DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/24/2004    Duedate: 12/07/2004

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-330

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HORRID
LEGION IV (595)
(65-6385) [7-1-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SWAMI                      HORRID
MYSTERY MACHINE (581)          LEGION IV (595)
(65-6224) [13-9-0,94]          (65-6385) [7-1-0,95]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DURVAN                         KASSILA TYL DRU
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6491) [22-26-1,93]         (65-6597) [5-1-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MYSTERY MACHINE (581)       20
2. OZ 3 (554)                  17      SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)    14      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION IV (595)             12
5. TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)    11      LEGION IV (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LEGION IV (595)            7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 2/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                 6   1  0 85.7   2/ 2 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)     7  6 0
 3/ 0*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)   5   1  0 83.3   3/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            6  6 0
 4/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                 9   4  0 69.2   4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  3  0 0
 5/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)  15   8  0 65.2   5/ 0*OZ 3 (554)                1  0 0
 6/ 4 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)    179 151  9 54.2   6/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                1  0 0
 7/ 5 REFUGEES (377)           337 401 10 45.7   7/ 0*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)  1  0 0
 8/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       646 799 14 44.7   8/ 0*LEGION IV (595)           1  0 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 329): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 302): TSIRELL of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 297): WONDERFUL of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 284): NATALIA NECROANGEL of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 (turn 261): DARKMOON BLACKFELL of SCARLET KNIGHTS from JADE MOUNTAIN (Talon
                    Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 302): SAND DANCERS (ERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 297): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 284): NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 (turn 261): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Rillion, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 329): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 283): KARA HELLBLADE of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome DAL SHANG.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with THE SWAMI? 
He actually beat SAND DANCERS' DURVAN, and walked away with 21 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at OZ 3 while they watched MCMANUS clobber TEBAS TEN KOGAN.  
He lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  WITCH DOCTOR 
was reminded on the sands why TITANIA is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRID 6385                   7   1  0    95       LEGION IV (595)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SWAMI 6224               13   9  0    94       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
 DURVAN 6491                  22  26  1    93       SAND DANCERS (233)
 WITCH DOCTOR 6166            15   9  1    92       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSE TAVAN 6514             24  16  0    88       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MANO TIKI TIA 6076           14  13  1    84       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        11  15  0    57       REFUGEES (377)
 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           6   1  0    57       OZ 2 (556)
 KASSILA TYL DRU 6597          5   1  0    57       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCMANUS 5027                  4   3  0    45       OZ 3 (554)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OZ FOX 5454                   5   1  0    42       TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                  5   3  1    27       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          4   2  0    23       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          3   1  1    21       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LT. HAMMAKO 6606              2   0  0    21       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
 SWEET MALDEHYDE 6602          1   0  0     9       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
 GOBARL 6604                   1   3  0     6       REFUGEES (377)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  0   2  0     2       REFUGEES (377)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WAX PHANTOM 6418       0  2 0 MYSTERY MACHINE 581   DAKORIL 6596          326 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Witch Doctor -- Well, they tell me it's been a long time since you were last seen
here.  Or maybe just since one of us last saw you here.  It is with great pleasure
that I note that *I* haven't been here long enough to remember you personally!  But,
er, welcome back, and all that.  Probably belated, but I almost never notice things
until they've been around a while.  I don't know if that's because of my attention
span, or my memory.  Whatever.  Anyway, consider that win a (wincing) gift to welcome
you back. -- Jesse Tavan

I wasn't READY to fight Captain Lensar.  He's a veteran mercenary, you know, and I'm
just some casual gladiator type.  Not in his class. -- Durvan

The Swami -- Cheese louize!  I wasn't trying to insult you or anything.  I was just
looking for some good salami! -- Tebas ten Kogan

I really enjoyed beating up Sagat of Paidan.  He's such a creep!  And mean--you
wouldn't believe the stories I could tell you.  But someday if you should find
yourself in Paidan (which would be really tough luck), ask why they chased him out of
town. -- Kassila tyl Dru

(snort, chortle!)  Someday maybe I'll explain to Bervan the Tinker why he shouldn't
make his ARMOR out of pot metal.  Or maybe I won't tell him.... -- Lorgan ten Varn

Titania -- Congratulations. -- All of us at the Sand Dancers' guildhouse
P.S.  Finally!
P.P.S.  Yes, we know it hasn't actually been all that long, as these things go.  But
it FELT like forever.

I took a dagger, or other suitable implement, and shaved Korka the Hairy close.
Amazing.  I didn't realize that spy reporters had USEFUL information. -- Churro the
Spike

I think we should send Feltar back to Illis.  It isn't like we WANT his kind here,
after all. -- Dakoril
P.S.  The Illisni have been nothing but troublemakers, and that's why we kicked them
OUT of Lirith Kai four hundred years ago.

Lt. Hammako -- Ah, the sinister (left-handed), mysterious....  Wait a minute.  Why
are you said to be mysterious?  It doesn't show.  Are you a machine?  Is this false
advertising?  Should I protest?  Should YOU protest?  What's going on, eh? -- Gobarl
the totally confused

What the heck?  I was walking along the waterfront, and a guy said he needed a new
man for his team, and I certainly got the idea he was talking a rowing team, or maybe
he needed a fishnet hauler, but something to do with boats, anyway.  And the next
thing I know, a chick hands me a sword--what do *I* know about swords?  I'm a
fisherman!  And they shove me out a door onto a bunch of sand, and some ragged-ass
Tinker comes along and slices and dices me, and they call this a JOB?  Gods! --
Ragolas the Unlucky

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

TITANIA devastated WITCH DOCTOR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DURVAN was vanquished by THE SWAMI in a 1 minute uneven battle.
MANO TIKI TIA was subdued by HORRID in a action packed 1 minute Title fight.
JESSE TAVAN bested LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TOBIAS BEECHER overpowered DAKORIL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KASSILA TYL DRU viciously subdued DENGAN THE TRADER in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
TEBAS TEN KOGAN was overpowered by MCMANUS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CHURRO THE SPIKE overpowered MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LORGAN TEN VARN was vanquished by OZ FOX in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GOBARL was savagely defeated by SWEET MALDEHYDE in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
RAGOLAS was overpowered by LT. HAMMAKO 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                   4         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 330 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HORRID 6385                 7   1  0   95 LEGION IV (595)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE SWAMI 6224             13   9  0   94 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
WALL OF STEEL    JESSE TAVAN 6514           24  16  0   88 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   MANO TIKI TIA 6076         14  13  1   84 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
PARRY-LUNGE      MCMANUS 5027                4   3  0   45 OZ 3 (554)
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 
KASSILA TYL DRU 6597.  The ten other most popular fighters were HORRID 6385, THE 
SWAMI 6224, TOBIAS BEECHER 5035, SWEET MALDEHYDE 6602, JESSE TAVAN 6514, MCMANUS 
5027, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, OZ FOX 5454, WITCH DOCTOR 6166, and MANO TIKI TIA 6076.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGOLAS 6607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598, DAKORIL 6596, DURVAN 6491, 
LT. HAMMAKO 6606, GOBARL 6604, MANO TIKI TIA 6076, WITCH DOCTOR 6166, OZ FOX 5454, 
and CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554.

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

TITANIA (65-5835) SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (651)