DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/24/2005    Duedate: 10/21/2005

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-257

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IT FELT GOOD
WHY DID I DO IT (540)
(31-5093) [15-7-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HELM HAMMERHAND                SNOWFLAKE ANGEL
LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)        STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)
(31-5025) [23-12-0,132]        (31-3438) [7-1-2,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZARENDARGAR                    ZARENDARGAR
OVERLORDS (509)                OVERLORDS (509)
(31-4888) [20-22-2,98]         (31-4888) [20-22-2,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)     48
2. THE STORMGUARDS (78)        45      SOL INVICTUS (469)
3. CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)     35      Unchartered Team
4. ALL NIGHT LONG (570)        34
5. EXTREME CREEPS (573)        30       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   171  86 15 66.5   1/ 2 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  11  4 0
 2- 2*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  14   8  0 63.6   2/ 1 AVENGERS (146)           10  5 1
 3/ 0*CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)    3   2  0 60.0   3/ 5 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   9  6 0
 4/ 0*EXTREME CREEPS (573)       3   2  0 60.0   4/ 4 SOL INVICTUS (469)        8  4 2
 5/ 3 SOL INVICTUS (469)       131  97 16 57.5   5/11 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      7  7 0
 6/ 4 NUMBERS GAME (403)       250 201 16 55.4   6/ 6 OVERLORDS (509)           7  8 0
 7/ 6 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     627 511 25 55.1   7/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (422)       6  8 0
 8/ 7 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 311 256 12 54.9   8/ 9 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     5  4 0
 9/ 5 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     52  43  5 54.7   9/14 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       5  7 0
10- 8 AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)  25  21  1 54.3  10/12 THE CANUCKS (58)          5 10 1
11/ 9 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  207 178 12 53.8  11/17*VEGGIE PACK (369)         5 10 1
12/10 DARQUE FORCES (422)      171 155 10 52.5  12-13 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    4  1 0
13/12*STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)  15  14  3 51.7  13/24*ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      4  5 1
14/13 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     236 226 17 51.1  14/ 7 NUMBERS GAME (403)        4  5 1
15/14 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  355 345 27 50.7  15/15 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   4 11 1
16/15 OVERLORDS (509)          377 379 22 49.9  16/18 STORMWATCH (440)          4 11 0
17/16 AVENGERS (146)           143 152 14 48.5  17- 8 AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)  3  1 0
18/18 STORMWATCH (440)         176 208 10 45.8  18/ 0*EXTREME CREEPS (573)      3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 THE CANUCKS (58)         260 327 25 44.3  19/20*STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)  3  2 0
20/20 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      279 361 35 43.6  20-10 TOILET GHOSTS (516)       3  2 0
21-21 TOILET GHOSTS (516)       96 128 13 42.9  21/ 0*CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   3  2 0
22/22 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  114 159 15 41.8  22-19*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  2  0 0
23/17 JUST DESSERTS (569)       20  28  1 41.7  23/16 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      2  4 0
24-23*2001 (465)                 2   3  0 40.0  24/21 JUST DESSERTS (569)       2  7 0
25/ 0*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)     6  13  1 31.6  25/25 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  2  8 0
26/25*ALL NIGHT LONG (570)       4  10  1 28.6  26-22*2001 (465)                1  0 0
27/24*VEGGIE PACK (369)         11  29  2 27.5  27/ 0*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)    1  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

                              DUELMASTERS OF CHIMLEVTAL
                                   (turns 100-125)

     Again, I greet you, mighty and glorious Chimlevtal!  The Council of Lords are
proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts.  The Duelmasters of Chimlevtal from turn
#100 (9/11/93) to turn #125 (8/12/95) were:

100. Awful          The Bloodguards      15-3       AB
101. Fortescue      True Brits           20-17      PR
102. Fortescue      True Brits           21-17      PR
103. Warpath        The Nighthawks       23-16-2    SL
104. Warpath        The Nighthawks       24-16-2    SL
105. Sthenos        Energeia             16-9-1     WOS
106. The Lady       Black Company        18-7       ST
107. Mnaomai        Energeia             15-14-2    ST
108. Iam Ur Payne   South of Heaven      19-7-4     LU
109. Antrobus       True Brits           18-12      PS
110. Antrobus       True Brits           19-12      PS
111. Antrobus       True Brits           20-12      PS
112. Ki             Avengers             20-22      PL
113. Ki             Avengers             21-22      PL
114. Venomous Sting Bad News Bees        18-4-1     WOS
115. Baby Huey      Loony Toons          21-16-5    PL
116. Hot Red Pepper The Spice Pack       13-1       ST
117. Xenos          Energeia             20-9-2     TP
118. False Prophet  South of Heaven      20-15-3    SL
119. Sophie Venom   Legion of Doom       10-2       ST
120. Xenos          Energeia             22-10-2    TP
121. Aranthis       The RW Killers       19-10      ST
122. Aranthis       The Rw Killers       20-10-1    ST
123. Dayin          Dagarath Guards      15-4       PR
124. Dayin          Dagarath Guards      16-4       PR
125. Trevelyan      True Brits           10-4       SL

I make the sign of The Hammer and of The Axe in honor of Chimlevtal! -- Master Janos
Bard/Historian -- The COL

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Chimlevtal:

     The two gladiators walked the waterfront of the city, always staying within 
arm's reach of each other in the fog.  Farther apart, they could too easily lose 
track of each other in this fog, and while neither was truly afraid of the monster 
they might meet, prudence recommended that they stay together.  It was better to hunt 
in pairs.
     "But I wish," the Prince of Ar said, "that we were hunting for Lord Bosk."
     "The Icelord will find him, and the demon who carried him off, too," Tempus 
answered.
     "Yes, of course, but we'll miss the fight--"
     A scream echoed in the fog.  There was more animal rage than human fear in it, 
and the two gladiators turned back to back automatically, straining to see through 
the gray air.  They had heard this hunting scream before, but never so close.  
Before, they had only been in time to pick up the bodies, and the pieces of bodies, 
where the hunter had struck.  This time, though... this time they might actually 
catch the predator.
     "I wonder who it's hunting?" Ar asked.  "Who'd be out in this fog, and with a 
monster leaving bodies all over the waterfront?"
     "WE are," Tempus answered.  "It might be hunting us."
     "Good!  Let it bring the fight to us," Ar said.  He had his sword in hand, and 
his eyes moved constantly, probing the fog for any sign of movement.  This was the 
heaviest fog he'd seen all year; he couldn't even be sure where along the waterfront 
they were.
     "This fog," Tempus said after a moment, "smells the way it did when Lord Bosk 
was taken."
     "Good!  We'll get our own chance at the monster, then!"
     "If it tries to take us away somewhere, let us grip hands and both go with it.  
We may be able to help our managers that way."
     "And we'll get a good fight, too," Ar said.

Carestos, twin city to Chimlevtal:

     The Icelord has chosen not to contact the informants named by Shau'nin, at 
least, not at first.  First he would walk the city by himself and see it without the 
filters that other minds would interpose.  They might not mean to color their 
information, but no one could help doing so.  And he needed to be unbiased, as far as 
he could.  He needed to make no assumptions in advance of the facts.
     As he strolled down the flagstoned walk that bordered the street, he reviewed 
his needs.  First, he had to find Bosk.  His sword-brother had been carried away by a 
monster, a creature he would call a demon, though Shau'nin had implied that this 
description was inexact in the context.  An interdimensional gate had been used.  
Therefore the person directly responsible was probably a magician of some kind.  
Magicians who practiced their craft could be detected in the act.
     He opened his awareness to the magical flux of this world.  It was like opening 
a window on a storm.  After the decaying magical field of Ghea, this was amazingly 
rich.  He let it flow past him for a few minutes while he adjusted to the underlying 
pattern.  And there was a pattern, different than he had become accustomed to in 
Chimlevtal.  More structured.  The spells that swirled through the city, he realized 
after study, were generally of low power and mostly negative, preventive and 
protective spells, but they were from more sources than he could count.  A lot of 
amulets and talismans, but also a surprising number of people using magic themselves 
at a petty level.  Cooks with a fire to start.  Preening dandies putting a final 
polish on their clothing.  Shopkeepers with a magical alarm on the cashbox.
     Such a free use of magic surprised him, as it could be destabilizing for the 
world as a whole.  He probed more deeply.  Ah.  Though there was, on the surface, a 
broad use of spells, they were of such low level that he wouldn't call them more than 
cantrips, if that, and their general effect was to cancel each other out.  They 
simply made a veil of magical static.  If there were strong spells at work here, they 
were hidden behind that veil.  The spells that opened gates, that summoned and 
controlled monsters, would be powerful indeed, and none of the ordinary people and 
minor hedge-witches around him would be able to cast them.
     He stopped, his attention returning to the physical scene.  He had reached the 
waterfront of Carestos, at about the same distance from the citadel as in Chimlevtal.  
The time of day was the same, too, though it was clear here as it had not been in 
Alastari.
     Which made the patch of mist that formed out of nothing conspicuous.  As 
noticeable as the blast of magic in action that accompanied the opening of a gate and 
the arrival of two gladiators from Chimlevtal.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Fellow Warriors of Glorious Chimlevtal!  It has been a nice ride here at
the top of this fine arena.  In the tradition of the Council of Lords, I raise my
goblet to our fearless leaders--High Lord Bosk and The Icelord.  It is due to your
unrelenting training that we lowly warriors are able to rise to the top.  Est sularis
oth mithas!  Omne jus stat in armis!

Your Duelmaster,
Lord Protector Greyscales
Council of Lords

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in CHIMLEVTAL!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, AVENGERS, but 
LORDS OF VALHALLA was just too good to be stopped.  ALL NIGHT LONG had like a really 
albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 3-2-1 and wound up as 13th team!  One team 
deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 6 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, THE 
STORMGUARDS!  I talked to CHAMPIONS OF RUNE's manager before the fights.  He said, 
"We're gonna do good."  And look at this:  3-2-0!  Psychic, or what!  I just can't 
say enough good things about EXTREME CREEPS.  They went 3-2-0 their first time, don't 
slouch, and they've got good oral hygiene!  MVP award for MANI?  SOL INVICTUS' proud 
of him after beating TORNADO and getting 41 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
VEXAS got smashed by ULTHAR AESIR, and lost 14 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to 
stop just cause he's Number One!  IT FELT GOOD knows this.  He was challenged by the 
Duelmaster.  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome IT FELT GOOD.  Aren't WHY DID I DO IT proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of NUMBERS GAME must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why THE STORMBRINGERS' been avoiding NUMBERS 
GAME so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is 19TH HOLE popular, or 
what?  It was challenged the most in all of CHIMLEVTAL!  It's got a 0-2-0, is that 
good?  See if I ever talk to HELM HAMMERHAND again!  AI was so low when He challenged 
he.  Hhmph!  Is this how LORDS OF VALHALLA advances, by having their members (HELM 
HAMMERHAND) fight people that are really below them (AI)?  VALKYRIE must not be a 
good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  She challenged SHE MADE ME.  8 is a big 
difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought VALKYRIE showed great skill 
and promise when she defeated SHE MADE ME.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  DOOM 
HAMMER returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his THE STORM REAVERS 
teammates...  It was kind of sad, seeing old TORNADO stumbling around the arena, 
before MANI finished him off.  Oh well!  It was totally gross when MANI killed 
TORNADO.  Blood and itty bitty body bits all over the place!  Things weren't too 
happy at AVENGERS, either.  BARTOFELES bloodfeuded (is that a word?) FALCATA for 
revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Like was that some 
Bloodfeud, or what?  (SVEIN FORKBEARD vs. TEN-TON TESSIE, that is.) 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                  
 IT FELT GOOD 5093            15   7  0   106       WHY DID I DO IT (540)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025         23  12  0   132       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 MANI 5102                    14  15  4   115       SOL INVICTUS (469)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 WARGASM 1557                 20  17  1   104       AVENGERS (146)
 KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849          20  18  2   103       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 BARTOFELES 5173              14  10  2   102       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-EMPTY ROLL 4823              22  14  0   101       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
 SALEM 5222                   12   9  0   100       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888             20  22  2    98       OVERLORDS (509)
-BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961        13  11  1    94       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 PSYCH MAJOR 5018             11   8  2    94       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMMANDER SPUD 5149           9   6  1    90       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 AI 5347                      10   8  0    81       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 FALCATA 5405                  7   3  1    80       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-HORAGALLES 5212               8   6  1    78       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 SNOWFLAKE ANGEL 3438          7   1  2    78       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197       15   8  0    77       OVERLORDS (509)
-STICKY SEAT 4817             13   4  1    76       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
 RAUNI 5035                   16  14  0    72       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 WAS DRUNK 5094               12  10  0    72       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 JARL FORKBEARD 5280          15   5  0    71       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ENDOR 5275                   11   9  1    71       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 VENGEANCE 4369               11  15  2    69       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         13  11  2    66       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 THRALL 5074                  11   6  0    65       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-MERCURIAL MADMAN 5352         4   2  2    62       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 CALLEIGHT 5128               13  11  1    57       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 ANDERS DIEMED 5174            8  12  0    57       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 EDOM 5465                     6   2  0    57       DARQUE FORCES (422)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPTOR 4594                  10  13  1    56       THE CANUCKS (58)
 VALKYRIE 5351                12   6  0    54       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 WULFGAR 5281                 10  10  0    51       STORMWATCH (440)
-QATAR CLUB HAMMER 5320        6   3  0    51       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
-ICE SLAYER HAMMER 5322        5   5  1    45       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 SHE MADE ME 5421              5   5  0    44       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411            7   5  2    43       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 POSEIDONIS 5540               3   0  1    41       AVENGERS (146)
-FRED 4434                     5   1  0    40       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
-DUST MITE 5390                5   1  0    39       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-JOHN 4433                     4   1  0    38       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 TARL CABOT 5475               4   3  0    38       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 NABUCA 5369                   6  10  0    37       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-PAPER CUT KING 5211           5   5  0    36       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409              9   3  2    35       OVERLORDS (509)
 LOWLY WORM 5383               5   9  0    35       AVENGERS (146)
 KATANA 5420                   5   4  0    35       AVENGERS (146)
 STEPHEN 5460                  6   3  0    34       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERI 5473                     6   1  0    32       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR JARVA 5417             5   6  0    30       OVERLORDS (509)
 TEN-TON TESSIE 5455           6   2  1    28       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 TICHONDRIOUS 5129             5   9  2    28       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 ULTHAR XANDO 5407             7   6  0    27       STORMWATCH (440)
-KRYSTAL ICEBLADE 3442         3   3  0    27       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)
 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453         2   4  1    27       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 BANSHEE 5462                  5   3  1    26       THE CANUCKS (58)
-BRING PAIN HAMMER 5464        3   3  0    26       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 ULTHAR ES 5418                4   7  0    25       STORMWATCH (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROM HELLSCREAM 5379          4   7  1    24       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 PROFESSOR PHREEZE 3441        3   3  1    24       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 100 GRAND 5454                4   2  0    22       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559            2   0  0    22       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 HOSTILIUS 5446                2   2  1    21       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
-MAD MONKEYMAN 5472            2   1  0    21       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ULTHAR AESIR 5558             1   1  0    21       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-TIDY BOWL MAN 4816            3   9  2    20       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
-DAVE BOWMAN 4190              1   1  0    20       2001 (465)
 TOMATO-PURE-A 5458            2   3  0    19       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557           1   1  0    19       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 RENEGADE 5400                 3   8  1    18       THE CANUCKS (58)
-HOT TEMPER HAMMER 5321        4   5  0    17       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
-WATER SPLASH 4911             2   2  1    17       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
 SUM-R SQUASH 3148             3   5  0    16       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 VIP SECTION 5531              2   0  1    16       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 ULTHAR XZORSH 5477            2   4  0    16       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               2   2  0    16       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 BOSORN 5539                   1   2  0    15       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 STEEL DRAGON 5541             3   0  0    13       THE CANUCKS (58)
-MISS BLIZZ 3440               2   2  0    13       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)
 IVAN THE TERRIBLE 5568        1   0  0    13       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 UNHOLY TEMPTRESS 5563         1   0  0    13       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-ANNE 4432                     2   2  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           1   0  0    12       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-RICHARD 4435                  1   3  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 CINNIMON ROLLE 5553           1   0  0    11       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 LADY SORROW 5565              1   0  0    10       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 STEEL DRAGON 5564             1   0  0    10       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-DISCOVERY 4194                1   0  0     9       2001 (465)
 GENGHIS KHAN 5569             1   0  0     9       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 BOTRYTIS CINEREA 5560         1   1  0     8       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 PATRICIAS 5447                1   3  0     6       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 REINE MARGOT 5571             1   0  0     6       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 VEXAS 5443                    1   3  0     6       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 SPUD-A-RONI 5466              1   3  0     6       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 PETRAFIED CREEPY 5484         1   1  0     6       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 YZRYX THE YETI 5500           0   5  0     5       OVERLORDS (509)
 FANTASTIC FLAN 5526           1   1  0     4       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MYTHIC MACAROON 5525          1   1  0     4       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556         1   1  0     4       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 FLASHMAN 5561                 1   1  0     4       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-MUD SLIDE 4910                0   4  0     4       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
 TERROR 5542                   0   3  0     3       THE CANUCKS (58)
 RICKERT 5538                  0   3  0     3       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-CASUS 5444                    0   3  0     3       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 DOOM PRIEST 5566              0   1  0     1       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 DRUNK JENGA 5554              0   1  0     1       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL 5550         0   1  0     1       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 HENRY THE BLACK 5572          0   1  0     1       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 KARAOKE HERO 5552             0   1  0     1       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 JACK THE RIPPER 5570          0   1  0     1       EXTREME CREEPS (573)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TORNADO 1439          19 23 1 AVENGERS 146          MANI 5102             257         
WHITE NOISE 3048       7  5 2 AVENGERS 146          ENDOR 5275            254 REVENGED
CHAOSRUNE 5562         0  1 0 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE 572 VIP SECTION 5531      257         
HIGH ELF 354           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DOOM HAMMER 3566      257 NONE    
ANOTHER DA 5573        0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 422     HIGH ELF 354          257 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MR BAWDY BUNDT 5551    0  1 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     HIGH ELF 354          257 NONE    
SALACIOUS SPUMON 5549  0  1 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     STONE GOLEM 361       257 NONE    
FREKI 5474             1  4 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 TEN-TON TESSIE 5455   255 JUST REV
GEN. CONCENSUS 5543    0  1 0 MILITARY MAYHEM 89    BANDIT PRINCE 360     257 NONE    
19TH HOLE 5503         0  2 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      WURM KIN 362          257 NONE    
LOVE POTION #9 5151    8 12 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      BARTOFELES 5173       253 REVENGED
ULTHAR BARSOOM 5509    1  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 A-SPEAR-O-GUTS 3151   255 REVENGED
FAOLAN AP GRYFFY 5152 16  9 1 THE STORMGUARDS 78    FALCATA 5405          255 JUST REV
ULTHAR ZAAR 5414       6  3 0 THE STORMGUARDS 78    RAPTOR 4594           255 JUST REV
KILLING MACHINE 5575   0  1 0 STORMWATCH 440        ARENAMASTER LEVTA 358 257 NONE    
KING OF KOBOLDS 5574   0  1 0 STORMWATCH 440        PREACHER 353          257 NONE    
ULTHAR YVARRG 5535     1  1 0 STORMWATCH 440        POSEIDONIS 5540       256         
IONE 5481              0  1 0 THE UNHOLY ONES 566   BANSHEE 5462          253 NOT REVE
A-SPEAR-O-GUTS 3151    2  6 2 VEGGIE PACK 369       PREACHER 353          257 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Icelord, Bartofeles, RTR, Pulverizer -- Are each of you stupid along with dense?  I
did sign my name.  The observation remains the same--you suck! -- Casual Observer

Pulverizer -- If you consider Bartofeles hysterical, you must not get out much; I've
seen better humor in the morgue. -- 100 Grand

Greyscales -- Congrats on your invite!  You make the triumvirate complete for the
knitting circle--you, Sensoo O Suru and Obsidian Golem.  We'd get you a knitting
basket as a going away present, but you already have many we've heard. -- The 11th
Hour

Terrible Two's resume:  13-3 overall in arena play and one of the losses was avenged
the very next turn, duelmaster at the ripe old age of 11-2, and taking the throne by
beating the departing Rezos the Thracian on his last turn, a much publicized warrior
to be sure.  One TV, 8-3 in the champs tourney, but he did fight in every tourney
starting with rookies, all the way through champions including two stints in the
adepts.  What other graduated warrior this year has as much dedication to his/her
craft and our fine city?  Also, consider that he may have one more run in him for the
freshmen/AD class to bring Chimlevtal the ultimate glory! -- D. Noble
P.S.  COL -- "Tremblin" Two was 6-0 against your geeks and he didn't scum any of 'em.

Icelord -- Napulak owned me...owned is so...past tense, don't you think?  Why doesn't
little Napulak come out and play anymore (I guess he's too busy trying to break into
the sewing circle, huh)?  I've got bloodgames graduates and ad master plus attack
guys running around in the bottom of 100 like there's no tomorrow that would send him
packing to his mammy (if indeed he had one).  Again, "owned" is where one goes 6-0
against six different warriors from an alliance--not just beating one warrior with
the same warrior again and again (see former ad).  You need to reevaluate your
definitions for words--I think they are far different than most. -- D. Noble

I did not write the casual observer ad from a few turns back--though I do agree with
it. -- D. Noble

Pulverizer -- Welcome back!  Good to see you! -- RTR

Terrible Two -- You sound like that sissy, Destitute Noble!  Lots of hot hair, but
I'm not impressed. -- RTR

Destitute N. -- You got called out because you stabbed Bosk in the back and flamed
him in the newsletter.  Dig it?  You thought you could bully him and now you're
shocked by the response.  You didn't show up last turn, I see.  Can't say that I
blame you. -- RTR

The Icelord -- Ignore this sissy Destitute Noble.  He is a hypocrite.  Strong steel!
-- RTR

Greyscales -- Congratulations!  Three times in a row!  The Council is proud! -- RTR

Poseidonis -- We will BF, but won't be going for the kill.  Defend yourself! --
Stormwatch

Samurai Kids II -- You have shown what the Crying Cartel is all about.  <lol> -- RTR

"Casual Observer" -- Will Destitute Noble let you off the leash again this turn? --
RTR

D. Noble -- Did you say something?  Didn't notice. -- Bosk

RTR -- You are meaner than me, if that's possible! -- Bosk

The Icelord -- My Brother, may your ale stay fresh and cold.  May frost encircle your
beard and moustache and may the enemy continue to flee before your fierce blade! --
Bosk

Pulverizer -- It has been nice seeing you and The Veggie Pack for a while.  Very
funny with Botrytis Cinerea!  May it be so! -- Bosk

Pulverizer -- Welcome back to Chimlevtal!  Let me know if there is anything The
Council or I may assist you with.  OMNE JUS STAT IN ARMIS! -- The Icelord

Pulverizer -- You are most wise.  "Casual Observer" is a loser. -- Bartofeles

Terrible Two -- When you and all your cousins managed by Destitute Noble failed to
show up, I went out looking for you.  Where did you go? -- Bartofeles
P.S.  You and your manager are pathetic.

Destitute N. -- I doubt I spend 20% of what you do.  BIG difference, chesire cat.
Keep talking, but remember you are the one who backstabbed and then flamed someone
who trusted you.  TGWY. -- The Icelord

RTR -- It is a lost cause talking to that hypocrite.  Keep swinging the hammer,
mighty one.  He backstabs and flames someone who trusted him and then tries to say he
is the one being bullied and aggrieved.  What a pathetic twist. -- The Icelord

Greyscales -- Three turns in a row!  Excellent, Lord Protector, excellent.  Affluent
Peasant and the Crying Cartel will vote you into the HOF on the first ballot.
Salute! -- The Stormguards

Samurai Kids II -- Are you yet ANOTHER Crying Cartel team that is running and hiding?
What a joke!  Destitute N is running three teams to help interfere for your alliance.
Come on back. -- The Council of Lords

Sorry not to get a longer spotlight written, things came up.  It seems to be some 
kind of rule.  Anybody else want in this story?  I can neglect lots of characters as 
easily as two. -- the Scribe

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

DOOM HAMMER viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
A-SPEAR-O-GUTS was murdered by PREACHER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
19TH HOLE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
KILLING MACHINE was butchered by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
ANOTHER DA was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GEN. CONCENSUS was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
MR BAWDY BUNDT was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SALACIOUS SPUMONI was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena competition.
KING OF KOBOLDS was easily killed by PREACHER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BARTOFELES vanquished FALCATA in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
JARL FORKBEARD narrowly defeated RAPTOR in a popular 4 minute expert's Bloodfeud duel.
SVEIN FORKBEARD overpowered TEN-TON TESSIE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
ULTHAR XANDO was demolished by POSEIDONIS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
GREYSCALES was viciously subdued by IT FELT GOOD in a 2 minute Challenge Title battle.
HELM HAMMERHAND overpowered AI in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
KIRKEN TUORNIN won victory over ZARENDARGAR in a 2 minute master's Challenge bout.
PSYCH MAJOR handily defeated ENDOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SALEM slimly won victory over COMMANDER SPUD in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
SNOWFLAKE ANGEL demolished CALLEIGHT in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
THRALL defeated ANDERS DIEMED in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
VALKYRIE bested SHE MADE ME in a popular 4 minute Challenge contest.
ULTHAR ES was defeated by KATANA in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
TICHONDRIOUS was demolished by NABUCA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge bout.
MAJOR PAIN was overcome by ULTHAR JARVA in a popular 4 minute Challenge contest.
RENEGADE was demolished by TARL CABOT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ULTHAR THYDRIM vanquished FANTASTIC FLAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ULL STORMHELM vanquished FLASHMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TOMATO-PURE-A demolished MYTHIC MACAROON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TERROR was vanquished by ULTHAR XZORSH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BOTRYTIS CINEREA viciously subdued RICKERT in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
WARGASM overpowered VENGEANCE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TORNADO was slaughtered by MANI in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fray.
SPATHA demolished WAS DRUNK in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
RAUNI was luckily beaten by DAMHAIN THE SATYR in a 12 minute veteran's fray.
WULFGAR devastated BANSHEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EDOM devastated 11TH COMMANDMENT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided battle.
HOSTILIUS was handily defeated by ULTHAR THUUNE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
100 GRAND was subdued by GERI in a 3 minute conflict.
STEPHEN subdued PROFESSOR PHREEZE in a 2 minute duel.
ULTHAR URUV beat GROM HELLSCREAM in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
LOWLY WORM beat SUM-R SQUASH in a exciting 1 minute competition.
BOSORN handily defeated PATRICIAS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STEEL DRAGON defeated DOOM PRIEST in a 2 minute beginner's battle.
YZRYX THE YETI was vanquished by IVAN THE TERRIBLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PETRAFIED CREEPY overcame DRUNK JENGA in a 3 minute amateur's duel.
VIP SECTION assassinated CHAOSRUNE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
SPUD-A-RONI was overcome by SNORTY MCSNORT in a exciting 1 minute novice's conflict.
ULTHAR STORMHELM was subdued by GENGHIS KHAN in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
ULTHAR AESIR overpowered VEXAS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
UNHOLY TEMPTRESS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven competition.
STEEL DRAGON demolished KARAOKE HERO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LADY SORROW overpowered JACK THE RIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
REINE MARGOT savagely defeated CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
HENRY THE BLACK was overpowered by CINNIMON ROLLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         TOTAL PARRY       73 -  46 -  3      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  31 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  67 - 11      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         AIMED BLOW        35 -  39 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  49 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  41 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      30 -  37 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   80 - 104 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  16 -  0      36  |

Turn 257 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:

TOTAL PARRY        8 -  2     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   15 - 10     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  9     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  9         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   IT FELT GOOD 5093          15   7  0  106 WHY DID I DO IT (540)
STRIKING ATTACK  HELM HAMMERHAND 5025       23  12  0  132 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
BASHING ATTACK   WARGASM 1557               20  17  1  104 AVENGERS (146)
TOTAL PARRY      KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849        20  18  2  103 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARTOFELES 5173            14  10  2  102 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
WALL OF STEEL    SALEM 5222                 12   9  0  100 DARQUE FORCES (422)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAUNI 5035                 16  14  0   72 SOL INVICTUS (469)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLEIGHT 5128             13  11  1   57 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5420                 5   4  0   35 AVENGERS (146)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZARENDARGAR 4888.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ZARENDARGAR 4888.  The ten other most popular fighters were COMMANDER SPUD 
5149, SHE MADE ME 5421, RAPTOR 4594, ULTHAR JARVA 5417, SALACIOUS SPUMONI 5549, IT 
FELT GOOD 5093, ANDERS DIEMED 5174, KATANA 5420, EDOM 5465, and PROFESSOR PHREEZE 
3441.

The least popular fighter this week was DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAJOR PAIN 5463, HENRY THE BLACK 5572, JACK THE RIPPER 5570, 
KARAOKE HERO 5552, VEXAS 5443, ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556, SPUD-A-RONI 5466, CHAOSRUNE 
5562, PETRAFIED CREEPY 5484, and YZRYX THE YETI 5500.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HELM HAMMERHAND (31-5025) LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

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

DOOM HAMMER (31-3566) THE STORM REAVERS (408)
GREYSCALES (31-4917) THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
SPATHA (31-4996) SOL INVICTUS (469)