DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2006    Duedate: 12/30/2006

DULLENS ARENA

DM-13    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WANTON SLAUGHTER
PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)
(13-4842) [16-11-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WANTON SLAUGHTER               POSITION IS EMPTY
PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)      
(13-4842) [16-11-1,119]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ST-STUMP RUN                   SWEET DREAM STRIKER
KIRKWOOD 1 (535)               DREAMERS (539)
(13-4899) [18-12-0,106]        (13-5085) [10-7-1,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (539)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIRKWOOD 1 (535)            11
2. PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)   11PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)
3. DREAMERS (539)               2      Unchartered Team
4. MOMMY DEAREST (543)          0
5. FAMOUS WEAPONS (548)         0SUPERIOR  HORDE 438T (506)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       60  43  7 58.3   1/ 1 DREAMERS (539)            8  7 1
 2/ 2 PERFECTION QUEST 1 (527)  73  54  5 57.5   2/ 3 PERFECTION QUEST 1 (527)  5  2 0
 3/ 3 KIRKWOOD 1 (535)          75  67  2 52.8   3/ 2 KIRKWOOD 1 (535)          4  4 0
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (539)            66  88  6 42.9   4- 4 MOMMY DEAREST (543)       1  3 0
 5- 5*FAMOUS WEAPONS (548)       0   1  0  0.0   5- 5*FAMOUS WEAPONS (548)      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 DULLENS games.  WISHFULL WALL caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TOODLES ENSLAVED! and was 
awarded 10 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MORDANT 
SALESMAN put down DREAMER, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the 
process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this 
week was none other than Duelmaster WANTON SLAUGHTER himself.  This time out LULLABY 
LUNGER made his bid for the throne as he challenged WANTON SLAUGHTER in an all out 
contest of skill for possession of the title!  Although LULLABY LUNGER made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious WANTON SLAUGHTER.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DULLENS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DULLENS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANTON SLAUGHTER 4842        16  11  1   119       PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST-STUMP RUN 4899            18  12  0   106       KIRKWOOD 1 (535)
-NORMAN BATES SL 4977         15   5  1    96       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 LULLABY LUNGER 4969          16  14  0    91       DREAMERS (539)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WS-THE WALL 4898             17  13  1    88       KIRKWOOD 1 (535)
 WISHFULL WALL 4987           12  18  0    85       DREAMERS (539)
 SWEET DREAM STRIKER 5085     10   7  1    77       DREAMERS (539)
 SUPERIOR LOOPHOLE 5026       14  12  3    70       PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIGMOND FREUD - ST 5062       8   7  3    62       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 BEDTIME BASHER 5068          10  11  3    59       DREAMERS (539)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARRIE PR 4978                9   4  1    38       MOMMY DEAREST (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUMPINJACK FLASH 5143         1   0  0    21       PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)
-OEDPIUS 5133                  0   1  0    13       MOMMY DEAREST (543)
 DREAMER 5153                  2   1  0     7       DREAMERS (539)
-HAMMER OF KHAROS 5114         0   1  0     7       FAMOUS WEAPONS (548)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TOODLES ENRAGED! 368   0  1 0   1                   BEDTIME BASHER 5068   467 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

LULLABY LUNGER was devastated by WANTON SLAUGHTER in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
ST-STUMP RUN vanquished SUPERIOR LOOPHOLE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
SWEET DREAM STRIKER was narrowly defeated by WS-THE WALL in a 3 minute fight.
WISHFULL WALL devastated TOODLES ENSLAVED! in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BEDTIME BASHER assassinated TOODLES ENRAGED! in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
DREAMER lost to MORDANT SALESMAN in a 2 minute brutal amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  5      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  22 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 467 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    WANTON SLAUGHTER 4842      16  11  1  119 PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)
STRIKING ATTACK  ST-STUMP RUN 4899          18  12  0  106 KIRKWOOD 1 (535)
LUNGING ATTACK   LULLABY LUNGER 4969        16  14  0   91 DREAMERS (539)
SLASHING ATTACK  SUPERIOR LOOPHOLE 5026     14  12  3   70 PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ST-STUMP RUN 4899.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SWEET DREAM STRIKER 5085.  The ten other most popular fighters were WS-THE 
WALL 4898, LULLABY LUNGER 4969, ST-STUMP RUN 4899, WANTON SLAUGHTER 4842, BEDTIME 
BASHER 5068, DREAMER 5153, WISHFULL WALL 4987, SUPERIOR LOOPHOLE 5026,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SUPERIOR LOOPHOLE 5026.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WISHFULL WALL 4987, DREAMER 5153, BEDTIME BASHER 5068, WANTON 
SLAUGHTER 4842, ST-STUMP RUN 4899, LULLABY LUNGER 4969, WS-THE WALL 4898, SWEET DREAM 
STRIKER 5085,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WANTON SLAUGHTER (13-4842) PERFECTION QUEST 13 (527)