DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2007    Duedate: 03/06/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-556

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIERCE TIGER
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4750) [20-15-2,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIERCE TIGER                   DEANO
STARBASE 5 (263)               MARKS PARTY (489)
(15-4750) [20-15-2,136]        (15-4830) [4-1-2,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JESSALIN                       DEANO
GREENWARDENS (244)             MARKS PARTY (489)
(15-4713) [18-21-0,101]        (15-4830) [4-1-2,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          42
2. MARKS PARTY (489)           23      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. STARBASE 5 (263)            12      Unchartered Team
4. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           4
5. DARK CREATION (471)         -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)          8   3  2 72.7   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       375 278 18 57.4   2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         171 158  7 52.0   3/ 3 BLOODSWORN (482)          7  8 2
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      136 137  5 49.8   4/ 5*MARKS PARTY (489)         5  2 0
 5/ 5 BLOODSWORN (482)          48  58  6 45.3   5/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          4 11 0
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       476 598 11 44.3   6/ 6 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        2  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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for JESSALIN, who pummelled 
STRADA, to pocket 17 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, GRASS was 
winsome, after beating WENDIGO and seeing her lose 14 points.  FIERCE TIGER found out 
being MALCORN's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, receiving 4 challenges!  You 
could cut the tension with a scimitar as REVANENT of BLOODSWORN met the Duelmaster.  
REVANENT 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!   
     And how sociable are MALCORN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  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 Willing to win at any cost is VITAE, who 
challenged DIVUM DEUS, 8 points junior.  Our sympathies, DIVUM DEUS!  I thought VITAE 
showed great skill and promise when he won victory over DIVUM DEUS.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
MALCORN would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in MALCORN is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  MALCORN, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has 
agreed to foot my bill at The Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIERCE TIGER 4750            20  15  2   136       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            17   7  0   103       DARK CREATION (471)
 JESSALIN 4713                18  21  0   101       GREENWARDENS (244)
 REVANENT 4770                15   6  1    96       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          16  18  1    90       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STRADA 4703                  23  10  0    89       STARBASE 5 (263)
 HOMUNCULUS 4805              11   9  0    76       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAZEL 4854                   7   4  1    60       DARK CREATION (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEANO 4830                    4   1  2    48       MARKS PARTY (489)
 SILVAMERE 4843                5   6  0    37       BLOODSWORN (482)
 ANGELTEAR 4842                7   4  0    34       BLOODSWORN (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDBIRD 4869                  4   0  0    33       GREENWARDENS (244)
 GRASS 4831                    3   1  0    33       MARKS PARTY (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITAE 4861                    4   1  2    23       BLOODSWORN (482)
 MOSSROCK 4871                 3   0  1    23       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BET TWICE 4858                4   5  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 WENDIGO 4866                  2   3  0    19       DARK CREATION (471)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            3   3  0    18       STARBASE 5 (263)
-KEMAY 4865                    1   0  0    16       MARKS PARTY (489)
 AVISHRA 4873                  1   0  1    14       BLOODSWORN (482)
 LUTHERAX 4868                 2   2  1     9       DARK CREATION (471)
 DIVUM DEUS 4864               1   5  0     8       STARBASE 5 (263)
 ROSESHADOW 4874               1   0  0     8       GREENWARDENS (244)
-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?
CROATOAN 4860          2  1 1 DARK CREATION 471     VITAE 4861            552 REVENGED
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 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERIWINKLE 4787       14  9 0 GREENWARDENS 244      REVANENT 4770         555         
ENVERENOS 4867         1  3 0 STARBASE 5 263        AVISHRA 4873          556         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Revanent -- Jorja's annoyed.  Three deaths in four turns!  She hates recruiting. --
Ghost of Periwinkle
P.S.  I'm not exactly thrilled myself.  When I think of a really good curse, I'll
send it your way.

Fierce Tiger -- Yeahyeah, like there was any other kind? -- Jessalin

     Aw, some tigers are just big pussycats. -- Ed.

A Venomous Concubine?  Well, at least my omens for survival in the story continue
good. -- Patterson Pine
P.S.  Not that we're likely to get any advancement of the story this time.
Apparently our chronicler is "otherwise occupied" with something called "real life."
Bah.

Mordant Deserter.  Okay, I can work with that.  For now, at least. -- Redbird

And with Redbird to tenderize him, I can handle the Mordant Deserter also.  Good. --
Mossrock

Homunculus -- Not to mention the ARMOR that fails in its duty! -- Ghost of Periwinkle

Vitae -- A little revenge can be so sweet.  Double the revenge and the marring of an
unbeaten record is even sweeter. -- H.P.L.West

Strada -- We were all a little fearful you might take your own head off with that
morningstar. -- Dark Creation

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

REVANENT was viciously subdued by FIERCE TIGER in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
DEANO savagely defeated ANGELTEAR in a exciting 5 minute gory Challenge melee.
LUTHERAX was viciously subdued by BET TWICE in a 6 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
GRASS overpowered WENDIGO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VITAE devastated DIVUM DEUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SOMNAMBULANT bested PATTERSON PINE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's match.
HOMUNCULUS defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute melee.
JESSALIN viciously subdued STRADA in a popular 3 minute gruesome expert's duel.
AZAZEL won victory over SILVAMERE in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
REDBIRD overcame VARPULIS RUKH in a popular 1 minute bout.
ENVERENOS was murdered by AVISHRA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MOSSROCK overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's contest.
ROSESHADOW subdued CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 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         AIMED BLOW        16 -   8 -  4      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  17 -  1      26  |

Turn 556 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         3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING 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          20  15  2  136 STARBASE 5 (263)
TOTAL PARRY      SOMNAMBULANT 4784          17   7  0  103 DARK CREATION (471)
PARRY-LUNGE      REVANENT 4770              15   6  1   96 BLOODSWORN (482)
AIMED BLOW       HOMUNCULUS 4805            11   9  0   76 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  AZAZEL 4854                 7   4  1   60 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 DEANO 4830.  The ten other most popular fighters were JESSALIN 4713, PATTERSON 
PINE 4752, FIERCE TIGER 4750, REDBIRD 4869, AZAZEL 4854, BET TWICE 4858, GRASS 4831, 
HOMUNCULUS 4805, SILVAMERE 4843, and AVISHRA 4873.

The least popular fighter this week was LUTHERAX 4868.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ENVERENOS 4867, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, DIVUM DEUS 4864, ANGELTEAR 4842, 
REVANENT 4770, STRADA 4703, SOMNAMBULANT 4784, VITAE 4861, WENDIGO 4866, and 
ROSESHADOW 4874.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FIERCE TIGER (15-4750) STARBASE 5 (263)