DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/07/2006 Duedate: 10/20/2006 RODEKI ARENA DM-42 TURN-496 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS ROCKJAW DELVERS (154) (42-4209) [25-13-1,116] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ROCKJAW WOLVERINE DELVERS (154) BEASTIAL LEGION (391) (42-4209) [25-13-1,116] (42-4374) [4-2-0,63] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite HANDSOME DOES WOLVERINE DELVERS (154) BEASTIAL LEGION (391) (42-4175) [16-42-3,93] (42-4374) [4-2-0,63] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM DELVERS (154) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. BEASTIAL LEGION (391) 21 2. KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379) 13 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) 3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322) 9 Unchartered Team 4. DELVERS (154) 4 BEASTIAL LEGION (391) 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) 443 321 22 58.0 1/ 1 DELVERS (154) 11 4 0 2/ 2*BEASTIAL LEGION (391) 14 14 2 50.0 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) 10 5 1 3/ 3 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379) 11 13 1 45.8 3/ 3*BEASTIAL LEGION (391) 6 8 1 4/ 4 DELVERS (154) 467 626 12 42.7 4/ 4 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379) 3 3 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. You know, the Khalhums Dwarf MIGHT make a good Duel2dude. There's no telling if we never let him try. But I have heard that some, allowed to write the column when they won the fight but didn't get the title, have proven to be...reasonable. Even somewhat literate, although they did tend to write their columns in runes, which disconcerted the newsletter staff. However, it was ME who won this fight, so the issue doesn't arise here. Except for a faint wish to fight somebody who, well, cared whether he won or lost. Rockjaw SPY REPORT Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills? Well fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for RODEKI. MVP award for WOLVERINE? BEASTIAL LEGION's proud of him after beating ROCKSOCK and getting 20 points. Talk about yer big time losers! ROCKSOCK got smashed by WOLVERINE, and lost 16 points! This Duelmaster is like something else! ROCKJAW stopped VETERAN MERCENARY dead in his tracks! I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep. They want photogenic fighters for PR photos. Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right? Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other! Don't you guys ever give it a break? Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? Write! (Or have someone write for you.) Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain. Soak it in cold water, and hand wash. I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits. I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ROCKJAW 4209 25 13 1 116 DELVERS (154) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FREDIBAR 4236 16 12 0 95 DELVERS (154) HANDSOME DOES 4175 16 42 3 93 DELVERS (154) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WOLVERINE 4374 4 2 0 63 BEASTIAL LEGION (391) JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237 16 12 1 61 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214 6 6 1 57 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ROCKSOCK 4253 8 12 0 50 DELVERS (154) JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213 5 7 0 49 KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (379) LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268 11 8 1 48 DELVERS (154) MOP 4382 7 1 1 39 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) BADGER 4375 5 1 0 34 BEASTIAL LEGION (391) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SCADDIE 4381 5 3 1 29 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -RHINO 4384 3 1 2 21 BEASTIAL LEGION (391) ACELESS DEUCER 4388 3 0 0 17 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) THE TOMATO MAN 4383 2 4 0 12 COLOR ME SUAVE (322) TERRESQUE 4386 0 3 0 4 BEASTIAL LEGION (391) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? MORDANT DESERTER 2 0 1 0 1 SCADDIE 4381 496 NONE BEAR 4387 1 2 0 BEASTIAL LEGION 391 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18 496 NONE FERRET 4376 0 3 0 BEASTIAL LEGION 391 MOP 4382 493 PERSONAL ADS Well, there's something you don't see every day: every single warrior in an arena fighting. No holding out for tourneys here. -- Suave Beasties -- Next. -- Mop Just like one of my idiots to talk trash while he's lossless. Mop, why not take up baseball and pitch a no-hitter into the ninth? Eesh. -- Suave Can we draw Ambitious Guard and Convicted Thief this turn? We'd challenge them if we could. -- Tomato Man and Aceless Deucer Rocksock -- Hell yeah, I'm a cute one! -- Jockstrap Jones, strutting out his new winter fashion line Rockjaw -- Ah, yes, a skill monger on the throne. Anytime you want to learn a skill or two, try out a new rating and graduate is fine with me. That'll give Handsome Does an opportunity to placehold for a turn or two until he gets his political points. At least we had the decency to free up the top ranks by moving on. -- Suave Jockstrap Jones -- Yep, acute. Which isn't the same as a cute, don't make that mistake. I did, and one of my teammates walloped me for being, ah, a "damned rude annoying snotnosed golem." This is untrue, of course. What use have I for snot? But it's distressing that my teammates felt a need to impress these views on me... with a sledgehammer. Normally I wouldn't get upset about this, as I am extremely Cool, but this just hit me wrong. They acted like I was "insulting them on purpose," when it was actually just some fluke of their stupid imprecise language. Damn. -- Rocksock The Convicted Assassin is an orc, which somehow doesn't surprise me. After all, he got caught, and he left enough evidence behind that he was convicted. That sounds like "no brains" to me, and to me, "no brains" all too often equals "orc." -- Handsome Does P.S. I will admit that I'm curious as to who he killed, and who wanted that person killed (it isn't an assassination if it isn't paid for, right?), and why an orc was hired for the job in the first place. Could this be some kind of set-up? I was going to laugh at M. Chardinee, who lost rather amusingly, but he was out of the arena so fast after the last blow--amazing, when you think about it, that he could even MOVE after that blow--that I didn't get a CHANCE to laugh. I feel... cheated. -- Fredibar John Wayne Hammer -- Gods, you texas types are all the same! -- Leafcutter Beal P.S. Try to get it through your head that my identity is not "John Wayne's Nail." Gods. Men. Jockstrap Jones -- Well, I had noticed the streaks, but I thought it was just a bad paint job, or something. You need to use a better quality of paint. -- Leafcutter Beal P.S. And never, ever paint an exterior with water-soluble paint ten minutes before it starts to rain. Suave -- I'd be glad to graduate them. Unfortunately, they don't seem to be qualified. The gods may know why not, but I sure don't. I have been expecting Rockjaw, for instance, to go any time. -- Harby P.S. Probably the lack of ratings. At least, I'm assuming a lack of ratings. When the next miniovers come, I can verify that. Until then, I'm just, you know, hanging on tediously. 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 BEAR was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. ROCKJAW devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel. HANDSOME DOES was handily defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute match. FREDIBAR devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight. JOCKSTRAP JONES subdued JOHN WAYNE HAMMER in a 2 minute competition. ROCKSOCK was viciously subdued by WOLVERINE in a popular 3 minute bloody duel. MOP was beaten by QUICK DEAD HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl. LEAFCUTTER BEAL overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee. BADGER slimly won victory over THE TOMATO MAN in a 4 minute gruesome duel. SCADDIE assassinated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel. TERRESQUE was defeated by ACELESS DEUCER in a action packed 3 minute novice's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 4 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 0 - 0 100 | |STRIKING ATTACK 4 LUNGING ATTACK 8 - 2 - 0 80 | |AIMED BLOW 2 WALL OF STEEL 25 - 9 - 2 74 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 4 - 0 67 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 5 - 1 58 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY 5 - 4 - 0 56 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 16 - 15 - 3 52 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 9 - 16 - 1 36 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 6 - 13 - 0 32 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 496 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 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 4 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 2 2 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 3 - 1 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 1 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 2 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK ROCKJAW 4209 25 13 1 116 DELVERS (154) WALL OF STEEL FREDIBAR 4236 16 12 0 95 DELVERS (154) LUNGING ATTACK WOLVERINE 4374 4 2 0 63 BEASTIAL LEGION (391) SLASHING ATTACK LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268 11 8 1 48 DELVERS (154) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is HANDSOME DOES 4175. The most popular warrior this turn was WOLVERINE 4374. The ten other most popular fighters were QUICK DEAD HAMMER 4214, TERRESQUE 4386, BADGER 4375, ACELESS DEUCER 4388, JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213, THE TOMATO MAN 4383, ROCKJAW 4209, FREDIBAR 4236, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, and LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268. The least popular fighter this week was ROCKSOCK 4253. The other ten least popular fighters were HANDSOME DOES 4175, BEAR 4387, MOP 4382, SCADDIE 4381, LEAFCUTTER BEAL 4268, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, FREDIBAR 4236, ROCKJAW 4209, THE TOMATO MAN 4383, and JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 4213.