DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/29/2005    Duedate: 10/12/2005

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-323

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AULDRYMBREI
GURTARG'S AXES (447)
(74-3264) [13-4-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AULDRYMBREI                    DEMENTIA
GURTARG'S AXES (447)           DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
(74-3264) [13-4-0,112]         (74-4014) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADALIUS                        AULDRYMBREI
GURTARG'S AXES (447)           GURTARG'S AXES (447)
(74-3513) [12-9-1,96]          (74-3264) [13-4-0,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)       57
2. GURTARG'S AXES (447)        37      FACING WORLDS (495)
3. SAND DANCERS (251)          24      Unchartered Team
4. IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)      0
5. STONED (498)                 0      DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)      5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)       10  5 1
 2- 1*IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)    4   0  0  100   2/ 2 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      7  8 1
 3/ 2 FACING WORLDS (495)       16   3  1 84.2   3/ 0*DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)     5  0 0
 4- 3*STONED (498)              20   5  1 80.0   4- 3*IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)   4  0 0
 5/ 5 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      51  44  5 53.7   5/ 4 FACING WORLDS (495)       2  2 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       726 794 31 47.8   6- 5*STONED (498)              1  1 0
 7- 7*THE SOUTH (483)            3   5  0 37.5   7- 7*THE SOUTH (483)           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 350): BACKLASH of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 321): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 319): VOLTO LEENI of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 306): 150): PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 283): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAYLA KIV (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 350): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 321): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 319): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 306): PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 283): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 350): BACKLASH of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 321): RONSEVAN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 319): VOLTO LEENI of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 306): 150 of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)
                   (turn 305): FIVE + FIVE of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Don't these new hotshots make you sick (or, if 
they fought you, hurt)?  DISMAL ALLIANCE, on their very first turn, went 5-0-0.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for DEMENTIA, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after 
mashing LALVO OF THE PEN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Unlike most 
arenas, LOQUE managed to get his challenge off against the 12-4-0 AULDRYMBREI.  It's 
a proud day for the GURTARG'S AXES stable, as their warrior, AULDRYMBREI, ascended 
the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day 
keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the DAYLA KIV arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid GURTARG'S AXES, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does DAYLA KIV really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch FACING WORLDS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from GURTARG'S AXES.  And who is this AULDRYMBREI you ask, with 112 points 
and a 13-4-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in DAYLA KIV have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AULDRYMBREI 3264             13   4  0   112       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADALIUS 3513                 12   9  1    96       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOQUE 3953                   10   1  0    88       FACING WORLDS (495)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLAERIKIM 3515               12   5  0    80       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARMON CHANG 3979             9   8  0    60       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESSARA 3983                 9   7  0    56       SAND DANCERS (251)
-SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985        6   2  1    56       STONED (498)
 MITRILLAO 3998                6   3  2    55       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MALAKAI 3964                  6   1  1    55       FACING WORLDS (495)
-MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984         4   0  0    41       STONED (498)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               9  13  0    40       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988      5   0  0    33       STONED (498)
-ROBERT E. LEE 3743            3   5  0    26       THE SOUTH (483)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOOTHLESSBEARDEDHAG 3987      3   1  0    23       STONED (498)
-DAMON DEATHLORD 2758          2   0  0    23       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
 DEMENTIA 4014                 1   0  0    20       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
-SILAS STORMLORD 2754          1   0  0    13       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
-HIGH LORD KRUSHER 2755        1   0  0    11       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
 SPINELESS GRIM 4010           1   0  0    11       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
 DIRE SUCCUBUS 4012            1   0  0    10       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
-BROWN SUGAR 3986              2   2  0     8       STONED (498)
 DESPOTIC DEVIL 4013           1   0  0     8       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
 DREAR SYCOPHANT 4011          1   0  0     8       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
 TERRILIS 4021                 0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ABLAER III 4017        1  1 1 GURTARG'S AXES 447    FARLITHAN THE CAT 19  323 NONE    
BASHER 4020            0  1 0 GURTARG'S AXES 447    GARFIELD'S PET 26     323 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Audrymbrei -- I hope I may count on you to provide a column? -- Ronsevan

Sympathetic Devil -- Sympathy always leads to trouble, in my experience.  After all,
look at all the trouble you've been for me! -- Korba Klee

Glaerikim -- I just have this THING about dwarves, you know?  So HAIRY. -- Chessara

Robert E. Lee -- Did you have bad luck on that match-up, or what?  Better luck next
time. -- Garmon Chang

Well, what could I do?  It wasn't MY fault, the Dirty Ruffian called on the gods for
help, and that always brings disaster. -- Mitrillao

Sir Chester -- Well, yes, graduation requires staying put and active in one arena for
a while.  We'll be glad to see you here on a regular basis. -- Li Dan
P.S.  I had a team once that was regularly avoided by the Dark Arena.  Very odd.
Another effect of Small Arena Syndrome, presumably, but I have only seen it in that
one arena.

Harizon -- Well, yes, I think I WOULD like further details.  Either the north or the
Ratani site for choice, although I've heard the Western Slope is a good place to
raise horses--and have them run off by the nomads.  Anyway, further details, please.
-- Ronsevan

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

ABLAER III was butchered by FARLITHAN THE CAT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BASHER was slaughtered by GARFIELD'S PET in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LOQUE was handily defeated by AULDRYMBREI in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
ADALIUS devastated KOMAR THE PENNILESS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
GLAERIKIM devastated HANVAL THE CLAW in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
GARMON CHANG overpowered DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CHESSARA overpowered DARSAL THE FALSE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
MITRILLAO won victory over STREET SWEEPER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
KORBA KLEE was vanquished by MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIRE SUCCUBUS overpowered TERRILIS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DESPOTIC DEVIL defeated CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute novice's match.
DEMENTIA devastated LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DREAR SYCOPHANT subdued CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute amateur's match.
SPINELESS GRIM beat SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  11 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  13 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 323 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        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AULDRYMBREI 3264           13   4  0  112 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
SLASHING ATTACK  ADALIUS 3513               12   9  1   96 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
PARRY-LUNGE      GLAERIKIM 3515             12   5  0   80 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ADALIUS 3513.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AULDRYMBREI 3264.  The ten other most popular fighters were MITRILLAO 3998, 
SPINELESS GRIM 4010, ADALIUS 3513, GLAERIKIM 3515, GARMON CHANG 3979, CHESSARA 3983, 
DIRE SUCCUBUS 4012, DESPOTIC DEVIL 4013, DEMENTIA 4014, and LOQUE 3953.

The least popular fighter this week was TERRILIS 4021.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORBA KLEE 3963, BASHER 4020, ABLAER III 4017, DREAR SYCOPHANT 4011, 
LOQUE 3953, DEMENTIA 4014, DESPOTIC DEVIL 4013, DIRE SUCCUBUS 4012, CHESSARA 3983, 
and GARMON CHANG 3979.