DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/14/2005    Duedate: 03/26/2005

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-403

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PIP
GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
(2-5286) [12-6-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PIP                            SCARDY CAT
GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)       ARENA FELINES (622)
(2-5286) [12-6-0,95]           (2-5279) [6-0-0,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YOBER                          MELLISANDE
OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)        THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-4537) [10-4-0,94]           (2-5332) [2-2-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (622)         26
2. FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)       26      GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
3. BLACK/RED KLK (617)          8      Unchartered Team
4. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)        0
5. OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)      0      ARENA FELINES (622)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ARENA FELINES (622)        7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     7  8 0
 2/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599) 118  36  0 76.6   2/ 2 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)  5  4 0
 3/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)   13   7  0 65.0   3/ 4*ARENA FELINES (622)       3  0 0
 4/ 0*BLACK/RED KLK (617)        7   4  0 63.6   4/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)   2  1 0
 5/ 5 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    371 578  9 39.1   5/ 0*BLACK/RED KLK (617)       1  0 0
 6/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)      1   2  0 33.3   6/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)     1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): DESTINY of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): BULMA of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): HELL STORM of DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): WHIRLING WORD of 4-LETTER WORDS from CAER (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): LOTHLORIEN (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave the Silent, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave is Silent here too, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWALLOWTAIL of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           SAVARE of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                           LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CORAL BEAUTY of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            ASSUR of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                (turn 503): LE PAIN DLG of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 501): POISON BEAK (21-5827) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 475): KERRY BEAR of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
                   KILL'EM KREPP of ANARKYSTS (Iver, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I have to admit that there was a certain satisfaction to beating Pip.  
Especially since along with the win, I got the title and my Invitation to the Isle.  
I don't know that I'll actually GO to the Isle, it sounds very boring, but at least I 
have the chance to turn it down.  And I survived the arena.  This is all to the good.  
My thanks to all of you who helped me on my way.

                                      Nellistha

P.S.  9-9-8-11-19-15-13, high/low, warflail.  No way I'm going to touch a warflail!  
Heck, I can barely lift it!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NIANIA games.  SCARDY CAT caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested OOZE-O and was awarded 17 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SCARDY CAT put down OOZE-O, 
causing it to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has 
NELLISTHA in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's 
proven hers combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in NIANIA seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in NIANIA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIP 5286                     12   6  0    95       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOBER 4537                   10   4  0    94       OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARDY CAT 5279               6   0  0    74       ARENA FELINES (622)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEEBLES 5301                  9   4  0    58       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OOZE-O 5277                  10   5  0    51       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 TALON 5250                    3   1  0    41       BLACK/RED KLK (617)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCKZAR 5316                  2   0  0    29       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
 SPIKE MCGOLD 5318             5   2  0    26       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AZRAEL 5249                   2   1  0    19       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
 NUGGET MCGOLD 5317            4   3  0    17       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIK 5253                      1   0  0    14       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
 LOUD GEORGE 5329              1   0  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE 3 (628)
-POLARIUS 5300                 1   0  0    13       BLACK/RED KLK (617)
 CATSUP 5280                   1   0  0     9       ARENA FELINES (622)
 MELLISANDE 5332               2   2  0     8       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 MELLITA 5331                  1   3  0     6       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-GNICK 5310                    0   1  0     1       GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
-HOSS 5251                     0   1  0     1       BLACK/RED KLK (617)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRUD 5328              0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 3 628   CLARENCE S. VOLE 22   403 NONE    
JUNK 5327              0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 3 628   SHEWISH GIANT 21      403 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scardy Cat -- Hey!  You were supposed to be afraid of me, you were supposed to RUN, 
you duffus! -- Nugget McGold

THAT was an Osksi Noble?  If those are the requirements, I'd be a shew-in for 
something in the noble line over there.  Something really superior. -- Spike McGold

Rockzar -- Damned golem. -- Mellisande, forgetting to be ladylike in her moment of 
pain
P.S.  If you're my "secret admirer," you're going to be paving stones as soon as they 
let me out of here.

We should send the Mordant Deserter back to Mordant.  There's a reward. -- Mellita

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

CRUD was butchered by CLARENCE S. VOLE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JUNK was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NELLISTHA overcame YOBER in a 2 minute veteran's match.
PIP won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title brawl.
OOZE-O was overpowered by SCARDY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NEEBLES devastated SPIKE MCGOLD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TALON overpowered NUGGET MCGOLD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MELLITA was devastated by LOUD GEORGE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MELLISANDE slimly lost to CATSUP in a action packed 12 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 403 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PIP 5286                   12   6  0   95 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
LUNGING ATTACK   YOBER 4537                 10   4  0   94 OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (530)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCARDY CAT 5279             6   0  0   74 ARENA FELINES (622)
SLASHING ATTACK  OOZE-O 5277                10   5  0   51 GLORY BOUND TROLLS (599)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YOBER 4537.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MELLISANDE 5332.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIP 5286, YOBER 4537, 
SCARDY CAT 5279, LOUD GEORGE 5329, NEEBLES 5301, TALON 5250, CRUD 5328, JUNK 5327, 
OOZE-O 5277, and SPIKE MCGOLD 5318.

The least popular fighter this week was CATSUP 5280.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MELLITA 5331, NUGGET MCGOLD 5317, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, OOZE-O 5277, JUNK 
5327, CRUD 5328, TALON 5250, NEEBLES 5301, LOUD GEORGE 5329, and SCARDY CAT 5279.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

NELLISTHA (2-5156) THE GOLDEN FISH (147)