DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2005    Duedate: 10/26/2005

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-164

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I OF THE KNEE DOLL
HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
(71-3532) [8-10-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I OF THE KNEE DOLL             SHALL BE
HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)      WHY (675)
(71-3532) [8-10-1,111]         (71-5944) [7-0-0,98]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KAT                            SHALL BE
NIGHTHAWKS (387)               WHY (675)
(71-3531) [13-26-2,83]         (71-5944) [7-0-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NIGHTHAWKS (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)   66
2. WESTERN FROMTIER (684)      53      THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
3. HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)   44      Unchartered Team
4. WHY (675)                    9
5. NIGHTHAWKS (387)             4ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE BROTHERHOOD 71 (538)   4   0  1  100   1/ 1 NIGHTHAWKS (387)          7  8 1
 2/ 0*ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)   4   1  1 80.0   2/ 5 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  5  5 0
 3- 2*THE BROTHERHOOD 73 (547)   7   2  1 77.8   3/ 0*ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)  4  1 1
 4/ 3*WHY (675)                 12   6  0 66.7   4/ 2*WHY (675)                 4  2 0
 5/ 4 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)   135  81  3 62.5   5- 4*THE BROTHERHOOD 71 (538)  2  0 0
 6- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  66  50  1 56.9   6/ 0*WESTERN FROMTIER (684)    2  2 0
 7/ 0*WESTERN FROMTIER (684)     2   2  0 50.0   7/ 3 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)    2  2 0
 8/ 7 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  45  49  1 47.9   8- 6*THE BROTHERHOOD 73 (547)  1  1 0
 9/ 8 NIGHTHAWKS (387)          52 119  9 30.4   9- 8 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  0  1 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 261): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): ANDILLIA of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 475): VIRULENT of BLOOD ANGELS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 467): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): GNEISS GUY of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): TYPHOON XXII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 361): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 163): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 408): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 261): LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 524): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 517): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 513): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 511): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 506): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 475): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 467): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 373): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 361): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 163): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 408): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  8 ARKERS (turn 260): JAGUARMAN of PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          KAMI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                   (turn 523): ELIZA PIGERON of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 512): JOE POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 505): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage?, mgr.)
                         FREEDA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 456): GNEISS GUY of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 162): <COOKIE JONES> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
                             <ERASER> of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I feel like there is little left to be said.  I keep expecting to fight Shall Be, and
it does not happen.  Perhaps this turn, as s/he is the only challenger champ.  A
rematch with Fury would be fun too, since we haven't fought since he TCed.  Our
previous match was the second best I've had here in Kyr'terr.  I wanted to
congratulate Kat for rising back into the champs--I know my manager would love to
know what your story is.

I'll likely be sitting out one turn before the tourney, so we will get some turnover
at the top.

Solar Sister

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in KYR'TERR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Uncool, THE FURIOUS FIVE.  I 
mean 0-2-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  The guys at HAZAARDS OF CLONING like really pulled together to get a 4-1-0 
this turn, moving up by 3.  I just can't say enough good things about ENROUTE TO ST 
LOUIS.  They went 4-1-1 their first time, don't slouch, and they've got good oral 
hygiene!  This new team WESTERN FROMTIER shows promise, and that's all I'm going to 
say (for now).  MVP award for MISSISSAUGA?  ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS' proud of it after 
beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
BLACKHAWK got smashed by I OF THE NEEDLE, and lost 7 points!  And I was just getting 
used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome I OF THE KNEE DOLL.  
Aren't HAZAARDS OF CLONING proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real 
snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of NIGHTHAWKS must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  
What kind of warriors are HAZAARDS OF CLONING?  NIGHTHAWKS, an easy team to beat if I 
ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is AYE OF THE NEEDLE 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of KYR'TERR!  He's got a 12-9-0, 
is that good?  Ooh!  Did KESTEREL really know what she was doing when she challenged 
EYE OF THE NEEDLE?  A 3-2-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what 
it means.) KESTEREL lost to EYE OF THE NEEDLE, but she got 2 points.  EYE OF THE 
NEEDLE won, and got 3 points.  I don't get it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All KYR'TERR ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  KYR'TERR is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532       8  10  1   111       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHALL BE 5944                 7   0  0    98       WHY (675)
-<CORUSCATOR> 5645            13  13  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUNBURN 3890                 11   9  3    86       MONSTER RANCHER (412)
 KAT 3531                     13  26  2    83       NIGHTHAWKS (387)
 SOLAR SISTER 5609            15   1  0    81       THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
 AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376       12   9  0    77       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-STORM 4989                    4   0  1    69       THE BROTHERHOOD 71 (538)
 EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL 3375    10   7  0    67       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURY 5037                     7   2  1    65       THE BROTHERHOOD 73 (547)
 EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379        9   9  0    58       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I OF THE NEEDLE 3377          6  11  0    50       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHO ME 5941                   5   3  0    41       WHY (675)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KESTEREL 5950                 3   2  0    31       NIGHTHAWKS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKHAWK 5948                4   3  1    23       NIGHTHAWKS (387)
-TRYPTOPHAN 5634               1   2  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 DETROIT 6005                  1   0  0    20       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
 MISSISSAUGA 6007              1   0  0    20       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
 ALBUQUERQUE 6009              1   0  0    17       WESTERN FROMTIER (684)
 BARRIE 6003                   1   0  1    14       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
 SANDIA RIDGE 6012             1   0  0    13       WESTERN FROMTIER (684)
-DANCING SMURF 2917            1   1  0     8       LITTLE BLUE FREAKS (306)
 MINNEAPOLIS 6004              1   0  0     7       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   BARRIE 6003           164 NONE    
SYRACUSE 6006          0  1 0 ENROUTE TO ST LOU 683 BANDIT PRINCE 25      164 NONE    
SILENCE 5996           0  1 0 THE FURIOUS FIVE 430  SHEWISH GIANT 21      164 NONE    
SPOILED ROTTEN 5959    1  1 0 MAINELY WARRIORS 676  BLACKHAWK 5948        160 NOT REVE
SLYHAWK 5949           4  3 0 NIGHTHAWKS 387        MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     164 NONE    
NIGHTHAWK 5946         3  3 1 NIGHTHAWKS 387        HIGH ELF 19           164 NONE    
LA QUINTA 6010         0  1 0 WESTERN FROMTIER 684  ARENAMASTER 23        164 NONE    
MINNY ST PAUL 6011     0  1 0 WESTERN FROMTIER 684  SPYMASTER 22          164 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

26 September 2005
Regarding the Regional News:
     If any of y'all glance at it and find some arenas are behind, rest assured I'll
get them caught up next time around.  I was trying to unsnarl the darned thing, but
it was just getting worse, so I decided gradual and partial was better than not at
all or ever. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLYHAWK was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NIGHTHAWK was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
LA QUINTA was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MINNY ST PAUL was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SILENCE was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SYRACUSE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
AYE OF THE NEEDLE was savagely defeated by SHALL BE in a 5 minute Challenge struggle.
KESTEREL was savagely defeated by EYE OF THE NEEDLE in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SOLAR SISTER was vanquished by I OF THE KNEE DOLL in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
KAT overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 2 minute gory uneven match.
EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL subdued WHO ME in a 1 minute match.
I OF THE NEEDLE devastated BLACKHAWK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SANDIA RIDGE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BARRIE executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ALBUQUERQUE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MINNEAPOLIS bested MORDANT DESERTER in a tiresome 4 minute beginner's duel.
MISSISSAUGA devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DETROIT overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  2      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   7 -  3      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  19 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 164 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         7  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHALL BE 5944               7   0  0   98 WHY (675)
AIMED BLOW       SOLAR SISTER 5609          15   1  0   81 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
TOTAL PARRY      AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376     12   9  0   77 HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHO ME 5941                 5   3  0   41 WHY (675)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KAT 3531.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHALL BE 5944.  The ten other most popular fighters were EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379, KAT 
3531, AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376, I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532, I OF THE NEEDLE 3377, SLYHAWK 
5949, EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL 3375, BARRIE 6003, MISSISSAUGA 6007, and DETROIT 6005.

The least popular fighter this week was MINNEAPOLIS 6004.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLACKHAWK 5948, WHO ME 5941, SILENCE 5996, MINNY ST PAUL 6011, 
LA QUINTA 6010, ALBUQUERQUE 6009, SANDIA RIDGE 6012, SOLAR SISTER 5609, KESTEREL 
5950, and SYRACUSE 6006.