DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/24/2006    Duedate: 11/06/2006

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALBINO
WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
(7-5209) [9-0-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALBINO                         CHAOS
WORDS THAT END IN O (507)      BRUTAL LEGION (549)
(7-5209) [9-0-0,120]           (7-5823) [5-2-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALTON SEAHORSE                OZYMANDIUS
BEACH BABES (309)              SENTINELS (122)
(7-5713) [19-29-2,88]          (7-2521) [6-8-1,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORDS THAT END IN O (507)   39
2. WASTELAND II (267)          14      SENTINELS (122)
3. DIRE CONSEQUENCES (528)     13      Unchartered Team
4. BRUTAL LEGION (549)          6
5. CHURCH LADIES (548)          0      DIRE CONSEQUENCES (528)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DIRE CONSEQUENCES (528)    1   0  0  100   1/ 3 WORDS THAT END IN  (507) 10  4 1
 2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          136  87 11 61.0   2/ 1 BEACH BABES (309)         8  7 0
 3/ 5 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  28  18  3 60.9   3/ 2*BRUTAL LEGION (549)       7  6 0
 4/ 1*BRUTAL LEGION (549)       20  13  1 60.6   4/ 4 SENTINELS (122)           5  9 0
 5- 3 BRAIN (467)               23  16  0 59.0   5/ 6 WASTELAND II (267)        3  2 0
 6/ 4 WASTELAND II (267)       866 616 29 58.4   6- 5*CHURCH LADIES (548)       2  3 0
 7/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)        589 893 18 39.7   7/ 0*DIRE CONSEQUENCES (528)   1  0 0
 8- 7*CHURCH LADIES (548)        5   9  0 35.7   8- 7 BRAIN (467)               0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Marshal, thank you for the opportunity to show my mettle.  Was a little worried going
into the fight.  Going against the DM with such a disadvantage in experience and with
such an impressive record.  Guess all those bouts with the ladies from the Beach did
teach me what I needed.

Now as to the Beach Babes.  I am tired of hearing about being neutered.  Get your tan
butts to the Duelmasters sleep chambers so that we can settle this once and for all.
You had better be well rested and bring plenty of rum with you.  On your way by, grab
those Church Ladies.  I hear them snickering every time one of you makes a neutered
joke.

As to who I am fighting this turn.  I would like it to be Marshal again but I have a
feeling he will be tied up in a Bloodfeud.  Plus the circumstances are a little
different now.  He is immortal and knows his favs, so he can go all out and not have
to worry about it.  I will challenge him first then Harry, cause who knows if he is
even going to fight.

Hopefully till next time,
DM Albino the fully functional Dwarf

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
BONSUR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now 
have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  WORDS THAT END IN O now holds 
the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for HAIRY 
PALMS, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing CONDEMNED PIRATE like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
PENSACOLITA, who dropped 7 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
COUNT SMACKULA.  MARSHAL got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was 
more than anxious to kick ALBINO's tail out of the throne!  Our battling duelmaster 
ALBINO has managed to hold the title, fending off MARSHAL's none too subtle advances. 
Better luck next time, SENTINELS.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, 
so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BEACH BABES, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does BONSUR really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause SENTINELS beats feet every time BEACH BABES smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, RED LANCE 
would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALBINO 5209                   9   0  0   120       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED LANCE 1205               19  17  1    95       SENTINELS (122)
-HARRY 4851                   11   7  0    94       BRAIN (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTON SEAHORSE 5713         19  29  2    88       BEACH BABES (309)
 VEGAS, BABY! 5809            10   1  0    81       WASTELAND II (267)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)
 SANDY SHORE 5769             16  15  0    69       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEACH BETTY 5768             15  17  0    69       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRIO 5207                   4   6  3    66       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YANKEE ROSE 2057              7   5  2    52       SENTINELS (122)
-PAM 5827                      4   0  0    52       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 RADIO 5811                    6   3  0    39       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 CHAOS 5823                    5   2  0    37       BRUTAL LEGION (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATALITY 5820                 5   2  0    33       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 SOLO 5210                     5   3  0    31       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 OZYMANDIUS 2521               6   8  1    30       SENTINELS (122)
 DESTROYER 5821                4   3  0    29       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 FLAIL 5825                    3   1  1    27       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 GALVESTON GAL 5834            2   2  0    27       BEACH BABES (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURRITO 5208                  4   5  0    23       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 WOMBAT 5822                   3   4  0    17       BRUTAL LEGION (549)
 COUNT SMACKULA 5835           2   0  0    17       WASTELAND II (267)
 HAIRY PALMS 5579              1   0  0    13       DIRE CONSEQUENCES (528)
-COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814         2   2  0     8       WASTELAND II (267)
 ONE COATED TABLET 5832        2   2  0     8       WASTELAND II (267)
 PENSACOLITA 5831              1   4  0     7       BEACH BABES (309)
-ARTIS 5816                    0   1  0     7       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-JERI 5833                     1   2  0     5       CHURCH LADIES (548)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAMSES 1050           14 13 1 SENTINELS 122         BARRIO 5207           560         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Betty -- The least you could do was show me a few more moves so that I could learn
some skills.  That's the only reason I had for challenging that high, not that I had
a shot at winning. -- Radio

Ramses/Nomad -- Was not my intention to kill.  Especially a veteran warrior that has
so much to teach the younger generations in here.  Just seems to happen when I win a
fight.  Guess I get all excited when I feel like I'm going to get the big W.  Lemme
try to predict how this will go....  First Bloodfeud from Marshal cause he's immortal
(gratz), knows his favs and doesn't want to fight Albino again.  Next, Red Lance,
same style but a little (huge) bit of an experience advantage.  Then Yankee and
finally Ozy.  Final result, a 4-9-3 record for me if not dead from one of the first
two BFs.  Such is the life. -- Barrio

Pensacolita -- What are gonna do to the Count, smack him around with a T-Bone?

Radio -- You may be a ring-tailed ripper, kid, but I've got you on experience and,
let's face it, I've got a better tan.  Some things can't be faked, you know? -- Beach
Betty
P.S.  Besides, those glass tubes are so vulnerable to hard knocks, and I, like, came
up through the school of hard knocks.

Red Lance -- So, okay, you want to carry a red lance, go ahead, do it.  Just don't
come to ME for the red, okay?  I'm saving up to start an account at the Blood Bank.
-- Sandy Shore

Oh, great!  I knocked the Convicted Assassin DOWN, he fell BACKWARDS and exposed his
belly to me!  And then I told him he was worthless and weak and didn't belong here,
which is TRUE.  I just love it, you know? -- Salton Seahorse

Well, I felt sorry for the Mordant Deserter, you know?  He just wanted to get away
from that horrible town, which I can PERFECTLY understand.  And then he got branded
as a "deserter," and everyone's beating up on him.  It's enough to melt a, hmm, to
melt a square of chocolate.  But not enough to make me throw him the fight, of
course.  That would be going Too Far. -- Pensacolita

You'd think, after all these years, that the Embezzling Scribe would've learned a
trick or two to use on the sands.  But nope, just the same old totally inept target
dummy.  I really didn't laugh at him, though.  It is not a laughing matter. --
Galveston Gal

Marshal -- We really appreciated your words of advice.  Plus we congratulate you on
graduating.  PLUS, it was a GREAT parade and the one when you're on your way to the
Isle will be Even Better.  We promise! -- the Beach Babes

Oh, no!  Ramses, dead?  This arena void and barren of the vulture's beak, er, the
fierce falcon's profile?  Forever?  Gods, that's sad. -- Beach Betty

Yankee Rose -- (nod)  It's guys, gals, or golems, sure enough.  No other genders need
apply. -- Beach Betty

Ramses -- We all wish you HAD fought Betty again.  We will miss you. -- Sandy Shore
and all the Beach Babes

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YANKEE ROSE was bested by BARRIO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
MARSHAL was viciously subdued by ALBINO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
RED LANCE won victory over SALTON SEAHORSE in a 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
COUNT SMACKULA savagely defeated PENSACOLITA in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge match.
ONE COATED TABLET lost to BURRITO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BEACH BETTY was unbelievably bested by VEGAS, BABY! in a 3 minute match.
SANDY SHORE devastated FATALITY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OZYMANDIUS was overcome by CHAOS in a action packed 3 minute melee.
FLAIL was vanquished by VICIOUS PIRATE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GALVESTON GAL lost to RADIO in a popular 1 minute duel.
SOLO overpowered WOMBAT in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
DESTROYER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
HAIRY PALMS handily defeated CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  14 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  17 -  3      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 561 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ALBINO 5209                 9   0  0  120 WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
LUNGING ATTACK   RED LANCE 1205             19  17  1   95 SENTINELS (122)
TOTAL PARRY      VEGAS, BABY! 5809          10   1  0   81 WASTELAND II (267)
WALL OF STEEL    SANDY SHORE 5769           16  15  0   69 BEACH BABES (309)
STRIKING ATTACK  YANKEE ROSE 2057            7   5  2   52 SENTINELS (122)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALTON SEAHORSE 5713.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OZYMANDIUS 2521.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALBINO 5209, 
BEACH BETTY 5768, RED LANCE 1205, COUNT SMACKULA 5835, DESTROYER 5821, BARRIO 5207, 
PENSACOLITA 5831, ONE COATED TABLET 5832, RADIO 5811, and SOLO 5210.

The least popular fighter this week was FLAIL 5825.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOMBAT 5822, GALVESTON GAL 5834, FATALITY 5820, SANDY SHORE 5769, 
VEGAS, BABY! 5809, BURRITO 5208, YANKEE ROSE 2057, HAIRY PALMS 5579, CHAOS 5823, and 
SALTON SEAHORSE 5713.

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

MARSHAL (7-1933) SENTINELS (122)