DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2004    Duedate: 01/05/2005

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOB, ETERNAL,
SANDS OF TIME (371)
(38-4460) [14-0-0,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOB, ETERNAL,                  POSITION IS EMPTY
SANDS OF TIME (371)            
(38-4460) [14-0-0,146]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       RUNABOUT
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4458) [16-14-0,81]         (38-4458) [16-14-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOY O'S (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (374)         20
2. BOY O'S (388)               16      ARENA FELINES (374)
3. THE LOST SOULS (94)         10      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)              9
5. SANDS OF TIME (371)          9      FORCE MAJEURE (208)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 ARENA FELINES (374)      112  43 10 72.3   1/ 2 BOY O'S (388)             7  4 0
 2/ 1 BOY O'S (388)             23  13  3 63.9   2/ 3 THE LOST SOULS (94)       5  6 0
 3/ 2 SANDS OF TIME (371)       42  34  0 55.3   3- 4 FIRE DECK (394)           4  3 0
 4- 3 EAGLES CLAW (47)         667 566 56 54.1   4/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)           4 11 0
 5- 4 TEAM FLOYD (99)          292 258 17 53.1   5- 1 EAGLES CLAW (47)          3  0 0
 6- 5 FIRE DECK (394)           14  17  0 45.2   6/ 6 SANDS OF TIME (371)       2  0 0
 7/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          299 411  7 42.1   7/ 0 ARENA FELINES (374)       1  0 0
 8/ 7 THE LOST SOULS (94)      307 450 31 40.6   8- 7 TEAM FLOYD (99)           0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to EAGLES CLAW, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the BOY O'S 
stable.  It was a tough week for EAGLES CLAW, to drop 4 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for FRANKEN FELINE, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after 
mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Well here's a 
duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  BOB, ETERNAL, made a 
challenge against KORRIBIE this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught 
but bloody knuckles was JINDA-BAN's KORRIBIE, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by BOB, ETERNAL,.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CLIFFHOME arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid FIRE DECK, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does CLIFFHOME really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
SANDS OF TIME's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from FIRE DECK.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of KORRIBIE, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, D'ARK 
CATAAN went after HARANDUR, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, D'ARK CATAAN beat HARANDUR.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the CLIFFHOME giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460           14   0  0   146       SANDS OF TIME (371)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          7   0  0   108       FIRE DECK (394)
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          22  16  0    94       THE LOST SOULS (94)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARIZARD 4411                6   2  0    83       FIRE DECK (394)
 RUNABOUT 4458                16  14  0    81       JINDA-BAN (198)
 FIGARO 4340                   7   2  0    76       BOY O'S (388)
-ROBERT GERMAN 4521            8   1  1    71       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 DINGIL BILL 4428             14  22  0    69       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAWS 4342                     7   3  0    59       ARENA FELINES (374)
 TETTNANGER 4064              14  11  0    57       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-FUGAZI 3565                   6   2  2    57       TEAM FLOYD (99)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             5   8  1    55       THE LOST SOULS (94)
-SIR LICKSALOT 4341            8   1  0    51       ARENA FELINES (374)
 HARANDUR 4484                 5  13  0    44       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALDO 4336                    5   1  1    28       BOY O'S (388)
-EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             3   0  1    28       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-PUSS IN BOOTS 4358            2   1  0    25       ARENA FELINES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPERS 4549     2   0  0    22       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 ROCCO 4552                    2   0  0    21       BOY O'S (388)
-TORCHICK 4514                 1   0  0    21       FIRE DECK (394)
 FRANKEN FELINE 4399           1   0  0    20       ARENA FELINES (374)
-TRIBECCA 4548                 1   0  0    18       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-POOR REPLACEMENT 4540         2   1  0    17       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-ROLLO 4544                    2   0  0    16       BOY O'S (388)
 BALLOU YS 4539                1   6  0     9       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANNAHAKKA 4550               0   2  0     2       THE LOST SOULS (94)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dark Typhlosion -- I ought to have you SHOT!  You should be hung up by your toes!
Gods, men have NO consideration!  I just don't have TIME to graduate this month.  Do
you know how much hassle that involves?  Finding a replacement and getting Nick's
okay.  Arranging the catering for the party.  Buying a new wardrobe, because I canNOT
wear these same old things on the ISLE.  More stuff than that, but I don't even want
to THINK about it.  And all in two weeks?  Not possible. -- Korribie
P.S.  I just won't GO.
P.P.S.  Morning star?  That's INSANE.  I NEVER get up before ten, and not till noon
if I can help it.

It's not my fault the Orc threw himself under my bumper.  I did try to stop. --
Runabout
P.S.  It's only some ribs.  He'll be okay after a little time in the body shop.

Tettnanger -- Every time I face you, I'm thrown off by the fact that you're a guy.
An elf, but still, a guy.  For some reason, I keep expecting you to be a bird.  A
Scarlet Tettnanger, you know?  It's confusing. -- Dingil Bill, who may have been
spending too much time with Runabout

The Userous Merchant is not cut out for gladiation.  He would do well to stick to his
usery, at which he is...no, if he was SKILLED at it, he wouldn't get caught, would
he?  So why...?  Who...?  Hmm, I scent a mystery here.  Good thing curiosity is not a
problem with me. -- Harandur

Waldo -- No!  You can't mean it--I could NOT have been defeated by...no....  (sobs
lightly)  They told you my weakness, didn't they?  How I couldn't resist men like
you....  (whimpers pitifully)  Nooooo.... -- Ballou Ys

Tettnanger -- How awful!  But maybe if you feed her ENOUGH beer, you can have cake.
Worth a try! -- Harandur

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOB, ETERNAL, devastated KORRIBIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
D'ARK CATAAN won victory over HARANDUR in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
CRAPOLA CRAYON luckily beat FIGARO in a action packed 3 minute bloody fight.
DINGIL BILL devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
TETTNANGER was devastated by RUNABOUT in a popular 3 minute uneven brawl.
WALDO viciously subdued BALLOU YS in a 2 minute bloody match.
ROCCO handily defeated WANNAHAKKA in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
FRANKEN FELINE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  26 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 463 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BOB, ETERNAL, 4460         14   0  0  146 SANDS OF TIME (371)
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        22  16  0   94 THE LOST SOULS (94)
STRIKING ATTACK  RUNABOUT 4458              16  14  0   81 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIGARO 4340                 7   2  0   76 BOY O'S (388)
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 FIGARO 4340, WALDO 4336, 
DINGIL BILL 4428, ROCCO 4552, BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, D'ARK CATAAN 4513, CRAPOLA CRAYON 
3979, FRANKEN FELINE 4399, HARANDUR 4484, and TETTNANGER 4064.

The least popular fighter this week was WANNAHAKKA 4550.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BALLOU YS 4539, TETTNANGER 4064, HARANDUR 4484, FRANKEN FELINE 4399, 
CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, D'ARK CATAAN 4513, BOB, ETERNAL, 4460, ROCCO 4552, DINGIL BILL 
4428, and WALDO 4336.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

KORRIBIE (38-4317) JINDA-BAN (198)

                                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

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INFLATABLE DOLL 682 (113-99-2)         4  3  0         THE INANIMATES       
YELLOW LEDBETTER 2752 (96-81-1)        2  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLATO 3785 (61-40-0)                   2  3  0         WISE GUYS            
SPOONMAN 2698 (79-61-0)                2  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
FOREVER MAN 4168 (28-74-0)             0  5  0         SANDS OF TIME        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FACEMAN 4129 (53-48-2)                 7  3  0         THE A TEAM           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEEDE 2860 (32-28-1)                   3  3  0         DU BASHERS           
BIG COUNTRY 2765 (40-27-3)             3  3  0         DU BASHERS           
VALLANT 4151 (39-18-2)                 0  2  0         BLENDING ENTHRONED   

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAMRISSA 4153 (18-10-0)                3  3  0         BLENDING ENTHRONED   
SIR NASTY ONE 2787 (25-36-1)           1  3  0         DU BASHERS           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455 (18-1-1)          5  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
NOR'EASTER 3487 (7-9-2)                0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB, ETERNAL, 4460 (11-0-0)            4  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
DARK TYPHLOSION 4414 (5-0-0)           2  3  0         FIRE DECK            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DULL ROB 4466 (3-1-0)                  1  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
ROBERTO 4516 (3-1-0)                   1  3  0  DEAD   BOY O'S              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TORCHICK 4514 (0-0-0)                  6  3  0         FIRE DECK            
FRANKEN FELINE 4399 (0-0-0)            4  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
WALDO 4336 (3-0-1)                     2  3  1         BOY O'S              
DRUUBIM 4503 (1-1-0)                   1  3  0         THE GOBLINATE        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROLLO 4544 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         BOY O'S              

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GHOST RYDER 2924 (13-4-0)              0  2  0         EAGLES CLAW          
IRON DRAKE 2843 (16-25-2)              0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FUGAZI 3565 (6-2-2)                   12  3  0         TEAM FLOYD           
FLAMING MOE 3112 (10-6-0)              2  3  0         TEAM FLOYD           
HANGAR EIGHTEEN 3820 (11-6-1)          0  2  0  DEAD   EAGLES CLAW          
SUPERFLY 3200 (3-3-2)                  0  2  0         TEAM FLOYD           

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BECKY DA BULLY 3060 (5-7-0)            2  3  0         DU BASHERS           
MALICIOUS INTENT 3601 (9-4-1)          1  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
OPPUS 2736 (2-6-1)                     0  2  0         DU BASHERS           
WITTRUD 2703 (4-11-1)                  0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PECAN PIE 4172 (2-3-0)                 8  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
JITTERS 3002 (3-0-0)                   3  3  0         DU BASHERS           
INSURRECTION 3877 (1-2-0)              2  3  0         EAGLES CLAW          
MOONMIST 2788 (2-3-0)                  0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VELCRO FLY 2885 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         DU BASHERS