DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/14/2005    Duedate: 10/27/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-308

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLE-TREE
TREE PEOPLE (265)
(78-2566) [15-5-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLE-TREE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
TREE PEOPLE (265)              
(78-2566) [15-5-1,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOXWOOD                        L H OSWALD
TREE PEOPLE (265)              FURY'S EDGE (205)
(78-2565) [16-10-1,89]         (78-1646) [7-4-1,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FURY'S EDGE (205)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREE PEOPLE (265)           31
2. PBA (275)                   13      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. THE LEGENDS (208)            7      Unchartered Team
4. FURY'S EDGE (205)            2
5. NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)      0      CYBERTRON (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)   15   5  1 75.0   1/ 3 FURY'S EDGE (205)        10  5 0
 2/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        225 110 10 67.2   2/ 1 TREE PEOPLE (265)         9  1 0
 3/ 4 PBA (275)                165  93 13 64.0   3/ 2 PBA (275)                 6  4 1
 4/ 5 THE LEGENDS (208)         48  52  3 48.0   4/ 6 THE LEGENDS (208)         4  7 0
 5/ 6 FURY'S EDGE (205)         24  26  1 48.0   5- 5*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)   2  1 1
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        577 729 18 44.2   6/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)         2 10 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.

     Apples fall from the trees.  So to all we eat one at a time so life is short at 
the top of the arena.

                                   Apple Tree

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LIN TIRIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team TREE PEOPLE was 
unseated this week as FURY'S EDGE moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-2-0 record for the round.  CLINT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested SIRHAN and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, CLINT put down SIRHAN, causing him to lose 
18 points of recognition in the process.  Although IRLON made a valiant effort, it 
did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious APPLE-TREE.  Informants "close" to 
the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after CORK 
TREE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 APPLE-TREE 2566              15   5  1   110       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOXWOOD 2565                 16  10  1    89       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 IRLON 2489                   14  39  0    84       SAND DANCERS (68)
-VULCAN RAVEN 2058             6   1  0    80       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMES 1669                   13   9  0    78       THE LEGENDS (208)
 STRIKE ONE 2418              12   4  0    71       PBA (275)
 SPARE-ONE 2655                8   2  1    70       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORK TREE 2654                8   2  0    60       TREE PEOPLE (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 J W BOOTH 1647                6   5  0    51       FURY'S EDGE (205)
 REDD 1667                    13   9  0    48       THE LEGENDS (208)
 CLINT 1886                    3   2  0    44       THE LEGENDS (208)
-SNIPER WOLF 2060              3   0  0    43       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
 L H OSWALD 1646               7   4  1    41       FURY'S EDGE (205)
 JIGGER KREE 2631              9   9  0    40       SAND DANCERS (68)
-REVOLVER OCELOT 2057          3   1  0    38       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIRHAN 1672                   6   4  0    32       FURY'S EDGE (205)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUSHES 2656                   3   1  0    21       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 CYRIC 2674                    2   0  0    20       FURY'S EDGE (205)
-THERMAL MELTDOWN 2108         2   0  1    19       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
-TWO IN ROW 2659               3   1  2    18       PBA (275)
-BAMBOO 2665                   1   0  0    14       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 BLADES 2666                   2   1  0    10       FURY'S EDGE (205)
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663          1   3  0     6       SAND DANCERS (68)
-DECOY OCTOPUS 2107            1   1  0     4       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
 MIRIAL STEEL 2675             0   2  0     2       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AGCA 2661              0  1 0 FURY'S EDGE 205       TWO IN ROW 2659       305         
LUCKY 2662             0  2 0 FURY'S EDGE 205       TWO IN ROW 2659       306         
SIMON 1868             4  4 0 THE LEGENDS 208       BLACK ORC 20          308 NONE    
TELORGAN 2660          1  2 0 SAND DANCERS 68       THERMAL MELTDOWN 2108 306         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cork Tree -- I hate a stubborn woman.  Especially a stubborn woman who's taller than 
me.  Although it helps that you're an orc, and I'm practically nose to ahem with you. 
-- Jigger Kree

Spare-One -- Take that, you murderer of houseplants! -- Irlon

Spare-One -- Actually, Irlon couldn't care LESS about houseplants.  Go ahead, kill 
one in front of him and see if he faints! -- Jigger

Bamboo -- It's horrid that a beginner like you should get matched against someone 
with experience, even if it isn't much experience.  But it's MUCH WORSE that you 
should defeat me! -- Shana the Knife, contemplating the proper punishment for someone 
who does MUCH WORSE things

Cyric -- Wow, great fury there!  What an edge!  You were alomst orcish! -- Mirial 
Steel

Irlon -- You are the one and only that gives good and I broke. -- Boxwood

Jancea -- You aren't as nice as your name is. -- Spare-one

Jigger Dree -- Thanks, we are even. -- Oak Tree

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

SIMON was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOXWOOD unbelievably bested JAMES in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge duel.
CORK TREE narrowly defeated REDD in a dull 14 minute bloody Challenge fight.
APPLE-TREE devastated IRLON in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SPARE-ONE demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
STRIKE ONE overpowered L H OSWALD in a crowd pleasing 7 minute one-sided struggle.
J W BOOTH overcame JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute fight.
SIRHAN was overcome by CLINT in a 4 minute gruesome melee.
MIRIAL STEEL was unbelievably bested by BLADES in a 2 minute novice's duel.
SHANA THE KNIFE was vanquished by CYRIC in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   6 -  1      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  14 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 308 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    APPLE-TREE 2566            15   5  1  110 TREE PEOPLE (265)
PARRY-LUNGE      BOXWOOD 2565               16  10  1   89 TREE PEOPLE (265)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAMES 1669                 13   9  0   78 THE LEGENDS (208)
TOTAL PARRY      STRIKE ONE 2418            12   4  0   71 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       SPARE-ONE 2655              8   2  1   70 PBA (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  L H OSWALD 1646             7   4  1   41 FURY'S EDGE (205)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOXWOOD 2565.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was L H OSWALD 1646.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIRIAL STEEL 2675, 
JAMES 1669, SPARE-ONE 2655, CYRIC 2674, BOXWOOD 2565, APPLE-TREE 2566, J W BOOTH 
1647, CLINT 1886, STRIKE ONE 2418, and BLADES 2666.

The least popular fighter this week was CORK TREE 2654.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were REDD 1667, SIRHAN 1672, JIGGER KREE 2631, IRLON 2489, SIMON 1868, SHANA 
THE KNIFE 2663, BLADES 2666, STRIKE ONE 2418, CLINT 1886, and J W BOOTH 1647.