DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2005    Duedate: 07/09/2005

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GO-FER
GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4444) [14-20-2,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GO-FER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            
(26-4444) [14-20-2,93]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOUNCER                        MEAD
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            CRACKED TANKARD (426)
(26-4445) [16-18-1,69]         (26-4103) [9-4-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN CANYON (290)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRACKED TANKARD (426)       31
2. HOME LIFE (453)              0      CRACKED TANKARD (426)
3. WARCKERS (362)               0      Unchartered Team
4. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)        0
5. GOLDEN CANYON (290)        -10      RAPTORS (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     17  11  1 60.7   1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       9  5 0
 2- 2 WARCKERS (362)           566 419 29 57.5   2/ 6 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     3  2 0
 3- 3 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    192 148 23 56.5   3- 3 HOME LIFE (453)           2  1 0
 4- 4 HOME LIFE (453)          159 137 11 53.7   4- 2 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     2  2 1
 5/ 6 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      418 625 16 40.1   5- 4 WARCKERS (362)            1  1 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.

     That Kung-Fu Master is such a joke!  He comes out with NO WEAPONS and expects to
defeat ME?  Ha!  I didn't even need the Dark Root to take care of him.

                                        Go-Fer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CALEAM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week CRACKED TANKARD went 2-0-0 to move up 4 in 
the rankings.  MEAD caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested POPPA LODE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, MEAD put down POPPA LODE, causing him to lose 17 points of 
recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has GO-FER in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CALEAM.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CALEAM.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 GO-FER 4444                  14  20  2    93       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAW BREAKER 4454             14   4  2   104       HOME LIFE (453)
-DE DE MAO 4397               14   5  2   103       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            23   8  0    91       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEAD 4103                     9   4  1    79       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
 POPPA LODE 4392              12  28  0    70       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 BOUNCER 4445                 16  18  1    69       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEW 4104                     5   3  0    62       CRACKED TANKARD (426)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUCKY TUCKY 4460              7   4  0    50       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-BIRTHDAY GIRL 4480            6   6  0    41       HOME LIFE (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD MOON 4507               3   3  0    28       WARCKERS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORBEL 4565                   4   2  0    20       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-SUPER FREAK 4532              1   0  0    17       WARCKERS (362)
-CREAPER 4559                  1   0  1    16       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-MUG 4101                      1   0  0     9       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
-FIRE WATER 4331               0   1  0     7       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
-DUSTY BLADE 4537              0   1  0     7       WARCKERS (362)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

That assassin MAY have been noble, but he was no gentleman!  And if I find out who
set him to assassinate me, Go-Fer, there will be blood spilled.  It is not my habit
to make threats, but this is TOO MUCH. -- Lady Protector Miss Priss

That the hairy little Khalhums Dwarf is listed as a stinking CAT is as offensive as
me being listed as the same.  What the HECK is the Commission using to figure these
things out?  Not a brain, or common sense, or information on the races of Alastari,
that's for sure! -- Poppa Lode, Shewish and proud of it

Mead -- Just a hint: never come out on the sands totally mokus.  It puts you at a
handicap, especially if you're matching with someone like me who works as a bouncer
at the Golden Canyon Saloon. -- Bouncer

Fire Water -- And a fiery little thing you are indeed!  But something of a
contradiction, too.  Still, good luck at the tourney, which I presume is your goal?
-- Korbel

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GO-FER viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
BOUNCER was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute gory veteran's melee.
POPPA LODE lost to MEAD in a 3 minute master's brawl.
STEW overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
KORBEL bested FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute gory duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  13 -  0      32  |

Turn 506 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MEAD 4103                   9   4  1   79 CRACKED TANKARD (426)
LUNGING ATTACK   STEW 4104                   5   3  0   62 CRACKED TANKARD (426)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOUNCER 4445.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MEAD 4103.  The ten other most popular fighters were KORBEL 4565, POPPA LODE 
4392, GO-FER 4444, BOUNCER 4445, STEW 4104,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was STEW 4104.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOUNCER 4445, GO-FER 4444, POPPA LODE 4392, KORBEL 4565, MEAD 4103,  0, 
0,  0,  0, and  0.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GIGGY 728 (57-71-1)                    2  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
JE SUIS BIEN 626 (96-60-1)             2  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
CARTHORIS JEDDAK 2376 (60-42-1)        1  4  0         FIGHTING MEN OF MARS 

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POSITIVE 3633 (105-80-0)               1  3  0         WARCKERS             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GIMETHATSHIELD 1306 (56-46-1)          8  3  0         HEADBANGERS          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HERCULES 3692 (13-11-1)                3  3  0         HISTORY!             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
R'AKA 4084 (10-7-1)                    5  3  0         THE DREADLANDS       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOOMSDAY 4475 (14-3-0)                 6  3  0         HEADBANGERS          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORAAT 4401 (6-2-0)                    6  3  0         RAJHAN'S PRIDE       
WICK 4267 (3-3-0)                      2  3  0         ERRATUM              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAY FLY 4542 (2-2-0)                   3  3  0         HEADBANGERS          
SULIK 665 (0-0-0)                      2  2  0  DEAD   FALLOUT              
BADDA BING 4488 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         PARADISE THEATRE     
BCW 4494 (2-2-1)                       2  3  0  DEAD   ERRATUM              
GYPSY ROSE 4486 (1-1-0)                2  3  0         PARADISE THEATRE     
MOLLY HATCHET 4487 (1-0-0)             1  3  0         PARADISE THEATRE     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CREAPER 4559 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         SHERWOOD FOREST      

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NICKEL 4240 (22-23-0)                  0  3  0         ERRATUM              

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VIC 542 (7-3-0)                        1  3  1         FALLOUT              

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
R TO L 4268 (4-3-0)                    4  3  0         ERRATUM              

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RIKI TIKI TAVI 4489 (2-0-0)            1  3  0         PARADISE THEATRE     

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POP-UP 4502 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         ERRATUM              
CALIGULA 4157 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         EVIL EMPIRE          
TASK 4503 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0  DEAD   ERRATUM