DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/19/2007    Duedate: 03/03/2007

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LADY DOROTHY
OLYMPIANS (320)
(14-2957) [16-16-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LADY DOROTHY                   TEA
OLYMPIANS (320)                HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
(14-2957) [16-16-1,98]         (14-4417) [3-1-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHICHI-HOOEY                   RED BLOOD CELL
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             BIO WARFARE (439)
(14-4270) [16-35-0,83]         (14-4420) [4-10-2,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLYMPIANS (320)             39
2. BIO WARFARE (439)           33      OLYMPIANS (320)
3. HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)      21      Unchartered Team
4. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         0
5. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       0      HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      55  17  2 76.4   1/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 2/ 2*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    11   7  1 61.1   2/ 0 OLYMPIANS (320)           4  1 0
 3/ 0 OLYMPIANS (320)           96  99  3 49.2   3- 1 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      4  1 0
 4/ 3 BIO WARFARE (439)        102 127 10 44.5   4/ 3 BIO WARFARE (439)         4  5 1
 5/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       429 542  9 44.2   5/ 5*HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    3  5 0
 6- 5*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    16  21  1 43.2   6- 4*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Doghouse ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The carriage moved in whistling silence for several minutes.  Finally,
reluctantly, Scruff said, "The tentacles are keeping pace with us."
     "Pacemaker to the Tentacles," the orc, Jorge muttered.  "That will look odd on
my resume.  Assuming I live to need a resume."
     "You can't die!" the arenamaster said.  "You're needed in the Dark Arena.
People have been WAITING for you to come back to Aradi."
     "Waiting for you, too, Hark."
     "I guess.  Arena administration stuff.  I'd rather fight--"
     "Don't say it!"
     "--Tentacles."
     "The tentacles are getting ahead of us," Gerbent said.  "They're pulling away
fast.  That must mean we won't have to fight them."
     "More likely, they're getting ahead so they can set a trap," the orc growled.
"It's the sort of thing a bunch of creepy interdimensional tentacles would do."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Kung-Fu Master?  That's the only person who cared--or DARED--to contest the
title with me?  Hmm, actually, looked at in the right way, that's a complement, and I
shall be sure to look at it that way.  Compliments aren't so thick on the ground
ANYWHERE that I would just throw one away.

                                    Chichi-Hooey

P.S.  But all he taught me was some sort of weird tea-making ritual, with a lot of
bowing and silent meditation, which is not how I like to make tea at all.  Not even
any tea bags!  Talk about doing stuff the hard way...of course, what else can you
expect from someone who won't use a sword to fight?

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TOBIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, FOREIGN LEGION, but THE 
DOGHOUSE was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for CLYTEMNAESTRA?  OLYMPIANS' 
proud of her after beating ECHANOSARAH and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  TIPAR KUROO got smashed by WHITE BLOOD CELL, and lost 11 points!  And I 
was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome LADY 
DOROTHY.  Aren't OLYMPIANS proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said TOBIR's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Deeproot Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  Like, is SCRUFF popular, or what?  
He was challenged the most in all of TOBIR!  He's got a 10-5-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey, warriors get killed by other warriors, not by their manager sending 
them to the Dark Arena.  What's wrong with SANDWICHES' 2-0-1, HIGH SCHOOL PROM?  What 
if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  TOBIR is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY DOROTHY 2957            16  16  1    98       OLYMPIANS (320)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANISH PASTRY 4400           11   5  0   101       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BWUCE REE 4388               10   2  0    86       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            16  35  0    83       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-ITALIAN STALLION 4399        15   1  0    69       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOWSTOPPER 4427              5   3  1    55       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-MAGINOT LINE 4393             8   3  0    53       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERBENT 4401                 10  14  0    51       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WHITE BLOOD CELL 4477         4   2  0    43       BIO WARFARE (439)
 TEA 4417                      3   1  0    43       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
-CLOWN 4418                    3   2  0    37       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 SCRUFF 4421                  10   5  0    36       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-100% 4429                     4   4  0    31       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 PUNCH 4416                    3   1  0    27       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 RED BLOOD CELL 4420           4  10  2    24       BIO WARFARE (439)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIPAR KUROO 4465              5   6  0    23       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-LOVELIFE 4428                 4   4  0    20       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 ATREUS 4083                   3   0  0    20       OLYMPIANS (320)
 CLYTEMNAESTRA 4089            1   1  0    18       OLYMPIANS (320)
-VACUOLE 4482                  1   0  0     9       BIO WARFARE (439)
 ECHANOSARAH 4490              2   2  0     8       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 OGREN 4494                    1   0  0     7       OLYMPIANS (320)
-LRB 4488                      0   2  0     2       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CERTRIOLE 4492         0  1 0 BIO WARFARE 439       DARK CHAMPION 515     561 NONE    
SARIN 4493             0  1 0 BIO WARFARE 439       ARENAMASTER VASHK 514 561 NONE    
SANDWICHES 4419        2  1 1 HIGH SCHOOL PROM 449  HIGH ELF 510          561 NONE    
VOTING 4415            0  2 0 HIGH SCHOOL PROM 449  MOUNTAIN TROLL 509    561 NONE    
DUDDITE 4090           1  1 0 OLYMPIANS 320         TRUSTWORTHY SCRIB 496 561 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Clown -- Oh, hey, this is GREAT.  Thanks.  A win in the arena, while adventuring, is
always a good sort of an omen.  I appreciate it, and when I get back, I would be glad
to buy you a beer. -- Gerbent
P.S.  If I survive.

Punch -- Actually, I don't care much for punch, either way.  It tastes funny, if it's
something to drink, and my paws just aren't designed for punching.  Although my teeth
punch rather well, eh?  Now you've got holes for your lacing.  No, no, I didn't mind.
Ask me any time. -- Scruff

Yes, well, the Cult Member started muttering about tentacles, and I can't STAND
tentacles, you know?  So I buried him in the sand.  Let him make tentacles THERE.
Ha. -- Tipar Kuroo

Tea -- (recoiling)  You're a guy?  How...odd.  I never thought of tea as being a guy
thing. -- Echanosarah

     I take it you've never had lapsang souchong? -- Ed.

Five fights.  This is pathetic. -- the Doghouse, disappointed

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

SANDWICHES was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VOTING was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
CERTRIOLE was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SARIN was butchered by ARENAMASTER VASHKU in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHITE BLOOD CELL overpowered TIPAR KUROO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RED BLOOD CELL was bested by SCRUFF in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
CHICHI-HOOEY was devastated by LADY DOROTHY in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
GERBENT was handily defeated by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TEA won victory over DELARQUAN SAILOR in a action packed 1 minute duel.
PUNCH vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DUDDITE was viciously butchered by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
CLYTEMNAESTRA handily defeated ECHANOSARAH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ATREUS demolished CONVINCIAN HERO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OGREN unbelievably bested SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 5 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  18 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  13 -  2      28  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WHITE BLOOD CELL 4477       4   2  0   43 BIO WARFARE (439)
TOTAL PARRY      SCRUFF 4421                10   5  0   36 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHICHI-HOOEY 4270.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED BLOOD CELL 4420.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEA 4417, 
SCRUFF 4421, VOTING 4415, CLYTEMNAESTRA 4089, WHITE BLOOD CELL 4477, PUNCH 4416, 
ATREUS 4083, LADY DOROTHY 2957, SANDWICHES 4419, and CERTRIOLE 4492.

The least popular fighter this week was OGREN 4494.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ECHANOSARAH 4490, DUDDITE 4090, GERBENT 4401, CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, TIPAR 
KUROO 4465, SARIN 4493, CERTRIOLE 4492, SANDWICHES 4419, LADY DOROTHY 2957, and 
ATREUS 4083.