DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAY FISTAFOLES
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-3852) [24-15-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAY FISTAFOLES                 CASH MONEY
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
(32-3852) [24-15-1,109]        (32-4160) [5-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAY FISTAFOLES                 BOATMAN KU
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-3852) [24-15-1,109]        (32-4130) [12-13-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       51
2. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     23      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        16      Unchartered Team
4. CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)    0
5. CALL THE PRIEST (344)        0CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      79  27  9 74.5   1/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 0
 2/ 1*CHARM CITY HUSTLER (356)  22   8  1 73.3   2/ 1*CHARM CITY HUSTLER (356)  9  6 0
 3- 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     83  42  4 66.4   3/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   7  8 0
 4/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    759 443 39 63.1   4- 3 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     2  0 0
 5/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  325 460 10 41.4   5/ 0 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      2  2 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at CHARM CITY HUSTLERS left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Good show!  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 10 
points to TASSALTER.  (Discrete enough, CASH MONEY?) MAY FISTAFOLES successfully 
staved off a grab for the roses by SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY.  Does ARVAT have no one 
talented enough to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in ARVAT is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in DEVIL 
ADVOCATES are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, DEVIL ADVOCATES scurried away from DEVIL ADVOCATES.  
Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, BASKERVOLE could open up a fast food 
joint!  DIETER KWAN challenged BASKERVOLE!  Who says DEVIL ADVOCATES are just a bunch 
of wimps!  DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES kept his wits as he overcame BASKERVOLE.  
My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, LIL ETH and 
BOATMAN KU.  Are DEVIL ADVOCATES unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought LIL 
ETH showed great skill and promise when she subdued BOATMAN KU.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  ARVAT, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          24  15  1   109       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KILLING MACHINE 4139         11   3  0   104       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 TRADEMARK 4114               15   4  3   102       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LIL ETH 4093                 19   7  2    98       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PRETTY WILD 4113             17   6  1    98       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SAVORY 4143                   9   2  1    97       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130              12  13  1    88       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-STYLISH 4116                 15   4  1    87       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BASKERVOLE 4071              14  39  0    81       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 DIETER KWAN 4092             17  10  0    76       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 TAD DEVILLE 4140             13   3  0    72       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASSALTER 4112                7  23  0    66       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146          12   4  0    47       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 CASH MONEY 4160               5   1  0    45       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149               8   5  0    37       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          4   0  0    37       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRETCH MUNROE 4159           5   1  0    30       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
 OSMOSIS 4157                  4   2  1    29       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
 FILACRIP 4158                 4   2  0    28       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE COLD HUSTLER 4161       4   2  0    23       CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (356)
-ELECTRIC EYE 4156             2   2  0    22       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 EVIL LYNN 4167                1   0  0    15       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-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?
KHALHUMS DWARF 325     0  1 0   1                   TRADEMARK 4114        488 NONE    
OMEGA CODE 4155        1  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352    ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 488 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

May Fistafoles -- (bored look)  You again.  What a thrill.  Etc. -- Baskervole the
"been there, done that" man

Dieter Kwan -- Until you can float in your bathtub, I recommend that you not go out
on a boat again.  You are a hazard to yourself. -- Boatman Ku
P.S.  The monsters in the bathtub are nothing to the monsters of the not-briny deep.
Do not provoke them by making of yourself a tempting target.

Tad Deville -- I'm tired of you hanging around like a nasty little tadpole.  Grow up
and be a frog on the Isle, why don't you? -- Tassalter

Osmosis -- You call that charming?  I think you need a new definition, boy. -- Little
Rainbow

Filacrip -- I've given this a lot of thought, and my conclusion is:  You're weird. --
Loggerhead

Where do you suppose the personals from Jabberwock were supposed to go?  My guess is
North Fork. -- Jorja

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

OMEGA CODE was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIL ETH bested BOATMAN KU in a action packed 4 minute brutal veteran's Challenge duel.
DIETER KWAN savagely defeated BASKERVOLE in a 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
MAY FISTAFOLES defeated SAVORY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
TRADEMARK viciously butchered KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
PRETTY WILD viciously subdued TAD DEVILLE in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
LITTLE RAINBOW won victory over OSMOSIS in a 1 minute duel.
CASH MONEY was vanquished by TASSALTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STONE COLD HUSTLER was outwaited by LOGGERHEAD in a 7 minute gory duel.
STRETCH MUNROE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
FILACRIP overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EVIL LYNN demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 488 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        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852        24  15  1  109 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114             15   4  3  102 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETH 4093               19   7  2   98 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       SAVORY 4143                 9   2  1   97 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIETER KWAN 4092           17  10  0   76 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146        12   4  0   47 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
TOTAL PARRY      LOGGERHEAD 4149             8   5  0   37 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 TRADEMARK 4114, 
LIL ETH 4093, DIETER KWAN 4092, PRETTY WILD 4113, MAY FISTAFOLES 3852, SAVORY 4143, 
TASSALTER 4112, LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, STRETCH MUNROE 4159, and EVIL LYNN 4167.

The least popular fighter this week was STONE COLD HUSTLER 4161.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LOGGERHEAD 4149, CASH MONEY 4160, OMEGA CODE 4155, FILACRIP 
4158, OSMOSIS 4157, TAD DEVILLE 4140, BASKERVOLE 4071, EVIL LYNN 4167, STRETCH MUNROE 
4159, and LITTLE RAINBOW 4146.

               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            
ROLEX WATCH 3732 (52-49-1)             0  2  0         LUST MUPPETS         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHNNY B GOODE 4034 (25-7-1)           6  3  1         CALL THE PRIEST      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRADEMARK 4114 (14-4-2)                3  3  0         SARATOGA GLORY       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEFORE THE DAWN 4148 (1-0-0)           2  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      
DAHLGREN 4132 (2-2-0)                  0  2  0         BLITZKRIEG II        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUNGRAVE 4154 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         DRAGON JUNKIES XXV   
UNITED 4162 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TIGER UPPERCUT 2475 (5-3-0)            4  3  0         KILLER SFII MOVES