DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 10/19/2006 Duedate: 11/01/2006 ROCANIS ARENA DM-56 TURN-414 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS NIKALA ELEVENTH HOUR (372) (56-3443) [17-11-0,109] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader NIKALA GEORGE THUG ELEVENTH HOUR (372) STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) (56-3443) [17-11-0,109] (56-3974) [3-1-1,21] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ALDALDON ALDALDON PHILANTHROPISTS (420) PHILANTHROPISTS (420) (56-3913) [12-5-1,90] (56-3913) [12-5-1,90] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM ELEVENTH HOUR (372) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. ELEVENTH HOUR (372) 34 2. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) 16 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) 3. PHILANTHROPISTS (420) 3 Unchartered Team 4. YIELD (405) 0 5. BAD APPLES (187) -9 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 7 1 70.8 1/ 2 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) 9 3 0 2/ 2*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) 10 7 2 58.8 2/ 1 BAD APPLES (187) 8 7 0 3/ 3 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) 67 69 8 49.3 3/ 4*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) 5 7 2 4- 4 YIELD (405) 32 37 7 46.4 4- 3 YIELD (405) 3 2 0 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187) 433 573 14 43.0 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) 1 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 Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport. I doubt ROCANIS will ever be the same. It seems the training can make the difference, as BAD APPLES is pushed out of top team by ELEVENTH HOUR, who came from 2nd with a 4-0-0 this turn. And let's see, ZANDER fought TREEKILLER and gained 19 points and contributed to ELEVENTH HOUR's 4-0-0. TREEKILLER has lost to ZANDER, falling 13 points, while helping make BAD APPLES a 2-3-0 turn. The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and NIKALA remains ROCANIS' top warrior for another turn. By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at Mylar's? The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more could a warrior ask of life? Well, besides that. The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace. Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed. Is it really true that ROCANIS has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? Just thought I'd ask... Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe. Dare to fight bravely. Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long road ahead of me. Happy Trails. Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NIKALA 3443 17 11 0 109 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 10 9 5 102 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ALDALDON 3913 12 5 1 90 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) ZANDER 3440 12 17 1 85 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -NALENTHU 3909 4 2 0 63 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) VANESSA 3483 13 11 1 60 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) TREEKILLER 3927 14 6 0 59 BAD APPLES (187) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -IN HIDING 3902 4 2 1 50 YIELD (405) FORLUITHA 3946 9 7 0 49 BAD APPLES (187) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HARD CIDER 3978 3 1 0 25 BAD APPLES (187) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GEORGE THUG 3974 3 1 1 21 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) BUCK FEVER 3980 2 1 0 16 BAD APPLES (187) -SAWTOOTH 3944 1 1 0 15 YIELD (405) DELIA THUG 3973 2 2 0 14 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) SOURCRAB 3969 3 4 0 13 BAD APPLES (187) -RANUL 3911 1 0 0 9 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) LOIS THUG 3970 2 2 0 8 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426) '-' 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 PERSONAL ADS For reasons into which we should probably not look too closely, we didn't receive the newsletter and fights for this turn. So you're getting personals based solely on the e-version. -- Bad Apples Delia Thug -- Now, take it easy there, don't think badly of yourself. So many people think I'm going to be easy, simply because I have a fruity origin, but it ain't so. I'm tough, and it takes a man with hair on his chest, rather than a delicate flower of femininity like you, to handle... Hard Cider Lois Thug -- Huh, you're just a little bit of a thing, aren't you? I couldn't bring myself to hit you, seemed like it would be taking unfair advantage, you know? I mean, if I didn't watch where I was putting my feet, I might simply have STEPPED on you and squashed you FLAT. -- Buck Fever P.S. I don't know about you, but I'm going to protest sharply at being called an amateur. You should, too. We've got to have a little respect here. After all, we're risking our lives on the sands. George Thug -- Thblpt! Or something like that. I never feel sure I've got it spelled correctly, but I hope it will be sufficiently insulting. We don't seem to have any information on file about you, but I'm sure, by the mere fact of you being a thug and loser, that you are insult-worthy. So, take that! -- Sourcrab Zander -- I didn't need a loss today. I'm sure it was very generously meant, but I did NOT need that loss. Okay, I grant you I'm still ALIVE, which is even more important than winning, but...I'd rather be alive AND winning, you know? Let's try for that next time we meet. -- Forluitha Preston -- Defeat me if you must, but watch where you put your hands! I've just about HAD it with these grabby types, and I do NOT want to find you becoming one of them. -- Treekiller P.S. We're both guys, dammit. We shouldn't be doing stuff like that. Ed. -- Well, I'm sure there is SOME use for baling twine...somewhere. Maybe you could use it to tie beans to their stakes? Well, maybe not. But some of these new plastic twines can even be used to tie sacrifices (balers-with-twine) to stakes! -- Treekiller I find the plastic twines don't hold a knot terribly well, though they can be melted instead of tied. Unfortunately, that releases a foul odor, which might work with a sacrifice, but definitely does nothing for the chances of my using the stuff on a regular basis. -- Ed. 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 NIKALA bested ALDALDON in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight. PRESTON demolished PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute one-sided melee. TREEKILLER was overpowered by ZANDER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel. FORLUITHA savagely defeated RIRORNI THUG in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur fight. VANESSA vanquished HARD CIDER in a 1 minute mismatched fight. SOURCRAB was luckily beaten by GEORGE THUG in a 2 minute bloody brawl. LOIS THUG was defeated by BUCK FEVER in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee. DELIA THUG won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 6 TOTAL PARRY 10 - 3 - 0 77 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 8 - 3 - 1 73 | |AIMED BLOW 1 STRIKING ATTACK 8 - 3 - 3 73 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 33 - 25 - 3 57 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL 5 - 4 - 0 56 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 11 - 1 52 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 3 - 3 - 0 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 11 - 12 - 1 48 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 414 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 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 4 5 LUNGING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 STRIKING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 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 17 11 0 109 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) STRIKING ATTACK PRESTON 3604 10 9 5 102 ELEVENTH HOUR (372) LUNGING ATTACK ALDALDON 3913 12 5 1 90 PHILANTHROPISTS (420) BASHING ATTACK VANESSA 3483 13 11 1 60 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 ALDALDON 3913. The ten other most popular fighters were FORLUITHA 3946, SOURCRAB 3969, BUCK FEVER 3980, ZANDER 3440, DELIA THUG 3973, NIKALA 3443, PRESTON 3604, VANESSA 3483, GEORGE THUG 3974, and LOIS THUG 3970. The least popular fighter this week was HARD CIDER 3978. The other ten least popular fighters were TREEKILLER 3927, LOIS THUG 3970, GEORGE THUG 3974, VANESSA 3483, PRESTON 3604, NIKALA 3443, DELIA THUG 3973, ZANDER 3440, BUCK FEVER 3980, and SOURCRAB 3969.