DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/17/2006    Duedate: 10/30/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORK BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6244) [15-1-0,153]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORK BALL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
F BALLS (523)                  
(4-6244) [15-1-0,153]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BORE-O-ME                      FORK BALL
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          F BALLS (523)
(4-6216) [25-14-1,113]         (4-6244) [15-1-0,153]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH SQUAD (468)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH SQUAD (468)           33
2. F BALLS (523)               32      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       30      Unchartered Team
4. COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)       0
5. LOTHLORIEN (579)             0      ANNOYING HABITS (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    114  80  4 58.8   1/ 3 DEATH SQUAD (468)         9  6 2
 2/ 5 DEATH SQUAD (468)         25  22  2 53.2   2/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     9  6 0
 3- 2 TEERAK HA (553)           24  23  1 51.1   3/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 F BALLS (523)             80  79  6 50.3   4/ 4 F BALLS (523)             6  4 0
 5- 6 LOTHLORIEN (579)          54  63  3 46.2   5- 1 LOTHLORIEN (579)          6  4 0
 6- 7*SACRED CIRCLE (594)       10  14  0 41.7   6- 6 TEERAK HA (553)           1  0 0
 7/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)        402 600 24 40.1   7- 9*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    1  1 0
 8- 9*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)     1   2  0 33.3   8- 7*SACRED CIRCLE (594)       0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JHELUM brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, LOTHLORIEN, since DEATH 
SQUAD took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, 
LOTHLORIEN, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the 
rankings?  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see FOOT BALL win a fight and 
gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LEGALASS beat EPIMONIDAS and EPIMONIDAS lost 13 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like JHELUM has some guts at least, FORK 
BALL the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  ARAGANT challenged 
JHELUM's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
JHELUM may be getting bland, as FORK BALL stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a 
very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, 
don't you, JHELUM?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  Now look at this.  SCANDALF challenged down 18 against 
F BALLS' FUZZ BALL.  What a weasel!  Question now is, will JHELUM accept this sort of 
tacky behavior?  SCANDALF beating FUZZ BALL.  The insult, the....yech!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in JHELUM to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so nice!  So 
nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORK BALL 6244               15   1  0   153       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORE-O-ME 6216               25  14  1   113       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-PUY 5764                      8   2  0   108       TEERAK HA (553)
 SCANDALF 6219                21  18  0   100       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 LEGALASS 6217                22  17  1    97       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 ARAGANT 6220                 25  13  0    96       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECAPITATOR 4959              8   3  0    85       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 GIMLET 6218                  21  18  2    83       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 FOOT BALL 6305                9   1  0    83       F BALLS (523)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              15  12  0    75       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FUZZ BALL 6299                6   4  0    71       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALADRIEL 6270                7   3  0    62       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 HOWARD 6289                  13  13  1    60       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            13  18  2    59       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNIBAL 5715                12  15  0    55       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-CELEBORN 6259                 6  10  0    40       LOTHLORIEN (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLON 6304                  7  12  0    33       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 BAD TRANS OP 6312             4   3  1    33       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-CORRA 6330                    3   2  0    29       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
 RODEO CLOWN 6347              2   2  1    29       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 BAYONET BETTY 6346            3   1  0    28       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-ETHERIAL 6303                 6   2  0    27       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 SERIAL KILLER 4957            6   4  0    25       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-KILLING JOKE 5696             1   2  0    25       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROGUE 6322                    2   4  0    20       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
-STILE 6329                    3   2  0    12       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-GIANETTA 6328                 1   4  0     7       SACRED CIRCLE (594)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUL BALL 6348                1   1  0     6       F BALLS (523)
-VALJA 6350                    0   1  0     1       LOTHLORIEN (579)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 584  0  1 0   1                   RODEO CLOWN 6347      560 NONE    
FUR BALL 6344          1  2 0 F BALLS 523           BLACK ORC 600         560 NONE    
NENJA 6323             2  3 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        BAD TRANS OP 6312     558 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Legalass -- It's inconvenient that you're a golem.  Golems are so... mechanical.  How
can anyone know what or even whether a golem wants?  Supposing, for the sake of
discussion, that I was going to offer you something. -- Epimonidas
P.S.  Even skills.  Why didn't you learn any?  I have several that I would have been
glad to demonstrate.

Fuzz Ball -- They let you get into the bathtub?  You'd clog the drain horribly.  Bad
plan. -- Howard
P.S.  Unless, are YOU the "formidable problem" in the bathtub?  Hair and fuzz and no
drainage?

Corra -- There is no godly value to going around in circles.  I suggest a more direct
approach next time! -- Hannibal
P.S.  You've got nerve enough, girl, but you're a little short on good sense.

Celeborn -- Ah, you would do that, wouldn't you?  Darn.  You just want my win/loss
percentage to be as bad as yours! -- Challon the mildly miffed but not terribly upset
because who wants to hit the upper ranks and get killed?

Galadriel -- You don't strike me as any kind of lady at ALL. -- Jimmy Custer
P.S.  Besides, my momma told me never to trust an elf.

Gimlet -- (bristling)  Yes, but do you use mouthwash?  If not, it makes no difference
how often you brush! -- Howard

Arragant -- If you gave me some advice, I'd be too stuck-up to take it, so we're even
there. -- Howard

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FUR BALL was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SCANDALF vanquished FUZZ BALL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ARAGANT was savagely defeated by FORK BALL in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
LEGALASS overpowered EPIMONIDAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BORE-O-ME devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
DECAPITATOR devastated JIMMY CUSTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GIMLET was handily defeated by FOOT BALL in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
HANNIBAL won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute duel.
HOWARD overpowered SERIAL KILLER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHALLON was overpowered by BAD TRANS OP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FOUL BALL was handily defeated by BAYONET BETTY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RODEO CLOWN murdered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  18 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  22 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |

Turn 560 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FORK BALL 6244             15   1  0  153 F BALLS (523)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             25  14  1  113 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              21  18  0  100 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              22  17  1   97 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               25  13  0   96 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                21  18  2   83 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOT BALL 6305              9   1  0   83 F BALLS (523)
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683            15  12  0   75 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BORE-O-ME 6216.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FORK BALL 6244.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOOT BALL 6305, 
BORE-O-ME 6216, DECAPITATOR 4959, SCANDALF 6219, ARAGANT 6220, LEGALASS 6217, 
HANNIBAL 5715, HOWARD 6289, BAYONET BETTY 6346, and RODEO CLOWN 6347.

The least popular fighter this week was FOUL BALL 6348.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHALLON 6304, SERIAL KILLER 4957, GIMLET 6218, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, 
EPIMONIDAS 5683, FUZZ BALL 6299, BAD TRANS OP 6312, FUR BALL 6344, RODEO CLOWN 6347, 
and BAYONET BETTY 6346.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LEGALASS (4-6217) THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)