DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/12/2004    Duedate: 08/25/2004

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRAY
ARENA FELINES (539)
(33-6430) [24-18-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRAY                          PSYCHO
ARENA FELINES (539)            HITCHCOCKIAN (570)
(33-6430) [24-18-0,115]        (33-6666) [2-4-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARTMAN                        COOL HAND HAMMER
COLGATE DAYS (594)             CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
(33-7161) [11-7-1,69]          (33-7243) [7-5-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (539)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        33
2. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)       14      COLGATE DAYS (594)
3. HITCHCOCKIAN (570)          13      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (539)         12
5. VEGGIES (435)               12      CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLGATE DAYS (594)        12   7  1 63.2   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (539)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (539)      142  89  8 61.5   2/ 2 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      8  6 0
 3- 3*DARK TOADS II (598)        7   6  0 53.8   3/ 6 COLGATE DAYS (594)        2  0 0
 4/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     100  87 14 53.5   4/ 7 VEGGIES (435)             2  4 0
 5/ 5 VEGGIES (435)            164 150 11 52.2   5- 4*DARK TOADS II (598)       1  1 0
 6- 6 FOOD FIGHT (10)          159 150  5 51.5   6- 3 FOOD FIGHT (10)           1  1 0
 7/ 7 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      139 138  4 50.2   7/10*HITCHCOCKIAN (570)        1  2 1
 8/ 9*CHAOTICDISORDER (585)      6  10  1 37.5   8/ 5*CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     1  3 0
 9/10*HITCHCOCKIAN (570)         3   5  1 37.5   9/ 9 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       0  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        HAMMER RUN for the ROLLUPS ROLL CALL
                             Round by Round Recognition
                        P-ad Approved Style Masters Listings
                               "Be Bold! Wager Gold!"
                         (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
                       [Manager name/Stable name in brackets]

Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
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]
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]

Attention:  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!  As of T-472 All Dead Contestants
have been Deleted from the Hammer Run Roll Call to make it easier for everyone to
read who is still Registered and which Categories are Closed due to Graduated
Winners!

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, NIYTYOLE ISLAND?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  COLGATE DAYS turned their 1-0-0 
turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch CASINO HAMMERZ's heads swell from their 
3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see STONE FACE HAMMER win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly. 
And if variety is the spice of life, NIYTYOLE ISLAND may be getting bland, as STRAY 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, NIYTYOLE ISLAND?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ARENA FELINES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like HITCHCOCKIAN avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, STUPOR was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the NIYTYOLE ISLAND arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAY 6430                   24  18  0   115       ARENA FELINES (539)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIONESS 7222                  6   0  0    99       DARK TOADS II (598)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON CHEF 6925               13   6  0    75       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 DARTMAN 7161                 11   7  1    69       COLGATE DAYS (594)
 NIMBLE NEUTER 6957            9   4  0    68       ARENA FELINES (539)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUPOR 7094                  11  21  0    62       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015        10   2  0    62       ARENA FELINES (539)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245        7   5  0    52       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         7   5  0    48       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 OLD MILLWATER 7173            7   8  0    41       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-PASTA LA VISTA 7256           4   0  0    38       FOOD FIGHT (10)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEMONICHELLION 7038           2   2  1    33       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          6   6  0    26       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-PUREE EVIL 7264               2   0  0    26       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244          6   6  0    25       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWILL 7187                    4   2  0    23       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            3   2  0    21       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 HEATHCLIFF 7271               3   0  0    18       ARENA FELINES (539)
 PSYCHO 6666                   2   4  0    16       HITCHCOCKIAN (570)
-PUERCO PIBIL 7258             2   2  0    16       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-SWEET PEA 7235                1   5  0    14       VEGGIES (435)
 VERTIGO 6667                  1   1  1    13       HITCHCOCKIAN (570)
 DIABOLICFIEND 7275            1   0  0    13       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 CORN COB 7267                 1   1  0    12       VEGGIES (435)
 HORSE RADISH 7266             1   1  0     7       VEGGIES (435)
-DAVE GAGNON 7158              1   0  0     7       COLGATE DAYS (594)
-WRECHEDMISERY 7255            0   2  0     6       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 MALODOROUSREEK 7274           0   1  0     1       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CATNIP 7270            0  3 0 ARENA FELINES 539     VERTIGO 6667          476         
JAGUAR 7205            1  3 0 DARK TOADS II 598     DEMONICHELLION 7038   472 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer Runners -- Announcing BIG CASINO HAMMER as a contestant in the Hammer Run
Basher category! -- Hammer

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARTMAN viciously subdued STUPOR in a action packed 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
PSYCHO was overcome by BLUFFING HAMMER in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
VERTIGO slaughtered CATNIP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STRAY savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
LITTER BOX LUCKY won victory over COOL HAND HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.
NIMBLE NEUTER savagely defeated OLD MILLWATER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
STONE FACE HAMMER handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MAVERICK HAMMER won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute fight.
HEATHCLIFF unbelievably bested HORSE RADISH in a popular 3 minute novice's duel.
CORN COB overpowered MALODOROUSREEK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DIABOLICFIEND overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  25 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   5 -  1      17  |

Turn 476 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STRAY 6430                 24  18  0  115 ARENA FELINES (539)
LUNGING ATTACK   DARTMAN 7161               11   7  1   69 COLGATE DAYS (594)
SLASHING ATTACK  NIMBLE NEUTER 6957          9   4  0   68 ARENA FELINES (539)
TOTAL PARRY      LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015      10   2  0   62 ARENA FELINES (539)
STRIKING ATTACK  STONE FACE HAMMER 7245      7   5  0   52 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      COOL HAND HAMMER 7243       7   5  0   48 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARTMAN 7161.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COOL HAND HAMMER 7243.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARTMAN 7161, 
HORSE RADISH 7266, NIMBLE NEUTER 6957, BLUFFING HAMMER 7244, STRAY 6430, STONE FACE 
HAMMER 7245, CORN COB 7267, STUPOR 7094, PSYCHO 6666, and VERTIGO 6667.

The least popular fighter this week was MALODOROUSREEK 7274.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CATNIP 7270, DIABOLICFIEND 7275, HEATHCLIFF 7271, MAVERICK 
HAMMER 7242, OLD MILLWATER 7173, LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015, VERTIGO 6667, PSYCHO 6666, 
STUPOR 7094, and CORN COB 7267.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STRAY (33-6430) ARENA FELINES (539)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                                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