DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/22/2005    Duedate: 04/04/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-518

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOHN TYLER
I'M HISTORY (459)
(5-4420) [17-4-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOHN TYLER                     THE IMPECCABLE PIG
I'M HISTORY (459)              JUST DON'T CARE (396)
(5-4420) [17-4-0,126]          (5-3818) [7-2-0,77]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZAKAU                          ERLOI GILL
JOHNS (379)                    THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4623) [15-11-0,56]          (5-4620) [9-18-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I'M HISTORY (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      39
2. FLAGG'S FIST (446)          32      I'M HISTORY (459)
3. I'M HISTORY (459)           23      Unchartered Team
4. JUST DON'T CARE (396)       10
5. JOHNS (379)                  1      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/ 2*JUST DON'T CARE (396)      7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 I'M HISTORY (459)        12  2 0
 2/ 3 I'M HISTORY (459)         63  21  1 75.0   2/ 3*DENMARK (489)             6  2 0
 3/ 1*DENMARK (489)              6   2  0 75.0   3/ 2 TECHNOLOGY (283)          6  2 0
 4- 4 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)    8   3  0 72.7   4/10 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    4 11 1
 5/ 0 FLAGG'S FIST (446)        24  15  1 61.5   5- 5 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       3  2 0
 6/ 6 TECHNOLOGY (283)         479 401 30 54.4   6/ 0 FLAGG'S FIST (446)        2  0 0
 7- 7 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      116 101  8 53.5   7/ 8*JUST DON'T CARE (396)     2  1 0
 8/10 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   197 209 10 48.5   8/ 4 JOHNS (379)               2 10 0
 9/11 JOHNS (379)              220 355  8 38.3   9- 6 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly KALTOS games.  There were bitter words at JOHNS' 
guildhouse after a 0-4-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 8th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week THE MIDDLE WAY 5 went 2-3-1 to move up 6 in the rankings.  NORLE PARTH 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BURNING 
MAN and was awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, EMBEZZLING SCRIBE put down DAGFINN, causing him to lose 9 points of 
recognition in the process.  Although HOFFA made a valiant effort, it did not suffice 
to topple the reign of victorious JOHN TYLER.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city KALTOS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in KALTOS these 
days is THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  Indeed it was DENMARK.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after SONNY.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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              17   4  0   126       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRIET TUBMAN 4415          12   4  0   101       I'M HISTORY (459)
-NEO 4602                      8   4  1    99       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-MOUSE DAVIS 4379              8   1  2    97       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  72  0    96       JOHNS (379)

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)
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818       7   2  0    77       JUST DON'T CARE (396)
 FLYNN 4624                   16  10  1    67       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ICE FOX 3877                  8   3  0    66       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
 ZEKE ADLER 4306               7   4  0    66       FLAGG'S FIST (446)
 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          9   3  0    58       I'M HISTORY (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAKAU 4623                   15  11  0    56       JOHNS (379)
 NORLE PARTH 4658              8  10  2    56       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               9  18  0    55       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JOHN BROWN 4414               7   5  0    53       I'M HISTORY (459)
 WILOV VAUGN 4304              8   3  0    49       FLAGG'S FIST (446)
 HOFFA 4622                   10  16  0    46       JOHNS (379)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             5  19  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMANTHA FOX 4574             2   4  0    33       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 SONNY 4671                    2   2  0    33       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              6  13  1    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-WOLFMAN JACK 4594             2   0  0    32       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           3   0  0    30       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESTER EGG 4662              6   7  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKULI 4674                    1   0  0    20       DENMARK (489)
 MARY TODD 4679                2   0  0    19       I'M HISTORY (459)
 SNORRE 4676                   2   0  0    16       DENMARK (489)
-ARI THE WISE 4678             1   0  0    13       DENMARK (489)
 TORVOLD 4677                  1   1  0     9       DENMARK (489)
 DAGFINN 4675                  1   1  0     6       DENMARK (489)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BURNING MAN 4614       4  4 0 TECHNOLOGY 283        NORLE PARTH 4658      518         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Abraham Lincoln?  Ah, the short guy again.  Phooey.  My mama done tole' me, don't hit 
the little guys.  It's been a terrible handicap all my life. -- Erloi Gill

Sonny -- Well, you pay attention to what I'm showing you.  That's something. -- Norle 
Parth

Burning Man -- Good gods, I never had someone learn THAT well from me.  I didn't know 
I had that many skills to teach! -- Ferghan Hohl

Samantha Fox -- A fox indeed! -- Chester Egg
P.S.  I'd be delighted to join you in the bathtub.

Wolfman Jack -- Ow!  I'd've had you if you hadn't howled in my ear right at the 
beginning. -- Ingold Kerr

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

SONNY devastated FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
JOHN TYLER demolished HOFFA in a 2 minute one-sided Title melee.
HARRIET TUBMAN overpowered FLYNN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
THE IMPECCABLE PIG overpowered JOHN BROWN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BURNING MAN was butchered by NORLE PARTH in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ZEKE ADLER overpowered ZAKAU in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ERLOI GILL devastated HOFFA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN vanquished INGOLD KERR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WILOV VAUGN vanquished CHESTER EGG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MARY TODD slimly won victory over TORVOLD in a 3 minute novice's fight.
DAGFINN was overpowered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SNORRE defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   7 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 518 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         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JOHN TYLER 4420            17   4  0  126 I'M HISTORY (459)
PARRY-LUNGE      HARRIET TUBMAN 4415        12   4  0  101 I'M HISTORY (459)
AIMED BLOW       THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818     7   2  0   77 JUST DON'T CARE (396)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                 16  10  1   67 JOHNS (379)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZEKE ADLER 4306             7   4  0   66 FLAGG'S FIST (446)
WALL OF STEEL    ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410        9   3  0   58 I'M HISTORY (459)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 4623                 15  11  0   56 JOHNS (379)
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 
ERLOI GILL 4620.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARRIET TUBMAN 4415, 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410, SONNY 4671, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, WILOV VAUGN 4304, TORVOLD 
4677, SNORRE 4676, JOHN TYLER 4420, FLYNN 4624, and JOHN BROWN 4414.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 4348.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAGFINN 4675, MARY TODD 4679, CHESTER EGG 4662, INGOLD KERR 4652, HOFFA 
4622, ZAKAU 4623, BURNING MAN 4614, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, ZEKE ADLER 4306, and NORLE 
PARTH 4658.