DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/22/2005    Duedate: 04/04/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAT TASTROPHIE
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-4940) [12-4-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAT TASTROPHIE                 KEPLER
ARENA FELINES (433)            PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
(9-4940) [12-4-0,105]          (9-4552) [4-3-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   ZANADU
BLUE MOON (381)                PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
(9-5039) [15-16-0,61]          (9-4781) [0-2-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)       47
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         13      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. HOMESTAR & CO (474)          3      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG (462)             0
5. BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)       0      HOMESTAR & CO (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)     2   1  1 66.7   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      10  1 0
 2/ 1*HOMESTAR & CO (474)        5   3  1 62.5   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 3/ 4 ARENA FELINES (433)      133  91  9 59.4   3/ 6*PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     5  5 1
 4- 6*BLITZKRIEG (462)           3   3  0 50.0   4/ 3*HOMESTAR & CO (474)       3  3 1
 5- 7 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  89 114  4 43.8   5- 5*BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)    2  1 1
 6/ 8 BLUE MOON (381)          363 483  9 42.9   6- 7*BLITZKRIEG (462)          1  0 0
 7/ 9*PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     12  17  2 41.4   7- 9 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  1  4 0
 8-11*MY BODY (441)              0   1  0  0.0   8-10*INHUMANS IV (476)         0  1 0
 9-10*INHUMANS IV (476)          0   1  0  0.0   9-11*MY BODY (441)             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

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  PHILANTHROPISTS turned their 3-2-1 turn 
into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see QUETZALCOATL win a 
fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CAPTURED ORC beat AZURITA and AZURITA 
lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
ZUKAL may be getting bland, as CAT TASTROPHIE stays top dog in the city.  The Blue 
Boar Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  ZUKAL, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  BLUE MOON the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like PHILANTHROPISTS avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  HOMESTAR 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, but KEPLER 
has challenged up by 26 in an attempt against LAZULIO.  My sides still hurt from 
laughing about LAZULIO losing and giving KEPLER 27 points of recognition.  Ha ha ha 
ha!!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ZUKAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940          12   4  0   105       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOP CAT 4928                 11   3  0    88       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            15  16  0    61       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              14   9  0    58       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FEBLES 4821                   8   5  0    55       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 KEPLER 4552                   4   3  0    55       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               8   7  0    53       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAZULIO 5123                  6   2  0    31       BLUE MOON (381)
 AZURITA 5124                  5   3  0    31       BLUE MOON (381)
 PAGANINNI 4780                2   0  0    27       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KITTY LITTER 5113             1   1  0    22       ARENA FELINES (433)
 HOMESTAR 5143                 3   1  0    21       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 COPY CAT 5151                 3   0  0    20       ARENA FELINES (433)
-SCOURGE 5045                  1   1  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (462)
-CHERYL ANN 5145               1   0  0    20       BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)
-TITAN 5046                    1   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 ZANADU 4781                   0   2  0    16       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 BEETHOVEN 4555                3   4  1    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
-ANASTACIA NICOLE 5147         1   0  1    14       BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)
 QUETZALCOATL 5168             1   0  1    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-PERSHING 5044                 1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (462)
-TROGDOR 5142                  1   1  0     8       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-GYPSY ROSE 5146               0   1  0     7       BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)
-IKE 5043                      0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 604    0  1 0   1                   QUETZALCOATL 5168     512 NONE    
MY RIGHT BUTTOCK 4774  0  1 0 MY BODY 441           COACH Z 5141          511         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Top Cat -- If you were REALLY such a hotshot cat, you'd do something about the damned 
mice around this place. -- The Prussian

You think I want to mess with a woman who bites, 'specially since her bite is 
poisonous?  As if! -- Lazulio

Febles -- If you were a TRUE philanthropist, you'd've lost that fight for me. -- 
Azurita

Azurita -- That presumes you're a member of "anthropos," and you don't look like it 
to me.  Too many, um, bumps in front. -- Lazulio

And a rousing Bah, Humbug! to the Userous Merchant.  Long may he lose. -- Blue Suede

The damned Fratsfa Slave again.  I don't know why they don't just kill him, or send 
him back where he came from. -- Blue Haven

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

KEPLER devastated LAZULIO in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BEETHOVEN lost to HOMESTAR in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
ZANADU was unbelievably bested by COPY CAT in a popular 3 minute Challenge match.
CAT TASTROPHIE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
TOP CAT overpowered THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLUE SUEDE devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
AZURITA was devastated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLUE HAVEN overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
PAGANINNI won victory over COACH Z in a action packed 1 minute expert vs. novice duel.
QUETZALCOATL slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  19 -  4      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 512 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAT TASTROPHIE 4940        12   4  0  105 ARENA FELINES (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  TOP CAT 4928               11   3  0   88 ARENA FELINES (433)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            14   9  0   58 BLUE MOON (381)
WALL OF STEEL    KEPLER 4552                 4   3  0   55 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ZANADU 4781.  The ten other most popular fighters were KEPLER 4552, 
PAGANINNI 4780, LAZULIO 5123, HOMESTAR 5143, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, BLUE SUEDE 5112, 
BEETHOVEN 4555, COPY CAT 5151, TOP CAT 4928, and THE PRUSSIAN 5039.

The least popular fighter this week was AZURITA 5124.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUETZALCOATL 5168, COACH Z 5141, BLUE HAVEN 5087, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, 
TOP CAT 4928, COPY CAT 5151, BEETHOVEN 4555, BLUE SUEDE 5112, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, 
and HOMESTAR 5143.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CAT TASTROPHIE (9-4940) ARENA FELINES (433)