DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/03/2005    Duedate: 03/16/2005

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-310

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGING PYROTHAG
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
(74-3320) [7-3-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAGING PYROTHAG                LOQUE
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)       FACING WORLDS (495)
(74-3320) [7-3-0,102]          (74-3953) [4-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAGING PYROTHAG                BROWN SUGAR
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)       STONED (498)
(74-3320) [7-3-0,102]          (74-3986) [1-1-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HUNTERS & PREY (480)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HUNTERS & PREY (480)        42
2. FACING WORLDS (495)         24      CORPS (346)
3. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)    18      Unchartered Team
4. STONED (498)                 5
5. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)         0      FACING WORLDS (495)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FACING WORLDS (495)        7   0  1  100   1/ 2*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      8  6 1
 2/ 2*STONED (498)               7   3  0 70.0   2/ 3*STONED (498)              7  3 0
 3/ 0 CORPS (346)              368 258 20 58.8   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 4- 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       30  22  0 57.7   4/ 4 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  3  0 0
 5- 4 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      68  60  7 53.1   5/ 0*FACING WORLDS (495)       2  0 0
 6/ 5 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  14  14  0 50.0   6- 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      1  2 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       697 760 29 47.8   7/ 0 CORPS (346)               0  3 0
 8/ 7*HUNTERS & PREY (480)       9  11  1 45.0   8- 6 ARENA FELINES (461)       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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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 336): LORGAN TEN VARN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 309): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 304): WOODY of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 291): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 268): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 336): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 309): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 304): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 291): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 268): PARANOIA, etc. (Jekyll, 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 SAND DANCERS left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by HUNTERS & PREY.  Good show!  
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by ARM, of CORPS, who despite 
a 9-4-1 couldn't overcome CHAVEZ RAVINE's Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of ARENA FELINES should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, STONED scurried away from ARENA FELINES.  Oh, the shame!  Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
CHESSARA is the most challenged warrior.  KORBA KLEE found himself challenged by a 
warrior 21 below:  JAEN MARTOS.  JAEN MARTOS of HUNTERS & PREY kept hers wits as she 
won victory over KORBA KLEE.   
     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 
CHAVEZ RAVINE would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in CHAVEZ RAVINE is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
CHAVEZ RAVINE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          7   3  0   102       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARM 3874                      9   4  1    79       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOQUE 3953                    4   0  0    59       FACING WORLDS (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN DISEASE 3902            5   2  1    56       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 9  23  0    50       SAND DANCERS (251)
 JAEN MARTOS 3630              4   1  0    48       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   3  0    46       ARENA FELINES (461)
-CAT STEVENS 3363              6   4  0    36       ARENA FELINES (461)
 MALAKAI 3964                  3   0  1    34       FACING WORLDS (495)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAND CAPPER 3362              5   5  0    30       ARENA FELINES (461)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         5   5  0    28       ARENA FELINES (461)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORBA KLEE 3963               5   4  0    27       SAND DANCERS (251)
 WARCLAW 3633                  3   1  1    27       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984         2   0  0    21       STONED (498)
 TESSA TYL KAI 3980            3   1  0    20       SAND DANCERS (251)
-POLE CAT 3734                 1   1  0    18       ARENA FELINES (461)
 TIRGU JIU 3632                2   2  0    17       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988      2   0  0    17       STONED (498)
 CHESSARA 3983                 2   1  0    16       SAND DANCERS (251)
 BROWN SUGAR 3986              1   1  0    13       STONED (498)
-ICE TITAN 3318                3   2  0    12       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 GARMON CHANG 3979             2   2  0    10       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985        1   1  0    10       STONED (498)
 ESTE LAUDER 3978              0   1  0     7       CORPS (346)
 TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987      1   1  0     5       STONED (498)
 CAXIAS DO SUL 3631            0   4  0     4       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
 QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634            0   3  0     3       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HEINZ 3989             0  1 0 CORPS 346             TALL SHARO-SKA 21     310 NONE    
JAEGO KLEE 3948        6  6 0 SAND DANCERS 251      LOVE 3919             306 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Brown Sugar -- One shot and down you go.  That's the way I like it. -- Jaen Martos

Tessa tyl Kai -- You are a fast one. -- Caxias Do Sul

Sympathetic Devil -- Lucky shot!  All four of them! -- Tirgu Jiu

Chessara -- Checkmate! -- Warclaw

Garmon Chang -- Ouch!  Not my face!  That's gonna leave a scar. -- Qaz Aq Atyrau

Stoned -- Welcome to Daiyla Kiv.  Stick around awhile. -- Noachian, mgr. Hunters and
Prey

Tessa tyl Kai -- A cultist?  NO!  A Servant of Kjarran, YES!  Just as everyone should
be. -- Tirgue Jiu

Qaz Aq Atyrau -- Did you get named from left over scrabble letters?  Just curious. --
Garmon Chang
P.S.  One has to think about SOMETHING in the Infirmary.

Caxias Do Sul -- But not often. -- Tessa tyl Kai
P.S.  Often bathing, but not often monsters there.

Yeah, well, somebody should make that Dirty Ruffian bathe! -- Korba Klee

I agree!  He wears his body odor like armor.  Phew! -- Ronsevan
P.S.  I think he must live entirely on fish.

Warclaw -- That's a Polish name, right? -- Chessara

Jaen Martos -- So long as you use it on somebody else, yeah, it might.  Have you
considered tying streamers to it so they'll swish when you strike? -- Garmon Chang

Caxias -- No, no, you must persevere!  Keep on working with that weapon until you get
the hang of it. -- Chessara

Noachian -- Nonsense!  Of course it will last. -- Li Dan, Sand Dancers

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

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

HEINZ was butchered by TALL SHARO-SKA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JAEN MARTOS devastated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
QAZ AQ ATYRAU was handily defeated by CHESSARA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
SYMPATHETIC DEVIL lost to TESSA TYL KAI in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER defeated GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
BROWN SUGAR vanquished CAXIAS DO SUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RAGING PYROTHAG handily defeated ARM in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
RONSEVAN was vanquished by LOQUE in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
MALAKAI vanquished TURO JAGUARCLAW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TIRGU JIU defeated TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.
WARCLAW overpowered CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
STREET FIGHTING MAN viciously subdued ESTE LAUDER in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 310 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RAGING PYROTHAG 3320        7   3  0  102 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARM 3874                    9   4  1   79 CORPS (346)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAEN MARTOS 3630            4   1  0   48 HUNTERS & PREY (480)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAGING PYROTHAG 3320.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BROWN SUGAR 3986.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOQUE 3953, 
CHESSARA 3983, MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984, RAGING PYROTHAG 3320, MALAKAI 3964, TIRGU JIU 
3632, STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988, ESTE LAUDER 3978, TESSA TYL KAI 3980, and CAXIAS DO 
SUL 3631.

The least popular fighter this week was ARM 3874.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634, KORBA KLEE 3963, HEINZ 3989, RONSEVAN 3866, GARMON 
CHANG 3979, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, JAEN MARTOS 3630, WARCLAW 3633, 
TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987, and CAXIAS DO SUL 3631.