DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2004    Duedate: 01/10/2005

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              THE IMPECCABLE PIG
                               JUST DON'T CARE (396)
                               (5-3818) [2-1-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZAKAU                          MANUTE BOL
JOHNS (379)                    LARGE LOSERS (440)
(5-4623) [12-8-0,55]           (5-4233) [12-6-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JOHNS (379)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MY CATS (485)               15
2. JUST DON'T CARE (396)       12      LARGE LOSERS (440)
3. JOHNS (379)                 10      Unchartered Team
4. LARGE LOSERS (440)           5
5. TECHNOLOGY (283)             0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         42  13  1 76.4   1- 1 I'M HISTORY (459)         9  1 0
 2/ 6*MY CATS (485)              2   1  0 66.7   2/ 3 JOHNS (379)               6  6 0
 3/ 5*JUST DON'T CARE (396)      2   1  0 66.7   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 4/ 3 LARGE LOSERS (440)        15  12  0 55.6   4/ 7*MY CATS (485)             2  1 0
 5- 2 TECHNOLOGY (283)         471 397 30 54.3   5/ 6*JUST DON'T CARE (396)     2  1 0
 6/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   187 189  9 49.7   6- 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)          2  4 0
 7/ 8 JOHNS (379)              214 337  8 38.8   7/ 8 LARGE LOSERS (440)        1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  I'M HISTORY?  Who?  JOHNS is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a 
perceptive observation?) as MY CATS can attest...  Practice pays for DYLAN, who 
pummelled NORLE PARTH, to pocket 15 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
THE IMPECCABLE PIG was winsome, after beating CHESTER EGG and seeing him lose 12 
points.  Can you believe it?  FREDERICK DOUGLASS apparently has better things to do 
as KALTOS' Duelmaster than show up and fight!  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in KALTOS avoid TECHNOLOGY.  The warriors of TECHNOLOGY 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as LARGE LOSERS apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
CHESTER EGG is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE MIDDLE WAY 5 proud! 
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not despair!  I 
shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424      13   5  1   139       I'M HISTORY (459)
-JOHN TYLER 4420              12   3  0   106       I'M HISTORY (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANUTE BOL 4233              12   6  0    90       LARGE LOSERS (440)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  66  0    90       JOHNS (379)
-HARRIET TUBMAN 4415           8   2  0    89       I'M HISTORY (459)
-NEO 4602                      6   3  1    83       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAST FORWARD 4484            12   9  0    61       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 FLYNN 4624                   13   7  1    58       JOHNS (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 4622                   10  10  0    56       JOHNS (379)
 ZAKAU 4623                   12   8  0    55       JOHNS (379)
-SAM BOWIE 4256                3   4  0    54       LARGE LOSERS (440)
-JOHN BROWN 4414               5   1  0    52       I'M HISTORY (459)
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818       2   1  0    39       JUST DON'T CARE (396)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               7  14  0    35       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYLAN 4643                    2   1  0    33       MY CATS (485)
-ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           3   0  0    30       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             4  14  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 INGOLD KERR 4652              5   8  1    24       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORLE PARTH 4658              5   7  1    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-ABRAHAM LINCOLN 4410          4   2  0    23       I'M HISTORY (459)
-BURNING MAN 4614              1   3  0    20       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 CHESTER EGG 4662              3   4  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-MIGHT AS WELL 4261            0   2  0    10       LARGE LOSERS (440)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

John Brown -- I wish you WERE history! -- Erloi Gill
P.S.  As in, you're gone, you know?
P.P.S.  And brown is such a depressing color.  You should change it.  Maybe...
chestnut.  Russet?  Something livelier.

The Impeccable Pig -- I hope you won't take it wrong if we starting offering you
apples when your hands are full?  You look so GOOD with your mouth full of apple. --
Ingold Kerr

Dylan -- How can you be somebody's cat when you're an elf?  There's a basic
contradiction in that.  You should at least be listed as Aruaki. -- Norle Parth
P.S.  But maybe it's good that you aren't a cat.  A cat that did poetry would be Too
Much.

Zakau -- You weren't supposed to do that.  You were supposed to come out with some
dumb strategy and LOSE, flat out LOSE, man.  Next time, get it right (which means, do
it wrong, right?). -- Ferghan Hohl

Cult Member?  Pah.  These turkeys don't know a real cult when they see one.  Bunch of
sissies.  Dilettantes.  They should be sacrificed.  Hmm, the full moon just passed,
so let's sacrifice them at the new moon. -- Chester Egg, getting into the dark cult
thing (because there's no point in joining a LIGHT cult)

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     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 name 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 TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
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.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE IMPECCABLE PIG devastated CHESTER EGG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HOFFA was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute brutal uneven battle.
MANUTE BOL overpowered HOFFA in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
ERLOI GILL was devastated by ZAKAU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FLYNN demolished FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
NORLE PARTH was vanquished by DYLAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
INGOLD KERR beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute master vs. novice brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  16 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 512 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MANUTE BOL 4233            12   6  0   90 LARGE LOSERS (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLYNN 4624                 13   7  1   58 JOHNS (379)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 4623                 12   8  0   55 JOHNS (379)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZAKAU 4623.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MANUTE BOL 4233.  The ten other most popular fighters were INGOLD KERR 4652, ZAKAU 
4623, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, FLYNN 4624, DYLAN 4643, CHESTER EGG 4662, HOFFA 4348, 
HOFFA 4622, ERLOI GILL 4620, and FERGHAN HOHL 4633.

The least popular fighter this week was NORLE PARTH 4658.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FERGHAN HOHL 4633, ERLOI GILL 4620, HOFFA 4622, HOFFA 4348, 
CHESTER EGG 4662, DYLAN 4643, FLYNN 4624, THE IMPECCABLE PIG 3818, ZAKAU 4623, and 
INGOLD KERR 4652.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff

                 MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELLYN 2077 (96-111-6)                  2  3  0         BACON LORDS          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUX0R 4560 (26-9-0)                    3  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     
FRIED TWINKIE 4562 (24-7-0)            1  3  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TONY TWILO 4525 (10-3-0)               0  2  0         HOUSE OF PANCAKES    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN TYLER 4420 (9-3-0)                4  3  0         I'M HISTORY          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INSANITY 4625 (3-1-0)                  9  3  0  DEAD   MORE NEW TEAMS 2     
SPONGE BOB 4608 (2-0-0)                0  2  0         BLITZKRIEG           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLFMAN JACK 4594 (1-0-0)              7  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        
BUCK NAKED 4654 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         MASSAGE PARLORS      

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MY FAIR LADY 3739 (13-2-0)            13  2  0         DAPHNE'S LADIES      
BLITZ 4036 (10-4-1)                    3  3  0         BLADES OF CHAOS      
DOLPHIN LUNDGREN 3408 (10-10-0)        2  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BURNT OCHER 4322 (13-5-0)              1  3  0         CRAYOLA KILLERS      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN ROCKER 4097 (4-3-0)               6  3  0         DEATH BY STUPIDITY   

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MALEFACTOR 4630 (2-1-0)                1  1  0  DEAD   SCOUNDRELS           
BEER GEYSER 4563 (3-2-1)               0  2  0         MORE NEW TEAMS 2     

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SARCASM 4110 (1-1-1)                   1  1  0  DEAD   OUTSIDERS 2