DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2005    Duedate: 10/17/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUSSY-FOOTED
ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5772) [16-15-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAUMER                        TRILL
DREAMERS (569)                 HARMONY (586)
(4-5897) [16-26-2,122]         (4-6254) [5-3-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAPPY CAT                      PUSSY-FOOTED
ARENA FELINES (554)            ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5771) [16-14-0,86]          (4-5772) [16-15-0,115]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (569)              36
2. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       26      ORCCON THUGS (572)
3. ARENA FELINES (554)         24      Unchartered Team
4. HARMONY (586)                7
5. BLITZKRIEG (531)             0      HARMONY (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ORCCON THUGS (572)        84  49  4 63.2   1/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    10  5 0
 2/ 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     46  34  4 57.5   2/ 1*HARMONY (586)             7  8 0
 3/ 2*HARMONY (586)             23  17  1 57.5   3/ 6 ARENA FELINES (554)       4  1 0
 4- 5 BLITZKRIEG (531)          14  13  0 51.9   4/ 3 FURY'S EDGE (213)         3  2 0
 5- 6 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     66  62  3 51.6   5/ 4 ORCCON THUGS (572)        2  1 0
 6- 7*FUNNY HA HA (498)          4   4  0 50.0   6- 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          2  3 0
 7/ 8 ARENA FELINES (554)       70  73  0 49.0   7-11 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     1  0 0
 8-10 LOTHLORIEN (579)          34  38  2 47.2   8- 9*FUNNY HA HA (498)         1  1 0
 9/ 9 FURY'S EDGE (213)         88  99  5 47.1   9- 7 BLITZKRIEG (531)          1  1 0
10/12 DREAMERS (569)            78  95  6 45.1  10/ 8 DREAMERS (569)            1  3 1
11/13 DOGS OF WAR (115)        339 528 21 39.1  11/12 DOGS OF WAR (115)         0  6 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 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 531): CYCLONE of FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 530): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 491): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      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.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
HARMONY is pushed out of top team by THE SHALLOWSHIP, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 
this turn.  HITMEN FOR HIRE stable has parlayed this turn's 0-0-0 into a 4 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 7th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
TRAUMER fought TAZ and gained 36 points and contributed to DREAMERS' 1-0-1.  
SCHEHERAZADE has lost to LEGALASS, falling 11 points, while helping make HARMONY a 
2-3-0 turn.  Well done, JHELUM, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps VANGUARD is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  
PUSSY-FOOTED challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone 
ORCCON THUGS' warrior.  We should ask PUSSY-FOOTED about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Welcome Wench?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in JHELUM today as TAZ was bid 
farewell to a 13-7-1 warrior, with TRAUMER of DREAMERS standing silent and pensive.  
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.   
     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 you see my quill in JHELUM again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            16  15  0   115       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAUMER 5897                 16  26  2   122       DREAMERS (569)
 VANGUARD 5966                31  12  0   117       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY CAT 5771               16  14  0    86       ARENA FELINES (554)
-GETS LAST LICKS 5768         16  13  0    85       ARENA FELINES (554)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)
-ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)
 SCANDALF 6219                 9   7  0    76       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORE-O-ME 6216                9   7  1    61       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 DOGFACE 6031                  9  31  1    59       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMLET 6218                  12   4  2    55       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   8  2    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-RED STORM 5889               10  10  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 TRILL 6254                    5   3  0    45       HARMONY (586)
 LEGALASS 6217                 8   8  1    42       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-BLINK 6162                    7   7  0    42       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-MY FOOT 5237                  4   2  0    41       FUNNY HA HA (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMER 6256                   5   3  0    35       HARMONY (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADAGIO 6258                   5   3  0    33       HARMONY (586)
 ARAGANT 6220                  8   8  0    32       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 SCHEHERAZADE 6257             4   4  1    31       HARMONY (586)
-CHEAP TRICK 5554              3   2  0    27       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-OMEGA 5553                    3   3  0    26       BLITZKRIEG (531)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RIL 6248                      5   4  1    23       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-BUTTERBEAN 5555               3   2  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-WINCE 4215                    2   4  1    21       FURY'S EDGE (213)
 ARPEGGIO 6269                 3   1  0    18       HARMONY (586)
-GALADRIEL 6270                1   0  0    18       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-BUZZKILL 6157                 2   1  0    14       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
-CELEBORN 6259                 3   4  0    13       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-BRUNO 6262                    3   2  0    11       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-ALPHA 5552                    3   1  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-SUN TZU 5827                  1   3  0     7       BLITZKRIEG (531)
-ROACH 4306                    1   3  0     7       FURY'S EDGE (213)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             0   4  0     4       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TAZ 4173              13  7 1 FURY'S EDGE 213       TRAUMER 5897          533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gets Last Licks -- Euwh!  Ptui!  Yuck. -- Dogface

Trill -- Well, HECK.  That wasn't harmonious, dammit. -- Jimmy Custer

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUSSY-FOOTED viciously subdued VANGUARD in a 6 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
TRAUMER easily killed TAZ in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
HAPPY CAT bested BORE-O-ME in a popular 1 minute contest.
DOGFACE was overpowered by SCANDALF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GIMLET bested ADAGIO in a 1 minute duel.
HAMMER was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute struggle.
SCHEHERAZADE was beaten by LEGALASS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
ARAGANT was overpowered by TRILL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ARPEGGIO won victory over JIMMY CUSTER in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  24 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        24 -  25 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |

Turn 533 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PUSSY-FOOTED 5772          16  15  0  115 ARENA FELINES (554)
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              31  12  0  117 ORCCON THUGS (572)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAPPY CAT 5771             16  14  0   86 ARENA FELINES (554)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219               9   7  0   76 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216              9   7  1   61 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                12   4  2   55 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-STRIKE     TRILL 6254                  5   3  0   45 HARMONY (586)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAPPY CAT 5771.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PUSSY-FOOTED 5772.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAPPY CAT 5771, 
TRILL 6254, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, TRAUMER 5897, SCANDALF 6219, GIMLET 6218, SCHEHERAZADE 
6257, LEGALASS 6217, VANGUARD 5966, and TAZ 4173.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAGANT 6220.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARPEGGIO 6269, HAMMER 6256, ADAGIO 6258, DOGFACE 6031, BORE-O-ME 6216, 
TAZ 4173, VANGUARD 5966, LEGALASS 6217, SCHEHERAZADE 6257, and GIMLET 6218.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PUSSY-FOOTED (4-5772) ARENA FELINES (554)