DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2004    Duedate: 01/06/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-287

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLONDE BILLIE
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2501) [17-10-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLONDE BILLIE                  DANNI ROGERS
SAND DANCERS (68)              GIRLS X3 (299)
(78-2501) [17-10-0,102]        (78-2609) [3-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NATALIA NECROANGEL             REVEREND GRIMM
NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
(78-2593) [16-8-0,67]          (78-2590) [14-7-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS X3 (299)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GIRLS X3 (299)              29
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           26      WILD KINGDOM (283)
3. PBA (275)                   15      Unchartered Team
4. WILD KINGDOM (283)           9
5. TREE PEOPLE (265)            4      GIRLS X3 (299)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WILD KINGDOM (283)        31   9  0 77.5   1/ 4*GIRLS X3 (299)            7  7 0
 2- 2*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)       3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         6  6 0
 3/ 3 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  66  25  5 72.5   3/ 1 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  4  6 0
 4/ 0 TREE PEOPLE (265)        179  84  8 68.1   4- 5*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      3  1 0
 5- 5*DARK TOADS II (292)       10   6  0 62.5   5- 6*DARK TOADS II (292)       2  0 0
 6/ 0 PBA (275)                107  76  9 58.5   6/ 0 TREE PEOPLE (265)         2  1 1
 7/ 7*GIRLS X3 (299)             7   7  0 50.0   7/ 0 PBA (275)                 2  1 0
 8/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        548 678 18 44.7   8/ 7 WILD KINGDOM (283)        2  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  GIRLS X3 now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  
Coming up with a solid 3-1-0 outing, GIRLS X3 has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  
Hey everybody, watch out for BABY SPLIT, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing NATALIA NECROANGEL like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  FIVE + FIVE was overcame by ONE-EYE 
TEO and drops 8 points.  In front of all the crowds, BLONDE BILLIE took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad NO LIMIT SOLDIERS?  Big bad NO LIMIT SOLDIERS.  Big bad NO LIMIT SOLDIERS.  
LIN TIRIAN's afraid of the big bad NO LIMIT SOLDIERS.  Tra la la la la!  For those of 
you who like math, try this one:  NO LIMIT SOLDIERS + Weapons That go Boom = WILD 
KINGDOM + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, IRLON would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           17  10  0   102       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVEREND GRIMM 2590          14   7  1    91       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY SPLIT 2432              10   7  2    81       PBA (275)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             16  22  0    76       SAND DANCERS (68)
-CHIP-WOOD 2425               11   6  0    72       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593      16   8  0    67       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERMINOTTER III 2428          8   1  0    65       WILD KINGDOM (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. METALLIC 2595             5   1  0    53       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              6   5  0    52       PBA (275)
 IRLON 2489                    9  23  0    50       SAND DANCERS (68)
-CONJURER 2512                 3   1  0    48       DARK TOADS II (292)
-ABJURER 2534                  3   1  0    45       DARK TOADS II (292)
 150 2567                      4   1  1    44       PBA (275)
 MARYANITA II 2571             3   2  0    43       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-THE LOIN KING 2431            5   3  0    36       WILD KINGDOM (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGGY STARDUST 2596           4   2  1    33       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
-CARNIVOROUS SHEEP 2499        4   0  0    33       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-ILLUSIONIST 2511              2   0  0    33       DARK TOADS II (292)
 BOXWOOD 2565                  6   3  0    30       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-NECROMANCER 2520              2   1  0    29       DARK TOADS II (292)
 APPLE-TREE 2566               4   1  1    28       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 DANNI ROGERS 2609             3   0  0    25       GIRLS X3 (299)
 GABRIELLE REECE 2613          2   0  0    24       GIRLS X3 (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK ARENA 2611               2   0  0    19       GIRLS X3 (299)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-AMANDA 2604                   2   0  0    17       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         2   5  0    12       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARAGORN 2601                  1   1  0     4       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PILAR MONTENEGRO 2612  0  2 0 GIRLS X3 299          APPLE-TREE 2566       287         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Terminotter III -- (severely)  That was a very un-otter-like technique.  You should
be ashamed of yourself!  Turning your back on a family, nay, a species tradition, a
tried and true style.  Shameful. -- Irlon
P.S.  Yes, I know.  (sigh)  I did it, too.  That is why I want you to learn from my
errors.

Aragorn -- (frowning)  You should be taller.  Next time, don't use such hot water to
wash in. -- Jayne the Ripper
P.S.  And darker.

Natalia Necroangel -- The thing is, you're too serious, you know?  You need to, like,
relax.  Just go with the, you know, flow.  See? -- Blonde Billie
P.S.  And leave those dead people alone.  Nobody wants a woman who smells like a
bunch of dead people.

Mr. Metallic -- You know what?  I don't think you're getting enough iron in your
diet.  You're going all soft and non-metallic, and it's a handicap for you, right?
So eat your liver and spinach, boy.  It's GOOD for you. -- One-Eye Teo

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

TERMINOTTER III devastated IRLON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
REVEREND GRIMM lost to BLONDE BILLIE in a exciting 3 minute expert's Title battle.
ONE-EYE TEO vanquished FIVE + FIVE in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
NATALIA NECROANGEL was subdued by BABY SPLIT in a 2 minute bloody competition.
150 won victory over NIGGY STARDUST in a 1 minute fight.
MR. METALLIC bested MARYANITA II in a 2 minute match.
BOXWOOD bested JAYNE THE RIPPER in a 4 minute competition.
APPLE-TREE assassinated PILAR MONTENEGRO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GABRIELLE REECE vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DANNI ROGERS defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
DARK ARENA luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   2 -  1      87  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 287 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         17  10  0  102 SAND DANCERS (68)
SLASHING ATTACK  REVEREND GRIMM 2590        14   7  1   91 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
PARRY-LUNGE      BABY SPLIT 2432            10   7  2   81 PBA (275)
LUNGING ATTACK   NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593    16   8  0   67 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
BASHING ATTACK   TERMINOTTER III 2428        8   1  0   65 WILD KINGDOM (283)
STRIKING ATTACK  FIVE + FIVE 2553            6   5  0   52 PBA (275)
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 REVEREND GRIMM 2590.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLONDE 
BILLIE 2501, NATALIA NECROANGEL 2593, MARYANITA II 2571, MR. METALLIC 2595, DANNI 
ROGERS 2609, TERMINOTTER III 2428, BABY SPLIT 2432, BOXWOOD 2565, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, 
and FIVE + FIVE 2553.

The least popular fighter this week was IRLON 2489.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GABRIELLE REECE 2613, PILAR MONTENEGRO 2612, NIGGY STARDUST 2596, DARK 
ARENA 2611, APPLE-TREE 2566, JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, 150 2567, FIVE + FIVE 2553, 
ONE-EYE TEO 2426, and BOXWOOD 2565.

                                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            
HST 1738 (106-72-1)                    1  4  0         PRESIDENTS           
SVEN THORFIN 1622 (66-38-5)            1  4  0         DOMINATION           

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SMOLDER DARKSUN 513 (75-64-3)          1  3  0         THE DRAGON FIST      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JON SNOW 2389 (23-2-1)                 3  3  0         DARK TOADS           
SPLIT 2347 (26-16-0)                   2  3  0         PBA                  

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINE 2350 (22-13-1)                    2  3  0         TREE PEOPLE          
PROOKIE 2345 (24-15-1)                 0  2  0         PBA                  

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEAD EYE 1193 (5-10-0)                 0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOELESS JOE 2366 (7-0-0)              0  2  0         GLORY DAYS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARAGON 2563 (2-2-0)                   6  3  0         PARANOID ENVY        
REVOLVER OCELOT 2057 (2-0-0)           5  3  0         NO LIMIT SOLDIERS    
PAMIEE DEE 1442 (1-1-0)                0  2  0         DU BASHERS           
VULCAN RAVEN 2058 (3-1-0)              0  2  0         NO LIMIT SOLDIERS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
150 2567 (3-1-1)                       4  3  0         PBA                  
MOON 2503 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0         ROCK-ETTS II         
NIGGY STARDUST 2596 (3-1-1)            2  3  0         NOTORIOUS BASTARDS   
BLUE MOON 2552 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         ROCK-ETTS II         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOUBLE DOWN 2578 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         PARANOID ENVY        
SNIPER WOLF 2060 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         NO LIMIT SOLDIERS    
STRIKE ONE 2418 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         PBA                  

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VALIANT TITMOUSE 2427 (11-2-0)         7  3  0         WILD KINGDOM         
WILDMAN 1194 (9-11-1)                  0  2  0         DU BASHERS           

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TERMINOTTER III 2428 (5-0-0)           8  3  1         WILD KINGDOM         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TIE-GERRR 2502 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         ROCK-ETTS II