DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/11/2005    Duedate: 03/24/2005

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-521

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SATAN CLAUS
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-5878) [14-1-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SATAN CLAUS                    COOKIE FOR THE SOUL
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)          HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
(6-5878) [14-1-0,111]          (6-6002) [5-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOODY EASTER BUNNY            BLOODY EASTER BUNNY
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)          HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-5877) [14-4-2,104]          (6-5877) [14-4-2,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YFEL STEORRA (519)          31
2. HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)       15      HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
3. DARK PANTHEON (317)         10      Unchartered Team
4. HOLE IN THE WALL (520)       5
5. BOOKIE'S BABES (516)         3      BOOKIE'S BABES (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOOKIE'S BABES (516)       3   0  0  100   1/ 1 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     8  7 0
 2/ 3*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)     5   1  0 83.3   2/ 5*YFEL STEORRA (519)        5  3 1
 3/ 4 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     34  22  4 60.7   3/ 2*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    3  0 0
 4/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)      450 346 29 56.5   4/ 3*BOOKIE'S BABES (516)      3  0 0
 5/ 6*YFEL STEORRA (519)        16  17  3 48.5   5/ 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)       0  4 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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
TRANSEL.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, YFEL STEORRA has advanced 3 places in the 
rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for SIFRID, who flew up 15 points in the rankings 
after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was RAY BROC, who dropped 1 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with COOKIE FOR THE SOUL.  Going for the gusto 
and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was TRANSEL's WEGERIN GREATBLADE, who 
was turned away from the Duelmastership by SATAN CLAUS.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRANSEL arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DARK PANTHEON, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does TRANSEL really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  DARK PANTHEON + Weapons That go Boom = HOLIDAY HORRORS + Avoid City.  Well just 
about everybody wants a piece of KALISTA JAN, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRANSEL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATAN CLAUS 5878             14   1  0   111       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877     14   4  2   104       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HORNED ONE 6098               6   0  1    52       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002      5   0  0    52       HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
 NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          4   5  2    42       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 RAY BROC 6107                 4   1  1    35       YFEL STEORRA (519)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          5   4  0    24       YFEL STEORRA (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RACHEL NICOLE 5963            1   0  0    21       BOOKIE'S BABES (516)
 KALISTA JAN 5964              2   0  0    16       BOOKIE'S BABES (516)
 SIFRID 6135                   1   0  0    15       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 CALABAZA CABEZA 6110          2   0  0    10       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-SKINWALKER 6043               0   1  0     7       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 THE GREAT PUMPKIN 6132        1   2  0     5       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
 ST. PATTY 6140                0   1  0     1       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA5 6138               0  1 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     KALTOS PRIVATEER 546  521 NONE    
DA6 6139               0  1 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 521 NONE    
SPUDZILLA 6141         0  1 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  521 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

DA5 was viciously butchered by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA6 was murdered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SPUDZILLA was killed by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAY BROC lost to COOKIE FOR THE SOUL in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
THE GREAT PUMPKIN was luckily beaten by KALISTA JAN in a 3 minute Challenge match.
SATAN CLAUS slimly won victory over WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 4 minute Title duel.
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY viciously subdued SIR RENARD D'KENSIS in a 4 minute competition.
NATASHA IVANOVA viciously subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
AIAS TELAMONIOS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CALABAZA CABEZA won victory over ST. PATTY in a 2 minute novice's fight.
SIFRID beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  2      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  3      35  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 521 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SATAN CLAUS 5878           14   1  0  111 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
TOTAL PARRY      BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877   14   4  2  104 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
AIMED BLOW       COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002    5   0  0   52 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAY BROC 6107               4   1  1   35 YFEL STEORRA (519)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
SATAN CLAUS 5878, THE GREAT PUMPKIN 6132, SPUDZILLA 6141, ST. PATTY 6140, COOKIE FOR 
THE SOUL 6002, NATASHA IVANOVA 5984, DA5 6138, RAY BROC 6107, KALISTA JAN 5964, and 
SIFRID 6135.

The least popular fighter this week was DA6 6139.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CALABAZA CABEZA 6110, AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983, SIFRID 6135, KALISTA JAN 
5964, RAY BROC 6107, DA5 6138, NATASHA IVANOVA 5984, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, ST. 
PATTY 6140, and SPUDZILLA 6141.