DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2007    Duedate: 02/20/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIERCE TIGER
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4750) [19-15-2,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REVANENT                       DEANO
BLOODSWORN (482)               MARKS PARTY (489)
(15-4770) [15-5-1,134]         (15-4830) [3-1-2,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JESSALIN                       BET TWICE
GREENWARDENS (244)             TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4713) [17-21-0,84]         (15-4858) [3-5-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         72
2. MARKS PARTY (489)           15      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           7      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)           5
5. BLOODSWORN (482)             2      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)          6   3  2 66.7   1/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       374 278 18 57.4   2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         170 154  7 52.5   3/ 4 BLOODSWORN (482)          5  5 1
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      133 135  5 49.6   4/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263)          5 10 1
 5/ 5 BLOODSWORN (482)          46  55  5 45.5   5/ 5*MARKS PARTY (489)         3  2 0
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       472 597 11 44.2   6/ 6 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        1  2 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[ +

     Tree Shadow felt... very strange.  Not quite herself.  No, that wasn't it, she
was not AT ALL herself.  Her body moved differently, and it did not obey her
commands.  Tales of "body-snatching" and possession, told by her senior teammates and
disregarded by her as meant to alarm the newcomer, replayed in her mind.  And
something else in that mind noticed and laughed....
     She drew a mental breath, since she could no longer command a physical one.  So,
that was it?  No more Tree Shadow except for this ghost in her own...what had been
her own mind and body.  But who or what was in charge now?

     Woodwalker, Greengrove, and Stalking Horse, senior Greenwardens and Lords
Protector, reached the position from which the death-alarm had come.  Found the small
pyre where Hob's remains had been burned, noted the tracks of both Patterson and
whatever had killed their young teammate.
     Woodwalker reached toward the beast's track, which was as large as his hand.
"Palug-cat," he said.
     "Bad," Stalking Horse agreed.
     "Bad enough on its own, but it won't BE on its own," Greengrove concluded.
"Something's gotten loose."
     "Well, that's what they pay us for," Woodwalker said.  "Finding, catching, and
binding again.  Let's pick up young Patterson and then get to work."

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Good things come to those who fight well, as DARK CREATION can attest, 
moving up by 0.  JESSALIN found out that MALCORN isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be 
the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in MALCORN is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in DARK CREATION are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As 
a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of MARKS PARTY, so did that sorry team 
shy from DARK CREATION If challenges were horses, PERIWINKLE could open up a fast 
food joint!  DEANO found himself challenged by a warrior 21 below:  AZAZEL.  AZAZEL 
of DARK CREATION kept his wits as he defeated DEANO.  Willing to win at any cost is 
REVANENT, who challenged PERIWINKLE, 14 points junior.  Our sympathies, PERIWINKLE!  
I thought REVANENT showed great skill and promise when she slew PERIWINKLE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  The warriors at 
GREENWARDENS stable were more sober than usual, after PERIWINKLE's demise at the 
hands of REVANENT.  REVANENT, don't make any long term plans!  Never one to advocate 
diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see DARK CREATION retaliate against 
BLOODSWORN in bloodfeud!  Charity is unknown in MALCORN, and rightly so.  DARK 
CREATION exacted their revenge against BLOODSWORN.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, 
for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  MALCORN, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Drake's Barbecue.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIERCE TIGER 4750            19  15  2   125       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVANENT 4770                15   5  1   134       BLOODSWORN (482)
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            16   7  0   101       DARK CREATION (471)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRADA 4703                  23   9  0    88       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          16  17  1    86       GREENWARDENS (244)
 JESSALIN 4713                17  21  0    84       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMUNCULUS 4805              10   9  0    69       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAZEL 4854                   6   4  1    58       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGELTEAR 4842                7   3  0    41       BLOODSWORN (482)
 DEANO 4830                    3   1  2    35       MARKS PARTY (489)
 SILVAMERE 4843                5   5  0    34       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDIGO 4866                  2   2  0    33       DARK CREATION (471)
 REDBIRD 4869                  3   0  0    28       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASS 4831                    2   1  0    23       MARKS PARTY (489)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            3   2  0    20       STARBASE 5 (263)
 BET TWICE 4858                3   5  0    18       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 KEMAY 4865                    1   0  0    16       MARKS PARTY (489)
 VITAE 4861                    3   1  2    15       BLOODSWORN (482)
 MOSSROCK 4871                 2   0  1    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
 LUTHERAX 4868                 2   1  1     8       DARK CREATION (471)
 DIVUM DEUS 4864               1   4  0     7       STARBASE 5 (263)
 ENVERENOS 4867                1   2  0     5       STARBASE 5 (263)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 435   0  1 0   1                   MOSSROCK 4871         555 NONE    
STRIKER 4872           0  1 0 BLOODSWORN 482        BANDIT PRINCE 458     555 NONE    
NECTANEBUS 4855        1  4 0 DARK CREATION 471     VITAE 4861            551 JUST REV
CROATOAN 4860          2  1 1 DARK CREATION 471     VITAE 4861            552 JUST REV
PERIWINKLE 4787       14  9 0 GREENWARDENS 244      REVANENT 4770         555         
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

Strada -- It would appear perhaps that the somnambulant and yourself have quite a bit
in common.  But that which does not truly live cannot be exhausted. -- H.P.L. West

Periwinkle -- We will be filing a petition with the council on behalf of all warriors
who see the tide of their future changed because of faulty weapons.  This "shoddy"
craftsmanship is not worthy even of a tournament.  Our records do no deserve this. --
Homunculus (refusing to admit defeat) and anyone else willing to help

Divum Deus -- I once knew a doctor who drove a "little deuce coupe." -- H.P.L. West

Strada -- Uuugghh...errr...uuhhrrn...uunngghh? -- Somnambulant

Fierce Tiger -- Ah, well DONE, sir!  I hand over the title and the column to you
with, I will confess, a feeling of deep relief.  Enjoy them in good health. --
Jessalin

Revanent -- Damn, I did NOT need this.  (heavy sigh)  Not your fault, of course, you
were just doing your thing.  But I should know better by now than to step out onto
the sands with anything other than the match in question on my mind.  Damn. --
Patterson Pine

Homunculus -- I have a horror of homunculi, so, of course, I had to be REALLY FIRM
with you.  Even though you don't seem to be a TRUE one, since you aren't a golem. --
Periwinkle

Bet Twice -- What, on yourself or against?  Isn't there some rule about that?
Against that?  I am surprised and gratified to have won.  This is a red letter day
(the letter B, I think) for me. -- Redbird

Wendigo -- You don't seem all that dark to me.  Brunette, sure, but "dark" has to
have more than that to it, doesn't it? -- Mossrock

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WENDIGO vanquished VITAE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
REVANENT murdered PERIWINKLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SOMNAMBULANT viciously subdued STRADA in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
HOMUNCULUS devastated ANGELTEAR in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
AZAZEL overpowered DEANO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
SILVAMERE viciously subdued VARPULIS RUKH in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
FIERCE TIGER vanquished JESSALIN in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
PATTERSON PINE won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute expert's fight.
BET TWICE viciously subdued DIVUM DEUS in a popular 6 minute brutal fight.
GRASS handily defeated ENVERENOS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LUTHERAX was subdued by KEMAY in a 2 minute amateur's match.
REDBIRD handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MOSSROCK killed MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  16 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  4      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  16 -  1      30  |

Turn 555 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FIERCE TIGER 4750          19  15  2  125 STARBASE 5 (263)
PARRY-LUNGE      REVANENT 4770              15   5  1  134 BLOODSWORN (482)
TOTAL PARRY      SOMNAMBULANT 4784          16   7  0  101 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       HOMUNCULUS 4805            10   9  0   69 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  AZAZEL 4854                 6   4  1   58 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 BET TWICE 4858.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOMNAMBULANT 4784, 
SILVAMERE 4843, DIVUM DEUS 4864, HOMUNCULUS 4805, AZAZEL 4854, PATTERSON PINE 4752, 
GRASS 4831, KEMAY 4865, STRIKER 4872, and REVANENT 4770.

The least popular fighter this week was STRADA 4703.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOSSROCK 4871, LUTHERAX 4868, ENVERENOS 4867, JESSALIN 4713, VARPULIS 
RUKH 4863, DEANO 4830, ANGELTEAR 4842, PERIWINKLE 4787, VITAE 4861, and REDBIRD 4869.