DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/27/2005    Duedate: 10/10/2005

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAILSTORM
WASTELAND II (267)
(7-5698) [18-2-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAILSTORM                      GLIMMER
WASTELAND II (267)             SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
(7-5698) [18-2-0,141]          (7-4944) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAKKO                          HARRY
UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)        BRAIN (467)
(7-3449) [12-15-0,51]          (7-4851) [4-6-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND II (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ESPANA (538)                46
2. SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)      44      ESPANA (538)
3. WASTELAND II (267)          40      Unchartered Team
4. UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)     16
5. BEACH BABES (309)            2      SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*KLK PARTY GAMES (539)      1   0  0  100   1/ 1 WASTELAND II (267)       12  0 0
 2/ 2 ESPANA (538)              39  25 12 60.9   2/ 3 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   7  8 1
 3/ 0*SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)     3   2  0 60.0   3/ 2 BEACH BABES (309)         7  8 0
 4/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       810 592 29 57.8   4/ 4 ESPANA (538)              5  4 2
 5/ 5 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   90  85  5 51.4   5/ 0*SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)    3  2 0
 6/ 4 BRAIN (467)               13  14  0 48.1   6/ 5 BRAIN (467)               2  3 0
 7/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)        533 813 18 39.6   7- 6*KLK PARTY GAMES (539)     1  0 0
 8- 7*DEMONS & DEVILS (543)      0   2  0  0.0   8- 7*DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): 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 531): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): GUHULONG of JINDA-BAN (Nick, 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 417): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, 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 410): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): 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 531): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): 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 417): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, 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 410): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            SINDARION of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 515): HORNS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 479): DINGIL BILL of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 416): FISTS OF FURY of RONIN (Rosebud, 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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  SHRIEKING SIRENS seems to have it's eye on the 
top team spot, and if they continue having 3-2-0 weeks they may get it!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for DON CORLEON, who flew up 36 points in the rankings after 
mashing DR SEUSS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Drawing on all of his 
experience as a 9-7-0 warrior, SWEATY went for the Duelmastership against HAILSTORM 
this week.  Our battling duelmaster HAILSTORM has managed to hold the title, fending 
off SWEATY's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, BRAIN.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that WASTELAND II was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of WASTELAND II's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  
WASTELAND II + Weapons That go Boom = ESPANA + Avoid City.  And who is this UMBRELLA 
MAN you ask, with 72 points and a 13-33-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  
VIEJO VERDE of ESPANA had better have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in 
a challenge which he lost.  I thought VIEJO VERDE showed great skill and promise when 
he was bested by SALTON SEAHORSE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Well, the arena is no place for slow learners (and 
hopefully T.P.s) and DON CORLEON demonstrated that very violently on DR SEUSS' body.  
Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the 
trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in BONSUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAILSTORM 5698               18   2  0   141       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DON CORLEON 5726              9   4  3   113       ESPANA (538)
 CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270          18  11  2    98       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 SWEATY 4850                   9   8  0    94       BRAIN (467)
 DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267         17  19  1    92       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 TURTLEFACE 5734               9   0  0    91       WASTELAND II (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAGUNA LIL 5681              12  19  0    77       BEACH BABES (309)
 CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735          8   1  0    77       WASTELAND II (267)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600            13  33  0    72       BEACH BABES (309)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINK NOSE 5764                5   0  0    64       WASTELAND II (267)
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713         10  10  2    61       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VASQUEZ 5763                  5   2  1    56       ESPANA (538)
 WAKKO 3449                   12  15  0    51       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)
 VIEJO VERDE 5724              8   5  2    47       ESPANA (538)
 MOHONCITO 5722                9   4  3    36       ESPANA (538)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBA YEARN 5765              4   1  1    30       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY 4851                    4   6  0    28       BRAIN (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIDE THE CATFISH 5733         1   0  0    21       KLK PARTY GAMES (539)
 GLIMMER 4944                  1   0  0    20       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
 SHE-RA 4945                   1   0  0    13       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
 SANDY SHORE 5769              2   1  0     9       BEACH BABES (309)
 WINTER 4942                   1   0  0     9       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
 VALVERDE 5767                 1   2  1     8       ESPANA (538)
-NABASSU 5760                  0   1  0     7       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
-BALOR 5759                    0   1  0     7       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 BEACH BETTY 5768              1   3  0     6       BEACH BABES (309)
 FROSTA 4943                   0   1  0     1       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANGELA 4941            0  1 0 SHRIEKING SIRENS 478  VALVERDE 5767         533         
DR SEUSS 3269         19 18 1 UNDER JOLLY ROGER 316 DON CORLEON 5726      533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Turtleface -- Gosh, I think you should move to Tricorus and join the All-Ugly Team.
You'd be a natural. -- Umbrella Man

Claritin Junkie -- So why did you keep sneezing?  Inquiring Minds want to know! --
Salton Seahorse

Hailstorm -- (wincing)  Wrong time of year for that, isn't it? -- Laguna Lil

Beggars!  Bah. -- Sandy Shore

Bomba Yearn -- Yes, but what does Bomba yearn FOR? -- Beach Betty

Dikembe Mutumbo -- You know, Veteran Mercenaries who are willing to fight in the
arena are not easy to find. -- Arenamaster Ilhume'

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

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TURTLEFACE bested LAGUNA LIL in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
SWEATY lost to HAILSTORM in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
DON CORLEON assassinated DR SEUSS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
VIEJO VERDE was viciously subdued by SALTON SEAHORSE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CLARITIN JUNKIE savagely defeated UMBRELLA MAN in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
PINK NOSE overpowered WAKKO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MOHONCITO bested HARRY in a popular 5 minute gruesome Challenge competition.
BOMBA YEARN vanquished SANDY SHORE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DIKEMBE MUTUMBO vanquished VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CAT-IN-THE-HAT vanquished VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VASQUEZ overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BEACH BETTY was defeated by WINTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's match.
VALVERDE put to death ANGELA in a exciting 1 minute bloody novice's contest.
FROSTA was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GLIMMER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SHE-RA devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  12 -  3      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  2      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  11 -  1      27  |

Turn 533 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HAILSTORM 5698             18   2  0  141 WASTELAND II (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  DON CORLEON 5726            9   4  3  113 ESPANA (538)
LUNGING ATTACK   TURTLEFACE 5734             9   0  0   91 WASTELAND II (267)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PINK NOSE 5764              5   0  0   64 WASTELAND II (267)
PARRY-LUNGE      VIEJO VERDE 5724            8   5  2   47 ESPANA (538)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WAKKO 3449.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HARRY 4851.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAILSTORM 5698, CLARITIN JUNKIE 
5735, TURTLEFACE 5734, WINTER 4942, LAGUNA LIL 5681, SALTON SEAHORSE 5713, MOHONCITO 
5722, BOMBA YEARN 5765, CAT-IN-THE-HAT 3270, and VASQUEZ 5763.

The least popular fighter this week was FROSTA 4943.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEACH BETTY 5768, SANDY SHORE 5769, WAKKO 3449, DR SEUSS 3269, ANGELA 
4941, UMBRELLA MAN 5600, SWEATY 4850, SHE-RA 4945, GLIMMER 4944, and DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 
3267.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HAILSTORM (7-5698) WASTELAND II (267)