DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/06/2006    Duedate: 11/18/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-549

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITAN
STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-6796) [11-3-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JORRAM                         SAPHRONICUS
MALICIOUS INTENT (372)         FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6018) [19-13-1,118]        (17-6850) [4-0-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JORRAM                         SAPHRONICUS
MALICIOUS INTENT (372)         FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6018) [19-13-1,118]        (17-6850) [4-0-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL WOLVES (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     26
2. STEEL WOLVES (269)          25      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     22      Unchartered Team
4. MALICIOUS INTENT (372)      18
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)             2      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     19   6  0 76.0   1/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        9  6 0
 2- 2*2527 A.D. (551)            7   5  3 58.3   2/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  5 1
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 375 275 16 57.7   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4/ 7*FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)    6   6  0 50.0   4/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  4 11 0
 5/ 4 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)   168 196  7 46.2   5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     3  1 0
 6/ 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   92 112  6 45.1   6/ 7*FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   3  3 0
 7/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)       122 152  7 44.5   7/ 8 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)    2  2 1
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)         303 477  6 38.8   8- 6*2527 A.D. (551)           2  2 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ALJAFIR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  MIDDLE WAY were a 
bunch of dogs after STEEL WOLVES got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with NYNAEVE HAXAN?  She actually beat HEROESANDFOUNDONES' YELLOW ORC, and 
walked away with 13 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at BALANCE OF TERROR 
while they watched NYNAEVE HAXAN clobber YELLOW ORC.  He lost 11 points and got 
bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  STEEL WOLVES' hatred of PHILANTHROPISTS 
surfaced again as TITAN challenged ALJAFIR's top dog.  I'm sure ALJAFIR is excited 
about TITAN, the new Duelmaster from STEEL WOLVES.  (remember?)  But when you've seen 
as many as I have...  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.  The 
most avoided team was STEEL WOLVES.  In my day, no team with a 120-149-7 would scare 
me off!  What's the problem, FIELDS OF ELYSIUM?  What do people see in YELLOW ORC?  
His 1-2-0?  HEROESANDFOUNDONES ain't talkin', but he's got 5 points.  ERBIN FRORLIN 
didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from MAXA SMASHU of BALANCE 
OF TERROR, who is 22 points below him.  MAXA SMASHU perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she was beat by ERBIN FRORLIN and ended up with 36 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  I like to see warriors put young whippersnappers in their 
place.  I guess you could say MALICIOUS INTENT'GOUGED GRIMEYE did just that.  Right 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES?  The ultimate victory is one that results in death.  GOUGED 
GRIMEYE of knows this.  Will HEROESANDFOUNDONES attempt a Bloodfeud?  MAXA SMASHU was 
plum wore out after ERBIN FRORLIN pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  BALANCE OF 
TERROR'll have to get a little better before going after ERBIN FRORLIN again!  Many a 
warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITAN 6796                   11   3  0   115       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JORRAM 6018                  19  13  1   118       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
-ABATIS 5940                  19  14  0    97       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             18  19  1    94       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753           13   5  0    91       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           15  25  1    81       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WENDOL VARN 6792             11   5  0    78       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-FORCAS 6538                  11  10  2    74       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           16  17  0    67       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401           7   1  1    66       MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
 VINN WULF 6755               14  10  0    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPHRONICUS 6850              4   0  0    51       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 NIGHTSONG 6840                4   3  0    50       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              4   5  1    36       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               8  10  0    34       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 6  16  0    34       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OREK 6751                     3   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
-XP 6734                       3   0  2    31       2527 A.D. (551)
-VIRGIN 6735                   2   0  1    24       2527 A.D. (551)
 NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            2   1  0    24       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             4   3  0    22       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 PIP'S DOGGIE 6835             3   4  0    19       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-SEX 6733                      1   1  0    18       2527 A.D. (551)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              1   0  0    11       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 MAYHEM 6858                   2   1  0    10       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 BLOODHOWL 6859                1   2  0     5       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               1   2  0     5       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-DARKNESS 6732                 1   2  0     5       2527 A.D. (551)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
APPANIUS 6853          0  2 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 WURM KIN 652          549 NONE    
PIP'S GRANDMA 6834     4  3 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401   549         
FODDER 6866            0  1 0 MALICIOUS INTENT 372  STONE GOLEM 651       549 NONE    
FODDER2 6867           0  1 0 MALICIOUS INTENT 372  WURM KIN 652          549 NONE    
QUORD RASSEL 6772      5 15 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        MAXA SMASHU 6808      548 JUST REV
CRAPOLA 6865           0  1 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      STONE GOLEM 651       549 NONE    
ROKK 6842              1  2 1 STEEL WOLVES 269      PIP'S GRANDMA 6834    546 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vinn Wulf -- I was gonna kill ya but the effort was too much.  So I let you
surrender.  Just don't tell Master.  He'd be upset if he knew I let a kill
opportunity slip away.  So keep it to yourself. -- Etien Haxan

Titan -- You are a good fighter.  I need more practice before we fight again. --
Forcas

Quord Rassel -- Me smash you real good.  Fight again? -- Maxa Smashu

Pip's Granda -- You're no ordinary old bag.  You're using magic, aren't you.  How
else to explain your easy wins against me. -- Hexim Hsidar

Wendol Varn -- Are you still alive?! -- Etien Haxan

Etien Haxan -- Damn, of COURSE I hurt!  What did anyone EXPECT?  I spend more than
half a minute with a MADMAN whacking away at me with every weapon he can lay hands
on, of COURSE I'm going to hurt.  Damn. -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  Thanks for the skills, and if I didn't hurt so much, I might even say, "Good
fight."  As it is...nah.

Maxa Smashu -- Now, ma'am, you shouldn't have let them get away with hanging that
stereotype on you.  Just because you're half Shewish (I can tell, but I won't mention
it to anyone else), you don't have to be crude and boorish.  You, too, could manifest
beauty and grace!  There is a charm school not too far from the arena that might be
able to help you.  I would be glad to put in a word for you there. -- Quord Rassel
P.s.  Oh, wait, I'm dead.  Well, damn, that does make it difficult.  But go anyway.

Nyzeil Oglata -- It isn't the LEAST bit of good you asking me for a date, duel2dude
or no.  I just don't DO that kind of thing.  Go find yourself a gal. -- Wendol Varn

The Veteran Mercenary is simply too touchy.  I suppose it goes with being an
overgrown dwarf, and thus, among his own people, a freak.  But any little comment off
the straight and narrow, and he goes berserk.  And berserk in the arena is usually a
mistake. -- Straight Line

Dangerous Criminal.  Ugh.  Too dangerous, and definitely criminal.  Bah, humbug. --
Erbin Frorlin

Titan -- Well, go check out Maxa Smashu. -- Straight Line

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

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

APPANIUS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FODDER was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CRAPOLA was put to death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
FODDER2 was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
TITAN devastated NYZEIL OGLATA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
MAXA SMASHU was demolished by ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SAPHRONICUS vanquished VIOLET ORC in a 2 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
HEXIM HSIDAR bested MAYHEM in a 2 minute gory Challenge competition.
NYNAEVE HAXAN handily defeated YELLOW ORC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
JORRAM viciously subdued WENDOL VARN in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
ETIEN HAXAN overpowered VINN WULF in a 1 minute uneven match.
STRAIGHT LINE was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
GOUGED GRIMEYE butchered PIP'S GRANDMA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
NIGHTSONG demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLUE ORC was overpowered by OREK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PIP'S DOGGIE overpowered BLOODHOWL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARTEMIDORUS devastated STELRA TIRINS 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                       7         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        26 -  25 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  2      27  |

Turn 549 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TITAN 6796                 11   3  0  115 STEEL WOLVES (269)
LUNGING ATTACK   JORRAM 6018                19  13  1  118 MALICIOUS INTENT (372)
AIMED BLOW       NYZEIL OGLATA 6753         13   5  0   91 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             14  10  0   60 MIDDLE WAY (484)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850            4   0  0   51 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTSONG 6840              4   3  0   50 STEEL WOLVES (269)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JORRAM 6018.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SAPHRONICUS 6850.  The ten other most popular fighters were JORRAM 6018, HEXIM HSIDAR 
6820, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, CRAPOLA 6865, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, OREK 6751, ARTEMIDORUS 
6864, TITAN 6796, NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826, and ETIEN HAXAN 5772.

The least popular fighter this week was FODDER 6866.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STELRA TIRINS 6868, BLOODHOWL 6859, BLUE ORC 6761, PIP'S GRANDMA 6834, 
WENDOL VARN 6792, YELLOW ORC 6860, MAXA SMASHU 6808, FODDER2 6867, APPANIUS 6853, and 
GOUGED GRIMEYE 6401.

               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