DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/14/2005    Duedate: 10/27/2005

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-419

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARZOGH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5210) [22-27-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARZOGH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5210) [22-27-0,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELANGE                        DELANGE
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5230) [29-16-3,110]        (51-5230) [29-16-3,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RONIN (445)                 33
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         12      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                 1      Unchartered Team
4. ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)          0
                                       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 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  4 1
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              55  18  2 75.3   2/ 1 RONIN (445)               8  7 2
 3/ 3 RONIN (445)              154 157 17 49.5   3- 3 ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)       3  1 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      500 590 16 45.9   4/ 4 FRUITS (548)              1  2 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 529): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 199): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 368): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 529): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 414): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 532): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 536): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 528): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 518): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 492): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 482): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 470): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 418): RONIN (Rosebud, 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 368): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 163): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 411): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 413): YOBER of OF WOLF AND MAN 6 (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 531): BULL DURHAM of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 518): WILL THE BIKER of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            PREBIRTH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 491): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 198): FRED WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to RONIN, as they are pushed from the coveted top team 
spot by the DARK HORSEMEN stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for SENSEI, who flew up 
20 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was MARGALH, who dropped 6 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with SEIJURO.  Well, if ya don't 
shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  WILLIE MCGEE did not fight 
this week so his title was forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, HARZOGH took the 
Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRICORUS arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARZOGH 5210                 22  27  0   112       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILLIE MCGEE 5212            12   1  1   121       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 DELANGE 5230                 29  16  3   110       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANDMASTER 4303             19   5  0    79       RONIN (445)
 GRAPE 5266                   11   8  0    69       FRUITS (548)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERT PARISH 5213            8   4  0    55       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
 SEIJURO 4328                  8   6  1    50       RONIN (445)
-MARK MESSIER 5214             8   3  1    49       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)
-MERTON HANKS 5255             4   0  0    40       ALL-UGLY TEAM (554)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALGEI 5272                   5  13  0    29       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARGALH 5293                  4   1  0    23       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SENSEI 5301                   1   0  0    20       RONIN (445)
 ZAO 5292                      2   4  1    16       RONIN (445)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SAM CASSELL 5215      11  2 0 ALL-UGLY TEAM 554     DELANGE 5230          417 REVENGED
CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299     2  2 2 RONIN 445             ADELA RIAN 25         419 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Willie McGee -- Better you than me!  Write us a nice column, hey? -- Delange
P.S.  For an ugly person, you're kind of cute.
P.P.S.  I honestly didn't MEAN to kill Sammy.  It just happened.

Seijuro -- Yeahyeahyeah.  I know all that stuff.  Teach me something I don't know. -- 
Zalgei

Crysantihimum -- What a mouthful! -- Margalh
P.S.  You can't kill EVERYONE you get matched against.  Sooner or later, someone's 
going to slam you with a bloodfeud.
P.P.S.  Even here.

Grandmaster -- Quite the classic style match, eh? -- Harzogh

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

CRYSANTIHIMUM was butchered by ADELA RIAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DELANGE vanquished KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute uneven battle.
HARZOGH demolished KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute uneven Title fight.
GRAPE was bested by GRANDMASTER in a 3 minute contest.
SEIJURO overpowered MARGALH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZALGEI bested ZAO in a 1 minute brawl.
SENSEI vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 419 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DELANGE 5230               29  16  3  110 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      GRANDMASTER 4303           19   5  0   79 RONIN (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   SEIJURO 4328                8   6  1   50 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 DELANGE 5230.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARZOGH 5210, GRAPE 5266, 
ZALGEI 5272, SEIJURO 4328, SENSEI 5301, CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299, GRANDMASTER 4303, MARGALH 
5293, ZAO 5292, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZAO 5292.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARGALH 5293, GRANDMASTER 4303, CRYSANTIHIMUM 5299, SENSEI 5301, 
SEIJURO 4328, ZALGEI 5272, GRAPE 5266, HARZOGH 5210, DELANGE 5230, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HARZOGH (51-5210) DARK HORSEMEN (433)