DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/01/2007    Duedate: 03/14/2007

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FEROCIOUS
LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4510) [10-1-2,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FEROCIOUS                      SOLDIER 1
LEGION OF GLORY (450)          MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
(43-4510) [10-1-2,108]         (43-4475) [6-1-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VICTORIOUS                     VICTORIOUS
LEGION OF GLORY (450)          LEGION OF GLORY (450)
(43-4508) [5-1-0,75]           (43-4508) [5-1-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            21
2. LEGION OF GLORY (450)       17      LEGION OF GLORY (450)
3. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      11      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)     11
                                       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 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     17   4  2 81.0   1/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    9  5 1
 2/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   25   8  0 75.8   2/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)   8  5 0
 3/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   145 152 16 48.8   3/ 3 LEGION OF GLORY (450)     6  0 1
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         526 587 10 47.3   4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          3 11 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.

Hail Veastian!  As a warrior who specializes in tournaments I never really expected
to write a column, however the boss gave me a go-ahead, so I'll see if I can make the
newletter at least slightly more exciting than usual

By the way, feel free to revile me, insult me, etc. for my status as a tourney
warrior.  I don't care much.  This gig pays well and offers me the opportunity to
retire young and move on to the business world.  I already have a job lined up as a
manager for a shipping company, so I'm set.  All I have to do is survive two more
arena fights and a champions tourney and I am off to the real world.

In the meantime, watch out for me.  I'm not an avid killer but I fight hard and hit
hard and if you get in my way, you might just die.  Unfortunately, Konjor got in my
way this past week and met his maker.  I wasn't looking to fight him and wasn't
trying for a kill, but ther you are.  Condolences to the Family.

That's about it from me.  I can't discuss my stats or strats, that's top secret
stuff, at least until I graduate.  So good luck, Veastian.  And stay out of my way.

Ferocious

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt VEASTIAN will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MEDAL OF HONOR 27 is pushed out of top team by TERMAGANT VOTARY, who 
came from 2nd with a 2-3-1 this turn.  And let's see, HAL LASKO fought MORDANT 
DESERTER and gained 14 points and contributed to TERMAGANT VOTARY's 2-3-1.  SOLDIER 2 
has lost to SJORDHAL, falling 11 points, while helping make MEDAL OF HONOR 27 a 3-1-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and FEROCIOUS remains 
VEASTIAN's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  LEGION OF GLORY has cause to stand tall, as 
they were VEASTIAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided LEGION OF GLORY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was TERMAGANT VOTARY.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
THE FAMILY's warrior TIRNIELLIS.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, VEASTIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in VEASTIAN and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in VEASTIAN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEROCIOUS 4510               10   1  2   108       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR BANE 4517              8   3  0    88       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 VICTORIOUS 4508               5   1  0    75       LEGION OF GLORY (450)
 ETTORE HSIDAR 4501            8   5  0    74       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460              16  15  0    63       THE FAMILY (116)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480           15   9  0    60       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4475                6   1  0    54       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 DRACO EL TANNJN 4516          7   6  1    47       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 SOLDIER 3 4471                6   1  0    35       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 4 4474                4   3  0    31       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 SJORDHAL 4523                 3   9  0    28       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VALIANT 4512                  2   0  0    26       LEGION OF GLORY (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 4473                4   3  0    18       MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (447)
 TORANJ 4525                   3   6  0    15       THE FAMILY (116)
 HAL LASKO 4545                1   0  1    14       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DOLT DIMWIT 4543              1   3  0     9       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   HAL LASKO 4545        496 NONE    
KONJOR 4448           13 25 0 THE FAMILY 116        FEROCIOUS 4510        495         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ettore Hsidar -- I've been wondering if you're connected to the estate north of town
that is so well known for its apple products?  The Hsidar Ciders, especially. --
Kuressa D'Gen

Dolt Dimwit -- With a name like that, I would have expected OUR recruiters to snap
you up.  But then you won your fight, and I knew you were too good for us. --
Sjordhal

Ferocious -- Huh, see if I ever teach you five skills again! -- Ghost of Konjor

Victorious -- Ah, the power of a name. -- Tirniellis

Soldier 3 -- Heck. -- Toranj

Ettore Hsidar -- We do our best. -- Tirniellis

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

VICTORIOUS devastated TIRNIELLIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DRACO EL TANNJN was viciously subdued by KURESSA D'GEN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DOLT DIMWIT was devastated by SOLDIER 4 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FEROCIOUS overpowered ETTORE HSIDAR in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
NESTOR BANE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLDIER 1 devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOLDIER 2 was unbelievably bested by SJORDHAL in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
SOLDIER 3 vanquished TORANJ in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HAL LASKO slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  2      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  17 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|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 496 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FEROCIOUS 4510             10   1  2  108 LEGION OF GLORY (450)
BASHING ATTACK   NESTOR BANE 4517            8   3  0   88 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIRNIELLIS 4460            16  15  0   63 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   KURESSA D'GEN 4480         15   9  0   60 THE FAMILY (116)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRACO EL TANNJN 4516        7   6  1   47 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 VICTORIOUS 4508.  The ten other most popular fighters were KURESSA D'GEN 4480, 
SOLDIER 2 4473, SOLDIER 3 4471, SOLDIER 4 4474, FEROCIOUS 4510, NESTOR BANE 4517, 
SOLDIER 1 4475, TIRNIELLIS 4460, SJORDHAL 4523, and HAL LASKO 4545.

The least popular fighter this week was TORANJ 4525.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ETTORE HSIDAR 4501, DOLT DIMWIT 4543, DRACO EL TANNJN 4516, HAL LASKO 
4545, SJORDHAL 4523, TIRNIELLIS 4460, SOLDIER 1 4475, NESTOR BANE 4517, FEROCIOUS 
4510, and SOLDIER 4 4474.