DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2006    Duedate: 01/09/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TASHELL
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6558) [22-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UP                             365 GTB4
JUST CHILLIN (699)             HOT WHEELS (686)
(22-6545) [25-11-0,110]        (22-6054) [5-2-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FRIST                          FRIST
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6578) [13-7-0,98]          (22-6578) [13-7-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       79
2. JUST CHILLIN (699)          10      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. HOT WHEELS (686)             3      Unchartered Team
4. 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)   0
5. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0      HOT WHEELS (686)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)   5   2  0 71.4   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    10  5 0
 2/ 3*HOT WHEELS (686)           5   2  0 71.4   2/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)        6  8 0
 3/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    347 160  8 68.4   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       6  9 0
 4/ 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)       198 188 17 51.3   4/ 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     5  4 0
 5/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    489 479 27 50.5   5- 5 DROP THE LEASH (701)      3  1 0
 6- 7 DROP THE LEASH (701)      16  17  2 48.5   6- 6*4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  1  0 0
 7/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       38  41  0 48.1   7/ 7*HOT WHEELS (686)          1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SOLVEN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
KIDNERGUARDIAN?  KELLUMBO'S KIDS' proud of him after beating FROZEN FANNY and getting 
14 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  DORTHA JANETTO got smashed by CIVILIZED 
CRIMINAL, and lost 9 points!  TASHELL thinks hers 22-7-0 and studly character is good 
enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I saw in TASHELL's 
eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't FRIST fit to be tied!  Who was the 
wiseguy that said SOLVEN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  
Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  JUST CHILLIN was SOLVEN's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  I don't know what KELLUMBO'S KIDS' been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from JUST CHILLIN, that's fer sher.  
Like, is FROZEN FANNY popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of 
SOLVEN!  She's got a 17-31-1, is that good?  Ooh!  Did HOT TUB JOHNNY really know 
what he was doing when he challenged BELISSA HOUGH?  A 7-2-0 speaks volumes.  
(Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it means.) HOT TUB JOHNNY was so studly out 
there in the sands!  Beating BELISSA HOUGH and getting 30 points.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS 
must be proud, for sure!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  BILBRAY bloodfeuded (is that a word?) 
TUNDRA for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Hey you 
guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have 
someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  SOLVEN is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASHELL 6558                 22   7  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UP 6545                      25  11  0   110       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 FRIST 6578                   13   7  0    98       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAMMER 6261                   8   2  0    88       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608           7   2  0    87       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605           8   3  0    85       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 FROZEN FANNY 6469            17  31  1    83       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 BILBRAY 6589                 10   5  1    83       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 TUNDRA 6573                  10  14  2    73       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           10   6  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              5   2  2    61       DROP THE LEASH (701)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 365 GTB4 6054                 5   2  0    53       HOT WHEELS (686)
 SILVER 6622                   4   0  0    51       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 NAFISAH 6612                  5   1  0    45       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-SHUX 5788                     4   2  0    42       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 SLUSH 6580                    8  10  1    39       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            10   6  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DORTHA JANETTO 6618           8   8  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUMP 6588                    6   9  0    30       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619            5  11  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614             4   5  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-SHOOT 5786                    1   0  0    17       4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)
 END OF THE ROAD 6624          1   0  0    14       JUST CHILLIN (699)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JOHN ROBERTS 6559      9 20 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   TUNDRA 6573           546 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hot Tub Johnny -- It's probably all those wrinkles.  You're all prune-y, and your
armor doesn't fit right, and besides, the wrinkles catch a sword point instead of
letting it slide off.  Yes?  No? -- Belissa Hough

Ultra Faith -- Somehow, that seems so un-catlike.  Ultra-ego, yes.  That would be
very feline.  Oh, well, I didn't die, and I suppose that's the big thing. -- Edgiles
Kapp
P.S.  Small Arena Syndrome is the pits.

Silver -- So, why not golden?  Why not be big-time classy?  Not that gold is always
class, sometimes it's just crass.  But I reckon you could pull it off, if you really
wanted to. -- Dolby Jossel

Slush -- Euwh, it isn't even CLEAN slush!  Gross! -- Dortha Janetto

Polite Beggars never make a dime, and it serves them right! -- Chucker Istta

Ed. -- Nothing helps where higher mathematics are concerned. -- Dolby Jossel

     I wonder if a stepladder might do the trick. -- Ed.

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

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TASHELL unbelievably bested FRIST in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
KIDNERGUARDIAN subdued FROZEN FANNY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HOT TUB JOHNNY overpowered BELISSA HOUGH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
UP viciously subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 11 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BILBRAY viciously subdued TUNDRA in a action packed 1 minute gory brawl.
EDGILES KAPP was devastated by SILVER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
365 GTB4 viciously subdued CHUCKER ISTTA in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
NAFISAH viciously subdued SLUSH in a action packed 5 minute gory duel.
DORTHA JANETTO was vanquished by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TRUMP savagely defeated DOLBY JOSSEL in a action packed 7 minute gory match.
END OF THE ROAD luckily beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 5 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   2 -  0      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  26 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 550 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       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TASHELL 6558               22   7  0  107 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  FRIST 6578                 13   7  0   98 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605         8   3  0   85 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   365 GTB4 6054               5   2  0   53 HOT WHEELS (686)
AIMED BLOW       SILVER 6622                 4   0  0   51 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612                5   1  0   45 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          10   6  0   36 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FRIST 6578.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FRIST 6578.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRUMP 6588, NAFISAH 6612, 365 
GTB4 6054, KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, SLUSH 6580, BILBRAY 6589, TASHELL 6558, HOT TUB 
JOHNNY 6608, SILVER 6622, and DOLBY JOSSEL 6614.

The least popular fighter this week was END OF THE ROAD 6624.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DORTHA JANETTO 6618, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, EDGILES KAPP 6617, 
BELISSA HOUGH 6620, TUNDRA 6573, UP 6545, FROZEN FANNY 6469, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, 
SILVER 6622, and HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608.