DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 03/17/2005 Duedate: 03/30/2005 CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA DM-74 TURN-311 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS RAGING PYROTHAG GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) (74-3320) [8-3-0,104] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader RAGING PYROTHAG LOQUE GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) FACING WORLDS (495) (74-3320) [8-3-0,104] (74-3953) [5-0-0,63] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite RAGING PYROTHAG CHESSARA GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) SAND DANCERS (251) (74-3320) [8-3-0,104] (74-3983) [2-2-0,13] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM STONED (498) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. STONED (498) 46 2. HUNTERS & PREY (480) 31 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 3. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 19 Unchartered Team 4. CORPS (346) 0 5. FACING WORLDS (495) -9 FACING WORLDS (495) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1*FACING WORLDS (495) 8 1 1 88.9 1/ 2*STONED (498) 12 3 0 2/ 2*STONED (498) 12 3 0 80.0 2/ 1*HUNTERS & PREY (480) 7 8 1 3- 3 CORPS (346) 368 258 20 58.8 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251) 6 9 0 4/ 6 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 17 14 0 54.8 4/ 4 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) 5 0 0 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251) 697 765 29 47.7 5/ 5*FACING WORLDS (495) 3 1 0 6/ 8*HUNTERS & PREY (480) 11 14 2 44.0 6- 7 CORPS (346) 0 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 Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills? Well fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for CHAVEZ RAVINE. Too bad, HUNTERS & PREY, but STONED was just too good to be stopped. MVP award for WARCLAW? HUNTERS & PREY's proud of him after beating MALAKAI and getting 16 points. Talk about yer major upsets! MALAKAI's match with WARCLAW cost him a loss of 13 points! This Duelmaster is like something else! RAGING PYROTHAG stopped HANVAL THE CLAW dead in his tracks! Who was the wiseguy that said CHAVEZ RAVINE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Crystal Wheel? Don't look at me! So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway? It can't be for these really neat Spyreports can it? The warriors of HUNTERS & PREY must be getting lonely. They were the most avoided team. Do you guys know something that I don't? Hhmph! What kind of warriors are STONED? HUNTERS & PREY, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation! Like, is RONSEVAN popular, or what? He was challenged the most in all of CHAVEZ RAVINE! He's got a 9-24-0, is that good? LOQUE must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights. He challenged RONSEVAN. 9 is a big difference. (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought LOQUE showed great skill and promise when he overcame RONSEVAN. All right, so I slept through it! Big deal! Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds. All CHAVEZ RAVINE ever talks about is fighting! Me, I'm more laid back. What if they had a fight and nobody showed up? I'd be out of a job, that's what!!! I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid. Who would've guessed I'd be a famous Spyreporter? I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits. Remember you guys, ease up sometimes! Chill out! Later, Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RAGING PYROTHAG 3320 8 3 0 104 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -ARM 3874 9 4 1 79 CORPS (346) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME LOQUE 3953 5 0 0 63 FACING WORLDS (495) JAEN MARTOS 3630 5 1 1 58 HUNTERS & PREY (480) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME RONSEVAN 3866 9 24 0 51 SAND DANCERS (251) WARCLAW 3633 4 1 1 43 HUNTERS & PREY (480) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984 3 0 0 33 STONED (498) IRON MAIDEN 3317 3 1 0 26 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988 3 0 0 23 STONED (498) BROWN SUGAR 3986 2 1 0 22 STONED (498) MALAKAI 3964 3 1 1 21 FACING WORLDS (495) KORBA KLEE 3963 5 5 0 20 SAND DANCERS (251) ICE TITAN 3318 4 2 0 20 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985 2 1 0 20 STONED (498) TIRGU JIU 3632 2 3 0 16 HUNTERS & PREY (480) TESSA TYL KAI 3980 3 2 0 15 SAND DANCERS (251) TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987 2 1 0 14 STONED (498) CHESSARA 3983 2 2 0 13 SAND DANCERS (251) GARMON CHANG 3979 2 3 0 9 SAND DANCERS (251) -ESTE LAUDER 3978 0 1 0 7 CORPS (346) QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634 0 4 0 4 HUNTERS & PREY (480) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DARSAL THE FALSE 10 0 1 0 1 JAEN MARTOS 3630 311 NONE CAXIAS DO SUL 3631 0 5 0 HUNTERS & PREY 480 KOLAS STONEATER 18 311 NONE PERSONAL ADS 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 CAXIAS DO SUL was barely slain by KOLAS STONEATER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight. LOQUE viciously subdued RONSEVAN in a action packed 1 minute brutal Challenge battle. WARCLAW overpowered MALAKAI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel. STREET FIGHTING MAN slimly won victory over TIRGU JIU in a 4 minute Challenge fight. MIDNIGHT RAMBLER devastated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel. SYMPATHETIC DEVIL devastated GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match. TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG handily defeated QAZ AQ ATYRAU in a 1 minute Challenge fight. RAGING PYROTHAG vanquished HANVAL THE CLAW in a 1 minute uneven Title duel. JAEN MARTOS slaughtered DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute uneven fight. ICE TITAN unbelievably bested CHESSARA in a popular 3 minute brutal fight. IRON MAIDEN overcame TESSA TYL KAI in a 3 minute bout. BROWN SUGAR overpowered SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 4 PARRY-STRIKE 2 - 0 - 0 100 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 STRIKING ATTACK 9 - 4 - 1 69 | |SLASHING ATTACK 4 SLASHING ATTACK 14 - 8 - 1 64 | |AIMED BLOW 2 LUNGING ATTACK 21 - 12 - 2 64 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 12 - 11 - 1 52 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 BASHING ATTACK 6 - 7 - 0 46 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 3 - 0 40 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW 6 - 9 - 0 40 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 4 - 0 20 | Turn 311 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: TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 1 4 WALL OF STEEL LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 3 SLASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 3 - 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 1 3 LUNGING ATTACK AIMED BLOW 1 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 2 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK RAGING PYROTHAG 3320 8 3 0 104 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434) LUNGING ATTACK LOQUE 3953 5 0 0 63 FACING WORLDS (495) STRIKING ATTACK JAEN MARTOS 3630 5 1 1 58 HUNTERS & PREY (480) WALL OF STEEL WARCLAW 3633 4 1 1 43 HUNTERS & PREY (480) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is RAGING PYROTHAG 3320. The most popular warrior this turn was CHESSARA 3983. The ten other most popular fighters were TIRGU JIU 3632, CAXIAS DO SUL 3631, STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988, LOQUE 3953, TESSA TYL KAI 3980, IRON MAIDEN 3317, MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987, and RAGING PYROTHAG 3320. The least popular fighter this week was QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634. The other ten least popular fighters were GARMON CHANG 3979, KORBA KLEE 3963, MALAKAI 3964, RONSEVAN 3866, ICE TITAN 3318, WARCLAW 3633, BROWN SUGAR 3986, JAEN MARTOS 3630, RAGING PYROTHAG 3320, and TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987.