DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/16/2005 Duedate: 03/29/2005 DAL SHANG ARENA DM-65 TURN-338 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS DIAMOND ICEBLADE BLOOD WIZARDS (576) (65-5287) [16-5-0,103] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader DIAMOND ICEBLADE POSITION IS EMPTY BLOOD WIZARDS (576) (65-5287) [16-5-0,103] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DIAMOND ICEBLADE CHURRO THE SPIKE BLOOD WIZARDS (576) REFUGEES (377) (65-5287) [16-5-0,103] (65-6554) [15-19-1,91] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM REFUGEES (377) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. BLOOD WIZARDS (576) 23 2. REFUGEES (377) 19 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) 3. LINCOLNSHIRE (698) 0 Unchartered Team 4. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714) 0 5. UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) -7 MYTORI'S OWN (262) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1- 1*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714) 3 1 0 75.0 1/ 2 REFUGEES (377) 8 4 1 2/ 0 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) 45 18 3 71.4 2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233) 8 7 1 3/ 0 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) 303 267 21 53.2 3/ 0 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) 2 0 0 4/ 2 REFUGEES (377) 352 418 12 45.7 4/ 0 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) 2 1 0 5/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233) 669 816 15 45.1 5- 4*LINCOLNSHIRE (698) 1 0 0 6- 4*LINCOLNSHIRE (698) 2 3 0 40.0 6- 3*CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714) 1 0 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. Same as last time, except that a different single other (non-Sand Dancer, non- Refugee) warrior is active. Lorgan ten Varn Duel2Dude by Default SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly DAL SHANG games. Former top team SAND DANCERS was unseated this week as REFUGEES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 2-2-0 record for the round. CHURRO THE SPIKE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CORROSIVE KITTY and was awarded 24 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, CHURRO THE SPIKE put down CORROSIVE KITTY, causing her to lose 17 points of recognition in the process. The city has turned out in honor of DIAMOND ICEBLADE, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city! No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids. Charmed weapons perhaps? I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently transpired. Indeed there is much I would report. 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 DAL SHANG as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as ugly! Don't let your reputation slip! Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off city calling to me. I must away! Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287 16 5 0 103 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554 15 19 1 91 REFUGEES (377) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VELVET CRUSH 5227 15 5 1 80 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) CORROSIVE KITTY 5225 13 7 0 73 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) LORGAN TEN VARN 6605 9 3 1 71 SAND DANCERS (233) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DAKORIL 6596 9 7 1 56 REFUGEES (377) TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598 8 6 0 55 SAND DANCERS (233) -DILBERT 6587 3 1 0 47 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714) CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224 8 10 1 42 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) PRECIOUS METAL 5284 6 0 0 40 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) -ALYSSA SKYFIRE 5289 4 2 0 37 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) GOBARL 6604 6 6 0 34 REFUGEES (377) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JERI TAVAN 6615 3 2 0 30 SAND DANCERS (233) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -VERMIN SLAYER 5283 4 0 0 22 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) KO LAO-DEN 6614 3 2 1 21 SAND DANCERS (233) -TWISTED METAL 6600 1 0 0 18 LINCOLNSHIRE (698) KASSAL TEN DRU 6608 4 3 0 15 SAND DANCERS (233) RAGOLAS 6607 2 8 1 15 REFUGEES (377) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? HERROL TWO-FINGER 1 0 1 0 1 KO LAO-DEN 6614 338 NONE PERSONAL ADS Dilbert -- Hi. -- Jeri Tavan 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 LORGAN TEN VARN was devastated by DIAMOND ICEBLADE in a 2 minute Title fight. CORROSIVE KITTY was savagely defeated by CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 6 minute melee. VELVET CRUSH bested HELVAN QUICKHAND in a popular 1 minute contest. JERI TAVAN was defeated by CHADDEAUX NOIRE in a 2 minute amateur vs. master match. TEBAS TEN KOGAN viciously subdued KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute fight. DAKORIL defeated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee. GOBARL lost to PRECIOUS METAL in a popular 5 minute duel. KASSAL TEN DRU was vanquished by POLWHIS THE CANDLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel. RAGOLAS was overpowered by OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute uneven match. KO LAO-DEN killed HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute novice's fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |PARRY-LUNGE 3 TOTAL PARRY 3 - 1 - 0 75 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 8 - 3 - 0 73 | |TOTAL PARRY 2 LUNGING ATTACK 16 - 8 - 0 67 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 STRIKING ATTACK 14 - 8 - 0 64 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 11 - 7 - 1 61 | |SLASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 14 - 9 - 1 61 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 PARRY-STRIKE 6 - 4 - 1 60 | |AIMED BLOW 1 BASHING ATTACK 12 - 10 - 1 55 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 WALL OF STEEL 6 - 7 - 0 46 | |LUNGING ATTACK 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 8 - 1 20 | Turn 338 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 3 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 1 3 PARRY-LUNGE PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 2 TOTAL PARRY SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 PARRY-STRIKE BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-LUNGE DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287 16 5 0 103 BLOOD WIZARDS (576) WALL OF STEEL VELVET CRUSH 5227 15 5 1 80 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) TOTAL PARRY CORROSIVE KITTY 5225 13 7 0 73 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575) STRIKING ATTACK LORGAN TEN VARN 6605 9 3 1 71 SAND DANCERS (233) SLASHING ATTACK TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598 8 6 0 55 SAND DANCERS (233) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287. The most popular warrior this turn was CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554. The ten other most popular fighters were GOBARL 6604, DIAMOND ICEBLADE 5287, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, VELVET CRUSH 5227, CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, DAKORIL 6596, CORROSIVE KITTY 5225, JERI TAVAN 6615, and KO LAO-DEN 6614. The least popular fighter this week was RAGOLAS 6607. The other ten least popular fighters were KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, PRECIOUS METAL 5284, KO LAO-DEN 6614, JERI TAVAN 6615, CORROSIVE KITTY 5225, DAKORIL 6596, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224, VELVET CRUSH 5227, and TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.