DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/05/2005    Duedate: 04/18/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-520

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAGMAN
HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
(4-5890) [14-9-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAGMAN                         BORE-O-ME
HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)          THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-5890) [14-9-1,113]          (4-6216) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOW FLEA                      SNOW FLEA
BLACK & BLUE (547)             BLACK & BLUE (547)
(4-6087) [14-8-1,92]           (4-6087) [14-8-1,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)       43
2. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       30      ORCCON THUGS (572)
3. THE BOYS (523)              27      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (569)              14
5. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)     14      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

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/ 1 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   9  5 1
 2- 2*LOTHLORIEN (579)          14   5  1 73.7   2/ 3*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     6  4 0
 3/ 3*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     10   5  0 66.7   3/ 9 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     5  1 0
 4/ 4 ORCCON THUGS (572)        74  46  4 61.7   4/ 5 BLACK & BLUE (547)        5  4 0
 5- 5 SCOUNDRELS (575)           6   4  0 60.0   5- 2*LOTHLORIEN (579)          4  1 0
 6/ 6 BLACK & BLUE (547)        74  58  3 56.1   6/ 4 DREAMERS (569)            4  6 0
 7- 8 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    23  21  0 52.3   7- 7 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    3  1 0
 8- 9 BLADES OF MIST (253)     308 292 23 51.3   8- 8*ONE HIT WONDERS (576)     2  0 0
 9/10 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     56  54  3 50.9   9/13 ORCCON THUGS (572)        2  1 0
10-11*FUNNY HA HA (498)          3   3  0 50.0  10-12 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     2  2 0
11/12 ARENA FELINES (554)       56  62  0 47.5  11/11 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  4 0
12/ 0 THE BOYS (523)            36  47  6 43.4  12-10 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       1  1 0
13/13 DREAMERS (569)            62  82  3 43.1  13-15 SCOUNDRELS (575)          1  1 0
14/14 DOGS OF WAR (115)        333 510 20 39.5  14- 6 BLADES OF MIST (253)      1  2 0
15-15 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       45  69  6 39.5  15-16*THE WALLEYES (580)        0  4 0
16-16 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     46  72  4 39.0  16/ 0 THE BOYS (523)            0  3 0
17/17 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   24  40  2 37.5  17/17 ARENA FELINES (554)       0  3 0
18-18*THE WALLEYES (580)         7  25  0 21.9  18-18*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.

     Cat Tusion, I felt it was my clear duty to give you plenty of your namesakes.

                                      Pericles

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for BLADES OF MIST, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 8 into 
14th.  HITMEN FOR HIRE stable has parlayed this turn's 2-0-0 into a 6 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
ROGUE 7 fought DARK CHAMPION and gained 28 points and contributed to HITMEN FOR 
HIRE's 2-0-0.  DARK CHAMPION has lost to ROGUE 7, falling 31 points, while helping 
make BLACK & BLUE a 2-1-0 turn.  And not without some honor, BAGMAN now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of JHELUM.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the SUPERIOR FORCES 
ZC2 stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was BLACK & BLUE.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that TRAUMER 
from DREAMERS was JHELUM's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Congratulations go out to DREAMERS, 
with SOGNATORE revenging a bloodfeud against TIMMY! of WESTSIDE BULLOCKS.  Is it 
really true that JHELUM has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought 
I'd ask...   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAGMAN 5890                  14   9  1   113       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARCANE RAIDER 4347           10   2  0   140       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-RAEL 5225                    15   5  1   103       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 ROGUE 7 5813                 14  10  0    95       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-KENNEDY 5486                 14   8  0    95       THE BOYS (523)
 SNOW FLEA 6087               14   8  1    92       BLACK & BLUE (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERICLES 5531                22  18  2    90       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 VANGUARD 5966                21   9  0    86       ORCCON THUGS (572)
-SERILIA 5193                 18  11  2    86       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 FOG SHOWER 6100              13   8  1    86       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 REVEUR 5896                  12  18  1    80       DREAMERS (569)
 CAT TUSION 5769              12  18  0    80       ARENA FELINES (554)
-PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            11  11  0    79       ARENA FELINES (554)
 SOGNATORE 5895               15  15  0    76       DREAMERS (569)
-ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)
-VAGABOND 6049                 6   4  0    76       SCOUNDRELS (575)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689           13  17  0    74       BLACK & BLUE (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAPPY CAT 5771               12  10  0    71       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAUMER 5897                 11  19  1    63       DREAMERS (569)
 TIMMY! 5989                   6   7  1    61       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-SPIDER CLAWS 5692            12   9  1    59       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-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)
 BORE-O-ME 6216                3   0  0    40       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 DOGFACE 6031                  4  23  0    35       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KERRY 6126                    4   5  4    33       THE BOYS (523)
-BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 6141      4   3  0    33       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-JOHN DOE 6158                 4   2  0    32       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 TINIETON 5990                 6   7  0    29       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)
 NOD 6043                      5   5  1    26       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 GIMLET 6218                   3   0  0    24       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)
 SOD 6044                      3   7  0    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)
-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)
 ARAGANT 6220                  1   2  0    14       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-FELZOR 6185                   1   6  0    13       THE WALLEYES (580)
 SCANDALF 6219                 2   1  0    12       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-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   2  0     5       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 6209        0   4  0     4       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-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?
THE HACK 6212          0  1 0 THE BOYS 523          SPYMASTER 602         520 NONE    
POWELL 6234            0  1 0 THE BOYS 523          SHEWISH GIANT 601     520 NONE    
RUMSFELD 6235          0  1 0 THE BOYS 523          SHEWISH GIANT 601     520 NONE    
DROMMARE 6066          8 15 0 DREAMERS 569          TIMMY! 5989           518 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Haldor -- JUST what I needed, to face a young hotshot with a lucky id number. --
Dogface
P.S.  I kinda thought with that team name you'd be an elf, not a dwarf.

Eighteen teams on the front page, and only thirty active warriors?  This is a sad
comment on the state of a contest arena after the end of the contest.

Everygrey -- Were you looking at my ass?  You were looking at my ass, weren't you?
Naughty boy! -- Sod

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     #28341
     P.O. Box 250 
     Draper, UT  84070
     or:
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
====================
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

Rules
======
The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE HACK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POWELL was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
RUMSFELD was put to death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SOGNATORE won victory over TIMMY! in a popular 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
REVEUR was luckily beaten by VANGUARD in a 4 minute master's Challenge match.
PERICLES was vanquished by BAGMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DARK CHAMPION was overpowered by ROGUE 7 in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
CAT TUSION was narrowly defeated by SNOW FLEA in a 7 minute expert's melee.
FOG SHOWER vanquished TRAUMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DOGFACE was vanquished by BORE-O-ME in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TINIETON overpowered LEGALASS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
NOD savagely defeated SCANDALF in a 2 minute bloody veteran vs. amateur match.
SOD was bested by ARAGANT in a 4 minute veteran vs. amateur upset battle.
GIMLET beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  36 -  6      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        34 -  30 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  24 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  27 -  2      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  17 -  0      23  |

Turn 520 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BAGMAN 5890                14   9  1  113 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      ROGUE 7 5813               14  10  0   95 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNOW FLEA 6087             14   8  1   92 BLACK & BLUE (547)
AIMED BLOW       PERICLES 5531              22  18  2   90 DOGS OF WAR (115)
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              21   9  0   86 ORCCON THUGS (572)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216              3   0  0   40 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
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 SNOW FLEA 6087.  The ten other most popular fighters were REVEUR 5896, SOGNATORE 
5895, CAT TUSION 5769, NOD 6043, SOD 6044, ROGUE 7 5813, RUMSFELD 6235, VANGUARD 
5966, BAGMAN 5890, and TINIETON 5990.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAGANT 6220.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEGALASS 6217, DOGFACE 6031, TRAUMER 5897, PERICLES 5531, THE HACK 
6212, GIMLET 6218, SCANDALF 6219, BORE-O-ME 6216, TIMMY! 5989, and FOG SHOWER 6100.

                    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!