DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACKWIND
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-2518) [8-2-2,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACKWIND                      POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-2518) [8-2-2,114]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     PUTRID CORPSE
GREENWARDENS (244)             DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4612) [15-17-0,74]         (15-4665) [6-5-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)     43
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            37      OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)
3. DARK CREATION (471)          5      Unchartered Team
4. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          -6
5. GREENWARDENS (244)         -17      TEMPORARY GODS (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)   18  13  1 58.1   1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        8  2 0
 2/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       304 242 17 55.7   2/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 0
 3/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)          64  53  4 54.7   3/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  4 0
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)       29  25  1 53.7   4/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          5 10 2
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       379 495  8 43.4   5/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)   3  3 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.

     I gotta hand it to you, Mortikhan, you had the guts to challenge me.  What's
more, you nearly beat the crap outta me!  For all that, you deserve another chance to
clearly win the throne.  And, since I'll be using what the GC THINKS is my favorite
rhythm, your chances are even better.  Good luck.

                                             Lil E. Tee

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MALCORN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BLACKWIND win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JAVOR beat 
WOODEN ARROW and WOODEN ARROW lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for 
broke or broken, our Duelmaster MORTIKHAN challenged this turn.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, MALCORN may be getting bland, as LIL E. TEE stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, MALCORN?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
MALCORN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  STARBASE 5 the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was TRIPLE CROWN.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, DASHING was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have GO AND GO in a challenge, going down 
14 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought GO AND GO showed great skill and 
promise when he was defeated by DASHING.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MALCORN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Let's see, 10-6-0.  Pretty good record for a living warrior.  
A sad one though, for a dead one.  Such is the case for OAKLEAF of GREENWARDENS.  
Tsk.  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.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKWIND 2518                8   2  2   114       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORTIKHAN 2294               17  13  1    94       STARBASE 5 (263)
 JAVOR 3796                   13   6  1    91       OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREENGROVE 4612              15  17  0    74       GREENWARDENS (244)
 CHARISMATIC 4607             17  13  0    72       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 WOODEN ARROW 4619            14  11  0    71       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DASHING 3798                  5   7  0    58       OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOREVER 2540                 11   8  0    53       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PUTRID CORPSE 4665            6   5  0    46       DARK CREATION (471)
 XANE REAVER 4666              7   4  0    44       DARK CREATION (471)
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683             5   0  0    40       DARK CREATION (471)
 GO AND GO 4638                4   1  0    37       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDEMOS 4668                  4   4  0    26       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SLAYVER 4684                  2   2  0    26       DARK CREATION (471)
 ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674           3   5  0    24       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AFFIRMED 4650                 2   0  0    16       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-WHIRLAWAY 4680                0   1  0     7       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOXXER 4686                   0   1  0     1       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OAKLEAF 4651          10  6 0 GREENWARDENS 244      BLACKWIND 2518        512         
MAYFLOWER 4649         9  7 0 GREENWARDENS 244      BLACKWIND 2518        511         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oakleaf -- Apparently, my name overstates my abilities. -- Charismatic

Forever -- Geeesh!  Talk about one's name overstating their ability! -- Go And Go,
aptly named, of course

Blackwind -- Personally, I like to see that two in your record and know that it comes
from little old me. -- Charismatic

Xane Reaver -- I didn't say that!  About you being funny.  You should have KNOWN I
didn't. -- Greengrove
P.S.  I would never call on the gods to witness anything.  Fat lot of good THEY have
ever done a gladiator.

Blackwind -- Heck.  I just KNEW breathing that stuff was bad. -- Ghost of Mayflower

Javor -- Oh, gods, what IS it that the Commission's reports have this fixation on the
idea that after a hard-fought battle, the winner will feel like LAUGHING?  They
should try it some time. -- Wooden Arrow

Charismatic -- That should be a lesson to you:  Never gallop straight into an oak
tree.  If you MUST run down trees, go for the young willows. -- Oakleaf

Forever -- Nope. -- Greengrove

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

LIL E. TEE bested MORTIKHAN in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
BLACKWIND slaughtered OAKLEAF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
XANE REAVER was demolished by GREENGROVE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GO AND GO was devastated by DASHING in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
INDEMOS was defeated by NYARLATHOTEP in a 3 minute Challenge match.
JAVOR devastated WOODEN ARROW in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CHARISMATIC outlasted CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a tiresome 16 minute struggle.
FOREVER slimly won victory over PUTRID CORPSE in a popular 6 minute competition.
ARKAIK SLAUTER vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SLAYVER vanquished BOXXER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   9 -  3      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  28 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 512 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACKWIND 2518              8   2  2  114 STARBASE 5 (263)
BASHING ATTACK   MORTIKHAN 2294             17  13  1   94 STARBASE 5 (263)
WALL OF STEEL    JAVOR 3796                 13   6  1   91 OF WOLF AND MAN 5 (367)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           17  13  0   72 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
AIMED BLOW       WOODEN ARROW 4619          14  11  0   71 GREENWARDENS (244)
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 PUTRID CORPSE 4665.  The ten other most popular fighters were DASHING 3798, 
NYARLATHOTEP 4683, BLACKWIND 2518, INDEMOS 4668, GREENGROVE 4612, JAVOR 3796, FOREVER 
2540, ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674, SLAYVER 4684, and MORTIKHAN 2294.

The least popular fighter this week was CHARISMATIC 4607.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GO AND GO 4638, BOXXER 4686, WOODEN ARROW 4619, XANE REAVER 
4666, OAKLEAF 4651, MORTIKHAN 2294, SLAYVER 4684, ARKAIK SLAUTER 4674, FOREVER 2540, 
and JAVOR 3796.

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

LIL E. TEE (15-4608) TRIPLE CROWN (382)

                    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!