DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2005    Duedate: 10/13/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JENIPHER
BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4091) [21-17-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JENIPHER                       POSITION IS EMPTY
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          
(40-4091) [21-17-1,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENIPHER                       DRIZZT
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
(40-4091) [21-17-1,97]         (40-4146) [6-1-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (211)       41
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       22      PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
3. BLOOD ANGELS (423)           0      Unchartered Team
4. SUNNYLAND (382)              0
5. BLITZKRIEG (421)             0      MINION OF RALPH (301)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLOOD ANGELS (423)        24   8  1 75.0   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)    13  2 0
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)     31  13  0 70.5   2/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     9  6 0
 3- 3*BLITZKRIEG (421)           2   1  1 66.7   3- 3*BLOOD ANGELS (423)        3  3 0
 4- 5 SUNNYLAND (382)           37  36  2 50.7   4- 5 SUNNYLAND (382)           0  1 0
 5/ 6 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    391 569 14 40.7   5- 6*BLITZKRIEG (421)          0  1 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 261): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): ANDILLIA of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 475): VIRULENT of BLOOD ANGELS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 467): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): GNEISS GUY of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): TYPHOON XXII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 361): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 163): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 408): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 261): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 475): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 467): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 361): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 163): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 408): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 260): JAGUARMAN of PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          KAMI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                   (turn 523): ELIZA PIGERON of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): JOE POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 505): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage?, mgr.)
                         FREEDA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): GNEISS GUY of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 162): <COOKIE JONES> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
                             <ERASER> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZENSU. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for BLOOD BATH, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after mashing FRATSFA 
SLAVE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  O. POSTE was defeated by DRIZZT and drops 1 points.  Well, if 
ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  VIRULENT did not 
fight this week so his title was forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, JENIPHER took 
the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps 
the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZENSU arena.  Did you 
hear that BEYOND THE PALE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of BEYOND THE PALE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like 
to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause PHILANTHROPISTS beats feet every 
time BEYOND THE PALE smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody 
wants a piece of O. POSTE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENIPHER 4091                21  17  1    97       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JIMMY CRICKET 3744           17  16  0    97       SUNNYLAND (382)
-VIRULENT 4136                 8   0  0    93       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          20  24  2    88       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DRIZZT 4146                   6   1  0    69       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. POSTE 4107                14  20  1    63       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY TRAIN 1750              6   3  0    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-SANGUINE 4135                 5   3  0    50       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
 SLACK JAW 4147                7   0  0    48       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
 BLOOD BATH 1748               5   4  0    44       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
-TOXIC 4137                    3   1  1    33       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
-BUSH 43 4118                  1   0  1    33       BLITZKRIEG (421)
 PARANOID 1747                 7   1  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
-CRIMSON FEAST 4134            4   4  0    27       BLOOD ANGELS (423)
-GORE 4133                     4   0  0    27       BLOOD ANGELS (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARRON LINZ 4159              2   1  0    21       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DELLIS LINZ 4157              2   2  0    18       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-REAGAN 4121                   1   1  0    18       BLITZKRIEG (421)
-SALVATION 3859                0   1  0     1       SUNNYLAND (382)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sanguine -- That color doesn't really work on you.  It clashes with your complexion.
Hmm, you probably need to eat fewer peas. -- O. Poste, fashion consultant

Virulent -- Oh, good!  Now you can write the column.  I'm so glad. -- Blonde Grenade

Drizzt -- You sound like can't-make-up-it's-mind weather.  You sure that's really
your name? -- Jenipher

     A really FAST drizzle? -- Ed.

Paranoid -- It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it, because they really ARE
out to get you. -- Darron Linz

The Persistent Beggar is pitiful and weak.  He does not belong here.  Someone stop
the arenamaster from cutting in, because I want to kill this wretched dwarf. --
Dellis Linz

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

DRIZZT viciously subdued O. POSTE in a 6 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PARANOID overcame DELLIS LINZ in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BLONDE GRENADE savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
JENIPHER overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SLACK JAW unbelievably bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a slow 16 minute duel.
CRAZY TRAIN devastated CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
BLOOD BATH handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DARRON LINZ won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091              21  17  1   97 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       DRIZZT 4146                 6   1  0   69 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRAZY TRAIN 1750            6   3  0   51 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
TOTAL PARRY      SLACK JAW 4147              7   0  0   48 PHILANTHROPISTS (211)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENIPHER 4091.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DRIZZT 4146.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE GRENADE 4069, CRAZY 
TRAIN 1750, PARANOID 1747, JENIPHER 4091, DARRON LINZ 4159, DELLIS LINZ 4157, BLOOD 
BATH 1748, O. POSTE 4107, SLACK JAW 4147, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SLACK JAW 4147.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were O. POSTE 4107, BLOOD BATH 1748, DELLIS LINZ 4157, DARRON LINZ 4159, 
JENIPHER 4091, PARANOID 1747, CRAZY TRAIN 1750, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, DRIZZT 4146, and 
0.