DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/21/2005    Duedate: 07/04/2005

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DILL WEED
SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
(7-5241) [12-4-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DILL WEED                      DON CORLEON
SUGAR AND SPICE (501)          ESPANA (538)
(7-5241) [12-4-0,115]          (7-5726) [5-2-2,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PESCHISOLIDO                   PESCHISOLIDO
IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)     IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
(7-3999) [14-12-0,95]          (7-3999) [14-12-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)     31
2. IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)  19      WASTELAND II (267)
3. SUGAR AND SPICE (501)       18      Unchartered Team
4. BRAIN (467)                  5
5. BEACH BABES (309)            4      ESPANA (538)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ESPANA (538)              21  14  6 60.0   1/ 2 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   7  7 0
 2- 2 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  91  64  7 58.7   2/ 1 WASTELAND II (267)        6  2 0
 3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       791 590 29 57.3   3/ 3*ESPANA (538)              6  4 2
 4/ 5 BRAIN (467)               10   8  0 55.6   4/ 6 BRAIN (467)               3  0 0
 5/ 4 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)    132 116 11 53.2   5/ 0 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  3  2 0
 6/ 0 IMPORTED FOOTBALLE (396)  63  58  2 52.1   6/ 4 BEACH BABES (309)         3 11 0
 7/ 6 SEA DOGS (191)           200 187  9 51.7   7- 5 ETERNAL REST (505)        2  0 1
 8/ 8 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   69  73  3 48.6   8/ 9 SEA DOGS (191)            2  1 0
 9- 7 ERRATA (511)              29  31  0 48.3   9/10 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)     2  1 0
10- 9 ETERNAL REST (505)         7   9  1 43.8  10- 7 WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)  1  0 0
11/10 BEACH BABES (309)        523 793 18 39.7  11-11 ERRATA (511)              1  2 0
12-11 KILLMORER (411)            5  29  1 14.7  12- 8 KILLMORER (411)           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

     Greetings, Warriors of BONSUR.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain in 
BONSUR, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top 
team--UNDER JOLLY ROGER.  Those betting on KILLMORER lost their shirt, as KILLMORER 
lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
UNDER JOLLY ROGER can attest, moving up by 1.  IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS had cause to 
celebrate, after SOLSKJAER got 18 points by beating PAULAMETTA.  LAGUNA LIL certainly 
had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to DR SEUSS and losing 8 points 
in the process!  Well, Duelmaster MAJOR ANGER challenged SUGAR AND SPICE's DILL WEED. 
Is a 15-4-0 good enough?  What can be a greater victory?  DILL WEED has taken his 
place as the top, as BONSUR's new Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are BONSUR's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in SEA DOGS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to 
avoid 'em.  The warriors of SEA DOGS found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
WASTELAND II apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, DILL 
WEED is the most challenged warrior.  Take heed BONSUR, of the unprincipled action of 
MUTINEER.  By challenging YAKKO, 24 points below him, MUTINEER besmirches the noble 
art of dueling.  Warriors of BONSUR!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the 
base challenge of MUTINEER?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in BONSUR would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for BONSUR?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILL WEED 5241               12   4  0   115       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUTINEER 2607                24  16  1   113       SEA DOGS (191)
-HAILSTORM 5698               13   2  0    98       WASTELAND II (267)
 PESCHISOLIDO 3999            14  12  0    95       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 SWEATY 4850                   6   4  0    93       BRAIN (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR ANGER 5676             15   5  0    90       WASTELAND II (267)
 YAKKO 3266                   15  15  0    88       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-FOUNTAINHEAD 5278            11   9  1    85       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600            12  27  0    74       BEACH BABES (309)
 CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270          14   9  2    72       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 DR SEUSS 3269                15  15  1    70       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267         13  17  0    67       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORE 5196                     6   9  0    63       ETERNAL REST (505)
 BARTEZ 4732                   9   9  0    62       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681              10  14  0    60       BEACH BABES (309)
 DON CORLEON 5726              5   2  2    58       ESPANA (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WAKKO 3449                    9  11  0    56       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
-TURTLEFACE 5734               4   0  0    52       WASTELAND II (267)
-THYME 5563                   11   9  2    50       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-SPEARMINT 5618                6   8  1    42       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
 SOLSKJAER 5477                5   2  1    42       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
 HENRI 5062                    5   4  0    41       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY 4851                    4   4  0    41       BRAIN (467)
 PAULAMETTA 5688               9  13  0    40       BEACH BABES (309)
-CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735          4   0  0    37       WASTELAND II (267)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713          6   7  2    35       BEACH BABES (309)
-ROGUE 5263                    5  10  0    34       ERRATA (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-1410171117411 5689            1   0  1    33       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
-HARVEY WALLBANGER 5737        2   0  0    27       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 VIEJO VERDE 5724              5   2  1    26       ESPANA (538)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
-PAPRIKA 5672                  2   2  1    24       SUGAR AND SPICE (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BREW 102 5492                 3   0  0    18       WISH YOU WERE BEER (475)
 PIRES 5665                    2   0  0    18       IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
-STORMBRINGHER 4180            1   6  1    18       KILLMORER (411)
-KAYDEE 4724                   2   1  0    17       KILLMORER (411)
 MOHONCITO 5722                4   3  0    15       ESPANA (538)
-SILICONE 5701                 1   1  0    15       ERRATA (511)
 VASQUEZ 5763                  1   0  1    14       ESPANA (538)
 DUENDE 5728                   3   2  0    11       ESPANA (538)
-FATAL KISS 5197               1   0  1    11       ETERNAL REST (505)
-ASHWOOD 4177                  1   5  0     8       KILLMORER (411)
-TREELANCE 4178                0   8  0     8       KILLMORER (411)
-TREEAXES 4176                 1   4  0     7       KILLMORER (411)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 660   0  1 0   1                   VASQUEZ 5763          526 NONE    
TANNED TONYA 5700      8  8 0 BEACH BABES 309       DON CORLEON 5726      525         
DON CORDOVA 5736       1  1 0 ESPANA 538            STORMBRINGHER 4180    523         
MOCO 5757              0  1 0 ESPANA 538            FATAL KISS 5197       525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Major Anger -- Well, LISTEN, you!  That's what I FEEL about the way you just chopped
up my umbrellas!  They cost MONEY, you know!  Nobody just GIVES them to me. --
Umbrella Man
P.S.  And what *I* think is that you were trying to KILL me or at LEAST put me out of
business, and I RESENT that.  So there.

Wakko -- You didn't really need strength to finish the fight, just an alert
arenamaster to see that you were desperately signalling your surrender. -- Laguna Lil
P.S.  And you were lucky, at that, because sometimes the arenamaster isn't paying ANY
attention.  It can be the pits if you're at the die-or-quit point.

Cat-in-the-Hat -- Not only do I not like hospitals, I don't like HATS, and especially
when they're worn by CATS.  You look so STUPID in that hat.  A cockeyed top hat just
isn't YOU. -- Paulametta
P.S.  But you might try a porkpie, probably in green.

Don Corleon -- I take that as a PERSONAL insult.  Hang on a minute while I review the
curses on hand.  (sound of flipping file cards)  May all your chile get wilt?  What
kind of curse is that?  May all your chile be overwatered and tasteless?  May all
your chile...what is it with the chile?  (flip, flip)  Or this one:  May a hailstorm
strike just before your onions are picked.  (more flipping sounds)  Or:  May it rain
just as you're about to get the cottonpicker into the field.  I think I've got the
wrong curse-file here.  These are FARMER curses, and I want something to really annoy
a gladiator.  I may have to get back to you on this. -- Ghost of Tanned Tonya
P.S.  I'd even settle for some good beach curses, but that file seems to have been
removed from the box.

Viejo Verde -- You ARE a chile, right?  A definite hot pepper.  Ouch. -- Salton
Seahorse

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAJOR ANGER was devastated by DILL WEED in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
MUTINEER won victory over YAKKO in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
MOHONCITO was demolished by SALTON SEAHORSE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PESCHISOLIDO viciously subdued UMBRELLA MAN in a exciting 4 minute veteran's fight.
BARTEZ was bested by CAT-IN-THE-HAT in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
SWEATY devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LAGUNA LIL was overcome by DR SEUSS in a 3 minute expert's fight.
DIKEMBE MUTUMBO vanquished HENRI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DON CORLEON vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PAULAMETTA was vanquished by SOLSKJAER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIEJO VERDE was overpowered by VICIOUS PIRATE in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
PIRES savagely defeated DUENDE in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
VASQUEZ butchered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   8 -  3      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        22 -  11 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  12 -  0      37  |

Turn 526 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DILL WEED 5241             12   4  0  115 SUGAR AND SPICE (501)
TOTAL PARRY      MUTINEER 2607              24  16  1  113 SEA DOGS (191)
LUNGING ATTACK   PESCHISOLIDO 3999          14  12  0   95 IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
AIMED BLOW       SWEATY 4850                 6   4  0   93 BRAIN (467)
SLASHING ATTACK  DON CORLEON 5726            5   2  2   58 ESPANA (538)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLSKJAER 5477              5   2  1   42 IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (396)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PESCHISOLIDO 3999.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PESCHISOLIDO 3999.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARTEZ 4732, 
LAGUNA LIL 5681, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, PIRES 5665, MUTINEER 2607, YAKKO 3266, 
CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270, DR SEUSS 3269, DILL WEED 5241, and UMBRELLA MAN 5600.

The least popular fighter this week was VIEJO VERDE 5724.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PAULAMETTA 5688, HENRI 5062, MAJOR ANGER 5676, VASQUEZ 5763, 
DUENDE 5728, MOHONCITO 5722, SOLSKJAER 5477, DON CORLEON 5726, DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267, 
and SWEATY 4850.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MUTINEER (7-2607) SEA DOGS (191)
MAJOR ANGER (7-5676) WASTELAND II (267)

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!