DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FEROCIOUS
LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4510) [7-1-1,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NESTOR BANE                    FEROCIOUS
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4517) [6-1-0,73]           (43-4510) [7-1-1,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KONJOR                         NESTOR BANE
THE FAMILY (116)               TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4448) [11-24-0,57]         (43-4517) [6-1-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      44
2. THE FAMILY (116)            16      TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
3. LEGION OF GLORY (450)       14      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)    -13
                                       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)   12   3  0 80.0   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)  12  3 0
 2/ 2*LEGION OF GLORY (450)     11   4  1 73.3   2/ 4 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    7  7 0
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   135 143 15 48.6   3/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         521 573 10 47.6   4/ 3*LEGION OF GLORY (450)     4  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for TORANJ, who flew up 18 points in the 
rankings after mashing SOLDIER 2 like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was SOLDIER 2, who dropped 12 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with TORANJ.  In front of all the crowds, 
FEROCIOUS took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice 
to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid TERMAGANT VOTARY, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does VEASTIAN really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
LEGION OF GLORY beats feet every time TERMAGANT VOTARY smiles at them.  Try farming, 
eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, KONJOR would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Was it guts or an overtaxed 
mental capacity that had ETTORE HSIDAR challenge up 29 points in the rankings to take 
on KONJOR?  I heard ETTORE HSIDAR laughed all the way to the inn as hers new point 
total of 53 was posted in the arena.  I guess beating KONJOR really pays!  THOMAS 
FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought THOMAS FOWLER showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated SJORDHAL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in VEASTIAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEROCIOUS 4510                7   1  1    81       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR BANE 4517              6   1  0    73       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARA RAHN 4385             13   9  1    60       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              16  11  0    59       THE FAMILY (116)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           13   7  0    59       THE FAMILY (116)
 KONJOR 4448                  11  24  0    57       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501            6   3  0    53       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516          5   4  1    40       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-VICTORIOUS 4508               2   1  0    35       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4475                3   0  0    28       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 TORANJ 4525                   3   2  0    26       THE FAMILY (116)
-VALIANT 4512                  2   0  0    26       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 THOMAS FOWLER 4472            3   0  0    24       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 4 4474                2   1  0    24       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 3 4471                2   1  0    17       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 2   6  0    12       THE FAMILY (116)
 SOLDIER 2 4473                2   1  0     7       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ferocious -- This is glory?  Coulda fooled me! -- Konjor
P.S.  Of course, I really don't do glory at all.  I mean, look at it, I'm a
gladiator.  Where's the glory in that?

Thomas Fowler -- Oh, dwarves.  Huh.  I know what to think about DWARVES. -- Sjordhal

Draco el Tannjn -- Nobody warned me about the dragons, you know?  I don't LIKE
fighting dragons.  Lions and tigers and bears, okay, but not dragons.  So either
change your totem or don't fight me again, okay? -- Toranj

Nestor Bane -- Jorja says our next recruit will have to be a Nestor so you can bane
him.  I say, Why?  Finding you a Nestor isn't OUR problem. -- Tirniellis

The Fratsfa Slave is pathetic, but then, we knew that. -- Kuressa D'Gen

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

ETTORE HSIDAR devastated KONJOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THOMAS FOWLER subdued SJORDHAL in a 1 minute brutal Challenge melee.
TAMARA RAHN was overpowered by FEROCIOUS in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
TIRNIELLIS was defeated by NESTOR BANE in a exciting 2 minute bloody fight.
KURESSA D'GEN devastated SOLDIER 4 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLDIER 3 was devastated by DRACO EL TANNJN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOLDIER 1 overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SOLDIER 2 was vanquished by TORANJ in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  17 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 492 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FEROCIOUS 4510              7   1  1   81 LEGION OF GLORY (450)
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517            6   1  0   73 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   TAMARA RAHN 4385           13   9  1   60 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIRNIELLIS 4460            16  11  0   59 THE FAMILY (116)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516        5   4  1   40 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 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, 
THOMAS FOWLER 4472, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, TORANJ 4525, FEROCIOUS 4510, KONJOR 4448, 
TAMARA RAHN 4385, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, SOLDIER 3 4471, and SOLDIER 1 4475.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLDIER 2 4473.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLDIER 4 4474, TIRNIELLIS 4460, SJORDHAL 4523, SOLDIER 1 4475, SOLDIER 
3 4471, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, TAMARA RAHN 4385, KONJOR 4448, FEROCIOUS 4510, and TORANJ 
4525.