DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2007    Duedate: 03/10/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERBIN FRORLIN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6725) [21-20-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ERBIN FRORLIN                  AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6725) [21-20-1,130]        (17-6815) [7-0-1,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERBIN FRORLIN                  BLUE ORC
MIDDLE WAY (484)               HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6725) [21-20-1,130]        (17-6761) [8-22-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)    24
2. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     24      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     16      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL WOLVES (269)          10
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)             9      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- 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     23   6  1 79.3   1/ 1*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560) 10  5 2
 2/ 3*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  25  10  2 71.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 1
 3/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 382 293 16 56.6   3/ 3 STEEL WOLVES (269)        7  8 1
 4/ 6 STEEL WOLVES (269)       140 169  9 45.3   4/ 6 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  4  5 0
 5/ 0 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   97 121  6 44.5   5/ 0 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   3  0 0
 6/ 5 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   16  21  0 43.2   6/ 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   2 10 0
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         324 496  7 39.5   7- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     1  0 1

    '*'   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.

Farewell, Aljafir.  It has been fun and challenging.  I was afraid I might not live
to see this day.  I dedicate my reign as Duelmaster to Voltan, one of the original
Steel Wolves.  He was cut down one turn shy of getting his invite.  (Curse you,
Father Frakk.)  He was my inspiration for becoming a striker.  Here's to ya.  Now,
let's see what the Dark Arena has to offer. -- Titan

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for COLOSSUS, who flew 
up 13 points in the rankings after mashing NORTH FORK RABBLE like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  VINN 
WULF was defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE and drops 13 points.  Well here's a 
duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  TITAN made a Dark Arena 
Challenge against HIGH ELF this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught 
but bloody knuckles was DARK ARENA's HIGH ELF, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by TITAN.  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 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause STEEL WOLVES beats feet every 
time AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, VIOLET ORC would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
he doesn't want to win.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was STELRA 
TIRINS, who was successfully challenged by ARTEMIDORUS who had a mere 17 points more 
than STELRA TIRINS.  Well ARTEMIDORUS, just can't get an easy fight anymore can you?  
You thought challenging down 17 points to STELRA TIRINS would be fun.  Right?  Wrong! 
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  TITAN defied all odds and slew 
HIGH ELF in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as HIGH 
ELF's meat is notoriously tough.  The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it 
covering NIGHTSONG as he was driven to an early grave by AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of the AIM 
4 ISLE HAMMERZ.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very 
important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ALJAFIR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           21  20  1   130       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             20  21  1   104       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           19  29  1    99       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDOL VARN 6792             14  10  0    78       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VINN WULF 6755               19  13  0    72       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815        7   0  1    65       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 FORCAS 6538                  12  13  2    61       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET ORC 6783              11  15  0    48       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 8  22  0    48       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        6   1  1    45       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              6   7  1    36       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYHEM 6858                   6   4  1    33       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            4   5  0    33       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-OREK 6751                     3   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        5   2  0    30       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 BLOODHOWL 6859                4   6  0    30       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        4   3  0    30       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        3   4  0    30       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            2   2  0    23       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              6   3  0    21       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             4   4  0    20       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               3   8  0    17       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 COLOSSUS 6883                 1   0  0    13       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-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?
HIGH ELF 644           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          TITAN 6796            557 NONE    
MUD 6887               0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    557 NONE    
CRUD 6886              0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 HIGH ELF 644          557 NONE    
PUD 6885               0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 BLACK ORC 645         557 NONE    
DUD 6884               0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 557 NONE    
SAPHRONICUS 6850       9  2 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725    556         
NIGHTSONG 6840         6  8 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      AIM SEDUCE HAMME 6815 557         
DRAHGO 6870            1  5 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      AIM OBTUSE HAMME 6819 556         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aim Obtuse Hammer -- Well, you at least saved Drahgo a trip to the Dark Arena.  That
was his next stop. -- Wolf King

Here is Titan.  St 9-3-18-17-15-11-11, master dec, adex ini, ex att.  How he was so
successful, I'll never know. -- Wolf King

Ghost of Saphronicus -- That's gotta be the pits, getting killed on your own
challenge.  Why didn't you wear armor? -- Erbin Frorlin, the moderately remorseful
P.S.  Moderate remorse means I regret your death but don't feel guilt, okay? Just so
you know.

Artemidorus -- Yeowch! -- Stelra Tirins

Titan -- Well, NATURALLY I couldn't be expected to defeat somebody who is graduating!
I'm not that good.  Congratulations to you. -- Wendol Varn

The Convicted Assassin doesn't know how to walk a... Straight Line

M. Chardinee?  Pah. -- Vinn Wulf

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

TITAN butchered HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MUD was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CRUD was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
PUD was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUD was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
MAYHEM was defeated by AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ARTEMIDORUS was demolished by STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BLOODHOWL lost to VIOLET ORC in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
STRAIGHT LINE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
ETIEN HAXAN overpowered WENDOL VARN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ERBIN FRORLIN vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
VINN WULF was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
AIM SEDUCE HAMMER savagely slew NIGHTSONG in a 2 minute gruesome match.
FORCAS overpowered AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUE ORC savagely defeated AIM BETTER HAMMER in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
MAXA SMASHU demolished YELLOW ORC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
AIM REDUCE HAMMER handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COLOSSUS overpowered NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        51 -  32 -  5      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  16 -  0      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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ERBIN FRORLIN 6725         21  20  1  130 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             19  13  0   72 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERBIN FRORLIN 6725.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLUE ORC 6761.  The ten other most popular fighters were AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 
6819, BLOODHOWL 6859, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815, AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817, NIGHTSONG 6840, 
STRAIGHT LINE 6714, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818, STELRA TIRINS 6868, FORCAS 6538, and 
COLOSSUS 6883.

The least popular fighter this week was AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VINN WULF 6755, WENDOL VARN 6792, VIOLET ORC 6783, ARTEMIDORUS 
6864, MAYHEM 6858, DUD 6884, PUD 6885, CRUD 6886, MUD 6887, and YELLOW ORC 6860.

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

TITAN (17-6796) STEEL WOLVES (269)