DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2005    Duedate: 01/19/2005

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GREAT WHITE SHARK
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4511) [14-13-0,79]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GREAT WHITE SHARK              MONTY
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)           RESCUE RANGERS (342)
(24-4511) [14-13-0,79]         (24-3455) [4-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PINE LEAF                      MONTY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            RESCUE RANGERS (342)
(24-4580) [12-9-0,57]          (24-3455) [4-1-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AUSSIE KILLERS (455)        19
2. LOOK OUT!! (460)             0      AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
3. WATER DECK (459)             0      Unchartered Team
4. CHARM CITY (437)             0
5. STAR DRECK (467)             0      RESCUE RANGERS (342)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3*STAR DRECK (467)           6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       7  8 0
 2/ 2*RESCUE RANGERS (342)       8   3  0 72.7   2/ 4 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      4  2 0
 3- 4 WATER DECK (459)          55  37  4 59.8   3/ 3*RESCUE RANGERS (342)      4  3 0
 4- 5*LOOK OUT!! (460)           5   4  0 55.6   4- 2*LOOK OUT!! (460)          2  2 0
 5/ 6 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      86  74  3 53.8   5- 5*STAR DRECK (467)          1  0 0
 6/ 7 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      432 445 12 49.3   6- 6 WATER DECK (459)          1  1 0
 7- 8 CHARM CITY (437)          10  22  0 31.3   7- 8 CHARM CITY (437)          0  2 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): LIMPETTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): VISION of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): THUNDERCATS (Balzar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 504): SHADOWCAT of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 497): WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 493): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Stonefish, you're going to have to figure out a way to get at someone smart
enough to wear steel gloves!  But it was a good try on your part, if someone who just
stands there could be said to be trying.

                                      Limpette

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZORPUNT!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with GREAT WHITE SHARK?  It 
actually beat KRILL CAVALRY's PINE LEAF, and walked away with 12 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at KRILL CAVALRY.  PINE LEAF lost 10 points to GREAT WHITE 
SHARK.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PINE LEAF will provide more easy wins... 
ZORPUNT, set your sights on VENOMOUS CONCUBINE.  She'll be happy to entertain all 
requests after defeating LIMPETTE.  GREAT WHITE SHARK looked pretty Duelmasterlike as 
it took ZORPUNT's top spot with 79 points.  Now, what will LIMPETTE do?  Wouldn't it 
be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the 
uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, PINE LEAF!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ZORPUNT is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511       14  13  0    79       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARTORTLE 4521               10   4  1   102       WATER DECK (459)
-GYRADOS 4476                 15   4  0    93       WATER DECK (459)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMPETTE 4581                14   7  0    78       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 STONEFISH 4489               16   9  0    69       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTY 3455                    4   1  0    60       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
 PINE LEAF 4580               12   9  0    57       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE POOLE 4534               12  11  0    52       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-JAMES T. JERK 4590            6   1  0    50       STAR DRECK (467)
-TENTACRUEL 4588               3   4  0    50       WATER DECK (459)
-LORD BALTIMORE 4232           5   9  0    34       CHARM CITY (437)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGER SHARK 4575              3   4  0    28       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 TRINA LARK 4615               3   3  0    28       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-TAIPAN 4583                   1   3  0    27       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALE 3458                     4   1  0    21       RESCUE RANGERS (342)
-JFX 4265                      3   2  0    21       CHARM CITY (437)
-OOZING SORE 4482              2   0  0    21       LOOK OUT!! (460)
-VAPOREON 4613                 1   1  0    15       WATER DECK (459)
-JHU LACROSSE 4234             1   2  0    15       CHARM CITY (437)
-AMISH NINJA 4619              1   0  0    13       LOOK OUT!! (460)
-POOP SLINGER 4478             1   1  0     8       LOOK OUT!! (460)
 BUBBA JONES 4621              1   2  0     5       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-HERPES 4479                   1   1  0     4       LOOK OUT!! (460)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TELLER FLETE 4510     13 16 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     GORTHAUR 4372         492         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Barkhaotai, Ambitious Guard -- Are you SURE this is the right direction for your
ambitions?  To desire a better position and life for yourself is good, but what you
seem to be approaching is a death for yourself.  Don't do this.  Retire now, while
you can, and run a tavern or something. -- Pine Leaf

Monty -- So...you rescue rangers, do you?  And then bury them in the sand?  Thanks
loads, but I could do without that sort of thing. -- Joe Poole

Dale -- Well, shucky-doo!  They didn't tell me I'd have to fight Orcs!  I don't do
orcs at all.  Not if I see 'em coming first. -- Bubba Jones

Ah, the Mordant Refugee.  Too bad he can't find work that suits him better. -- Trina
Lark

T-Hawk -- Sorry, but we're going to have to wait to find out what Stonefish and the
Shark found until after the Face to Face. -- the Scribe

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

GREAT WHITE SHARK devastated PINE LEAF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
STONEFISH unbelievably bested MONTY in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
LIMPETTE was overcome by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's match.
JOE POOLE vanquished DALE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TRINA LARK overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BUBBA JONES was devastated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 495 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511     14  13  0   79 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
AIMED BLOW       LIMPETTE 4581              14   7  0   78 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
TOTAL PARRY      STONEFISH 4489             16   9  0   69 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
WALL OF STEEL    MONTY 3455                  4   1  0   60 RESCUE RANGERS (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PINE LEAF 4580.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MONTY 3455.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOE POOLE 4534, GREAT WHITE 
SHARK 4511, LIMPETTE 4581, TRINA LARK 4615, PINE LEAF 4580, STONEFISH 4489, DALE 
3458, BUBBA JONES 4621,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BUBBA JONES 4621.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DALE 3458, STONEFISH 4489, PINE LEAF 4580, TRINA LARK 4615, 
LIMPETTE 4581, GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511, JOE POOLE 4534, MONTY 3455,  0, and  0.

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes