DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/07/2004    Duedate: 12/20/2004

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-342

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PASSER BY
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2513) [15-26-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEEVINE                        SECRET DOOM
SAFE HAVEN (270)               THE FORSAKEN (305)
(63-2230) [18-9-0,109]         (63-2582) [6-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOCKHEART                      PASSER BY
SAFE HAVEN (270)               WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2232) [21-7-1,79]          (63-2513) [15-26-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAFE HAVEN (270)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             31
2. CAR AND DRIVER (155)        16      SAFE HAVEN (270)
3. THE FORSAKEN (305)           3      Unchartered Team
4. SAFE HAVEN (270)           -50
                                       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)         6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 SAFE HAVEN (270)          8  4 0
 2/ 2 SAFE HAVEN (270)          89  50  3 64.0   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           5 10 0
 3/ 3 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     461 408 25 53.0   3/ 3*THE FORSAKEN (305)        3  0 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          402 486  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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 251): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 503): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 496): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 492): GORTHAUR of FACES OF DOOM (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 492): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 493): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 485): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 454): JIMMY CRICKET of SUNNYLAND (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 447): PORTERHOUSE ARREST of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 441): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 198): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 352): TOSSED SALAD of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 341): LOCKHEART of SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 153): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 389): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 251): BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 503): FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 496): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 492): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 492): WE ARE SC (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 493): SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 485): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 454): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 447): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 441): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 198): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 352): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 341): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 153): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 389): NATURE'S FORCE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 503): WALL OF GLASS of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
                               NILA SUNDANCER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                               SALENA WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 502): TATIANA SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 493): SPLINTER of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 440): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of AMEN-TEI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  MARIO ANDRETTI caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TINDEL and was awarded 16 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MARIO ANDRETTI put 
down TINDEL, causing him to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail PASSER BY, Duelmaster of 
AMEN-TEI!  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 AMEN-TEI.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in AMEN-TEI 
these days is SAFE HAVEN.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
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!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in AMEN-TEI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  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                  
 PASSER BY 2513               15  26  0    98       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURIOUS TERROR 2248          27  16  0   114       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 DEEVINE 2230                 18   9  0   109       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 MARIO ANDRETTI 1809          11   6  0    98       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
-SPEEDWAY 2470                 9   9  0    93       CAR AND DRIVER (155)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBO JO 2520                 20  17  0    90       WAYFARERS (248)
 SELAUNAH 2551                13   8  1    88       WAYFARERS (248)
 TINDEL 2231                  16  14  1    87       SAFE HAVEN (270)
 LOCKHEART 2232               21   7  1    79       SAFE HAVEN (270)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERA 2587                     5   1  0    59       SAFE HAVEN (270)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY LADY 2552              10   8  0    38       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SECRET DOOM 2582              6   1  0    23       THE FORSAKEN (305)
 THE N-ICEMAN 2576             2   6  0    12       WAYFARERS (248)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lockheart -- Do you know the song about "locking my heart in a golden box"?  (sigh)
You have that effect on me.  It's enough to make me want to settle down. -- Hobo Jo

Tindel -- Damn RIGHT I was frantic!  That was my last good pair of stockings you just
ruined. -- Selaunah

Sera -- You pay attention so well.  It's flattering. -- Passer By
P.S.  I didn't realize I had that much to teach.

Bonner Kay, Honest Merchant -- I'm surprised your family and partners haven't had you
committed.  Fighting in the arena, when you don't have to, is not the act of a sane
man.  Now, if you would care for an equally vigorous but less destructive encounter,
I'm sure something could be arranged. -- Shady Lady

Secret Doom -- Damned golem!  I hate it when people do that to me, and when THINGS do
it to me, I hate it even MORE. -- The N-Iceman
P.S.  Classic match of its type, wasn't it?

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 was bested by PASSER BY in a 2 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
DEEVINE savagely defeated HOBO JO in a popular 1 minute gruesome veteran's melee.
TINDEL was bested by MARIO ANDRETTI in a 2 minute veteran's contest.
SELAUNAH overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SERA devastated SHADY LADY 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         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 342 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  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DEEVINE 2230               18   9  0  109 SAFE HAVEN (270)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIO ANDRETTI 1809        11   6  0   98 CAR AND DRIVER (155)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOBO JO 2520               20  17  0   90 WAYFARERS (248)
BASHING ATTACK   TINDEL 2231                16  14  1   87 SAFE HAVEN (270)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOCKHEART 2232             21   7  1   79 SAFE HAVEN (270)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERA 2587                   5   1  0   59 SAFE HAVEN (270)
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 PASSER BY 2513.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEEVINE 2230, TINDEL 
2231, MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, SELAUNAH 2551, SERA 2587, LOCKHEART 2232, HOBO JO 2520, 
SHADY LADY 2552, 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, SHADY LADY 2552, HOBO JO 2520, LOCKHEART 
2232, SERA 2587, SELAUNAH 2551, MARIO ANDRETTI 1809, TINDEL 2231, DEEVINE 2230, and 
PASSER BY 2513.