DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/14/2005    Duedate: 06/27/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-525

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANGUARD
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5966) [25-10-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAGABOND                       BORE-O-ME
SEA DOGS (575)                 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6049) [10-5-0,119]          (4-6216) [6-2-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOGNATORE                      REVEUR
DREAMERS (569)                 DREAMERS (569)
(4-5895) [18-17-1,111]         (4-5896) [15-20-2,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       46
2. ARENA FELINES (554)         22      SEA DOGS (575)
3. SEA DOGS (575)              10      Unchartered Team
4. HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)       10
5. LOTHLORIEN (579)             3      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*HARMONY (586)              4   1  1 80.0   1/ 3*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     8  7 1
 2/ 3 SEA DOGS (575)            10   5  0 66.7   2/ 2 DREAMERS (569)            6  3 0
 3/ 2 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     83  42  4 66.4   3/ 4*LOTHLORIEN (579)          6  8 1
 4/ 4 ORCCON THUGS (572)        78  47  4 62.4   4- 5*HARMONY (586)             4  1 1
 5/ 6*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     24  16  3 60.0   5/ 7 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     4  2 0
 6/ 5 BLACK & BLUE (547)        79  62  3 56.0   6/ 1 F BALLS (523)             4  4 0
 7/ 8 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     62  58  3 51.7   7/10 ARENA FELINES (554)       4  5 0
 8/ 7*LOTHLORIEN (579)          22  21  2 51.2   8/11 ORCCON THUGS (572)        3  0 0
 9/ 9 ARENA FELINES (554)       60  67  0 47.2   9/ 8 SEA DOGS (575)            3  0 0
10/10 F BALLS (523)             43  51  6 45.7  10/ 9 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     3  3 0
11-11 TEERAK HA (553)           19  23  1 45.2  11/13 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  4 1
12/12 DREAMERS (569)            70  89  5 44.0  12-14 TEERAK HA (553)           1  0 0
13-13 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       49  71  6 40.8  13- 6 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       1  2 0
14/15 DOGS OF WAR (115)        336 517 21 39.4  14/12 BLACK & BLUE (547)        1  3 0
15-16 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   29  46  3 38.7  15-15 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   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

     I can't believe the violence in JHELUM!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, F BALLS had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by THE SHALLOWSHIP!  Way to go THE 
SHALLOWSHIP!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but FORCE OF FIVE 
really goofed with their 0-0-0.  The guys at ARENA FELINES like really pulled 
together to get a 1-2-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, THE SHALLOWSHIP!  'Cause they got 5-0-1 and moved up to 1st!  MVP award 
for CELEBORN?  LOTHLORIEN's proud of him after beating MORDANT DESERTER and getting 
13 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  FORK BALL's match with LEGALASS cost him a 
loss of 9 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all 
JHELUM.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, PUSSY-FOOTED 
must be pretty gutsy!  She challenged the Duelmaster from ORCCON THUGS.  Does this 
gal have a death wish or what!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I 
think VANGUARD should let PUSSY-FOOTED be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting 
about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said JHELUM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Warty Toad?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  THE SHALLOWSHIP was JHELUM's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why LOTHLORIEN's been avoiding THE 
SHALLOWSHIP so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  See if I ever talk to 
VAGABOND again!  PERICLES was so low when It challenged it.  Hhmph!  Is this how SEA 
DOGS advances, by having their members (VAGABOND) fight people that are really below 
them (PERICLES)?  I'm not so sure HAPPY CAT knew all the facts when he challenged 
DARK CHAMPION of BLACK & BLUE.  I saw HAPPY CAT stumbling and dribbling at The Warty 
Toad last week...  HAPPY CAT was so studly out there in the sands!  Beating DARK 
CHAMPION and getting 21 points.  ARENA FELINES must be proud, for sure!  BORE-O-ME 
must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged FOOT BALL.  9 
is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought BORE-O-ME showed 
great skill and promise when he overcame FOOT BALL.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  D'ya think GIMLET is feeling guilty for killing LOTHLORIEN's GALADRIEL, 
a mere girl?  Naah, I doubt it.  So DIFFERENT HATS has one more turn to Bloodfeud 
DREAMERS' SOGNATORE.  Big deal.  HUSBAND's dead.  What's the point?  Ya just gotta go 
on.  Don't look back...  LOTHLORIEN figured it was better to let BORE-O-ME kill 
HALDOR unpunished, and not worry about getting nailed again!  Fight, fight, fight.  
Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANGUARD 5966                25  10  0   107       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGABOND 6049                10   5  0   119       SEA DOGS (575)
 SOGNATORE 5895               18  17  1   111       DREAMERS (569)
-SNOW FLEA 6087               15   8  1   110       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-SHAQ DADDY 5912              17   8  1   108       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-KURT RAMBIS 5917             17   8  0   106       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ROGUE 7 5813                 17  12  0   105       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 REVEUR 5896                  15  20  2    97       DREAMERS (569)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            13  12  0    97       ARENA FELINES (554)
-FIREBALL 5486                14   8  0    95       F BALLS (523)
 PERICLES 5531                23  22  2    93       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               13  11  0    91       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAGMAN 5890                  17  11  1    89       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-FOG SHOWER 6100              14  10  1    86       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           16  10  1    84       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689           16  19  0    81       BLACK & BLUE (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE MIKAN 5910            14  11  1    81       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)
-ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)
 TRAUMER 5897                 13  22  1    72       DREAMERS (569)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         12  13  0    66       ARENA FELINES (554)
-SPIDER CLAWS 5692            12   9  1    59       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 BORE-O-ME 6216                6   2  1    58       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 DOGFACE 6031                  6  26  1    57       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TINIETON 5990                 8   8  0    53       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-JOHN DOE 6158                 6   2  0    52       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   8  2    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-RED STORM 5889               10  10  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-FURBALL 6126                  5   5  4    45       F BALLS (523)
-ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           5   5  0    41       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 ARAGANT 6220                  5   3  0    41       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 SCANDALF 6219                 4   4  0    36       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOT BALL 6246                3   1  0    32       F BALLS (523)
-PUY 5764                      3   2  0    31       TEERAK HA (553)
-NOD 6043                      6   6  1    29       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-DIPLOMA 6128                  6   3  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-SOD 6044                      4   8  1    25       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-SUPER JACOB 6151              3   4  0    25       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 GIMLET 6218                   6   2  1    24       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 RIL 6248                      2   1  1    24       LOTHLORIEN (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGALASS 6217                 3   5  1    23       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-SCHEHERAZADE 6257             1   0  1    21       HARMONY (586)
-ADAGIO 6258                   1   0  0    21       HARMONY (586)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
-HAMMER 6256                   1   0  0    20       HARMONY (586)
 BLINK 6162                    4   5  0    17       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-RITARDANDO 6255               1   0  0    15       HARMONY (586)
-BUZZKILL 6157                 2   1  0    14       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 CELEBORN 6259                 1   0  0    13       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 FORK BALL 6244                3   1  0    10       F BALLS (523)
 HALDOR 6250                   2   2  0     8       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
-SILK 6231                     1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-ARRAKIS 6243                  0   2  0     2       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-TRILL 6254                    0   1  0     1       HARMONY (586)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 581    0  1 0   1                   RIL 6248              525 NONE    
GALADRIEL 6251         2  1 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        GIMLET 6218           525         
HALDOR 6161            4  1 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        BORE-O-ME 6216        521 NOT REVE
SARALIN 6163           3  2 1 LOTHLORIEN 579        LEGALASS 6217         521 REVENGED
QUET 6164              3  2 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        SOD 6044              521 NOT REVE
TIMMY! 5989            7  8 1 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS 573 REVEUR 5896           522         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bobofutt -- Come on in, the water is fine. -- Andy O

Pussy-footed -- And what other kind of feet would an Arena Feline have, after all?
But just because you CAN sneak up quietly on somebody who's standing around quite
innocently, doesn't mean you SHOULD attack before the arenamaster says "Go." --
Pericles
P.S.  However, if you should wish to "attack" me in a more private situation, I am
susceptible to cute little redheads.  Just so you know.

Aragant -- No way you're going to pull that on ME, bub, even if I DON'T have a magic
stone bagel. -- Dogface

     What? -- Ed.

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUSSY-FOOTED slimly lost to VANGUARD in a 16 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
VAGABOND demolished PERICLES in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
HAPPY CAT won victory over DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
BORE-O-ME overpowered FOOT BALL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LEGALASS bested FORK BALL in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
REVEUR was defeated by ROGUE 7 in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's struggle.
SOGNATORE handily defeated MAGIC JOHNSON in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TRAUMER won victory over DOGFACE in a 1 minute expert's duel.
BAGMAN viciously subdued GETS LAST LICKS in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
ARAGANT outlasted THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 13 minute match.
SCANDALF overpowered BLINK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GIMLET killed GALADRIEL in a 4 minute bloody competition.
RIL butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HALDOR was devastated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CELEBORN handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  19 -  3      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  26 -  3      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        32 -  34 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  23 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  12 -  0      20  |

Turn 525 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              25  10  0  107 ORCCON THUGS (572)
LUNGING ATTACK   VAGABOND 6049              10   5  0  119 SEA DOGS (575)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOGNATORE 5895             18  17  1  111 DREAMERS (569)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROGUE 7 5813               17  12  0  105 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUSSY-FOOTED 5772          13  12  0   97 ARENA FELINES (554)
AIMED BLOW       PERICLES 5531              23  22  2   93 DOGS OF WAR (115)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216              6   2  1   58 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOGNATORE 5895.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was REVEUR 5896.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUSSY-FOOTED 5772, BAGMAN 
5890, HAPPY CAT 5771, VAGABOND 6049, ROGUE 7 5813, GALADRIEL 6251, DARK CHAMPION 
5689, BORE-O-ME 6216, LEGALASS 6217, and SOGNATORE 5895.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAGANT 6220.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VANGUARD 5966, HALDOR 6250, BLINK 6162, DOGFACE 6031, MAGIC JOHNSON 
5904, FOOT BALL 6246, PERICLES 5531, RIL 6248, GETS LAST LICKS 5768, and FORK BALL 
6244.

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

MICHAEL COOPER (4-5943) PURPLE AND GOLD (571)

                    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!