DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/01/2007    Duedate: 03/14/2007

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AURORA
TEAM CHAOS (422)
(19-4950) [14-6-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AURORA                         POSITION IS EMPTY
TEAM CHAOS (422)               
(19-4950) [14-6-0,99]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD SPORTS                   TEERAPONG
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     TAHAHN HAH (420)
(19-4926) [10-5-0,51]          (19-4958) [1-6-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TAHAHN HAH (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TAHAHN HAH (420)            25
2. IDES OF MARCH (226)         19      WALI'S FINEST (419)
3. TEAM CHAOS (422)            17      Unchartered Team
4. WALI'S FINEST (419)         12
5. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       11       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       31  17  0 64.6   1/ 1 TAHAHN HAH (420)         10  5 2
 2/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          89  64  5 58.2   2/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 3/ 5 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    352 375 31 48.4   3/ 3 WALI'S FINEST (419)       6  3 0
 4/ 6 TAHAHN HAH (420)          28  31  2 47.5   4/ 5 TEAM CHAOS (422)          5 10 0
 5/ 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)       24  28  0 46.2   5/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (405)          3  4 0
 6/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 371 483 17 43.4   6/ 6 IDES OF MARCH (226)       3  7 0
 7/ 8 TEAM CHAOS (422)          38  62  0 38.0   7/ 7 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     2  7 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.

Try as you might, Hideki, challenging for the top spot, I was not going to be denied.
This woman prefers to be on top -- and so far all those that I have faced that remain
here have all, well, have gone soft when it counted and ended up like a limp old man.
Your new Duelmaster Mistress! 

-- Aurora

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  FINESSE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested JEWEL and was awarded 22 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, FINESSE put down JEWEL, 
causing her to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Although KUNG-FU MASTER 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious AURORA.  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZUWAYZA seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  TAHAHN HAH is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently the 
stalwarts of IDES OF MARCH are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging 
board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  SOLAR take warning!  You have more than a few enemies 
in ZUWAYZA.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
MARIUS VALERIUS posted a challenge against the more highly recognized TIMES.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MARIUS VALERIUS lost to TIMES.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of JAKRAPONG who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below 
in the rankings.  I thought JAKRAPONG showed great skill and promise when he subdued 
TRITON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUWAYZA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURORA 4950                  14   6  0    99       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARDANIUS 2683                6   2  0    76       IDES OF MARCH (226)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948         7   9  0    65       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-HIDEKI HAO 4874              14  10  2    60       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATARSE FURY 4880            11  11  2    52       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 BLOOD SPORTS 4926            10   5  0    51       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FINESSE 4930                  6   6  1    49       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923           9   1  0    45       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TIPPY 4943                    7   3  0    42       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 ONG-BAK 4928                  8   4  1    40       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941             6   7  1    38       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD II 4961               4   3  1    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIMES 4908                    6  11  0    32       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907           7  10  0    31       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 JEWEL 4924                    5   5  0    27       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARAMEL 4921                  6   5  0    25       WALI'S FINEST (419)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MOSS 4968                3   0  1    21       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 JAKRAPONG 4979                2   0  0    13       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 VENENOSO 4959                 1   3  0    12       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 JASMINE 4973                  2   0  0    11       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TEERAPONG 4958                1   6  0     9       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 HEATHER 4974                  1   0  0     9       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 MARIUS VALERIUS 4975          1   2  0     5       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 BRUTUS 4955                   1   1  0     4       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 TRITON 4980                   0   2  0     2       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 RECHONCHO 4977                0   1  0     1       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 FREGADERA 4976                0   1  0     1       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PAULA ZAHN 4981        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        DARK CHAMPION 384     555 NONE    
HUGH MANN 4964         1  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        FINESSE 4930          554         
BROKE BACK 4984        0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226     MOUNTAIN TROLL 378    555 NONE    
FLAT TIRE 4983         0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226     BANDIT PRINCE 385     555 NONE    
LEMON 4982             0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226     DARK CHAMPION 384     555 NONE    
SOLAR 4963             1  5 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        MOUNTAIN TROLL 378    555 NONE    
STRATUS 4946           6 11 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        HIDEKI HAO 4874       552 REVENGED
TOPO GIGIO 4947        4  8 0 TEAM CHAOS 422        ONG-BAK 4928          553 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ong-Bak -- Aurora never really warmed up to Topo, so she asked me to take this one.
A little better prepared this time I was for you.  Although I thought you at least
would try to defend yourself.  I'm not gonna complain though, I just love quickies.
-- Flavius Valerius

Tippy -- Ah, you had me pinwheeling into the ground there.  I barely pulled out in
time to prevent a total disaster, but they do say that a landing you can walk away
from is a "good" landing.  It appears to have been a very educational experience for
you. -- Flight Journal

What?  A Userous Merchant?  No way!  It's against my principles to encourage and
assist--  Twice the regular rate?  THREE times?  You've got a deal, mister. -- Nifty
Nickel

The Fratsfa Slave didn't last long enough to be amusing.  A weakling, and a fool. --
Blood Sports

I will not interview the Captured Orc.  He is not the Man of the Week. -- Times
P.S.  And besides, he broke my pencils.

Teerapong -- It takes more than that to drive a sporting carriage, boy. -- Hot Rod
P.S.  But work on it, practice a lot, and someday... who can say?

Matarse Fury -- "Not enough time" is a sign of a poorly managed life.  I could
recommend an efficiency expert, if you are willing to make the necessary changes in
your life. -- Times

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

SOLAR was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BROKE BACK was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
FLAT TIRE was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LEMON was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
PAULA ZAHN was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DARDANIUS devastated BLOOD SPORTS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
TEERAPONG was luckily beaten by VENENOSO in a exciting 2 minute Challenge struggle.
MARIUS VALERIUS was handily defeated by TIMES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JAKRAPONG won victory over TRITON in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
AURORA defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute Title duel.
FLAVIUS VALERIUS overpowered TIPPY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JEWEL was handily defeated by FINESSE in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
NIFTY NICKEL was luckily beaten by WHITE CHOCOATE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
ONG-BAK devastated FLIGHT JOURNAL in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
CARAMEL was devastated by HOT ROD II in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JASMINE overcame RECHONCHO in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
PETE MOSS defeated FREGADERA in a action packed 1 minute brutal beginner's struggle.
BRUTUS was unbelievably bested by HEATHER in a 3 minute gory amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  31 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  28 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  20 -  2      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   7 -  0      22  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  AURORA 4950                14   6  0   99 TEAM CHAOS (422)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARDANIUS 2683              6   2  0   76 IDES OF MARCH (226)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLOOD SPORTS 4926          10   5  0   51 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE CHOCOATE 4923         9   1  0   45 WALI'S FINEST (419)
LUNGING ATTACK   TIPPY 4943                  7   3  0   42 TAHAHN HAH (420)
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 TEERAPONG 4958.  The ten other most popular fighters were FINESSE 4930, PETE 
MOSS 4968, DARDANIUS 2683, VENENOSO 4959, TIMES 4908, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, ONG-BAK 
4928, HOT ROD II 4961, JAKRAPONG 4979, and TRITON 4980.

The least popular fighter this week was HEATHER 4974.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CARAMEL 4921, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, TIPPY 4943, MARIUS VALERIUS 4975, 
BLOOD SPORTS 4926, PAULA ZAHN 4981, LEMON 4982, FLAT TIRE 4983, BROKE BACK 4984, and 
BRUTUS 4955.