DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/12/2004 Duedate: 11/25/2004 ZENSU ARENA DM-40 TURN-453 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS PISTON HURRICANE AS FAR AS SIAM (199) (40-2287) [13-2-0,100] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader PISTON HURRICANE BLADE MASTER AS FAR AS SIAM (199) WAR-C-KERS (422) (40-2287) [13-2-0,100] (40-4123) [1-1-0,6] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ARNIE EL SHEW BLADE MASTER BEYOND THE PALE (337) WAR-C-KERS (422) (40-3930) [9-40-2,69] (40-4123) [1-1-0,6] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM AS FAR AS SIAM (199) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. AS FAR AS SIAM (199) 29 2. BEYOND THE PALE (337) 11 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) 3. SUNNYLAND (382) 11 Unchartered Team 4. EXOTIC TASTES (397) 0 5. WAR-C-KERS (422) -9 WAR-C-KERS (422) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 3*EXOTIC TASTES (397) 19 13 1 59.4 1/ 1 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) 9 6 0 2/ 4 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) 74 56 8 56.9 2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337) 7 8 1 3/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382) 34 34 2 50.0 3- 4*EXOTIC TASTES (397) 2 0 0 4/ 1*WAR-C-KERS (422) 2 2 0 50.0 4/ 3*WAR-C-KERS (422) 2 2 0 5/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337) 349 515 13 40.4 5/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382) 1 0 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! AS FAR AS SIAM had cause to celebrate, after SHREK got 16 points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE. A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to FATTY ARBUCKLE. (Discrete enough, STUMP JUMPER?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by ARNIE EL SHEW, of BEYOND THE PALE, who despite a 9-40-2 couldn't overcome ZENSU's Number 1. Word has it one team in ZENSU is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. I'll bet it works. And how sociable are ZENSU's warriors? Come, let us see. Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in ZENSU avoid GARDEN OF HORRORS. The warriors of GARDEN OF HORRORS found their efforts at combat frustrated as AS FAR AS SIAM apparently had more important things to do than fight. Is it charming personality? Conversational abilities? Good oral hygiene? Whatever it is, MARION BARRY is the most challenged warrior. Ah, the duel! The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd! Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee. Do not think spyreporting in ZENSU is the highlight of my life. As the seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place. Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZENSU? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PISTON HURRICANE 2287 13 2 0 100 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JIMMY CRICKET 3744 14 15 0 99 SUNNYLAND (382) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PHANTASMAGORIA 1664 15 11 0 70 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) ARNIE EL SHEW 3930 9 40 2 69 BEYOND THE PALE (337) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DARK LENORA 4110 8 2 0 66 BEYOND THE PALE (337) -GRILLED GRIZZLY 3891 6 1 0 65 EXOTIC TASTES (397) BLONDE GRENADE 4069 11 10 2 60 BEYOND THE PALE (337) JENIPHER 4091 9 6 1 60 BEYOND THE PALE (337) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WHIPPED WEASEL 3995 4 1 0 48 EXOTIC TASTES (397) -BRAISED BUFFALO 3999 5 2 1 38 EXOTIC TASTES (397) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -B 3746 5 6 0 33 SUNNYLAND (382) O. POSTE 4107 7 4 0 26 BEYOND THE PALE (337) -MARINATED MUSSEL 4057 2 0 0 26 EXOTIC TASTES (397) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARION BARRY 2389 6 3 0 21 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) -BUTTERED BEAVER 4042 1 0 0 21 EXOTIC TASTES (397) SHREK 4128 1 1 0 17 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129 1 0 0 14 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) BLADE MASTER 4123 1 1 0 6 WAR-C-KERS (422) STUMP JUMPER 4124 1 1 0 4 WAR-C-KERS (422) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407 3 3 0 AS FAR AS SIAM 199 BLONDE GRENADE 4069 452 PERSONAL ADS Blonde Grenade -- Well, it's normally my instinct to do massive bloodfeuding. It was ingrained in my way back when, well, when this arena was a total bloodbath. However, I don't think your kill was intentional and two, you might have given me a blessing in disguise. I think I'll skip this bloodfeud. -- Huckle Cat Blonde Grenade -- Silly me for thinking jumping on grenades was more daring than wrestling bears!! I probably could of avoided the tempation, but you had to be blonde, you know. Is it a natural blonde though? Some among the living are starting to have doubts. -- Ghost of Canadian Bear Hugger Dark Lenora -- Glad to remove that 0 from your record and not the other! -- Piston Hurricane I'm an Orc?!? All my life I was told I was an Ogre til I showed up at this place!! Can Orcs be green? Somethings not right here in Zensu and I'll bet it's those same commission people that said that Marion Barry lacks the wit to use a shortsword. Something's afoot. -- Shrek It's probably something you ate. Piston Hurricane -- My. Very, um, striking, yes, it was. I was... disturbed by it. Let's not repeat that experience. -- Dark Lenora Phantasmagoria -- Blondie says you're a figmint. Odd, I didn't get that impression at all. -- Arnie El Shew P.S. So, ARE you a figmint? Grilled Grizzly -- That's ridiculous. Everyone knows you don't grill grizzlies! They're very tough and must be BARBEQUED. Otherwise they're more trouble than they're worth. -- Jenipher, giving helpful cooking hints P.S. Barbequed Bear? P.P.S. Sauteed Snake? P.P.P.S. Rattlesnake Ragout? Can-Bear Hugger -- NOW look what you've done! It's got to be all your fault, one way or another, because I was AIMING for your legs. -- Blonde Grenade P.S. I really didn't want you dead, just as far away as Siam. P.P.S. I'd say something couth and French to you, but I don't know any French. Rest in piece, I mean, peace, and stuff like that. A Cult Member? What's he doing in the arena? Did his cult throw him out, and he has to scramble for eating money? Is he being punished by his cult? Is he a member of an illegal cult, and he's being punished by the city? Or just what, exactly, is this worthless bum doing in the arena? -- O. Poste 22 October 2004 Youngblood's Three and Out Contest I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what I think will be an awesome contest. If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before, here is your chance. The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see fit to run in the contest. So now that I have your attention, here are the rules (like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later). 1. Any manager participating can enter one team, only. 2. No sandbagging whatsoever. (I will keep up with it, every turn.) 3. No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts. 4. All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are eliminated. 5. If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest. This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of the contest. 6. If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the contest. 7. If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is active in the contest. 8. If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the contest, no questions asked. 9. Challenges are legal, up or down. 10. Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that warrior, of course, is accounted the winner. 11. All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be awarded to the winners of the contest. <<<PRIZES>>> As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded to the first and second place managers. So the majority and minority of the rollups will be determined when all are accumulated. Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be a fierce and challenging contest. <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!! ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST. YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS BLADE MASTER was unbelievably bested by MARION BARRY in a 2 minute Challenge fight. PISTON HURRICANE devastated ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel. JIMMY CRICKET handily defeated PHANTASMAGORIA in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match. DARK LENORA was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 4 minute contest. BLONDE GRENADE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight. JENIPHER devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven brawl. O. POSTE was savagely defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 10 minute struggle. SHREK overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight. STUMP JUMPER slimly lost to FATTY ARBUCKLE in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 3 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |TOTAL PARRY 3 SLASHING ATTACK 13 - 1 - 0 93 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 9 - 2 - 0 82 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 WALL OF STEEL 9 - 4 - 0 69 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 11 - 5 - 2 69 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 TOTAL PARRY 15 - 9 - 1 63 | |AIMED BLOW 1 AIMED BLOW 5 - 5 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 LUNGING ATTACK 7 - 10 - 1 41 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 453 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: SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 2 4 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 2 3 PARRY-RIPOSTE WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK PISTON HURRICANE 2287 13 2 0 100 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) TOTAL PARRY PHANTASMAGORIA 1664 15 11 0 70 AS FAR AS SIAM (199) PARRY-RIPOSTE DARK LENORA 4110 8 2 0 66 BEYOND THE PALE (337) BASHING ATTACK BLONDE GRENADE 4069 11 10 2 60 BEYOND THE PALE (337) WALL OF STEEL JENIPHER 4091 9 6 1 60 BEYOND THE PALE (337) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ARNIE EL SHEW 3930. The most popular warrior this turn was BLADE MASTER 4123. The ten other most popular fighters were JIMMY CRICKET 3744, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, JENIPHER 4091, SHREK 4128, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, PISTON HURRICANE 2287, DARK LENORA 4110, STUMP JUMPER 4124, MARION BARRY 2389, and ARNIE EL SHEW 3930. The least popular fighter this week was O. POSTE 4107. The other ten least popular fighters were PHANTASMAGORIA 1664, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, MARION BARRY 2389, STUMP JUMPER 4124, DARK LENORA 4110, PISTON HURRICANE 2287, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, SHREK 4128, JENIPHER 4091, and BLONDE GRENADE 4069.