DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2005    Duedate: 01/20/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-288

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLONDE BILLIE
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2501) [18-10-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLONDE BILLIE                  PARAGON
SAND DANCERS (68)              PARANOID ENVY (294)
(78-2501) [18-10-0,104]        (78-2563) [2-3-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDE BILLIE                  BLONDE BILLIE
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2501) [18-10-0,104]        (78-2501) [18-10-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS X3 (299)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PBA (275)                   32
2. GIRLS X3 (299)              25      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. THE FELLOWSHIP (298)         9      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ENVY (294)          4
5. SAND DANCERS (68)            0      THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

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/ 1*GIRLS X3 (299)            8  4 0
 2- 3 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  66  25  5 72.5   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         6  6 0
 3/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)        180  87  8 67.4   3/ 7 PBA (275)                 5  1 0
 4/ 2*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)       4   2  0 66.7   4/ 6 TREE PEOPLE (265)         3  4 1
 5/ 6 PBA (275)                110  76  9 59.1   5- 3 NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)  3  5 0
 6/ 7*GIRLS X3 (299)             9   8  0 52.9   6- 8 WILD KINGDOM (283)        2  0 0
 7/ 8 SAND DANCERS (68)        549 681 18 44.6   7/ 4*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      2  2 0
 8/ 0*PARANOID ENVY (294)        3  13  0 18.8   8/ 0*PARANOID ENVY (294)       1  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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I don't know what you had to go and LOSE for, Grimmie!  It isn't like I know
what to SAY to people.  I mean, I never studied this stuff.  As if!  I'm not an in-
tell-ect-you-al, even if I am an elf.  We aren't all the same, you know!  That would
be totally boring.  I mean, some elves aren't even blond!  But they're mostly guys,
so it's okay.  Of course, you're a blond, but that's okay, too, because you're a
Fratsfan.  That isn't as good as being an elf, but it's close.  And you're tall.
Tall is good for a guy.  So you shouldn't have lost.  Remember that next time.
     Well, I have to go and do, you know, some stuff.  A new hairdo for the publicity
sketches.  Nail polish, I hear there's a new brand out that doesn't chip even in the
arena.  Stuff like that.
     Bye.

                                    Blonde Billie

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of LIN 
TIRIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  PBA turned their 3-0-0 turn into a 
3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see DANNI ROGERS win a fight 
and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DANNI ROGERS beat MARYANITA II and MARYANITA 
II lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
LIN TIRIAN may be getting bland, as BLONDE BILLIE stays top dog in the city.  The 
Lost Hope Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From LIN TIRIAN's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  LIN 
TIRIAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  SAND DANCERS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was THE FELLOWSHIP.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, IRLON was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad 
to see GABRIELLE REECE and GIRLS X3 at The Lost Hope Inn tonight celebrating their 
bloodfeud victory over APPLE-TREE.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what 
brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the LIN TIRIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of LIN TIRIAN.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           18  10  0   104       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              11   7  2    90       PBA (275)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               11   7  0    77       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 ONE-EYE TEO 2426             16  23  0    71       SAND DANCERS (68)
-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)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553              7   5  0    62       PBA (275)
 150 2567                      5   1  1    57       PBA (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR. METALLIC 2595             5   1  0    53       NOTORIOUS BASTARDS (297)
 IRLON 2489                    9  24  0    51       SAND DANCERS (68)
 PARAGON 2563                  2   3  0    42       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 DANNI ROGERS 2609             4   0  0    41       GIRLS X3 (299)
 GABRIELLE REECE 2613          3   0  0    38       GIRLS X3 (299)
-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)
 BOXWOOD 2565                  7   3  0    32       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 MARYANITA II 2571             3   3  0    30       TREE PEOPLE (265)
 AMANDA 2604                   3   0  0    25       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE-TREE 2566               4   2  1    21       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         2   6  0    14       SAND DANCERS (68)
 DARK ARENA 2611               2   1  0    14       GIRLS X3 (299)
 DOUBLE DOWN 2578              1   0  0    12       PARANOID ENVY (294)
 ARAGORN 2601                  1   2  0     5       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 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Terminotter III -- I shouldn't have to fight a stupid animal!  It's unreasonable, I'm
an elf, animals all listen to me and do what I say.  But I told you to surrender, and
you didn't.  This is against nature.  It must STOP. -- Irlon

Five + Five -- Is this a trick question? -- One-Eye Teo

Boxwood -- So long as the box isn't a coffin, I can go along with it.  For a while,
anyway. -- Jayne the Ripper

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

150 devastated IRLON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BLONDE BILLIE won victory over CHIP-WOOD in a 3 minute gruesome Title battle.
ONE-EYE TEO was demolished by BABY SPLIT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PARAGON was devastated by FIVE + FIVE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MARYANITA II was defeated by DANNI ROGERS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
GABRIELLE REECE vanquished APPLE-TREE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BOXWOOD narrowly defeated JAYNE THE RIPPER in a 3 minute brawl.
ARAGORN was handily defeated by DOUBLE DOWN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AMANDA viciously subdued DARK ARENA in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 288 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 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         18  10  0  104 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      BABY SPLIT 2432            11   7  2   90 PBA (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  FIVE + FIVE 2553            7   5  0   62 PBA (275)
LUNGING ATTACK   DANNI ROGERS 2609           4   0  0   41 GIRLS X3 (299)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLONDE BILLIE 2501.  The ten other most popular fighters were DANNI ROGERS 
2609, BOXWOOD 2565, CHIP-WOOD 2425, FIVE + FIVE 2553, JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599, AMANDA 
2604, BABY SPLIT 2432, GABRIELLE REECE 2613, 150 2567, and DOUBLE DOWN 2578.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAGORN 2601.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were APPLE-TREE 2566, MARYANITA II 2571, PARAGON 2563, ONE-EYE TEO 2426, 
IRLON 2489, DARK ARENA 2611, DOUBLE DOWN 2578, 150 2567, GABRIELLE REECE 2613, and 
BABY SPLIT 2432.

               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