DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2005    Duedate: 07/07/2005

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-300

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BABY SPLIT
PBA (275)
(78-2432) [15-10-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BABY SPLIT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
PBA (275)                      
(78-2432) [15-10-2,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLONDE BILLIE                  JAYNE THE RIPPER
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2501) [22-18-0,84]         (78-2599) [9-11-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PBA (275)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PBA (275)                   37
2. TREE PEOPLE (265)           23      TREE PEOPLE (265)
3. DARK TOADS II (292)          0      Unchartered Team
4. PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)       0
5. HUNTERS (300)                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)        39  14  1 73.6   1/ 1 PBA (275)                12  1 0
 2- 2*DARK TOADS II (292)       15   6  0 71.4   2/ 4 TREE PEOPLE (265)         7  6 1
 3/ 3 TREE PEOPLE (265)        198 103 10 65.8   3- 2*DARK TOADS II (292)       2  0 0
 4/ 4 PBA (275)                138  85  9 61.9   4- 6*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)    2  0 0
 5- 5*PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)     5   4  0 55.6   5- 3*HUNTERS (300)             2  3 1
 6- 6*HUNTERS (300)             21  19  6 52.5   6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)         1 11 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (68)        569 709 18 44.5   7/ 8*THE FELLOWSHIP (298)      0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My one week on top was fun.  Thank you, Terminother III, and to all of you for
your hard work for my seat on the throne.

                    Babysplit

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to LIN TIRIAN once again!  What's with STRIKE ONE?  She actually 
beat SAND DANCERS' JAYNE THE RIPPER, and walked away with 10 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at SAND DANCERS.  JAYNE THE RIPPER lost 5 points to STRIKE ONE. 
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe JAYNE THE RIPPER will provide more easy wins...  
What a role model for LIN TIRIAN's young 'uns!  TERMINOTTER III becomes Duelmaster, 
but don't bother to fight no more!  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for PBA's 
outstanding member, Duelmaster BABY SPLIT.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, JAYNE THE RIPPER!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  I like to see warriors put young whippersnappers in their 
place.  I guess you could say TREE PEOPLE'BOXWOOD did just that.  Right THE 
FELLOWSHIP?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight 
dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY SPLIT 2432              15  10  2   112       PBA (275)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TERMINOTTER III 2428         15   2  0   171       WILD KINGDOM (283)
 150 2567                     12   2  1   110       PBA (275)
 FIVE + FIVE 2553             14   6  0   104       PBA (275)
 CHIP-WOOD 2425               15  11  0    92       TREE PEOPLE (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDE BILLIE 2501           22  18  0    84       SAND DANCERS (68)
 IRLON 2489                   11  34  0    71       SAND DANCERS (68)
-ILLUSIONIST 2511              7   0  0    70       DARK TOADS II (292)
-TYLER DURDEN 2577             5   4  0    68       PROJECT:  MAYHEM (295)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE-TREE 2566               8   4  1    58       TREE PEOPLE (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIKE ONE 2418               7   1  0    56       PBA (275)
 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599         9  11  0    50       SAND DANCERS (68)
-CONJURER 2512                 3   1  0    48       DARK TOADS II (292)
 BOXWOOD 2565                 11   7  1    45       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-ABJURER 2534                  3   1  0    45       DARK TOADS II (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAJA 2619                     4   4  2    33       HUNTERS (300)
-THUMPER 2639                  3   1  2    30       HUNTERS (300)
-NECROMANCER 2520              2   1  0    29       DARK TOADS II (292)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIGGER KREE 2631              6   4  0    22       SAND DANCERS (68)
-DRACKO 2622                   5   3  1    22       HUNTERS (300)
 SPARE-ONE 2655                2   0  0    21       PBA (275)
 CORK TREE 2654                2   0  0    21       TREE PEOPLE (265)
-DAKKON 2623                   5   3  0    18       HUNTERS (300)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARMOREDILLO 2498              3   1  0    17       WILD KINGDOM (283)
-SEE YA 2652                   0   1  0     1       HUNTERS (300)
-FLIKR 2600                    0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)
-NOB 2602                      0   1  0     1       THE FELLOWSHIP (298)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AMANDA 2604            3  1 0 THE FELLOWSHIP 298    BOXWOOD 2565          300         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blonde Billie -- We all work hard at the thing that we like.  Hope to see you soon.
-- Baby Split

Jigger Kree -- Ok forty two it is.  Old math it takes two hands to make it. -- Fuie +
Fuie

When things are working out I am arounding in to shape now. -- Boxwood

A note to all the managers that are new -- Welcome.  I would like to thank you for
staying here and fighting in the arena.  It's fun.  And the Hunting is good.  To the
Opera Team, can you sing or fight? -- Elderberry, old mgr.

Hmm, turn three hundred.  There are people around who see great significance in these
double-zero turn numbers.  I'm not sure why, but there it is.  Does anybody here feel
like participating in making the next few turns worthy of memory? -- Jorja

Tyler Durden -- I feel that it was very WRONG of you to win that fight, but still, at
least you're a woman.  I would hate much MORE to lose to a man.  I prefer ripping men
up one side and down the other, you see. -- Jayne the Ripper

Five + Five -- I wish you wouldn't give me these complicated math problems!  How can
I concentrate on improving my fighting ability if you keep asking me to calculate
something? -- Irlon
P.S.  And, as you see, your wretched little problem DID cause me to learn no skills.
I hold you PERSONALLY responsible for my lack of new skills.
P.P.S.  Math, bah!

150 -- I just don't understand.  Am I supposed to guess what your number means?  Your
weight?  Your age?  Your post office box number?  It's all so confusing. -- Blonde
Billie
P.S.  But at least you taught me a skill.  Thank you.

Strike One -- And I lose?  That's it, just one strike?  I thought I got three before
I was out. -- Jigger Kree

Baby Split -- It's a date! -- Blonde Billie
P.S.  Chocolate syrup and peanuts for all.

Five + Five -- Yes, it IS.  I can tell!  I know a trick question when I see one. --
Irlon

Boxwood -- Sometimes, but it's hard on my armor. -- Jayne the Ripper

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKE ONE outwaited JAYNE THE RIPPER in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge fight.
BABY SPLIT vanquished BLONDE BILLIE in a 1 minute brutal uneven Title battle.
FIVE + FIVE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
150 devastated M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHIP-WOOD bested IRLON in a popular 1 minute expert's brawl.
BOXWOOD delivered the death blow upon AMANDA in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
APPLE-TREE handily defeated JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SPARE-ONE vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CORK TREE vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a slow 4 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   6 -  3      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   6 -  1      14  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BABY SPLIT 2432            15  10  2  112 PBA (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  150 2567                   12   2  1  110 PBA (275)
AIMED BLOW       BLONDE BILLIE 2501         22  18  0   84 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    APPLE-TREE 2566             8   4  1   58 TREE PEOPLE (265)
TOTAL PARRY      STRIKE ONE 2418             7   1  0   56 PBA (275)
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 JAYNE THE RIPPER 2599.  The ten other most popular fighters were 150 2567, 
CHIP-WOOD 2425, IRLON 2489, BABY SPLIT 2432, FIVE + FIVE 2553, APPLE-TREE 2566, 
SPARE-ONE 2655, BOXWOOD 2565, STRIKE ONE 2418, and BLONDE BILLIE 2501.

The least popular fighter this week was CORK TREE 2654.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIGGER KREE 2631, AMANDA 2604, BLONDE BILLIE 2501, STRIKE ONE 2418, 
BOXWOOD 2565, SPARE-ONE 2655, APPLE-TREE 2566, FIVE + FIVE 2553, BABY SPLIT 2432, and 
IRLON 2489.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLONDE BILLIE (78-2501) SAND DANCERS (68)

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HST 1738 (112-77-1)                    4  3  0         PRESIDENTS           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
300 2346 (25-20-0)                     4  3  0         PBA                  
JON SNOW 2389 (25-6-2)                 2  3  0         DARK TOADS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DANNI ROGERS 2609 (6-2-0)              4  3  0         GIRLS X3             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STRIKE ONE 2418 (3-0-0)                6  3  0         PBA                  
BLUE MOON 2552 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         ROCK-ETTS II         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIVERSTRONG 2632 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         PARANOID ENVY        

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHIP-WOOD 2425 (12-9-0)                0  3  0         TREE PEOPLE          

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AU 2614 (0-0-0)                        0  3  0         ROCK-ETTS II