DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2005    Duedate: 10/13/2005

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-418

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILLIE MCGEE
ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
(51-5212) [12-1-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILLIE MCGEE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)            
(51-5212) [12-1-1,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELANGE                        HARZOGH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5230) [28-16-3,103]        (51-5210) [21-27-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RONIN (445)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RONIN (445)                 22
2. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)         17      ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
3. FRUITS (548)                 2      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -18
                                       WARRIORS OF EL (451)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       46  13  2 78.0   1/ 2 RONIN (445)               9  6 3
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              55  17  2 76.4   2/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  5 1
 3/ 3 RONIN (445)              151 155 17 49.3   3/ 1 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       4  4 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      497 589 16 45.8   4/ 4 FRUITS (548)              2  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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): 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 531): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): GUHULONG of JINDA-BAN (Nick, 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 417): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, 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 410): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 528): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 412): 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 531): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 527): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 490): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 480): 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 417): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, 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 410): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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  10 KOLACT (turn 526): QUADRICEPS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
                           IVAN MASHMINAPLP of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 517): WOMAN AT THE WELL of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                            SINDARION of UNTOUCHABLES (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 516): BAUMGARTEN of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 515): HORNS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 479): DINGIL BILL of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 416): FISTS OF FURY of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You weren't paying attention today, Sammy.  Bad boy.  Thinking about the hunting
season, I suppose, and it WAS a beautiful blue and gold day.

                                      Delange

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in TRICORUS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ALL-UGLY TEAM is pushed out of top team by RONIN, who came from 2nd 
with a 2-3-1 this turn.  And let's see, HARZOGH fought GRANDMASTER and gained 18 
points and contributed to DARK HORSEMEN's 2-2-0.  ZALGEI has lost to SEIJURO, falling 
8 points, while helping make DARK HORSEMEN a 2-2-0 turn.  Well done, TRICORUS, the 
Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps DELANGE is not as 
thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  WILLIE MCGEE Bloodfeuded for the Duelmastership 
this turn, attempting to dethrone DARK HORSEMEN's warrior.  And all eyes were on 
WILLIE MCGEE this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  TRICORUS has a 
new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Silver Chalice uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  DARK HORSEMEN has cause to stand tall, as 
they were TRICORUS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. 
And avoiding DARK HORSEMEN more than any other team we find ALL-UGLY TEAM.  TRICORUS, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Kudos go out to WILLIE MCGEE this turn, for revenging ALL-UGLY 
TEAM's bloodfeud against DARK HORSEMEN's warrior DELANGE.  Well done.  Is it really 
true that TRICORUS has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd 
ask...   
     I like this place, TRICORUS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in TRICORUS, 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                  
 WILLIE MCGEE 5212            12   1  1   121       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 21  27  0   105       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DELANGE 5230                 28  16  3   103       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDMASTER 4303             18   5  0    73       RONIN (445)
 GRAPE 5266                   11   7  0    68       FRUITS (548)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERT PARISH 5213            8   4  0    55       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-MARK MESSIER 5214             8   3  1    49       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 SEIJURO 4328                  7   6  1    41       RONIN (445)
-MERTON HANKS 5255             4   0  0    40       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARGALH 5293                  4   0  0    29       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ZALGEI 5272                   4  13  0    25       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAO 5292                      2   3  1    19       RONIN (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299            2   1  2    16       RONIN (445)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   ZAO 5292              418 NONE    
SAM CASSELL 5215      11  2 0 ALL-UGLY TEAM 554     DELANGE 5230          417 JUST REV
DA KILLER 5300         0  1 0 RONIN 445             CHARLIE STONETROLL 18 418 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Willie McGee -- It's just the old gang, isn't it?  I get this sentimental feeling
sometimes, same old faces, same old fights.  You know?  You, me, your sister Bobbie.
It's been good times. -- Harzogh

Seijuro -- That was a surprise, but I'm always glad when a young sprout like you pays
attention. -- Zalgei

Zao -- Yowie, Zaoey!  What've you been doing with yourself?  Besides not practicing.
-- Margalh

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

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA KILLER was barely slain by CHARLIE STONETROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WILLIE MCGEE demolished DELANGE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title melee.
SEIJURO overpowered ZALGEI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CRYSANTIHIMUM was defeated by MARGALH in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
GRANDMASTER was devastated by HARZOGH in a crowd pleasing 4 minute one-sided duel.
GRAPE viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute competition.
ZAO slaughtered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 418 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         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WILLIE MCGEE 5212          12   1  1  121 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               28  16  3  103 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      GRANDMASTER 4303           18   5  0   73 RONIN (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   SEIJURO 4328                7   6  1   41 RONIN (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELANGE 5230.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HARZOGH 5210.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAPE 5266, DA KILLER 
5300, SEIJURO 4328, MARGALH 5293, WILLIE MCGEE 5212, CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299, ZALGEI 5272, 
GRANDMASTER 4303, ZAO 5292, and DELANGE 5230.

The least popular fighter this week was DELANGE 5230.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZAO 5292, GRANDMASTER 4303, ZALGEI 5272, CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299, WILLIE 
MCGEE 5212, MARGALH 5293, SEIJURO 4328, DA KILLER 5300, GRAPE 5266, and HARZOGH 5210.