DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2007    Duedate: 02/20/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TASHELL
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6558) [24-8-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TASHELL                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6558) [24-8-0,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELISSA HOUGH                  SILVER
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6620) [11-8-0,59]          (22-6622) [6-1-1,58]

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)       48
2. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       28      HOT WHEELS (686)
3. HOT WHEELS (686)            17      Unchartered Team
4. THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)       0
5. JUST CHILLIN (699)           0      BLANK (161)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HOT WHEELS (686)           7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  6 2
 2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    356 166 10 68.2   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       8  7 0
 3- 3*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)     9   6  1 60.0   3/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     5  6 0
 4- 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)       201 194 17 50.9   4- 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        3  6 0
 5/ 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    494 485 27 50.5   5- 5*THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    2  0 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       46  48  0 48.9   6/ 6 HOT WHEELS (686)          2  1 0
 7- 7 DROP THE LEASH (701)      17  20  2 45.9   7- 7 DROP THE LEASH (701)      1  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

     Well, what are you looking at, SOLVEN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see 365 GTB4 win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 365 GTB4 beat 
EDGILES KAPP and EDGILES KAPP lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, SOLVEN may be getting bland, as TASHELL stays top dog 
in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some 
of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  JUST 
CHILLIN, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like KELLUMBO'S KIDS 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, DORTHA JANETTO was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SOLVEN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  DORTHA JANETTO, a glorious 
9-9-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad MIDDLE WAY 15.  Honor is like a 
chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless 
rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASHELL 6558                 24   8  0   111       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608           9   3  0   103       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-TUNDRA 6573                  12  14  2    98       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-UP 6545                      26  12  0    94       JUST CHILLIN (699)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605          10   4  1    87       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BILBRAY 6589                 11   7  1    79       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-JAMMER 6261                   8   3  0    75       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 365 GTB4 6054                 7   3  0    74       HOT WHEELS (686)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              6   2  2    67       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KINKY MCKINK 6463             5   1  1    65       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           11   8  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 SILVER 6622                   6   1  1    58       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            12   7  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 NAFISAH 6612                  6   3  0    43       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-SLUSH 6580                    8  12  1    41       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-BLOODY KINK 6462              4   2  0    41       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 TRUMP 6588                    7  11  0    40       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619            6  13  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614             7   5  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCCAIN 6628                   1   0  0    13       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-END OF THE ROAD 6624          1   2  0     5       JUST CHILLIN (699)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FROZEN FANNY 6469     17 32 1 JUST CHILLIN 699      KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605   551         
DORTHA JANETTO 6618    9 10 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747     SILVER 6622           553         
IMPEACH ME 6629        0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   BLACK ORC 403         553 NONE    
DA FODDER 6627         0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   DARK CHAMPION 407     553 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja and Middle Way -- Thanks.  Another striker graduates from Solven.  Frist's
favorite weapon?  His fist.  Welcome to retirement. -- Judge

Hot Tub Johnny -- Dream on. -- Lord Protector Frist

365 GT B4 -- And you thought you were the fast one. --Bilbray

Kellumbo -- That's right, keep avoiding us.  I guess we should call you by your real
name--Hillary. -- The Republicans

Nafisah -- Hasifan?  Whatever.  Ambitious little devil, aren't you?  Was it worth two
skills and waking up disoriented?  No, seriously, I really want to know. -- Belissa
Hough
P.S.  The psychology of elves fascinates me.  So human in some ways, so NOT human in
others.

Silver -- Er...about the sand, that was, um, just an effort to, ah, stop the
bleeding?  Cover up the tears in your clothing?  It wasn't intended to be insulting,
honest!  I wouldn't insult a good-looking, exotic, graceful young woman, I'm not
CRAZY or anything. -- Edgiles Kapp
P.S.  The loss is actually good for your record, too.  It gives depth and character.
And knowing how to lose is important, after all, what if you enter Primus some day?
Losing is what young gladiators DO there.

A Cult Member?  Hmm, do you think I could sacrifice him to MY deity?  Since I
defeated him.  It isn't like he wouldn't have tried to do the same thing, if
positions had been reversed. -- Chucker Istta
P.S.  I didn't know Cult Members had insurance, but if his is LAPSED, that must
mean...yeah!  I might as WELL sacrifice him to my god, because if I DON'T, he'll go
to the altar for HIS, and mine is BOUND to be nicer.

Trump -- More of a tuba than a trumpet, I would think.  At least, today.  Oompah
thoompah -- Dortha Janetto
P.S.  Isn't gladiating wonderful?  If any NORMAL person, not protected by the
whatever-it-is in the arena water, received such a blow as that last one, he'd've
dropped dead on the spot.  On the whole, I'm glad you didn't.

End of the Road -- Ah, where the drop-off is?  No doubt it IS chilling, but on a day
like this (we HOPE to reach twenty degrees, but no promises), EVERYTHING is chilling.
-- Dolby Jossel, fairly chilled even with long johns under his armor (and I gotta
tell you, the icing squishes all over everything)

Ed. -- Yep, it's all in the perspective. -- Dolby Jossel

     So much boils down to that, doesn't it? -- Ed.

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

IMPEACH ME was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA FODDER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BILBRAY was demolished by HOT TUB JOHNNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SILVER slew DORTHA JANETTO in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TRUMP devastated CHUCKER ISTTA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TASHELL outlasted M. CHARDINEE in a 11 minute mismatched Title match.
KIDNERGUARDIAN devastated BELISSA HOUGH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
365 GTB4 overpowered EDGILES KAPP in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NAFISAH defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute melee.
DOLBY JOSSEL vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 3 minute uneven duel.
MCCAIN vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  22 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  17 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TASHELL 6558               24   8  0  111 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608         9   3  0  103 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605        10   4  1   87 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   365 GTB4 6054               7   3  0   74 HOT WHEELS (686)
AIMED BLOW       SILVER 6622                 6   1  1   58 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          12   7  0   51 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612                6   3  0   43 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELISSA HOUGH 6620.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SILVER 6622.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, 
DORTHA JANETTO 6618, NAFISAH 6612, HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608, TRUMP 6588, 365 GTB4 6054, 
IMPEACH ME 6629, DA FODDER 6627, MCCAIN 6628, and BILBRAY 6589.

The least popular fighter this week was DOLBY JOSSEL 6614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EDGILES KAPP 6617, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, TASHELL 6558, CHUCKER 
ISTTA 6619, BILBRAY 6589, MCCAIN 6628, DA FODDER 6627, IMPEACH ME 6629, 365 GTB4 
6054, and TRUMP 6588.