DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2005    Duedate: 08/03/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK TYPHLOSION
FIRE DECK (394)
(38-4414) [12-0-0,162]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK TYPHLOSION                RUMAKI
FIRE DECK (394)                FREAKISH (409)
(38-4414) [12-0-0,162]         (38-4589) [0-1-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DINGIL BILL                    DINGIL BILL
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4428) [19-31-0,89]         (38-4428) [19-31-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREYHAWK (256)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FREAKISH (409)              19
2. GREYHAWK (256)              15      GREYHAWK (256)
3. FIRE DECK (394)             14      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (374)          6
5. JINDA-BAN (198)              3      FREAKISH (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GREYHAWK (256)            12   4  0 75.0   1/ 3 GREYHAWK (256)            6  1 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      125  50 10 71.4   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           5  7 0
 3- 3 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       20  12  0 62.5   3- 1 FORCE OF FIVE (400)       3  1 0
 4- 4 BOY O'S (388)             32  24  3 57.1   4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (374)       3  3 0
 5/ 6 FIRE DECK (394)           24  30  1 44.4   5- 5 BOY O'S (388)             2  2 0
 6/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          327 449  8 42.1   6/ 6 FIRE DECK (394)           1  0 0
 7- 8*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)      0   1  0  0.0   7- 7*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)     0  1 0
 8/ 0*FREAKISH (409)             0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0*FREAKISH (409)            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.

Greetings, Cliffhome,

     This was a nice surprise.  I guess I should thank Dark Typhlosion for making
this possible.  I will not challenge anyone but it looks like Dingil Bill will get
the Title Shot.  Good luck to all on the blood tinted sands.

                                        Your young Duelmaster,
                                                  Chert (mgr. Sceptre)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team FORCE OF FIVE was 
unseated this week as GREYHAWK moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  RUMAKI caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested REXFELIS and was awarded 19 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL put down 
BALLOU YS, causing her to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster CHERT himself.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as DARK TYPHLOSION boldly challenged CHERT in order to strive for the 
Duelmasters honors?  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!  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In CLIFFHOME "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  ARENA FELINES is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding ARENA FELINES.  Indeed it was GREYHAWK.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!  Sadly warriors, now longer can 
I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK TYPHLOSION 4414         12   0  0   162       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           16   2  0    93       ARENA FELINES (374)
 CHERT 2378                    8   3  0    93       GREYHAWK (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             19  31  0    89       JINDA-BAN (198)
-PAWS 4342                     9   5  0    78       ARENA FELINES (374)
-WALDO 4336                   10   3  1    73       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLICK RICK 4468               7   3  0    66       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                10  22  0    52       JINDA-BAN (198)
-DULL ROB 4466                 4   1  0    51       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 GUHULONG 4565                 7   7  0    50       JINDA-BAN (198)
-HYPER BOY 4467                5   3  0    50       FORCE OF FIVE (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLOU YS 4539                7  14  0    37       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORD THE ROGUE 2377           2   0  0    22       GREYHAWK (256)
-SMORGUS BOB 4594              3   1  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 FURGO 2380                    1   1  0    19       GREYHAWK (256)
 RUMAKI 4589                   0   1  0    19       FREAKISH (409)
-PHIL THE SNAKE 4465           1   1  0    17       FORCE OF FIVE (400)
 REXFELIS 2379                 1   0  0    15       GREYHAWK (256)
-PEDRO 4592                    1   1  0    10       BOY O'S (388)
 HELLO KITTY 4600              2   2  0     8       ARENA FELINES (374)
-ARGONATH 4602                 0   1  0     1       PILLAR OF KINGS (411)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dingil Bill -- I have made many arrowheads but not sure if I'm kin to the one you
once knew. -- Chert

getting its lips dirty, because nobody had swept the streets in months...

Sorry no personals last time.  We were being held incommunicado in a phone booth in
Outer Varandasella. -- Jinda-Ban

Slick Rick -- That's unnecessary roughness, and after our daring escape, which was,
let me tell, exhausting. -- Ballou Ys

Chert -- I guess there's nobody else for you to fight, right?  To think that for
THIS, I refused a harem in Varandasella.  (sigh)  Go for the cat this time, okay? --
Dingil Bill

Waldo -- Ouch. -- Harandur

No way to avoid Dangerous Criminal.  He stupid to say it. -- Guhulong

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK TYPHLOSION devastated CHERT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SIR LICKSALOT won victory over DINGIL BILL in a exciting 3 minute expert's battle.
GUHULONG overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
HARANDUR was devastated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BALLOU YS was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GORD THE ROGUE defeated HELLO KITTY in a 3 minute struggle.
FURGO beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
RUMAKI was luckily beaten by REXFELIS in a action packed 3 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 477 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        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK TYPHLOSION 4414       12   0  0  162 FIRE DECK (394)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR LICKSALOT 4341         16   2  0   93 ARENA FELINES (374)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHERT 2378                  8   3  0   93 GREYHAWK (256)
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 DINGIL BILL 4428.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUMAKI 4589, 
HELLO KITTY 4600, DARK TYPHLOSION 4414, FURGO 2380, SIR LICKSALOT 4341, GUHULONG 
4565, REXFELIS 2379, CHERT 2378, HARANDUR 4484, and BALLOU YS 4539.

The least popular fighter this week was GORD THE ROGUE 2377.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BALLOU YS 4539, HARANDUR 4484, CHERT 2378, REXFELIS 2379, 
GUHULONG 4565, SIR LICKSALOT 4341, FURGO 2380, DARK TYPHLOSION 4414, HELLO KITTY 
4600, and RUMAKI 4589.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DARK TYPHLOSION (38-4414) FIRE DECK (394)