DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/05/2005    Duedate: 01/18/2005

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-333

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAPTAIN AWESOME
MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
(65-5210) [21-9-3,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAPTAIN AWESOME                REVEREND KILGORE
MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)       DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
(65-5210) [21-9-3,146]         (65-5693) [5-0-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CAPTAIN AWESOME                TEBAS TEN KOGAN
MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)       SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-5210) [21-9-3,146]         (65-6598) [4-5-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)    47
2. DIRTY SOUTH (571)           34      MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
3. DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)     13      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)           2
5. TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)     0      DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)   6   1  1 85.7   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 2- 2*LEGION IV (595)            7   2  0 77.8   2- 1 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)     6  4 0
 3- 3*OZ 2 (556)                 6   2  0 75.0   3/ 3 REFUGEES (377)            5  7 1
 4/ 0*DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)    8   3  0 72.7   4/ 0 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  4  0 0
 5- 5*OZ 3 (554)                 9   5  0 64.3   5/ 0*DIRTY SOUTH (571)         3  1 1
 6/ 0 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)  69  48  9 59.0   6/ 0*DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)   2  0 0
 7- 6 MYSTERY MACHINE (581)    185 155  9 54.4   7- 5 PARANOIA (702)            2  1 0
 8- 7 PARANOIA (702)            55  52  8 51.4   8- 4*TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)  1  0 1
 9/ 8 REFUGEES (377)           342 408 11 45.6   9- 7*OZ 3 (554)                0  1 0
10/ 9 SAND DANCERS (233)       654 806 14 44.8  10- 8*OZ 2 (556)                0  1 0
11/ 0*DIRTY SOUTH (571)          7  14  1 33.3  11- 9*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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 332): WITCH DOCTOR of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 305): RETRIBUTION of BROTHERHOOD (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 300): WITCH of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 287): BLONDE BILLIE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 263): DEADBOLT of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SENTERN (Talon
                              Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 332): MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 305): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 300): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 287): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 263): SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Rillion, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 332): WITCH DOCTOR of MYSTERY MACHINE (Edge, mgr.)
                              JESSE TAVAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
                  (turn 331): DURVAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 304): TSIRELL of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 300): WITCH of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAL SHANG to 
see what's new.  Like, MYSTERY MACHINE had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked 
off #1 spot by SAND DANCERS!  Way to go SAND DANCERS!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 really goofed with their 0-0-0.  MVP 
award for CRIMSON CRUSH?  DIRTY SOUTH's proud of her after beating RAGOLAS and 
getting 19 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  RAGOLAS got smashed by CRIMSON 
CRUSH, and lost 15 points!  What a putz!  WITCH DOCTOR fights so hard to be 
Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  
And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome 
CAPTAIN AWESOME.  Aren't MARVELOUS BASTARDS proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy 
that said DAL SHANG's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Blazing Unicorn?  Don't 
look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210         21   9  3   146       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MANO TIKI TIA 6076           16  13  1    92       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE SWAMI 6224               14  10  0    88       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HORRID 6385                   7   2  0    84       LEGION IV (595)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110           5   0  1    65       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
-OZ FOX 5454                   6   1  1    64       TRIBAL COUNCIL 900 (594)
-TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           6   2  0    62       OZ 2 (556)
-SUBTLE DECEIPT 6577           5   0  0    62       PARANOIA (702)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVEREND KILGORE 5693         5   0  0    54       DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
 CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554        12  17  0    53       REFUGEES (377)
 LORGAN TEN VARN 6605          6   1  1    48       SAND DANCERS (233)
-MCMANUS 5027                  4   4  0    38       OZ 3 (554)
-LIQUID COURAGE 6574           2   1  0    36       PARANOIA (702)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LT. HAMMAKO 6606              3   1  0    30       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
 BILLY BADAXE 5695             2   2  0    29       DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
 AGENT ORANGE 5175             2   2  1    26       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 DAKORIL 6596                  6   5  1    24       REFUGEES (377)
 CRIMSON CRUSH 5174            2   2  0    24       DIRTY SOUTH (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUDZU KILLER 5176             3   1  0    18       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598          4   5  0    17       SAND DANCERS (233)
 GOBARL 6604                   3   4  0    17       REFUGEES (377)
 CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111        2   2  0    16       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608           2   0  0    13       SAND DANCERS (233)
 ONE HIT WONDER 5615           1   0  0    13       MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
 RAGOLAS 6607                  1   4  1     8       REFUGEES (377)
 MAGIC CITY MAULER 5177        0   3  0     3       DIRTY SOUTH (571)
-PHANTOM SHADOW 6609           0   1  0     1       MYSTERY MACHINE (581)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SWEET MALDEHYDE 6602   1  1 0 MYSTERY MACHINE 581   RAGOLAS 6607          331 REVENGED
LIN-VAO DEN KO 6612    0  1 0 SAND DANCERS 233      AGENT ORANGE 5175     333         
KASSILA TYL DRU 6597   5  2 0 SAND DANCERS 233      OZ FOX 5454           331         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Witch Doctor -- Let the crowd boo, is what *I* say.  I'm outta here. -- Durvan, Lord
Protector

The Swami -- (throws her arms around him and kisses him)  I graduated!  You wonderful
man, I'm sure it was all your doing! -- Jesse Tavan
P.S.  Great Axe?  Low/very low?  Mantor!

A win against a standby is still a win. -- Lorgan ten Varn

Liquid Courage -- Must've worked for you, huh? -- Tebas ten Kogan

Phantom Shadow -- Hmm, is that sort of like the shadow of a shadow?  Or the ghost of
a shadow, I suppose.  Elusive...but not elusive enough.  Better luck next time. --
Kassal ten Dru

Mano Tiki Tia -- Like I did it on purpose! -- Ragolas the ill-used

Mano Tiki Tia -- Ignore Ragolas.  He whines. -- Zarla

Well, darn.  If I have to fight a standby, why can't I fight one of the puds? --
Churro the Spike

Churro -- Even the puds are out for blood today.  Be glad you survived the match. --
Dakoril

Whew!  At least *I* got a proper pudly standby.  (smug look)  A little gratuity in
the right hands, you know.... -- Gobarl

All of Mystery Machine -- Life is unfair.  This insures that we do not get too
comfortable and decide to linger. -- Lo Kai, Master of the Edge

The Swami -- Feel free to look all you want. -- Lendo ten Chardin

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     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 name 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 TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
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.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPTAIN AWESOME bested JESSE TAVAN in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
CHURRO THE SPIKE was vanquished by MERRI HOLIDAZE in a 1 minute brutal uneven battle.
LORGAN TEN VARN defeated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 2 minute duel.
REVEREND KILGORE devastated DAKORIL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GOBARL was savagely defeated by BILLY BADAXE in a 1 minute bloody match.
TEBAS TEN KOGAN was unbelievably bested by KUDZU KILLER in a popular 4 minute duel.
MAGIC CITY MAULER was viciously subdued by KASSAL TEN DRU in a 4 minute match.
CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE handily defeated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
AGENT ORANGE slaughtered LIN-VAO DEN KO in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
CRIMSON CRUSH vanquished RAGOLAS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ONE HIT WONDER overpowered NORMAR THE BLOND 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                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   2 -  1      87  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   9 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  1      27  |

Turn 333 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 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210       21   9  3  146 MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)
STRIKING ATTACK  REVEREND KILGORE 5693       5   0  0   54 DIRTY KILLBILLIES (630)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598.  The ten other most popular fighters were KASSAL TEN 
DRU 6608, LORGAN TEN VARN 6605, CAPTAIN AWESOME 5210, BILLY BADAXE 5695, MAGIC CITY 
MAULER 5177, MERRI HOLIDAZE 6110, REVEREND KILGORE 5693, KUDZU KILLER 5176, CRYSTAL 
RUNEBLADE 6111, and CRIMSON CRUSH 5174.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGOLAS 6607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIN-VAO DEN KO 6612, GOBARL 6604, DAKORIL 6596, CHURRO THE SPIKE 6554, 
ONE HIT WONDER 5615, AGENT ORANGE 5175, CRIMSON CRUSH 5174, CRYSTAL RUNEBLADE 6111, 
KUDZU KILLER 5176, and REVEREND KILGORE 5693.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CAPTAIN AWESOME (65-5210) MARVELOUS BASTARDS (573)

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

WITCH DOCTOR (65-6166) MYSTERY MACHINE (581)
JESSE TAVAN (65-6514) SAND DANCERS (233)

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes