DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2004    Duedate: 06/08/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-317

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHATCHAMACALLIT
BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6507) [15-1-0,199]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHATCHAMACALLIT                GRAVE DIGGER
BUENO FER NADA (707)           HILIST 9 (648)
(65-6507) [15-1-0,199]         (65-5815) [4-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOREEN                         WHATCHAMACALLIT
REFUGEES (377)                 BUENO FER NADA (707)
(65-6490) [20-15-1,94]         (65-6507) [15-1-0,199]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARANOIA (702)              47
2. BUENO FER NADA (707)        16      BUENO FER NADA (707)
3. TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)       15      Unchartered Team
4. HILIST 9 (648)              15
5. REFUGEES (377)               6      HILIST 9 (648)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LEGION IV (595)            6   1  0 85.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 2- 2*OZ 2 (556)                 5   1  0 83.3   2/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 0
 3- 4*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)   4   1  0 80.0   3/ 3 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)     4  0 0
 4/ 6*HILIST 9 (648)             4   1  0 80.0   4/ 4 BUENO FER NADA (707)      4  2 0
 5/ 5 BUENO FER NADA (707)      26   9  0 74.3   5/ 7*HILIST 9 (648)            2  0 0
 6- 7*OZ 3 (554)                 8   4  0 66.7   6/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  2  1 0
 7/ 8 TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)    120  88  4 57.7   7/ 9 PARANOIA (702)            2  5 0
 8/12 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)   5   5  0 50.0   8- 5*OZ 2 (556)                1  0 0
 9/10 PARANOIA (702)            46  48  8 48.9   9-11*OZ 3 (554)                0  1 0
10/11 REFUGEES (377)           310 376  8 45.2  10-12*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)  0  1 0
11/13 SAND DANCERS (233)       605 775 13 43.8  11-13*LEGION IV (595)           0  1 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.

Greetings from your Duel...uh, 2...master...guy.  Sigh.  That's confusing.  But then
so am I!  Methadone, I'm sure glad it was you last time.  I'm not learning much from
Murgon anymore.  Ming, I'd like to take you on sometime, it would be interesting to
fight someone who could actually parry a few shots.  Well, party at my place.  It's a
pretty dead crowd so I'll keep it low key.  Somebody bring a guitar and we'll all sit
around a fire drinking Irish Coffees.

Whatchamacallit

                                      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 SUBTLE DECEIPT, who flew up 22 points in 
the rankings after mashing KASSELA TYL DRU like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was MURGON, who dropped 13 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with SWEET ANELLA.  Our battling duelmaster 
WHATCHAMACALLIT has managed to hold the title, fending off MING THE TERRIBLE's none 
too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, SAND DANCERS.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad OZ 3?  Big bad OZ 3.  Big bad OZ 3.  DAL SHANG's afraid of the big bad OZ 3. 
Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
HILIST 9 beats feet every time OZ 3 smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, GRAVE DIGGER went after DOOHICKEY, who was higher by 
18 points.  Well, when the dust settled, GRAVE DIGGER beat DOOHICKEY.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in DAL SHANG have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507         15   1  0   199       BUENO FER NADA (707)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METHADONE 6394               13   5  0   108       PARANOIA (702)
 DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515         14  11  1    97       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KOREEN 6490                  20  15  1    94       REFUGEES (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MING THE TERRIBLE 6482       22  15  0    90       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             16  11  0    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
-HORRID 6385                   6   1  0    83       LEGION IV (595)
 MURGON 6477                  18  22  1    82       REFUGEES (377)
 DURVAN 6491                  17  18  1    78       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                  5   5  0    57       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 6518                 4   1  0    55       TOO GOOD FOR ME (600)
 DOOHICKEY 6504                7   8  0    49       BUENO FER NADA (707)
-TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           5   1  0    49       OZ 2 (556)
-GIZMO 6502                    4   0  0    47       BUENO FER NADA (707)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVE DIGGER 5815             4   1  0    45       HILIST 9 (648)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OZ FOX 5454                   4   1  0    31       TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
-MCMANUS 5027                  3   3  0    28       OZ 3 (554)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         6   7  0    25       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577           1   0  0    22       PARANOIA (702)
 KASSELA TYL DRU 6576          3   2  0    11       SAND DANCERS (233)
 PORGARAL 6580                 1   0  0     8       REFUGEES (377)
-LIQUID COURAGE 6574           0   1  0     7       PARANOIA (702)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
IDLE CHATTER 6579      0  1 0 PARANOIA 702          OLTA THE TREE 20      317 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hmm, the Sand Dancers go 2-1 against standbys.  Looks like Durvan needs to get
practicing.... -- Lani

Horrid -- Ah...that's a description of your fighting ability? -- Jesse Tavan

Liquid Courage -- And notice how you sink right into the sand! -- Kassela tyl Dru

Refugees go 1-2 against standbys with a death.  Seems like they should go back to
fishing for a living, doesn't it? -- Zarla

Backlash -- I am NOT worthless and weak, I have a perfectly balanced record! --
Churro the Spike

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IDLE CHATTER was dealt death by OLTA THE TREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
METHADONE devastated JESSE TAVAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GRAVE DIGGER viciously subdued DOOHICKEY in a popular 5 minute Challenge match.
WHATCHAMACALLIT devastated MING THE TERRIBLE in a 3 minute one-sided Title contest.
MURGON was bested by SWEET ANELLA in a popular 1 minute expert's brawl.
DURVAN bested LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute match.
KOREEN devastated CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
DILYS TYL KOGAN vanquished SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BACKLASH vanquished ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
TITANIA overpowered CHURRO THE SPIKE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
KASSELA TYL DRU was overpowered by SUBTLE DECEIPT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PORGARAL subdued HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   9 -  0      31  |

Turn 317 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507       15   1  0  199 BUENO FER NADA (707)
SLASHING ATTACK  METHADONE 6394             13   5  0  108 PARANOIA (702)
BASHING ATTACK   DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515       14  11  1   97 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       KOREEN 6490                20  15  1   94 REFUGEES (377)
TOTAL PARRY      MING THE TERRIBLE 6482     22  15  0   90 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           16  11  0   85 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOREEN 6490.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WHATCHAMACALLIT 6507.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOOHICKEY 6504, 
KOREEN 6490, GRAVE DIGGER 5815, METHADONE 6394, TITANIA 5835, MING THE TERRIBLE 6482, 
DURVAN 6491, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, BACKLASH 6518, and SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577.

The least popular fighter this week was KASSELA TYL DRU 6576.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JESSE TAVAN 6514, PORGARAL 6580, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, MURGON 
6477, IDLE CHATTER 6579, SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577, BACKLASH 6518, DILYS TYL KOGAN 6515, 
DURVAN 6491, and MING THE TERRIBLE 6482.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEEKER PALE SILK 1582 (148-102-2)      7  3  0         SILENT STORM         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENIGMA 4520 (75-22-0)                  7  3  0         MYSTERIOUS           
COINSPINNER 4495 (16-12-1)             6  3  0         BOOK OF SWORDS       
NASTY MIND 5145 (42-37-1)              1  4  0         HELTER SKELTER       
STILE 5941 (44-30-2)                   0  5  0         SPLIT INFINITY 2     

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STONE 1724 (26-12-0)                   2  3  0         SLOW PLAY            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COM DOT 6217 (45-27-0)                 9  3  0         TOO GOOD FOR ME      
CORAL SNAKE 5017 (19-8-0)              5  3  0         ALL THAT SLITHERS    
AMPLITUR 6440 (19-5-1)                 3  3  0         DARK TOADS           
HAYWIRE 5413 (12-6-1)                  3  3  0         WHO ARMED THEM?      
WESTON 5719 (5-3-1)                    3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 4I   
WOUNDHEALER 4496 (11-5-1)              1  3  0         BOOK OF SWORDS       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TEMUJIN 3796 (22-8-0)                  5  3  0         I'M HISTORY          
DISORDER 6419 (22-11-1)                4  3  0         PARANOIA             
HANNIBAL 3794 (16-12-1)                2  3  0         I'M HISTORY          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOVELING SANDY 3584 (3-3-0)           4  3  0         STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
ONE EYED JACK 4876 (12-7-0)            3  3  0         JACK ATTACK          
COPPERHEAD 5467 (12-3-0)               2  3  0         NATURE'S ASSASSINS   

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
METHADONE 6394 (12-4-0)                4  3  1         PARANOIA             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHIPP 6516 (4-0-0)                     9  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 4I   
FOOL'S GOLD 6386 (5-3-0)               4  3  0         ALL THAT GLITTERS    
MCMANUS 5027 (3-2-0)                   3  3  0         OZ 3                 
AUGUSTUS HILL 5024 (5-1-0)             1  3  0  DEAD   OZ 3                 
SIMPLE GREEN 5826 (3-0-0)              1  3  0         WRATH OF CARR        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAYSEED 4998 (0-0-0)                   4  3  0         SOUTHERN MAN         
PROCTOPHOBIA 6354 (2-0-1)              1  3  0         NO FEAR              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIQUID COURAGE 6574 (0-0-0)            3  3  1         PARANOIA             
DEATH BURGER 4993 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         THE TRIP             
THE 12TH MONKEY 6560 (0-0-0)           0  1  0  DEAD   PARANOIA             

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PISTOL 6205 (49-36-1)                  3  3  0         TOO GOOD FOR ME      
*WINTER* 3644 (27-26-1)                0  3  0         ANCIENT KNIGHTS      

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOBIAS BEECHER 5035 (4-1-0)            5  3  0         OZ 2                 
BACKLASH 6518 (1-1-0)                  1  3  0         TOO GOOD FOR ME      
OZ FOX 5454 (4-0-0)                    0  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL 900   

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
J.W. DUNDEE 4990 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         BEERBARIANS