DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2005    Duedate: 10/24/2005

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-534

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWEATY
BRAIN (467)
(7-4850) [10-8-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWEATY                         SHE-RA
BRAIN (467)                    SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
(7-4850) [10-8-0,109]          (7-4945) [2-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LAGUNA LIL                     GLIMMER
BEACH BABES (309)              SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
(7-5681) [12-20-0,77]          (7-4944) [1-1-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WASTELAND II (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BRAIN (467)                 29
2. SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)      20      WASTELAND II (267)
3. BEACH BABES (309)           17      Unchartered Team
4. WASTELAND II (267)           2
5. ESPANA (538)                 0      SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 ESPANA (538)              39  25 12 60.9   1/ 1 WASTELAND II (267)       10  1 0
 2/ 3*SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)     6   4  0 60.0   2- 2 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   7  3 1
 3/ 4 WASTELAND II (267)       812 593 29 57.8   3/ 5*SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)    6  4 0
 4/ 6 BRAIN (467)               15  14  0 51.7   4- 4 ESPANA (538)              4  1 2
 5- 5 UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)   90  85  5 51.4   5/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         4 11 0
 6/ 7 BEACH BABES (309)        535 816 18 39.6   6/ 6 BRAIN (467)               3  3 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 529): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): 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 528): 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 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): 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 368): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, 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 529): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): 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 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): 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 368): 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   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, 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

     Greetings, warriors of BONSUR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with SWEATY?  He actually 
beat WASTELAND II's TURTLEFACE, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at BRAIN while they watched SWEATY clobber TURTLEFACE.  It lost 8 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as she might, LAGUNA 
LIL wasn't good enough at persuading HAILSTORM to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, UMBRELLA MAN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of BONSUR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEATY 4850                  10   8  0   109       BRAIN (467)

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)
-DIKEMBE MUTUMBO 3267         17  19  1    92       UNDER JOLLY ROGER (316)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURTLEFACE 5734               9   1  0    83       WASTELAND II (267)
 CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735          9   1  0    82       WASTELAND II (267)
 LAGUNA LIL 5681              12  20  0    77       BEACH BABES (309)
 UMBRELLA MAN 5600            13  34  0    73       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)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713         10  11  2    56       BEACH BABES (309)
-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)
 HARRY 4851                    5   6  0    42       BRAIN (467)
-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                  
 SHE-RA 4945                   2   0  0    22       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
 SANDY SHORE 5769              3   1  0    21       BEACH BABES (309)
 FROSTA 4943                   1   1  0    16       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
 BEACH BETTY 5768              2   3  0    15       BEACH BABES (309)
 GLIMMER 4944                  1   1  0    13       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
-VALVERDE 5767                 1   2  1     8       ESPANA (538)
 CATRA 5775                    1   0  0     8       SHRIEKING SIRENS (478)
 WINTER 4942                   1   1  0     4       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         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DR SEUSS 3269         19 18 1 UNDER JOLLY ROGER 316 DON CORLEON 5726      533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Turtleface -- Have you considered going to Tricorus and joining the All-Ugly team?
You'd fit right in. -- Laguna Lil

Viejo Verde -- What it is, you're too old for this stuff.  Demasiado viejo, get me?
-- Salton Seahorse
P.S.  Of course, I have no objection to winning....

Claritin Junkie -- I'd like to hit you with some really strong goldenrod pollen.
There's got to be something that will work. -- Umbrella Man

     Maybe goldenrod PLUS cat dander? -- Ed.

Bomba Yearn -- (pause)  Your hand?  What am I supposed to do with...? -- Sandy Shore

Bomba Yearn -- Well, she's an orc, you know.  Not the brightest gal on the beach, but
what a babe, eh? -- Surfer Sam

Winter -- Already? -- Beach Betty

Golem Protector Hailstorm -- I wonder why the Lady on the Isle wastes her gifts on
golems?  Not that this is my problem.  No, I have to deal with the question of
"lands."  Queen Gemra assures me that we have no lands which can be simply turned
over to you.  But, she says, there is a farmer south of town who has been dilatory in
paying his taxes, and if you would care to go destroy his crops (hmm, she specifies
only one of his crops, a field of onions almost ready to pick), this might be a
lesson to him.  So go drop a flock of hailstones on that field with the Queen's
blessing. -- 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

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

SWEATY devastated TURTLEFACE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
CLARITIN JUNKIE subdued UMBRELLA MAN in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.
HAILSTORM vanquished LAGUNA LIL in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SALTON SEAHORSE was overpowered by VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HARRY devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GLIMMER was bested by SANDY SHORE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory amateur's match.
SHE-RA overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
FROSTA vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WINTER lost to BEACH BETTY in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
CATRA beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        31 -  11 -  3      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  2      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  10 -  1      29  |

Turn 534 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         3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SWEATY 4850                10   8  0  109 BRAIN (467)
LUNGING ATTACK   TURTLEFACE 5734             9   1  0   83 WASTELAND II (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LAGUNA LIL 5681.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GLIMMER 4944.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLARITIN JUNKIE 5735, 
SWEATY 4850, BEACH BETTY 5768, HARRY 4851, SANDY SHORE 5769, SHE-RA 4945, FROSTA 
4943, WINTER 4942, TURTLEFACE 5734, and LAGUNA LIL 5681.

The least popular fighter this week was SALTON SEAHORSE 5713.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were UMBRELLA MAN 5600, CATRA 5775, LAGUNA LIL 5681, TURTLEFACE 
5734, WINTER 4942, FROSTA 4943, SHE-RA 4945, SANDY SHORE 5769, HARRY 4851, and BEACH 
BETTY 5768.

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

HAILSTORM (7-5698) WASTELAND II (267)