DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2005    Duedate: 10/05/2005

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-319

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VOLTO LEENI
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3038) [14-37-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VOLTO LEENI                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (67)              
(75-3038) [14-37-0,87]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TREENVA TARAL                  VOLTO LEENI
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3072) [11-30-0,80]         (75-3038) [14-37-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            27
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           20      DARK TOADS (240)
3. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        0      Unchartered Team

                                       REVELATION (157)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         323 169  6 65.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         7  4 0
 2- 2 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    120 127 11 48.6   2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)          3  4 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        592 959 16 38.2   3- 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     1  0 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Nobody seems disposed to let the standby write this column, even though she won,
and in one way I'm glad, and another way not.  I AM the Duel2Dude, so I should write
it, but on the other hand, I DID lose, and I hate writing stuff.  Oh, well.

                                    Volto Leeni

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt JADE MOUNTAIN will ever be the same.  And let's see, DOWD fought WAN-FA THE 
DANCER and gained 15 points and contributed to DARK TOADS' 2-0-0.  DONAL PINES has 
lost to VERN, falling 11 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 3-1-0 turn.  
Defending his title for another turn, VOLTO LEENI kept JADE MOUNTAIN's warrior, KO-HA 
OAKCHOPPER, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Green Axe until they win.  
Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             14  37  0    87       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                   15   9  0   140       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREENVA TARAL 3072           11  30  0    80       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136            11  20  0    76       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWD 3188                     5   1  0    44       DARK TOADS (240)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155                3   2  0    41       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY KING 2904              5   7  0    30       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERN 3186                     3   2  0    20       DARK TOADS (240)
-DARQUE 3185                   2   1  0    10       DARK TOADS (240)
 DONAL PINES 3194              1   1  0     8       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vern -- Wow, thanks! -- Donal Pines, delighted to have managed to smash a toad on his
first time out

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

VOLTO LEENI viciously subdued KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
TREENVA TARAL demolished TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ARNAL REDAXE defeated MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute duel.
DOWD devastated WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
VERN defeated DONAL PINES in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 319 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DOWD 3188                   5   1  0   44 DARK TOADS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TREENVA TARAL 3072.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VOLTO LEENI 3038.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOWD 3188, 
TREENVA TARAL 3072, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, VERN 3186, DONAL PINES 3194,  0,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DONAL PINES 3194.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VERN 3186, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, TREENVA TARAL 3072, DOWD 3188, 
VOLTO LEENI 3038,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VOLTO LEENI (75-3038) SAND DANCERS (67)