DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2004    Duedate: 01/07/2005

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELIX
ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-4413) [26-17-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELIX                          OLD BALDY
ARENA FELINES (452)            STAR DRECK TNG (562)
(16-4413) [26-17-1,112]        (16-5449) [6-2-1,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEACH NUTT                     PEACH NUTT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5298) [19-17-2,86]         (16-5298) [19-17-2,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK II (565)         17
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         13      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. STAR DRECK TNG (562)        10      Unchartered Team
4. THUNDER CLAP (543)           9
5. LUST MUPPETS (188)           2      STAR DRECK TNG (562)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)         2   0  0  100   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (452)       8  5 0
 2/ 2*STAR DRECK TNG (562)       7   2  1 77.8   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5 10 0
 3/ 0 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  278 149  5 65.1   3/ 3 THUNDER CLAP (543)        4  2 2
 4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      129  86  7 60.0   4/ 4*STAR DRECK TNG (562)      3  0 0
 5/ 4*FUNKY FOLK II (565)       10   7  3 58.8   5/ 6*FUNKY FOLK II (565)       3  3 1
 6/ 5 LUST MUPPETS (188)        75  90  2 45.5   6- 7 YAMABUSHI (432)           2  0 0
 7- 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           96 116 12 45.3   7- 5*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        2  0 0
 8/ 7 THUNDER CLAP (543)        44  57  5 43.6   8/ 0 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   1  2 0
 9/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      397 572 16 41.0   9/ 8 LUST MUPPETS (188)        1  3 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.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for CARRIE OAKEY, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing GOLD 
FILLING like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  GOLD FILLING was bested by CARRIE OAKEY and drops 19 
points.  Our battling duelmaster FELIX has managed to hold the title, fending off 
CONVICTED ASSASSIN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, WILLAF.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the WILLAF arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid YAMABUSHI, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does 
WILLAF really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause LUST MUPPETS beats feet every time YAMABUSHI smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of O. PUN PLEEZJ, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.  Well, it looks like MOOT wasn't happy with last 
turn's rank, so he went for broke by challenging up 32 points.  No guts, no glory.  I 
heard MOOT laughed all the way to the inn as his new point total of 93 was posted in 
the arena.  I guess beating PEACH NUTT really pays!  MONKEYPANTS of LUST MUPPETS had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 12 points in a challenge which he 
lost.  I thought MONKEYPANTS showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by 
PUNH JENTLY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  This week 9-5-0 GOLD COAST was sent to the Dark Arena.  I 
know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of this.  There's 
got to be more reason for the sending of GOLD COAST to the Dark Arena than its record 
(9-5-0).  Anybody got any ideas GOLDEN GLADIATORS?  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELIX 4413                   26  17  1   112       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUSHIMO 5101                 13  13  3    98       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MOOT 5075                    15   4  0    93       LUST MUPPETS (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           16  37  0    90       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 FLUFFY 5060                  13   2  0    90       ARENA FELINES (452)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              19  17  2    86       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CAT MAN DO 4901              11  12  0    81       ARENA FELINES (452)
 HAPPY FUN BALL 4259          12  10  0    78       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-OLD GOLD 3878                 8   7  0    74       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHOCHU 4912                  10   8  2    71       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD BALDY 5449                6   2  1    64       STAR DRECK TNG (562)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARRIE OAKEY 5469             4   0  2    56       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-KUROHANA 5128                 8   2  0    47       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDENROD 4805                6   2  0    46       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-KUROME 5342                   7   8  2    41       YAMABUSHI (432)
-BENMAR 5227                   7  12  1    39       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 GOLD FILLING 4510            11   4  0    37       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           7   4  0    35       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. FISH 5482                  5   3  0    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SPLASH 5480                   3   1  1    30       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-APRIL FOOLS 5476              2   2  1    24       THUNDER CLAP (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARI ACHIE 5471               2   1  1    22       FUNKY FOLK II (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEC-TOR 5478                  2   3  0    22       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485              3   2  0    21       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456         2   0  0    21       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
-GEORDI LAFROG 5451            1   0  0    18       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
-STAN DAUFFISH 5472            1   0  0    17       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 MONKEYPANTS 5424              2   2  1    10       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 MONDAY 5487                   1   0  0     7       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-TESS TOSTERONE 5475           1   3  0     6       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-TANOSHII 5488                 1   0  0     5       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              0   2  0     2       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-TERRY YAKI 5483               0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK II (565)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 520  0  1 0   1                   SPLASH 5480           502 NONE    
GOLD COAST 4212        9  5 0 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 WURM KIN 543          502 NONE    
FACE PLANT 5368        3  6 0 LUST MUPPETS 188      HIGH ELF 535          502 NONE    
JUSTA FOX 5481         3  3 1 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CARRIE OAKEY 5469     500         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Perhaps there is yet room in this arena for The Golden Gladiators?  Looking forward
to bringing golden moments to your lives soon. -- Midas

Cat Man Do -- And then some days, you don't, eh?  But it was a good try. -- Peach
Nutt

Felix -- You want to be Duel2Dude?  Well, FINE.  You could just ASK me, you know!
There are things I'd RATHER be doing today than getting beaten UP, you know! -- O.
Pun Pleezj the exhausted annoyed

Felix -- Don't mind O.  He gets that way when he needs sleep. -- Peach Nutt

Cat A. Clysmic -- Hoo, I felt like I was caught in an earthquake or something.  Are
there earthquakes in Willaf?  Nobody warned me about stuff like that. -- O. Fish

Glueteous Maximus -- (stunned look)  I don't think I've ever seen a gluteous that
maximus before.  It's practically grotesque. -- Punh Jently

Tanoshii -- You shouldn't have been so mean to me!  I'm extremely attractive, you
know.  That's got to count for something in this world. -- Ketl Physhe

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

GOLD COAST was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FACE PLANT was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HAPPY FUN BALL was subdued by O. PUN PLEEZJ in a 5 minute expert's Challenge fight.
MOOT viciously subdued PEACH NUTT in a popular 9 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
MONKEYPANTS was bested by PUNH JENTLY in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
FELIX narrowly defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 10 minute one-sided Title struggle.
CAT MAN DO was defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute expert's melee.
FLUFFY viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
GOLD FILLING was vanquished by CARRIE OAKEY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOLDENROD handily defeated MARI ACHIE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CAT A. CLYSMIC was demolished by OLD BALDY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
O. FISH viciously subdued HEC-TOR in a 1 minute brutal contest.
SPLASH murdered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KETL PHYSHE was overcome by MONDAY in a 2 minute gruesome novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   6 -  1      25  |

Turn 502 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 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FELIX 4413                 26  17  1  112 ARENA FELINES (452)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLUFFY 5060                13   2  0   90 ARENA FELINES (452)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            19  17  2   86 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  OLD BALDY 5449              6   2  1   64 STAR DRECK TNG (562)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLDENROD 4805              6   2  0   46 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074         7   4  0   35 ARENA FELINES (452)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEACH NUTT 5298.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEACH NUTT 5298.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLUFFY 5060, 
MONKEYPANTS 5424, PUNH JENTLY 5485, CARRIE OAKEY 5469, OLD BALDY 5449, O. FISH 5482, 
KETL PHYSHE 5489, MONDAY 5487, HAPPY FUN BALL 4259, and GOLDENROD 4805.

The least popular fighter this week was FELIX 4413.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEC-TOR 5478, CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074, MARI ACHIE 5471, MOOT 5075, O. PUN 
PLEEZJ 5113, FACE PLANT 5368, SPLASH 5480, GOLD FILLING 4510, CAT MAN DO 4901, and 
GOLD COAST 4212.

                                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            
CUDDLY KOALA 555 (97-79-0)             0  5  0         LIQUOR               

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MATTAHOOPLE 4203 (6-1-1)               0  2  0         GIFTED GODS          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
D'WEASEL ZAPPA 4457 (24-22-0)          2  3  0         HELPLESS ANIMALS     
ARGINASE 4137 (5-3-1)                  1  3  0         ENZYMES              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE MECHANIC CRAZY 4977 (9-8-0)        0  2  0         ALL-TIME GREATS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BENMAR 5227 (7-11-1)                   1  3  0         THUNDER CLAP         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MILDEW 5431 (3-0-0)                    4  3  0         ABSTRACT DEMONS      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OLD BALDY 5449 (2-2-1)                14  3  0         STAR DRECK TNG       
MARI ACHIE 5471 (2-0-1)                5  3  0         FUNKY FOLK II        
CARRIE OAKEY 5469 (2-0-1)              2  3  0         FUNKY FOLK II        
STAN DAUFFISH 5472 (0-0-0)             2  3  1         FUNKY FOLK II        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARNAGUS 5428 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         ABSTRACT DEMONS      
JONIE LEIGH 5460 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         WENSINWASIN S.S.     

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PSYCHO GRANDMA! 5120 (10-1-1)          5  3  0         LOOK OUT!            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINCH CHICKEN 4414 (4-8-0)             3  3  0         LUST MUPPETS         

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MALVO 5371 (6-5-0)                     1  3  0  DEAD   THUNDER CLAP         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COUNTRY ROMANCE 5351 (0-1-0)           5  3  2         THUNDER TO GLORY     
FRIDAY 5479 (1-1-1)                    1  3  0         THUNDER CLAP