DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/10/2006    Duedate: 10/23/2006

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-389

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRELSY
SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
(63-2557) [9-1-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRELSY                         BERRA
SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)     1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2557) [9-1-0,101]          (63-2672) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVALANCH LILY                  BERRA
WAYFARERS (248)                1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2636) [13-17-0,82]         (63-2672) [1-0-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 1949 YANKEES (316)          50
2. SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)  14      WAYFARERS (248)
3. WAYFARERS (248)              5      Unchartered Team
4. DARK ORDER (313)             2
5. CAR AND DRIVER (155)         0      1949 YANKEES (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*1949 YANKEES (316)         9   6  2 60.0   1/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)           7  7 0
 2- 1 CAR AND DRIVER (155)     480 432 27 52.6   2/ 3*1949 YANKEES (316)        6  1 2
 3/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)          519 572 11 47.6   3- 1 CAR AND DRIVER (155)      4  6 0
 4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  27  39  0 40.9   4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  2  4 0
 5/ 0*DARK ORDER (313)           0   2  0  0.0   5/ 0*DARK ORDER (313)          0  2 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.

     Well, the Virginal Concubine was a washout.  Okay as a person, perhaps, although
I guess she really annoyed somebody to end up in the arena, but as a gladiator?
Forget it.

                                     Avalanch Lily

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail AMEN-TEI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as CAR AND DRIVER is pushed 
out of top team by WAYFARERS, who came from 2nd with a 2-2-0 this turn.  The 1949 
YANKEES guild has had a 4-0-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, TOPPALGOR fought 
BLACKSUN and gained 10 points and contributed to WAYFARERS' 2-2-0.  TOM-TOM TORA has 
lost to NO WAY!, falling 2 points, while helping make WAYFARERS a 2-2-0 turn.  And 
not without some honor, FRELSY now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
AMEN-TEI.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  BERRA must have surprised 1949 
YANKEES this turn, after they sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't 
hold him!  Is it really true that AMEN-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, AMEN-TEI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in AMEN-TEI and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRELSY 2557                   9   1  0   101       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO WAY! 2572                  8   2  0    89       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
 AVALANCH LILY 2636           13  17  0    82       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634            12  18  1    61       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERRA 2672                    1   0  1    33       1949 YANKEES (316)
 KELLER 2669                   4   1  0    28       1949 YANKEES (316)
 HENRICH 2668                  3   1  1    28       1949 YANKEES (316)
 SLIPPERY 2676                 3   1  0    24       WAYFARERS (248)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATT KENSETH 2675             3   0  0    17       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
-DAYTONA 2655                  2   4  0    16       CAR AND DRIVER (155)
 WOODLING 2667                 1   1  0    13       1949 YANKEES (316)
 TOPPALGOR 2689                1   1  0    11       WAYFARERS (248)
 REDRUM 2648                   0   1  0     1       DARK ORDER (313)
 BLACKSUN 2647                 0   1  0     1       DARK ORDER (313)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION 24       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BERRA 2672            389 NONE    
LOOSE GRAVEL 2677      1  1 0 WAYFARERS 248         HENRICH 2668          387         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khalhums Dwarf?  Bah. -- Roadblock

I guess I should know better than to lower my guard while listening to the Veteran
Mercenary tell his war stories.  But they were good stories. -- Tom-Tom Tora

Daytona -- Wow, a real opponent!  And I won and learned skills, besides.  It doesn't
get much better than this. -- Slippery
P.S.  Especially not in this arena.

Matt Kenseth -- (sniveling a little)  You...you ran me down! -- Toppalgor

Lielian, Virginal Concubine -- Wait a damned MINUTE, you undersexed toothpick!  Say
something like that again, and *I* will bury YOU in the sand, and LEAVE you there. --
Tom-Tom Tora
P.S.  The sand of the shore, where the cold, cold waters of the Trier can wash back
and forth over you, which is EXACTLY what you deserve, because YOU are cold.
Otherwise, you wouldn't be virginal.

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

BERRA butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AVALANCH LILY was vanquished by FRELSY in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
NO WAY! demolished TOM-TOM TORA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KELLER unbelievably bested CULT MEMBER in a 8 minute gory contest.
SLIPPERY overpowered REDRUM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WOODLING bested POLITE BEGGAR in a unpopular 3 minute novice's duel.
HENRICH overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TOPPALGOR overpowered BLACKSUN in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  21 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 389 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     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FRELSY 2557                 9   1  0  101 SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
AIMED BLOW       NO WAY! 2572                8   2  0   89 SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AVALANCH LILY 2636.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BERRA 2672.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRELSY 2557, TOPPALGOR 
2689, AVALANCH LILY 2636, NO WAY! 2572, SLIPPERY 2676, HENRICH 2668, TOM-TOM TORA 
2634, REDRUM 2648, WOODLING 2667, and BLACKSUN 2647.

The least popular fighter this week was KELLER 2669.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLACKSUN 2647, WOODLING 2667, REDRUM 2648, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, HENRICH 
2668, SLIPPERY 2676, NO WAY! 2572, AVALANCH LILY 2636, TOPPALGOR 2689, and FRELSY 
2557.