DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/16/2005 Duedate: 08/29/2005 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-466 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SPOCKA THE HUTT OLD SCHOOL (368) (41-4137) [12-5-0,113] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SPOCKA THE HUTT APOLLO XI OLD SCHOOL (368) 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) (41-4137) [12-5-0,113] (41-4168) [2-0-0,26] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite FLUTTERLEE SPOCKA THE HUTT WANDERERS (329) OLD SCHOOL (368) (41-4153) [15-12-0,73] (41-4137) [12-5-0,113] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM OLD SCHOOL (368) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. 072905R (381) 19 2. OLD SCHOOL (368) 16 OLD SCHOOL (368) 3. 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) 15 Unchartered Team 4. INQUISITION SL6 (382) 9 5. WANDERERS (329) 5 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) 2 0 0 100 1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (368) 7 3 0 2/ 0*072905R (381) 1 0 0 100 2/ 3 WANDERERS (329) 6 7 0 3- 1*THE FORSAKEN (374) 12 6 2 66.7 3- 2*THE FORSAKEN (374) 3 1 0 4/ 2 OLD SCHOOL (368) 77 71 2 52.0 4/ 0*3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) 1 0 0 5/ 3 WANDERERS (329) 368 427 9 46.3 5/ 0*072905R (381) 1 0 0 6/ 0*INQUISITION SL6 (382) 0 1 0 0.0 6/ 0*INQUISITION SL6 (382) 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[ Storm Season #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Kati-Tei It was, of course, a dark and stormy night. These things always started on such nights. Arenamaster Jailon stood on the guard-walk of the tower and stared out at the waters of the Trier. The beam of the Harbor Light behind him, even concentrated by its great reflector, didn't reach far, but the lightning that walked across the lake provided all the illumination he needed. "Tell me what I'm seeing," he said. He knew what he was seeing, but he wanted to hear the young Thane's opinion. Tolimanj grimaced. "According to the magicians I've asked, we're seeing 'spirits of the vasty deep'. In simpler terms, monsters. The consensus is that they're being conjured, or freed, or attracted, or in SOME way instigated by the Black Kaliv of Kurukar. This, I don't know--they don't come with 'Summoned in Kurukar' labels. But I do know that they're destroying our shipping, and we depend on that shipping for a lot of our income." "Kati-Tei's shipping?" "No, all the ports along the coast are suffering, some of them more than we are. Amen-Tei is in serious difficulties. Krill's port is shut down completely. Fishing boats aren't going out from the smaller towns and villages. Rumor has it that Veastian is suffering, too, and the Free Ports up that way." Jailon, a decent man but a Fratsfan from his toenails to his blond mane, curled a lip. "We are not responsible for the well-being of a Karnhorn port. Let the monsters devastate them. See if I care!" Tolimanj glanced aside. After a moment, he said, "Monsters seldom acknowledge borders, and Alastari is too small to ignore what goes on among our neighbors." Jailon snorted but bowed his head in acknowledgement. "Point taken. But why have you brought me here? I am no sailor to deal with 'monsters of the vasty deep'." "In the past, it has been the custom to recruit gladiators--" "Have you counted the gladiators in our arena lately?" "Yes. There are, of course, Lord Protectors on the Isle, but few seem to LEAVE the Isle anymore, even to deal with monsters in their former homes." The young Thane's face tightened, so that he looked older than his twenty-five years. "My father argued against admitting the gladiatorial system to Convincia--it was the final reason why the old Thane had him killed. All the public-spirited and athletic young adults rushed to the arena to offer themselves for Greywand's defensive army, and they either died or were processed to the Isle. Those who remain...are old, or disinclined to serve the greater good." He gestured dismissal. "No, I am not going to seek gladiators to fight these monsters. Though if some offer, they will be accepted." He turned to face Jailon squarely. "I want the Standbys and Dark Arena warriors to turn out in the defense of Kati-Tei." Amen-Tei: "We are prepared," Dame Mingia said, "to make...handsome concessions to any Standby or Dark Arena warrior who will volunteer for this mission--" "What, free burial in the lake?" Maurice Karn, the Ambitious Guard asked. Krego Dehann, the Veteran Mercenary, waved him to silence. "I can see why you want us," he said. "We're here all the time, not dashing off to tournaments or what have you. But we're not sailors. We're not magicians--well, most of us aren't." He squinted at the hooded Cult Member, who remained silent. "What are we supposed to DO?" The assistant to the High Thane raised an eyebrow. "Why, nothing but what you do so well: fight. Two or three of you will be posted on ships leaving our harbor-- as many ships as we can cover in that fashion. And when the monsters attack, you will fight them, and lead the crews and passengers of the vessels in fighting." SPY REPORT Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in KATI-TEI this turn, and let's start with a look at some of the teams. And let's see, 5 GOT PICKED fought THE SHOCKER and gained 19 points and contributed to 072905R's 1-0-0. FLUTTERLEE has lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, falling 12 points, while helping make WANDERERS a 3-2-0 turn. The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SPOCKA THE HUTT remains KATI-TEI's top warrior for another turn. Tell me, is nothing sacred? I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew. Talk about gristle! The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more could a warrior ask of life? Well, besides that. We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and shave it close? Is it really true that KATI-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? Just thought I'd ask... Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe. Dare to fight bravely. It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy. Until you see my quill in KATI-TEI again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 12 5 0 113 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LURLINE GRACE 4164 13 8 0 94 WANDERERS (329) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SATURN 3990 12 36 0 87 WANDERERS (329) FLUTTERLEE 4153 15 12 0 73 WANDERERS (329) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PARNIAN 4138 11 19 1 66 WANDERERS (329) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 12 8 0 50 OLD SCHOOL (368) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -MOGHEDION 4095 2 0 0 29 THE FORSAKEN (374) -DEMADRED 4092 3 0 1 26 THE FORSAKEN (374) APOLLO XI 4168 2 0 0 26 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!! (380) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ISHMAEL 4136 3 0 0 23 THE FORSAKEN (374) -SAMMUEL 4091 2 2 0 22 THE FORSAKEN (374) -RAHVIN 4094 2 3 1 20 THE FORSAKEN (374) 5 GOT PICKED 4199 1 0 0 19 072905R (381) THE SHOCKER 4206 0 1 0 9 INQUISITION SL6 (382) WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207 1 0 0 8 WANDERERS (329) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? HEY HEY GOODBYE 4196 0 1 0 OLD SCHOOL 368 HIGH ELF 19 466 NONE PERSONAL ADS Spocka the Hutt -- I suppose I have to accept that a youth of your meager experience would be unable to teach me anything, but I don't have to like it. -- Saturn The Veteran Mercenary was darned fresh! Well, he's Aruaki, and you know what those cats are like--shameless! -- Lurline Grace Noble Assassin, bah humbug! If he was so damned noble, he wouldn't have won the fight. -- Parnian I have the DEEPEST suspicion that the so-called Virginal Concubine is really not a nice person at all. -- Flutterlee 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 (email@example.com) 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 HEY HEY GOODBYE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. SPOCKA THE HUTT slimly won victory over LURLINE GRACE in a 3 minute Title battle. FLUTTERLEE lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl. SATURN defeated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's fight. PARNIAN viciously subdued CUDDLY KAHLUA in a popular 1 minute bloody expert's brawl. APOLLO XI overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. 5 GOT PICKED defeated THE SHOCKER in a action packed 1 minute melee. WHEREFOUR WILLY won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute beginner's duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 3 STRIKING ATTACK 13 - 5 - 0 72 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 4 - 2 - 0 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 14 - 12 - 0 54 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 TOTAL PARRY 15 - 13 - 0 54 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 5 - 0 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 LUNGING ATTACK 8 - 8 - 1 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 466 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 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 2 4 TOTAL PARRY WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137 12 5 0 113 OLD SCHOOL (368) PARRY-RIPOSTE LURLINE GRACE 4164 13 8 0 94 WANDERERS (329) STRIKING ATTACK FLUTTERLEE 4153 15 12 0 73 WANDERERS (329) TOTAL PARRY CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139 12 8 0 50 OLD SCHOOL (368) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is FLUTTERLEE 4153. The most popular warrior this turn was SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137. The ten other most popular fighters were LURLINE GRACE 4164, PARNIAN 4138, FLUTTERLEE 4153, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, APOLLO XI 4168, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207, SATURN 3990, THE SHOCKER 4206, and HEY HEY GOODBYE 4196. The least popular fighter this week was HEY HEY GOODBYE 4196. The other ten least popular fighters were THE SHOCKER 4206, SATURN 3990, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207, APOLLO XI 4168, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, 5 GOT PICKED 4199, FLUTTERLEE 4153, PARNIAN 4138, LURLINE GRACE 4164, and SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137.