DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2005    Duedate: 10/15/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-514

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VELOND WOK
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5006) [27-16-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VELOND WOK                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5006) [27-16-0,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THEODORIC                      JOCKO
MADTOWN (358)                  MADTOWN (358)
(25-5081) [10-8-2,92]          (25-5093) [10-5-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      31
2. FUNKY FOLK (469)            14      MADTOWN (358)
3. MADTOWN (358)                8      Unchartered Team
4. THE NATURALS XIII (440)      0
5. THE NATURALS (259)           0      NIGHT SPOTS (359)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MADTOWN (358)             72  52  5 58.1   1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            10  5 0
 2/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          32  29  4 52.5   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    9  6 1
 3/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   165 162  7 50.5   3- 3 THE NATURALS XIII (440)   3  2 0
 4- 5 THE NATURALS XIII (440)   94 102 15 48.0   4/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (469)          3  4 0
 5- 6 THE NATURALS (259)       119 144  8 45.2   5- 4 THE NATURALS (259)        2  3 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.

     Theodoric, I didn't want to do that, particularly.  But who else is there to
fight?

                                      Velond Wok

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LYRATILAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with DAVIA 
HANNAS?  She actually beat MADTOWN's TINKERBELL, and walked away with 19 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at MADTOWN.  TINKERBELL lost 16 points to DAVIA 
HANNAS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe TINKERBELL will provide more easy 
wins...  JOCKO was reminded on the sands why VELOND WOK is Duelmaster.  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, MADTOWN!  The bums at FUNKY FOLK couldn't face the challenges from MADTOWN! 
No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, THEODORIC!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  LYRATILAN 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              27  16  0   115       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK O'SHEA 5028             11   4  1   104       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 THEODORIC 5081               10   8  2    92       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKO 5093                   10   5  1    84       MADTOWN (358)
 BLOODSHED 5092                9   6  0    71       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            15  14  2    61       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ROBIN BANKS 5114              5   1  0    60       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             13  18  0    57       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG HOUSE BOSS 4906           5   2  1    54       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
-ROXXY 4753                    9  10  3    51       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
 GIGLIE 5130                   5   0  0    50       MADTOWN (358)
-THE CURSE 5072                3   1  1    44       THE NATURALS (259)
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138             3   1  0    44       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-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                  
 TINKERBELL 5129               4   1  0    32       MADTOWN (358)
-SLACKER 4884                  5   4  0    30       THE NATURALS (259)
-CRISP 4840                    4   7  0    27       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
 DESMIN ERH 5137               2   2  1    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHE-MAN 4904                  4   3  1    22       THE NATURALS XIII (440)
-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)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jocko -- You're mad, utterly mad, and I will FIX you, see if I don't! -- Quia Salian

Bloodshed -- Is this supposed to come as a shock? -- Beltran Foss

Silly Volunteer!  He never did learn that you do NOT volunteer for things. -- Davia
Hannas

I don't care what anyone says, that Scribe was NOT Trustworthy. -- Desmin Erh

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

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RICK O'SHEA bested THEODORIC in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
VELOND WOK outlasted JOCKO in a popular 7 minute one-sided Title melee.
BELTRAN FOSS was viciously subdued by BLOODSHED in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
ROBIN BANKS savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
TINKERBELL lost to DAVIA HANNAS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
QUIA SALIAN was luckily beaten by GIGLIE in a popular 4 minute mismatched brawl.
DESMIN ERH vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   9 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 514 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 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
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            27  16  0  115 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   RICK O'SHEA 5028           11   4  1  104 FUNKY FOLK (469)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOCKO 5093                 10   5  1   84 MADTOWN (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092              9   6  0   71 MADTOWN (358)
PARRY-STRIKE     BELTRAN FOSS 5038          15  14  2   61 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVIA HANNAS 5138           3   1  0   44 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 JOCKO 5093.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUIA SALIAN 5032, ROBIN 
BANKS 5114, BLOODSHED 5092, RICK O'SHEA 5028, VELOND WOK 5006, THEODORIC 5081, 
TINKERBELL 5129, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, GIGLIE 5130, and DESMIN ERH 5137.

The least popular fighter this week was BELTRAN FOSS 5038.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DESMIN ERH 5137, GIGLIE 5130, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, TINKERBELL 
5129, THEODORIC 5081, VELOND WOK 5006, RICK O'SHEA 5028, BLOODSHED 5092, ROBIN BANKS 
5114, and QUIA SALIAN 5032.