DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2005    Duedate: 10/05/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-386

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GLASS JOE
PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3847) [14-6-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GLASS JOE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNCH-OUT! (411)               
(56-3847) [14-6-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GLASS JOE                      SHANKS PONY
PUNCH-OUT! (411)               REDHORSE (207)
(56-3847) [14-6-0,101]         (56-3854) [11-12-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            18
2. YIELD (405)                  0      PUNCH-OUT! (411)
3. BAD APPLES (187)            -2      Unchartered Team
4. REDHORSE (207)              -8
                                       THE BEER BARONS (62)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          52  22  5 70.3   1/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          8  6 0
 2- 4 YIELD (405)               19  21  3 47.5   2/ 1 REDHORSE (207)            6  6 0
 3/ 5 REDHORSE (207)           436 486 15 47.3   3/ 3 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          5  1 0
 4/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         368 509 14 42.0   4- 5 YIELD (405)               0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ROCANIS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  REDHORSE?  Who?  
BAD APPLES is the top team these days, buddies!  PIEFACE certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to DOOM FROM THE SOUTH and losing 10 points in 
the process!  KID QUICK successfully staved off a grab for the roses by PRONGHRON of 
REDHORSE.  Does ROCANIS have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
BITTER VETCH is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't BAD APPLES proud!  My 
love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, GLASS JOE and 
BITTER VETCH.  Are PUNCH-OUT! unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought GLASS 
JOE showed great skill and promise when he won victory over BITTER VETCH.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ROCANIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLASS JOE 3847               14   6  0   101       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRONGHRON 3852               14   9  1    89       REDHORSE (207)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            19  30  0    87       BAD APPLES (187)
 SHANKS PONY 3854             11  12  0    87       REDHORSE (207)
-WISHLIST 3816                 7   6  0    77       YIELD (405)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVET 3867                  13   6  0    61       BAD APPLES (187)
-BALD BULL 3843                9   2  1    61       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
-CONTRABAND 3827               7   1  3    57       YIELD (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR. SANDMAN 3844              6   5  1    51       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 EATS GRASS 3853              12  11  0    47       REDHORSE (207)
 YUL 3868                      9   9  0    47       REDHORSE (207)
 PIEFACE 3875                  7   9  0    44       BAD APPLES (187)
 LARGE DOG 3848                4  22  0    34       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAUTION 3821                  3   2  0    33       YIELD (405)
-KING HIPPO 3845               7   4  1    28       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONNA THANE 3903              2   0  0    16       BAD APPLES (187)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   3  0    10       YIELD (405)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Glass Joe -- Drat, I hate getting matched with you.  The arena crew told me to avoid
glass splinters in the sands at all costs, and that means not hitting you.  But it
doesn't stop YOU.  I hate that. -- Bitter Vetch
P.S.  That was by way of being a classic style match, wasn't it?  In your favor.

What, the Rirorni Thug came back for another pie?  What a fool! -- Pieface

Eats Grass -- You could do our lawn. -- Privet

Yul -- The reflection off your head was blinding. -- Large Dog

Probably just as well the Rirorni Archer wasn't allowed to bring his bow, since I, an

apple, was sitting on my brother's head at the beginning of the fight (my brother
tends to get above himself and shout and jump around, waving his arms and anything
else at hand, and this can be a distraction, so we try to stop it). -- Jonna Thane

Kid Quick -- You are a good teacher, mister!  You hit me three times, I observed and
learned an attack skill from each one.  I'd invite you to fight me again if not for
those two kills on your record. -- Shanks Pony

I fought a stand-in, big surprise.  The Rocani Turncoat, but I don't think she really
is.  I think she's just a gladiator wanna-be. -- Pronghorn

Privet -- I almost had you...if only you had run a little faster in the first two
minutes.  Well fought. -- Eats Grass

Privet -- What a mean thing to say!  My life is NOT worthless!  Granted, I sometimes
rate it pretty low or I never would have become a gladiator, but as to that, it is no
less than you did! -- Yul

Large Dog -- Look on the bright side.  At least we didn't have a Large Dog/Eats Grass
matchup this time. -- Yul

Isn't Redhorse supposed to have one more member?  I don't think Hedgehog's
replacement ever reported to the arena.  I'll hunt around and see if I can find her.
-- Mila, mgr. Redhorse

Lord Protector Kid Quick -- Congratulations.  I, ah, hmm, I see you're a dwarf.
That's a relief, really.  Dwarves don't like the plains, everyone knows that, so even
if we DID have lands to give you, they wouldn't be the kind of thing you'd want.  So,
go with our blessing, and if you come back to visit, we'll buy you the first drink.
-- Khel Rojida, for Rocanis Arena

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLASS JOE bested BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
KID QUICK demolished PRONGHRON in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SHANKS PONY was defeated by RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a 3 minute master's duel.
PRIVET luckily beat YUL in a 1 minute brutal fight.
PIEFACE was bested by DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 1 minute brawl.
EATS GRASS won victory over LARGE DOG in a exciting 4 minute master's fight.
JONNA THANE bested TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  19 -  2      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  12 -  0       8  |

Turn 386 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GLASS JOE 3847             14   6  0  101 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                13   6  0   61 BAD APPLES (187)
TOTAL PARRY      EATS GRASS 3853            12  11  0   47 REDHORSE (207)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLASS JOE 3847.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHANKS PONY 3854.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLASS JOE 3847, LARGE 
DOG 3848, EATS GRASS 3853, BITTER VETCH 3762, PRIVET 3867, JONNA THANE 3903, YUL 
3868, PIEFACE 3875, PRONGHRON 3852, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PRONGHRON 3852.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PIEFACE 3875, YUL 3868, JONNA THANE 3903, PRIVET 3867, BITTER VETCH 
3762, EATS GRASS 3853, LARGE DOG 3848, GLASS JOE 3847, SHANKS PONY 3854, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GLASS JOE (56-3847) PUNCH-OUT! (411)

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

KID QUICK (56-3846) PUNCH-OUT! (411)