DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2005    Duedate: 10/18/2005

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-518

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLINT EASTWOOD
THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6286) [22-13-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLINT EASTWOOD                 POSITION IS EMPTY
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          
(22-6286) [22-13-0,104]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BROOKS AND DUNN                D.O.A. DOMINANCE
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          OXYMORONS (698)
(22-6398) [12-15-1,60]         (22-6162) [5-6-0,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JUST CHILLIN (699)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       33
2. THE ZOO (205)               21      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. OXYMORONS (698)             12      Unchartered Team
4. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)        3
5. WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)    0      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 JUST CHILLIN (699)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    235 116  6 67.0   2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     8  6 1
 3- 3*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)   4   2  0 66.7   3/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  9 0
 4- 5 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    209 179 14 53.9   4/ 7 THE ZOO (205)             5  8 0
 5/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)       123 106 11 53.7   5- 5 WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)  3  0 0
 6/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    417 414 25 50.2   6- 4 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     2  5 0
 7- 9 WAY OF THE SWORD C (688)  10  11  1 47.6   7- 8*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  1  0 0
 8/10 THE ZOO (205)            392 540  6 42.1   8/ 9 OXYMORONS (698)           1  0 0
 9/11 OXYMORONS (698)            5  14  0 26.3   9- 6*BLITZKRIEG F2F (719)      1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 261): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): FRANK ZAPPA of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): ANDILLIA of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): TYPHOON XXII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 261): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): none
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 260): JAGUARMAN of PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          KAMI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 505): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage?, mgr.)
                         FREEDA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 468): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Another cycle in Solven, another downchallenge by Kellumbo.  It is sickening.  I
am hoping that the Rollup Gods will bless my manager soon so that we can eradicate
this curse.  Zebroe, you obviously did not feel lucky last turn, 'cause I am still
here.  Who wants some now?  No avoids--bring it on.  See you next cycle.

                                                             Your Duelmaster,
                                                                      Clint Eastwood

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SOLVEN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to KELLUMBO'S KIDS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
JUST CHILLIN stable.  Coming up with a solid 3-1-0 outing, THE ZOO has advanced 3 
places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for SUPPLY SIDE, who flew up 15 
points in the rankings after mashing BLIZZARD like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was BLIZZARD, who dropped 13 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with SUPPLY SIDE.  Going for the gusto 
and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was KELLUMBO'S KIDS' ELEANORTH, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by CLINT EASTWOOD.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid THE REPUBLICANS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does SOLVEN really have that 
many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch KELLUMBO'S KIDS' act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE REPUBLICANS.  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of ZEBROE, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SNOWBALL went after 
ARISHTARTE, who was higher by 18 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SNOWBALL was 
overcame by ARISHTARTE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the SOLVEN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  
Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286          22  13  0   104       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISTINE GREGOIRE 6441      10   5  1    84       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 ZEBROE 6370                  11  10  0    82       THE ZOO (205)
 SUPPLY SIDE 6358             15  15  0    79       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         5   6  0    71       OXYMORONS (698)
 ELEANORTH 6470                8   5  0    70       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAEL 6071                    4   1  1    64       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 ARISHTARTE 6257              13  18  1    61       THE ZOO (205)
 ZOOIE 6152                    9  33  1    61       THE ZOO (205)
 BROOKS AND DUNN 6398         12  15  1    60       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TAMMY 6407                   17   7  0    59       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469             9   7  1    58       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 BLIZZARD 6504                 7   5  2    57       JUST CHILLIN (699)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOFI ANNAN 6494               7   3  1    55       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-ORON 6070                     2   3  0    49       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
-SHUX 5788                     4   2  0    42       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
-YASYN 6073                    3   3  0    41       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OH WELL 6518                  5   5  0    33       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 SNOWBALL 6477                 6   9  1    32       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURLOUIE 6547                 3   0  0    26       THE ZOO (205)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREET WALKER 6341            2   0  0    23       BLITZKRIEG F2F (719)
 SMELLY 6550                   3   0  1    19       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-KOJO ANNAN 6493               4   6  0    18       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-IQBAL RIZA 6503               3   6  0    15       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-KYRANAS 6069                  0   1  0    15       WAY OF THE SWORD C5 (688)
 UP 6545                       2   2  0    11       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 GRANDPA RAT 6549              1   2  0    11       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-GOMER PYLE 6447               1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG F2F (719)
 JUDGE ADVOCATE 6544           1   4  0     7       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-KELLUMBO'S COURAGE 6289       0   1  0     5       OXYMORONS (698)
 JOHN ROBERTS 6559             0   1  0     1       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANNIE OAK LEA 6548     0  1 0 THE ZOO 205           SMELLY 6550           516         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Judge -- Every TP is not a scum.  Part of the reason you are at best a .500 manager
is because you see many things in only one way.  I would advise you keep your hole
shut, and hope I do not decide to get interested in making your time in the arena
difficult again.  Climb back under your rock, and watch what you say; all it does is
show off what you don't know. -- Detective Kellumbo

Blizzard -- I hope you're not a seasonal portent.  The prospect of that much snow and
cold does not appeal. -- Zooie

Stael -- (heavy sigh)  I keep hoping to meet a TALL man. -- Arishtarte

Clint Eastwood -- Write a column, okay? -- Zebroe
P.S.  Or make a movie.

NO scribe is trustworthy!  Trust me on this. -- Kurlouie

     Are YOU trustworthy? -- Ed.

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

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D.O.A. DOMINANCE devastated ZOOIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FROZEN FANNY was handily defeated by ZEBROE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
OH WELL was vanquished by BROOKS AND DUNN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SNOWBALL was demolished by ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GRANDPA RAT lost to KURLOUIE in a 2 minute brutal amateur's Challenge fight.
CLINT EASTWOOD devastated ELEANORTH in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
BLIZZARD was handily defeated by SUPPLY SIDE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TAMMY unbelievably bested CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 4 minute duel.
JUDGE ADVOCATE was defeated by UP in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
SMELLY defeated JOHN ROBERTS in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  18 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  26 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  27 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  18 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 518 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CLINT EASTWOOD 6286        22  13  0  104 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZEBROE 6370                11  10  0   82 THE ZOO (205)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELEANORTH 6470              8   5  0   70 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
TOTAL PARRY      TAMMY 6407                 17   7  0   59 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
AIMED BLOW       FROZEN FANNY 6469           9   7  1   58 JUST CHILLIN (699)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is BROOKS AND DUNN 6398.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROOKS AND 
DUNN 6398, KURLOUIE 6547, JUDGE ADVOCATE 6544, ARISHTARTE 6257, CLINT EASTWOOD 6286, 
SMELLY 6550, ZEBROE 6370, GRANDPA RAT 6549, SUPPLY SIDE 6358, and TAMMY 6407.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHN ROBERTS 6559.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLIZZARD 6504, ELEANORTH 6470, SNOWBALL 6477, OH WELL 6518, 
FROZEN FANNY 6469, ZOOIE 6152, UP 6545, TAMMY 6407, SUPPLY SIDE 6358, and GRANDPA RAT 
6549.