DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2005    Duedate: 01/19/2005

CHAVEZ RAVINE ARENA

DM-74    TURN-306

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RETRIBUTION
BROTHERHOOD (406)
(74-2982) [14-6-1,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RETRIBUTION                    LOVE
BROTHERHOOD (406)              LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)
(74-2982) [14-6-1,147]         (74-3919) [5-0-1,77]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RETRIBUTION                    JAH RULE
BROTHERHOOD (406)              RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
(74-2982) [14-6-1,147]         (74-3824) [2-2-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FACING WORLDS (495)         24
2. LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)       20      BROTHERHOOD (406)
3. CORPS (346)                 13      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (251)          11
5. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)         9      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)      6   0  1  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 2/ 2*FACING WORLDS (495)        5   0  1  100   2/ 4*FACING WORLDS (495)       5  0 1
 3/ 3 BROTHERHOOD (406)         18  10  3 64.3   3/ 3*LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)     3  0 1
 4/ 4 CORPS (346)              368 255 20 59.1   4/ 2 BROTHERHOOD (406)         3  0 0
 5/ 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      67  58  7 53.6   5/ 6 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  3 1
 6/ 0*RED STRIPE ALL-STA (489)  11  10  0 52.4   6/ 7 CORPS (346)               0  6 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       687 750 29 47.8   7/ 0*RED STRIPE ALL-STA (489)  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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CHAVEZ RAVINE games.  LOVE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested JAEGO KLEE and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LOQUE put down JAH 
RULE, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has RETRIBUTION in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  LORDS OF VIRTUE is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of FACING WORLDS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  RONSEVAN take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in CHAVEZ RAVINE.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week JAEGO KLEE, at 6-6-0, 
departed CHAVEZ RAVINE forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In 
the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RETRIBUTION 2982             14   6  1   147       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                  
 LOVE 3919                     5   0  1    77       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORBA KLEE 3963               4   1  0    52       SAND DANCERS (251)
 GREEN DISEASE 3902            4   2  1    47       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 RONSEVAN 3866                 7  21  0    42       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LOQUE 3953                    3   0  0    41       FACING WORLDS (495)
-RIFF-RAFF 3825                4   2  0    40       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAH RULE 3824                 2   2  0    30       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
 MALAKAI 3964                  2   0  1    28       FACING WORLDS (495)
-PANAMA RED 3822               2   3  0    25       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POP! 3003                     1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-KRAKEL 3002                   1   0  1    14       BROTHERHOOD (406)
 KIM CHI 3971                  1   0  0    13       SAND DANCERS (251)
-FNB 3004                      1   0  0    13       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-SNAP 3001                     1   0  0    12       BROTHERHOOD (406)
-MARY JANE 3826                2   1  0    11       RED STRIPE ALL-STARS (489)
-JUSTICE 3920                  1   0  0    10       LORDS OF VIRTUE (494)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
I.J. FOX 3937          1  2 0 CORPS 346             CHANNA THE DANCER 24  306 NONE    
MAC DONALD 3965        0  1 0 CORPS 346             FARLITHAN THE CAT 19  306 NONE    
CARAMON 3951           1  1 1 INSIGNIFICANCE 414    DARINHASS THE FIRS 27 306 NONE    
JAEGO KLEE 3948        6  6 0 SAND DANCERS 251      LOVE 3919             306         
KINLO TEN ZORN 3961    2  4 0 SAND DANCERS 251      MALAKAI 3964          306         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Love -- If you represent a virtue, that of love, you have a very funny way of showing
it.  Or did your manager name you ironically?  Because you seem to be a very iron-y
golem. -- Ronsevan

Retribution -- I always like to see that the man on the hot seat earned his position
honestly.  Well done. -- Tsirell

That Komar the Penniless is one mean dude!  I guess being so broke he couldn't afford
any weapons kinda stirred him up.  But cheese!  He didn't have to take it out on me!
-- Jaego Klee

Green Disease -- Sneaky of you, but I'm on to that trick. -- Korba Klee

Malakai -- Seems like everyone's left handed today.  Too bad I didn't get the word in
time to make the shift myself. -- Kinlo ten Zorn, a righty

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

CARAMON was butchered by DARINHASS THE FIRST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
I.J. FOX was dealt death by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
MAC DONALD was murdered by FARLITHAN THE CAT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
LOVE murdered JAEGO KLEE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GREEN DISEASE devastated RONSEVAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
RETRIBUTION overpowered CHANDAR LO in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
KORBA KLEE devastated STREET SWEEPER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JAH RULE was unbelievably bested by LOQUE in a 2 minute bloody match.
KINLO TEN ZORN was easily killed by MALAKAI in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KIM CHI vanquished RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   0 -  2     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   9 -  3      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 306 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         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RETRIBUTION 2982           14   6  1  147 BROTHERHOOD (406)
BASHING ATTACK   KORBA KLEE 3963             4   1  0   52 SAND DANCERS (251)
AIMED BLOW       GREEN DISEASE 3902          4   2  1   47 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
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 JAH RULE 3824.  The ten other most popular fighters were RETRIBUTION 2982, 
LOQUE 3953, LOVE 3919, GREEN DISEASE 3902, KORBA KLEE 3963, MALAKAI 3964, I.J. FOX 
3937, RONSEVAN 3866, KIM CHI 3971, and CARAMON 3951.

The least popular fighter this week was KINLO TEN ZORN 3961.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JAEGO KLEE 3948, MAC DONALD 3965, CARAMON 3951, KIM CHI 3971, 
RONSEVAN 3866, I.J. FOX 3937, MALAKAI 3964, KORBA KLEE 3963, GREEN DISEASE 3902, and 
LOVE 3919.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RETRIBUTION (74-2982) BROTHERHOOD (406)

               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