DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLINT EASTWOOD
THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6286) [21-13-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLINT EASTWOOD                 POSITION IS EMPTY
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          
(22-6286) [21-13-0,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUPPLY SIDE                    FROZEN FANNY
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          JUST CHILLIN (699)
(22-6358) [14-15-0,64]         (22-6469) [9-6-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUST CHILLIN (699)          49
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       27      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. CONSPIRACY INC. (100)       16      Unchartered Team
4. WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)   10
5. THE ZOO (205)                9      WHITE KNIGHTS (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLITZKRIEG F2F (719)       3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    10  5 1
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    233 114  6 67.1   2/ 1 JUST CHILLIN (699)        9  6 0
 3- 3*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)   4   2  0 66.7   3/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 0
 4/ 5 JUST CHILLIN (699)       122 102 11 54.5   4/ 3 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     5  7 0
 5/ 4 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    209 179 14 53.9   5/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)  4  2 0
 6/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    414 412 25 50.1   6- 5*BLITZKRIEG F2F (719)      3  1 0
 7- 7*NONSENSICAL (737)          9   9  0 50.0   7/ 8 THE ZOO (205)             2 10 0
 8- 8 KISS ME (726)             17  18  2 48.6   8- 9*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  1  0 0
 9/ 9 WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)  10  11  1 47.6   9-10 OXYMORONS (698)           1  0 0
10/10 THE ZOO (205)            389 539  6 41.9  10- 7 KISS ME (726)             1  0 0
11-11 OXYMORONS (698)            4  14  0 22.2  11-11*NONSENSICAL (737)         0  2 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.

     Now that Kellumbo has graduated another scum, I take my rightful place on the
throne of Solven.  Why is Solven infested with scum, you ask?  My manager has no
idea.  You don't see the veteran managers in the arena, Sentinel and Jorja, running
scum.  Unfortunately, aimed-blow rollups are few and far between so it's an uphill
battle to eradicate the scum here in Solven.  All the gold in the kingdom of Solven
for an aimer rollup.  I hope to be here next turn, but who knows.  Judge says that I
am an average striker that will retire after my last fight in Solven.  Until then, I
say, "Do you feel lucky?  Well, do you, punk?"

                         Your Duelmaster,
                         Clint Eastwood

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SOLVEN.  Too bad, JUST CHILLIN, but 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for CHRISTINE GREGOIRE?  
CONSPIRACY INC.'s proud of her after beating SUPPLY SIDE and getting 18 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  SUPPLY SIDE's match with CHRISTINE GREGOIRE cost him a loss 
of 16 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think CLINT 
EASTWOOD should let ZEBROE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  CONSPIRACY INC. was the most avoided team.  Is a 
209-179-14 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS?  CONSPIRACY INC., an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to 
accept an invitation!  Like, is ZOOIE popular, or what?  He was challenged the most 
in all of SOLVEN!  He's got a 9-32-1, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SOLVEN ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          21  13  0    98       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441      10   5  1    84       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ZEBROE 6370                  10  10  0    72       THE ZOO (205)
 ELEANORTH 6470                8   4  0    71       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BLIZZARD 6504                 7   4  2    70       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARD LUCK WOMAN 6448         10   4  0    66       KISS ME (726)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469             9   6  1    66       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358             14  15  0    64       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 STAEL 6071                    4   1  1    64       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 ZOOIE 6152                    9  32  1    60       THE ZOO (205)
-D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         4   6  0    59       OXYMORONS (698)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMMY 6407                   16   7  0    55       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ARISHTARTE 6257              12  18  1    55       THE ZOO (205)
-KOFI ANNAN 6494               7   3  1    55       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398         11  15  1    50       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-ORON 6070                     2   3  0    49       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
-SHUX 5788                     4   2  0    42       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OH WELL 6518                  5   4  0    41       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-YASYN 6073                    3   3  0    41       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 SNOWBALL 6477                 6   8  1    37       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NONPAREIL 6498                4   5  0    27       NONSENSICAL (737)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREET WALKER 6341            2   0  0    23       BLITZKRIEG F2F (719)
 KURLOUIE 6547                 2   0  0    22       THE ZOO (205)
-NON SEQUITUR 6496             5   4  0    19       NONSENSICAL (737)
-KOJO ANNAN 6493               4   6  0    18       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 SMELLY 6550                   2   0  1    17       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 6421        1   6  1    16       KISS ME (726)
 IQBAL RIZA 6503               3   6  0    15       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-KYRANAS 6069                  0   1  0    15       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 GRANDPA RAT 6549              1   1  0    13       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-FOREVER 6422                  3   2  0    11       KISS ME (726)
-GOMER PYLE 6447               1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG F2F (719)
 JUDGE ADVOCATE 6544           1   3  0     6       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 UP 6545                       1   2  0     5       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-KELLUMBO'S COURAGE 6289       0   1  0     5       OXYMORONS (698)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SLIDERULE 6557         0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   STONE GOLEM 409       517 NONE    
JOHN ROBERTS 6541      0  5 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   MASTER KAYR VAILL 406 517 NONE    
ANNIE OAK LEA 6548     0  1 0 THE ZOO 205           SMELLY 6550           516         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Christine Gregoire -- Good gods, woman!  You certainly conspired to suck up a lot of
skills.  I didn't know I had it in me. -- Zooie

Schwarzenegger -- Go.  Depart.  Begone. -- Zebroe
P.S.  Your teeth are crooked.

Frozen Fanny -- Indeed, it is no laughing matter! -- Arishtarte

Judge Advocate -- Yes, well, what I would advocate is avocado.  With lemon juice, and
just a touch of garlic.  It'll do wonders. -- Kurlouie

Smelly -- Not a doubt of it, and mean besides. -- Ghost of Annie Oak Lea

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

JOHN ROBERTS was butchered by MASTER KAYR VAILL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SLIDERULE was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
ELEANORTH demolished BROOKS AND DUNN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLIZZARD devastated ZOOIE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
STAEL devastated ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
GRANDPA RAT overpowered JUDGE ADVOCATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CLINT EASTWOOD devastated ZEBROE in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
SUPPLY SIDE was handily defeated by CHRISTINE GREGOIRE in a 2 minute uneven melee.
TAMMY was viciously subdued by FROZEN FANNY in a action packed 2 minute fight.
SNOWBALL overpowered IQBAL RIZA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OH WELL handily defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
UP was savagely defeated by SMELLY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute amateur's match.
KURLOUIE luckily beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  28 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  28 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  22 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  20 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 517 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CLINT EASTWOOD 6286        21  13  0   98 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441    10   5  1   84 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELEANORTH 6470              8   4  0   71 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
AIMED BLOW       FROZEN FANNY 6469           9   6  1   66 JUST CHILLIN (699)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TAMMY 6407                 16   7  0   55 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUPPLY SIDE 6358.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FROZEN FANNY 6469.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMELLY 6550, 
SLIDERULE 6557, CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441, ELEANORTH 6470, BLIZZARD 6504, CLINT 
EASTWOOD 6286, SNOWBALL 6477, OH WELL 6518, KURLOUIE 6547, and STAEL 6071.

The least popular fighter this week was UP 6545.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IQBAL RIZA 6503, ZEBROE 6370, JUDGE ADVOCATE 6544, ARISHTARTE 6257, 
ZOOIE 6152, TAMMY 6407, SUPPLY SIDE 6358, GRANDPA RAT 6549, BROOKS AND DUNN 6398, and 
JOHN ROBERTS 6541.