DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/09/2004    Duedate: 11/05/2004

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-203

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOM SMITH DISEASE
STRANGE TUNES (369)
(50-3400) [14-8-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOM SMITH DISEASE              CREEPER
STRANGE TUNES (369)            BLEAK LEGION (382)
(50-3400) [14-8-0,106]         (50-3492) [2-1-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILIA HARN                     NO-PAIN-4U
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             EXTREMISTS (252)
(50-3391) [19-16-0,81]         (50-2359) [10-4-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OPEN SESAME (199)           42
2. DARK SIDHE (288)            31      OPEN SESAME (199)
3. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         13      Unchartered Team
4. STRANGE TUNES (369)         10
5. EXTREMISTS (252)             1      BLEAK LEGION (382)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLEAK LEGION (382)         9   6  2 60.0   1/ 5 DARK SIDHE (288)         10  5 2
 2/ 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        270 185 16 59.3   2/ 1 STRANGE TUNES (369)      10  5 0
 3/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         313 289 20 52.0   3/ 3*BLEAK LEGION (382)        9  6 2
 4/ 6 STRANGE TUNES (369)       51  55  1 48.1   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        7  8 0
 5/ 5 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       69  75  5 47.9   5/ 6 OPEN SESAME (199)         6  3 0
 6/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        82  93  1 46.9   6/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       6  9 1
 7/ 8 EXTREMISTS (252)          38  55  4 40.9   7/ 8 EXTREMISTS (252)          1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SNOWBOUND.  Too bad, STRANGE TUNES, but 
DARK SIDHE was just too good to be stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or 
anything, but DRUID'S GROVE really goofed with their 2-3-0.  The guys at DARK SIDHE 
like really pulled together to get a 4-1-1 this turn, moving up by 4.  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  TOM SMITH DISEASE stopped HOLLAN INNIS dead in 
his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask 
me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  STRANGE TUNES was the most avoided team.  Is a 51-55-1 record 
really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why OPEN SESAME's been avoiding 
STRANGE TUNES so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is ORION GRIMM 
popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of SNOWBOUND!  He's got a 3-1-1, 
is that good?  People were asking me did SUPER GROVER REALLY challenge GILIA HARN?  
(all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, 
or anything, but GILIA HARN wants me to write about it since she was subdued by SUPER 
GROVER.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  SNOWBOUND is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400       14   8  0   106       STRANGE TUNES (369)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPER GROVER 3413             7   3  0   103       OPEN SESAME (199)
 VANWAFEA 3338                18  16  1   101       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLITA FESS 3392             19  16  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402        9  13  0    87       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 OBSIDIAN 2484                12  19  1    82       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 GILIA HARN 3391              19  16  0    81       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 YAIWE 3414                   15   2  0    78       DARK SIDHE (288)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388            12  16  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HAPPY 3399                    9  13  1    74       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 ON MY WAY 3378               14   6  0    67       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO-PAIN-4U 2359              10   4  1    66       EXTREMISTS (252)
 HAIRY MONSTER 3436            5   1  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
 STRYKER 3404                 10  12  0    62       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ARLEN ABELI 3387             13  22  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            12  17  1    57       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 SWEET AIR 3381               12   7  0    57       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVERMORE 3401                6  16  0    54       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 THE HUNTING SONG 3471         4   0  0    41       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 NEUMA 3406                    8  13  0    37       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZE 3412                    5   9  1    33       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ORION GRIMM 3486              3   1  1    33       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449         5   5  0    25       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-BLUNGEON 2436                 4   1  0    25       EXTREMISTS (252)
-BEGGERS BLOOD 2729            3   0  0    24       EXTREMISTS (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORAGAR 3487                  2   1  2    23       DARK SIDHE (288)
-KALDOR 2522                   4   2  2    22       EXTREMISTS (252)
 GRONK 3472                    2   5  0    20       DARK SIDHE (288)
 CREEPER 3492                  2   1  0    15       BLEAK LEGION (382)
 FORLORN KNIGHT 3488           2   1  0    14       BLEAK LEGION (382)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKSTAB 3494                 1   0  1    14       BLEAK LEGION (382)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            0   7  0    13       OPEN SESAME (199)
 RED MAIDEN 3491               2   1  0    12       BLEAK LEGION (382)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   BACKSTAB 3494         203 NONE    
FEL BLOW 3493          0  1 0 BLEAK LEGION 382      VORAGAR 3487          203         
DARK LADY 3489         1  1 0 BLEAK LEGION 382      ORION GRIMM 3486      202         
BLACK LANCE 3490       1  1 1 BLEAK LEGION 382      VORAGAR 3487          202         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hollan Innis -- Deaf?  Hugh? -- Yaiwe

Happy -- Epee broken, no back up weapon and three skills to boot.  Again you make me
very happy! -- Yaiwe

Ellita Fess -- Odd I never hit you where I'm attacking? -- Vanwafea

Nevermore -- Either you've gotten better or I just suck. -- Neuma

Orion Grimm -- A victory for me!  And on a downchallenge no less.  Now if I could
only learn something. -- Gronk

Orion Grimm -- You challenged the Lady and killed her.  Prepare yourself. -- The
Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion

Voragar -- You too, should prepare to meet Fate. -- The Expatriate

All -- You're an unfriendly lot.  Not so much as a single death threat or greeting.
-- The Expatriate

Jorja -- Hello again.  Are you everywhere?  You know me from when I was creating a
Little Chaos in a few arenas. -- The Expatriate
P.S.  Is this really everybody?

Ellita Fess -- Sidhe is a Celtic word referring to the people who live under the
hill, which is where elves and or the wee people where once thought to live.  Granted
most of the warriors on the team are of other races due to the fact that we do not
live up to some high elven standard and or our race choice was denied.  For example,
Yaiwe's an orc due to his stupidity and tpness and I'm too tall.  Partying and
drinking sounds good though, so count us in. -- Vanwafea

Stryker -- I hear there are a lot of vitamins in fish and seaweed.  Have you
considered that?  I know it sounds yucky, and it probably tastes yucky, too, but so
what? -- Ellita Fess
P.S.  Besides, it's organic.

Hairy Monster -- Well (sigh), I guess I should be glad you didn't try to bury me in
the sand while I was lying there trying to catch my breath.  I should've known better
than that, anyway--how can you catch ANYTHING, except maybe a cold, while lying down?
-- Fender Grale
P.S.  And when I DID catch my breath, I regretted it.  You broke four of my ribs!
Not to mention puncturing a lung or three (I always carry a spare).

Vanwafea -- Weren't you paying attention?  I was demonstrating good stuff there! --
Gilia Harn

Yaiwe -- I'm too exhausted to do a proper personal, so here's an improper one:  Well

parried. -- Arlen Abelli
P.S.  Actually, I don't know if it's improper or not, but it's the one I had to
offer.

Nevermore -- Yep, that about covers how I feel about it, too. -- Hollan Innis

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

RED MAIDEN was devastated by ORION GRIMM in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
VANWAFEA vanquished OBSIDIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SUPER GROVER demolished GILIA HARN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NO-PAIN-4U was unbelievably bested by YAIWE in a popular 8 minute Challenge contest.
NEUMA was demolished by FENDER GRALE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
HAIRY MONSTER viciously subdued ARLEN ABELI in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CREEPER was devastated by THE HUNTING SONG in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
TOM SMITH DISEASE overcame HOLLAN INNIS in a 2 minute expert's Title melee.
EXISTENTIAL BLUES won victory over STRYKER in a 3 minute expert's fight.
ELLITA FESS won victory over HAPPY in a exciting 2 minute gruesome veteran's fight.
ON MY WAY overpowered NEVERMORE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SWEET AIR luckily beat BLAZE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody competition.
GRONK demolished KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROXANNE DE'MORRE beat FORLORN KNIGHT in a 2 minute conflict.
VORAGAR viciously butchered FEL BLOW in a popular 1 minute bloody beginner's fight.
BACKSTAB slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  24 -  3      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 203 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      3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TOM SMITH DISEASE 3400     14   8  0  106 STRANGE TUNES (369)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPER GROVER 3413           7   3  0  103 OPEN SESAME (199)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           19  16  0   87 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
WALL OF STEEL    GILIA HARN 3391            19  16  0   81 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 15   2  0   78 DARK SIDHE (288)
BASHING ATTACK   THE HUNTING SONG 3471       4   0  0   41 STRANGE TUNES (369)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILIA HARN 3391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NO-PAIN-4U 2359.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOM SMITH DISEASE 
3400, ELLITA FESS 3392, BLAZE 3412, HAIRY MONSTER 3436, STRYKER 3404, VORAGAR 3487, 
YAIWE 3414, FORLORN KNIGHT 3488, EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402, and ORION GRIMM 3486.

The least popular fighter this week was FEL BLOW 3493.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CREEPER 3492, ARLEN ABELI 3387, NEUMA 3406, GILIA HARN 3391, OBSIDIAN 
2484, RED MAIDEN 3491, BACKSTAB 3494, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, GRONK 3472, and SWEET 
AIR 3381.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TOM SMITH DISEASE (50-3400) STRANGE TUNES (369)

                                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