DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2007    Duedate: 01/17/2007

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-515

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEE LEE LO LEE
INQUISITION CLONES (416)
(38-4653) [7-0-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEE LEE LO LEE                 POSITION IS EMPTY
INQUISITION CLONES (416)       
(38-4653) [7-0-2,102]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RIQUETTIE                      PEDRO
JINDA-BAN (198)                BOY O'S (388)
(38-4672) [12-8-0,74]          (38-4717) [3-0-1,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

U.A.K. (92)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIRE DECK (394)             17
2. BOY O'S (388)               16      INQUISITION CLONES (416)
3. INQUISITION CLONES (416)    16      Unchartered Team
4. JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)   15
5. TEAM FLOYD (99)              8      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)  27  14  2 65.9   1/ 2 U.A.K. (92)               6  4 0
 2/ 4*BARHOPPERS (377)           4   3  1 57.1   2/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             5  3 1
 3/ 0 TEAM FLOYD (99)          309 263 18 54.0   3/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 0
 4/ 2 U.A.K. (92)              294 274 16 51.8   4/ 4 INQUISITION CLONES (416)  4  3 0
 5/ 5 BOY O'S (388)             47  48  4 49.5   5/ 5 FIRE DECK (394)           2  1 0
 6/ 3*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)   5   6  1 45.5   6/ 0 TEAM FLOYD (99)           1  0 0
 7/ 6 FIRE DECK (394)           34  42  1 44.7   7/ 7*BARHOPPERS (377)          1  2 1
 8/ 7 JINDA-BAN (198)          413 541  9 43.3   8/ 6*JEWEL OF THE ORIEN (417)  1  4 1

    '*'   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.

I heard that Lomber Bos was complaining of having no competition for the DM throne so
I decided to return for a little while and see if I could make it a little more
challenging to hold on to the throne.  While I understand the plea for better
competition, I do not understand the DM of an arena spreading rumors of arena
closure.  Cliffhome is a fine city with a storied history and we should be using this
platform to recruit and promote her.

More than likely I will be fighting a stand-in this turn but I do not mind.  They
seem to teach well and with my mediocre gladiatorial abilities I welcome the chance
to pound on someone while I am able.

Cpt Crunch

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
CLIFFHOME brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, JINDA-BAN, since 
U.A.K. took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see ENTEI win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
ENTEI beat LOMBER BOS and LOMBER BOS lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as LEE LEE LO LEE takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
CLIFFHOME?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  U.A.K., 
I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to 
know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like BOY O'S avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, LOMBER BOS was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to AVERAGE JOE of 
U.A.K. for challenging up by 20 to RIQUETTIE.  AVERAGE JOE lost to get 42 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.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     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.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEE LEE LO LEE 4653           7   0  2   102       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CPT. CRUNCH 4244             13  14  2    81       U.A.K. (92)
 RIQUETTIE 4672               12   8  0    74       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563        6   1  0    65       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 ENTEI 4591                    3   6  0    64       FIRE DECK (394)
 RUNNA DAMILL 4676             6   4  0    57       U.A.K. (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAGLE'S CLAW 4345             7   1  1    55       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 SCROD BOY 4675                6   7  0    45       INQUISITION CLONES (416)
 AVERAGE JOE 4677              7   3  0    42       U.A.K. (92)
-TORKOAL 4608                  2   2  0    42       FIRE DECK (394)
 LOMBER BOS 4670              10  10  0    41       JINDA-BAN (198)
 POULAN 4331                   9   7  1    39       U.A.K. (92)
 PEDRO 4717                    3   0  1    38       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DASHER 4685                   8   5  0    33       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SHOGUN 4225                   3   3  1    31       BARHOPPERS (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE 4659                     2   3  0    31       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
-MAGBY 4606                    3   1  0    29       FIRE DECK (394)
 DA9965439564 4650             3   5  0    28       INQUISITION CLONES (416)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITO 4709                     3   1  0    21       BOY O'S (388)
 BENT FENDER 4702              4   8  0    20       JINDA-BAN (198)
 PEARL 4660                    2   1  1    20       JEWEL OF THE ORIENT (417)
 VANILLA 4706                  2   1  0    20       U.A.K. (92)
-CAMERUPT 4609                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)
-CEMENT MIXER 4223             1   0  0    15       BARHOPPERS (377)
-MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         2   1  0    11       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-STABBING EASTWARD 4562        2   1  1     8       TEAM FLOYD (99)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
IVORY 4661             1  1 0 JEWEL OF THE ORIE 417 SHOGUN 4225           515         
HARLEY DONALSON 4714   2  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         PEARL 4660            515         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shogun -- I am not clear as to your position on the bar.  I can't believe you spend
your time hopping back and forth across it, or from one to another, as either seems
incommensurate with your dignity.  And yet you are clearly indicated as one who hops
bars.  Now, they tell me that the Commission is never wrong about team attribution,
so you must, in some fashion, BE a barhopper.  How am I to resolve this conundrum?
Your assistance would be appreciated. -- Dasher

Cpt. Crunch -- My hearty congratulations on taking the title, and my carburetor-felt
thanks, as well.  Carrying off the top position in this arena was a job for which I
was spectacularly ill-suited. -- Lomber Bos

Average Joe -- Tshah!  Average you MAY be in your conception, but I suspect that your
record comes only from above-average application.  Which makes my victory all the
more sweet.  Thank you. -- Riquettie

Poulan -- I hate it when you little squirts just leap lightly over me and kick me in
the universal joint.  (wincing)  I'd take less damage playing bumper-cars with the
Bos!  (sigh)  Let us not do that again, hmm? -- Bent Fender

Pedro -- Well, if you aren't the nasty little foreign job!  I take that as a
seriously unkind overture, and I don't want to see the full symphony, thank you very
much.  Not my kind of thing. -- Harley Donalson

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

AVERAGE JOE was devastated by RIQUETTIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ENTEI vanquished LOMBER BOS in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
VITO savagely defeated BENT FENDER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
VANILLA was defeated by PEDRO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute amateur's Challenge match.
IVORY was dispatched by SHOGUN in a 1 minute amateur vs. veteran Challenge fight.
CPT. CRUNCH was devastated by LEE LEE LO LEE in a 2 minute Title competition.
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? vanquished DASHER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
POULAN won victory over DA9965439564 in a 1 minute fight.
SCROD BOY won victory over JADE in a popular 2 minute duel.
RUNNA DAMILL overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
PEARL assassinated HARLEY DONALSON in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        22 -  17 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 515 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEE LEE LO LEE 4653         7   0  2  102 INQUISITION CLONES (416)
LUNGING ATTACK   RIQUETTIE 4672             12   8  0   74 JINDA-BAN (198)
AIMED BLOW       WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563      6   1  0   65 TEAM FLOYD (99)
SLASHING ATTACK  RUNNA DAMILL 4676           6   4  0   57 U.A.K. (92)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RIQUETTIE 4672.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEDRO 4717.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCROD BOY 4675, ENTEI 4591, 
LEE LEE LO LEE 4653, VITO 4709, WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563, RIQUETTIE 4672, POULAN 4331, 
JADE 4659, RUNNA DAMILL 4676, and PEARL 4660.

The least popular fighter this week was HARLEY DONALSON 4714.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DA9965439564 4650, DASHER 4685, CPT. CRUNCH 4244, IVORY 4661, 
VANILLA 4706, BENT FENDER 4702, LOMBER BOS 4670, AVERAGE JOE 4677, SHOGUN 4225, and 
PEARL 4660.