DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/14/2004    Duedate: 10/27/2004

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TELLER FLETE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4510) [11-15-0,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TELLER FLETE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            
(24-4510) [11-15-0,81]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TELLER FLETE                   TELLER FLETE
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-4510) [11-15-0,81]         (24-4510) [11-15-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         48
2. CHARM CITY (437)            34      13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
3. FACES OF DOOM (449)          0      Unchartered Team
4. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)       -14
5. 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)    -19      BEST C4 (265)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FACES OF DOOM (449)        5   0  0  100   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      10  4 0
 2/ 2 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   24  12  1 66.7   2/ 2 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   5  3 1
 3/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      77  71  3 52.0   3/ 5 CHARM CITY (437)          3  2 0
 4/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      417 430 12 49.2   4/ 3 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      2  4 0
 5/ 6 CHARM CITY (437)           9  16  0 36.0   5- 4*FACES OF DOOM (449)       1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Lightning danced across the heights of the Hurinwood behind the town.
     Teller Flete stood at the window and glared out, the room dark behind him.
Nothing moved but rain.  So far.  Soon, there would be something, someone else.
Storms always brought the Cat out.  He had seen it, actually seen the Cat itself,
twice, and he'd seen its tracks and its kills several times.  People talked about it
in hushed voices when they talked at all.  They seemed to think it was a demon.
Maybe it was.  So what?  He fancied the idea of having a demon for a pet....
     There was movement.
     Teller leaned out of his open window, heedless of the rain.  What was a little
rain at a time like this?  There was someone in the narrow street that ran along the
side of the guildhouse.  Some ONE, not the Cat.  He could tell that by the way the
man moved.  Something familiar about the movement...ah!  The rolling gait of a
horsemen or a sailor.  And a tall man.  Not tall as a Shew, but taller than normal.
     A flash of lightning closer to the town lit the alley briefly.  Long enough.
Barkhaotai, the Ambitious Guard!  If his ambitions extended to catching the Cat,
Teller would have to deal with him.  And, after all, what was one dead Rirorni that
anyone would care?  They would probably put it down to the Cat, anyway.
     Teller eased himself through the window and dropped to the ground, then
straightened to his full height.  The terms of his arena contract stated that he was
five feet eleven inches, requiring him to take two feet off his true height.
Hunching wouldn't do it, he had a spell to make up the difference.  A lot of people
associated with the arena didn't realize that.  They'd be in for a shock if they met
him now....
     Teller followed the Guard.  The man seemed to have a definite goal in mind, and
it wasn't the city governor's compound where he normally worked.  The wizard had
taken over that; some people were upset, but Teller didn't figure it mattered.  Not
to ordinary people.  The wizard never bothered HIM, and the fights were more exciting
now.  Especially the night fights.  Impressively gory if you liked that kind of
thing, and he did.  If the wizard was in the government compound, did that mean the
Guard worked for the wizard now?  That was a thought to make any man pause.  Teller
had no desire to cross the wizard.  At least, not until he had the Cat in his
possession.
     The Guard was working his way to the inland edge of town.  The Cat's hunting
ground.  So he WAS after the Cat!  The question remaining:  was Barkhaotai working on
his own, or was he on the wizard's business?
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Meanwhile, on the waterfront, all was quiet and dark.  Except for the drumming
of rain on cobbles and roofs and the chinks of lamplight that escaped the shutters.
Basically, quiet and dark.
     A woman screamed.  A door slammed open, spilling light and a tangle of the
tavern's customers onto the wet pavement.  The knot of arms and legs began to unravel
itself into individual people who slipped away down one alley or another.
     A dog, standing a lonely watch on one of the ships tied up nearby, began to
bark.
     The Great White Shark surfaced and swam to the foot of a ladder, climbed
quickly, and accepted the hooded cloak Stonefish had ready.  Neither gladiator spoke,
but the Shark nodded once as it pulled the cloak around its pale body.  They crossed
the paved waterfront, avoiding the spill of light from the tavern door, and merged
with the shadows.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 249): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 499): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 499): SHADOWCAT of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 492): WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 488): TELLER FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 488): STAYED HOME of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 489): BLUE RING OCTOPUS of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 481): SONORA SARA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 450): SPECTRUM of AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 443): PORTERHOUSE ARREST of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 436): FLOYD B. RICK of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 196): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 348): LACHES of LEGALESE (Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 337): JHANA of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 151): MORROLAN E'DRIEN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                             Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 384): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 249): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 499): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective, Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 499): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 492): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 488): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 488): none
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 489): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-o-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 481): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 450): AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 443): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 436): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 196): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 348): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 337): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 151): OUTCASTS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 384): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 498): PERSIANA JONES of SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 498): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 488): STAYED HOME of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 489): BLUE RING OCTOPUS of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 481): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 450): SPECTRUM of AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 337): JHANA of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     No doubt Boo could have handled a goose, or even a Duck, but not ME.  I am
something quite SPECIAL and not often met with.  And I say to Boo, Ha!

                                    Teller Flete

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZORPUNT, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  CHARM CITY had cause to celebrate, after LORD 
BALTIMORE got 23 points by beating TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking 
of which, LORD BALTIMORE was winsome, after beating TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA and seeing it 
lose 22 points.  KHALHUMS DWARF found out that ZORPUNT isn't a democracy.  You've 
gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in ZORPUNT is taking 
speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, JOE POOLE is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZORPUNT is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  ZORPUNT, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at 
The Dripping Blade.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELLER FLETE 4510            11  15  0    81       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GORTHAUR 4372                 5   0  0    78       FACES OF DOOM (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE POOLE 4534               10   7  0    64       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 CAPTAIN INSANO 4564          10   3  0    63       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINE LEAF 4580                9   6  0    53       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 LORD BALTIMORE 4232           5   6  0    51       CHARM CITY (437)
 STONEFISH 4489               11   8  0    50       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 LIMPETTE 4581                10   5  0    49       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511       10  11  0    45       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-BOO 4558                      6   4  0    42       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594        3   4  1    29       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
-TIGER SHARK 4575              3   4  0    28       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-TAIPAN 4583                   1   3  0    27       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JFX 4265                      2   0  0    19       CHARM CITY (437)
-JHU LACROSSE 4234             1   2  0    15       CHARM CITY (437)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KILL ME PLEASE 4336    0  1 0 CHARM CITY 437        BANDIT PRINCE 417     489 NONE    
TOMBO LARK 4488        9 21 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     TRISKAIDEKAPHOBI 4594 488         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Triskadekaphobia -- You just HAD to do that, didn't you?  Now I've got no choice but
to regard thirteen as an unlucky number. -- Ghost of Tombo Lark

Y'know, this "Fratsfa Slave" is kinda sad.  He's Aruaki, you can tell by his furry
pointed ears, but cats just shouldn't BE that humble.  The Fratsfans must've really
done a number on him.  They should be hung.  And buried in a cat box. -- Joe Poole

Stonefish -- I never SAW such a fish for getting under foot!  Every time I stepped
clear, you squirmed over and got right back under my feet. -- Pine Leaf

Lord Baltimore -- Did you know your wife's a cake?  Fact.  I have the recipe.  At
least, I think it's here somewhere.... -- Limpette

That's it?  No personals from anybody but us last time?  So few active warriors, so
few fights, that there were PERSONAL ADS on the FRONT PAGE?  That's Bad. -- Leeta

JFX -- At least I made you work for it! -- Jessaro Dra, once of Mordant

Joe Poole -- My master expects you to pay for the skill I taught you.  The going

price for an initiative routine is half an eagle. -- Piatri, slave of Arsanj of
Fratsfa
P.S.  It would have been more if you'd gotten a rating at the same time.

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILL ME PLEASE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GREAT WHITE SHARK was vanquished by JOE POOLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
STONEFISH was outlasted by CAPTAIN INSANO in a dull 23 minute Challenge fight.
TELLER FLETE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
LIMPETTE demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA was vanquished by LORD BALTIMORE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
PINE LEAF savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
JFX defeated CULT MEMBER in a dull 6 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 489 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    JOE POOLE 4534             10   7  0   64 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
TOTAL PARRY      CAPTAIN INSANO 4564        10   3  0   63 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
AIMED BLOW       LIMPETTE 4581              10   5  0   49 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TELLER FLETE 4510.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TELLER FLETE 4510.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINE LEAF 4580, 
LORD BALTIMORE 4232, JOE POOLE 4534, LIMPETTE 4581, TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594, KILL ME 
PLEASE 4336, GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511, JFX 4265, STONEFISH 4489, and CAPTAIN INSANO 
4564.

The least popular fighter this week was CAPTAIN INSANO 4564.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STONEFISH 4489, JFX 4265, GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511, KILL ME 
PLEASE 4336, TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA 4594, LIMPETTE 4581, JOE POOLE 4534, LORD BALTIMORE 
4232, PINE LEAF 4580, and TELLER FLETE 4510.

                                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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes