DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/21/2005    Duedate: 04/02/2005

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PINK
SEEING RED (437)
(26-4180) [17-7-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PINK                           POSITION IS EMPTY
SEEING RED (437)               
(26-4180) [17-7-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACKADDER                     LIONFISH
VENOM (176)                    VENOM (176)
(26-4168) [24-11-1,101]        (26-4509) [9-4-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VENOM (176)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VENOM (176)                 19
2. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         17      SEEING RED (437)
3. IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)      7      Unchartered Team
4. SEEING RED (437)             4
5. HEADBANGERS (87)             0      RAPTORS (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PARADISE THEATRE (457)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 VENOM (176)              10  5 0
 2/ 2 SEEING RED (437)          53  16  0 76.8   2/ 3 SEEING RED (437)          5  1 0
 3- 3 HEADBANGERS (87)         439 318 25 58.0   3/ 2 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   4  1 1
 4- 4 WARCKERS (362)           565 418 29 57.5   4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       4 11 0
 5- 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    189 144 22 56.8   5/ 6 ERRATUM (440)             2  1 1
 6/ 7 VENOM (176)              541 473 28 53.4   6- 7 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     2  2 0
 7/ 8 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   24  26  2 48.0   7- 8*PARADISE THEATRE (457)    1  1 0
 8/ 9 ERRATUM (440)             36  43  3 45.6   8-10 WARCKERS (362)            1  2 0
 9/10 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      403 616 16 39.5   9- 5 HEADBANGERS (87)          1  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in CALEAM!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but HEADBANGERS really goofed with their 0-0-0.  MVP award for 
KORBEL?  GOLDEN CANYON's proud of him after beating GANGRENE and getting 14 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  GANGRENE got smashed by KORBEL, and lost 9 points!  
What a putz!  SAILOR VENUS fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and 
loses the title.  No one said she was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome PINK.  Aren't SEEING RED proud.  
(Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said CALEAM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of GOLDEN CANYON must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are VENOM?  GOLDEN CANYON, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't 
get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is MISS PRISS popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of CALEAM!  She's got a 16-24-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINK 4180                    17   7  0   104       SEEING RED (437)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            23   6  0   126       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-DOOMSDAY 4475                14   3  0   108       HEADBANGERS (87)
 BLACKADDER 4168              24  11  1   101       VENOM (176)
-SON OF A GUN 4382             9   2  1   100       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DE DE MAO 4397               12   5  2    90       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-HAMMERFALL 4474              11   8  0    89       HEADBANGERS (87)
 LIONFISH 4509                 9   4  0    88       VENOM (176)
 TWISTED SISTER 4390           8   3  0    76       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 MISS PRISS 4371              16  24  0    72       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MASSASAUGUS 4517              7   3  0    67       VENOM (176)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GO-FER 4444                  10  19  2    66       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              7   2  0    66       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 BOUNCER 4445                 14  15  1    58       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POPPA LODE 4392               9  26  0    53       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELSIN 4560                   2   1  0    31       VENOM (176)
-SIGMA 4553                    2   0  0    27       HEADBANGERS (87)
-MAY FLY 4542                  2   2  0    26       HEADBANGERS (87)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD MOON 4507               2   3  0    22       WARCKERS (362)
-R TO L 4268                   4   3  0    21       ERRATUM (440)
-WICK 4267                     3   3  0    20       ERRATUM (440)
-SUPER FREAK 4532              1   0  0    17       WARCKERS (362)
-MOLLY HATCHET 4487            1   0  0    16       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
-RIKI TIKI TAVI 4489           2   0  0    14       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
 KORBEL 4565                   1   0  0    14       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 BCW 4494                      2   2  1     9       ERRATUM (440)
-GYPSY ROSE 4486               1   1  0     8       PARADISE THEATRE (457)
-DUSTY BLADE 4537              0   1  0     7       WARCKERS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGRENE 4562                 1   1  0     4       VENOM (176)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KORIBUS 4227          14 51 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     SON OF A GUN 4382     499         
KORIBAN 4563           0  1 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     BCW 4494              500         
CANE TOAD 4512         6  3 3 VENOM 176             GO-FER 4444           498 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Well, folks, I'm gone.  I'd like to deride De De Mao for the one smear upon my 
record.  May you get some very uncomfortable and embarassing boils. -- Ruby

All -- Ruby has currently the best record I've ever had on a warrior to Advance.  
Parry-riposte is definitely my favorite style and her numbes were great, but she was 
only barely blessed.  Her ultimate fate is undecided now. -- Lord Fang

Go-Fer -- Well you lived through it, so the Bloodfeud is done. -- Lionfish

Twisted Sister -- Straightened you out, eh? -- Blackadder

Poppa Lode -- Thanks for the learns!  Taking Koribus' professorial position? -- 
Massasaugus

Lionfish -- I hate it when you say I'm a fine-tasting opponent.  It gives me a cold 
grue, you know? -- Go-Fer

Son of a Gun -- Your mother must be ashamed of you, where are your manners? -- Miss 
Priss

Massasaugus -- With a mouthful of a name like that, you don't need skills, boy.  You 
can walk away with the victory while your opponent is figuring out how to say your 
name. -- Poppa Lode

Yucky Tucky -- Bah, humbug.  Or something along those lines. -- Bouncer

Bcw -- That replacement is no loss, but try not to kill the next one, okay? -- Leeta

Nobody talking but me?  What happened to the Caleam Boosters? -- Leeta

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWISTED SISTER bested MISS PRISS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
RUBY devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PINK overcame VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's Title match.
BLACKADDER vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
LIONFISH defeated GO-FER in a 2 minute fight.
BOUNCER was demolished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MASSASAUGUS vanquished POPPA LODE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BCW was overpowered by TELSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GANGRENE was defeated by KORBEL in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  2      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  23 -  0      21  |

Turn 501 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-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      PINK 4180                  17   7  0  104 SEEING RED (437)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKADDER 4168            24  11  1  101 VENOM (176)
AIMED BLOW       LIONFISH 4509               9   4  0   88 VENOM (176)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TWISTED SISTER 4390         8   3  0   76 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
BASHING ATTACK   MASSASAUGUS 4517            7   3  0   67 VENOM (176)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACKADDER 4168.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LIONFISH 4509.  The ten other most popular fighters were TWISTED SISTER 4390, 
PINK 4180, BLACKADDER 4168, KORBEL 4565, MISS PRISS 4371, GO-FER 4444, MASSASAUGUS 
4517, TELSIN 4560, GANGRENE 4562, and BOUNCER 4445.

The least popular fighter this week was BCW 4494.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were POPPA LODE 4392, BOUNCER 4445, GANGRENE 4562, TELSIN 4560, MASSASAUGUS 
4517, GO-FER 4444, MISS PRISS 4371, KORBEL 4565, BLACKADDER 4168, and PINK 4180.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PINK (26-4180) SEEING RED (437)

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

RUBY (26-4176) SEEING RED (437)