DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/13/2006    Duedate: 11/25/2006

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SQUIRREL NUT
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-7793) [12-1-3,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SQUIRREL NUT                   BLOOD FIST HAMMER
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)         KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)
(1-7793) [12-1-3,148]          (1-7644) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LAN                            FROZEN ROPE
WIND STORM (144)               MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-6724) [12-18-0,54]          (1-7841) [9-7-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         47
2. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      30      SEA DOGS (575)
3. KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)     18      Unchartered Team
4. DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)       18
5. SHE'S CRAFTY (592)          16      KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 LAME SUPERHEROES (516)    16   8  2 66.7   1/ 1 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   10  3 1
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (575)            48  26  1 64.9   2/ 8 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       9  4 0
 3/ 3 DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)     50  35  5 58.8   3/ 3 SHE'S CRAFTY (592)        9  5 1
 4- 4 AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)    38  29  4 56.7   4- 4 AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)    8  2 0
 5- 6 DEATH'S DOOR (129)        93  81  1 53.4   5/ 2 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     8  4 2
 6/ 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   191 168 30 53.2   6/ 5 DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)     7  8 0
 7/ 8 LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)   36  33  0 52.2   7/ 7 LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)   6  6 0
 8/ 9 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      435 399 55 52.2   8/ 6 SEA DOGS (575)            5  4 0
 9/11 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    347 352 40 49.6   9/ 9 DRAGONLANCE (585)         5  7 0
10-12 STEEL LEGION (581)        37  38  2 49.3  10/11 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)        5 10 0
11/15 SHE'S CRAFTY (592)        32  36  4 47.1  11-12 DEATH'S DOOR (129)        4  6 0
12/14 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)       273 308 19 47.0  12/15 WIND STORM (144)          3  3 0
13/13 DRAGONLANCE (585)         28  33  1 45.9  13/ 0*KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)   2  3 0
14/17 WIND STORM (144)         443 575 30 43.5  14-13 JGW PERISHABLE (409)      2  8 1
15/ 0*KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)    3   7  0 30.0  15-17 STEEL LEGION (581)        0  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-18 JGW PERISHABLE (409)      24  57  4 29.6  16-16 LAME SUPERHEROES (516)    0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as SWEORDMASTERS can attest...  Practice pays for GLUTIUS MAXIMUS, who 
pummelled CHEESE WHIZ, to pocket 21 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 13 points to GLUTIUS MAXIMUS.  (Discrete 
enough, CHEESE WHIZ?) COMICUS found out that MORDANT isn't a democracy.  You've gotta 
be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in MORDANT avoid SWEORDMASTERS.  Like a pup with its tail between 
its legs, SHE'S CRAFTY scurried away from SWEORDMASTERS.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and PROPAGANDA is it right now.  Most challenged warrior. 
Isn't LIVE FROM MOSCOW! proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Citizens of MORDANT, 
be sure to settle your debts with BATTLE ANGEL of SHE'S CRAFTY.  She's relocating to 
the Dark Arena and has other things on hers mind!  Questions are being raised about 
the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in MORDANT would 
I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  MORDANT, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Conan's Place.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUIRREL NUT 7793            12   1  3   148       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOEBEGONE 7795               13   8  1   100       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-COBALT 7784                  11   5  0    99       STEEL LEGION (581)
 GLUTIUS MAXIMUS 7906         11   4  1    96       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
 PRODIGAL SON 7937            10   2  0    92       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK PLAGUE 1720            18  17  0    89       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 CHEESE WHIZ 7821             10   4  3    83       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 FROZEN ROPE 7841              9   7  0    83       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 BASHFUL 7899                 10   4  0    79       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
 SOULTANCHOR 7980              6   2  2    76       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-TUNGSTEN 7788                10   8  2    74       STEEL LEGION (581)
 COMICUS 7207                 10  11  0    69       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUPENDOUS MAN 6996          12   6  1    65       LAME SUPERHEROES (516)
 MAKESHIFT ANCHOR 7724        13   6  0    63       SEA DOGS (575)
 BELY MEDVED 7751             10   5  0    63       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
 ZIMA 7750                    10   5  0    62       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
-DANYAL 7855                   8   5  1    62       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
 ENURAM 7851                  11   6  3    60       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
-HORTATOR 7791                 7   3  1    59       SEA DOGS (575)
 N'AZADAR 7850                11   6  2    58       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAZACH 7853                   9   8  0    55       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
 CALIS 7849                    9   8  0    55       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
 LAN 6724                     12  18  0    54       WIND STORM (144)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLAST 7727                  7  10  0    51       SEA DOGS (575)
 FLINT FIREFORGE 7848          8   5  0    48       DRAGONLANCE (585)
 SALAMANDER 7769              10  13  1    46       WIND STORM (144)
 SWEET STUFF 7966              7   2  1    45       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 RELLIK 7852                  10   7  0    43       DESOLATE TEMPLE (586)
-GOLD 7787                     7   5  0    42       STEEL LEGION (581)
 FEYEVER 7993                  3   2  1    42       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-CONNAVAR 7858                 8   6  0    41       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
 FULL METAL MINX 7900          7   7  0    40       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
-LOST SOUL 7868                6   6  2    36       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
-BELTZER 7854                  7   6  0    35       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
 SEIUS GLABRIO 7978            4   2  1    35       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
-TENAKA KHAN 7940              5   4  1    34       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRENCH TICKLER 7930           6   6  1    33       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 PROPAGANDA 7747               6   9  0    33       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
-KEITH RICHARDS 7927           5   6  0    31       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
 PRAESENTIUS 7996              3   2  0    31       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
-LARRY KING 7893               8   6  0    30       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-HATCH BATTENER 8014           2   0  0    30       SEA DOGS (575)
 RAISTLIN 7845                 7   6  0    29       DRAGONLANCE (585)
 SIMPLICITY 7995               4   3  1    25       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-CHOBAM 7913                   4   4  0    25       STEEL LEGION (581)
 WINDREAVER 8000               4   2  0    24       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 12 GAUGE PIXIE 7970           2   4  1    23       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
 AEGLOS 7994                   5   2  0    22       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-TYPHOID MARY 7941             3   7  0    22       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-LUNG CANCER 7977              3   3  0    22       DEATH'S DOOR (129)
-LOYOLA 7956                   3   5  0    19       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
 BLOOD FIST HAMMER 7644        2   0  0    19       KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)
-CHROME 7908                   3   5  0    18       STEEL LEGION (581)
-FEWMASTER TOEDE 7954          4   4  0    16       DRAGONLANCE (585)
 SLAP PAPPY 8021               2   0  1    16       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-ARAKIAN 8022                  1   1  0    13       AGENTS OF OSIRIS (587)
-HARRY KNUCKLES 8024           1   0  0    13       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
 KOMPROMAT 7997                2   5  0    11       LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (576)
 TROLL FIST HAMMER 7642        0   2  0    10       KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)
 BLACK FIST HAMMER 7645        1   1  0     9       KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)
 REAPING BEAUTY 8032           1   0  0     9       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
 STEEPLEJACK 8031              1   0  0     9       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 CRUDE FIST HAMMER 7643        0   2  0     8       KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)
 BELCH FIST HAMMER 7641        0   2  0     8       KLK FISTS HAMMERZ (567)
 LARCIA 7999                   1   3  0     6       ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
-MISS TEAK 8015                1   1  0     4       SEA DOGS (575)
-TAS 8020                      1   1  0     4       DRAGONLANCE (585)
-STRICKEN 8013                 0   3  0     3       JGW PERISHABLE (409)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MIME WORSHIPPER 551    0  1 0   1                   FRENCH TICKLER 7930   558 NONE    
RANIS 7846             3  6 0 DRAGONLANCE 585       SWEET STUFF 7966      555         
LUARANA 7964           3  4 0 DRAGONLANCE 585       LOST SOUL 7868        557         
VERMILION 7823         5 10 1 JGW PERISHABLE 409    SOULTANCHOR 7980      556         
SLINGBLADE 7957        2  4 1 JGW PERISHABLE 409    SOULTANCHOR 7980      555         
STANDARD 7992          0  3 0 JGW PERISHABLE 409    TENAKA KHAN 7940      554 REVENGED
BLACK KETTLE 8025      0  1 0 JGW PERISHABLE 409    SLAP PAPPY 8021       557         
BATTLE ANGEL 7898      6  8 2 SHE'S CRAFTY 592      SHEWISH GIANT 566     558 NONE    
KANDRIS 6612          14 22 1 WIND STORM 144        WOEBEGONE 7795        555         
TARMON GAI'DON 7789    3  8 0 WIND STORM 144        N'AZADAR 7850         555         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Beltzer -- You are one durable potato after the mashing I gave you.  Impressive. --
12G Pixie

Well DA time!  Congratulations to all the winners. -- Tripwire

Full Metal Minx -- Well done.  I'm disappointed in my performance but thankful for
the skills. -- Windreaver

Stricken -- Get thyself to the Dark Arena! -- Aeglos

Fewmaster Toede -- Thanks for the skills.  They came in handy during the tournament.
-- Feyever

Glutius Maximus -- Though I was dominating the fight I still feel lucky to have come
away with the win.  See you in the near future. -- Woebegone

Larcia -- I can't believe the fans thought that was a boring fight.... -- Simplicity

Connavar -- I thought someone said you could take a lot of damage? -- Soultanchor

Tas -- No skills for me? -- French Tickler

Comicus -- Ouch! -- Sweet Stuff

Enuram -- Did someone tape a sign on my back that says, "BASHERS, please challenge
me!"? -- Prodigal Son

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BATTLE ANGEL was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BASHFUL was subdued by PRODIGAL SON in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
SWEET STUFF subdued SEIUS GLABRIO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
FULL METAL MINX unbelievably bested PROPAGANDA in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
SLAP PAPPY overpowered LARCIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SQUIRREL NUT devastated COMICUS in a 1 minute gory uneven Title brawl.
WOEBEGONE devastated CHARK FORKBEARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHEESE WHIZ was overcome by GLUTIUS MAXIMUS in a action packed 1 minute fight.
FROZEN ROPE slimly lost to CHARK FORKBEARD in a action packed 3 minute duel.
BELY MEDVED viciously subdued RELLIK in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
MAKESHIFT ANCHOR defeated FLINT FIREFORGE in a 5 minute brutal fight.
SOULTANCHOR handily defeated KAZACH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LAN was subdued by N'AZADAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody master's match.
PRAESENTIUS was demolished by ZIMA in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
BALLAST was viciously subdued by ENURAM in a 1 minute veteran's conflict.
SALAMANDER bested SIMPLICITY in a 2 minute duel.
RAISTLIN was handily defeated by CALIS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FEYEVER devastated CAERAN SLAVE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
TROLL FIST HAMMER was demolished by WINDREAVER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KOMPROMAT was beaten by 12 GAUGE PIXIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
FRENCH TICKLER butchered MIME WORSHIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
AEGLOS defeated SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute duel.
BLACK FIST HAMMER subdued GRALL THE DESERTER in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
BLOOD FIST HAMMER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
CRUDE FIST HAMMER was defeated by STEEPLEJACK in a 2 minute novice's match.
BELCH FIST HAMMER was savagely defeated by REAPING BEAUTY 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                   9         AIMED BLOW        50 -  30 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  35 -  7      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  31 -  5      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  38 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    94 -  88 - 11      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  47 -  5      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  17 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  46 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 558 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SQUIRREL NUT 7793          12   1  3  148 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
AIMED BLOW       WOEBEGONE 7795             13   8  1  100 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
WALL OF STEEL    GLUTIUS MAXIMUS 7906       11   4  1   96 ROMAN EMPIRE (531)
LUNGING ATTACK   FROZEN ROPE 7841            9   7  0   83 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
BASHING ATTACK   BASHFUL 7899               10   4  0   79 SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
TOTAL PARRY      MAKESHIFT ANCHOR 7724      13   6  0   63 SEA DOGS (575)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LAN 6724.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FROZEN ROPE 7841.  The ten other most popular fighters were BATTLE ANGEL 7898, 
PROPAGANDA 7747, LAN 6724, SEIUS GLABRIO 7978, CHEESE WHIZ 7821, BELY MEDVED 7751, 
ENURAM 7851, SALAMANDER 7769, FLINT FIREFORGE 7848, and WOEBEGONE 7795.

The least popular fighter this week was BELCH FIST HAMMER 7641.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEEPLEJACK 8031, TROLL FIST HAMMER 7642, RAISTLIN 7845, KAZACH 
7853, MAKESHIFT ANCHOR 7724, COMICUS 7207, LARCIA 7999, CRUDE FIST HAMMER 7643, BLOOD 
FIST HAMMER 7644, and BLACK FIST HAMMER 7645.