DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2005    Duedate: 01/20/2005

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-457

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PISTON HURRICANE
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
(40-2287) [16-3-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PISTON HURRICANE               POSITION IS EMPTY
AS FAR AS SIAM (199)           
(40-2287) [16-3-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARNIE EL SHEW                  BELA LUGOSI
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
(40-3930) [11-42-2,77]         (40-4114) [5-1-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)    12
2. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       10      AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
3. SUNNYLAND (382)              9      Unchartered Team
4. AS FAR AS SIAM (199)         7
5. WAR-C-KERS (422)             0      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)  21   8  1 72.4   1/ 1*MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420) 10  5 0
 2- 2*WAR-C-KERS (422)           5   3  0 62.5   2/ 2 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      9  6 1
 3/ 3 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)      83  67  9 55.3   3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     4 11 0
 4/ 4 SUNNYLAND (382)           37  35  2 51.4   4/ 5 SUNNYLAND (382)           2  1 0
 5/ 5 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    356 528 13 40.3   5- 4*WAR-C-KERS (422)          1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): LIMPETTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): VISION of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): THUNDERCATS (Balzar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 504): SHADOWCAT of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 497): WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 493): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZENSU brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see JENIPHER win a fight and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JIMMY 
CRICKET beat ARNIE EL SHEW and ARNIE EL SHEW lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZENSU may be getting bland, as PISTON 
HURRICANE stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MEN OF 1,000 FACES was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was AS FAR AS SIAM.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, JENIPHER was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZENSU's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ZENSU arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ZENSU.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PISTON HURRICANE 2287        16   3  0   112       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CRICKET 3744           17  16  0    97       SUNNYLAND (382)
 DARK LENORA 4110             11   3  0    91       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHANTASMAGORIA 1664          16  14  0    77       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
 ARNIE EL SHEW 3930           11  42  2    77       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 BLONDE GRENADE 4069          12  13  2    69       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELA LUGOSI 4114              5   1  0    58       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 BORIS KARLOFF 4112            4   1  0    58       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENIPHER 4091                10   9  1    49       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 LON CHANEY JR. 4116           5   1  1    49       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
 LON CHANEY 4113               5   1  0    35       MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARION BARRY 2389             7   6  1    33       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-B 3746                        5   6  0    33       SUNNYLAND (382)
 O. POSTE 4107                 7   8  0    29       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129           3   2  0    23       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-STUMP JUMPER 4124             3   1  0    23       WAR-C-KERS (422)
 SHREK 4128                    3   3  0    21       AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
-BLADE MASTER 4123             2   2  0    15       WAR-C-KERS (422)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GEORGE ZUCCO 4115      2  4 0 MEN OF 1,000 FACE 420 SPYMASTER 22          457 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boris Karloff -- One thousand faces, and all of them ugly.  How does your mother
stand it? -- Jenipher

Lon Chaney Jr. -- Jenipher said it, that line-stealing rattess! -- O. Poste
P.S.  I never trusted hunchbacks.

Piston Hurricane -- Well done!  May you hold the throne in vocal peace for a while.
I can never think of anything to say. -- Dark Lenora

That Khalhums Dwarf was anti-Shew!  He was really out to get me! -- Arnie El Shew

Jimmy Cricket -- Well, gee, that was, like, totally not fun.  Let's not do that
again, okay? -- Blonde Grenade

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

GEORGE ZUCCO was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PISTON HURRICANE vanquished BLONDE GRENADE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
JIMMY CRICKET demolished ARNIE EL SHEW in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DARK LENORA bested PHANTASMAGORIA in a 2 minute contest.
LON CHANEY JR. overpowered FATTY ARBUCKLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JENIPHER bested LON CHANEY in a 2 minute brawl.
BORIS KARLOFF vanquished O. POSTE in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
BELA LUGOSI viciously subdued MARION BARRY in a 3 minute gory competition.
SHREK overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   3 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 457 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         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
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      16   3  0  112 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JIMMY CRICKET 3744         17  16  0   97 SUNNYLAND (382)
TOTAL PARRY      PHANTASMAGORIA 1664        16  14  0   77 AS FAR AS SIAM (199)
AIMED BLOW       BELA LUGOSI 4114            5   1  0   58 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORIS KARLOFF 4112          4   1  0   58 MEN OF 1,000 FACES (420)
WALL OF STEEL    JENIPHER 4091              10   9  1   49 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
BASHING ATTACK   LON CHANEY JR. 4116         5   1  1   49 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 BELA LUGOSI 4114.  The ten other most popular fighters were LON CHANEY 4113, 
PISTON HURRICANE 2287, JENIPHER 4091, BORIS KARLOFF 4112, JIMMY CRICKET 3744, DARK 
LENORA 4110, PHANTASMAGORIA 1664, SHREK 4128, GEORGE ZUCCO 4115, and LON CHANEY JR. 
4116.

The least popular fighter this week was MARION BARRY 2389.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were O. POSTE 4107, FATTY ARBUCKLE 4129, ARNIE EL SHEW 3930, BLONDE 
GRENADE 4069, LON CHANEY JR. 4116, GEORGE ZUCCO 4115, SHREK 4128, PHANTASMAGORIA 
1664, DARK LENORA 4110, and JIMMY CRICKET 3744.

               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