DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/31/2006    Duedate: 11/13/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCANDALF
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6219) [22-18-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCANDALF                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          
(4-6219) [22-18-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BORE-O-ME                      BORE-O-ME
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6216) [25-15-1,93]          (4-6216) [25-15-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH SQUAD (468)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           38
2. DEATH SQUAD (468)           20      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. SACRED CIRCLE (594)          0      Unchartered Team
4. F BALLS (523)                0
5. LOTHLORIEN (579)             0      SPAM! (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    117  82  4 58.8   1/ 1 DEATH SQUAD (468)         9  6 1
 2/ 2 DEATH SQUAD (468)         27  25  2 51.9   2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 1
 3- 3 TEERAK HA (553)           24  23  1 51.1   3/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     8  7 0
 4- 4 F BALLS (523)             80  79  6 50.3   4- 4 F BALLS (523)             6  4 0
 5- 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          54  63  3 46.2   5- 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          4  1 0
 6- 6*SACRED CIRCLE (594)       10  14  0 41.7   6- 6 TEERAK HA (553)           1  0 0
 7/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)        406 601 25 40.3   7- 8*SACRED CIRCLE (594)       0  4 0
 8- 8*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)     1   2  0 33.3   8- 7*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    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...  MVP award for EPIMONIDAS?  DOGS 
OF WAR's proud of him after beating GIMLET and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  BORE-O-ME's match with KHALHUMS DWARF cost him a loss of 20 points!  
What a putz!  FORK BALL fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and 
loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome SCANDALF.  Aren't THE SHALLOWSHIP 
proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't 
ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All JHELUM ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  That was so totally rude when HANNIBAL wasted RODEO CLOWN.  I 
think all you warriors in JHELUM should gang up on DOGS OF WAR!  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 gotta leave.  JHELUM is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDALF 6219                22  18  0   105       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORK BALL 6244               15   1  0   153       F BALLS (523)
-PUY 5764                      8   2  0   108       TEERAK HA (553)
 ARAGANT 6220                 26  13  0    98       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 BORE-O-ME 6216               25  15  1    93       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              16  12  0    92       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMLET 6218                  21  19  2    86       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 DECAPITATOR 4959              8   4  0    85       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-FOOT BALL 6305                9   1  0    83       F BALLS (523)
-FUZZ BALL 6299                6   4  0    71       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            14  18  2    66       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HOWARD 6289                  14  13  1    66       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 HANNIBAL 5715                13  15  1    62       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-GALADRIEL 6270                7   3  0    62       LOTHLORIEN (579)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD TRANS OP 6312             5   3  1    47       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-CELEBORN 6259                 6  10  0    40       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 SERIAL KILLER 4957            7   4  0    35       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 CHALLON 6304                  7  13  0    34       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORRA 6330                    3   2  0    29       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-ETHERIAL 6303                 6   2  0    27       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 BAYONET BETTY 6346            3   2  0    27       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-KILLING JOKE 5696             1   2  0    25       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROGUE 6322                    2   4  0    20       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
-STILE 6329                    3   2  0    12       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-GIANETTA 6328                 1   4  0     7       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
-FOUL BALL 6348                1   1  0     6       F BALLS (523)
-VALJA 6350                    0   1  0     1       LOTHLORIEN (579)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RODEO CLOWN 6347       2  3 1 DEATH SQUAD 468       HANNIBAL 5715         561         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NENJA 6323             2  3 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        BAD TRANS OP 6312     558 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Legalass -- Oh...go rest on a laurel! -- Epimonidas, not having a good day for a lot
of reasons

Decapitator -- (ducking and trying to cover his head)  Hey, what did *I* do?  Keep
away! -- Jimmy Custer

Ambitious Guard?  I wouldn't have an inept bumbler like that in MY army. -- Hannibal

Serial Killer -- Don't start, guy. -- Howard

Bad Trans Op -- Don't abbreviate, dammit, identify yourself! -- Challon

Our congratulations to Legalass, a tried and true opponent.  May you not find the
Isle either boring or too stiff. -- the Dogs of War

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.

     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BORE-O-ME was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute master's fight.
ARAGANT savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 8 minute gory one-sided melee.
SCANDALF viciously subdued DECAPITATOR in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
LEGALASS subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
GIMLET was vanquished by EPIMONIDAS in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
JIMMY CUSTER devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HOWARD vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HANNIBAL slaughtered RODEO CLOWN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SERIAL KILLER won victory over CHALLON in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
BAD TRANS OP handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BAYONET BETTY was subdued by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  24 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        12 -  14 -  0      46  |

Turn 561 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        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              22  18  0  105 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               26  13  0   98 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             25  15  1   93 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683            16  12  0   92 DOGS OF WAR (115)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                21  19  2   86 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DECAPITATOR 4959            8   4  0   85 DEATH SQUAD (468)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                14  13  1   66 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   BAD TRANS OP 6312           5   3  1   47 DEATH SQUAD (468)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BORE-O-ME 6216.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BORE-O-ME 6216.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHALLON 6304, SERIAL 
KILLER 4957, SCANDALF 6219, EPIMONIDAS 5683, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, BAYONET BETTY 6346, 
DECAPITATOR 4959, HOWARD 6289, BAD TRANS OP 6312, and HANNIBAL 5715.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAGANT 6220.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RODEO CLOWN 6347, GIMLET 6218, HANNIBAL 5715, BAD TRANS OP 6312, HOWARD 
6289, DECAPITATOR 4959, BAYONET BETTY 6346, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, EPIMONIDAS 5683, and 
SCANDALF 6219.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCANDALF (4-6219) THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
FORK BALL (4-6244) F BALLS (523)
ABHORRENCE (4-5568) GLOOM AND DOOM (534)

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

LEGALASS (4-6217) THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes