DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2007    Duedate: 02/10/2007

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-446

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LARSEN E
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5421) [7-3-1,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LARSEN E                       4 BRIDGES
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          OUT THE WINDOW (630)
(2-5421) [7-3-1,86]            (2-5347) [2-2-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FINDELLIS                      FINDELLIS
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5427) [5-2-1,48]            (2-5427) [5-2-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ABYSMALS (642)          26
2. OUT THE WINDOW (630)         9      THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
3. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)        9      Unchartered Team
4. MASTERS OF SAND (636)        0
                                       OUT THE WINDOW (630)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*OUT THE WINDOW (630)       8   4  0 66.7   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    10  5 1
 2/ 0*THE ABYSMALS (642)         2   1  1 66.7   2- 2 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     3  1 0
 3- 3 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     19  23  0 45.2   3/ 0*THE ABYSMALS (642)        2  1 1
 4/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    505 653 16 43.6   4/ 0*OUT THE WINDOW (630)      1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
NIANIA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  NIANIA saw the first turn for THE 
ABYSMALS, a 2-1-1, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice.  
Take note friends, take note.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see LARSEN 
E win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 4 BRIDGES beat KORONEDUS and 
KORONEDUS lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to 
defend the throne, PAUL ATREIDES has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting 
that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as LARSEN E takes 
the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Jim's Tap 
Room, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From NIANIA's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the NIANIA 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 NIANIA.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARSEN E 5421                 7   3  1    86       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAUL ATREIDES 5393            6   5  0    87       MASTERS OF SAND (636)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PITER DEVRIES 5392            6   5  0    58       MASTERS OF SAND (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINDELLIS 5427                5   2  1    48       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4 BRIDGES 5347                2   2  0    28       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-SWITZER'S 5350                3   1  0    24       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
 SASHINDA 5434                 3   0  0    24       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERELESSE 5432                2   2  1    21       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 KORONEDUS 5430                2   3  0    16       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-MISSISSIPPI 5349              1   0  0    15       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-EJ DOME 5351                  1   0  0    13       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
 JIRIK DURSTE 5435             1   0  0    13       THE ABYSMALS (642)
 HELESA GREEN 5436             1   0  1    11       THE ABYSMALS (642)
-ORANGE CONE 5348              1   1  0     8       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
 DIVAKA MANWAR 5437            0   1  0     2       THE ABYSMALS (642)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   HELESA GREEN 5436     446 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, down to just two active teams again.  This arena is an uphill battle, and, gods,
we get so tired of fighting it sometimes.  We really need more teams if we're going
to keep going.  Masters of Sand, do you know anyone interested in an intimate little
arena? -- The Golden Fish

Convicted Assassin?  Ssothiss, what were you DOING to let them get the evidence
against you?  Honestly!  You CAN do better than that.  And, ahem, I can point you at
some targets we wouldn't miss.... -- Larsen E

Note to myself, do NOT trust dwarves, even when they come in the guise of merchants.
What a nasty temper that userous wretch has! -- Findellis
P.S.  I guess it was the elevator shoes that threw me off and made me think you might
be approachable.  Huh.  As if!

Piter Devries -- A real opponent!  I'm so excited, I don't even mind (much) that I
lost!  Wow.  And all those skills, too.  This is great.  Thanks. -- Koronedus

Hah!  And I know WHY the Deserter fled Mordant!  He should have KNOWN that General
Korsandar's daughter would babble.  She always does, useless human wench that she is.
Boasting of her conquests, I bet. -- Sashinda

I hate embezzlers.  Really, really hate them, ever since one caused a merchant I was
working for to go bankrupt and my paycheck to vanish. -- Verelesse

Gobiann Strongaxe, Khalhums Dwarf -- (recoiling in horror)  No! -- Findellis

Verelesse -- You are a hard-hearted woman.  This was not necessary. -- Tarash
Tarindanall, Scribe Unjustly Accused (they just didn't understand my system)
P.S.  Do you know how much a standby-resurrection costs?  And the worst of it is, if
I apply on standby status, even when there are no others, the blasted soul-catchers
make me wait around in limbo for DAYS before they bring me back.
P.P.S.  You TOLD me to try to "do better in the clinches."  So I was trying to.  Why
do women never say what they REALLY need?

Sashinda -- Ah, you're such a hard-hearted woman, too.  Why not be nice to me? --
Biff Mugg, late of Mordant

Findellis --Surely you didn't expect me to "buy" that explanation?  You borrowed the
money, you will pay it all back WITH interest. -- Sedmon Var, Dwarven Merchant

Larsen E -- For a human, you are getting quite good at this.  But why do I say, "For
a human"?  Humans are SUPERB at mayhem.  It seems to be a racial gift.  Well, you're
still getting almost good at it.  Why, you might even survive an active arena!  What
a though, eh? -- Ssothiss, Assassin, falsely convicted--I didn't do THAT one

Paul Atreides -- It wasn't my FAULT, dammit.  You have to pay the premiums if you
want the insurance. -- M Laymoness Chardinee, Chartered Insurance Agent

Findellis -- (twirling his mustache)  And how nicely you twitch when you itch, madam!
-- Gobiann Strongaxe, Khalhums Dwarf

Koronedus -- Er...thank you?  Maybe. -- Tarash Tarindanall

Sashinda -- Of COURSE I'm pathetic!  That's my professional expertise showing. --
Resero, Persistent Beggar in Good Standing

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LARSEN E devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FINDELLIS won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
KORONEDUS was subdued by 4 BRIDGES in a 1 minute beginner vs. master fight.
VERELESSE was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SASHINDA bested DIVAKA MANWAR in a 1 minute beginner's brawl.
JIRIK DURSTE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HELESA GREEN delivered the death blow upon PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute 

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  3      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 446 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LARSEN E 5421               7   3  1   86 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FINDELLIS 5427.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FINDELLIS 5427.  The ten other most popular fighters were SASHINDA 5434, LARSEN E 
5421, KORONEDUS 5430, 4 BRIDGES 5347, JIRIK DURSTE 5435, HELESA GREEN 5436, VERELESSE 
5432, DIVAKA MANWAR 5437,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DIVAKA MANWAR 5437.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VERELESSE 5432, HELESA GREEN 5436, JIRIK DURSTE 5435, 4 BRIDGES 
5347, KORONEDUS 5430, LARSEN E 5421, SASHINDA 5434, FINDELLIS 5427,  0, and  0.