DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2004    Duedate: 10/23/2004

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-437

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLOYD B. RICK
FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
(46-3711) [17-2-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLOYD B. RICK                  POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)          
(46-3711) [17-2-0,140]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PALANTIRIATHALASA              PALANTIRIATHALASA
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             RUBY DRAGONS (336)
(46-3808) [14-10-1,58]         (46-3808) [14-10-1,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATHTONGUE (89)            58
2. FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)       10      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)      0      Unchartered Team
4. RUBY DRAGONS (336)          -8
5. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)    -14      BLANK (46)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1067 759 55 58.4   1/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  6 0
 2- 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  132  96  9 57.9   2/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   7  8 0
 3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        77  57  2 57.5   3/ 3 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     5  1 0
 4/ 4 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     36  28  4 56.3   4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        5  4 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  294 462  9 38.9   5- 5 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   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 249): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 499): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 499): SHADOWCAT of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 492): WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 488): TELLER FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 488): STAYED HOME of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 489): BLUE RING OCTOPUS of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 481): SONORA SARA of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 450): SPECTRUM of AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 443): PORTERHOUSE ARREST of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 436): FLOYD B. RICK of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 196): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 348): LACHES of LEGALESE (Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 337): JHANA of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 151): MORROLAN E'DRIEN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo
                             Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 384): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 249): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 499): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective, Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 499): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 492): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 488): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 488): none
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 489): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-o-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 481): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 450): AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 443): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 436): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 196): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 348): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 337): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 151): OUTCASTS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 384): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 498): PERSIANA JONES of SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 498): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 488): STAYED HOME of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 489): BLUE RING OCTOPUS of VENOM (Lord Fang, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 481): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 450): SPECTRUM of AS FAR AS SIAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 337): JHANA of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARDIVENT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as BLUVALLEY WARRIORS is 
pushed out of top team by DEATHTONGUE, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And 
let's see, BIG DAVE DIODE fought SOLARIS and gained 23 points and contributed to 
DEATHTONGUE's 4-1-0.  SOLARIS has lost to BIG DAVE DIODE, falling 19 points, while 
helping make RUBY DRAGONS a 2-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and FLOYD B. RICK remains ARDIVENT's top warrior for another turn.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Seaside Manor?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that ARDIVENT has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ARDIVENT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ARDIVENT, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ARDIVENT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOYD B. RICK 3711           17   2  0   140       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBBI 3812                   13   8  0    97       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 VALLEY-JO 3798               15  14  0    95       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-SILVER FURY 2542             13   9  1    94       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 REAGAN 3818                  11   7  0    94       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          11   3  0    84       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 TALON 3692                   11   9  2    80       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794          16  15  1    74       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      17   6  1    70       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLARIS 3759                 14  14  0    64       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-FLOYD POTTER 3734             4   3  2    64       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
-RUSTED SOUL 2603              8   5  0    59       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       14  10  1    58       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-POISED TO KILL 2637           9   4  0    58       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLINT HILLS 3796             10  20  0    53       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ECLIPSE 2740                  3   2  0    49       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               7  24  0    45       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MICK JAGGER 3840              4   1  0    42       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-BREAK POINT 2741              6   4  0    36       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816             7  11  0    35       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHOIDAL FLOYD 3814            1   0  0    23       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 CUTTER 3847                   2   0  0    22       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-FLOYD STINGER 3740            3   2  0    11       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VIRGIL POODINSKI 3828  5  4 0 DEATHTONGUE 89        TALON 3692            434         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khorne Shadowspawn -- Oh, it's you again.  (sigh)  It's about time for the khorne to
be cut for silage, so if I was you, I'd watch out.  Avoid reapers and so on.  In
fact, this might be a great time to go on a long, long trip. -- Bernina Collin
P.S.  You'll miss the county fair, but there are worse things in life than missing
the county fair.

Noble assassin?  Right, and I'm the queen of the May.  "Noble Assassin" is an
oxymoron, and everyone knows it.  If you really cared about Andoria, you'd get a
proper job, or at least hid the one you've got.  You're making us a laughing stock
all over Alastari, you know! -- Valley-Jo

Break Point -- What's cynical or deluded about that?  Everyone and everything has a
breaking point.  It's the one where you start staggering around dropping your
weapons. -- Flint Hills, no delusion, just hard rock
P.S.  You're going to have trouble getting the dents out of that.  I know an armorer
who might help.

Big Dave Diode -- Will nothing crack your glass?  Gods, I've tried swords, I've tried
rocks, I've tried hard words, what's left?  Er, besides that.  Maybe I should offer
to get you a date with Debra or Bernina?  If that will soften your rapier wit, let me
know. -- Gneiss Guy

Big Dave Diode -- As if! -- Debra Collin

Mick Jagger -- (peering closely)  So what happened?  Did you start to drink your
drink with an umbrella in it, and someone hit you and the umbrella bit your lip?
Have you tried lip-o-suction to get the swelling down?  I mean, it looks like a bee
stung you or something! -- Debra Collin
P.S.  Who does your hair?

Cutter -- Now, now, son, you don't want to go and do that.  I'm your friend! -- Elsin
Woodly, the most Friendly Constable in Ardivent

Palantiriathalasa -- Ma'am, you are about to be cited for "unnecessary roughness,"
and I would advise you to produce a shorter name.  The captain doesn't like long
names.  He's says it's, ah, well, he says it's stuck up. -- Harbad Kore, Baron's
Guard

Valley-Jo -- I suppose I should say "good fight"?  I didn't feel it was a good one.
But we have no place else to go, those of us were the Ardiventi branch of the
Assassins' Guild.  It's closed down, we're out of jobs, and when we work as standbys
in the arena, people beat us up and sneer.  This seems unnecessary. -- one of the
Noble Assassins (no name by request)
P.S.  We did the King's work, you know.  That's nothing to be ashamed of.  If a few
fell from the highest standards, well, what profession doesn't have its black sheep?

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLOYD B. RICK bested VALLEY-JO in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
BERNINA COLLIN was vanquished by REAGAN in a 1 minute uneven battle.
BOBBI demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SOLARIS was devastated by BIG DAVE DIODE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TALON overpowered FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN devastated MICK JAGGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PALANTIRIATHALASA bested GNEISS GUY in a 2 minute bloody master's match.
DEBRA COLLIN overpowered FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CUTTER won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 437 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  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FLOYD B. RICK 3711         17   2  0  140 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
AIMED BLOW       BOBBI 3812                 13   8  0   97 DEATHTONGUE (89)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VALLEY-JO 3798             15  14  0   95 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
STRIKING ATTACK  REAGAN 3818                11   7  0   94 DEATHTONGUE (89)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG DAVE DIODE 3821        11   3  0   84 DEATHTONGUE (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   TALON 3692                 11   9  2   80 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808     14  10  1   58 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOBBI 
3812, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, FLOYD B. RICK 
3711, REAGAN 3818, TALON 3692, CUTTER 3847, VALLEY-JO 3798, and BERNINA COLLIN 3794.

The least popular fighter this week was GNEISS GUY 3787.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MICK JAGGER 3840, FLINT HILLS 3796, SOLARIS 3759, BERNINA COLLIN 3794, 
VALLEY-JO 3798, CUTTER 3847, TALON 3692, REAGAN 3818, FLOYD B. RICK 3711, and DEBRA 
COLLIN 3816.

                                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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes