DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2004    Duedate: 01/05/2005

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MALKAI
DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
(19-4571) [27-8-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MALKAI                         GENE YUSS
DRAGON JUNKIES (392)           FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
(19-4571) [27-8-0,99]          (19-4798) [2-1-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD WEST                      WILD WEST
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-3759) [14-19-0,90]         (19-3759) [14-19-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  17
2. FUNKY FOLK IV (405)         13      CURTAIN CALL (404)
3. DRAGON JUNKIES (392)         6      Unchartered Team
4. ANARCHY (342)                6
5. CURTAIN CALL (404)         -12      FUNKY FOLK IV (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CURTAIN CALL (404)        55  38  5 59.1   1/ 1 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      6  0 0
 2/ 4*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)        8   7  0 53.3   2/ 5*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)       5  4 0
 3/ 3 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      67  69  5 49.3   3/ 3 ANARCHY (342)             5  5 0
 4/ 5 ANARCHY (342)            158 189 21 45.5   4/ 4 CURTAIN CALL (404)        3  6 1
 5/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 257 354 12 42.1   5/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  3  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZUWAYZA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  FUNKY FOLK IV is 
now ranked 2nd with a 2-0-0 turn.  What's with SIMON'S REVENGE?  He actually beat 
CURTAIN CALL's MISCHEF, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at CURTAIN CALL.  MALIGN lost 10 points to KUNG-FU MASTER.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MALIGN will provide more easy wins...  CRAZY was reminded 
on the sands why CALLISTA is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ZUWAYZA thinks DRAGON 
JUNKIES and their 67-69-5 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
The bums at ANARCHY couldn't face the challenges from DRAGON JUNKIES!  No excuse for 
that!  What do people see in TRAVEL HOLIDAY?  His 2-3-0?  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 12 points.  Taunt your opponent WHITE WOLF!  That was my lucky 
charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 17 points!)  GULF COAST D should have 
an easy win.  GULF COAST D's gonna be practicin' hard this week, after WHITE WOLF, 
lower ranked by far, mashed him!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is CURTAIN CALL getting weak?  What sort of warriors let a 
comrade fall without getting revenge?  Times have changed...  How long have I been 
here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALKAI 4571                  27   8  0    99       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MYSTIC 4348                  13  14  2    91       ANARCHY (342)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD WEST 3759               14  19  0    90       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 CRAZY 4785                   11  10  3    79       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 MALIGN 4780                  17   5  0    70       CURTAIN CALL (404)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOW BURN 4630                6   4  0    59       ANARCHY (342)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WOLF 3878               7  13  0    56       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 SIMON'S REVENGE 4791          4   3  0    49       ANARCHY (342)
 GULF COAST D 4789             4   1  0    42       ANARCHY (342)
 MISCHEF 4781                  9  13  1    41       CURTAIN CALL (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENE YUSS 4798                2   1  0    22       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
-DAYNE JEROUS 4792             2   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
 JERRY ATTRICKS 4797           2   1  0    14       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
-HIGH ELF 4732                 2   4  1    13       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992           2   3  0    12       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-FATHOM 4763                   2   1  0     7       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 NORMALACY 4800                0   3  0     3       ANARCHY (342)
-BLACK MAIDEN 4758             0   1  0     1       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHAOS 4779            13  5 0 CURTAIN CALL 404      CALLISTA 4575         495 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gene Yuss -- Uh...that's short for "You Gene Yuss"?  Yes, I thought so.  That's okay.
I like a certain level of intelligence in a man. -- White Wolf
P.S.  I didn't mean for you to nearly die in the Infirmary, but what did you expect,
after all?  It's what I do.  In its way, that was a classic.
P.P.S.  Actually, the Infirmarian was to blame for you nearly dying.  Or maybe the
orderlies.

Jerry Attricks -- My Good Fellow!  You're much too ol--ah, to experienced for this
sort of thing.  These are your golden years, sir!  You should be spending them on a
tropical beach, golden sand, swaying dancers, slender palms, that sort of thing.
Come over to the guildhouse where I have my office and I'll see what I can fix up for
you. -- Travel Holiday
P.S.  I believe Debby Tonte found an excellent beach-side hotel on the ocean south of
Lirith Kai...the, ah, Hamadrina Hilton, she calls it.  Drinks with fruit and
umbrellas in them.  Very healthy.

Malkai -- (scowling)  Dragons aren't period.  They're anachronistic.  You should
either be a fossil or, hmm, maybe a maddened grizzly bear or a mean-tempered longhorn
bull.  Take care of that before we meet again. -- Wild West

Our congratulations to Callista, though we never had a chance to meet her.  Enjoy the
Isle. -- Jorja and The Magnificent Mags

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GENE YUSS bested TRAVEL HOLIDAY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GULF COAST D was bested by WHITE WOLF in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
CALLISTA overcame CRAZY in a action packed 1 minute veteran's match.
MALKAI unbelievably bested WILD WEST in a popular 3 minute veteran's Title contest.
MALIGN was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
MISCHEF was overpowered by SIMON'S REVENGE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JERRY ATTRICKS devastated NORMALACY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 499 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MALKAI 4571                27   8  0   99 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRAZY 4785                 11  10  3   79 CURTAIN CALL (404)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIMON'S REVENGE 4791        4   3  0   49 ANARCHY (342)
AIMED BLOW       GULF COAST D 4789           4   1  0   42 ANARCHY (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD WEST 3759.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WILD WEST 3759.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHITE WOLF 3878, MALKAI 
4571, SIMON'S REVENGE 4791, TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992, GULF COAST D 4789, CRAZY 4785, JERRY 
ATTRICKS 4797, NORMALACY 4800, GENE YUSS 4798, and MALIGN 4780.

The least popular fighter this week was MISCHEF 4781.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MALIGN 4780, GENE YUSS 4798, NORMALACY 4800, JERRY ATTRICKS 4797, CRAZY 
4785, GULF COAST D 4789, TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992, SIMON'S REVENGE 4791, MALKAI 4571, and 
WHITE WOLF 3878.

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

CALLISTA (19-4575) DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

                                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            
CHANGELING 2164 (122-140-4)            8  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        
HONEY HANNA 2672 (93-53-2)             0  5  0         LOST SOULS II        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD OF THE FLOYDS 3638 (40-18-1)      5  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        
LADY LACE 2544 (95-49-0)               0  5  0         LOST SOULS II        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PEACE 4280 (32-36-2)                   9  3  0         DRUNKEN TOAD         
OSIRIS 4111 (32-21-2)                  2  3  0         ANARCHY              
HAPPY JACK 4086 (37-28-2)              0  2  0         THE MOTHERSHIP       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VIN DIESEL 4727 (4-3-0)                0  1  0  DEAD   XXX                  

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLOW BURN 4630 (6-4-0)                 0  2  0         ANARCHY              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OLD MILK 3177 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         MYTHING STENCHES     
GULF COAST D 4789 (2-0-0)              1  3  0         ANARCHY              
SIMON'S REVENGE 4791 (1-3-0)           0  2  0         ANARCHY              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENE YUSS 4798 (0-0-0)                10  3  0         FUNKY FOLK IV        
D 4183 (0-0-0)                         4  3  0         BAD YEARBOOK NAMES   
B 4182 (0-0-0)                         0  2  0         BAD YEARBOOK NAMES   

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREEDOM ROCK 3134 (11-8-2)             1  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK MAIDEN 4758 (0-1-0)              9  3  0         DRAGON JUNKIES       
NAUGATUCK 2948 (1-3-0)                 0  2  0         UNTAMED PHONE BILL