DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2006    Duedate: 12/01/2006

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-230

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROXANNE DE'MORRE
DRUID'S GROVE (292)
(50-3449) [22-15-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROXANNE DE'MORRE               KINGU
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3449) [22-15-0,107]        (50-3575) [3-2-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARRY MONSTER                  WINGED DEATH
OPEN SESAME (199)              DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
(50-3430) [6-11-0,67]          (50-1374) [2-3-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE HUSCARIS (392)          67
2. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)      46      OPEN SESAME (199)
3. OPEN SESAME (199)           23      Unchartered Team
4. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         11
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           6      THE HUSCARIS (392)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE HUSCARIS (392)         5   0  2  100   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        8  7 0
 2/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)        294 206 17 58.8   2/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       7  5 0
 3/ 1*MESOPOTAMIA (389)         14  11  0 56.0   3/ 1*MESOPOTAMIA (389)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      135 126 12 51.7   4/ 0*THE HUSCARIS (392)        5  0 2
 5/ 6*DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    12  13  0 48.0   5/ 6*DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    4  6 0
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       127 173  3 42.3   6/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)         3  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SNOWBOUND this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MESOPOTAMIA is pushed out of top team by MIDDLE WAY 6, who came from 
3rd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  On their very first turn, THE HUSCARIS had a 5-0-2, and 
with this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to SNOWBOUND.  And let's 
see, STREET SIGN fought CASS DOLAN and gained 22 points and contributed to OPEN 
SESAME's 3-1-0.  CASS DOLAN has lost to STREET SIGN, falling 14 points, while helping 
make MIDDLE WAY 6 a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, 
and ROXANNE DE'MORRE remains SNOWBOUND's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, 
was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory 
Tavern?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  DARQUE FORCES II has cause to stand tall, as 
they were SNOWBOUND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding DARQUE FORCES II more than any other team we find OPEN SESAME.  
SNOWBOUND, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that GOBERT HINNY from MIDDLE WAY 6 was SNOWBOUND's most challenged 
warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that SNOWBOUND has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SNOWBOUND and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        22  15  0   107       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPER GROVER 3413            12   4  0    93       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON MY WAY 3378               18  10  1    89       OPEN SESAME (199)
 SWEET AIR 3381               17  11  0    82       OPEN SESAME (199)
 HARRY MONSTER 3430            6  11  0    67       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530           12   8  0    64       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREET SIGN 3523              4   6  0    49       OPEN SESAME (199)
 PETRA QUORD 3577              5   0  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 KINGU 3575                    3   2  0    38       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               6  18  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553           7   3  2    34       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAUNTER IN BLACK 1371         4   1  0    30       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 IRINA JASSE 3551              4   7  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SIDURI 3576                   4   1  0    28       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 FACE THE SKY II 1447          2   2  0    26       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINGED DEATH 1374             2   3  0    22       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 DOMJON 3554                   5   5  1    21       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             2   9  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CUNEIFORM 3583                2   2  0    18       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572          3   2  0    17       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 NAJARA DAMASK 3592            1   0  1    16       THE HUSCARIS (392)
 REDRO THE CUREL 3593          1   0  1    16       THE HUSCARIS (392)
 FELIPE VARNA 3590             1   0  0    15       THE HUSCARIS (392)
 HOLGER IRSIN 3562             1   5  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 ONE MAN'S FATE 1370           2   3  0    11       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 JAFFA TAGINAE 3589            1   0  0    11       THE HUSCARIS (392)
 CONSORT OF APSU 3573          2   3  0     9       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 NOCERA DAMASK 3591            1   0  0     9       THE HUSCARIS (392)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOJOURN TO SARNATH 3594       0   1  0     1       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   NAJARA DAMASK 3592    230 NONE    
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   REDRO THE CUREL 3593  230 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Evalon Elkhorn -- (waves casually)  Hi. -- Cass Dolan
P.S.  It was only a LITTLE laugh.

Domjon -- Well, you're a tedious fellow. -- Petra Quord

Siduri -- (scowling)  Here I meet a woman I can almost see down there, and you turn
out to be MEAN.  I hate it when that happens. -- Gobert Hinny

Face the Sky Ii -- Golly, a genuine antique!  How far back do we have to look to find
an id number that low?  Not that I'm complaining!  I love it when I meet someone I
can defeat. -- Irina Jasse

Winged Death -- Ma'am, it would be my pleasure and honor to treat you to the best
dinner in town.  I thought I was NEVER going to get a win. -- Holger Irsin

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ONE MAN'S FATE was devastated by GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
WINGED DEATH won victory over DOMJON in a action packed 2 minute Challenge battle.
ROXANNE DE'MORRE outlasted ON MY WAY in a unpopular 17 minute master's Title duel.
GERRICK GRIMM was outlasted by SWEET AIR in a monotonous 14 minute fight.
HARRY MONSTER viciously subdued KINGU in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
CASS DOLAN was devastated by STREET SIGN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SIDURI was outwaited by PETRA QUORD in a 7 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
EVALON ELKHORN vanquished HOLGER IRSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FACE THE SKY II overpowered TIAMAT'S DEMISE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
HAUNTER IN BLACK overpowered CONSORT OF APSU in a 2 minute uneven match.
IRINA JASSE beat CUNEIFORM in a 3 minute fight.
JAFFA TAGINAE demolished SOJOURN TO SARNATH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FELIPE VARNA handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NOCERA DAMASK subdued KARNHORN DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
NAJARA DAMASK easily killed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
REDRO THE CUREL slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  4      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 230 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         2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      22  15  0  107 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
TOTAL PARRY      ON MY WAY 3378             18  10  1   89 OPEN SESAME (199)
STRIKING ATTACK  GERRICK GRIMM 3530         12   8  0   64 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   KINGU 3575                  3   2  0   38 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
BASHING ATTACK   EVALON ELKHORN 3553         7   3  2   34 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARRY MONSTER 3430.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WINGED DEATH 1374.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARRY MONSTER 
3430, SIDURI 3576, HAUNTER IN BLACK 1371, IRINA JASSE 3551, NOCERA DAMASK 3591, FACE 
THE SKY II 1447, CUNEIFORM 3583, STREET SIGN 3523, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, and FELIPE 
VARNA 3590.

The least popular fighter this week was ON MY WAY 3378.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, SWEET AIR 3381, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, SOJOURN TO 
SARNATH 3594, HOLGER IRSIN 3562, CASS DOLAN 3517, ONE MAN'S FATE 1370, REDRO THE 
CUREL 3593, JAFFA TAGINAE 3589, and CONSORT OF APSU 3573.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ROXANNE DE'MORRE (50-3449) DRUID'S GROVE (292)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes