DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/20/2005    Duedate: 10/17/2005

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-164

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANISH
THE INANIMATES (514)
(73-4633) [13-5-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VANISH                         DARK RHINO
THE INANIMATES (514)           DARK RUNES (615)
(73-4633) [13-5-0,97]          (73-5318) [1-1-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VANISH                         APPLE DANISH
THE INANIMATES (514)           WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
(73-4633) [13-5-0,97]          (73-5247) [8-2-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BULLS (43)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK RUNES (615)            24
2. REIGN OF TERROR (450)       13      THE BULLS (43)
3. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)          9      Unchartered Team
4. THE INANIMATES (514)         9
5. THE BULLS (43)               3      DARK RUNES (615)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE BULLS (43)           164  78 10 67.8   1/ 1 THE BULLS (43)            5  1 1
 2/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      394 326 32 54.7   2/ 2 DUDS (602)                5  5 0
 3/ 4 DUDS (602)                25  22  2 53.2   3/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       2  0 0
 4/ 6 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     40  39  4 50.6   4/ 0 THE INANIMATES (514)      1  0 0
 5/ 0 THE INANIMATES (514)     147 167 10 46.8   5/ 0*DARK RUNES (615)          1  1 1
 6/ 0*DARK RUNES (615)           3   5  1 37.5   6/ 4*ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)    1  1 0
 7/ 7*ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)     1   2  0 33.3   7/ 5 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     1  4 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 ERINIKA games.  This time victory fell to the grasp of 
the usurper.  All hail VANISH, Duelmaster of ERINIKA!  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ERINIKA these days is DUDS.  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 DUDS.  Indeed it was THE BULLS.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  DUNCE take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in ERINIKA.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at 
the games this week, it seems that LAVILEMAR posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized DUNCE.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand LAVILEMAR bested 
DUNCE.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  BASE ON BULLS has sworn to take up religion upon 
living to tell of its recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ERINIKA.  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                  
 VANISH 4633                  13   5  0    97       THE INANIMATES (514)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL FROG 4547               16   7  0   129       THE BULLS (43)
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-YANKEE DOODLE 3605           21  19  0   107       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER BULL ION 5149          8   3  1    81       THE BULLS (43)
-HARI-KARI 3049               10   4  0    79       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 APPLE DANISH 5247             8   2  0    72       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAVILEMAR 4015               11   7  1    62       REIGN OF TERROR (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDU ENDU 5242               10   3  0    53       DUDS (602)
 BIMBO 5325                    5   4  1    50       DUDS (602)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-LUG 5316                      4   3  1    43       DUDS (602)
 DUNCE 5256                    3   5  0    43       DUDS (602)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AERILAYA VHOK 4016            2   4  1    26       REIGN OF TERROR (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
 DARK RHINO 5318               1   1  1    16       DARK RUNES (615)
-GWYON IRONHOOF 4017           2   1  0    10       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-TWERP 5410                    0   1  0     7       DUDS (602)
-DARK DANDELION 5317           1   0  0     5       DARK RUNES (615)
-THOR THE DARK ONE 5321        0   1  0     1       DARK RUNES (615)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
A 3446                 1  1 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 384  DARK RHINO 5318       164         
ANODINE 27             0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BASE ON BULLS 3101    164 NONE    
LEGEND 5320            1  2 0 DARK RUNES 615        LEN-KEVRALA 20        164 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sir Chester -- Good luck trying, Boy. (grin) -- Amy A. Airhead, Duds princess

Well, Aerilaya, come and get a piece of me.  Get two!  Wasn't easy at all, was it?
Wasn't easy at all, was it? -- Endu Endu

Lavilemar -- Surprise, surprise!  Now who's the dunce?  I'm glad Chester let you come
out and play.  I hope you chose me again. -- Dunce (using the pointy hat and sticking
it to Lavilemar)

Aerilaya Vhok -- What kind of name is that? Now, something like Vhok Vhok, well
...................... -- Endu Endu

A -- I guess you were a mite too much for me.  But there sure were a whole lotta
"attacks" awarded, huh? -- Twerp

Gotcha this time, you Userous Merchant! -- Bimbo

Endu Endu -- Seems your manager has outsmarted me this time around.  We'll see about
that.... -- Aerilaya Vhok

Dunce -- Congrats, ol boy!!!  Looks as though you've found bone smashing-berserker
rage.  Good for you!!!  I didn't enjoy my stay at the hospital.  Thought I'd let you
know. -- Lavilemar

Amy -- Out smarting me...think I've got it now? -- Sir Chester

Endu Endu -- Yeah!  Stupid name I know!  What do you know about names in the first
place?  I'll get you...wait and see! -- Aerilaya Vhok

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

BASE ON BULLS butchered ANODINE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LEGEND was viciously butchered by LEN-KEVRALA in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LAVILEMAR overpowered DUNCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SILVER BULL ION was viciously subdued by VANISH in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
APPLE DANISH viciously subdued ENDU ENDU in a popular 8 minute bloody duel.
BIMBO overpowered AERILAYA VHOK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
A was slain by DARK RHINO in a 2 minute gruesome melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VANISH 4633                13   5  0   97 THE INANIMATES (514)
STRIKING ATTACK  APPLE DANISH 5247           8   2  0   72 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
TOTAL PARRY      ENDU ENDU 5242             10   3  0   53 DUDS (602)
BASHING ATTACK   BIMBO 5325                  5   4  1   50 DUDS (602)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VANISH 4633.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
APPLE DANISH 5247.  The ten other most popular fighters were VANISH 4633, A 3446, 
LEGEND 5320, LAVILEMAR 4015, SILVER BULL ION 5149, BIMBO 5325, DARK RHINO 5318, DUNCE 
5256, ENDU ENDU 5242, and AERILAYA VHOK 4016.

The least popular fighter this week was AERILAYA VHOK 4016.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ENDU ENDU 5242, DUNCE 5256, DARK RHINO 5318, BIMBO 5325, SILVER 
BULL ION 5149, LAVILEMAR 4015, LEGEND 5320, A 3446, VANISH 4633, and APPLE DANISH 
5247.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VANISH (73-4633) THE INANIMATES (514)

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

BASE ON BULLS (73-3101) THE BULLS (43)