DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2005    Duedate: 10/15/2005

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-525

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OPUNTIA
PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
(14-3850) [9-1-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OPUNTIA                        SIPPYCUP SAM
PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)        PLAYPEN (435)
(14-3850) [9-1-0,96]           (14-4280) [4-0-2,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHICHI-HOOEY                   BINKIE
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             PLAYPEN (435)
(14-4270) [7-8-0,41]           (14-4298) [2-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        25
2. PLAYPEN (435)               23      PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          21      Unchartered Team
4. PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)      2
5. TYLER'S TEAM (437)           0      PLAYPEN (435)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)   20  10  1 66.7   1/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      8  7 1
 2/ 2*PLAYPEN (435)             12   8  3 60.0   2/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     436 353 28 55.3   3/ 2*PLAYPEN (435)             6  4 2
 4/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       360 438  9 45.1   4/ 5 PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)   2  1 0
 5- 6*TYLER'S TEAM (437)         1   4  0 20.0   5- 6*TYLER'S TEAM (437)        1  4 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 261): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): FRANK ZAPPA of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): ANDILLIA of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): TYPHOON XXII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 261): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): none
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 260): JAGUARMAN of PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          KAMI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 505): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage?, mgr.)
                         FREEDA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 468): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I couldn't let us have a Duel2Dude called 'Porn Stache, could I?  The
situation called for decisive action, and I did it.

                                      Andillia

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at THE DOGHOUSE left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by THE DEATH SQUAD.  Good show!  THE DEATH SQUAD had cause to 
celebrate, after GODZILLA got 21 points by beating WRENSAL.  A certain someone should 
cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 10 points to BAM BAM.  
(Discrete enough, TANTRUM?) What can be a greater victory?  OPUNTIA has taken hers 
place as the top, as TOBIR's new Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of THE DEATH SQUAD 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of 
THE DEATH SQUAD found their efforts at combat frustrated as PLAYPEN apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, WRENSAL could 
open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  SIPPYCUP SAM of PLAYPEN sends PORN 'STACHE of THE DEATH SQUAD goes to the 
Weary Warrior's Retirement Home.  TOBIR has no place for weaklings!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in TOBIR would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything compare to the 
pleasure of writing Spyreports for TOBIR?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPUNTIA 3850                  9   1  0    96       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOOFER 4254                  15   7  1    60       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDILLIA 4255                12  10  0    56       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 SIPPYCUP SAM 4280             4   0  2    46       PLAYPEN (435)
-ONOCLEA 3849                  3   2  0    44       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270             7   8  0    41       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BAM BAM 4352                  3   0  0    39       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GODZILLA 4360                 1   0  1    21       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-SMILAX 3852                   2   2  0    20       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
 LITTLE DEVIL 4359             2   0  0    20       PLAYPEN (435)
 WHITE FANG 4353               2   1  0    19       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 TANTRUM 4285                  2   2  1    18       PLAYPEN (435)
-DRIMYS 3841                   2   2  1    14       PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
 BINKIE 4298                   2   1  0    14       PLAYPEN (435)
 PAMPER PACKER 4284            2   2  0    12       PLAYPEN (435)
 CRACK BABY 4279               1   5  0     8       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-FIONA 4293                    1   0  0     6       TYLER'S TEAM (437)
 TIPPI TURTLE 4351             1   2  0     5       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-PUSS N BOOTS 4295             0   1  0     1       TYLER'S TEAM (437)
-DONKEY 4294                   0   1  0     1       TYLER'S TEAM (437)
-SHREK 4296                    0   1  0     1       TYLER'S TEAM (437)
-SCOOBY-DOO 4297               0   1  0     1       TYLER'S TEAM (437)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PORN 'STACHE 4276      4  7 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    SIPPYCUP SAM 4280     525         
UGLY KID JOE 4286      2  2 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    SIPPYCUP SAM 4280     524         
BUTT-HEAD 4287         0  2 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    HAMMERIN HANK 4134    522         
WRENSAL 4300           2  2 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      GODZILLA 4360         525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crack Baby -- Wow, you really ARE cracked.  That's gotta hurt. -- Wrensal

Bam Bam -- Of all the hackneyed names!  That's been done, kid.  That's even been
graduated. -- Chich-Hooey
P.S.  Still, you do it well.

Tantrum -- (scandalized)  Not in the arena! -- Woofer

Binkie?  There's actually a gladiator here named BINKIE?  Wow. -- White Fang

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

PORN 'STACHE was butchered by SIPPYCUP SAM in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
TANTRUM was vanquished by BAM BAM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PAMPER PACKER was subdued by WHITE FANG in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
LITTLE DEVIL vanquished TIPPI TURTLE in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
BINKIE savagely defeated CRACK BABY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
ANDILLIA was vanquished by OPUNTIA in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
WOOFER overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CHICHI-HOOEY overpowered DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WRENSAL was slaughtered by GODZILLA in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    OPUNTIA 3850                9   1  0   96 PLANTARUM ANDORIA (396)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WOOFER 4254                15   7  1   60 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
AIMED BLOW       ANDILLIA 4255              12  10  0   56 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIPPYCUP SAM 4280           4   0  2   46 PLAYPEN (435)
BASHING ATTACK   BAM BAM 4352                3   0  0   39 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BINKIE 4298.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE FANG 4353, 
LITTLE DEVIL 4359, SIPPYCUP SAM 4280, BAM BAM 4352, OPUNTIA 3850, WOOFER 4254, 
CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, GODZILLA 4360, PORN 'STACHE 4276, and TANTRUM 4285.

The least popular fighter this week was WRENSAL 4300.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANDILLIA 4255, CRACK BABY 4279, TIPPI TURTLE 4351, PAMPER PACKER 4284, 
TANTRUM 4285, PORN 'STACHE 4276, GODZILLA 4360, CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, WOOFER 4254, and 
OPUNTIA 3850.