DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/09/2007 Duedate: 08/22/2007 JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA DM-75 TURN-367 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS DARQUE MANAGER MUSINGS (240) (75-3185) [23-6-1,93] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader DARQUE POSITION IS EMPTY MANAGER MUSINGS (240) (75-3185) [23-6-1,93] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DARQUE ZAGWE BANSHEE MANAGER MUSINGS (240) HUE AND CRY (282) (75-3185) [23-6-1,93] (75-3216) [7-3-1,78] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MANAGER MUSINGS (240) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. DRAGONS KEEP (260) 32 2. MANAGER MUSINGS (240) 28 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) 3. HUE AND CRY (282) 12 Unchartered Team 4. SAND DANCERS (67) -9 LYCANTHROPES (31) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) 417 200 9 67.6 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) 9 1 0 2/ 2 DRAGONS KEEP (260) 27 14 1 65.9 2/ 3 DRAGONS KEEP (260) 7 2 0 3/ 3 HUE AND CRY (282) 24 21 8 53.3 3/ 2 HUE AND CRY (282) 5 9 1 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67) 671 %1072 21 38.5 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67) 2 10 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 of JADE MOUNTAIN. Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport. Practice pays for SUN WEI LO, who pummelled SERNILLAN, to pocket 15 points. A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 11 points to MATSUMOTO. (Discrete enough, JADE BELLE?) TO-FU BACKSTABBER found out that JADE MOUNTAIN isn't a democracy. You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here! Word has it one team in JADE MOUNTAIN is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. I'll bet it works. So much to report, so little time! Perhaps the warriors of HUE AND CRY should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team... Like a pup with its tail between its legs, MANAGER MUSINGS scurried away from HUE AND CRY. Oh, the shame! If challenges were horses, ZAGWE BANSHEE could open up a fast food joint! The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on... JAGIELIO DAMASK of HUE AND CRY sends ULRA T'SSAR of SAND DANCERS goes to the Weary Warrior's Retirement Home. JADE MOUNTAIN has no place for weaklings! Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena. A certain tavern in JADE MOUNTAIN would I avoid! Leave me now, you base fools! More important duties call me. Do not despair! I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DARQUE 3185 23 6 1 93 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME GARTH 3246 16 3 0 87 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) SOULTAKER 3253 11 6 0 85 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) -SLUGBAIT 3245 12 4 0 84 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) SUN WEI LO 2816 8 2 0 82 DRAGONS KEEP (260) ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216 7 3 1 78 HUE AND CRY (282) SERNILLAN 3207 14 26 1 69 SAND DANCERS (67) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217 7 2 2 63 HUE AND CRY (282) XIAOLING LI 2817 7 2 0 61 DRAGONS KEEP (260) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MATSUMOTO 2815 6 3 1 49 DRAGONS KEEP (260) PING HUI 2813 6 0 0 46 DRAGONS KEEP (260) MANNEQUIN 3283 5 0 0 38 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JADE BELLE 3282 6 3 1 27 SAND DANCERS (67) HOZHA ODEMIS 3218 4 5 2 27 HUE AND CRY (282) CHAMUSCAR 3225 3 5 2 27 HUE AND CRY (282) ZELORAND 3281 6 4 0 25 SAND DANCERS (67) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? SHIA FURY 3226 0 4 0 HUE AND CRY 282 JADE WARRIOR 26 367 NONE ULRA T'SSAR 3224 11 26 1 SAND DANCERS 67 JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217 367 PERSONAL ADS Manager Musings -- Your team seems to rule this arena, with no small degree of impertinence, likely due to the long periods of inactivity of other teams. We shall see how you fare against an experienced veteran. -- Chi'en Ooo...our manager is throwing down the gauntlet! I hope everyone is ready for this. I know I am, bring it! -- Sun Wei Lo Chamuscar -- You had your chance and did well. But, hheh, here I am, the winner! Great! -- Ping Hui Hozha Odemis -- You have very interesting names. You fight well too, but the victory was mine. Salute! -- Matsumoto Bahning the Lawyer -- What was that you were fighting with, a quill pen? Tell the Commission to send somebody who is an actual gladiator next time. -- Sun Wei Lo Wan-Fa the Dancer -- Some nice dancing moves you had, but if they were supposed to do something to me, I missed it. -- Xiaoling Li Ultra T'ssar -- Wow! A few more fights with you and I'll have a Master in everything. See ya soon. -- Zagwe Banshee Jade Belle -- Gotcha! And I enjoyed it too. -- Jageelo Damask Matsumoto -- You're a tough nut to crack. -- Hozha Odemis Ping Hui -- Wow! Very impressive. We'll eat you later. -- Chamuscar Darque -- I bet you just did that again so you could comment on "how the cookie crumbles." Well, let me tell you: it's so humid right now, the cookie couldn't possibly crumble, it would go moldy first. -- Sernillan P.S. Four skills is good. Thank you. Zagwe Banshee -- One of my better students. -- Ulra t'Ssar Jagielio Damask -- I think it was the tattoos that threw me off. -- Jade Belle P.S. Were they, are they, magical tattoos? Mannequin -- Damn, with that name, I thought you'd be a dummy. You aren't. -- Zelorand Darque -- Unlikely. The generals all have enough pull to get out of it. -- Captain Mondinor 9 July 2007 I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately. If there are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good. So if you send me a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I have not gotten it (yet). If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com. If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos. We are working on this problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta P.S. If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line. 27 July 2007 ************************************* ************************************* ** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II ** ************************************* ************************************* Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return to STORMCROWE! Join us in DM-45 for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II. WHEN *The actions begins TURN-263 (due approximately November 27, 2007) WHERE *STORMCROWE (DM 45) HOW LONG *13 Turns (Turns 263-275) TEAMS *Teams will consist of two (2) managers. No more, no less. Only one team allowed per manager. Violators will be disqualified from the competition. Old teams and new teams are welcome to join the competition. Once the contest has begun (TURN 263) managers MAY NOT exchange teams or partners. SCORING In the tradition of the Slaughterhouse, scoring will be simple and straight-forward. Victory and achievements will be rewarded while defeats will be mocked and ridiculed. +3 Win +2 Kill (in addition to +3 Win for a total of +5) +5 Team on the Move (Top Gainer(s) Only) +3 Turn's Most Popular +3 Turn's Least Popular +5 Current Top Team (begins 3rd turn of contest) SPECIAL SCORING CONSIDERATIONS *Fights against teammates garner NO POINTS. *Fights against Judith's team (Northern Lights), Arena Stand Bys and the Dark Arena garner NO POINTS (this includes DA kills). *Tourney participation is allowed (even encouraged), but NO POINTS will be given for success in those endeavors. *NO POINTS will be awarded for DM, Popularity Leader, Chartered Recognition Leader, Top Chartered Team, Stylemasters, Top Unchartered Team, and Unchartered Recognition Leader. Every effort has been made to insure scoring neither benefits established teams nor new teams. ENTRY Entry into the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse is easy: *Find a Partner *Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn of the contest. You may also email or diplo Master Darque. *Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up Certificate. Only certificates will be accepted for entry. All certificates submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes. PRIZES *ENDURANCE AWARD: One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes in 60 of the 65 contest fights. *KILL MASTER AWARD: The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited Immortality Potion. This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior. He/she will be resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2. *TOP TEAM AWARD: Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance: *One (1) +1 Bonus Potion *Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior *Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates Special note from RSI on prizes: All contest prizes must be used within three months. All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating contest team in DM 45. The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears. TIE-BREAKERS In the unlikely event of a tie, pre-contest established tie-breakers will be consulted to determine a winner. The tie-breaking criteria are known to the Moderator and RSI. They will not be made public knowledge to avoid any exploitation. MODERATOR Master Darque will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Slaughterhouse II. As such, all his decisions are final. Any rules inquiries should be directed to him. CONTACT INFORMATION Master Darque can be reached by Diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428) or you may email him at the following address: rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com. Be sure to put STORMCROWE in the Subject line of your Email so it can be easily spotted if sent to his Spam folder. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SHIA FURY was dealt death by JADE WARRIOR in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight. GARTH unbelievably bested ZAGWE BANSHEE in a action packed 4 minute Challenge battle. SUN WEI LO overpowered SERNILLAN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel. JAGIELIO DAMASK delivered the death blow upon ULRA T'SSAR in a 2 minute fight. MANNEQUIN savagely defeated CHAMUSCAR in a 2 minute bloody Challenge competition. DARQUE slimly won victory over TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 4 minute Title fight. SOULTAKER viciously subdued XIAOLING LI in a popular 3 minute gruesome competition. PING HUI viciously subdued HOZHA ODEMIS in a 2 minute gruesome duel. MATSUMOTO vanquished JADE BELLE in a 1 minute uneven fight. ZELORAND vanquished GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |BASHING ATTACK 5 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 1 - 0 80 | |TOTAL PARRY 4 BASHING ATTACK 23 - 7 - 0 77 | |AIMED BLOW 3 LUNGING ATTACK 8 - 4 - 0 67 | |LUNGING ATTACK 2 TOTAL PARRY 13 - 13 - 1 50 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 WALL OF STEEL 2 - 2 - 0 50 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 AIMED BLOW 14 - 15 - 2 48 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 8 - 1 20 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 367 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: LUNGING ATTACK 2 - 0 TOTAL PARRY 1 - 3 3 BASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 TOTAL PARRY AIMED BLOW 2 - 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 3 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 3 - 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 AIMED BLOW STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 2 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME BASHING ATTACK DARQUE 3185 23 6 1 93 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) TOTAL PARRY GARTH 3246 16 3 0 87 MANAGER MUSINGS (240) WALL OF STEEL SUN WEI LO 2816 8 2 0 82 DRAGONS KEEP (260) AIMED BLOW JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217 7 2 2 63 HUE AND CRY (282) LUNGING ATTACK MATSUMOTO 2815 6 3 1 49 DRAGONS KEEP (260) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is DARQUE 3185. The most popular warrior this turn was ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216. The ten other most popular fighters were SHIA FURY 3226, DARQUE 3185, SOULTAKER 3253, MANNEQUIN 3283, SUN WEI LO 2816, JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, PING HUI 2813, GARTH 3246, and MATSUMOTO 2815. The least popular fighter this week was JADE BELLE 3282. The other ten least popular fighters were CHAMUSCAR 3225, ZELORAND 3281, HOZHA ODEMIS 3218, XIAOLING LI 2817, SERNILLAN 3207, MATSUMOTO 2815, GARTH 3246, PING HUI 2813, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, and JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217.