DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2005    Duedate: 04/06/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-373

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACHINE
TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
(56-3795) [9-3-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACHINE                        DALE
TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)         RESCUE RANGERS (338)
(56-3795) [9-3-0,103]          (56-3112) [3-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MECHANISM                      MACHINE
TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)         TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
(56-3796) [8-4-1,92]           (56-3795) [9-3-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RESCUE RANGERS (338)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDHORSE (207)              27
2. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)      16      TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (338)         6      Unchartered Team
4. PUNCH-OUT! (411)             0
5. ARNIE'S ARMY (404)           0      RESCUE RANGERS (338)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      16   4  2 80.0   1/ 1*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      8  2 0
 2- 2 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          32  15  5 68.1   2/ 4 REDHORSE (207)            7  8 0
 3- 3*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        13   7  1 65.0   3/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          6  9 0
 4/ 4 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    19  12  1 61.3   4/ 6 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    5  1 0
 5- 5*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      4   3  0 57.1   5- 3*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        2  2 0
 6/ 7 REDHORSE (207)           401 461 14 46.5   6- 5 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          2  5 1
 7/ 8 BAD APPLES (187)         346 470 14 42.4   7- 8*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     0  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

     Well, what are you looking at, ROCANIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see PRONGHRON win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, EATS GRASS beat 
LARGE DOG and LARGE DOG lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like 
ROCANIS has some guts at least, HEDGEHOG the Duelmaster was this turn's 
most-challenged warrior.  MACHINE challenged ROCANIS' Duelmaster for a shot at the 
throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as MACHINE takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Grub & Rub Bar and 
Bistro, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From ROCANIS' trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  YIELD, 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 who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was TOOLS 
OF TORMENT.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ROCANIS to get a drink than The Grub & Rub 
Bar and Bistro!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure 
you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHINE 3795                  9   3  0   103       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                19  24  0    92       REDHORSE (207)
 MECHANISM 3796                8   4  1    92       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762            18  18  0    72       BAD APPLES (187)
-GLASS JOE 3847                6   4  0    72       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID QUICK 3846                8   2  2    64       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 SHANKS PONY 3854              6   4  0    60       REDHORSE (207)
-BALD BULL 3843                8   1  1    58       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRONGHRON 3852                6   4  0    46       REDHORSE (207)
-GLUTAMIC 3790                 3   0  1    40       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
-GODGET 3110                   4   0  0    39       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-ZIPPER 3111                   4   0  1    34       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-ROSE HIPS 3774                4   1  0    34       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-L. GLUTAMINE 3772             2   0  0    32       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 ROTTEN CORE 3851              3   8  0    31       BAD APPLES (187)
 EATS GRASS 3853               4   6  0    29       REDHORSE (207)
-SILICA 3773                   2   1  0    28       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
-CIRITH UNGOL 3842             3   2  0    25       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVET 3867                   4   2  0    23       BAD APPLES (187)
 DALE 3112                     3   1  0    23       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-KING HIPPO 3845               6   3  1    22       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 LARGE DOG 3848                4   9  0    21       BAD APPLES (187)
-MR. SANDMAN 3844              4   5  1    18       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
-MONTY 3113                    3   1  0    17       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-CHIP 3114                     2   2  1    11       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 YUL 3868                      2   3  0    11       REDHORSE (207)
-STEARIC 3788                  2   2  0     9       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 PIEFACE 3875                  0   3  0     3       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CANDY APPLE 3786      10 18 0 BAD APPLES 187        KID QUICK 3846        370         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Machine -- We really need to stop meeting like this. -- Bitter Vetch

Yul -- I suppose it makes sense for a golem to be bald, but still, the way the sun
reflected off your chrome dome, well, I had to bark, and having barked, I had to
bite. -- Large Dog

Eats Grass -- And I hope it gives you indigestion. -- Privet
P.S.  Even though I won.

Zipper -- Curse you, it's your id number, isn't it?  That's what gives you the edge.
-- Rotten Core
P.S.  I have always found zippers to be perverse.

Dale -- You call THAT a rescue? -- Pieface

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MACHINE viciously subdued HEDGEHOG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
BITTER VETCH was demolished by MECHANISM in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SHANKS PONY overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
PRIVET was overpowered by PRONGHRON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LARGE DOG slimly lost to EATS GRASS in a 4 minute duel.
ROTTEN CORE overpowered YUL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DALE devastated PIEFACE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  2      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  19 -  2      66  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 373 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MACHINE 3795                9   3  0  103 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHANKS PONY 3854            6   4  0   60 REDHORSE (207)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MECHANISM 3796.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MACHINE 3795.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHANKS PONY 3854, 
PRONGHRON 3852, MECHANISM 3796, LARGE DOG 3848, EATS GRASS 3853, DALE 3112, ROTTEN 
CORE 3851, YUL 3868, HEDGEHOG 3748, and BITTER VETCH 3762.

The least popular fighter this week was PIEFACE 3875.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PRIVET 3867, BITTER VETCH 3762, HEDGEHOG 3748, YUL 3868, ROTTEN CORE 
3851, DALE 3112, EATS GRASS 3853, LARGE DOG 3848, MECHANISM 3796, and PRONGHRON 3852.