DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/03/2006    Duedate: 11/16/2006

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MULLET DOG
071406AD (544)
(6-6275) [6-0-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SATCHEL                        MULLET DOG
THE LADY'S LIST (395)          071406AD (544)
(6-6215) [13-12-0,65]          (6-6275) [6-0-0,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SATCHEL                        FORLORN
THE LADY'S LIST (395)          DARK PANTHEON (317)
(6-6215) [13-12-0,65]          (6-6272) [2-1-1,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE VOLS (545)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE VOLS (545)              31
2. 071406AD (544)              22      DARK PANTHEON (317)
3. MACHINES OF WAR (540)       18      Unchartered Team
4. YFEL STEORRA (519)           0
5. WINGED LEGION (499)          0      071406AD (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*071406AD (544)             6   0  0  100   1/ 1*THE VOLS (545)            6  2 0
 2/ 2*THE VOLS (545)            11   7  1 61.1   2- 2 YFEL STEORRA (519)        4  1 0
 3/ 0 DARK PANTHEON (317)      498 364 35 57.8   3/ 4*071406AD (544)            2  0 0
 4- 3 WINGED LEGION (499)       48  43  0 52.7   4- 3 WINGED LEGION (499)       2  1 0
 5- 4 YFEL STEORRA (519)        20  18  3 52.6   5/ 6 THE LADY'S LIST (395)     2  4 0
 6/ 5 THE LADY'S LIST (395)    288 318 17 47.5   6- 0 MISFIT CREW (546)         1  4 1
 7/ 0 MISFIT CREW (546)         17  20  6 45.9   7/ 5*MACHINES OF WAR (540)     1  6 0
 8/ 6*MACHINES OF WAR (540)      4  17  0 19.0   8/ 0 DARK PANTHEON (317)       0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TRANSEL this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, MULLET DOG fought SATCHEL and 
gained 22 points and contributed to 071406AD's 1-0-0.  SATCHEL has lost to MULLET 
DOG, falling 18 points, while helping make THE LADY'S LIST a 1-1-0 turn.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, HAWK has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
We should ask MULLET DOG about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, it's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor 
for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory 
Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in TRANSEL, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in TRANSEL again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MULLET DOG 6275               6   0  0    86       071406AD (544)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              14   5  0   118       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SKINWALKER 6043               9   2  2   105       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATCHEL 6215                 13  12  0    65       THE LADY'S LIST (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          5   5  2    48       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 HOFFA 6216                   11  14  0    47       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
-RAY BROC 6107                 5   1  1    44       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 GEN. JACKSON 6285             4   0  1    44       THE VOLS (545)
-AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          6   4  0    42       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-ANGUS 6302                    4   2  2    37       MISFIT CREW (546)
-JUGGERNAUT 6252               3   0  0    36       MACHINES OF WAR (540)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIFRID 6135                   2   0  0    28       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 FORLORN 6272                  2   1  1    27       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-AVIAN 6286                    3   1  0    26       WINGED LEGION (499)
 RALPH EMERY 6282              3   1  0    25       THE VOLS (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRAGON 6246                   4   2  0    22       WINGED LEGION (499)
-MEAN TEA 6301                 4   3  1    18       MISFIT CREW (546)
-MYRA 6306                     3   4  2    15       MISFIT CREW (546)
 DAVY CROCKETT 6283            2   2  0    15       THE VOLS (545)
-GROTHEN 6303                  3   4  1    14       MISFIT CREW (546)
-CROCKER 6305                  3   4  0    13       MISFIT CREW (546)
-ISAAC JERRY 6284              2   1  0    11       THE VOLS (545)
-CALABAZA CABEZA 6110          2   1  0     8       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-GRIMSTAR 6248                 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?
WASTE 6298             0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540   RORIK STEELFIST 550   564 NONE    
STRIKER 6299           0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540   SOLARIN THE SILEN 548 564 NONE    
RIPPER 6300            0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540   LORD TEV GREENHEA 552 564 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WASTE was butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STRIKER was butchered by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RIPPER was murdered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SATCHEL was overpowered by MULLET DOG in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
HOFFA defeated FORLORN in a 5 minute mismatched match.
GEN. JACKSON devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
RALPH EMERY beat BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
DAVY CROCKETT overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   2 -  1      88  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 564 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MULLET DOG 6275             6   0  0   86 071406AD (544)
SLASHING ATTACK  SATCHEL 6215               13  12  0   65 THE LADY'S LIST (395)
LUNGING ATTACK   GEN. JACKSON 6285           4   0  1   44 THE VOLS (545)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SATCHEL 6215.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FORLORN 6272.  The ten other most popular fighters were MULLET DOG 6275, GEN. 
JACKSON 6285, SATCHEL 6215, RALPH EMERY 6282, DAVY CROCKETT 6283, WASTE 6298, STRIKER 
6299, RIPPER 6300, HOFFA 6216, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 6216.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RIPPER 6300, STRIKER 6299, WASTE 6298, DAVY CROCKETT 6283, RALPH EMERY 
6282, SATCHEL 6215, GEN. JACKSON 6285, MULLET DOG 6275, FORLORN 6272, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HAWK (6-5764) WINGED LEGION (499)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes