DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2004    Duedate: 01/12/2005

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-300

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WITCH
THAT'S US (271)
(75-3088) [14-4-0,157]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WITCH                          POSITION IS EMPTY
THAT'S US (271)                
(75-3088) [14-4-0,157]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARIA                           ARIA
DARK TOADS (240)               DARK TOADS (240)
(75-3012) [19-17-1,119]        (75-3012) [19-17-1,119]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS (240)            21
2. I AM SAM (267)              12      I AM SAM (267)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)            9      Unchartered Team
4. THAT'S US (271)              2
5. FIFTH QUARTER (184)          0      FOOD FIGHT (168)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 I AM SAM (267)            21  10  1 67.7   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          8  7 1
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         261 154  6 62.9   2- 2 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       7  3 0
 3/ 3 THAT'S US (271)           49  33  1 59.8   3/ 4 I AM SAM (267)            6  0 0
 4- 4 FIFTH QUARTER (184)      122 106  6 53.5   4/ 3 THAT'S US (271)           6  4 0
 5- 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    114 126 11 47.5   5- 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     4  2 0
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        567 904 16 38.5   6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)         1 14 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ARIA caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested WOODY and was awarded 13 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KO-HA OAKCHOPPER put down 
ANNE, causing her to lose 2 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence 
and inability to defend the throne, P'JERIN has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The 
city has turned out in honor of WITCH, for with hers arena victory she may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the 
old women in JADE MOUNTAIN seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JADE MOUNTAIN.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JADE MOUNTAIN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WITCH 3088                   14   4  0   157       THAT'S US (271)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YERIX 2782                   13   9  0   123       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 ARIA 3012                    19  17  1   119       DARK TOADS (240)
 WOODY 2503                   12  83  0   119       SAND DANCERS (67)
-P'JERIN 1972                 28   7  1   118       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 SAMSARA 3055                 10   0  0   116       I AM SAM (267)
-WONDERFUL 3083               12   5  1   103       THAT'S US (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABATAN 3040                 17  13  0    76       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ANNE 3101                    10   7  0    76       DARK TOADS (240)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073             10  11  0    71       DARK TOADS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN MICHAEL 3132             9   3  0    61       DARK TOADS (240)
-ALBANNON 3104                 8   6  0    60       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-WICKED 3098                   9   7  0    58       THAT'S US (271)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMARIUM 3071                 5   1  0    56       I AM SAM (267)
 VOLTO LEENI 3038             10  22  0    52       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SAMICH 3046                   2   0  1    49       I AM SAM (267)
-ANNICE 3137                   7   3  0    47       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
-WORRIED 3086                  8   9  0    38       THAT'S US (271)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE CORINTHIAN 3100           4   3  0    33       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-WANTON 3089                   6   7  0    31       THAT'S US (271)
-MONKEY KING 2904              5   7  0    30       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            4  18  0    30       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SAMOSET 3043                  2   1  0    29       I AM SAM (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OTAVAS 3147                   3   4  0    22       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 ARNAL REDAXE 3136             2  10  0    20       SAND DANCERS (67)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155                1   2  0    17       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 SPIKE 3154                    3   2  0    11       DARK TOADS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GYHARD 3102           11  5 0 FIFTH QUARTER 184     ARIA 3012             299         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yerix -- It's a trick, isn't it?  "You call yourselves warriors?" and whatever we
answer is wrong.  Well, I'm not going to walk into that one! -- Woody

Footsteps!  Behind me, creeping closer!  When I walk down the street at night, I hear
them, closer, closer...but never anything to see if I look back.  THEY'RE OUT TO GET
ME! -- Arnal Redaxe

Witch -- I feel that I should say something complimentary, but frankly, really tall
women intimidate me. -- Tabatan

Samarium -- It was all a trick to get the "several days' bedrest" in the Infirmary.
You think anyone will let me rest around the guildhouse?  Not a chance. -- Volto
Leeni

Wicked -- I'd hate you, but it's too much effort. -- Treenva Taral

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

ARIA devastated WOODY in a action packed 3 minute brutal mismatched fight.
WITCH handily defeated MOCKINGBIRD in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
SAMSARA vanquished TABATAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ANNE was narrowly defeated by KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 3 minute brutal fight.
SAMARIUM devastated TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
JOHN MICHAEL overpowered VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ARNAL REDAXE slimly won victory over SPIKE in a 3 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  16 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  20 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  23 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  25 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  22 -  0      19  |

Turn 300 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WITCH 3088                 14   4  0  157 THAT'S US (271)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  19  17  1  119 DARK TOADS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   TABATAN 3040               17  13  0   76 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANNE 3101                  10   7  0   76 DARK TOADS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOHN MICHAEL 3132           9   3  0   61 DARK TOADS (240)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARIA 3012.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ARIA 3012.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANNE 3101, ARNAL REDAXE 3136, 
SPIKE 3154, SAMSARA 3055, WOODY 2503, WITCH 3088, SAMARIUM 3071, JOHN MICHAEL 3132, 
MOCKINGBIRD 3073, and TABATAN 3040.

The least popular fighter this week was VOLTO LEENI 3038.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TREENVA TARAL 3072, TABATAN 3040, MOCKINGBIRD 3073, JOHN 
MICHAEL 3132, SAMARIUM 3071, WITCH 3088, WOODY 2503, SAMSARA 3055, SPIKE 3154, and 
ARNAL REDAXE 3136.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WITCH (75-3088) THAT'S US (271)

               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