DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2006    Duedate: 01/03/2007

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-524

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OBSIDIAN
VOW TO DESTROY (601)
(36-7135) [11-5-2,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OBSIDIAN                       CAO CAO
VOW TO DESTROY (601)           DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
(36-7135) [11-5-2,113]         (36-7112) [4-3-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OBSIDIAN                       DONG ZHUO
VOW TO DESTROY (601)           DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
(36-7135) [11-5-2,113]         (36-7111) [2-5-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)      41
2. AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)      19      VOW TO DESTROY (601)
3. DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)      10      Unchartered Team
4. VOW TO DESTROY (601)         7
5. SPACE WOLVES (523)           0      ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    12   8  1 60.0   1/ 1*ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    9  6 0
 2- 1 ACT OF MALICE (257)      105  86 10 55.0   2/ 6 VOW TO DESTROY (601)      5  2 1
 3/ 3 VOW TO DESTROY (601)      34  30  7 53.1   3- 2 SPACE WOLVES (523)        5  3 2
 4- 4 BABES (416)              268 254 11 51.3   4/ 5*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    5  4 0
 5/ 5*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    14  15  0 48.3   5- 3 ERRATA (490)              4  3 0
 6- 6 SPACE WOLVES (523)        59  75  6 44.0   6- 7 ACT OF MALICE (257)       2  0 0
 7- 7 ERRATA (490)              61  82  4 42.7   7- 4 BABES (416)               2  2 0
 8/ 8*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)    11  21  3 34.4   8/ 8*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)    2 10 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 JHANS once again!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your 
elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  VOW TO DESTROY is now ranked 2nd 
with a 3-2-0 turn.  What's with LADY DEATH HAMMER?  She actually beat VOW TO 
DESTROY's HATEMACHINE, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight.  Laughs 
were big at AARDVARK HAMMERZ while they watched LADY DEATH HAMMER clobber 
HATEMACHINE.  He lost 16 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
KUNG-FU MASTER was reminded on the sands why OBSIDIAN is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being the most challenged warrior, NO GODLING HAMMER!  Don't make idle 
boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     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.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSIDIAN 7135                11   5  2   113       VOW TO DESTROY (601)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLAIN 5907                    8   0  0    71       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROSIE 7161                    8   3  1    60       BABES (416)
 BLOOD THIRSTER 7199           6   0  2    58       VOW TO DESTROY (601)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORNGRIM THORTH 5902          6   6  0    41       ACT OF MALICE (257)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AFTER 7118                    2   1  0    33       ERRATA (490)
 CAO CAO 7112                  4   3  0    31       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 TENRISBLOOD 7186              4   1  0    28       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-COME ON 7143                  2   0  0    28       ERRATA (490)
 STAGGER LEE 7223              2   0  0    28       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 IRON MAN 591                  4   0  0    27       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 LADY DEATH HAMMER 7085        2   5  0    25       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SANDY 7194                    3   0  0    23       BABES (416)
-BROOKLYN 7028                 5   2  1    21       SPACE WOLVES (523)
 TAISHI CI 7114                4   3  0    21       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 DONG ZHUO 7111                2   5  0    21       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 NO GODLING HAMMER 7084        4   3  1    16       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
 SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222           1   1  0    16       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 HATEMACHINE 7196              3   2  0    14       VOW TO DESTROY (601)
-THE L WORD 7220               1   0  0    11       SPACE WOLVES (523)
 THE MISSION 7224              1   1  0    10       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-GUAN YU 7113                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-PANG DE 7115                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 LADY TEASE HAMMER 7086        1   6  0     9       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
-AERON FIREBORN 7101           1   1  0     9       SPACE WOLVES (523)
 LADY SLICE HAMMER 7087        1   6  0     9       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
 THE MAD CYCLONE 589           2   2  0     8       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-PUSS N BOOTS 7165             0   1  0     7       ERRATA (490)
-SUSIE 7193                    0   1  0     7       BABES (416)
-100 PERCENT FREE 7218         1   0  0     3       SPACE WOLVES (523)
-TERMS 7221                    0   1  0     1       ERRATA (490)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BRICK 7225             0  1 0 VOW TO DESTROY 601    BLACK ORC 20          524 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

BRICK was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE MISSION subdued LADY SLICE HAMMER in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
STAGGER LEE demolished NO GODLING HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE MAD CYCLONE was viciously subdued by DONG ZHUO in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
OBSIDIAN subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title competition.
BLOOD THIRSTER vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
TENRISBLOOD outwaited TAISHI CI in a dull 8 minute fight.
HATEMACHINE lost to LADY DEATH HAMMER in a 1 minute duel.
CAO CAO vanquished LADY TEASE HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
IRON MAN vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a tiresome 4 minute one-sided fight.
SOLOMON GRUNDY handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   1 -  0      93  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  13 -  0       7  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 524 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    OBSIDIAN 7135              11   5  2  113 VOW TO DESTROY (601)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLOOD THIRSTER 7199         6   0  2   58 VOW TO DESTROY (601)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OBSIDIAN 7135.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DONG ZHUO 7111.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAO CAO 7112, STAGGER 
LEE 7223, BLOOD THIRSTER 7199, OBSIDIAN 7135, LADY DEATH HAMMER 7085, BRICK 7225, 
LADY SLICE HAMMER 7087, THE MAD CYCLONE 589, HATEMACHINE 7196, and SOLOMON GRUNDY 
7222.

The least popular fighter this week was TENRISBLOOD 7186.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRON MAN 591, TAISHI CI 7114, LADY TEASE HAMMER 7086, NO 
GODLING HAMMER 7084, THE MISSION 7224, SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222, HATEMACHINE 7196, THE MAD 
CYCLONE 589, LADY SLICE HAMMER 7087, and BRICK 7225.