DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2004    Duedate: 10/26/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-327

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITANIA
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
(65-5835) [12-8-0,155]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TITANIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)       
(65-5835) [12-8-0,155]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DURVAN                         MANO TIKI TIA
SAND DANCERS (233)             MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
(65-6491) [21-24-1,88]         (65-6076) [13-11-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REFUGEES (377)              22
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          16      SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
3. MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)    16      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    15
5. MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS (564)  14      FLOWERS (530)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  12   8  0 60.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 1
 2/ 2 MAGNIFICENT BASTAR (564)  98  72  4 57.6   2/ 3 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  7  2 0
 3/ 3 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  65  48  9 57.5   3/ 2 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 1
 4/ 4 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)    172 145  9 54.3   4/ 5 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)     4  4 0
 5/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           331 395 10 45.6   5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  3  0 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       638 792 14 44.6   6/ 6 MAGNIFICENT BASTAR (564)  1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 299): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 294): TABATAN of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 281): KARA HELLBLADE of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 258): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                              (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 299): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 294): THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 281): NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 258): SARATOGA GLORY (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): GRACIOUS MELODY of MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
                  (turn 325): MURGON of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
                              MING THE TERRIBLE of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 299): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                      (turn 298): PELAK TEN ZORN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in DAL SHANG a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, PORGARAL fought 
SAGAT OF PAIDAN and gained 18 points and contributed to REFUGEES' 1-3-0.  JESSE TAVAN 
has lost to GRACIOUS MELODY, falling 5 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 
2-3-1 turn.  Well done, DAL SHANG, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps TITANIA is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  WITCH DOCTOR 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone SUPERIOR FORCES 
3J's warrior.  Defending hers title for another turn, TITANIA kept MYSTERY MACHINE's 
warrior, WITCH DOCTOR, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Blazing Unicorn uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  MYSTERY MACHINE has cause to stand 
tall, as they were DAL SHANG's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided MYSTERY MACHINE stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS.  Anyone surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Congratulations go out to MYSTERY MACHINE, with THE SWAMI revenging a 
bloodfeud against DAKORIL of REFUGEES.  Is it really true that DAL SHANG has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, DAL SHANG, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in DAL 
SHANG again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITANIA 5835                 12   8  0   155       SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210         20   9  3   135       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             23  14  0    91       SAND DANCERS (233)
 WITCH DOCTOR 6166            14   7  1    91       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANO TIKI TIA 6076           13  11  1    90       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURVAN 6491                  21  24  1    88       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SWAMI 6224               11   8  0    66       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110           5   0  1    51       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 PORGARAL 6580                 8   3  0    42       REFUGEES (377)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554         8  15  0    39       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          3   0  0    25       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KASSILA TYL DRU 6597          2   1  0    25       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                  3   2  1    18       REFUGEES (377)
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          1   0  1    14       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111        1   2  0     7       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 GOBARL 6604                   0   1  0     1       REFUGEES (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HERROL TWO-FINGER 1    0  1 0   1                   LORGAN TEN VARN 6605  327 NONE    
WAX PHANTOM 6418       0  2 0 MYSTERY MACHINE 581   DAKORIL 6596          326 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Please welcome the return of Mystery Machine! -- Edge
P.S.  What have I missed?

Jesse Tavan-- Some skills would have been nice to go along with the beating.... --
Mano Tiki Tia

Churro the Spike -- Didn't I fight one of your cousins or something the last time I
was on the sands?  The Hook maybe? -- The Swami

Dakoril -- Well that was hardly welcoming. -- Edge

Titania -- Er...think of it as an outgoing gift. -- Ming the Terrible
P.S.  Think of it as...the propriety of the Duel2Dudette taking the title on a win,
rather than by default.

Captain Awesome -- Oh, yeah?  I'd argue that point.  And I WILL argue it, as soon as
I recover.... -- Durvan

Crystal Runeblade -- Take that, you slant-eyed deviless! -- Tebas ten Kogan

Mano Tiki Tia -- Whoosh, I was worried about that one!  I was never cut out to fight
mongeese. -- Jesse Tavan

Somebody should RETIRE Oltimal the Lame and get us a standby who can STAND. --
Kassila tyl Dru

Gracious Melody -- And not only that, but sweet and feminine, as well.  Come sing at
our place any time. -- Murgon
P.S.  At our guildhouse.  No way am I leaving here for Alastari.  Let 'em eat cake!

The Swami -- I thought you were some kind of sausage. -- Churro the Confused
P.S.  With peppercorns.

Merri Holidaze -- Truly marvelous, madam.  Come over to our place and make whoopee,
eh? -- Porgaral

Wax Phantom, now an Ectoplasmic Phantom -- I regret your death. -- Dakoril the
Remorseful

Jesse Tavan -- Would your ears deceive you?  If so, I would advise you to get new
ears.  You must be able to trust them, after all. -- Lo Kai, Master of the Edge

Porgaral -- You'd better BELIEVE I'm mean, you puppy! -- One-Eyed Yofan

Witch Doctor -- A decent effort, but I must remind you that magic, even witchcraft,
is not permitted in the arena. -- Lo Kai, Master of the Edge (and I wish they'd let
me USE an edge, I would feel so much better out there with a sword in hand....)

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE SWAMI devastated DAKORIL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
GRACIOUS MELODY won victory over JESSE TAVAN in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
WITCH DOCTOR was overpowered by TITANIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
CAPTAIN AWESOME devastated DURVAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MANO TIKI TIA subdued SWEET ANELLA in a action packed 1 minute master's competition.
MERRI HOLIDAZE savagely defeated CHURRO THE SPIKE in a 1 minute brutal struggle.
KASSILA TYL DRU was bested by MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 3 minute novice's competition.
PORGARAL handily defeated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE viciously subdued GOBARL in a 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
TEBAS TEN KOGAN vanquished NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LORGAN TEN VARN executed HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  2      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 327 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TITANIA 5835               12   8  0  155 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210       20   9  3  135 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           23  14  0   91 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  WITCH DOCTOR 6166          14   7  1   91 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PORGARAL 6580               8   3  0   42 REFUGEES (377)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DURVAN 6491.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MANO TIKI TIA 6076.  The ten other most popular fighters were KASSILA TYL DRU 6597, 
TITANIA 5835, MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110, CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111, THE SWAMI 6224, CAPTAIN 
AWESOME 5210, PORGARAL 6580, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, JESSE TAVAN 6514, and LORGAN TEN 
VARN 6605.

The least popular fighter this week was GOBARL 6604.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, DURVAN 6491, WITCH DOCTOR 6166, DAKORIL 6596, 
LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, JESSE TAVAN 6514, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, PORGARAL 6580, CAPTAIN 
AWESOME 5210, and THE SWAMI 6224.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

GRACIOUS MELODY (65-5110) MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS (564)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 51 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          CAPTAIN CRUNCH (5-4330) TECHNOLOGY    
                             GARAI (7-4608) BLADES OF ICE       
                         GAZREK (7-5097) DEMONS OF DARKNESS 7   
                       CRIMSON BLUSH (7-5351) VENGEANCE SEEKERS 
                           NEMESIS (10-2676) MYTH AND MIGHT     
                         PLAYFUL DOG (10-4237) MONGREL HORDE   
                          CALLISTO (12-4974) NAUGHTY NYMPHS    
                         ILLUMINAUGHTY (12-5423) LOBOTOMATION   
                          SKIPPY (14-2305) PRIDE OF THE CDC    
                              ARGINASE (16-4137) ENZYMES        
                          CADEX CFM (18-3366) THE BIKE SHOP    
                            CRY-O-LIT (18-6106) ROCK-ETTS      
                          PAPA RATTLESNAKE (18-6800) APACHE    
                            SUICIDE (21-4832) APPLE CIDER      
                        REVEREND LOVEJOY (22-5517) SPRINGFIELD  
                          DVDA (22-5768) THAT'S UNPOSSIBLE!    
                            DONAHAR (24-3006) MAGIC REALM      
                      LINK HOGTHROB (33-5358) INTERSTELLAR PORK 
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (36-5604) SKATE DRAGONS  
                          ARTEMIS (41-3675) LADY OF THE MOON    
                          SELENE (41-3676) LADY OF THE MOON    
                             BETTY (58-5755) HELL HOUNDS       
                       INSURRECTION (60-5607) BLADES OF DESTINY 
                       COPPERHEAD (65-5467) NATURE'S ASSASSINS 
                          CHRISSEL (70-5208) LITHE & LOVELY    
                         SUPERIOR II (75-760) SUPERIOR FORCES                                                  
                             ARCHER (82-1198) GORGONITES                                                      
                      SQUIRREL KILLER (82-3278) END OF THE LINE     
                            CICINISTI (82-3706) BEGUILERZ           
                           GNORE (82-3717) MILITARY SCIENCE          
                        FINALITY (82-4063) SUPERIOR FORCES 3P       
                          SIR LANCELOT (82-5350) ROUND TABLE         
                            WILLY T MAC (82-5925) RAPTURE           
                         KHORGA KHAN (82-6730) THE BEGINNING        
                             ELLYN (82-8983) LAS VEGAS II            
                             MANTISSA (82-9324) MATMATICA            
                        JETS TO BRAZIL (82-9697) DRAGON SKALE       
                          ON THE WASHER (82-10019) SUNNYDALE         
                             ORAL B (82-10020) SUNNYDALE            
                         2-STROKE (82-10384) THE WILLBURYS 79        
                           HITZ (82-10428) 4-LETTER DOCTORS          
                      UNDEFEATABLE (82-10966) SUPERIOR FORCES 5M     
                        GOLDWRAP (82-11886) SUPERIOR FORCES 34       
                        CHIMPANZEE (82-12985) ANIMAL CRACKERS       
                        THE CUTICLE DANCE (82-13639) DON'T ASK       
                      SCHWETTY OLIVES (82-14247) SCHWETTY FOODS     
                     QSTAFF INFECTION (82-14523) DIRTY INFIRMARY    
                     BING S7 WANG (82-16000) SUPERIOR FORCES 6201   
                    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (82-16651) SLIGHTLY HEATED 
                       SMILING GOAT (82-20735) SHAVE MY POODLE      
                    CRITICAL UPDATES (82-24025) ANNOYING THINGS II 
                       LIGHTNING XLV (82-24103) DEATH STUDS IX      

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes