DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/15/2007    Duedate: 02/28/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FEROCIOUS
LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4510) [9-1-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FEROCIOUS                      SOLDIER 1
LEGION OF GLORY (450)          MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4510) [9-1-2,102]          (43-4475) [5-1-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VICTORIOUS                     DOLT DIMWIT
LEGION OF GLORY (450)          TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-4508) [4-1-0,64]           (43-4543) [1-2-0,17]

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. LEGION OF GLORY (450)       26      LEGION OF GLORY (450)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)     14      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)           -12
                                       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/ 2 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     15   4  2 78.9   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)  10  4 0
 2/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   22   7  0 75.9   2/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    8  6 0
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   143 149 15 49.0   3/ 4 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     4  0 1
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         524 585 10 47.2   4/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          3 12 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.

      So!  Nestor Bane thought he could defeat me?  Ha!

                                        Konjor

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to VEASTIAN once again!  TERMAGANT VOTARY showed VEASTIAN what they 
were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-0-0.  What's with 
VICTORIOUS?  He actually beat THE FAMILY's TIRNIELLIS, and walked away with 17 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE FAMILY.  KURESSA D'GEN lost 10 points to 
ETTORE HSIDAR.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe KURESSA D'GEN will provide more 
easy wins...  So KONJOR finally bought it, eh?  I thought he too sure of himself, 
always strutting around.  FEROCIOUS, there's a lesson here!  Advice to fighters with 
a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was MEDAL OF HONOR 27.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at 
TERMAGANT VOTARY ain't reelin'!  MEDAL OF HONOR 27's mad!  What do people see in 
KURESSA D'GEN?  Hers 14-9-0?  THE FAMILY ain't talkin', but she's got 54 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEROCIOUS 4510                9   1  2   102       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR BANE 4517              7   3  0    79       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501            8   4  0    76       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIOUS 4508               4   1  0    64       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              16  14  0    62       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           14   9  0    54       THE FAMILY (116)
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516          7   5  1    49       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 SOLDIER 1 4475                5   1  0    47       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
-THOMAS FOWLER 4472            5   0  0    34       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 4473                4   2  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SOLDIER 3 4471                5   1  0    28       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
-VALIANT 4512                  2   0  0    26       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 4 4474                3   3  0    23       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              1   2  0    17       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 2   9  0    15       THE FAMILY (116)
 TORANJ 4525                   3   5  0    14       THE FAMILY (116)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KONJOR 4448           13 25 0 THE FAMILY 116        FEROCIOUS 4510        495         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tirniellis -- I don't have a kill yet.  That is a shame.  If only someone would
impale themself on my weapon.  You gave it a good try. -- Ettore Hsidar

Soldier 1 -- You soldiers look much better with a real number in the losses column.
-- Draco El Tannjn

Konjor -- Sneaky, aren't ya.  Good fight.  We'll do it again. -- Nestor Bane

Soldier 3 -- I know I'm not a good fighter.  But do you think I would be a good
Soldier?  It's either soldiering or the DA. -- Dolt Dimwit

Ferocious -- You don't HAVE to live up to your name, you know.  It's okay to be
gentle sometimes. -- Kuressa D'Gen
P.s.  Like you're going to listen to that!

Ettore Hsidar -- I hope your Termagant eats you.  Slowly.  With salsa. -- Tirniellis

Thomas Fowler -- (sigh)  It's that kind of day, is it.  I might have guessed.  I did
guess, but they made me get out of bed anyway.  (sigh)  Good fight. -- Sjordhal

Soldier 2 -- Yep.  Our ONLY win this time was for the title.  How typical, although
oh-and-five would have been even MORE typical.  Konjor's going to be insufferable
around the guildhouse this week. -- Toranj

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

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* 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.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts 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.  20 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.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ETTORE HSIDAR devastated KURESSA D'GEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DOLT DIMWIT viciously subdued SJORDHAL in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
KONJOR was butchered by FEROCIOUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided Title contest.
TIRNIELLIS was savagely defeated by VICTORIOUS in a 3 minute competition.
NESTOR BANE defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute struggle.
DRACO EL TANNJN narrowly defeated SOLDIER 2 in a 2 minute brawl.
SOLDIER 4 was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SOLDIER 1 won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 2 minute duel.
SOLDIER 3 won victory over TORANJ in a 1 minute gruesome fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -   9 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  16 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|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 495 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 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FEROCIOUS 4510              9   1  2  102 LEGION OF GLORY (450)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517            7   3  0   79 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIRNIELLIS 4460            16  14  0   62 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   KURESSA D'GEN 4480         14   9  0   54 THE FAMILY (116)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516        7   5  1   49 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VICTORIOUS 4508.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOLT DIMWIT 4543.  The ten other most popular fighters were VICTORIOUS 4508, 
SOLDIER 1 4475, FEROCIOUS 4510, NESTOR BANE 4517, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, SOLDIER 3 
4471, SJORDHAL 4523, TIRNIELLIS 4460, SOLDIER 2 4473, and ETTORE HSIDAR 4501.

The least popular fighter this week was TORANJ 4525.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLDIER 4 4474, KONJOR 4448, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, 
SOLDIER 2 4473, TIRNIELLIS 4460, SJORDHAL 4523, SOLDIER 3 4471, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, 
and NESTOR BANE 4517.