DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2007    Duedate: 03/02/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN BEAR
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5602) [22-7-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN BEAR                    ARMAGEDDON'S REACH
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
(16-5602) [22-7-0,101]         (16-5749) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HUSAM AL DIN                   HUSAM AL DIN
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)        SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
(16-4422) [11-20-1,54]         (16-4422) [11-20-1,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     27
2. DRAGONSTORM (595)           25      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)   12      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)              0
5. POWER LEGION (579)           0      DRAGONSTORM (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  426 216  9 66.4   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 2/ 3*DRAGONSTORM (595)          9   6  1 60.0   2/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  4 0
 3- 5 POWER LEGION (579)        57  43  2 57.0   3/ 5*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)  5  4 0
 4/ 4*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)   5   4  0 55.6   4/ 2*DRAGONSTORM (595)         5  5 0
 5- 7 YAMABUSHI (432)          161 170 14 48.6   5- 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  1 0
 6/ 8 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)  109 122 14 47.2   6- 6 POWER LEGION (579)        3  2 0
 7/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      494 712 16 41.0   7/ 8 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   2  6 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      I always wanted a bearskin for in front of my fireplace, once I get me a
fireplace.  This is great, Golden Bear, thanks.  But I didn't realize that bears shed
their skins like, well, snakes or something.  Given the weather, I wouldn't want to
leave you denuded and freezing!

                                      O Puncha

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in WILLAF this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, PENNY LOPEZ fought LADY OPULENT and 
gained 13 points and contributed to PUNNY AMINALS' 2-3-0.  LADY OPULENT has lost to 
PENNY LOPEZ, falling 13 points, while helping make SHROUD IN MYSTERY a 1-2-0 turn.  
And all eyes were on GOLDEN BEAR this turn as he ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  WILLAF has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  YAMABUSHI has cause to stand tall, as they 
were WILLAF's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding YAMABUSHI more than any other team we find GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  WILLAF, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was PUNNY AMINALS' warrior MONA KORIN.  More fighters challenged her than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  I wish to point out for GOLDEN GLADIATORS that there is but a single turn 
before SHROUD IN MYSTERY and their warrior, SADIGH FURY, will get away with killing 
GOLDEN FLEECE.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, WILLAF, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in WILLAF and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             22   7  0   101       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUROHANA 5128                23  13  0    97       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TANOSHII 5488                19   6  0    90       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-24 CARAT 5694                 6   3  1    66       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN DOME 5634             10   4  0    62       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CHAUNCY 5636                 14  10  0    59       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422            11  20  1    54       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                12   9  0    51       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SADIGH FURY 5668              8   6  4    49       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725              4   4  0    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN GIRL 5703              5   1  0    32       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHOCK 5647                    4   5  0    28       POWER LEGION (579)
 ARMAGEDDON'S REACH 5749       2   0  0    27       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
 HAVOK 5753                    3   0  0    26       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 SABRE 5754                    2   1  0    25       DRAGONSTORM (595)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUDOKUMO 5635                 6   3  0    21       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             2   0  0    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DINNER AT GILMAN'S 5751       2   0  0    20       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722               5   4  0    19       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MONA KORIN 5724               5   3  0    18       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GIGANTOS 5756                 2   1  0    18       DRAGONSTORM (595)
-JOLT 5726                     3   2  1    16       POWER LEGION (579)
 LADY OPULENT 5720             1   6  0    13       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-PRESSURE 5746                 0   1  0     7       POWER LEGION (579)
 ROKK 5757                     1   2  1     6       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 BLADESONG 5755                1   2  0     5       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 RAINMAKER 5750                1   1  0     4       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
-MALICIOUS FURY 5731           0   2  0     2       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 DEEP ONE 5747                 0   2  0     2       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
-DOCTOR THIRTEEN 5732          0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TURQUOISE 5735         1  1 0 GEMSTONE 592          SADIGH FURY 5668      554 NOT REVE
GOLDEN FLEECE 5723     4  1 0 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 SADIGH FURY 5668      555         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations O. Puncha, Duelmaster of Willaf.  You handled Golden Bear well, and
deserve the title. -- Midas

Smart move, Yamabushi, avoiding us the most last turn.  We do like to challenge you
for the easy wins. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Penny -- Why, nobody can touch me for I am THE Golden Girl!  (Second thought, I AM
looking for a good man to do that!  Giggle) -- Golden Girl

O.Puncha -- I bow to your superiority.  I should have simply hibernated instead. --
Golden Bear

     Ah, hibernation!  Tempting.

Tanoshii and Yamabushi -- I salute you.  Tan's win over 24 Carat was your first
against us in a while.  Perhaps you are making a comeback?  Salute. -- Midas

Tanoshii -- Well, I did not like it at all! -- 24 Carat

Husam -- I guess I was the more patient.  I can be that way. -- Golden Dome

Deep One -- That was a fine battle.  I lucked my way into that win.  It could have
been either of us.  Salute. -- Gold Bullion

Welcome Shades Of Innsmouth.  We are glad to have you in Willaf.  May your stay be
long and successful.  (It certainly started out that way.) -- Midas, Manager Of
Golden Gladiators (Well, really King Midas, king of Golden Gladiators.)

Golden Dome -- Your endurance is killing me.  I need a break. -- Husan Al Din

Chauncy -- You're getting better.  That's a good thing, cause I'm looking for my 5th
kill. -- Sadigh Fury

Budokumo -- How embarrassed you must be to lose to me.  I wasn't expecting my first
win until about my tenth fight. -- Lady Opulent
P.S.  What do you think of my new cloak?  It is made of 100% pure golden fleece.
What a magnificent color!  Very expensive, I know, but I am worth it.  So what gifts
have you brought for me?

Penny Lope -- I am on my way to the DA.  Thanks to letting me know that I'm not
worthy. -- Malicious Fury

Dinner At Gilman's -- Thirteen is my lucky number.  I have to hit you 13 time, then
you'll know why. -- Doctor Thirteen

Sadigh Fury -- You know, you need to relax.  You're too tense. -- Chauncy

Taikutsu -- (wincing)  That did NOT make my day. -- Mona Korin

Malicious Fury -- Let that be a lesson to you!  Malice does not pay. -- Penny Lope

That Osksi Noble is pathetic. -- Penny Lopez

Golden Dome -- (gracious bow) -- Chauncy

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

GOLD BULLION devastated RAINMAKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HAVOK won victory over MONA KORIN in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
O PUNCHA was unbelievably bested by GOLDEN BEAR in a 6 minute veteran's Title match.
CHAUNCY was devastated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOLDEN DOME luckily beat HUSAM AL DIN in a 3 minute master's competition.
SADIGH FURY defeated GOLDEN GIRL in a 1 minute struggle.
LADY OPULENT was overpowered by PENNY LOPEZ in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PENNY LOPE defeated DEEP ONE in a 2 minute melee.
ARMAGEDDON'S REACH vanquished BLADESONG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DINNER AT GILMAN'S vanquished ROKK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SABRE vanquished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GIGANTOS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        22 -   7 -  0      76  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  2      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 558 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         5  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN BEAR 5602           22   7  0  101 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       CHAUNCY 5636               14  10  0   59 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  SADIGH FURY 5668            8   6  4   49 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HUSAM AL DIN 4422.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HUSAM AL DIN 4422.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENNY LOPE 
5722, GOLDEN BEAR 5602, DINNER AT GILMAN'S 5751, GOLD BULLION 5759, HAVOK 5753, 
GOLDEN DOME 5634, SADIGH FURY 5668, PENNY LOPEZ 5725, ARMAGEDDON'S REACH 5749, and 
GOLDEN GIRL 5703.

The least popular fighter this week was ROKK 5757.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLADESONG 5755, DEEP ONE 5747, LADY OPULENT 5720, CHAUNCY 5636, MONA 
KORIN 5724, RAINMAKER 5750, GIGANTOS 5756, SABRE 5754, GOLDEN GIRL 5703, and 
ARMAGEDDON'S REACH 5749.

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

O PUNCHA (16-5531) PUNNY AMINALS (305)