DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-524

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAST FORWARD
TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4484) [17-9-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAST FORWARD                   POSITION IS EMPTY
TECHNOLOGY (283)               
(5-4484) [17-9-0,134]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FAST FORWARD                   MOUSE DAVIS
TECHNOLOGY (283)               PARTY ANIMALS (324)
(5-4484) [17-9-0,134]          (5-4379) [8-5-2,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      38
2. JUST DON'T CARE (396)       16      OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
3. OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)     13      Unchartered Team
4. TECHNOLOGY (283)             6
5. JOHNS (379)                  4      SNOTLINGS (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*EVEREST LLP (490)         15   5  0 75.0   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   12   4  0 75.0   2- 1*EVEREST LLP (490)         7  3 0
 3/ 4 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     10   4  0 71.4   3/ 3 JOHNS (379)               7  5 0
 4- 3 I'M HISTORY (459)         73  31  1 70.2   4/ 4 PARTY ANIMALS (324)       5  4 0
 5/ 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)         487 404 30 54.7   5/ 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)          4  1 0
 6/ 6 PARTY ANIMALS (324)      126 109  8 53.6   6/ 7 OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   2  1 0
 7/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   214 222 11 49.1   7- 6 I'M HISTORY (459)         2  3 0
 8/ 8 JOHNS (379)              233 366  8 38.9   8/ 8 JUST DON'T CARE (396)     1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in KALTOS, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  
JUST DON'T CARE had cause to celebrate, after THE IMPECCABLE PIG got 16 points by 
beating HOFFA.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 7 points to FERGHAN HOHL.  (Discrete enough, ELECTRIC SHEEP?) The arena 
was more crowded than usual this time, as BEATLE BAILEY faced KALTOS' Duelmaster.  
BEATLE BAILEY found out that KALTOS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to 
be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
TECHNOLOGY are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of PARTY ANIMALS, so did that sorry team 
shy from TECHNOLOGY Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and HOFFA is it right 
now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't JOHNS proud!  WOLFMAN JACK challenged ZAKAU!  
Who says PARTY ANIMALS are just a bunch of wimps!  WOLFMAN JACK of PARTY ANIMALS kept 
his wits as he was bested by ZAKAU.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in KALTOS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  KALTOS, I leave you now.  
The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAST FORWARD 4484            17   9  0   134       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL DURHAM 4324             13   4  0   107       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ICE FOX 3877                 12   4  0   107       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415          14   6  0   105       I'M HISTORY (459)
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818      10   4  0   104       JUST DON'T CARE (396)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  78  0   102       JOHNS (379)
 BEATLE BAILEY 3745           15  13  0    92       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 ZAKAU 4623                   20  12  0    91       JOHNS (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLYNN 4624                   19  13  1    81       JOHNS (379)
 HOFFA 4622                   15  17  0    78       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERLOI GILL 4620              12  21  0    66       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 MOUSE DAVIS 4379              8   5  2    66       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 WOLFMAN JACK 4594             5   1  0    66       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
-SAMANTHA FOX 4574             4   4  0    65       PARTY ANIMALS (324)
 CHESTER EGG 4662             10   9  0    62       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-SONNY 4671                    4   3  0    60       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 NORLE PARTH 4658             11  13  2    59       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             9  21  0    58       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGOLD KERR 4652              9  16  2    51       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-JOHN BROWN 4414               9   7  0    49       I'M HISTORY (459)
 ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           5   2  0    37       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          9   7  0    36       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLABB 4684                    3   1  0    32       EVEREST LLP (490)
-LHOTSE 4683                   3   1  0    28       EVEREST LLP (490)
-ANGUS 4680                    3   1  0    28       EVEREST LLP (490)
-MARY TODD 4679                4   2  0    27       I'M HISTORY (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HILDE 4697                    3   0  0    27       EVEREST LLP (490)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIMM 4681                    3   1  0    20       EVEREST LLP (490)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wolfman Jack -- Phew!  When you come out of the showers, you smell like a wet dog.
That's only supposed to happen when you go IN, you know. -- Norle Parth

Samantha Fox -- Hubba hubba, but you're too tall for me, foxy lady. -- Ferghan Hohl

Hoffa -- At least you don't have hair.  I've heard about that one, and the mere
concept is horrible. -- Chester Egg

Sonny -- You think that just because the sun is shining, your name gives you an edge?
(sigh)  You may be right. -- Ingold Kerr

Angus -- I hate being hit by that weapon, so I *had* to win the fight. -- Erloi Gill

Larsanthek of Kurukar and Fratsfa -- Don't look at me, boy!  You're the one who got
yourself into this mess in the first place. -- Ingold Kerr the only marginally
sympathetic

Dangerous Criminal -- Not if I see you first! -- Norle Parth

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

BEATLE BAILEY was devastated by FAST FORWARD in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
THE IMPECCABLE PIG demolished HOFFA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MOUSE DAVIS was luckily beaten by HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
WOLFMAN JACK was defeated by ZAKAU in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
ELECTRIC SHEEP was devastated by FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
ICE FOX overpowered FLYNN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BULL DURHAM devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CHESTER EGG was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 3 minute melee.
INGOLD KERR vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ERLOI GILL vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 2 minute one-sided duel.
NORLE PARTH handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -   7 -  0      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  14 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  22 -  1      24  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 524 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 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST FORWARD 4484          17   9  0  134 TECHNOLOGY (283)
AIMED BLOW       THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818    10   4  0  104 JUST DON'T CARE (396)
TOTAL PARRY      BEATLE BAILEY 3745         15  13  0   92 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                 19  13  1   81 JOHNS (379)
STRIKING ATTACK  WOLFMAN JACK 4594           5   1  0   66 PARTY ANIMALS (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FAST FORWARD 4484.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MOUSE DAVIS 4379.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERLOI GILL 4620, 
CHESTER EGG 4662, NORLE PARTH 4658, FAST FORWARD 4484, ZAKAU 4623, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, 
ICE FOX 3877, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, HOFFA 4622, and WOLFMAN JACK 4594.

The least popular fighter this week was FLYNN 4624.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595, BEATLE BAILEY 3745, BULL DURHAM 4324, HOFFA 4348, 
INGOLD KERR 4652, WOLFMAN JACK 4594, HOFFA 4622, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, ICE FOX 
3877, and FERGHAN HOHL 4633.

                    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!