DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/15/2005 Duedate: 03/28/2005 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-455 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS THE VEAL DEAL GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) (41-4104) [14-7-0,87] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader THE VEAL DEAL ISHMAEL GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) THE FORSAKEN (374) (41-4104) [14-7-0,87] (41-4136) [2-0-0,17] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite THE VEAL DEAL FALCON GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) BIRDS (286) (41-4104) [14-7-0,87] (41-4004) [2-5-0,31] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 66 2. BIRDS (286) 17 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 3. WANDERERS (329) 3 Unchartered Team 4. OLD SCHOOL (368) 0 5. THE FORSAKEN (374) -2 THE FORSAKEN (374) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0*THE FORSAKEN (374) 7 4 2 63.6 1/ 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 9 6 0 2/ 2 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) 71 50 2 58.7 2- 2 OLD SCHOOL (368) 5 3 0 3- 4 OLD SCHOOL (368) 57 60 2 48.7 3/ 3 WANDERERS (329) 5 10 1 4/ 3 BIRDS (286) 70 74 6 48.6 4/ 4 BIRDS (286) 4 4 1 5/ 5 WANDERERS (329) 342 402 8 46.0 5/ 0*THE FORSAKEN (374) 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 Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly KATI-TEI games. In one of the week's more notable duels, OSTRICH put down FLUTTERLEE, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process. Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, GREW SOME GRUE has lost the title of Duelmaster. This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper. All hail THE VEAL DEAL, Duelmaster of KATI-TEI! No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids. Charmed weapons perhaps? But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades that is city KATI-TEI. I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's challenge seeking began. OLD SCHOOL is feared. This much I can say. Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding OLD SCHOOL. Indeed it was BIRDS. Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after OSPRY. Watch your back! A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that THE VEAL DEAL posted a challenge against the more highly recognized JEHU. The results, you ask? Well, the firebrand THE VEAL DEAL bested JEHU. Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel. What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his foe's mortality? Fate is a fickle mistress. She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious. Remember this! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in KATI-TEI. Nice atmosphere you have here! More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well! The endless paths of Alastari await me! Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE VEAL DEAL 4104 14 7 0 87 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -HOLY SCHLITZ 4052 17 10 2 99 OLD SCHOOL (368) -GREW SOME GRUE 4124 14 6 0 97 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JEHU 3963 19 28 1 86 WANDERERS (329) OSTRICH 3970 14 13 0 82 BIRDS (286) -SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 7 2 0 71 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161 6 1 0 61 OLD SCHOOL (368) FLUTTERLEE 4153 8 8 0 59 WANDERERS (329) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SATURN 3990 8 29 0 53 WANDERERS (329) RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165 5 4 0 52 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) OSPRY 3988 4 12 2 42 BIRDS (286) LURLINE GRACE 4164 7 3 0 41 WANDERERS (329) -CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 7 5 0 34 OLD SCHOOL (368) PARNIAN 4138 6 13 1 34 WANDERERS (329) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FALCON 4004 2 5 0 31 BIRDS (286) -SAMMUEL 4091 2 0 0 28 THE FORSAKEN (374) SWAN 4107 2 2 1 26 BIRDS (286) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DEMADRED 4092 2 0 1 20 THE FORSAKEN (374) VENISON OF SAM 4181 1 0 0 19 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) ISHMAEL 4136 2 0 0 17 THE FORSAKEN (374) RAHVIN 4094 1 3 1 7 THE FORSAKEN (374) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? FRATSFAN NOBLE 3 0 1 0 1 PARNIAN 4138 455 NONE MAGGOT COLLECTOR 4183 0 1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370 DARK CHAMPION 24 455 NONE FREEZER BURN 4182 0 1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370 BLACK ORC 20 455 NONE PERSONAL ADS Holy Schlitz -- I wish I could use the tactic: Withhold Skills. Oh, well. -- Jehu The Veal Deal -- Go ahead, laugh. See if I care. -- Saturn Rubix Cubesteak -- You make my head ache, it didn't feel too good to begin with. -- Parnia Ostrich -- It's been a while since we've fought Birds. Obviously, you haven't lost the knack. (sigh) Can I at least have a couple of plumes? I think I could fix up a really classy bonnet with 'em. -- Lurline Grace Cuddly Kahlua -- Pardon ME if I don't get all friendly and cozy with you! -- Flutterlee 1 March 2005 The Contract [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith] What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling community for years to come. The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making. Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly lit tavern. Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance. Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads. This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the two Veterans. Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM excellence. Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame and Gift Certs. Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their membership. The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from Hammer. This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against anyone. Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest. Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago. Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude. Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free. Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement. Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers of war: Tripwire kLk Bringer of Pain Hammer kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith Minister of War Illuminati Idealist "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS MAGGOT COLLECTOR was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute fight. FREEZER BURN was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle. OSTRICH demolished FLUTTERLEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight. THE VEAL DEAL overpowered JEHU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight. RUBIX CUBESTEAK devastated OSPRY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl. LURLINE GRACE defeated SWAN in a 2 minute struggle. SATURN luckily beat FALCON in a popular 3 minute mismatched brawl. PARNIAN easily killed FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee. RAHVIN was vanquished by VENISON OF SAM in a 1 minute one-sided duel. ISHMAEL vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a slow 5 minute one-sided duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 4 PARRY-RIPOSTE 7 - 3 - 0 70 | |LUNGING ATTACK 3 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 SLASHING ATTACK 24 - 13 - 2 65 | |AIMED BLOW 2 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 2 - 1 60 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 6 - 0 54 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 21 - 22 - 1 49 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 TOTAL PARRY 18 - 21 - 0 46 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 AIMED BLOW 2 - 4 - 0 33 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 4 - 0 20 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 455 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-LUNGE 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 2 3 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 2 3 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 PARRY-LUNGE BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK THE VEAL DEAL 4104 14 7 0 87 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) PARRY-LUNGE OSTRICH 3970 14 13 0 82 BIRDS (286) LUNGING ATTACK RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165 5 4 0 52 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370) PARRY-RIPOSTE LURLINE GRACE 4164 7 3 0 41 WANDERERS (329) 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 FALCON 4004. The ten other most popular fighters were MAGGOT COLLECTOR 4183, OSTRICH 3970, THE VEAL DEAL 4104, RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165, LURLINE GRACE 4164, SATURN 3990, VENISON OF SAM 4181, FREEZER BURN 4182, FLUTTERLEE 4153, and SWAN 4107. The least popular fighter this week was ISHMAEL 4136. The other ten least popular fighters were RAHVIN 4094, OSPRY 3988, JEHU 3963, PARNIAN 4138, SWAN 4107, FLUTTERLEE 4153, FREEZER BURN 4182, VENISON OF SAM 4181, SATURN 3990, and LURLINE GRACE 4164.