is BOUNCER 4445. The most popular warrior this turn was POPPA LODE 4392. The ten other most popular fighters were DELICIOUS 4582, KORBEL 4565, BOUNCER 4445, GOLDEN ONE 4584, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was GOLDEN ONE 4584. The other ten least popular fighters were BOUNCER 4445, KORBEL 4565, DELICIOUS 4582, POPPA LODE 4392, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0.