DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2006    Duedate: 01/08/2007

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEEV
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
(9-4936) [9-5-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEV                          INCISOR
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)            FANGS (469)
(9-4936) [9-5-0,91]            (9-5185) [3-1-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       TIKO BEN
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5244) [12-17-1,64]          (9-5320) [1-6-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             29
2. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)         27      THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
3. BREWERS (489)                9      Unchartered Team
4. 70'S CHILD (479)             0
5. DARK WARDS (451)             0      BREWERS (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*70'S CHILD (479)          17   5  0 77.3   1- 1*70'S CHILD (479)          8  2 0
 2- 2 DARK WARDS (451)          56  48  2 53.8   2/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       8  4 0
 3/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      389 367 21 51.5   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 4/ 5*BREWERS (489)              3   3  0 50.0   4/ 4*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)   6  9 0
 5/ 6*FANGS (469)               13  14  2 48.1   5- 5 DARK WARDS (451)          3  2 0
 6/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          468 594 14 44.1   6/ 6*BREWERS (489)             3  3 0
 7/ 4*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)    6   9  0 40.0   7/ 7*FANGS (469)               3  4 1
 8- 8 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     8  19  0 29.6   8- 8 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    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 ZUKAL games.  Former top team 70'S CHILD was unseated 
this week as THE MONGOLOIDS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-0-0 record for the round.  ULTORINO caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested INCISOR and was awarded 13 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, BLU JON put down HORRID HAMSTER, causing him 
to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Due to its absence and inability to 
defend the throne, TONKA has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out 
in honor of STEEV, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ZUKAL, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is BLUE MOON, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding BLUE MOON.  Indeed it was DOC LEGRAND'S 
LAB.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge 
that many fighters are after BLU JON.  Watch your back!   
     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!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 STEEV 4936                    9   5  0    91       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TONKA 5198                    7   0  0    85       70'S CHILD (479)
 NAHTALEE 4871                10   6  0    71       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTORINO 5244                12  17  1    64       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262             12   8  1    58       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOSFERATU 4946                8   8  0    55       DARK WARDS (451)
 INCISOR 5185                  3   1  0    40       FANGS (469)
-TOREADOR 4948                 8   8  1    39       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLU JON 5308                  4   6  1    36       BLUE MOON (381)
-VENTRIIE 4987                 4   2  0    36       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         4   2  0    30       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-DONAHUE 5197                  3   3  0    29       70'S CHILD (479)
-MATCHBOX CARS 5195            3   0  0    28       70'S CHILD (479)
 WILYUM 4935                   6   8  0    27       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOW 5329                      3   0  0    23       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         3   4  0    21       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-BRUJAH 5000                   4   0  0    20       DARK WARDS (451)
-GANGREL 4999                  4   0  0    19       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLUETTE 5328                  2   1  0    19       BLUE MOON (381)
 DENTINE 5099                  3   3  1    18       FANGS (469)
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 BILL HALL 5294                1   1  0    16       BREWERS (489)
-ATARI 2600 5330               2   0  0    15       70'S CHILD (479)
 HORRID HAMSTER 5323           2   1  0    14       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)
 FRAGRANT FERRET 5324          2   1  0    14       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)
-DD 5295                       1   0  0    11       BREWERS (489)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIKO BEN 5320                 1   6  0     9       BLUE MOON (381)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 EL CABALLO 5296               1   1  0     8       BREWERS (489)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)
-G.I. JOE 5331                 1   0  0     7       70'S CHILD (479)
-CAVEMAN 5293                  0   1  0     7       BREWERS (489)
 TEXAS JACKALOPE 5325          1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)
 BRAWNY BEAVER 5327            1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (492)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MYSTIC MINK 5326       0  3 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 492 DENTINE 5099          558         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dentine -- You were just as easy as the Doublemint twins.  Yes, indeed. -- Brujah

Donahue -- I love it when a plan comes together.  I do. -- Ventriie

Jorja -- Of course I read the personals.  That is where I find my victims.  They
should all prepare to meet their doom. -- Dr. Doom

Ultorino -- Oh, there are challenges and avoids?  Wow!  Neato!  I'm gonna try that.
Thanks. -- Ventriie
P.S.  It worked!  Right, Donahue?

Blu Jon -- Homeless?  You are just plain jealous of my status in Zukal.  Such a dork!
-- Gangrel

Blue Blotto -- Of course I am a dark ward.  Don't you think some of us like designer
clothing?  Besides, what a great disguise.  See? -- Toreador

Tonka?  What a joke for a Duelmaster. -- Dr. Doom

Tonka -- I never did like these tinker-tonker things.  I mean, they don't work, I go
to shove a couple of pieces together, and they don't fit, and I shove 'em harder, and
they break, and then my little brother used to get really annoyed.  Until I took and
shoved his head into one of the hubs.  It didn't fit, either, but hey, I was forcing
stuff by that point, and he was just a little brat anyway. -- Blue Blotto

Nahtalee -- Now, ma'am, you couldn't expect me to strike a young woman!  It's just
Not Done.  It's caddish.  But (hur, hrmm) I'd be glad to teach you some more, if you
cared to drop by my place tonight?  I have a little apartment about a block from the
arena, I don't stay in the guildhouse, you see.  And I've got some truly FINE
etchings...of moves, you know. -- Ultorino

Fragrant Ferret -- Phew!  You put that stuff on with a ladle, don't you? -- Tiko Ben

Texas Jackalope -- Aha!  We know about those texas types!  Troublemakers, every one.
-- Blu Jon
P.S.  I figured, you being from texas and all, that being buried in the sand would be
a lot more like home than tossing you out into the delta.

Crown -- Hmm, probably needed more of that truly yucky etching fluid to give you a
better grip.  Not that *I* mind. -- Bluette, with no dental problems at all

Dr. Doom -- Curse you, eater of light!  We will stand firm against you!  You shall be
exposed and burned by the light of the... Blue Moon

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

NAHTALEE bested BLUE BLOTTO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HORRID HAMSTER was devastated by BLU JON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MYSTIC MINK was easily killed by DENTINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
FRAGRANT FERRET won victory over TIKO BEN in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
EL CABALLO was viciously subdued by WILYUM in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
STEEV devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
ULTORINO devastated INCISOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
BILL HALL overpowered TEXAS JACKALOPE in a 2 minute uneven melee.
WOW vanquished BRAWNY BEAVER in a slow 6 minute uneven duel.
BLUETTE vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -   8 -  0      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 558 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEV 4936                  9   5  0   91 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
WALL OF STEEL    NAHTALEE 4871              10   6  0   71 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262           12   8  1   58 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       INCISOR 5185                3   1  0   40 FANGS (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULTORINO 5244.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TIKO BEN 5320.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILL HALL 5294, NAHTALEE 
4871, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, BLU JON 5308, WILYUM 4935, ULTORINO 5244, FRAGRANT FERRET 
5324, STEEV 4936, INCISOR 5185, and DENTINE 5099.

The least popular fighter this week was BRAWNY BEAVER 5327.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WOW 5329, MYSTIC MINK 5326, HORRID HAMSTER 5323, BLUETTE 5328, 
TEXAS JACKALOPE 5325, EL CABALLO 5296, DENTINE 5099, INCISOR 5185, STEEV 4936, and 
FRAGRANT FERRET 5324.