DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2007    Duedate: 02/10/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITAN
STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-6796) [16-3-0,172]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TITAN                          AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
STEEL WOLVES (269)             AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6796) [16-3-0,172]         (17-6815) [5-0-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TITAN                          AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
STEEL WOLVES (269)             AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6796) [16-3-0,172]         (17-6815) [5-0-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            36
2. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)    34      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
3. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     7      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)        4
5. STEEL WOLVES (269)           4      AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEATH INCARNATE (558)      8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560) 11  4 0
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     23   6  1 79.3   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 3/ 3*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  19   6  0 76.0   3- 5 SPECIAL ED (499)          4  0 0
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 379 290 16 56.7   4/ 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   4  2 0
 5/ 5 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   15  12  0 55.6   5/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        4  6 0
 6- 6 SPECIAL ED (499)         203 178  7 53.3   6/ 7 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     3  0 1
 7- 7 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)    278 314 21 47.0   7- 6*DEATH INCARNATE (558)     2  0 0
 8/ 8 STEEL WOLVES (269)       135 164  8 45.2   8- 8 KINDRED OF KAOS (213)     2  2 0
 9/10 MIDDLE WAY (484)         318 492  6 39.3   9/ 9 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  2  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ALJAFIR.  MVP award for ERBIN FRORLIN?  
MIDDLE WAY's proud of him after beating SAPHRONICUS and getting 18 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  SAPHRONICUS' match with ERBIN FRORLIN cost him a loss of 13 
points!  Like DARK ARENA's BANDIT PRINCE is sweating since he got Dark Arena 
Challenged by Duelmaster NYZEIL OGLATA!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  
NYZEIL OGLATA stopped BANDIT PRINCE dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really 
being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  KINDRED OF KAOS was ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are STEEL WOLVES?  KINDRED 
OF KAOS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  ARTEMIDORUS must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged STELRA TIRINS.  8 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) 
I thought ARTEMIDORUS showed great skill and promise when he won victory over STELRA 
TIRINS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  NYZEIL OGLATA returns from the Dark 
Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his PHILANTHROPISTS teammates...  Fight, fight, 
fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITAN 6796                   16   3  0   172       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           19  20  0   108       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-POOP IN A SOCK 6389          14   3  1    98       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
-OMG-STFU 6390                15   3  0    97       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDOL VARN 6792             14   8  0    89       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           17  29  1    86       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SAPHRONICUS 6850              9   1  0    83       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 VINN WULF 6755               18  12  0    74       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-DIRTY OLD MAN 6391           11   8  0    74       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          4   2  0    59       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815        5   0  0    51       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 NIGHTSONG 6840                6   6  0    50       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-ATTILA THE HUN 6804           4   0  0    50       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               9  15  0    44       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 7  21  0    42       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-PRETTY MOTH 6838              4   0  0    36       SPECIAL ED (499)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OREK 6751                     3   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        4   1  0    31       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        4   1  0    30       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        3   2  0    29       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        3   2  0    27       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 MAYHEM 6858                   5   3  1    25       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              5   2  0    24       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-DAMAGED DENNY 6669            2   3  0    24       SPECIAL ED (499)
-JUDGE'S SECRETARY 6668        2   0  0    24       SPECIAL ED (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE DRUNK 6843                3   0  0    23       SPECIAL ED (499)
-BRIDGE TROLL 6570             2   2  0    18       KINDRED OF KAOS (213)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               3   6  0    15       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODHOWL 6859                3   5  0    14       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 DRAHGO 6870                   1   4  0     7       STEEL WOLVES (269)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE 650      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          NYZEIL OGLATA 6753    555 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nyzeil Oglata -- We have probably mentioned that your name seems more like one of
OURS?  Not MINE, of course, because the Evil Inputter JINXED me, but one of my
regrettable teammates. -- Straight Line
P.S.  At least you're efficient, which is good.  I didn't want to hang around here
all DAY, you know.
P.P.S.  The bit about "a few days" in the Infirmary?  Misdirection.  Mere subterfuge.
I had...personal matters to attend to.  If people believe I'm in the Infirmary, they
don't check to see where I REALLY am.  There is an incredible lack of privacy in my
guildhouse.
P.P.P.S.  Congratulations.

Saphronicus -- Are you SURE you aren't some kind of sap-sucking fungus?  I could have
sworn...and then you seemed about to suck MY sap, and I'm not even a tree!  Seriously
disconcerting, that was.  Try not to do it again, hmm?  I mean, sure, you're going to
win if we fight again, but I can (I hope) live with that.  It's the whole sap-sucking
bit that gets to me. -- Wendol Varn the hopefully unsapped

Artemidorus -- Under the circumstances, you could have taught me more!  I was paying
attention, except when you hit me in the stomach. -- Stelra Tirins

I had hoped to learn more from the Khalhums Dwarf, but dwarves are notoriously stingy
with their skills.  (sigh)  At least I won. -- Erbin Frorlin

Oh, gods, I'm just HELPLESS when a woman slides up and begins to whisper sweet
nothings in my ear...and then stabs me in the kidneys.  I really don't like that. --
Vinn Wulf

Aim Obtuse Hammer -- The Curse of the Nameless God upon you, dense unbeliever! --
Mejandr, member in good standing of the Nameless Cult

Aim Better Hammer -- (snivel) -- Partiss, Honest (convicted) Thief

Aim Reduce Hammer -- Bwah-ha-ha. -- Terregolis, extremely Dangerous Criminal

Vinn Wulf -- You are so easy, so pathetic, that if you were of the true blood, I
would hesitate to harm you, thinking you a child.  But since you are not...well, the
matter arranges itself. -- Lenislichi of Venjek, Concubine (the "venomous" bit is
base calumny)

Erbin Frorlin -- I saw you prying at me with your eyes, and don't think I didn't!
You were searching for the keys to my skills, weren't you?  Humans have no sense of
property!  Those skills are MINE. -- Dugald Hammerhand, Khalhums Dwarf, although I'm
actually from north of Vithicar, not Khalhums, and I could tell you tales about the
Khalhumsites that would curl your whiskers!

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

NYZEIL OGLATA butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAPHRONICUS was demolished by ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ARTEMIDORUS savagely defeated STELRA TIRINS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
STRAIGHT LINE was devastated by TITAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
WENDOL VARN demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
VINN WULF overpowered NIGHTSONG in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
AIM SEDUCE HAMMER viciously subdued BLUE ORC in a 3 minute one-sided competition.
VIOLET ORC won victory over AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a 3 minute duel.
BLOODHOWL was vanquished by AIM BETTER HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AIM BITTER HAMMER vanquished DRAHGO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AIM REDUCE HAMMER overpowered YELLOW ORC in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
MAYHEM demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         AIMED BLOW        49 -  27 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  14 -  0      26  |

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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         8 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TITAN 6796                 16   3  0  172 STEEL WOLVES (269)
AIMED BLOW       WENDOL VARN 6792           14   8  0   89 MIDDLE WAY (484)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850            9   1  0   83 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             18  12  0   74 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TITAN 6796.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARTEMIDORUS 6864, 
AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, WENDOL VARN 6792, BLUE ORC 6761, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818, 
MAYHEM 6858, TITAN 6796, VINN WULF 6755, AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817, and ERBIN FRORLIN 
6725.

The least popular fighter this week was YELLOW ORC 6860.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRAHGO 6870, BLOODHOWL 6859, NIGHTSONG 6840, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, STELRA 
TIRINS 6868, SAPHRONICUS 6850, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, VIOLET ORC 6783, ERBIN FRORLIN 
6725, and AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817.

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

NYZEIL OGLATA (17-6753) PHILANTHROPISTS (553)