DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2004    Duedate: 01/05/2005

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-305

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RETRIBUTION
BROTHERHOOD (406)
(74-2982) [13-6-1,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RETRIBUTION                    LOVE
BROTHERHOOD (406)              LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
(74-2982) [13-6-1,142]         (74-3919) [4-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RETRIBUTION                    RETRIBUTION
BROTHERHOOD (406)              BROTHERHOOD (406)
(74-2982) [13-6-1,142]         (74-2982) [13-6-1,142]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        29
2. FACING WORLDS (495)         28      BROTHERHOOD (406)
3. BROTHERHOOD (406)           13      Unchartered Team
4. LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)        9
5. SAND DANCERS (251)           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/ 1*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)      5   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 2/ 2*FACING WORLDS (495)        3   0  0  100   2/ 4 BROTHERHOOD (406)         3  0 0
 3/ 3 BROTHERHOOD (406)         17  10  3 63.0   3/ 3*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)     3  0 0
 4- 4 CORPS (346)              368 253 20 59.3   4/ 5*FACING WORLDS (495)       3  0 0
 5/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      66  57  7 53.7   5- 2 PARTY GEEKS (431)         2  0 0
 6- 6 PARTY GEEKS (431)         77  74  5 51.0   6/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      1  2 1
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       685 747 29 47.8   7- 7 CORPS (346)               0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome CHAVEZ RAVINE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with 
MALAKAI?  He actually beat SAND DANCERS' KINLO TEN ZORN, and walked away with 20 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at FACING WORLDS while they watched MALAKAI 
clobber KINLO TEN ZORN.  He lost 10 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Try as he might, TSIRELL wasn't good enough at persuading RETRIBUTION to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, PARTY GEEKS!  
The bums at LORDS OF VIRTUE couldn't face the challenges from PARTY GEEKS!  No excuse 
for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
RONSEVAN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  I hate going to 
the effort of writing about the kind of fights that LOVE gets in.  It fights people 
like RONSEVAN, 8 points below.  I thought LOVE showed great skill and promise when it 
won victory over RONSEVAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  CRAZY MARY looked pretty sick and surprised when 
she learned INSIGNIFICANCE is sending her to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'she expect with a 
10-8-0?  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, if CARAMON can return 
from the Dark Arena.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RETRIBUTION 2982             13   6  1   142       BROTHERHOOD (406)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARM 3874                      9   3  1    92       CORPS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEASE 3881                    8   3  2    85       PARTY GEEKS (431)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAEGO KLEE 3948               6   5  0    63       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LOVE 3919                     4   0  0    57       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TABLE DANCER 3917             8   2  1    55       PARTY GEEKS (431)
 KORBA KLEE 3963               3   1  0    44       SAND DANCERS (251)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 7  20  0    41       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARAMON 3951                  1   0  1    33       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 GREEN DISEASE 3902            3   2  1    32       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 LOQUE 3953                    2   0  0    25       FACING WORLDS (495)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALAKAI 3964                  1   0  0    20       FACING WORLDS (495)
-DANCING FOOL 3385             1   2  0    19       PARTY GEEKS (431)
-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)
-I.J. FOX 3937                 1   1  0    10       CORPS (346)
-JUSTICE 3920                  1   0  0    10       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
 KINLO TEN ZORN 3961           2   3  0     9       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHANNA THE DANCER 24   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CARAMON 3951          305 NONE    
CRAZY MARY 3051       10  9 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414    STENRO BLACKBROWS 20  305 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I wish to thank my teammates for arranging a farewell encounter with Madame U-Tana
for me.  I know she's expensive, but what amazing skill and agility!  I hear she's
been looking for a bodyguard, and what a body!  Maybe I'll take her offer.  It will
certainly be...different. -- Tsirell

It would appear that Dangerous Bon Lokar is not QUITE as dangerous as people have
been making him out to be.  But then, we Shews are tough. -- Jaego Klee

Love -- Whether love is a virtue may be debated.  I think, myself, that it's a
survival trait.  Not the same thing, you know. -- Ronsevan
P.S.  And the fact that Love is a golem, and neuter, is rather suggestive, is it not?

I didn't know that beggars like that were ALLOWED here in Daiyla Kiv.  It's
shameless, is what it is.  It should be STOPPED. -- Kinlo ten Zorn

I caught Lalvo of the Pen trying to embezzle our share of the take, and I broke his
hand...and his arm...and some of his ribs.  Hey, the man was a thief!  What's wrong
with beating up a thief? -- Korba Klee

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.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRAZY MARY was viciously butchered by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 2 minute fight.
CARAMON slaughtered CHANNA THE DANCER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
LOVE demolished RONSEVAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RETRIBUTION viciously subdued TSIRELL in a 2 minute gory veteran's Title contest.
JAEGO KLEE was savagely defeated by KOMAR THE PENNILESS in a 1 minute competition.
GREEN DISEASE was overpowered by KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LOQUE devastated TURO JAGUARCLAW in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KINLO TEN ZORN was handily defeated by MALAKAI in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   1 -  2      88  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   8 -  2      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 305 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RETRIBUTION 2982           13   6  1  142 BROTHERHOOD (406)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAEGO KLEE 3948             6   5  0   63 SAND DANCERS (251)
BASHING ATTACK   KORBA KLEE 3963             3   1  0   44 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RETRIBUTION 2982.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RETRIBUTION 2982.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOVE 3919, 
CARAMON 3951, KORBA KLEE 3963, LOQUE 3953, MALAKAI 3964, CRAZY MARY 3051, RONSEVAN 
3866, JAEGO KLEE 3948, GREEN DISEASE 3902, and KINLO TEN ZORN 3961.

The least popular fighter this week was KINLO TEN ZORN 3961.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GREEN DISEASE 3902, JAEGO KLEE 3948, RONSEVAN 3866, CRAZY MARY 
3051, MALAKAI 3964, LOQUE 3953, KORBA KLEE 3963, CARAMON 3951, LOVE 3919, and 
RETRIBUTION 2982.

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

TSIRELL (74-3793) SAND DANCERS (251)

                                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

                 MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARP 2739 (99-48-0)                   5  3  0         CORPS                
LOWLY WORM 56 (176-116-1)              2  3  1         SCARRY BEASTIES      
SANYO 2838 (69-29-0)                   2  3  0         CORPS                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PATIENCE 1734 (63-44-0)                0  2  0         NO SURRENDER         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAX FACTOR 3690 (22-8-0)               6  3  0         CORPS                
GREAT BEAR 2851 (25-16-0)              4  3  0         TOTEM                
BLISS 2940 (34-20-0)                   0  2  0         BLADE ZEN            
IRON FIST 1995 (22-24-2)               0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GISELLA 2704 (22-14-0)                 5  3  0         CHEYSULI & LIR       
LORD TAYLOR 3731 (16-9-0)              0  2  0         CORPS                

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOVICES 3334 (8-9-1)                   3  3  0         TC'S ARE US          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE TICK 3788 (10-8-0)                 4  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
KORYN 1998 (7-10-1)                    0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ADALIUS 3513 (8-7-1)                   9  3  0         GURTARG'S AXES       
ARM 3874 (9-2-1)                       1  3  0         CORPS                
GLAERIKIM 3515 (8-5-0)                 1  3  0         GURTARG'S AXES       
CRAZY MARY 3051 (10-8-0)               0  2  0         INSIGNIFICANCE       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOVE 3919 (1-0-0)                      7  3  0         LORDS OF VIRTUE      
GREEN DISEASE 3902 (3-1-1)             4  3  0         INSIGNIFICANCE       
SUM OF ALL MEN 3869 (3-3-0)            3  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POLE CAT 3734 (1-0-0)                  4  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
SAM THE SLUG 3909 (4-0-0)              2  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
JELLO BOY 3906 (4-0-0)                 1  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAMERLANE 3955 (0-0-0)                 1  1  0  DEAD   FACING WORLDS        
DOBBY 3959 (0-0-0)                     2  3  1         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
REEBOK 3957 (0-0-0)                    0  1  0  DEAD   CORPS                

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD VOLDEMORT 3499 (15-13-1)          6  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
DEATH STRIKE 3368 (9-3-0)              4  3  0         LUROCIANS XI         
CANON 2679 (16-13-1)                   0  1  0  DEAD   CORPS                

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATH IS ME 1999 (8-8-3)               0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RETURN OF DEATH 2192 (5-4-1)           1  3  0         DU BASHERS           
TALISMAN 3135 (0-1-0)                  1  3  0         JOURNEYMEN           
STEVE SAX 3849 (8-6-0)                 0  2  0         1988 DODGERS         

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIXIE 3787 (3-4-0)                     0  2  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GINSU 3191 (1-1-0)                     5  3  2         FAULTY PREMISES      
MR CREOSOTE 3894 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         MEANING OF LIFE