DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2005    Duedate: 04/06/2005

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIMBLE NEUTER
ARENA FELINES (539)
(33-6957) [13-5-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIMBLE NEUTER                  POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (539)            
(33-6957) [13-5-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TATHARLI                       COOL HAND HAMMER
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
(33-4505) [19-17-0,74]         (33-7243) [10-11-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     35
2. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)       23      ARENA FELINES (539)
3. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        18      Unchartered Team
4. VEGGIES (435)                0
5. BLITZKRIEG (597)             0      S. C. (331)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (539)      153  94  9 61.9   1/ 1 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     9  5 1
 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (597)          11   8  1 57.9   2- 4*BLITZKRIEG (597)          5  1 0
 3/ 3 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     25  21  2 54.3   3/ 5 ARENA FELINES (539)       5  1 0
 4- 4 VEGGIES (435)            181 167 11 52.0   4/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   5 10 0
 5/ 5 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     117 115 15 50.4   5/ 6 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      5 10 0
 6/ 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   73  91  0 44.5   6- 3 VEGGIES (435)             3  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for NIYTYOLE ISLAND.  MVP award for 
DEMONICHELLION?  CHAOTICDISORDER's proud of him after beating LITTER BOX LUCKY and 
getting 19 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  LITTER BOX LUCKY got smashed by 
DEMONICHELLION, and lost 11 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  NIMBLE 
NEUTER stopped TATHARLI dead in hers tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real 
snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  CASINO HAMMERZ was the most avoided team.  Is a 117-115-15 record 
really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are CHAOTICDISORDER?  CASINO 
HAMMERZ, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Like, is LITTER BOX LUCKY popular, or what?  He was challenged the most 
in all of NIYTYOLE ISLAND!  He's got a 14-3-0, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  NIYTYOLE ISLAND is like such a dump, and you guys smell too 
much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMBLE NEUTER 6957           13   5  0   105       ARENA FELINES (539)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMONICHELLION 7038           6   3  2    81       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 TATHARLI 4505                19  17  0    74       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-SUCCOTASH 7253                7   2  0    69       VEGGIES (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015        14   3  0    65       ARENA FELINES (539)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROCCOLI 7285                 4   1  0    53       VEGGIES (435)
 HOFTA LAUGH 4717              9   9  0    52       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-CHAN 7202                     5   0  1    51       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245       11  10  0    47       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243        10  11  0    46       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244         10  11  0    41       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 WRECHEDMISERY 7255            4   3  0    39       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            5   5  0    36       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          7  14  0    35       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 MALODOROUSREEK 7274           5   4  0    35       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIABOLICFIEND 7275            5   3  0    32       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-BOOMER 7198                   3   1  0    29       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277        5   4  1    28       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEATHCLIFF 7271               4   0  0    22       ARENA FELINES (539)
 THIMBELL 4836                 3  12  0    21       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 TYLER 4993                    3   3  0    18       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-BOMBAY 7201                   3   2  0    17       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 IRINKESTA 7321                1   1  0    12       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-CAT SCRATCH FEVER 7284        1   2  0     6       ARENA FELINES (539)
-SEA MAN 7262                  0   2  0     2       BLITZKRIEG (597)
-CAT'S UP 7286                 0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (539)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TWIGGY 4992            3  1 0 THE SEWING CIRCLE 388 DEMONICHELLION 7038   490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boomer -- Didn't anyone ever tell you that it's impolite to shout? -- Tyler

Nimble Neuter -- You don't even PURR. -- Tatharli the greatly disappointed

Amorphousblob -- I hofta laugh at the way that turned out. -- Hofta Laugh

Big Casino Hammer -- I could never bring myself to gamble like that.  It just isn't
in me. -- Thimbell

An Embezzling Scribe?  Noooo!  I was frightened in the cradle by an Embezzling Scribe
and I haven't been able to face one since. -- Irinkesta
P.S.  But I am otherwise attractive, cool, and trustworthy, does that help?

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

DEMONICHELLION viciously subdued LITTER BOX LUCKY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MALODOROUSREEK lost to STONE FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
WRECHEDMISERY overcame MAVERICK HAMMER in a popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge match.
NIMBLE NEUTER devastated TATHARLI in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
BLUFFING HAMMER was devastated by HOFTA LAUGH in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
AMORPHOUSBLOB was savagely defeated by COOL HAND HAMMER in a 4 minute struggle.
TYLER handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
THIMBELL was viciously subdued by BIG CASINO HAMMER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
IRINKESTA vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  18 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  24 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 492 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NIMBLE NEUTER 6957         13   5  0  105 ARENA FELINES (539)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DEMONICHELLION 7038         6   3  2   81 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
AIMED BLOW       TATHARLI 4505              19  17  0   74 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
TOTAL PARRY      LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015      14   3  0   65 ARENA FELINES (539)
STRIKING ATTACK  STONE FACE HAMMER 7245     11  10  0   47 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TATHARLI 4505.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COOL HAND HAMMER 7243.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG CASINO 
HAMMER 7277, DEMONICHELLION 7038, NIMBLE NEUTER 6957, WRECHEDMISERY 7255, HOFTA LAUGH 
4717, IRINKESTA 7321, STONE FACE HAMMER 7245, AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042, LITTER BOX LUCKY 
7015, and MALODOROUSREEK 7274.

The least popular fighter this week was THIMBELL 4836.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUFFING HAMMER 7244, TATHARLI 4505, TYLER 4993, MAVERICK HAMMER 7242, 
MALODOROUSREEK 7274, LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015, AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042, STONE FACE HAMMER 
7245, IRINKESTA 7321, and HOFTA LAUGH 4717.