DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/10/2006 Duedate: 10/23/2006 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-494 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SHADOW OUT OF TIME THE PLAGUE (93) (41-1622) [18-16-0,105] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SHADOW OUT OF TIME SKIN ZESTER THE PLAGUE (93) 071406L (390) (41-1622) [18-16-0,105] (41-4270) [4-1-0,35] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SHADOW OUT OF TIME SHADOW OUT OF TIME THE PLAGUE (93) THE PLAGUE (93) (41-1622) [18-16-0,105] (41-1622) [18-16-0,105] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE PLAGUE (93) 46 2. 071406L (390) 11 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) 3. WANDERERS (329) 7 Unchartered Team 4. WONDERLAND (358) 0 5. MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) -8 071406L (390) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*071406L (390) 4 1 0 80.0 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) 8 3 0 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) 47 18 5 72.3 2/ 2 WANDERERS (329) 7 5 0 3- 3 WONDERLAND (358) 23 11 1 67.6 3- 3 WONDERLAND (358) 5 3 0 4/ 0 THE PLAGUE (93) 178 169 11 51.3 4/ 4*071406L (390) 2 1 0 5/ 4 WANDERERS (329) 433 491 10 46.9 5/ 0 THE PLAGUE (93) 2 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last week's fights. Hey everybody, watch out for DEATH'S DOORMAN, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing QUINORE like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was FORANDIN, who dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with SKIN ZESTER. It's a proud day for the THE PLAGUE stable, as their warrior, SHADOW OUT OF TIME, ascended the Duelmaster's throne. Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff? But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle! Did you hear that WONDERLAND was most avoided team this week? Well, knowing the personal hygiene of WONDERLAND's warriors, I'm not surprised! For those of you who like math, try this one: WONDERLAND + Weapons That go Boom = MEDAL OF HONOR 26 + Avoid City. Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day drinking to their memory. Better tanked than dead! Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. Well, there's the manager of the KATI-TEI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?). Well, there goes another Spy Report. Good luck in next week's fights. And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SHADOW OUT OF TIME 1622 18 16 0 105 THE PLAGUE (93) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -BRICKUS MAXIMUS 1734 22 2 0 103 THE PLAGUE (93) ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240 10 4 3 92 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) SOLDIER 1 4238 10 4 0 92 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WHITE RABBIT 3994 10 2 0 85 WONDERLAND (358) -MIKE COLALILLO 4239 8 2 1 84 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241 9 5 0 77 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237 10 3 1 71 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953 6 6 1 47 THE PLAGUE (93) QUINORE 4234 9 10 0 37 WANDERERS (329) -THE WALRUS 3995 6 1 0 37 WONDERLAND (358) SKIN ZESTER 4270 4 1 0 35 071406L (390) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ALICE 3993 3 3 1 26 WONDERLAND (358) -WHITE KNIGHT 4064 3 0 0 26 WONDERLAND (358) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FORANDIN 4272 2 2 0 15 WANDERERS (329) VALGARD 4274 2 1 0 15 WANDERERS (329) CHERICILLE 4276 1 1 0 12 WANDERERS (329) REIGN OF BLADES 2087 0 1 0 5 THE PLAGUE (93) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? THAI 4223 7 4 0 LANGUAGE OF LOVE 384 ERNEST DERVISHIA 4240 490 NOT REVE CHUM 4277 0 1 0 THE PLAGUE 93 HIGH ELF 19 494 NONE PERSONAL ADS Alice -- You are fortunate I'm not a red queen! Of course, it would be more helpful for YOU if you had some clue what you were supposed to be doing. I do NOT understand how you can have that particular problem. Even our manager wouldn't do that...well, not usually. Still, a chance to win is always a good thing, so I suppose I shouldn't be complaining. -- Quinore, feeling talkative after too much caffeine Skin Zester -- Er...um...okay. My skin is all zesty now. Itches like crazy, if you want to know. Don't do it again, okay? I don't think I can take any more zest than this. -- Valgard White Knight -- (bursting into tears) You aren't MY white knight or you wouldn't have (bawling loudly) HIT me! Where is MY white knight? What did you DO with him, you fiend? -- Chericille Huh, I never trust a scribe, especially not a dwarf! Wham, bam, break his fingers, stab him with his dagger, that'll teach him! -- Forandin Josem Green, Beggar by Trade -- I don't CARE what you set out to be, you punk! It's what you settled for being in the end that counts, and you count low low low on the "gotta respect 'em" scale. -- Valgard Tobie Stone, Constable desiring a Friend -- Er, you might work on your approach to other guys, if you want them for friends. That kind of thing MIGHT work with the women, but we really don't go for it, you know? -- Forandin P.S. And these days, most women don't, either. 14 September 2006 I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a novice and clueless manager. Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless manager. I am looking to recover some old warriors. Since none of them are Aimed Blows, they are no threat to win anything. I just want to see how they turned out. The Couatl 2-17 Madam Butterfly 20-701 Gypsy Moth 20-703 King Crab 21-1 Priestess Python 26-1388 Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times. 25 September 2006 It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light. Allow me to step forward and blind them with truth. YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!! The Dark Knights are so afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats. It is too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us! I guess our natural light is too bright for you all to face! Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of the Avengers of Light! 5 October 2006 *Turf War IV Rules* Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must: A. Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter. Captains are responsible for: a. verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance; b. distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War. Managers must: a. Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to: Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or Rick Stringer 13 St. Michael's CT Elkton, MD 21921 b. Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter. Rules: 1. No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received. No exceptions. 2. Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for; 3. Only one (1) team per player may compete. NO multiple aliases please. Violations will result in disqualification. 4. The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12 turns. 5. The turn a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process. 6. No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf War 5. 7. For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions. Scoring: Win Loss Kill Die Challenge +2 -2 +5 -5 Match-Up +1 -1 +1 -5 Bloodfeud +2 -5 +5 -10 Champion x2 x2 x2 x2 Downchallenge -10 xx -10 xx Dark Arena +10 -5 xx xx Special Scoring: a. Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!) b. Each Style Master is worth 2 points. c. Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points Champions: a. Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory. If declared, the Champion must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including transferred teams. (I'll be watching for this occurrence!) Bloodfeuds: a. Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns. However, the same warrior may not be used all four turns. 4 turns means 4 separate warriors. A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who violates this. Special Conditions: a. I reserve the right for all final decisions. b. If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2. c. If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of x10. d. Each alliance begins with zero (0) points. e. Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty (this means a warrior with 0 FE). f. TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the tourney reports are posted in the NL. g. TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the same conditions as noted for TVs. h. NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared for. i. Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5. PRIZES: Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest. All prizes and 100% of the RU Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her responsibility to give these to the alliance membership. I have requested from RSI the following: a. renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena; b. renaming of Dark Arena Monsters; c. known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance. This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to receive this award). Baphomet, Host of TW5 Special Note: A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower bracket. Same bracket, more recognition points? Not a downchallenge! LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS CHUM was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. ERNEST DERVISHIAN lost to SHADOW OUT OF TIME in a 2 minute gruesome Title battle. WILLIAM CRAWFORD was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome fight. SOLDIER 1 bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute contest. JAMES DOOLITTLE overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match. QUINORE was vanquished by DEATH'S DOORMAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight. SKIN ZESTER overpowered FORANDIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. VALGARD overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven melee. CHERICILLE vanquished REIGN OF BLADES in a 2 minute uneven duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 5 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 0 - 0 100 | |AIMED BLOW 4 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 0 - 0 100 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 2 - 1 80 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 TOTAL PARRY 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 15 - 8 - 0 65 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 5 - 2 62 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 BASHING ATTACK 8 - 5 - 0 62 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 25 - 18 - 1 58 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 8 - 0 43 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 WALL OF STEEL 4 - 7 - 0 36 | Turn 494 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 4 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 3 3 AIMED BLOW BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW SHADOW OUT OF TIME 1622 18 16 0 105 THE PLAGUE (93) SLASHING ATTACK ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240 10 4 3 92 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) LUNGING ATTACK SOLDIER 1 4238 10 4 0 92 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is SHADOW OUT OF TIME 1622. The most popular warrior this turn was SHADOW OUT OF TIME 1622. The ten other most popular fighters were SOLDIER 1 4238, CHERICILLE 4276, ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240, WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241, JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237, REIGN OF BLADES 2087, SKIN ZESTER 4270, VALGARD 4274, DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953, and CHUM 4277. The least popular fighter this week was FORANDIN 4272. The other ten least popular fighters were QUINORE 4234, CHUM 4277, DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953, VALGARD 4274, SKIN ZESTER 4270, REIGN OF BLADES 2087, JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237, WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241, ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240, and CHERICILLE 4276.