DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/17/2005    Duedate: 04/13/2005

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-157

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORROLAN E'DRIEN
THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
(71-4909) [13-9-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORROLAN E'DRIEN               LEGAL MAN
THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)         EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)
(71-4909) [13-9-0,112]         (71-3805) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORROLAN E'DRIEN               MORROLAN E'DRIEN
THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)         THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
(71-4909) [13-9-0,112]         (71-4909) [13-9-0,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (374)         44
2. NIGHTHAWKS (387)            15      THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
3. EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)        8      Unchartered Team
4. HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)    4
5. GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)        0      EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)      2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)    9  2 0
 2/ 5*NEW YORK (662)             7   2  1 77.8   2- 2 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)     7  3 1
 3/ 7 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)   127  77  3 62.3   3/ 9 DARQUE FORCES (374)       4  2 1
 4- 8 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  66  49  1 57.4   4/ 7 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  3  4 0
 5- 9 CYNICAL DELUSIONS  (182)  23  18  1 56.1   5- 4 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)   2  0 0
 6-10 DARQUE FORCES III (382)  105  87  4 54.7   6/10*EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)     2  0 0
 7-12 CHIEFS' ELITE (624)       21  21  3 50.0   7- 5 CYNICAL DELUSIONS  (182)  2  1 0
 8/13 DARQUE FORCES (374)       84  90  9 48.3   8- 3 DARQUE FORCES III (382)   2  2 0
 9/14 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  38  42  1 47.5   9/18 NIGHTHAWKS (387)          2 12 1
10-15 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)   34  39  3 46.6  10-13 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  1  0 0
11-16 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)     20  24  1 45.5  11/16*NEW YORK (662)            1  1 0
12/19 NIGHTHAWKS (387)          36 103  7 25.9  12- 6 CHIEFS' ELITE (624)       1  2 1

    '*'   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.

Kyr'Terr,

Does anyone actually answer to that?  I can't imagine... I'm just saying, this place 
kind of LACKS in identity.  Which makes me wonder why I'm even here.  What was he 
thinking?

Never mind, I'll stop rambling now.  I wish I could stay, but the Lady beckons and I 
best not keep her waiting.  I'm told I'll be getting a new manager (again) when I 
reach the Isle; I couldn't care less.  Not like I got to know (or like) this one 
anyway, and I hear that the new one is one of the best in all of Andorak!  Perhaps, 
some day, I might represent him there.  Well, one can dream...

May the best warrior replace me,
The Sadman

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for KYR'TERR.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but CHIEFS' ELITE really goofed with their 0-0-0.  The guys at 
NIGHTHAWKS like really pulled together to get a 1-3-0 this turn, moving up by 9.  MVP 
award for MORROLAN E'DRIEN?  THE FURIOUS FIVE's proud of him after beating KING TEC 
and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  FINGER LAKES' match with LEGAL 
MAN cost it a loss of 5 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's 
Number One!  DASKINOR knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  And I was 
just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome DASKINOR.  
Aren't DARQUE FORCES proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to 
his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  CYNICAL DELUSIONS was KYR'TERR's 
most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
HAZAARDS OF CLONING's been avoiding CYNICAL DELUSIONS so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Can DARQUE FORCES' KING TEC be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909        13   9  0   112       THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-<ERASER> 5644                17   9  0   112       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
-CHEROKEE 5563                 9   5  1    98       CHIEFS' ELITE (624)
 KING TEC 3384                13   5  2    94       DARQUE FORCES (374)
-<COOKIE JONES> 5633          19   7  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
-<CORUSCATOR> 5645            13  13  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 SOLAR SISTER 5609             9   0  0    91       THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUNBURN 3890                 11   9  3    86       MONSTER RANCHER (412)
-I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532       7   9  1    85       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-ROBKE COHUR 3456             19  13  0    72       DARQUE FORCES III (382)
 KAT 3531                     11  21  2    70       NIGHTHAWKS (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL 3375     9   6  0    70       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376       10   7  0    59       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-LADY LUCK HAMMER 4826         9   5  0    58       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-FIRE-WALL 1609                7   3  0    58       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379        7   7  0    50       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-I OF THE NEEDLE 3377          5  10  0    46       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-SASM TULL 3492                7   1  0    44       DARQUE FORCES III (382)
-SCARLET KNIGHT 1612           4   2  0    40       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POWAQA 5630                   3   6  1    33       CHIEFS' ELITE (624)
-BRAZEN HOPE 1672              3   2  0    29       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)
-DAKOTA 1799                   1   1  0    28       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
-ARCTURIUS 1704                3   1  1    27       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)
 LEGAL MAN 3805                2   0  0    27       EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)
-TRYPTOPHAN 5634               1   1  0    25       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
-DEAD MANS HAMMER 4825         5   7  0    24       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-HEAD RUSH 1910                5   0  0    24       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
-ELECTROLYTE 1608              2   6  0    24       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
-PROFESSOR OLDER 5825          1   0  0    24       NEW YORK (662)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LION OF URIK 3613             3   4  1    22       DARQUE FORCES (374)
-TOLLBOOTHS 5824               2   0  1    22       NEW YORK (662)
 TRIGUN 4906                   3   1  0    19       DARQUE FORCES (374)
-TWO PAIR HAMMER 4875          2   2  0    19       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
 FINGER LAKES 5821             2   2  0    18       NEW YORK (662)
-LAST STOP 1909                5   0  0    15       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)
-TURNPIKE 5822                 1   0  0    11       NEW YORK (662)
-TRUMP CARD HAMMER 4878        2   2  1     9       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-BROWN EYED SUSAN 5823         1   0  0     9       NEW YORK (662)
-DANCING SMURF 2917            1   1  0     8       LITTLE BLUE FREAKS (306)
-FIVE CARD HAMMER 4877         1   3  0     6       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-NIX 1733                      1   1  0     4       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIAWATHA 5565          5  5 1 CHIEFS' ELITE 624     KAT 3531              155         
MELODIUS 4942          0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 374     DARK CHAMPION 24      157 NONE    
JAHAR PERGAS 3464      5  3 0 DARQUE FORCES III 382 FURY 5037             154         
CORBL BLAROC 3796      4  1 0 DARQUE FORCES III 382 POWAQA 5630           155         
SHE'S THE ONE 5947     0  1 0 THE FURIOUS FIVE 430  HIGH ELF 19           157 NONE    
BILLY CLUB 4059       14  8 0 THE FURIOUS FIVE 430  CHEROKEE 5563         154         
MOSSHUNTER 3620        3  4 2 NIGHTHAWKS 387        DARK CHAMPION 24      157 NONE    
LYNX 3521              2  8 1 NIGHTHAWKS 387        SHEWISH GIANT 21      157 NONE    
DARKHAWK 5936          0  2 0 NIGHTHAWKS 387        LION OF URIK 3613     157         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Master Darque -- I'll drink to the RUGs, since I have a few replacements coming my 
way.  That said, the warriors they produce will need to be undisputably worthwhile to 
keep me here any longer than it will take to finish with Morrolan and Solar Sister.
-- Generalissimo Puerco

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

MOSSHUNTER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LYNX was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a action packed 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
SHE'S THE ONE was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MELODIUS was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
THE SADMAN was overpowered by DASKINOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KING TEC was viciously subdued by MORROLAN E'DRIEN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
EYE OF THE NEEDLE was devastated by KAT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
LEGAL MAN unbelievably bested FINGER LAKES in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
WHIPSNADE vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLAR SISTER defeated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute fight.
AYE OF THE NEEDLE outlasted CAPTURED ORC in a 8 minute one-sided melee.
LION OF URIK assassinated DARKHAWK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TRIGUN devastated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a monotonous 4 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        18 -   6 -  2      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -   9 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  22 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  2      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  26 -  5      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  2      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 157 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909      13   9  0  112 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
WALL OF STEEL    KING TEC 3384              13   5  2   94 DARQUE FORCES (374)
AIMED BLOW       SOLAR SISTER 5609           9   0  0   91 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
TOTAL PARRY      AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376     10   7  0   59 HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYNX 
3521, KAT 3531, FINGER LAKES 5821, SOLAR SISTER 5609, MOSSHUNTER 3620, KING TEC 3384, 
LEGAL MAN 3805, LION OF URIK 3613, SHE'S THE ONE 5947, and MELODIUS 4942.

The least popular fighter this week was AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TRIGUN 4906, DARKHAWK 5936, EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379, MELODIUS 
4942, SHE'S THE ONE 5947, LION OF URIK 3613, LEGAL MAN 3805, KING TEC 3384, 
MOSSHUNTER 3620, and SOLAR SISTER 5609.

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

DASKINOR (71-3390) DARQUE FORCES (374)
THE SADMAN (71-4191) THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
WHIPSNADE (71-4192) THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)