DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/15/2007    Duedate: 02/28/2007

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIREMA
KARNIVORZ (455)
(36-6934) [11-3-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIREMA                         STAGGER LEE
KARNIVORZ (455)                ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
(36-6934) [11-3-2,108]         (36-7223) [4-2-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILLER INSTINCT                RIREMA
FRIENDLY FIRE (178)            KARNIVORZ (455)
(36-1711) [14-7-0,90]          (36-6934) [11-3-2,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (490)                31
2. FRIENDLY FIRE (178)         13      KARNIVORZ (455)
3. KARNIVORZ (455)             11      Unchartered Team
4. BABES (416)                 10
5. ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)       7      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)    24  16  1 60.0   1/ 1*ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    9  6 0
 2- 2 HOUSE OF RATS (3)         52  40  0 56.5   2/ 2 FRIENDLY FIRE (178)       8  7 0
 3- 3 ACT OF MALICE (257)      105  90 10 53.8   3/ 3 ERRATA (490)              5  3 1
 4/ 0 KARNIVORZ (455)           46  42  3 52.3   4/ 4 BABES (416)               3  3 1
 5- 4*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    16  15  0 51.6   5- 6 HOUSE OF RATS (3)         2  3 0
 6/ 5 BABES (416)              272 258 12 51.3   6- 5*DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    1  0 0
 7/ 6 FRIENDLY FIRE (178)       49  53  2 48.0   7/ 0 KARNIVORZ (455)           1  0 0
 8/ 7 ERRATA (490)              68  85  5 44.4   8- 7*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)    1  0 0
 9- 8*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)    12  21  3 36.4   9- 8 ACT OF MALICE (257)       0  1 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!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHANS games.  STAGGER LEE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested COME ON and was awarded 13 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HELL'S EDGE put down 
SOLOMON GRUNDY, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  The city 
has turned out in honor of RIREMA, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to 
the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHANS "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
JHANS these days is FRIENDLY FIRE.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of ENGINES 'O' DEATH last week.  Busy avoiding FRIENDLY FIRE?  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after THE MAD CYCLONE.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  TERMS has sworn to take up religion upon 
living to tell of his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  
The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This 
past week APOCALYPSE, at 10-8-2, departed JHANS forever.  Dark alleys may hide both 
secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep 
vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIREMA 6934                  11   3  2   108       KARNIVORZ (455)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSIE 7161                   10   4  1    93       BABES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLER INSTINCT 1711         14   7  0    90       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                  
 THE PACIFIST 1710            13   8  0    62       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
-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                  
-FREAKY FRED 4920              7   9  0    56       KARNIVORZ (455)
 AFTER 7118                    5   2  0    52       ERRATA (490)
 STAGGER LEE 7223              4   2  0    51       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-BEEZLE 4924                   7   8  0    45       KARNIVORZ (455)
 IRON MAN 591                  7   1  0    44       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 HELL'S EDGE 2095              5   3  0    43       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
-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                  
 TERMS 7221                    1   1  1    33       ERRATA (490)
 COME ON 7143                  4   1  0    31       ERRATA (490)
 SUSIE 7193                    2   1  1    28       BABES (416)
-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                  
 SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222           3   3  0    23       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 PUSS N BOOTS 7165             1   2  0    23       ERRATA (490)

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)
 THE MAD CYCLONE 589           5   3  0    20       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 BEHEMOTH 2030                 5   4  0    19       FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
-NURSE JHAN HAMMER 7229        1   0  0    19       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
-NO GODLING HAMMER 7084        4   3  1    16       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
-ACERERAK 6887                 2   0  0    15       KARNIVORZ (455)
 THE MISSION 7224              3   3  0    12       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)
-LADY SLICE HAMMER 7087        1   6  0     9       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (599)
-CHESHIRE BAT 7167             0   3  0     3       HOUSE OF RATS (3)
-THAARK 7200                   0   1  0     1       KARNIVORZ (455)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   SUSIE 7193            528 NONE    
HIGH ELF 19            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          TERMS 7221            528 NONE    
APOCALYPSE 1790       10  8 2 FRIENDLY FIRE 178     M. CHARDINEE 14       528 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Would love to stick around, but this was just one stop on our reunion tour.  See you
next year! -- House of Rats

     If there's anyone here.

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

TERMS butchered HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE PACIFIST bested AFTER in a exciting 4 minute Challenge duel.
SOLOMON GRUNDY was handily defeated by HELL'S EDGE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BEHEMOTH was outwaited by THE MAD CYCLONE in a unpopular 22 minute Challenge brawl.
ROSIE was savagely defeated by RIREMA in a 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
KILLER INSTINCT won victory over ENEMY SABOTEUR in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
APOCALYPSE was dealt death by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute competition.
COME ON was overpowered by STAGGER LEE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
IRON MAN unbelievably bested FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd boring 10 minute gory duel.
SUSIE slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute one-sided duel.
PUSS N BOOTS defeated THE MISSION in a 1 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  18 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 528 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RIREMA 6934                11   3  2  108 KARNIVORZ (455)
TOTAL PARRY      ROSIE 7161                 10   4  1   93 BABES (416)
SLASHING ATTACK  AFTER 7118                  5   2  0   52 ERRATA (490)
BASHING ATTACK   STAGGER LEE 7223            4   2  0   51 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
STRIKING ATTACK  HELL'S EDGE 2095            5   3  0   43 FRIENDLY FIRE (178)
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 RIREMA 6934.  The ten other most popular fighters were AFTER 7118, THE 
PACIFIST 1710, KILLER INSTINCT 1711, STAGGER LEE 7223, PUSS N BOOTS 7165, ROSIE 7161, 
TERMS 7221, HELL'S EDGE 2095, SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222, and APOCALYPSE 1790.

The least popular fighter this week was BEHEMOTH 2030.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE MAD CYCLONE 589, IRON MAN 591, SUSIE 7193, THE MISSION 7224, COME 
ON 7143, APOCALYPSE 1790, SOLOMON GRUNDY 7222, HELL'S EDGE 2095, TERMS 7221, and 
ROSIE 7161.