DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2007    Duedate: 02/27/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIOLENT PACIFICATION
D.R.I. (536)
(21-6180) [21-9-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIOLENT PACIFICATION           BLACK PLAGUE
D.R.I. (536)                   PESTILENCE (558)
(21-6180) [21-9-0,98]          (21-6456) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHERWOOD                       SHERWOOD
LITERATE LOONS (538)           LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6208) [12-18-0,54]         (21-6208) [12-18-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHAOS (561)                 60
2. FAMINE (560)                59      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. PESTILENCE (558)            57      Unchartered Team
4. LAKOTA (362)                45
5. SONS OF SATAN (20)          27      CHAOS (561)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CHAOS (561)                4   0  0  100   1/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 0
 2/ 1*PESTILENCE (558)           7   1  0 87.5   2/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 1
 3/ 0*FAMINE (560)               3   1  1 75.0   3/ 1 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       63  43  0 59.4   4/ 7 SONS OF SATAN (20)        8  7 0
 5- 6 METAL MARVELS (548)       50  38  1 56.8   5/12*PESTILENCE (558)          7  1 0
 6/ 7 LAKOTA (362)             253 197 12 56.2   6/ 4 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       7  8 0
 7/ 8 D.R.I. (536)              83  68  7 55.0   7/ 8 D.R.I. (536)              6  8 0
 8/ 5 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       30  25  0 54.5   8/ 2 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57)  6  9 0
 9/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      356 304  9 53.9   9- 6*FIRESTORM (555)           5  4 0
10/ 0 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      410 372 37 52.4  10/ 0*CHAOS (561)               4  0 0
11-10*PHILTHBALLS (554)         18  17  1 51.4  11/10 KANO CLAN (106)           4  2 0
12-11*FIRESTORM (555)            7   7  0 50.0  12- 9*PHILTHBALLS (554)         4  6 0
13/13 SONS OF SATAN (20)       355 356 41 49.9  13/15*BROKEN RING OF STA (557)  4  7 0
14/12 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57) 453 457 38 49.8  14/ 0*FAMINE (560)              3  1 1
15-14 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       19  20  2 48.7  15/20 LAKOTA (362)              3  7 0
16/15 LITERATE LOONS (538)      71  79  5 47.3  16/13*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)   3  7 0
17/16 NASTY MOB (456)          116 140 10 45.3  17-14*RAGING LORDS (552)        2  3 1
18/17 KANO CLAN (106)          185 257 10 41.9  18-11 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19*BROKEN RING OF STA (557)   5   8  0 38.5  19/ 0*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  0 0
20-20 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   28  57  8 32.9  20/ 0*HATE BREED (532)          1  0 0
21-21*RAGING LORDS (552)        10  23  1 30.3  21-18 METAL MARVELS (548)       1  1 0
22/ 3*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)    3   7  0 30.0  22/19 NASTY MOB (456)           1  6 0
23/ 0*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     6  17  0 26.1  23-17 NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)   1  7 0
24/ 0*HATE BREED (532)           1   3  0 25.0  24/ 0 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       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.

So I have enough political Points to leave:

Ambidextrous
Is a Genius
  brilliant at keeping his foes off balance
  Knows every weak and sensitive location
  is always where he should be
Is very active
Is clumsy
Cannot Take a lot of Punishment
Can only carry a very little weight
Is quick on his feet
  Avoiding blows
Does Great damage

STR 9 +2
CON 7
SIZ 17
WIT 21
WIL 18 +1
SPE 3
DEF 12

Advanced Master Init
Advanced Expert Rip
Advanced Master Att
Expert Par
Advance Expert Dec

favors hatchet, high Off, very low Activity

focuses on learning parry

The Flamingo went to one tournament, going 0-2.  But since he is tainted with
tournament fights, he is now retired.

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to LITERATE LOONS, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the NOMADIC TRIBE stable.  For every winner 
there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at FEEBLE LEGION, who went 
down to 11th from 18th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 4-0-0 outing, 
PESTILENCE has advanced 7 places in the rankings.  SONS OF SATAN is no joke as it 
posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 7th place to 4th place.  Don't these new hotshots 
make you sick (or, if they fought you, hurt)?  FAMINE, on their very first turn, went 
3-1-1.  CHAOS seems to have it's eye on the top team spot, and if they continue 
having 4-0-0 weeks they may get it!  Hey everybody, watch out for SILVERBLEED, who 
flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing GENGHIS TRON like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was ZIGGY WOLFSBANE, who 
dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BROOD.  Unlike 
most arenas, FLAMING FLAMINGO managed to get his challenge off against the 18-19-0 
MUSHIKU BO.  Well, everybody's pal FLAMING FLAMINGO moved his record to 19-12-0 by 
defeating MUSHIKU BO in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 5 recognition points. 
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that D.R.I. was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of D.R.I.'s warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  D.R.I. + Weapons That go Boom = PESTILENCE + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of MUSHIKU BO, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  
Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying VULGE will do.  He 
challenged 19 points down to trash CONRAD.  Definition of petty:  VULGE killed 
CONRAD, a mismatch of 19 points.  Well, it looks like FOORMAN wasn't happy with last 
turn's rank, so he went for broke by challenging up 29 points.  No guts, no glory.  
To the crowd's chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', GRAVEYARD TAN was taken out by the 
lower-ranked FOORMAN.  (Maybe it's time to think Dark Arena?).  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, BLESSED BLUEJAY went after NERVE RAKER, who was higher by 22 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, BLESSED BLUEJAY was defeated by NERVE RAKER.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  This week 6-6-1 JACKAL was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know 
a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of this.  Well, the 
arena is no place for slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and VULGE demonstrated that 
very violently on CONRAD's body.  Well, just when you thought it was safe to put a 
new warrior in the arena.  No no!  SUNSHINE, a mere girl, was slain by GLUTTONY this 
turn.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180    21   9  0    98       D.R.I. (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              18  20  0    97       KANO CLAN (106)
 HART CRANE 6207              15  15  2    97       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERVE RAKER 1874             13  10  0    89       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HAMSUN 6289                  10  10  0    89       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BULGAKOV 6244                16   9  1    85       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 AZRAEL 6076                  14  16  0    85       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-CROW BAR 6332                10   5  0    79       METAL MARVELS (548)
 SHAMAN 1706                  16   5  0    75       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 VULGE 6260                   11  11  1    74       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BLACK TIGER 1705             11  11  0    73       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-MOMORO WA 5514               20  10  0    70       KANO CLAN (106)
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       16  15  1    70       D.R.I. (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLESSED BLUEJAY 3633         10  12  0    66       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712             17   9  0    65       KANO CLAN (106)
 XAPHAN 6126                  11  13  1    63       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 WEST WIND 5125               13   9  1    60       LAKOTA (362)
-GLASS CEILING 6299            7   3  1    58       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 ROAD RUNNER 6237              8   2  0    57       LAKOTA (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAVOS 6368                   7   5  0    55       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SHERWOOD 6208                12  18  0    54       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOORMAN 6346                  7   4  0    52       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-VINCENT 6324                  8   5  0    51       METAL MARVELS (548)
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           14   6  0    48       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DR. DREAM 1709               11   7  0    48       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BAD HANDWRITING 6276          7   3  0    48       LAKOTA (362)
-MOLTEN METAL 6333             7  11  0    46       METAL MARVELS (548)
-HAWKINS 6424                  3   0  0    43       FIRESTORM (555)
-MEGA ROKU 6091                5   3  2    41       KANO CLAN (106)
 VENGEFUL VULTURE 4604         6  12  0    40       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 GLEEK 6314                    2   6  0    40       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-DOILY 6298                    6   3  0    38       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 RED ROBIN 6413                6   2  0    38       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-THE LEPER 6400                6   1  0    36       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-PHILLIPA 5432                 8   8  2    34       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-LEAD 6316                     8   7  0    34       METAL MARVELS (548)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENGHIS TRON 6311             7   7  1    33       D.R.I. (536)
 ELITE GUARD 6344              7   4  0    33       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-LURKER 6264                   4   1  0    33       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6456             2   0  0    33       PESTILENCE (558)
 SILVERBLEED 6379              1   3  0    32       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-EMMA 5435                     6  11  1    30       NAUGHTY NEIGHBORS (473)
-BLOODLUST 6402                5   2  0    30       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 ZAN 6304                      3   6  1    30       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BOREALIS 6442                 3   1  0    28       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 CHOLERA 6458                  2   0  0    28       PESTILENCE (558)
 BROOD 6145                    1   2  0    27       HATE BREED (532)
-DARLA 6416                    4   1  0    26       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 CANNON FODDER 6342            7   4  0    25       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 LOCUST 6455                   2   0  0    25       PESTILENCE (558)
-BONEFACE 6372                 2   4  0    24       RAGING LORDS (552)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRAGUT 6421                   2   1  0    23       FIRESTORM (555)
 SCOUT 6450                    2   1  0    22       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 AZRAEL 6463                   1   1  0    22       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
-FABLE 6247                    2   2  0    21       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-LORD BLISS 6446               1   0  1    21       RAGING LORDS (552)
 STARVATION 6470               1   0  0    21       FAMINE (560)
 JAYNA 6305                    5   5  0    20       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-ROMULAN 6166                  4   4  0    20       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 GLUTTONY 6471                 1   0  1    20       FAMINE (560)
 SKIRMISHER 6343               4   7  0    19       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ATAXIA 6475                   1   0  0    19       CHAOS (561)
-SINCLAIR 6423                 1   2  0    19       FIRESTORM (555)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              5   3  0    18       KANO CLAN (106)
 INFLUENZA 6459                1   1  0    17       PESTILENCE (558)
 SAMAEL 6464                   1   1  0    16       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
-DRIVE BY SAMURI 6390          3   3  1    15       D.R.I. (536)
-WICCAN 6415                   2   3  0    15       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 BEDLAM 6474                   1   0  0    15       CHAOS (561)
 BLOODY STAR 6436              3   0  0    14       BROKEN RING OF STARS (557)
-STAB 6297                     1   2  0    14       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 GRIM REAPER 6461              1   1  0    14       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        1   1  0    14       D.R.I. (536)
 THANATOS 6465                 0   2  0    14       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432          4   1  0    13       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DISCORD 6476                  1   0  0    13       CHAOS (561)
 RAT'S NEST 6477               1   0  0    13       CHAOS (561)
 HUNGER 6472                   0   1  0    11       FAMINE (560)
 CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   3  0     9       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-SONJA 6420                    1   2  0     9       FIRESTORM (555)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILL 6449                     1   0  0     9       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-GRIMLORD 6412                 1   2  0     8       RAGING LORDS (552)
 MONTRIEUX 6433                1   4  0     7       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DEARTH 6467                   1   0  0     7       FAMINE (560)
-KANIG 6146                    0   1  0     7       HATE BREED (532)
-JOE STALIN 6444               0   1  0     7       NASTY MOB (456)
-NETHERBORN 6407               1   2  0     6       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 BROKEN STAR 6437              1   3  0     6       BROKEN RING OF STARS (557)
 BLADE 6452                    1   0  0     4       BROKEN RING OF STARS (557)
-GENNY GALLOWS 6422            0   2  0     4       FIRESTORM (555)
 BANSHEE 6462                  0   2  0     4       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (559)
-ROOSTER FISH 6441             0   3  0     3       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-RAGING BULL 6386              0   3  0     3       RAGING LORDS (552)
-LYNX 6312                     0   1  0     1       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 CARNIVORE 6340                0   1  0     1       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 EMPTY STAR 6454               0   1  0     1       BROKEN RING OF STARS (557)
-TROWSUL THUNDER 6418          0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
1 LITTLE INDIAN 6466   0  1 0 LAKOTA 362            SPYMASTER 409         554 NONE    
SUNSHINE 6414          3  2 0 LAKOTA 362            GLUTTONY 6471         554         
FIRST RESERVE 6345     3  5 0 LIGHT BRIGADE 549     ZAN 6304              551 REVENGED
CONRAD 6308            7 11 1 LITERATE LOONS 538    VULGE 6260            554         
CHASSIS 6375           1  5 0 METAL MARVELS 548     DRIVE BY SAMURI 6390  550 REVENGED
JACKAL 6193            6  6 1 NASTY MOB 456         BLACK ORC 407         554 NONE    
RED BRIGADE 6408       1  3 1 NASTY MOB 456         BLACK ORC 407         554 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Enough!  I cannot take this namby-pamby Andorian-like arena anymore!  No!  I'm off to
where the real managers and fighters who believe in blood and guts dwell.  Gonna slug
it out!  Maybe some day when things change I will return.  Maybe not. -- Sir Steele,
Metal Marvels

Ahh, from 5-0 to 1-4...(sigh)...this arena is like a box of chocolates.  I guess
that's what keeps it interesting! -- Stik

Nomad -- I think Woody did indeed show up in the personals, he just couldn't remember
to sign his name.... -- Stik

Light Brigade -- Well, you wanted more attention.  1-1, almost 2-0 for us.... -- Grim
Fandango

Black Tiger -- Yeah, everyone's got a plan until they take that first broadsword to
the forehead! -- Bravos

Sherman -- Dude, I think you're teetering on the edge...c'mon back now...deep
breaths, ok.  First off, you'll notice that from my stable, any dire threats, insults
and real trash talking almost always come from my warriors and not from me.  And
they're directed at other warriors, not managers.  That's because while we all strut
around here with our fun fake names and managerial personas, over time I've come to
realize that only a few out there really role play the manager's position, for most
it's a thin veil hiding the real person beneath.  Thus diatribes, threats and insults
hurled at managers don't do much to help things, particularly when they're delivered
clumsily and with no humor, or with genuine hatred and venom towards the actual
player.  Add to it the reality that we're for the most part a bunch of grown men
doing this, and it just gets a little silly imho.
     Beyond reproach?  Please.  If you think insulting someone like Assur will get
them to come back or stay around just to get back at you, dream on.  Most veteran
managers have one or two arenas they think of as home and play in full time, and have
tourney teams scattered everywhere else.  I'm one of these.  I don't know how long
you've been playing, but trust me it's all been done.  The junior-high, circa 1985
threats/insults are a dime a dozen, they roll off the back, and are forgotten by most
vets as they focus on the next Face or mailer.  And if they're aimed at newbies it
may scare them away, just what a shrinking game needs....
     I used to try to egg on the fly-over tourney managers, too, doesn't work.  The
only way to get managers interested in staying is to build an arena up over time, as
we've done here, treat managers with some respect and courtesy if they are deserving,
and hope they stay a while and get attached.  That may sound a bit Andorian, but it
by no means gives anyone a free pass; Assur's guys weren't guaranteed anything when
they activated, just like Doc Steele's or Ultraist's or anyone else's.  They've still
got to fight and win, just like all who step on the sands.  I sure as hell don't want
to lose to them, and if I can I'll gleefully hand them their heads and say better
luck next time!  Tourney timing sucks, but it's a fact of life in today's game.  I
don't want you to leave as we've developed a pretty good rivalry, but if you dislike
it that much then just run in 81 and save the rest of us all the B.S.
     Sorry for the long-windedness all, I'll not speak on this matter here again at
length. -- Stik

Duelmaster Flamingo -- Congrats on reclaiming the throne and your grad notice.  I'd
ask if you were going to reveal your secrets, but anybody who's been on the D2
website is already informed.  ;) -- Stik

Pestilence and Death's Disciples -- Nice first turns, welcome to the Jewel of the
Delarquan Federation!  First round's on us down at the Broken Bone! -- Grim Fandango

Nomad and Stik -- Whoops, even the righteously indignant can get self-righteous at
times.  My apologies. -- Sherman, mgr. Lit. Loons (It didn't seem so condescending
when sent....)

Genghis Tron -- Is that what you call shooting fish in a barrel?  Where's that leave
you?  Guppy, bait? -- Conrad

Vulge -- Revolting names and styles render revolting results (at least wherever
you're concerned, dim-wit). -- Bulgakov

Rooster Fish -- Tell me as you crawled along the ground with the worms and insects,
how do you feel?  Embarrassed over your loss--maybe, disappointed by your own
inadequacy--definitely, or were you in fact very grateful that I allowed you to live
--absolutely. -- Bloody Star

Machismo:  a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness.

Sherman -- First, let me say that I never expected that strong of a reaction to
Raker's comments.  However, your ads did tend to convey the idea above as "insult,
anger and piss-off" are the words you used to describe them.  But, whatever, if the
word offends, I'll drop it.
     I do agree with your assessment of Assur and all tourney timers.  I prefer those
who commit to an arena and fight a full team.  Thus I actually enjoy competing with
your Loons.  (Please don't be offended, the term can mean "crazy," but I mean it only
in connection to literacy!)  You fight and you talk, both lively attributes.
However, I doubt yelling at Assur will get him to return.  Plus, it just isn't my
style.  The "machismo" comment is about as offensive as my warriors tend to get.  In
fact, if you re-read the ad, my first inclination was to compliment Bulgakov on a
good fight.  Insults, anger and pissing-people-off just don't make sense to me.  The
strength of my warriors is demonstrated on the sands, not in the ads.  Welcoming
people to the arena hardly qualifies as "bending over backwards."  I don't just let
the world pass over my head, (And I doubt Stik does either, but he can respond on his
own.) rather I work to make it what I want.  I don't like overdone bravado, so I
don't do it.  I like a friendly environment, so I welcome people.   I look forward to
our continued competition on the sands. -- Nomad

Pestilence, Death's Disciples and other newcomers -- A hearty welcome to those who
have come to risk their blood upon the sands! -- Nomad and his Tribe

Genny -- Well, that up-challenge didn't work so well.  The rest of your teams turn
seemed to have better results. -- Ziggy

Gleek -- I think we've managed to take you down a few times now.  Nice try. -- Dream

Vulture -- Well, I guess the first one wasn't just luck. -- Shaman the Warrior

V.P. -- I think I speak for the entire team when I say "go away!"  And stop breaking
my weapons!  -- Raker

Woody -- I guess you did speak up.  Now if only my challenge would get through! --
Nomad

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

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

JACKAL was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
RED BRIGADE was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
1 LITTLE INDIAN was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CANNON FODDER was defeated by ZAN in a exciting 6 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
BAD HANDWRITING bested ELITE GUARD in a 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
FLAMING FLAMINGO bested MUSHIKU BO in a 1 minute bloody master's Challenge match.
BLACK TIGER was defeated by AZRAEL in a 4 minute expert's Challenge melee.
SHAMAN unbelievably bested CROUCHING HAMSTER in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
BULGAKOV was luckily beaten by VIOLENT PACIFICATION in a 12 minute Challenge fight.
VULGE assassinated CONRAD in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge match.
BRAVOS was overcome by MATSUDA KAO in a 6 minute Challenge contest.
BLESSED BLUEJAY was subdued by NERVE RAKER in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
VENGEFUL VULTURE was overpowered by XAPHAN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
FOORMAN savagely defeated GRAVEYARD TAN in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
SCOUT was vanquished by DR. DREAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
AZRAEL was devastated by GLEEK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SKIRMISHER was overpowered by BOREALIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HART CRANE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
HAMSUN viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 4 minute gory contest.
SHERWOOD was unbelievably bested by ROAD RUNNER in a popular 6 minute gruesome match.
WEST WIND vanquished RED ROBIN in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
GENGHIS TRON was overpowered by SILVERBLEED in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JAYNA was overpowered by BLACK PLAGUE in a popular 3 minute one-sided duel.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE was viciously subdued by BROOD in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
CHOLERA vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
GRIM REAPER was viciously subdued by LOCUST in a action packed 4 minute brutal bout.
SAMAEL was unbelievably bested by SOCRATES OF SHRED in a exciting 4 minute gory duel.
THANATOS was overpowered by INFLUENZA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CRYSTAL CONDOR was overpowered by BEDLAM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BROKEN STAR was defeated by ATAXIA in a exciting 4 minute fight.
BLOODY STAR overpowered HUNGER in a monotonous 10 minute uneven bout.
MONTRIEUX was viciously subdued by DEARTH in a 7 minute bloody novice's duel.
SUNSHINE was murdered by GLUTTONY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BANSHEE was outlasted by BLADE in a monotonous 17 minute novice's fray.
RAT'S NEST subdued CARNIVORE in a 3 minute brutal conflict.
DISCORD won victory over EMPTY STAR in a popular 4 minute bout.
STARVATION vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  30 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  35 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  35 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  54 -  6      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  66 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  16 -  0      38  |

Turn 554 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:

BASHING ATTACK     5 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  5                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  5                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180  21   9  0   98 D.R.I. (536)
SLASHING ATTACK  NERVE RAKER 1874           13  10  0   89 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    BULGAKOV 6244              16   9  1   85 LITERATE LOONS (538)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184     16  15  1   70 D.R.I. (536)
BASHING ATTACK   WEST WIND 5125             13   9  1   60 LAKOTA (362)
AIMED BLOW       BRAVOS 6368                 7   5  0   55 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         14   6  0   48 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-STRIKE     DR. DREAM 1709             11   7  0   48 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHERWOOD 6208.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHERWOOD 6208.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAMSUN 6289, LOCUST 
6455, JACKAL 6193, BLACK TIGER 1705, JAYNA 6305, ATAXIA 6475, DISCORD 6476, FOORMAN 
6346, ZAN 6304, and BROOD 6145.

The least popular fighter this week was BANSHEE 6462.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLADE 6452, BLOODY STAR 6436, VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180, HUNGER 6472, 
CANNON FODDER 6342, DEARTH 6467, EMPTY STAR 6454, SUNSHINE 6414, MONTRIEUX 6433, and 
BROKEN STAR 6437.

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

FLAMING FLAMINGO (21-3570) DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)