DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/01/2006    Duedate: 11/14/2006

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-548

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRADA
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4703) [19-6-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRADA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-4703) [19-6-0,100]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIRLAWAY                      WHIRLAWAY
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4680) [17-13-1,94]         (15-4680) [17-13-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STARBASE 5 (263)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         29
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            17      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. GREENWARDENS (244)          13      Unchartered Team
4. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           1
5. BLOODSWORN (482)             0      THE FAMILY (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DR. SEUSS (474)           24   9  0 72.7   1/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       371 273 18 57.6   2/ 3 DARK CREATION (471)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         151 141  6 51.7   3- 1 BLOODSWORN (482)          5  3 0
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      113 120  2 48.5   4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 0
 5/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       457 577 10 44.2   5/ 6 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        2  4 0
 6- 6 BLOODSWORN (482)          32  41  2 43.8   6- 5 DR. SEUSS (474)           1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  BLOODSWORN?  Who?  STARBASE 5 is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Practice pays for NECTANEBUS, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, 
to pocket 16 points.  FOREVER successfully staved off a grab for the roses by 
WHIRLAWAY of TRIPLE CROWN.  Does MALCORN have no one talented enough to dethrone him? 
So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  
Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in DR. SEUSS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of DARK CREATION, so did that sorry team 
shy from DR. SEUSS Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, TREE SHADOW is the most challenged warrior.  PERIWINKLE 
found herself challenged by a warrior 18 below:  SOMNAMBULANT.  SOMNAMBULANT of DARK 
CREATION kept his wits as he lost to PERIWINKLE.  Mismatched by 8 points, TREE SHADOW 
was overcame by HOMUNCULUS.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought HOMUNCULUS 
showed great skill and promise when he bested TREE SHADOW.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  MALCORN, I leave you now.  
The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Drake's Barbecue.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRADA 4703                  19   6  0   100       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE GRINCH 4688               7   3  0   103       DR. SEUSS (474)
 WHIRLAWAY 4680               17  13  1    94       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 INDEMOS 4668                 21  22  1    93       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          14  12  1    82       GREENWARDENS (244)
-REVANENT 4770                10   4  0    73       BLOODSWORN (482)
 FIERCE TIGER 4750            12  15  1    68       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERIWINKLE 4787              11   5  0    63       GREENWARDENS (244)
 HOMUNCULUS 4805               7   5  0    63       DARK CREATION (471)
 JESSALIN 4713                14  17  0    59       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARTHOLOMEW 4687              7   3  0    53       DR. SEUSS (474)
 TREE SHADOW 4717             11  19  0    52       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784             9   7  0    44       DARK CREATION (471)
-CAT IN THE HAT 4689           3   0  0    43       DR. SEUSS (474)
-SILVAMERE 4843                4   0  0    34       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOB L. D'HOY 4786             7   9  0    30       GREENWARDENS (244)
-GREEN EGGS & HAM 4691         5   1  0    29       DR. SEUSS (474)
 AZAZEL 4854                   2   1  0    26       DARK CREATION (471)
 DEGALONIAN RUK 4810           6   6  0    25       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-DEVILDRIVER 4848              2   1  1    21       BLOODSWORN (482)
-YERTLE THE TURTLE 4690        2   2  0    20       DR. SEUSS (474)
 NECTANEBUS 4855               1   1  0    17       DARK CREATION (471)
 ISITWALANGCENGCE 4822         2   7  1    16       DARK CREATION (471)
-ANGELTEAR 4842                3   1  0    11       BLOODSWORN (482)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 BET TWICE 4858                0   1  0     1       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Strada -- Nothing like the old familiar faces, is there? -- Patterson Pine
P.S.  You can't expect me to teach you much though.

Silvamere -- Cool name.  Too bad about the fight. -- Hob L. D'Hoy

Homunculus -- It's weird that you aren't a golem.  You should be. -- Tree Shadow

Wow, you wouldn't BELIEVE the things I learned from the Venomous Concubine! --
Periwinkle
P.S.  Even a few arena skills.

Fierce Tiger -- Are there (fearful look) any lions and bears around? -- Jessalin

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOMUNCULUS bested TREE SHADOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
SOMNAMBULANT lost to PERIWINKLE in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
ISITWALANGCENGCE was overcome by DEGALONIAN RUK in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.
FOREVER unbelievably bested WHIRLAWAY in a popular 4 minute gory master's brawl.
STRADA subdued PATTERSON PINE in a action packed 2 minute master's Title competition.
INDEMOS overpowered JESSALIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FIERCE TIGER handily defeated KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HOB L. D'HOY was viciously subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
NECTANEBUS won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
AZAZEL overpowered BET TWICE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  23 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  17 -  2      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  14 -  0      26  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 548 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      STRADA 4703                19   6  0  100 STARBASE 5 (263)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHIRLAWAY 4680             17  13  1   94 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   PATTERSON PINE 4752        14  12  1   82 GREENWARDENS (244)
PARRY-LUNGE      PERIWINKLE 4787            11   5  0   63 GREENWARDENS (244)
AIMED BLOW       HOMUNCULUS 4805             7   5  0   63 DARK CREATION (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHIRLAWAY 4680.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHIRLAWAY 4680.  The ten other most popular fighters were PATTERSON PINE 4752, 
ISITWALANGCENGCE 4822, PERIWINKLE 4787, NECTANEBUS 4855, HOMUNCULUS 4805, INDEMOS 
4668, DEGALONIAN RUK 4810, STRADA 4703, JESSALIN 4713, and FIERCE TIGER 4750.

The least popular fighter this week was BET TWICE 4858.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOMNAMBULANT 4784, HOB L. D'HOY 4786, TREE SHADOW 4717, AZAZEL 4854, 
FIERCE TIGER 4750, JESSALIN 4713, STRADA 4703, DEGALONIAN RUK 4810, INDEMOS 4668, and 
HOMUNCULUS 4805.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WHIRLAWAY (15-4680) TRIPLE CROWN (382)

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

FOREVER (15-2540) STARBASE 5 (263)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes