DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2004    Duedate: 01/06/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-456

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PISTON HURRICANE
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-2287) [15-3-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PISTON HURRICANE               BELA LUGOSI
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)           MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
(40-2287) [15-3-0,109]         (40-4114) [4-1-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARNIE EL SHEW                  ARNIE EL SHEW
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-3930) [11-41-2,85]         (40-3930) [11-41-2,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AS FAR AS SIAM (199)        47
2. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)    25      AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
3. SUNNYLAND (382)              3      Unchartered Team
4. WAR-C-KERS (422)             0
5. BEYOND THE PALE (337)      -17      MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)  18   6  1 75.0   1/ 1*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420) 11  4 0
 2- 2*WAR-C-KERS (422)           5   3  0 62.5   2/ 3 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      7  8 1
 3/ 3 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      81  64  9 55.9   3/ 2 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     5 10 0
 4/ 4 SUNNYLAND (382)           36  35  2 50.7   4- 4*WAR-C-KERS (422)          3  1 0
 5/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    354 525 13 40.3   5/ 5 SUNNYLAND (382)           2  1 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.

     Jimmy, I don't know what you did wrong, but keep on doing it wrong, okay?  I
could get to like being up here.

                                    Dark Lenora

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZENSU?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BORIS KARLOFF win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
PHANTASMAGORIA beat BELA LUGOSI and BELA LUGOSI lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as PISTON HURRICANE takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Victory 
Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From ZENSU's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SUNNYLAND, 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 AS FAR AS SIAM avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  PHANTASMAGORIA was challenged more times this turn 
than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZENSU's 
morgue.  More variety.  Whoa!  I'll even buy MARION BARRY a drink tonight!  Anyone 
who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  Honor is like 
a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ZENSU to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of ZENSU.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PISTON HURRICANE 2287        15   3  0   109       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CRICKET 3744           16  16  0    88       SUNNYLAND (382)
 DARK LENORA 4110             10   3  0    87       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930           11  41  2    85       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 PHANTASMAGORIA 1664          16  13  0    77       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          12  12  2    68       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELA LUGOSI 4114              4   1  0    56       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 BORIS KARLOFF 4112            3   1  0    53       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 LON CHANEY 4113               5   0  0    42       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 LON CHANEY JR. 4116           4   1  1    42       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 JENIPHER 4091                 9   9  1    37       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARION BARRY 2389             7   5  1    33       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
 O. POSTE 4107                 7   7  0    28       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129           3   1  0    28       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUMP JUMPER 4124             3   1  0    23       WAR-C-KERS (422)
-BLADE MASTER 4123             2   2  0    15       WAR-C-KERS (422)
 SHREK 4128                    2   3  0    12       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 GEORGE ZUCCO 4115             2   3  0     9       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAN-BEAR HUGGER 2407   3  3 0 AS FAR AS SIAM 199    BLONDE GRENADE 4069   452 REVENGED
HIGH ELF 19            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MARION BARRY 2389     456 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boris Karloff -- It isn't that I MIND you having one thousand faces.  It's that you
keep changing faces about every five seconds during the fight.  It was confusing.  I
felt like I was fighting a whole horde.  Try not to do that if we fight again. -- O.
Poste

Bela Lugos -- Right, what O said.  And if you have to change faces, how about trying
for a handsome one, just for the novelty?  I'd lots rather spend "close up and
personal" time with a good looking guy.  Anyone would. -- Jenipher

Piston Hurricane -- I keep hoping that the hurricane season is over, you know?  Why
isn't it? -- Blonde Grenade
P.S.  I heard somewhere about people breaking up hurricanes by dropping bombs on
them, but I guess a grenade is too small.  Maybe I should eat more.

Phantasmagoria -- This'd be a lot more fun if you were a girl, short stuff.  Maybe
you should petition the Commission for a sex change?  We could go out to dinner then.
-- Arnie El Shew

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

MARION BARRY unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
BORIS KARLOFF demolished JENIPHER in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BELA LUGOSI was devastated by PHANTASMAGORIA in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
LON CHANEY JR. overpowered O. POSTE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
DARK LENORA was vanquished by PISTON HURRICANE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ARNIE EL SHEW was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's competition.
JIMMY CRICKET viciously subdued BLONDE GRENADE in a 2 minute gory expert's duel.
LON CHANEY won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
GEORGE ZUCCO was savagely defeated by SHREK in a 2 minute gory novice's melee.
FATTY ARBUCKLE demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   2 -  0      89  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 456 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  PISTON HURRICANE 2287      15   3  0  109 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DARK LENORA 4110           10   3  0   87 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
TOTAL PARRY      PHANTASMAGORIA 1664        16  13  0   77 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
AIMED BLOW       BELA LUGOSI 4114            4   1  0   56 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORIS KARLOFF 4112          3   1  0   53 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
BASHING ATTACK   LON CHANEY JR. 4116         4   1  1   42 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARNIE EL SHEW 3930.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ARNIE EL SHEW 3930.  The ten other most popular fighters were BORIS KARLOFF 
4112, JIMMY CRICKET 3744, LON CHANEY 4113, BELA LUGOSI 4114, LON CHANEY JR. 4116, 
PISTON HURRICANE 2287, PHANTASMAGORIA 1664, SHREK 4128, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, and 
MARION BARRY 2389.

The least popular fighter this week was DARK LENORA 4110.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GEORGE ZUCCO 4115, BLONDE GRENADE 4069, O. POSTE 4107, JENIPHER 
4091, MARION BARRY 2389, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, SHREK 4128, PHANTASMAGORIA 1664, PISTON 
HURRICANE 2287, and LON CHANEY JR. 4116.

                                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            
NOVA STAR 1831 (184-71-6)              6  3  0         LOST SOULS           
KOJI SHIKERU 2619 (126-102-4)          4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAUI WAUI 3518 (43-22-0)               5  3  0         TACO GODS            
ENOCH 2789 (31-11-1)                   0  5  0         RELIGIOUS HERALD     
IGNATIUS MAX 3037 (37-30-1)            0  5  0         BLOOD & IRON         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KING LOVE 3748 (26-28-2)               0  2  0         SUNNYLAND            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRIUMPH 2160 (16-5-0)                 12  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
GUESS MY STYLE 3407 (29-15-0)          6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
LEADFOOT 3516 (16-8-0)                 2  3  0         TACO GODS            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DANZIG 3954 (15-8-0)                   0  2  0         THAT 80'S METAL      
PHILLIP THE BIRD 3708 (11-7-0)         0  2  0         CRUEL PET NAMES      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE MAD CARROT 3862 (6-1-0)            0  2  0         GARDEN OF HORRORS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHIPPED WEASEL 3995 (4-1-0)            4  3  0         EXOTIC TASTES        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JEALOUSY 3543 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         TOURNY TIME          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BORIS KARLOFF 4112 (0-1-0)            15  2  0         MEN OF 1,000 FACES   
WHITE NOISE 4030 (2-1-0)               3  3  0         NEUROMANCERS         
PARTICLE MAN 4100 (1-0-1)              0  2  0         NEUROMANCERS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VICTORIA'S SECRET 3558 (0-0-0)         1  3  0         IN THE MALL          
ELATION 3545 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         TOURNY TIME          
SLOANE 4063 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         WICKED               

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAMBI 1985 (11-5-1)                    6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
AHUA KIN 3346 (8-7-0)                  1  3  0         BLOOD & IRON         

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHOPPED CAMEL 3998 (1-5-0)             1  1  0  DEAD   EXOTIC TASTES        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEVIL EYES 1663 (3-1-1)                6  3  0         AS FAR AS SIAM