DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2004    Duedate: 01/13/2005

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-516

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIRD OMEN
DARK PANTHEON (317)
(6-5862) [14-7-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIRD OMEN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK PANTHEON (317)            
(6-5862) [14-7-1,135]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THIRD OMEN                     THE FORSAKEN
DARK PANTHEON (317)            DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
(6-5862) [14-7-1,135]          (6-6052) [4-5-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK PANTHEON (317)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLE BEASTS (464)         10
2. DARK PANTHEON (317)          5      BATTLE BEASTS (464)
3. DARK PENTAGRAM (524)         1      Unchartered Team
4. HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)        0
5. THE DICTATORS (43)           0      DRAGON DICE (481)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     24  12  4 66.7   1/ 2 DARK PANTHEON (317)       4  2 1
 2/ 2 BATTLE BEASTS (464)      189 122  8 60.8   2/ 3 BATTLE BEASTS (464)       4  4 0
 3/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)      449 339 29 57.0   3- 4 HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)     3  2 2
 4- 4 THE DICTATORS (43)       126 122 12 50.8   4- 1*YFEL STEORRA (519)        3  2 0
 5/ 0 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      19  21  1 47.5   5- 6 THE DICTATORS (43)        2  3 0
 6- 5*DARK PENNACLE (521)       12  14  2 46.2   6- 5*DARK PENNACLE (521)       2  3 0
 7- 6*YFEL STEORRA (519)        11  14  2 44.0   7/ 0 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)      1  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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to YFEL STEORRA, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the DARK PANTHEON stable.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for BILLY THE GOAT, who flew up 10 points in the rankings after mashing 
PERSISTENT BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  EMILY THE STRANGE lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL 
and drops 4 points.  Our battling duelmaster THIRD OMEN has managed to hold the 
title, fending off XENORIA's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
TRANSEL.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that DARK PANTHEON was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of DARK PANTHEON's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you 
who like math, try this one:  DARK PANTHEON + Weapons That go Boom = BATTLE BEASTS + 
Avoid City.  And who is this RED RIGHT HAND you ask, with 5 points and a 1-2-0 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Yesterday I talked to the BATTLE 
BEASTS' manager and NATASHA IVANOVA, slayer of TROLLOC.  The manager:  'I think I 
can, I think I can'.  NATASHA IVANOVA:  'I already did'.  Remember:  alliances are 
great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRANSEL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIRD OMEN 5862              14   7  1   135       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              13   5  0   108       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SATAN CLAUS 5878             10   1  0    99       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 5877     10   4  2    89       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-KHOMEINI 577                 12  12  1    82       THE DICTATORS (43)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REINDEER 2 6120               2   0  2    56       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-HORNED ONE 6098               6   0  1    52       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          3   4  2    44       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 GHOLAM 6038                   6   1  0    39       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEAL SHANK 6100              3   1  0    33       DARK PENNACLE (521)
-FRANCO 687                    8   6  1    31       THE DICTATORS (43)
-RAY BROC 6107                 3   0  0    30       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-JULIUS CAESAR 698             5   5  1    28       THE DICTATORS (43)
-BLOOD RAYNE 6008              4   3  0    26       DARK PENNACLE (521)
 THE FORSAKEN 6052             4   5  0    25       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          4   3  0    23       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 EMILY THE STRANGE 6027        3   4  0    21       DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
 MANTIS 6117                   3   0  0    15       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-STUPID CUPID 6123             1   0  0    13       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-GREAT DANE 6122               1   0  0    13       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 YETI 6118                     1   2  0    11       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
 BILLY THE GOAT 6121           1   1  0    11       BATTLE BEASTS (464)
-PINOCHET 6111                 2   1  1    10       THE DICTATORS (43)
-KABILA 6101                   1   4  0     7       THE DICTATORS (43)
-CALABAZA CABEZA 6110          1   0  0     7       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-SKINWALKER 6043               0   1  0     7       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 RED RIGHT HAND 6116           1   2  0     5       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-TURKEY STRANGLER 5876         1   2  0     5       HOLIDAY HORRORS (507)
-KOMODO 6112                   1   2  0     5       BATTLE BEASTS (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TROLLOC 5942          14  5 0 BATTLE BEASTS 464     NATASHA IVANOVA 5984  513         
MONKEY BOY 6124        0  1 0 DARK PENTAGRAM 524    JAKON STARSTRIKE 555  516 NONE    
BONE CRUSHER 6099      0  1 0 DARK PENTAGRAM 524    GRANITE GARGOYLE 554  516 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

MONKEY BOY was butchered by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BONE CRUSHER was butchered by GRANITE GARGOYLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THIRD OMEN demolished XENORIA in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
GHOLAM was savagely defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
EMILY THE STRANGE was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE FORSAKEN bested YETI in a 2 minute brawl.
RED RIGHT HAND slimly lost to MANTIS in a 4 minute brutal amateur's fight.
BILLY THE GOAT bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  18 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  19 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  30 -  6      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  2      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 516 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THIRD OMEN 5862            14   7  1  135 DARK PANTHEON (317)
BASHING ATTACK   GHOLAM 6038                 6   1  0   39 DARK PENTAGRAM (524)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THIRD OMEN 5862.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE FORSAKEN 6052.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED RIGHT HAND 6116, 
THIRD OMEN 5862, GHOLAM 6038, BONE CRUSHER 6099, YETI 6118, MANTIS 6117, BILLY THE 
GOAT 6121, MONKEY BOY 6124, EMILY THE STRANGE 6027, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EMILY THE STRANGE 6027.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MONKEY BOY 6124, BILLY THE GOAT 6121, MANTIS 6117, YETI 6118, 
BONE CRUSHER 6099, GHOLAM 6038, THIRD OMEN 5862, RED RIGHT HAND 6116, THE FORSAKEN 
6052, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THIRD OMEN (6-5862) DARK PANTHEON (317)

               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