DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-514

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CPT. CRUNCH
U.A.K. (92)
(38-4244) [13-13-2,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CPT. CRUNCH                    SHOGUN
U.A.K. (92)                    BARHOPPERS (377)
(38-4244) [13-13-2,87]         (38-4225) [2-3-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CPT. CRUNCH                    DASHER
U.A.K. (92)                    JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4244) [13-13-2,87]         (38-4685) [8-4-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. U.A.K. (92)                 33
2. FIRE DECK (394)             20      INQUISITION CLONES (416)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              6      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)                2
5. BARHOPPERS (377)             1      BARHOPPERS (377)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  25  13  2 65.8   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  7 0
 2/ 0 U.A.K. (92)              292 271 16 51.9   2/ 0 U.A.K. (92)               4  1 0
 3- 3*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)   4   4  0 50.0   3/ 2 BOY O'S (388)             3  3 1
 4/ 2*BARHOPPERS (377)           3   3  0 50.0   4/ 3 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  2  2 0
 5/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             45  48  4 48.4   5/ 5 FIRE DECK (394)           1  1 0
 6/ 5 FIRE DECK (394)           33  42  1 44.0   6- 4*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  1  2 0
 7/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          412 537  9 43.4   7/ 6*BARHOPPERS (377)          0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Really, I consider this an unfair field for the demonstration of my abilities.
I assure you, I can run down pedestrians with the best, and flatter than most, but I
just don't have the tourney radius for pursuing some nimble dodger like the Convicted
Assassin.  It's enough to make any reasonable vehicle dizzy watching him zip in and
out, back and forth.
     And then he stabbed my tire, and I depend on those tires.  I just can't run on a
flat.
     The whole thing is depressing.

                                     Lomber Bos

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  RUNNA DAMILL caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SCROD BOY and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RUNNA DAMILL put 
down SCROD BOY, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail CPT. CRUNCH, Duelmaster of 
CLIFFHOME!  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!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  DA9965439564 take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in CLIFFHOME.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in CLIFFHOME as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244             13  13  2    87       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEE LEE LO LEE 4653           6   0  2    93       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIQUETTIE 4672               11   8  0    66       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOMBER BOS 4670              10   9  0    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
 RUNNA DAMILL 4676             5   4  0    49       U.A.K. (92)
 ENTEI 4591                    2   6  0    47       FIRE DECK (394)
 AVERAGE JOE 4677              7   2  0    46       U.A.K. (92)
-TORKOAL 4608                  2   2  0    42       FIRE DECK (394)
 SCROD BOY 4675                5   7  0    39       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 DASHER 4685                   8   4  0    37       JINDA-BAN (198)
 POULAN 4331                   8   7  1    36       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEDRO 4717                    2   0  1    32       BOY O'S (388)
-JADE 4659                     2   2  0    30       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
-MAGBY 4606                    3   1  0    29       FIRE DECK (394)
 DA9965439564 4650             3   4  0    27       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 SHOGUN 4225                   2   3  0    27       BARHOPPERS (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANILLA 4706                  2   0  0    21       U.A.K. (92)
 BENT FENDER 4702              4   7  0    19       JINDA-BAN (198)
-IVORY 4661                    1   0  0    15       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
-CAMERUPT 4609                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)
-CEMENT MIXER 4223             1   0  0    15       BARHOPPERS (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITO 4709                     2   1  0    11       BOY O'S (388)
 HARLEY DONALSON 4714          2   1  0     9       JINDA-BAN (198)
-PEARL 4660                    1   1  0     4       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TONTO 4718             0  2 0 BOY O'S 388           STONE GOLEM 26        514 NONE    
KRABBY 4713            0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         SHEWISH GIANT 21      514 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shogun -- So?  I see it, but so what?  Not impressive, and hardly a weapon to fear.
-- Riquettie

Scrod Boy -- Euwh!  Felled by a fish, scuttled by a scrod, it's humiliating. --
Dasher
P.S.  I don't do raw fish, but if you'd care to try that grilled, I could be
interested.

Vito -- (shriek of fury and distress)  NO!  Not the OTHER fender, too!  It's dragging
on my tire!  It's going to cause a blowout!  NOOOO! -- Bent Fender

Tonto -- You didn't think I'd do a "forgive and forget" over that ambush, did you?
No way, hoe-zay.  The Lone Stranger was the best mechanic I ever had, and you
BETRAYED him.  So take that, you fink! -- Harley Donalson

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

TONTO was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
KRABBY was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SHOGUN was subdued by DASHER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
ENTEI overpowered DA9965439564 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
LOMBER BOS was devastated by CPT. CRUNCH in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Title fight.
AVERAGE JOE was devastated by RIQUETTIE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SCROD BOY was defeated by RUNNA DAMILL in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
POULAN devastated BENT FENDER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
VANILLA unbelievably bested VITO in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
HARLEY DONALSON was vanquished by PEDRO in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 514 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RIQUETTIE 4672             11   8  0   66 JINDA-BAN (198)
AIMED BLOW       LOMBER BOS 4670            10   9  0   56 JINDA-BAN (198)
SLASHING ATTACK  RUNNA DAMILL 4676           5   4  0   49 U.A.K. (92)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CPT. CRUNCH 4244.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TONTO 4718.  The ten other most popular fighters were DASHER 4685, SCROD BOY 
4675, VITO 4709, ENTEI 4591, RIQUETTIE 4672, RUNNA DAMILL 4676, PEDRO 4717, CPT. 
CRUNCH 4244, SHOGUN 4225, and POULAN 4331.

The least popular fighter this week was HARLEY DONALSON 4714.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BENT FENDER 4702, AVERAGE JOE 4677, LOMBER BOS 4670, 
DA9965439564 4650, KRABBY 4713, VANILLA 4706, POULAN 4331, SHOGUN 4225, CPT. CRUNCH 
4244, and PEDRO 4717.