DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/26/2005    Duedate: 04/22/2005

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-206

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ULRIK VORN
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3556) [17-16-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULRIK VORN                     DETROYER
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           KAOS R US (413)
(39-3556) [17-16-1,103]        (39-3484) [2-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULRIK VORN                     QUIA RAYNE
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3556) [17-16-1,103]        (39-3636) [5-12-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE ANGELS (402)         30
2. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      22      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       21      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        21
5. KAOS R US (413)              9      KAOS R US (413)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   172 112  9 60.6   1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   11  3 0
 2- 2*CEBUANO HAMMERZ (428)      6   4  1 60.0   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      7  8 1
 3/ 3 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       64  46  7 58.2   3- 3*CEBUANO HAMMERZ (428)     6  4 1
 4/ 4 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    136 110 12 55.3   4/ 5 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       5  1 2
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     162 181  8 47.2   5/ 4 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     5  5 1
 6/ 0*KAOS R US (413)            2   4  0 33.3   6/ 0*KAOS R US (413)           1  0 0
 7/ 6*MY UNDOING (432)           4  21  4 16.0   7/ 6*MY UNDOING (432)          1 14 1
 8- 7*SOCIETY OF SIN (434)       0   1  0  0.0   8- 7*SOCIETY OF SIN (434)      0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome XOCHITHLAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with DUCK A 
L'ORANGE?  It actually beat THE MIDDLE WAY's ZED ARLEN, and walked away with 14 more 
points from the fight.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for THE MIDDLE WAY's 
outstanding member, Duelmaster ULRIK VORN.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors 
and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DUCKS 
UNLIMITED!  In my day, no team with a 133-108-11 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, DARQUE ANGELS?  What do people see in ULRIK VORN?  His 17-16-1?  THE MIDDLE 
WAY ain't talkin', but he's got 103 points.  I hate going to the effort of writing 
about the kind of fights that OUTLAW STAR gets in.  She fights people like ULRIK 
VORN, 9 points below.  I thought OUTLAW STAR showed great skill and promise when she 
lost to ULRIK VORN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  DUCK A L'ORANGE killed ZED ARLEN, and expects 
revenge from THE MIDDLE WAY.  The dead are better off dead--they have no worries.  
DUCK A L'ORANGE had a sure-fire victory when it challenged ZED ARLEN, 26 points below 
it.  Was anyone really surprised when ZED ARLEN bit it?  Many a warrior has met his 
fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRIK VORN 3556              17  16  1   103       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT AIR DUCK 3451            13   7  0    92       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUTLAW STAR 3550             11   7  1    89       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607          6   6  1    74       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FALLEN ONE 3416          12  10  2    66       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 KAHR, JACK 3637               8   7  1    57       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETRIGAN 3596                  7   3  0    52       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 PEKING DUCK 3632              5   1  0    37       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 MANN SLAUGHTER 3688           4   0  1    34       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA RAYNE 3636               5  12  0    29       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MS D. MEENER 3696             3   0  0    28       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 OPARA PERSI 3670              5   2  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK GUARD 3667              3   3  0    23       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 MATT RISIDE 3705              2   0  0    22       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 MALICE 3704                   2   0  2    20       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-HINGATULI HAMMER 3661         2   0  0    19       CEBUANO HAMMERZ (428)
-KAWI HAMMER 3642              2   0  1    18       CEBUANO HAMMERZ (428)
 KARLO LENCH 3703              2   1  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 DAFFY DUCK 3668               1   2  1    18       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 DETROYER 3484                 2   0  0    16       KAOS R US (413)
-KASALIGAN HAMMER 3707         1   0  0    15       CEBUANO HAMMERZ (428)
 MAGUA 3673                    1   4  1    14       MY UNDOING (432)
 DAFORCE 3671                  2   3  2    13       MY UNDOING (432)
 CURLY 3674                    1   4  1    10       MY UNDOING (432)
 SLEAZA 3672                   0   5  0     9       MY UNDOING (432)
-PEDRO HAMMER 3643             1   1  0     4       CEBUANO HAMMERZ (428)
 FLAMMA 3697                   0   3  0     3       MY UNDOING (432)
-BRUTICKUS 3486                0   1  0     1       KAOS R US (413)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OMEGA 3487                    0   1  0     1       KAOS R US (413)
-DEVASTATOR 3485               0   1  0     1       KAOS R US (413)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIONEL HAMMER 3639     0  2 0 CEBUANO HAMMERZ 428   MALICE 3704           205         
SOLL I. TARRY 3652     5  5 0 CRIMINAL ELEMENT 379  ZED ARLEN 3653        204         
THUG 3676              1  1 0 CRIMINAL ELEMENT 379  DAFORCE 3671          203 JUST REV
DUCK WITH SWORDS 3708  0  1 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED 143   MALICE 3704           206         
DUCK BLIND 3677        0  1 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED 143   KAWI HAMMER 3642      205         
ZED ARLEN 3653         8  4 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607  206         
INDILLA JASSE 3695     0  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    DAFFY DUCK 3668       203 REVENGED
OZMA 3675              0  2 0 MY UNDOING 432        MANN SLAUGHTER 3688   203         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oparra tsk, tsk... -- Put these beauties away, indeed!  Just call me "Elsleaza, 
Mistress of the Snark"... actually, just call me! -- Sleazay Sonja

Mann Daughter -- Magua bet jaw still hurt!

"Hear ye!  Hear ye!"  The names they be a'changin'!  LITERATI was my Undoing.  Magua 
was Curly.  Beowulf was Magua.  Kurtz was Daforce.  Sonja was Sleaza.  Feyd was 
Flamma.  (With their new names, they're sure to fight better!) -- Snarky (The 
Snarkist formerly known as Snark)

Kasaligan -- That my funnybone fell me! -- Curly/Magua

Adios "Homely!" -- Your friends at LITERATI stable of The Duelmaster after next 
(...after next)

Karlo Lundi -- I waited to see why Kawi didn't.  Your "special move" hurts! -- 
Flamma/Feyd/Fool, "Lenchmeat"

May I call you Misty (Meanie) -- What a charmer; you swept me off my feet, then left 
me.  I thought you were my Intended, but you're just a heartbreaker, etc... -- Kurtz

Kahr, Jack -- I can only repeat my obviously so-true comment:  You couldn'tkill a 
houseplant, boy. -- Ulrik Vorn

Peking Duck -- If that isn't just LIKE a Duck--or an elf, whichever you really are.  
You PEEKED.  Next time I glimpse a bit of eye at that whole in the wall, I'm going to 
shove an epee through. -- Quia Rayne

Daffy Duck -- Suffering succotash, duck!  Surely you could do better than that! -- 
Opara Persi

Flamma -- Gods, man, do yourself back up, we're in PUBLIC. -- Karlo Lench
P.S.  In fact, put some armor over it next time.

Duck A L'Orange -- Heck.  Not my kind of taste at all. -- Zed Arlen
P.S.  Besides, those grapes are bound to have been sour.

Curly -- Awww, blind guy, huh? -- Quia Rayne, that's MS. Rayne to you

Sleaza -- Yes, I suspect you misunderstood, to your undoing. -- Opara Persi

Sorry no time for an episode today. -- the Scribe

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer

kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLEAZA was bested by MANN SLAUGHTER in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
OUTLAW STAR was bested by ULRIK VORN in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
THE FALLEN ONE subdued KAHR, JACK in a action packed 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
DAFFY DUCK was devastated by MS D. MEENER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HOT AIR DUCK savagely defeated ELITE ASSASSIN in a 4 minute competition.
DUCK A L'ORANGE savagely slew ZED ARLEN in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
PEKING DUCK unbelievably bested QUIA RAYNE in a action packed 4 minute gruesome fight.
ETRIGAN vanquished OPARA PERSI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MAGUA was savagely defeated by BLACK GUARD in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
CURLY was overpowered by KARLO LENCH in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DAFORCE was handily defeated by MATT RISIDE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DETROYER demolished FLAMMA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MALICE easily killed DUCK WITH SWORDS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  13 -  2      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  16 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  27 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  14 -  1      36  |

Turn 206 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ULRIK VORN 3556            17  16  1  103 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
WALL OF STEEL    HOT AIR DUCK 3451          13   7  0   92 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
STRIKING ATTACK  OUTLAW STAR 3550           11   7  1   89 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
BASHING ATTACK   KAHR, JACK 3637             8   7  1   57 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
SLASHING ATTACK  ETRIGAN 3596                7   3  0   52 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632            5   1  0   37 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULRIK VORN 3556.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUIA RAYNE 3636.  The ten other most popular fighters were KAHR, JACK 3637, HOT 
AIR DUCK 3451, THE FALLEN ONE 3416, DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607, ETRIGAN 3596, BLACK GUARD 
3667, MATT RISIDE 3705, SLEAZA 3672, MANN SLAUGHTER 3688, and OUTLAW STAR 3550.

The least popular fighter this week was DUCK WITH SWORDS 3708.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLAMMA 3697, DAFORCE 3671, CURLY 3674, OPARA PERSI 3670, ZED 
ARLEN 3653, DAFFY DUCK 3668, MALICE 3704, MAGUA 3673, PEKING DUCK 3632, and DETROYER 
3484.