DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2005    Duedate: 06/28/2005

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-518

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAT TAGIOUS
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-5900) [23-16-4,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAT TAGIOUS                    WUSTHOF
ARENA FELINES (177)            SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)
(12-5900) [23-16-4,136]        (12-6098) [5-0-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STANK SHANK                    STINK EYE
BLOODSUCKERS (416)             BLOODSUCKERS (416)
(12-5863) [21-15-2,92]         (12-6065) [12-5-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (177)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE LAWMEN (148)            48
2. ERRATA (604)                45      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. ARENA FELINES (177)         43      Unchartered Team
4. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      23
5. SWEET MAGIC (267)           12      SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)     5   0  1  100   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      15  0 1
 2/ 4 ARENA FELINES (177)      709 518 65 57.8   2/ 5 THE LAWMEN (148)          7  4 1
 3/ 5 THE LAWMEN (148)         537 394 31 57.7   3/ 2 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 1
 4/ 6 HALL OF GIANT (419)       64  50  3 56.1   4/ 7*FORCE OF FIVE (586)       7  8 1
 5/14*ERRATA (604)              10   9  0 52.6   5/12*ERRATA (604)              6  4 0
 6/ 7 HIGH JINKS (584)          95  99  7 49.0   6/ 9 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    6  7 0
 7/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           989 %1038 84 48.8   7/ 3 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        6  9 1
 8/ 9 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       377 410 34 47.9   8/ 4 DREAMERS (142)            6  9 0
 9/ 3*FORCE OF FIVE (586)        7   8  1 46.7   9/ 6 HIGH JINKS (584)          5  5 0
10/10*FORCE OF NATURE (608)     15  22  0 40.5  10/ 8*FORCE OF NATURE (608)     4 11 0
11/13 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    20  31  1 39.2  11/10*SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)    3  0 0
12/12 SWEET MAGIC (267)        374 608 10 38.1  12-11*TEAM FUZZ (605)           0  3 0
13-16*TEAM FUZZ (605)            6  15  1 28.6  13/15 HALL OF GIANT (419)       0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon BLOODSUCKERS 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 0-5-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week ERRATA went 5-0-0 to move up 7 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 
3-1-0 record which THE LAWMEN managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a 
record will draw challengers!  Although NIETZSCHE made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious CAT TAGIOUS.  Would you believe that over 
half of the old women in RIZTAB seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is ARENA FELINES, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of BLOODSUCKERS are catching the 
bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  STINK EYE take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in RIZTAB.  I cannot but express pride for 
the fearlessness of INSIGHTFULL INGIE who cast caution to the winds and challenged 
MEOW MIX, a fighter 27 points higher.  To be sure the battle was a losing one.  But I 
like to think INSIGHTFULL INGIE at least gave MEOW MIX a run for its money.  A match 
that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that DAVE COOK posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized STINK EYE.  The results, you ask?  Well, 
the firebrand DAVE COOK subdued STINK EYE.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline 
of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of NIETZSCHE, 
veteran of many duels.  9-11-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays 
no favorites.  This week's duel proved deadly to NIETZSCHE as he fell to the more 
renowned warrior, CAT TAGIOUS.  How will DREAMERS find revenge?  Some say a warrior 
is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then 
a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in RIZTAB.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             23  16  4   136       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STANK SHANK 5863             21  15  2    92       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVE COOK 5999               12   7  0    88       THE LAWMEN (148)
 FELINE GRIN 5956             17   7  0    85       ARENA FELINES (177)
 THUNDER CAT 6048              9   4  0    84       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BASS REEVES 5901             15  11  0    76       THE LAWMEN (148)
 STINK EYE 6065               12   5  0    75       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BOKUR FIRE EYE 3746          15  18  0    74       HALL OF GIANT (419)
 GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071         8   3  0    71       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 MEOW MIX 6072                 5   0  0    67       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WUSTHOF 6098                  5   0  1    66       SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)
 KANT 6038                    10  10  1    62       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975           12  18  0    54       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SUGAR JANE 5948              10  24  0    54       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TILLERITA 6007               11  14  0    53       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALOURSHIN 6126                7   6  1    48       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARX 6125                     7   6  0    45       DREAMERS (142)
-ALLAN PINKERTON 6166          5   2  0    45       THE LAWMEN (148)
 AGGRANDIZIN ANNE 6196         4   1  0    45       HIGH JINKS (584)
 FUZZYMOTTO 6045               8  12  0    36       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFUCIUS 6201                4   1  0    33       DREAMERS (142)
 BOGUS LA 6132                 2   4  0    33       ERRATA (604)
 INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139        6   3  0    32       HIGH JINKS (584)
 TALA GOG 6066                 5  13  0    28       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-GREAT FGNAH 4294              5   4  0    27       HALL OF GIANT (419)
 HOT SUMMER DAY 6163           5   3  0    26       FORCE OF NATURE (608)
 SORAK 5918                    2   1  0    25       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 SUGAR 6104                    2   1  0    24       ERRATA (604)
 WRIST 6107                    2   2  0    24       ERRATA (604)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYE 6108                      2   1  0    23       ERRATA (604)
 CAELUM 5916                   3   0  0    22       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 CHIC SHEIK 6205               2   2  0    21       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 MONKEY 6105                   2   1  0    21       ERRATA (604)
-FUZZINATOR 6144               3   2  1    19       TEAM FUZZ (605)
 SAMUEL COLT 6233              2   0  0    17       THE LAWMEN (148)
 HIPPY CHICK 6127              4   3  0    15       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 CIRROSTRATUS 6162             3   5  0    14       FORCE OF NATURE (608)
 T. COREY 6188                 3   3  0    12       HIGH JINKS (584)
 MUDDRUMMER 6198               3   2  0    12       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 TSUNAMI 6208                  2   1  0    11       FORCE OF NATURE (608)
-FUZZ CUT 6143                 2   3  0     9       TEAM FUZZ (605)
-THORALL 4737                  2   1  0     7       HALL OF GIANT (419)
 THORGRIMM 5917                1   2  1     6       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 WIND SHEAR 6200               1   3  0     6       FORCE OF NATURE (608)
 SCARHEART 5914                1   2  0     5       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 BUDDHA 6231                   1   1  0     4       DREAMERS (142)
-RAMBO FUZZ 6187               0   3  0     3       TEAM FUZZ (605)
 BONECRUSHER 5915              0   3  0     3       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 DERECHO 6234                  0   2  0     2       FORCE OF NATURE (608)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAKE BOY 6241          0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  STONE GOLEM MARK  499 518 NONE    
FREAKY 6230            0  2 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      GORASH THE ORC 493    518 NONE    
NIETZSCHE 6039         9 11 0 DREAMERS 142          CAT TAGIOUS 5900      518         
SOCRATES 6001         11 14 0 DREAMERS 142          STANK SHANK 5863      516         
WALL CLOUD 6161        2  4 0 FORCE OF NATURE 608   ALOURSHIN 6126        516         
AUGURATE ADDIE 6138    4  5 0 HIGH JINKS 584        TILKIRRIN THE ELF 492 518 NONE    
SHOE-FLAT FRED 6224    1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        BUKKA THE TROLL 491   518 NONE    
JUNK FILMORE 6240      0  1 0 THE LAWMEN 148        DEMRON THE DARK 497   518 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wind Shear -- Got a little winded, eh? -- Caelum

Chick Sheik -- Next time you might want to be drinkin some coffee or somethun before
da fight so it doesn't take a spear to the chest to wake you up..heh heh.... --
Thorgrimm

Confucius -- It's the strangest thing...the night before the fight I ate Chinese and
the fortune in my cookie said that a cow would save my life.  Who knew it meant your
scimitar would bounce off of my padded leather? -- Sorak

Garfield -- By Odin, what have you been feeding those furballs of yours to get them
to go 15-0 over the last three turns!?!?  You even have the Duelmaster to boot!  I
don't know if I've ever seen that before or ever will again; methinks that it may be
time for some random feline testing in Riztab.  :) -- Wulfhere

Garfield -- Yesterday, this day's madness, did prepare.  15-0.  The wiles and ways of
good managing. -- Jondeaux

Freaky -- Got-cha. -- Shoe-Flat Fred

Derecho -- Backside front...and I got away with the silver too. -- T. Corey

Monkey -- Dish'n up the monkey ministrations.  Didn't see that one coming and it
cooked my goose.  Back to playing pea-knuckle at the firehouse. -- Augurate Addie

Bogus La -- I've bigger, and smaller, and a slide rule to boot. -- Aggrandizing Annie

Bass Reeves -- Pleased to make your acquaintance.  Let's not do that again real soon.
-- Insightfull Ingie

Hot Summer Day -- (panting and wiping the sweat from her face)  I noticed. --
Alourshin

Wusthof -- Drat.  I hate losing to a little golem with a lisp!  (Everyone knows your
name is REALLY Rusthof, right?) -- Sugar Jane

Grotesque Zombie -- Oh, absolutely well named!  Yuck!  I couldn't bear to get close
to you. -- Autumn Leaves

Hippy Chick -- But you have to wear armor on them, silly! -- Tala Gog

Meow Mix -- We meet yet again. -- Tillerita

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

AUGURATE ADDIE was butchered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FREAKY was butchered by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SHOE-FLAT FRED was killed by BUKKA THE TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
CAKE BOY was killed by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
JUNK FILMORE was barely slain by DEMRON THE DARK in a 3 minute Dark Arena contest.
HOT SUMMER DAY was savagely defeated by ALOURSHIN in a 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
CAT SCAN vanquished STANK SHANK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BOKUR FIRE EYE was beaten by THUNDER CAT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DAVE COOK narrowly defeated STINK EYE in a action packed 5 minute Challenge melee.
INSIGHTFULL INGIE was vanquished by MEOW MIX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WUSTHOF vanquished AUTUMN LEAVES in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AGGRANDIZIN ANNE overpowered FUZZYMOTTO in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CIRROSTRATUS was bested by CAELUM in a 4 minute Challenge conflict.
DERECHO was unbelievably bested by HIPPY CHICK in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
MUDDRUMMER was demolished by CONFUCIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
WIND SHEAR was overcome by MONKEY in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
TSUNAMI savagely defeated SCARHEART in a 2 minute bloody novice's Challenge duel.
CAT TAGIOUS slaughtered NIETZSCHE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Title fray.
FELINE GRIN viciously subdued SHORT PETER in a tiresome 5 minute veteran's brawl.
BASS REEVES savagely defeated KANT in a popular 3 minute bloody veteran's bout.
GROTESQUE ZOMBIE devastated SUGAR JANE in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MARX won victory over ZAGGA THE CLAW in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner match.
TILLERITA handily defeated SORAK in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
TALA GOG was demolished by BOGUS LA in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
RYE overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WRIST overpowered BONECRUSHER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
T. COREY was beaten by SUGAR in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
THORGRIMM was viciously subdued by SAMUEL COLT in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
CHIC SHEIK savagely defeated BUDDHA in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -   8 -  2      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  34 -  5      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  21 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  19 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  24 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  35 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  26 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  38 -  3      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  30 -  0      32  |

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:

AIMED BLOW         3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900           23  16  4  136 ARENA FELINES (177)
BASHING ATTACK   STANK SHANK 5863           21  15  2   92 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
TOTAL PARRY      DAVE COOK 5999             12   7  0   88 THE LAWMEN (148)
AIMED BLOW       THUNDER CAT 6048            9   4  0   84 ARENA FELINES (177)
WALL OF STEEL    BASS REEVES 5901           15  11  0   76 THE LAWMEN (148)
SLASHING ATTACK  WUSTHOF 6098                5   0  1   66 SIMON SEZ SLASH? (602)
PARRY-STRIKE     ALOURSHIN 6126              7   6  1   48 SWEET MAGIC (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STANK SHANK 5863.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STINK EYE 6065.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAMUEL COLT 6233, 
ALOURSHIN 6126, DAVE COOK 5999, BASS REEVES 5901, JUNK FILMORE 6240, CIRROSTRATUS 
6162, CHIC SHEIK 6205, MEOW MIX 6072, MONKEY 6105, and GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071.

The least popular fighter this week was FELINE GRIN 5956.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUDDHA 6231, T. COREY 6188, TALA GOG 6066, SORAK 5918, SUGAR 
JANE 5948, NIETZSCHE 6039, WIND SHEAR 6200, MUDDRUMMER 6198, CAELUM 5916, and 
FUZZYMOTTO 6045.

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

CAT SCAN (12-5976) ARENA FELINES (177)

                    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!