DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2007    Duedate: 02/14/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KONJOR
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4448) [13-24-0,77]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KONJOR                         FEROCIOUS
THE FAMILY (116)               LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4448) [13-24-0,77]         (43-4510) [8-1-1,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KONJOR                         SOLDIER 3
THE FAMILY (116)               MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4448) [13-24-0,77]         (43-4471) [4-1-0,25]

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)      35
2. LEGION OF GLORY (450)       24      TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
3. THE FAMILY (116)             5      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)   20   5  0 80.0   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)  10  5 0
 2/ 2*LEGION OF GLORY (450)     13   4  1 76.5   2/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    7  7 0
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   139 149 15 48.3   3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          5 10 0
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         524 580 10 47.5   4/ 4*LEGION OF GLORY (450)     3  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

     Hail and well met warriors of VEASTIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ETTORE HSIDAR caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested TIRNIELLIS and was awarded 15 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DRACO EL TANNJN put 
down SOLDIER 1, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail KONJOR, Duelmaster of 
VEASTIAN!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in VEASTIAN these days is TERMAGANT VOTARY.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of LEGION OF GLORY are 
catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the 
avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  SJORDHAL 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in VEASTIAN.  For some warriors honor 
is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF 
HONOR 27 challenged down 19 points to SJORDHAL.  Few would not have guessed the 
outcome of the bout as SJORDHAL was subdued by THOMAS FOWLER.  Is this what passes 
for courage in VEASTIAN?  I can not but mention with disdain the name of FEROCIOUS 
who this week posted a TV challenge to a warrior a full 12 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought FEROCIOUS showed great skill and promise when he beat KURESSA 
D'GEN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONJOR 4448                  13  24  0    77       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEROCIOUS 4510                8   1  1    93       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR BANE 4517              6   3  0    65       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           14   8  0    64       THE FAMILY (116)
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501            7   4  0    62       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              16  13  0    61       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIOUS 4508               3   1  0    47       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516          6   5  1    46       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 THOMAS FOWLER 4472            5   0  0    34       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4475                4   1  0    33       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 2 4473                4   1  0    28       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 4 4474                3   2  0    27       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
-VALIANT 4512                  2   0  0    26       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 SOLDIER 3 4471                4   1  0    25       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORANJ 4525                   3   4  0    14       THE FAMILY (116)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 2   8  0    14       THE FAMILY (116)
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              0   2  0     4       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tamara Rahn -- You're a hot number, sword-sister.  (wincing)  That was well done.  I
hate it when I lose that thoroughly. -- Tirniellis

Draco el Tannjn -- Whoa, slipping there!  Just because I've got three times your
regular-arena experience is no reason to lose to me! -- Konjor

Ettore Hsidar -- Gotcha! -- Kuressa d'Gen

Thomas Fowler -- Ah, the old familiar faces.... -- Sjordhal
P.S.  I'd've said more, but I got cnesored.

Soldier 4 -- Yep, it's a pattern. -- Toranj

Our congratulations to Tamara Rahn!  Go for it! -- The Family

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FEROCIOUS devastated KURESSA D'GEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ETTORE HSIDAR won victory over TIRNIELLIS in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
DRACO EL TANNJN overcame SOLDIER 1 in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner Challenge match.
THOMAS FOWLER bested SJORDHAL in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
NESTOR BANE was luckily beaten by KONJOR in a 2 minute Title match.
TAMARA RAHN devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
VICTORIOUS overpowered SOLDIER 4 in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SOLDIER 2 bested TORANJ in a 1 minute competition.
SOLDIER 3 defeated DOLT DIMWIT in a action packed 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  14 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 494 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              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              8   1  1   93 LEGION OF GLORY (450)
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517            6   3  0   65 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   KURESSA D'GEN 4480         14   8  0   64 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIRNIELLIS 4460            16  13  0   61 THE FAMILY (116)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516        6   5  1   46 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
AIMED BLOW       THOMAS FOWLER 4472          5   0  0   34 MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
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 
SOLDIER 3 4471.  The ten other most popular fighters were THOMAS FOWLER 4472, 
FEROCIOUS 4510, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, NESTOR BANE 4517, DOLT DIMWIT 4543, DRACO EL 
TANNJN 4516, KONJOR 4448, VICTORIOUS 4508, SOLDIER 2 4473, and TIRNIELLIS 4460.

The least popular fighter this week was TORANJ 4525.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLDIER 4 4474, SJORDHAL 4523, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, SOLDIER 1 4475, 
TIRNIELLIS 4460, SOLDIER 2 4473, VICTORIOUS 4508, KONJOR 4448, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, 
and DOLT DIMWIT 4543.

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

TAMARA RAHN (43-4385) TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)