DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/07/2007    Duedate: 03/20/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-563

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOSING IS FUN
WHO DA MAN? (623)
(12-6330) [18-12-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOSING IS FUN                  BACARDI LIMON
WHO DA MAN? (623)              BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
(12-6330) [18-12-0,121]        (12-5509) [5-1-0,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOSING IS FUN                  HURRICANE
WHO DA MAN? (623)              STEEL THUNDER (630)
(12-6330) [18-12-0,121]        (12-6481) [8-13-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULTS-R-US (624)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACKED OUT ON... (560)     61
2. ARENA FELINES (177)         44      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. CULTS-R-US (624)            37      Unchartered Team
4. BARJIN'S BEST (579)         33
5. SWEET MAGIC (267)           25      BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   16  10  1 61.5   1/ 4 CULTS-R-US (624)         10  5 0
 2/ 0 ARENA FELINES (177)      767 542 67 58.6   2/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 1
 3/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)          98  72  1 57.6   3/ 1 SWEET MAGIC (267)         9  6 1
 4/ 3 ERRATA (604)              27  24  1 52.9   4/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)          6  9 1
 5/ 4*COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     20  18  0 52.6   5/ 9*BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   5  5 0
 6/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)         209 208 13 50.1   6/ 7*COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     5  7 0
 7/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1105 %1127 87 49.5   7/ 5 STEEL THUNDER (630)       5 10 0
 8/ 8 STEEL THUNDER (630)       96 149 10 39.2   8/ 0*BARJIN'S BEST (579)       3  2 0
 9/ 0*BARJIN'S BEST (579)       12  20  1 37.5   9/ 6 ERRATA (604)              3  3 0
10/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)        446 761 13 37.0  10/10 WHO DA MAN? (623)         3  3 0
11/10 WHO DA MAN? (623)         21  39  0 35.0  11/ 0 ARENA FELINES (177)       2  1 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.

Greetings Riztab!

Farewell, sweet Riztab, I'm off to new adventures in Talahya (or some much needed
rest and relaxation as Sleepy is known to grant his high achieving warriors).  I'm
opting for a night fight for my finale, so the throne is up for grabs.  Buddha has
been lobbying for the right to the throne for a long time now, so here's his chance.

Glad to be going, just so I won't have to watch Leibniz and Missy Mossy drive their
managers crazy.  Their fights back and forth have me puzzled and all I can hope is my
mentorship will serve Leibniz well if they matchup again.

Sleep well,

Machiavelli

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  Former top team SWEET MAGIC was 
unseated this week as CULTS-R-US moved up from 4th 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 BLACKED OUT ON... went 3-2-0 to move up 4 in the 
rankings.  My praise to CULTS-R-US for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it 
was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  CATFISH HUNTER caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SCYTHE and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CATFISH HUNTER put 
down SCYTHE, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on ARENAMASTER RILLION as he bore 
arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster MACHIAVELLI.  The crowds 
were amazed this turn, as ARENAMASTER RILLION killed the Duelmaster, MACHIAVELLI, 
leaving DREAMERS in mourning.  With bloody hand LOSING IS FUN has ascended to the 
throne of champions.  Is she that one which is spoken of in the ancient texts?  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In RIZTAB "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in RIZTAB these days is DREAMERS.  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 DREAMERS.  Indeed it was WHO DA MAN?.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  TARILISS take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in RIZTAB.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the 
games this week, it seems that CROWN ROYAL posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized MONKEY.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand CROWN ROYAL subdued 
MONKEY.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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 RIZTAB.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOSING IS FUN 6330           18  12  0   121       WHO DA MAN? (623)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDDHA 6231                  22  20  1   108       DREAMERS (142)
 TALA GOG 6066                16  47  0    95       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACARDI LIMON 5509            5   1  0    92       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROWN ROYAL 5507              2   0  0    90       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 UGLY EDDIE 6370              16  13  1    87       HIGH JINKS (584)
 SUGAR 6104                   10   6  0    78       ERRATA (604)
 LEIBNIZ 6540                  9   5  0    75       DREAMERS (142)
 KRANKYKARL 6406              15  10  1    74       HIGH JINKS (584)
 HURRICANE 6481                8  13  0    72       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 MONKEY 6105                   8   6  0    68       ERRATA (604)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUME 6376                    14  13  0    65       DREAMERS (142)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526           8   8  0    61       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONSTORM 6483               12   8  0    55       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 DEXTER 6524                  11   5  1    51       HIGH JINKS (584)
 EPICURIOUS 6495              11   7  0    48       DREAMERS (142)
 ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348      5   2  1    48       ARENA FELINES (177)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557         7   3  0    47       CULTS-R-US (624)
 JIM BEAM 5506                 3   3  0    45       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 YODA MAN 6328                 3  27  0    38       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 TARILISS 6527                 6  10  1    36       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 QUALIX 6564                   6   2  0    36       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 MADAM Y 6576                  3   1  0    36       CULTS-R-US (624)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505          8   8  0    35       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET BETSEY 6571             5   2  0    33       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539              8   6  1    31       HIGH JINKS (584)
-BOGUS LA 6132                 3   5  0    29       ERRATA (604)
 CATFISH HUNTER 6441           1   1  0    29       ARENA FELINES (177)
 RANFUAGUD 6567                6   2  0    28       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 MANGY POLECAT 6569            3   5  0    27       HIGH JINKS (584)
 REJ THE BLADE 5850            3   0  0    26       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
-RYE 6108                      3   1  1    25       ERRATA (604)
 JASPER 6566                   4   4  0    24       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 KORTUL 5829                   3   1  0    24       BARJIN'S BEST (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGROS 6565                    4   4  0    23       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 HAVOKK 5851                   2   1  0    20       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
-TOM 6407                      2   1  0    17       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BULLHOG 6560                  2   7  1    14       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505           3   3  1    13       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 MARVANELLA 6574               3   2  1    12       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508         3   3  0    12       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 TYGER 6559                    1   8  1    12       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 SISTER Q 6579                 1   2  0    11       CULTS-R-US (624)
 SILKE 5831                    2   3  0     9       BARJIN'S BEST (579)
 SCYTHE 6578                   2   1  0     7       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 SCAT CAT 6542                 0   1  0     7       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BROTHER ZILCH 6575            1   3  0     6       CULTS-R-US (624)
-GREY 6478                     0   2  0     6       ERRATA (604)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GREY THE SILENT 5830   1  4 0 BARJIN'S BEST 579     GORASH THE ORC 493    563 NONE    
FLEECER 6572           0  2 0 CULTS-R-US 624        BULLHOG 6560          559 JUST REV
MACHIAVELLI 6440      14  9 0 DREAMERS 142          ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 563 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Brother Ziloch -- Bad luck your randomly got me on your 2nd fight, that being said I
haven't heard anyone scream this out before "I hurt! I really hurt!\" -- Egros of the
Cold Iron Blows

     It happens.

Crown Royal -- I can't believe it, what an insult!  Only 65 points for defeating me?!
You shouldn't have accepted a point less than 70.  It's the least you deserve. --
Sister Q, Benevolant Bestower of Lofty Rankings

Winter Shadows -- A 'singing janitor'?!  That's plebe work.  I was thinking more in
the lines of Grand Operatic Handymaster.  Works for me. -- Waco Wonk

Sister Q -- I must apologize.  While that was my first fight on the sands here in
Riztab, I have several under my belt in tournies.  Wish you had been training skills,
I at least could have taught you a few things in exchange for the warmup.  Come have
a drink on me. - Crown Royal

Brother Zilch -- I was even bored with that fight.  I didn't get worn out, I fell
asleep. -- Aristocrat Rum

Leibniz -- Can't take a joke, eh. <wink> -- Missy Mossy

Losing is Fun -- I'll have to take your word for it.  Somehow I'm not feeling the
fun. -- Ugly Eddie

Monkey -- S'truth, and truth is stranger than fiction.  Which is what they're
starting to refer to me as...a work of fiction. -- Karl

     But a classic of the genre, surely?

Arenamaster Rillion -- Many pardons for the annoyance your lordship.  As for fighter
Dexter, I just explained why he was being sent up.  The following disgruntlement,
while heartily endorsed, was entirely his own work...annnnd if it's any consolation,
old Dex's still ticked off too. -- Jondeaux

     Good! -- Arenamaster Rillion

Tyger -- Say m8 can you do me a favor, Jasper forgot what she learned in your fight
round 559.  Would you mind aiding a fellow mgr, and pass along that info please...
she can be so forgetful, I'd swear she'd for get her helm if Egros didn't remind her.

Riptide -- I'm not sure how to say this, but I think there is something going on,
maybe a spy, or thief stealing my reports... all I know is in round 559 you fought
Ranfuagud, might you still have the records on what he learned that round...  Anyone
have a spare gremlin trap?

Barjin's Best returns to the sands of Riztab for what we hope is a much lengthier
stay this time.
Madam Y -- The slinky black sheath seams to suit you, but how about adding a long
black cigarette holder?  And diamonds.  The image calls for 'em. -- Tariliss

Machiavelli -- I just couldn't be that calculating.  Okay for some, I guess, but it
isn't Shewish.  Probably why we lost our war, eh? -- Tala Gog

Yoda Man -- You're too tall for that part!  Quick, the shrinking potion! -- Winter
Shadows
P.S.  I did try to "trim you down to size" a little.

Aristocrat Vodka -- Sorry if I seemed nasty, but I had to stop you swaying and

staggering around before you fell on me! -- Sweet Betsey
P.S.  Maybe you should drink something else before your next fight?  Such as... milk.
Or even water.

Ah, the joys of standbys.  But a win is, undisputably, a win. -- Marvanella

Our congratulations to Machiavelli. -- Sweet Magic

Arenamaster Rillion -- They must need exercise, then.  I know some great exercises
for mean coffers.  SHOPPING! -- Tariliss

     I believe I'll pass on this. -- Rillion tA

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

MACHIAVELLI was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GREY THE SILENT was slaughtered by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BACARDI LIMON handily defeated TALA GOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LEIBNIZ vanquished DEXTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HURRICANE savagely defeated HUME in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CROWN ROYAL vanquished MONKEY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
IRONSTORM was viciously subdued by KRANKYKARL in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
JASPER lost to TARILISS in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
MADAM Y defeated MANGY POLECAT in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
JIM BEAM vanquished YODA MAN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
EGROS handily defeated ARISTOCRAT VODKA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RANFUAGUD demolished ARISTOCRAT RUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TYGER was devastated by SWEET BETSEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
LOSING IS FUN overpowered SUGAR in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title conflict.
BUDDHA slimly won victory over UGLY EDDIE in a action packed 4 minute master's bout.
EPICURIOUS was overcome by WINTER SHADOWS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
QUALIX slimly lost to KOOL-AID DRINKER in a 2 minute brawl.
MISSY MOSSY was overpowered by ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SCYTHE was overpowered by CATFISH HUNTER in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
WACKY WACO WONK handily defeated BULLHOG in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HAVOKK overpowered BROTHER ZILCH in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
REJ THE BLADE handily defeated MARVANELLA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SILKE was bested by SISTER Q in a popular 1 minute novice's bout.
KORTUL savagely defeated SCAT CAT in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  23 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  30 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  38 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  22 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  17 -  1      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  19 -  0      17  |

Turn 563 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LOSING IS FUN 6330         18  12  0  121 WHO DA MAN? (623)
WALL OF STEEL    BUDDHA 6231                22  20  1  108 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       BACARDI LIMON 5509          5   1  0   92 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROWN ROYAL 5507            2   0  0   90 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
PARRY-STRIKE     UGLY EDDIE 6370            16  13  1   87 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            15  10  1   74 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 HURRICANE 6481.  The ten other most popular fighters were KRANKYKARL 6406, 
UGLY EDDIE 6370, MANGY POLECAT 6569, LOSING IS FUN 6330, CROWN ROYAL 5507, TARILISS 
6527, RANFUAGUD 6567, BUDDHA 6231, CATFISH HUNTER 6441, and SWEET BETSEY 6571.

The least popular fighter this week was MARVANELLA 6574.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BULLHOG 6560, SCYTHE 6578, MISSY MOSSY 6539, ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505, 
ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508, YODA MAN 6328, HUME 6376, DEXTER 6524, TALA GOG 6066, and GREY 
THE SILENT 5830.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LOSING IS FUN (12-6330) WHO DA MAN? (623)
BUDDHA (12-6231) DREAMERS (142)

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

MACHIAVELLI (12-6440) DREAMERS (142)