DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/19/2005    Duedate: 10/01/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VELOND WOK
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5006) [26-16-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VELOND WOK                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5006) [26-16-0,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THEODORIC                      THEODORIC
MADTOWN (358)                  MADTOWN (358)
(25-5081) [10-7-2,97]          (25-5081) [10-7-2,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MADTOWN (358)               55
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      21      MADTOWN (358)
3. THE NATURALS XIII (440)      0      Unchartered Team
4. THE NATURALS (259)           0
5. SPONGMONKEYS (467)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        29  19  5 60.4   1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            11  4 0
 2/ 2 MADTOWN (358)             70  49  5 58.8   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 1
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          30  29  4 50.8   3- 3 THE NATURALS XIII (440)   3  2 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   162 160  7 50.3   4- 5 THE NATURALS (259)        2  3 0
 5- 5 THE NATURALS XIII (440)   94 102 15 48.0   5- 4 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        1  0 0
 6- 6 THE NATURALS (259)       119 144  8 45.2   6- 6 FUNKY FOLK (469)          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.

     Rick, old boy, you need to stick to the taxi business.  I hear the tips are
good, and people don't try to kill you.

                                      Velond Wok

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LYRATILAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  BLOODSHED caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BELTRAN FOSS and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BLOODSHED put down 
BELTRAN FOSS, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
THEODORIC made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
VELOND WOK.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LYRATILAN.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in LYRATILAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              26  16  0   112       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THEODORIC 5081               10   7  2    97       MADTOWN (358)
-RICK O'SHEA 5028             10   4  1    94       FUNKY FOLK (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKO 5093                   10   4  1    77       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODSHED 5092                8   6  0    66       MADTOWN (358)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            15  13  2    60       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-BIG JOY 5123                  4   2  0    58       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             13  17  0    56       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-ROBIN BANKS 5114              4   1  0    56       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-BIG HOUSE BOSS 4906           5   2  1    54       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
-ROXXY 4753                    9  10  3    51       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
 TINKERBELL 5129               4   0  0    48       MADTOWN (358)
-THE CURSE 5072                3   1  1    44       THE NATURALS (259)
-NAUGHTY ONE 4964              3   0  0    41       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
-ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817          5  10  0    38       THE NATURALS (259)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                   4   0  0    33       MADTOWN (358)
-SLACKER 4884                  5   4  0    30       THE NATURALS (259)
-CRISP 4840                    4   7  0    27       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138             2   1  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHE-MAN 4904                  4   3  1    22       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
 DESMIN ERH 5137               1   2  1    18       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-ALFIE DERZANE 5103            1   1  1    15       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-LITE SLEEPER 4965             2   2  0    12       THE NATURALS (259)
-BIG UGLY 5109                 1   1  0     4       THE NATURALS (259)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5122            0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIB 341  0  1 0   1                   DESMIN ERH 5137       513 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Theodoric -- Oh, good, you won.  Now tackle Velond again. -- Beltran Foss

Slacker -- Ha!  That'll teach you not to slack in the arena! -- Quia Salian

Slacker -- Was she really seeking the death blow?  If so, I will have to take steps
to make SURE she isn't using the Dark Root.  She SAYS not, but can I trust her word?
-- Beltran Foss, team captain

Crisp -- And crunchy, too.  Ouch. -- Desmin Erh
P.S.  You lefties are so SINISTER.

Big Ugly -- Wow, you're well-named!  Um, that's why I was trying to bury you in the
sand.  Yeah, that's it.  Nothing personal, just trying to beautify the environment.
-- Davia Hannas

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

VELOND WOK unbelievably bested THEODORIC in a 4 minute mismatched Title fight.
JOCKO handily defeated QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BELTRAN FOSS was vanquished by BLOODSHED in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GIGLIE outlasted FRATSFAN NOBLE in a monotonous 7 minute fight.
TINKERBELL devastated RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DAVIA HANNAS overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DESMIN ERH viciously butchered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   8 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  19 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 513 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            26  16  0  112 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   THEODORIC 5081             10   7  2   97 MADTOWN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOCKO 5093                 10   4  1   77 MADTOWN (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092              8   6  0   66 MADTOWN (358)
PARRY-STRIKE     BELTRAN FOSS 5038          15  13  2   60 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THEODORIC 5081.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THEODORIC 5081.  The ten other most popular fighters were VELOND WOK 5006, DESMIN 
ERH 5137, JOCKO 5093, BLOODSHED 5092, TINKERBELL 5129, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, QUIA SALIAN 
5032, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, GIGLIE 5130, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GIGLIE 5130.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BELTRAN FOSS 5038, QUIA SALIAN 5032, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, TINKERBELL 
5129, BLOODSHED 5092, JOCKO 5093, DESMIN ERH 5137, VELOND WOK 5006, THEODORIC 5081, 
and  0.