DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 05/19/2004 Duedate: 06/01/2004 ARVAT ARENA DM-32 TURN-472 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS STYLISH SARATOGA GLORY (352) (32-4116) [10-2-1,115] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader PICKLED PIGSKIN ARGONAUT BUFFY'S DINER (346) BLITZKRIEG II (354) (32-4051) [11-0-0,121] (32-4135) [4-0-0,58] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MAY FISTAFOLES PICKLED PIGSKIN DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) BUFFY'S DINER (346) (32-3852) [19-13-1,88] (32-4051) [11-0-0,121] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SARATOGA GLORY (352) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SARATOGA GLORY (352) 43 2. BLITZKRIEG II (354) 41 SARATOGA GLORY (352) 3. CALL THE PRIEST (344) 6 Unchartered Team 4. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) 3 5. BUFFY'S DINER (346) 3 BLITZKRIEG II (354) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352) 48 17 6 73.8 1/ 3 SARATOGA GLORY (352) 9 3 2 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344) 63 33 4 65.6 2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) 8 6 0 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) 734 431 39 63.0 3/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) 8 7 1 4/ 4*BLITZKRIEG II (354) 12 8 0 60.0 4/ 4*BLITZKRIEG II (354) 4 1 0 5/ 0 BUFFY'S DINER (346) 28 21 0 57.1 5/ 5 CALL THE PRIEST (344) 3 2 0 6/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) 288 418 10 40.8 6/ 0 BUFFY'S DINER (346) 1 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. Citizen's of Arvat. I bid you all greetings. I have achieved my first title of Duelmaster by defeating the mighty Dieter Kwan. It was a good match but I was just too much for old Dieter. It is such an honor to take the title against one of the Devil Advocates. They are one of Alastari's greatest all time teams (or so I've been told). It truly is an honor. Unfortunately, I have to run now. I have to keep my training up if I'm to be here again next week. Here's my manager. Your Duelmaster, Stylish All I can say is WOW! I always thought that Stylish was good enough to be Duelmaster one day I just never thought it would be so soon. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised though. Ever since Stylish first set a foot on the sands he has amazed me. I'm hoping that the amazement continues throughout his career. Challenges this coming turn is May Fistafoles. She has been around an awfully long time so she deserves a shot. Another reason why is because the Devil Advocates have one of, if not the most impressive regular arena record that I have ever seen. It is so impressive that I did a little research. Of the active regular arena teams in all of Alastari with 700+ wins the Devil Advocates have the highest winning %. We are among legends here people. The fact that my warrior beat one of their warriors makes me extremely proud. Here are the active members of the 700 Club. Team Name Arena Wins Losses Kills Winning Percentage Animal Farm DM-11 882 527 32 62.6 Bulldogs DM-11 718 574 25 55.6 Dreamers DM-12 919 969 82 48.7 Thundr + Litening DM-18 956 830 121 53.5 Center for Olds DM-18 793 778 50 50.5 Devil Advocates DM-32 732 428 39 63.1 Deathtongue DM-46 1026 740 55 58.1 Wild Cards DM-60 707 642 27 52.4 Any team that can be mentioned among these great teams is indeed legendary. Well, I've rambled enough. We hope to see you all here next week. Salute! the Trainer SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly ARVAT games. Former top team DEVIL ADVOCATES was unseated this week as SARATOGA GLORY moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-1 record for the round. My praise to BLITZKRIEG II for their 4-1-0 week this time out. Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice! TRADEMARK caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DIETER KWAN and was awarded 20 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, TRADEMARK put down DIETER KWAN, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process. As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster STYLISH himself. Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on MAY FISTAFOLES as she bore arms against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster STYLISH. Not for nothing has STYLISH in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again. No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids. Charmed weapons perhaps? Many and various are the arts of battle. In ARVAT "art" is a word that has long since passed from the language! ARVAT, city of gladiators! Mighty among the names of thy guilds is CALL THE PRIEST, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding CALL THE PRIEST. Indeed it was DEVIL ADVOCATES. I can not but mention with disdain the name of ARGONAUT who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings. I thought ARGONAUT showed great skill and promise when he beat KILLING MACHINE. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Vendettas. Bloodied blades and broken spears. Indeed the city has seen more than its fair share of red in recent times. I must report the passing of LEVEE LOAFER, veteran of many duels. 5-4-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites. Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins. In the arena there is only the brightness of steel. Keep vigil always! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in ARVAT. Nice atmosphere you have here! Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city. Depart I must and soon! Till next we meet remember: a fool flies into a rage quickly and often. The wise are angered by the same thing only once. Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STYLISH 4116 10 2 1 115 SARATOGA GLORY (352) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -STARBREAKER 4039 14 2 1 142 CALL THE PRIEST (344) PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051 11 0 0 121 BUFFY'S DINER (346) PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029 11 6 1 104 CALL THE PRIEST (344) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TRADEMARK 4114 10 2 1 90 SARATOGA GLORY (352) MAY FISTAFOLES 3852 19 13 1 88 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) LIL ETH 4093 14 5 2 84 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) TIA M. ATT 4095 11 7 3 82 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) SOLAR MAN 4115 9 5 1 82 SARATOGA GLORY (352) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DIETER KWAN 4092 13 7 0 66 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) BASKERVOLE 4071 10 27 0 61 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) ARGONAUT 4135 4 0 0 58 BLITZKRIEG II (354) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PRETTY WILD 4113 11 3 1 53 SARATOGA GLORY (352) -MISS AMERICAN PIE 4058 4 0 0 50 BUFFY'S DINER (346) -EDIBLE UNDIES 4052 4 3 0 34 BUFFY'S DINER (346) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SAVORY 4143 2 0 1 33 SARATOGA GLORY (352) KILLING MACHINE 4139 4 2 0 32 CALL THE PRIEST (344) TAD DEVILLE 4140 6 1 0 31 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) LOGGERHEAD 4133 2 2 0 28 BLITZKRIEG II (354) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NAUTILUS 4134 3 1 0 23 BLITZKRIEG II (354) DAHLGREN 4132 2 2 0 23 BLITZKRIEG II (354) DESERT FOX 4131 1 3 0 22 BLITZKRIEG II (354) TASSALTER 4112 3 11 0 21 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) BOATMAN KU 4130 4 5 1 18 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? LEVEE LOAFER 4129 5 4 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SAVORY 4143 472 SILVER MINNOW 4128 4 7 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 PRETTY WILD 4113 471 PERSONAL ADS Jorja & Fisherman's Wharf -- Pretty Wild feels terribly about the loss of your warrior. The kill was not intended. We have enjoyed the many duels with your stable. Unfortunately these things do happen. Again, we are sorry. -- the Trainer for Saratoga Glory the Ghost of Silver Minnow -- I greatly apologize for killing you. It was not my intent. I enjoyed our previous fights. You were a most worthy opponent. May you rest in the afterlife. -- Pretty Wild Baskervole -- Sorry but you were the only one that I knew I could challenge. Thanks for the skills though. -- Trademark Tia M. Att -- That was one HECK of a fight!!! Great job. I'm sure we'll meet again. -- Solar Man Dieter Kwan -- Not only am I the coolest Duelmaster that Arvat has ever seen but I'm also a prophet. -- Stylish Convicted Thief -- Just consider yourself lucky. I should have killed you. -- Savory Destitute Noble -- My warriors can hold their own against all comers. Once my warriors finally close that FE advantage that both you and the Dark One have over my warriors we'll have a much more even playing field. -- the Trainer 6 May 2004 DEATH FEST The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known as Illis. Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena. The distant call crying for a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown; willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest". A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq Slow Arena Death Festival. Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive rounds. Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]: Death Fest Scoring Format: Win =3D +2 pts Loss =3D -1 pt Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win] Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss] Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win] Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss] Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win] DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows: 1. Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables 2. Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming] 3. The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as follows: 1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2) 4. Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable 5. Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers in the remaining slow arenas!] Therefore, it is important for all managers entering stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI. ***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition Rankings. The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the decision. [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for His/Her stable!] Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!] Each Delarq Death Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score. Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI approval!] Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75 fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59 over the course of 15 rounds of competition!] Delarq Death Fest Hosted by Hammer [Who Else?] LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SAVORY butchered LEVEE LOAFER in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. STYLISH handily defeated MAY FISTAFOLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match. ARGONAUT vanquished KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl. TAD DEVILLE defeated TASSALTER in a 2 minute Challenge fight. SOLAR MAN was demolished by PRIVATE PROPERTY in a 1 minute mismatched competition. PICKLED PIGSKIN viciously subdued TIA M. ATT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight. DIETER KWAN was devastated by TRADEMARK in a 1 minute one-sided competition. LIL ETH slimly won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute gruesome duel. BASKERVOLE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight. PRETTY WILD overpowered DAHLGREN in a 1 minute one-sided fight. BOATMAN KU was overcome by DESERT FOX in a 2 minute bout. NAUTILUS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match. LOGGERHEAD devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 4 SLASHING ATTACK 12 - 2 - 1 86 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 WALL OF STEEL 21 - 8 - 2 72 | |PARRY-LUNGE 3 AIMED BLOW 13 - 5 - 1 72 | |BASHING ATTACK 3 LUNGING ATTACK 14 - 8 - 1 64 | |AIMED BLOW 2 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 7 - 1 53 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 6 - 6 - 0 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 12 - 1 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 8 - 1 43 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 13 - 0 32 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 9 - 0 18 | Turn 472 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: PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 3 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 2 2 SLASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 3 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE BASHING ATTACK 2 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK STYLISH 4116 10 2 1 115 SARATOGA GLORY (352) BASHING ATTACK PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029 11 6 1 104 CALL THE PRIEST (344) SLASHING ATTACK TRADEMARK 4114 10 2 1 90 SARATOGA GLORY (352) PARRY-LUNGE MAY FISTAFOLES 3852 19 13 1 88 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) WALL OF STEEL LIL ETH 4093 14 5 2 84 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105) STRIKING ATTACK SOLAR MAN 4115 9 5 1 82 SARATOGA GLORY (352) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MAY FISTAFOLES 3852. The most popular warrior this turn was PICKLED PIGSKIN 4051. The ten other most popular fighters were SAVORY 4143, STYLISH 4116, TAD DEVILLE 4140, TRADEMARK 4114, BASKERVOLE 4071, BOATMAN KU 4130, ARGONAUT 4135, TASSALTER 4112, PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029, and PRETTY WILD 4113. The least popular fighter this week was DAHLGREN 4132. The other ten least popular fighters were TIA M. ATT 4095, SOLAR MAN 4115, KILLING MACHINE 4139, MAY FISTAFOLES 3852, LEVEE LOAFER 4129, LOGGERHEAD 4133, LIL ETH 4093, DIETER KWAN 4092, NAUTILUS 4134, and DESERT FOX 4131.