DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/17/2005    Duedate: 03/30/2005

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-311

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGING PYROTHAG
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
(74-3320) [8-3-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAGING PYROTHAG                LOQUE
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)       FACING WORLDS (495)
(74-3320) [8-3-0,104]          (74-3953) [5-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAGING PYROTHAG                CHESSARA
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)       SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3320) [8-3-0,104]          (74-3983) [2-2-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STONED (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STONED (498)                46
2. HUNTERS & PREY (480)        31      GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
3. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)    19      Unchartered Team
4. CORPS (346)                  0
5. FACING WORLDS (495)         -9      FACING WORLDS (495)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FACING WORLDS (495)        8   1  1 88.9   1/ 2*STONED (498)             12  3 0
 2/ 2*STONED (498)              12   3  0 80.0   2/ 1*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      7  8 1
 3- 3 CORPS (346)              368 258 20 58.8   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  9 0
 4/ 6 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  17  14  0 54.8   4/ 4 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  5  0 0
 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       697 765 29 47.7   5/ 5*FACING WORLDS (495)       3  1 0
 6/ 8*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      11  14  2 44.0   6- 7 CORPS (346)               0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for CHAVEZ RAVINE.  Too bad, HUNTERS & PREY, 
but STONED was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for WARCLAW?  HUNTERS & PREY's 
proud of him after beating MALAKAI and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major 
upsets!  MALAKAI's match with WARCLAW cost him a loss of 13 points!  This Duelmaster 
is like something else!  RAGING PYROTHAG stopped HANVAL THE CLAW dead in his tracks!  
Who was the wiseguy that said CHAVEZ RAVINE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The 
Crystal Wheel?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of HUNTERS & PREY 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 STONED?  HUNTERS & PREY, an easy team to beat if I 
ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is RONSEVAN popular, or 
what?  He was challenged the most in all of CHAVEZ RAVINE!  He's got a 9-24-0, is 
that good?  LOQUE must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged RONSEVAN.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought LOQUE showed great skill and promise when he overcame RONSEVAN.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All CHAVEZ RAVINE ever talks about is 
fighting!  Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  
I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          8   3  0   104       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                    5   0  0    63       FACING WORLDS (495)
 JAEN MARTOS 3630              5   1  1    58       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONSEVAN 3866                 9  24  0    51       SAND DANCERS (251)
 WARCLAW 3633                  4   1  1    43       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984         3   0  0    33       STONED (498)
 IRON MAIDEN 3317              3   1  0    26       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988      3   0  0    23       STONED (498)
 BROWN SUGAR 3986              2   1  0    22       STONED (498)
 MALAKAI 3964                  3   1  1    21       FACING WORLDS (495)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               5   5  0    20       SAND DANCERS (251)
 ICE TITAN 3318                4   2  0    20       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985        2   1  0    20       STONED (498)
 TIRGU JIU 3632                2   3  0    16       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
 TESSA TYL KAI 3980            3   2  0    15       SAND DANCERS (251)
 TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987      2   1  0    14       STONED (498)
 CHESSARA 3983                 2   2  0    13       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GARMON CHANG 3979             2   3  0     9       SAND DANCERS (251)
-ESTE LAUDER 3978              0   1  0     7       CORPS (346)
 QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634            0   4  0     4       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARSAL THE FALSE 10    0  1 0   1                   JAEN MARTOS 3630      311 NONE    
CAXIAS DO SUL 3631     0  5 0 HUNTERS & PREY 480    KOLAS STONEATER 18    311 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

CAXIAS DO SUL was barely slain by KOLAS STONEATER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOQUE viciously subdued RONSEVAN in a action packed 1 minute brutal Challenge battle.
WARCLAW overpowered MALAKAI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
STREET FIGHTING MAN slimly won victory over TIRGU JIU in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER devastated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SYMPATHETIC DEVIL devastated GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG handily defeated QAZ AQ ATYRAU in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
RAGING PYROTHAG vanquished HANVAL THE CLAW in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
JAEN MARTOS slaughtered DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ICE TITAN unbelievably bested CHESSARA in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
IRON MAIDEN overcame TESSA TYL KAI in a 3 minute bout.
BROWN SUGAR overpowered SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 311 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RAGING PYROTHAG 3320        8   3  0  104 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOQUE 3953                  5   0  0   63 FACING WORLDS (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAEN MARTOS 3630            5   1  1   58 HUNTERS & PREY (480)
WALL OF STEEL    WARCLAW 3633                4   1  1   43 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 CHESSARA 3983.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIRGU JIU 3632, 
CAXIAS DO SUL 3631, STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988, LOQUE 3953, TESSA TYL KAI 3980, IRON 
MAIDEN 3317, MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984, SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985, TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987, 
and RAGING PYROTHAG 3320.

The least popular fighter this week was QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GARMON CHANG 3979, KORBA KLEE 3963, MALAKAI 3964, RONSEVAN 
3866, ICE TITAN 3318, WARCLAW 3633, BROWN SUGAR 3986, JAEN MARTOS 3630, RAGING 
PYROTHAG 3320, and TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987.