DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 06/16/2005 Duedate: 06/29/2005 JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA DM-75 TURN-312 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS SAMARIUM I AM SAM (267) (75-3071) [13-4-1,115] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader SAMARIUM POSITION IS EMPTY I AM SAM (267) (75-3071) [13-4-1,115] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ANNE SAMOSET DARK TOADS (240) I AM SAM (267) (75-3101) [18-8-0,99] (75-3043) [8-5-0,79] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM DARK TOADS (240) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DARK TOADS (240) 41 2. I AM SAM (267) 7 I AM SAM (267) 3. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) 5 Unchartered Team 4. SAND DANCERS (67) -3 REVELATION (157) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 I AM SAM (267) 41 20 2 67.2 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240) 13 1 0 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240) 309 162 6 65.6 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67) 6 6 0 3/ 4 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) 24 16 1 60.0 3/ 3 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) 4 0 0 4/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67) 580 947 16 38.0 4/ 4 I AM SAM (267) 3 3 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. Well, I have achieved greatness. Immortality. I am a Lord Protector. Of course, now TigToad tells me I will be protecting from the comforts of my estate as my fighting career is done. Such is the life of a striker, I suppose. In all fairness to myself, I have the best favorites of any striker TigToad has graduated. My portfolio is: 9-3-15-21-15-6-15 ST. Poor/Good. HI/MO GA. I was a decise favorite learn, too. I do make for the ninth style TigToad has graduated from Jade Mountain. Once Anne joins me on the Isle, TigToad's last arena goal will be accomplished. I suppose it is time for him to get off of his chair and start making new goals! He did say that the new warriors coming in will not be on maintenance as it has made him lazy. Good for him, he needs to be poked into action! -- John Michael SPY REPORT I was going on vacation, see? Surf, sun... But what do those bums say? "Hit the road, Debby Tonte. JADE MOUNTAIN needs a spyreport." Oh, well. MVP award for DARQUE? DARK TOADS' proud of her after beating SAI-KI THE PEGLEG and getting 15 points. Talk about yer big time losers! ARNAL REDAXE got smashed by PRONGS, and lost 2 points! Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair? I think JOHN MICHAEL should let TABATAN be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it. Who was the wiseguy that said JADE MOUNTAIN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Green Axe? Don't look at me! Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right? The warriors of DARK TOADS 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 I AM SAM? DARK TOADS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation! Can SAND DANCERS' TREENVA TARAL be more popular than me? She was challenged the most, but is that really the same? See if I ever talk to SAMARIUM again! TREENVA TARAL was so low when He challenged he. Hhmph! Is this how I AM SAM advances, by having their members (SAMARIUM) fight people that are really below them (TREENVA TARAL)? For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out SAMOSET challenged ANNE. After all, haven't I AM SAM and DARK TOADS had a long standing duel in JADE MOUNTAIN? It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but ANNE wants me to write about it since she bested SAMOSET. Satisfied? Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other! Don't you guys ever give it a break? Fight, fight, fight. Is that all you guys can do? I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid. Who would've guessed I'd be a famous Spyreporter? I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop. Remember you guys, ease up sometimes! Chill out! Later, Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SAMARIUM 3071 13 4 1 115 I AM SAM (267) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SAMICH 3046 6 0 1 115 I AM SAM (267) SPIKE 3154 15 2 0 110 DARK TOADS (240) ANNE 3101 18 8 0 99 DARK TOADS (240) TABATAN 3040 21 21 0 94 SAND DANCERS (67) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SAMOSET 3043 8 5 0 79 I AM SAM (267) VOLTO LEENI 3038 12 32 0 70 SAND DANCERS (67) PRONGS 3139 6 4 0 69 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) TREENVA TARAL 3072 7 27 0 68 SAND DANCERS (67) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ARNAL REDAXE 3136 6 18 0 58 SAND DANCERS (67) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -SIRIUS BLACK 3141 4 3 1 48 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) -PADFOOT 3142 5 1 0 47 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) -SNAPE 3138 4 3 0 36 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME WORMTAIL 3140 5 5 0 32 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DARQUE 3185 1 0 0 15 DARK TOADS (240) -SAMURAI 3119 1 0 0 13 I AM SAM (267) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VERN 3186 1 0 0 8 DARK TOADS (240) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? WOODY 2503 12 91 0 SAND DANCERS 67 SAMARIUM 3071 308 NOT REVE PERSONAL ADS Well, I have nine styles down. If Anne can live to graduation I will have achieved my goal of graduating all ten styles from one arena. She is close to graduating if Samarium doesn't find her and kill her. -- TigToad All -- Please welcome Vern and Darque as the newest members of the Dark Toads. -- TigToad Tabatan -- Sorry about neglecting my parting column. I feel just terrible, but I have prodded John Michael into writing one. -- Mockingbird Sand Dancers -- Yeah well, Woody may not have had perfect 'numbers', but Woody had that special something that made him someone you just wanted to be around. Probably because when we were around him we were fighting and when he fought he lost...but still. I'll always have a fond place in my Duelmasters heart for Woody. -- TigToad Samoset -- Didn't I used to lose to you? Or am I confusing you with somebody else? -- Tabatan the confused Prongs -- That isn't, or they aren't, an allowed weapon. Are they? -- Volto Leeni Well, I did win, and I think Shizaran is one of the tougher standbys, so I guess that's good. But I bet he doesn't write me a personal. -- Treenva Taral I hate lawyers. -- Arnal Redaxe 21 May 2005 Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!" Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three warriors in the initiates. FE will NOT be a factor. Stables may be entered at any time. Just announce your stable in the p-ads. *************************************************************************** This in my invitation to all managers who wish to prove their mettle against managers from all over Alastari. We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team at a time. We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have, hence the Andorian arena. Good luck to all who come to prove their skills. "May your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance 7 June 2005 I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SAMARIUM devastated TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight. SAMOSET lost to ANNE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle. JOHN MICHAEL demolished TABATAN in a 1 minute uneven fight. SPIKE devastated MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute one-sided contest. ARNAL REDAXE was defeated by PRONGS in a 1 minute match. VOLTO LEENI devastated BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 1 minute uneven brawl. WORMTAIL defeated SIR RIKARN T'LUCAN in a 1 minute struggle. DARQUE overpowered SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute mismatched brawl. VERN defeated GUARDSMAN TAN in a 2 minute beginner's melee. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 3 TOTAL PARRY 12 - 0 - 0 100 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 - 0 100 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 STRIKING ATTACK 19 - 2 - 0 90 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 14 - 4 - 0 78 | |PARRY-LUNGE 1 PARRY-LUNGE 12 - 6 - 1 67 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 21 - 18 - 0 54 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 9 - 8 - 0 53 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 AIMED BLOW 1 - 2 - 0 33 | |AIMED BLOW 0 BASHING ATTACK 4 - 9 - 0 31 | |TOTAL PARRY 0 WALL OF STEEL 6 - 14 - 0 30 | Turn 312 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 1 - 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 3 LUNGING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 1 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 1 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 0 1 PARRY-LUNGE LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 1 BASHING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-LUNGE SAMARIUM 3071 13 4 1 115 I AM SAM (267) SLASHING ATTACK SPIKE 3154 15 2 0 110 DARK TOADS (240) PARRY-RIPOSTE ANNE 3101 18 8 0 99 DARK TOADS (240) LUNGING ATTACK SAMOSET 3043 8 5 0 79 I AM SAM (267) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ANNE 3101. The most popular warrior this turn was SAMOSET 3043. The ten other most popular fighters were SAMARIUM 3071, ANNE 3101, SPIKE 3154, PRONGS 3139, VOLTO LEENI 3038, WORMTAIL 3140, VERN 3186, TREENVA TARAL 3072, TABATAN 3040, and ARNAL REDAXE 3136. The least popular fighter this week was DARQUE 3185. The other ten least popular fighters were ARNAL REDAXE 3136, TABATAN 3040, TREENVA TARAL 3072, VERN 3186, WORMTAIL 3140, VOLTO LEENI 3038, PRONGS 3139, SPIKE 3154, ANNE 3101, and SAMARIUM 3071. The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: TABATAN (75-3040) SAND DANCERS (67) The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: JOHN MICHAEL (75-3132) DARK TOADS (240) HOLD THE DATES! (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI) Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis! Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005. It will be at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. See you there! Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe! Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as last year by popular request. Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation soon before the block is released! (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.) Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!