DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2005    Duedate: 03/28/2005

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-519

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MY BIG TOE
WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5601) [14-8-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MY BIG TOE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
WASTELAND II (267)             
(7-5601) [14-8-0,90]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MY BIG TOE                     MY BIG TOE
WASTELAND II (267)             WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5601) [14-8-0,90]           (7-5601) [14-8-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND II (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WASTELAND II (267)          20
2. KILLMORER (411)             16      EAGER BEAVERS (532)
3. EAGER BEAVERS (532)         15      Unchartered Team
4. BEACH BABES (309)            1
5. ERRATA (511)                 1      CASH DRAIN (265)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 EAGER BEAVERS (532)        8   5  0 61.5   1/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)        9  3 0
 2- 2*ESPANA (538)               6   4  4 60.0   2- 1 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   7  3 0
 3/ 4 WASTELAND II (267)       773 586 29 56.9   3/ 5 BEACH BABES (309)         7  8 1
 4- 5 BLADES OF ICE (188)      454 374 28 54.8   4- 4*ESPANA (538)              6  4 4
 5/ 6 ERRATA (511)              27  29  0 48.2   5- 2 BLADES OF ICE (188)       4  0 0
 6- 7 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   50  58  1 46.3   6/ 8 EAGER BEAVERS (532)       2  1 0
 7- 8 INDIFFERENCE (468)        66  80  4 45.2   7- 6 INDIFFERENCE (468)        2  2 0
 8/ 9 BEACH BABES (309)        513 769 18 40.0   8/ 0 KILLMORER (411)           1  1 0
 9/ 0 KILLMORER (411)            3  19  0 13.6   9/ 9 ERRATA (511)              0  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

     Much has changed in BONSUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, UNDER JOLLY ROGER.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's 
with WOOD CHUCK?  He actually beat BEACH BABES' LAGUNA LIL, and walked away with 15 
more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at EAGER BEAVERS while they watched WOOD 
CHUCK clobber LAGUNA LIL.  She lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown 
from the stands.  Try as he might, VENOMOUS GIGOLO wasn't good enough at persuading 
GOKU to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
BONSUR thinks BEACH BABES and their 513-769-18 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at EAGER BEAVERS ain't 
reelin'!  BEACH BABES' mad!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY BIG TOE 5601              14   8  0    90       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENDER 5516                  13   3  1   107       BLADES OF ICE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NUMBER 3 5552                14   7  0    88       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-YAKKO 3266                   12  11  0    86       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-PROHIBITION 5246             11  12  0    86       INDIFFERENCE (468)
-KILLING JOKE 5125            13   9  1    83       INDIFFERENCE (468)
 HAILSTORM 5698                9   1  0    83       WASTELAND II (267)
 MAJOR ANGER 5676             10   3  0    74       WASTELAND II (267)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270          10   6  1    65       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-LAST CALL 5360               10   9  0    64       INDIFFERENCE (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267          9  14  0    54       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 WOOD CHUCK 5649               6   4  0    54       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
-DR SEUSS 3269                11  12  0    53       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600            10  22  0    52       BEACH BABES (309)
 TANNED TONYA 5700             6   4  0    51       BEACH BABES (309)
 PAULAMETTA 5688               9   6  0    39       BEACH BABES (309)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681               6  11  0    34       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WAKKO 3449                    5   9  0    33       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 ROGUE 5263                    4   9  0    30       ERRATA (511)
-SCOOTER 5696                  2   1  0    29       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-EL SID 5723                   2   0  2    28       ESPANA (538)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIEJO VERDE 5724              2   0  1    23       ESPANA (538)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713          4   2  2    22       BEACH BABES (309)
-SIDEWAYS 5715                 3   1  0    22       BLADES OF ICE (188)
-BUCK TOOTH 5651               2   1  0    18       EAGER BEAVERS (532)
 KAYDEE 4724                   1   0  0    15       KILLMORER (411)
-MOHONCITO 5722                1   1  0     9       ESPANA (538)
-DON CORLEON 5726              1   1  1     7       ESPANA (538)
-ASHWOOD 4177                  1   3  0     7       KILLMORER (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREELANCE 4178                0   6  0     6       KILLMORER (411)
-TREEAXES 4176                 1   2  0     5       KILLMORER (411)
-STORMBRINGHER 4180            0   3  0     3       KILLMORER (411)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MUERTA 5725            0  2 0 ESPANA 538            SALTON SEAHORSE 5713  518         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hailstorm -- I hope you CHOKE on the umbrella in your drink! -- Umbrella Man, once 
again confronting shredded umbrellas

Ghost of Muerta -- Oh, SH-- er, shoot.  I didn't mean to do that.  I think you must 
have been cursed by your name, and by your manager's reckless disregard for your 
safety.  No ARMOR?  What was he THINKING? -- Salton Seahorse

Oh, pshaw, the Ambitious Guard.  He can't fight his way out of a beach towel, but can 
that man drink!  I will NOT stand him pina coladas at the cabana after the fights.  
No way! -- Tanned Tonya

Do you suppose the Merchants' Guild thinks that by getting a golem and naming HIM the 
Userous Merchant, we won't realize that they ALL practice usery?  Huh!  As if! -- 
Laguna Lil

Wakko -- I won't say "old friends," but it is certainly a case of here come the old 
faces again. -- Paulametta

Goku -- Goodbye, pickle boy!  Good riddance! -- the Beach Babes

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

WOOD CHUCK devastated LAGUNA LIL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOKU vanquished VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute uneven battle.
MY BIG TOE was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's Title fight.
HAILSTORM overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TANNED TONYA was devastated by MAJOR ANGER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
UMBRELLA MAN bested ROGUE in a 3 minute match.
PAULAMETTA bested FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
TREELANCE was vanquished by SALTON SEAHORSE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KAYDEE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -   8 -  2      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   9 -  0      31  |

Turn 519 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  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MY BIG TOE 5601            14   8  0   90 WASTELAND II (267)
AIMED BLOW       HAILSTORM 5698              9   1  0   83 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOOD CHUCK 5649             6   4  0   54 EAGER BEAVERS (532)
WALL OF STEEL    TANNED TONYA 5700           6   4  0   51 BEACH BABES (309)
STRIKING ATTACK  PAULAMETTA 5688             9   6  0   39 BEACH BABES (309)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MY BIG TOE 5601.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MY BIG TOE 5601.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROGUE 5263, WOOD CHUCK 
5649, MAJOR ANGER 5676, PAULAMETTA 5688, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, HAILSTORM 5698, 
UMBRELLA MAN 5600, KAYDEE 4724, TANNED TONYA 5700, and LAGUNA LIL 5681.

The least popular fighter this week was TREELANCE 4178.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LAGUNA LIL 5681, TANNED TONYA 5700, KAYDEE 4724, UMBRELLA MAN 5600, 
HAILSTORM 5698, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, PAULAMETTA 5688, MAJOR ANGER 5676, WOOD CHUCK 
5649, and ROGUE 5263.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MY BIG TOE (7-5601) WASTELAND II (267)

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

GOKU (7-5628) WASTELAND II (267)