DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/20/2004 Duedate: 12/03/2004 RODEKI ARENA DM-42 TURN-447 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS BOZO CLOWNING AROUND (354) (42-4016) [17-25-0,116] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BOZO POSITION IS EMPTY CLOWNING AROUND (354) (42-4016) [17-25-0,116] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SUSHEE SU BLAZING BLUR DELVERS (154) FLAGG'S FIVE (213) (42-3983) [17-31-0,82] (42-4136) [4-3-0,24] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM (94) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. CLOWNING AROUND (354) 32 2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322) 30 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) 3. FLAGG'S FIVE (213) 26 Unchartered Team 4. DELVERS (154) -2 5. KING'S KREW (151) -2 I AM SO SMART (292) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) 313 213 17 59.5 1/ 1 DELVERS (154) 9 6 1 2/ 2 CLOWNING AROUND (354) 56 40 1 58.3 2/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) 9 6 1 3/ 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) 179 184 10 49.3 3/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) 7 8 0 4/ 4 DELVERS (154) 362 495 8 42.2 4/ 4 CLOWNING AROUND (354) 6 1 0 5/ 5 KING'S KREW (151) 82 139 2 37.1 5/ 5 KING'S KREW (151) 2 8 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. I am the Duelmaster of Rodeki?!? Thanks, Crix! And Sushee Su right below me? My favorite opponent of all time! Let's go, Sushee, and see which of us deserves the throne next time out. Assur loves me. The kids love me. Life is good! And it looks like Ronald is gonna be back this turn, making our act complete! Apparently, he defied all the odds and returns from the tournament as a Victor! I thought we were just supposed to bring smiles to the fans' faces.... Bozo SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last week's fights. Advancing in the rankings was CLOWNING AROUND who went from last turn's 53-40-1, to this week's record of 56-40-1. Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands. SUSHEE SU was beat by CRIX BREMOORE and drops 9 points. Our battling duelmaster BOZO has managed to hold the title, fending off VENOMOUS CONCUBINE's none too subtle advances. Better luck next time, RODEKI. Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd! Here is other news that is of note. And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid COLOR ME SUAVE, please raise you hand. Wow. Does RODEKI really have that many liars? For those of you who like math, try this one: COLOR ME SUAVE + Weapons That go Boom = FLAGG'S FIVE + Avoid City. Well just about everybody wants a piece of SUSHEE SU, who was this week's most challenged warrior. In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, RONALD MCDONALD went after JOHN ROSE, who was higher by 18 points. Well, when the dust settled, RONALD MCDONALD overcame JOHN ROSE. Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day drinking to their memory. Better tanked than dead! Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no. Silly buggers, eh? Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in RODEKI have no sense of humor. Or maybe that they were senseless. Well, there goes another Spy Report. Good luck in next week's fights. Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos). Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BOZO 4016 17 25 0 116 CLOWNING AROUND (354) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CRIX BREMOORE 4091 9 6 1 100 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) RONALD MCDONALD 4041 12 0 1 91 CLOWNING AROUND (354) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SUSHEE SU 3983 17 31 0 82 DELVERS (154) JOHN ROSE 3985 17 31 0 82 DELVERS (154) 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116 14 6 0 73 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MASUMII 4117 8 4 0 64 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092 9 6 0 62 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167 8 2 0 58 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RIMA ADLER 4187 4 0 1 50 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130 8 6 0 42 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) THE MOLE 4118 10 9 1 40 DELVERS (154) HANDSOME IS 4164 6 5 0 37 DELVERS (154) RED SKELTON 4153 4 5 0 35 CLOWNING AROUND (354) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FRANKENBUTT 4188 2 0 1 27 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) HANDSOME DOES 4175 5 4 2 25 DELVERS (154) BLAZING BLUR 4136 4 3 0 24 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186 4 2 0 23 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) DELORES 4147 4 3 0 20 KING'S KREW (151) DR. HOOK 4125 4 8 0 20 KING'S KREW (151) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KRISTINE 4174 3 2 0 11 KING'S KREW (151) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? RED 4176 1 3 0 KING'S KREW 151 HANDSOME DOES 4175 447 PERSONAL ADS Kristine -- You may own me, but I needed to prove myself against you at least once! One down, one to go. -- Red S. Dr. Hook -- I'm sure you know what that means... -- Red S. Sushee Su -- We can celebrate the Duelmaster title at that fish place! Sounds like a great plan! I don't even care which of us is celebrating! -- Bozo The Mole -- Be glad you're not in range! I'd love nothing more than to show you what Tournament Victor means. Instead, you've earned John Rose that dubious honor! 1 TV challenge being served! -- Ronnie Suave -- Not Frankenbutt! Anything but that! Please spare us all and get rid of him and quick! -- Assur P.S. How long did that fiasco really last, anyway? A couple turns? P.P.S. I really did like the renaming of Centerfolds, though. I'm still laughing about that one! Rima Adler -- (with stunned admiration) What a woman! What a figure! Gosh. -- Handsome Does P.S. Ouch. George Stark -- You will, I hope, pardon my lack of patience. I had other things to do, and I just could NOT afford to spend half an hour, or it might have been an hour, on the sands exchanging pleasantries, however pleasant those pleasantries might have been. Sorry. -- John Rose P.S. Congratulations on graduating. Virtuos Vixen -- You doxy! Ladying it over the rest of us because you're so "virtuos"! Ha! As if! Take that! (slap, slap) -- Sushee Su the enraged P.S. Besides, you're too tall. You can't be virtuos at six and a half feet tall. It's against nature. P.P.S. For a woman, anyway. I don't know about tall men. I'll have to test some. Miyagi's Miata -- You're suave? (critical look) It doesn't show. -- The Mole P.S. Besides, you made a rude remark about me being six feet tall and a Dwarf. It's prenatal influence. My mother was frightened by a giraffe shortly before I was born. Dr. Hook -- (very smugly) You Orcs are just no good at something like this which requires SKILL. You're too musclebound, and your fangs make you drool. Ha! -- Handsome Is So! Where is everyone ELSE'S personals, eh? -- Harby 22 October 2004 Youngblood's Three and Out Contest I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what I think will be an awesome contest. If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before, here is your chance. The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see fit to run in the contest. So now that I have your attention, here are the rules (like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later). 1. Any manager participating can enter one team, only. 2. No sandbagging whatsoever. (I will keep up with it, every turn.) 3. No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts. 4. All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are eliminated. 5. If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest. This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of the contest. 6. If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the contest. 7. If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is active in the contest. 8. If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the contest, no questions asked. 9. Challenges are legal, up or down. 10. Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that warrior, of course, is accounted the winner. 11. All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be awarded to the winners of the contest. <<<PRIZES>>> As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded to the first and second place managers. So the majority and minority of the rollups will be determined when all are accumulated. Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be a fierce and challenging contest. <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!! ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST. YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN 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 RONALD MCDONALD devastated JOHN ROSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. CRIX BREMOORE vanquished SUSHEE SU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. VIRTUOS VIXEN was subdued by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight. BLAZING BLUR was bested by RED SKELTON in a 3 minute gory Challenge contest. BOZO defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Title match. THIRD BASE SPOCK overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. THE MOLE was devastated by RIMA ADLER in a 1 minute one-sided competition. MIYAGI'S MIATA was handily defeated by MASUMII in a 1 minute uneven melee. HANDSOME IS won victory over DELORES in a 3 minute gruesome fight. KANGAROO LIFEBOAT viciously subdued DR. HOOK in a 5 minute gory fight. HANDSOME DOES executed RED in a 1 minute one-sided melee. KRISTINE was overpowered by FRANKENBUTT in a 1 minute one-sided match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |BASHING ATTACK 5 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 0 - 0 100 | |PARRY-STRIKE 4 LUNGING ATTACK 6 - 1 - 0 86 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 AIMED BLOW 7 - 3 - 1 70 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 4 - 1 56 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 10 - 9 - 2 53 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-STRIKE 18 - 17 - 0 51 | |AIMED BLOW 1 BASHING ATTACK 23 - 22 - 0 51 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 10 - 11 - 1 48 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 18 - 22 - 0 45 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 TOTAL PARRY 7 - 10 - 1 41 | 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 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 3 3 BASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 3 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 2 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 3 - 2 1 STRIKING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 2 1 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK CRIX BREMOORE 4091 9 6 1 100 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) STRIKING ATTACK RONALD MCDONALD 4041 12 0 1 91 CLOWNING AROUND (354) WALL OF STEEL 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116 14 6 0 73 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) PARRY-RIPOSTE MASUMII 4117 8 4 0 64 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) BASHING ATTACK VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092 9 6 0 62 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) AIMED BLOW RIMA ADLER 4187 4 0 1 50 FLAGG'S FIVE (213) PARRY-STRIKE THE MOLE 4118 10 9 1 40 DELVERS (154) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is SUSHEE SU 3983. The most popular warrior this turn was BLAZING BLUR 4136. The ten other most popular fighters were RED SKELTON 4153, HANDSOME IS 4164, RONALD MCDONALD 4041, CRIX BREMOORE 4091, VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092, 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116, BOZO 4016, MASUMII 4117, THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167, and RIMA ADLER 4187. The least popular fighter this week was KRISTINE 4174. The other ten least popular fighters were RED 4176, THE MOLE 4118, SUSHEE SU 3983, JOHN ROSE 3985, HANDSOME DOES 4175, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, DELORES 4147, MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130, FRANKENBUTT 4188, and DR. HOOK 4125.