DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INSOMNIAC
DSM4 (239)
(9-4870) [11-1-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INSOMNIAC                      CAVE DWELLER
DSM4 (239)                     SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-4870) [11-1-0,93]           (9-5085) [3-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

INSOMNIAC                      ANXIETY
DSM4 (239)                     DSM4 (239)
(9-4870) [11-1-0,93]           (9-4961) [8-1-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOLITAIRE (466)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             34
2. SOLITAIRE (466)             16      DSM4 (239)
3. KILLING FLOOR (434)          0      Unchartered Team
4. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0
5. DSM4 (239)                  -3      SOLITAIRE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 KILLING FLOOR (434)        9   6  0 60.0   1/ 1*SOLITAIRE (466)           7  6 1
 2/ 1*SOLITAIRE (466)           13  10  2 56.5   2/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           6  7 0
 3/ 3 DSM4 (239)               360 280 25 56.3   3/ 4 DSM4 (239)                5  1 0
 4- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        77  75  5 50.7   4- 2 LETTER BOMBS (436)        4  2 1
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          308 443  9 41.0   5- 5 KILLING FLOOR (434)       1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUKAL, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  SOLITAIRE had cause to celebrate, after CAVE DWELLER 
got 14 points by beating THE PRUSSIAN.  VOTING BOOTH certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to MALACHITE and losing 8 points in the process! 
Out with the old, in with the new.  Enter KHALHUMS DWARF, handily defeating ANXIETY.  
With 93 points, INSOMNIAC of DSM4 takes the position of ZUKAL's Duelmaster.  Word has 
it one team in ZUKAL is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in LETTER BOMBS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, SOLITAIRE scurried away from LETTER BOMBS.  Oh, 
the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and MALACHITE is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't BLUE MOON 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!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOMNIAC 4870               11   1  0    93       DSM4 (239)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANXIETY 4961                  8   1  1    85       DSM4 (239)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOXIK 4704                    7   5  0    64       KILLING FLOOR (434)
-T. ZER 5011                   7   3  1    59       LETTER BOMBS (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE RUIN 5023                9   9  0    53       BLUE MOON (381)
-COMA 5071                     3   1  1    41       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-N. TOMBER 5037                5   1  1    31       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 CAVE DWELLER 5085             3   1  0    28       SOLITAIRE (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MRI 5069                      3   1  0    23       SOLITAIRE (466)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             5   7  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 MALACHITE 5047                3   6  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               2   2  0    18       BLUE MOON (381)
-D. BASER 5074                 1   0  0    13       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   2  0    11       SOLITAIRE (466)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORENCI 5003           2 18 0 BLUE MOON 381         T. ZER 5011           491         
GRUNGE 5093            0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         DARK CHAMPION 627     493 NONE    
THE PRISONER 5067      0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         N. TOMBER 5037        489 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- To those that care...Halo 14 (LU 9-5-17-21-15-6-11 34FE) 160 att, 175 init,
135 def, 95 dec, 120 rip.  +1 init, +2 def, +1 dec, +3 rip, mode elsewhere.  Great
damage, learned 2.5 skills per, however the 5 con proved to be his downfall.  Had
very high hopes of a Frosh run after his graduation but that was it.  Yeah, his loss
stings a little, especially when he was only 2pp away from grad.  That is the nature
of the beast.  Live by the sword, die by the sword.  And to top it off, his
replacement sucked....  Gotta love it. -- Ryan/Jekyll

Mordy -- Good riddance to Thrasher.  I can't BF upon his graduation, nor do I have
anyone I'm willing to risk it with...so savor the moment.  I shall get my revenge,
although it might be petty, it is still a dish best served cold.  Stay on your toes,
my old nemesis....  Payback will come when you least expect it. -- Jekyll

Polarius -- Well, you don't have to worry about the Bloodfeud vs. Halo any more, so
the same applies with Trojan....  I will not duck out for a few turns (although I
can't promise no avoids).  You've got 4 turns to enact your revenge...make it count.
-- Jekyll
P.S.  I am not singling you out within the klk...it just happens to be coincidence
that your warriors are dying by my Disciples' blades...just an FYI.

Sylvester -- Glad to be back, although I really haven't gone anywhere, I've just been
flying under the radar, hopping from town to town, keeping a low profile which I
realize is extremely difficult for anyone affiliated with The Foundation.  Glad to
see you and some of the other 'sloshers coming back to the ole' Doomie home arena.
It's like a dysfunctional family reunion with everyone's favorite Uncle (Charlie that
is). -- Jekyll

Toxik -- Well, darn, how can you scorn ME?  I, too, am toxic in sufficient quantity.
-- Blue Ruin

MRI -- I don't like dwarves.  Just in case you wondered. -- Malachite

Cave Dweller -- Okay, FINE.  Live in a hole in the ground.  Go BACK there, why don't
you? -- Blue Haven

Coma -- For somebody who was totally out of it the whole time, you do a mean fight
sequence. -- The Prussian

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

GRUNGE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ANXIETY was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal duel.
INSOMNIAC viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute veteran's Title match.
BLUE RUIN devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE PRUSSIAN was demolished by CAVE DWELLER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MALACHITE won victory over VOTING BOOTH in a 2 minute fight.
BLUE HAVEN bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  19 -  3      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 493 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  INSOMNIAC 4870             11   1  0   93 DSM4 (239)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is INSOMNIAC 4870.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANXIETY 4961.  The ten other most popular fighters were INSOMNIAC 4870, BLUE RUIN 
5023, MALACHITE 5047, VOTING BOOTH 5070, GRUNGE 5093, CAVE DWELLER 5085, THE PRUSSIAN 
5039, BLUE HAVEN 5087,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE HAVEN 5087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE PRUSSIAN 5039, CAVE DWELLER 5085, GRUNGE 5093, VOTING BOOTH 5070, 
MALACHITE 5047, BLUE RUIN 5023, INSOMNIAC 4870, ANXIETY 4961,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MENDELSSOHN 2894 (177-82-2)            9  3  0         MEPHISTO'S WALTZ     
VENGEANCE 2052 (250-70-120)            6  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       
TREMOR 3352 (125-61-2)                 4  3  0         DSM4                 
BRASS BELLS 4417 (57-44-0)             2  3  0         UNRELATED            
BOOLEUN 3363 (103-64-0)                1  4  0         MEPHISTO'S WALTZ     

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG HURT 3472 (88-69-0)               10  3  0         AGONY                
BOUNCY BOTTOM 4393 (64-38-3)           3  3  0         UNRELATED            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
D. FILER 4721 (41-12-1)                4  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         
PORK CHOP 3878 (14-7-1)                3  3  0         PIGS ON PARADE       
PARANOIA 4557 (25-6-1)                 1  3  0         DSM4                 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABE SIMPSON 4453 (13-8-0)              4  3  0         SPRINGFIELD          
TREMERE 4915 (33-6-0)                  4  3  0         DARK TOADS           
ANTISOCIAL 4168 (47-26-1)              2  3  0         THE BLUES IX         
E. VICTOR 4864 (19-15-2)               1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCHIZOPHRENIC 4595 (18-10-1)           4  3  0         DSM4                 

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INSOMNIAC 4870 (8-1-0)                 7  3  0         DSM4                 
TOXIK 4704 (6-4-0)                     6  3  0         KILLING FLOOR        
ANXIETY 4961 (6-0-1)                   2  3  0         DSM4                 
FILMOORE 2754 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         GAMMARAUDERS         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I RULE!!! 5016 (4-0-0)                 1  2  0  DEAD   WRATH OF ONE         
B. TRAYOR 5019 (5-2-1)                 1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         
T. ZER 5011 (4-3-0)                    1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
N. TOMBER 5037 (4-0-1)                 4  3  1         LETTER BOMBS         
SCOURGE 5045 (0-1-0)                   3  3  0         BLITZKRIEG           
JETHRO 4978 (1-0-0)                    1  3  0         REDNECK HEAVEN       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PANASONIC 5057 (0-0-0)                 5  3  0         DRAGON JUNKIES H.A.  
FLOYD OF DOOM 5006 (0-0-0)             3  3  0         PET SHOP FLOYD       
MY RIGHT BUTTOCK 4774 (0-0-0)          3  3  0         MY BODY              
D. BASER 5074 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         
PAINFUL EXECUTIONER 5051 (0-0-0)       2  3  0         ABYSMAL BEHAVIORS    

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LARRY LION 4984 (1-2-0)                1  3  0         ZOO-GHIO             

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
? 5062 (0-0-0)                         0  3  0         COMPANY DEMONS