DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/20/2007    Duedate: 03/05/2007

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR COPHAGUS
SIR AGLIO (296)
(10-5723) [23-16-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR COPHAGUS                   GRIMSTONE
SIR AGLIO (296)                THE HAUNTED (541)
(10-5723) [23-16-2,116]        (10-5782) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WANDA                          NESTOR ORDH
SPRINGBORN (358)               THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5761) [13-12-1,72]         (10-5793) [4-7-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPRINGBORN (358)            26
2. SIR AGLIO (296)             22      SIR AGLIO (296)
3. VIKINGS (34)                15      Unchartered Team
4. THE HAUNTED (541)           15
5. THE MOONDOGS (97)           -4      THE HAUNTED (541)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SIR AGLIO (296)          790 578 38 57.7   1/ 1 THE MOONDOGS (97)         6  9 0
 2/ 2 QUBIT (464)              546 438 19 55.5   2/ 5 SPRINGBORN (358)          6  9 0
 3/ 3 VIKINGS (34)             152 139 11 52.2   3/ 2 SIR AGLIO (296)           5  1 0
 4/ 4 SPRINGBORN (358)         489 593 30 45.2   4/ 4 VIKINGS (34)              5  2 0
 5/ 0*THE HAUNTED (541)          5   7  1 41.7   5/ 3 QUBIT (464)               2  1 0
 6/ 5 THE MOONDOGS (97)        336 576 11 36.8   6/ 0*THE HAUNTED (541)         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

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, SPRINGBORN 
has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for LASER, who flew 
up 20 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was QUIZNOS, who dropped 
10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KUNG-FU MASTER.  Going 
for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was SPRINGBORN's MOTHBALL, 
who was turned away from the Duelmastership by SIR COPHAGUS.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the KOLACT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR COPHAGUS 5723            23  16  2   116       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CUMFERENCE 5744          22   8  0    89       SIR AGLIO (296)
 MOTHBALL 5796                 7   3  1    89       SPRINGBORN (358)
 WANDA 5761                   13  12  1    72       SPRINGBORN (358)
 QUIZNOS 5773                 11   5  0    72       QUBIT (464)
 WALDO 5763                   10  14  0    68       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYNICA 5730                  14  24  0    66       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-BORO 888                     10   8  2    66       VIKINGS (34)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIRVEL MOORN 5792             7   4  1    51       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-CIRIC 970                     7   2  2    40       VIKINGS (34)
 KILIMANJARO 366               2   1  0    39       VIKINGS (34)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAGAN 1126                   7   2  0    33       VIKINGS (34)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKYHAWK 1228                  2   0  0    23       VIKINGS (34)
 LASER 5805                    1   1  0    21       SPRINGBORN (358)
 NESTOR ORDH 5793              4   7  0    19       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-QUIESCENT 5734                3   0  0    18       QUBIT (464)
 GRIMSTONE 5782                1   0  0    15       THE HAUNTED (541)
-QWAP, AGAIN 5745              1   0  0    13       QUBIT (464)
-SEVADE 5790                   2   1  1     8       THE HAUNTED (541)
-VORTAS 5789                   2   1  0     7       THE HAUNTED (541)
 PERSEA QUELL 5807             1   1  0     4       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JENNY 5806             0  2 0 SPRINGBORN 358        WURM KIN 529          564 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kolact -- A trip down memory lane.  The Vikings stable was around to see Goody
Twoshoes claim the throne on turn one on this fair isle.  Kilimanjaro first fought
somewhere around turn five or seven.  Sadly, his run didn't last and required a dead-
tourney in the early 90s.  Don't bother challenging, after a couple fights this turn
to take advantage of some freebees, the team will go back on the shelf for awhile.
Hopefully we can return again soon. -- the Vikings

A note, if you make use of Terrablood, at least one of our warriors is not listed
correctly--and we did not enter them! -- Vikings

Sir Comference -- A backup!  I always carry a backup.  Why did I forget one this
time?  Doh! -- Boro

Lirvel -- Yeah, well, at least I got the jump to start the fight, that's something.
Especially after 14 years of rust. -- Ciric

Vikings -- Welcome to the island of Kolact.  Once the refuge of burned out and not so
burned out (we do have allllllll the island amenities) managers wishing a quiet break
from alliance lording.  A place to throw in the tanked up ripper or jump waste just
for the fun of it...it was an island of experimentation.  Still is as far as I'm
concerned.  See you on the sands. -- Stable Springborn

Skyhawk -- Methinks a greater effort next time or the scrap heap looms. -- Laser

Persea Quell -- I'm told I'm not gold...or worth keeping either. -- Jenny

Cynica -- One foot in front of the other.  Back to an even keel.  Then run with the
wind.  Kolact talk...I've been taking sailing lessons. -- Wanda

Quiznos -- More re-vamping.  We'll get it.  Head in the clouds, and all that.  I need
to quit hanging out in the Dirty Lau... uh, Alley section of the wharves.  Where the
regular salts and other low-life types (my buddies) congeal. -- Waldo

Sir Cophagus -- I consider that a fair exchange!  My thanks. -- Actaon

Wanda -- How about you and me get together and drag those hyenas in the stands down
here and bury THEM in the sand.  They've got a lot of nerve, laughing when they don't
have any IDEA what it's like down here.  Let's show 'em! -- Cynica

Ciric -- (reeling back)  Wow, you're...OLD!  But a great teacher, so welcome. --
Lirvel Moorn

Kilimanjaro -- That's a VIKING name?  Huh, I would never have guessed. -- Nestor Ordh
P.S.  Can I claim Nomenclature Distraction as a reason for losing that?

Jenny -- Gosh, you got to be a half elf!  I'm so jealous. -- Persea Quell
P.S.  Of course, I AM wildly attractive, so I guess that'll do.

Still -- 16-11(4)-13-13-17-3-15  SH  mod/low  rip tactic. -- Actaon
P.S.  I kept that shell from when Sardine Sally graduated, and now I need to figure
out what it means and how to use it, right?

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

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

JENNY was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SIR COPHAGUS vanquished MOTHBALL in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ACTAON was outlasted by SIR CUMFERENCE in a unpopular 13 minute bloody expert's fight.
QUIZNOS was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
WANDA savagely defeated CYNICA in a 2 minute gruesome master's competition.
WALDO defeated LIRVEL MOORN in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
KILIMANJARO bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 5 minute competition.
CHAGAN defeated NESTOR ORDH in a 3 minute melee.
PERSEA QUELL was vanquished by GRIMSTONE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LASER vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 564 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         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SIR COPHAGUS 5723          23  16  2  116 SIR AGLIO (296)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR CUMFERENCE 5744        22   8  0   89 SIR AGLIO (296)
BASHING ATTACK   MOTHBALL 5796               7   3  1   89 SPRINGBORN (358)
PARRY-STRIKE     WANDA 5761                 13  12  1   72 SPRINGBORN (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIRVEL MOORN 5792           7   4  1   51 THE MOONDOGS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WANDA 5761.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NESTOR ORDH 5793.  The ten other most popular fighters were WANDA 5761, WALDO 5763, 
QUIZNOS 5773, GRIMSTONE 5782, SIR COPHAGUS 5723, KILIMANJARO 366, JENNY 5806, CYNICA 
5730, LIRVEL MOORN 5792, and CHAGAN 1126.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CUMFERENCE 5744.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PERSEA QUELL 5807, MOTHBALL 5796, LASER 5805, CHAGAN 1126, 
LIRVEL MOORN 5792, CYNICA 5730, JENNY 5806, KILIMANJARO 366, SIR COPHAGUS 5723, and 
GRIMSTONE 5782.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ACTAON (10-5648) THE MOONDOGS (97)