DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/31/2005 Duedate: 09/13/2005 LAPUR ARENA DM-29 TURN-509 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS TETRICUS EQUESTORS (158) (29-4601) [16-6-1,96] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader TETRICUS YAHEL EQUESTORS (158) CELESTIAL WARDENS (389) (29-4601) [16-6-1,96] (29-4501) [1-1-0,16] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite QUICK STINGER QUICK STINGER CARDOW HUNTERS (359) CARDOW HUNTERS (359) (29-4600) [11-12-0,62] (29-4600) [11-12-0,62] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM EQUESTORS (158) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. EQUESTORS (158) 43 2. CROC FILES (374) 27 RAGE OF ANGELS (361) 3. CELESTIAL WARDENS (389) 11 Unchartered Team 4. DARK GLORY (395) 0 5. RAGE OF ANGELS (361) -2 CELESTIAL WARDENS (389) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1 DARK GLORY (395) 19 6 0 76.0 1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158) 12 2 1 2/ 0 RAGE OF ANGELS (361) 35 13 1 72.9 2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359) 9 6 0 3/ 2 CROC FILES (374) 237 230 14 50.7 3/ 3 CROC FILES (374) 5 10 0 4/ 3 EQUESTORS (158) 579 587 44 49.7 4/ 0*CELESTIAL WARDENS (389) 1 0 0 5/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359) 246 334 7 42.4 5- 5 DARK GLORY (395) 0 1 0 6/ 0*CELESTIAL WARDENS (389) 1 2 0 33.3 6/ 0 RAGE OF ANGELS (361) 0 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Crocodile in the Shadows #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Tyrai handed Bindi two torches. "There is moonlight enough to see," the Croc protested, "and these will make us more visible." "And they'll keep you warm, a little." "Oh." Bindi glanced at the two flames and nodded. "I guess that's worth the added visibility. Lead on, then." The arenamistress nodded once and set off along the beach, keeping to the higher edge near the forest. Bindi followed, hearing the sounds of her own feet crunching on the stones but no sound from Tyrai. How could she walk so silently? Perhaps it was something to do with her shape-shifting ability, but so far as the Croc could tell, Tyrai had not changed into the form of a cat. Shrugging that aside as a mystery that couldn't be solved now and probably didn't matter much, keeping the torches with their warmth as close as she could without burning herself, Bindi followed. The pace was fast, difficult to maintain where rocks turned under her feet and roots reached out to trip her. She had a vague memory of being able to drop to all fours and gain stability and speed over uneven terrain, but this body was not shaped for that. Bits of driftwood, some of it recognizable as parts of wrecked ships, loomed out of the darkness into the light of her torches and then disappeared into the night behind her. In a different situation, she would have poked around looking for any sort of useful flotsam. Not tonight. The long curve of the shore came to a point and swung back before Bindi expected it. There had been nothing visible in the night to indicate that the narrow beach didn't go on forever. Until the turn and the view along another stretch of beach. Fragments of reddish light showed half way along it to another horn of land, firelight through a thin band of trees, she decided. The camp where Agro and his captor were spending the rest of this night. Her lips curled back from her teeth, and her breath came out in a hiss of anger and eagerness. She picked up her pace, crowding Tyrai. "Don't push the pace," the arenamistress warned. "It'll do on go to get there out of breath and tired." "How can you be so cold? Agro could be suffering tortures, he could--" "I have been a hunter in my day," Tyrai said. "I know what I'm doing." "But--" "As to the possible travails of your friend, we will not help him if we have no strength to fight with when we get there. If that is the impostor's camp." "It is." Bindi's conviction came from something she didn't understand, maybe from a simple need for it to be Agro ahead. "It cannot be anyone else out here." "Probably not," Tyrai agreed, "but we can't be sure till we get closer." She half-drew her sword and let it slip back into its scabbard. "I wish I had a bow...." "I will have my CLAWS on that monster," Bindi hissed. "I will bite its throat out!" DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Wendy, what were you THINKING to go losing to me like that? Why, I'm not only the Duel2Dude, but I have a WINNING record today! This is ridiculous. Stonetooth P.S. Although it if it leads to my graduation, I can stand it being ridiculous. SPY REPORT Greetings, Warriors of LAPUR. Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport. EQUESTORS had cause to celebrate, after MARIUS got 16 points by beating WENDY. WENDY certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to MARIUS and losing 10 points in the process! Now I can't insult TETRICUS, as he has gloriously dueled to the top. Oh great new Duelmaster!!! (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in LAPUR is using psychics to predict wins. They lead a charmed life! A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn? And do not the little birds cry out?' Any ideas? Is it charming personality? Conversational abilities? Good oral hygiene? Whatever it is, POSTUMUS is the most challenged warrior. Place your bets! MURRY is the long shot of the week: they challenged MAD DOG, up by 28. Fixed fights? Paybacks? Blind luck? Whatever, MURRY challenged MAD DOG, MURRY the underdog by 28 points. Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors. Oh hard! that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! Do not think spyreporting in LAPUR is the highlight of my life. Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat! Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for LAPUR? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TETRICUS 4601 16 6 1 96 EQUESTORS (158) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -LEXINGTON 4580 11 1 0 135 DARK GLORY (395) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARIUS 4602 15 6 0 81 EQUESTORS (158) STONETOOTH 4560 18 18 0 77 CARDOW HUNTERS (359) CHARLIE 4555 14 23 0 73 CROC FILES (374) WENDY 4657 8 5 0 70 CROC FILES (374) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WALKS SOFTLY 4568 8 24 0 63 CARDOW HUNTERS (359) QUICK STINGER 4600 11 12 0 62 CARDOW HUNTERS (359) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MURRY 4638 7 8 0 52 CROC FILES (374) GALLIENUS 4607 12 8 1 49 EQUESTORS (158) AUREOLUS 4631 9 6 0 46 EQUESTORS (158) -NASHVILLE 4577 5 3 0 38 DARK GLORY (395) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MAD DOG 4625 6 10 0 32 CARDOW HUNTERS (359) -LOUISVILLE 4579 3 2 0 29 DARK GLORY (395) MOLLY 4645 5 9 0 28 CROC FILES (374) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -REVENGE 4204 1 0 0 21 RAGE OF ANGELS (361) POSTUMUS 4684 2 0 1 19 EQUESTORS (158) YAHEL 4501 1 1 0 16 CELESTIAL WARDENS (389) ALKAROM 4685 1 0 0 13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359) RETRIBUTION 4206 1 2 0 5 RAGE OF ANGELS (361) -ZARACHIEL 4500 0 1 0 1 CELESTIAL WARDENS (389) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? ACCO 4680 2 5 0 CROC FILES 374 POSTUMUS 4684 509 PERSONAL ADS Charlie -- Down, boy! -- Quick Stinger Deadly Assassin? What other kind is there? -- Black Tiger Tetricus -- Heck, you just didn't want to see us get lots of wins this time, did you? And it had to be ME to lose, I hate that. -- Mad Dog Marius -- What the Dog didn't allow for is that we almost ALWAYS lose to Equestors. It's in our charter, almost! -- Walks Softly T-Hawk -- Sorry it's short, but at least I got something in today. -- the Scribe 4 August 2005 Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!! ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce! Where: Dullens (DM13) When: October 8th, 2005 The Rules: Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest. All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If They Live. The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted. Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In. Dead Warriors May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!! All Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In. Scoring: 1 Point For Each Win. 1 Point For Each Kill. -1 Point For Each Loss. -1 Point For Each Death. Categories: Ultimate Style Master: Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points. Top Team: Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. Top Warrior: Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. MVP Team: Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. MVP Warrior: Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. Style Master: Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The Contest. Warrior Top 11: Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest. Iron Manager: Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre Turns). ***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron Manager Awards Starting At 6. Prizes: Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior: +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge. MVP Team And MVP Warrior: 20 Rollups. Style Master: +1 To Bonus. Warrior Top 11: Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. Iron Manager: +1 To Bonus. Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark Arena On Turn 1. Disclaimer: All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS CHARLIE bested QUICK STINGER in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight. MURRY vanquished MAD DOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. MOLLY was subdued by AUREOLUS in a 1 minute Challenge fight. ACCO was dispatched by POSTUMUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl. STONETOOTH was overpowered by TETRICUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight. WENDY was bested by MARIUS in a 2 minute brawl. GALLIENUS was vanquished by WALKS SOFTLY in a 2 minute mismatched fight. YAHEL overpowered RETRIBUTION in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. ALKAROM overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute uneven melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |STRIKING ATTACK 4 BASHING ATTACK 22 - 15 - 0 59 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 TOTAL PARRY 4 - 3 - 0 57 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 WALL OF STEEL 24 - 18 - 0 57 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 LUNGING ATTACK 12 - 11 - 1 52 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-LUNGE 7 - 7 - 0 50 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 7 - 7 - 0 50 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 14 - 14 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 SLASHING ATTACK 7 - 9 - 1 44 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 7 - 0 36 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 2 - 0 33 | Turn 509 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 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 2 3 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 3 2 BASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 PARRY-LUNGE SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK TETRICUS 4601 16 6 1 96 EQUESTORS (158) WALL OF STEEL MARIUS 4602 15 6 0 81 EQUESTORS (158) STRIKING ATTACK WENDY 4657 8 5 0 70 CROC FILES (374) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is QUICK STINGER 4600. The most popular warrior this turn was QUICK STINGER 4600. The ten other most popular fighters were CHARLIE 4555, POSTUMUS 4684, WENDY 4657, MARIUS 4602, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, AUREOLUS 4631, TETRICUS 4601, YAHEL 4501, ALKAROM 4685, and MURRY 4638. The least popular fighter this week was RETRIBUTION 4206. The other ten least popular fighters were GALLIENUS 4607, STONETOOTH 4560, MOLLY 4645, MAD DOG 4625, ACCO 4680, MURRY 4638, ALKAROM 4685, YAHEL 4501, TETRICUS 4601, and AUREOLUS 4631.