DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/13/2006 Duedate: 10/26/2006 TRICORUS ARENA DM-51 TURN-445 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MARGALH DARK HORSEMEN (433) (51-5293) [17-14-0,92] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MARGALH POSITION IS EMPTY DARK HORSEMEN (433) (51-5293) [17-14-0,92] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MARGALH AILLENDEI DARK HORSEMEN (433) DARK HORSEMEN (433) (51-5293) [17-14-0,92] (51-5318) [9-10-0,66] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM DARK HORSEMEN (433) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. AMAZON ELITE (536) 16 2. PRISM LIGHTS (570) 0 AMAZON ELITE (536) 3. RONIN (445) 0 Unchartered Team 4. DARK HORSEMEN (433) -8 DARKOVER (5) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*PRISM LIGHTS (570) 7 6 1 53.8 1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433) 6 6 1 2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536) 120 105 8 53.3 2- 2*PRISM LIGHTS (570) 3 2 0 3- 3 RONIN (445) 194 198 17 49.5 3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536) 3 3 0 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433) 549 636 18 46.3 4- 4 RONIN (445) 0 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. Defeated the Veteran Mercenary, and here I am back on top, with a "column," or at least a few lines, to do. Some days I have to wonder why this arena is still open. Margalh SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly TRICORUS games. KALLIE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GALBEI and was awarded 9 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, KALLIE put down GALBEI, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process. Although KUNG FU MASTER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious MARGALH. No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids. Charmed weapons perhaps? But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades that is city TRICORUS. I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's challenge seeking began. DARK HORSEMEN is feared. This much I can say. Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding DARK HORSEMEN. Indeed it was AMAZON ELITE. Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser? Warriors, may this counselor stand ready at your right hand forever! GALBEI must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by KALLIE of AMAZON ELITE. Hail KALLIE for thy victory! Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms. One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt! If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times already in TRICORUS. Nice atmosphere you have here! Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off city calling to me. I must away! Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MARGALH 5293 17 14 0 92 DARK HORSEMEN (433) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KALLIE 5244 9 5 0 84 AMAZON ELITE (536) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME AILLENDEI 5318 9 10 0 66 DARK HORSEMEN (433) GALBEI 5309 11 12 2 63 DARK HORSEMEN (433) -JACINTHE 5211 15 8 0 62 AMAZON ELITE (536) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SAMURAI 5317 9 3 0 52 RONIN (445) -DAPHNE 4987 9 7 0 51 AMAZON ELITE (536) -ANKH 5325 5 3 0 49 RONIN (445) -BLACK LOTUS 5308 8 8 0 42 RONIN (445) NEALA 5286 5 10 0 40 AMAZON ELITE (536) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -PUCE 5346 3 1 0 30 PRISM LIGHTS (570) -TANGERINE 5349 3 1 1 28 PRISM LIGHTS (570) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KURBALD 5345 3 4 0 15 DARK HORSEMEN (433) -SHOGUN 5341 2 2 0 14 RONIN (445) -VIOLET 5348 1 0 0 14 PRISM LIGHTS (570) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? MELISSA 5252 5 6 0 AMAZON ELITE 536 GALBEI 5309 443 JUST REV PERSONAL ADS Well, that was a bummer. Lost the match to the Venomous Concubine, and the title with it! -- Galbei P.S. Of course, I had a lot of fun.... Neala -- Have you ever noticed how remarkable it is that a gladiator can learn five useful skills while getting beaten to a bloody pulp in the course of just over one minute? What other profession can show such learning power? We must be amazing, yes? -- Aillendei Shogun -- What good does it do to show me your "gun" when I've got a sword and hot pastrami on rye waiting for me? -- Kurbald the not very patient 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 KALLIE devastated GALBEI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight. MARGALH vanquished KUNG FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle. AILLENDEI was subdued by KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute fight. NEALA vanquished KURBALD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |WALL OF STEEL 3 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 5 - 2 - 0 71 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 STRIKING ATTACK 9 - 4 - 0 69 | |AIMED BLOW 0 LUNGING ATTACK 9 - 8 - 1 53 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 2 - 0 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 WALL OF STEEL 14 - 14 - 1 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 16 - 0 43 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 2 - 0 33 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 2 - 0 0 | Turn 445 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 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 3 STRIKING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 2 TOTAL PARRY LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 3 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK MARGALH 5293 17 14 0 92 DARK HORSEMEN (433) STRIKING ATTACK KALLIE 5244 9 5 0 84 AMAZON ELITE (536) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MARGALH 5293. The most popular warrior this turn was AILLENDEI 5318. The ten other most popular fighters were KALLIE 5244, MARGALH 5293, NEALA 5286, GALBEI 5309, KURBALD 5345, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0. The least popular fighter this week was KURBALD 5345. The other ten least popular fighters were GALBEI 5309, NEALA 5286, MARGALH 5293, KALLIE 5244, AILLENDEI 5318, 0, 0, 0, 0, and 0.