DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2007    Duedate: 02/19/2007

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOT BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6305) [14-1-1,173]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOT BALL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
F BALLS (523)                  
(4-6305) [14-1-1,173]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EPIMONIDAS                     FOOT BALL
DOGS OF WAR (115)              F BALLS (523)
(4-5683) [17-18-0,93]          (4-6305) [14-1-1,173]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)     23
2. DEATH SQUAD (468)           15      F BALLS (523)
3. F BALLS (523)               15      Unchartered Team
4. BAD PINOCCHIO (596)          0
5. LUROCIANS Z2 (555)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BAD PINOCCHIO (596)        3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)   8  6 0
 2- 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    127 102  4 55.5   2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 0
 3/ 3 F BALLS (523)             97  85  7 53.3   3/ 2 F BALLS (523)             6  2 0
 4/ 5 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)   73  64  6 53.3   4/ 4 DEATH SQUAD (468)         5  7 0
 5- 4 TEERAK HA (553)           26  23  1 53.1   5- 6 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        2  0 0
 6- 6 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        32  30  1 51.6   6- 7*BAD PINOCCHIO (596)       2  1 0
 7/ 7 DEATH SQUAD (468)         39  41  2 48.8   7- 8 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     2  8 0
 8/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)        418 624 25 40.1   8- 5 TEERAK HA (553)           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

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  JHELUM needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for BAD 
TRANS OP?  DEATH SQUAD's proud of it after beating HANNIBAL and getting 22 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  HANNIBAL got smashed by BAD TRANS OP, and lost 20 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  FOOT BALL stopped EPIMONIDAS dead 
in his tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  
They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  F BALLS was the most avoided team.  Is a 97-85-7 record really that 
scary?  I don't know what TANKS FOR NOTHIN''s been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from F BALLS, that's fer sher.  Can TANKS FOR NOTHIN''s 
MERKAVA be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?  I'm not so sure MERKAVA knew all the facts when he challenged CHALLON of DOGS 
OF WAR.  I saw MERKAVA stumbling and dribbling at The Welcome Wench last week...  
MERKAVA lost to CHALLON, but he got 1 points.  CHALLON won, and got 4 points.  I 
don't get it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All JHELUM ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Ooh!  The suspense is killing me!  THE SHALLOWSHIP has like just 
one turn to Bloodfeud FOOT BALL of F BALLS!  Will they do it???  What if they had a 
fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOT BALL 6305               14   1  1   173       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZ BALL 6299               11   4  0   134       F BALLS (523)
-PUY 5764                     10   2  0   123       TEERAK HA (553)
-ARAGANT 6220                 31  14  0   109       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 HOWARD 6289                  19  15  1   100       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-ULTIMATE PAIN 5774           12   3  0    95       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              17  18  0    93       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-GIMLET 6218                  21  25  2    92       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD TRANS OP 6312            10   5  1    90       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268            17  22  2    86       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 DECAPITATOR 4959              9  10  0    77       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 HANNIBAL 5715                14  21  1    70       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090           6   0  0    60       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLON 6304                  9  18  0    55       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 SERIAL KILLER 4957           11   7  0    51       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 LEOPARD 6363                  4   0  0    41       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
-ULTIMATE WRATH 5775           3   2  0    40       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 M1A1 2734                     7   5  0    39       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANTHER 3554                  6   0  0    26       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 MERKAVA 1839                  4  14  0    26       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 MIA2 3553                     4   3  0    25       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAYONET BETTY 6346            5   7  0    22       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-TELL ME A LIE 6360            1   0  0    21       BAD PINOCCHIO (596)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
 FAT BALL 6351                 4   2  0    18       F BALLS (523)
-FOOS BALL 6366                1   0  0    11       F BALLS (523)
-FEAR-O-ME 6352                2   4  0    10       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-WOODEN BOY 6358               1   1  0     8       BAD PINOCCHIO (596)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
-HALF-ASS 6357                 1   0  0     5       BAD PINOCCHIO (596)
-RIPPIN 6354                   0   5  0     5       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-MERRY HADDOCK 6365            0   2  0     2       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BORE-O-ME 6216        28 16 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP 582   FOOT BALL 6305        565         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fuzz Ball -- Gods!  (sneezing violently)  I don't know how you can stand all that
(sneezing again) fuzz!  It's (sneeze) awful! -- Jimmy Custer
P.S.  Besides, my eyes were watering so badly that even if I could have stopped
sneezing, I couldn't have seen you clearly.  Gods.

Aragant -- I would mind your stuck-up airs less if you'd teach better, you know.  The
secret is in the follow-through, as I learned, finally.  It isn't enough to cross the
Alps, you have to carry your attack to Rome.  So remember, next time you're feeling
lazy and so-what on the sands, teaching is important!  It cements good inter-team
relations and encourages people to teach YOU well in return. -- Hannibal
P.S.  I really didn't want Rome, though.  All the wine there was sour.

Gimlet -- I would have buried you in the sand, if the arenamaster hadn't stepped in,
to spare you the embarrassment that must follow from a defeat by one such as myself
who is less experienced.  It was a purely humanitarian gesture.  Really. --
Epimonidas

Bad Trans Op -- Tchah.  Learn to use the other arm in such a situation.  That's WHY
you have two.  Not for balance, as some silly philosophers claim, but so that you
have a spare ready, pardon the pun, to hand in time of need. -- Howard

The Ambitious Guard?  He's a fool.  I will have nothing to do with him. -- Challon

Gimlet -- Misfortune is the incubator of creative solutions, sir!  Improvise! --
Hannibal

Aragant -- You find this...amusing?  How odd.  But at least it is likely to be
restful and require little in the way of energy and effort. -- Epimonidas

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

LEOPARD devastated BAYONET BETTY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MERKAVA was vanquished by CHALLON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FOOT BALL demolished EPIMONIDAS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight.
JIMMY CUSTER was overpowered by FUZZ BALL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DECAPITATOR was devastated by HOWARD in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
BAD TRANS OP devastated HANNIBAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
M1A1 was overcome by SERIAL KILLER in a 2 minute fight.
PANTHER outwaited CULT MEMBER in a 8 minute melee.
MIA2 viciously subdued FAT BALL in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  13 -  1      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  22 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  12 -  1      29  |

Turn 568 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOT BALL 6305             14   1  1  173 F BALLS (523)
SLASHING ATTACK  FUZZ BALL 6299             11   4  0  134 F BALLS (523)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                19  15  1  100 DOGS OF WAR (115)
AIMED BLOW       SERIAL KILLER 4957         11   7  0   51 DEATH SQUAD (468)
WALL OF STEEL    M1A1 2734                   7   5  0   39 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EPIMONIDAS 5683.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FOOT BALL 6305.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERIAL KILLER 4957, 
MIA2 3553, CHALLON 6304, HOWARD 6289, BAD TRANS OP 6312, M1A1 2734, LEOPARD 6363, 
FUZZ BALL 6299, DECAPITATOR 4959, and FAT BALL 6351.

The least popular fighter this week was PANTHER 3554.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HANNIBAL 5715, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, EPIMONIDAS 5683, MERKAVA 1839, 
BAYONET BETTY 6346, FAT BALL 6351, DECAPITATOR 4959, FUZZ BALL 6299, LEOPARD 6363, 
and M1A1 2734.