DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2005    Duedate: 10/26/2005

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-324

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AULDRYMBREI
GURTARG'S AXES (447)
(74-3264) [14-4-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AULDRYMBREI                    ROBERT E. LEE
GURTARG'S AXES (447)           THE SOUTH (483)
(74-3264) [14-4-0,118]         (74-3743) [4-5-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADALIUS                        AULDRYMBREI
GURTARG'S AXES (447)           GURTARG'S AXES (447)
(74-3513) [13-9-1,102]         (74-3264) [14-4-0,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)       48
2. WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)   23WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)
3. GURTARG'S AXES (447)        20      Unchartered Team
4. THE SOUTH (483)              9
5. IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)      0      DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)     10   0  0  100   1/ 3*DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)    10  0 0
 2- 2*IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)    4   0  0  100   2/ 2 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      9  4 1
 3- 3 FACING WORLDS (495)       16   3  1 84.2   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  9 1
 4- 4*STONED (498)              20   5  1 80.0   4/ 0 WAKE OF DESTRUCTIO (501)  2  2 0
 5/ 0 WAKE OF DESTRUCTIO (501)  48  35  6 57.8   5- 4*IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)   1  0 0
 6/ 5 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      54  44  5 55.1   6- 6*STONED (498)              1  0 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       727 798 31 47.7   7/ 7*THE SOUTH (483)           1  1 0
 8/ 7*THE SOUTH (483)            4   5  0 44.4   8- 5 FACING WORLDS (495)       1  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 352): 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 323): AULDRYMBREI of GURTARG'S AXES (Sir Chester, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 320): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 307): APPLE-TREE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 284): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAYLA KIV (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 352): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 323): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 320): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 307): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 284): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 319): VOLTO LEENI of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 306): 150 of PBA (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My first ever sitting on this chair and I must say... it's grand!!!  I thank the 
gladiator who challenged me and lost allowing me the victory and glory of such a 
great honor.

                                   Your New Duelmaster,
                                             Auldrymbrei

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of DAYLA KIV.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  SAND DANCERS?  
Who?  DISMAL ALLIANCE is the top team these days, buddies!  Say what you will about 
blind luck and dirty fighting, but GURTARG'S AXES will tell you 54-44-5 is nothing to 
laugh at...  DISMAL ALLIANCE had cause to celebrate, after DIRE SUCCUBUS got 15 
points by beating LALVO OF THE PEN.  CHESSARA certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to DANGEROUS BON LOKAR and losing 13 points in the process!  
AULDRYMBREI successfully staved off a grab for the roses by MADAME U-TANA of DAYLA 
KIV.  Does DAYLA KIV have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one 
team in DAYLA KIV is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  
I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in FACING 
WORLDS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, GURTARG'S AXES scurried away from FACING WORLDS.  Oh, 
the shame!  If challenges were horses, KORBA KLEE could open up a fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Citizens of DAYLA KIV, be sure to settle your debts with KOBOLD HERO of WAKE OF 
DESTRUCTION.  He's relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on his mind!  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in DAYLA KIV is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
DAYLA KIV farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AULDRYMBREI 3264             14   4  0   118       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADALIUS 3513                 13   9  1   102       GURTARG'S AXES (447)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLAERIKIM 3515               13   5  0    88       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-LOQUE 3953                   10   1  0    88       FACING WORLDS (495)
 FLABBER MAN 4026              7   0  1    71       WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MITRILLAO 3998                7   3  2    64       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SYMPATHETIC DEVIL 3985        6   2  1    56       STONED (498)
 MR. HAPPY 4028               11   3  1    55       WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)
-MALAKAI 3964                  6   1  1    55       FACING WORLDS (495)
 GARMON CHANG 3979             9   9  0    50       SAND DANCERS (251)
 CHESSARA 3983                 9   8  0    43       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               9  14  0    41       SAND DANCERS (251)
-MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 3984         4   0  0    41       STONED (498)
-HORNED TROLL 4035            10   7  2    39       WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)
 ROBERT E. LEE 3743            4   5  0    35       THE SOUTH (483)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988      5   0  0    33       STONED (498)
 DEMENTIA 4014                 2   0  0    28       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
 DRUMBONE 4024                 2   5  0    27       WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)
 DIRE SUCCUBUS 4012            2   0  0    25       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)

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)
 DESPOTIC DEVIL 4013           2   0  0    19       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
 SPINELESS GRIM 4010           2   0  0    17       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
 DREAR SYCOPHANT 4011          2   0  0    16       DISMAL ALLIANCE (500)
-SILAS STORMLORD 2754          1   0  0    13       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
-HIGH LORD KRUSHER 2755        1   0  0    11       IMPERIAL BASTARDS (384)
-BROWN SUGAR 3986              2   2  0     8       STONED (498)
 TERRILIS 4021                 0   2  0     2       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KOBOLD HERO 4033      10  8 0 WAKE OF DESTRUCTI 501 ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 324 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dire Succubus -- Well, you aren't all THAT dire, you know.  If you'd remember to keep 
your mouth shut when you smile, so that the fangs don't show, you might do fine. -- 
Terrilis

All -- Wow...a matchup... well at least I won.  Smile. -- Adalius

All -- Hey!  I'll take a victory any way I can get one.  Heee.  Heeee.  Heeeeee. -- 
Glaerikim

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

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KOBOLD HERO was butchered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AULDRYMBREI vanquished MADAME U-TANA in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ADALIUS demolished MADAME U-TANA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GLAERIKIM devastated HANVAL THE CLAW in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
FLABBER MAN demolished GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MITRILLAO vanquished DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CHESSARA was overpowered by DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MR. HAPPY defeated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute melee.
ROBERT E. LEE vanquished DRUMBONE in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
SPINELESS GRIM defeated SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
DREAR SYCOPHANT overpowered TERRILIS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIRE SUCCUBUS handily defeated LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DESPOTIC DEVIL luckily beat LALVO OF THE PEN in a 2 minute amateur's match.
DEMENTIA handily defeated SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  10 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  13 -  2      66  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 324 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AULDRYMBREI 3264           14   4  0  118 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
SLASHING ATTACK  ADALIUS 3513               13   9  1  102 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
PARRY-LUNGE      GLAERIKIM 3515             13   5  0   88 GURTARG'S AXES (447)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLABBER MAN 4026            7   0  1   71 WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)
WALL OF STEEL    MR. HAPPY 4028             11   3  1   55 WAKE OF DESTRUCTION (501)
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 GLAERIKIM 3515, 
FLABBER MAN 4026, ROBERT E. LEE 3743, SPINELESS GRIM 4010, DEMENTIA 4014, ADALIUS 
3513, MITRILLAO 3998, MR. HAPPY 4028, DREAR SYCOPHANT 4011, and DIRE SUCCUBUS 4012.

The least popular fighter this week was TERRILIS 4021.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHESSARA 3983, GARMON CHANG 3979, KOBOLD HERO 4033, DRUMBONE 4024, 
KORBA KLEE 3963, DESPOTIC DEVIL 4013, DIRE SUCCUBUS 4012, DREAR SYCOPHANT 4011, MR. 
HAPPY 4028, and MITRILLAO 3998.