DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/24/2005    Duedate: 06/20/2005

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-205

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PANDEMIC
DARK RAIDERS (78)
(52-3319) [7-9-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEALIN SALI                    SER HAWKWING
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
(52-3496) [18-15-0,87]         (52-3576) [1-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       SORROW
DARK RAIDERS (78)              DARK RAIDERS (78)
(52-3319) [7-9-0,84]           (52-3571) [1-1-0,4]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK RAIDERS (78)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SILVER KNIGHTS (361)        48
2. THE CHURCH (369)            43      MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
3. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       28      Unchartered Team
4. ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)         10
5. DARK RAIDERS (78)            7      THE CHURCH (369)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*SITTEES (359)              9   6  0 60.0   1/ 2 DARK RAIDERS (78)         8  3 0
 2- 3*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)      3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  9 0
 3/ 0*THE CHURCH (369)           3   2  0 60.0   3- 1*SITTEES (359)             5  5 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        79  84  0 48.5   4/ 8*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      4  6 0
 5/ 6 DARK RAIDERS (78)        123 145  5 45.9   5/ 0*THE CHURCH (369)          3  2 0
 6- 7*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  18  22  3 45.0   6- 5*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)     3  2 0
 7/ 8*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)       4   6  0 40.0   7- 7*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  2  3 0
 8/ 0*BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)      1   3  0 25.0   8/ 0*BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     1  3 0
 9/ 0*ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)        0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0*ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       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.

     Nobody but the Virginal Concubine to contest the title with me?  That's a shame,
because I hated to beat her up, but it had to be done.  After all, I didn't want to
take the title on a loss.

                                     Rendor Quil

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
FRATSFA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, SITTEES, since DARK 
RAIDERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  SILVER KNIGHTS 
turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 4th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  I can just hear all the boasts coming in 
THE CHURCH's next personal ads.  Their first turn they went 3-2-0.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see THE DEACON win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, RUTHLESS JAYWALKER beat GANGRENE and GANGRENE lost 9 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as PANDEMIC takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very 
good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't 
you, FRATSFA?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  DARK 
RAIDERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like SILVER KNIGHTS avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
SALINA REES was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, 
but SER HAWKWING has challenged up by 27 in an attempt against SALINA REES.  My sides 
still hurt from laughing about SALINA REES losing and giving SER HAWKWING 25 points 
of recognition.  Ha ha ha ha!!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for FRATSFA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of FRATSFA.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDEMIC 3319                 7   9  0    84       DARK RAIDERS (78)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEALIN SALI 3496             18  15  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             18  15  0    70       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENA KORIL 3495              15  18  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEVIATHAN 3506                4   4  1    50       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-ORCA 3503                     5   3  0    40       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 MALICE 3343                   5   3  0    37       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 GANGRENE 3344                 5   3  1    36       DARK RAIDERS (78)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINA REES 3546              7   8  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-NEANDERTHAL 3507              2   6  1    27       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-MAMMOTH 3514                  3   2  0    26       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 SER HAWKWING 3576             1   1  0    26       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-SUE SOON 3572                 2   0  0    25       SITTEES (359)
-TROGLODYTE 3504               3   5  0    24       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SER ALLOCES 3584              1   0  0    18       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE DEACON 3619               1   0  0    17       THE CHURCH (369)
-SHY ANN 3562                  1   2  0    17       SITTEES (359)
 THE STEWARD 3616              1   0  0    16       THE CHURCH (369)
-SER ANDRAS 3587               1   0  0    16       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 LORD DAVOS 3577               1   1  0    15       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SER STURM 3574                1   1  0    12       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596          1   0  0    10       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-BYRON 3559                    2   1  0     9       SITTEES (359)
-OAK LEE 3563                  2   1  0     8       SITTEES (359)
 SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575          1   1  0     8       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-BRENT WOOD 3588               1   0  0     6       SITTEES (359)
-SER FURCAS 3583               1   0  0     6       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 THE ELDER 3618                1   0  0     6       THE CHURCH (369)
 SORROW 3571                   1   1  0     4       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570           0   4  0     4       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573           0   2  0     2       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 THE USHER 3620                0   1  0     1       THE CHURCH (369)
-SER SIN 3586                  0   1  0     1       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
-LORD SOTH 3585                0   1  0     1       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SADNESS 3595           0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365   DARK CHAMPION 24      205 NONE    
DESPAIR 3598           0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365   STONE GOLEM 26        205 NONE    
GITROYK HUREPEL 3597   0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365   SHEWISH GIANT 21      205 NONE    
CONVERT ONE 3617       0  1 0 THE CHURCH 369        WURM KIN 27           205 NONE    
STEEERIKE! 3612        0  1 0 ODIN'S CHOSEN 368     DARK CHAMPION 24      205 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- My name is Reverend Bob and I represent The Church!  I hereby declare our
intent to enter and win the contest sponsored by the Desolate Empire! -- Reverend
Bob, mgr. The Church

All -- The Elder will be the scout for The Church! -- Rev. Bob

All -- The Deacon will be the champion for The Church! -- Rev. Bob

All -- Good luck to you all in the contest and may God bless you! -- Reverend Bob

All -- I will be amending the requirement that teams already active in Fratsfa need
have at least three warriors in the initiates by the contest's third turn.  Warriors'
experience will NOT be a factor.  I see now that managers already active may exclude
themselves due to not wanting to give up or put aside current warriors that may be
close to graduation.  The rules and list of prizes for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best"
contest was printed in all arenas.  I hope to draw many managers to this beautiful
city.  The reason that there is a limit on TP's, is that I didn't want this to become
a scum fest as many other contests have.  I look forward to the opening round on T-
207. -- Dark Knight Toker "Desolate Empire"

Sorrow -- That was a most interesting fight.  Thought I had you there.  Alas, it
looks as if I was the one filled with Sorrow (not to mention payne! lol) in the end.
-- Ser Ilyn Payne of the Silver Knights (#361)

Ollie Quonsham -- I have given my warrior Ser Artur Dayne the rough side of my tongue
for his attempt at severing your life cord.  He has given his word to try and calm
himself and suppress his bloodlust. -- Dark Knight Toker of the Desolate Empire

Oak Lee -- Thank ye, ya big tree, what ye say, an oak tree.  O.K.!  No, an Oak Lee.
Well either way I'm a bringin' an axe next time! -- Ser Sturm, Silver Knights (361)

Pandemic -- If everyone starts getting sick, I'm going to blame YOU. -- Lena Koril

Am I supposed to feel honored that the top standby came out for me? -- Tealin Sali

Gangrene -- You should be ashamed to come out with a gang like that. -- Salina Rees

Ser Artur Dayne -- Ah, the "Pushy Little, er Fellow Syndrome" at work, I see. --
Ollie Quonsham

Toker -- Response?  The age of miracles has not yet arrived, and it takes a miracle
or something close to get people to talk.  Good luck. -- Leeta, the Middle Way

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas 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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONVERT ONE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STEEERIKE! was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SADNESS was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DESPAIR was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
GITROYK HUREPEL was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SER HAWKWING devastated SALINA REES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LORD DAVOS devastated SORROW in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SER STURM handily defeated OLLIE QUONSHAM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RENDOR QUIL was viciously subdued by PANDEMIC in a 1 minute expert's Title duel.
TEALIN SALI unbelievably bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
LENA KORIL overcame MALICE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
GANGRENE was devastated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SER ILYN PAYNE was luckily beaten by THE ELDER in a 3 minute gory amateur's match.
SER ARTUR DAYNE was handily defeated by THE DEACON in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
AUBIN L'AUROUGE vanquished THE USHER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
THE STEWARD won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  13 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 205 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496           18  15  0   87 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
BASHING ATTACK   RENDOR QUIL 3497           18  15  0   70 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
PARRY-LUNGE      GANGRENE 3344               5   3  1   36 DARK RAIDERS (78)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PANDEMIC 3319.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GITROYK HUREPEL 3597.  The ten other most popular fighters were SORROW 3571, 
PANDEMIC 3319, SER ILYN PAYNE 3573, DESPAIR 3598, SER HAWKWING 3576, LENA KORIL 3495, 
THE STEWARD 3616, TEALIN SALI 3496, THE DEACON 3619, and AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596.

The least popular fighter this week was THE USHER 3620.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575, THE ELDER 3618, GANGRENE 3344, RENDOR QUIL 3497, 
OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570, SALINA REES 3546, SADNESS 3595, STEEERIKE! 3612, CONVERT ONE 
3617, and MALICE 3343.