DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2007    Duedate: 02/14/2007

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROSIE
BABES (416)
(36-7161) [10-3-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROSIE                          IRON MAN
BABES (416)                    ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
(36-7161) [10-3-1,95]          (36-591) [6-1-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILLER INSTINCT                KILLER INSTINCT
FRIENDLY FIRE (178)            FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
(36-1711) [13-7-0,86]          (36-1711) [13-7-0,86]

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)      29
2. BABES (416)                 28      HOUSE OF RATS (3)
3. HOUSE OF RATS (3)           14      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (490)                13
5. FRIENDLY FIRE (178)          5      ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    21  14  1 60.0   1/ 1*ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    9  6 0
 2/ 0 HOUSE OF RATS (3)         52  40  0 56.5   2/ 2 FRIENDLY FIRE (178)       7  8 0
 3- 2 ACT OF MALICE (257)      105  90 10 53.8   3/ 4 ERRATA (490)              5  1 0
 4- 4*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    16  15  0 51.6   4/ 7 BABES (416)               3  3 0
 5/ 5 BABES (416)              271 257 11 51.3   5- 3*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    2  0 0
 6/ 6 FRIENDLY FIRE (178)       46  51  2 47.4   6/ 0 HOUSE OF RATS (3)         2  3 0
 7/ 7 ERRATA (490)              66  83  4 44.3   7- 6*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)    1  0 0
 8- 8*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)    12  21  3 36.4   8- 8 ACT OF MALICE (257)       0  4 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JHANS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  BABES turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 4th 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SOLOMON GRUNDY win a fight and 
gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SOLOMON GRUNDY beat BEHEMOTH and BEHEMOTH lost 
10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
ROSIE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
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.  JHANS, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  ENGINES 'O' DEATH the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like FRIENDLY FIRE avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  THE 
PACIFIST was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to HELL'S EDGE of 
FRIENDLY FIRE for challenging up by 22 to AFTER.  HELL'S EDGE lost to get 33 points 
of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  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.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSIE 7161                   10   3  1    95       BABES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOCALYPSE 1790              10   7  2    89       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
 KILLER INSTINCT 1711         13   7  0    86       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
-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                  
-CAO CAO 7112                  6   3  0    62       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 BAM BAM THE IMP 35           13   7  0    59       HOUSE OF RATS (3)
 THE AZURE NYMPH 34           13   6  0    58       HOUSE OF RATS (3)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFTER 7118                    5   1  0    55       ERRATA (490)
 THE PACIFIST 1710            12   8  0    52       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
 IRON MAN 591                  6   1  0    42       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 COME ON 7143                  4   0  0    38       ERRATA (490)
 STAGGER LEE 7223              3   2  0    38       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-MORNGRIM THORTH 5902          6   8  0    36       ACT OF MALICE (257)
 ROLLO THE CLOWN 36            6  10  0    36       HOUSE OF RATS (3)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELL'S EDGE 2095              4   3  0    33       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
 SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222           3   2  0    31       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 DAPHNE'S SQUID 327            6   7  0    26       HOUSE OF RATS (3)
-LADY DEATH HAMMER 7085        2   5  0    25       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAISHI CI 7114                4   3  0    21       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 SANDY 7194                    3   2  0    21       BABES (416)
-DONG ZHUO 7111                2   5  0    21       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-NURSE JHAN HAMMER 7229        1   0  0    19       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
 BEHEMOTH 2030                 5   3  0    18       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
 THE MISSION 7224              3   2  0    17       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-NO GODLING HAMMER 7084        4   3  1    16       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
 SUSIE 7193                    1   1  0    16       BABES (416)
 THE MAD CYCLONE 589           4   3  0    15       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 PUSS N BOOTS 7165             0   2  0    14       ERRATA (490)
-GUAN YU 7113                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PANG DE 7115                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-LADY TEASE HAMMER 7086        1   6  0     9       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
-LADY SLICE HAMMER 7087        1   6  0     9       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
 CHESHIRE BAT 7167             0   3  0     3       HOUSE OF RATS (3)
-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?
RUTH 7210              0  1 0 BABES 416             STONE GOLEM 26        527 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

It seems like such a ghost town here that I thought I'd bring back some ghosts from
the past. -- SwineTiger, mgr. of House of Rats, class of '84

     Nothing wrong with ghosts if they write personals.... -- Ed.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUTH was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STAGGER LEE lost to THE PACIFIST in a 4 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge battle.
HELL'S EDGE was defeated by AFTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
SOLOMON GRUNDY devastated BEHEMOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KILLER INSTINCT was luckily beaten by ROSIE in a 4 minute master's Title competition.
APOCALYPSE devastated BAM BAM THE IMP in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE AZURE NYMPH viciously subdued IRON MAN in a action packed 5 minute gruesome fight.
COME ON viciously subdued DAPHNE'S SQUID in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
ROLLO THE CLOWN vanquished SANDY in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
THE MAD CYCLONE luckily beat CHESHIRE BAT in a tiring 7 minute gory melee.
PUSS N BOOTS was subdued by SUSIE in a 2 minute match.
THE MISSION devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        16 -   3 -  0      84  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  17 -  0      19  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 527 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROSIE 7161                 10   3  1   95 BABES (416)
LUNGING ATTACK   APOCALYPSE 1790            10   7  2   89 FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BAM BAM THE IMP 35         13   7  0   59 HOUSE OF RATS (3)
SLASHING ATTACK  AFTER 7118                  5   1  0   55 ERRATA (490)
BASHING ATTACK   STAGGER LEE 7223            3   2  0   38 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KILLER INSTINCT 1711.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KILLER INSTINCT 1711.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE AZURE 
NYMPH 34, PUSS N BOOTS 7165, RUTH 7210, THE PACIFIST 1710, HELL'S EDGE 2095, AFTER 
7118, APOCALYPSE 1790, COME ON 7143, ROLLO THE CLOWN 36, and CHESHIRE BAT 7167.

The least popular fighter this week was THE MAD CYCLONE 589.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SUSIE 7193, SANDY 7194, IRON MAN 591, BAM BAM THE IMP 35, ROSIE 
7161, BEHEMOTH 2030, THE MISSION 7224, DAPHNE'S SQUID 327, SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222, and 
STAGGER LEE 7223.