DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2005    Duedate: 03/12/2005

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-446

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN
RUBY DRAGONS (336)
(46-3809) [23-9-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN             POSITION IS EMPTY
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             
(46-3809) [23-9-1,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PALANTIRIATHALASA              BECKER COLLIN
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3808) [17-16-1,72]         (46-3850) [4-1-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     38
2. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           5      RUBY DRAGONS (336)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)             0      Unchartered Team
4. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)      0
5. FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)        0      BLANK (46)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     43  30  5 58.9   1/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  12  3 0
 2- 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1087 769 55 58.6   2- 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          3  2 0
 3- 3 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  137 101  9 57.6   3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        3  6 0
 4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        89  72  2 55.3   4- 5 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   1  3 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  315 486  9 39.3   5- 4 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     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 254): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 509): I WET MY BED! of I BENT MY WOOKIE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 502): ANTHONY SCALIA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 498): TRIMOX of OSCO INTOXICATORS (Osco, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 499): PINK of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 491): ADMIRAL ISO of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 358): THE-SHOCKER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): SELAUNAH of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 395): DEADPOOL of X-FORCE from TARRGIR (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 254): ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 509): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 502): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 498): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 499): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 491): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 358): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 395): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 508): STRONGBOW of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 502): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
                           BLIND ILLUSION of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 459): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): PORTERHOUSE ARREST of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                             CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 346): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             WHIPSNADE of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             DASKINOR of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARDIVENT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DEBRA COLLIN win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, ARDIVENT may be getting bland, as KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 
stays top dog in the city.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ARDIVENT's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ARDIVENT's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      23   9  1   106       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REAGAN 3818                  15   9  0   102       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-MICK JAGGER 3840             10   1  0    98       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 VALLEY-JO 3798               19  19  0    92       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          15   5  0    88       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 GNEISS GUY 3787              12  28  0    86       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ECLIPSE 2740                  5   2  0    79       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816            12  15  0    75       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 FLINT HILLS 3796             12  27  0    73       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       17  16  1    72       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 SOLARIS 3759                 17  20  0    71       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-POISED TO KILL 2637          10   5  0    68       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-RUSTED SOUL 2603              9   5  0    68       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLOYD POTTER 3734             4   3  2    64       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECKER COLLIN 3850            4   1  0    46       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-CUTTER 3847                   5   3  0    42       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-BREAK POINT 2741              6   6  0    34       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHOIDAL FLOYD 3814            1   0  0    23       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
-FLOYD STINGER 3740            3   2  0    11       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
-BOOBY 3849                    2   2  0     8       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Five-oh, and three of them were against standbys.  That takes the shine off it. -- 
Leeta

Solaris -- That was fun.  Thanks.  I really needed that win. -- Flint Hills
P.S.  Okay, I didn't really need the win, but I'm glad to have it.

Break Point -- As if! -- Debra Collin
P.S.  I figured the break point was where I hit your arm.

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

KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN devastated FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PALANTIRIATHALASA was vanquished by GNEISS GUY in a 1 minute uneven battle.
SOLARIS was demolished by DEBRA COLLIN in a 4 minute uneven fight.
VALLEY-JO devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BECKER COLLIN defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 4 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  12 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 446 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809    23   9  1  106 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808     17  16  1   72 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
PARRY-LUNGE      BECKER COLLIN 3850          4   1  0   46 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was BECKER COLLIN 3850.  The ten other most popular fighters were KHORNE 
SHADOWSPAWN 3809, GNEISS GUY 3787, VALLEY-JO 3798, FLINT HILLS 3796, 
PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, SOLARIS 3759, DEBRA COLLIN 3816,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DEBRA COLLIN 3816.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SOLARIS 3759, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, FLINT HILLS 3796, 
VALLEY-JO 3798, GNEISS GUY 3787, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, BECKER COLLIN 3850,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN (46-3809) RUBY DRAGONS (336)