DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/31/2004    Duedate: 06/12/2004

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I ATE MY WORM
I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
(14-4053) [12-1-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I ATE MY WORM                  REMUS
I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)         SPQR (427)
(14-4053) [12-1-0,128]         (14-4218) [2-0-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I ATE MY WORM                  DEAD MAN WALKING
I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)         THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4053) [12-1-0,128]         (14-4220) [2-0-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        42
2. SPQR (427)                  23      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
3. FLAMETHROWERS (428)         15      Unchartered Team
4. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)       5
5. MONTY PYTHON (312)           0      FLAMETHROWERS (428)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FLAMETHROWERS (428)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     14  1 0
 2/ 1 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    12   2  0 85.7   2/ 6 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    3  0 0
 3- 3*MONTY PYTHON (312)         7   2  0 77.8   3- 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   3  2 1
 4- 4 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  244 145 18 62.7   4/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        3 12 1
 5- 5 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  255 204 17 55.6   5- 5*MONTY PYTHON (312)        2  0 0
 6/ 6 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     329 289 23 53.2   6- 4 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   2  3 0
 7/ 7 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       279 349  8 44.4   7/ 8*SPQR (427)                2  5 1
 8/ 8*SPQR (427)                 2  10  1 16.7   8/ 0*FLAMETHROWERS (428)       1  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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Coming up with 
a solid 1-0-0 outing, I BENT MY WOOKIE has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for COLD FUSION, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing DUM HAIRY THING like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was JUNO, who dropped 4 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with VISIGOTH.  Our battling duelmaster I ATE MY WORM has managed to 
hold the title, fending off M. CHARDINEE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck 
next time, TOBIR.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TOBIR arena.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, PUSSYFOOT would be president.  Although it may 
be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  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                  
 I ATE MY WORM 4053           12   1  0   128       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZERO THE HERO 4129            9   3  0    97       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOLYNEUX 3921                19  14  0    77       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-MICHAEL PALIN 2750            7   2  0    71       MONTY PYTHON (312)
-ABBOTT 4131                   8   1  1    69       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WESTON 4137                   5   3  1    59       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ANGRY SHEW 4201               5   2  0    57       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOWSER 4096                  11  17  1    51       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 PUSSYFOOT 4126                9  11  1    47       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 THE THING 4185                6   4  0    42       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-GEORGE FOREMUN 4187           5   0  0    40       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
-FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181       4   1  0    40       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VISIGOTH 4214                 4   0  0    31       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 REMUS 4218                    2   0  1    28       SPQR (427)
-STEWART 4213                  3   0  1    27       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIDER MUN 4186               4   1  0    21       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4220         2   0  0    20       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 JUNO 4178                     4   7  0    19       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 COLD FUSION 4227              1   0  0    15       FLAMETHROWERS (428)
-BAMBAM MUN 4182               4   2  0    14       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 HONEY PUP 4207                2   5  0    11       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 DUM HAIRY THING 4215          1   3  1     7       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-MUN OVER BOARD 4219           0   1  0     1       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIB 496  0  1 0   1                   REMUS 4218            490 NONE    
TAIPAN 4200            1  2 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    PUSSYFOOT 4126        486 JUST REV
TUT'S TOMB GUARD 4216  0  1 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    STEWART 4213          488         
LOGCHAIN 4111          5 12 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      WESTON 4137           486 NOT REVE
FLAVIUS 4210           0  3 0 SPQR 427              MOUNTAIN TROLL 509    490 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROMULUS 4217           0  1 0 SPQR 427              DUM HAIRY THING 4215  488         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zero the Hero -- (crossly)  Not to ME, you aren't.  Damned upstart! -- Pussyfoot, a
sore loser

Michael Palin -- I'm YOURS?  (hopefully)  Do you have a nice couch I can sleep on,
and slippers to chew? -- Bowser

Angry Shew -- I would suggest an "anger management" course, but I checked one out,
and they're all about how to get more mileage out of your anger.  You're already
doing FINE that way. -- Juno

The Thing -- There doesn't seem to be anyplace on you for a dog to get a good grip.
-- Honey Pup

Visigoth -- I wanted to be one of what you are, but they said I was, uh, "too much of
it all."  I dunno what that meant. -- Dum Hairy Thing

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

FLAVIUS was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZERO THE HERO demolished PUSSYFOOT in a popular 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
VISIGOTH devastated JUNO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DEAD MAN WALKING savagely defeated HONEY PUP in a 1 minute Challenge match.
I ATE MY WORM vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ANGRY SHEW overpowered BOWSER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
THE THING outlasted THE HONEST MERCHANT in a dull 18 minute melee.
DUM HAIRY THING was vanquished by COLD FUSION in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
REMUS slaughtered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  16 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 490 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  I ATE MY WORM 4053         12   1  0  128 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZERO THE HERO 4129          9   3  0   97 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGRY SHEW 4201             5   2  0   57 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
TOTAL PARRY      THE THING 4185              6   4  0   42 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is I ATE MY WORM 4053.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FLAVIUS 4210.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD MAN WALKING 
4220, COLD FUSION 4227, ZERO THE HERO 4129, I ATE MY WORM 4053, VISIGOTH 4214, ANGRY 
SHEW 4201, PUSSYFOOT 4126, REMUS 4218, JUNO 4178, and HONEY PUP 4207.

The least popular fighter this week was THE THING 4185.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUM HAIRY THING 4215, BOWSER 4096, HONEY PUP 4207, JUNO 4178, REMUS 
4218, PUSSYFOOT 4126, ANGRY SHEW 4201, VISIGOTH 4214, I ATE MY WORM 4053, and ZERO 
THE HERO 4129.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SKIPPY 2305 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         PRIDE OF THE CDC     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
10% VIGORISH 4108 (14-7-0)             2  1  0  DEAD   THE DEATH SQUAD      
MICHAEL PALIN 2750 (5-2-0)             2  3  0         MONTY PYTHON         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I ATE MY WORM 4053 (9-1-0)             5  3  0         I BENT MY WOOKIE     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZERO THE HERO 4129 (6-2-0)             3  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRY HEAVES 4046 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         COLLEGE FUN          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I WET MY BED! 4052 (0-0-0)             5  3  0         I BENT MY WOOKIE     
PO FU 3893 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         SHAO-LIN HEROES      

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEAVIS 3996 (17-9-2)                   1  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK HEART SEEKER 2371 (13-1-0)       1  3  0         CEASE TO EXIST       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE THING 4185 (3-3-0)                 2  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      
CICERO 2802 (0-0-0)                    0  3  0         WINDS OF CHANGE      

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAISY 3907 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         CROC FILES 3