DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2005    Duedate: 10/24/2005

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLUTTERLEE
WANDERERS (329)
(41-4153) [19-12-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLUTTERLEE                     THE SHOCKER
WANDERERS (329)                INQUISITION SL6 (382)
(41-4153) [19-12-0,107]        (41-4206) [4-1-1,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLUTTERLEE                     FLUTTERLEE
WANDERERS (329)                WANDERERS (329)
(41-4153) [19-12-0,107]        (41-4153) [19-12-0,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WANDERERS (329)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WANDERERS (329)             56
2. INQUISITION SL6 (382)       11      WANDERERS (329)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       INQUISITION SL6 (382)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*INQUISITION SL6 (382)      4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 WANDERERS (329)          12  3 0
 2/ 4 WANDERERS (329)          383 432  9 47.0   2/ 2*INQUISITION SL6 (382)     3  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): FRANK ZAPPA of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): OPUNTIA of PLANTARUM ANDORIA (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): POPPA LODE of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): none
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 468): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Nobody fought anything but standbys last time, and Leeta is annoyed and
disgusted.  She says we're wasting our time, which is our business, but we're also
wasting hers, and that is her business, and she doesn't like it.  And I said that she
told us to fight, so we fought whoever the Commission picked, and she'll just have to
live with it--but that she should remember that WE might have to die with it.  As you
can imagine, we both walked away from that discussion in a bad mood.  But there are
days like that, and have you have to get through those days to get to the good ones.

                                     Flutterlee

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  WANDERERS had cause to celebrate, after CHOCK got 21 points by beating 
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE.  KHALHUMS DWARF found out that KATI-TEI isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in KATI-TEI is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are KATI-TEI's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in KATI-TEI would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in KATI-TEI is the highlight of my life.  As the 
seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to 
leave this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUTTERLEE 4153              19  12  0   107       WANDERERS (329)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATURN 3990                  15  37  0    92       WANDERERS (329)
 PARNIAN 4138                 14  20  1    92       WANDERERS (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SHOCKER 4206              4   1  1    46       INQUISITION SL6 (382)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207          3   2  0    25       WANDERERS (329)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCK 4214                    1   0  0    21       WANDERERS (329)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arenamaster Jailon -- Are the swords, rings, or whatnot being offered guaranteed not
to be cursed? -- Lurline Grace

Lurline Grace -- I hope you appreciate that I was willing to send you off with a
skill.  It isn't every day that I expose myself to harm in order to give someone a
skill, you know.  One does not live to become a veteran by taking heedless risks. --
Hishandis, Veteran Mercenary

Flutterlee -- You will have to do the column, as I have no time for that.  My
teaching duties are heavy. -- Godrim, Master of Kung-Fu

Saturn -- You are incredibly tedious, and I wonder that your manager has not disowned
you! -- Haegdur of Khalhums

Parnian -- Wretched youth!  You were not paying attention, and it is impossible, even
for me, to teach a skill to someone who is not paying attention. -- Godrim, Master of
Kung-Fu
P.S.  Do not focus on the win, that is incidental.  Superficial fluff.  The skill is
the thing.

Wherefour Willy -- Ah!  I could well ask!  Or whyfor?  Why did you not give me money?
I was polite. -- Loomis, the most polite of beggars

The Shocker -- Ah.  You think that merely because we are barred from issuing
challenges, you can kill a member of the Cult of Tregist with impunity?  Not so!
Tremble with fear, foul murderer.  Surround yourself with candles all night to keep
out the darkness.  It will not avail you!  We are patient, and our arm is long. --
Spokescultist of Tregist

     Just out of curiosity, if I made a donation, would you go and buy another arm
     for the cult?  One to be shared amongst so many seems a bit awkward. -- Ed.

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

FLUTTERLEE devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute mismatched Title fight.
PARNIAN handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
SATURN unbelievably bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a popular 4 minute veteran's contest.
THE SHOCKER demolished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WHEREFOUR WILLY vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CHOCK overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 470 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         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FLUTTERLEE 4153            19  12  0  107 WANDERERS (329)
AIMED BLOW       THE SHOCKER 4206            4   1  1   46 INQUISITION SL6 (382)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLUTTERLEE 4153.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FLUTTERLEE 4153.  The ten other most popular fighters were SATURN 3990, CHOCK 
4214, PARNIAN 4138, THE SHOCKER 4206, WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was WHEREFOUR WILLY 4207.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE SHOCKER 4206, PARNIAN 4138, CHOCK 4214, SATURN 3990, 
FLUTTERLEE 4153,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.