DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/23/2004 Duedate: 12/06/2004 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-447 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS PORTERHOUSE ARREST GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) (41-4059) [13-2-1,149] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader PORTERHOUSE ARREST MAD ONE GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) (41-4059) [13-2-1,149] (41-4149) [5-4-0,66] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite THE VEAL DEAL THE VEAL DEAL GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) (41-4104) [8-5-0,57] (41-4104) [8-5-0,57] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. OLD SCHOOL (368) 19 2. GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 18 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 3. LOOD FOOD (367) 17 Unchartered Team 4. WANDERERS (329) 13 5. BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) 12 BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2*BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) 8 5 0 61.5 1/ 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 9 6 1 2/ 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 49 32 2 60.5 2/ 3 OLD SCHOOL (368) 6 4 0 3/ 4 BIRDS (286) 66 70 5 48.5 3/ 2 WANDERERS (329) 5 10 0 4/ 5 WANDERERS (329) 328 376 7 46.6 4/ 5*BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) 3 1 0 5/ 6 OLD SCHOOL (368) 37 50 1 42.5 5/ 6 BIRDS (286) 1 1 0 6/ 0 LOOD FOOD (367) 24 33 0 42.1 6/ 0 LOOD FOOD (367) 1 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of KATI-TEI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too. Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see S&M&MS win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly. Tsk, tsk, MAD ONE beat HOLY SCHLITZ and HOLY SCHLITZ lost 12 points. You're breakin' my heart. And if variety is the spice of life, KATI-TEI may be getting bland, as PORTERHOUSE ARREST stays top dog in the city. Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights? Skill? Ha! He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward. OLD SCHOOL, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team. Care to know who is the most afraid of you? And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice? Let's see, well, whatcha know? It was BLADE BROTHERS 18. Ha ha ha ha! SATURN was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster. Now was the DM insulted or feared? Heh, heh. I guess I can give a little credit to GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL for challenging up by 21 to JEHU. GREW SOME GRUE won to get 76 points of recognition. And we have THE VEAL DEAL in a challenge, going down 10 points for the fight. Guess what? I thought THE VEAL DEAL showed great skill and promise when he bested SATURN. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals. I volunteer for KATI-TEI's morgue. More variety. I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else. Anyway, this turn it came. GREAT BARRIER BEEF's 7-5-0 has earned him the Dark Arena. Gee, LOOD FOOD, ain't it past due for sending EGGS OVERLY EASY Dark Arena? What took ol' '5-9-0' so long? Hope? Ha ha aha ha! Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons? What does the KATI-TEI arena have in common with the inns? It's just as comfortable to sleep in either place. Ha ha ha ha! Phlllt! Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of KATI-TEI. I feel much better now. Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059 13 2 1 149 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080 11 6 0 98 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JEHU 3963 19 20 1 78 WANDERERS (329) GREW SOME GRUE 4124 9 4 0 76 OLD SCHOOL (368) -WHIPPED TOPPING 4045 7 5 0 72 LOOD FOOD (367) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MAD ONE 4149 5 4 0 66 BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) OSTRICH 3970 12 13 0 59 BIRDS (286) S&M&MS 4103 5 6 0 59 LOOD FOOD (367) THE VEAL DEAL 4104 8 5 0 57 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOLY SCHLITZ 4052 12 8 1 45 OLD SCHOOL (368) SATURN 3990 7 22 0 43 WANDERERS (329) -OSPRY 3988 4 10 2 36 BIRDS (286) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PARNIAN 4138 4 7 0 29 WANDERERS (329) SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 4 1 0 27 OLD SCHOOL (368) -MR. SALTY 4072 3 1 0 25 LOOD FOOD (367) -SPORK 4140 2 1 0 24 LOOD FOOD (367) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -FALCON 4004 1 4 0 21 BIRDS (286) CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 4 1 0 19 OLD SCHOOL (368) -SWAN 4107 1 1 0 18 BIRDS (286) FLUTTERLEE 4153 3 5 0 17 WANDERERS (329) -KING FISHER 4005 2 5 0 17 BIRDS (286) -RILLY SILLY 4152 2 1 0 17 BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) LURLINE GRACE 4164 1 1 0 16 WANDERERS (329) SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161 2 0 0 12 OLD SCHOOL (368) -DARK MAX 4148 1 0 0 6 BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165 0 1 0 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? GREAT BARRIER BE 4111 7 6 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370 BANDIT PRINCE 25 447 NONE EGGS OVERLY EASY 4044 5 10 0 LOOD FOOD 367 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18 447 NONE BETHANNE GRACE 3984 18 13 1 WANDERERS 329 PORTERHOUSE ARRE 4059 445 PERSONAL ADS Holy Schlitz -- (heavy sigh) You fought rings around me. Disconcerting, that. I thought I was a ring-master myself, but.... Ah, well. -- Saturn Porterhouse Arrest -- I find it hard to concentrate on our fight, because I keep thinking how good you'd be with onions. Do you have an opinion on onions? -- Jehu The Veal Deal -- Not much of a deal--only one skill, and I lost! -- Flutterlee Do you suppose the "Fratsfan Noble" business, fighting in the arena at a cut rate, is because he's short and the OTHER Fratsfans, the tall ones, have made fun of his, ah... being vertically challenged, as they say? -- Parnian P.S. He certainly seemed annoyed with me. Can I help it if I'm half Shewish? Dark Max -- Euwh, I don't like this at all! My sister told me I wouldn't (by way of a psychic), but I didn't believe her. I mean, would YOU believe your sister? If you have one. Or maybe for a guy, it should be: would you believe your brother? Whatever. -- Lurline Grace 11 November 2004 All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct and up to date. Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com. As you may guess, replace the at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the web). I have information on the following alliances: ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada, Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ, Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk, Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection, Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel. If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know. If you are a member of some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know. If you were at any point in your past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know. Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to still be in the same alliance when they return. Even having everyone in an alliance go inactive doesn't change anything. If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's another thing you have to let me know.... The Saint, keeper of lists P.S. If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore this. 17 November 2004 Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Hosted by Hammer Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in a once thriving and lively regular arena. During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups in DM 33. Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their respective categories to graduate. Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months. Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered regular arenas! In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to remain open in the coming months. Attention Hammer Runners! The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY. Participants MUST Be Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as a Hammer Runner! Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! [On the condition that they Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!] The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition: (P-ad declarations in parenthesis) [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L recognition ranking Rippers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475 01. WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475 Lungers 01. Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] 14-15-0,73 02. Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 3-2-0,14 Strikers 01. Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 7-5-0,52 Pikers 01. Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] 0-0-0,0 02. Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 3-2-0,21 03. Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 6-6-0,25 Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469 01. WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469 Total Parodys 01. Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 13-1-0,84 02. Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] ?-?-?,?? 03. Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 6-6-0,26 Plungers 01. Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 3-8-0,19 02. Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 7-5-0,48 Bashers 01. Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 6-5-2,33 02. Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 8-8-1,47 03. Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 0-0-0,0 Wastes 01. Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 5-8-0,23 Aimers 01. Porkey LR (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 2-3-0,9 As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories, depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest! Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! Gift Certs will be awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior to T-500. On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes: Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the Duelmaster Throne on T-500. Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept, Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500. In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500 there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition standings. [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for being ranked as the highest CC on T-500]. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive their graduation announcement on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Popularity Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This Week's Favorite on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The Current Top Team on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500. SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!! The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining arena! Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest. Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission. "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500- Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS GREAT BARRIER BEEF was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 8 minute fight. EGGS OVERLY EASY was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena melee. GREW SOME GRUE won victory over JEHU in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl. THE VEAL DEAL savagely defeated SATURN in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge fight. CUDDLY KAHLUA was viciously subdued by PARNIAN in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel. SPOCKA THE HUTT viciously subdued FLUTTERLEE in a 1 minute Challenge match. PORTERHOUSE ARREST overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven Title melee. CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided duel. OSTRICH was viciously subdued by S&M&MS in a popular 3 minute gory duel. HOLY SCHLITZ was overpowered by MAD ONE in a 1 minute one-sided melee. LURLINE GRACE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match. SPUD-BEARING FUZZ bested RUBIX CUBESTEAK in a 2 minute amateur's conflict. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 5 BASHING ATTACK 3 - 0 - 0 100 | |TOTAL PARRY 5 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 2 - 0 60 | |SLASHING ATTACK 4 WALL OF STEEL 8 - 6 - 1 57 | |AIMED BLOW 1 SLASHING ATTACK 15 - 12 - 0 56 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 25 - 20 - 1 56 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 TOTAL PARRY 26 - 22 - 0 54 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 9 - 9 - 0 50 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 STRIKING ATTACK 3 - 5 - 0 38 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 6 - 0 25 | Turn 447 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 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 3 4 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 2 - 3 3 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 4 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 SLASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059 13 2 1 149 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) TOTAL PARRY CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080 11 6 0 98 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) AIMED BLOW MAD ONE 4149 5 4 0 66 BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378) SLASHING ATTACK THE VEAL DEAL 4104 8 5 0 57 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is THE VEAL DEAL 4104. The most popular warrior this turn was THE VEAL DEAL 4104. The ten other most popular fighters were S&M&MS 4103, EGGS OVERLY EASY 4044, JEHU 3963, PARNIAN 4138, SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137, CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080, SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161, SATURN 3990, PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059, and MAD ONE 4149. The least popular fighter this week was GREAT BARRIER BEEF 4111. The other ten least popular fighters were HOLY SCHLITZ 4052, FLUTTERLEE 4153, GREW SOME GRUE 4124, RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165, OSTRICH 3970, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, LURLINE GRACE 4164, MAD ONE 4149, PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059, and SATURN 3990.