DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/17/2004    Duedate: 11/30/2004

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK STAR
THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4468) [5-1-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEE                            DARK STAR
LHI'S ANGELS (406)             THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4255) [7-2-0,59]           (30-4468) [5-1-0,91]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MESSENGER BIRD                 MESSENGER BIRD
GAMEHENDGE (299)               GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4414) [6-10-0,50]          (30-4414) [6-10-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE WARLOCKS (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUST PLAIN BAD (433)        27
2. THE WARLOCKS (430)          26      LHI'S ANGELS (406)
3. RED DOG GANG (356)          25      Unchartered Team
4. LHI'S ANGELS (406)          14
5. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)   6      THE WARLOCKS (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)      6   1  1 85.7   1/ 1*THE WARLOCKS (430)       11  4 1
 2/ 2*THE WARLOCKS (430)        24   6  2 80.0   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        8  7 0
 3/ 5*JUST PLAIN BAD (433)       6   2  0 75.0   3/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  7  4 1
 4/ 3 LHI'S ANGELS (406)         9   4  0 69.2   4/ 5*JUST PLAIN BAD (433)      6  2 0
 5/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  42  27  2 60.9   5/ 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)          6  9 1
 6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          56  59  5 48.7   6/ 7 LHI'S ANGELS (406)        1  0 0
 7/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)       358 478  6 42.8   7- 6*SQUAD WANKERSON (419)     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

     Much has changed in IAYE since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  It seems so recently people were 
saying JUST PLAIN BAD was washed up, finished.  But 3-0-0 moved them up 1.  I guess 
they're washed no more...  What's with HOMEOPATHY?  She actually beat THE A'S -- 
LOSERS II's STEINBACH, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at THE A'S -- LOSERS II.  SIERRA lost 16 points to VISITING ORC.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SIERRA will provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, 
M. CHARDINEE wasn't good enough at persuading DARK STAR to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  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.   
     Warriors of IAYE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  VISITING ORC of IAYE 
got 0 points for removing another young punk.  Tough luck, GAMEHENDGE!  Someone told 
THE WIND that RED DOG GANG never Bloodfeuded, that it'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm 
sure whoever misled you is right sorry.  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?  
IAYE 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                  
 DARK STAR 4468                5   1  0    91       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 4469                   6   0  0    64       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-WANKER X 4354                 6   1  1    61       SQUAD WANKERSON (419)
 LEE 4255                      7   2  0    59       LHI'S ANGELS (406)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GISSANNIAH 4486               6   3  0    54       RED DOG GANG (356)
 TELA 2973                    13  12  0    51       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414           6  10  0    50       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 SIERRA 4477                   6   1  1    45       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 H. HATRACK 4481               5   0  1    45       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 CRAZY FINGERS 4480            4   1  1    41       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 WALT WEISS 4482               4   1  0    40       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREEDA 4485                   4   5  0    33       RED DOG GANG (356)
 THE RIVER 4460                5   1  0    30       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 WARM BUD 4498                 2   0  0    25       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
 LARUSSA 4508                  2   0  1    24       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WIND 4461                 4   2  1    21       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 HOMEOPATHY 4497               1   1  0    21       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
 COLD GUINESS 4500             2   0  0    17       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
 CANDYMAN 4467                 4   2  0    14       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-AMANDA 4256                   2   2  0    14       LHI'S ANGELS (406)
 STEINBACH 4473                2   6  0    12       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-AUDITS 4501                   1   0  0    10       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
 PIGDOG 4509                   0   2  0     2       RED DOG GANG (356)
 RISHTEKE 4511                 0   1  0     1       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PERROJO 4510                  0   1  0     1       RED DOG GANG (356)
-REALITY TV 4499               0   1  0     1       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIB 364  0  1 0   1                   LARUSSA 4508          484 NONE    
ITALIAN SPAGHETT 4483  3  2 1 GAMEHENDGE 299        VISITING ORC 367      484 NONE    
WILLETA 4502           2  3 0 RED DOG GANG 356      THE WIND 4461         483 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khalhums Dwarf?  That's ALL you can find to see me off?  Cheese. -- Sonora Sara

Messenger Bird -- Euwh, a golem!  (shudder)  Golems are creepy.  Especially golems
with beaks. -- Gissanniah

H. Hatrack -- Gosh, I've heard of sometimes witches have to be, well, you know, not
do that kind of stuff.  With guys.  But I didn't know it was the same for warlocks.
And then to make it impossible!  Gosh, I wouldn't be a warlock for anything! --
Freeda

The Wind -- You blew me away. -- Ghost of Willeta

Audits -- Haven't you ever considered... honesty?  They do say it's the best policy.
-- Pigdog
P.S.  Of course, you're a cat, and cats tend toward the devious even without
cause....

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK STAR devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
SIERRA was subdued by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute brutal melee.
BERTHA overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GISSANNIAH bested CRAZY FINGERS in a 2 minute fight.
H. HATRACK savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
TELA was vanquished by LEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MESSENGER BIRD savagely defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 4 minute brawl.
THE RIVER was handily defeated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THE WIND slimly lost to FREEDA in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.
ITALIAN SPAGHETTI was slaughtered by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WALT WEISS savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute gory melee.
STEINBACH was demolished by HOMEOPATHY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CANDYMAN overcame PIGDOG in a 1 minute contest.
WARM BUD demolished PERROJO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
COLD GUINESS savagely defeated RISHTEKE in a 3 minute gory amateur's conflict.
LARUSSA slaughtered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   1 -  1      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 484 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DARK STAR 4468              5   1  0   91 THE WARLOCKS (430)
PARRY-LUNGE      BERTHA 4469                 6   0  0   64 THE WARLOCKS (430)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEE 4255                    7   2  0   59 LHI'S ANGELS (406)
WALL OF STEEL    GISSANNIAH 4486             6   3  0   54 RED DOG GANG (356)
SLASHING ATTACK  TELA 2973                  13  12  0   51 GAMEHENDGE (299)
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 MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREEDA 4485, 
GISSANNIAH 4486, CRAZY FINGERS 4480, H. HATRACK 4481, THE WIND 4461, WALT WEISS 4482, 
DARK STAR 4468, CANDYMAN 4467, COLD GUINESS 4500, and BERTHA 4469.

The least popular fighter this week was PERROJO 4510.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PIGDOG 4509, STEINBACH 4473, ITALIAN SPAGHETTI 4483, THE RIVER 4460, 
TELA 2973, LARUSSA 4508, RISHTEKE 4511, WARM BUD 4498, HOMEOPATHY 4497, and SIERRA 
4477.