DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2006    Duedate: 10/26/2006

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-445

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARGALH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5293) [17-14-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARGALH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5293) [17-14-0,92]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARGALH                        AILLENDEI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5293) [17-14-0,92]         (51-5318) [9-10-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          16
2. PRISM LIGHTS (570)           0      AMAZON ELITE (536)
3. RONIN (445)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         -8
                                       DARKOVER (5)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PRISM LIGHTS (570)         7   6  1 53.8   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 1
 2/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)       120 105  8 53.3   2- 2*PRISM LIGHTS (570)        3  2 0
 3- 3 RONIN (445)              194 198 17 49.5   3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  3 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      549 636 18 46.3   4- 4 RONIN (445)               0  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Defeated the Veteran Mercenary, and here I am back on top, with a "column," or
at least a few lines, to do.  Some days I have to wonder why this arena is still
open.

                                       Margalh

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRICORUS games.  KALLIE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GALBEI and was awarded 9 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KALLIE put down GALBEI, 
causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Although KUNG FU MASTER 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious MARGALH.  
No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position 
using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRICORUS.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  DARK HORSEMEN is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding DARK HORSEMEN.  Indeed it was AMAZON ELITE.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  GALBEI must hold silent, for this week he was 
humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by KALLIE of AMAZON ELITE.  Hail 
KALLIE for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One 
thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TRICORUS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARGALH 5293                 17  14  0    92       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALLIE 5244                   9   5  0    84       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AILLENDEI 5318                9  10  0    66       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GALBEI 5309                  11  12  2    63       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-JACINTHE 5211                15   8  0    62       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMURAI 5317                  9   3  0    52       RONIN (445)
-DAPHNE 4987                   9   7  0    51       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-ANKH 5325                     5   3  0    49       RONIN (445)
-BLACK LOTUS 5308              8   8  0    42       RONIN (445)
 NEALA 5286                    5  10  0    40       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUCE 5346                     3   1  0    30       PRISM LIGHTS (570)
-TANGERINE 5349                3   1  1    28       PRISM LIGHTS (570)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURBALD 5345                  3   4  0    15       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-SHOGUN 5341                   2   2  0    14       RONIN (445)
-VIOLET 5348                   1   0  0    14       PRISM LIGHTS (570)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MELISSA 5252           5  6 0 AMAZON ELITE 536      GALBEI 5309           443 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, that was a bummer.  Lost the match to the Venomous Concubine, and the title
with it! -- Galbei
P.S.  Of course, I had a lot of fun....

Neala -- Have you ever noticed how remarkable it is that a gladiator can learn five
useful skills while getting beaten to a bloody pulp in the course of just over one
minute?  What other profession can show such learning power?  We must be amazing,
yes? -- Aillendei

Shogun -- What good does it do to show me your "gun" when I've got a sword and hot
pastrami on rye waiting for me? -- Kurbald the not very patient

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     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 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 Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
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
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KALLIE devastated GALBEI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MARGALH vanquished KUNG FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
AILLENDEI was subdued by KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute fight.
NEALA vanquished KURBALD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 445 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MARGALH 5293               17  14  0   92 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  KALLIE 5244                 9   5  0   84 AMAZON ELITE (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARGALH 5293.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AILLENDEI 5318.  The ten other most popular fighters were KALLIE 5244, MARGALH 
5293, NEALA 5286, GALBEI 5309, KURBALD 5345,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KURBALD 5345.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GALBEI 5309, NEALA 5286, MARGALH 5293, KALLIE 5244, AILLENDEI 5318,  0, 
0,  0,  0, and  0.