DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/26/2005    Duedate: 04/08/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-456

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOHN ROSE
DELVERS (154)
(42-3985) [21-36-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              MONTY
                               RESCUE RANGERS (296)
                               (42-3457) [4-2-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUSHEE SU                      H'KRUGGAG
DELVERS (154)                  SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
(42-3983) [22-35-0,120]        (42-4141) [0-4-0,4]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)   28
2. DELVERS (154)               23      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)          13      Unchartered Team
4. DECEPTICONS (364)            6
5. RESCUE RANGERS (296)         3      RESCUE RANGERS (296)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WHAT A TEAM! (376)         3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 0
 2- 2*BLITZKRIEG (375)           2   1  0 66.7   2/ 3 DELVERS (154)             8  7 0
 3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     342 229 18 59.9   3/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        7  6 0
 4/ 4 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     70  51  1 57.9   4- 4 KING'S KREW (151)         4  5 0
 5- 5*FULL METAL JACKET (347)   10   9  0 52.6   5/11*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  4  6 0
 6/ 6 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       200 196 10 50.5   6- 7*THE DREAMING (374)        3  2 1
 7/ 9*RESCUE RANGERS (296)       5   6  0 45.5   7- 6*FULL METAL JACKET (347)   2  0 0
 8- 7*THE DREAMING (374)         3   4  1 42.9   8- 5*WHAT A TEAM! (376)        2  0 0
 9/ 8 DELVERS (154)            379 523  9 42.0   9/10*RESCUE RANGERS (296)      2  2 0
10-10 KING'S KREW (151)         97 156  3 38.3  10/ 0*DECEPTICONS (364)         1  1 0
11/ 0*DECEPTICONS (364)          3   7  0 30.0  11- 9*BLITZKRIEG (375)          1  1 0
12/11*SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)   9  25  1 26.5  12/ 8 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     1  6 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I must say, I am surprised to be here.  Who would have thought I had it in me?

                                      John Rose

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome RODEKI.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave CLOWNING AROUND a 0-2-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  
Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna 
be...  Well, SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS' 5th moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  What's with 
BLAZING BLUR?  She actually beat COLOR ME SUAVE's THIRD BASE SPOCK, and walked away 
with 16 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at COLOR ME SUAVE.  THIRD BASE 
SPOCK lost 11 points to BLAZING BLUR.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe THIRD 
BASE SPOCK will provide more easy wins...  Another fighter (MASUMII 11-8-0) 
challenged another Duelmaster (JOHN ROSE 21-36-0).  Life goes on.  MASUMII was 
reminded on the sands why JOHN ROSE is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  RODEKI thinks COLOR ME 
SUAVE and their 342-229-18 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at FLAGG'S FIVE ain't reelin'!  COLOR ME 
SUAVE's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
SUSHEE SU!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  VIRTUOS VIXEN 
of FLAGG'S FIVE knows how to pick 'em.  She challenged 1977 AMC MATADOR of COLOR ME 
SUAVE who is up by 22.  Now was this a wise move?  VIRTUOS VIXEN perhaps got hers 
just desserts, seeing as she was subdued by 1977 AMC MATADOR and ended up with 92 
recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN ROSE 3985               21  36  0   121       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116        21   8  0   121       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SUSHEE SU 3983               22  35  0   120       DELVERS (154)
 CRIX BREMOORE 4091           13   9  1   103       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092           13   8  0    92       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASUMII 4117                 11   8  0    84       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 BLAZING BLUR 4136            10   4  0    80       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130          13  10  0    69       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167        11   8  0    68       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RIMA ADLER 4187               8   2  1    66       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MOLE 4118                12  16  1    55       DELVERS (154)
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       11   4  1    55       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188              9   2  1    54       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MONTY 3457                    4   2  0    46       RESCUE RANGERS (296)
 HANDSOME IS 4164              9  11  0    44       DELVERS (154)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175            8  10  3    38       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED SKELTON 4153              7  11  0    36       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR. HOOK 4125                 6  13  0    31       KING'S KREW (151)
-JOKER 3981                    4   0  0    25       FULL METAL JACKET (347)
 MALLOW 4134                   3   4  0    24       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-BOB THE IMPALER 4196          3   1  0    24       WHAT A TEAM! (376)
 DEVERS 4135                   2   5  0    24       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEREMY 4189                   3   4  0    23       KING'S KREW (151)
-KRISTINE 4174                 5   7  0    22       KING'S KREW (151)
-LAYLA 4182                    2   1  0    21       BLITZKRIEG (375)
-ALEX 4190                     5   1  1    18       KING'S KREW (151)
 DUCEM 4133                    2   5  1    17       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-UTENA 4171                    1   0  1    16       THE DREAMING (374)
 SELDON 4131                   2   5  0    15       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-GOHAN 4178                    1   0  0    15       THE DREAMING (374)
-AKROMA 4173                   1   0  0    13       THE DREAMING (374)
 STARSCREAM 4095               2   2  0    12       DECEPTICONS (364)
-MICHAEL ADDISON 4191          3   1  0    11       KING'S KREW (151)
 PREDAKING 4098                1   1  0     6       DECEPTICONS (364)
 H'KRUGGAG 4141                0   4  0     4       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
-BETTERMAN 4179                0   1  0     2       THE DREAMING (374)
-THUNDERCRACKER 4094           0   1  0     1       DECEPTICONS (364)
-INASU 4172                    0   1  0     1       THE DREAMING (374)
-KICKBACK 4165                 0   1  0     1       DECEPTICONS (364)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALABAMA BLACKSNA 3971  1  2 0 FULL METAL JACKET 347 KANGAROO LIFEBOA 4186 453         
DALE 4192              1  2 0 RESCUE RANGERS 296    UTENA 4171            454         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bozo -- Ah, my old friend, you're leaving... how can I bear it?  (heavy sigh)  I 
guess I'll just have to go carve up some gladiators to console myself.  Fare you well 
on the Isle, if that is your destination. -- Sushee Su

Rima Adler -- (shaking himself gingerly)  I feel all addled. -- Handsome Is
P.S.  And I won't readily forgive you for messing up my hair!

Blazing Blur -- You did it again!  My eyes just can't handle something so bright and 
fast. -- The Mole, not named by chance

Kangaroo Lifeboat -- I'm sure the kangaroos are all thrilled to know they can escape 
the sinking ship.  But what about the rest of us, eh? -- Handsome Does

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

VIRTUOS VIXEN was bested by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
BOZO was viciously subdued by SUSHEE SU in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
MASUMII was devastated by JOHN ROSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
BLAZING BLUR subdued THIRD BASE SPOCK in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
RED SKELTON was viciously subdued by FRANKENBUTT in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CRIX BREMOORE devastated MIYAGI'S MIATA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MONTY unbelievably bested HANDSOME DOES in a action packed 6 minute gruesome melee.
HANDSOME IS lost to KANGAROO LIFEBOAT in a 3 minute fight.
THE MOLE vanquished MALLOW in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
DUCEM beat STARSCREAM in a 1 minute gory melee.
SELDON narrowly defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 5 minute match.
DEVERS demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
H'KRUGGAG was outwaited by PREDAKING in a crowd pleasing 7 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  18 -  1      45  |

Turn 456 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    1977 AMC MATADOR 4116      21   8  0  121 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRIX BREMOORE 4091         13   9  1  103 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
BASHING ATTACK   VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092         13   8  0   92 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MASUMII 4117               11   8  0   84 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     11   4  1   55 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188            9   2  1   54 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      MONTY 3457                  4   2  0   46 RESCUE RANGERS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUSHEE SU 3983.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was H'KRUGGAG 4141.  The ten other most popular fighters were HANDSOME DOES 4175, 
SUSHEE SU 3983, FRANKENBUTT 4188, 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116, THE MOLE 4118, SELDON 4131, 
JOHN ROSE 3985, BLAZING BLUR 4136, DUCEM 4133, and THIRD BASE SPOCK 4167.

The least popular fighter this week was PREDAKING 4098.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STARSCREAM 4095, MALLOW 4134, MONTY 3457, MIYAGI'S MIATA 4130, MASUMII 
4117, VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, HANDSOME IS 4164, DEVERS 4135, and 
CRIX BREMOORE 4091.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JOHN ROSE (42-3985) DELVERS (154)
SUSHEE SU (42-3983) DELVERS (154)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BOZO (42-4016) CLOWNING AROUND (354)