DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/04/2005    Duedate: 04/16/2005

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-355

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BENSI DURN
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4141) [21-12-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BENSI DURN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4141) [21-12-1,100]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALTA CHESS                     ALTA CHESS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4137) [15-18-0,66]         (62-4137) [15-18-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)   30
2. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         11      MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
3. SRETSAMLEUD (407)            0      Unchartered Team
4. SENSITIVE GUYS (355)         0
5. THE BOLT (378)               0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 SRETSAMLEUD (407)        103  68  8 60.2   1- 1 SRETSAMLEUD (407)         9  1 0
 2- 4 THE BEARS (268)          287 245 21 53.9   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       6  9 0
 3- 5 SENSITIVE GUYS (355)      23  21  0 52.3   3/ 0 FLAGG'S DEVASTATOR (400)  2  0 0
 4- 6 THE BOLT (378)            41  46  3 47.1   4- 5 SENSITIVE GUYS (355)      1  0 0
 5/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       77  88  4 46.7   5- 6 THE BOLT (378)            1  1 0
 6/ 0 FLAGG'S DEVASTATOR (400)  13  20  3 39.4   6- 3 THE BEARS (268)           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.

     Well, Relentless, I must say that you don't show it.  Of course, the experience
differential has to count for something.

                                    Bensi Durn

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to SRETSAMLEUD, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the MIDDLE WAY 10 stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for RABID BLITZER, 
who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing EB GOLLU like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was DARIMA FENN, who 
dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with VICIOUS THRILL.  
Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was VALAMANTIS' M. 
CHARDINEE, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by BENSI DURN.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in VALAMANTIS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENSI DURN 4141              21  12  1   100       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RELENTLESS 4148               6   3  0    85       THE BEARS (268)
-TRAIN WRECK 4121              8   6  1    83       THE BEARS (268)
 DOC FELLE 4139               15  18  1    74       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-DIED 4151                     8   1  0    72       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALTA CHESS 4137              15  18  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-JACOB 3866                    8   3  0    66       THE BOLT (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICIOUS THRILL 3885           4   5  1    52       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
 EB GOLLU 4138                 7  26  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-SILLI 4174                    4   0  0    47       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-DANNY JOKELSON 3499           4   1  0    46       SENSITIVE GUYS (355)
 RABID BLITZER 3882            4   3  1    42       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-TESNUS 4173                   4   0  0    38       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-JOHN LENNON 3323              6   3  0    34       SENSITIVE GUYS (355)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARIMA FENN 4177              5   4  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-ISKSO 4172                    3   1  0    24       SRETSAMLEUD (407)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS BASHER 3881           2   4  1    17       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-TSOL 4199                     2   0  0    15       SRETSAMLEUD (407)
-ZESPEE KOO 3946               1   1  0     7       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-LARGE MARGE 4070              1   1  0     4       THE BOLT (378)
-TGEKI ROO 3947                0   2  0     2       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-JOSEPH 4203                   0   1  0     1       THE BOLT (378)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Died -- Odd, you don't look it. -- Alta Chess

Iskso -- Your name sounds like a cough.  Of course, so does the reverse of your name
sound like a cough. -- Darima Fenn

Jacob -- If I was to join you in a bathtub, or perhaps it should be "were to join
you," I'd have to be a nut. -- Doc Felle

Silli -- I wish. -- Eb Gollu
P.S.  Shouldn't you have been female?

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     #28341
     P.O. Box 250 
     Draper, UT  84070
     or:
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
====================
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

Rules
======
The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BENSI DURN outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute gruesome Title fight.
DOC FELLE subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute melee.
ALTA CHESS was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute expert's fight.
DARIMA FENN was overpowered by VICIOUS THRILL in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
EB GOLLU was bested by RABID BLITZER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 355 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BENSI DURN 4141            21  12  1  100 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  RABID BLITZER 3882          4   3  1   42 FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALTA CHESS 4137.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ALTA CHESS 4137.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOC FELLE 4139, BENSI 
DURN 4141, VICIOUS THRILL 3885, RABID BLITZER 3882, DARIMA FENN 4177, EB GOLLU 4138,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EB GOLLU 4138.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARIMA FENN 4177, RABID BLITZER 3882, VICIOUS THRILL 3885, BENSI DURN 
4141, DOC FELLE 4139, ALTA CHESS 4137,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!