DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2005    Duedate: 04/05/2005

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BERTHA
THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4469) [15-0-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BERTHA                         ENCHANTED
THE WARLOCKS (430)             CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
(30-4469) [15-0-0,121]         (30-4517) [3-1-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MESSENGER BIRD                 FREEDA
GAMEHENDGE (299)               RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4414) [14-11-1,89]         (30-4485) [8-10-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMEHENDGE (299)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMEHENDGE (299)            63
2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  42      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          16      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)          12
5. CRYSTAL PALACE (435)        11      CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)        57  18  5 76.0   1/ 2 GAMEHENDGE (299)         11  2 0
 2/ 2*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)       6   2  0 75.0   2/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       10  5 1
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  65  39  2 62.5   3/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)        7  8 1
 4/ 4 LENPROS (145)            803 538 24 59.9   4/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  6  5 0
 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          84  68  6 55.3   5/ 6*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      4  2 0
 6- 6 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        35  34  3 50.7   6/ 3 LENPROS (145)             4  7 1
 7- 7*RANDOM (391)               6   6  0 50.0   7- 7 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        3  2 0
 8- 8*LOW BLOW (436)             1   1  0 50.0   8- 9*RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   1  1 0
 9- 9*RESCUE RANGERS II (385)    1   1  0 50.0   9-10*LOW BLOW (436)            1  1 0
10/10 RED DOG GANG (356)       377 504  7 42.8  10- 8*RANDOM (391)              1  3 0
11-11*INHUMANS III (437)         0   2  0  0.0  11-11*INHUMANS III (437)        0  2 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 and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE WARLOCKS was unseated 
this week as GAMEHENDGE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 5-0-0 
record for the round.  My praise to GAMEHENDGE for their 5-0-0 week this time out.  
Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  TELA caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GISSANNIAH and was 
awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, TELA put 
down GISSANNIAH, causing her to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Due to 
his absence and inability to defend the throne, THE ROCK has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail BERTHA, 
Duelmaster of IAYE!  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 IAYE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in IAYE these 
days is RED DOG GANG.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of CRYSTAL 
PALACE last week.  Busy avoiding RED DOG GANG?  Loose talk at the arena has reached 
my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after DARK STAR.  
Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one 
more round of duels THE A'S -- LOSERS II's Bloodfeud against ADMIRAL ISO will have 
expired.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in IAYE as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as 
ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 4469                  15   0  0   121       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE ROCK 4314                10   1  1   121       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 DARK STAR 4468               13   2  1   109       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 TELA 2973                    18  16  0    99       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-SENATOR SEDALIA 4245         13   6  0    92       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414          14  11  1    89       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 ADMIRAL ISO 4202             13   7  2    86       LENPROS (145)
 SIERRA 4477                  12   4  1    78       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 GISSANNIAH 4486              10   8  0    78       RED DOG GANG (356)
 FREEDA 4485                   8  10  0    74       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 H. HATRACK 4481              10   4  2    66       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 CRAZY FINGERS 4480            9   5  1    65       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 THE RIVER 4460               13   2  0    62       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 THE WIND 4461                10   5  1    60       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 WALT WEISS 4482              10   4  0    58       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247          10   5  0    58       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEINBACH 4473                7  10  0    55       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-STINGER 4098                  4   4  0    53       RANDOM (391)
-OUTBACK JACK 672              8   7  2    45       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 CANDYMAN 4467                10   5  1    42       THE WARLOCKS (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROWDY RODDY 621               7   8  0    38       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STONE COLD 4315               1   0  0    33       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
-COCO B. WARE 685              8   6  0    30       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 PERROJO 4510                  4   6  1    29       RED DOG GANG (356)
 RISHTEKE 4511                 5   5  0    27       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOPT 4103                     2   0  0    22       RANDOM (391)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540           1   0  0    20       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-STENCH 4524                   1   0  0    20       LOW BLOW (436)
 ENCHANTED 4517                3   1  0    18       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 UNSCATHED 4516                3   1  0    14       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-MONTY 4037                    1   0  0    13       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 THE CLEAR 4539                1   0  0    13       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 2   6  0    12       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PASTOR PENTANE 4519           1   2  1     6       LENPROS (145)
-QUAGMIRE 4522                 0   1  0     1       LOW BLOW (436)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFAN NOBLE 362     0  1 0   1                   PERROJO 4510          493 NONE    
ROIDS #1 4541          0  1 0 THE A'S -- LOSERS 431 BANDIT PRINCE 384     493 NONE    
LARUSSA 4508           7  1 1 THE A'S -- LOSERS 431 ADMIRAL ISO 4202      490         
ZIPPER 4034            0  1 0 RESCUE RANGERS II 385 PASTOR PENTANE 4519   491         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Rock -- I can smell what you're cookin', pal, and I need a fumigation! -- Admiral 
Iso

Crazy Fingers -- Close, but no banana.  Now you quit that silly single finger 
extension symbolism.  Really! -- Dr. Rosenzweig

Tela -- It took me a while to warm up before I began swinging for the fences.  No 
filibuster here! -- Senator Sedalia

Stone Cold -- It looks like you and The Rock put it to my Lenpros.  Salute! -- Lenpro

Wrestlemaniacs -- Some years ago, one of the premier managers of Iaye was Rowdy 
Roddy.  Did you know that? -- Lenpro

Unscathed -- Well, I'm glad you didn't shatter completely.  What is it with you huge 
glass golems that makes you so tough, anyway? -- Rishteke

Sierra -- Still cold?  It will pass. -- Gissanniah

Outback Jack -- My, my, such a gentleman you were!  Well done. -- Freeda
P.S.  I especially liked the grimaces.

The Wind -- Is there some clerk in the handicapper's office that we need to pay off 
so as not to have the SAME matchups every time?  This is tedious. -- Perrojo

Coco B. Ware -- I thought you'd be a woman. -- Bigfoots

Lenpro -- Well, it looks like any conversation we have here will be your team and 
mine.  Just like the old days.... -- Leeta, Red Dog Gang

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

ROIDS #1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ADMIRAL ISO was devastated by DARK STAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PASTOR PENTANE was overcome by ENCHANTED in a 4 minute novice's Challenge match.
UNSCATHED unbelievably bested BIGFOOTS in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
BERTHA overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
GISSANNIAH was devastated by TELA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DR. ROSENZWEIG was viciously subdued by FREEDA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
MESSENGER BIRD overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
H. HATRACK was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory duel.
CRAZY FINGERS viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
SIERRA savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute gory melee.
WALT WEISS was subdued by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 4 minute bloody match.
THE RIVER handily defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a tiresome 8 minute one-sided contest.
THE WIND devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CANDYMAN was overcome by VISITING ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. novice upset fight.
STEINBACH vanquished THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
PERROJO butchered FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RISHTEKE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WROTE THE BOOK overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE CLEAR overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -   5 -  0      76  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   6 -  1      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   6 -  2      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  3      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  17 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 493 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BERTHA 4469                15   0  0  121 THE WARLOCKS (430)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK STAR 4468             13   2  1  109 THE WARLOCKS (430)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TELA 2973                  18  16  0   99 GAMEHENDGE (299)
STRIKING ATTACK  MESSENGER BIRD 4414        14  11  1   89 GAMEHENDGE (299)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIERRA 4477                12   4  1   78 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
WALL OF STEEL    GISSANNIAH 4486            10   8  0   78 RED DOG GANG (356)
TOTAL PARRY      THE RIVER 4460             13   2  0   62 GAMEHENDGE (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FREEDA 4485.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAZY FINGERS 4480, 
PASTOR PENTANE 4519, H. HATRACK 4481, SIERRA 4477, WALT WEISS 4482, CANDYMAN 4467, 
DARK STAR 4468, ENCHANTED 4517, BERTHA 4469, and MESSENGER BIRD 4414.

The least popular fighter this week was THE RIVER 4460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247, GISSANNIAH 4486, ADMIRAL ISO 4202, PERROJO 4510, 
ROIDS #1 4541, THE CLEAR 4539, WROTE THE BOOK 4540, RISHTEKE 4511, STEINBACH 4473, 
and THE WIND 4461.