DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE BLOTTO
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5262) [15-8-1,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEEV                          INCISOR
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)            FANGS (469)
(9-4936) [11-6-0,98]           (9-5185) [4-2-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       BLUE BLOTTO
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5244) [13-19-1,59]          (9-5262) [15-8-1,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             37
2. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)         26      THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
3. 70'S CHILD (479)             0      Unchartered Team
4. FANGS (469)                 -3
                                       FANGS (469)

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)          20   7  0 74.1   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      397 374 21 51.5   2/ 1 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       8  7 0
 3/ 4*FANGS (469)               15  16  2 48.4   3- 3*70'S CHILD (479)          3  2 0
 4/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          477 600 14 44.3   4/ 4*FANGS (469)               2  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

My apologies for not addressing the masses last turn.  I was getting my hair done and
completely forgot about it until it was too late.  I will try not to let it happen
again.

Holding the throne is not a testament to my immense skill as warrior.  I wouldn't
even be here if Steev could beat a stand-in or two.  Hopefully some teams will come
back and we will get a few more warriors in the upper ranks for me to prove my
mettle.  But as it stands now I will probably be facing a stand-in.  I just hope it's
not that Khalhums Dwarf; he's one tough fella.

Till next time,
Nahtalee

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUKAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as THE MONGOLOIDS is pushed 
out of top team by BLUE MOON, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's 
see, BLUETTE fought DENTINE and gained 18 points and contributed to BLUE MOON's 
3-2-0.  DENTINE has lost to BLUETTE, falling 15 points, while helping make FANGS a 
1-1-0 turn.  We should ask BLUE BLOTTO about the thrill of victory, and what being 
the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Blue Boar Inn uses trolls 
in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ZUKAL, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262             15   8  1    88       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEV 4936                   11   6  0    98       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAHTALEE 4871                12   7  0    76       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-TONKA 5198                    7   1  0    74       70'S CHILD (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILYUM 4935                   8   9  0    61       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 ULTORINO 5244                13  19  1    59       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCISOR 5185                  4   2  0    48       FANGS (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATCHBOX CARS 5195            4   0  0    33       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLUETTE 5328                  4   2  0    30       BLUE MOON (381)
-ATARI 2600 5330               3   0  0    28       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLU JON 5308                  6   7  1    27       BLUE MOON (381)
-DONAHUE 5197                  3   4  0    26       70'S CHILD (479)
 WOW 5329                      5   1  0    24       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 DENTINE 5099                  4   4  1    18       FANGS (469)
 TIKO BEN 5320                 2   8  0    14       BLUE MOON (381)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
-G.I. JOE 5331                 2   0  0    10       70'S CHILD (479)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BHUBHA 5287            0  3 0 THE MONGOLOIDS 83     MASTER ZROF ONE-E 626 561 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Steev -- (bleary look)  I really don't want to be up this early, going to work this
early, shaking print cartridges this early, or ANY of this stuff.  So YOU can do it,
I got an official "go home and rest" from the Infirmary, and I'm going to use it. --
Ultorino

Wow -- I lost and made This Week's Fave?  Why...oh.  I see.  Okay.  I can live with
that, I guess. -- Tiko Ben

Fratsfa Slave?  Ho hum. -- Blue Blotto

Wilyum -- Nah, my dad's lots taller than me, it wouldn't fit. -- Blu Jon

Bhubha -- Wake me up when the fight's--  Oh, it's over already?  Well, good.  I
didn't get enough sleep last night, and I'm going back for more. -- Bluette

Jorja -- Keep up the good work.  You keep the arena alive even when the rest of us
are a little tight lipped.  I will try to help out and keep things lively around
here. -- Otis the Drunk

Ultorino -- Sorry about the down challenge but Nahtalee wanted to see if the first
win against Tonka was a fluke or not.  Plus you are a very good teacher of the
essential striker skills. -- Steev

Tiko -- My name does not reflect what people say when they see me fight.  It was
Otis' first exclamation when he saw another crappy warrior walk in to his guildhouse
(bar).  I have to keep winning or he is liable to get rid of me. -- Wow

Bet Otis wishes I would have stayed lost. -- Bhubha

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

BHUBHA was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NAHTALEE lost to BLUE BLOTTO in a exciting 1 minute gory expert's Title battle.
STEEV vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ULTORINO was savagely defeated by WILYUM in a 2 minute brutal fight.
INCISOR devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DENTINE was savagely defeated by BLUETTE in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
BLU JON overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
TIKO BEN lost to WOW in a 2 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  17 -  1      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 561 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLOTTO 5262           15   8  1   88 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  STEEV 4936                 11   6  0   98 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
WALL OF STEEL    NAHTALEE 4871              12   7  0   76 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
AIMED BLOW       INCISOR 5185                4   2  0   48 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 BLUE BLOTTO 5262.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUETTE 5328, TIKO 
BEN 5320, WILYUM 4935, STEEV 4936, INCISOR 5185, BLU JON 5308, NAHTALEE 4871, 
ULTORINO 5244, WOW 5329, and BHUBHA 5287.

The least popular fighter this week was DENTINE 5099.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BHUBHA 5287, WOW 5329, ULTORINO 5244, NAHTALEE 4871, BLU JON 5308, 
INCISOR 5185, STEEV 4936, WILYUM 4935, TIKO BEN 5320, and BLUETTE 5328.