DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2007    Duedate: 03/06/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILBRAY
THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6589) [12-7-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT TUB JOHNNY                 POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6608) [10-3-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELISSA HOUGH                  BILBRAY
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            THE REPUBLICANS (103)
(22-6620) [12-8-0,87]          (22-6589) [12-7-1,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         58
2. THE REPUBLICANS (103)       32      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. JUST CHILLIN (699)           0      Unchartered Team
4. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0
5. HOT WHEELS (686)            -1       (173)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    358 169 10 67.9   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 HOT WHEELS (686)           7   4  0 63.6   2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     8  7 1
 3- 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)       201 194 17 50.9   3/ 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     6  7 0
 4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       50  49  0 50.5   4/ 6 HOT WHEELS (686)          1  2 0
 5/ 5 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    496 488 27 50.4   5- 4 JUST CHILLIN (699)        1  3 0
 6- 7 DROP THE LEASH (701)      17  20  2 45.9   6- 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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SOLVEN games.  Former top team KELLUMBO'S KIDS was 
unseated this week as MIDDLE WAY 15 moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  My praise to MIDDLE WAY 15 for their 4-1-0 week 
this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
BELISSA HOUGH caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully 
bested KIDNERGUARDIAN and was awarded 28 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, BELISSA HOUGH put down KIDNERGUARDIAN, causing him to lose 23 
points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail BILBRAY, Duelmaster of SOLVEN!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that 
if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 
or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  THE REPUBLICANS is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of KELLUMBO'S KIDS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after 365 GTB4.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of 
fear lays hold of his heart.  True, HOT TUB JOHNNY?  Who could miss your "brave" 
challenge of 365 GTB4?  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon 365 GTB4 and 
predictably he was subdued by HOT TUB JOHNNY.  This is how to arouse the anger of an 
entire guild!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SOLVEN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBRAY 6589                 12   7  1   106       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT TUB JOHNNY 6608          10   3  0   109       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-TUNDRA 6573                  12  14  2    98       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-UP 6545                      26  12  0    94       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 TASHELL 6558                 24   9  0    91       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           12   8  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 SILVER 6622                   7   1  1    80       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-JAMMER 6261                   8   3  0    75       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 365 GTB4 6054                 7   4  0    73       HOT WHEELS (686)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              6   2  2    67       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605          10   5  1    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            13   7  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUMP 6588                    8  11  0    46       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 NAFISAH 6612                  6   4  0    42       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-SLUSH 6580                    8  12  1    41       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619            7  13  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614             7   6  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORBRAN LEUW 6630             1   0  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-END OF THE ROAD 6624          1   2  0     5       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 MCCAIN 6628                   1   1  0     4       THE REPUBLICANS (103)

'-' 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         
RUGS R ANGRY 6632      0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   DARK CHAMPION 407     554 NONE    
MENTAL DEFECT 6631     0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   WURM KIN 410          554 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Silver -- You don't look like a kid to me, you look like a tough broad. -- Dortha
Janetto
P.S.  Takes one to know one.
P.P.S.  I notice on the back that it claims I died!  I didn't notice that.  You'd
think I would notice something like dying, wouldn't you?

Trump -- Oh, gods, not today!  I have a headache. -- Chucker Istta

Kidnerguardian -- I don't know this Kellumbo person, but if I was her or him, and had
kids like you, I'd take up infanticide. -- Belissa Hough

365 Gtb4 -- Scorching. -- Edgiles Kapp

The Fratsfan Noble's Aruaki?  Somehow don't think so.  Those Fratsfans are very
stuck-up, by what *I* have heard. -- Dolby Jossel

Judge -- Yeah, those favorite weapons can be the pits.  I mostly ignore them when I
decide to run somebody on the Isle. -- Jorja

Roll-up Gods -- You guys must be angry.  I gave you two perfectly good sacrifices
last turn, but you cursed me with even worse roll-ups.  C'mon, cut me a break. --
Judge, mgr. the Republicans

     There wasn't enough peanut butter. -- RUG 287212

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

RUGS R ANGRY was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MENTAL DEFECT was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HOT TUB JOHNNY handily defeated 365 GTB4 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TASHELL was viciously subdued by BILBRAY in a popular 3 minute gory Title contest.
KIDNERGUARDIAN was demolished by BELISSA HOUGH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SILVER devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TRUMP viciously subdued DOLBY JOSSEL in a action packed 4 minute gruesome fight.
NAFISAH lost to EDGILES KAPP in a action packed 1 minute duel.
CHUCKER ISTTA defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 6 minute gory expert vs. novice duel.
MCCAIN was overpowered by FORBRAN LEUW in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    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         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  22 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BILBRAY 6589               12   7  1  106 THE REPUBLICANS (103)
TOTAL PARRY      TASHELL 6558               24   9  0   91 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
AIMED BLOW       SILVER 6622                 7   1  1   80 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
LUNGING ATTACK   365 GTB4 6054               7   4  0   73 HOT WHEELS (686)
PARRY-STRIKE     KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605        10   5  1   64 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          13   7  0   57 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612                6   4  0   42 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 BILBRAY 6589.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRUMP 6588, HOT TUB 
JOHNNY 6608, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, SILVER 6622, EDGILES KAPP 6617, FORBRAN LEUW 6630, 
TASHELL 6558, KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, and NAFISAH 6612.

The least popular fighter this week was MCCAIN 6628.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, 365 GTB4 6054, MENTAL DEFECT 6631, RUGS R ANGRY 
6632, NAFISAH 6612, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, KIDNERGUARDIAN 6605, TASHELL 6558, FORBRAN 
LEUW 6630, and EDGILES KAPP 6617.