DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/25/2005 Duedate: 04/07/2005 JURINE ARENA DM-61 TURN-352 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SABA EL KEER BLADE AND BLOOD (314) (61-2719) [19-15-2,105] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SABA EL KEER POSITION IS EMPTY BLADE AND BLOOD (314) (61-2719) [19-15-2,105] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SABA EL KEER ZENRY CASSAUDO BLADE AND BLOOD (314) BLADE AND BLOOD (314) (61-2719) [19-15-2,105] (61-3342) [2-3-1,26] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM BLADE AND BLOOD (314) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. BLADE AND BLOOD (314) 24 2. ARENA FELINES (341) 4 BLADES OF TERROR (348) 3. BLADES OF TERROR (348) 3 Unchartered Team 4. CANINE CUISINE (358) 0 5. FAVORITE GUYS (186) -11 NEUTERED NUNS (31) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 BLADES OF TERROR (348) 15 5 1 75.0 1/ 1 BLADE AND BLOOD (314) 8 5 2 2- 2 CANINE CUISINE (358) 18 9 3 66.7 2/ 3 BLADES OF TERROR (348) 6 0 0 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (341) 144 92 15 61.0 3/ 2 FAVORITE GUYS (186) 4 11 0 4/ 4 BLADE AND BLOOD (314) 86 66 13 56.6 4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (341) 3 1 0 5/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186) 425 490 9 46.4 5- 5 CANINE CUISINE (358) 1 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last week's fights. Hey everybody, watch out for ZENRY CASSAUDO, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing CHILLILI CHES like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was CHILLILI CHES, who dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ZENRY CASSAUDO. Try as hard as the BLADES OF TERROR stable might, they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) ROBESPIERRE before this week's fights. It's a proud day for the BLADE AND BLOOD stable, as their warrior, SABA EL KEER, ascended the Duelmaster's throne. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle! Here's a song for you: Who's afraid of the big, bad ARENA FELINES? Big bad ARENA FELINES. Big bad ARENA FELINES. JURINE's afraid of the big bad ARENA FELINES. Tra la la la la! For those of you who like math, try this one: ARENA FELINES + Weapons That go Boom = BLADE AND BLOOD + Avoid City. Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, GUILLOTINE would be president. Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win. Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the most interesting, though! Proving again that JURINE is not rated G, CAPTURED ORC of the JURINE slew the warrior MATTEO in a rather bloody bout. Let's look for a bloodfeud. Here's some advice: warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle. Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JURINE have no sense of humor. Or maybe that they were senseless. C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks. See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SABA EL KEER 2719 19 15 2 105 BLADE AND BLOOD (314) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ROBESPIERRE 3098 9 3 1 133 BLADES OF TERROR (348) COOL CAT 3147 15 3 1 101 ARENA FELINES (341) -TAIL IN THE AIR 3148 14 4 2 97 ARENA FELINES (341) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -KIT-KAT 3128 9 10 2 78 ARENA FELINES (341) DELORES 3311 14 14 0 72 FAVORITE GUYS (186) KETA 3328 11 5 0 71 FAVORITE GUYS (186) -RACK OF LAB 3185 5 0 1 67 CANINE CUISINE (358) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -M.C. CAT 3124 6 11 0 47 ARENA FELINES (341) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GUILLOTINE 3100 5 0 0 32 BLADES OF TERROR (348) -CHICKEN POODLE SOUP 3194 2 0 1 32 CANINE CUISINE (358) ZENRY CASSAUDO 3342 2 3 1 26 BLADE AND BLOOD (314) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SCYTHE 3284 1 0 0 21 BLADES OF TERROR (348) XANDER HAXAN 3270 3 5 0 20 BLADE AND BLOOD (314) SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350 2 0 0 18 BLADE AND BLOOD (314) CHILLILI CHES 3343 3 2 0 14 FAVORITE GUYS (186) -PUPSICLE 3221 3 1 0 11 CANINE CUISINE (358) TIMO 3353 0 2 0 2 FAVORITE GUYS (186) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? HOODOO VOODOO 3352 0 1 0 BLADE AND BLOOD 314 EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5 352 NONE FRAY AL ZANRA 3327 1 2 1 BLADE AND BLOOD 314 CHICKEN POODLE S 3194 349 MATTEO 3334 4 5 0 FAVORITE GUYS 186 CAPTURED ORC 8 352 NONE PERSONAL ADS Robespierre -- Congrats on beating Cool Cat! He's been DM like forever. Now you have to fight me, cause I gotta be DM before I graduate. So put up you dukes and lets have at it. -- Saba El Keer Cool Cat -- You're off the hook. -- Saba Keta -- Be Careful. I feel the blood fever rising. The urge to kill is getting stronger. Now would be a good time to stay away from me. -- Saba Timo -- Good fight. The GC spelled my name wrong. It should be Siren. -- Shivaree Siren Guillotine -- Somehow your name and your style don't seem to go together. Maybe you should change one or the other? -- Chillili Ches Pupsicle -- Getting too warm for you, boy. -- Matteo Saba El Keer -- You're too tall for a woman, you know. People will realize you have Shewish blood. -- Keta Tail in the Air -- And I hope a hawk comes along and grabs it. -- Delores Shivaree Sijden -- It wasn't you I was trained for. -- Timo Xander Haxan -- It's the chile. It gives me fire. -- Chillili Ches 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 XANDER HAXAN was bested by GUILLOTINE in a 4 minute Challenge fight. SABA EL KEER devastated DELORES in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel. COOL CAT demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight. KETA devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest. MATTEO was assassinated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match. ZENRY CASSAUDO viciously subdued CHILLILI CHES in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel. SHIVAREE SJDEN overpowered TIMO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. HOODOO VOODOO was assassinated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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| |SLASHING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 8 - 2 - 0 80 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 13 - 4 - 1 76 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 8 - 3 - 3 73 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 4 - 0 67 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-STRIKE 3 - 3 - 0 50 | |AIMED BLOW 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 2 - 0 50 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 12 - 0 50 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 10 - 10 - 2 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 AIMED BLOW 1 - 6 - 1 14 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 352 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: SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 4 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 TOTAL PARRY BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 0 - 2 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK SABA EL KEER 2719 19 15 2 105 BLADE AND BLOOD (314) SLASHING ATTACK KETA 3328 11 5 0 71 FAVORITE GUYS (186) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is SABA EL KEER 2719. The most popular warrior this turn was ZENRY CASSAUDO 3342. The ten other most popular fighters were SABA EL KEER 2719, XANDER HAXAN 3270, COOL CAT 3147, KETA 3328, CHILLILI CHES 3343, SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350, GUILLOTINE 3100, DELORES 3311, MATTEO 3334, and TIMO 3353. The least popular fighter this week was HOODOO VOODOO 3352. The other ten least popular fighters were TIMO 3353, MATTEO 3334, DELORES 3311, GUILLOTINE 3100, SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350, CHILLILI CHES 3343, KETA 3328, COOL CAT 3147, XANDER HAXAN 3270, and SABA EL KEER 2719.