DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2004    Duedate: 09/02/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-278

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ONE-EYE TEO
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2426) [14-15-0,65]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONE-EYE TEO                    PARAGON
SAND DANCERS (68)              PARANOID ENVY (294)
(78-2426) [14-15-0,65]         (78-2563) [1-2-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONE-EYE TEO                    BLONDE BILLIE
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2426) [14-15-0,65]         (78-2501) [11-7-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)    28
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           14      NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
3. PARANOID ENVY (294)          5      Unchartered Team
4. NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)      2
5. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)       1      NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  39  16  4 70.9   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         8  4 0
 2- 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        175  81  7 68.4   2/ 2 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  5  1 0
 3/ 6*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)    5   3  0 62.5   3/ 5*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)   2  0 0
 4- 4 PBA (275)                101  75  8 57.4   4- 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)         2  2 0
 5/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        536 655 18 45.0   5- 7 PBA (275)                 0  2 0
 6/ 0*PARANOID ENVY (294)        1  12  0  7.7   6/ 0*PARANOID ENVY (294)       0  2 0
 7/ 8*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     0   4  0  0.0   7/ 8*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    0  2 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 322): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): LORD TAYLOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 290): WONDERFUL of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 277): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 254): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 322): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 290): MASTERS OF SIN (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 277): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 254): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 322): METHADONE of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
                  (turn 321): KOREEN of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): LORD TAYLOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                   (turn 294): MAX FACTOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 289): ARDEN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                                  RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
                                  LINUS of SUNDAY COMICS (Johnny Dangerously, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, warriors of Lin Tirian, and you gladiators, too.  I have persuaded
(beaten into submission) Teo to allow me to write this column which is properly mine.
I earned it in honest combat and will defend it against all so-called warriors
currently enrolled in this arena.
     First, a few relevant-type comments on this and that.  The martial art I
practice--successfully--is not called "kung-fu," whatever that is.  Something
Alastarian, I gather.  It has a peasantish sound to it, doesn't it?  Crude and
violent.  I have never heard that the Alastarian masters of this Kung-Fu have offered
any philosophical observations, much less advice.  Of course, rumor has it that this
"kung-fu" stuff was invented by Dwarves, and you know what they're like.  Not a
philosophical bone in their hairy little bodies.  Not much better than junior Orcs,
really.
     My style--you probably couldn't pronounce its true name--is a deeply
philosophical one based on what we call The Way of Water.  I will be glad to
demonstrate it to anyone with the good sense and courage to seek me out.

                                     Irminsilehvo
                                   "Kung-Fu Master"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in LIN 
TIRIAN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for NATALIA NECROANGEL, who flew up 15 points in the rankings 
after mashing M. CHARDINEE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  In front of all 
the crowds, KARA HELLBLADE took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum 
two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at 
bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad TREE  PEOPLE?  Big bad TREE 
PEOPLE.  Big bad TREE PEOPLE.  LIN TIRIAN's afraid of the big bad TREE PEOPLE.  Tra 
la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch PROJECT:  MAYHEM's act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from TREE PEOPLE.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the LIN TIRIAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             14  15  0    65       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIP-WOOD 2425               10   5  0    59       TREE PEOPLE (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           11   7  0    54       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CLUMSY DAN 2476              10  16  0    54       SAND DANCERS (68)
 IRLON 2489                    7  16  0    51       SAND DANCERS (68)
-MARYANITA II 2571             3   1  0    46       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-150 2567                      3   1  1    36       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BABY SPLIT 2432               7   7  1    33       PBA (275)
-FIVE + FIVE 2553              4   4  0    28       PBA (275)
 PARAGON 2563                  1   2  0    28       PARANOID ENVY (294)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APPLE-TREE 2566               3   1  0    23       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 TYLER DURDEN 2577             0   4  0    16       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)
-BOXWOOD 2565                  4   2  0    14       TREE PEOPLE (265)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FIRE DANCER 2562       0  3 0 PARANOID ENVY 294     BANDIT PRINCE 25      278 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I don't care if Irmin writes the column, he earned it, after all.  But he's got no
call to go maligning Orcs.  We're just as good as anybody, and better than some.
Especially than Elves!  If you were to drop an Orc and an Elf in a howling
wilderness, who do you think would come out of it alive?  Not the Elf, he'd be so
busying trying to get it to howl in four-part harmony that he wouldn't even notice
when a wolf or a bear came along and ate him.  Damned chauvinists! -- One-Eye Teo

Natalia Necroangel -- Your name is confusing, dear.  Does it indicate that you are
dead and an angel, or that you're an angel of death, or an angel FOR the dead, or
just what? -- Irlon
P.S.  By the way, if you need anyone to show you around, just say the word, little
lady.  I know all the best spots.

Chip-Wood -- Well, I did TRY chipping you, but you kept slipping away.  (sigh)  Good
work, I guess. -- Blonde Billie

Baby Split -- Just making the splits, ma'am, as indicated. -- Clumsy Dan
P.S.  More or less as indicated, anyway.

I heard that!  That damned Elf going on and on about Dwarves being incapable of
philosophy!  What does HE know?  He's never been a Dwarf, and I HAVE, and I can tell
you, we're as philosophical as anyone when you get a couple of beers into us.  We're
even PROFOUND.  The nerve of him--JUST like and Elf. -- Khorharkhdhav of Khra

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FIRE DANCER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ONE-EYE TEO was devastated by KARA HELLBLADE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
NATALIA NECROANGEL handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
REVEREND GRIMM was vanquished by IRLON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CLUMSY DAN defeated PARAGON in a 1 minute fight.
BLONDE BILLIE narrowly defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 3 minute competition.
VULCAN RAVEN defeated TYLER DURDEN in a 2 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 278 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         11   7  0   54 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ONE-EYE TEO 2426.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The ten other most popular fighters were KARA HELLBLADE 
2588, NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593, TYLER DURDEN 2577, FIRE DANCER 2562, IRLON 2489, 
VULCAN RAVEN 2058, REVEREND GRIMM 2590, CLUMSY DAN 2476, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, and 
PARAGON 2563.

The least popular fighter this week was PARAGON 2563.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE-EYE TEO 2426, CLUMSY DAN 2476, REVEREND GRIMM 2590, VULCAN RAVEN 
2058, IRLON 2489, FIRE DANCER 2562, TYLER DURDEN 2577, NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593, KARA 
HELLBLADE 2588, and BLONDE BILLIE 2501.

                                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