DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/17/2005 Duedate: 03/30/2005 VEASTIAN ARENA DM-43 TURN-448 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS TIRO CUCKOO THE FAMILY (116) (43-4329) [22-22-1,105] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader TIRO CUCKOO POSITION IS EMPTY THE FAMILY (116) (43-4329) [22-22-1,105] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite TIRO CUCKOO GRIEF THE FAMILY (116) HELL'S PAWNS (104) (43-4329) [22-22-1,105] (43-4388) [8-7-2,48] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM THE FAMILY (116) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. HELL'S PAWNS (104) 45 2. GIRLS X3 (254) 0 THE FAMILY (116) 3. HEADHUNTERS (440) 0 Unchartered Team 4. WIDOWMAKERS (115) 0 5. THE FAMILY (116) -24 REVEREND'S REVENGE (184) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1 GIRLS X3 (254) 55 29 3 65.5 1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116) 11 4 0 2- 3 WIDOWMAKERS (115) 161 139 4 53.7 2/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104) 5 10 1 3- 4*HEADHUNTERS (440) 2 2 0 50.0 3- 2 GIRLS X3 (254) 4 3 0 4/ 5 THE FAMILY (116) 405 473 10 46.1 4- 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115) 0 2 0 5/ 6 HELL'S PAWNS (104) 163 193 20 45.8 5- 6*HEADHUNTERS (440) 0 1 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. Well, that was a very poor showing from you, Ellen Sue! I think you were trying too hard, but in any case, you blew it, girl. How are you going to be a role model for us all if you go losing to the likes of me? Tiro Cuckoo SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly VEASTIAN games. Although RAPTURE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious TIRO CUCKOO. Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor. Watch out! Many and various are the arts of battle. In VEASTIAN "art" is a word that has long since passed from the language! A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that GRIEF posted a challenge against the more highly recognized TIRANIAN. The results, you ask? Well, the firebrand GRIEF defeated TIRANIAN. 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 VEASTIAN. 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: a fool flies into a rage quickly and often. The wise are angered by the same thing only once. Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TIRO CUCKOO 4329 22 22 1 105 THE FAMILY (116) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598 10 5 1 87 GIRLS X3 (254) -C. ZETA JONES 4393 7 1 0 79 GIRLS X3 (254) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAPTURE 4374 12 10 1 66 HELL'S PAWNS (104) -WOUNDBRINGER 4376 11 10 0 62 WIDOWMAKERS (115) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WILLBREAKER 4372 13 10 0 53 WIDOWMAKERS (115) VAHNZUR 4373 12 13 0 53 THE FAMILY (116) GRIEF 4388 8 7 2 48 HELL'S PAWNS (104) -HEATHER GRAHAM 4395 6 2 0 47 GIRLS X3 (254) TIRANIAN 4391 6 5 0 37 THE FAMILY (116) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GRINIAN 4407 4 1 0 32 THE FAMILY (116) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ODIUM 4418 1 0 0 17 HELL'S PAWNS (104) -ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401 2 2 0 15 HEADHUNTERS (440) SHOCK 4411 1 1 0 14 HELL'S PAWNS (104) STILJANZ 4409 3 1 0 10 THE FAMILY (116) SHY 4410 0 2 0 2 HELL'S PAWNS (104) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? ANGELA MEADORS 2597 9 5 0 GIRLS X3 254 RAPTURE 4374 446 REVENGED PERSONAL ADS Heather Graham -- Odd, I hadn't realized how annoyed I was with life in general. It's unlike me to hit a girl that hard, even if she IS trying to hit me. Hard enough to stop her, yes, but a knockdown? Wasn't in my plan. -- Vahnzur Grief -- Good--! Is your manager running style experiments? If so, good luck to him. And to you, as you're likely to need it. I can remember hearing about the times when our manager was totally focused on rippers.... (shakes head sadly) Some of the warriors who came out of our stable were... peculiar. -- Tiranian Shy -- It would have been more fun grappling with you if you'd been a girl. Think you could manage that if we meet again? -- Grinian Shock -- Don't you hate it when someone like me manages a last second turn-around? -- Stiljanz 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 GRIEF bested TIRANIAN in a 1 minute Challenge fight. TIRO CUCKOO devastated RAPTURE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel. VAHNZUR was handily defeated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided match. GRINIAN vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. SHOCK overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight. STILJANZ was bested by ODIUM in a 2 minute beginner's brawl. SHY was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 4 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 2 - 0 80 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 6 - 2 - 0 75 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 12 - 8 - 0 60 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 24 - 16 - 1 60 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 4 - 0 56 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 TOTAL PARRY 5 - 5 - 0 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 BASHING ATTACK 7 - 8 - 0 47 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 8 - 12 - 0 40 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 AIMED BLOW 11 - 21 - 3 34 | Turn 448 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-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL AIMED BLOW 3 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK RAPTURE 4374 12 10 1 66 HELL'S PAWNS (104) AIMED BLOW GRIEF 4388 8 7 2 48 HELL'S PAWNS (104) STRIKING ATTACK TIRANIAN 4391 6 5 0 37 THE FAMILY (116) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is TIRO CUCKOO 4329. The most popular warrior this turn was GRIEF 4388. The ten other most popular fighters were TIRO CUCKOO 4329, SHOCK 4411, STILJANZ 4409, ODIUM 4418, TIRANIAN 4391, GRINIAN 4407, RAPTURE 4374, VAHNZUR 4373, SHY 4410, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was SHY 4410. The other ten least popular fighters were VAHNZUR 4373, RAPTURE 4374, GRINIAN 4407, TIRANIAN 4391, ODIUM 4418, STILJANZ 4409, SHOCK 4411, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, GRIEF 4388, and 0.