DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2005    Duedate: 10/26/2005

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-462

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIRANIAN
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4391) [14-11-0,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIRANIAN                       THURNOCK
THE FAMILY (116)               RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
(43-4391) [14-11-0,82]         (43-3433) [5-4-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIRANIAN                       TIRANIAN
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4391) [14-11-0,82]         (43-4391) [14-11-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (407)       28
2. THE FAMILY (116)            14      THE FAMILY (116)
3. RAIDERS OF GOR (341)         7      Unchartered Team
4. DARKSPEAR (443)              0
                                       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)      9   4  2 69.2   1/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     9  2 2
 2- 1*DARKSPEAR (443)            2   1  0 66.7   2/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 3/ 4*RAIDERS OF GOR (341)      18  15  0 54.5   3/ 5*RAIDERS OF GOR (341)      3  7 0
 4/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         445 499 10 47.1   4- 4*DARKSPEAR (443)           1  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): ALEXANDER THE GREAT of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): PRONGHRON of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 256): DOOM HAMMER of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                               GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                               SPATHA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): TASSALTER of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Pathetic.

                                      Tiranian

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome VEASTIAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  VEASTIAN 
watched with glee as THE FAMILY got knocked off top spot by PHILANTHROPISTS!  
PHILANTHROPISTS showed VEASTIAN what they were made of as they fought with a 
vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with CHESTER?  He actually beat VEASTIAN's 
MORDANT DESERTER, and walked away with 9 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big 
at VEASTIAN while they watched CONVICTED ASSASSIN clobber GRINIAN.  He lost 7 points 
and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  KUNG-FU MASTER was reminded on 
the sands why TIRANIAN is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  VEASTIAN thinks RAIDERS 
OF GOR and their 18-15-0 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In 
my day, no team with a 17-13-0 would scare me off!  What's the problem, RAIDERS OF 
GOR?  What do people see in KONJOR?  His 0-5-0?  THE FAMILY ain't talkin', but he's 
got 5 points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that 
CLOVIS gets in.  He fights people like KONJOR, 9 points below.  I thought CLOVIS 
showed great skill and promise when he overcame KONJOR.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  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                  
 TIRANIAN 4391                14  11  0    82       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRRAJ 4429                   9   2  0    60       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRINIAN 4407                 11   8  0    53       THE FAMILY (116)
 STILJANZ 4409                11   7  0    49       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNOHBAL 4424                  2   1  0    27       DARKSPEAR (443)
 THURNOCK 3433                 5   4  0    25       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)
 SULLIUS MAXIMUS 3434          6   3  0    24       RAIDERS OF GOR (341)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNAEUS 4055                 2   0  1    23       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 UMBAR CONN III 4280           2   0  1    22       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 CLOVIS 4454                   2   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 CHESTER 4119                  2   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 UNECASARY RUFNESS 4053        1   1  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 KONJOR 4448                   0   5  0     5       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARN 3430               1  4 0 RAIDERS OF GOR 341    DARK CHAMPION 24      462 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snohbal -- So, you have to watch out for hellish places, right?  Because you'd have 
no chance there.  (nod)  Well, with winter coming on here, you should be okay. -- 
Stiljanz

The Veonomous Concubine bit me, and I had to get a new tetanus shot.  Can I charge 
her for that? -- Grinian

Thurnock -- Very unlucky match for you. -- Tirraj

Sullius Maximus -- How about if next time, I fight your little brother Minimus? -- 
Konjor

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

ARN was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UNECASARY RUFNESS was bested by SULLIUS MAXIMUS in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
CLOVIS subdued KONJOR in a popular 1 minute novice's Challenge melee.
TIRANIAN viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Title brawl.
GRINIAN was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STILJANZ bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute duel.
TIRRAJ overpowered THURNOCK in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
CHESTER devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
UMBAR CONN III handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LINNAEUS vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 462 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        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TIRANIAN 4391              14  11  0   82 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                 9   2  0   60 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRINIAN 4407               11   8  0   53 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-LUNGE      STILJANZ 4409              11   7  0   49 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIRANIAN 4391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TIRANIAN 4391.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNECASARY RUFNESS 4053, 
STILJANZ 4409, TIRRAJ 4429, CLOVIS 4454, SULLIUS MAXIMUS 3434, CHESTER 4119, UMBAR 
CONN III 4280, ARN 3430, KONJOR 4448, and LINNAEUS 4055.

The least popular fighter this week was THURNOCK 3433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRINIAN 4407, LINNAEUS 4055, KONJOR 4448, ARN 3430, UMBAR CONN III 
4280, CHESTER 4119, SULLIUS MAXIMUS 3434, CLOVIS 4454, TIRRAJ 4429, and STILJANZ 
4409.