DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/25/2005    Duedate: 06/07/2005

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAZEY
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-5904) [16-11-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BODDINGTON'S                   DOOZIE BASTNADO
REAL BEER (424)                THE ABYSMALS (517)
(21-5035) [17-9-0,142]         (21-6002) [3-2-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUGO BELOSKI                   BASS
SWORD OPERA (323)              REAL BEER (424)
(21-5566) [19-35-2,94]         (21-5262) [9-2-2,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REAL BEER (424)             65
2. KANO CLAN (106)             51      REAL BEER (424)
3. SWORD OPERA (323)           30      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         24
5. MUSCLE MEN (511)            13      MUSCLE MEN (511)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 REAL BEER (424)          110  56  8 66.3   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      10  5 1
 2/ 1*MUSCLE MEN (511)           9   5  0 64.3   2/ 3*MUSCLE MEN (511)          9  5 0
 3/ 7*THE ABYSMALS (517)        14  12  4 53.8   3/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)           7  1 0
 4/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      238 207  5 53.5   4/ 7*THE ABYSMALS (517)        7  7 1
 5/ 4 I MAGI (133)             320 280 20 53.3   5/ 2 SONS OF SATAN (20)        7  8 1
 6/ 6 SONS OF SATAN (20)       306 274 37 52.8   6/11 REAL BEER (424)           6  1 0
 7/ 8 NASTY MOB (456)           83  82  6 50.3   7/ 4 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 1
 8-10 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       44  48  5 47.8   8/12 NASTY MOB (456)           3  5 0
 9/11 SWORD OPERA (323)        449 660 17 40.5   9/ 6*BOBS9 (524)               3 12 0
10/12 KANO CLAN (106)          148 222  8 40.0  10/10 I MAGI (133)              2  1 0
11/13*BOBS9 (524)                8  15  0 34.8  11- 8 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       1  5 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.

Hail, most honored and feared warriors of Sunset!  Your Duelmistress, Dazey, here.
Good to be at the top, even if it's just because there's really nobody else who felt
like showing up!  Don't have much time to pen a big column this cycle, unfortunately,
but Stik told me to at least write something.  His Duelmasters always try to make an
effort, an arena pride thing.  Who knows if my buddies in Real Beer will show back
up, or perhaps Ultraist and his gang, but any way you slice it (literally!) it's good
to be the King!  Or Queen, in my case!  Another turn up here will probably do it for
me, immortality can't get here soon enough!  Keep your blades and your wits sharp,
y'all!!

Dazey
Duelmistress of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SUNSET will ever be the same.  KANO CLAN stable has parlayed this turn's 
5-0-0 into a 6 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good 
work, guys!  The THE ABYSMALS guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
BODDINGTON'S fought CONVICTED ASSASSIN and gained 34 points and contributed to REAL 
BEER's 4-1-0.  AZRAEL has lost to MEGA ROKU, falling 14 points, while helping make 
SONS OF SATAN a 0-5-0 turn.  This turn DAZEY challenged LUGO BELOSKI in what was 
SUNSET's Title bout.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and DAZEY 
remains SUNSET's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at Wildlife Unlimited?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the GRIM FANDANGO stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SUNSET, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding GRIM FANDANGO more than any other team we find REAL BEER.  SUNSET, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was SWORD OPERA's warrior LUGO BELOSKI.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when someone like SKYDANCER 
from GRIM FANDANGO challenges down 20 points to fight LILLIAN LUST of SONS OF SATAN?  
It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this.  SKYDANCER beat 
LILLIAN LUST, as if it surprises anyone.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SUNSET and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAZEY 5904                   16  11  0   109       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BODDINGTON'S 5035            17   9  0   142       REAL BEER (424)
 THAT! 5272                   13   5  2   120       REAL BEER (424)
 BASS 5262                     9   2  2   117       REAL BEER (424)
 SKYDANCER 5834               20  15  0    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DRANE 5833                   27   7  0    96       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            19  35  2    94       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAUMGARTEN 4670              12  12  1    87       I MAGI (133)
 ACE 5732                     13  34  0    76       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ASHANDAR 5694                 6   2  0    76       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             7  10  1    69       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOMORO WA 5514               12   3  0    62       KANO CLAN (106)
 STELLA ARTOIS 5560            9   5  0    62       REAL BEER (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJININSKI 5953               10  12  0    55       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DUCKBERT 5970                10   7  2    52       SWORD OPERA (323)
 STREET LEGAL 5869             4   1  0    52       I MAGI (133)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                5   8  0    46       REAL BEER (424)
-TVEDEN 4961                   6   4  0    45       I MAGI (133)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               7   5  0    40       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHORAG 6011                   3   4  0    33       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 DOOZIE BASTNADO 6002          3   2  1    29       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922          3   0  0    27       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712              7   2  0    26       KANO CLAN (106)
 MALACODA 5981                 7   5  0    26       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BLUE BEARD 6006               3   1  0    26       NASTY MOB (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB009 6057                   3   2  0    22       BOBS9 (524)
 MALORI BROOD 6001             4   1  2    19       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                1   0  0    18       KANO CLAN (106)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              1   0  0    16       KANO CLAN (106)
 GRACILILS 5921                2   1  0    14       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087       2   1  0    14       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-RAJEREK 6045                  1   0  0    13       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 ARABESQUE 5999                3   3  0    12       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 ILIACUS 5923                  2   1  0    12       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 BOB008 6059                   3   2  0    11       BOBS9 (524)
 DEUCE 6086                    1   2  0    10       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BOB006 6056                   2   3  0     9       BOBS9 (524)
 TUSK 6095                     1   0  1     9       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 AZRAEL 6076                   2   2  0     8       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 ANAN YAUYOS 6070              1   3  0     8       THE ABYSMALS (517)
 MERIHIM 6061                  1   5  0     8       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-COVENER 6071                  1   3  0     6       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 PSOAS MAJOR 5925              1   2  0     5       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 PUNISHER 6092                 1   0  0     3       NASTY MOB (456)
 MAUD 6077                     0   3  0     3       BOBS9 (524)
 STROBOR 6078                  0   3  0     3       BOBS9 (524)
 MOON DANCE 6094               0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 394      0  1 0   1                   DUCKBERT 5970         509 NONE    
MORDANT DESERTER 389   0  1 0   1                   TUSK 6095             509 NONE    
MARIT BASHIER 5998     3  2 1 THE ABYSMALS 517      LILLIAN LUST 5954     508         
ZERO 6063              2  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRE 376     MALORI BROOD 6001     506 REVENGED
BOB007 6058            0  1 0 BOBS9 524             MALORI BROOD 6001     505 NOT REVE
PECTINEUS 5924         1  1 0 MUSCLE MEN 511        DOOZIE BASTNADO 6002  508         
BELIAL 6009            2  3 1 SONS OF SATAN 20      MARIT BASHIER 5998    505 REVENGED
JOHN DARLING 5932      9 12 0 SWORD OPERA 323       DRUNK MOOSE 5451      506         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bobs -- (shaking hands and looking frightened)  Ooooooooohh!!  Borg or Bobs, it's all
the same on the sand with a blade in your hand!  Time to dance! -- Grim Fandango

Noachian -- My God is the God of patience, preparedness, pain and blood....the God of
blood and sweat, painful loss, the screaming crowd, glorious victory, the Giver and
the Taker of all that we fight for on the sand...and if that's Kjarran, then hey,
I'll tell him thanks when I see him!  Until then I'll keep doing what I've always
done. -- Stik

Ace -- Thanks, hey look the challenger champs!  Political points, yay!! -- Skydancer

Farnham -- Ogg's, eh??  Well, we suppose this town's still big enough for two
watering holes.  We'll stop by for a round or three on you if you'll do the same down
at our joint, the Broken Bone (around since waaaaayyy back!). Deal?  Last one under
the table's...the winner!! -- Grim Fandango

Farnham -- I'd trust that used shortsword as far as I could swallow it. -- Stik
P.S.  Not far, by the way.

All -- Good to see some young blood in the inits, looking forward to clashing with
you all now that some of my old timers are finally making their way outa here! --
Stik and GF

Dazey -- That is, indeed, a grim fandango you dance there.  And fast, too!  Amazing
to watch, impossible to join in.  I'm not up to it. -- Lugo Beloski

Skydancer -- Gods, but I hate uppity women!  And you're a prime example.  Your papa
should've slammed you upside the head a few times when you were young and
impressionable.  Or maybe abandoned you on a hillside for the wolves...nah, you'd've
killed the wolves, and they're an endangered species, aren't they?  Uppity wench....
-- Ace, CPL (Certified Poor Loser)

Bob008 -- (with the curled beak of scorn)  So, a "secret agent bob," are you?  Ha!
You're no match for a Duck!  Take that! -- Duckbert

     Curled beak?  Doesn't that hurt? -- Ed.

Bob006 -- If this is how secret agent bobs have to fight, I'm glad I'm not one of
them.  But I'm also glad I didn't kill you, which would have been possible, I think.
And I thank you for my first win. -- Deuce

Street Legal -- They really shouldn't let you dwarves into the arena.  You're too
sneaky, and too hard on the ankles, and I assure you, my ankles are IMPORTANT to me.
Ah, well. -- Djininski

Blevins -- You're very welcome. -- Lugo Beloski

Anonymous Single White Male Orc -- You may be the only orc on the island.  Perhaps
you should go to the mainland, or at least advertise there? -- Anonymous Census Taker

Bob006 -- You suck! -- Bob009

Bob009 -- Liar!  You suck! -- Bob006

Bob008 -- You suck! -- Bob008

All -- I got confused -- Bob008

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas 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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAZEY devastated LUGO BELOSKI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BASS viciously subdued DRANE in a exciting 5 minute gory expert's Challenge battle.
SKYDANCER vanquished LILLIAN LUST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STELLA ARTOIS was luckily beaten by ACE in a exciting 5 minute bloody Challenge fight.
MOMORO WA unbelievably bested STREET LEGAL in a 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
MALACODA was devastated by HOEGARDEN in a 3 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
MUSHIKU BO defeated DOOZIE BASTNADO in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner Challenge melee.
BLUE BEARD viciously subdued SUPPURATING CORPSE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MAUD was overpowered by GRACILILS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BOB006 slimly lost to ARABESQUE in a slow 10 minute brutal Challenge bout.
BOB008 was demolished by ADDUCTOR MAGNUS in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
BOB009 devastated MERIHIM in a crowd pleasing 7 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
THAT! handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BODDINGTON'S savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
DJININSKI devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DUCKBERT assassinated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MATSUDA KAO beat ILIACUS in a 3 minute bout.
MALORI BROOD beat DEUCE in a 2 minute bloody amateur's fight.
PSOAS MAJOR was devastated by MISASHI SAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ANAN YAUYOS won victory over STROBOR in a 3 minute novice's match.
AZRAEL was overcome by MEGA ROKU in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
PUNISHER outwaited MOON DANCE in a slow 12 minute novice's bout.
TUSK slew MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  23 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  39 -  5      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  30 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 509 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       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DAZEY 5904                 16  11  0  109 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   BODDINGTON'S 5035          17   9  0  142 REAL BEER (424)
BASHING ATTACK   THAT! 5272                 13   5  2  120 REAL BEER (424)
STRIKING ATTACK  BASS 5262                   9   2  2  117 REAL BEER (424)
SLASHING ATTACK  SKYDANCER 5834             20  15  0   99 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      DRANE 5833                 27   7  0   96 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUCKBERT 5970              10   7  2   52 SWORD OPERA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUGO BELOSKI 5566.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BASS 5262.  The ten other most popular fighters were STELLA ARTOIS 5560, 
BOB009 6057, BODDINGTON'S 5035, STREET LEGAL 5869, HOEGARDEN 5554, ILIACUS 5923, 
MUSHIKU BO 5713, BLUE BEARD 6006, DAZEY 5904, and SKYDANCER 5834.

The least popular fighter this week was PUNISHER 6092.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARABESQUE 5999, BOB006 6056, MERIHIM 6061, BOB008 6059, MOON DANCE 
6094, AZRAEL 6076, STROBOR 6078, PSOAS MAJOR 5925, ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922, and MAUD 
6077.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DAZEY (21-5904) GRIM FANDANGO (454)