DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2012    Duedate: 01/17/2012

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-673

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLOODY KINK
THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
(22-6462) [11-2-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOODY KINK                    POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)         
(22-6462) [11-2-1,135]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LYNNIS NALL                    STING
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            SERPENTS HOLD (758)
(22-6818) [22-26-0,92]         (22-6863) [14-6-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (758)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)      17
2. HENPCS (760)                15      SERPENTS HOLD (758)
3. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         10      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (758)          8
5. WINTERLUDE (769)             0      ANTI (353)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WINTERLUDE (769)           3   1  1 75.0   1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (758)       9  2 0
 2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (758)      122  68  7 64.2   2/ 3 THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    6  2 0
 3/ 3 THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)    23  15  2 60.5   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       5 10 0
 4- 4 80'S DISCO (361)           9   7  0 56.3   4/ 5 HENPCS (760)              4  9 1
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      345 347  5 49.9   5- 4*WINTERLUDE (769)          3  1 1
 6/ 6 HENPCS (760)              88 140  4 38.6   6- 6 80'S DISCO (361)          1  3 0
 7- 7 KAOS 2 (764)               7  12  1 36.8   7- 7*ARE YOU ? (768)           1  3 0
 8- 8*ARE YOU ? (768)            1   4  0 20.0   8- 8 KAOS 2 (764)              0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 287): FANTASSIN of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): CONSERVATORY of GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): BETTY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 687): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      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 GILLY MANDERSON win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KINKY 
MCKINK beat EMBEZZLING HEN and EMBEZZLING HEN lost 3 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, SOLVEN may be getting bland, as BLOODY 
KINK 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.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was MARSHAL of 
SERPENTS HOLD this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much as have a belly laugh. 
Heh heh.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with 
you sooner that later?   
     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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of SOLVEN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY KINK 6462             11   2  1   135       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALISONG 6847                17   7  0   129       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 KINKY MCKINK 6463            11   2  1   120       THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
 STING 6863                   14   6  1   102       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 GILLY MANDERSON 6921          9   2  0    94       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 LYNNIS NALL 6818             22  26  0    92       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813          16  34  1    83       HENPCS (760)
 EMBEZZLING HEN 6810          13  37  1    78       HENPCS (760)
-KYNGRATH MOR 6858             7   3  1    77       KAOS 2 (764)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROMO 6937                     4   0  0    58       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLM JOUBERT 6931             7   2  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERRIS LEONA 6932              6   3  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 PYTHON 6944                   3   0  0    27       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CACKLING HEN 6923             2   1  1    21       HENPCS (760)
 ROOST KEEPER 6924             3   7  0    20       HENPCS (760)
-UNCLE RAT 6900                1   0  1    20       WINTERLUDE (769)
-JOKERMAN 6906                 1   0  0    16       WINTERLUDE (769)
-PURPLE HAZE 6917              1   0  0    13       ARE YOU ? (768)
-FROGGIE 6898                  1   0  0    10       WINTERLUDE (769)
-CONFUSION 6874                1   0  0     9       80'S DISCO (361)
-NETTIE MOORE 6890             0   1  0     3       WINTERLUDE (769)
 LEMON PEPPER 6949             0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-MANIC DEPRESSION 6920         0   1  0     1       ARE YOU ? (768)
-LOVE OR CONFUSION 6916        0   1  0     1       ARE YOU ? (768)
-RASPBERRY BERET 4942          0   1  0     1       80'S DISCO (361)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAYOR CLUCK 6922        0  1 0 HENPCS 760           UNCLE RAT 6900        671   
MARSHAL 6948            2  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    CACKLING HEN 6923     673   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Plucked Scribe -- I needed some feathers for my hat. -- Gilly Manderson

Kyngrath Mor -- Too chaotic out there for me, sorry.  I can barely write coherently
to assemble this comment, much less actually fight coherently. -- Lynnis Nall

Yeah, well, the "luck" that let that Merchant win was me choking in disbelief when he
was introduced as "Honest."  As if! -- Holm Joubert

Romo -- How come almost all you guys in the Serpent Holds are golems? -- Erris Leona

Cackling Hen -- Well, then, what kind of seasoning DO you want? -- Lemon Pepper

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOODY KINK devastated LYNNIS NALL in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
KINKY MCKINK demolished EMBEZZLING HEN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
STING overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched duel.
GILLY MANDERSON overpowered PLUCKED SCRIBE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
ERRIS LEONA was bested by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 2 minute duel.
HOLM JOUBERT overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ROOST KEEPER devastated LEMON PEPPER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CACKLING HEN viciously butchered MARSHAL in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
PYTHON won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        30 -  12 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  17 -  1      26  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 673 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     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BLOODY KINK 6462           11   2  1  135 THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
LUNGING ATTACK   KINKY MCKINK 6463          11   2  1  120 THE SAVAGE KINKS (732)
AIMED BLOW       STING 6863                 14   6  1  102 SERPENTS HOLD (758)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LYNNIS NALL 6818.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STING 6863.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLOODY KINK 6462, 
CACKLING HEN 6923, PYTHON 6944, KINKY MCKINK 6463, GILLY MANDERSON 6921, LYNNIS NALL 
6818, ERRIS LEONA 6932, HOLM JOUBERT 6931, ROOST KEEPER 6924, and EMBEZZLING HEN 
6810.

The least popular fighter this week was MARSHAL 6948.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEMON PEPPER 6949, PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813, EMBEZZLING HEN 6810, ROOST 
KEEPER 6924, HOLM JOUBERT 6931, ERRIS LEONA 6932, LYNNIS NALL 6818, GILLY MANDERSON 
6921, KINKY MCKINK 6463, and PYTHON 6944.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STING (22-6863) SERPENTS HOLD (758)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!