DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/23/2006    Duedate: 12/06/2006

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIRALEA FLETE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4697) [14-10-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIRALEA FLETE                  A. MONK, P.I.
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            071406C (484)
(24-4697) [14-10-0,96]         (24-4732) [7-1-0,82]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERI LARK                      MONTY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            RESCUE RANGERS (342)
(24-4694) [8-17-0,61]          (24-3455) [6-2-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         48
2. RESCUE RANGERS (342)        15      RESCUE RANGERS (342)
3. 071406C (484)              -15      Unchartered Team

                                       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)              7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      12  3 2
 2/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (342)      15   9  0 62.5   2/ 2*071406C (484)             2  1 0
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      563 549 16 50.6   3/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (342)      1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZORPUNT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, MONTY fought KHALHUMS DWARF and gained 15 points and 
contributed to RESCUE RANGERS' 1-1-0.  We should ask TIRALEA FLETE about the thrill 
of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one 
to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the MONEY PIT stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on ZORPUNT, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding MONEY PIT 
more than any other team we find 071406C.  ZORPUNT, are we going to accept, or 
respect this sort of thing?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ZORPUNT has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     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           14  10  0    96       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTY 3455                    6   2  0    87       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 A. MONK, P.I. 4732            7   1  0    82       071406C (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERI LARK 4694                8  17  0    61       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALE 3458                     7   5  0    40       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 LOREN POOLE 4726              8   2  0    39       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVIS T FLETE 4728           6   3  2    28       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZIPPER 3459                   2   1  0    17       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 MIRESSEA POOLE 4744           2   0  1    12       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 393    0  1 0   1                   TRAVIS T FLETE 4728   544 NONE    
CONVICTED THIEF 393    0  1 0   1                   MIRESSEA POOLE 4744   544 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A. Monk, P.I. -- And you, also, are a fool, or very nearly.  Well, no, I take that
back.  You didn't come SEEKING the title.  But you've got it, and the writing of "a
few words to the public" is YOUR responsibility now, not mine.  Thank the gods! --
Tiralea Flete

A Captured Orc?  What do I want with an orc?  Why should I have gone out and
captured--?  Oh, somebody else caught him and just GAVE him to me?  How INCREDIBLY
generous and THOUGHTFUL that was of "somebody."  Probably the arenamaster, that
stuck-up old poop.  He's made at me because I won't go out with him.  As if!  He's
got some very strange habits. -- Teri Lark

I always wanted a Fratsfa Slave, but this one turns out to be Aruaki after all.
Boring!  I see Aruaki every day. -- Travis T Flete
P.S.  Besides, this guy is MEAN.

I don't think the so-called Osksi Noble is really from Osksi, do you?  He doesn't
look the least bit Delarquan, and unlike Travis's Fratsfa Slave, he is NOT mean.  And
Delarquans are always mean. -- Loren Poole

Listen, I'm new here, okay?  I haven't even been hanging out around the arena, I'm
not an "arena groupie."  So I don't get this "Convicted Thief."  Who?  What?  Why?
Since when? -- Miressea Poole

Ed. -- And a good psychiatrist could make them REALLY incorrigible but also show
them how to cover it up, yes? -- Loren Poole the Cynical

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

14 November 2006
                                      A Tale of
                        Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution
                                     as told by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

     SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the
lingering wisps of memory from days gone by.
     From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and
flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources
of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation.
     Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness
embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the
influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time
and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence
experience.
     The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that
spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had
metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and
paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet
posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times.
     Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings
possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities
presently past and future.
     Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the
corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the
sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93.
     The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi
faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever
instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch
that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory
and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the
virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered
their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the
sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant
gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior
and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy.
     Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the
reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of
gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and
gallantry before.
     Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers
numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing
the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of
visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike.
     History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded
to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new
arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants
pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades
and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes.
     Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the
gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly
divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens
determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and
olden legends of times lost.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located
SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy,
yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena!
     "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he
sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is
nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the
arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded
mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch
Light!"
     Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already
deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High
Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and
depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81.
     Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable
candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind.
     From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by
BLOODFEUDS and REPLACEMENT WARRIORS aplenty!
     Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising
stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn.
     Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the
hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand.  Future events would lend
themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was
now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for
processing.
     Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the
worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New
Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM
28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!]
     Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the
sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for
fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena.
     After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then
another group of hopefuls.  After lengthy debate a third was cast aside.  Deciding
between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected
candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could
live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered
out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial
Commission.
     The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other
managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney-
worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney
experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such
matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and
now it was time to begin their training.  The paperwork had been dispatched for
registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which
preparation was paramount!
     Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being
offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney
Arena.
     Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial
community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to
escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red!
     Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No-
Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously
increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up
stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly
Expected!]
     Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could
for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his
mind!
     When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each
Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in
the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night.
     These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had
they fallen into the possession of most other managers!
     Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than
being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney
Arena!]
     Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than
for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!]
     Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace!
         [TIME JUMP]
     Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting!
     Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered
such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81
[recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli
Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon
graduation!]
     The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS
stable managed by Sweety Pie.  Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was
seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena!
     Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and
KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and
longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus]
had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE.
     Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No-
Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission.
Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it
the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute
Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari!
     Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION.
     Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF
BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm.
     Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf.
     Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with
GRIFFONRAWL MMA.
     Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a
penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!]
     Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to
registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!]
     Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a
stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in
thought!]
     Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and
Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to
officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena.
     COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending
stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as
to their intentions.
     Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New
Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was
anybody's guess at the present time!]
     Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and
alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating
with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena
was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None!
     HAMMER WAS UNDERSTANDABLY ENTHUSED BEYOND MEASURE BECAUSE the No-Tourney Arena
had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors
rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by!
       JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans
join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between
some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!]
                 "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper"
                                               Hammer
                                          Minister of War

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A. MONK, P.I. was bested by TIRALEA FLETE in a 1 minute Title fight.
MONTY viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute veteran's duel.
TERI LARK savagely defeated DALE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel.
LOREN POOLE defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
TRAVIS T FLETE murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 3 minute mismatched competition.
MIRESSEA POOLE slew CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute novice's struggle.

                                    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  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  19 -  3      53  |
|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 544 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIRALEA FLETE 4697         14  10  0   96 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
AIMED BLOW       A. MONK, P.I. 4732          7   1  0   82 071406C (484)
TOTAL PARRY      DALE 3458                   7   5  0   40 RESCUE RANGERS (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TERI LARK 4694.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MONTY 3455.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERI LARK 4694, TIRALEA 
FLETE 4697, LOREN POOLE 4726, A. MONK, P.I. 4732, DALE 3458, MIRESSEA POOLE 4744, 
TRAVIS T FLETE 4728,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TRAVIS T FLETE 4728.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MIRESSEA POOLE 4744, DALE 3458, A. MONK, P.I. 4732, LOREN POOLE 
4726, TIRALEA FLETE 4697, TERI LARK 4694, MONTY 3455,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TIRALEA FLETE (24-4697) KRILL CAVALRY (403)