DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/22/2005    Duedate: 04/04/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-519

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PERICLES
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-5531) [22-17-2,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK CHAMPION                  HALDOR
BLACK & BLUE (547)             LOTHLORIEN (579)
(4-5689) [13-16-0,105]         (4-6161) [4-0-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOW FLEA                      JOHN DOE
BLACK & BLUE (547)             FORCE OF FIVE (535)
(4-6087) [13-8-1,88]           (4-6158) [4-2-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK & BLUE (547)          46
2. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)     23      ORCCON THUGS (572)
3. LOTHLORIEN (579)            21      Unchartered Team
4. MILLENIUM METAL (558)       11
5. FORCE OF FIVE (535)         10      ONE HIT WONDERS (576)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ONE HIT WONDERS (576)      4   0  0  100   1/ 6 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   7  3 1
 2/ 2*LOTHLORIEN (579)          14   5  1 73.7   2/ 3*LOTHLORIEN (579)          7  3 0
 3- 3*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)      7   3  0 70.0   3- 1*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     7  3 0
 4/ 6 ORCCON THUGS (572)        73  46  4 61.3   4/ 5 DREAMERS (569)            6  6 1
 5/ 4 SCOUNDRELS (575)           6   4  0 60.0   5/ 7 BLACK & BLUE (547)        5  4 0
 6/ 8 BLACK & BLUE (547)        72  57  3 55.8   6- 4 BLADES OF MIST (253)      4  3 0
 7- 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  67  54  4 55.4   7/ 2 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    4  3 0
 8/ 9 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    23  21  0 52.3   8/ 8*ONE HIT WONDERS (576)     3  0 0
 9-10 BLADES OF MIST (253)     308 292 23 51.3   9/11 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     3  1 0
10/11 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     54  54  3 50.0  10/ 9 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       2  3 0
11-12*FUNNY HA HA (498)          3   3  0 50.0  11/15 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  4 0
12/13 ARENA FELINES (554)       56  61  0 47.9  12/14 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     2  4 0
13/15 DREAMERS (569)            61  80  3 43.3  13/10 ORCCON THUGS (572)        2  5 0
14/16 DOGS OF WAR (115)        333 508 20 39.6  14-13 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  1  1 0
15/17 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       45  69  6 39.5  15/12 SCOUNDRELS (575)          1  2 0
16/18 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     46  72  4 39.0  16-16*THE WALLEYES (580)        1  7 0
17/19 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   22  38  2 36.7  17/19 ARENA FELINES (554)       0  3 0
18-20*THE WALLEYES (580)         7  25  0 21.9  18-20*FUNNY HA HA (498)         0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

    '*'   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, naturally, Serilia.  You are, after all, a woman, while I am a man of 
battle.

                                      Pericles

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt JHELUM will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as THE SHALLOWSHIP is pushed out of top team by WESTSIDE BULLOCKS, who came from 6th 
with a 2-3-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for THE MOTHERSHIP 5, whose 1-1-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 
7th.  WESTSIDE BULLOCKS stable has parlayed this turn's 2-3-0 into a 5 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  The BLACK & BLUE 
guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, FOG SHOWER fought ROGUE 7 and 
gained 20 points and contributed to BLACK & BLUE's 3-0-0.  SARALIN has lost to RAZE, 
falling 13 points, while helping make LOTHLORIEN a 4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and PERICLES remains JHELUM's top warrior for 
another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the THE 
SHALLOWSHIP stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided THE SHALLOWSHIP stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was LOTHLORIEN.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
DOGFACE from DOGS OF WAR was JHELUM's most challenged warrior this turn.  SPIRIT IN 
THE SKY of ONE HIT WONDERS had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought SPIRIT IN THE SKY showed great skill 
and promise when he bested TINIETON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in JHELUM, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERICLES 5531                22  17  2   104       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARCANE RAIDER 4347           10   2  0   140       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-ANDROMEDA 5684               18   9  3   106       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689           13  16  0   105       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-RAEL 5225                    15   5  1   103       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 BAGMAN 5890                  13   9  1    98       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOW FLEA 6087               13   8  1    88       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-SERILIA 5193                 18  11  2    86       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 FOG SHOWER 6100              12   8  1    82       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 VANGUARD 5966                20   9  0    81       ORCCON THUGS (572)
-PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            11  11  0    79       ARENA FELINES (554)
 REVEUR 5896                  12  17  1    78       DREAMERS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)
 VAGABOND 6049                 6   4  0    76       SCOUNDRELS (575)
 CAT TUSION 5769              12  17  0    73       ARENA FELINES (554)
-HAPPY CAT 5771               12  10  0    71       ARENA FELINES (554)
-JUSTGIVEITUP 5688            16  11  0    69       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 SOGNATORE 5895               14  15  0    69       DREAMERS (569)
 ROGUE 7 5813                 13  10  0    67       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMMY! 5989                   6   6  1    65       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-SPIDER CLAWS 5692            12   9  1    59       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 TRAUMER 5897                 11  18  1    58       DREAMERS (569)
-SWAYTHE 5253                  5   7  0    57       BLADES OF MIST (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NICKLEBACK 5798               7  13  1    56       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   8  2    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-GETS LAST LICKS 5768         11  11  0    50       ARENA FELINES (554)
-RED STORM 5889               10  10  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-EMILLE 5357                   6   6  0    44       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-THE ANGRY GREEK 6174          6   1  0    43       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 HALDOR 6161                   4   0  0    43       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           5   5  0    41       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 UNCLE SAM 6199                4   3  0    41       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 SPIRIT IN THE SKY 6110        4   0  0    40       ONE HIT WONDERS (576)
 DOGFACE 6031                  4  22  0    34       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 6141      4   3  0    33       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 JOHN DOE 6158                 4   2  0    32       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 RAZE 6028                     3   7  0    32       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-MY FOOT 5237                  3   1  0    29       FUNNY HA HA (498)
 BLINK 6162                    3   1  0    28       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-DIPLOMA 6128                  6   3  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-BORE-O-ME 6216                2   0  0    26       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-RATTLE 6183                   2   2  0    24       THE WALLEYES (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVERGREY 6210                 3   1  0    23       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 TINIETON 5990                 5   7  0    22       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 NOD 6043                      4   5  1    20       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 FLIM FLAM 6173                2   5  0    17       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-LOTHAR 6184                   2   5  0    17       THE WALLEYES (580)
-ROCKDIP 6182                  2   5  0    17       THE WALLEYES (580)
-GIMLET 6218                   2   0  0    17       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-SCANDALF 6219                 2   0  0    16       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 SOD 6044                      3   6  0    15       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 QUET 6164                     3   1  0    15       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-SUPER JACOB 6151              2   3  0    15       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-BUZZKILL 6157                 2   1  0    14       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 Q 6160                        1   2  0    14       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-FELZOR 6185                   1   6  0    13       THE WALLEYES (580)
-APP 6181                      0   6  0    12       THE WALLEYES (580)
 SARALIN 6163                  3   1  1    11       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-PUY 5764                      2   2  0    10       TEERAK HA (553)
-JUNGLE JAM 6178               1   3  0     6       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-LEGALASS 6217                 1   1  0     4       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 6209        0   4  0     4       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-ARAGANT 6220                  0   2  0     2       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 SILK 6231                     0   2  0     2       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-JUUNK 6196                    0   1  0     1       MILLENIUM METAL (558)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DROMMARE 6066          8 15 0 DREAMERS 569          TIMMY! 5989           518         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Drommare -- I lift my spear to you.  It was a good fight.  Perhaps, we'll meet in 
battle again...in the afterlife. -- Timmy!

Spirit in the Sky -- You were NOT.  You were right down there on the sands. -- 
Dogface

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

TRAUMER was devastated by TIMMY! in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
DARK CHAMPION demolished VANGUARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FOG SHOWER overpowered ROGUE 7 in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HALDOR devastated DOGFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SPIRIT IN THE SKY demolished TINIETON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
JOHN DOE viciously subdued NOD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
EVERGREY viciously subdued SOD in a 4 minute gory Challenge competition.
Q handily defeated KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
PERICLES vanquished CAT TUSION in a 3 minute one-sided Title duel.
REVEUR was viciously subdued by SNOW FLEA in a 2 minute gory veteran's duel.
VAGABOND was overpowered by BAGMAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SOGNATORE defeated UNCLE SAM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
SARALIN was handily defeated by RAZE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FLIM FLAM subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute brawl.
BLINK overpowered SILK in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
QUET won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        39 -  30 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  45 -  7      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  28 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  16 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  31 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  27 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  26 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  17 -  0      32  |

Turn 519 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:

AIMED BLOW         6 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PERICLES 5531              22  17  2  104 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAGMAN 5890                13   9  1   98 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNOW FLEA 6087             13   8  1   88 BLACK & BLUE (547)
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              20   9  0   81 ORCCON THUGS (572)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROGUE 7 5813               13  10  0   67 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOW FLEA 6087.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JOHN DOE 6158.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOG SHOWER 6100, 
PERICLES 5531, SNOW FLEA 6087, EVERGREY 6210, Q 6160, BLINK 6162, TRAUMER 5897, 
TIMMY! 5989, DARK CHAMPION 5689, and HALDOR 6161.

The least popular fighter this week was SARALIN 6163.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VAGABOND 6049, REVEUR 5896, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 6209, TINIETON 5990, 
DOGFACE 6031, VANGUARD 5966, SILK 6231, RAZE 6028, SOD 6044, and ROGUE 7 5813.