DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/27/2004    Duedate: 06/09/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-448

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UHLEK
DARK TOADS (379)
(38-4234) [14-5-2,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UHLEK                          JILESNASPEEDO
DARK TOADS (379)               DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
(38-4234) [14-5-2,147]         (38-4146) [4-2-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       RUNABOUT
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4458) [7-8-0,40]           (38-4458) [7-8-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             32
2. ALL FINESSE (384)           30      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. FIRE DECK (394)             30      Unchartered Team
4. SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)  20
5. DARK TOADS (379)            16      DENNY'S BKFAST (367)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ALL FINESSE (384)        108  85  4 56.0   1/ 1*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      8  6 0
 2/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         624 551 55 53.1   2/ 5 EAGLES CLAW (47)          5  2 1
 3/ 3*DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      15  14  0 51.7   3/ 0 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 4/ 5 DARK TOADS (379)          38  37  3 50.7   4/ 3 ALL FINESSE (384)         4  8 0
 5- 6*THE GOBLINATE (402)        7   7  2 50.0   5/ 6 DARK TOADS (379)          3  0 1
 6/ 0*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)   1   1  0 50.0   6/ 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       3  0 0
 7/ 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       33  34  0 49.3   7/ 0*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)  1  1 0
 8/ 0 JINDA-BAN (198)          274 361  7 43.1   8/ 0*FIRE DECK (394)           1  2 0
 9/ 0*FIRE DECK (394)            2   4  0 33.3   9- 8*THE GOBLINATE (402)       0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in CLIFFHOME since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  EAGLES CLAW is 
now ranked 2nd with a 3-2-0 turn.  What's with SUI GENERIS?  She actually beat 
JINDA-BAN's KORRIBIE, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at EAGLES CLAW.  FEROCIOUS FRED lost 15 points to CHARIZARD.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe FEROCIOUS FRED will provide more easy wins...  TEDIOUS 
TED was reminded on the sands why UHLEK is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of CLIFFHOME unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UHLEK 4234                   14   5  2   147       DARK TOADS (379)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             21  12  2    92       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451         8   2  1    92       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455          8   0  1    92       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  27  1    82       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SUI GENERIS 4444             10   5  0    81       ALL FINESSE (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            5   0  0    51       SANDS OF TIME (371)
 DINGIL BILL 4428              9  12  0    47       JINDA-BAN (198)
 RUNABOUT 4458                 7   8  0    40       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILESNASPEEDO 4146            4   2  0    32       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-FLEEBIM 4488                  3   2  0    30       THE GOBLINATE (402)
 SLIM SLAM 4481                3   2  0    29       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-VEGGIELETTE 4149              2   3  0    25       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-GROOBIM 4489                  4   2  2    24       THE GOBLINATE (402)
 FREEDOM TOAST 4482            3   2  0    24       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 AMOROUS ANDY 4464             3   0  0    24       EAGLES CLAW (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARIZARD 4411                1   0  0    19       FIRE DECK (394)
 LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495        1   0  0    15       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
 CLICKETTY BING 4509           1   0  0    15       JINDA-BAN (198)
 ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483            3   2  0    11       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          1   0  0    10       FIRE DECK (394)
-HUMAN 4322                    1   1  0     7       DARK TOADS (379)
 FEROCIOUS FRED 4470           1   1  0     5       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 JACKY - VF 4496               0   1  0     5       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
 HARANDUR 4484                 0   3  0     3       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
108171391611 4500      0  1 0 ALL FINESSE 384       STONE GOLEM 26        448 NONE    
NOBGOBLIN 4400        11  7 1 ALL FINESSE 384       UHLEK 4234            447         
PONYTAIL 4416          0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     448 NONE    
DRUGMA 4412            0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         BLACK ORC 20          448 NONE    
CLOCK O'DIAL 4348     14 19 2 JINDA-BAN 198         SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451 447         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wolf -- So, are you REALLY a wild thing, or just a dog in wolf's clothing? -- Dingil 
Bill, well known for his stupid questions

Veggielette -- Odd, you seem like some sort of razor for shaving vegetables, and 
yet... you might also be a person with very strange views on food.  Hard to tell.  
Say something not having to do with houseplants, so I can get a better idea of you.
-- Harandur
P.S.  No, wait, does the houseplant comment mean you...?  Good gods, who would BOAST 
about killing innocent houseplants?  That's sick.

Steven Scimitar -- Is that name some kind of waring?  Or should I, maybe, grin 
maniacally at you?  I could probably manage that. -- Korribie

System of a Down -- Oh, yeah?  Well, just wait till the next time you get into a 
bathtub, and you'll find something NEW in the way of hauntings. -- Ghost of Clock 
O'Dial

Bob, Eternal -- You're slippery, I'll say that for you.  Try as I could, I didn't 
manage to lay a wheel on you. -- Runabout

All -- Sorry there were no personals from me last time.  I was having troubles with 
my lightning pigeon. -- Nick

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

108171391611 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
PONYTAIL was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DRUGMA was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
UHLEK devastated TEDIOUS TED in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brawl.
STEVEN SCIMITAR vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KORRIBIE was overpowered by SUI GENERIS in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DINGIL BILL overcame SLIM SLAM in a action packed 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
BOB, ETERNAL, overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RUNABOUT savagely defeated JILESNASPEEDO in a exciting 5 minute gruesome fight.
AMOROUS ANDY beat JACKY - VF in a exciting 4 minute bloody novice's fight.
FEROCIOUS FRED was viciously subdued by CHARIZARD in a exciting 3 minute contest.
FREEDOM TOAST devastated HARANDUR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROOTIE TOOTIE was overcome by LORDLINGS OF YORE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
CLICKETTY BING overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        20 -   6 -  1      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 448 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         3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  UHLEK 4234                 14   5  2  147 DARK TOADS (379)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           21  12  2   92 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451       8   2  1   92 EAGLES CLAW (47)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNABOUT 4458.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RUNABOUT 4458.  The ten other most popular fighters were JACKY - VF 4496, 
108171391611 4500, CHARIZARD 4411, PONYTAIL 4416, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451, SUI GENERIS 
4444, LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495, UHLEK 4234, STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455, and DINGIL BILL 4428.

The least popular fighter this week was AMOROUS ANDY 4464.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HARANDUR 4484, FEROCIOUS FRED 4470, ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483, 
KORRIBIE 4317, TEDIOUS TED 4133, DRUGMA 4412, CLICKETTY BING 4509, FREEDOM TOAST 
4482, JILESNASPEEDO 4146, and BOB, ETERNAL, 4460.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

UHLEK (38-4234) DARK TOADS (379)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEETOTALER 326 (254-117-89)            4  3  0         WARLORDS             
YELLOW LEDBETTER 2752 (89-75-1)        2  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPOONMAN 2698 (79-61-0)                4  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
STABBING WESTWARD 3329 (68-35-2)       2  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
FOREVER MAN 4168 (28-60-0)             0  5  0         SANDS OF TIME        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FACEMAN 4129 (47-40-2)                 3  3  0         THE A TEAM           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE CURE 4085 (23-11-1)                9  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRACK MONKEY 4315 (6-3-0)              9  3  0         THE MASTER CLEANSER  

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UHLEK 4234 (11-5-1)                    4  3  0         DARK TOADS           
NUTCRACKER 4380 (18-2-1)               3  3  0         ALL FINESSE          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOBGOBLIN 4400 (10-6-1)                5  3  0         ALL FINESSE          
SUI GENERIS 4444 (8-4-0)               4  3  0         ALL FINESSE          
SLIPPERYWHENWET 4297 (0-0-0)           0  1  0  DEAD   AWESOME EIGHTIES     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOOD HEARTED 4388 (3-0-0)              5  3  0         EDIBLE AUTOPSY       
STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455 (6-0-1)           5  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
SHAMU 4105 (5-1-0)                     3  3  0         THE WATCHMEN         
JILESNASPEEDO 4146 (3-0-0)             1  3  0         DENNY'S BKFAST       
SHOGUN 4225 (2-1-0)                    1  3  0         BARHOPPERS           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB, ETERNAL, 4460 (2-0-0)            11  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
MAGMAR 4417 (0-0-0)                    8  3  0         FIRE DECK            
GRAVES 4107 (1-0-1)                    2  3  0         THE WATCHMEN         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRANKEN FELINE 4399 (0-0-0)            5  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
DOC'S UNDEROOS 4476 (0-0-0)            4  3  0         DIRTY LIL' SECRETS   
TOAD CROSS-DRESSES 4473 (0-0-0)        1  1  0  DEAD   DIRTY LIL' SECRETS   

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DULL ROB 4466 (0-1-0)                  3  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
SLICK RICK 4468 (2-0-0)                2  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE