DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2005    Duedate: 10/25/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-353

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VELVET CRUSH
UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
(65-5227) [19-5-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VELVET CRUSH                   POSITION IS EMPTY
UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)        
(65-5227) [19-5-1,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEBAS TEN KOGAN                DUCKMAN
SAND DANCERS (233)             MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
(65-6598) [15-14-0,70]         (65-6679) [7-8-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSSE (718)                 32
2. UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)     10      UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)           9      Unchartered Team
4. REFUGEES (377)               5
5. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)           5      VEGER'S HEROES (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  29   6  3 82.9   1/ 2 POSSE (718)              11  4 2
 2- 2*GHETTO FABULOUS (631)     13   4  2 76.5   2- 1*GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  8  2 0
 3- 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    134  90  5 59.8   3/ 5 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        5  5 0
 4/ 4 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)  312 270 21 53.6   4- 3*GHETTO FABULOUS (631)     4  0 1
 5/ 6 POSSE (718)               76  70  5 52.1   5/ 8 SAND DANCERS (233)        4 10 0
 6- 5*DIRTY SOUTH (571)         16  15  2 51.6   6- 4*DIRTY SOUTH (571)         3  0 0
 7/ 7 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       130 136  4 48.9   7/ 9 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)   3  3 0
 8/ 8 REFUGEES (377)           375 449 13 45.5   8/ 7 REFUGEES (377)            2  8 0
 9/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       708 850 16 45.4   9- 6 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 352): 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 323): AULDRYMBREI of GURTARG'S AXES (Sir Chester, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 320): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 307): APPLE-TREE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 284): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAYLA KIV (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 352): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 323): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 320): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 307): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 284): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 319): VOLTO LEENI of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 306): 150 of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS left the 
arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by POSSE.  Good show!  Nothing 
works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as SAND 
DANCERS can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but 
POSSE will tell you 76-70-5 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for JOHNNY SIN, 
who pummelled KO LAO-DEN, to pocket 21 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, JOHNNY SIN was winsome, after beating KO LAO-DEN and seeing him lose 8 points. 
Can you believe it?  5 GOLDEN WARRIORS apparently has better things to do as DAL 
SHANG's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  Now I can't insult VELVET CRUSH, as she 
has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it 
on too thick) Word has it one team in DAL SHANG is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are DAL SHANG's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of MIGHTY DUCKS should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of UNDERGROUND KINGS, so 
did that sorry team shy from MIGHTY DUCKS If challenges were horses, CORROSIVE KITTY 
could open up a fast food joint!  CHADDEAUX NOIRE challenged TEBAS TEN KOGAN!  Who 
says UNDERGROUND KINGS are just a bunch of wimps!  CHADDEAUX NOIRE of UNDERGROUND 
KINGS kept hers wits as she was overcame by TEBAS TEN KOGAN.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
DAL SHANG would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAL SHANG is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing 
Spyreports for DAL SHANG?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET CRUSH 5227            19   5  1   109       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624        7   0  1   101       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 $1.25 Q-STAFF 6690           17  11  0    98       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED RYDER 6626                7   0  1    85       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORROSIVE KITTY 5225         16   8  0    84       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
-RUNE HELLFIRE 5701            7   1  0    81       GHETTO FABULOUS (631)
-CRYSTAL ICEDREAM 5698         6   2  2    76       GHETTO FABULOUS (631)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         15  14  0    70       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                 17  14  1    66       REFUGEES (377)
-VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623       6   1  0    66       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
-CRIMSON CRUSH 5174            5   2  1    66       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 DUCKMAN 6679                  7   8  0    64       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DARK WING 6686               10  12  0    60       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 JERI TAVAN 6615              12   8  0    57       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGOLAS 6607                 10  15  2    54       REFUGEES (377)
 GOBARL 6604                  12  15  0    51       REFUGEES (377)
-AGENT ORANGE 5175             4   3  1    48       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 JOHNNY SIN 6668               3   0  0    48       POSSE (718)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614              12   8  1    45       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608          11  11  0    45       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224         10  12  1    43       UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUDZU KILLER 5176             6   1  0    30       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 WIDOWMAKER 6666               2   2  1    30       POSSE (718)
-MY TWO FRONT TEETH 6622       5   2  0    26       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 LAW MAN 6631                  4   3  0    25       POSSE (718)
 DEADWOOD 6669                 3   0  1    24       POSSE (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOIKS! 6675                   4   5  0    22       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 ABOMINAL SNOWMAN 6673         3   5  0    14       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 BLACKTHORN 6667               3   0  0    13       POSSE (718)
-MAGIC CITY MAULER 5177        1   3  0     7       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 JAEGO SARL 6709               0   1  0     2       SAND DANCERS (233)
 SIGBAN 6710                   0   1  0     2       REFUGEES (377)
-MADE IT HOME 6671             0   1  0     1       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LUMP COAL 6625         4  2 1 GOT IT FOR CHRIST 717 WIDOWMAKER 6666       351 REVENGED
DANNAL TEN VARN 6621   7  3 1 SAND DANCERS 233      CRYSTAL ICEDREAM 5698 351         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crystal Icedream -- A chilling concept.  Especially with winter coming on. -- Jeri
Tavan

Red Ryder -- Nonsense, nobody would tell me something like that! -- Tebas ten Kogan
P.S.  But I'm a fairly good blacksmith.

Chaddeaux Noire -- Ah, very good.  This is how it should be. -- Ko Lao-Den
P.S.  When did I become a golem?  Why didn't my mother tell me of this?

Dark Wing -- I console myself with thoughts of roast duck. -- Kassal ten Dru
P.S.  Is your team a recent refugee from Simtakka?

5 Golden Warriors -- You're welcome. -- Tebas ten Kogan

Rune Hellfire -- It must be hard to have a "scary" name like that.  You have to keep
living up to it.  Exhausting, I would think. -- Dakoril

Virginia, No Santa -- How can you be so CRUEL as to suggest that? -- Gobarl
P.S.  No, slugs are disgusting and without measurable interest.  There are other
things one can do at night.

Yoiks! -- But, I must point out, you are NOT a Duck, mighty or otherwise!  Even the
Commission doesn't usually err that badly. -- Ragolas

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

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHADDEAUX NOIRE was devastated by TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DARK WING vanquished GOBARL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VELVET CRUSH subdued $1.25 Q-STAFF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Title fight.
DAKORIL was bested by LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 3 minute fight.
CORROSIVE KITTY luckily beat DUCKMAN in a crowd pleasing 6 minute master's match.
KASSAL TEN DRU defeated WIDOWMAKER in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
KO LAO-DEN was defeated by JOHNNY SIN in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner upset melee.
JERI TAVAN vanquished MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RAGOLAS vanquished YOIKS! in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LAW MAN savagely defeated ABOMINAL SNOWMAN in a 1 minute gruesome match.
DEADWOOD savagely defeated SIGBAN in a exciting 1 minute bloody novice's fight.
BLACKTHORN outwaited JAEGO SARL in a exciting 11 minute bloody novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  20 -  4      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 353 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VELVET CRUSH 5227          19   5  1  109 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
STRIKING ATTACK  $1.25 Q-STAFF 6690         17  11  0   98 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
TOTAL PARRY      CORROSIVE KITTY 5225       16   8  0   84 UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598       15  14  0   70 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      DAKORIL 6596               17  14  1   66 REFUGEES (377)
AIMED BLOW       JERI TAVAN 6615            12   8  0   57 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   KO LAO-DEN 6614            12   8  1   45 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DUCKMAN 6679.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAEGO SARL 6709, 
DAKORIL 6596, DEADWOOD 6669, VELVET CRUSH 5227, CORROSIVE KITTY 5225, LAW MAN 6631, 
TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, DARK WING 6686, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, and WIDOWMAKER 6666.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACKTHORN 6667.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ABOMINAL SNOWMAN 6673, YOIKS! 6675, KO LAO-DEN 6614, GOBARL 6604, 
CHADDEAUX NOIRE 5224, SIGBAN 6710, RAGOLAS 6607, $1.25 Q-STAFF 6690, JERI TAVAN 6615, 
and JOHNNY SIN 6668.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VELVET CRUSH (65-5227) UNDERGROUND KINGS (575)