DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/13/2007    Duedate: 03/26/2007

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-571

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARRIO
WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
(7-5207) [11-7-3,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARRIO                         MOSES
WORDS THAT END IN O (507)      AMEN! (270)
(7-5207) [11-7-3,148]          (7-2727) [6-3-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEACH BETTY                    PENSACOLITA
BEACH BABES (309)              BEACH BABES (309)
(7-5768) [20-22-0,90]          (7-5831) [7-8-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SENTINELS (122)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SENTINELS (122)             37
2. WORDS THAT END IN O (507)   28      SENTINELS (122)
3. BEACH BABES (309)           19      Unchartered Team
4. DEMONS & DEVILS (543)       18
5. WESTNMAFIA (551)            17      WESTNMAFIA (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WESTNMAFIA (551)          18   8  1 69.2   1/ 2 SENTINELS (122)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          165 108 11 60.4   2/ 1 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  8  4 0
 3/ 3 WASTELAND II (267)       874 621 30 58.5   3/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         7  7 0
 4/ 6 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     11   8  0 57.9   4/ 4*WESTNMAFIA (551)          5  1 0
 5/ 5 WORDS THAT END IN  (507)  45  35  4 56.3   5/ 5 CHURCH LADIES (548)       3  4 0
 6- 7 ERRATA (511)              34  39  1 46.6   6/ 9 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     2  1 0
 7/ 8 CHURCH LADIES (548)       13  18  1 41.9   7/ 6 WASTELAND II (267)        1  1 0
 8/ 9 BEACH BABES (309)        612 919 19 40.0   8/ 8*AMEN! (270)               1  3 0
 9/10*AMEN! (270)               14  24  2 36.8   9-10 ERRATA (511)              0  2 0
10-11*ULTRAVERSE II (542)        1   5  0 16.7  10-11*ULTRAVERSE II (542)       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 BONSUR games.  Former top team WORDS THAT END IN O was 
unseated this week as SENTINELS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week DEMONS & DEVILS went 1-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  My praise to WESTNMAFIA for their 3-0-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it 
was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  BRAGGADOCIO caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested ARTIS and was awarded 20 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PENSACOLITA put down 
LORRIE, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to 
wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster BARRIO challenged BEACH BETTY last week in a 
match to decide the fate of the throne.  Although BEACH BETTY made a valiant effort, 
it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BARRIO.  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in BONSUR seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in BONSUR these days is WASTELAND II.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding WASTELAND II.  Indeed it was 
SENTINELS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  DOPE BOY 
FRESH take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in BONSUR.  A match that raised 
a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that SOLO posted a challenge against 
the more highly recognized SANDY SHORE.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
SOLO was defeated by SANDY SHORE.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of 
steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of MOSES who this week posted a 
challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings.  I thought MOSES showed 
great skill and promise when he was subdued by BALOR.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Let all swords of the city take heed!  By law, 
CHURCH LADIES has but one remaining week to take their revenge upon SILICONE for the 
slaying of PAM.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there 
is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in BONSUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRIO 5207                  11   7  3   148       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEGAS, BABY! 5809            12   1  0   109       WASTELAND II (267)
 YANKEE ROSE 2057             14   8  2   102       SENTINELS (122)
-ALBINO 5209                  11   2  0    98       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 OZYMANDIUS 2521              13  11  1    91       SENTINELS (122)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEACH BETTY 5768             20  22  0    90       BEACH BABES (309)
 HUNTSMAN 5837                 8   2  0    86       SENTINELS (122)
 SANDY SHORE 5769             19  22  0    79       BEACH BABES (309)
-MICRO MIRACLE 5236           11   8  0    71       WASTELAND II (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLO 5210                     8   8  0    57       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814         6   3  0    56       WASTELAND II (267)
 BALOR 5759                    5   2  0    53       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
-SILICONE 5701                 6   7  1    47       ERRATA (511)
 ERASMUS 5843                  5   5  0    47       SENTINELS (122)
 PENSACOLITA 5831              7   8  0    45       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSES 2727                    6   3  0    45       AMEN! (270)
-ROGUE 5263                    5  12  0    37       ERRATA (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAGGADOCIO 5854              2   2  1    32       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 GALVESTON GAL 5834            6   8  1    29       BEACH BABES (309)
 LORRIE 5826                   3   1  0    29       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 DOPE BOY FRESH 5845           5   1  0    28       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 BIG BAD DADDY 5846            5   1  0    26       WESTNMAFIA (551)
-WALLET 5260                   4   4  0    25       ERRATA (511)
-MARLITH 5758                  3   2  0    25       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTIS 5816                    3   4  1    20       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-GLENUGON 5761                 1   1  0    20       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 GRENDEL 5849                  3   3  0    18       WESTNMAFIA (551)
-COUNT SMACKULA 5835           3   1  1    17       WASTELAND II (267)
 AFICIONADO 5859               2   1  0    17       WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
 SLAMMER 2726                  3   6  1    16       AMEN! (270)
-ENIGMA 5848                   3   1  0    16       WESTNMAFIA (551)
-DOROTHY 5836                  1   2  0    15       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-HARD CASE 5754                1   0  0     6       ULTRAVERSE II (542)
 JULIUS BONSURIUS 5852         0   6  0     6       SENTINELS (122)
-SOLITAIRE 5750                0   1  0     1       ULTRAVERSE II (542)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PAM 5827               5  1 0 CHURCH LADIES 548     SILICONE 5701         568         
PRETTY BOY FLOYD 5847  2  2 1 WESTNMAFIA 551        BRAGGADOCIO 5854      568 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Salty -- Well, perhaps that is what I deserve for challenging a Lord Protector.  I
wish you had tried the epee!  Enjoy the isle. -- Ozy

Barrio -- I had a bad feeling about that challenge, but I had to try. -- Yankee Rose

Sandy Shore -- Wow!  Considering the experience levels involved I was happy to emerge
alive, let alone victorious!  And a bunch of skills as well. -- Huntsman

Ozymandias -- Skills R Us. -- Salton Seahorse

Artis -- My momma always told me to be nice to the ladies from the church.  A
handicap in this situation! -- Galveston Gal

The Venomous Gigolo is MEAN.  But we knew that. -- Beach Betty

Huntsman -- I can appreciate a good student, so long as I don't die in the process.
You were obviously paying attention. -- Sandy Shore

Oh, the Ambitious Guard.  I felt sorry for him. -- Pensacolita

The Sentinels -- Oh, absolutely!  The celebration to end all celebrations, but
perhaps not for a couple of weeks yet.  Things are a little hectic right now. --
Salton Seahorse

Yankee Rose -- I'd hardly know what to SAY to someone else if I met him or her on the
sands. -- Sandy Shore

14 February 2007

RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* 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.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts 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.  20 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.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARRIO devastated BEACH BETTY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SOLO was overcome by SANDY SHORE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MOSES was overpowered by BALOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SLAMMER was bested by DOPE BOY FRESH in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
BRAGGADOCIO demolished ARTIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
YANKEE ROSE vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
HUNTSMAN devastated COVER YOUR MOUTH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OZYMANDIUS vanquished VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LORRIE was viciously subdued by PENSACOLITA in a action packed 3 minute fight.
ERASMUS savagely defeated CAPTURED PIRATE in a exciting 3 minute gruesome fight.
GALVESTON GAL overpowered JULIUS BONSURIUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRENDEL demolished CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BIG BAD DADDY bested AFICIONADO in a 2 minute brutal battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  24 -  3      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 571 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    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BARRIO 5207                11   7  3  148 WORDS THAT END IN O (507)
STRIKING ATTACK  YANKEE ROSE 2057           14   8  2  102 SENTINELS (122)
SLASHING ATTACK  HUNTSMAN 5837               8   2  0   86 SENTINELS (122)
PARRY-LUNGE      MOSES 2727                  6   3  0   45 AMEN! (270)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEACH BETTY 5768.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PENSACOLITA 5831.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERASMUS 5843, 
YANKEE ROSE 2057, BARRIO 5207, AFICIONADO 5859, BALOR 5759, HUNTSMAN 5837, OZYMANDIUS 
2521, SLAMMER 2726, DOPE BOY FRESH 5845, and BRAGGADOCIO 5854.

The least popular fighter this week was JULIUS BONSURIUS 5852.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LORRIE 5826, MOSES 2727, SOLO 5210, BEACH BETTY 5768, GRENDEL 
5849, COVER YOUR MOUTH 5814, ARTIS 5816, SANDY SHORE 5769, BIG BAD DADDY 5846, and 
GALVESTON GAL 5834.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

YANKEE ROSE (7-2057) SENTINELS (122)