DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIA M. ATT
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4095) [14-8-3,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIA M. ATT                     CASH MONEY
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
(32-4095) [14-8-3,97]          (32-4160) [3-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAY FISTAFOLES                 BOATMAN KU
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-3852) [21-15-1,94]         (32-4130) [11-11-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       66
2. CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)   42      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       -5      Unchartered Team
4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)    -14
CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CHARM CITY HUSTLER (356)  13   2  1 86.7   1/ 1*CHARM CITY HUSTLER (356) 13  2 1
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     81  42  4 65.9   2/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     9  1 0
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    748 439 39 63.0   3/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     6  6 0
 4/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  318 452 10 41.3   4/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  9 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARVAT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TIA M. ATT remains 
ARVAT's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  CALL THE PRIEST has cause to stand tall, as they were ARVAT's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding CALL 
THE PRIEST more than any other team we find DEVIL ADVOCATES.  ARVAT, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
DEVIL ADVOCATES' warrior MAY FISTAFOLES.  More fighters challenged her than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought DIETER 
KWAN showed great skill and promise when he was beat by KILLING MACHINE.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARVAT and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ARVAT again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIA M. ATT 4095              14   8  3    97       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          21  15  1    94       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139         10   3  0    93       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL ETH 4093                 16   7  2    87       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BASKERVOLE 4071              14  36  0    78       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 DIETER KWAN 4092             15   9  0    70       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130              11  11  1    66       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TAD DEVILLE 4140             11   2  0    63       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASSALTER 4112                6  21  0    48       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 CASH MONEY 4160               3   0  0    48       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146           9   4  0    34       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          3   0  0    33       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 FILACRIP 4158                 3   0  0    30       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSMOSIS 4157                  3   0  1    23       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149               6   4  0    22       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156             2   2  0    22       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 STONE COLD HUSTLER 4161       2   1  0    17       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
 STRETCH MUNROE 4159           2   1  0     7       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
 UNITED 4162                   0   1  0     7       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WRANGLER MAN 4164      0  1 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   SHEWISH GIANT 330     485 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

May Fistafoles -- Drat.  All you Fistafoleses are so mean.  How's a guy going to get
a date? -- Baskervole

Tad Deville -- You didn't need to try so VERY hard to kill me, you know.  That
"straining every muscle for power" with the blow to my throat.  Excessive. --

Tassalter
P.S.  Of course if your mother's Cruella, no more need be said.  We all know what SHE
is like.

Ho!  The Fratsfa Slave is a pushover! -- Little Rainbow

Rainbow -- (sourly)  Ho, yourself.  You just got him mad, and then *I* had to fight
him.  He's a slow starter, is what he is. -- Loggerhead

Captured Orc?  Have I not said that I have no use for a Captured Orc?  They know
NOTHING about sailing.  They can't even SWIM. -- Boatman Ku

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

WRANGLER MAN was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DIETER KWAN was vanquished by KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MAY FISTAFOLES savagely defeated BASKERVOLE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge fight.
TAD DEVILLE defeated TASSALTER in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
TIA M. ATT subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title competition.
LIL ETH slimly won victory over BOATMAN KU in a exciting 3 minute master's fight.
LITTLE RAINBOW was overcome by CASH MONEY in a 1 minute fight.
LOGGERHEAD was viciously subdued by BEFORE THE DAWN in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
ELECTRIC EYE overpowered STRETCH MUNROE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OSMOSIS overpowered UNITED in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FILACRIP handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STONE COLD HUSTLER subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   1 -  0      92  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   1 -  2      88  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 485 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 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIA M. ATT 4095            14   8  3   97 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852        21  15  1   94 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       KILLING MACHINE 4139       10   3  0   93 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIETER KWAN 4092           15   9  0   70 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146         9   4  0   34 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAY FISTAFOLES 3852.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BOATMAN KU 4130.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAY FISTAFOLES 
3852, TASSALTER 4112, TIA M. ATT 4095, WRANGLER MAN 4164, BASKERVOLE 4071, TAD 
DEVILLE 4140, LIL ETH 4093, CASH MONEY 4160, BEFORE THE DAWN 4148, and FILACRIP 4158.

The least popular fighter this week was UNITED 4162.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STRETCH MUNROE 4159, LOGGERHEAD 4149, LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, DIETER KWAN 
4092, STONE COLD HUSTLER 4161, OSMOSIS 4157, ELECTRIC EYE 4156, KILLING MACHINE 4139, 
FILACRIP 4158, and BEFORE THE DAWN 4148.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TIA M. ATT (32-4095) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)