DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/18/2005 Duedate: 03/31/2005 TRICORUS ARENA DM-51 TURN-404 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS DELANGE DARK HORSEMEN (433) (51-5230) [18-12-2,84] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader HARZOGH POSITION IS EMPTY DARK HORSEMEN (433) (51-5210) [15-19-0,86] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DELANGE MELISSA DARK HORSEMEN (433) AMAZON ELITE (536) (51-5230) [18-12-2,84] (51-5252) [3-1-0,36] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM DARK HORSEMEN (433) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DARK HORSEMEN (433) 37 2. AMAZON ELITE (536) 10 FRUITS (548) 3. INHUMANS II (562) 0 Unchartered Team 4. FRUITS (548) -7 THINGS (17) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 FRUITS (548) 47 11 2 81.0 1/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433) 5 7 0 2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536) 99 83 8 54.4 2/ 1 AMAZON ELITE (536) 4 2 0 3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433) 466 564 15 45.2 3/ 2 FRUITS (548) 2 1 0 4- 4*INHUMANS II (562) 0 5 0 0.0 4- 4*INHUMANS II (562) 0 5 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 can't honestly say that I'm proud to have achieved this title. The competition was so... not there. Just us and the Amazons. Delange SPY REPORT I was going on vacation, see? Surf, sun... But what do those bums say? "Hit the road, Debby Tonte. TRICORUS needs a spyreport." Oh, well. Like, AMAZON ELITE had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by DARK HORSEMEN! Way to go DARK HORSEMEN! MVP award for HARZOGH? DARK HORSEMEN's proud of him after beating M. CHARDINEE and getting 12 points. Talk about yer major upsets! GRAPE's match with MELISSA cost him a loss of 7 points! This Duelmaster is like something else! DELANGE stopped KALLIE dead in hers tracks! Who was the wiseguy that said TRICORUS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Silver Chalice? Don't look at me! Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right? DARK HORSEMEN was TRICORUS' most avoided team. Is there some award for that? Hhmph! What kind of warriors are AMAZON ELITE? DARK HORSEMEN, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation! Can FRUITS' GRAPE be more popular than me? He was challenged the most, but is that really the same? What does a fighter fight for? I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone gets killed. Not after four more fights. What if they had a fight and nobody showed up? I'd be out of a job, that's what!!! I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid. Who would've guessed I'd be a famous Spyreporter? 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 DELANGE 5230 18 12 2 84 DARK HORSEMEN (433) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HARZOGH 5210 15 19 0 86 DARK HORSEMEN (433) KALLIE 5244 5 3 0 70 AMAZON ELITE (536) TURAGH 5243 12 11 0 68 DARK HORSEMEN (433) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -JACINTHE 5211 9 5 0 63 AMAZON ELITE (536) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DAPHNE 4987 5 5 0 47 AMAZON ELITE (536) MELISSA 5252 3 1 0 36 AMAZON ELITE (536) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ZALGEI 5272 1 2 0 14 DARK HORSEMEN (433) GRAPE 5266 3 1 0 11 FRUITS (548) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Hannah -- Bone voyage, and stuff like that. At least now I don't have to worry about you killing me. Other people, who knows, but not you. -- Harzogh I don't like Kung-Fu Masters. I never have. -- Turagh Grape -- Hey! Grape juice stains as badly as blood. Why didn't Debby Tonte warn us about this? -- Zalgei 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 MELISSA devastated GRAPE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight. DELANGE won victory over KALLIE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle. HARZOGH overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched duel. TURAGH devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight. ZALGEI demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 2 SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 1 - 0 75 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 BASHING ATTACK 9 - 5 - 0 64 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 5 - 3 - 1 63 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 TOTAL PARRY 6 - 4 - 1 60 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 4 - 3 - 0 57 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 AIMED BLOW 6 - 5 - 0 55 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 5 - 6 - 0 45 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 WALL OF STEEL 4 - 6 - 0 40 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 404 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 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 STRIKING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK DELANGE 5230 18 12 2 84 DARK HORSEMEN (433) STRIKING ATTACK KALLIE 5244 5 3 0 70 AMAZON ELITE (536) WALL OF STEEL TURAGH 5243 12 11 0 68 DARK HORSEMEN (433) AIMED BLOW MELISSA 5252 3 1 0 36 AMAZON ELITE (536) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is DELANGE 5230. The most popular warrior this turn was MELISSA 5252. The ten other most popular fighters were DELANGE 5230, HARZOGH 5210, TURAGH 5243, KALLIE 5244, ZALGEI 5272, GRAPE 5266, 0, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was GRAPE 5266. The other ten least popular fighters were ZALGEI 5272, KALLIE 5244, TURAGH 5243, HARZOGH 5210, DELANGE 5230, MELISSA 5252, 0, 0, 0, and 0.