DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2005    Duedate: 06/08/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK TYPHLOSION
FIRE DECK (394)
(38-4414) [10-0-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK TYPHLOSION                CHERT
FIRE DECK (394)                GREYHAWK (256)
(38-4414) [10-0-0,136]         (38-2378) [5-2-0,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DINGIL BILL                    CHERT
JINDA-BAN (198)                GREYHAWK (256)
(38-4428) [18-28-0,82]         (38-2378) [5-2-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIRE DECK (394)             52
2. ARENA FELINES (374)         31      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. FORCE OF FIVE (400)         20      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)                0
5. JINDA-BAN (198)              0      GREYHAWK (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (374)      121  46 10 72.5   1/ 4 ARENA FELINES (374)       6  2 0
 2/ 0*GREYHAWK (256)             5   3  0 62.5   2/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 3- 2 BOY O'S (388)             29  21  3 58.0   3- 3 BOY O'S (388)             4  2 0
 4/ 3 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       14  11  0 56.0   4/ 2 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       4  2 0
 5/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           22  28  1 44.0   5/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           2  2 1
 6/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          321 439  8 42.2   6/ 0*GREYHAWK (256)            0  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.

     The Khalhums Dwarf simply THREW himself against my bumper.  What else could I
do?  I had the right-of-way, after all.

                                      Runabout

P.S.  I'm just the standard utility model, no special engine or anything.  9  13  8
13  15  11  13  WH, low/mod.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  Former top team JINDA-BAN was 
unseated this week as ARENA FELINES moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week ARENA FELINES went 3-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  SIR LICKSALOT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested CHERT and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, SIR LICKSALOT put down CHERT, causing him to lose 7 points 
of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of DARK TYPHLOSION, 
for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in CLIFFHOME seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  DINGIL BILL take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in CLIFFHOME.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  TORCHICK has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of hers 
recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  Some say a warrior is 
judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a 
sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CLIFFHOME.  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 next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK TYPHLOSION 4414         10   0  0   136       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAWS 4342                     9   3  0    91       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             18  28  0    82       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           13   2  0    80       ARENA FELINES (374)
 CHERT 2378                    5   2  0    74       GREYHAWK (256)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORCHICK 4514                 4   2  1    63       FIRE DECK (394)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WALDO 4336                    7   3  1    56       BOY O'S (388)
 SLICK RICK 4468               5   2  0    54       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-DULL ROB 4466                 4   1  0    51       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 HARANDUR 4484                 9  19  0    46       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HYPER BOY 4467                4   3  0    44       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 GUHULONG 4565                 5   5  0    43       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BALLOU YS 4539                5  12  0    38       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
-ROLLO 4544                    4   1  0    27       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHIL THE SNAKE 4465           1   1  0    17       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
-PEDRO 4592                    1   0  0    13       BOY O'S (388)
 HELLO KITTY 4600              1   0  0     6       ARENA FELINES (374)
-FURGO 2380                    0   1  0     5       GREYHAWK (256)
 SMORGUS BOB 4594              0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FIGARO 4340            7  4 0 BOY O'S 388           RUNABOUT 4458         470 NONE    
BANDIT PRINCE 25       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          TORCHICK 4514         473 NONE    
RAPIDASH 4577          0  2 0 FIRE DECK 394         ARENAMASTER ERLYAI 23 473 NONE    
CYNDYR 4590            0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         SHEWISH GIANT 21      473 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Paws -- You have the biggest feet I've ever seen.  I bet your socks look like gunny
sacks. -- Dingil Bill

Slick Rick -- Slippery indeed.  Ouch. -- Harandur
P.S.  Hey, you want longer personals, write something for us to respond to!

Puss in Boots -- Silly cat!  Boots no good.  All the time trip you. -- Guhulong

Franklin Feline -- Ah...this is like a Franklin Mint statue of a feline?  Ur. --
Ballou Ys

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team

at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TORCHICK butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RAPIDASH was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CYNDYR was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
PAWS overpowered DINGIL BILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SLICK RICK viciously subdued GUHULONG in a popular 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HYPER BOY bested HARANDUR in a action packed 1 minute gory Challenge brawl.
RUNABOUT was devastated by DARK TYPHLOSION in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
CHERT was luckily beaten by SIR LICKSALOT in a action packed 6 minute gruesome melee.
BALLOU YS viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
SMORGUS BOB lost to HELLO KITTY in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 473 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK TYPHLOSION 4414       10   0  0  136 FIRE DECK (394)
STRIKING ATTACK  PAWS 4342                   9   3  0   91 ARENA FELINES (374)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR LICKSALOT 4341         13   2  0   80 ARENA FELINES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  TORCHICK 4514               4   2  1   63 FIRE DECK (394)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DINGIL BILL 4428.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHERT 2378.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLICK RICK 4468, HYPER 
BOY 4467, DARK TYPHLOSION 4414, BALLOU YS 4539, HELLO KITTY 4600, TORCHICK 4514, PAWS 
4342, HARANDUR 4484, SIR LICKSALOT 4341, and RAPIDASH 4577.

The least popular fighter this week was SMORGUS BOB 4594.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GUHULONG 4565, DINGIL BILL 4428, CYNDYR 4590, RAPIDASH 4577, 
SIR LICKSALOT 4341, HARANDUR 4484, PAWS 4342, TORCHICK 4514, HELLO KITTY 4600, and 
BALLOU YS 4539.

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

RUNABOUT (38-4458) JINDA-BAN (198)