DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2005    Duedate: 10/17/2005

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR REALISTIC
SIR AGLIO (296)
(10-5552) [13-8-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR REALISTIC                  POSITION IS EMPTY
SIR AGLIO (296)                
(10-5552) [13-8-1,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QAEDA, AL                      SIR BROKE STROKER
QUBIT (464)                    SIR AGLIO (296)
(10-5302) [20-25-1,90]         (10-5623) [8-1-0,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIR AGLIO (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPRINGBORN (358)            59
2. SIR AGLIO (296)             11      CON MANCHIES (459)
3. CON MANCHIES (459)           2      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOONDOGS (97)            1
5. QUBIT (464)                  1      THE FRUITS (304)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CON MANCHIES (459)        10   5  1 66.7   1/ 1 SIR AGLIO (296)          11  4 1
 2/ 3 SIR AGLIO (296)          712 538 33 57.0   2/ 2 SPRINGBORN (358)          9  6 1
 3- 4 FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)   18  14  1 56.3   3/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5 10 0
 4- 5 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)      43  35  7 55.1   4- 6 THE FELLOWSHIP (523)      3  2 0
 5- 6 WAY OF THE SWORD C (490)  15  13  0 53.6   5/ 3 QUBIT (464)               3  5 0
 6/ 7 QUBIT (464)              471 416 16 53.1   6/ 8 CON MANCHIES (459)        2  1 0
 7/ 8 SPRINGBORN (358)         403 500 25 44.6   7- 7 FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)   1  0 0
 8/ 9 THE MOONDOGS (97)        267 470 10 36.2   8- 9 WAY OF THE SWORD C (490)  1  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 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): 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 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): 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 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 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 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 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): 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 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): 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 212): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): 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 367): 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   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   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, 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

     Hail KOLACT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, SYD TUBULAR fought QAEDA, AL and gained 25 points and 
contributed to SPRINGBORN's 3-2-0.  SIR COPHAGUS has lost to SADIE, falling 10 
points, while helping make SIR AGLIO a 4-1-1 turn.  Defending his title for another 
turn, SIR REALISTIC kept KOLACT's warrior, M. CHARDINEE, from claiming the throne.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Don 
Corleone's uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the SIR AGLIO 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on KOLACT, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided SIR AGLIO stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
SPRINGBORN.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
SPRINGBORN's warrior SYD TUBULAR.  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?  Is it really true that KOLACT has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in KOLACT 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                  
 SIR REALISTIC 5552           13   8  1   102       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-Z 5576                       12   4  3   104       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 SIR DA 5586                  12   8  2    94       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QAEDA, AL 5302               20  25  1    90       QUBIT (464)
 SYD TUBULAR 5689              8   3  0    84       SPRINGBORN (358)
-WATSON 5091                   7   1  0    68       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 SIR BROKE STROKER 5623        8   1  0    67       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TREEBEARD 5631               11   3  1    62       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 CHIEF GREASY HAIR 4686        9   3  1    57       CON MANCHIES (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOUDSHY 5187                  4   3  0    51       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
 MELODY 5674                   9   5  0    48       SPRINGBORN (358)
 ACTAON 5648                   8   9  0    45       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-HOGAN 4191                    4   0  0    43       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
-QUIP 5668                     4   2  0    40       QUBIT (464)
 ESTRELLA 5681                 5   7  0    38       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-DEAGOL 5665                   6   5  1    35       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADIE 5718                    5   1  1    33       SPRINGBORN (358)
-FRODO 5686                    6   3  0    30       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 SIR ENDER 5721                4   1  0    28       SIR AGLIO (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUTTERBUR 5680                5   5  1    23       THE FELLOWSHIP (523)
 MOONDAY 5687                  4   8  0    23       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-COUPLES 4193                  4   2  0    22       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOMANY 5190                   4   3  0    21       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
 SIR COPHAGUS 5723             2   1  0    15       SIR AGLIO (296)
-RODARA 5189                   0   3  0    15       WAY OF THE SWORD C3 (490)
 CYNICA 5730                   1   1  0    14       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-QUASIMODO 5684                1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
-QUO VADIS 5683                1   1  0    12       QUBIT (464)
-MICKELSON 5637                1   0  0    12       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
-KITE 5682                     1   3  0     9       FEARSOME FIVESOME (415)
 FALLING STAR 5722             1   3  0     7       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-WIPES WITH HAND 4685          1   2  0     5       CON MANCHIES (459)
 GATOR 5731                    0   1  0     1       SPRINGBORN (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KUNG-FU MASTER 515     0  1 0   1                   SIR DA 5586           528 NONE    
CYNIA 5724             0  1 0 THE MOONDOGS 97       SADIE 5718            526         
T. BAIT 5732           0  1 0 SPRINGBORN 358        ARENAMASTER FILIA 525 528 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sir Ender -- When the moon hits your eye, like the big pizza pie, that's a Melody.
Pretty good, huh?  Thought of that one myself.  Here's another:  Thanks, for the
Melodys, la da da da.... -- Melody

Falling Star -- Make a wish, make a wish on the Falling Star...oh sure, Melody croons
and "she's sooooooo cute"...let me vocalize with harmony and it's P.U. and B.O. and
other stinky syllables. -- Sadie

Estrella -- The dynamics of the fer-really true contest being contested, really truly
bring the dynamos in the crowd to their feet.  Nice advance. -- Syd Tubular

All -- Back to the old drawing board.  I recently started up a team that I'd put into
stand-by some years ago.  Full of stat-mongers.  Fully topped off.  Funny how that
works and where my head was at back then but I was thinking I should, for myself,
discover the goods and bads of mongering.  Very enlightening times.  And, you'll note
I did shut the team down. -- Still, the Distiller
P.S.  Experience, not unlike good advice, runs its course, when I listen to it.

Arenamaster Filiaril -- S'cuz'ms, but I don't know opera from origami...how-some-
ever, long's yer footin da bill fer my safe passage, slip a hint a da room'dja be
recommend'n in, an we'll calls-it square.  (uh, yer graciousness) -- Ivan Mashminaplp
P.S.  Quadriceps, tha tickets're all yours, en-joy.  *pssst*  Bit o advice:  make
SURE dey're all done singin an dancin an jumping around, before commencin debarkation
proceedings from yer seat. *wink*

Watson -- If you tell me it was "elementary," I will put itching powder in your
armor. -- Actaon the exhausted

Sid Tubular -- That whistling noise when the wind blows across your tube is weird.
It made me goose bumps. -- Estrella

Zomany -- Ah.  That's the way of it, hmm? -- Moonday

Sadie -- Hey!  Don't take my name so literally, I don't HAVE to fall down, you know.
Back off, woman! -- Falling Star

Dwarves are obviously unsuited to be scribes, especially embezzling ones.  Imagine
carving your falsified records in stone!  Ridiculous. -- Cynica

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

T. BAIT was butchered by ARENAMASTER FILIARIL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SIR REALISTIC devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SIR DA murdered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
QAEDA, AL was overpowered by SYD TUBULAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SIR BROKE STROKER viciously subdued ACTAON in a action packed 3 minute gory brawl.
MELODY devastated MOONDAY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
CHIEF GREASY HAIR overcame ESTRELLA in a action packed 1 minute melee.
SIR COPHAGUS was vanquished by SADIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIR ENDER viciously subdued CYNICA in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
FALLING STAR beat GATOR 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  23 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  22 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  3      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 528 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SIR REALISTIC 5552         13   8  1  102 SIR AGLIO (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR DA 5586                12   8  2   94 SIR AGLIO (296)
AIMED BLOW       SYD TUBULAR 5689            8   3  0   84 SPRINGBORN (358)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHIEF GREASY HAIR 4686      9   3  1   57 CON MANCHIES (459)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MELODY 5674                 9   5  0   48 SPRINGBORN (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QAEDA, AL 5302.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIR BROKE STROKER 5623.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHIEF GREASY 
HAIR 4686, SIR ENDER 5721, SIR REALISTIC 5552, SIR DA 5586, MELODY 5674, SYD TUBULAR 
5689, ACTAON 5648, SADIE 5718, FALLING STAR 5722, and MOONDAY 5687.

The least popular fighter this week was CYNICA 5730.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIR COPHAGUS 5723, QAEDA, AL 5302, T. BAIT 5732, GATOR 5731, ESTRELLA 
5681, MOONDAY 5687, FALLING STAR 5722, SADIE 5718, ACTAON 5648, and SYD TUBULAR 5689.