DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2004    Duedate: 05/26/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-289

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOUD DRUNK
PARTY GEEKS (431)
(74-3554) [20-14-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KAGES FAULT                    RETRIBUTION
FAULTY PREMISES (436)          BROTHERHOOD (406)
(74-3189) [14-18-0,119]        (74-2982) [5-3-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONSTAN                        DONSTAN
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3061) [14-39-0,89]         (74-3061) [14-39-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

1988 DODGERS (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        37
2. ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)      30      1988 DODGERS (435)
3. PARTY GEEKS (431)           14      Unchartered Team
4. FAULTY PREMISES (436)       12
5. SAND DANCERS (251)          12      BROTHERHOOD (406)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)      2   0  0  100   1/ 4 1988 DODGERS (435)        7  8 0
 2/ 2 1988 DODGERS (435)       114  68  2 62.6   2/ 1 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   5  2 1
 3/ 3 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     95  61  7 60.9   3/ 5 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     5  3 1
 4/ 4 CORPS (346)              352 243 19 59.2   4/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        5 10 0
 5- 5 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       91  64 13 58.7   5/ 7 CORPS (346)               4  3 0
 6/ 0*BROTHERHOOD (406)          9   7  2 56.3   6- 3 FORCE OF FIVE (470)       3  0 0
 7/ 6 THE FINAL FANTASY (437)   28  24  3 53.8   7- 8*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)     2  0 0
 8/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      49  43  5 53.3   8/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  1 0
 9/ 8 SAND DANCERS (251)       651 702 27 48.1   9/ 9 PARTY GEEKS (431)         2  1 0
10/ 0 NOPE (460)                34  37  2 47.9  10/ 6 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     2  3 0
11/11 PARTY GEEKS (431)         59  68  2 46.5  11/ 0 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
12/10 FAULTY PREMISES (436)     72  85  3 45.9  12/12 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)    1  5 0
13/ 0 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  10  14  0 41.7  13/ 0 NOPE (460)                0  2 0
14/13 ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)   159 225 12 41.4  14/ 0*BROTHERHOOD (406)         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 315): WHATCHAMACALLIT of BUENO FER NADA (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 288): SETZER GABBIANI of THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 283): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 270): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 246): DEANJLI TYL RHU of SAND DANCERS from SIMTAKKA (Rebina)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 315): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 288): THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 283): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 270): TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 246): OVERLORDS, etc. (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 314): JEANINE of TOO GOOD FOR ME (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 288): SETZER GABBIANI of THE FINAL FANTASY (Kefka, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 269): BLANK of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in CHAVEZ RAVINE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as THE FINAL FANTASY is pushed out of top team by 1988 DODGERS, 
who came from 4th with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for FAULTY PREMISES, whose 2-3-0 this turn dropped 
them by 4 into 10th.  1988 DODGERS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 
space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  And 
let's see, RIOT ACT fought STEVE SAX and gained 19 points and contributed to 
INSIGNIFICANCE's 2-1-0.  STEVE SAX has lost to RIOT ACT, falling 13 points, while 
helping make 1988 DODGERS a 3-2-0 turn.  We should ask LOUD DRUNK about the thrill of 
victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to 
ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Crystal Wheel until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the PARTY GEEKS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on CHAVEZ RAVINE, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided PARTY GEEKS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was FAULTY PREMISES.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
SAND DANCERS' warrior DONSTAN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  KAGES FAULT, does your manager know you're challenging 
down 28 points to fight PELAK TEN ZORN from SAND DANCERS?  I thought challenges were 
for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  KAGES FAULT won victory over PELAK 
TEN ZORN, is nothing sacred?  I don't know about you, but GREGORY GOYLE challenging 
down 18 points to SAND DANCERS' DONSTAN, is not really worthy of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  
We're not surprised to hear that GREGORY GOYLE defeated DONSTAN, but I bet it would 
be interesting to hear why SLYTHERIN HOUSE made such a challenge.   
     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.  A farewell moment, if you please, 
NEGATORY of NOPE has been sent to the Dark Arena, and was carried out on his shield.  
Is it really true that CHAVEZ RAVINE has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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 CHAVEZ RAVINE again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOUD DRUNK 3554              20  14  1   108       PARTY GEEKS (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAGES FAULT 3189             14  18  0   119       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 GREGORY GOYLE 3497           20  16  1   106       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-DRACO MALFOY 3500            18   9  1   106       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-MAX FACTOR 3690              15   6  0   105       CORPS (346)
 TILAEN TYL SANH 3098         23  21  0   101       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LORD TAYLOR 3731             10   3  0    94       CORPS (346)
 IRONHAND ORC 3190            13  19  2    92       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONSTAN 3061                 14  39  0    89       SAND DANCERS (251)
 PELAK TEN ZORN 3062          17  35  0    86       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KRAZY KAT 3550               12  18  1    86       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 CLONE MISHAP 3708            11  13  0    85       FAULTY PREMISES (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSIRELL 3793                 16   6  0    58       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE TICK 3788                 8   8  0    56       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 RIOT ACT 3477                 6   2  1    56       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 JOHN SHELBY 3886              6   2  1    52       1988 DODGERS (435)
-NO 3359                       8   4  0    49       NOPE (460)
 PANSY PARKINSON 3814          8   6  0    44       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-CRAZY MARY 3051              10   8  0    42       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 STEVE SAX 3849                7   5  0    41       1988 DODGERS (435)
 TAISHAKU 3843                 5   5  0    41       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-SAM THE SLUG 3909             3   0  0    40       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 RAGING PYROTHAG 3320          3   3  0    39       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 RETRIBUTION 2982              5   3  0    34       BROTHERHOOD (406)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOT POSSIBLE 3718             5   3  0    31       NOPE (460)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 4   7  0    28       SAND DANCERS (251)
-SENGEN 3842                   4   4  1    26       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-ZIDANE TRIBAL 3194            3   1  0    26       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
 ARM 3874                      2   2  0    26       CORPS (346)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JELLO BOY 3906                3   0  0    23       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
-LOCKE COLE 3486               2   2  1    23       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-BEHRIN 3837                   3   4  0    19       ROOT OF ALL EVIL (247)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 LUCIUS MALFOY 3882            1   4  0    18       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-CAIT SITH 3196                3   1  0    17       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              2   1  0    17       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 ALEJANDRO PENA 3903           4   3  0    15       1988 DODGERS (435)
-STINKMONKEY 3778              1   2  0    15       NOPE (460)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 FATAL 3850                    1   0  0    13       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-LOVE 3919                     1   0  0    13       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
 TIM BELCHER 3931              1   0  0    13       1988 DODGERS (435)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-CYAN GARAMONDE 3195           3   1  0    12       THE FINAL FANTASY (437)
-ICE TITAN 3318                3   2  0    12       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 MIKE MARSHALL 3927            1   1  0    11       1988 DODGERS (435)
-JUSTICE 3920                  1   0  0    10       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
-SUM OF ALL MEN 3869           1   1  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (470)
 TOKEN ENDEAVOR 3890           1   3  0     6       FAULTY PREMISES (436)
 EVOLUTION 3901                0   1  0     5       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
-TEASE 3881                    0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-GOTNOGAME 3880                0   1  0     1       PARTY GEEKS (431)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIM LEARY 3838         8  3 0 1988 DODGERS 435      GREGORY GOYLE 3497    287         
NEGATORY 3361          6  7 1 NOPE 460              ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 289 NONE    
NEVER AGAIN 3685       5  4 0 NOPE 460              DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 289 NONE    
SPITFIRE 3932          0  1 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL 247  LORD OF THE SANDS 25  289 NONE    
JOKEDOM 3924           0  1 0 ROOT OF ALL EVIL 247  ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 289 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

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?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEGATORY was butchered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NEVER AGAIN was butchered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SPITFIRE was murdered by LORD OF THE SANDS in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
JOKEDOM was assassinated by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
KAGES FAULT devastated PELAK TEN ZORN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
IRONHAND ORC was subdued by TILAEN TYL SANH in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
GREGORY GOYLE won victory over DONSTAN in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
SETZER GABBIANI was devastated by LOUD DRUNK in a 1 minute Title competition.
CLONE MISHAP was overcome by LORD TAYLOR in a 1 minute expert's melee.
TSIRELL was vanquished by KRAZY KAT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RIOT ACT won victory over STEVE SAX in a popular 1 minute duel.
JOHN SHELBY defeated DARSAL THE FALSE in a action packed 3 minute match.
PANSY PARKINSON beat RETRIBUTION in a exciting 1 minute fight.
ARM was demolished by TAISHAKU in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RAGING PYROTHAG devastated LUCIUS MALFOY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ALEJANDRO PENA was bested by RONSEVAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
TOKEN ENDEAVOR was handily defeated by TIM BELCHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MIKE MARSHALL overpowered EVOLUTION in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
FATAL overcame SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    58 -  44 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  23 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  25 -  0      32  |

Turn 289 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:

WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   LOUD DRUNK 3554            20  14  1  108 PARTY GEEKS (431)
TOTAL PARRY      GREGORY GOYLE 3497         20  16  1  106 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
WALL OF STEEL    TILAEN TYL SANH 3098       23  21  0  101 SAND DANCERS (251)
LUNGING ATTACK   LORD TAYLOR 3731           10   3  0   94 CORPS (346)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               16   6  0   58 SAND DANCERS (251)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PANSY PARKINSON 3814        8   6  0   44 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONSTAN 3061.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DONSTAN 3061.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIOT ACT 3477, JOHN 
SHELBY 3886, IRONHAND ORC 3190, GREGORY GOYLE 3497, TILAEN TYL SANH 3098, KRAZY KAT 
3550, PANSY PARKINSON 3814, TAISHAKU 3843, RONSEVAN 3866, and FATAL 3850.

The least popular fighter this week was EVOLUTION 3901.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOKEN ENDEAVOR 3890, LUCIUS MALFOY 3882, ARM 3874, TSIRELL 3793, PELAK 
TEN ZORN 3062, JOKEDOM 3924, SPITFIRE 3932, NEVER AGAIN 3685, TIM BELCHER 3931, and 
ALEJANDRO PENA 3903.

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

SETZER GABBIANI (74-3485) THE FINAL FANTASY (437)