DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/14/2005    Duedate: 06/27/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-518

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOP CAT
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-4928) [15-5-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOP CAT                        INCISOR
ARENA FELINES (433)            FANGS (469)
(9-4928) [15-5-2,116]          (9-5185) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOP CAT                        XAMOT
ARENA FELINES (433)            HEAVY METAL (388)
(9-4928) [15-5-2,116]          (9-4279) [3-6-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LETTER BOMBS (436)          43
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         33      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             21      Unchartered Team
4. FANGS (469)                 20
5. HEAVY METAL (388)            7      FANGS (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)      148 101 11 59.4   1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       8  4 1
 2/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)       104  97  8 51.7   2/ 3*FANGS (469)               8  7 1
 3/ 5*FANGS (469)               10  10  1 50.0   3/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  7 0
 4- 6 POWERS OF PAIN (203)      71  90 18 44.1   4/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        6  3 0
 5/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          378 495  9 43.3   5- 5 POWERS OF PAIN (203)      2  1 0
 6/ 8 HEAVY METAL (388)         17  31  0 35.4   6/ 7 HEAVY METAL (388)         2  8 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ZUKAL will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as BLUE MOON is pushed out of top team by ARENA FELINES, who came from 2nd with a 
3-0-1 this turn.  And let's see, ROOT fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 19 points 
and contributed to FANGS' 3-2-0.  CROWN has lost to T. BONE, falling 12 points, while 
helping make FANGS a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and TOP CAT remains ZUKAL's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Blue Boar Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was FANGS' warrior DENTINE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  BLUE MOON has lost BLUE SUEDE to the arena in the sky, but they 
don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 12-9-0?  We'd like to remind 
certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     I like this place, ZUKAL, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUKAL and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOP CAT 4928                 15   5  2   116       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAMMER 1890                  16  12  2    91       POWERS OF PAIN (203)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BARBARIAN 1889           16  18  5    89       POWERS OF PAIN (203)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              18  11  0    79       BLUE MOON (381)
 RASTILIN 4281                 7   3  0    72       HEAVY METAL (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRITAN 2309                  10   5  3    58       POWERS OF PAIN (203)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZURITA 5124                  9   5  0    44       BLUE MOON (381)
 COPY CAT 5151                 6   3  0    35       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. BONE 5181                  3   0  0    31       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-E. LECTER 5158                2   0  0    30       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 CAT-FU 5180                   4   0  0    29       ARENA FELINES (433)
 XAMOT 4279                    3   6  0    27       HEAVY METAL (388)
 INCISOR 5185                  2   0  0    27       FANGS (469)
 STEELE 5171                   3   1  0    25       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROOT 5102                     1   3  0    22       FANGS (469)
 N. DORFIN 5175                2   1  0    18       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 ENAMEL 5101                   3   1  0    16       FANGS (469)
 RYDIA 4282                    3   7  0    16       HEAVY METAL (388)
-TUNA BREATH 5169              2   2  0    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
 VINCENT 4341                  1   5  0    12       HEAVY METAL (388)
 CROWN 5103                    2   2  1     9       FANGS (469)
-PUSS 5184                     1   0  0     9       ARENA FELINES (433)
 DENTINE 5099                  2   2  0     8       FANGS (469)
-R. SONIST 5157                0   1  0     7       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 HELGA 5186                    0   1  0     1       HEAVY METAL (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE SUEDE 5112       12  9 0 BLUE MOON 381         TOP CAT 4928          518         
MELANCCHOLIO 5172      0  3 0 BLUE MOON 381         CROWN 5103            517         
R KAYIC 5183           1  2 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      MASTER ZROF ONE-E 626 518 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Top Cat -- Gods, I hate it when you jump on my shoes and scratch the heck out of 'em.
Do you know how expensive good blue suede IS? -- Blue Suede

Ambitious Guard, whoopee-do. -- Blue Haven

Copy Cat -- It seemed like the right thing to do with a cat.  The "bury you in the
sand" part. -- Azurita
P.S.  How'd you manage to get a copy-cat id number?

Enamel -- Teeth are no match for... Steele

Crown -- You see now why I was melancholy. -- Ghost of Melanccholio

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

R KAYIC was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
T. BONE devastated CROWN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
N. DORFIN demolished DENTINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TOP CAT viciously butchered BLUE SUEDE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title contest.
BLUE HAVEN bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a 6 minute expert's brawl.
RASTILIN overpowered AZURITA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
XAMOT was bested by COPY CAT in a popular 4 minute gruesome competition.
CAT-FU won victory over RYDIA in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
VINCENT was vanquished by STEELE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ROOT vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ENAMEL overpowered HELGA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
INCISOR overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  21 -  4      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  20 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 518 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TOP CAT 4928               15   5  2  116 ARENA FELINES (433)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            18  11  0   79 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RASTILIN 4281               7   3  0   72 HEAVY METAL (388)
AIMED BLOW       AZURITA 5124                9   5  0   44 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOP CAT 4928.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was XAMOT 4279.  The ten other most popular fighters were COPY CAT 5151, TOP CAT 
4928, T. BONE 5181, CAT-FU 5180, ENAMEL 5101, N. DORFIN 5175, RASTILIN 4281, STEELE 
5171, ROOT 5102, and INCISOR 5185.

The least popular fighter this week was HELGA 5186.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VINCENT 4341, RYDIA 4282, AZURITA 5124, BLUE HAVEN 5087, BLUE SUEDE 
5112, DENTINE 5099, R KAYIC 5183, CROWN 5103, INCISOR 5185, and ROOT 5102.

                    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!