DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-519

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GO AND GO
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4638) [11-1-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GO AND GO                      CLEAVER
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             MEAT MARKET (475)
(15-4638) [11-1-0,100]         (15-4696) [4-1-1,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREENGROVE                     OBMF
GREENWARDENS (244)             WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
(15-4612) [17-22-0,82]         (15-4700) [3-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          45
2. MEAT MARKET (475)           26      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          10      Unchartered Team
4. DARK CREATION (471)         10
5. BLOOD SORCERERS (354)        5WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DR. SEUSS (474)            5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        9  3 0
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       322 246 17 56.7   2/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       47  42  1 52.8   3/ 4*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  6  4 3
 4- 5 STARBASE 5 (263)          75  72  4 51.0   4/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  4 0
 5/ 4*WEST COAST WARRIOR (476)  10  10  3 50.0   5/ 2*MEAT MARKET (475)         6  9 0
 6- 7*BLITZKREIG (469)           2   2  0 50.0   6- 5*DR. SEUSS (474)           5  1 0
 7/ 6*MEAT MARKET (475)         12  13  1 48.0   7- 7 STARBASE 5 (263)          3  7 0
 8/ 8 GREENWARDENS (244)       389 503  8 43.6   8- 8*BLITZKREIG (469)          2  2 0
 9/ 0*BLOOD SORCERERS (354)      0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0*BLOOD SORCERERS (354)     0  1 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.

     Subjects of Malcorn, REJOICE!  I, Go And Go, challenged, Went And Went, and now
am Here And Here, at the very top of this very fine arena with very few teams.  When
approaching to address me, kindly Bow And Bow.

                    Go And Go,
                    Duelmaster & Chartered Recognition Leader

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of MALCORN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with MEAT GRINDER?  He 
actually beat WEST COAST WARRIORS' OBMF, and walked away with 14 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at DARK CREATION.  XANE REAVER lost 8 points to GREENGROVE.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe XANE REAVER will provide more easy wins...  
NYARLATHOTEP was reminded on the sands why GO AND GO is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, TRIPLE CROWN!  In my day, no team with a 320-245-17 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, DARK CREATION?  What do people see in GREENGROVE?  His 17-22-0?  
GREENWARDENS ain't talkin', but he's got 82 points.  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that SLAYVER gets in.  He fights people like 
CLEAVER, 9 points below.  I thought SLAYVER showed great skill and promise when he 
bested CLEAVER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Yeah, yeah, PUPPET killed LOOKOUT, who was "too 
young to die."  Well, it was a fighter, and that's what you have to face.  How long 
have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GO AND GO 4638               11   1  0   100       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             21  16  0    90       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 GREENGROVE 4612              17  22  0    82       GREENWARDENS (244)
-BLACKWIND 2518               11   5  2    71       STARBASE 5 (263)
 NYARLATHOTEP 4683            10   2  0    68       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAYVER 4684                  7   4  0    61       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANE REAVER 4666             11   7  0    55       DARK CREATION (471)
-FOREVER 2540                 12  13  0    49       STARBASE 5 (263)
 CLEAVER 4696                  4   1  1    44       MEAT MARKET (475)
-INDEMOS 4668                  6   8  0    37       STARBASE 5 (263)
-WHIRLAWAY 4680                3   1  0    36       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AFFIRMED 4650                 4   0  0    32       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-BOXXER 4686                   3   4  0    26       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PUPPET 4701                   3   1  1    25       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
-THE GRINCH 4688               2   0  0    25       DR. SEUSS (474)
 MEAT GRINDER 4692             4   1  0    24       MEAT MARKET (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKLO 4702                    2   2  1    23       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 BUTCHER 4695                  2   3  0    19       MEAT MARKET (475)
-RADDISON 4653                 1   1  0    18       BLITZKREIG (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAREKAI 4714                  2   0  0    17       DARK CREATION (471)
 OBMF 4700                     3   1  0    15       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 JESSALIN 4713                 1   1  0    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
 TREE SHADOW 4717              1   0  0    14       GREENWARDENS (244)
-GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691         2   0  0    12       DR. SEUSS (474)
-JOLLY ROGER 4652              1   1  0    10       BLITZKREIG (469)
 LITTLE PUPPET 4699            1   3  1     7       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 SKEWER 4693                   1   4  0     7       MEAT MARKET (475)
 PEBBLE 4715                   1   1  0     6       GREENWARDENS (244)
 J.D. 4698                     1   3  0     6       WEST COAST WARRIORS (476)
 AMBER ROSE 3588               0   1  0     5       BLOOD SORCERERS (354)
-BARTHOLOMEW 4687              1   1  0     4       DR. SEUSS (474)
-COUNT KOMA 4711               0   2  0     2       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BIPEDAL FUNGUS 4718    0  1 0 DARK CREATION 471     SPYMASTER 455         519 NONE    
MEDIUM RARE 4694       1  4 0 MEAT MARKET 475       MIKLO 4702            519         
STRADA 4703            1  1 0 STARBASE 5 263        CLEAVER 4696          516         
LOOKOUT 4710           2  1 0 TRIPLE CROWN 382      PUPPET 4701           519         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sultan -- Thank you for the welcome to Malcorn, it's always nice to have one's
presence recognized.  Your reputation precedes you though, and if what I hear is
true, my avoids won't be necessary.  *devilish grin* -- Dr. Seuss

All -- We will be taking a short break as I am relocating the stable.  Sorry for any
challenges that wont go through. -- Zeus

Cleaver -- What's your secret?  A basher that dodges, parries, ripostes, hits
targeted locations with awesome damage!  I don't get it!  I managed over 100 warriors
and more than half a dozen teams, in over 14 years and I never thought I would see a
basher doing what you're doing!  Stop it.  It makes me look bad.  I suppose I'll
never get rid of this rookie status. -- Zeus

Hmmm.  Go and Go, Charismatic, Greengrove, Nya.  I know who I WON'T be fighting. --
Blackwind

Whirlaway -- Anytime you wanna throwdown old school ( no weapons), you just let me
know. -- Boxxer

Cleaver -- Pure luck. -- Forever

Greengrove -- Don't ever try and get the jump on me again...or next time I won't be
so nice. -- Blackwind

Xane Reaver -- I'd like a rematch, look for one in the near future. -- Indemos

Sultan -- Thank you for the welcome and the challenge.  If I am "in your sights" then
that must mean that I'm being held at fully-extended arm's length while you peer down
your nose through some bifocal specs.  Old age will do that do you.  However, the
reputation of your managerial skill is well-known all through the lands, so I doubt
that any avoids will be required. -- Dr. Seuss

Medium Rare -- That is an excellent way to prepare green eggs & ham.  Medium rare
with some Tabasco sauce and sourdough toast.  Yumm. -- Green Eggs & Ham

Green Eggs & Ham, they taste the best,
they taste better than the rest.
You will like them medium rare.
You should eat them, if you dare.

Lookout -- Wow, yer a biggun, ain'tcha?  Does your mama know that you managed to get
the barn unlocked, get yourself out, and are wandering around town?  She's probably
worried sick. -- Bartholomew

Blackwind -- I suppose I should consider myself lucky to have survived that.
(wincing)  I don't feel lucky at the moment. -- Greengrove

Charismatic -- And a fond farewell to you, old friend. -- Wooden Arrow
P.S.  I am fortunate enough to have inherited a share in a farm to the west of town.
My brothers say the hunting is good.  Care to come along and try it out?

Jolly Roger -- I tell you what, it's HEARTLESS the way you laughed.  You could at
least of shared the joke. -- Jessalin
P.S.  After I recovered.

Butcher -- (recoiling)  You didn't have to come to the arena reeking of blood.  It
put me off my stroke. -- Pebble
P.S.  Us werecats have sensitive noses.

Manager of Dark Creation -- Why should I have to clean up your Putrid Corpse?  It was
filthy and, in a word, putrid.  It should have been buried, not sent into the arena.
It was an insult to me, was it not?  You think you have someone in your stable--and
believe me when I say that your "warriors" belong in a stable, at best, who can
defeat ME?  You are mistaken. -- Derrik Marod, the Bandit Prince of Malcorn

Manager of Dark Creation -- Derrik may have phrased his protest a bit strongly, but
you should realize that warriors on the brink of death are very suggestible.  Giving
them such names as "Putrid Corpse" is just asking for trouble. -- Arenamaster Landon

Slayver -- It was unnerving watching the drool ooze from your lips.  It quite put me
off my stroke.  Don't do that again.  Be firm.  Keep your mouth shut.  Slavering is
not necessary, or desirable, in the matter of projecting a fearsome facade. -- Dahven
s'Lindj, Merchant (only these silly Malcorni would call my interest rate userous)

Little Puppet -- To use my "teammate" Dahven's phrase, that was not necessary.  It
was not desirable.  It was, in fact, damned expensive for me.  Do you know what that
will do to my insurance rate?  Gods, I can barely pay for the Resurrection Insurance
policy as it is.  Do NOT do that to me again. -- Keo Larien, late of Mordant

Obmf -- Is that a name?  It sounds more like a code.  Or like you had a code, I mean,
a cold when you said it. -- Shillany
P.S.  I didn't mean to take your wallet.  I couldn't help myself.

Puppet -- You could have tossed me a copper after the fight, couldn't you? -- Ralgi
P.S.  I'm not a beggar by CHOICE, you know.  But when the lower tunnels were flooded
out and the demons moved in--this was near Murska--well, a lot of us found ourselves
not only out of work but homeless.  It's hard for a proud dwarf to beg, so you'd
better straighten up and give, dammit.

Wooden Arrow -- You just HAD to do me one more time, didn't you. Begone!, aimer. --
Charismatic, teepee...er

Nyarlathotep -- I won???  THAT's a challenge I won't be making again anytime soon! --
Go And Go

All -- Hello, figured I'd better say something.  I am back after about an eight year
layoff.  Formally known as Boogie's Bandits, but I thought new team, new name.  Good
to be back.  Having fun.  See ya on the sands. -- The Butcher

West Coast Warriors -- After these first few rounds I'm kind of confused?  With names

like Puppet, Little Puppet, J.D. and OBMF I can't figure out if you are a street gang
or a Sesame Street rerun?  Go to be Sesame Street, without Oscar the Grouch.  He's
tough. -- The Butcher

Starbase 5 -- I didn't want to start my career with a bloodfeud, but it's not so bad
after all.  One more round to survive (or win). -- Cleaver

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

BIPEDAL FUNGUS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
XANE REAVER was devastated by GREENGROVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SLAYVER overcame CLEAVER in a 2 minute bloody veteran vs. beginner Challenge match.
VAREKAI outwaited J.D. in a 8 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LOOKOUT was killed by PUPPET in a 3 minute gruesome amateur's Challenge competition.
GO AND GO overpowered NYARLATHOTEP in a 2 minute one-sided Title struggle.
CHARISMATIC bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a dull 4 minute veteran's competition.
MEAT GRINDER won victory over OBMF in a action packed 5 minute beginner's duel.
SKEWER was overpowered by JESSALIN in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
MEDIUM RARE was assassinated by MIKLO in a 1 minute uneven match.
BUTCHER beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
LITTLE PUPPET was narrowly defeated by TREE SHADOW in a 3 minute competition.
PEBBLE subdued AMBER ROSE in a 1 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        26 -  10 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  19 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  1      33  |

Turn 519 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GO AND GO 4638             11   1  0  100 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
AIMED BLOW       NYARLATHOTEP 4683          10   2  0   68 DARK CREATION (471)
WALL OF STEEL    SLAYVER 4684                7   4  0   61 DARK CREATION (471)
LUNGING ATTACK   XANE REAVER 4666           11   7  0   55 DARK CREATION (471)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEAVER 4696                4   1  1   44 MEAT MARKET (475)
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 OBMF 4700.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE PUPPET 4699, VAREKAI 
4714, JESSALIN 4713, GREENGROVE 4612, SLAYVER 4684, GO AND GO 4638, NYARLATHOTEP 
4683, TREE SHADOW 4717, CLEAVER 4696, and LOOKOUT 4710.

The least popular fighter this week was J.D. 4698.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHARISMATIC 4607, SKEWER 4693, PUPPET 4701, XANE REAVER 4666, BIPEDAL 
FUNGUS 4718, AMBER ROSE 3588, BUTCHER 4695, MIKLO 4702, MEDIUM RARE 4694, and MEAT 
GRINDER 4692.