DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/05/2006 Duedate: 10/18/2006 ROCANIS ARENA DM-56 TURN-413 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS NIKALA ELEVENTH HOUR (372) (56-3443) [16-11-0,103] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader NIKALA LOIS THUG ELEVENTH HOUR (372) STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) (56-3443) [16-11-0,103] (56-3970) [2-1-0,14] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ALDALDON SOURCRAB PHILANTHROPISTS (420) BAD APPLES (187) (56-3913) [12-4-1,87] (56-3969) [3-3-0,23] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM BAD APPLES (187) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. ELEVENTH HOUR (372) 61 2. YIELD (405) 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) 3. PHILANTHROPISTS (420) -1 Unchartered Team 4. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) -1 5. BAD APPLES (187) -27 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) 17 6 1 73.9 1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187) 10 4 0 2/ 2*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) 8 6 2 57.1 2/ 3 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) 6 6 0 3/ 4 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) 63 69 8 47.7 3- 4 YIELD (405) 3 2 0 4- 3 YIELD (405) 32 37 7 46.4 4/ 2*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) 3 6 2 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187) 431 570 14 43.1 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) 2 3 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of ROCANIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too. Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see PRESTON win a fight and gain 27 points, terribly. Tsk, tsk, PRESTON beat TREEKILLER and TREEKILLER lost 22 points. You're breakin' my heart. Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, WISHLIST has lost the Title of Duelmaster. Start setting that alarm earlier! And it's out with the old, in with the new, as NIKALA takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster. Heh, heh. I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this? You want to know what's new, don't you, ROCANIS? He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward. ELEVENTH HOUR, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team. Care to know who is the most afraid of you? And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice? Let's see, well, whatcha know? It was PHILANTHROPISTS. Ha ha ha ha! Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals. I volunteer for ROCANIS' morgue. More variety. Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next guy, but hey STRAIGHT UP THUG, whyja send BILL THUG to the Dark Arena, look at his record, huh? We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later? I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for an epee. Forgive me for writing with a dagger. Phlllt! Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of ROCANIS. I feel much better now. I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NIKALA 3443 16 11 0 103 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -WISHLIST 3816 11 9 3 110 YIELD (405) -CONTRABAND 3827 11 4 3 102 YIELD (405) PRESTON 3604 9 9 5 98 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ALDALDON 3913 12 4 1 87 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) TREEKILLER 3927 14 5 0 72 BAD APPLES (187) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ZANDER 3440 11 17 1 66 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) -NALENTHU 3909 4 2 0 63 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VANESSA 3483 12 11 1 55 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) -IN HIDING 3902 4 2 1 50 YIELD (405) FORLUITHA 3946 8 7 0 45 BAD APPLES (187) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HARD CIDER 3978 3 0 0 27 BAD APPLES (187) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SOURCRAB 3969 3 3 0 23 BAD APPLES (187) -SAWTOOTH 3944 1 1 0 15 YIELD (405) LOIS THUG 3970 2 1 0 14 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) -RANUL 3911 1 0 0 9 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) GEORGE THUG 3974 2 1 1 8 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) DELIA THUG 3973 1 2 0 5 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) BUCK FEVER 3980 1 1 0 4 BAD APPLES (187) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? JONNA THANE 3903 15 11 0 BAD APPLES 187 PRESTON 3604 410 REVENGED BILL THUG 3972 2 1 1 STRAIGHT UP THUG 426 VEL STEELWIND 25 413 NONE PERSONAL ADS In Hiding -- From what or, as the case might be, whom? Your manager? That might be a good plan. Managers are so cold-blooded! -- Forluitha P.S. You should probably have learned more, then your manager wouldn't be hostile. Sawtooth -- Heck. Wind-sprints for me. -- Sourcrab P.S. Ground glass in the breakfast grits for you. Although they tell me that isn't necessarily lethal. Another myth exploded. Preston -- Whoa! A one-shotter, I didn't expect that. I like it, mind you, but I didn't expect it. -- Treekiller P.S. Are you any relation to the guy in the Yukon? Sergeant Preston, that would be. Lois Thug -- Good try, but women just can't handle me. -- straight-up Hard Cider, the insufferably smug Delia Thug -- Ah, you're a big one, aren't you? Well, you know what they say, the bigger they are, the harder they fall, and I love it when a woman falls hard for me. The crowd didn't love it, but what do they know, eh? -- Buck Fever P.S. You can call me Buck. Ed. -- This is true. To the extent that any efforts to change over to using baling twine has been ruthlessly stamped out. After all, cults always need a good blood sacrifice, and anyone who would bale doom with TWINE is obviously good for little else. -- Treekiller Heck, anyone who would bale even hay with twine should probably be sacrificed! Baling twine is worthless stuff. -- Ed. 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 BILL THUG was butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. NIKALA bested ALDALDON in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel. TREEKILLER was handily defeated by PRESTON in a 1 minute one-sided match. FORLUITHA was vanquished by ZANDER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl. VANESSA overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match. SOURCRAB viciously subdued GEORGE THUG in a popular 2 minute bloody duel. LOIS THUG savagely defeated BUCK FEVER in a 2 minute gory amateur's brawl. DELIA THUG was handily defeated by HARD CIDER in a 1 minute uneven melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 6 AIMED BLOW 9 - 3 - 1 75 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 7 - 4 - 0 64 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 6 - 0 63 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 5 - 3 62 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 2 - 0 60 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 LUNGING ATTACK 36 - 24 - 3 60 | |AIMED BLOW 1 SLASHING ATTACK 13 - 14 - 1 48 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 13 - 2 48 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 4 - 0 43 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 413 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 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 4 5 LUNGING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY NIKALA 3443 16 11 0 103 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) LUNGING ATTACK ALDALDON 3913 12 4 1 87 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) BASHING ATTACK VANESSA 3483 12 11 1 55 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ALDALDON 3913. The most popular warrior this turn was SOURCRAB 3969. The ten other most popular fighters were ALDALDON 3913, ZANDER 3440, LOIS THUG 3970, VANESSA 3483, HARD CIDER 3978, BILL THUG 3972, NIKALA 3443, PRESTON 3604, FORLUITHA 3946, and BUCK FEVER 3980. The least popular fighter this week was DELIA THUG 3973. The other ten least popular fighters were GEORGE THUG 3974, TREEKILLER 3927, BUCK FEVER 3980, FORLUITHA 3946, PRESTON 3604, NIKALA 3443, BILL THUG 3972, HARD CIDER 3978, VANESSA 3483, and LOIS THUG 3970.