DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/25/2004    Duedate: 12/08/2004

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-303

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RETRIBUTION
BROTHERHOOD (406)
(74-2982) [11-6-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RETRIBUTION                    LOVE
BROTHERHOOD (406)              LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
(74-2982) [11-6-1,114]         (74-3919) [2-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TSIRELL                        TEASE
SAND DANCERS (251)             PARTY GEEKS (431)
(74-3793) [25-11-1,87]         (74-3881) [8-3-2,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BROTHERHOOD (406)           24
2. LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)       21      BROTHERHOOD (406)
3. PARTY GEEKS (431)           21      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (251)           4
5. ARENA FELINES (461)          0      LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)      3   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  7 0
 2/ 4 BROTHERHOOD (406)         15  10  3 60.0   2/ 2 PARTY GEEKS (431)         5  1 0
 3- 2 ARENA FELINES (461)       30  21  0 58.8   3/ 6 BROTHERHOOD (406)         2  1 0
 4- 3 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)    115  81  8 58.7   4/ 0*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)     1  0 0
 5- 5 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      39  34  4 53.4   5- 4 ARENA FELINES (461)       1  0 0
 6/ 6 PARTY GEEKS (431)         77  74  5 51.0   6- 5 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)     1  0 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       680 742 29 47.8   7- 7 GURTARG'S AXES (447)      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 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Retribution, I think you're wrong to suppose that I blame you for anything.  The
victor does not hand out blame!  Rather the reverse, and I offer you my thanks for
the chance to win this one and re-take the title.  Always a useful thing to have, a
title.  It lets people know you're important.  *I* am important.  Of course, I always
knew this, but now it's public knowledge.  I like that.

                                       Tsirell

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail CHAVEZ RAVINE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  BROTHERHOOD stable has parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 3 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, 
LOVE fought KINLO TEN ZORN and gained 21 points and contributed to LORDS OF VIRTUE's 
1-0-0.  KINLO TEN ZORN has lost to LOVE, falling 8 points, while helping make SAND 
DANCERS a 2-3-0 turn.  And not without some honor, RETRIBUTION now claims the title 
and throne of Duelmaster of CHAVEZ RAVINE.  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 BROTHERHOOD.  Anyone surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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 the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RETRIBUTION 2982             11   6  1   114       BROTHERHOOD (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TSIRELL 3793                 25  11  1    87       SAND DANCERS (251)
 TEASE 3881                    8   3  2    85       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-AULDRYMBREI 3264             10   3  0    81       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-PANSY PARKINSON 3814         13  11  1    69       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAEGO KLEE 3948               5   4  0    58       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABLE DANCER 3917             8   2  1    55       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-ADALIUS 3513                  8   7  1    46       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   3  0    46       ARENA FELINES (461)
-LUCIUS MALFOY 3946            4   0  0    45       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-GLAERIKIM 3515                8   5  0    43       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 7  18  0    39       SAND DANCERS (251)
-DACIRYAS 3514                 7   5  2    36       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-CAT STEVENS 3363              6   4  0    36       ARENA FELINES (461)
 LOVE 3919                     2   0  0    34       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ABLAER BLYTH 3657             5   3  0    33       GURTARG'S AXES (447)
-SAND CAPPER 3362              5   5  0    30       ARENA FELINES (461)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         5   5  0    28       ARENA FELINES (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               1   1  0    17       SAND DANCERS (251)
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-POLE CAT 3734                 1   0  0    10       ARENA FELINES (461)
-JUSTICE 3920                  1   0  0    10       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
-DOBBY 3959                    1   0  0    10       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
-DEATH EATER 3939              1   1  0     8       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)
 KINLO TEN ZORN 3961           1   2  0     5       SAND DANCERS (251)
-GREGORY GOYLE 3960            0   1  0     1       SLYTHERIN HOUSE (474)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Table Dansher -- Hey, can I help it if the table collapshesh?  I'm bigger than you
are.  Tablesh aren't made for me to shtand on.  And ash for danshing...no way.  But
it wash fun while it lashted.  We should party more often. -- Ronshevan

This "Dangerous Bon Lokar" guy?  He's actually an old softie.  At least, he's a
softie if you pound on him for a while.  Softens him up like anything. -- Jaego Klee

Huh, your average Rirorni isn't much good at this arena stuff, is he? -- Kinlo ten
Zorn

Dobby -- Drat.  I don't know how it stands with you, but the Commission really messed
up with me.  You'd think that at six-foot-eight they might have just a little CLUE
that I'm Shewish?  But can they SAY so?  No, of course not! -- Korba Klee
P.S.  Maybe I'm only half Shewish.
P.P.S.  But I'm really, really trustworthy.

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

TSIRELL was devastated by RETRIBUTION in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TEASE vanquished CHANDAR LO in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
JAEGO KLEE overpowered DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
TABLE DANCER overpowered RONSEVAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOVE devastated KINLO TEN ZORN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KORBA KLEE overpowered SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -   7 -  1      77  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 303 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RETRIBUTION 2982           11   6  1  114 BROTHERHOOD (406)
AIMED BLOW       TSIRELL 3793               25  11  1   87 SAND DANCERS (251)
PARRY-STRIKE     TEASE 3881                  8   3  2   85 PARTY GEEKS (431)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAEGO KLEE 3948             5   4  0   58 SAND DANCERS (251)
STRIKING ATTACK  TABLE DANCER 3917           8   2  1   55 PARTY GEEKS (431)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TSIRELL 3793.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TEASE 3881.  The ten other most popular fighters were RETRIBUTION 2982, JAEGO 
KLEE 3948, TABLE DANCER 3917, KORBA KLEE 3963, LOVE 3919, TSIRELL 3793, RONSEVAN 
3866, KINLO TEN ZORN 3961,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KINLO TEN ZORN 3961.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RONSEVAN 3866, TSIRELL 3793, LOVE 3919, KORBA KLEE 3963, TABLE 
DANCER 3917, JAEGO KLEE 3948, RETRIBUTION 2982, TEASE 3881,  0, and  0.