DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2005    Duedate: 04/05/2005

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORTIKHAN
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-2294) [15-9-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORTIKHAN                      LAN
STARBASE 5 (263)               THE RIP-OFFS (440)
(15-2294) [15-9-1,95]          (15-4415) [7-1-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     MAYFLOWER
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4612) [13-13-0,52]         (15-4649) [7-4-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STARBASE 5 (263)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          31
2. DARK CREATION (471)         23      STARBASE 5 (263)
3. KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)       19      Unchartered Team
4. STARBASE 5 (263)             4
5. OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)      0      THE RIP-OFFS (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE RIP-OFFS (440)        26  13  0 66.7   1/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263)          9  4 1
 2- 2 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)   14   7  1 66.7   2/ 2*DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 0
 3/ 3*DARK CREATION (471)       15  10  1 60.0   3/ 5*THE RIP-OFFS (440)        5  5 0
 4/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          50  37  2 57.5   4/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 0
 5/ 5 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       290 237 16 55.0   5/ 4 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        3  1 0
 6/ 6 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)     63  70  4 47.4   6/ 6 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)     2  1 0
 7/ 7 GREENWARDENS (244)       367 481  8 43.3   7- 7 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)   1  0 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Last turn my manager told me to make it short and sweet.  This turn, he only 
told me to make it short.  That said, Nightwyn, you're VERY good, but I'm a tad 
better, it seems.  If he (my manager, that is) allows me to fight this turn, I owe 
you the opportunity to take my title away.  As such, I won't challenge my only 
opponent within reach, Battery, in hopes we'll randomly match up.  It's my only 
recourse.  Best of luck.

                                                  Your Duelmaster,
                                                            Citation

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MALCORN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see OAKLEAF win a fight and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, OAKLEAF 
beat MEAN GUY and MEAN GUY lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as NIGHTWYN takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MALCORN's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MALCORN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of MALCORN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORTIKHAN 2294               15   9  1    95       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIL E. TEE 4608              10   4  0    91       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATTERY 2293                 15   5  1    89       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STALKING HORSE 4569          15  29  1    83       GREENWARDENS (244)
-JAVOR 3796                   11   3  1    79       OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)
 MAYFLOWER 4649                7   4  0    69       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OAKLEAF 4651                  7   3  0    66       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BLACKWIND 2518                4   0  0    66       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WOODEN ARROW 4619            11   8  0    62       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             14  10  0    56       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 GREENGROVE 4612              13  13  0    52       GREENWARDENS (244)
 LAN 4415                      7   1  0    52       THE RIP-OFFS (440)
 MEAN GUY 4416                 6   2  0    43       THE RIP-OFFS (440)
-FOREVER 2540                  8   5  0    41       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUTRID CORPSE 4665            4   1  0    33       DARK CREATION (471)
-DASHING 3798                  3   4  0    32       OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)
-RED STORM 986                 6   6  0    30       KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)
 XANE REAVER 4666              4   1  0    27       DARK CREATION (471)
 ZOID 4432                     3   2  0    26       THE RIP-OFFS (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STASHEFF 1112                 3   3  0    23       KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)
 AARON SLAYSONG 4664           3   2  0    19       DARK CREATION (471)
 ILMARYN 4413                  5   3  0    18       THE RIP-OFFS (440)
-INDEMOS 4668                  1   1  0    18       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT QUITE 4681                1   0  0    11       THE RIP-OFFS (440)
-MR. PISTON 1095               1   2  0    10       KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)
 FLESH GOLEM 4663              2   3  0     9       DARK CREATION (471)
 ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674           1   1  0     4       DARK CREATION (471)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARKANE SLAYBACK 4662   1  2 1 DARK CREATION 471     BATTERY 2293          504         
ECLIPSO 4667           0  1 0 STARBASE 5 263        ARKANE SLAYBACK 4662  503 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Battery -- Don't take is so hard.  You were indeed a worthy opponent. -- Citation

Forever -- Longest fight in Malcorn?  Well, I don't know, but what I'm quite sure of 
is that it did NOT feature me:  my longest fights only lasted 18 to 21 minutes.  BTW, 
I lost four out of five of those. -- Charismatic, but not scummy

Citation -- Ah, be quiet.  No, I'm NOT going to let you fight this turn.  
Notwithstanding your natural-born good looks, I'm "grooming" you for greater things. 
-- Sultan

Greengrove -- Shhhh, quiet, he is I only put him down as Shewish for tax purposes! -- 
Hidnopskvir

Mortikhan -- Serimna!  You really sucked up those skills.  I've never seen the like, 
and I don't think I can do it again. -- Stalking Horse
P.S.  The teaching, I mean.  I can lose easily.  It's just a natural sort of knack.  
But feel free to try again for the skill-fest.

Nightwyn -- Hmm, I see you really ARE a hit-man.  You hit ME plenty.  Ouch. -- Wooden 
Arrow

The Venomous Concubine bites again.  Do you suppose she's a vampire? -- Mayflower

Blackwind -- If you'd clean up your industries, especially the smokestacks (why would 
anyone want to stack smoke?  And how?), you could be a clear wind. -- Greengrove

I hate Karnhorn Spies.  I wish they'd let me kill 'em. -- Oakleaf

Battery -- Now you've got the fourteen wins, and if you survive your next match, 
you'll have twenty regular arena fights.  You've had the title several times, so you 
must be okay on political points.  If you have the skills, you could get your 
Invitation even as you read this note.  Good luck on it. -- Jorja

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BATTERY was devastated by NIGHTWYN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched fight.
MORTIKHAN demolished WOODEN ARROW in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
STALKING HORSE overpowered LAN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CHARISMATIC was viciously subdued by MAYFLOWER in a 2 minute gory fight.
OAKLEAF demolished MEAN GUY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLACKWIND vanquished GREENGROVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ILMARYN was overpowered by PUTRID CORPSE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZOID overpowered FLESH GOLEM in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ARKAIK SLAUTER lost to NOT QUITE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
AARON SLAYSONG overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
XANE REAVER defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   3 -  0      84  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  26 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 506 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MORTIKHAN 2294             15   9  1   95 STARBASE 5 (263)
WALL OF STEEL    BATTERY 2293               15   5  1   89 STARBASE 5 (263)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACKWIND 2518              4   0  0   66 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       WOODEN ARROW 4619          11   8  0   62 GREENWARDENS (244)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           14  10  0   56 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
PARRY-LUNGE      LAN 4415                    7   1  0   52 THE RIP-OFFS (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  MEAN GUY 4416               6   2  0   43 THE RIP-OFFS (440)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GREENGROVE 4612.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MAYFLOWER 4649.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOT QUITE 4681, XANE 
REAVER 4666, MORTIKHAN 2294, STALKING HORSE 4569, OAKLEAF 4651, BLACKWIND 2518, ZOID 
4432, BATTERY 2293, PUTRID CORPSE 4665, and FLESH GOLEM 4663.

The least popular fighter this week was ILMARYN 4413.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GREENGROVE 4612, MEAN GUY 4416, CHARISMATIC 4607, LAN 4415, WOODEN 
ARROW 4619, AARON SLAYSONG 4664, ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674, FLESH GOLEM 4663, PUTRID CORPSE 
4665, and BATTERY 2293.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BATTERY (15-2293) STARBASE 5 (263)

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

NIGHTWYN (15-891) KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)