DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/12/2007    Duedate: 03/24/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ETIEN HAXAN
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-5772) [21-21-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ETIEN HAXAN                    AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
BALANCE OF TERROR (472)        AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-5772) [21-21-1,115]        (17-6815) [8-0-1,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WENDOL VARN                    NYNAEVE HAXAN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
(17-6792) [15-10-0,85]         (17-6826) [3-2-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     58
2. THE WONDERS (565)           43      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     24      Unchartered Team
4. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    20
5. STEEL WOLVES (269)          20      THE WONDERS (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE WONDERS (565)          4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  9  6 2
 2/ 2*AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  28  12  2 70.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 1
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 384 296 17 56.5   3/ 5 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   7  1 1
 4/ 5 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)  101 122  7 45.3   4/ 3 STEEL WOLVES (269)        6  9 1
 5/ 4 STEEL WOLVES (269)       141 173  9 44.9   5/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  5  6 1
 6/ 6 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   17  25  0 40.5   6/ 0*THE WONDERS (565)         4  1 1
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         327 498  7 39.6   7/ 6 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   2 13 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.

      Fare you well, Titan, and I hope you found the Dark Arena's offer productive.
One hears such strange tales about Tirninthienesseneterielle, the High Elf, how he
stands in front of a mirror every day for an hour, murmuring his own name and
smiling!
      I can't say that M. Konvalh Chardinee had much to offer.  One skill?  Heck.

                                     Erbin Frorlin

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ALJAFIR, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at THE WONDERS are walking tall, as they 
are ranked 6th on their first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  Practice pays for 
FORCAS, who pummelled VINN WULF, to pocket 19 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking 
of which, NYNAEVE HAXAN was winsome, after beating AIM BITTER HAMMER and seeing him 
lose 9 points.  ERBIN FRORLIN found out being ALJAFIR's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and 
berries, receiving 2 challenges!  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as 
ETIEN HAXAN faced ALJAFIR's Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult ETIEN HAXAN, as he has 
gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on 
too thick) So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in ALJAFIR avoid AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of HEROESANDFOUNDONES, so did that sorry team shy from 
AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ  
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  HIGH ELF in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for YELLOW ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES. 
Maybe that certain serving girl(?) at The Vile Vizier will be!  MAXA SMASHU of 
BALANCE OF TERROR spared BLUE ORC (8-23-0) from having to lose any more fights.  
What's your next plan, HEROESANDFOUNDONES?  Questions are being raised about the 
disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ALJAFIR would I 
avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  ALJAFIR, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Vile Vizier.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             21  21  1   115       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           20  29  1   102       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           21  21  1    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 WENDOL VARN 6792             15  10  0    85       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 FORCAS 6538                  13  13  2    80       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 VINN WULF 6755               19  14  0    71       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815        8   0  1    67       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXA SMASHU 6808              7   7  2    53       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              12  15  0    51       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819        7   1  1    47       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868            5   5  0    43       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM BETTER HAMMER 6817        4   4  0    37       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864              7   3  0    33       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               4   8  1    33       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            3   2  0    33       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 MAYHEM 6858                   6   5  1    31       STEEL WOLVES (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODHOWL 6859                4   7  0    31       STEEL WOLVES (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818        5   3  0    22       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             4   5  0    21       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        4   4  0    21       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 COLOSSUS 6883                 1   1  0    18       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 LEX 6894                      1   0  0    15       THE WONDERS (565)
 MARTIN 6897                   1   0  0    13       THE WONDERS (565)
 VARR 6903                     1   0  0    11       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 LUTHER 6896                   1   0  0     8       THE WONDERS (565)
 LORANCE 6895                  1   0  1     6       THE WONDERS (565)
 TERRY 6893                    0   1  0     1       THE WONDERS (565)

'-' 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          YELLOW ORC 6860       558 NONE    
PUD4 6901              0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 STONE GOLEM 651       558 NONE    
PUD3 6900              0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 HIGH ELF 644          558 NONE    
PUD2 6899              0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 BANDIT PRINCE 650     558 NONE    
PUD1 6898              0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 STONE GOLEM 651       558 NONE    
SAPHRONICUS 6850       9  2 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 563 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725    556         
I SURRENDER 6905       0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    558 NONE    
BLUE ORC 6761          8 23 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 MAXA SMASHU 6808      558         
BECKHAM 6904           0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 LORANCE 6895          558         
GOMER 6902             0  1 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      HIGH ELF 644          558 NONE    
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

Artemidorus -- Yes, well, THAT was heartening!  Down-challenged by someone with more
than twice my recognition points, the same number of regular fights, and I WON!  That
was a rush, and I thank you for it. -- Stelra Tirins

Oh, M. Chardinee.  Bah. -- Straight Line
P.S.  I laugh at M. Chardinee, ha ha.
P.P.S.  Actually, it was an unequal match for him (over and above the inequality
involved in the fact that he was facing ME).  No doubt he did his best.  Such as it
is.

Etien Haxan -- Winner or not, you're still a wimp. -- Wendol Varn, tempting fate

Lenislichi of Venjek, Venomous Concubine.  I hate a match with her.  What a virago!
And maybe other, darker, things.  It makes you wonder why she got slung out of
Venjek, you know?  Might have been some very good reasons. -- Vinn Wulf

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

YELLOW ORC barely slew HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOMER was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
I SURRENDER was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
PUD4 was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
PUD3 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
PUD2 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PUD1 was executed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BLOODHOWL was handily defeated by AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
COLOSSUS lost to AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
ETIEN HAXAN vanquished ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
FORCAS vanquished VINN WULF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAYHEM was outlasted by VIOLET ORC in a dull 9 minute Challenge match.
NYNAEVE HAXAN beat AIM BITTER HAMMER in a exciting 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HEXIM HSIDAR was devastated by AIM BETTER HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
STRAIGHT LINE demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WENDOL VARN beat VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute conflict.
BLUE ORC was easily killed by MAXA SMASHU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AIM REDUCE HAMMER was overpowered by ARTEMIDORUS in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
STELRA TIRINS beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody brawl.
TERRY was overpowered by VARR in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
LEX beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's match.
MARTIN handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LUTHER luckily beat NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 3 minute brutal beginner's fight.
BECKHAM was killed by LORANCE in a action packed 3 minute bloody beginner's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        56 -  32 -  5      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  14 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  20 -  0      23  |

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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  5         5  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WENDOL VARN 6792           15  10  0   85 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             19  14  0   71 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WENDOL VARN 6792.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826.  The ten other most popular fighters were BECKHAM 6904, 
WENDOL VARN 6792, ARTEMIDORUS 6864, STELRA TIRINS 6868, VARR 6903, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 
6815, AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, FORCAS 6538, and AIM BITTER HAMMER 
6816.

The least popular fighter this week was VIOLET ORC 6783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAYHEM 6858, PUD4 6901, TERRY 6893, BLUE ORC 6761, HEXIM HSIDAR 6820, 
ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, BLOODHOWL 6859, PUD1 6898, PUD2 6899, and PUD3 6900.