DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/23/2004    Duedate: 12/06/2004

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-341

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOCKHEART
SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2232) [21-6-1,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOCKHEART                      SECRET DOOM
SAFE HAVEN (270)               THE FORSAKEN (305)
(63-2232) [21-6-1,127]         (63-2582) [5-1-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOCKHEART                      LOCKHEART
SAFE HAVEN (270)               SAFE HAVEN (270)
(63-2232) [21-6-1,127]         (63-2232) [21-6-1,127]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAFE HAVEN (270)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAFE HAVEN (270)            46
2. WAYFARERS (248)             11      SAFE HAVEN (270)
3. THE FORSAKEN (305)           3      Unchartered Team
4. CAR AND DRIVER (155)       -20
                                       THE FORSAKEN (305)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE FORSAKEN (305)         5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 SAFE HAVEN (270)          9  3 0
 2/ 2 SAFE HAVEN (270)          87  48  3 64.4   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           5 10 0
 3/ 3 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     460 408 25 53.0   3/ 3*THE FORSAKEN (305)        3  0 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          400 483  9 45.3   4/ 4 CAR AND DRIVER (155)      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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly AMEN-TEI games.  DEEVINE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MARIO ANDRETTI and was awarded 24 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DEEVINE put down 
MARIO ANDRETTI, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  
Although HOBO JO made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious LOCKHEART.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he 
never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In AMEN-TEI "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  SAFE HAVEN is feared.  This much I can say.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of THE 
FORSAKEN last week.  Busy avoiding SAFE HAVEN?   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in AMEN-TEI as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKHEART 2232               21   6  1   127       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS TERROR 2248          27  16  0   114       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 TINDEL 2231                  16  13  1   110       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 DEEVINE 2230                 17   9  0   104       SAFE HAVEN (270)
-SPEEDWAY 2470                 9   9  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBO JO 2520                 20  16  0    90       WAYFARERS (248)
 MARIO ANDRETTI 1809          10   6  0    82       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 SELAUNAH 2551                12   8  1    76       WAYFARERS (248)
 PASSER BY 2513               14  26  0    68       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY LADY 2552              10   7  0    50       WAYFARERS (248)
 SERA 2587                     4   1  0    43       SAFE HAVEN (270)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECRET DOOM 2582              5   1  0    20       THE FORSAKEN (305)
 THE N-ICEMAN 2576             2   5  0    11       WAYFARERS (248)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tindel -- But I don't WANT to avoid you!  Oh, sure, on the sands, if there was 
anybody else.  But not OFF the sands.  I LIKE you. -- Selaunah

Deevine -- Oh, NO!  I broke two of your fingernails--how can you ever forgive me for 
that?  They were so PERFECT.  (wincing slightly)  So strong and sharp.... -- Hobo Jo

What IS it with this Ruthless Jaywalker?  WHY can't he go to the corner and use the 
crosswalk?  Yes, I know that nobody will even consider running him down anymore, not 
since he wrenched the wheel off a chariot and broke the axel with his gloved hands 
(not BARE, because axels are so DIRTY).  But still.  Will nothing teach him the 
courtesy of the road and sidewalk? -- Passer By

Sera -- You may as well laugh.  I won't hate you the more for it.  Because these 
stockings are RUINED, and they were very expensive silk ones, imported from the Isles 
of the South where they had been knitted by nimble-fingered children trained in that 
art from birth.  I fear that to replace them will be impossible.  (sigh)  They were a 
gift, you know.  From, well, let us call him a "secret admirer." -- Shady Lady

Secret Doom -- Why would I want to take up learning to fight as a hobby?  Fighting 
bores me.  Such rude and uncouth people enjoy doing it, or enjoy watching it.  I have 
no wish to be numbered among them. -- The N-Iceman

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOCKHEART devastated HOBO JO in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
MARIO ANDRETTI was demolished by DEEVINE in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
TINDEL vanquished SELAUNAH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PASSER BY defeated SERA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHADY LADY devastated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE N-ICEMAN was outwaited by SECRET DOOM in a unpopular 7 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 341 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     LOCKHEART 2232             21   6  1  127 SAFE HAVEN (270)
BASHING ATTACK   TINDEL 2231                16  13  1  110 SAFE HAVEN (270)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEEVINE 2230               17   9  0  104 SAFE HAVEN (270)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520               20  16  0   90 WAYFARERS (248)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIO ANDRETTI 1809        10   6  0   82 CAR AND DRIVER (155)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHADY LADY 2552            10   7  0   50 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOCKHEART 2232.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LOCKHEART 2232.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEEVINE 2230, PASSER BY 
2513, TINDEL 2231, SHADY LADY 2552, MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, SERA 2587, HOBO JO 2520, 
SELAUNAH 2551, THE N-ICEMAN 2576, and SECRET DOOM 2582.

The least popular fighter this week was SECRET DOOM 2582.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE N-ICEMAN 2576, SELAUNAH 2551, HOBO JO 2520, SERA 2587, 
MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, SHADY LADY 2552, TINDEL 2231, PASSER BY 2513, DEEVINE 2230, and 
LOCKHEART 2232.