DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 09/02/2005 Duedate: 09/15/2005 ZENSU ARENA DM-40 TURN-474 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS BLONDE GRENADE BEYOND THE PALE (337) (40-4069) [19-23-2,98] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BLONDE GRENADE VIRULENT BEYOND THE PALE (337) BLOOD ANGELS (423) (40-4069) [19-23-2,98] (40-4136) [7-0-0,67] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite JENIPHER VIRULENT BEYOND THE PALE (337) BLOOD ANGELS (423) (40-4091) [19-17-1,83] (40-4136) [7-0-0,67] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM PHILANTHROPISTS (211) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. PHILANTHROPISTS (211) 22 2. BEYOND THE PALE (337) 16 SUNNYLAND (382) 3. BLOOD ANGELS (423) 13 Unchartered Team 4. BLITZKRIEG (421) 9 5. SUNNYLAND (382) 1 BLOOD ANGELS (423) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*BLOOD ANGELS (423) 23 6 1 79.3 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (211) 10 5 0 2/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421) 2 1 1 66.7 2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337) 7 5 0 3/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (211) 22 12 0 64.7 3/ 3*BLOOD ANGELS (423) 6 3 0 4- 5 BATTLE SCHOOL (407) 34 27 4 55.7 4- 4 BATTLE SCHOOL (407) 3 3 0 5/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382) 37 36 2 50.7 5/ 0 SUNNYLAND (382) 0 1 0 6/ 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337) 385 565 14 40.5 6/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (421) 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[ The Mountains of Night #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Morning was as overcast as the night had been. There was no sunrise, just a fading of the sky from black to gray. The air was colder than it had any right to be at this altitude and season. Huw studied the clouds, the mountain, the river, and muttered incredulously, "It's going to snow." The elf came to stand beside him on the brink of the hill. "In the summer?" "I don't think it IS summer here now." He shivered. He'd brought a poncho, because it was always cold in the mountains at night, but this was colder than he'd planned for. Colder than he had expected, or could believe possible even while it was happening. "Do you suppose the Black Kaliv can control the weather?" Tankesh duplicated his study of sky, mountains, and river. "Apparently." He frowned. "That's the trouble with blood magic. A man has to be unscrupulous to use it, but then it gives him a LOT of power for his unscrupulous purposes." Huw felt a chill that had nothing to do with the weather. "Why would he want to make it winter in the middle of summer?" "Who knows?" He stared at the mountain opposite their position without seeing it, studying the decision he had made in the night. It felt like the right decision, finally--so many things had shoved him one way or another since he'd left Andor, but now, finally, the choice was in his hands. This is where he would stop. The demons would chase him, or drive him, no further. His hand went to his sword without conscious thought, not drawing it, just touching the hilt. Killing demons wasn't easy, but it could be done. He would do it here. Somewhere right around Murska. Huw was still staring at the town. Finally he sighed. "There was a rumor in Riztab saying that all the dwarves had retreated underground, and I don't see any in the streets. I guess it's true." He paused, still watching the people not so far below them. "Lots of Shews, though, more than used to be normal." Tankesh didn't know much about Shews. The ones he'd met in the arena tended to be slow-moving and not too bright, but did that apply to the race as a whole? It seemed unlikely. "Could the unnatural winter have brought them out of the hills and forests?" Huw shrugged. "Maybe. Or the demons." "Will the Shews help fight the demons, if we get to needing more men?" Huw glanced at him and then away. "Ah...maybe. They don't like demons--who does? But they don't like Andorians, much, either, and they really don't like Fratsfans...and elves." Tankesh raised an eyebrow. Elves were the goodest of the good guys, everyone knew that--even when it wasn't true. "And this would be because...?" "There was a war, a long time back, how long depends on who you ask. The Fratsfans throwing their weight around, and the Shews didn't like it. They fought all over this part of Alastari. I guess it got bad, even for a war, and Serimna knows the 'best' war is bad enough. And Shews have long memories." "I don't recall hearing about such a war. Who won?" "The Karnhorns. Isn't it usually third and fourth parties who come out ahead after a war?" One of the clouds turned inky black, and a bolt of blackness shot from it to the mountain peak. Thunder roared. Pine trees exploded into purple fire. Rocks shattered and slid downward. A second bolt of darkness joined the first, which had not faded. "The demons have arrived." Tankesh said. SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly ZENSU games. DRIZZT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and was awarded 12 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, CRAZY TRAIN put down DELLIS LINZ, causing her to lose 8 points of recognition in the process. Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, CASSIUS has lost the title of Duelmaster. This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper. All hail BLONDE GRENADE, Duelmaster of ZENSU! Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZENSU seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades that is city ZENSU. My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ZENSU these days is BLOOD ANGELS. At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them. Apparently the stalwarts of PHILANTHROPISTS are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids. Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after BLOOD BATH. Watch your back! What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his foe's mortality? Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins. In the arena there is only the brightness of steel. Keep vigil always! The girls are as pretty in ZENSU as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as ugly! Don't let your reputation slip! Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off city calling to me. I must away! 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 BLONDE GRENADE 4069 19 23 2 98 BEYOND THE PALE (337) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -CASSIUS 3978 11 2 2 109 BATTLE SCHOOL (407) -JIMMY CRICKET 3744 17 16 0 97 SUNNYLAND (382) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JENIPHER 4091 19 17 1 83 BEYOND THE PALE (337) VIRULENT 4136 7 0 0 67 BLOOD ANGELS (423) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DRIZZT 4146 5 0 0 61 PHILANTHROPISTS (211) O. POSTE 4107 13 19 1 59 BEYOND THE PALE (337) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -PERRY 4032 7 1 0 52 BATTLE SCHOOL (407) SANGUINE 4135 5 2 0 50 BLOOD ANGELS (423) SLACK JAW 4147 5 0 0 43 PHILANTHROPISTS (211) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -B 3746 5 6 0 33 SUNNYLAND (382) -TOXIC 4137 3 1 1 33 BLOOD ANGELS (423) -BUSH 43 4118 1 0 1 33 BLITZKRIEG (421) CRIMSON FEAST 4134 4 3 0 31 BLOOD ANGELS (423) CRAZY TRAIN 1750 4 3 0 31 PHILANTHROPISTS (211) -GORE 4133 4 0 0 27 BLOOD ANGELS (423) BLOOD BATH 1748 3 4 0 26 PHILANTHROPISTS (211) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PARANOID 1747 5 1 0 22 PHILANTHROPISTS (211) REAGAN 4121 1 1 0 18 BLITZKRIEG (421) -BRUTUS 4050 3 3 0 16 BATTLE SCHOOL (407) DARRON LINZ 4159 1 0 0 10 BEYOND THE PALE (337) -SALANIO 4054 2 2 1 9 BATTLE SCHOOL (407) DELLIS LINZ 4157 1 1 0 7 BEYOND THE PALE (337) SALVATION 3859 0 1 0 1 SUNNYLAND (382) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BLADE MASTER 4123 10 7 0 WAR-C-KERS 422 TRIANGLE MAN 4000 470 NOT REVE PERSONAL ADS Cassius -- You sure you got enough out of that fight? The win and the title, five skills, two ratings.... -- Jenipher I don't actually, you know, LIKE the Venomous Concubine, but I wish somebody would tell me who does her hair. That's great! -- Blonde Grenade I didn't think her hair looked all that great. -- O. Poste I don't understand why a scribe WOULD embezzle, but at least I can hope THIS one has learned his lesson. -- Dellis Linz 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 VIRULENT bested O. POSTE in a action packed 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight. BLONDE GRENADE demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee. JENIPHER won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl. SANGUINE overpowered BLOOD BATH in a 1 minute mismatched match. DRIZZT devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel. SLACK JAW bested CRIMSON FEAST in a 3 minute competition. CRAZY TRAIN overpowered DELLIS LINZ in a 1 minute uneven melee. PARANOID won victory over REAGAN in a 2 minute duel. SALVATION was vanquished by DARRON LINZ in a 2 minute uneven fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 4 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 1 - 1 89 | |LUNGING ATTACK 3 AIMED BLOW 11 - 4 - 0 73 | |STRIKING ATTACK 3 STRIKING ATTACK 4 - 2 - 0 67 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 17 - 9 - 1 65 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 15 - 9 - 1 63 | |AIMED BLOW 1 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 12 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 BASHING ATTACK 4 - 7 - 0 36 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 4 - 1 20 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 3 - 0 0 | Turn 474 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 3 TOTAL PARRY LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 2 - 2 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME WALL OF STEEL JENIPHER 4091 19 17 1 83 BEYOND THE PALE (337) STRIKING ATTACK VIRULENT 4136 7 0 0 67 BLOOD ANGELS (423) AIMED BLOW DRIZZT 4146 5 0 0 61 PHILANTHROPISTS (211) LUNGING ATTACK SANGUINE 4135 5 2 0 50 BLOOD ANGELS (423) TOTAL PARRY SLACK JAW 4147 5 0 0 43 PHILANTHROPISTS (211) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is JENIPHER 4091. The most popular warrior this turn was VIRULENT 4136. The ten other most popular fighters were JENIPHER 4091, CRIMSON FEAST 4134, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, DRIZZT 4146, REAGAN 4121, SANGUINE 4135, PARANOID 1747, DARRON LINZ 4159, CRAZY TRAIN 1750, and O. POSTE 4107. The least popular fighter this week was SALVATION 3859. The other ten least popular fighters were DELLIS LINZ 4157, SLACK JAW 4147, BLOOD BATH 1748, O. POSTE 4107, CRAZY TRAIN 1750, DARRON LINZ 4159, PARANOID 1747, SANGUINE 4135, REAGAN 4121, and DRIZZT 4146.