DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2007    Duedate: 03/06/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACHIAVELLI
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6440) [14-8-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACHIAVELLI                    BACARDI LIMON
DREAMERS (142)                 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
(12-6440) [14-8-0,130]         (12-5509) [4-1-0,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOSING IS FUN                  SWEET BETSEY
WHO DA MAN? (623)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6330) [17-12-0,112]        (12-6571) [4-2-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEET MAGIC (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACKED OUT ON... (560)     72
2. DREAMERS (142)              37      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. CULTS-R-US (624)            31      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           23
5. STEEL THUNDER (630)         17      BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   13   8  1 61.9   1/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)        10  5 2
 2/ 3 CULTS-R-US (624)          94  71  1 57.0   2/ 5 DREAMERS (142)            8  7 1
 3/ 4 ERRATA (604)              27  22  1 55.1   3/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)          8  7 1
 4/ 2*COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     18  16  0 52.9   4/ 6 CULTS-R-US (624)          8  7 0
 5/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)         208 204 13 50.5   5/ 4 STEEL THUNDER (630)       7  8 1
 6/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1103 %1124 87 49.5   6/ 7 ERRATA (604)              5  1 0
 7- 7 ICE AGE (639)             18  25  0 41.9   7/ 2*COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     5  7 0
 8/ 8 STEEL THUNDER (630)       95 145 10 39.6   8- 8 ICE AGE (639)             2  2 0
 9/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)        443 759 13 36.9   9/ 0*BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   2  3 0
10/10 WHO DA MAN? (623)         20  38  0 34.5  10/ 9 WHO DA MAN? (623)         2  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in RIZTAB!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, HIGH JINKS, but SWEET 
MAGIC was just too good to be stopped.  Uncool, COLD IRON BLOWS.  I mean 0-4-0 is 
bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  
DREAMERS like really fought hard to move up to 2nd from 5th.  Way to go!  MVP award 
for CROWN ROYAL?  BLACKED OUT ON...'s proud of him after beating SISTER Q and getting 
65 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  MISSY MOSSY's match with LEIBNIZ cost it a 
loss of 17 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think 
MACHIAVELLI should let TALA GOG be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it. 
Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  COLD IRON BLOWS was the most avoided team.  Is a 
18-16-0 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are STEEL THUNDER?  
COLD IRON BLOWS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Like, is SUGAR popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of 
RIZTAB!  He's got a 10-5-0, is that good?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I 
found out DEXTER challenged HUME.  After all, haven't HIGH JINKS and DREAMERS had a 
long standing duel in RIZTAB?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but HUME 
wants me to write about it since he was bested by DEXTER.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIAVELLI 6440             14   8  0   130       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOSING IS FUN 6330           17  12  0   112       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 BUDDHA 6231                  21  20  1   104       DREAMERS (142)
 TALA GOG 6066                16  46  0    94       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY 6105                   8   5  0    90       ERRATA (604)
 UGLY EDDIE 6370              16  12  1    84       HIGH JINKS (584)
 SUGAR 6104                   10   5  0    80       ERRATA (604)
 BACARDI LIMON 5509            4   1  0    70       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRANKYKARL 6406              14  10  1    66       HIGH JINKS (584)
 CROWN ROYAL 5507              1   0  0    65       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 HUME 6376                    14  12  0    64       DREAMERS (142)
 HURRICANE 6481                7  13  0    62       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 DEXTER 6524                  11   4  1    61       HIGH JINKS (584)
 LEIBNIZ 6540                  8   5  0    60       DREAMERS (142)
 EPICURIOUS 6495              11   6  0    57       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONSTORM 6483               12   7  0    56       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526           7   8  0    49       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 QUALIX 6564                   6   1  0    49       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539              8   5  1    38       HIGH JINKS (584)
 YODA MAN 6328                 3  26  0    37       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-RIPTIDE 6562                  4   1  0    35       ICE AGE (639)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANGY POLECAT 6569            3   4  0    33       HIGH JINKS (584)
 JIM BEAM 5506                 2   3  0    33       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 JASPER 6566                   4   3  0    32       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505          7   8  0    29       CULTS-R-US (624)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557         6   3  0    29       CULTS-R-US (624)
-BOGUS LA 6132                 3   5  0    29       ERRATA (604)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM Y 6576                  2   1  0    28       CULTS-R-US (624)
 TARILISS 6527                 5  10  1    26       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571             4   2  0    26       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SCYTHE 6578                   2   0  0    26       STEEL THUNDER (630)
-RYE 6108                      3   1  1    25       ERRATA (604)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG SHRIMP 6561               3   2  0    19       ICE AGE (639)
 RANFUAGUD 6567                5   2  0    17       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 MARVANELLA 6574               3   1  1    17       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 EGROS 6565                    3   4  0    13       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 BULLHOG 6560                  2   6  1    13       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505           3   2  1    12       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508         3   2  0    11       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 TYGER 6559                    1   7  1    11       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 BROTHER ZILCH 6575            1   2  0    10       CULTS-R-US (624)
-GREY 6478                     0   2  0     6       ERRATA (604)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             0   3  0     3       ICE AGE (639)
 SISTER Q 6579                 0   2  0     2       CULTS-R-US (624)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHORT PETER 489        0  1 0   1                   BUDDHA 6231           562 NONE    
FLEECER 6572           0  2 0 CULTS-R-US 624        BULLHOG 6560          559 JUST REV
BLING BLING 6555       3  2 0 ICE AGE 639           MISSY MOSSY 6539      559         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leibniz -- Isn't that a kick in the pants?  Whoa!  Whoa!  Easy Chiller...s'just a
joke. -- Missy Mossy

Epicurious -- Well, truth to tell, I was curious. -- Mangy

Hume -- And to think some folks look down on rippers.  Can't imagine why.
Grrrrrr.... -- Krankykarl

Machiavelli -- Figgers.  Just when I'd bedecked the lathe-work valet with my finest
in heavy wear, you sneaked in under the bristling shoulder pads. -- Eddie
P.S.  How can I be ugly without an ugly habiliment?  And that scale-ware's ugly.

Wolf King -- We can't help but be enlightened in your exhibited endeavors into the
offensive possibilities inherent in the Total Parry style.  NOT!!! -- Jondeaux, well
known hater of scum...I know I know, cheap shot, there's no Wolf King running in this
arena, but I hate to miss a chance to dis scum runners...................not that
there's anything wrong with that

Losing is Fun -- Oh, HA.  You keep SAYING that, but I notice YOU don't go around
losing much.  So I think you don't really BELIEVE it, you just want other people to
think you're SOOO benevolent when you let THEM lose.  Oh, HA. -- Tala Gog

Wacky Wacon Wonk -- Hmm, I think your brain must have been stunted along with your
size.  Because if you were USING your brain, you'd see that you are not the material
of which a good cultist is made.  In fact, you look to me more like...hmm.  I have
it!  Your true fate is to be a singing janitor! -- Winter Shadows
P.S.  And you could start by sweeping the snow off my porch.  I wouldn't mind.

Darn thieves.  He deserved that. -- Tariliss
P.S.  Well, he DID.  He stepped out onto the sands, and there are no guarantees of
survival there.  You take your life in your hands, and he SHOULD have known that.

Madam Y -- For a non-elf, not even a part elf, you do the "mystery and glamour" very
well.  Is it something you learn in your cult?  It's actually quite impressive. --
Marvanella

Sister Q -- I suppose you'll get the hang of it with practice, but are you sure this
is what you WANT to be doing with your life? -- Sweet Betsey the maternally inclined
and rather worried

Jondeaux -- Did you explain to Dexter that he was supposed to LOSE in the Dark Arena?
-- an annoyed Arenamaster Rillion

Tariliss -- My coffers are not, in fact, fat.  They are lean, mean, and hungry. --
Arenamaster Rillion

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

UGLY EDDIE was devastated by LOSING IS FUN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KRANKYKARL was overcome by MONKEY in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
HURRICANE was bested by SUGAR in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
LEIBNIZ overpowered MISSY MOSSY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEXTER viciously subdued HUME in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
MANGY POLECAT overpowered RANFUAGUD in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge struggle.
TYGER was overcome by WACKY WACO WONK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MADAM Y overcame TARILISS in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert upset Challenge melee.
MACHIAVELLI vanquished TALA GOG in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven Title fight.
BUDDHA savagely slew SHORT PETER in a 4 minute gory expert's match.
BACARDI LIMON defeated QUALIX in a exciting 1 minute match.
WINTER SHADOWS devastated YODA MAN in a exciting 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
EPICURIOUS bested JIM BEAM in a 1 minute bout.
IRONSTORM overcame JASPER in a 2 minute conflict.
EGROS was overpowered by SCYTHE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KOOL-AID DRINKER devastated BULLHOG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SWEET BETSEY savagely defeated ARISTOCRAT VODKA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
ARISTOCRAT RUM was outlasted by BROTHER ZILCH in a tiresome 10 minute novice's bout.
MARVANELLA overpowered KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SISTER Q was devastated by CROWN ROYAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  19 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  35 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  31 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  22 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  18 -  0      14  |

Turn 562 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:

TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MACHIAVELLI 6440           14   8  0  130 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    BUDDHA 6231                21  20  1  104 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   MONKEY 6105                 8   5  0   90 ERRATA (604)
PARRY-STRIKE     UGLY EDDIE 6370            16  12  1   84 HIGH JINKS (584)
AIMED BLOW       BACARDI LIMON 5509          4   1  0   70 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            14  10  1   66 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISSY MOSSY 6539            8   5  1   38 HIGH JINKS (584)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOSING IS FUN 6330.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SWEET BETSEY 6571.  The ten other most popular fighters were MONKEY 6105, 
DEXTER 6524, MANGY POLECAT 6569, LOSING IS FUN 6330, HURRICANE 6481, SUGAR 6104, 
MACHIAVELLI 6440, KRANKYKARL 6406, LEIBNIZ 6540, and TYGER 6559.

The least popular fighter this week was BROTHER ZILCH 6575.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505, SISTER Q 6579, ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508, 
BULLHOG 6560, EGROS 6565, TALA GOG 6066, HUME 6376, MISSY MOSSY 6539, UGLY EDDIE 
6370, and MARVANELLA 6574.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MACHIAVELLI (12-6440) DREAMERS (142)