DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/20/2006    Duedate: 11/16/2006

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-201

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UMI
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2414) [19-10-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UMI                            POSITION IS EMPTY
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        
(59-2414) [19-10-1,138]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

URG GUTSPILLER                 UMI
VILE REAVERS (292)             IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2561) [19-10-0,96]         (59-2414) [19-10-1,138]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VILE REAVERS (292)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     10
2. VILE REAVERS (292)           7      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)       1      Unchartered Team
4. ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)       -5
                                       GORE MONGERS (171)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  115  66  6 63.5   1/ 1 VILE REAVERS (292)       10  2 0
 2/ 2 VILE REAVERS (292)        71  42  2 62.8   2/ 2 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   3  1 1
 3/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    18  27  1 40.0   3/ 3 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     1  4 0
 4/ 5 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     24  46  2 34.3   4/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    0  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ILLIS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with GORI BLOODAXE?  He actually 
beat ROYAL FAMILY ZUL's YIRUNTA ZUL, and walked away with 7 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at VILE REAVERS while they watched GORI BLOODAXE clobber 
YIRUNTA ZUL.  He lost 5 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
ILLIS has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  She challenged VILE 
REAVERS' URG GUTSPILLER (19-10-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  URG 
GUTSPILLER was reminded on the sands why UMI is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to 
have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of 
convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  ILLIS 
thinks VILE REAVERS and their 71-42-2 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  The bums at IMPROVED ILLUSION couldn't face the challenges from VILE 
REAVERS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, URG GUTSPILLER!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ILLIS is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UMI 2414                     19  10  1   138       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRANA GOREFANG 2582          12   5  1   118       VILE REAVERS (292)
 URG GUTSPILLER 2561          19  10  0    96       VILE REAVERS (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORI BLOODAXE 2588           11   6  1    62       VILE REAVERS (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            8   7  0    48       VILE REAVERS (292)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 YIRUNTA ZUL 72                8   9  0    35       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAIRYFIRE 2660                4   1  1    33       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629            5  15  0    30       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-EL CID ZUL 68                 3  14  1    24       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-SIMON MAGUS 2678              3   1  0    24       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JULIUS CAESAR ZUL 1037        4   3  1    23       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-ELMINSTER 2679                3   1  0    18       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-ODIN ZUL 822                  2   6  0    14       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THERE IS A GOD 2628    9 10 1 BASHAHOLICS ANON 297  UMI 2414              200         
TIBERIUS ZUL 1038      3  3 0 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL 10   GYMINOK 2648          198         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UMI bested URG GUTSPILLER in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
GORI BLOODAXE demolished YIRUNTA ZUL in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
UDUN HELLFIRE won victory over I'M POWERLESS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   3 -  0      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  16 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 201 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  UMI 2414                   19  10  1  138 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
LUNGING ATTACK   URG GUTSPILLER 2561        19  10  0   96 VILE REAVERS (292)
BASHING ATTACK   GORI BLOODAXE 2588         11   6  1   62 VILE REAVERS (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is URG GUTSPILLER 2561.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was UMI 2414.  The ten other most popular fighters were GORI BLOODAXE 2588, UDUN 
HELLFIRE 2608, I'M POWERLESS 2629, URG GUTSPILLER 2561, YIRUNTA ZUL 72,  0,  0,  0,  
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was YIRUNTA ZUL 72.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were URG GUTSPILLER 2561, I'M POWERLESS 2629, UDUN HELLFIRE 2608, GORI 
BLOODAXE 2588, UMI 2414,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

UMI (59-2414) IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)