DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/30/2005 Duedate: 09/12/2005 AMEN-TEI ARENA DM-63 TURN-361 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS MALICHAI WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) (63-2396) [10-2-0,129] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader MALICHAI POSITION IS EMPTY WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) (63-2396) [10-2-0,129] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite MALICHAI BOUNCING BEA WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) WAYFARERS (248) (63-2396) [10-2-0,129] (63-2635) [2-0-0,29] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM WAYFARERS (248) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. WAYFARERS (248) 40 2. WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) 15 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) 3. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302) 5 Unchartered Team 4. EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) -28 SWITHC-A-RU (280) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 3 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) 39 25 2 60.9 1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248) 9 3 0 2/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) 36 32 7 52.9 2/ 1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) 5 10 0 3/ 4 WAYFARERS (248) 451 509 10 47.0 3/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) 1 0 0 4/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302) 4 10 0 28.6 4/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302) 1 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Storm Season #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ + Kati-Tei: "Feels kinda funny to be doing this," Kurilo Descchan said. The Ambitious Guard fiddled with one of the buckles holding his armor. "What, fighting monsters? I can well believe it's a strange experience for a Delarquan," Spymaster Artor began. "No, monsters we got down south, and we fight 'em." The Guard shrugged. "It's the 'defending Kati-Tei' part that feels strange. It isn't what I was brought up to." The Spymaster's lip curled. "So you're saying we can't depend on you to stand by us? Typical Delarquan! We should--" "We should shut up and take the allies we've got," Hodag cut in. The Black Orc bared his fangs at Artor in what might have been a smile. Or maybe not. "That's what I was about to say. That I've, well, had my eyes opened, so to speak. I see now that we've all got to stick together against the REAL enemy," Kurilo said. "The Karnhorns," Ziffrin Sheel hissed. The Mercenary was a Veteran of many skirmishes against the eastern nation, and he had never had a good thing to say about them. He spat over the side of their ship. "May the Vulture-worshippers live forever in Hell." Hodag glanced at the Mercenary, considered the impossibility of arguing with such a pigheaded attitude, and kept silent. Orcs had just as hard a time in the Karnhorn lands as Aruaki did, but he hoped he was smart enough to tell the difference between human perversity (to which orcs were equally subject) and the summoning of demons (which, it was true, some orcs also did). No one should be allowed to get away with demons. "There she blows!" Kurilo said. He blushed. She was blowing literally, a distinctly female demon with the head of a snake and the wings of...something winged, hard to tell. And she was blowing or otherwise stirring up a gale by beating her wings, and lashing the surface of the lake to foam. Should foam be black, though? Before he could mention this, the rim of foam racing toward them reached the ship on which they stood. Which burst into flame. SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last week's fights. Say good-bye to EMPIRE OF THE SUN, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the WAYFARERS stable. Hey everybody, watch out for HITCH HIKER, who flew up 29 points in the rankings after mashing HAYABUSA like a melon. Keep your eye on this guy. And falling like a basher in the top ten was HAYABUSA, who dropped 25 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with HITCH HIKER. In front of all the crowds, MALICHAI took the Duelmaster's crown for his own. I give the bum two weeks. 4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location. Here is other news that is of note. Death is kind of like a new puppy: he's always around wanting to play. (Ha Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?). Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no. Silly buggers, eh? I think I had better cut this one short. It's been nice chatting to those of you whom I have not offended yet. C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks. And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MALICHAI 2396 10 2 0 129 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SABURO SAKAI 2605 10 3 0 92 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SHINDEN-KAI 2601 7 6 1 72 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SEVERIN 2394 7 5 1 68 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HITCH HIKER 2592 8 7 0 66 WAYFARERS (248) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HAYABUSA 2603 9 4 0 41 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) RAIDEN 2602 8 5 1 41 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -UG 2615 2 0 1 33 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) BOUNCING BEA 2635 2 0 0 29 WAYFARERS (248) ROADBLOCK 2611 5 4 0 28 WAYFARERS (248) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME TORYU 2604 5 7 0 22 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556 4 7 0 21 SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302) TOM-TOM TORA 2634 2 0 0 14 WAYFARERS (248) AVALANCH LILY 2636 1 1 0 12 WAYFARERS (248) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PERSONAL ADS Furtive Returns II -- You're just too darned furtive for success. Give it up. -- Roadblock Toryu -- Next time you see someone looking for a ride, don't be so snooty about it, bub. -- Hitch Hiker You call that FRIENDLY? I had to break the guy's arm to get him to keep his hands to himself. -- Tom-Tom Tora People SAY that Scribe is Trustworthy, but what I want to know is, how can they tell? -- Bouncing Bea That Shiftyeyed Volunteer is too tiresome. I keep trying to meet his eyes, the way one should when conversing, and he keeps shifting them away. I think he's hiding something. -- Avalanche Lily 4 August 2005 Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!! ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce! Where: Dullens (DM13) When: October 8th, 2005 The Rules: Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest. All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If They Live. The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted. Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In. Dead Warriors May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!! All Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In. Scoring: 1 Point For Each Win. 1 Point For Each Kill. -1 Point For Each Loss. -1 Point For Each Death. Categories: Ultimate Style Master: Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points. Top Team: Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. Top Warrior: Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest. MVP Team: Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. MVP Warrior: Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest. Style Master: Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The Contest. Warrior Top 11: Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest. Iron Manager: Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre Turns). ***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron Manager Awards Starting At 6. Prizes: Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior: +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge. MVP Team And MVP Warrior: 20 Rollups. Style Master: +1 To Bonus. Warrior Top 11: Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. Iron Manager: +1 To Bonus. Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark Arena On Turn 1. Disclaimer: All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SABURO SAKAI was devastated by MALICHAI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight. SHINDEN-KAI was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome battle. HAYABUSA was demolished by HITCH HIKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight. ROADBLOCK was viciously subdued by RAIDEN in a popular 4 minute brutal fight. FURTIVE RETURNS II unbelievably bested AVALANCH LILY in a 2 minute brawl. TORYU was viciously subdued by BOUNCING BEA in a 5 minute competition. TOM-TOM TORA won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 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 3 TOTAL PARRY 4 - 1 - 1 80 | |AIMED BLOW 2 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 4 - 1 60 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 22 - 15 - 1 59 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 WALL OF STEEL 5 - 4 - 0 56 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 5 - 5 - 1 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 7 - 7 - 0 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 2 - 0 50 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 BASHING ATTACK 2 - 3 - 1 40 | |BASHING ATTACK 0 AIMED BLOW 5 - 9 - 0 36 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 6 - 0 33 | Turn 361 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 LUNGING ATTACK 1 - 2 4 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-LUNGE BASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME LUNGING ATTACK MALICHAI 2396 10 2 0 129 WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (287) PARRY-STRIKE SHINDEN-KAI 2601 7 6 1 72 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) STRIKING ATTACK HITCH HIKER 2592 8 7 0 66 WAYFARERS (248) PARRY-LUNGE RAIDEN 2602 8 5 1 41 EMPIRE OF THE SUN (307) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is MALICHAI 2396. The most popular warrior this turn was BOUNCING BEA 2635. The ten other most popular fighters were AVALANCH LILY 2636, RAIDEN 2602, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, ROADBLOCK 2611, TORYU 2604, MALICHAI 2396, HITCH HIKER 2592, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, and HAYABUSA 2603. The least popular fighter this week was SABURO SAKAI 2605. The other ten least popular fighters were HAYABUSA 2603, FURTIVE RETURNS II 2556, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, HITCH HIKER 2592, MALICHAI 2396, TORYU 2604, ROADBLOCK 2611, SHINDEN-KAI 2601, RAIDEN 2602, and AVALANCH LILY 2636.