DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/21/2005    Duedate: 10/04/2005

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-525

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUIGI
TEAM MARIO (598)
(12-6056) [9-4-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUIGI                          NIGHT SHADE
TEAM MARIO (598)               NIGHT STALKERS (616)
(12-6056) [9-4-0,129]          (12-6244) [5-2-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CAT TAGIOUS                    MARX
ARENA FELINES (177)            DREAMERS (142)
(12-5900) [29-17-4,108]        (12-6125) [11-8-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (177)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HIGH JINKS (584)            31
2. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      21      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. HOUNDS OF HELL (596)        20      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           14
5. NIGHT STALKERS (616)         6      PHILANTHROPISTS (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      729 526 65 58.1   1/ 3 ARENA FELINES (177)      11  4 0
 2- 2 HALL OF GIANT (419)       65  51  3 56.0   2/ 4 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 0
 3/ 3 TEAM MARIO (598)          28  26  1 51.9   3/ 7 CASTLE (230)              9  6 0
 4/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (533)     13  13  2 50.0   4/ 2 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      8  1 0
 5- 4*FORCE OF FIVE (586)       22  23  1 48.9   5/ 9 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    8  7 0
 6/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           %1005 %1052 84 48.9   6/ 6 HIGH JINKS (584)          7  8 0
 7/ 7 HIGH JINKS (584)         111 118  8 48.5   7/ 5*NIGHT STALKERS (616)      7  8 0
 8- 6 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       393 419 36 48.4   8- 1 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        6  4 0
 9/ 8 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      38  41  2 48.1   9- 8*FORCE OF FIVE (586)       4  6 0
10/ 9 CASTLE (230)             220 250 14 46.8  10/10 TEAM MARIO (598)          4  7 0
11/10*NIGHT STALKERS (616)      16  19  1 45.7  11/11 SWEET MAGIC (267)         4 11 0
12/11 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    33  41  1 44.6  12-12 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        0  4 0
13-12 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        64  90  6 41.6  13-13 DEUCES WILD (617)         0  2 0
14-13 DEUCES WILD (617)         22  34  3 39.3  14-14 HALL OF GIANT (419)       0  1 0
15/14 SWEET MAGIC (267)        387 630 11 38.1  15/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (533)     0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-15 THAT TEAM (556)            5  10  1 33.3  16-15 THAT TEAM (556)           0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zukal:

     Karolvingar flicked one leathery wing and looked away, not answering Doreg's
question.
     Zrof said, "Time is different in some other universes.  It might not have been
thousands of years where the Demon Prince is now."
     Doreg looked at the arenamaster, and his face went blank.  For all practical
purposes, Zrof One-Eye was a Prince of Zukal just as he himself was, and it was folly
to reveal one's feelings to another prince.  They might be allies at the moment, but
the princes of Zukal were always rivals.  "You speak as though you know," he said.
     Zrof nodded.  "I do know.  Not all, not for sure where the Demon Prince may be
found, but...I know something.  Where to start looking."
     Doreg stiffened, his face becoming, if anything, blanker.  He was the youngest
of the Bandit Princes, he was Rirorni, he was relatively new to his rank and even to
the city of Zukal.  He knew that some of the princes resented him, were more than
rivals.  "Do the others know--?"
     Zrof shook his head.  "They know nothing at all about the Demon Prince.  Many of
them don't even know there ever was such a man.  Some wouldn't believe it, and none
of them can be of any use in this.  The places where we will need to go to find the
Demon Prince are not for the old and those who are set in their ways.  You and I.
Perhaps a gladiator or two...."  He frowned.  "If such can be found."

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RIZTAB brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, BLOODSUCKERS, since ARENA 
FELINES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for BLOODSUCKERS, whose 
0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 8th.  Ha!  CASTLE turned their 3-2-0 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 THUNDER CAT win a fight 
and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, THUNDER CAT beat ROBESPIERRE and ROBESPIERRE 
lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like RIZTAB has some guts at least, 
LUIGI the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  MEOW MIX challenged 
RIZTAB's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
RIZTAB may be getting bland, as LUIGI stays top dog in the city.  The Welcome Wench, 
humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
RIZTAB's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  DREAMERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it 
looks like HOUNDS OF HELL avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RIZTAB's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in RIZTAB to get a drink than The Welcome 
Wench!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUIGI 6056                    9   4  0   129       TEAM MARIO (598)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             29  17  4   108       ARENA FELINES (177)
 THUNDER CAT 6048             11   5  0   102       ARENA FELINES (177)
 GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071        12   5  0   101       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047           9   3  1    93       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 MEOW MIX 6072                10   2  0    91       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELINE GRIN 5956             21   8  0    86       ARENA FELINES (177)
-STINK EYE 6065               14   8  0    86       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-REDJAC 508                   15  25  5    85       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 ROBESPIERRE 3782             15  12  0    82       CASTLE (230)
 MARX 6125                    11   8  0    82       DREAMERS (142)
-BOKUR FIRE EYE 3746          16  19  0    81       HALL OF GIANT (419)
-ARCION 548                   12  11  0    75       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975           15  22  1    73       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HIPPY CHICK 6127              9   4  0    71       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 AGGRANDIZIN ANNE 6196         7   5  0    71       HIGH JINKS (584)
 KANT 6038                    11  15  1    69       DREAMERS (142)
 INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055         9   4  1    69       TEAM MARIO (598)
 INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139       10   6  0    67       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FENRIS WOLF 6114          7   3  0    66       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 SUGAR JANE 5948              11  30  0    63       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CONFUCIUS 6201                9   3  0    60       DREAMERS (142)
 SCOOBY DOOM 6021              8   4  1    60       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 TILLERITA 6007               13  19  0    58       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SORAK 5918                    7   2  0    55       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
-FUZZYMOTTO 6045              11  14  2    49       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 ALOURSHIN 6126               12   8  1    46       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-CAELUM 5916                   8   1  0    43       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 NIGHT SHADE 6244              5   2  0    41       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 JEEZUS FREAK 3884             8  10  0    39       CASTLE (230)
 TALA GOG 6066                 7  18  0    39       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUDDRUMMER 6198               6   4  0    33       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 DARTH VADER 6222              2   1  0    33       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 BLUUD MENACE 3934             5   6  0    31       CASTLE (230)
-YOSARIAN 5111                 4   1  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS (533)
 CHIC SHEIK 6205               3   4  0    31       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 DOOZY 6266                    4   2  0    30       HIGH JINKS (584)
 LATIN RELOAD 5566             5   4  0    29       CASTLE (230)
-CORMAC 6253                   5   7  0    29       DEUCES WILD (617)
 YOSHII 6061                   4   5  0    29       TEAM MARIO (598)
 FUZZY BUTT 6293               3   0  0    28       ARENA FELINES (177)
-GREAT FGNAH 4294              5   4  0    27       HALL OF GIANT (419)
-CRAZED CLIFFORD 6140          5   2  0    27       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
-WILLY KILLYA 6260             4   1  0    27       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-LOW BROW 5109                 3   2  2    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONAIR 6251                   5   7  1    23       DEUCES WILD (617)
-FAVRE 4 EVER 6294             2   0  0    22       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 BUDDHA 6231                   4   4  0    20       DREAMERS (142)
-STORM 6250                    4   6  1    19       DEUCES WILD (617)
 CHASM 6242                    3   4  0    19       NIGHT STALKERS (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THORGRIMM 5917                4   5  1    18       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 THALES 6286                   3   1  0    18       DREAMERS (142)
 GHOST 6264                    4   2  1    15       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 SHADOW 6245                   4   3  0    15       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
-THAT GUY 5442                 1   2  0    15       THAT TEAM (556)
 MARIO 6054                    3   5  0    14       TEAM MARIO (598)
-SCARHEART 5914                2   7  0    13       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 HANG-TEN HARRY 6324           1   0  0    13       HIGH JINKS (584)
-BONECRUSHER 5915              1   8  0    11       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
-THORALL 4737                  2   1  0     7       HALL OF GIANT (419)
-TALYN 6268                    1   1  0     4       DEUCES WILD (617)
-LYRA 6267                     1   1  0     4       DEUCES WILD (617)
 FUNKY MONK 6295               1   1  0     4       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 RED KOOPA KID 6280            0   2  0     3       TEAM MARIO (598)
-KID 6291                      0   1  0     1       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
-BARBB 6270                    0   1  0     1       THE RAITHSKAR (71)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTY SAM 6296        1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        TILKIRRIN THE ELF 492 525 NONE    
MIST 6297              0  2 0 NIGHT STALKERS 616    DARK STRANGER 498     525 NONE    
MEANIE 5262            0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 533   STONE GOLEM MARK  499 525 NONE    
BAD GIRL 6269          0  1 0 THE RAITHSKAR 71      GHOST 6264            521 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sugar Jane -- Sha-zaam! -- Aggrandizin Anne

Feline Grin -- I'm telling...and you're gonna get yours. <grin> -- Insightfull Ingie

Bonecrusher -- With a flip and a flourish. -- Doozy

All -- In-cher-ducin Hang-Ten Harry, a recent arrival from the islands.  Gold chains
and all. -- Jondeaux
P.S.  He brought his board?!?  Surf's up on the Mighty Bunny.

Invincible Mario -- You get tired of beatin the Koopa King?  How's Wario? --
Robespierre

Fuzzymotto -- You're classic SCUM! -- Jeezus Freak

Ghost -- Who ya' gonna call?  Ghostbusters! -- Latin Reload

Night Shade -- Again, who needs shade at night? -- Bluud Menace

Thunder Cat -- Is Cheetara still single??? -- Anarchy

The Fenris Wolf -- Hasn't anyone told you that wolves are supposed to be FRIENDLY to
us Shews?  You're supposed to be like house dogs, but if any house dog had treated me
like that, I'd've taken a rolled up parchment to him! -- Tala Gog

Scooby Doom -- Bad dog!  Bad! -- Tillerita
P.S.  Well, you didn't expect me to be HAPPY about it, did you?

Sorak -- Hmm, Force of Five...that's like a hurricane, right?  I hate weather. --
Alourshin

Marx -- Wow, what a dreamer you are! -- Autumn Leaves
P.S.  And too dry for my taste.

Aggrandizing Anne -- Well, that'll please Jorja, that will.  Rounds out an oh-fer
turn, which will NOT make her happy.  If she notices.  I guess this is one time to
hope our manager is NOT noticing. -- Sugar Jane

Big Ethyl -- Pretty lady.  Sorry to kill you. -- Bukka the Troll

Lord Protector Anarchy of Castle -- Tell me you don't really want lands?  You'd have
to pay taxes on 'em.  You'd either have to live on the land, which would be no picnic
given what kind of land I can find on the rolls, or put in a tenant, and any tenant
who would rent any of THAT land would be, well, not someone even Tokken Makrok would
trust.  Uh, that didn't come out exactly the way I meant it--Makrok doesn't trust
anybody.  But if you really, really want lands (as opposed to a reserved seat on the
aisle at the arena, for instance), Makrok says that he has instructed a land
speculator by the name of Bennetto (from Tricorus, they say, which is, as everyone
knows, a den of liars and thieves) to find something.  I believe I heard a mention of
"secluded, backwoods locations," which, from what I can tell, means you have to drive
off the bears, the wolves, and the Shews, and then you find out it's straight up and
down and the only way to clear it is to start a forest fire, at which point the Shews
will come back and stomp your guts out.  I wouldn't recommend it.  But if you want to
make the attempt, well, let me know. -- Spymaster Torric

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIST was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SHIFTY SAM was viciously butchered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute battle.
MEANIE was killed by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEOW MIX was vanquished by LUIGI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
AGGRANDIZIN ANNE was defeated by FELINE GRIN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
THUNDER CAT devastated ROBESPIERRE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
ASTRO ASSASSIN overpowered INVINCIBLE MARIO in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
SCOOBY DOOM was unbelievably bested by AUTUMN LEAVES in a 1 minute competition.
THE FENRIS WOLF vanquished TILLERITA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
NIGHT SHADE won victory over LATIN RELOAD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ANARCHY viciously subdued MARX in a popular 7 minute brutal veteran's duel.
CAT TAGIOUS handily defeated KANT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
GROTESQUE ZOMBIE demolished SHORT PETER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
INSIGHTFULL INGIE demolished TALA GOG in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
HIPPY CHICK overcame SUGAR JANE in a popular 3 minute gruesome conflict.
CONFUCIUS defeated FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner struggle.
ALOURSHIN bested CHIC SHEIK in a 2 minute brawl.
YOSHII was bested by JEEZUS FREAK in a exciting 1 minute fight.
MARIO was demolished by BLUUD MENACE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THALES was overpowered by DARTH VADER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DOOZY bested CHASM in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
BUDDHA unbelievably bested RED KOOPA KID in a popular 4 minute gruesome match.
SHADOW won victory over KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute fray.
GHOST was devastated by KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FUZZY BUTT overpowered FUNKY MONK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HANG-TEN HARRY overpowered SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-STRIKE      31 -  13 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        22 -  12 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  38 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  36 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  30 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  22 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  24 -  1      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  34 -  1      29  |

Turn 525 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LUIGI 6056                  9   4  0  129 TEAM MARIO (598)
AIMED BLOW       THUNDER CAT 6048           11   5  0  102 ARENA FELINES (177)
TOTAL PARRY      FELINE GRIN 5956           21   8  0   86 ARENA FELINES (177)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROBESPIERRE 3782           15  12  0   82 CASTLE (230)
BASHING ATTACK   MARX 6125                  11   8  0   82 DREAMERS (142)
PARRY-LUNGE      HIPPY CHICK 6127            9   4  0   71 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
SLASHING ATTACK  INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055       9   4  1   69 TEAM MARIO (598)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCOOBY DOOM 6021            8   4  1   60 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
PARRY-STRIKE     ALOURSHIN 6126             12   8  1   46 SWEET MAGIC (267)
WALL OF STEEL    NIGHT SHADE 6244            5   2  0   41 NIGHT STALKERS (616)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CAT TAGIOUS 5900.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARX 6125.  The ten other most popular fighters were HIPPY CHICK 6127, RED 
KOOPA KID 6280, MEANIE 5262, CAT TAGIOUS 5900, GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071, ALOURSHIN 6126, 
LUIGI 6056, THE FENRIS WOLF 6114, NIGHT SHADE 6244, and SUGAR JANE 5948.

The least popular fighter this week was FUNKY MONK 6295.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GHOST 6264, BUDDHA 6231, THALES 6286, MARIO 6054, TALA GOG 6066, 
TILLERITA 6007, INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055, ROBESPIERRE 3782, SHIFTY SAM 6296, and 
HANG-TEN HARRY 6324.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CAT TAGIOUS (12-5900) ARENA FELINES (177)

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

ANARCHY (12-3661) CASTLE (230)