DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2005    Duedate: 04/05/2005

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-504

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAYBE LATER
JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6176) [22-10-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAYBE LATER                    MARIUS
JUST CHILLIN (699)             LEGIO ITALICA (724)
(22-6176) [22-10-1,102]        (22-6401) [4-3-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NO HURRY                       TAX DEDUCTION
JUST CHILLIN (699)             THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6174) [17-15-0,98]         (22-6269) [11-11-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)      61
2. MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)        25      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. CONSPIRACY INC. (100)       22      Unchartered Team
4. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       19
5. ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)        14      LEGIO ITALICA (724)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    193  90  5 68.2   1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  5 1
 2- 3 THE POISON CLAN (692)    100  65  1 60.6   2/ 5 JUST CHILLIN (699)        8  7 1
 3- 4 ROCK ETTS (595)          406 289  7 58.4   3/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     8  7 0
 4/ 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    185 151 13 55.1   4/ 3 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     6  9 0
 5/ 6 JUST CHILLIN (699)        87  72  8 54.7   5/ 7 THE ZOO (205)             6  9 0
 6/ 9*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       15  14  0 51.7   6- 1 THE POISON CLAN (692)     5  5 0
 7/ 8 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    383 378 25 50.3   7- 6 TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       5  5 0
 8/10 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      59  64  5 48.0   8/ 9 MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)      4  5 0
 9/ 7*KISS ME (726)              8   9  1 47.1   9/ 8*KISS ME (726)             3  4 0
10/11 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      53  64  3 45.3  10/10 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)      2  2 0
11/12 THE ZOO (205)            369 513  6 41.8  11/ 0*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    2  3 0
12/ 0*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)     2   3  0 40.0  12/11*LEGIO ITALICA (724)       1  0 0
13-13 TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)       16  30  1 34.8  13-12 ROCK ETTS (595)           1  4 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.

Sorry about the missed column.  Things have been very hectic for your Conspiracy 
Theorists.  Off to Houston, across to Memphis and an early morning flight back to 
rainy (!) California left me burnt out and forgetful of the duties of a proper 
DuelMaster.

So Anthony Scalia is dispatched as well, joining Darrell Issa in retirement.  Again, 
Battle Axe as a favorite with LO/VL and Attack learns.  Finishes with a Master in 
Attack and Init and an AE in PArry.  I was really surprised that I did so well with 
my pair of wastes seeing as both never found their favorites and were very, very 
mode.

I sure hope I get a good replacement - the stuff I've been getting lately has been 
rather horrid!   The last two warriors in the arena - for shame! Luckily there are 
none of the Kids within range of a downchallenge.  I guess the torch passes to you, 
Tony.

Lotus -- You are my list for Anthony's final fight.  Style showdown!  Scorpion 
doesn't have enough--let's see what you've got.  By the way, why do all your warriors 
have the same first name?

Best of luck to all in the Tourney -- make Solven proud!

-- Damion

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out SOLVEN to see 
what's new.  Like, THE POISON CLAN had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off 
#1 spot by KELLUMBO'S KIDS!  Way to go KELLUMBO'S KIDS!  Uncool, THE POISON CLAN.  I 
mean 0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  The guys at JUST CHILLIN like really pulled together to get a 3-2-1 this 
turn, moving up by 3.  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, MEDIEVAL CHAOS!  
'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 8th!  This new team THE SAVAGE KINKS shows 
promise, and that's all I'm going to say (for now).  MVP award for BLOODY KINK?  THE 
SAVAGE KINKS' proud of it after beating HARD LUCK WOMAN and getting 23 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  BROOKS AND DUNN's match with MARIUS cost him a loss of 11 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  ANTHONY SCALIA stopped MAYBE LATER 
dead in hers tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  
Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  THE 
REPUBLICANS was the most avoided team.  Is a 383-378-25 record really that scary?  Is 
there some deep dark secret why KELLUMBO'S KIDS' been avoiding THE REPUBLICANS so 
much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can THE ZOO's ZOOIE be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  Some fights are 
really unfair.  How do you think ELDRIDGE PHANT feels about being challenged by NAME 
DROPPER, 28 points above him?  I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in SOLVEN.  
NAME DROPPER got 5 points after beating ELDRIDGE PHANT, 28 points below him.  For 
sure, I was holding my breath when I found out TONY BLAIR  challenged TAX DEDUCTION.  
After all, haven't CONSPIRACY INC. and THE REPUBLICANS had a long standing duel in 
SOLVEN?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but TAX DEDUCTION wants me to 
write about it since he bested TONY BLAIR.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  It was kind of sad, seeing old ELDRIDGE 
PHANT stumbling around the arena, before NAME DROPPER finished him off.  Oh well!  I 
see ELDRIDGE PHANT got killed by NAME DROPPER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Now I want to see 
some serious Bloodfeud action out there!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families 
would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  SOLVEN is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYBE LATER 6176             22  10  1   102       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE SCORPION 6117            19  14  0   100       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 NO HURRY 6174                17  15  0    98       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-THE LOTUS 6208               15  13  0    92       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 LUCIAS CLAY 6359             11   4  0    92       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASY BREEZE 6173             16  16  3    86       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265          16   6  0    76       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-THE PHOENIX 6227             17   9  0    73       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269           11  11  1    72       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-PLATINUM 5677                12  30  1    71       ROCK ETTS (595)
 NAME DROPPER 6306             9   8  1    68       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRIMSON WONDER 6373           8   3  0    64       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          12   9  0    60       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BIFF STREICHER 6375           7   9  1    60       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATHCHILD 6395              12  11  0    54       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 CEPACOL 6377                 10   8  1    49       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-CAIUS 6404                    6   0  0    49       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
-THE BASILISK 6307            11   6  0    46       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 TAMMY 6407                    8   2  0    46       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358              7   9  0    46       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TONY BLAIR 6334              10   4  0    44       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ZOOIE 6152                    6  22  1    41       THE ZOO (205)
 FREDDY BEAR 6389              9   9  0    40       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 SUBOTAI 6387                  7   6  1    40       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 MARIUS 6401                   4   3  0    40       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 ARISHTARTE 6257               7  10  1    35       THE ZOO (205)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOOFAMIGH 6177                2   0  0    31       ROCK ETTS (595)
-APPLE TREE 6411               3   3  0    28       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-AEMILIA 6402                  4   2  0    27       LEGIO ITALICA (724)
 OHIO '04 6428                 3   3  0    24       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIWIRA 6305                   5   7  0    22       THE ZOO (205)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398          4   9  1    22       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441       3   1  1    22       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-PEAR TREE 6412                3   2  0    21       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-SANDSTONE 6056                2   4  0    18       ROCK ETTS (595)
 ZEBROE 6370                   3   4  0    16       THE ZOO (205)
 DESTINED TO DIE 6383          3   2  0    15       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
 FRANZ JOSEF 6471              1   0  0    13       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469             2   0  1    12       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-RIP-A-DIP 6384                3   1  0    11       ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
-SKOME TREE 6467               1   0  0    11       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-FOREVER 6422                  3   1  0    10       KISS ME (726)
 HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448          3   1  0    10       KISS ME (726)
 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        1   3  1     7       KISS ME (726)
-CALIF OAK 6450                1   1  0     7       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
-BLOSSUM 6431                  0   1  0     7       ROCK ETTS (595)
-THE MONKEY 6460               1   1  0     4       THE POISON CLAN (692)
-DETROIT ROCK CITY 6423        1   1  0     4       KISS ME (726)
 SLIM JIM 6440                 0   4  0     4       MEDIEVAL CHAOS (722)
-CORD 6432                     0   3  0     3       TREE PEOPLE 2 (718)
 KEVIN KENNEDY 6456            0   3  0     3       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWBALL 6477                 0   1  0     1       JUST CHILLIN (699)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEAN LOGAN 6449        0  3 0 CONSPIRACY INC. 100   FROZEN FANNY 6469     504         
ICE PICK 6335          8  6 0 JUST CHILLIN 699      BROOKS AND DUNN 6398  501 REVENGED
GOT TO CHOOSE 6419     0  2 0 KISS ME 726           CHRISTINE GREGOI 6441 501 REVENGED
AVERAGE KINK 6466      0  1 0 THE SAVAGE KINKS 732  KORGE, SHEWISH GI 404 504 NONE    
THE GREAT KINK 6465    0  1 0 THE SAVAGE KINKS 732  WURM KIN 410          504 NONE    
LAME KINK 6464         0  1 0 THE SAVAGE KINKS 732  KORGE, SHEWISH GI 404 504 NONE    
ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280    3 12 0 THE ZOO 205           NAME DROPPER 6306     504         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Supply Side -- But... but I was DEMANDING skills.  Didn't that count for anything? -- 
Zooie, wondering what to do with a single riposte skill

Pear Tree -- Got a partridge on your hat, I see.  I like a woman who knows what to 
wear.  And when. -- Zebroe

Forever -- Sorry, dear lady, but I'm really busy at the moment. -- Eldridge Phant
P.S.  And I'm not your secret admirer.

Clint Eastwood -- THAT is what made your day?  You're sick. -- Arishtarte

Woofamigh -- Sounds like your manager had his mouth full when telling the Commission 
your name? -- Kiwira

So, I go away for three months, and you all forget how to talk?  Maybe Kellumbo'd 
better down-challenge me, as that seems to open your mouths? -- Leeta, The Zoo

Ilsa and Kellumbo -- No time for an episode today, but I'll try to have one next 
time. -- the Scribe

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVERAGE KINK was dealt death by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE GREAT KINK was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
LAME KINK was killed by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
NAME DROPPER butchered ELDRIDGE PHANT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TONY BLAIR was viciously subdued by TAX DEDUCTION in a 6 minute Challenge brawl.
SUBOTAI was bested by TAMMY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
SUPPLY SIDE overcame ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MARIUS handily defeated BROOKS AND DUNN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
OHIO '04 viciously subdued KIWIRA in a popular 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
DEAN LOGAN was viciously butchered by FROZEN FANNY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ANTHONY SCALIA narrowly defeated MAYBE LATER in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
EASY BREEZE handily defeated CLINT EASTWOOD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NO HURRY savagely defeated SCHWARZENEGGER in a 2 minute veteran's brawl.
LUCIAS CLAY overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
FREDDY BEAR was overcome by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 2 minute bout.
ZOOIE was bested by CEPACOL in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
BIFF STREICHER savagely defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a exciting 2 minute match.
WRATHCHILD beat CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 2 minute fight.
ZEBROE viciously subdued KEVIN KENNEDY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory competition.
DESTINED TO DIE defeated SHOUT IT OUT LOUD in a 2 minute novice's duel.
SLIM JIM was beaten by KINKY MCKINK in a action packed 1 minute fray.
CHRISTINE GREGOIRE handily defeated SNOWBALL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HARD LUCK WOMAN was demolished by BLOODY KINK in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
FRANZ JOSEF vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  23 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  41 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  27 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  21 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  52 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  19 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 504 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MAYBE LATER 6176           22  10  1  102 JUST CHILLIN (699)
STRIKING ATTACK  NO HURRY 6174              17  15  0   98 JUST CHILLIN (699)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 6359           11   4  0   92 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      SCHWARZENEGGER 6265        16   6  0   76 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
WALL OF STEEL    WRATHCHILD 6395            12  11  0   54 ULTRA-VIOLENCE (723)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NO HURRY 6174.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TAX DEDUCTION 6269.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAYBE LATER 6176, 
ZEBROE 6370, SUBOTAI 6387, NO HURRY 6174, BIFF STREICHER 6375, OHIO '04 6428, LAME 
KINK 6464, AVERAGE KINK 6466, NAME DROPPER 6306, and LUCIAS CLAY 6359.

The least popular fighter this week was HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNOWBALL 6477, SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421, KEVIN KENNEDY 6456, 
CLINT EASTWOOD 6286, BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, ARISHTARTE 6257, TAMMY 6407, TONY BLAIR 
6334, ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280, and ZOOIE 6152.

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

ANTHONY SCALIA (22-6103) CONSPIRACY INC. (100)