DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2004    Duedate: 01/12/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-367

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEDGEHOG
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3748) [16-21-0,69]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEDGEHOG                       GLASS JOE
REDHORSE (207)                 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3748) [16-21-0,69]         (56-3847) [5-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTER VETCH                   BALD BULL
BAD APPLES (187)               PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3762) [17-13-0,64]         (56-3843) [6-0-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNCH-OUT! (411)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            56
2. REDHORSE (207)              21      REDHORSE (207)
3. BAD APPLES (187)             7      Unchartered Team
4. YIELD (405)                  0
5. BLACKENED PRIDE (409)        0      PUNCH-OUT! (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PUNCH-OUT! (411)          25   5  3 83.3   1/ 1*PUNCH-OUT! (411)         13  2 0
 2- 2*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      4   2  0 66.7   2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            8  6 0
 3- 3 YIELD (405)               18  14  3 56.3   3- 3 YIELD (405)               3  1 0
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           385 447 14 46.3   4/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)          2 13 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         336 450 14 42.7   5- 5*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     1  0 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.

     Javelino, I hate you.  I wish I could have killed you so they'd have to ship you
to the Isle in a pine box, and splintery pine at that.  But it wasn't to be.  Oh,
well, I'll just follow along behind you...with a sharp stick.

                                      Deadfall

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for GLASS JOE, who flew up 21 points in the 
rankings after mashing BITTER VETCH like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was BITTER VETCH, who dropped 1 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with GLASS JOE.  Our battling duelmaster 
DEADFALL has managed to hold the title, fending off HEDGEHOG's none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, REDHORSE.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ROCANIS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  
Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                16  21  0    69       REDHORSE (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WISHLIST 3816                 6   4  0    78       YIELD (405)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLASS JOE 3847                5   1  0    66       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            17  13  0    64       BAD APPLES (187)
-CONTRABAND 3827               7   0  3    62       YIELD (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDY APPLE 3786             10  15  0    45       BAD APPLES (187)
 KID QUICK 3846                5   1  1    43       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 BALD BULL 3843                6   0  0    40       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAUTION 3821                  3   2  0    33       YIELD (405)
-CIRITH UNGOL 3842             3   1  0    27       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
 SHANKS PONY 3854              2   2  0    27       REDHORSE (207)
 KING HIPPO 3845               6   0  1    26       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRONGHRON 3852                2   2  0    23       REDHORSE (207)
 MR. SANDMAN 3844              3   3  1    13       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 LARGE DOG 3848                2   5  0    12       BAD APPLES (187)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   1  0     8       YIELD (405)
 EATS GRASS 3853               1   3  0     8       REDHORSE (207)
 ROTTEN CORE 3851              0   5  0     5       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wishlist -- You don't live up to either your own name, or your team name.  I wish for
you to lose, or, in line with your team name, to yield.  And do you?  No.  You fight
like heck.  Darn. -- Bitter Vetch

Contraband -- Oooooh, I'm just a total pushover for sugar.  I could...no, wait, I
could NOT die for sugar.  But I could be darned grateful for it.  Although I don't
know if it counts as contraband, just that Jorja doesn't seem to think I should eat
so much of it. -- Candy Apple

Kid Quick -- (mournfully)  I like it slower, you know?  Time to savor things, enjoy
life, gnaw on a good bone, that kind of stuff.  Take naps.  And you have to rush
around hitting me.  That is no way to make friends with a... Large Dog

Cirith Ungol -- I hated losing, but heck, if I gotta lose, at least it was to someone
with my kind of outlook. -- Rotten Core

Javelino -- I was tired.  I'd been up late the night before reading.  Sue me. --
Bitter Vetch

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.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEADFALL devastated HEDGEHOG in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BITTER VETCH was handily defeated by GLASS JOE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CANDY APPLE lost to BALD BULL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
KING HIPPO defeated LARGE DOG in a 1 minute fight.
KID QUICK demolished RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MR. SANDMAN was vanquished by PRONGHRON in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SHANKS PONY overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ROTTEN CORE was outlasted by EATS GRASS in a 8 minute gruesome beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   5 -  4      78  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   9 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 367 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GLASS JOE 3847              5   1  0   66 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762          17  13  0   64 BAD APPLES (187)
SLASHING ATTACK  BALD BULL 3843              6   0  0   40 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BITTER VETCH 3762.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BALD BULL 3843.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLASS JOE 3847, 
KID QUICK 3846, PRONGHRON 3852, KING HIPPO 3845, SHANKS PONY 3854, HEDGEHOG 3748, 
LARGE DOG 3848, BITTER VETCH 3762, CANDY APPLE 3786, and MR. SANDMAN 3844.

The least popular fighter this week was EATS GRASS 3853.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROTTEN CORE 3851, MR. SANDMAN 3844, CANDY APPLE 3786, BITTER VETCH 
3762, LARGE DOG 3848, HEDGEHOG 3748, SHANKS PONY 3854, KING HIPPO 3845, PRONGHRON 
3852, and KID QUICK 3846.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

DEADFALL (56-3685) BAD APPLES (187)

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes