DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/20/2006    Duedate: 11/16/2006

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-213

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEMIMONDE
THE ABYSMALS (270)
(54-2561) [10-8-3,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEMIMONDE                      BOBBY JONES
THE ABYSMALS (270)             CAROLINA BLUE (274)
(54-2561) [10-8-3,99]          (54-2600) [3-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WASTELANDER                    XYCO
EYE OF THE STORM (221)         JANIX (298)
(54-2134) [15-12-1,72]         (54-2899) [12-7-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ABYSMALS (270)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ABYSMALS (270)          21
2. WARLORDS (45)               19      JANIX (298)
3. CAROLINA BLUE (274)          9      Unchartered Team
4. JANIX (298)                  2
5. BLIND FURY (312)             0      CAROLINA BLUE (274)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CAROLINA BLUE (274)        7   4  1 63.6   1/ 3 THE ABYSMALS (270)        8  5 2
 2- 2 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     35  26  1 57.4   2/ 1 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    8  7 0
 3/ 3 JANIX (298)               61  46  7 57.0   3/ 2 JANIX (298)               7  8 0
 4/ 9*WARLORDS (45)              1   1  0 50.0   4/ 5*CAROLINA BLUE (274)       3  1 0
 5/ 6 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    75  79  6 48.7   5- 4 BLIND FURY (312)          2  3 1
 6- 7 BLIND FURY (312)          19  23  2 45.2   6/ 8*WARLORDS (45)             1  0 0
 7/ 8 THE ABYSMALS (270)        39  55  8 41.5   7- 7 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     1  3 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.

My fellow Trocarans (Trocarians?  Trocites?),

My apologies for not writing last month; Nyall and I had a 'drinks on me' bet, and
well, he lost.  The drink was fantastic, enough so that the aches and pains soon went
astray...to be quickly followed by consciousness.  Needless to say, I was in no
condition to write.  My apologies.  This month, the top ranks consist of Chaos,
Demimonde, Wastelander, Nyall, and Thor Ravenblade.  Wrong Way found himself lost on
the way to the arena, and Madam Venusia was 'otherwise occupied'.  I'd rather not
address the whole Demimonde -and-his-whole-dang-team issue as of yet, so the
challenges this time go to Chaos.  He's top ranked, and deserving of (another) shot.
If I win, the reward should be an invite.  Best of luck, Blackstorm. -- Your Demented
Duelmaster, Xyco

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TROCAR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team EYE OF THE STORM was 
unseated this week as THE ABYSMALS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  DEMIMONDE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested WASTELANDER and was awarded 9 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BASTINADO put down GLUM, 
causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of CHAOS WARRIOR, for with its arena victory it may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TROCAR.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in TROCAR these 
days is THE ABYSMALS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of JANIX 
last week.  Busy avoiding THE ABYSMALS?  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears 
and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after VAGRANT CUR.  Watch 
your back!  For some warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, 
gladiators, how SNIR of JANIX challenged down 21 points to RUNE KNIGHT.  The weight 
of the challenge fell hard upon RUNE KNIGHT and predictably he was bested by SNIR.  
This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  A match that raised a few 
eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that ARAGORN posted a challenge against the 
more highly recognized VIKKI THE VAIN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
ARAGORN defeated VIKKI THE VAIN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel. 
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in TROCAR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMIMONDE 2561               10   8  3    99       THE ABYSMALS (270)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYCO 2899                    12   7  1    87       JANIX (298)
-NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782         10   3  0    80       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 WASTELANDER 2134             15  12  1    72       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
-THOR RAVENBLADE 2781          7   6  1    68       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARABESQUE 2557                9  13  3    65       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 BASTINADO 2563                9  12  1    61       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 SNIR 2784                    14   7  0    59       JANIX (298)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCAEL 2938                   6   5  0    43       BLIND FURY (312)
-OLGERD VLAD 2780             10   3  0    39       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNE KNIGHT 2915              9   5  0    36       EYE OF THE STORM (221)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLUM 2766                     5   4  1    32       JANIX (298)
 BOBBY JONES 2600              3   1  0    26       CAROLINA BLUE (274)
-MISS HAYNES 2932              5   1  1    25       BLIND FURY (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MYOPIA 2941                   2   2  1    22       BLIND FURY (312)
-DETACHED RETINA 2951          1   0  0    21       BLIND FURY (312)
-SLASH 2836                    5   5  0    20       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 ARAGORN 260                   1   1  0    20       WARLORDS (45)
-PETE CHILCUTT 2598            2   1  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (274)
 WORQ 2956                     2   0  0    17       JANIX (298)
-VINCE CARTER 2599             2   0  1    16       CAROLINA BLUE (274)
 HAUBERK 2564                  2   6  1    13       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 VIKKI THE VAIN 2946           3   1  0    10       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 ROXY 2957                     1   0  0     8       JANIX (298)
 VAGRANT CUR 2953              1   2  0     7       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
-JUICE MAN 2933                0   5  0     5       BLIND FURY (312)
-TOOTOUGH 2942                 0   1  0     1       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DRAGONFLY 2696         0  5 0 THE ABYSMALS 270      MISS HAYNES 2932      211         
CHAOS BEAST 2945       0  1 0 EYE OF THE STORM 221  VINCE CARTER 2599     210         
DANI 2918             10  4 2 JANIX 298             DEMIMONDE 2561        212         
TEMP 2947              3  1 0 JANIX 298             BASTINADO 2563        211         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Finally.  Now off to slay some DA nasty.  It's been nice, farewell. -- Chaos
Warrior

Hauberk -- No, you're just jealous, and ugly! -- Vikki

Kat -- Some bad luck?  Max is back and I seem to have been getting unexpected help
from the Abysmals. -- Blackstorm

Snir -- Are you suicidal or what?  You can only do that so many times before you die,
and it'll be your own fault.  I run a rather nasty "if challenged". -- Wastelander

Bobby -- You never had a chance. -- Vikki

Olgerd Vlad -- That was just lucky...wait till next time. -- Rune Knight

Tootough -- Not enough. -- Vagrant

Thor Ravenblade -- You should have seen your face when you saw it was me.  Knew you
were already finished? -- Chaos Warrior

Nyall -- Nyott! -- Xyco

Wastelander -- One minute?  What, you in a hurry or something? -- Snir

Abysmals -- You really don't have to try so hard.  Ok, you've got my attention. --
Kat (Janix)

All -- Well, there were only five teams active last turn--hopefully, I can claw and
scrape into the top five Teams on the Move this turn....  (*grumble*) -- Kat

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLUM was devastated by BASTINADO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SNIR slimly won victory over RUNE KNIGHT in a dull 21 minute Challenge battle.
ARAGORN subdued VIKKI THE VAIN in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
WORQ outwaited VAGRANT CUR in a 7 minute novice's Challenge contest.
XYCO was savagely defeated by CHAOS WARRIOR in a 3 minute master's match.
WASTELANDER was overpowered by DEMIMONDE in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
ARABESQUE devastated SLAVE-WARRIOR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HAUBERK was handily defeated by BOBBY JONES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ROXY won victory over TROCARAN DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  28 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  33 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  20 -  2      23  |

Turn 213 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DEMIMONDE 2561             10   8  3   99 THE ABYSMALS (270)
WALL OF STEEL    XYCO 2899                  12   7  1   87 JANIX (298)
SLASHING ATTACK  WASTELANDER 2134           15  12  1   72 EYE OF THE STORM (221)
TOTAL PARRY      SNIR 2784                  14   7  0   59 JANIX (298)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WASTELANDER 2134.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was XYCO 2899.  The ten other most popular fighters were BASTINADO 2563, ARAGORN 
260, DEMIMONDE 2561, ARABESQUE 2557, BOBBY JONES 2600, ROXY 2957, GLUM 2766, VIKKI 
THE VAIN 2946, VAGRANT CUR 2953, and WASTELANDER 2134.

The least popular fighter this week was SNIR 2784.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUNE KNIGHT 2915, WORQ 2956, HAUBERK 2564, WASTELANDER 2134, VAGRANT 
CUR 2953, VIKKI THE VAIN 2946, GLUM 2766, ROXY 2957, BOBBY JONES 2600, and ARABESQUE 
2557.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CHAOS WARRIOR (54-2069) EYE OF THE STORM (221)