DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/07/2007    Duedate: 03/20/2007

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JESSALIN
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4713) [19-21-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JESSALIN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
GREENWARDENS (244)             
(15-4713) [19-21-0,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JESSALIN                       JESSALIN
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4713) [19-21-0,109]        (15-4713) [19-21-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK CREATION (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODSWORN (482)            18
2. TRIPLE CROWN (382)           2      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. MARKS PARTY (489)            0      Unchartered Team
4. DARK CREATION (471)         -2
5. GREENWARDENS (244)         -11      RHYMES WITH ORANGE (424)

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/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)      10  5 2
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       376 278 18 57.5   2/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 1
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)         172 162  7 51.5   3/ 3 BLOODSWORN (482)          6  6 2
 4/ 4 DARK CREATION (471)      139 139  7 50.0   4- 4*MARKS PARTY (489)         4  1 0
 5/ 5 BLOODSWORN (482)          50  58  6 46.3   5/ 6 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        3  0 0
 6/ 6 GREENWARDENS (244)       478 601 11 44.3   6/ 5 STARBASE 5 (263)          3 12 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MALCORN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team GREENWARDENS was 
unseated this week as DARK CREATION moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-2 record for the round.  STRADA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested SOMNAMBULANT and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VITAE put down REDBIRD, 
causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on BLACK ORC as he bore arms against the Dark 
Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster FIERCE TIGER.  The crowds were amazed this 
turn, as BLACK ORC killed the Duelmaster, FIERCE TIGER, leaving STARBASE 5 in 
mourning.  With bloody hand JESSALIN has ascended to the throne of champions.  Is she 
that one which is spoken of in the ancient texts?  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 MALCORN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  MALCORN, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is BLOODSWORN, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of DARK CREATION are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after JESSALIN.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that HOMUNCULUS posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized JESSALIN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand HOMUNCULUS was 
defeated by JESSALIN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSALIN 4713                19  21  0   109       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVANENT 4770                16   6  1   104       BLOODSWORN (482)
 STRADA 4703                  24  10  0   102       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOMNAMBULANT 4784            17   8  0    90       DARK CREATION (471)
 PATTERSON PINE 4752          16  19  1    85       GREENWARDENS (244)
 HOMUNCULUS 4805              11  10  0    72       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAZEL 4854                   8   4  1    62       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                  
 VITAE 4861                    5   1  2    33       BLOODSWORN (482)
-GRASS 4831                    3   1  0    33       MARKS PARTY (489)
 WENDIGO 4866                  3   3  1    28       DARK CREATION (471)
 MOSSROCK 4871                 4   0  1    27       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BET TWICE 4858                5   5  0    24       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANNONADE 4749                1   0  0    22       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 REDBIRD 4869                  4   1  0    19       GREENWARDENS (244)
-KEMAY 4865                    1   0  0    16       MARKS PARTY (489)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863            3   4  0    15       STARBASE 5 (263)
-AVISHRA 4873                  1   0  1    14       BLOODSWORN (482)
 LUTHERAX 4868                 3   2  2    13       DARK CREATION (471)
 DIVUM DEUS 4864               1   6  0     9       STARBASE 5 (263)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
ROSESHADOW 4874        1  1 0 GREENWARDENS 244      WENDIGO 4866          557         
TREE SHADOW 4717      13 22 0 GREENWARDENS 244      FIERCE TIGER 4750     553 NOT REVE
PERIWINKLE 4787       14  9 0 GREENWARDENS 244      REVANENT 4770         555         
FIERCE TIGER 4750     20 16 2 STARBASE 5 263        BLACK ORC 453         557 NONE    
TITAN IVMALLOY 4875    0  1 0 STARBASE 5 263        LUTHERAX 4868         557         
ENVERENOS 4867         1  3 0 STARBASE 5 263        AVISHRA 4873          556         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Somnambulist -- If that's the result of sleep-walking, maybe I should try it.  The
gods know I need more sleep. -- Patterson Pine

Strada -- Old familiar faces.  How is it that I won that match? -- Jessalin

Varpulis Rukh -- Er, I hope you don't mind me mentioning this, but I think you may
have made a career error? -- Redbird

Ah, the Embezzling Scribe.  A fool. -- Mossrock

A Convicted Thief?  What did he steal?  From whom?  Why?  I really want to know what
kind of thievery requires an arena career as, what, punishment?  Reward? --
Roseshadow
P.S.  I am NOT Shewish!  I say this, not because I would be ashamed of Shewish blood,
because I wouldn't, but because the simplest fool could see that I'm less than five
and a half feet tall.  What are the Commission scribes THINKING?

Our congratulations to Fierce Tiger. -- the Greenwardens

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

FIERCE TIGER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REVANENT devastated PATTERSON PINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOMUNCULUS was handily defeated by JESSALIN in a 3 minute Challenge Title match.
DIVUM DEUS was bested by BET TWICE in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
VITAE overpowered REDBIRD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SOMNAMBULANT was outwaited by STRADA in a unpopular 21 minute veteran's duel.
AZAZEL beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
VARPULIS RUKH was defeated by MOSSROCK in a 4 minute melee.
WENDIGO slaughtered ROSESHADOW in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LUTHERAX barely slew TITAN IVMALLOY in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  4      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  14 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  16 -  1      27  |

Turn 557 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      REVANENT 4770              16   6  1  104 BLOODSWORN (482)
TOTAL PARRY      STRADA 4703                24  10  0  102 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       HOMUNCULUS 4805            11  10  0   72 DARK CREATION (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  AZAZEL 4854                 8   4  1   62 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 JESSALIN 4713.  The ten other most popular fighters were BET TWICE 4858, AZAZEL 
4854, HOMUNCULUS 4805, VITAE 4861, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, MOSSROCK 4871, WENDIGO 4866, 
TITAN IVMALLOY 4875, REVANENT 4770, and LUTHERAX 4868.

The least popular fighter this week was SOMNAMBULANT 4784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STRADA 4703, ROSESHADOW 4874, REDBIRD 4869, DIVUM DEUS 4864, 
PATTERSON PINE 4752, LUTHERAX 4868, REVANENT 4770, TITAN IVMALLOY 4875, WENDIGO 4866, 
and MOSSROCK 4871.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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