DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/01/2004    Duedate: 06/14/2004

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRIED TWINKIE
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
(5-4562) [17-4-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRIED TWINKIE                  ICE FOX
MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)         OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
(5-4562) [17-4-0,103]          (5-3877) [6-3-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELISS DON                     HOWLER
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE TAKEN (370)
(5-4558) [15-15-0,74]          (5-3591) [12-8-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE TAKEN (370)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (370)             33
2. BLITZKRIEG (481)            24      HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      14      Unchartered Team
4. MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)       8
5. OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)      7      BLITZKRIEG (481)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (481)           2   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE TAKEN (370)          10  5 1
 2/ 1 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   10   2  0 83.3   2/ 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    4  1 0
 3/ 2 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    37  12  1 75.5   3- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)          4  2 1
 4/ 3*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)    6   3  0 66.7   4/ 5*ON THE FARM (478)         4  5 0
 5- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         463 390 30 54.3   5/ 2 JOHNS (379)               4  9 0
 6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   163 138  7 54.2   6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    4  9 0
 7/ 6 THE TAKEN (370)           50  44  3 53.2   7/ 7*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   2  0 0
 8/ 7*ON THE FARM (478)          4   5  0 44.4   8/ 8 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   2  0 0
 9/ 8 JOHNS (379)              187 304  8 38.1   9/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (481)          2  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out KALTOS to see 
what's new.  MVP award for THE LIMPER?  THE TAKEN's proud of him after beating ZAKAU 
and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  ZAKAU's match with THE LIMPER 
cost him a loss of 12 points!  Like, HOWLER must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the 
Duelmaster from MORE NEW TEAMS 2.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  FRIED TWINKIE stopped HOWLER dead in his tracks!  
Who was the wiseguy that said KALTOS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory 
Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  TECHNOLOGY was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 463-390-30 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are 
THE TAKEN?  TECHNOLOGY, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to 
accept an invitation!  Like, is HOFFA popular, or what?  He was challenged the most 
in all of KALTOS!  He's got a 8-51-0, is that good?  ROSE must not be a good enough 
fighter to get in fair fights.  She challenged HOFFA.  11 is a big difference.  
(Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought ROSE showed great skill and promise when 
she won victory over HOFFA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All KALTOS ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  KALTOS is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562           17   4  0   103       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 HOWLER 3591                  12   8  0    97       THE TAKEN (370)
 ROSE 4603                    11   2  2    93       THE TAKEN (370)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENT 4600                  10   4  1    88       THE TAKEN (370)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  51  0    75       JOHNS (379)
 BELISS DON 4558              15  15  0    74       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 TONY TWILO 4525              10   2  0    68       HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAST FORWARD 4484             9   7  0    64       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE FOX 3877                  6   3  0    47       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
 GOBLIN 4605                   5   7  0    47       THE TAKEN (370)
-NEO 4602                      3   1  1    41       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANS JOILICE 4606             5   7  0    28       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 THE LIMPER 4639               2   0  0    26       THE TAKEN (370)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               4   2  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           2   0  0    24       TECHNOLOGY (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLYNN 4624                    2   3  1    21       JOHNS (379)
 HOFFA 4622                    3   2  0    17       JOHNS (379)
 ZAKAU 4623                    3   2  0    16       JOHNS (379)
 COW 4577                      2   1  0    13       ON THE FARM (478)
 GATOR BAIT 4609               1   0  0    13       BLITZKRIEG (481)
 SPONGE BOB 4608               1   0  0    11       BLITZKRIEG (481)
-INSANITY 4625                 1   1  0     8       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 DOG 4576                      1   2  0     5       ON THE FARM (478)
 HORSE 4575                    1   2  0     5       ON THE FARM (478)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             0   3  0     3       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MELLENKAMP 4621        2  1 2 JOHNS 379             NEO 4602              495         
JAD LADRUE 4559       11 17 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  ROSE 4603             495         
GORAN INSIT 4598       2  9 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  ROSE 4603             494         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fast Forward -- Looks like you were going in fast rewind, Hon.  (wink) -- The Rose

All -- Yeah, I know she looks innocent, but believe me, that rose has thornes. --
Silver Stroke

Hoffa -- Sorry, my friend, I don't like fighting standbys and unfortunately you're
the only one left.  Hooowl! -- The Howler

Fried Twinkie -- You are lucky.  I had to change up my weapon against you in
desperation 7 times and you still didn't cave--impressive.  You the spokesperson for
Viagra?  I know you're going to avoid me this turn, so keep the throne one more
round, but remember, you're only keeping it warm for me the turn after.  :) -- Silent

All -- He is talking too much now.  I will have to get him a muzzle.  Must be
something in the air. -- Silver Stroke

Tony -- (toothless grin)  Youz a fast onez. -- Goblin

Dog -- I have bum leg, what is your excuse? -- The Limper

Electric Sheep -- And do robots count you? -- Hans Joilice

Convicted Assassin?  He should have DIED.  Assassination is an abomination, it's
ANDORIAN. -- Beliss Don
P.S.  Killing should be more personal.

Horse -- The way you kept changing colors was confusing, and when I'm confused, I
have problems concentrating, you know? -- Ferghan Hohl

Insanity -- You called it. -- Erloi Gill

Rose -- You're a menace. -- Nick, the Middle Way

Sorry no personals from us last time, our lightning pigeon was sick. -- Nick

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOWLER was outwaited by FRIED TWINKIE in a 10 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
ROSE handily defeated HOFFA in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
SILENT bested BELISS DON in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
THE LIMPER luckily beat ZAKAU in a 3 minute bloody amateur's Challenge match.
TONY TWILO won victory over GOBLIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
ICE FOX devastated FLYNN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HANS JOILICE handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute uneven melee.
ERLOI GILL vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DOG lost to HOFFA in a 4 minute novice's duel.
HORSE was defeated by SPONGE BOB in a 2 minute beginner's match.
COW overpowered FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GATOR BAIT demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   5 -  0      81  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 497 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FRIED TWINKIE 4562         17   4  0  103 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOWLER 3591                12   8  0   97 THE TAKEN (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   TONY TWILO 4525            10   2  0   68 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELISS DON 4558.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HOWLER 3591.  The ten other most popular fighters were SILENT 4600, ZAKAU 4623, 
TONY TWILO 4525, ROSE 4603, DOG 4576, ICE FOX 3877, HANS JOILICE 4606, BELISS DON 
4558, HORSE 4575, and COW 4577.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOFFA 4622, FERGHAN HOHL 4633, FLYNN 4624, GOBLIN 4605, THE 
LIMPER 4639, GATOR BAIT 4609, SPONGE BOB 4608, ERLOI GILL 4620, HOFFA 4348, and COW 
4577.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELLYN 2077 (87-106-6)                  0  5  0         BACON LORDS          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GLADY-ATOR 2597 (28-37-1)              1  3  0         ROSES AND BLADES     
SILK 3342 (33-37-2)                    1  3  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS   

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COG 4132 (16-11-2)                     2  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330 (11-5-1)           6  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           
BLITZ 4036 (10-4-1)                    2  3  0  DEAD   BLADES OF CHAOS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUL CATCHER 3593 (8-8-0)              5  2  0  DEAD   THE TAKEN            
ZEKE ADLER 4306 (6-4-0)                5  3  0         FLAGG'S FIST         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILENT 4600 (7-3-1)                    3  3  0         THE TAKEN            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEO 4602 (1-1-0)                       3  3  1         TECHNOLOGY           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUZZ 4612 (0-0-0)                      5  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           
BURNING MAN 4614 (0-0-0)               4  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           
SPONGE BOB 4608 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           
GATOR BAIT 4609 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUX0R 4560 (16-5-0)                    1  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRIED TWINKIE 4562 (13-4-0)            1  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FAST FORWARD 4484 (9-5-0)              1  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           
WILOV VAUGN 4304 (7-3-0)               0  3  0         FLAGG'S FIST         

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         TECHNOLOGY           

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRYSTYLE METHOD 4337 (0-0-0)           2  3  0         STEP TO IT, PUNK!    
INSANITY 4625 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2