DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/31/2004    Duedate: 06/12/2004

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SQUYER
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4871) [17-8-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SQUYER                         WE LIKE THE MOON
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-4871) [17-8-0,105]         (25-5013) [4-3-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRON CHOLLU                    WE LIKE THE MOON
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-4988) [13-16-0,65]         (25-5013) [4-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)    30
2. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)        19      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. SPONGMONKEYS (467)          10      Unchartered Team
4. PRIMATES-R-US (389)          8
5. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)     6      SPONGMONKEYS (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  24  12  3 66.7   1/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)     10  2 0
 2/ 3 REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)  22  11  5 66.7   2/ 3 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  3  0 0
 3/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      76  39  2 66.1   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    3 11 0
 4/ 4*SPONGMONKEYS (467)         7   4  1 63.6   4/ 4 REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)  2  0 1
 5/ 0 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      104  82  4 55.9   5/ 0 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       2  2 0
 6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    90  74  4 54.9   6/ 5*SPONGMONKEYS (467)        1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LYRATILAN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, WRATH OF DOOM 
fought YENTA ZEL and gained 30 points and contributed to REDSANDSBLACKDEATH's 1-0-1.  
VELOND WOK has lost to WE LIKE THE MOON, falling 10 points, while helping make THE 
MIDDLE WAY 4 a 0-5-0 turn.  Defending its title for another turn, SOVEREYN kept 
PRIMATES-R-US' warrior, MONKEY WRENCH, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Mourngrym 
Inn and Tavern?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the CHAUCERS 
WORDS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LYRATILAN, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided CHAUCERS WORDS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was REDSANDSBLACKDEATH.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
YENTA ZEL from THE MIDDLE WAY 4 was LYRATILAN's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, THE MIDDLE WAY 4 has lost 
YENTA ZEL, and LYRATILAN is bound to miss her.  For a little while, at least.  A 
brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the 
fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUYER 4871                  17   8  0   105       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 MONKEY WRENCH 4442           11   4  0    98       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATH OF DOOM 4198            7   0  2    90       REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)
 STAYED HOME 4967              8   3  1    75       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             13  16  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 FELAWESHIPE 4968              8   2  0    59       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNGLE JIM 4713               9   2  0    54       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 HONOUR 5002                   6   4  0    45       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-WHIRLING CORPSE 4242          4   3  0    38       REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)
 GRAPE APE 4949                5   4  0    35       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013         4   3  0    33       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 PARDIS RAEN 5017              3   2  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-ALE K. HALL 4243              3   0  1    29       REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006               5   3  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-SHARP SHOOTER 4202            4   2  1    21       REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 MONKEY SUIT 4992              1   0  0    11       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
YENTA ZEL 4986        17 13 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  WRATH OF DOOM 4198    479         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stayed Home -- Sounds like a good plan to me.  I'm gonna try it. -- Yenta Zel

We Like the Moon -- So do I, but I don't expect it to win me fights. -- Velond Wok

Sovereyn -- Well, I guess that was a "sovereyn remedie" for me thinking I had any
idea what I was supposed to be doing out here. -- Bron Chollu
P.S.  Congratulations on graduating.

Wrath of Doom -- Interesting concept.  First personify Doom, then personify Doom's
Wrath...and take a Convincian neuter (horrid thought) and put a sword in its hand....
(sigh)  Not my kind of fight, I fear. -- Pardis Raen, who would prefer to fight
standbys, very low-ranked standbys

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STAYED HOME bested BRON CHOLLU in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WRATH OF DOOM butchered YENTA ZEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WE LIKE THE MOON viciously subdued VELOND WOK in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.
SOVEREYN bested MONKEY WRENCH in a 1 minute veteran's contest.
SQUYER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
FELAWESHIPE was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
JUNGLE JIM overcame PARDIS RAEN in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
HONOUR won victory over GRAPE APE in a 2 minute duel.
MONKEY SUIT vanquished CALLI GEIER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   3 -  1      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 479 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         2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SQUYER 4871                17   8  0  105 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONKEY WRENCH 4442         11   4  0   98 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
LUNGING ATTACK   WRATH OF DOOM 4198          7   0  2   90 REDSANDSBLACKDEATH (405)
WALL OF STEEL    STAYED HOME 4967            8   3  1   75 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713             9   2  0   54 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
PARRY-LUNGE      HONOUR 5002                 6   4  0   45 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BRON CHOLLU 4988.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WE LIKE THE MOON 5013.  The ten other most popular fighters were FELAWESHIPE 
4968, SQUYER 4871, PARDIS RAEN 5017, GRAPE APE 4949, MONKEY SUIT 4992, BRON CHOLLU 
4988, HONOUR 5002, STAYED HOME 4967, WRATH OF DOOM 4198, and MONKEY WRENCH 4442.

The least popular fighter this week was CALLI GEIER 5023.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JUNGLE JIM 4713, VELOND WOK 5006, YENTA ZEL 4986, MONKEY WRENCH 
4442, WRATH OF DOOM 4198, STAYED HOME 4967, HONOUR 5002, BRON CHOLLU 4988, MONKEY 
SUIT 4992, and GRAPE APE 4949.

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

SOVEREYN (25-4870) CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCAR 2752 (92-87-4)                    1  4  0         SACRED VOW           
SQORPION 602 (129-102-1)               1  4  0         LORDS OF RUIN        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALANCE 2437 (74-41-0)                 5  3  0         NORTH PROVINCE       
PROWL 3146 (54-53-1)                   5  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AULIC 3944 (36-26-0)                   5  3  0         A UNIT               

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LANCE 4777 (10-0-0)                    3  3  0  DEAD   POWER AND FATE       
ABSOLUCIOUN 4872 (11-10-1)             1  2  0  DEAD   CHAUCERS WORDS       
MONKEY DO 4152 (19-18-0)               1  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIAMESE SPY 4971 (6-1-0)               2  3  0         KITTY KONSPIRACY     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STAYED HOME 4967 (5-2-1)               3  3  0         THIS LITTLE PRIGGY   
FELAWESHIPE 4968 (5-1-0)               2  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEP ON TRAVIS 4812 (0-0-0)            9  3  0         FONZ FAUX PAS        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONKEY SUIT 4992 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VAMPIRE 4546 (17-9-0)                  1  3  0         BARHOPPERS           

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOVEREYN 4870 (15-6-0)                 1  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       
SQUYER 4871 (14-7-0)                   0  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IRON MAIDEN 4417 (6-3-0)               4  3  0         DARQUE AGES          
HONOUR 5002 (3-3-0)                    0  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS