DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2007    Duedate: 02/14/2007

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARY YON
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4879) [16-4-0,172]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARY YON                       POSITION IS EMPTY
FUNKY FOLK (405)               
(19-4879) [16-4-0,172]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD SPORTS                   BLOOD SPORTS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4926) [9-4-0,52]           (19-4926) [9-4-0,52]

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)            34
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            28      WALI'S FINEST (419)
3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  24      Unchartered Team
4. WALI'S FINEST (419)          5
5. ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)       0      BLANK (102)

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)     5   1  0 83.3   1/ 3 WALI'S FINEST (419)       8  4 0
 2/ 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       28  15  0 65.1   2/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  1 1
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          88  60  5 59.5   3/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 4/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    351 370 31 48.7   4/ 7 TAHAHN HAH (420)          6  4 1
 5/ 7 TAHAHN HAH (420)          22  27  1 44.9   5/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     4  7 1
 6- 5 ANARCHY (342)            161 201 22 44.5   6/ 2 TEAM CHAOS (422)          2 13 0
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 366 478 17 43.4   7- 6*ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    1  1 0
 8/ 8 TEAM CHAOS (422)          33  57  0 36.7   8- 8 ANARCHY (342)             0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUWAYZA, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at FUNKY FOLK left the arena dejected, 
after being kicked out of the top spot by WALI'S FINEST.  Good show!  Those betting 
on TEAM CHAOS lost their shirt, as TEAM CHAOS lost their fighting abilities:  0-5-0.  
What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to TAHAHN HAH.  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS had cause to celebrate, 
after BLOOD SPORTS got 24 points by beating WHITE CHOCOATE.  WHITE CHOCOATE certainly 
had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to BLOOD SPORTS and losing 16 
points in the process!  Like a flirtacious debutante, ZUWAYZA's Duelmaster CARY YON 
found herself the woman of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 times!  The arena was 
more crowded than usual this time, as AURORA faced ZUWAYZA's Duelmaster.  CARY YON 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by AURORA of TEAM CHAOS.  Does ZUWAYZA 
have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are ZUWAYZA's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
The audience gave a nice round of rasberries to TOPO GIGIO of TEAM CHAOS, for 
expiring in such an ungraceful fashion.  4-8-0, indeed!  Ask not a spymaster for 
counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  ZUWAYZA, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Drunken Ox.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARY YON 4879                16   4  0   172       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURORA 4950                  12   6  0    90       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-GULF COAST D 4789             6   2  0    83       ANARCHY (342)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIDEKI HAO 4874              14   9  2    61       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATARSE FURY 4880            11  10  2    52       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926             9   4  0    52       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 ONG-BAK 4928                  7   3  1    49       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 JEWEL 4924                    5   4  0    47       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TIPPY 4943                    6   2  0    46       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             5   6  1    41       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           7   8  0    37       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936         4   1  0    33       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923           8   1  0    26       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TIMES 4908                    5  10  0    25       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 CARAMEL 4921                  6   4  0    24       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948         5   9  0    24       TEAM CHAOS (422)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINESSE 4930                  4   6  0    22       TAHAHN HAH (420)
-PETE MOSS 4968                2   0  1    19       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-RED HERRING 4970              1   0  0    15       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HUGH MANN 4964                1   0  0    15       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 TEERAPONG 4958                1   4  0    14       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 HOT ROD II 4961               2   3  1    10       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 JASMINE 4973                  1   0  0     8       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 SOLAR 4963                    1   3  0     6       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-HAIL TOTHE KING 4935          1   0  0     6       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
 VENENOSO 4959                 0   2  0     2       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 MARIUS VALERIUS 4975          0   1  0     1       TEAM CHAOS (422)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STOOPID 4978           0  1 0 TAHAHN HAH 420        DARK CHAMPION 384     553 NONE    
TOPO GIGIO 4947        4  8 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        ONG-BAK 4928          553         
STRATUS 4946           6 11 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        HIDEKI HAO 4874       552         
KAOS 4960              0  1 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        HOT ROD II 4961       549 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Matarse Fury -- Furious indeed, but the best, or as it might be most furious, racing
carriage is less than ideal once one gets off the ground.  And the whole IDEA of
going fast is to get off the ground.  There is NOTHING to compare to flight. --
Flight Journal
P.S.  In fact, I consider that all earlier forms of racing were merely a striving
toward flight.

Tippy -- I feel you should be investigated for...um, something...yes, I know!  For
skill-theft!  You have a positive LUST for skills, and the Public has a Right to Know
about this. -- Times
P.S.  A reporter and sketch artist will be over directly.

Finesse -- There is neither room nor value to finesse when one engages in... Blood
Sports!
P.S.  And gladiating IS a blood sport, if properly done.

Caramel -- I'd offer you an ad in this week's flyer, but one needs no artificial aids
to move the likes of you.  Splendid, utterly splendid, even when it sticks to my
teeth. -- Nifty Nickel

Pete Moss -- Huh, you had to be a SPOILER, didn't you?  The only loss on our team
(which, the other four wins, amazes me totally), and *I* had to have it.  I cannot
say this fills me with enthusiasm, and consider you a useless product.  So there! --
Hot Rod II
P.S.  Although I suppose of we enroll a Better Homes & Gardens...no, the name's too
long, well, how about Organic Gardening?  Anyway, someone like THAT might just love
you all to pieces.  Gardeners are strange.

What, Stratus dead?  How will I work on my Instrument Flying without Stratus? --
Flight Journal

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

STOOPID was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AURORA was vanquished by CARY YON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
TOPO GIGIO was murdered by ONG-BAK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FLAVIUS VALERIUS was devastated by NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
HIDEKI HAO was demolished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TIPPY savagely defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
MATARSE FURY devastated TIMES in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FLIGHT JOURNAL was overcome by JEWEL in a 2 minute melee.
WHITE CHOCOATE was vanquished by BLOOD SPORTS in a popular 2 minute uneven duel.
FINESSE vanquished VENENOSO in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
CARAMEL overcame HOT ROD II in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
TEERAPONG demolished MARIUS VALERIUS in a 2 minute bloody mismatched competition.
SOLAR was subdued by JASMINE in a 3 minute amateur's match.
HUGH MANN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  22 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  30 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  21 -  2      34  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  16 -  0      27  |

Turn 553 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CARY YON 4879              16   4  0  172 FUNKY FOLK (405)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874            14   9  2   61 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATARSE FURY 4880          11  10  2   52 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLOOD SPORTS 4926           9   4  0   52 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   ONG-BAK 4928                7   3  1   49 TAHAHN HAH (420)
WALL OF STEEL    JEWEL 4924                  5   4  0   47 WALI'S FINEST (419)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOOD SPORTS 4926.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLOOD SPORTS 4926.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEERAPONG 4958, 
TIPPY 4943, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, FINESSE 4930, SOLAR 4963, STOOPID 4978, CARY YON 4879, 
HIDEKI HAO 4874, MATARSE FURY 4880, and FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907.

The least popular fighter this week was MARIUS VALERIUS 4975.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOT ROD II 4961, TIMES 4908, TOPO GIGIO 4947, HUGH MANN 4964, 
JASMINE 4973, VENENOSO 4959, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948, ONG-BAK 
4928, and AURORA 4950.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CARY YON (19-4879) FUNKY FOLK (405)