DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/08/2005    Duedate: 03/21/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOHN TYLER
I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4420) [16-4-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOHN TYLER                     THE IMPECCABLE PIG
I'M HISTORY (459)              JUST DON'T CARE (396)
(5-4420) [16-4-0,117]          (5-3818) [6-2-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZAKAU                          NEO
JOHNS (379)                    TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4623) [15-10-0,55]          (5-4602) [8-4-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M HISTORY (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I'M HISTORY (459)           70
2. PARTY ANIMALS (324)         14      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. TECHNOLOGY (283)            12      Unchartered Team
4. JUST DON'T CARE (396)        3
5. MASSAGE PARLORS (487)        0      JUST DON'T CARE (396)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DENMARK (489)              5   0  0  100   1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)        10  4 0
 2/ 4*JUST DON'T CARE (396)      6   2  0 75.0   2/ 3 TECHNOLOGY (283)          7  3 0
 3/ 2 I'M HISTORY (459)         59  20  1 74.7   3- 2*DENMARK (489)             5  0 0
 4- 3 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)    8   3  0 72.7   4/ 5 JOHNS (379)               4  8 0
 5- 5 LARGE LOSERS (440)        18  12  0 60.0   5/ 0 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       3  2 0
 6/ 6 TECHNOLOGY (283)         478 400 30 54.4   6- 7 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   2  0 0
 7/ 0 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      116 101  8 53.5   7-10*LORD OF THE BLING (488)   2  0 0
 8- 7*MASSAGE PARLORS (487)      4   4  0 50.0   8/ 9*JUST DON'T CARE (396)     2  1 0
 9- 8*LORD OF THE BLING (488)    4   4  0 50.0   9- 4*MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     2  1 0
10/ 9 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   195 206  9 48.6  10/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    2 13 0
11/10 JOHNS (379)              220 351  8 38.5  11- 8 LARGE LOSERS (440)        1  0 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 516): DESTINY of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): BULMA of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): HELL STORM of DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): WHIRLING WORD of 4-LETTER WORDS from CAER (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 521): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 517): LOTHLORIEN (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 516): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 520): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave the Silent, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 205): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave is Silent here too, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 352): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 516): SWALLOWTAIL of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 402): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 512): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           SAVARE of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                           LADY DIVAN of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 504): CORAL BEAUTY of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            ASSUR of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
                (turn 503): LE PAIN DLG of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 501): POISON BEAK (21-5827) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 475): KERRY BEAR of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
                   KILL'EM KREPP of ANARKYSTS (Iver, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly KALTOS games.  Fortune did not smile upon MASSAGE 
PARLORS this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 9th position in the wake of 
a 0-0-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week LORD OF THE BLING went 0-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  
Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster JOHN TYLER challenged HOFFA 
last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  Although HOFFA made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious JOHN TYLER.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  OF WOLF AND MEN 4 is feared.  This 
much I can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of I'M HISTORY last week.  Busy avoiding OF WOLF AND MEN 4?  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  HOFFA take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in KALTOS.  THE IMPECCABLE PIG must really be harboring a grudge 
against the JOHNS guild!  Merciless, 20 challenged down HOFFA points this week to 
duel with he.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of THE IMPECCABLE PIG.  I 
shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  A match 
that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that HARRIET TUBMAN 
posted a challenge against the more highly recognized FLYNN.  The results, you ask?  
Well, the firebrand HARRIET TUBMAN overcame FLYNN.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in KALTOS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN TYLER 4420              16   4  0   117       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEO 4602                      8   4  1    99       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              8   1  2    97       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  71  0    95       JOHNS (379)
 HARRIET TUBMAN 4415          11   4  0    92       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAST FORWARD 4484            13   9  0    86       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           13  11  0    83       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 BULL DURHAM 4324             10   3  0    81       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 FLYNN 4624                   16   9  1    69       JOHNS (379)
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818       6   2  0    67       JUST DON'T CARE (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ICE FOX 3877                  8   3  0    66       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN BROWN 4414               7   4  0    60       I'M HISTORY (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAKAU 4623                   15  10  0    55       JOHNS (379)
-SAM BOWIE 4256                3   4  0    54       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          8   3  0    52       I'M HISTORY (459)
 BURNING MAN 4614              4   3  0    52       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-BUCK NAKED 4654               2   0  0    47       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
 HOFFA 4622                   10  15  0    45       JOHNS (379)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               8  18  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORLE PARTH 4658              7  10  1    33       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             5  18  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-TYRONE BAGGINS 4663           3   1  0    33       LORD OF THE BLING (488)
 SAMANTHA FOX 4574             2   4  0    33       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 WOLFMAN JACK 4594             2   0  0    32       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              6  12  1    31       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           3   0  0    30       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 CHESTER EGG 4662              6   6  0    24       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONNY 4671                    1   2  0    22       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-RUB DOWN 4653                 2   0  0    20       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-SKULI 4674                    1   0  0    20       DENMARK (489)
-DAGFINN 4675                  1   0  0    15       DENMARK (489)
-SNORRE 4676                   1   0  0    13       DENMARK (489)
-ARI THE WISE 4678             1   0  0    13       DENMARK (489)
-TORVOLD 4677                  1   0  0    13       DENMARK (489)
 MARY TODD 4679                1   0  0    13       I'M HISTORY (459)
-SILKY SAM 4670                1   0  0    11       LORD OF THE BLING (488)
-MIGHT AS WELL 4261            0   2  0    10       LARGE LOSERS (440)
-HAPPY ENDING 4657             0   2  0     2       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sonny -- You... you KID!  Your mama should've spanked you occasionally.  You're
pushy!  You have no respect for your elders and betters. -- Ferghan Hohl

Harriet Tubman -- I couldn't hit a lady! -- Erloi Gill

Abraham Lincoln -- Oh, right, the pocket politician again.  Go AWAY. -- Ingold Kerr

Zakau -- This is just wrong! -- Norle Parth
P.S.  But I see why your name isn't Hoffa.

Osksi Noble?  No way!  It's another damned Dwarf. -- Chester Egg

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

JOHN TYLER devastated HOFFA in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
HARRIET TUBMAN vanquished FLYNN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
THE IMPECCABLE PIG subdued HOFFA in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
JOHN BROWN bested ZAKAU in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN overpowered ERLOI GILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SONNY was bested by NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge brawl.
BULL DURHAM was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brawl.
NEO savagely defeated BEATLE BAILEY in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
MOUSE DAVIS viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute gruesome duel.
BURNING MAN vanquished FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHESTER EGG was overpowered by SAMANTHA FOX in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
INGOLD KERR was overpowered by WOLFMAN JACK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MARY TODD devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a monotonous 2 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -   9 -  0      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  19 -  0      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 517 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         3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JOHN TYLER 4420            16   4  0  117 I'M HISTORY (459)
SLASHING ATTACK  NEO 4602                    8   4  1   99 TECHNOLOGY (283)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUSE DAVIS 4379            8   1  2   97 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
PARRY-LUNGE      HARRIET TUBMAN 4415        11   4  0   92 I'M HISTORY (459)
AIMED BLOW       THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818     6   2  0   67 JUST DON'T CARE (396)
WALL OF STEEL    ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410        8   3  0   52 I'M HISTORY (459)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BURNING MAN 4614            4   3  0   52 TECHNOLOGY (283)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZAKAU 4623.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NEO 4602.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOUSE DAVIS 4379, THE IMPECCABLE 
PIG 3818, BULL DURHAM 4324, JOHN TYLER 4420, HARRIET TUBMAN 4415, FLYNN 4624, JOHN 
BROWN 4414, ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, SONNY 4671, and NORLE PARTH 4658.

The least popular fighter this week was MARY TODD 4679.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INGOLD KERR 4652, CHESTER EGG 4662, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, ERLOI GILL 4620, 
HOFFA 4348, SAMANTHA FOX 4574, ZAKAU 4623, HOFFA 4622, WOLFMAN JACK 4594, and BURNING 
MAN 4614.