DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/18/2005    Duedate: 03/31/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TERMINOTTER III
WILD KINGDOM (283)
(78-2428) [11-2-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TERMINOTTER III                DRACKO
WILD KINGDOM (283)             HUNTERS (300)
(78-2428) [11-2-0,111]         (78-2622) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDE BILLIE                  BLONDE BILLIE
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2501) [22-11-0,86]         (78-2501) [22-11-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HUNTERS (300)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREE PEOPLE (265)           31
2. PBA (275)                   30      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. HUNTERS (300)               29      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (68)           14
5. WILD KINGDOM (283)           9      HUNTERS (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        34  10  0 77.3   1/ 2*HUNTERS (300)            10  5 2
 2/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        188  94  9 66.7   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         8  4 0
 3/ 2*HUNTERS (300)             10   5  2 66.7   3/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)         5  5 1
 4/ 4 PBA (275)                119  82  9 59.2   4/ 3 PBA (275)                 5  5 0
 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        561 689 18 44.9   5- 6*GIRLS X3 (299)            3  4 0
 6- 7*GIRLS X3 (299)            14  18  1 43.8   6- 5*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    2  0 0
 7- 8*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     3   4  0 42.9   7/ 7 WILD KINGDOM (283)        2  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LIN TIRIAN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as SAND DANCERS is pushed out of top team by HUNTERS, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, FIVE + FIVE fought IRLON and gained 
18 points and contributed to PBA's 3-2-0.  SAJA has lost to STRIKE ONE, falling 3 
points, while helping make HUNTERS a 3-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for another 
turn, TERMINOTTER III kept TREE PEOPLE's warrior, CHIP-WOOD, from claiming the 
throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Lost Hope Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the TREE PEOPLE stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on LIN TIRIAN, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided TREE PEOPLE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was WILD KINGDOM.  Anyone 
surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LIN TIRIAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERMINOTTER III 2428         11   2  0   111       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 150 2567                      8   1  1    95       PBA (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           22  11  0    86       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               12   9  0    83       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 BABY SPLIT 2432              11  10  2    77       PBA (275)
-DANNI ROGERS 2609             6   2  0    73       GIRLS X3 (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              9   6  0    59       PBA (275)
 IRLON 2489                   10  28  0    58       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TYLER DURDEN 2577             3   4  0    47       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)
 BOXWOOD 2565                  9   4  0    46       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 MARYANITA II 2571             5   4  1    44       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 APPLE-TREE 2566               6   3  1    43       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         5   8  0    30       SAND DANCERS (68)
 JIGGER KREE 2631              3   0  0    29       SAND DANCERS (68)
 DRACKO 2622                   3   0  0    28       HUNTERS (300)
-GABRIELLE REECE 2613          5   2  1    25       GIRLS X3 (299)
 STRIKE ONE 2418               3   0  0    25       PBA (275)
 VALARIA 2620                  2   1  0    24       HUNTERS (300)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 SAJA 2619                     2   1  1    15       HUNTERS (300)
 DAKKON 2623                   2   1  0    12       HUNTERS (300)
 HAA-THORN 2610                1   2  0    11       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 THREE PLUS THREE 2496         1   2  0    11       PBA (275)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 8         0  1 0   1                   MARYANITA II 2571     293 NONE    
SHERRY HOUSTON 2625    0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          SAJA 2619             291         
BEHEMOTH 2621          1  2 1 HUNTERS 300           DARK CHAMPION 24      293 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Amazing, we didn't fight a single standby this time, and there's still no one to talk 
to. -- Jorja, Sand Dancers

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

BEHEMOTH was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TERMINOTTER III vanquished CHIP-WOOD in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
150 demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
BLONDE BILLIE slimly won victory over BABY SPLIT in a 4 minute veteran's fight.
IRLON was devastated by FIVE + FIVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BOXWOOD devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JIGGER KREE overcame THREE PLUS THREE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
MARYANITA II viciously butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
APPLE-TREE viciously subdued DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
JAYNE THE RIPPER won victory over HAA-THORN in a 2 minute fight.
STRIKE ONE defeated SAJA in a 6 minute beginner's match.
VALARIA overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DRACKO demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DAKKON bested CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  15 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  1      44  |

Turn 293 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TERMINOTTER III 2428       11   2  0  111 WILD KINGDOM (283)
STRIKING ATTACK  150 2567                    8   1  1   95 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         22  11  0   86 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHIP-WOOD 2425             12   9  0   83 TREE PEOPLE (265)
WALL OF STEEL    APPLE-TREE 2566             6   3  1   43 TREE PEOPLE (265)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The ten other most popular fighters were BABY SPLIT 
2432, APPLE-TREE 2566, 150 2567, HAA-THORN 2610, JIGGER KREE 2631, MARYANITA II 2571, 
JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, VALARIA 2620, TERMINOTTER III 2428, and FIVE + FIVE 2553.

The least popular fighter this week was STRIKE ONE 2418.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THREE PLUS THREE 2496, IRLON 2489, CHIP-WOOD 2425, DAKKON 2623, BOXWOOD 
2565, BEHEMOTH 2621, DRACKO 2622, SAJA 2619, FIVE + FIVE 2553, and TERMINOTTER III 
2428.