DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2007    Duedate: 03/07/2007

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNORK SLAYMORE
BAD COMPANY (145)
(33-6275) [13-16-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNORK SLAYMORE                 POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD COMPANY (145)              
(33-6275) [13-16-0,133]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE CRIPPLER                   THE MURDERER
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            DEATH PENALTY (606)
(33-6188) [16-11-7,71]         (33-7421) [10-3-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH PENALTY (606)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)      44
2. DEATH PENALTY (606)         22      DEATH PENALTY (606)
3. NYE MAULERS (269)           18      Unchartered Team
4. JAILBIRDS (590)             10
5. BAD COMPANY (145)            9      FREAKSHOW (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ERRATA (619)               1   0  0  100   1/ 4 DEATH PENALTY (606)      10  5 1
 2/ 2 DEATH PENALTY (606)       60  36  7 62.5   2/ 3 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   10  5 0
 3- 3*HOMELAND SECURITY (618)   10   9  2 52.6   3/ 1 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     8  7 1
 4/ 4 VEGGIES (435)            232 218 13 51.6   4/ 2 BAD COMPANY (145)         8  7 0
 5/ 5 BAD COMPANY (145)        239 235 28 50.4   5- 5*HOMELAND SECURITY (618)   6  4 1
 6/ 6 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    496 491 48 50.3   6/ 6 NYE MAULERS (269)         6  7 2
 7/ 7 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   153 152 15 50.2   7/ 8 VEGGIES (435)             5  7 0
 8/10 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       98 148 13 39.8   8/ 9 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       3 12 0
 9/ 8 NYE MAULERS (269)        110 167 20 39.7   9/ 7 JAILBIRDS (590)           3 12 0
10/ 9 JAILBIRDS (590)           50  79  6 38.8  10-10*ERRATA (619)              1  0 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 of NIATOLI ISLAND.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir 
to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at BIG 
LAKE BANDITS left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by DEATH 
PENALTY.  Good show!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a 
perceptive observation?) as DEATH PENALTY can attest...  Say what you will about 
blind luck and dirty fighting, but KLKASINO HAMMERZ will tell you 153-152-15 is 
nothing to laugh at...  KLKASINO HAMMERZ had cause to celebrate, after DUCK CREEK 
HAMMER got 20 points by beating BALBASORE.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 13 points to DUCK CREEK HAMMER.  (Discrete 
enough, BALBASORE?) ACID BATH successfully staved off a grab for the roses by TIM 
CAMPEAU of NYE MAULERS.  Does NIATOLI ISLAND have no one talented enough to dethrone 
him?  Word has it one team in NIATOLI ISLAND is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of BIG LAKE BANDITS, alone and unchallenged.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, BAD COMPANY scurried away from BIG LAKE 
BANDITS.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, SOCIETY RED could open up a fast 
food joint!  Take heed NIATOLI ISLAND, of the unprincipled action of VEXER.  By 
challenging IDAHO, 32 points below him, VEXER besmirches the noble art of dueling.  
Warriors of NIATOLI ISLAND!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base 
challenge of VEXER?  As a confidence booster, CHAMP CHILSNER challenged TASSADAR, 
down 22 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, CHAMP CHILSNER? 
CHAMP CHILSNER subdued TASSADAR with a point difference of 22.  So this is what 
NIATOLI ISLAND calls a duel.  This will make an interesting tale.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in NIATOLI ISLAND is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
NIATOLI ISLAND, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Don't Drop Inn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNORK SLAYMORE 6275          13  16  0   133       BAD COMPANY (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKULLCRUSHER 6155            16  12  1    94       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGGPLANT 7349                12   4  0    90       VEGGIES (435)
 THE MURDERER 7421            10   3  0    76       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 THE CRIPPLER 6188            16  11  7    71       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360        4   3  0    64       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCIETY RED 7456              6   4  2    56       JAILBIRDS (590)
 KILMOR 7450                   7   4  2    55       NYE MAULERS (269)
 SPICOLI 6637                  7  15  2    52       NYE MAULERS (269)
 RICO SAVVY 6567              10  11  1    47       BAD COMPANY (145)
 BALBASORE 6774               12   7  0    43       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 ONSLAUGHT 7422                7   6  1    42       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 TEDDY NASH 6742               6   8  0    42       BAD COMPANY (145)
 VEXER 6387                    7   8  0    35       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 SEXUAL PREDATOR 7241         10   4  0    34       JAILBIRDS (590)
 CHAMP CHILSNER 7462           5   2  0    34       BAD COMPANY (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUCK CREEK HAMMER 7361        5   2  0    33       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-SLEEPER CELL 7488             3   1  2    33       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
-TERROR SUSPECT 7489           3   1  0    29       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AAURICK SILVERSHOE 7464       4   3  0    25       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUICIDE BOMBER 7502           2   0  0    23       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
 BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366        3   4  0    21       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 ACORN 7486                    2   1  0    20       VEGGIES (435)
 LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465         4   3  1    19       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 THE ANVIL 7460                3   5  0    19       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493        4   1  0    16       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 PRIZE FIGHTER 7508            2   0  1    15       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 TASSADAR 7473                 2   5  0    12       NYE MAULERS (269)
 HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367        2   5  0    11       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 FULL KETTLE HELM 7501         1   2  0     9       DEATH PENALTY (606)
-WALTER 7496                   1   0  0     9       ERRATA (619)
 MR SMILES 7511                1   0  1     7       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 TATER 7506                    1   0  0     6       VEGGIES (435)
 OBSTRUCTION 7499              0   4  0     4       JAILBIRDS (590)
 IDAHO 7507                    0   2  0     2       VEGGIES (435)
-BURNED IN EFFIGY 7510         0   1  0     1       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
 THIRD STRIKER 7513            0   1  0     1       JAILBIRDS (590)
 VIOLATION 7514                0   1  0     1       JAILBIRDS (590)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FIBBS FADERSKI 7500    1  3 0 BAD COMPANY 145       PRIZE FIGHTER 7508    542         
CARWL GORESLICKE 7472  3  4 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71   STONE GOLEM 246       542 NONE    
PERFECT DRUG 7475      1  1 0 DEATH PENALTY 606     SLEEPER CELL 7488     538 NOT REVE
BROKEN ARROW 7476      2  1 1 DEATH PENALTY 606     SLEEPER CELL 7488     540         
HOMICIDE BOMBER 7490   0  2 0 HOMELAND SECURITY 618 LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465 539 REVENGED
AMERICAN TALIBAN 7491  0  2 0 HOMELAND SECURITY 618 KILMOR 7450           539         
FREEDOM FIGHTER 7492   2  1 0 HOMELAND SECURITY 618 KILMOR 7450           541         
AMBUSH 7512            0  1 0 RAVAGING LORDS 44     MR SMILES 7511        542         
THE NEANDERTHAL 6222   9 14 1 RAVAGING LORDS 44     TIM CAMPEAU 6360      541 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

? -- With the names of a couple of your dead wariors, you certainly aren't a coward,
but one with great disreguard.  I've got a great start of painting this arena with
your blood.  Keep sending me your freaks and I'll keep stacking their bodies like
cordwood. -- Crambus

Mighty General Ikillu -- I hear that even now Big Jer rides with the speed of
impending death to our Island Home, his red main flowing like savage snakes behind
him.  I hear he has perfected the mechanics of his rototator contraption, time can
indeed be a cruel companion now. -- Den
P.S.  Are you just as mad this time regarding your 0-5?

Skullcrusher -- You have much to learn, when I have you upon my table, it will be too
late. -- The Mortician

To the Manager Formerly Known as Prince, or ?, whatever you are calling yourself this
week -- If I were given a virgin every time someone called me the "High Priestess" I
would have enough to fulfill each of Allah's promises.  At least show some
originality, you must have a shred, hidden somewhere deep inside that simple mind of
yours.  You see little man, if hate were fruit, I would be the Horn of Plenty.  To
this point, I have seen nothing of your ability, other than keeping the grave's
resignation unit busy.  Are you going to do anything, or just stand there and bleed
all over us?  Few teams that have graced my beloved Niytyole Island have been killed
with designated precision as you have.  Is this your greatest accomplishment?  Very
sad, my simple little man.  Let's see if anyone you have can survive the death march
this turn. -- Den

Hammerhead -- My messenger was waylaid with my DA orders last turn, you shall see my
warrior there this turn, as I said before I am a man of my word.  You can imagine the
punishment in the AA was terrible last turn, having that many losses against your
pathetic warriors is inexcusable, absolutely inexcusable.  There will be a rash of
DA's pending for that very poor performance.  As always, develop a rash or something, 
anything to make your life a little more miserable. -- Den

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

CARWL GORESLICKER was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
EGGPLANT was vanquished by SNORK SLAYMORE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
BALBASORE was demolished by DUCK CREEK HAMMER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RICO SAVVY was bested by SOCIETY RED in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ACORN was overpowered by ONSLAUGHT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
VEXER devastated IDAHO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHAMP CHILSNER bested TASSADAR in a 1 minute Challenge match.
AAURICK SILVERSHOE devastated HARE CREEK HAMMER in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
THE ANVIL vanquished OBSTRUCTION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LORTAN FALCONEYE unbelievably bested FULL KETTLE HELM in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ACID BATH won victory over TIM CAMPEAU in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
SKULLCRUSHER unbelievably bested THE MURDERER in a popular 3 minute bout.
THE CRIPPLER was demolished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
SPICOLI bested TEDDY NASH in a 2 minute battle.
KILMOR demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SEXUAL PREDATOR was handily defeated by BUCK CREEK HAMMER in a 2 minute conflict.
BEAR CREEK HAMMER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
ACE HEARTS HAMMER outwaited VIOLATION in a unpopular 15 minute amateur's bout.
FIBBS FADERSKI was dealt death by PRIZE FIGHTER in a 1 minute novice's fight.
TATER subdued THIRD STRIKER in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
MR SMILES slew AMBUSH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  21 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  33 -  6      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  29 -  4      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  31 -  1      26  |

Turn 542 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SKULLCRUSHER 6155          16  12  1   94 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
PARRY-STRIKE     EGGPLANT 7349              12   4  0   90 VEGGIES (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MURDERER 7421          10   3  0   76 DEATH PENALTY (606)
AIMED BLOW       DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360      4   3  0   64 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      SOCIETY RED 7456            6   4  2   56 JAILBIRDS (590)
LUNGING ATTACK   KILMOR 7450                 7   4  2   55 NYE MAULERS (269)
BASHING ATTACK   ONSLAUGHT 7422              7   6  1   42 DEATH PENALTY (606)
TOTAL PARRY      SEXUAL PREDATOR 7241       10   4  0   34 JAILBIRDS (590)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CHAMP CHILSNER 7462         5   2  0   34 BAD COMPANY (145)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE CRIPPLER 6188.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AMBUSH 7512.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE MURDERER 7421, 
CARWL GORESLICKER 7472, FULL KETTLE HELM 7501, BUCK CREEK HAMMER 7361, DUCK CREEK 
HAMMER 7360, RICO SAVVY 6567, SKULLCRUSHER 6155, KILMOR 7450, TATER 7506, and MR 
SMILES 7511.

The least popular fighter this week was VIOLATION 7514.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493, AAURICK SILVERSHOE 7464, HARE CREEK HAMMER 
7367, OBSTRUCTION 7499, IDAHO 7507, ACORN 7486, BALBASORE 6774, FIBBS FADERSKI 7500, 
SEXUAL PREDATOR 7241, and TEDDY NASH 6742.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TIM CAMPEAU (33-6360) NYE MAULERS (269)
ACID BATH (33-7373) DEATH PENALTY (606)