DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/12/2007    Duedate: 02/24/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-556

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITAN
STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-6796) [17-3-0,183]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TITAN                          AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
STEEL WOLVES (269)             AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6796) [17-3-0,183]         (17-6815) [6-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TITAN                          AIM BETTER HAMMER
STEEL WOLVES (269)             AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6796) [17-3-0,183]         (17-6817) [3-3-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES (269)          39
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            33      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     20      Unchartered Team
4. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)     8
5. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     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 1
 2- 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     23   6  1 79.3   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 1
 3/ 3*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  22   8  1 73.3   3/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)        5  5 0
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 380 292 16 56.5   4/ 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   4  5 0
 5/ 5 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   16  16  0 50.0   5- 6 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     2  0 1
 6/ 8 STEEL WOLVES (269)       138 166  8 45.4   6/ 9 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  2  7 0
 7/ 9 MIDDLE WAY (484)         321 494  7 39.4   7- 7*DEATH INCARNATE (558)     1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Coming up with a solid 1-2-0 outing, HEROESANDFOUNDONES has advanced 
3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for BLOODHOWL, who flew up 16 
points in the rankings after mashing AIM REDUCE HAMMER like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  AIM REDUCE 
HAMMER lost to BLOODHOWL and drops 13 points.  Our battling duelmaster TITAN has 
managed to hold the title, fending off WENDOL VARN's none too subtle advances.  
Better luck next time, MIDDLE WAY.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, 
so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ALJAFIR arena.  Did you 
hear that MIDDLE WAY was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of MIDDLE WAY's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, 
try this one:  MIDDLE WAY + Weapons That go Boom = STEEL WOLVES + Avoid City.  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SAPHRONICUS went after ERBIN FRORLIN, who 
was higher by 25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SAPHRONICUS was put to death 
by ERBIN FRORLIN.  ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 11 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought ARTEMIDORUS showed 
great skill and promise when he bested STELRA TIRINS.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  I have no doubt that MIDDLE WAY 
will be celebrating long and loud their warrior ERBIN FRORLIN's slaying of 
SAPHRONICUS on the sands.  Big man!  ERBIN FRORLIN kills SAPHRONICUS.  Who ya gonna 
fight next, ERBIN FRORLIN--Minnie Mouse?  I hope FIELDS OF ELYSIUM has a good enough 
fighter to beat the snot out of ERBIN FRORLIN.  And who needs the Dark Arena if 
you've got AIM OBTUSE HAMMER around?  This week he decorated his armor with DRAHGO.  
Who's next?  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ALJAFIR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITAN 6796                   17   3  0   183       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           20  20  1   126       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           18  29  1    92       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDOL VARN 6792             14   9  0    86       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VINN WULF 6755               19  12  0    85       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          4   2  0    59       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815        6   0  0    57       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATTILA THE HUN 6804           4   0  0    50       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 NIGHTSONG 6840                6   7  0    47       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              10  15  0    46       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 7  22  0    43       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 MAYHEM 6858                   6   3  1    39       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        5   1  1    35       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        4   2  0    35       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OREK 6751                     3   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              6   2  0    31       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        3   3  0    31       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 BLOODHOWL 6859                4   5  0    30       STEEL WOLVES (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        4   2  0    18       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               3   7  0    16       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RANSKEL 6752                  3   1  0    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRAPUS 6879            0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 BLACK ORC 645         556 NONE    
CYRUS 6878             0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 STONE GOLEM 651       556 NONE    
LUCINIUS 6863          0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 SPYMASTER 647         556 NONE    
SAPHRONICUS 6850       9  2 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725    556         
DRAHGO 6870            1  5 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      AIM OBTUSE HAMME 6819 556         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Saphornicus -- (squinting)  What I can see of your face between your beard and your
eyebrows suggests that you need, I dunno, cranberry juice?  Vitamin C?  You look so
jaundiced!  It's bound to be unhealthy to be that yellow. -- Erbin Frorlin

Artemidorus -- NOT the kind of fight I wanted to experience, though I wouldn't mind
WATCHING.  So, just a hint here, next time do it to somebody else, okay? -- Stelra
Tirins

Titan -- I could see that you aspired to the title, and I wished to make it easy for
you, since your recognition is so bloated and top-heavy.  So, I allowed you to travel
to the title by following a... Straight Line

Veteran Mercenary.  (sigh)  This is a sad thing, the decline of a genuinely able man
into arena standby, simply because he can't live on the pittance he gets by way of a
pension.  And whose fault is THAT, I ask you? -- Wendol Varn

Nightsong -- Better to spend the night before the fight sleeping than singing, you
know. -- Vinn Wulf

Mayhem -- I just don't see what the Commission is getting at, or if I do see, I don't
like it.  I don't WANT to "bring the young fighters on" by giving them wins, skills,
and confidence in the arena.  What have you all done to earn it? -- Kellechi,
Persistent Beggar

Wendol Varn -- A creditable effort, for a human. -- Morrus Reltikar, Veteran
Mercenary

Lenislichi of Venjek -- Venomous indeed, your tongue as well as your bite. -- Vinn
Wulf

Dugald Hammerhand -- I thought you standbys were SUPPOSED to teach us stuff.  That's
why I was watching so closely, I wanted to help you fulfill your contract. -- Erbin
Frorlin
P.S.  No whiskers, but I'm sure they'd be curly if I let 'em grow out.

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

CRAPUS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CYRUS was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LUCINIUS was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SAPHRONICUS was dispatched by ERBIN FRORLIN in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ARTEMIDORUS devastated STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAYHEM subdued BLUE ORC in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
TITAN vanquished WENDOL VARN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
STRAIGHT LINE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
VINN WULF handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NIGHTSONG lost to AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a 2 minute duel.
VIOLET ORC defeated AIM BETTER HAMMER in a action packed 4 minute duel.
AIM REDUCE HAMMER was defeated by BLOODHOWL in a 1 minute fight.
AIM OBTUSE HAMMER executed DRAHGO in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
AIM BITTER HAMMER demolished YELLOW ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        50 -  29 -  4      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  15 -  0      25  |

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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TITAN 6796                 17   3  0  183 STEEL WOLVES (269)
AIMED BLOW       WENDOL VARN 6792           14   9  0   86 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             19  12  0   85 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    MAYHEM 6858                 6   3  1   39 STEEL WOLVES (269)
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 BETTER HAMMER 6817.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE ORC 6761, 
TITAN 6796, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, 
ARTEMIDORUS 6864, MAYHEM 6858, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, NIGHTSONG 6840, and BLOODHOWL 
6859.

The least popular fighter this week was YELLOW ORC 6860.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRAHGO 6870, VIOLET ORC 6783, STELRA TIRINS 6868, LUCINIUS 6863, CYRUS 
6878, CRAPUS 6879, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818, VINN WULF 6755, WENDOL VARN 6792, and 
SAPHRONICUS 6850.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TITAN (17-6796) STEEL WOLVES (269)