DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/16/2004    Duedate: 08/28/2004

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EAGLES LAIR
WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
(17-6310) [8-5-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EAGLES LAIR                    SUSSY SUSSMEIER
WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)         HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
(17-6310) [8-5-1,116]          (17-6631) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOUSE NOYLE                    SUSSY SUSSMEIER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
(17-6252) [22-29-0,98]         (17-6631) [2-0-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    26
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            26      WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
3. HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)   25      Unchartered Team
4. WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)      19
5. LET'S DUEL! (519)            0HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HAMENDON ELECTRICA (539)   8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 10  5 1
 2/ 3 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    34  22  3 60.7   2/ 4*HAMENDON ELECTRICA (539)  8  2 0
 3/ 6 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 208 169  7 55.2   3/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 4- 9 LET'S DUEL! (519)         23  27  1 46.0   4/ 2 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  7 0
 5/11 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   57  75  2 43.2   5- 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         3  4 0
 6/10 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       50  67  5 42.7   6/ 9 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    2  0 1
 7/12 MIDDLE WAY (484)         182 308  3 37.1   7/10 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       1  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Whoa!  Mouse Noyle, you really are a mouse?!  A 5'9" mouse!  What happened?  I
suspect the illegal use of magic is involved!  What evil wizard turned you into a
mouse?  Tell us and we'll see that he is properly punished.  If possible we'll have
you turned back into your human form.  I'm sure the Karnhorn authorities would be
interested in examining you and running tests.  This is why magic in the Glorious
Empire is strictly controlled.  This will not go unpunished!

Sigil Camisado
Duelmaster
Servant of Kjarran
Balance of Terror

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ALJAFIR will ever be the same.  WHEN EAGLES DARE stable has parlayed this 
turn's 1-0-1 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  
Good work, guys!  The HAMENDON ELECTRICAL guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to 
be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And 
let's see, MCARTHUR fought FRATSFA SLAVE and gained 15 points and contributed to 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES' 3-2-0.  CAPT KIRCHNER has lost to TABETA UNIS, falling 7 points, 
while helping make 82ND ILLINOIS a 0-2-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was 
between EAGLES LAIR and our Duelmaster SIGIL CAMISADO, making a challenge.  
Somebody's not going to like this, (then again, somebody will), but our Duelmaster, 
SIGIL CAMISADO, has died, and EAGLES LAIR has killed him.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Vile Vizier?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BALANCE OF TERROR has cause to 
stand tall, as they were ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is 
a team to beat.  And avoiding BALANCE OF TERROR more than any other team we find 
HAMENDON ELECTRICAL.  ALJAFIR, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing? 
Well, sports fans, take notice that CAPT KIRCHNER from 82ND ILLINOIS was ALJAFIR's 
most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ALJAFIR, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAGLES LAIR 6310              8   5  1   116       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             22  29  0    98       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-DARK MAGICIAN 6417            9   2  0    92       LET'S DUEL! (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           8   3  0    85       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            16  16  0    75       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LA JINN 6419                  5   5  1    66       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             10  20  0    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARON EL 6414                10  19  0    53       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PURPLE HEART 6590             6   6  1    48       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 NAPOLEON 6578                 9   5  0    46       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            7   3  0    44       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 MCARTHUR 6611                 4   3  0    43       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772              9  10  0    39       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACHILLES 6612                 4   2  0    32       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 SUSSY SUSSMEIER 6631          2   0  0    29       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LT. OLSEN 6245                2   3  1    21       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   4  0    18       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 PIP THE TROLL 6597            4   5  0    17       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 THE HATCHETMAN 6632           2   0  0    15       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
 FORCAS 6538                   3   2  0    14       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-GRACEFUL CHARITY 6586         2   3  0    13       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 WHEEL OF SHIFTS 6638          1   0  0    13       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
-PHILLY STEAK 6406             3   3  0    12       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 DUNMORON 6628                 2   0  0     9       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
 VURZHAL UR 6618               1   4  0     7       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 THE SHARK 6630                1   1  0     5       HAMENDON ELECTRICAL (539)
 LT MUELLER 6423               0   2  0     2       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-DICEY BOY 6634                0   1  0     1       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 MARIN NEH 6637                0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-SHADOW GHOUL 6633             0   1  0     1       LET'S DUEL! (519)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SIGIL CAMISADO 5703   12 18 0 BALANCE OF TERROR 472 EAGLES LAIR 6310      491         
ARGUS AZAZEL 6314      3  2 0 BALANCE OF TERROR 472 PURPLE HEART 6590     489 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sigil Camisado -- I see it very clearly, you are ANTI-MOUSE!  This is unacceptable.
The world being what it is, Mice must and WILL triumph.  Soon, there will be none but
Mice in the world, with a few humans we may keep around to amuse yourselves.  Pets,
you know.  Many a Mouse has kept a boy for a pet.  It's a standard growth stage. --
Mouse Noyle

La Jinn -- I've got an idea, let's NOT duel!  Let's go out and have fish and chips,
or something enjoyable along those lines.  Who knows, we might start a whole new
trend! -- Tabeta Unis, having a tired day

Napoleon -- Ah, is that why you're a bit whiffy?  The monsters in the bathtub are too
much for you, I suppose.  (shakes his head sadly)  You need a rubber ducky, they are
GUARANTEED to deter monsters in the bathtub, to the extent that a tub with a ducky
HAS no monsters.  Of course, they--the rubber duckies--can get a bit demanding once
they settle in.  Special food, days off, another ducky of the opposite gender for
companionship, on and on.  But it's worth it.  So far, anyway. -- Daron El

Forcas -- (cold look up and down)  Your terror is unbalanced.  Too much weight on the
right.  You need to fix that and without delay, as unbalanced terror is an ecological
hazard. -- Vurzhal Ur

I draw the Convicted Assassin for a farewell fight?  How boring.  He's so hopeless.
-- Karo Lee
P.S.  You'd think the Andorians would draw a lesson from that.

Ah, I knew it!  Sigil Camisado is PICKING on me!  Definitely Anti-Mouse. -- Mouse
Noyle

Eagles Lair -- For a Shewish giant, you fight very well. -- Quivra

Purple Heart -- Are you terrified yet? -- Etien Haxan

Vurzhal Ur -- Well I tried.  And I so wanted a Shewish rug for my apartment.  It
would go well with my decor. -- Forcas

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

SIGIL CAMISADO was butchered by EAGLES LAIR in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
CAPT KIRCHNER lost to TABETA UNIS in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
THE HATCHETMAN subdued VURZHAL UR in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
DUNMORON unbelievably bested LT MUELLER in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
SUSSY SUSSMEIER savagely defeated PIP THE TROLL in a 3 minute Challenge match.
MOUSE NOYLE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
QUIVRA NGEDO overpowered NAPOLEON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DARON EL savagely defeated ETIEN HAXAN in a action packed 5 minute gruesome melee.
PURPLE HEART vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
MCARTHUR overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
ACHILLES overpowered THE SHARK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
FORCAS slimly won victory over MARIN NEH in a 2 minute brutal amateur's conflict.
WHEEL OF SHIFTS demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  17 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  15 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  32 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 491 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EAGLES LAIR 6310            8   5  1  116 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
PARRY-STRIKE     NAPOLEON 6578               9   5  0   46 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPT KIRCHNER 6093          7   3  0   44 82ND ILLINOIS (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOUSE NOYLE 6252.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUSSY SUSSMEIER 6631.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARON EL 
6414, LT MUELLER 6423, MCARTHUR 6611, TABETA UNIS 6405, THE HATCHETMAN 6632, PURPLE 
HEART 6590, ACHILLES 6612, FORCAS 6538, EAGLES LAIR 6310, and CAPT KIRCHNER 6093.

The least popular fighter this week was NAPOLEON 6578.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VURZHAL UR 6618, WHEEL OF SHIFTS 6638, THE SHARK 6630, MOUSE NOYLE 
6252, PIP THE TROLL 6597, DUNMORON 6628, SIGIL CAMISADO 5703, MARIN NEH 6637, ETIEN 
HAXAN 5772, and QUIVRA NGEDO 5705.

                                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