DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2004    Duedate: 01/12/2005

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CATLOW
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6990) [17-7-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CATLOW                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          
(33-6990) [17-7-1,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CATLOW                         CLINCH
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6990) [17-7-1,114]         (33-7133) [11-2-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       45
2. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        32      SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
3. LUROCIANS II (92)            0      Unchartered Team
4. FOOD FIGHT (10)              0
5. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)        0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    126  96 12 56.8   1/ 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    10  4 0
 2/ 2 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     107  95 15 53.0   2/ 1 VEGGIES (435)             8  4 0
 3- 4 LUROCIANS II (92)        353 325 24 52.1   3/ 5 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      4  6 1
 4/ 3 VEGGIES (435)            174 162 11 51.8   4- 4 FOOD FIGHT (10)           3  2 0
 5- 5 FOOD FIGHT (10)          164 154  5 51.6   5- 2 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     3  2 0
 6- 6 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)      147 146  4 50.2   6- 6 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  1 0
 7- 7 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     16  16  1 50.0   7/ 7 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   2  7 0
 8- 8 COLGATE DAYS (594)        19  22  3 46.3   8- 8 COLGATE DAYS (594)        0  5 0
 9/ 9 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   59  75  0 44.0   9- 9 JOYS OF BOOZE (556)       0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Howdy Y'all,

The name is Catlow.  I'm your new and true Duelmaster.  Barnabas dropped us back in
to get a couple ready for a tourney and lo and behold, here I am, sitting above the
whole arena.  Well, Lady K., let's see what happens.

                                          -- Catlow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out NIYTYOLE ISLAND 
to see what's new.  Like, VEGGIES had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off 
#1 spot by SACKETT'S & CO.!  Way to go SACKETT'S & CO.!  MVP award for BIG CASINO 
HAMMER?  CASINO HAMMERZ's proud of her after beating ARTY CHOKE and getting 21 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  HOFTA LAUGH got smashed by MAVERICK HAMMER, 
and lost 11 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think CATLOW 
should let VENOMOUS CONCUBINE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  
I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  LUROCIANS II was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 353-325-24 record really that scary?  I don't know what SACKETT'S & CO.'s 
been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from LUROCIANS II, 
that's fer sher.  Like, is THIMBELL popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in 
all of NIYTYOLE ISLAND!  He's got a 2-7-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All NIYTYOLE ISLAND ever talks about is 
fighting!  Me, I'm more laid back.  What a bummer deal for ARTY CHOKE!  He just 
barely was getting his "fighter feet" but got kill by BIG CASINO HAMMER of CASINO 
HAMMERZ!  Those're the breaks, I guess.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families 
would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATLOW 6990                  17   7  1   114       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINCH 7133                  11   2  1   102       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-LADY KALDRA 5451              8   5  1    96       LUROCIANS II (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                11   9  3    84       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-STUPOR 7094                  15  25  0    78       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
 LONIGAN 7022                 11  12  1    78       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATHARLI 4505                17  13  0    64       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245        9   6  0    59       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLD MILLWATER 7173           11  12  0    55       JOYS OF BOOZE (556)
-PUREE EVIL 7264               4   0  0    54       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-LADY WU 6815                  7   7  0    52       LUROCIANS II (92)
 SUCCOTASH 7253                3   1  0    43       VEGGIES (435)
-SWILL 7187                    5   4  0    42       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          7   8  0    40       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-PASTA LA VISTA 7256           4   0  0    38       FOOD FIGHT (10)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIABOLICFIEND 7275            4   2  0    32       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         8   7  0    31       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            4   3  0    31       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEMONICHELLION 7038           3   3  1    31       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-WRECHEDMISERY 7255            2   2  0    31       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-LADY CLAIRE 7125              2   1  0    31       LUROCIANS II (92)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244          7   8  0    29       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277        2   1  1    26       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALODOROUSREEK 7274           3   3  0    23       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 HOFTA LAUGH 4717              5   7  0    22       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 HOPALONG 7259                 1   2  0    19       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 THIMBELL 4836                 2   7  0    18       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-PUERCO PIBIL 7258             2   2  0    16       FOOD FIGHT (10)
-BROCCOLI 7285                 1   0  0    13       VEGGIES (435)
 CORN PONE 7289                2   1  0    11       VEGGIES (435)
 SPAGHETTI 7301                1   1  0     8       VEGGIES (435)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ARTY CHOKE 7290        2  1 0 VEGGIES 435           BIG CASINO HAMME 7277 486         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Iron Chef -- Sorry your last fight in here was a loss; who better to lose to than me!
-- Catlow

Lady K. -- Hey, that wasn't suppose to happen. -- Kid

Swill -- Sorry man, needed a win! -- Lonigan

Tatharli -- Yeah, I might be a little short for a Sackett, but I'm definitely tough
like one!  See what happens when you call me short? -- Clinch

Spaghetti -- Damn, is someone gonna let me attack? -- Hopalong

Niytyole Neighbors -- Just wanted to make sure I sent in a P-ad in spite of the fact
that I am really busy and have not sent in any updated strategies this cycle! --
Hammer

Clinch -- You're a hard woman, ma'am.  I think maybe you're TOO hard.  You might
consider lightening up a little, hmm? -- Tatharli
P.S.  Come on over to our place for a quilting bee.  Tea and gossip, and maybe even a
little quilting.  I'll bake a cake.

Bluffing Hammer -- Bwahahaha!  A bluff doesn't cut it, boy. -- Hofta Laugh

Cool Hand Hammer -- More like icy! -- Thimbell the thoroughly chilled
P.S.  Is it true what they say: cold hand, warm heart?  You busy for dinner?

Clinch -- The only people who think you aren't tough have never heard of you. --
Tatharli

I've asked the Commission to look into the absence of two of my "warriors," and next
time, or maybe the time after that, we should be up to full strength. -- Jorja, The
Sewing Circle
P.S.  Try not to kill off my people, okay?  I hate recruiting.

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

SPAGHETTI was unbelievably bested by THIMBELL in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
CATLOW vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
CLINCH demolished M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute uneven fight.
TATHARLI was devastated by LONIGAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STONE FACE HAMMER was demolished by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute competition.
COOL HAND HAMMER was overpowered by SUCCOTASH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MAVERICK HAMMER devastated HOFTA LAUGH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BLUFFING HAMMER was overcome by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute melee.
HOPALONG won victory over CORN PONE in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
BIG CASINO HAMMER slaughtered ARTY CHOKE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 486 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CATLOW 6990                17   7  1  114 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
TOTAL PARRY      CLINCH 7133                11   2  1  102 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
AIMED BLOW       TATHARLI 4505              17  13  0   64 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
STRIKING ATTACK  STONE FACE HAMMER 7245      9   6  0   59 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CATLOW 6990.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CLINCH 7133.  The ten other most popular fighters were STONE FACE HAMMER 7245, 
SPAGHETTI 7301, HOPALONG 7259, CATLOW 6990, BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277, THIMBELL 4836, 
LONIGAN 7022, SUCCOTASH 7253, MAVERICK HAMMER 7242, and ARTY CHOKE 7290.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUFFING HAMMER 7244.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOFTA LAUGH 4717, COOL HAND HAMMER 7243, TATHARLI 4505, CORN 
PONE 7289, ARTY CHOKE 7290, MAVERICK HAMMER 7242, SUCCOTASH 7253, LONIGAN 7022, 
THIMBELL 4836, and BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277.

               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