DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2004    Duedate: 06/01/2004

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MESSENGER BIRD
GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4414) [5-7-0,57]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MESSENGER BIRD                 DARK STAR
GAMEHENDGE (299)               THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4414) [5-7-0,57]           (30-4468) [2-0-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MESSENGER BIRD                 TELA
GAMEHENDGE (299)               GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4414) [5-7-0,57]           (30-2973) [12-9-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMEHENDGE (299)            63
2. THE WARLOCKS (430)          60THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
3. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  39      Unchartered Team
4. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)      0
5. PERFECT HARMONY (227)        0      THE WARLOCKS (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*THE WARLOCKS (430)         8   2  1 80.0   1/ 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)          8  2 1
 2/ 1 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  34  21  1 61.8   2/ 4*THE WARLOCKS (430)        8  2 1
 3- 3 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)  302 271  7 52.7   3/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  5  3 0
 4/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)          47  48  4 49.5   4/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)        5  8 0
 5- 5 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     66  86  6 43.4   5- 2 DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)   3  1 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       331 457  6 42.0   6- 6 PERFECT HARMONY (227)     1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE WARLOCKS posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  Everybody loves a 
winner...  Practice pays for DARK STAR, who pummelled SONORA SARA, to pocket 20 
points.  MADDOG BILLY certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to 
WALT WEISS and losing 12 points in the process!  Can you believe it?  GAZELLE HOUND 
apparently has better things to do as IAYE's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  Now 
I can't insult MESSENGER BIRD, as it has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
IAYE would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid IAYE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414           5   7  0    57       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBET 3396                  21  25  0   107       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-GAZELLE HOUND 3629           13  10  0   102       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEKINGESE 3575               16  15  0    80       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREAT DANE 3858               9   3  0    65       DOG DAY AFTERNOON (262)
-SAINT LUCIFER 2203            8   7  1    61       PERFECT HARMONY (227)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELA 2973                    12   9  0    55       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 DARK STAR 4468                2   0  0    51       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4412          10  10  1    42       RED DOG GANG (356)
 STEINBACH 4473                2   2  0    39       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SONORA SARA 4411              9  11  0    38       RED DOG GANG (356)
-JUDGEMENT DAY 2226            5   5  0    35       PERFECT HARMONY (227)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIERRA 4477                   3   0  1    31       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 BERTHA 4469                   2   0  0    26       THE WARLOCKS (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WIND 4461                 2   0  0    21       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 CANDYMAN 4467                 2   0  0    21       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 THE RIVER 4460                2   0  0    20       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 ITALIAN SPAGHETTI 4483        1   0  1    16       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 WALT WEISS 4482               1   0  0    15       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 H. HATRACK 4481               1   0  1    14       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 CRAZY FINGERS 4480            1   0  0    13       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 MADDOG BILLY 4479             1   1  0     4       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNT 360  0  1 0   1                   H. HATRACK 4481       474 NONE    
POLITE BEGGAR 363      0  1 0   1                   ITALIAN SPAGHETT 4483 474 NONE    
MCGWIRE 4475           1  2 0 THE A'S -- LOSERS 431 SHEWISH GIANT 380     474 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MCGWIRE was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MESSENGER BIRD demolished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
DARK CHOCOLATE was viciously subdued by TELA in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
SONORA SARA was demolished by DARK STAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
STEINBACH vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BERTHA beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute master vs. novice brawl.
THE RIVER overcame TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a action packed 5 minute beginner's melee.
THE WIND vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CANDYMAN vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MADDOG BILLY was beaten by WALT WEISS in a popular 1 minute brutal novice's melee.
SIERRA demolished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CRAZY FINGERS devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
H. HATRACK butchered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ITALIAN SPAGHETTI easily killed POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   3 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  1      40  |

Turn 474 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TELA 2973                  12   9  0   55 GAMEHENDGE (299)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK STAR 4468              2   0  0   51 THE WARLOCKS (430)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TELA 2973.  The ten other most popular fighters were MESSENGER BIRD 4414, 
WALT WEISS 4482, MCGWIRE 4475, DARK STAR 4468, SIERRA 4477, STEINBACH 4473, BERTHA 
4469, THE WIND 4461, CANDYMAN 4467, and ITALIAN SPAGHETTI 4483.

The least popular fighter this week was THE RIVER 4460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SONORA SARA 4411, DARK CHOCOLATE 4412, H. HATRACK 4481, CRAZY FINGERS 
4480, MADDOG BILLY 4479, ITALIAN SPAGHETTI 4483, CANDYMAN 4467, THE WIND 4461, BERTHA 
4469, and STEINBACH 4473.