DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2004    Duedate: 01/04/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEXINGTON
DARK GLORY (395)
(29-4580) [8-1-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUCIUS                         LEXINGTON
EQUESTORS (158)                DARK GLORY (395)
(29-4406) [27-22-3,114]        (29-4580) [8-1-0,104]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         BLACK TIGER
EQUESTORS (158)                CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4406) [27-22-3,114]        (29-4436) [12-28-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGRY ANIMALS (390)         63
2. DARK GLORY (395)            27      DEATH THREAT (376)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         17      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH THREAT (376)          16
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        12      DARK GLORY (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DARK GLORY (395)          15   2  0 88.2   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)          10  5 2
 2/ 2*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       15   9  1 62.5   2/ 2 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  1 0
 3/ 3 DEATH THREAT (376)       103  83 14 55.4   3/ 8*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       5  4 1
 4/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         201 176 14 53.3   4/ 4*DARK GLORY (395)          4  0 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      266 259 20 50.7   5/ 6 DEATH THREAT (376)        4  2 0
 6/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)          524 555 42 48.6   6/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4  8 0
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     206 285  7 42.0   7/ 3 CROC FILES (374)          4 11 0
 8- 8*BLUNT FORCE (393)          2   3  0 40.0   8- 7*BLUNT FORCE (393)         2  3 0
 9- 9*GET FUZZY (380)            0   2  0  0.0   9- 9*GET FUZZY (380)           0  2 0
10-10*CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)    0   2  0  0.0  10-10*CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)   0  1 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 LAPUR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave CROC FILES a 0-5-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  ANGRY ANIMALS is now ranked 3rd with a 4-0-1 turn.  What's with STONETOOTH?  
He actually beat CROC FILES' CASSIE, and walked away with 24 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at CROC FILES.  CASSIE lost 21 points to STONETOOTH.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CASSIE will provide more easy wins...  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for DARK GLORY's outstanding member, Duelmaster LEXINGTON.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  LAPUR thinks CROC FILES and 
their 201-176-14 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
DARK GLORY couldn't face the challenges from CROC FILES!  No excuse for that!  What 
do people see in BLACK TIGER?  His 12-28-0?  CARDOW HUNTERS ain't talkin', but he's 
got 64 points.  Keep challenging up 26 points, FIGHTING COCK, and I won't have to 
write about you much longer.  BLACK TIGER always accepts those kind of challenges...  
FIGHTING COCK bested BLACK TIGER (FIGHTING COCK getting 19 points, too!)--Ooh baby!  
Now dat I likes!   
     Warriors of LAPUR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  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!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEXINGTON 4580                8   1  0   104       DARK GLORY (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIUS 4406                  27  22  3   114       EQUESTORS (158)
-ENOSHIMA 4349                29  10  0    97       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACHIGAI 4506                15   3  0    83       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 4436             12  28  0    64       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DOMITIAN 4594                 7   2  1    61       EQUESTORS (158)
 STONETOOTH 4560              10   8  0    59       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIGHTING COCK 4514            6   2  0    56       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 CHARLIE 4555                  8  11  0    48       CROC FILES (374)
 KOJIRO 4456                   8   5  1    44       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CASSIE 4574                   8   5  0    38       CROC FILES (374)
 NASHVILLE 4577                4   0  0    35       DARK GLORY (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EBOLA 4581                    4   0  0    31       DEATH THREAT (376)
 PINK EYE 4575                 2   2  0    30       DEATH THREAT (376)
 STUBBORN ASS 4517             4   3  0    24       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   1  0    23       DARK GLORY (395)
 JUNIBAN 4599                  5   1  0    20       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             2  12  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BARNEY 4582                   4   7  0    19       CROC FILES (374)
 MARIUS 4602                   3   0  0    19       EQUESTORS (158)
-BUCKY 4412                    0   1  0    19       GET FUZZY (380)
 LUCY 4588                     4   6  0    18       CROC FILES (374)
 TETRICUS 4601                 3   1  1    18       EQUESTORS (158)
 CROTCHETY CARIBOU 4609        1   0  1    16       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 BITTER BEETLE 4611            1   0  0    16       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 GALLIENUS 4607                1   1  0    12       EQUESTORS (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 QUICK STINGER 4600            1   4  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SPACEMAN SPLIFF 4551          1   0  0     6       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-YAHEL 4501                    0   1  0     5       CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)
-ROBBO 4415                    0   1  0     5       GET FUZZY (380)
 MURRY 4608                    0   1  0     1       CROC FILES (374)
-ZARACHIEL 4500                0   1  0     1       CELESTIAL WARDENS (389)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 369  0  1 0   1                   CROTCHETY CARIBO 4609 491 NONE    
HYDROPONICUS 4550      0  1 0 BLUNT FORCE 393       TETRICUS 4601         489         
AMIE 4564              8  7 0 CROC FILES 374        LUCIUS 4406           490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lexington -- Dammit, who told you I was susceptible to catnip?  I want his or her
name, and I want it now!  Someone is going to PAY for this. -- Black Tiger, badly
hung over

Lucy -- For a reptile, you're kinda cute.  I used to do alligator wrestling before I
became a gladiator.  Would you like to give it a try?  A Croc isn't that different,
right? -- Stonetooth the ever-hopeful

Fighting Cock -- I was all set to distract you with hens, and you turned out to be a
golem!  Grossly unfair! -- Walks (now Limps) Softly

Barney -- You don't think I'm going to let some PURPLE LIZARD get me down, do you?
Not a chance.  You're shoe leather. -- Quick Stinger

T Hawk -- I don't know if there'll be time to get anything written for this
newsletter.  Life has been piling up lately.  But if there's no episode this time,
I'll try to be sure of one next time. -- 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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FIGHTING COCK slimly won victory over BLACK TIGER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
LUCY was subdued by NASHVILLE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
STUBBORN ASS overpowered QUICK STINGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BARNEY was devastated by PINK EYE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LUCIUS was demolished by LEXINGTON in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
CHARLIE was bested by DOMITIAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
CASSIE was handily defeated by STONETOOTH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KOJIRO vanquished TETRICUS in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
WALKS SOFTLY lost to EBOLA in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice upset duel.
JUNIBAN outlasted GALLIENUS in a tiring 9 minute gory melee.
MARIUS subdued MURRY in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
CROTCHETY CARIBOU butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BITTER BEETLE bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  10 -  3      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  23 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |

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        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LEXINGTON 4580              8   1  0  104 DARK GLORY (395)
BASHING ATTACK   DOMITIAN 4594               7   2  1   61 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      STONETOOTH 4560            10   8  0   59 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  NASHVILLE 4577              4   0  0   35 DARK GLORY (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCIUS 4406.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BLACK TIGER 4436.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOMITIAN 4594, FIGHTING 
COCK 4514, NASHVILLE 4577, MURRY 4608, LUCY 4588, LEXINGTON 4580, KOJIRO 4456, EBOLA 
4581, MARIUS 4602, and BITTER BEETLE 4611.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNIBAN 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GALLIENUS 4607, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, CASSIE 4574, BARNEY 4582, QUICK 
STINGER 4600, CROTCHETY CARIBOU 4609, CHARLIE 4555, LUCIUS 4406, PINK EYE 4575, and 
TETRICUS 4601.

                                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            
BONNIE 2780 (147-113-8)               16  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MASKED SHREW 3514 (53-72-3)            2  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PYGMY SHREW 3743 (24-9-3)              3  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  
COBRA 4355 (23-21-1)                   2  3  0         DEATH THREAT         
RAGING FIRE 4407 (24-9-3)              2  3  0         DEATH THREAT         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BINDI 4454 (18-10-2)                   1  3  0         CROC FILES           
GOLDIE 4395 (22-20-1)                  0  2  0         CROC FILES           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MUCIANUS 4478 (20-11-2)                1  3  0         EQUESTORS            
LUCIUS 4406 (25-20-2)                  0  2  0         EQUESTORS            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIGHTING COCK 4514 (4-2-0)             9  3  0         ANGRY ANIMALS        
LEXINGTON 4580 (5-1-0)                 3  3  0         DARK GLORY           
LOUISVILLE 4579 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         DARK GLORY           
BUCKY 4412 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         GET FUZZY            
DOMITIAN 4594 (4-1-1)                  0  2  0         EQUESTORS            
QUICK DEATH 4544 (3-4-0)               0  1  0  DEAD   DEATH THREAT         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VICTORINUS 4597 (2-0-1)                2  1  0  DEAD   EQUESTORS            
NASHVILLE 4577 (1-0-0)                 2  3  0         DARK GLORY           
PINK EYE 4575 (0-2-0)                  2  3  0         DEATH THREAT         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK MAGE #217 4376 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         FINAL FANTASY        

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ACCO 4535 (8-6-0)                      1  1  0  DEAD   CROC FILES           
THE EMBALMER 4365 (10-4-0)             0  2  0         DEATH THREAT         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZODIAC MINDWARP 1294 (0-1-0)           1  3  0         HAND ON YOUR HEART