DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2004    Duedate: 08/24/2004

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUTHLESS
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4591) [15-5-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUTHLESS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             
(15-4591) [15-5-0,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITTLE CURRENT                 STALKING HORSE
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4371) [24-24-3,108]        (15-4569) [10-20-1,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          25
2. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          17      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)   0      Unchartered Team
4. STARBASE 5 (263)            -1
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  27  17  0 61.4   1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        9  2 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       276 227 16 54.9   2/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          21  19  1 52.5   3/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          2  1 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       332 446  8 42.7   4- 3 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Governator, look at that:  my random matchups have afforded you 2/3 of
your losses!  Too bad, eh?  My challenge(s) goes out to, to, YOU!  AGAIN!  What a
surprise!

                                   Ruth, more or less, Duelmistress

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of MALCORN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with FALLING RAIN?  She 
actually beat MALCORN's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at TRIPLE CROWN while they watched CHARISMATIC clobber 
STALKING HORSE.  He lost 8 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  VENOMOUS CONCUBINE was reminded on the sands why RUTHLESS is Duelmaster.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  MALCORN thinks POLITICALY 
INCORRECT and their 27-17-0 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at TRIPLE CROWN ain't reelin'!  POLITICALY 
INCORRECT's mad!  What do people see in WOODWALKER?  His 14-29-1?  GREENWARDENS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 72 points.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, 
WOODWALKER, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by LITTLE CURRENT, 33 
points above you, is dues.  LITTLE CURRENT defeated WOODWALKER.  I bet LITTLE CURRENT 
could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, GREENWARDENS knows who to set their sights on.  
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTHLESS 4591                15   5  0   120       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          24  24  3   108       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-THE GOVERNATOR 4578          10   3  0   100       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODWALKER 4433              14  29  1    72       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIL E. TEE 4608               6   2  0    61       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           9   2  0    59       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 CHARISMATIC 4607              9   4  0    57       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STALKING HORSE 4569          10  20  1    51       GREENWARDENS (244)
 GREENGROVE 4612               8   4  0    47       GREENWARDENS (244)
-MORTIKHAN 2294                6   5  1    46       STARBASE 5 (263)
-BATTERY 2293                  6   3  0    37       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODEN ARROW 4619             4   1  0    30       GREENWARDENS (244)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOREVER 2540                  4   1  0    21       STARBASE 5 (263)
 FALLING RAIN 4631             1   0  0    20       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHANTOM LORD 4613             3   3  0    13       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STORMCLOUD 4379       17 34 0 GREENWARDENS 244      LITTLE CURRENT 4371   491         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wooden Arrow -- You are partially right.  I cannot reveal my true mission, nor can I
reveal the success, or lack of, that I've had.  We have not shared an update in quite
a while with our home base, but I'm sure if you've read the original, from back in
the archives, you can get an idea.  How you know as much as you know...is beyond me!
You are not a spy eh?  You are one of those shape shifters...are you not?  You're not
interested in plane walking are you? -- Mortikhan

Little Current -- Amazing.  I knew I was likely to die on the sands, but I never
expected to be electrocuted!  It was shocking, totally shocking.  Okay, it wasn't
really such a surprise, except that I lasted this long.  But I got to thinking, two
years, okay, maybe I'm going to make it.  And then--ZZZap!  I'm dead.  Odd, really.
-- Ghost of Stormcloud

Charismatic -- That may work with some people, but not me.  Charisma turns me off.
Well, actually, it must turn me on in some ways, because it makes me twitchy.  And
besides--don't laugh--I think I may be allergic to horses! -- Stalking Horse,
sneezing

Lil E. Tee -- (sigh)  Horses and standbys, and why couldn't *I* get a standby?  I
wouldn't have minded.  You wouldn't catch ME complaining about thieves and such, no
you would NOT.  (heavier sigh) -- Greengrove
P.S.  This is some kind of prelude or foretaste of losing my winning record, isn't
it?

Well, nobody TOLD me I had to learn Kung-Fu.  I thought I just had to learn regular
Shewish fighting, and I can DO that. -- Woodwalker the unprepared

I do not complain of fighting the Convicted Thief.  The Thief deserved to be beaten
up, and I did it.  I look upon it as a public service. -- Wooden Arrow

Ed. -- I will make you an honorary rightie. -- Woodwalker

     My heart goes pitter-pat. -- Ed.

Ed. -- Re the echo and acoustic tile, do you think you could convince the Commission
that banking the sides of the arena with bales of hay is not an acceptable
substitute?  Setting aside little details like hay fever, and a serious reduction of
the size of the fighting floor due to the encroaching bales, it makes this place look
ridiculous.  Um, more ridiculous than it already does. -- Jorja

     It's one of those eco-friendly things and I think you're stuck with it for the
     time being. -- Ed.

Woodwalker -- You depend too much on strength of the body, grasshopper.  Your will
hesitates and is lost when this is not enough. -- Ta Di Ta, Master of Kung-Fu

Stormcloud -- And on my challenge, yet.  SORRY! -- Little (a lot, sorry) Current

Stalking Horse -- You gotta give me ONE thing:  I DID lose composure and cry out in
pain! -- Charismatic

Greengrove -- Lucky for me, agreed? -- Li'L E. Tee

Stormcloud -- Why, I'd swallow it,  of course. -- Ruthless

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LITTLE CURRENT devastated WOODWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RUTHLESS won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
STALKING HORSE was luckily beaten by CHARISMATIC in a action packed 3 minute fight.
GREENGROVE bested KARNHORN SPY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
WOODEN ARROW viciously subdued PHANTOM LORD in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
FALLING RAIN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 492 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    RUTHLESS 4591              15   5  0  120 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607            9   4  0   57 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   GREENGROVE 4612             8   4  0   47 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is LITTLE CURRENT 4371.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STALKING HORSE 4569.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREENGROVE 
4612, WOODEN ARROW 4619, RUTHLESS 4591, LITTLE CURRENT 4371, CHARISMATIC 4607, 
PHANTOM LORD 4613, FALLING RAIN 4631, WOODWALKER 4433,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was WOODWALKER 4433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FALLING RAIN 4631, PHANTOM LORD 4613, CHARISMATIC 4607, LITTLE CURRENT 
4371, RUTHLESS 4591, WOODEN ARROW 4619, GREENGROVE 4612, STALKING HORSE 4569,  0, and 
0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUTHLESS (15-4591) TRIPLE CROWN (382)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                                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