DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2004    Duedate: 01/11/2005

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK STAR
THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4468) [8-1-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SENATOR SEDALIA                DARK STAR
LENPROS (145)                  THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4245) [12-2-0,89]          (30-4468) [8-1-1,110]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MESSENGER BIRD                 FREEDA
GAMEHENDGE (299)               RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4414) [9-10-1,64]          (30-4485) [5-7-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE WARLOCKS (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE WARLOCKS (430)          37
2. GAMEHENDGE (299)            31THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
3. LENPROS (145)               19      Unchartered Team
4. RED DOG GANG (356)          15
5. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  13      THE WARLOCKS (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE WARLOCKS (430)        35  10  4 77.8   1/ 1*THE WARLOCKS (430)       11  4 2
 2- 2 LHI'S ANGELS (406)        10   4  0 71.4   2/ 2 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 10  2 0
 3- 3*RUNNERS (426)              4   2  1 66.7   3/ 3 GAMEHENDGE (299)          9  3 1
 4- 4*RANDOM (391)               2   1  0 66.7   4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 0
 5/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  52  29  2 64.2   5- 7*RUNNERS (426)             2  0 0
 6- 6*JUST PLAIN BAD (433)       7   4  1 63.6   6/ 0 LENPROS (145)             2  2 1
 7/ 0 LENPROS (145)            796 526 22 60.2   7- 6 LHI'S ANGELS (406)        1  0 0
 8/ 7 GAMEHENDGE (299)          65  62  6 51.2   8- 5*JUST PLAIN BAD (433)      1  2 1
 9/ 8 RED DOG GANG (356)       364 487  6 42.8   9- 8*RANDOM (391)              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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but GAMEHENDGE 
will tell you 65-62-6 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for THE WIND, who 
pummelled AMBITIOUS GUARD, to pocket 20 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, RUTHLESS JAYWALKER was winsome, after beating CRAZY FINGERS and seeing him 
lose 4 points.  SENATOR SEDALIA found out that IAYE isn't a democracy.  You've gotta 
be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in IAYE is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of GAMEHENDGE, alone and unchallenged.  The 
warriors of GAMEHENDGE found their efforts at combat frustrated as LENPROS apparently 
had more important things to do than fight.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
DARK CHAMPION in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for ADMIRAL ISO of LENPROS.  Maybe that 
certain serving girl(?) at The Dragon's Blood Inn will be!  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
IAYE, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dragon's 
Blood Inn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK STAR 4468                8   1  1   110       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENATOR SEDALIA 4245         12   2  0    89       LENPROS (145)
 BERTHA 4469                   9   0  0    86       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-ENSIGN ROASTER 4226           8   4  0    81       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIERRA 4477                   9   1  1    65       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414           9  10  1    64       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-LEE 4255                      8   2  0    63       LHI'S ANGELS (406)
 TELA 2973                    15  13  0    60       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 ADMIRAL ISO 4202             10   5  1    59       LENPROS (145)
 WALT WEISS 4482               7   1  0    58       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 LARUSSA 4508                  5   0  1    58       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE GOOSE 4438                4   2  1    54       RUNNERS (426)
 DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247           8   2  0    50       LENPROS (145)
 H. HATRACK 4481               7   1  2    46       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 THE WIND 4461                 6   3  1    46       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 CRAZY FINGERS 4480            5   3  1    46       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 FREEDA 4485                   5   7  0    41       RED DOG GANG (356)
 GISSANNIAH 4486               6   6  0    39       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE RIVER 4460                7   2  0    29       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-STINGER 4098                  2   1  0    29       RANDOM (391)
 PERROJO 4510                  2   2  0    25       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CANDYMAN 4467                 6   3  0    24       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 STEINBACH 4473                3   8  0    24       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 RISHTEKE 4511                 2   2  0    24       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARM BUD 4498                 2   1  0    21       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
-COLD GUINESS 4500             3   0  1    20       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
-HOMEOPATHY 4497               1   2  0    17       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
-AMANDA 4256                   2   2  0    14       LHI'S ANGELS (406)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 1   1  0    13       RED DOG GANG (356)
-AUDITS 4501                   1   0  0    10       JUST PLAIN BAD (433)
-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?
HAPPY PEASANT 366      0  1 0   1                   MESSENGER BIRD 4414   487 NONE    
HAPPY PEASANT 366      0  1 0   1                   H. HATRACK 4481       487 NONE    
DARK CHAMPION 383      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ADMIRAL ISO 4202      487 NONE    
GENERAL JACKSON 4287   1  1 0 LENPROS 145           STONE GOLEM 385       487 NONE    
WILLETA 4502           2  3 0 RED DOG GANG 356      THE WIND 4461         483 REVENGED
PIGDOG 4509            0  3 0 RED DOG GANG 356      COLD GUINESS 4500     485         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Messenger Bird -- Ooooh, you are SUCH a dirty bird, I love it!  Five skills and two
ratings, for the price of a single loss?  I love it! -- Gissanniah
P.S.  But I'm not taking you home with me.

The Wind -- You just can't get a good blow going some days, can you?  But I can
manage a good block.
P.S.  Are you sure you didn't have an input error?  I mean, what about a weapon?

Candyman -- Ah, I thought you were hard candy, but you've got a soft center. --
Rishteke
P.S.  I bet I could come up with a bunch of candy-related double entenders.  Makes
you wonder about our minds as reflected in our language, doesn't it?

The River -- I never expected to be swept off my feat by a neutered cat.  It just
doesn't seem RIGHT, somehow. -- Perrojo the puzzled

Well, darn.  I figured at seven feet tall, I'd be a shew-in.  For a Shoe.  I bet the
Trustworthy (ha!) Scribe messed up my records.  He would. -- Bigfoots

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

ADMIRAL ISO delivered the death blow upon DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute fight.
GENERAL JACKSON was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DARK STAR viciously subdued SENATOR SEDALIA in a 1 minute veteran's Title match.
BERTHA viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute gory fight.
TELA subdued GISSANNIAH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
SIERRA vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MESSENGER BIRD executed HAPPY PEASANT in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WALT WEISS viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
DR. ROSENZWEIG slimly won victory over FREEDA in a popular 11 minute gruesome duel.
CRAZY FINGERS lost to RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 2 minute gory fight.
LARUSSA overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
H. HATRACK assassinated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THE WIND devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
THE RIVER outwaited FRATSFAN NOBLE in a unpopular 8 minute bout.
STEINBACH was overcome by HAPPY PEASANT in a 3 minute expert vs. novice upset fight.
CANDYMAN viciously subdued BIGFOOTS in a action packed 1 minute brutal duel.
PERROJO devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RISHTEKE defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        14 -   3 -  2      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |

Turn 487 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DARK STAR 4468              8   1  1  110 THE WARLOCKS (430)
TOTAL PARRY      SENATOR SEDALIA 4245       12   2  0   89 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      BERTHA 4469                 9   0  0   86 THE WARLOCKS (430)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIERRA 4477                 9   1  1   65 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
SLASHING ATTACK  TELA 2973                  15  13  0   60 GAMEHENDGE (299)
AIMED BLOW       LARUSSA 4508                5   0  1   58 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE WIND 4461               6   3  1   46 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 FREEDA 4485.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE WIND 4461, 
MESSENGER BIRD 4414, CANDYMAN 4467, DARK STAR 4468, BERTHA 4469, TELA 2973, CRAZY 
FINGERS 4480, GENERAL JACKSON 4287, SIERRA 4477, and WALT WEISS 4482.

The least popular fighter this week was THE RIVER 4460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247, BIGFOOTS 4512, STEINBACH 4473, LARUSSA 4508, 
GISSANNIAH 4486, RISHTEKE 4511, PERROJO 4510, SENATOR SEDALIA 4245, ADMIRAL ISO 4202, 
and H. HATRACK 4481.

               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

                                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

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEANT 2B GOD 2055 (53-57-2)            2  3  0         PERFECT HARMONY      
SATAN'S GIFT 2U 2056 (59-48-1)         2  3  0         PERFECT HARMONY      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STAPLE GUN 3836 (17-5-1)               5  3  0         I TRAINED THEM       
FUNKY ELVIS 2754 (28-18-1)             4  3  0         TRIP OUT             
NEPHRON 4147 (34-34-1)                 0  2  0         I GOTTA GO           
SONIC TACO 4337 (21-14-1)              0  2  0         TRIP OUT             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CALYX 4151 (16-7-1)                    4  3  0         I GOTTA GO           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STONE COLD 4315 (0-0-0)                8  3  1         WRESTLMANIACS        
NULN 4431 (3-1-0)                      4  3  0         I TRAINED THEM       
TRIPLE-X 4452 (3-0-0)                  3  3  1         LOVE LETTERS         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IVY 3857 (12-7-0)                      0  2  0         I TRAINED THEM       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ADANTRI SCHOLAR 4391 (5-7-0)           1  3  0         ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY  

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ITHYPHOBIA 4299 (3-0-1)                2  3  0         GONNA GET YA         
THE DRAGON 4420 (1-2-0)                2  3  0         WRESTLMANIACS        
TRICK OR TREAT 2053 (1-1-0)            0  2  0         PERFECT HARMONY      

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ICCULUS 4453 (1-2-0)                   1  3  0         GAMEHENDGE           
LOWSEWORT 4392 (0-0-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   THE HEALING PETAL