DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/23/2005    Duedate: 10/06/2005

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-365

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STONE DOG
BLACK PEARL (330)
(61-2894) [16-9-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STONE DOG                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACK PEARL (330)              
(61-2894) [16-9-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONE DOG                      STONE DOG
BLACK PEARL (330)              BLACK PEARL (330)
(61-2894) [16-9-0,101]         (61-2894) [16-9-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FEAR FACTORY (216)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAVORITE GUYS (186)         37
2. FEAR FACTORY (216)          35      FEAR FACTORY (216)
3. ARENA FELINES (341)          0      Unchartered Team
4. PATRIOTIC (379)              0
5. LUNGERS (8)                  0      THE AL FACTOR (24)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PATRIOTIC (379)            5   3  0 62.5   1/ 1 FEAR FACTORY (216)       10  4 1
 2- 2 ARENA FELINES (341)      158 104 17 60.3   2/ 3 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       6  7 0
 3/ 3 FEAR FACTORY (216)       268 210 23 56.1   3- 2 ARENA FELINES (341)       3  2 0
 4/ 4 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      454 516  9 46.8   4- 4*PATRIOTIC (379)           1  0 0
 5/ 5 BLACK PEARL (330)         56  72  6 43.8   5/ 5 BLACK PEARL (330)         0  5 0
 6- 6*LUNGERS (8)                0   3  0  0.0   6- 6*LUNGERS (8)               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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JURINE games.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, PITSPAWN FOULDOG put down AEKIR, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition 
in the process.  Although STONE DOG made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to 
topple the reign of victorious AFFLICTED.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that 
the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?  
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JURINE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in JURINE these 
days is ARENA FELINES.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding ARENA FELINES.  Indeed it was FEAR FACTORY.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after CHILLILI CHES.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the 
games this week, it seems that ICEHAWK RIFTWING posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized CHILLILI CHES.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ICEHAWK 
RIFTWING bested CHILLILI CHES.  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?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JURINE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE DOG 2894               16   9  0   101       BLACK PEARL (330)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIT-KAT 3128                 14  15  2    99       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETA 3328                    17  12  0    84       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 MUDVAYNE 3039                11   6  0    72       FEAR FACTORY (216)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LION HEARTED 3363             4   2  0    56       ARENA FELINES (341)
 PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121         4   1  1    48       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-M.C. CAT 3124                 6  11  0    47       ARENA FELINES (341)
 RANDY 3360                    8   3  0    41       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG BAD BRADY 3345            3   0  0    33       PATRIOTIC (379)
 CHILLILI CHES 3343            7  11  0    32       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 ICEHAWK RIFTWING 3125         2   1  0    32       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 ADEMA 3093                    6   1  0    29       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 AEKIR 3246                    3   3  0    27       BLACK PEARL (330)
 FELARAON KURJ 3369            3   0  0    26       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 BLADEDANCER 3134              4   6  1    25       BLACK PEARL (330)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAHAM CRACKER 3348           1   0  0    20       PATRIOTIC (379)
 MISTREAVER II 3247            3   3  1    19       BLACK PEARL (330)
-SNOWBALL 3365                 0   4  0     7       ARENA FELINES (341)
 DREEN SELJIN 3371             1   0  0     6       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-COMMODUS 61                   0   3  0     3       LUNGERS (8)
-LAY DOWN THE LAW 3347         0   1  0     1       PATRIOTIC (379)
 BLACKMOON 3370                0   1  0     1       BLACK PEARL (330)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Icehawk Riftwing -- Quite a pair of mouthfuls, our names. -- Felaraon Kurj
P.S.  Er...was I supposed to be struck all a shiver by your name?  It's medium cool,
but it doesn't frighten me, you know.

Pitspawn Fouldog -- I've known other dogs like you, and I DON'T WANT TO.  Go away. --
Chillil Ches

     I've kind of lost track of how your name is spelled.  It's rather like banananan
     in that respect. -- Ed.

Mudvayne -- Er, your hometown, that's where Casey struck out, yes? -- Keta

Lion Hearted -- You mean...your manager actually cut a lion's heart out in order to
make you?  I heard the making of golems was a dark and perverse art, but this is too
much! -- Randy

Lord Protector Afflicted -- The Most Exalted Governor of this city has observed that
no true son of Kjarran wishes to take up "lands" at the expense of the Glorious
Empire, nor to withdraw such lands from their useful function of feeding the
Faithful.  Therefore go with the blessings of Kjarran and smite the unworthy on the
Isle. -- Zucharival, manager of Jurine 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

ICEHAWK RIFTWING devastated CHILLILI CHES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
AFFLICTED outwaited STONE DOG in a action packed 12 minute veteran's Title match.
MUDVAYNE was bested by KETA in a 2 minute gory fight.
RANDY demolished BLADEDANCER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
AEKIR was vanquished by PITSPAWN FOULDOG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ADEMA outlasted MISTREAVER II in a unpopular 13 minute brawl.
FELARAON KURJ defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
BLACKMOON lost to DREEN SELJIN in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  2     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   1 -  1      91  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 365 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STONE DOG 2894             16   9  0  101 BLACK PEARL (330)
LUNGING ATTACK   MUDVAYNE 3039              11   6  0   72 FEAR FACTORY (216)
STRIKING ATTACK  PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121       4   1  1   48 FEAR FACTORY (216)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STONE DOG 2894.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STONE DOG 2894.  The ten other most popular fighters were KETA 3328, ICEHAWK 
RIFTWING 3125, MUDVAYNE 3039, DREEN SELJIN 3371, CHILLILI CHES 3343, RANDY 3360, 
PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121, FELARAON KURJ 3369, BLADEDANCER 3134, and AEKIR 3246.

The least popular fighter this week was ADEMA 3093.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MISTREAVER II 3247, BLACKMOON 3370, AEKIR 3246, BLADEDANCER 3134, 
FELARAON KURJ 3369, PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121, RANDY 3360, CHILLILI CHES 3343, DREEN 
SELJIN 3371, and MUDVAYNE 3039.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STONE DOG (61-2894) BLACK PEARL (330)

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

AFFLICTED (61-2494) FEAR FACTORY (216)