DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 09/11/2006 Duedate: 09/23/2006 ARDIVENT ARENA DM-46 TURN-483 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS BREAK POINT CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) (46-2741) [29-15-0,116] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BREAK POINT STONE BEAR CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) THE BEARS II (355) (46-2741) [29-15-0,116] (46-3941) [3-1-0,25] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite BECKER COLLIN ANNETTE TEVERLY BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) TUFT-TASTIC! (265) (46-3850) [14-28-1,71] (46-3651) [4-2-1,39] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM TUFT-TASTIC! (265) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) 45 2. TUFT-TASTIC! (265) 33 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) 3. FANDILS (75) 19 Unchartered Team 4. DEATH (349) 17 5. INFERNAL LORDS (8) 7 THE BEARS II (355) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) 246 140 14 63.7 1/ 1 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) 12 3 0 2/ 3 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) 93 62 2 60.0 2/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) 11 4 0 3/ 4 FANDILS (75) 797 607 26 56.8 3/ 3 FANDILS (75) 7 4 0 4/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8) 179 154 10 53.8 4/ 4 DEATH (349) 7 8 0 5/ 7 DEATH (349) 24 31 2 43.6 5/ 7 INFERNAL LORDS (8) 2 4 0 6/ 8 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) 381 599 12 38.9 6/ 5*THE BEARS II (355) 2 5 0 7/ 6*THE BEARS II (355) 3 6 0 33.3 7/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) 2 12 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. Break Point, my friend of long standing, it was good to meet you on the sands and win! I wouldn't have objected to another skill or two, and I would have been glad to make it an exchange of skills, but there it is, a win. I have to like that. Why, one more win, and I might graduate! Lori Collin SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! TUFT-TASTIC! had cause to celebrate, after JHEZRA STEELBLADE got 13 points by beating THORN. THORN certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to JHEZRA STEELBLADE and losing 10 points in the process! In ARDIVENT, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, BREAK POINT. Word has it one team in ARDIVENT is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. I'll bet it works. And how sociable are ARDIVENT's warriors? Come, let us see. Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of CYNICAL DELUSIONS, alone and unchallenged. The warriors of CYNICAL DELUSIONS found their efforts at combat frustrated as TUFT-TASTIC! apparently had more important things to do than fight. If challenges were horses, JHEZRA STEELBLADE could open up a fast food joint! The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on... Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee. Do not think spyreporting in ARDIVENT is the highlight of my life. As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place. ARDIVENT, I leave you now. The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Seaside Manor. 'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BREAK POINT 2741 29 15 0 116 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LORI COLLIN 3888 13 12 1 102 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) DR STEINBURGER 3442 20 5 0 93 FANDILS (75) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -TEMPTATION 3314 9 5 0 89 INFERNAL LORDS (8) -MARY CATHERINE 3459 10 4 2 87 FANDILS (75) -AZGUD 3253 12 13 0 82 INFERNAL LORDS (8) TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433 8 1 0 77 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) SPARROW-BLASTER 3900 8 3 2 76 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) BECKER COLLIN 3850 14 28 1 71 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017 8 7 0 65 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) -DAVY PRIVETTE 3447 14 1 0 61 FANDILS (75) GLAVER 3915 7 2 0 59 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME QUAR-RAL 3898 8 1 0 51 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) GALOOT 3907 9 1 0 45 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) JUANITA 3926 5 2 0 44 FANDILS (75) -IRONWOLF 274 5 1 0 42 BARBARIAN HORDE (47) THORN 3904 7 4 0 41 DEATH (349) LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650 4 3 0 41 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651 4 2 1 39 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DREAD 3902 5 6 1 33 DEATH (349) TUVOLD 3946 3 0 0 33 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) RYTHYM WIZARD 3357 7 6 0 32 INFERNAL LORDS (8) DEBRA CONKLIN 3890 6 14 0 32 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) -EUROQ 3901 4 4 0 31 INFERNAL LORDS (8) QUIETUS 3913 4 5 0 30 DEATH (349) HELLSPAWN 3903 4 7 1 29 DEATH (349) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STONE BEAR 3941 3 1 0 25 THE BEARS II (355) JACINTHE 3892 3 15 0 24 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -UG 271 4 2 1 19 BARBARIAN HORDE (47) -KROKUS 272 4 2 0 19 BARBARIAN HORDE (47) -TARAMON 270 3 3 0 18 BARBARIAN HORDE (47) -WEASEL 273 4 2 0 15 BARBARIAN HORDE (47) BROQUS 3947 1 0 0 11 INFERNAL LORDS (8) -HAIRY BEAR 3939 0 1 0 7 THE BEARS II (355) VLDL 3943 1 3 0 6 DEATH (349) ZELLIT 3948 1 1 0 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BAWDY BEAR 3945 0 2 0 THE BEARS II 355 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18 483 NONE COOLIN SCOT 3897 3 9 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 HELLSPAWN 3903 479 NOT REVE CRYPT 3914 3 2 0 DEATH 349 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651 479 NOT REVE EARL & SISSY 3478 2 5 1 FANDILS 75 DARK CHAMPION 24 483 NONE PERSONAL ADS Kung-Fu Master -- Even machos like you are afraid of the drill. Gotcha! -- Dr. Steinberger Well, I feel better. Not another Khalhums Dwarf! I can handle concubines, but dwarves? You are right, Ed., I must be allergic to long beards, especially on short people. -- Mary Catherine After all, I'll bet they don't dust those beards nearly as often as they ought. -- Ed. Quar-Ral -- I did not have what it takes. I bow to your superiority. -- Juanita Euroq -- It was unfair of you to vanquish us. We were not ready. We were still quarrelling over which of us should play offense, and which defense. -- Earl & Sissy The Scribe -- Family should always take precedence. Good luck. -- Fandil The Wise DeGotti -- We have always found Ardivent not only to be full of red sands, but to treat skills stingily. -- WOF Well, Sir DeGotti, since you cannot accept Earl & Sissy on your team due to such a minor thing as "name, the likelihood is that you will have forced my hand with an unlit battle. I think it is only the second we have arranged for a Fandil over the years. -- WOF P.S. Good choice! Lady Adie -- Who did let the dogs out? Not me! -- Fandil The Wise Lori Collins -- Perhaps your Duelmistress Column said it all? -- WOF Earl and Sissy simply couldn't get along together and took the midnight lights route to get out from under it all. As 7-10-15-11-7-17-17 little endurance lungers, they really had little going in their favor. And it showed. -- Fandil The Wise All -- Well, we've certainly become the whipping boys for this arena. I'll have to work on that.... -- Dday Case in point -- Two critical attacks, critical damage, and a knockdown from ruthless jaywalker? oh the shame, the ringers in Team 1. What to do? -- Dday Annette -- You like thumping my troops so much, I thought I'd give you a more enjoyable target that you wouldn't learn quite so much from. -- Dday Lori Lori -- I thought that every 5 turns or so it would be a nice thing if I turn over the title to a most respected warrior. Being that you're so respected and deserving, enjoy the time up there and the free beer and food. Don't forget me, huh. -- BP Debra Conklin -- Beautiful just beautiful, I like a good gory brawl. -- Glaver Juanita -- It's only a matter of time, those close calls are just too much for me. -- Quar-Ral Rhythm Wizard -- So we meet again upon the sands of disaster or glory. Nice fight, and I'm sure we will battle again soon. -- Sparrow Jhezra -- I knew that fight was coming, so much for standing still and watching you pick me apart. -- Galoot Looks like I was wrong! Congratulations to Lori Collin our new Duelmaster for upsetting Break Point! -- Adie Juanita -- Hey, don't be a jerk about it! :P~ Taunting Adie that you beat me is as small an accomplishment as your victory over me. Ouch, did I say that? -- Jhezra P.S. Besides, we hit a 5-0 the next turn, so nyah! Fandils -- You can appreciate those tufts as much as you like for now. We will take them back from you eventually, and then some, as I have been able to prove time after time. ;) -- Adie WOF -- I guess I will just have to live with my natural born flair! I think I can do that. :) -- Adie Dday -- Really? 9-0 on skills? Oh, right. Thank you for those, and thank you for forgiving me, though I shall not forgive myself. Good luck out there. Arena life is much more precarious than an elementalist's quiet studies. -- Annette DeGotti -- Are you evil? Is your team evil? In such a case, I shall have to send my gladiators out to deal with your vileness! If they can not do it, then I shall. I certainly hope you're not really evil. -- Adie The Scribe -- You have a story here too? I really should keep track of our communications. But if so, roll it into the other plots and just post in multiple arenas. :) Quality over quantity, right? ;) -- Adie VLDL -- Are we done yet? I am afraid to lose one of these bloodfeuds.... -- Annette Galoot -- Finally somebody I'm well qualified to fight! Thank you! Sorry about ruining your record. -- Jhezra Jacinthe -- I am doing very excellent now! Thanks to you, I may do even better now! Yes! -- Lothar Hellspawn -- I never did like the spawn of hell, nor the people who conjure them. -- Tuvold Becker Collin -- Well, this win streak can't go on much longer, I am running out of foes of my level. That was a close fight, well fought. -- Terrence Lothar Lightsword -- Listen, you skill-sucking lothario, you do NOT put your hand there! Not with ME, you don't. If I can't take it off myself, and you're such a big bum that would be tough, one of my teammates will do it for me. -- Jacinthe the overwrought Terrence Wycliff -- That's the first time I've seen a golem specifically constructed with "tear-away" hair. I grab and think I've finally got a grip that will hold you still, and the hair just comes off in my hand! Weird. It takes the challenge out of scalping. -- Becker Collin Glaver -- You were so MEAN to me! -- Debra Conklin P.S. You didn't even teach me, you know, anything at all. Bawdy Bear -- That's JUST what you deserve, you lecher! -- Zellit P.S. I didn't know bears HAD that many hands! And trying to strip my armor off with a look...! Dr. Steinberger -- (baring teeth ferociously) They were not and are not broken to begin with. -- Becker Collin Adie -- They have nothing to talk about in Andorak because we left. -- Leeta DeGotti -- (blushing) It was private! -- Debra Conklin My what a poor showing my warriors are making here lately. I think it's time for a pep talk. -- DeGotti I would like to introduce my newest recruit, Broqus. He is from a smaller plane in the nether regions. But he was a solid warrior there. -- DeGotti 26 August 2006 The Avengers of Light. Another VC lackey? What's the matter VC, are you scared? Bringing in reinforcements. It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be crushed! I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106. I reply with steel and your women shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!! Remember to sign your posts to whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm 4 September 2006 Civil War/The Crusades The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the following manner: A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker. Names simply beginning with the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed! Existing teams are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams. There will be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible. This along with the DA round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers. After the DA there will be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving, warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1. So as a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules: The Civil War to be held in arena 14. - The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties). - No tourney participation allowed. Teams with warriors participating in any tournament are disqualified. - An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders. No later substitutions are allowed. - If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and his side will fight one team short! - Three factions will be participating: Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades - Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of the warrior) - Turn DA: (The DA Round) November 25, 2006. Every warrior must DA. (Warriors not DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified) - Turn 0: December 9th, 2006. There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to allow for challenges on turn 1. - Turn 1+: Scoring as detailed below - Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team. - Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation. - The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for the most points then no Battle Points are accrued) - The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war - Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on a warrior on their contest team. This must be applied within a month of the conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of the contest. Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or place a personal ad in the arena. You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards! Let me know which faction you would like to fight for! This contest is intended to be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS EARL & SISSY was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight. BAWDY BEAR was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel. SPARROW-BLASTER overcame BECKER COLLIN in a popular 2 minute Challenge match. THORN was vanquished by JHEZRA STEELBLADE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl. RYTHYM WIZARD was defeated by JUANITA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight. LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD devastated DEBRA CONKLIN in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl. TUVOLD devastated JACINTHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match. LORI COLLIN was overcome by BREAK POINT in a 3 minute expert's Title fight. TERRENCE WYCLIFF was unbelievably bested by DR STEINBURGER in a 8 minute gory duel. GLAVER vanquished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel. ANNETTE TEVERLY was outlasted by GALOOT in a popular 7 minute melee. QUAR-RAL overpowered STONE BEAR in a 7 minute one-sided match. DREAD devastated CULT MEMBER in a exciting 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict. HELLSPAWN devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout. QUIETUS handily defeated ZELLIT in a popular 1 minute uneven fight. VLDL was viciously subdued by BROQUS in a 2 minute brutal beginner's duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |BASHING ATTACK 5 TOTAL PARRY 32 - 10 - 0 76 | |LUNGING ATTACK 5 BASHING ATTACK 21 - 11 - 0 66 | |TOTAL PARRY 4 AIMED BLOW 9 - 6 - 0 60 | |SLASHING ATTACK 4 SLASHING ATTACK 17 - 14 - 3 55 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 WALL OF STEEL 17 - 16 - 0 52 | |AIMED BLOW 2 LUNGING ATTACK 20 - 20 - 2 50 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 5 - 0 38 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 4 - 7 - 0 36 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 9 - 20 - 0 31 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 10 - 1 29 | Turn 483 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: STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 3 2 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 4 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 4 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 PARRY-LUNGE AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 2 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 3 1 LUNGING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY BREAK POINT 2741 29 15 0 116 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) SLASHING ATTACK LORI COLLIN 3888 13 12 1 102 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74) WALL OF STEEL TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433 8 1 0 77 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) AIMED BLOW JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017 8 7 0 65 TUFT-TASTIC! (265) BASHING ATTACK GLAVER 3915 7 2 0 59 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218) LUNGING ATTACK THORN 3904 7 4 0 41 DEATH (349) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is BECKER COLLIN 3850. The most popular warrior this turn was ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651. The ten other most popular fighters were SPARROW-BLASTER 3900, LORI COLLIN 3888, DREAD 3902, BROQUS 3947, BREAK POINT 2741, JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017, JUANITA 3926, STONE BEAR 3941, QUIETUS 3913, and EARL & SISSY 3478. The least popular fighter this week was DR STEINBURGER 3442. The other ten least popular fighters were QUAR-RAL 3898, GALOOT 3907, JACINTHE 3892, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, THORN 3904, VLDL 3943, ZELLIT 3948, TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433, TUVOLD 3946, and RYTHYM WIZARD 3357.