DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/26/2006    Duedate: 11/08/2006

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIRALEA FLETE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4697) [13-9-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIRALEA FLETE                  A. MONK, P.I.
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            071406C (484)
(24-4697) [13-9-0,116]         (24-4732) [6-0-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIRALEA FLETE                  TERI LARK
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4697) [13-9-0,116]         (24-4694) [6-17-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         21
2. 071406C (484)                5      KRILL CAVALRY (403)
3. LOOK OUT!! (460)             0      Unchartered Team
4. MONEY PIT (475)              0
                                       071406C (484)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*071406C (484)              6   0  0  100   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      12  3 0
 2- 2*LOOK OUT!! (460)          19   8  1 70.4   2/ 4*071406C (484)             3  0 0
 3- 3 MONEY PIT (475)           70  45  2 60.9   3- 2*LOOK OUT!! (460)          3  0 0
 4/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      555 547 14 50.4   4- 3 MONEY PIT (475)           3  7 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.

     Well, I met up with the Ultimate Sin, and I think it might have been "losing the
title when you should not have done so."  At any event, I was able to resist that
luscious temptation, and here I am.
     AND five skills, for which many thanks.

                                   Tiralea Flete

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ZORPUNT this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, TERI LARK fought THE USEROUS 
MERCHANT and gained 12 points and contributed to KRILL CAVALRY's 4-1-0.  LOREN POOLE 
has lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD, falling 7 points, while helping make KRILL CAVALRY a 
4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TIRALEA FLETE 
remains ZORPUNT's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  
I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the MONEY PIT 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZORPUNT, what are you afraid of? 
And guess who avoided MONEY PIT stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 071406C.  
Anyone surprised?   
     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.  Always good to rest in ZORPUNT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ZORPUNT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRALEA FLETE 4697           13   9  0   116       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTIMATE SIN 4659            21  10  0    93       MONEY PIT (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A. MONK, P.I. 4732            6   0  0    69       071406C (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRMEAN 4710                  11   7  2    66       MONEY PIT (475)
-POOP SLINGER 4478             5   3  0    66       LOOK OUT!! (460)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OOZING SORE 4482              6   1  1    52       LOOK OUT!! (460)
-DO HICKEY 4709               10   7  0    45       MONEY PIT (475)
 TERI LARK 4694                6  17  0    45       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-ABSORB ALL 4711              11   6  0    43       MONEY PIT (475)
-EX-GIRLFRIEND 4618            4   0  0    39       LOOK OUT!! (460)
 TRAVIS T FLETE 4728           5   2  1    35       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERPES 4479                   3   1  0    24       LOOK OUT!! (460)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOREN POOLE 4726              6   2  0    21       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-HOLY MOLY 4727                1   5  0    10       MONEY PIT (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Irmean -- You aren't, really.  Of course, nobody would seem mean to me today, so I
may not be a good judge.  But then again, who better?  I have met you on the sands,
and you weren't mean at all. -- Mikela Poole

Holy Moly -- As a garlic lover, I found you not at all off-putting.  Thank you.  I
really needed the win. -- Teri Lark

P.S.  Who knows, I may be about to turn my record around.  Er, to start turning it
around, a process that will take MONTHS of unremitting effort, and I don't really do
"unremitting."

The Osksi Noble has a yellow belly.  I know because I cut it open to see.  Canary
yellow. -- Loren Poole

The Embezzling Scribe kept trying to TALK, and everyone knows you can't talk and
fight well at the same time.  For sure, he couldn't. -- Travis T Flete
P.S.  I dunno what he was trying to talk ABOUT, something to do with pension plans.

Ed. -- Perhaps.  I did notice that on his way out of the Infirmary after our fight,
the Convicted Thief picked the pocket of one of the orderlies.  Perhaps he's
incorrigible. -- Loren Poole

     Or a kleptomaniac. -- Ed.

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIRALEA FLETE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MIKELA POOLE viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute battle.
A. MONK, P.I. overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
TRAVIS T FLETE defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a monotonous 6 minute fight.
TERI LARK bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute brawl.
LOREN POOLE was vanquished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIRALEA FLETE 4697         13   9  0  116 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
AIMED BLOW       A. MONK, P.I. 4732          6   0  0   69 071406C (484)
TOTAL PARRY      TRAVIS T FLETE 4728         5   2  1   35 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIRALEA FLETE 4697.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TERI LARK 4694.  The ten other most popular fighters were A. MONK, P.I. 
4732, TIRALEA FLETE 4697, LOREN POOLE 4726, TRAVIS T FLETE 4728,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TRAVIS T FLETE 4728.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOREN POOLE 4726, TIRALEA FLETE 4697, A. MONK, P.I. 4732, TERI 
LARK 4694,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

MIKELA POOLE (24-4695) KRILL CAVALRY (403)