DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2006    Duedate: 01/06/2007

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENLIGHTENED BEING
PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
(26-4642) [15-4-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENLIGHTENED BEING              ARTHUR BEYER
PHILANTHROPISTS (467)          MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
(26-4642) [15-4-0,113]         (26-4648) [2-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SVEN BLUETOOTH                 MAUREEN
STEEL CRUSADE (477)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4729) [15-31-0,82]         (26-4702) [8-4-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         56
2. DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)     27      PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)     12      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (467)        9
5. FAMOUS FELINES (478)         0      DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FAMOUS FELINES (478)       3   0  1  100   1/ 2*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)  11  4 0
 2/ 2*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)   11   4  0 73.3   2/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (467)     38  25  0 60.3   3/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (467)     5  2 0
 4/ 6*MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)    2   2  0 50.0   4- 4*FAMOUS FELINES (478)      3  0 1
 5/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      522 698 20 42.8   5/ 5*MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)   2  2 0
 6/ 5 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       94 131  6 41.8   6/ 6 STEEL CRUSADE (477)       2  6 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to CALEAM once again!  Biff!  Pow!  CALEAM watched with glee as 
GOLDEN CANYON got knocked off top spot by DOC LEGRAND'S LAB!  What's with LORIS KEY?  
She actually beat STEEL CRUSADE's SVEN BLUETOOTH, and walked away with 22 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at STEEL CRUSADE.  CAYLON MCCANN lost 19 points to 
CLEMMIE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CAYLON MCCANN will provide more easy 
wins...  Try as she might, GOLDERIE wasn't good enough at persuading ENLIGHTENED 
BEING to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was GOLDEN CANYON.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at 
STEEL CRUSADE ain't reelin'!  GOLDEN CANYON's mad!  What do people see in PIKE?  His 
3-6-0?  GOLDEN CANYON ain't talkin', but he's got 15 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642       15   4  0   113       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN BLUETOOTH 4729          15  31  0    82       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 GOLDERIE 4657                12   9  1    81       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 LORIS KEY 4706                9   1  1    80       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 CAP'N CRUNCH 4724             9   3  1    80       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 CLEMMIE 4630                 14  14  1    78       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAYLON MCCANN 4728           11  16  1    57       STEEL CRUSADE (477)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUREEN 4702                  8   4  0    52       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTHUR BEYER 4648             2   0  0    32       MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)
 PLEXIGLASSJAWJOE 4650         6   5  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
-ORTH 4643                     7   3  0    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
 SCARLET SKINK 4713            3   0  0    27       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
-SMAYNURN 4656                 6   3  0    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
-IRON FORGE 4707               3   4  0    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
 SPECKLED GECKO 4711           3   0  0    24       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHESHIRE CAT 4736             1   0  0    19       FAMOUS FELINES (478)
 GUARDIAN NAGA 4712            2   1  0    18       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 IVORY IGUANA 4714             2   1  0    17       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 PIKE 4708                     3   6  0    15       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-MACK 4734                     1   0  0    11       FAMOUS FELINES (478)
-PINK PANTHER 4733             1   0  1    10       FAMOUS FELINES (478)
 CALONYMUS 4721                1   0  0     8       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
 TIMBER RATTLESNAKE 4710       1   2  0     5       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (475)
 UP-CHUCKY 4722                1   2  0     5       STEEL CRUSADE (477)
-SOLDIER 1 4649                0   1  0     1       MEDAL OF HONOR VI (468)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SOLDIER 3 4645         0  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR VI 468 PINK PANTHER 4733     543         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Golderie -- Sheesh, you are one tough customer.  Nice fight. -- Cap'n Crunch

Gewalt!  My first fight in years, and I have to face an Enlightened Duel Master.  I
won't be able to lift a mug of mead for a week! -- Sven

Speckled Gecko -- Sounds like some kind of teens' dance.  Or maybe a drink with milk
and nutmeg, and probably an umbrella in it.  Yeah, milk, maybe coconut milk?  That
sounds good.  And lime juice, maybe a little green food coloring, pomegranate seeds,
and nutmeg sprinkled on top, with an umbrella in it. -- Pike
P.S.  Hey, how did you THINK people came up with fancy new drinks?

     I must say this doesn't sound like a drink I would try. -- Ed.

Cap'n Crunch -- So, if somebody kills you, does that make that person a cereal
killer? -- Golderie
P.S.  I never really cared for the fancy stuff anyway.  Colors and flavors and fancy
shapes.  Why bother?  You're just going to eat it, right?
P.P.S.  Next thing you know, the dogs and cats will be demanding fancy--  Oh, they
already have?  Well, you see where this is going?  Goldfish will be demanding fish
food that is shaped like, um, bugs or whatever.  Sharks in aquaria will want their
food shaped like people's legs.  Lions in zoos will want their food shaped like yappy
little dogs with rhinestone collars...you know, that's a pretty good idea.  Hmm, I
have to think about this.

Ambitious Guard.  (sigh)  A win, yes, always good, but only one skill and no
challenge at all.  I mean, I just lean close and whisper, "Beef stew and home-made
bread," and he rolls over and begs. -- Loris Key

And if Loris thinks she undercut me with the Ambitious Guard, rushing in with her
offer of stew and bread, well, HA!  What does SHE know?  I murmured, "Blackberry pie
and home-made ice cream," and I did just FINE, too. -- Clemmie
P.S.  And what's more, he'll like MY offering even BETTER, because it isn't GOOD for
him.

I don't care what anyone says, I am NOT cooking for the Cult Member.  If it had been
Smaynurn...maybe so, because I've got an idea or two.  But not for the Cult Member,
who is a boor. -- Maureen

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

SPECKLED GECKO viciously subdued PIKE in a 6 minute bloody Challenge fight.
UP-CHUCKY lost to GUARDIAN NAGA in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
ENLIGHTENED BEING demolished GOLDERIE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
CAP'N CRUNCH bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute contest.
CAYLON MCCANN was overpowered by CLEMMIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
SVEN BLUETOOTH was vanquished by LORIS KEY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MAUREEN overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
PLEXIGLASSJAWJOE was viciously subdued by ARTHUR BEYER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
SCARLET SKINK vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
IVORY IGUANA vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TIMBER RATTLESNAKE was savagely defeated by CALONYMUS in a 4 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   1 -  1      92  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   1 -  1      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   4 -  0      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642     15   4  0  113 PHILANTHROPISTS (467)
PARRY-LUNGE      GOLDERIE 4657              12   9  1   81 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
AIMED BLOW       LORIS KEY 4706              9   1  1   80 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
BASHING ATTACK   CAP'N CRUNCH 4724           9   3  1   80 STEEL CRUSADE (477)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SVEN BLUETOOTH 4729.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MAUREEN 4702.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARTHUR BEYER 4648, 
CALONYMUS 4721, SPECKLED GECKO 4711, PIKE 4708, GUARDIAN NAGA 4712, CAP'N CRUNCH 
4724, CLEMMIE 4630, TIMBER RATTLESNAKE 4710, UP-CHUCKY 4722, and ENLIGHTENED BEING 
4642.

The least popular fighter this week was SVEN BLUETOOTH 4729.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOLDERIE 4657, IVORY IGUANA 4714, SCARLET SKINK 4713, 
PLEXIGLASSJAWJOE 4650, CAYLON MCCANN 4728, LORIS KEY 4706, ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642, 
UP-CHUCKY 4722, TIMBER RATTLESNAKE 4710, and CLEMMIE 4630.