DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VOLITAN LIONFISH
BIG MEAN FISH (171)
(18-9421) [5-5-1,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. DUTCH CRUNCH               GARY
WASTELAND (207)                ERRATA (675)
(18-9257) [18-7-0,104]         (18-9483) [0-1-0,5]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ENTEK                          THE BIGOT
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
(18-9151) [15-20-0,78]         (18-9380) [12-9-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG MEAN FISH (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         53
2. IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)       49      OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
3. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       39      Unchartered Team
4. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       16
5. OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)    14      ERRATA (675)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     11   5  0 68.8   1/ 1 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      10  5 1
 2/ 1 HELLBOURNE (653)          77  51  5 60.2   2/ 5 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     9  6 0
 3/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  96  76  7 55.8   3/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)           9  6 0
 4- 3 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)      118 105  5 52.9   4/ 7 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     7  8 1
 5/ 4 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1032 928 %125 52.7   5/ 4 WASTELAND (207)           6  3 0
 6/ 5 WASTELAND (207)          708 650 43 52.1   6/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     6  9 0
 7/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    726 685 34 51.5   7/ 8 ARROGANCE (347)           5  8 0
 8/ 7 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    147 139 12 51.4   8- 6 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        4  1 0
 9/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    978 954 62 50.6   9- 9 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       3  2 0
10/ 9 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      718 727 37 49.7  10-14 STREET PIZZA (106)        2  0 0
11-10 STREET PIZZA (106)       713 799 54 47.2  11/17 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    2  4 1
12/12 SHEPHERDS (252)          670 811 34 45.2  12-16 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       2  6 0
13-13 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       216 281 16 43.5  13/13 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    2  7 0
14-14 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       44  59  1 42.7  14/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     1  0 0
15-15 RUN AND HYDE (537)       108 146 13 42.5  15/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  1  1 0
16-16 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       25  36  0 41.0  16/15 HELLBOURNE (653)          1  3 1
17/17 FUNKY FOLK (625)          44  71  7 38.3  17-12 RUN AND HYDE (537)        1  3 0
18/19 ARROGANCE (347)          437 770 27 36.2  18/18 FUNKY FOLK (625)          1  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    89 165  7 35.0  19/ 0*ERRATA (675)              0  1 0
20/ 0*ERRATA (675)               0   1  0  0.0  20-19 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)       0  1 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.

Well, this is a surprise.  About the last place I thought I'd find myself is up here.
So surprising that BWD is letting me do the DM column (actually, he thinks I'm still
an Adept).  Anyway, Suave you are kind of a bastard for shooting me up here.  I have
no business being here as you well know and I am gonna get a serious beat down this
turn.  My challenges go out to Jolly since he needs to get his guy out and Arrogance
since they are probably the only warriors up here I can hit.  Of course, it's
completely irrelevant who I challenge since I am sure to be the guy with the biggest
bullseye on my back.  Normally this is where I would wish you good luck but I need
all the luck I can get so I'm keeping it! -- Your Duelmaster, Volitan Lionfish
P.S.  That title does have a nice ring to it....

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TALCAMA, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking 
of laughing at jokes, observe RUN AND HYDE.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 5!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
THUNDR + LITENING can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty 
fighting, but BURN N' PILLAGE will tell you 726-685-34 is nothing to laugh at...  
Practice pays for PEZ, who pummelled DWIGHT SCHRUTE, to pocket 21 points.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 16 points to 
PEZ.  (Discrete enough, DWIGHT SCHRUTE?) Well, Duelmaster VOLITAN LIONFISH challenged 
BURN N' PILLAGE's ENTEK.  Is a 4-5-1 good enough?  VOLITAN LIONFISH successfully 
staved off a grab for the roses by ENTEK of BURN N' PILLAGE.  Does TALCAMA have no 
one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in SHEPHERDS 
are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its 
tail between its legs, SHEPHERDS scurried away from SHEPHERDS.  Oh, the shame!  If 
challenges were horses, HOFFA could open up a fast food joint!  DARTH SION found 
himself challenged by a warrior 20 below:  THE VOYEUR.  THE VOYEUR of IMPURE THOUGHTS 
kept his wits as he defeated DARTH SION.  Mismatched by 10 points, LHI was subdued by 
PIGSTICKER.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought PIGSTICKER showed great skill 
and promise when he won victory over LHI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
I hear MESHACH of SHEPHERDS tired of the battles and was thinking of becoming a 
priest.  ZEBRA SOLE of BIG MEAN FISH saved him the effort of getting references.  
Justice was served as GAD fought Z'DANE in bloodfeud.  Well done, SHEPHERDS!  Ask not 
a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TALCAMA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421         5   5  1    89       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. DUTCH CRUNCH 9257        18   7  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
-ARETE 8969                    9  12  1   102       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 HOFFA 8478                    9  66  0    98       ARROGANCE (347)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PHILANDERER 9384         16  12  1    97       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209      14   3  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
-ADAMANT 8075                 10   8  1    94       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
-KA'ZEEN 8858                 11   9  0    93       HELLBOURNE (653)
 UNGOOD 9297                  15   3  0    92       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 THE CLOSER 9187               8   3  1    91       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HK-47 8584                   17  39  0    90       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
-CHARNEL 8575                 12   7  1    88       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 MISSION VAO 8891             17  35  1    87       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 THE BIGOT 9380               12   9  1    87       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-V'DO 9051                    11  10  1    81       HELLBOURNE (653)
 ENTEK 9151                   15  20  0    78       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 GAD 9239                     14  12  1    78       SHEPHERDS (252)
-THROB 8982                   11   4  1    69       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLEECE 9211                  12   6  0    66       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
-MICHAEL JORDAN 7797          10   5  0    65       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
-INDENTURED OARSMAN 9167       6   3  0    65       SEA DOGS (224)
 THE VOYEUR 9377              10   8  0    61       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 XYLICARE 9317                10   5  0    59       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 AKAI 9213                    10  18  2    57       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 PEZ 9471                      4   1  0    57       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERVYN 8750                  10   7  1    54       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 GOLDEN BARB 9370             10   2  0    54       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 DARTH SION 9233              12  15  0    51       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
-URANIUM 657                  11  13  2    50       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 DINAH MIGHT 9229              6   4  1    47       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-GOOSE 9277                    6   5  0    46       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 ZELANA 9240                   5   3  0    46       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 Z'DANE 9281                   6   3  2    45       HELLBOURNE (653)
 PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446         5   3  0    45       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ADAM 9441                     7   1  1    41       SHEPHERDS (252)
 MANAGER 9303                  7  11  0    39       ARROGANCE (347)
 DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321           9   3  0    34       WASTELAND (207)
 HEX 9196                      5   3  0    34       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBRA SOLE 9444               5   3  1    33       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-SHEWISH WHALER 9272           3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
 OAKLAND FU 9424               4   5  0    31       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-RAASHUB 9202                  2   2  1    31       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 HOFFA 9369                    7   5  0    26       ARROGANCE (347)
 DRARR 9276                    3   0  0    25       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAYMOND FELTON 9419           4   3  0    22       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 JB BLAH 9478                  2   2  1    21       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SUPPLE 9466                   2   2  0    20       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 PIGSTICKER 9241               3   3  0    19       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-ROY WILLIAMS 9336             3   4  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
-THORIUM 9154                  3   6  1    16       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
-SHINE 9465                    2   2  0    16       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-ERA 9457                      1   0  0    15       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 PEACOCK FLOUNDER 9445         3   5  0    14       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 THE LIBERAL 9506              1   0  0    13       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 KELP FISH 9508                1   0  0    11       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-POOK 8492                     3   1  0    10       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBIN BANKS 9470              1   1  0    10       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-MERCURY 9155                  1   6  0     9       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 DOC STEELE 9502               1   1  0     9       ARROGANCE (347)
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480            2   2  0     8       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-KUNG 8493                     2   2  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
-STROMTIUM 90 9413             0   4  0     6       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
-RAINDROP 9464                 1   2  0     5       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 THE LUNATIC 9505              1   0  0     5       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 GARY 9483                     0   1  0     5       ERRATA (675)
 LHI 9503                      0   2  0     2       ARROGANCE (347)
-SCORTEST 9325                 0   2  0     2       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RASHEED WALLACE 9439   1  2 0 CAROLINA BLUE 575     JB BLAH 9478          552 REVENGED
ELLIOT 9479            0  4 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   MERCENARY TAO 427     555 NONE    
ROSE BUSH 9327         1  2 1 FUNKY FOLK 625        MERCENARY TAO 427     555 NONE    
YET ANOTHER REJE 9497  1  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252         SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 555 NONE    
NOT A FIGHTER 9507     0  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252         BANDIT PRINCESS 429   555 NONE    
MESHACH 9440           5  3 0 SHEPHERDS 252         ZEBRA SOLE 9444       555         
JONAH 9428             3  5 0 SHEPHERDS 252         Z'DANE 9281           554 JUST REV
SYPHON 9118            5  5 1 THUNDR + LITENING 22  WIRYDON THE GIANT 425 555 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- If I'm silent for a while, it's because my wife recently gave birth to our
third son on January 23.  He's been in the NICU since; he's recovering, but we're
still awaiting the day he gets to come home.  If any of you wants updates, I'm
keeping a blog at http://nashvillebecker.livejournal.com.  If you don't, that's fine.
When things return to some normalcy, I'll return to my normal talkative self.  Until
then, my efforts belong elsewhere.  God bless. -- Jim (Suave)

Den -- Well done.  Still.... -- Suave

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

SYPHON was dealt death by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROSE BUSH was murdered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
YET ANOTHER REJECT was murdered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ELLIOT was slaughtered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
NOT A FIGHTER was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GAD bested Z'DANE in a 2 minute gruesome Bloodfeud brawl.
VOLITAN LIONFISH defeated ENTEK in a 1 minute brutal Challenge Title struggle.
THE BIGOT was bested by HOFFA in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
VISTA BLOWS was vanquished by THE PHILANDERER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
UNGOOD vanquished HK-47 in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GOLDEN BARB defeated PROGIDY, DAMMIT! in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
THE VOYEUR beat DARTH SION in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
HEX was narrowly defeated by MANAGER in a 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
PIGSTICKER handily defeated LHI in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ZEBRA SOLE savagely slew MESHACH in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
ROBIN BANKS was handily defeated by JB BLAH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MR. DUTCH CRUNCH overpowered MISSION VAO in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
THE CLOSER devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ADAM defeated HOFFA in a 2 minute bout.
AKAI subdued DINAH MIGHT in a exciting 2 minute bout.
ZELANA was beaten by XYLICARE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
DWIGHT SCHRUTE was devastated by PEZ in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
OAKLAND FU overpowered DOC STEELE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PEACOCK FLOUNDER was beaten by DRARR in a action packed 1 minute fray.
THE LIFEGUARD was overcome by KELP FISH in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.
GARY was defeated by THE LUNATIC in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
THE LIBERAL overpowered LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        53 -  27 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  26 -  4      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  25 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  68 -  9      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  11 -  2      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  41 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  30 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  57 -  1      30  |

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    4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  9         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MR. DUTCH CRUNCH 9257      18   7  0  104 WASTELAND (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THE PHILANDERER 9384       16  12  1   97 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
BASHING ATTACK   UNGOOD 9297                15   3  0   92 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BIGOT 9380             12   9  1   87 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                   14  12  1   78 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE VOYEUR 9377            10   8  0   61 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN BARB 9370           10   2  0   54 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ENTEK 9151.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THE BIGOT 9380.  The ten other most popular fighters were SYPHON 9118, ZEBRA SOLE 
9444, MR. DUTCH CRUNCH 9257, DINAH MIGHT 9229, Z'DANE 9281, UNGOOD 9297, ADAM 9441, 
PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446, PIGSTICKER 9241, and DRARR 9276.

The least popular fighter this week was DOC STEELE 9502.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321, HOFFA 9369, ROBIN BANKS 9470, ENTEK 9151, NOT A 
FIGHTER 9507, YET ANOTHER REJECT 9497, ROSE BUSH 9327, THE LIBERAL 9506, THE LUNATIC 
9505, and PEACOCK FLOUNDER 9445.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ENTEK (18-9151) BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

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

VISTA BLOWS (18-9258) WASTELAND (207)