DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/23/2004 Duedate: 12/06/2004 AMEN-TEI ARENA DM-63 TURN-341 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS LOCKHEART SAFE HAVEN (270) (63-2232) [21-6-1,127] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader LOCKHEART SECRET DOOM SAFE HAVEN (270) THE FORSAKEN (305) (63-2232) [21-6-1,127] (63-2582) [5-1-0,20] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite LOCKHEART LOCKHEART SAFE HAVEN (270) SAFE HAVEN (270) (63-2232) [21-6-1,127] (63-2232) [21-6-1,127] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM SAFE HAVEN (270) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SAFE HAVEN (270) 46 2. WAYFARERS (248) 11 SAFE HAVEN (270) 3. THE FORSAKEN (305) 3 Unchartered Team 4. CAR AND DRIVER (155) -20 THE FORSAKEN (305) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*THE FORSAKEN (305) 5 1 0 83.3 1/ 1 SAFE HAVEN (270) 9 3 0 2/ 2 SAFE HAVEN (270) 87 48 3 64.4 2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248) 5 10 0 3/ 3 CAR AND DRIVER (155) 460 408 25 53.0 3/ 3*THE FORSAKEN (305) 3 0 0 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248) 400 483 9 45.3 4/ 4 CAR AND DRIVER (155) 1 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly AMEN-TEI games. DEEVINE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MARIO ANDRETTI and was awarded 24 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, DEEVINE put down MARIO ANDRETTI, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process. Although HOBO JO made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious LOCKHEART. Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor. Watch out! Many and various are the arts of battle. In AMEN-TEI "art" is a word that has long since passed from the language! I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's challenge seeking began. SAFE HAVEN is feared. This much I can say. If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of THE FORSAKEN last week. Busy avoiding SAFE HAVEN? Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser? Warriors, may this counselor stand ready at your right hand forever! 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! The girls are as pretty in AMEN-TEI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as ugly! Don't let your reputation slip! Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city. Depart I must and soon! Till we meet again, remember: a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LOCKHEART 2232 21 6 1 127 SAFE HAVEN (270) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -FURIOUS TERROR 2248 27 16 0 114 CAR AND DRIVER (155) TINDEL 2231 16 13 1 110 SAFE HAVEN (270) DEEVINE 2230 17 9 0 104 SAFE HAVEN (270) -SPEEDWAY 2470 9 9 0 93 CAR AND DRIVER (155) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOBO JO 2520 20 16 0 90 WAYFARERS (248) MARIO ANDRETTI 1809 10 6 0 82 CAR AND DRIVER (155) SELAUNAH 2551 12 8 1 76 WAYFARERS (248) PASSER BY 2513 14 26 0 68 WAYFARERS (248) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SHADY LADY 2552 10 7 0 50 WAYFARERS (248) SERA 2587 4 1 0 43 SAFE HAVEN (270) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SECRET DOOM 2582 5 1 0 20 THE FORSAKEN (305) THE N-ICEMAN 2576 2 5 0 11 WAYFARERS (248) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Tindel -- But I don't WANT to avoid you! Oh, sure, on the sands, if there was anybody else. But not OFF the sands. I LIKE you. -- Selaunah Deevine -- Oh, NO! I broke two of your fingernails--how can you ever forgive me for that? They were so PERFECT. (wincing slightly) So strong and sharp.... -- Hobo Jo What IS it with this Ruthless Jaywalker? WHY can't he go to the corner and use the crosswalk? Yes, I know that nobody will even consider running him down anymore, not since he wrenched the wheel off a chariot and broke the axel with his gloved hands (not BARE, because axels are so DIRTY). But still. Will nothing teach him the courtesy of the road and sidewalk? -- Passer By Sera -- You may as well laugh. I won't hate you the more for it. Because these stockings are RUINED, and they were very expensive silk ones, imported from the Isles of the South where they had been knitted by nimble-fingered children trained in that art from birth. I fear that to replace them will be impossible. (sigh) They were a gift, you know. From, well, let us call him a "secret admirer." -- Shady Lady Secret Doom -- Why would I want to take up learning to fight as a hobby? Fighting bores me. Such rude and uncouth people enjoy doing it, or enjoy watching it. I have no wish to be numbered among them. -- The N-Iceman 11 November 2004 All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct and up to date. Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com. As you may guess, replace the at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the web). I have information on the following alliances: ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada, Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ, Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk, Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection, Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel. If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know. If you are a member of some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know. If you were at any point in your past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know. Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to still be in the same alliance when they return. Even having everyone in an alliance go inactive doesn't change anything. If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's another thing you have to let me know.... The Saint, keeper of lists P.S. If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore this. 17 November 2004 Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Hosted by Hammer Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in a once thriving and lively regular arena. During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups in DM 33. Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their respective categories to graduate. Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months. Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered regular arenas! In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to remain open in the coming months. Attention Hammer Runners! The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY. Participants MUST Be Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as a Hammer Runner! Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! [On the condition that they Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!] The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition: (P-ad declarations in parenthesis) [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L recognition ranking Rippers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475 01. WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475 Lungers 01. Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] 14-15-0,73 02. Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 3-2-0,14 Strikers 01. Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 7-5-0,52 Pikers 01. Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men] 0-0-0,0 02. Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 3-2-0,21 03. Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 6-6-0,25 Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469 01. WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469 Total Parodys 01. Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 13-1-0,84 02. Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall] ?-?-?,?? 03. Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 6-6-0,26 Plungers 01. Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 3-8-0,19 02. Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 7-5-0,48 Bashers 01. Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds] 6-5-2,33 02. Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 8-8-1,47 03. Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] 0-0-0,0 Wastes 01. Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 5-8-0,23 Aimers 01. Porkey LR (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion] 2-3-0,9 As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories, depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest! Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! Gift Certs will be awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior to T-500. On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer! Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes: Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the Duelmaster Throne on T-500. Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept, Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500. In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500 there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition standings. [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for being ranked as the highest CC on T-500]. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive their graduation announcement on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the Popularity Leader on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This Week's Favorite on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The Current Top Team on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500. One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500. SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!! The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining arena! Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest. Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission. "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500- Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS LOCKHEART devastated HOBO JO in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight. MARIO ANDRETTI was demolished by DEEVINE in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee. TINDEL vanquished SELAUNAH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. PASSER BY defeated SERA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight. SHADY LADY devastated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel. THE N-ICEMAN was outwaited by SECRET DOOM in a unpopular 7 minute match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |AIMED BLOW 2 PARRY-STRIKE 12 - 5 - 0 71 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 3 - 0 70 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 LUNGING ATTACK 7 - 5 - 1 58 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 SLASHING ATTACK 9 - 7 - 0 56 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 6 - 5 - 0 55 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 5 - 0 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 WALL OF STEEL 9 - 10 - 0 47 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 AIMED BLOW 9 - 10 - 0 47 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 TOTAL PARRY 2 - 6 - 0 25 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 341 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 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 SLASHING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 PARRY-STRIKE BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 2 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 LUNGING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 AIMED BLOW TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-STRIKE LOCKHEART 2232 21 6 1 127 SAFE HAVEN (270) BASHING ATTACK TINDEL 2231 16 13 1 110 SAFE HAVEN (270) STRIKING ATTACK DEEVINE 2230 17 9 0 104 SAFE HAVEN (270) PARRY-RIPOSTE HOBO JO 2520 20 16 0 90 WAYFARERS (248) WALL OF STEEL MARIO ANDRETTI 1809 10 6 0 82 CAR AND DRIVER (155) SLASHING ATTACK SHADY LADY 2552 10 7 0 50 WAYFARERS (248) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is LOCKHEART 2232. The most popular warrior this turn was LOCKHEART 2232. The ten other most popular fighters were DEEVINE 2230, PASSER BY 2513, TINDEL 2231, SHADY LADY 2552, MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, SERA 2587, HOBO JO 2520, SELAUNAH 2551, THE N-ICEMAN 2576, and SECRET DOOM 2582. The least popular fighter this week was SECRET DOOM 2582. The other ten least popular fighters were THE N-ICEMAN 2576, SELAUNAH 2551, HOBO JO 2520, SERA 2587, MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, SHADY LADY 2552, TINDEL 2231, PASSER BY 2513, DEEVINE 2230, and LOCKHEART 2232.