DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2005    Duedate: 01/17/2005

KATI-TEI ARENA

DM-41    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GREW SOME GRUE
OLD SCHOOL (368)
(41-4124) [11-5-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS            POSITION IS EMPTY
GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)         
(41-4080) [14-6-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE VEAL DEAL                  FLUTTERLEE
GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)         WANDERERS (329)
(41-4104) [10-6-0,52]          (41-4153) [5-6-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL (368)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)      53
2. WANDERERS (329)             21      GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
3. OLD SCHOOL (368)             1      Unchartered Team
4. LOOD FOOD (367)              0
5. BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378)      0      VORPAL BLAZE (218)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)    57  39  2 59.4   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (368)          9  5 1
 2- 2 BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378)    8   6  0 57.1   2/ 2 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)    8  7 0
 3- 4 LOOD FOOD (367)           29  33  1 46.8   3- 3 LOOD FOOD (367)           5  0 1
 4/ 6 WANDERERS (329)          333 386  7 46.3   4/ 4 WANDERERS (329)           5 10 0
 5/ 5 OLD SCHOOL (368)          46  55  2 45.5   5- 5 BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378)   0  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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===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)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Boo-ya!  It's me, Grew Some Grue, on top and in charge!  No longer under Porterhouse
Arrest thanks to the beat-down me 'n the boyz put on brother Alfredo's meat puppets
last turn!  The last time we beat that much meat in one week we ended up in therapy.
I might try to go for some Whipped Topping action this week, although brother
Ebenezer has been avoiding me.  I can't imagine why, unless it's because of the
voices in my head.  They can be rather rude at times.  Well, I'm off to the grue
garden.  Until next week, I am....

                              Grew Some Grue

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 2 points to KUNG-FU MASTER.  (Discrete enough, SPOCKA THE HUTT?) GREW 
SOME GRUE successfully staved off a grab for the roses by KHALHUMS DWARF of KATI-TEI. 
Does KATI-TEI have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in 
KATI-TEI is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of GLAD TO MEAT YOU should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of OLD SCHOOL, so did that sorry team shy from GLAD TO 
MEAT YOU Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and JEHU is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't WANDERERS proud!  Word has it HOLY SCHLITZ suffered a 
romantic setback.  Note how he challenged CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS, 36 points his senior.  
CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS had a quite go of it, putting HOLY SCHLITZ in his place.  RUBIX 
CUBESTEAK challenged PARNIAN!  Who says GLAD TO MEAT YOU are just a bunch of wimps!  
RUBIX CUBESTEAK of GLAD TO MEAT YOU kept his wits as he defeated PARNIAN.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in KATI-TEI is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
KATI-TEI farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREW SOME GRUE 4124          11   5  0   101       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080     14   6  0   110       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
 PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059      15   3  1    95       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
-WHIPPED TOPPING 4045          9   5  0    95       LOOD FOOD (367)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEHU 3963                    19  23  1    81       WANDERERS (329)
 HOLY SCHLITZ 4052            14   9  2    68       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-S&M&MS 4103                   6   6  0    64       LOOD FOOD (367)
 SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137          6   2  0    60       OLD SCHOOL (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE VEAL DEAL 4104           10   6  0    52       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
 SATURN 3990                   7  25  0    46       WANDERERS (329)
 FLUTTERLEE 4153               5   6  0    43       WANDERERS (329)
-SPORK 4140                    3   1  0    42       LOOD FOOD (367)
-SPUD-BEARING FUZZ 4161        4   0  0    35       OLD SCHOOL (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURLINE GRACE 4164            4   1  0    27       WANDERERS (329)
-MR. SALTY 4072                3   1  0    25       LOOD FOOD (367)
 CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139            5   3  0    24       OLD SCHOOL (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARNIAN 4138                  4  10  0    22       WANDERERS (329)
 RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165          1   3  0    22       GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
-HOT DONUTS NOW 4167           1   0  1    21       LOOD FOOD (367)
-RILLY SILLY 4152              2   1  0    17       BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378)
-DARK MAX 4148                 1   0  0     6       BLADE BROTHERS 18 (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAD ONE 4149           5  5 0 BLADE BROTHERS 18 378 HOLY SCHLITZ 4052     448         
WHERE'S THE BEEF 4174  0  1 0 GLAD TO MEAT YOU 370  SPYMASTER 22          450 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whipped Topping -- Listen, I just can NOT get excited about a neutered Dwarf!  I
don't care HOW "lood" you are.  It just doesn't work for me. -- Jehu

Holy Schlitz -- Quite a school you must have there.  You worship at the shrine of
Great Schlitz every weekend, do you? -- Saturn the irreligious

Spud-Bearing Fuzz -- I didn't know fuzzes carried around spuds.  Are they russets?
Apparently that's either good or bad, though I don't remember which. -- Parnian

Cuddly Kahlua -- (blushing hotly)  I didn't mean for you to cuddle ME!  I'm not that
kind of person, really!  Well, okay, I COULD be cuddly, but we hardly KNOW each
other. -- Flutterlee

Rubix Cubesteak -- I have mastered the arcane (and useless) art of the cube.  So
there! -- Lurline Grace

Spocka the Hutt -- I'm TRYING to get faster with my surrenders, but I can't seem to
train that. -- Flutterlee

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

WHERE'S THE BEEF was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOLY SCHLITZ was devastated by CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PORTERHOUSE ARREST demolished JEHU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE VEAL DEAL savagely defeated SATURN in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
RUBIX CUBESTEAK devastated PARNIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GREW SOME GRUE bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a unpopular 5 minute master's Title match.
SPOCKA THE HUTT was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute melee.
FLUTTERLEE vanquished CUDDLY KAHLUA in a action packed 5 minute one-sided duel.
LURLINE GRACE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  20 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  22 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 450 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GREW SOME GRUE 4124        11   5  0  101 OLD SCHOOL (368)
LUNGING ATTACK   PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059    15   3  1   95 GLAD TO MEAT YOU (370)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137        6   2  0   60 OLD SCHOOL (368)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE VEAL DEAL 4104.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FLUTTERLEE 4153.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE VEAL DEAL 
4104, SPOCKA THE HUTT 4137, CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080, PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059, HOLY 
SCHLITZ 4052, SATURN 3990, RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, LURLINE GRACE 
4164, and WHERE'S THE BEEF 4174.

The least popular fighter this week was GREW SOME GRUE 4124.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PARNIAN 4138, JEHU 3963, WHERE'S THE BEEF 4174, LURLINE GRACE 
4164, CUDDLY KAHLUA 4139, RUBIX CUBESTEAK 4165, SATURN 3990, HOLY SCHLITZ 4052, 
PORTERHOUSE ARREST 4059, and CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS 4080.

               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