DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/07/2005    Duedate: 10/20/2005

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COOKIE FOR THE SOUL
HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
(6-6002) [16-1-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COOKIE FOR THE SOUL            RAVEN WITCHBLADE
HOLE IN THE WALL (520)         SUICIDE QUEENS (389)
(6-6002) [16-1-0,112]          (6-4542) [3-4-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COOKIE FOR THE SOUL            RAVEN WITCHBLADE
HOLE IN THE WALL (520)         SUICIDE QUEENS (389)
(6-6002) [16-1-0,112]          (6-4542) [3-4-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE LADY'S LIST (395)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE LADY'S LIST (395)       19
2. DARK PANTHEON (317)         12      HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
3. HOLE IN THE WALL (520)       2      Unchartered Team
4. SUICIDE QUEENS (389)        -4
                                       SUICIDE QUEENS (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    16   2  0 88.9   1/ 1 THE LADY'S LIST (395)     6  6 1
 2/ 2*SUICIDE QUEENS (389)      10   5  0 66.7   2/ 2*SUICIDE QUEENS (389)      4  2 0
 3/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)      467 356 32 56.7   3/ 4 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)    3  0 0
 4/ 4 THE LADY'S LIST (395)    234 265 15 46.9   4/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)       3  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     M. Kargaed Chardinee was a little surprised that Ambitious Guard Rossanarth had
chosen to go with him to the mysterious tower.  It wasn't that he doubted the elf's
courage; no Rirorni who had fought the elves around Xochithlan would do that, and
besides, any man who would enter the arena was either brave or a fool.  Or both, of
course.  And Rossanarth was not a fool, that Kargaed had ever noticed.  But the idea
of having an elf as a comrade in a tight spot was...unusual.
     "We must be nearly there," Rossanarth said suddenly.  His movement changed,
making it clear that the taller warrior had his feet on the bottom.  "I never heard
of any shoal water here, so this must be the base of the tower's island."
     Kargaed tightened his grip on the piece of wood he'd caught and kicked
awkwardly, trying to get close enough to touch bottom himself.  It would feel very
good to get his feet on something solid instead of having them dangling in the water.
He hadn't wanted to panic and show himself afraid in front of the elf, but he WAS
afraid.  He was a horsemen, not a damned fish!
     "I can't see anything but water," Rossanarth said after a moment.  He stretched
upward to his full height, might even be standing on his toes.  "I should be able to
see the damned tower, but I can't!"
     "Illusion, in case anyone gets close," Kargaed guessed.  He got far enough to
have his own feet on the bottom and heaved a sigh of relief.  Although he didn't let
go of the floating wood.  Just in case.
     "Why?"  Rossanarth wanted to look at his companion but didn't.  Just because he
couldn't see anything didn't mean there was no danger.  He had a piece of wood from
the destroyed ships, too, but for him, it was a club, not a float.
     There was satisfaction in the Rirorni's voice.  "Because it's vulnerable,
somehow.  The black tower can be destroyed, once we figure out how."

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 531): CYCLONE of FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 530): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 491): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      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 HOBBLED win a fight and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HOBBLED beat 
JAKOB and JAKOB lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, TRANSEL may be getting bland, as COOKIE FOR THE SOUL stays top dog in 
the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  DARK 
PANTHEON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was HOLE IN THE WALL.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, JAKOB was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in TRANSEL to get a drink than The Sultan's 
Tent!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, 
you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002     16   1  0   112       HOLE IN THE WALL (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-HORNED ONE 6098              10   0  1    91       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTIN 6179                   5   3  0    55       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
-SKINWALKER 6043               3   1  1    55       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 HOBBLED 6150                  6   3  0    44       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VERUCA SALT 4540              3   0  0    38       SUICIDE QUEENS (389)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLES 6181                  5   3  0    30       THE LADY'S LIST (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLAUDIA WITCHBLADE 4538       4   1  0    23       SUICIDE QUEENS (389)
 RAVEN WITCHBLADE 4542         3   4  0    23       SUICIDE QUEENS (389)
 JAKOB 6180                    5   3  0    21       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
 MIKEL 6190                    2   3  1    15       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
-MAURADER 6186                 2   2  1     9       DARK PANTHEON (317)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 532  0  1 0   1                   MIKEL 6190            536 NONE    
AHMED 6182             2  3 0 THE LADY'S LIST 395   SKINWALKER 6043       533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOBBLED devastated JAKOB in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
COOKIE FOR THE SOUL subdued XENORIA in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title melee.
JUSTIN vanquished THETAS TOMAN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RAVEN WITCHBLADE was defeated by CHARLES in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
MIKEL viciously butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute brutal amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  3      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 536 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002   16   1  0  112 HOLE IN THE WALL (520)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUSTIN 6179                 5   3  0   55 THE LADY'S LIST (395)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOBBLED 6150                6   3  0   44 DARK PANTHEON (317)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was RAVEN WITCHBLADE 4542.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
HOBBLED 6150, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, JUSTIN 6179, CHARLES 6181, MIKEL 6190, JAKOB 
6180,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JAKOB 6180.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MIKEL 6190, CHARLES 6181, JUSTIN 6179, COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6002, 
HOBBLED 6150, RAVEN WITCHBLADE 4542,  0,  0,  0, and  0.