DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

T. ZER
LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-5011) [13-5-2,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T. ZER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
LETTER BOMBS (436)             
(9-5011) [13-5-2,93]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   CAT TASTROPHIE
BLUE MOON (381)                ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5039) [14-11-0,73]          (9-4940) [6-4-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             29
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)           9      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. ARENA FELINES (433)          5      Unchartered Team
4. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          1
5. DSM4 (239)                   0      BLOOD & IRON (366)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      118  87  9 57.6   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 2- 2 DSM4 (239)               363 283 26 56.2   2/ 1 LETTER BOMBS (436)        6  5 2
 3/ 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        95  89  7 51.6   3/ 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       4  6 0
 4/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          346 470  9 42.4   4/ 5 ARENA FELINES (433)       2  1 0
 5/ 4 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       22  30  4 42.3   5- 4 DSM4 (239)                1  0 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZUKAL once again!  Biff!  Pow!  ZUKAL watched with glee as 
LETTER BOMBS got knocked off top spot by BLUE MOON!  What's with DARE?  He actually 
beat ZUKAL's CAPTURED ORC, and walked away with 14 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at CRIMSON DEATH.  DULGIN lost 11 points to CAPTURED ORC.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe DULGIN will provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, 
ROVING DEMON wasn't good enough at persuading T. ZER to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd 
better shape up.  Tough beans, N. TOMBER.  That's what a 8-3-1 gets you.  Some people 
in ZUKAL think LETTER BOMBS was too harsh when they sent N. TOMBER (8-3-1) to the 
Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. ZER 5011                  13   5  2    93       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  9   1  2    77       DSM4 (239)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            14  11  0    73       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOP CAT 4928                  7   3  0    61       ARENA FELINES (433)
-CATNIP 4872                   5   9  1    57       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           6   4  0    53       ARENA FELINES (433)
 NEWLIN 5119                   6   5  2    41       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DULGIN 5122                   3   7  0    40       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DARE 5120                     7   3  2    39       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               9   8  0    35       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               4   5  0    30       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAZULIO 5123                  2   0  0    23       BLUE MOON (381)
 AZURITA 5124                  2   0  0    21       BLUE MOON (381)
 DEBARROWS 5121                4   7  0    19       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
 GLINDORA 5118                 2   8  0    14       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-SADISTIC 5091                 0   1  0     1       DSM4 (239)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE RUIN 5023        14 15 0 BLUE MOON 381         T. ZER 5011           504         
MALACHITE 5047         9 11 0 BLUE MOON 381         D. BASER 5074         504 NONE    
N. TOMBER 5037         8  4 1 LETTER BOMBS 436      DARK CHAMPION 627     506 NONE    
D. GRADER 5117         0  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      BANDIT PRINCE 628     506 NONE    
C. MONSTER 5111        3  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      ANXIETY 4961          505         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cat Tastrophe -- Ah, it's you.  Good, that makes my day. -- The Prussian
P.S.  And I hope your secret admirer feeds you chocolate cake with chile in it.

N. Tomber -- So long as it isn't me going into the tomb, I can live with the loss. --
Blue Haven

Hey, listen, EVERY arena should have a few Cult Members buried in the sands! -- Blue
Suede

     I'll bet it makes the wall stronger. -- Ed.

So why did the arenamaster stop me from killing the Convicted Thief?  We should get
rid of stupid people like that.  Improve the gene pool. -- Lazulio

I wouldn't usually agree with Laz, but that Thief really IS stupid.  He tried to
steal my purse during the fight, and I wasn't CARRYING a purse. -- Azurita

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

N. TOMBER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
D. GRADER was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
T. ZER handily defeated ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
THE PRUSSIAN vanquished NEWLIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DULGIN was defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute match.
BLUE HAVEN was viciously subdued by CAT TASTROPHIE in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
BLUE SUEDE bested DEBARROWS in a 2 minute match.
DARE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory competition.
GLINDORA was viciously subdued by AZURITA in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
LAZULIO vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  14 -  3      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 506 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   T. ZER 5011                13   5  2   93 LETTER BOMBS (436)
AIMED BLOW       NEWLIN 5119                 6   5  2   41 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
BASHING ATTACK   DARE 5120                   7   3  2   39 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087             9   8  0   35 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAT TASTROPHIE 4940.  The ten other most popular fighters were AZURITA 5124, 
THE PRUSSIAN 5039, DARE 5120, BLUE SUEDE 5112, GLINDORA 5118, T. ZER 5011, LAZULIO 
5123, NEWLIN 5119, DULGIN 5122, and N. TOMBER 5037.

The least popular fighter this week was DEBARROWS 5121.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUE HAVEN 5087, D. GRADER 5117, N. TOMBER 5037, DULGIN 5122, NEWLIN 
5119, LAZULIO 5123, T. ZER 5011, GLINDORA 5118, BLUE SUEDE 5112, and DARE 5120.

               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            
MENDELSSOHN 2894 (187-86-2)            7  3  0         MEPHISTO'S WALTZ     
VENGEANCE 2052 (252-70-120)            3  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       
THUNDER KING 2322 (130-135-7)          0  1  0         MYTH HERD            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOUNCY BOTTOM 4393 (74-42-3)           4  3  0         UNRELATED            
D. FILER 4721 (53-13-1)                2  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARANOIA 4557 (34-8-1)                 6  3  0         DSM4                 
PORK CHOP 3878 (17-7-1)                2  3  0         PIGS ON PARADE       
TREMERE 4915 (40-13-0)                 2  3  0         DARK TOADS           
THE BIG 'E' 4474 (49-42-0)             0  2  0         CAMERON CRAZIES      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOXIK 4704 (14-7-0)                    0  2  0         KILLING FLOOR        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANXIETY 4961 (8-1-1)                   6  3  0         DSM4                 

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
T. ZER 5011 (10-4-1)                   4  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAT TASTROPHIE 4940 (4-3-0)            6  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
D. BASER 5074 (3-3-0)                  0  2  0         LETTER BOMBS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
C. MONSTER 5111 (1-0-0)                4  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         
Z. BRA 5115 (3-0-0)                    1  3  0  DEAD   LETTER BOMBS         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VELVET VIXEN 3081 (1-2-0)              1  3  0         LOST SOULS II        

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOOKWORM 2732 (9-5-4)                  0  2  0         RELENTLESS           

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEELAWAY 4702 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         KILLING FLOOR