DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2006    Duedate: 01/04/2007

ZENSU ARENA

DM-40    TURN-508

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STUBBY
DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
(40-3880) [9-9-3,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TILARIN                        MARV 'N HARV
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          071406Q (434)
(40-4171) [18-8-4,104]         (40-4214) [7-0-0,91]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELLIS LINZ                    SELVUN
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          BEYOND THE PALE (337)
(40-4157) [15-21-0,66]         (40-4201) [5-7-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIDE ORBS (432)             31
2. DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)         28      LETHAL LEGION (429)
3. LETHAL LEGION (429)         13      Unchartered Team
4. SUNSET ZOO (270)             8
5. 071406Q (434)                7      071406Q (434)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*071406Q (434)              7   0  0  100   1/ 2 DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)       8  7 1
 2/ 3 LETHAL LEGION (429)       39  24  0 61.9   2/ 4 LETHAL LEGION (429)       7  2 0
 3/ 4 DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)       53  35  5 60.2   3/ 1 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     7  8 0
 4/ 5 SUNSET ZOO (270)          83 111  7 42.8   4/ 3 SUNSET ZOO (270)          6  7 1
 5/ 6 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    462 646 19 41.7   5/ 5*071406Q (434)             1  0 0
 6/ 8*WIDE ORBS (432)            2  11  0 15.4   6/ 8*WIDE ORBS (432)           1  5 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.

     Ah, Stubby, you have to watch out for the Suggestibility of the Universe.  Who
knows what might have happened if you hadn't stubbed your toe right off?

                                    Darron Linz

P.S.  MORNING STAR?  I've been cheated!  I demand--ah, whatever I can get?

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  DI$C0MBU1@TED now holds the crown 
and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for BLUE EYES, who 
flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing CHUCK ELVIS like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was CHUCK ELVIS, who 
dropped 8 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BLUE EYES.  In 
front of all the crowds, STUBBY took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the 
bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid LETHAL LEGION, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ZENSU really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch WIDE ORBS' act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from LETHAL LEGION.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of PACIFIST, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  
Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying MARV 'N HARV will do.  She 
challenged 16 points down to trash ODDBALL.  Definition of petty:  MARV 'N HARV 
bested ODDBALL, a mismatch of 16 points.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUBBY 3880                   9   9  3    96       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLICE 4182                    9   3  0   111       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 TILARIN 4171                 18   8  4   104       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 MARV 'N HARV 4214             7   0  0    91       071406Q (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODDBALL 3882                 13   5  0    69       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELLIS LINZ 4157             15  21  0    66       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 DEVILISH ANGEL 3883          12   6  0    58       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DISEASE 4186                  7   3  0    55       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 NOMAD 3881                    9   9  1    46       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
 DOUGHBOY 3280                 6   2  0    46       SUNSET ZOO (270)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELVUN 4201                   5   7  0    33       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
-STROKE 4185                   4   8  0    28       LETHAL LEGION (429)
-LESTER CASE 4208              4   2  0    25       SUNSET ZOO (270)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIP JUMPER 4212              3   0  2    21       SUNSET ZOO (270)
 EBOLA 4225                    3   0  0    20       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 BLUE EYES 4228                1   1  0    20       WIDE ORBS (432)
 BONE BREAKER 4229             3   0  0    17       LETHAL LEGION (429)
 PACIFIST 4230                 3   2  1    13       DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 F.F. SKITTY 4231              1   2  0    10       SUNSET ZOO (270)
 CHUCK ELVIS 4235              1   1  0     4       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BONNY DEANE 4233       0  2 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337   CHIP JUMPER 4212      506         
CLAIRE 4232            0  3 0 SUNSET ZOO 270        SHEWISH GIANT 21      508 NONE    
CLEAR EYED 4223        0  1 0 WIDE ORBS 432         BANDIT PRINCE 25      508 NONE    
BLIND 4236             0  1 0 WIDE ORBS 432         HIGH ELF 19           508 NONE    
POPEYE 4220            0  2 0 WIDE ORBS 432         PACIFIST 4230         508         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kung-Fu Master?  What the HECK?  This day just keeps going down hill.  First my idiot
brother graduates BEFORE ME, and then a dwarf with a "More Enlightened than You"
insufferable smirk sneaks up and breaks my arm.  Gods.  What did I do to deserve
this? -- Dellis Linz

I thought the Veteran Mercenary would be a little tougher.  What's he a veteran OF,
anyway?  Food fights in the cafeteria? -- Tilarin

Devilish Angel -- Okay, NOW you can gloat. -- Selvun
P.S.  That really hurts.

Pacifist -- (smugly)  You aren't anything but a hound dawg, boy.  Eat steel. -- Chuck
Elvis
P.S.  Hmm, you think maybe I need to work on that impersonation a bit?

Tilarin -- Thanks for the words, but Duelmaster isn't a position that suits me at the
moment so I'm on a short vacation.  Good luck to you -- Slice (by proxy)

Darron Linz -- Better for the job and congrats on the graduation. -- Slice (again by
proxy)

Zensu -- Good luck at the face all -- Seraphim

Ghosts of Cephus and Bonny Deane -- OOPS!  Guess I don't know my own strength. --
Chip Jumper

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

CLAIRE was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CLEAR EYED was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLIND was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MARV 'N HARV defeated ODDBALL in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
POPEYE was barely slain by PACIFIST in a 3 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
BLUE EYES devastated CHUCK ELVIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DARRON LINZ was narrowly defeated by STUBBY in a 2 minute Title struggle.
TILARIN overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
DELLIS LINZ viciously subdued NOMAD in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
DOUGHBOY unbelievably bested SELVUN in a popular 2 minute duel.
DEVILISH ANGEL won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory duel.
EBOLA defeated F.F. SKITTY in a 2 minute gory beginner's match.
BONE BREAKER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  3      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  19 -  4      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 508 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      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TILARIN 4171               18   8  4  104 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
AIMED BLOW       MARV 'N HARV 4214           7   0  0   91 071406Q (434)
TOTAL PARRY      ODDBALL 3882               13   5  0   69 DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
BASHING ATTACK   DEVILISH ANGEL 3883        12   6  0   58 DI$C0MBU1@TED (396)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELLIS LINZ 4157.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SELVUN 4201.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARV 'N HARV 4214, 
POPEYE 4220, DELLIS LINZ 4157, DEVILISH ANGEL 3883, EBOLA 4225, CLAIRE 4232, BLUE 
EYES 4228, STUBBY 3880, TILARIN 4171, and NOMAD 3881.

The least popular fighter this week was BONE BREAKER 4229.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were F.F. SKITTY 4231, CHUCK ELVIS 4235, ODDBALL 3882, BLIND 4236, 
PACIFIST 4230, CLEAR EYED 4223, DOUGHBOY 3280, NOMAD 3881, TILARIN 4171, and STUBBY 
3880.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

DARRON LINZ (40-4159) BEYOND THE PALE (337)