DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2004    Duedate: 01/08/2005

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE THING
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4185) [18-6-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE THING                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           
(14-4185) [18-6-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SCARBOROUGH                    SCARBOROUGH
FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)            FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
(14-3941) [15-10-0,95]         (14-3941) [15-10-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          18
2. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)      18      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
3. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)         6      Unchartered Team
4. FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)          2
5. STEEL VALOR (59)             0      SCARLET KNIGHTS (302)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    19   4  0 82.6   1/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      9  5 1
 2/ 2 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     382 310 26 55.2   2/ 1 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)      178 154 11 53.6   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  8 1
 4- 4*STEEL VALOR (59)          17  17  2 50.0   4/ 4 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    3  0 0
 5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       311 391  9 44.3   5- 5*STEEL VALOR (59)          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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  FRAG 'EM ALL!?  Who?  THE DEATH SQUAD is the top team these days, 
buddies!  Duelmaster THE THING from THE DEATH SQUAD is going for the gold, as he 
challenged FRAG 'EM ALL!'s SCARBOROUGH.  Ooh, the excitement!  Those who hoped for a 
new Duelmaster were disappointed by SCARBOROUGH, of FRAG 'EM ALL!, who despite a 
15-10-0 couldn't overcome TOBIR's Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     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 FRAG 'EM ALL! are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of FRAG 'EM ALL! found their efforts at combat frustrated as THE DEATH SQUAD 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for 
fifteen minutes, and RICK JONES is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't 
FRAG 'EM ALL! proud!  I WET MY BED! challenged RICK JONES!  Who says I BENT MY WOOKIE 
are just a bunch of wimps!  I WET MY BED! of I BENT MY WOOKIE kept its wits as it won 
victory over RICK JONES.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Charity is 
unknown in TOBIR, and rightly so.  THE DOGHOUSE exacted their revenge against THE 
DEATH SQUAD.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for TOBIR?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE THING 4185               18   6  0   112       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I WET MY BED! 4052            6   0  0   108       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
 SCARBOROUGH 3941             15  10  0    95       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4220        14   3  1    95       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK JONES 3942              12  10  1    87       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 ANGRY SHEW 4201              14   8  0    78       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 VISIGOTH 4214                12   7  0    78       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 *IRONFIST* 3947               8   3  0    73       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
 BOWSER 4096                  14  29  1    72       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONEY PUP 4207               10  12  0    55       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 JUNO 4178                    12  14  0    53       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYWOOD JAB 4238              4   2  1    30       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-CYRRYCE 418                   4   4  2    28       STEEL VALOR (59)
-AHKMED HUZARI 419             5   2  0    25       STEEL VALOR (59)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDILLIA 4255                 2   0  0    23       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WOOFER 4254                   2   0  1    19       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 OBNOXIO 3939                  4   6  0    18       FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)
-KYRIEL 420                    4   2  0    14       STEEL VALOR (59)
-SWIFTCUT 416                  3   3  0    12       STEEL VALOR (59)
-SURESTROKE 417                1   6  0     9       STEEL VALOR (59)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUSSYFOOT 4126        13 19 1 THE DOGHOUSE 188      RICK JONES 3942       502         
DIM HAIRY THING 4236   3  5 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      HAYWOOD JAB 4238      503 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Angry Shew -- I don't know why you're mad at ME.  What did *I* do? -- Bowser
P.S.  Okay, so the Commission admits I'm a Shew and they claim YOU are a cat, but
still.
P.P.S.  Actually, I'm a Shewish Mastiff.

Visigoth -- (very crossly)  I think you're REALLY an IN-Visigoth.  Or else why didn't
I see you in time to parry or dodge or HIT BACK?  This is no way to treat a good dog.
-- Honey Pup the annoyed

Shadowcat -- Why should you want to frag 'em all?  Don't you know that
generalizations are the downfall of the thinking dog?  And cat, too, of course.  And
besides, which "em all" do you refer to?  You need to clarify some things here. --
Juno, seeking enlightenment

That was a pretty flimsy Convincian Hero!  I mean, I just bounced out and barked a
couple of times, and he keeled right over.  Whatever "keeled" means.  Probably some
kind of cat disease.  Phooey. -- Woofer
P.S.  Why does the Commission have me listed as a cat?  I'm not a cat.  I'm a dog.
Anyone can see that.

Yes, well, I think the Trustworthy Scribe is a fool, but what else is new?  What I
want to know is, what the HECK was the deal with the demon that leaped out of nowhere
when I hit him?  Is that kind of thing allowed?  Can *I* have a guardian demon? --
Andillia
P.S.  But his guardian demon was a weakling.

Woofer -- Bad dog!  BAD! -- Ghost of Tomath Woodman, Convincian Hero

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 THING bested SCARBOROUGH in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
I WET MY BED! vanquished RICK JONES in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VISIGOTH overpowered BOWSER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HAYWOOD JAB was devastated by HONEY PUP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEAD MAN WALKING subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
SHADOWCAT overpowered ANGRY SHEW in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
*IRONFIST* devastated JUNO in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OBNOXIO was overcome by WOOFER in a action packed 1 minute melee.
ANDILLIA vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER 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                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  2      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  13 -  3      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  10 -  2      29  |

Turn 505 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE THING 4185             18   6  0  112 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
LUNGING ATTACK   I WET MY BED! 4052          6   0  0  108 I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGRY SHEW 4201            14   8  0   78 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
PARRY-LUNGE      VISIGOTH 4214              12   7  0   78 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SCARBOROUGH 3941.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SCARBOROUGH 3941.  The ten other most popular fighters were I WET MY BED! 
4052, DEAD MAN WALKING 4220, *IRONFIST* 3947, OBNOXIO 3939, THE THING 4185, VISIGOTH 
4214, HONEY PUP 4207, RICK JONES 3942, WOOFER 4254, and ANDILLIA 4255.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNO 4178.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANGRY SHEW 4201, HAYWOOD JAB 4238, BOWSER 4096, ANDILLIA 4255, WOOFER 
4254, RICK JONES 3942, HONEY PUP 4207, VISIGOTH 4214, THE THING 4185, and OBNOXIO 
3939.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SHADOWCAT (14-3950) FRAG 'EM ALL! (403)

                                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

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALCLUTHA 3169 (30-38-1)               0  2  0         OTAGO HIGHLANDERS    

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEAVIS 3996 (20-11-3)                  4  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZERO THE HERO 4129 (18-5-1)            2  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL PALIN 2750 (7-2-0)             1  3  0         MONTY PYTHON         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PICCOLO 3988 (2-0-0)                   4  3  0         DRAGONBALL Z         
*IRONFIST* 3947 (4-2-0)                1  3  0         FRAG 'EM ALL!        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I WET MY BED! 4052 (2-0-0)             7  3  0         I BENT MY WOOKIE     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I ATE MY WORM 4053 (13-3-0)            5  3  0         I BENT MY WOOKIE     
THE SCORPION 604 (17-19-4)             3  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      
ED MCMUN 4150 (16-4-2)                 1  3  0         ALL THE MUN'S MEN    
ELEFUNTMUN 4173 (10-7-1)               1  3  0         ALL THE MUN'S MEN    

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARAGORN 4082 (3-0-0)                   4  1  1  DEAD   THE FELLOWSHIP       
LIVING DEAD GIRL 4077 (12-1-1)         4  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NASTY 3651 (3-2-0)                     6  3  1         THE SEALS            
HAROLD JOHNSON 4130 (5-4-0)            3  3  0         THE DEATH SQUAD      
*JERICHO NOLESKI* 3949 (1-0-0)         1  3  0         FRAG 'EM ALL!        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I'M SPECIAL 4055 (0-0-0)               4  3  0         I BENT MY WOOKIE     
WONDER WOMUN 4180 (0-0-0)              2  3  0  DEAD   ALL THE MUN'S MEN    
GO BANANA! 4062 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         I BENT MY WOOKIE