DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2005    Duedate: 09/28/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR LICKSALOT
ARENA FELINES (374)
(38-4341) [17-2-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR LICKSALOT                  SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD)
ARENA FELINES (374)            WHAT? (412)
(38-4341) [17-2-0,99]          (38-4616) [4-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARANDUR                       GUHULONG
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4484) [12-24-0,60]         (38-4565) [10-8-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (374)         17
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             16      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. WHAT? (412)                  5      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)                3
5. ARCANE WIZARDS (330)         0      WHAT? (412)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WHAT? (412)                4   0  0  100   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  6 0
 2/ 0 ARENA FELINES (374)      127  50 10 71.8   2/ 2*WHAT? (412)               3  0 0
 3- 2*ARCANE WIZARDS (330)       2   1  2 66.7   3/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             3  5 0
 4/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             35  31  3 53.0   4/ 0 ARENA FELINES (374)       2  0 0
 5- 4*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)      1   1  0 50.0   5- 5*ARCANE WIZARDS (330)      1  0 1
 6- 5 FIRE DECK (394)           27  33  1 45.0   6- 6*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)     1  0 0
 7/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          338 456  8 42.6   7- 3 FIRE DECK (394)           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.

     This Khalhums Dwarf fellow too little for real fight, too big for bouncing ball.
Maybe I eat him.

                                      Guhulong

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in CLIFFHOME!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but FIRE DECK really goofed with their 0-0-0.  MVP award for 
MOSQUITO?  JINDA-BAN's proud of her after beating PERSISTENT BEGGAR and getting 16 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  ARTICULATE LORI's match with HELLO KITTY cost 
her a loss of 4 points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome SIR LICKSALOT.  Aren't ARENA FELINES proud.  (Oh, my.) Is 
the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Can 
JINDA-BAN's HARANDUR be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is 
that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All CLIFFHOME ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  CLIFFHOME is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           17   2  0    99       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUHULONG 4565                10   8  0    94       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 4336                   12   5  1    84       BOY O'S (388)
-PAWS 4342                     9   5  0    78       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                12  24  0    60       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616       4   0  0    48       WHAT? (412)
 BALLOU YS 4539                8  17  0    41       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                  
 HELLO KITTY 4600              3   2  0    19       ARENA FELINES (374)
-JADA STARCHILD 3505           2   0  2    19       ARCANE WIZARDS (330)
-ENTEI 4591                    0   2  0    18       FIRE DECK (394)
 MOSQUITO 4621                 1   0  0    16       JINDA-BAN (198)
-CAMERUPT 4609                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)
-MAGBY 4606                    1   0  0     9       FIRE DECK (394)
-TORKOAL 4608                  0   1  0     7       FIRE DECK (394)
-ARGONATH 4602                 1   1  0     5       PILLAR OF KINGS (411)
-HELL GOLEM 3504               0   1  0     5       ARCANE WIZARDS (330)
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620          1   1  0     4       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COSMO 4611             1  1 0 BOY O'S 388           MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     481 NONE    
DINO 4618              0  2 0 BOY O'S 388           JADA STARCHILD 3505   480         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Waldo -- To think that I should be challenged by an upstart named after a salad!
Pshaw! -- Harandur

Well, at least the Kung-Fu Master showed up to see me off.  And I struck him several
times with my parries, which is always fun. -- Dingil Bill

Shotgun! (So Good) -- What? -- Ballou Ys

The Mordant Deserter isn't so bad, really.  A little misguided, okay, and maybe not
quite so much backbone as a man should have, but I explained things to him, and he
should be much better now. -- Articulate Lori

Ilsvain, Arena Steward -- You're saying I have to dispose of a body?  What the heck
would I do with a body?  And isn't it disrespectful?  Maybe even sacrilegious! --
Dingil Bill

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COSMO was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GUHULONG was unbelievably bested by SIR LICKSALOT in a exciting 4 minute Title duel.
WALDO demolished HARANDUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) bested BALLOU YS in a 1 minute gory fight.
HELLO KITTY demolished ARTICULATE LORI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MOSQUITO vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 481 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR LICKSALOT 4341         17   2  0   99 ARENA FELINES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  GUHULONG 4565              10   8  0   94 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   WALDO 4336                 12   5  1   84 BOY O'S (388)
AIMED BLOW       SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616     4   0  0   48 WHAT? (412)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARANDUR 4484.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GUHULONG 4565.  The ten other most popular fighters were WALDO 4336, SHOTGUN! (SO 
GOOD) 4616, MOSQUITO 4621, HARANDUR 4484, HELLO KITTY 4600, COSMO 4611, SIR LICKSALOT 
4341, BALLOU YS 4539, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTICULATE LORI 4620.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BALLOU YS 4539, SIR LICKSALOT 4341, COSMO 4611, HELLO KITTY 
4600, HARANDUR 4484, MOSQUITO 4621, SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616, WALDO 4336, GUHULONG 
4565, and  0.