DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2007    Duedate: 02/06/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIERCE TIGER
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4750) [18-15-2,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIERCE TIGER                   DEANO
STARBASE 5 (263)               MARKS PARTY (489)
(15-4750) [18-15-2,117]        (15-4830) [3-0-2,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JESSALIN                       PERIWINKLE
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4713) [17-20-0,91]         (15-4787) [14-8-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STARBASE 5 (263)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STARBASE 5 (263)            26
2. BLOODSWORN (482)            22      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. GREENWARDENS (244)          15      Unchartered Team
4. MARKS PARTY (489)           10
5. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           1      MARKS PARTY (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MARKS PARTY (489)          4   2  2 66.7   1/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263)          9  6 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       373 278 18 57.3   2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 1
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         169 150  7 53.0   3/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)        8  7 0
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      129 134  5 49.0   4/ 3 BLOODSWORN (482)          5  5 1
 5/ 5 BLOODSWORN (482)          44  52  4 45.8   5/ 5*MARKS PARTY (489)         3  1 1
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       469 595 10 44.1   6/ 6 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        0  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[ Greenwardens ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Each Greenwarden on patrol carried an amulet that would signal the group's
headquarters if that carrier died.  So they would know, whoever was on watch this
cold morning, that Hob was gone, that Patterson was still alive and now alone in the
woods.  A relief patrol would be leaving within twenty minutes of that signal, and a
runner carrying word to Prince Malcorn.  Maybe the prince would or could do nothing
at this point, but the rule was that he had to know.  Always.
     Patterson Pine was glad HE was not a prince, imagine having to carry that
burden!  But, as he searched the nearby woods for a place to make his stand, he
wouldn't have minded being back in town.  The woods were looking unchancy right now,
especially for a man suddenly alone.
     At least they were also well known to him, as to every Greenwarden.  He knew
where he could put his back to a stone--a natural outcropping of bedrock, not a
worked stone moved in for reasons better not spoken out loud.  It was the damned
ritual stones they had to watch out for, no way he would use one for shelter!  And
then, he would wait.
     He found his rock, made sure that he wouldn't be putting his back to a concealed
enemy, and settled down to the waiting.

     Activity at the Greenwardens guildhouse was as intense as Patterson might have
wished.  In this kind of situation, only veterans were sent out; today it would be
Woodwalker, Greengrove, and Stalking Horse.  The younger members, who had rolled out
of bed when the alarm sounded, just like the rest, stood in a cluster off to one
side.
     "We should be going, too," Jessalin muttered.  "Hob was OUR teammate, one of US.
Gods, I can't believe she's dead!"
     "She was a pain in the neck," Tree Shadow agreed.  "In all our necks.  But we
should get to help...avenge her or whatever.  One of us should go, too.  Not you,
Jess, you're too short for this snow.  But I could go."
     "They won't take you, or any of us," Jessalin said.  "You heard them when we
asked.  We lack 'depth of experience' in such matters."
     Tree Shadow scowled.  "If I follow them, by the time they realize I'm there, it
will be too late to send me back."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What were you THINKING, Strada?  How could you lose to me and stick me with the
column?  How could you DO--  What, I'm on?  Already?  Eek!

     Ah...citizens of Malcorn, greetings!  Please stay out of the woods, as there is
a killer loose there, and we will be too busy hunting it to do search-and-rescue of
strayed hikers.  Besides, hiking in the woods in the winter is a bad idea, and not
much fun.  Stay home by the fire and drink mulled cider, okay?

                                      Jessalin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for MALCORN.  MVP award for SOMNAMBULANT?  
DARK CREATION's proud of him after beating STRADA and getting 25 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  AZAZEL got smashed by DEANO, and lost 20 points!  And I was 
just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome FIERCE 
TIGER.  Aren't STARBASE 5 proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their 
warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BLOODSWORN 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 44-52-4 record really that scary?  I don't know what 
DARK CREATION's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
BLOODSWORN, that's fer sher.  Can BLOODSWORN's VITAE be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  MALCORN is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIERCE TIGER 4750            18  15  2   117       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVANENT 4770                14   5  0   106       BLOODSWORN (482)
 PERIWINKLE 4787              14   8  0    92       GREENWARDENS (244)
 JESSALIN 4713                17  20  0    91       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRADA 4703                  23   8  0    87       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            15   7  0    82       DARK CREATION (471)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          15  17  1    79       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMUNCULUS 4805               9   9  0    58       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEANO 4830                    3   0  2    55       MARKS PARTY (489)
 ANGELTEAR 4842                7   2  0    48       BLOODSWORN (482)
 VITAE 4861                    3   0  2    45       BLOODSWORN (482)
 AZAZEL 4854                   5   4  1    34       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVAMERE 4843                4   5  0    28       BLOODSWORN (482)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            3   1  0    24       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDBIRD 4869                  2   0  0    22       GREENWARDENS (244)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 ENVERENOS 4867                1   1  0    20       STARBASE 5 (263)
 LUTHERAX 4868                 2   0  1    18       DARK CREATION (471)
 BET TWICE 4858                2   5  0    11       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MOSSROCK 4871                 1   0  0    11       GREENWARDENS (244)
 DIVUM DEUS 4864               1   3  0     6       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WENDIGO 4866                  1   2  0     5       DARK CREATION (471)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
 GRASS 4831                    1   1  0     4       MARKS PARTY (489)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VOSHRA 4862            1  2 0 BLOODSWORN 482        MOUNTAIN TROLL 451    554 NONE    
NECTANEBUS 4855        1  4 0 DARK CREATION 471     VITAE 4861            551         
CROATOAN 4860          2  1 1 DARK CREATION 471     VITAE 4861            552         
TREE SHADOW 4717      13 22 0 GREENWARDENS 244      FIERCE TIGER 4750     553         
HOB L. D'HOY 4786      7 13 0 GREENWARDENS 244      DEANO 4830            552         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fierce Tiger -- So!  The truth comes out, you are in league with The Thing in the
Forest!  All is known!  (sigh)  I really didn't want to die, you know.  Not even
heroically in the forest, which I guess I get to do by transference. -- Ghost of Tree
Shadow

A Convicted Assassin?  Who convicted him, and who is he said to have assassinated?
Maybe there were extenuating circumstances.  Not if it was for money, but maybe it
was some personal vengeance? -- Periwinkle, feeling generous today for some weird
reason

Homunculus -- I was moved to kill you, on the principle that you MIGHT be in league
with the Thing, but then I thought, no, Jorja'd have a fit, and I really don't want
Jorja having a fit at me.  Besides, despite your name, you don't look like a Forest
Thing. -- Patterson Pine

Indemos -- Glad to have you along, then.  Er...you did pick up the point that you
have to fight Things in the woods first? -- Patterson Pine
P.S.  Nah, we like it.  And if you don't START with a meaning, why, we'll make one
for you!  Be glad you're not facing our counterparts in Caleam, who are developing
the Great Arena Cookoff or some such based on their opponents' names.

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....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VOSHRA was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JESSALIN was vanquished by FIERCE TIGER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
REVANENT subdued PATTERSON PINE in a 1 minute expert's fight.
PERIWINKLE devastated HOMUNCULUS in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
STRADA was narrowly defeated by SOMNAMBULANT in a dull 23 minute master's competition.
AZAZEL was overpowered by DEANO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ANGELTEAR devastated VARPULIS RUKH in a 3 minute one-sided competition.
SILVAMERE was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
VITAE vanquished KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BET TWICE was vanquished by REDBIRD in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
GRASS was overpowered by ENVERENOS in a 1 minute uneven match.
DIVUM DEUS was beaten by LUTHERAX in a 2 minute novice's fight.
WENDIGO was luckily beaten by MOSSROCK in a 3 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   8 -  4      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  17 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  16 -  1      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 554 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FIERCE TIGER 4750          18  15  2  117 STARBASE 5 (263)
PARRY-LUNGE      REVANENT 4770              14   5  0  106 BLOODSWORN (482)
TOTAL PARRY      STRADA 4703                23   8  0   87 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       DEANO 4830                  3   0  2   55 MARKS PARTY (489)
SLASHING ATTACK  AZAZEL 4854                 5   4  1   34 DARK CREATION (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JESSALIN 4713.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PERIWINKLE 4787.  The ten other most popular fighters were REDBIRD 4869, DIVUM 
DEUS 4864, FIERCE TIGER 4750, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, WENDIGO 4866, REVANENT 4770, 
HOMUNCULUS 4805, DEANO 4830, LUTHERAX 4868, and MOSSROCK 4871.

The least popular fighter this week was SOMNAMBULANT 4784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STRADA 4703, GRASS 4831, BET TWICE 4858, SILVAMERE 4843, 
ANGELTEAR 4842, AZAZEL 4854, JESSALIN 4713, ENVERENOS 4867, VITAE 4861, and PATTERSON 
PINE 4752.