DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/25/2005    Duedate: 04/07/2005

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SATAN CLAUS
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-5878) [15-1-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SATAN CLAUS                    COOKIE FOR THE SOUL
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)          HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
(6-5878) [15-1-0,113]          (6-6002) [6-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOODY EASTER BUNNY            BLOODY EASTER BUNNY
HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)          HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
(6-5877) [15-4-2,106]          (6-5877) [15-4-2,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CONTROL (390)               44
2. HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)       19      HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
3. NIGHT ANGELS (511)          17      Unchartered Team
4. DARK PANTHEON (317)         15
5. HOLE IN THE WALL (520)      12      HOLE IN THE WALL (520)

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)     6  9 0
 2/ 2*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)     6   1  0 85.7   2- 2*YFEL STEORRA (519)        4  1 0
 3/ 3 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     36  25  4 59.0   3/ 3*HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    3  0 0
 4/ 0*CONTROL (390)              8   6  1 57.1   4- 4*BOOKIE'S BABES (516)      3  0 0
 5/ 4 DARK PANTHEON (317)      450 347 29 56.5   5/ 0*NIGHT ANGELS (511)        2  0 1
 6/ 0*NIGHT ANGELS (511)        13  13  1 50.0   6/ 0*CONTROL (390)             1  4 1
 7- 5*YFEL STEORRA (519)        16  17  3 48.5   7/ 5 DARK PANTHEON (317)       0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TRANSEL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see COOKIE FOR THE SOUL win a fight and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
COOKIE FOR THE SOUL beat ZONE and ZONE lost 4 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, TRANSEL may be getting bland, as SATAN CLAUS stays 
top dog in the city.  The Sultan's Tent, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From TRANSEL's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
TRANSEL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  DARK PANTHEON the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was HOLIDAY HORRORS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy ROLL a drink tonight!  Anyone 
who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on its good side!  We're all 
going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that 
later?   
     There's got to be a better place in TRANSEL to get a drink than The Sultan's 
Tent!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
TRANSEL.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATAN CLAUS 5878             15   1  0   113       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877     15   4  2   106       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002      6   0  0    64       HOLE IN THE WALL (520)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZONE 4547                     7   2  0    53       CONTROL (390)
-HORNED ONE 6098               6   0  1    52       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SHADOW DANCER 5910            4   1  0    52       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-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                  
 ROLL 4546                     1   0  1    33       CONTROL (390)
 NIGHTWEAVER 5931              4   1  0    26       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          5   4  0    24       YFEL STEORRA (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIME BANDIT 5909              3   2  1    22       NIGHT ANGELS (511)
-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)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RULE 4545              0  1 0 CONTROL 390           RORIK STEELFIST 550   522 NONE    
LICK 4543              0  1 0 CONTROL 390           GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  522 NONE    
FUNK 4544              0  2 0 CONTROL 390           TIME BANDIT 5909      522         
C'YLENRE THE SLY 547   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ROLL 4546             522 NONE    
DA7 6143               0  1 0 DARK PANTHEON 317     VAREN D'KENSIS 551    522 NONE    
THE GREAT PUMPKI 6132  1  3 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   LORD TEV GREENHEA 552 522 NONE    
ST. PATTY 6140         0  2 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  522 NONE    
SCRUB 6144             0  1 0 HOLIDAY HORRORS 507   DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 522 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

THE GREAT PUMPKIN was butchered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ST. PATTY was viciously butchered by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
SCRUB was murdered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA7 was slaughtered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
RULE was assassinated by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
LICK was viciously butchered by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
ROLL savagely slew C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
SATAN CLAUS bested MASTER RHOLENN in a 2 minute Title competition.
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY savagely defeated SIR RENARD D'KENSIS in a 1 minute melee.
ZONE was unbelievably bested by COOKIE FOR THE SOUL in a 3 minute duel.
TIME BANDIT assassinated FUNK in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NIGHTWEAVER defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   2 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  2      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  17 -  2      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  13 -  2      19  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 522 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SATAN CLAUS 5878           15   1  0  113 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
TOTAL PARRY      BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877   15   4  2  106 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
AIMED BLOW       COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002    6   0  0   64 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONE 4547                   7   2  0   53 CONTROL (390)
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 ST. 
PATTY 6140, ROLL 4546, ZONE 4547, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, LICK 4543, NIGHTWEAVER 
5931, SATAN CLAUS 5878, RULE 4545, TIME BANDIT 5909, and THE GREAT PUMPKIN 6132.

The least popular fighter this week was FUNK 4544.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DA7 6143, SCRUB 6144, THE GREAT PUMPKIN 6132, TIME BANDIT 5909, RULE 
4545, SATAN CLAUS 5878, NIGHTWEAVER 5931, LICK 4543, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, and 
ZONE 4547.