DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAMARA RAHN
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4385) [13-8-1,69]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAMARA RAHN                    FEROCIOUS
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4385) [13-8-1,69]          (43-4510) [6-1-1,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KONJOR                         NESTOR BANE
THE FAMILY (116)               TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4448) [11-23-0,56]         (43-4517) [5-1-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)     40
2. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      14      TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
3. LEGION OF GLORY (450)       10      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)             7
                                       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   10   0  0  100   1/ 3*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)  10  0 0
 2/ 2*LEGION OF GLORY (450)     10   4  1 71.4   2/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   132 142 15 48.2   3/ 4*LEGION OF GLORY (450)     5  0 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         519 570 10 47.7   4/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    5 10 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to VEASTIAN once again!  Woof!  THE FAMILY were a bunch of dogs 
after MEDAL OF HONOR 27 got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's 
with DRACO EL TANNJN?  He actually beat THE FAMILY's TORANJ, and walked away with 15 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE FAMILY.  TORANJ lost 13 points to 
DRACO EL TANNJN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe TORANJ will provide more easy 
wins...  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, BUT TAMARA RAHN is 
still the Duelmaster because she has the most recognition points!  I suppose you want 
to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
VEASTIAN thinks TERMAGANT VOTARY and their 132-142-15 is too much!  If at first you 
don't succeed, give up...  The bums at MEDAL OF HONOR 27 couldn't face the challenges 
from TERMAGANT VOTARY!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in SJORDHAL?  His 
2-5-0?  THE FAMILY ain't talkin', but he's got 11 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
VEASTIAN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARA RAHN 4385             13   8  1    69       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEROCIOUS 4510                6   1  1    67       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              16  10  0    66       THE FAMILY (116)
 NESTOR BANE 4517              5   1  0    57       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           12   7  0    56       THE FAMILY (116)
 KONJOR 4448                  11  23  0    56       THE FAMILY (116)
-VICTORIOUS 4508               2   1  0    35       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516          4   4  1    29       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501            5   3  0    27       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-VALIANT 4512                  2   0  0    26       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 SOLDIER 3 4471                2   0  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 4 4474                2   0  0    24       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4475                2   0  0    23       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 THOMAS FOWLER 4472            2   0  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 2 4473                2   0  0    19       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 2   5  0    11       THE FAMILY (116)
 TORANJ 4525                   2   2  0     8       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
XIPE TETEC 4524        0  3 0 TERMAGANT VOTARY 378  SHEWISH GIANT 21      491 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ferocious -- Do you seriously think--  No, wait, you're a golem.  As such, you
probably DON'T think.  Not that gladiators are known for their thoughtfulness anyway,
but still.  Where was I?  Oh, right.  Do you (or someone such as perhaps your
manager) think that ferocity is glorious?  A useful quality for a gladiator, of
course, so long as it's coupled with good judgment, but...glorious?  I'm not buying
that one. -- Konjor

Ettore Hsidar -- Er...would you go for "motives of chivalry" here?  Ah, right, I
didn't think so.  "Style advantage"?  Right, nix on that one, too.  (heavy sigh)  How
about "better fighter, better manager"?  Yep, that gets the gold star, doesn't it. --
Sjordhal
P.S.  Thanks for not killing me.  I could see you thinking about it, but you didn't
push it to the bitter end, and I'm glad.

Xipe Tetec -- May you be eaten by a termagant!  Wait, I didn't kill you, did I?
(pause to check)  No, you got "severely hurt" but not dead, so it's okay.  Hmm, how
come you didn't learn anything?  I was demonstrating some of my BEST skills there!
You scorn my skills?  Take that, you worthless bum! -- Toranj the Victorious

Or try, Toranj the Cursed Next Turn, which is what you just did to yourself.  Trust
me, I know about this kind of stuff. -- Kuressa d'Gen

And I have Captured an Orc.  (sigh)  Perhaps roasted, with cranberry-and-orange
stuffing, he'll do for Solstice dinner, but I have my doubts.  They tend to be
swimming in grease, which is a disgusting image... (urp).  Blot it with arena
programs and drench it with grapefruit juice, maybe.... -- Kuressa d'Gen

Nestor Bane -- We all hate you, as you must realize.  But it isn't personal, exactly.
More like envy.  You just sail along winning fights and winning fights....  (sigh)
I'm envious, too. -- Tirniellis

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

XIPE TETEC was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FEROCIOUS devastated KONJOR in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
THOMAS FOWLER subdued SJORDHAL in a action packed 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
DRACO EL TANNJN devastated TORANJ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TAMARA RAHN was subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute Title competition.
NESTOR BANE was unbelievably bested by TIRNIELLIS in a 2 minute fight.
KURESSA D'GEN devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ETTORE HSIDAR handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SOLDIER 1 won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
SOLDIER 4 vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SOLDIER 2 won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
SOLDIER 3 overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  15 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 491 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TAMARA RAHN 4385           13   8  1   69 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
STRIKING ATTACK  FEROCIOUS 4510              6   1  1   67 LEGION OF GLORY (450)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIRNIELLIS 4460            16  10  0   66 THE FAMILY (116)
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517            5   1  0   57 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KONJOR 4448.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NESTOR BANE 4517.  The ten other most popular fighters were THOMAS FOWLER 4472, 
FEROCIOUS 4510, SOLDIER 1 4475, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, TIRNIELLIS 4460, KURESSA D'GEN 
4480, SOLDIER 4 4474, SOLDIER 2 4473, SOLDIER 3 4471, and XIPE TETEC 4524.

The least popular fighter this week was TORANJ 4525.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SJORDHAL 4523, KONJOR 4448, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, TAMARA RAHN 4385, XIPE 
TETEC 4524, SOLDIER 3 4471, SOLDIER 2 4473, SOLDIER 4 4474, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, and 
TIRNIELLIS 4460.