DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-442

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIBSPLITTER
WIDOWMAKERS (115)
(43-4330) [17-16-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIBSPLITTER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
WIDOWMAKERS (115)              
(43-4330) [17-16-1,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILTZ                         DISMAY
THE FAMILY (116)               HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-4265) [20-32-0,92]         (43-1906) [13-9-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS X3 (254)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GIRLS X3 (254)              28
2. THE FAMILY (116)            28      GIRLS X3 (254)
3. WENSINWASIN (428)            0      Unchartered Team
4. HELL'S PAWNS (104)           0
5. MEDS (432)                   0       (100)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WENSINWASIN (428)         44  23  1 65.7   1/ 1 GIRLS X3 (254)           11  3 0
 2- 2 MEDS (432)                70  39  2 64.2   2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         7  3 0
 3/ 3 GIRLS X3 (254)            40  24  3 62.5   3/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        7  8 2
 4/ 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        157 134  4 54.0   4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          5 10 0
 5/ 5 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       152 174 18 46.6   5- 5 WENSINWASIN (428)         2  0 0
 6/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         390 458 10 46.0   6- 6 MEDS (432)                0  1 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.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for HEATHER GRAHAM, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing 
REMORSE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  REMORSE was subdued by HEATHER GRAHAM and drops 16 points. 
Well, everybody's pal RIBSPLITTER moved his record to 17-16-1 by defeating STILTZ in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 4 recognition points.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     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 VEASTIAN 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.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIBSPLITTER 4330             17  16  1    98       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISMAY 1906                  13   9  1    95       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 STILTZ 4265                  20  32  0    92       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             18  20  1    84       THE FAMILY (116)
 ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598      6   4  1    74       GIRLS X3 (254)
 RAPTURE 4374                 10   6  0    68       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAHNZUR 4373                 10   9  0    53       THE FAMILY (116)
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376            10   7  0    51       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 HEATHER GRAHAM 4395           3   0  0    46       GIRLS X3 (254)
 WILLBREAKER 4372             11   8  0    45       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 ANGELA MEADORS 2597           6   4  0    40       GIRLS X3 (254)
 GRIEF 4388                    5   4  2    39       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DURCIEF 4381                  6   4  0    30       MEDS (432)
 TIRANIAN 4391                 4   1  0    28       THE FAMILY (116)
 REMORSE 4387                  5   4  3    25       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C. ZETA JONES 4393            2   1  0    18       GIRLS X3 (254)
 ROLKERN 4392                  3   2  0    14       THE FAMILY (116)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
-DOLLY DAGGER 4347             2   1  0    12       WENSINWASIN (428)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   3  1    10       WENSINWASIN (428)
-BISHOP 4272                   2   4  0    10       WENSINWASIN (428)
 REGRET 4390                   1   6  1    10       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PARIS HILTON 4394      1  1 0 GIRLS X3 254          GRIEF 4388            441         
GUTSPILLER 4375        9  6 0 WIDOWMAKERS 115       REMORSE 4387          440         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rapture -- Somehow, I never thought of "rapture" as being a pawn of hell.  Am I
missing something? -- Tiro Cuckoo
P.S.  What I mean is, am I missing some really quality, wicked rapture?  Is there
more than the garden variety, ordinary, "rainbows-and-fireworks" rapture?

Ribsplitter -- But you only spilt one, for which restraint I thank you. -- Stiltz

Angela Meadors -- So!  You have trifled with my teammate, Rolkern, who is young and
naive, and now you would trifle with me?  In the arena you may do whatever you can
get away with, but outside the arena... (narrowed eyes) you may do only what others
will ALLOW you to get away with. -- Vahnzur

Regret -- Sharper than a serpent's tooth, indeed.  But I cast you aside!  I will
regret nothing, except that life is so short! -- Tiranian
P.S.  Well, actually, I hope it won't be short at all.  That's the whole point of
being a gladiator.

Heather Graham -- I TRIED to be polite, the way my mother said I should.  And then
you had to go burying me in the sand!  Well!  That tells me what you are NOT, which
is you're not a LADY. -- Rolkern

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

RIBSPLITTER bested STILTZ in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
DISMAY viciously subdued TIRO CUCKOO in a 2 minute brutal expert's battle.
WOUNDBRINGER was overpowered by ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RAPTURE bested ANGELA MEADORS in a 2 minute fight.
REMORSE was overpowered by HEATHER GRAHAM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WILLBREAKER was devastated by VAHNZUR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRIEF devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
REGRET was overcome by ROLKERN in a 3 minute fight.
TIRANIAN overcame C. ZETA JONES in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  17 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  16 -  6      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |

Turn 442 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RIBSPLITTER 4330           17  16  1   98 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
BASHING ATTACK   ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598    6   4  1   74 GIRLS X3 (254)
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373               10   9  0   53 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  HEATHER GRAHAM 4395         3   0  0   46 GIRLS X3 (254)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLBREAKER 4372           11   8  0   45 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANGELA MEADORS 2597         6   4  0   40 GIRLS X3 (254)
AIMED BLOW       GRIEF 4388                  5   4  2   39 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STILTZ 4265.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DISMAY 1906.  The ten other most popular fighters were REGRET 4390, C. ZETA JONES 
4393, RAPTURE 4374, HEATHER GRAHAM 4395, TIRANIAN 4391, RIBSPLITTER 4330, ELLEN SUE 
GOTLANDER 2598, ROLKERN 4392, STILTZ 4265, and VAHNZUR 4373.

The least popular fighter this week was WILLBREAKER 4372.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were REMORSE 4387, ANGELA MEADORS 2597, WOUNDBRINGER 4376, TIRO 
CUCKOO 4329, GRIEF 4388, VAHNZUR 4373, STILTZ 4265, ROLKERN 4392, ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 
2598, and RIBSPLITTER 4330.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RIBSPLITTER (43-4330) WIDOWMAKERS (115)

                                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            
EXECUTIONER 1035 (176-115-7)           4  3  0         ENGINES OF DOOM      
DANGEROUS 842 (159-144-4)              3  3  0         ENGINES OF DOOM      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 4270 (25-7-0)       0  1  0         WENSINWASIN          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISTY JENKINS 374 (24-12-0)            5  3  0         GIRLS X3             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RIBSPLITTER 4330 (14-15-1)             0  2  0         WIDOWMAKERS          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRAZY 4252 (2-0-0)                     4  3  0         THE CLASSICS         
MARIGOLD 3460 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         THE ARCHIVES         
CRAZY DIAMOND 4250 (2-0-0)             1  3  0         THE CLASSICS         
SHADOW TOMB 4071 (4-5-0)               0  2  0         BADLANDS             
SHANNA WELCH 2571 (9-5-1)              0  1  0  DEAD   GIRLS X3             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GYPSY QUEEN 4304 (2-0-0)               3  3  0         THE CLASSICS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DREAM WEAVER 4377 (0-0-0)              5  3  0         THE CLASSICS         
ACE OF SPADES 4380 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         THE CLASSICS         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIFETAKER 1520 (14-15-1)               0  2  0         WIDOWMAKERS          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHAY BERRYMAN 2567 (11-2-1)            2  3  0         GIRLS X3             

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLOODLETTER 4365 (8-6-0)               1  3  0         WIDOWMAKERS          
FOECRUSHER 1160 (8-10-0)               0  2  0         WIDOWMAKERS          
NOVA 1941 (3-0-0)                      0  2  0         PRIESTS OF SYRINX    
WOUNDBRINGER 1083 (6-9-2)              0  2  0         WIDOWMAKERS          

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PROTOMAS 4344 (2-5-0)                  0  2  0         WENSINWASIN