DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/08/2005    Duedate: 10/21/2005

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OSTMAN
WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4034) [11-3-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KELDON WARLORD                 POSITION IS EMPTY
WIND STORM (219)               
(42-2501) [11-7-1,125]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED SKELTON                    OSTMAN
CLOWNING AROUND (354)          WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
(42-4153) [18-14-0,94]         (42-4034) [11-3-1,122]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIND STORM (219)            16
2. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       10      CLOWNING AROUND (354)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)         7      Unchartered Team
4. WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)    7
5. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)         5      THE AESIR (198)

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)         6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      7  8 0
 2/ 3 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     81  54  1 60.0   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             5  9 0
 3/ 4 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     379 261 18 59.2   3/ 5 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  4  2 0
 4/ 0 WIND STORM (219)          33  26  5 55.9   4/ 4 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      3  0 0
 5/ 6 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      32  28  4 53.3   5/ 0 WIND STORM (219)          3  1 0
 6/ 7 WAY OF THE SWORD A (356)  26  24  2 52.0   6/ 7 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     2  1 0
 7/ 8 DELVERS (154)            407 557 11 42.2   7- 6*WHAT A TEAM! (376)        1  0 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 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): 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 527): 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 212): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): 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 367): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, 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 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 536): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 532): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 535): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): 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 212): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 469): 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 367): 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   4 JHELUM (turn 531): CYCLONE of FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 530): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, 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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in RODEKI this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, RED SKELTON fought KANGAROO 
LIFEBOAT and gained 10 points and contributed to CLOWNING AROUND's 1-0-0.  LA 
CHISELLE has lost to KELDON WARLORD, falling 3 points, while helping make DELVERS a 
1-4-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and OSTMAN remains 
RODEKI's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark 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.  COLOR ME SUAVE has cause to stand tall, 
as they were RODEKI's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided COLOR ME SUAVE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was HIGHER PURPOSE.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in RODEKI, 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                  
 OSTMAN 4034                  11   3  1   122       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELDON WARLORD 2501          11   7  1   125       WIND STORM (219)
 ADASHIR 4088                 12   6  0   111       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 RED SKELTON 4153             18  14  0    94       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 THE MOLE 4118                17  25  1    94       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186       18  11  1    81       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 LA CHISELLE 4210              8   4  1    74       DELVERS (154)
 SU-CHI 2500                   7   5  1    72       WIND STORM (219)
 FRANKENBUTT 4188             15  10  1    67       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALARIC 4086                   7   4  0    63       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-BOB THE IMPALER 4196          6   1  0    57       WHAT A TEAM! (376)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARERIS 4035                   8   5  0    56       WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
 HANDSOME DOES 4175           10  22  3    55       DELVERS (154)
 NORTHERN PALADIN 2497         6   5  1    36       WIND STORM (219)
 ROCKJAW 4209                  9   3  1    34       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AENEAS 4140                   4   2  1    33       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
-NIKIAS 4138                   4   4  1    27       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 FOUR OF SPADES 4234           3   0  0    27       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ROCK 2562                     5   1  1    24       WIND STORM (219)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237          2   0  0    16       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 GRAY & TAN 4235               1   2  0     5       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDIBAR 4236                 0   2  0     2       DELVERS (154)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bob the Impaler -- (pained look)  Surely that wasn't necessary?  Couldn't it just 
have been... symbolic? -- Handsome Does, or Used To

Red Skelton -- Quite crimson, in fact.  I like that look on you. -- The Mole

Areris -- You don't put your hand on me there, bub, or next time you'll lose more 
than your hand. -- La Chiselle
P.S.  Believe it.  Us orcs are particular about stuff like that.

Cult Members are boring.  They just stand around and chant. -- Rockjaw

Four of Spades -- Oh, gods, the Commission's doing it again, isn't it?  Or do you 
want to tell me that you, too, are a six-foot-two-inch dwarf?  I forget how many 
hundred that makes.  Maybe you're a new tribe of Uber-Dwarves?  Gods, I hate dwarves.  
Big ones just as much as little ones.  You're all hairy, sneaky troublemakers. -- 
Fredibar

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

OSTMAN viciously subdued THE MOLE in a action packed 1 minute master's Title fight.
KELDON WARLORD handily defeated LA CHISELLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ADASHIR vanquished FRANKENBUTT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RED SKELTON defeated KANGAROO LIFEBOAT in a 4 minute veteran's fight.
SU-CHI devastated ROCKJAW in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
HANDSOME DOES defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
NORTHERN PALADIN was bested by ARERIS in a 2 minute competition.
ROCK luckily beat GRAY & TAN in a dull 12 minute gruesome melee.
JOCKSTRAP JONES won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's duel.
FOUR OF SPADES vanquished FREDIBAR in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  11 -  0      21  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  OSTMAN 4034                11   3  1  122 WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (356)
SLASHING ATTACK  KELDON WARLORD 2501        11   7  1  125 WIND STORM (219)
LUNGING ATTACK   ADASHIR 4088               12   6  0  111 HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
BASHING ATTACK   RED SKELTON 4153           18  14  0   94 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186     18  11  1   81 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       LA CHISELLE 4210            8   4  1   74 DELVERS (154)
PARRY-LUNGE      FRANKENBUTT 4188           15  10  1   67 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      NORTHERN PALADIN 2497       6   5  1   36 WIND STORM (219)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED SKELTON 4153.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OSTMAN 4034.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED SKELTON 4153, 
ARERIS 4035, KANGAROO LIFEBOAT 4186, FOUR OF SPADES 4234, KELDON WARLORD 2501, 
ADASHIR 4088, SU-CHI 2500, HANDSOME DOES 4175, THE MOLE 4118, and NORTHERN PALADIN 
2497.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCK 2562.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRAY & TAN 4235, FREDIBAR 4236, ROCKJAW 4209, FRANKENBUTT 4188, LA 
CHISELLE 4210, JOCKSTRAP JONES 4237, NORTHERN PALADIN 2497, THE MOLE 4118, HANDSOME 
DOES 4175, and SU-CHI 2500.