DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/18/2005    Duedate: 07/15/2005

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-212

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [22-4-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRYKER                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            
(50-3404) [16-15-0,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILIA HARN                     GRONK
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3391) [23-21-0,90]         (50-3472) [8-8-1,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         51
2. DARK SIDHE (288)            22      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. IRON CURTAIN (299)           0      Unchartered Team
4. WHETSTONE 5WY (385)          0
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          -6      U R WHAT U EAT (186)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     132  88  3 60.0   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)         11  4 1
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        282 195 17 59.1   2/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       9  4 0
 3/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         343 304 23 53.0   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        6  9 0
 4/ 5 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       94  90  8 51.1   4/ 3 OPEN SESAME (199)         4  3 0
 5- 6 IRON CURTAIN (299)       129 142  9 47.6   5/ 6 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      1  2 0
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       101 119  2 45.9   6- 7 IRON CURTAIN (299)        1  4 0
 7- 8*WHETSTONE 5WY (385)        0   1  0  0.0   7- 8*WHETSTONE 5WY (385)       0  1 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.

     Good heavens, Yaiwe!  What were you THINKING to lose to me?  *I* am the one with
all the experience at losing!  Still, it IS rather a pleasant feeling, being the top
warrior of the arena for the moment.  I suppose I'd better spend some time savoring
it, on the theory that it isn't likely to happen often.

                                    Hollan Innis

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MATASAI THE MYSTIC, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
MAILEA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  FENDER GRALE was overcame by NEUMA and drops 14 points.  
What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both the most 
challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  Drawing on all of his experience as a 
21-4-0 warrior, YAIWE went for the Duelmastership against HOLLAN INNIS this week.  
It's a proud day for the DARK SIDHE stable, as their warrior, YAIWE, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that DARK SIDHE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of DARK SIDHE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause OPEN SESAME beats feet every time DARK 
SIDHE smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   22   4  0   101       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRYKER 3404                 16  15  0   116       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ELLITA FESS 3392             24  20  1   110       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388            18  19  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 NEUMA 3406                   14  16  0    92       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILIA HARN 3391              23  21  0    90       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-ON MY WAY 3378               16   7  1    87       OPEN SESAME (199)
 SUPER GROVER 3413            11   4  0    86       OPEN SESAME (199)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            15  23  1    70       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-30 3320                       8   3  1    70       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 BLAZE 3412                   12  11  4    68       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWEET AIR 3381               14   9  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRONK 3472                    8   8  1    56       DARK SIDHE (288)
-10 3321                       5   5  0    53       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 HARRY MONSTER 3430            3   9  0    48       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        10   9  0    46       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-31 3322                       6   5  0    43       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAER 3096                    7   4  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            2   0  0    24       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGOUL 3516                  4   2  1    20       DARK SIDHE (288)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               1   5  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-ZERO 3397                     3   3  0    18       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531       1   1  0    18       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 MAILEA 3518                   3   2  1    12       DARK SIDHE (288)
-TINT 3528                     0   1  0     7       WHETSTONE 5WY (385)
 STREET SIGN 3523              1   2  0     5       OPEN SESAME (199)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ORION GRIMM 3486       5  4 1 DRUID'S GROVE 292     ON MY WAY 3378        208 NOT REVE
HAIRY MONSTER 3436     5  3 0 OPEN SESAME 199       ELLITA FESS 3392      208 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stryker -- So, you won.  Big deal.  Bet you didn't write a personal about it. --
Fender Grale
P.S.  Hey, a man's got to foster his strengths and minimize his weaknesses, right?

Neuma -- I do like a tall man when I go dancing, but that doesn't mean I'll throw the
fight.  After all, I'm just a little woman, and fights are heavy and hard to
throw.... -- Gilia Harn

Blaze -- So...you're preparing to burn down the forest?  I don't THINK so!  You
druids may turn up your nose at "ordinary" forests, but the rest of us happen to like
them.  And with magic pretty much not working, you'll be restricted to starting your
fires the hard way.  Sure, it can be done.  But it isn't called "the hard way" for
nothing. -- Ellita Fess, charter member of Friends of Forest

Gerrick Grimm -- Contrary to some rumors, women do NOT like men who are always
serious.  The occasional joke in good taste, or an outrageous pun now and then, is
critical to holding their attention in a pleasant way. -- Cass Dolan, philanthropist

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUPER GROVER was devastated by ELLITA FESS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
YAIWE won victory over HOLLAN INNIS in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
STREET SIGN was demolished by GERRICK GRIMM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STRYKER devastated GILIA HARN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NEUMA overpowered FENDER GRALE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLAZE bested HARRY MONSTER in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
AZAER was beaten by GRONK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
ROXANNE DE'MORRE overpowered DRAGOUL in a 3 minute uneven melee.
CASS DOLAN vanquished DONNEGIL NOBLE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
MAILEA was unbelievably bested by MATASAI THE MYSTIC in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  17 -  4      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 212 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 22   4  0  101 DARK SIDHE (288)
LUNGING ATTACK   STRYKER 3404               16  15  0  116 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           24  20  1  110 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
WALL OF STEEL    GILIA HARN 3391            23  21  0   90 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPER GROVER 3413          11   4  0   86 OPEN SESAME (199)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLAZE 3412                 12  11  4   68 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILIA HARN 3391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GRONK 3472.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOLLAN INNIS 3388, MAILEA 
3518, BLAZE 3412, CASS DOLAN 3517, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, NEUMA 3406, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 
3449, DRAGOUL 3516, ELLITA FESS 3392, and MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531.

The least popular fighter this week was FENDER GRALE 3389.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GILIA HARN 3391, STREET SIGN 3523, AZAER 3096, HARRY MONSTER 
3430, STRYKER 3404, YAIWE 3414, SUPER GROVER 3413, MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531, ELLITA 
FESS 3392, and DRAGOUL 3516.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!