DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/07/2006    Duedate: 12/20/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-549

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARY YON
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4879) [12-4-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARY YON                       DARK CHOCOLATE
FUNKY FOLK (405)               WALI'S FINEST (419)
(19-4879) [12-4-0,132]         (19-4922) [4-2-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VED BUENS ENDE                 PUTRID DEFILER
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
(19-4749) [21-20-5,92]         (19-4323) [5-0-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WALI'S FINEST (419)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TAHAHN HAH (420)            29
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  16      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)      14      Unchartered Team
4. WALI'S FINEST (419)         11
5. KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)       9      ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)     3   0  0  100   1/ 2*WALI'S FINEST (419)      11  4 0
 2- 2*FIRE (418)                 4   1  0 80.0   2/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 1
 3/ 3*WALI'S FINEST (419)       20  11  0 64.5   3/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     6  8 0
 4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (405)          80  56  4 58.8   4/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (405)          4  3 1
 5/ 5 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    345 362 30 48.8   5/ 4 TEAM CHAOS (422)          4 11 0
 6- 6 ANARCHY (342)            161 198 22 44.8   6/ 5*TAHAHN HAH (420)          4 11 0
 7/ 7 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    36  45  4 44.4   7/ 7*ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    3  0 0
 8/ 8 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 359 465 17 43.6   8/ 9 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    2  0 1
 9/ 9*TAHAHN HAH (420)          16  23  0 41.0   9- 8*FIRE (418)                2  0 0
10/10 TEAM CHAOS (422)          27  43  0 38.6  10-10 ANARCHY (342)             1  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUWAYZA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS, since 
WALI'S FINEST took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm 
impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, WALI'S FINEST, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
TIPPY win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TIPPY beat FLAVIUS 
VALERIUS and FLAVIUS VALERIUS lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, ZUWAYZA may be getting bland, as CARY YON stays top dog 
in the city.  The Drunken Ox, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From ZUWAYZA's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ZUWAYZA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
ANARCHY the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was JAGUAR 
WARRIORS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, PUTRID DEFILER was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Gee, FUNKY FOLK, ain't it past due for sending LEW 
SIFFER Dark Arena?  What took ol' '11-3-3' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  And 
sending LEW SIFFER to the Dark Arena was supposed to be one of your better ideas, 
FUNKY FOLK?  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing 
these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ZUWAYZA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARY YON 4879                12   4  0   132       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872               15   5  4   101       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          21  20  5    92       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GULF COAST D 4789             6   1  0    87       ANARCHY (342)
 AURORA 4950                  10   4  0    68       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUTRID DEFILER 4323           5   0  1    65       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIDEKI HAO 4874              11   8  1    56       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 MATARSE FURY 4880             9   9  2    53       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-STARTER 4920                  4   1  0    47       FIRE (418)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           6   5  0    42       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-SIMON'S REVENGE 4791          4   6  0    39       ANARCHY (342)
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926             7   2  0    35       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 DARK CHOCOLATE 4922           4   2  0    35       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923           6   0  0    32       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 ONG-BAK 4928                  5   3  0    32       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 TIPPY 4943                    4   2  0    32       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936         2   0  0    30       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
 STRATUS 4946                  5   9  0    24       TEAM CHAOS (422)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARAMEL 4921                  4   3  0    21       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TIMES 4908                    4   7  0    19       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948         4   6  0    18       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 TOPO GIGIO 4947               3   5  0    18       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-GELEB FLAMEFINGER 4338        2   0  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
 MS VANILA 4954                3   0  0    17       WALI'S FINEST (419)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEWEL 4924                    2   4  0    16       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             3   4  1    14       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FINESSE 4930                  3   5  0    14       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 HOT ROD II 4961               1   0  1    11       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-HAIL TOTHE KING 4935          1   0  0     6       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
 TEERAPONG 4958                0   3  0     4       TAHAHN HAH (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEW SIFFER 4875       11  4 3 FUNKY FOLK 405        HIGH ELF 379          549 NONE    
HOT ROD 4854          12 20 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 PUTRID DEFILER 4323   548         
GRUNT 4929             3  5 0 TAHAHN HAH 420        BANDIT PRINCE 385     549 NONE    
TING 4942              0  2 0 TAHAHN HAH 420        NIFTY NICKEL 4941     546 JUST REV
KAOS 4960              0  1 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        HOT ROD II 4961       549         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What is the arena 81?  How do you play there and does anybody else play there?  I do
not have the internet, and I am lost. -- Mr. Humlae

     See the last of the all arena ads below for further information. -- Ed.

Ong-Bak -- Well...fair enough.  I salute a distressingly competent effort on your
part. -- Nifty Nickel
P.S.  If you'd like to take out an ad as a trainer, I can give you a great price.

Topo Gigio -- What?  You call that pitiful effort a true example of the... Blood
Sports?
P.S.  Although you bled very well.  I appreciated that.

Putrid Defiler -- That was UNCALLED FOR!  That was Bad!  I will make you as the mud
beneath my chariot wheels. -- Ghost of Hot Rod, planning on reincarnating immediately
P.S.  The problem is that the new body is shorter.  I may have to get platform shoes
to reach the reins of my dark horse!

Jewel -- Indeed, yes, a fair and delicate gem of femininity. -- Flight Journal
P.S.  I could not, of course, allow such a fragile flower to defeat me.

Finesse -- A tactic of little value when dealing with the press!  We always find our
story, you know. -- Times

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

14 November 2006
                                      A Tale of
                        Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution
                                     as told by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

     SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the
lingering wisps of memory from days gone by.
     From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and
flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources
of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation.
     Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness
embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the
influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time
and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence
experience.
     The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that
spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had
metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and
paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet
posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times.
     Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings
possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities
presently past and future.
     Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the
corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the
sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93.
     The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi
faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever
instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch
that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory
and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the
virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered
their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the
sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant
gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior
and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy.
     Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the
reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of
gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and
gallantry before.
     Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers
numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing
the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of
visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike.
     History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded
to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new
arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants
pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades
and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes.
     Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the
gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly
divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens
determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and
olden legends of times lost.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located
SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy,
yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena!
     "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he
sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is
nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the
arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded
mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch
Light!"
     Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already
deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High
Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and
depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81.
     Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable
candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind.
     From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by
BLOODFEUDS and REPLACEMENT WARRIORS aplenty!
     Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising
stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn.
     Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the
hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand.  Future events would lend
themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was
now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for
processing.
     Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the
worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New
Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM
28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!]
     Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the
sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for
fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena.
     After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then
another group of hopefuls.  After lengthy debate a third was cast aside.  Deciding
between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected
candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could
live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered
out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial
Commission.
     The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other
managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney-
worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney
experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such
matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and
now it was time to begin their training.  The paperwork had been dispatched for
registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which
preparation was paramount!
     Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being
offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney
Arena.
     Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial
community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to
escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red!
     Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No-
Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously
increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up
stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly
Expected!]
     Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could
for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his
mind!
     When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each
Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in
the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night.
     These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had
they fallen into the possession of most other managers!
     Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than
being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney
Arena!]
     Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than
for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!]
     Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace!
         [TIME JUMP]
     Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting!
     Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered
such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81
[recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli
Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon
graduation!]
     The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS
stable managed by Sweety Pie.  Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was
seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena!
     Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and
KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and
longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus]
had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE.
     Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No-
Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission.
Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it
the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute
Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari!
     Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION.
     Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF
BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm.
     Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf.
     Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with
GRIFFONRAWL MMA.
     Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a
penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!]
     Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to
registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!]
     Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a
stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in
thought!]
     Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and
Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to
officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena.
     COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending
stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as
to their intentions.
     Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New
Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was
anybody's guess at the present time!]
     Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and
alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating
with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena
was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None!
     HAMMER WAS UNDERSTANDABLY ENTHUSED BEYOND MEASURE BECAUSE the No-Tourney Arena
had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors
rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by!
       JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans
join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between
some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!]
                 "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper"
                                               Hammer
                                          Minister of War

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

6 December 2006
ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA (81)

As an American I honor my cultural heritage by stealing any good idea.  This idea was
originally proposed by Lord Xiang in November 2005.  RSI will be opening the arena
(81) for teams willing to sign the following pledge:

*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this arena to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this arena.
*  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 for warriors in this arena (Dead tournament or otherwise).
2.  One team per manager.
3.  Teams start 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.  Twenty 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.

The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
*  Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
   are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
   player's warrior to the Dark Arena
*  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may be banned/transferred from the
   Arena.

The player with the most votes for Chairman will fill slot 1 [Chairperson] and that
term expires end of March 2007.
The player with the most votes overall will fill slot 5 and that term expires end of
November 2007.
The player with the second most votes overall will fill slot 4 and that term expires
end of September 2007.
The player with the third most votes overall will fill slot 3 and that term expires
end of November 2007.
The player with the fourth most votes overall will fill slot 2 and that term expires
end of May 2007.

During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will select
one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month that any
member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the Players'
Committee.

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
    http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums
2.  E-Mail Deke at DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
3.  Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab [ARENA 81]

There are 4 steps to joining this arena
1) Send in a new team rollup to RSI with the following pledge taped/stapled to the
rollup sheet, or transfer a ZERO FIGHT EQUIVALENT TEAM to Arena 81 and send RSI the
following form.

No-Tournament Arena (81)
*  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.

[Sign your name here ..............................................................]

2) [Optional] post a message on the Duel 2 Forums in the Creating a No-Tournament
   Arena thread
   http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2296&sid=
   94ebf69603ccaf5c7dbf1b19da799732
3) [Optional] send an e-mail to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET with your team name
4) [Optional] Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab in Arena 81 with your team
   name and intent to join Arena 81 and abide by the Arena rules.

     RSI will be processing overviews for this arena as soon as you send them into
RSI.
     The first turn will run in January 2007.  This will be a normal speed arena.
     While I am encouraging everyone to use TEAM MAINTENANCE it is not mandatory.
The intent is that players that run turns will run a full team.  One warrior teams
are discouraged and will a topic for the Player Committee to resolve.
     I also encourage players to join the Duel2 Yahoo Group for faster updates and
feedback.  http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/duel/

There are already 29 managers already committed to the project
x    Apex = CAROLINA BLUE -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
x    Bill (I think this is the same person) = CLUB CUTTHROAT
x    Blackstorm = DARK ENCLAVE -- Cf PC
     Master Darque = DARQUE AGES
x    DeGotti = CULT OF BACCHUS
x    Deke = DOC LEGRAND'S LAB
     Den = BIG LAKE OUTCASTS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Ghab = ASSASSIN NATION
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Hammer = AARDVARK HAMMERZ
     Ikillu = BATTLE GRUNTS
x    Indimar = AS SEEN ON TV II
x    Kat = KATHOUSE
x    Kellumbo = KELLUMBO'S KIDS
x    Le Pentarque = LA PENTARCHIE
x    Master Beru = CHILDHOOD HEROES -- Cf PC
x    Nomad = DRAGONBANE GUILD
     Nuln = RED IRON KNIGHTS
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
     Silas = GRIFFONRAWL MMA
     SlugBait = ORCS HATE PHYSICS
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
     Woody

X  = 17 Team Rollups received by RSI as of 29 November 2006
Cf = Candidate for
PC = Player Committee
PCC = Player Committee Chairperson

     Deke Young will not be part of the inaugural Player Committee, maybe later once
the Arena direction has been developed.
     Any questions can be directed to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
     I will track Awards in Arena 81, which will be posted on a web site and included
in the following turn's newsletter.

The Honor of Sunset Award:
     The first team to reach 10 Team Kills.  In the case that there is more than one
team that achieves 10 Team Kills on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most kills.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Kills, I will prolong
the contest until one team has the most Kills in the Arena (it does not have to be
one of the teams that first reached 10 Team Kills.)

The Race to Victory Award:
     The first team to reach 75 Team Wins.  In the case that there is more than one
team that reaches 75 Team wins on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most wins.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Wins, I will prolong the
contest until one team has the most wins in the Arena (it does not have to be one of
the teams that first reached 75 Team Wins.)

The Commitment to Change Award:
     The first team to reach 125 Team Fights.  In the case that there is more than
one team that reaches 125 Team Fights on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
team with the most fights.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Fights, I will
prolong the contest until one team has the most fights in the Arena (it does not have
to be one of the teams that first reached 125 Team Fights.)  I hope I never give out
this award {figure it out on your own.}

The Team Advancement Award:
     The first team to graduate 5 warriors to ADM.  In the case that there is more
than 1 team that graduates 5 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
first team to graduate 6 warriors.  In the case that there is more than 1 team that
graduates 6 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the first team to
graduate 7 warriors, and so on.

The Iron Throne Award:
     The first team to hold the Duelmaster for 10 turns STARTING ON TURN 11.

The Stylemaster Award.

     The first team to hold the Stylemaster Award in 7 different styles, STARTING ON
TURN 11.  If two teams obtain Stylemaster Awards in 7 styles on the same turn, the
goal will be increased to 8 Styles.

Team Recognition Points:  The total recognition points for all warriors in the arena
The Iron Throne Ledger:  We will track who has been the Duelmaster every turn in
     Arena history.
Iron Throne Counter:  The total number of times a team has been the Duelmaster.
Composite Team Stylemaster awards:  The number of times a team has had any of the 10
     Stylemasters.  Having 2 Stylemasters = 2 points that turn.
Challenge win percentage:  How often your warriors win when they challenge.
Challenge Defender rate:  How often your warriors win when they WERE challenged.
Team Invitations:  Number of warriors graduated to ADM.
Team Graduation Rate:  Total team fights/Graduated Warriors.
Team Kill Percentage:  Total of team Kills/Team Fights
Team Death Percentage:  Total of Team Deaths/Team Fights
Team Revenge Rate: Number of Deaths/BloodFeuds Revenged (Note that the Dark Arena
     will be counted as not-revenged.)  You only get credit for one successful
     BloodFeud per death (though I encourage you to BloodFeud all 4 turns.)
Current Win Streaks:  Warriors that have gone the most turns without losing or
     missing a turn.
Team Yahtzee counter:  Number of times a team has gone 5-0 in a turn.
Team Bagel counter:  Number of times a team has fought without a win.
Team Dark Arena counter:  Number of times each team has used the Dark Arena.
The Most Feared (avoided) Team counter:  Number of turns that team was the most
     avoided team.

     We will create a web page just for Arena 81 category leaders.
     Hope to see you there. -- Deke

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEW SIFFER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRUNT was savagely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ONG-BAK overpowered NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
MATARSE FURY was viciously subdued by PUTRID DEFILER in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
GIMME SOME SUGAR devastated JEWEL in a 5 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
CARY YON devastated VED BUENS ENDE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
HEDED HAG overcame VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
AURORA vanquished BLOOD SPORTS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HIDEKI HAO was overpowered by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FLIGHT JOURNAL overpowered TOPO GIGIO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FLAVIUS VALERIUS was handily defeated by TIPPY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
WHITE CHOCOATE unbelievably bested STRATUS in a unpopular 13 minute brutal conflict.
DARK CHOCOLATE demolished TIMES in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CARAMEL overcame FINESSE in a 1 minute conflict.
TEERAPONG was defeated by MS VANILA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's duel.
KAOS was slaughtered by HOT ROD II in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  16 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  25 -  4      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  19 -  1      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  19 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 549 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CARY YON 4879              12   4  0  132 FUNKY FOLK (405)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEDED HAG 4872             15   5  4  101 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        21  20  5   92 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUTRID DEFILER 4323         5   0  1   65 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874            11   8  1   56 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLOOD SPORTS 4926           7   2  0   35 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARK CHOCOLATE 4922         4   2  0   35 WALI'S FINEST (419)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VED BUENS ENDE 4749.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PUTRID DEFILER 4323.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEERAPONG 
4958, HEDED HAG 4872, MATARSE FURY 4880, GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936, TIPPY 4943, CARAMEL 
4921, ONG-BAK 4928, CARY YON 4879, AURORA 4950, and FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907.

The least popular fighter this week was WHITE CHOCOATE 4923.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KAOS 4960, FINESSE 4930, FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948, TOPO GIGIO 
4947, HIDEKI HAO 4874, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, JEWEL 4924, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, MS VANILA 
4954, and TIMES 4908.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HEDED HAG (19-4872) JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

                            JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people 
were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to it and that we will see you there!