DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2005    Duedate: 10/26/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GUHULONG
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4565) [11-9-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GUHULONG                       POSITION IS EMPTY
JINDA-BAN (198)                
(38-4565) [11-9-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GUHULONG                       GUHULONG
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4565) [11-9-0,105]         (38-4565) [11-9-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             56
2. BOY O'S (388)                0      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. WHAT? (412)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (374)        -17
                                       70'S (339)

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)           7  8 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)      131  52 10 71.6   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (374)       6  2 0
 3- 4 BOY O'S (388)             35  33  3 51.5   3- 3*WHAT? (412)               2  0 0
 4/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          344 460  8 42.8   4- 4 BOY O'S (388)             1  3 0

    '*'   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 529): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 368): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 529): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, 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 368): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 491): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , 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

     Good day, in CLIFFHOME a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  PAWS has lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, 
falling 16 points, while helping make ARENA FELINES a 1-2-0 turn.  And not without 
some honor, GUHULONG now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of CLIFFHOME.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Choking 
Ogre uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was JINDA-BAN's warrior BALLOU YS.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, HELLO KITTY from ARENA FELINES challenged up 20 
points to fight BALLOU YS from the JINDA-BAN stable.  HELLO KITTY perhaps got hers 
just desserts, seeing as she bested BALLOU YS and ended up with 49 recognition 
points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in CLIFFHOME, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUHULONG 4565                11   9  0   105       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WALDO 4336                   12   6  1    90       BOY O'S (388)
 SIR LICKSALOT 4341           18   3  0    84       ARENA FELINES (374)
 PAWS 4342                    10   6  0    82       ARENA FELINES (374)
 HARANDUR 4484                13  25  0    67       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOTGUN! (SO GOOD) 4616       5   0  0    60       WHAT? (412)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELLO KITTY 4600              5   2  0    49       ARENA FELINES (374)
 BALLOU YS 4539                9  18  0    45       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANKEN FELINE 4399           2   0  0    32       ARENA FELINES (374)
 MOSQUITO 4621                 2   1  0    25       JINDA-BAN (198)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   2  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)
 ARTICULATE LORI 4620          3   1  0    24       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DINO 4618              0  2 0 BOY O'S 388           JADA STARCHILD 3505   480         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Paws -- That tickle. -- Guhulong

Shotgun! (so good) -- Gods, who said that?  They were WRONG. -- Harandur

Captured Orc -- Orc stew at our place tonight. -- Ballou Ys

Hello Kitty -- Goodbye, Kitty.  I can do fine without you. -- Mosquito, feeling quite 
cranky today

The Convicted Thief MOST unfortunately--and stupidly--stepped to the left JUST as I 
signaled for a left turn!  I'm afraid I bruised him rather severely. -- Articulate 
Lori

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

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HELLO KITTY devastated BALLOU YS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SIR LICKSALOT was viciously subdued by GUHULONG in a 4 minute Title battle.
PAWS was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody duel.
HARANDUR overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
MOSQUITO vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ARTICULATE LORI overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 483 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GUHULONG 4565              11   9  0  105 JINDA-BAN (198)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR LICKSALOT 4341         18   3  0   84 ARENA FELINES (374)
STRIKING ATTACK  PAWS 4342                  10   6  0   82 ARENA FELINES (374)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GUHULONG 4565.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GUHULONG 4565.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAWS 4342, HARANDUR 
4484, MOSQUITO 4621, HELLO KITTY 4600, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, BALLOU YS 4539, SIR 
LICKSALOT 4341,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR LICKSALOT 4341.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BALLOU YS 4539, ARTICULATE LORI 4620, HELLO KITTY 4600, 
MOSQUITO 4621, HARANDUR 4484, PAWS 4342, GUHULONG 4565,  0,  0, and  0.