DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2005    Duedate: 10/12/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR LICKSALOT
ARENA FELINES (374)
(38-4341) [18-2-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR LICKSALOT                  SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD)
ARENA FELINES (374)            WHAT? (412)
(38-4341) [18-2-0,105]         (38-4616) [5-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARANDUR                       BALLOU YS
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4484) [12-25-0,61]         (38-4539) [9-17-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (374)         36
2. WHAT? (412)                 12      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. BOY O'S (388)               12      Unchartered Team
4. ARCANE WIZARDS (330)         0
5. JINDA-BAN (198)             -5      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)                5   0  0  100   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      130  50 10 72.2   2/ 4 ARENA FELINES (374)       5  0 0
 3- 3*ARCANE WIZARDS (330)       2   1  2 66.7   3/ 2*WHAT? (412)               3  0 0
 4/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             35  33  3 51.5   4/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             2  4 0
 5/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          340 459  8 42.6   5- 5*ARCANE WIZARDS (330)      1  0 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 531): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): GUHULONG of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 417): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 410): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 531): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 212): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 417): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 367): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 410): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 531): CYCLONE of FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 530): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            SINDARION of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 515): HORNS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 479): DINGIL BILL of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 416): FISTS OF FURY of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  PAWS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GUHULONG and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PAWS put down GUHULONG, 
causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Although WALDO made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious SIR LICKSALOT.  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in CLIFFHOME seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  GUHULONG take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in CLIFFHOME.   
     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!  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 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                  
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           18   2  0   105       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAWS 4342                    10   5  0    98       ARENA FELINES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 4336                   12   6  1    90       BOY O'S (388)
 GUHULONG 4565                10   9  0    77       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARANDUR 4484                12  25  0    61       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616       5   0  0    60       WHAT? (412)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLOU YS 4539                9  17  0    49       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
 HELLO KITTY 4600              4   2  0    29       ARENA FELINES (374)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JADA STARCHILD 3505           2   0  2    19       ARCANE WIZARDS (330)
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620          2   1  0    15       JINDA-BAN (198)
 MOSQUITO 4621                 1   1  0     8       JINDA-BAN (198)
-HELL GOLEM 3504               0   1  0     5       ARCANE WIZARDS (330)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TONTO 4623             0  1 0 BOY O'S 388           STONE GOLEM 26        482 NONE    
DINO 4618              0  2 0 BOY O'S 388           JADA STARCHILD 3505   480         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sir Licksalot -- You silly cat.  You get hairbuns.  Ha!  Serve you right. -- Guhulong

Waldo -- I don't think much of that movement-enhancing equipment you've got.  Seems
like a sneaky deal to me. -- Harandur
P.S.  Of course, if I were to practice more, it might not make any difference, eh?

Shotgun! (so good) -- And you BELIEVE that? -- Ballou Ys

Hello Kitty -- As you say.  Odd to find someone even taller than I am.  Good luck
with it, but if you get the chance, take the shrinking potion. -- Articulate Lori

No mere beggar, no matter how persistent, is going to swat ME. -- Mosquito

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

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TONTO was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PAWS devastated GUHULONG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) overcame HARANDUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SIR LICKSALOT unbelievably bested WALDO in a popular 3 minute master's Title brawl.
BALLOU YS savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 4 minute mismatched match.
HELLO KITTY overpowered MOSQUITO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ARTICULATE LORI devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 482 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       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         18   2  0  105 ARENA FELINES (374)
STRIKING ATTACK  PAWS 4342                  10   5  0   98 ARENA FELINES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   WALDO 4336                 12   6  1   90 BOY O'S (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  GUHULONG 4565              10   9  0   77 JINDA-BAN (198)
AIMED BLOW       SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616     5   0  0   60 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 BALLOU YS 4539.  The ten other most popular fighters were WALDO 4336, TONTO 4623, 
PAWS 4342, SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616, SIR LICKSALOT 4341, HELLO KITTY 4600, ARTICULATE 
LORI 4620, MOSQUITO 4621, GUHULONG 4565, and HARANDUR 4484.

The least popular fighter this week was HARANDUR 4484.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GUHULONG 4565, MOSQUITO 4621, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, HELLO KITTY 4600, 
SIR LICKSALOT 4341, SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616, PAWS 4342, TONTO 4623, WALDO 4336, and 
BALLOU YS 4539.