DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2006    Duedate: 01/11/2007

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MULLET DOG
071406AD (544)
(6-6275) [10-0-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MULLET DOG                     GEN. JACKSON
071406AD (544)                 THE VOLS (545)
(6-6275) [10-0-0,112]          (6-6285) [6-2-1,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SATCHEL                        SATCHEL
THE LADY'S LIST (395)          THE LADY'S LIST (395)
(6-6215) [16-13-0,85]          (6-6215) [16-13-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE VOLS (545)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE VOLS (545)              23
2. WINGED LEGION (499)         22      071406AD (544)
3. THE LADY'S LIST (395)       17      Unchartered Team
4. DARK PANTHEON (317)          9
5. BALTO (543)                  6      BALTO (543)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 071406AD (544)            10   0  0  100   1/ 3*THE VOLS (545)            7  6 0
 2/ 2*BALTO (543)                3   0  1  100   2/ 2 WINGED LEGION (499)       5  1 1
 3/ 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)      500 365 35 57.8   3/ 8 THE LADY'S LIST (395)     4  2 0
 4/ 4*THE VOLS (545)            19  15  1 55.9   4/ 7*BALTO (543)               3  0 1
 5/ 6 WINGED LEGION (499)       55  46  1 54.5   5/ 5 071406AD (544)            3  0 0
 6/ 5 YFEL STEORRA (519)        26  27  3 49.1   6- 4*MACHINES OF WAR (540)     3  7 0
 7/ 7 THE LADY'S LIST (395)    292 322 17 47.6   7/ 1 YFEL STEORRA (519)        2  8 0
 8- 8 TOOL BOX (443)            25  29  4 46.3   8/ 9 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  0 0
 9- 9 MISFIT CREW (546)         20  27  6 42.6   9- 6 MISFIT CREW (546)         1  4 0
10-10*MACHINES OF WAR (540)      9  27  0 25.0  10-10 TOOL BOX (443)            0  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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRANSEL games.  Former top team YFEL STEORRA was 
unseated this week as THE VOLS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon YFEL STEORRA this time out 
who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 0-5-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
THE LADY'S LIST went 2-0-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  OL SMOKEY caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR and was 
awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, AVIAN put 
down SIFRID, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
NATASHA IVANOVA made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious MULLET DOG.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRANSEL.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in TRANSEL 
these days is DARK PANTHEON.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of 071406AD last week.  Busy avoiding DARK PANTHEON?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  SATCHEL take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in TRANSEL.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of FORLORN who this 
week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought FORLORN showed great skill and promise when he won victory over DAVY 
CROCKETT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TRANSEL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MULLET DOG 6275              10   0  0   112       071406AD (544)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              14   5  0   118       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SKINWALKER 6043               9   2  2   105       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATCHEL 6215                 16  13  0    85       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
-NAIL GUN 5107                 9   7  1    72       TOOL BOX (443)
 NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          7   6  2    69       YFEL STEORRA (519)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 6216                   12  17  0    57       THE LADY'S LIST (395)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAY BROC 6107                 7   2  1    56       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 GEN. JACKSON 6285             6   2  1    52       THE VOLS (545)
 DRAGON 6246                   7   2  0    51       WINGED LEGION (499)
-JUGGERNAUT 6252               6   0  0    50       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          7   6  0    47       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 AVIAN 6286                    5   2  0    44       WINGED LEGION (499)
 RALPH EMERY 6282              5   2  0    40       THE VOLS (545)
-MALLET 5105                   6   5  2    38       TOOL BOX (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINNIE PEARL 6297             3   1  0    28       THE VOLS (545)
-MEAN TEA 6301                 5   4  1    27       MISFIT CREW (546)
 FORLORN 6272                  3   2  1    27       DARK PANTHEON (317)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIMSTAR 6248                 1   1  0    24       DARK PANTHEON (317)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIFRID 6135                   3   2  0    23       YFEL STEORRA (519)
-LEGIONNAIRE 6296              2   1  0    23       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
-ANGUS 6302                    4   4  2    22       MISFIT CREW (546)
-FAIRY 6293                    2   0  1    21       WINGED LEGION (499)
 CAMDEN 6266                   2   0  1    20       BALTO (543)
-MYRA 6306                     4   5  2    19       MISFIT CREW (546)
-CROCKER 6305                  4   5  0    17       MISFIT CREW (546)
-GROTHEN 6303                  3   6  1    16       MISFIT CREW (546)
 OL SMOKEY 6312                1   0  0    14       THE VOLS (545)
-UPPER DECK 6268               1   0  0    13       BALTO (543)
 DAVY CROCKETT 6283            2   5  0    11       THE VOLS (545)
-SEIGE ENGINE 6319             0   1  0     1       MACHINES OF WAR (540)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CALABAZA CABEZA 6110   2  4 0 YFEL STEORRA 519      CAMDEN 6266           568         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

6 December 2006
ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA (81)

As an American I honor my cultural heritage by stealing any good idea.  This idea was
originally proposed by Lord Xiang in November 2005.  RSI will be opening the arena
(81) for teams willing to sign the following pledge:

*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this arena to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this arena.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena
1.  No tournament play for warriors in this arena (Dead tournament or otherwise).
2.  One team per manager.
3.  Teams start with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena.
5.  Twenty teams required, per RSI.
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead).
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
*  Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
   are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
   player's warrior to the Dark Arena
*  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may be banned/transferred from the
   Arena.

The player with the most votes for Chairman will fill slot 1 [Chairperson] and that
term expires end of March 2007.
The player with the most votes overall will fill slot 5 and that term expires end of
November 2007.
The player with the second most votes overall will fill slot 4 and that term expires
end of September 2007.
The player with the third most votes overall will fill slot 3 and that term expires
end of November 2007.
The player with the fourth most votes overall will fill slot 2 and that term expires
end of May 2007.

During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will select
one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month that any
member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the Players'
Committee.

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
    http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums
2.  E-Mail Deke at DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
3.  Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab [ARENA 81]

There are 4 steps to joining this arena
1) Send in a new team rollup to RSI with the following pledge taped/stapled to the
rollup sheet, or transfer a ZERO FIGHT EQUIVALENT TEAM to Arena 81 and send RSI the
following form.

No-Tournament Arena (81)
*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

[Sign your name here ..............................................................]

2) [Optional] post a message on the Duel 2 Forums in the Creating a No-Tournament
   Arena thread
   http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2296&sid=
   94ebf69603ccaf5c7dbf1b19da799732
3) [Optional] send an e-mail to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET with your team name
4) [Optional] Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab in Arena 81 with your team
   name and intent to join Arena 81 and abide by the Arena rules.

     RSI will be processing overviews for this arena as soon as you send them into
RSI.
     The first turn will run in January 2007.  This will be a normal speed arena.
     While I am encouraging everyone to use TEAM MAINTENANCE it is not mandatory.
The intent is that players that run turns will run a full team.  One warrior teams
are discouraged and will a topic for the Player Committee to resolve.
     I also encourage players to join the Duel2 Yahoo Group for faster updates and
feedback.  http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/duel/

There are already 29 managers already committed to the project
x    Apex = CAROLINA BLUE -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
x    Bill (I think this is the same person) = CLUB CUTTHROAT
x    Blackstorm = DARK ENCLAVE -- Cf PC
     Master Darque = DARQUE AGES
x    DeGotti = CULT OF BACCHUS
x    Deke = DOC LEGRAND'S LAB
     Den = BIG LAKE OUTCASTS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Ghab = ASSASSIN NATION
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Hammer = AARDVARK HAMMERZ
     Ikillu = BATTLE GRUNTS
x    Indimar = AS SEEN ON TV II
x    Kat = KATHOUSE
x    Kellumbo = KELLUMBO'S KIDS
x    Le Pentarque = LA PENTARCHIE
x    Master Beru = CHILDHOOD HEROES -- Cf PC
x    Nomad = DRAGONBANE GUILD
     Nuln = RED IRON KNIGHTS
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
     Silas = GRIFFONRAWL MMA
     SlugBait = ORCS HATE PHYSICS
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
     Woody

X  = 17 Team Rollups received by RSI as of 29 November 2006
Cf = Candidate for
PC = Player Committee
PCC = Player Committee Chairperson

     Deke Young will not be part of the inaugural Player Committee, maybe later once
the Arena direction has been developed.
     Any questions can be directed to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
     I will track Awards in Arena 81, which will be posted on a web site and included
in the following turn's newsletter.

The Honor of Sunset Award:
     The first team to reach 10 Team Kills.  In the case that there is more than one
team that achieves 10 Team Kills on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most kills.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Kills, I will prolong
the contest until one team has the most Kills in the Arena (it does not have to be
one of the teams that first reached 10 Team Kills.)

The Race to Victory Award:
     The first team to reach 75 Team Wins.  In the case that there is more than one
team that reaches 75 Team wins on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most wins.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Wins, I will prolong the
contest until one team has the most wins in the Arena (it does not have to be one of
the teams that first reached 75 Team Wins.)

The Commitment to Change Award:
     The first team to reach 125 Team Fights.  In the case that there is more than
one team that reaches 125 Team Fights on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
team with the most fights.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Fights, I will

prolong the contest until one team has the most fights in the Arena (it does not have
to be one of the teams that first reached 125 Team Fights.)  I hope I never give out
this award {figure it out on your own.}

The Team Advancement Award:
     The first team to graduate 5 warriors to ADM.  In the case that there is more
than 1 team that graduates 5 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
first team to graduate 6 warriors.  In the case that there is more than 1 team that
graduates 6 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the first team to
graduate 7 warriors, and so on.

The Iron Throne Award:
     The first team to hold the Duelmaster for 10 turns STARTING ON TURN 11.

The Stylemaster Award.
     The first team to hold the Stylemaster Award in 7 different styles, STARTING ON
TURN 11.  If two teams obtain Stylemaster Awards in 7 styles on the same turn, the
goal will be increased to 8 Styles.

Team Recognition Points:  The total recognition points for all warriors in the arena
The Iron Throne Ledger:  We will track who has been the Duelmaster every turn in
     Arena history.
Iron Throne Counter:  The total number of times a team has been the Duelmaster.
Composite Team Stylemaster awards:  The number of times a team has had any of the 10
     Stylemasters.  Having 2 Stylemasters = 2 points that turn.
Challenge win percentage:  How often your warriors win when they challenge.
Challenge Defender rate:  How often your warriors win when they WERE challenged.
Team Invitations:  Number of warriors graduated to ADM.
Team Graduation Rate:  Total team fights/Graduated Warriors.
Team Kill Percentage:  Total of team Kills/Team Fights
Team Death Percentage:  Total of Team Deaths/Team Fights
Team Revenge Rate: Number of Deaths/BloodFeuds Revenged (Note that the Dark Arena
     will be counted as not-revenged.)  You only get credit for one successful
     BloodFeud per death (though I encourage you to BloodFeud all 4 turns.)
Current Win Streaks:  Warriors that have gone the most turns without losing or
     missing a turn.
Team Yahtzee counter:  Number of times a team has gone 5-0 in a turn.
Team Bagel counter:  Number of times a team has fought without a win.
Team Dark Arena counter:  Number of times each team has used the Dark Arena.
The Most Feared (avoided) Team counter:  Number of turns that team was the most
     avoided team.

     We will create a web page just for Arena 81 category leaders.
     Hope to see you there. -- Deke

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAY BROC was devastated by SATCHEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
AIAS TELAMONIOS was savagely defeated by HOFFA in a 6 minute brutal Challenge melee.
SIFRID was overpowered by AVIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
FORLORN devastated DAVY CROCKETT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MULLET DOG demolished NATASHA IVANOVA in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
GEN. JACKSON vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RALPH EMERY was beaten by DRAGON in a 2 minute brawl.
CALABAZA CABEZA was viciously butchered by CAMDEN in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
MINNIE PEARL vanquished BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OL SMOKEY vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a dull 3 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   5 -  1      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   5 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  13 -  0      13  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MULLET DOG 6275            10   0  0  112 071406AD (544)
SLASHING ATTACK  SATCHEL 6215               16  13  0   85 THE LADY'S LIST (395)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NATASHA IVANOVA 5984        7   6  2   69 YFEL STEORRA (519)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAY BROC 6107               7   2  1   56 YFEL STEORRA (519)
WALL OF STEEL    DRAGON 6246                 7   2  0   51 WINGED LEGION (499)
BASHING ATTACK   AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983        7   6  0   47 YFEL STEORRA (519)
STRIKING ATTACK  AVIAN 6286                  5   2  0   44 WINGED LEGION (499)
PARRY-LUNGE      RALPH EMERY 6282            5   2  0   40 THE VOLS (545)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SATCHEL 6215.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SATCHEL 6215.  The ten other most popular fighters were AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983, 
CAMDEN 6266, AVIAN 6286, FORLORN 6272, MULLET DOG 6275, RALPH EMERY 6282, RAY BROC 
6107, GEN. JACKSON 6285, DRAGON 6246, and MINNIE PEARL 6297.

The least popular fighter this week was OL SMOKEY 6312.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 6216, CALABAZA CABEZA 6110, NATASHA IVANOVA 5984, DAVY CROCKETT 
6283, SIFRID 6135, MINNIE PEARL 6297, DRAGON 6246, GEN. JACKSON 6285, RAY BROC 6107, 
and RALPH EMERY 6282.