DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2005    Duedate: 10/05/2005

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WRETCHEDMISERY
CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
(33-7255) [15-5-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WRETCHEDMISERY                 BING GAO
CHAOTICDISORDER (585)          RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)
(33-7255) [15-5-0,127]         (33-6536) [5-2-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TATHARLI                       OLENTANGY
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        ORIGRINS (549)
(33-4505) [20-29-0,89]         (33-6452) [1-4-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VEGGIES (435)               30
2. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)       15      CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
3. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     12      Unchartered Team
4. RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)        7
5. ORIGRINS (549)               1      RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     67  30  5 69.1   1/ 1 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)    10  1 0
 2- 3*BLITZKRIEG (597)          14   8  1 63.6   2/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4  7 0
 3- 4*TROLZ (295)                5   3  0 62.5   3- 3*BLITZKRIEG (597)          3  0 0
 4/ 0 VEGGIES (435)            190 182 12 51.1   4/ 0 VEGGIES (435)             2  0 0
 5/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   90 124  0 42.1   5/ 6*RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)     2  0 0
 6/ 0 OF MYTHOS AND MEN (557)   64 101  6 38.8   6- 5*TROLZ (295)               1  0 0
 7/ 6*RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)      9  21  0 30.0   7/ 9*ORIGRINS (549)            0  2 0
 8/ 7*ORIGRINS (549)             1   5  0 16.7   8- 7*DOOR POSITIONS (297)      0  1 0
 9- 8*DOOR POSITIONS (297)       0   1  0  0.0   9- 8*MAMMALS (299)             0  1 0
10- 9*MAMMALS (299)              0   1  0  0.0  10/ 0 OF MYTHOS AND MEN (557)   0  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

     Greetings, warriors of NIATOLI ISLAND!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with PEA POD?  He 
actually beat NIATOLI ISLAND's FRATSFA SLAVE, and walked away with 17 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at VEGGIES while they watched CARROT TOP clobber 
RINTIRISSE.  She lost 8 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
TATHARLI was reminded on the sands why WRETCHEDMISERY is Duelmaster.  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRETCHEDMISERY 7255          15   5  0   127       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIABOLICFIEND 7275           15   4  2   113       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 MALODOROUSREEK 7274          16   6  1   101       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATHARLI 4505                20  29  0    89       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-SUCCOTASH 7253               11   5  0    86       VEGGIES (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROCCOLI 7285                 6   4  0    66       VEGGIES (435)
-CHAN 7202                     6   0  1    60       BLITZKRIEG (597)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOOMER 7198                   4   1  0    54       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 THIMBELL 4836                 9  19  0    46       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 BING GAO 6536                 5   2  0    45       RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)
 IRINKESTA 7321                8   7  0    44       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            6   6  0    40       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-MAGNOLIA THUNDERPUSS 6446     0   1  0    37       ORIGRINS (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IMPACTED AARDVARK 6440        4   1  0    32       RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)
 OLENTANGY 6452                1   4  0    32       ORIGRINS (549)
 MORGAN LE FAY 6954            5   3  0    25       OF MYTHOS AND MEN (557)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SQUASH 7329                   1   3  1    21       VEGGIES (435)
-BOMBAY 7201                   3   2  0    17       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 PEA POD 7338                  1   0  0    17       VEGGIES (435)
-TRAAG 3816                    2   0  0    14       TROLZ (295)
 CARROT TOP 7336               1   0  0    13       VEGGIES (435)
-SEA MAN 7262                  1   2  0    11       BLITZKRIEG (597)
-RUSH 3820                     1   0  0    11       TROLZ (295)
-ZUCKFAT 3819                  1   1  0    10       TROLZ (295)
-WILL-O-WISP 6966              0   6  0    10       OF MYTHOS AND MEN (557)
-DICEMAN 3817                  1   1  0     8       TROLZ (295)
-W. 7028                       0   1  0     5       OF MYTHOS AND MEN (557)
 RINTIRISSE 7340               1   1  0     4       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-D.F. 6587                     0   3  0     3       RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)
-UNCLE SAM 6642                0   1  0     1       RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)
-L.M.C.P. 6643                 0   1  0     1       RANDOM THOUGHTS (548)
-SIREN 7069                    0   1  0     1       OF MYTHOS AND MEN (557)
-WHALE 3859                    0   1  0     1       MAMMALS (299)
-CLOSED 3842                   0   1  0     1       DOOR POSITIONS (297)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MO PUKE 3818                  0   1  0     1       TROLZ (295)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wretchedmisery -- Okay, you've got your fourteen wins.  Now graduate, dammit. --
Tatharli

Olentangy -- Ah-ah, you've let that red-headed temper get the better of your
judgment, my little friend!  Calm down and take it slowly, by the numbers. --
Thimbell

Bing Gao -- Heck. -- Irinkesta
P.S.  If you want an extended, meaty comment, you have to talk, too.  I can't make
extended comments about the random thoughts that pass silently through someone else's
mind.

I had hoped to open with something more significant, but the win will do. --
Rintirisse

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

WRETCHEDMISERY devastated TATHARLI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DIABOLICFIEND vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
MALODOROUSREEK defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
THIMBELL unbelievably bested OLENTANGY in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
BING GAO viciously subdued MORGAN LE FAY in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
IRINKESTA devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RINTIRISSE was viciously subdued by CARROT TOP in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
PEA POD vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   3 -  2      84  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   6 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         1 -  11 -  0       8  |

Turn 505 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WRETCHEDMISERY 7255        15   5  0  127 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIABOLICFIEND 7275         15   4  2  113 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
WALL OF STEEL    IRINKESTA 7321              8   7  0   44 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
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 OLENTANGY 6452.  The ten other most popular fighters were BING GAO 6536, 
DIABOLICFIEND 7275, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, THIMBELL 4836, CARROT TOP 7336, 
WRETCHEDMISERY 7255, IRINKESTA 7321, PEA POD 7338, MORGAN LE FAY 6954, and TATHARLI 
4505.

The least popular fighter this week was RINTIRISSE 7340.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TATHARLI 4505, MORGAN LE FAY 6954, PEA POD 7338, IRINKESTA 7321, 
WRETCHEDMISERY 7255, CARROT TOP 7336, THIMBELL 4836, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, 
DIABOLICFIEND 7275, and BING GAO 6536.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WRETCHEDMISERY (33-7255) CHAOTICDISORDER (585)