DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/27/2005    Duedate: 06/09/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-298

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BABY SPLIT
PBA (275)
(78-2432) [14-10-2,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BABY SPLIT                     ILLUSIONIST
PBA (275)                      DARK TOADS II (292)
(78-2432) [14-10-2,103]        (78-2511) [6-0-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDE BILLIE                  CHIP-WOOD
SAND DANCERS (68)              TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2501) [22-16-0,82]         (78-2425) [14-10-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PBA (275)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE OPERA (303)             24
2. PBA (275)                   20      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)      16      Unchartered Team
4. HUNTERS (300)               15
5. DARK TOADS II (292)         10      THE OPERA (303)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE OPERA (303)            6   2  2 75.0   1/ 1 PBA (275)                10  3 0
 2- 2 WILD KINGDOM (283)        39  14  1 73.6   2/ 6*THE OPERA (303)           6  2 2
 3/ 3*DARK TOADS II (292)       14   6  0 70.0   3/ 7 TREE PEOPLE (265)         5  5 0
 4/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)        193  99  9 66.1   4/ 2*HUNTERS (300)             5 10 2
 5/ 5 PBA (275)                129  85  9 60.3   5/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 0
 6/ 6*HUNTERS (300)             21  19  6 52.5   6/ 5*DARK TOADS II (292)       3  0 0
 7/ 0*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     4   4  0 50.0   7- 4 WILD KINGDOM (283)        3  3 1
 8/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        569 701 18 44.8   8/ 0*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    1  0 0
 9/ 0*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)       4   5  0 44.4   9/ 0*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      0  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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LIN TIRIAN games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week THE OPERA went 3-1-1 to move up 4 in 
the rankings.  FIVE + FIVE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested BLONDE BILLIE and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, TYLER DURDEN put down JIGGER KREE, causing him to 
lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to 
defend the throne, TERMINOTTER III has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has 
turned out in honor of BABY SPLIT, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim 
to the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LIN TIRIAN.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  HUNTERS is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks more 
than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week 
avoiding HUNTERS.  Indeed it was THE OPERA.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  ILLUSIONIST take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in LIN TIRIAN.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in LIN TIRIAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY SPLIT 2432              14  10  2   103       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERMINOTTER III 2428         15   2  0   161       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 150 2567                     10   2  1    98       PBA (275)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553             12   6  0    96       PBA (275)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               14  10  0    94       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           22  16  0    82       SAND DANCERS (68)
 IRLON 2489                   11  32  0    69       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ILLUSIONIST 2511              6   0  0    66       DARK TOADS II (292)
 TYLER DURDEN 2577             4   4  0    63       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         9   9  0    59       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE-TREE 2566               7   3  1    52       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-CONJURER 2512                 3   1  0    48       DARK TOADS II (292)
-ABJURER 2534                  3   1  0    45       DARK TOADS II (292)
 BOXWOOD 2565                 10   6  0    44       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 MARYANITA II 2571             6   5  1    44       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 JIGGER KREE 2631              6   2  0    39       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAJA 2619                     4   4  2    33       HUNTERS (300)
 THUMPER 2639                  3   1  2    30       HUNTERS (300)
-NECROMANCER 2520              2   1  0    29       DARK TOADS II (292)
 STRIKE ONE 2418               5   1  0    28       PBA (275)
 FAUST 2645                    2   0  2    28       THE OPERA (303)
 WOZZECK 2644                  2   0  0    28       THE OPERA (303)
-AMANDA 2604                   3   0  0    25       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRACKO 2622                   5   3  1    22       HUNTERS (300)
 DAKKON 2623                   5   3  0    18       HUNTERS (300)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 MEDEE 2646                    2   0  0    10       THE OPERA (303)
 SEE YA 2652                   0   1  0     1       HUNTERS (300)
-FLIKR 2600                    0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
-NOB 2602                      0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   THUMPER 2639          298 NONE    
ARAGORN 2601           1  3 0 THE FELLOWSHIP 298    FAUST 2645            298         
BYE 2653               0  1 0 THE OPERA 303         STONE GOLEM 26        298 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baby Split -- You are a bad baby!  Someone should take your teething ring away! --
Blonde Billie

Five + Five -- That's a trick question, right?  The New Math.  It LOOKS like it
should be fifty-five, but there's a stinger in it.  The answer is actually something
like...forty-two, right? -- Jigger Kree

Boxwood -- I was just trying to prune you.  Boxwoods are supposed to be trimmed into
shape, aren't they? -- Irlon

Thumper -- Ha!  I love it when I get to rip someone's face off! -- Jayne the Ripper

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FIVE + FIVE devastated BLONDE BILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MARYANITA II was handily defeated by ILLUSIONIST in a 1 minute Challenge match.
150 vanquished IRLON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BABY SPLIT savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute Title fight.
CHIP-WOOD viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 6 minute veteran's duel.
TYLER DURDEN devastated JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
JAYNE THE RIPPER overcame BOXWOOD in a 2 minute melee.
APPLE-TREE vanquished DRACKO in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
STRIKE ONE lost to SAJA in a 3 minute fight.
DAKKON was savagely defeated by WOZZECK in a action packed 2 minute gory match.
THUMPER assassinated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FAUST butchered ARAGORN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MEDEE luckily beat SEE YA in a popular 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  3      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  1      22  |

Turn 298 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BABY SPLIT 2432            14  10  2  103 PBA (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  150 2567                   10   2  1   98 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         22  16  0   82 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   ILLUSIONIST 2511            6   0  0   66 DARK TOADS II (292)
WALL OF STEEL    APPLE-TREE 2566             7   3  1   52 TREE PEOPLE (265)
PARRY-STRIKE     JIGGER KREE 2631            6   2  0   39 SAND DANCERS (68)
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 CHIP-WOOD 2425.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOZZECK 2644, BABY 
SPLIT 2432, SEE YA 2652, JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, SAJA 2619, FIVE + FIVE 2553, TYLER 
DURDEN 2577, BOXWOOD 2565, APPLE-TREE 2566, and ILLUSIONIST 2511.

The least popular fighter this week was STRIKE ONE 2418.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARAGORN 2601, DAKKON 2623, JIGGER KREE 2631, IRLON 2489, MARYANITA II 
2571, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, BYE 2653, MEDEE 2646, FAUST 2645, and THUMPER 2639.