DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/26/2004    Duedate: 12/09/2004

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-285

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REVEREND GRIMM
NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
(78-2590) [13-6-1,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REVEREND GRIMM                 CONJURER
NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)       DARK TOADS II (292)
(78-2590) [13-6-1,92]          (78-2512) [3-1-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NATALIA NECROANGEL             BLONDE BILLIE
NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)       SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2593) [16-6-0,86]          (78-2501) [15-10-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK TOADS II (292)         37
2. GIRLS X3 (299)              37      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. THE FELLOWSHIP (298)        14      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (68)           13
5. NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)      0      THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  8  2 0
 2/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        29   9  0 76.3   2- 2*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)   4  1 0
 3/ 2 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  63  20  5 75.9   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         4  8 0
 4- 3*NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)    9   4  0 69.2   4/ 0*DARK TOADS II (292)       2  0 0
 5/ 0*DARK TOADS II (292)       10   6  0 62.5   5/ 0*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      2  0 0
 6/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        543 675 18 44.6   6/ 4 WILD KINGDOM (283)        1  1 0
 7/ 0*GIRLS X3 (299)             1   4  0 20.0   7/ 0*GIRLS X3 (299)            1  4 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LIN TIRIAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with CONJURER?  
She actually beat SAND DANCERS' IRLON, and walked away with 20 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at DARK TOADS II while they watched ABJURER clobber 
TERMINOTTER III.  He lost 2 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  LIN TIRIAN, set your sights on VETERAN MERCENARY.  He'll be happy to 
entertain all requests after defeating NATALIA NECROANGEL.  REVEREND GRIMM looked 
pretty Duelmasterlike as he took LIN TIRIAN's top spot with 92 points.  Now, what 
will NATALIA NECROANGEL do?  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice 
on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was NO 
LIMIT SOLDIERS.  In my day, no team with a 9-4-0 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, WILD KINGDOM?  What do people see in IRLON?  His 9-21-0?  SAND DANCERS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 48 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
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.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVEREND GRIMM 2590          13   6  1    92       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593      16   6  0    86       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             14  22  0    64       SAND DANCERS (68)
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           15  10  0    63       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VULCAN RAVEN 2058             4   1  0    56       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
 IRLON 2489                    9  21  0    48       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CONJURER 2512                 3   1  0    48       DARK TOADS II (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR. METALLIC 2595             4   0  0    45       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
 ABJURER 2534                  3   1  0    45       DARK TOADS II (292)
 TERMINOTTER III 2428          6   1  0    41       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-ILLUSIONIST 2511              2   0  0    33       DARK TOADS II (292)
-NIGGY STARDUST 2596           3   1  1    31       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
-REVOLVER OCELOT 2057          2   1  0    31       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
-NECROMANCER 2520              2   1  0    29       DARK TOADS II (292)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNIPER WOLF 2060              1   0  0    21       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-THERMAL MELTDOWN 2108         1   0  0    13       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
-DECOY OCTOPUS 2107            1   0  0    13       NO LIMIT SOLDIERS (246)
 DANNI ROGERS 2609             1   0  0    11       GIRLS X3 (299)
 AMANDA 2604                   1   0  0     9       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         1   4  0     7       SAND DANCERS (68)
 ARAGORN 2601                  1   0  0     5       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
 BAPTIST STRIPPER 2606         0   1  0     1       GIRLS X3 (299)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SISTER-COUSIN 2605     0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          SHEWISH GIANT 21      285 NONE    
13NPREGNANT 2607       0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          STONE GOLEM 26        285 NONE    
DUMB BLONDE 2608       0  1 0 GIRLS X3 299          DARK CHAMPION 24      285 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

SISTER-COUSIN was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
13NPREGNANT was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
DUMB BLONDE was put to death by DARK CHAMPION in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
NATALIA NECROANGEL was unbelievably bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute brawl.
REVEREND GRIMM overpowered ONE-EYE TEO in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BLONDE BILLIE devastated DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 5 minute one-sided duel.
TERMINOTTER III was unbelievably bested by ABJURER in a popular 2 minute competition.
IRLON was handily defeated by CONJURER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JAYNE THE RIPPER slimly lost to AMANDA in a 4 minute novice's duel.
BAPTIST STRIPPER lost to ARAGORN in a 1 minute novice's duel.
DANNI ROGERS defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 285 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  REVEREND GRIMM 2590        13   6  1   92 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
LUNGING ATTACK   NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593    16   6  0   86 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         15  10  0   63 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONJURER 2512               3   1  0   48 DARK TOADS II (292)
BASHING ATTACK   TERMINOTTER III 2428        6   1  0   41 WILD KINGDOM (283)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The ten other most popular fighters were NATALIA 
NECROANGEL 2593, TERMINOTTER III 2428, 13NPREGNANT 2607, AMANDA 2604, ABJURER 2534, 
JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, DANNI ROGERS 2609, DUMB BLONDE 2608, REVEREND GRIMM 2590, and 
ARAGORN 2601.

The least popular fighter this week was IRLON 2489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE-EYE TEO 2426, BAPTIST STRIPPER 2606, CONJURER 2512, SISTER-COUSIN 
2605, ARAGORN 2601, REVEREND GRIMM 2590, DUMB BLONDE 2608, DANNI ROGERS 2609, JAYNE 
THE RIPPER 2599, and ABJURER 2534.