DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2004    Duedate: 01/01/2005

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-442

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TALON
FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
(46-3692) [15-10-3,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TALON                          POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)          
(46-3692) [15-10-3,135]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TALON                          REAGAN
FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)          DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3692) [15-10-3,135]        (46-3818) [13-9-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATHTONGUE (89)            40
2. FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)       17      FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     15      Unchartered Team
4. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)      0
5. RUBY DRAGONS (336)         -29      BLANK (46)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     42  29  5 59.2   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)          7  3 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1081 765 55 58.6   2/ 2 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        5  4 0
 3- 4 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  136  98  9 58.1   3/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 0
 4/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        85  64  2 57.0   4/ 4 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     2  1 1
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  300 481  9 38.4   5- 3 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   1  0 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 251): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 503): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 496): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 492): GORTHAUR of FACES OF DOOM (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 492): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 493): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 485): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 454): JIMMY CRICKET of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 447): PORTERHOUSE ARREST of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 441): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 198): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 352): TOSSED SALAD of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 341): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 153): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 389): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 251): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 503): FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 496): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 492): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 492): WE ARE SC (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 493): SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 485): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 454): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 447): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 441): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 198): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 352): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 341): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 153): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 389): NATURE'S FORCE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
                               NILA SUNDANCER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               SALENA WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 502): TATIANA SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 493): SPLINTER of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 440): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail and well met, Ardivent!  I come to this position in a bloodthirsty way, through
the death of my opponent Bernina Collin.  BluValley Warriors, understand I was
running a defensive strategy and only a 5 kill desire.  I will not avoid your guild
as you will have ample opportunity to bloodfeud.  Be wary however, as I have already
3 kills, none of which were intended.  I seem to have a bloodthirsty way about me;
please don't fall victim unnecessarily.  If I can be DM for two more turns I will
depart Ardivent hastily.

Talon

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARDIVENT needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for MICK 
JAGGER?  DEATHTONGUE's proud of him after beating PALANTIRIATHALASA and getting 14 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  PALANTIRIATHALASA's match with MICK JAGGER 
cost her a loss of 9 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I 
think TALON should let KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting 
about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARDIVENT ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ARDIVENT is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALON 3692                   15  10  3   135       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAGAN 3818                  13   9  0    97       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      20   8  1    91       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLARIS 3759                 17  16  0    82       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 MICK JAGGER 3840              8   1  0    81       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          13   5  0    78       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       16  13  1    69       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-RUSTED SOUL 2603              9   5  0    68       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-POISED TO KILL 2637          10   4  0    67       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALLEY-JO 3798               16  18  0    66       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-FLOYD POTTER 3734             4   3  2    64       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 FLINT HILLS 3796             11  24  0    61       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-ECLIPSE 2740                  4   2  0    60       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTER 3847                   5   1  0    55       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               8  28  0    52       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816             9  14  0    47       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-BREAK POINT 2741              6   5  0    37       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHOIDAL FLOYD 3814            1   0  0    23       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 BOOBY 3849                    2   0  0    22       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-FLOYD STINGER 3740            3   2  0    11       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850            0   1  0     1       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BERNINA COLLIN 3794   17 18 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 TALON 3692            441         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, I'm sorry to have to leave this wonderful arena.  I had a lot of fun here as
well as a lot of memories.  It's so hard for me to continuously defend my title or
past Duelmaster title.  The road from Ardivent to home is a long journey.  I wish
Talon great success.  I leave this arena with these stats:
     ST-10(2) CN-21 SZ-5 WT-15 WL-18 SP-5 DF-13
     Master Parry, AD Ex Defense, AD Ex Dec.
     Adept with a BATTLE AXE???
My biggest weakness was little damage, and I didn't even reach expert in attack.  Oh
well, that's the way the chips fall.  I might continue my journey in advanced and I
might not.  Anyway, may you all dream the dreams of warriors, live long, and fall to
your knees, beg lots, pray for mercy when you see me again. -- Silver Fury

Talon -- Well, THAT was an unpleasant surprise. -- Ghost of Bernina Collin

Palantect -- I believe the proper phrase here is "good fight." -- Valley-Jo

Mick Jagger -- That thing with the tongue is, well, it's kinda kinky. -- Flint Hills,
not into kinky
P.S.  Nothing personal, but flint is really basic, you know?  A no-frills material.

Cutter -- So, okay, what do you cut?  Not gneiss, obviously, but there's other things
around that could be hacked and slashed. -- Gneiss Guy

That Happy Peasant was back again.  He is so totally freaky that I just don't want
anything to do with him. -- Debra Collin

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

TALON devastated KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BIG DAVE DIODE won victory over VALLEY-JO in a action packed 1 minute battle.
REAGAN subdued SOLARIS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody expert's fight.
PALANTIRIATHALASA was savagely defeated by MICK JAGGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CUTTER won victory over GNEISS GUY in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
FLINT HILLS overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DEBRA COLLIN handily defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute uneven melee.
BOOBY won victory over BECKER COLLIN in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  2      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  11 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  15 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TALON 3692                 15  10  3  135 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
STRIKING ATTACK  REAGAN 3818                13   9  0   97 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      SOLARIS 3759               17  16  0   82 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG DAVE DIODE 3821        13   5  0   78 DEATHTONGUE (89)
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808     16  13  1   69 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TALON 3692.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
REAGAN 3818.  The ten other most popular fighters were MICK JAGGER 3840, CUTTER 3847, 
FLINT HILLS 3796, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, BOOBY 3849, TALON 3692, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, 
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, VALLEY-JO 3798, and SOLARIS 3759.

The least popular fighter this week was BECKER COLLIN 3850.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, GNEISS GUY 3787, SOLARIS 3759, 
VALLEY-JO 3798, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, TALON 3692, BOOBY 3849, 
BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, and FLINT HILLS 3796.

                                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            
HAWK 554 (167-147-1)                   3  3  0         DEADLY SHADOWS       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUJAK 1431 (70-62-5)                   9  3  0         THE BEARS            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BARETTA 1854 (34-33-0)                 2  3  0         RIVER WARDENS        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLINGLEBITS 2836 (45-13-0)             6  3  0         TUFT-TASTIC!         
GOKU 3655 (33-36-2)                    6  3  0         DRAGONBALL Z         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOYD B. RICK 3711 (18-2-0)           10  3  0         FLOYDS FAN CLUB      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUSTED SOUL 2603 (8-5-0)               1  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    
POISED TO KILL 2637 (9-4-0)            0  2  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ECLIPSE 2740 (3-2-0)                   1  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DECEPTICON 3844 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         WENSINWASIN 1234     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANASTASIA 3760 (11-3-0)                4  3  0         RUBY DRAGONS         
TRINKET 1939 (5-6-0)                   4  3  1         RIVER WARDENS        

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VILLI 3285 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         SPIT 'EM OUT