DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2007    Duedate: 02/27/2007

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WALRUS
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-3995) [14-32-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WALRUS                         GLACIER
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-3995) [14-32-0,90]         (45-4279) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      WALRUS
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4014) [7-37-0,68]          (45-3995) [14-32-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        42
2. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       36      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
3. ARCTIC WASTES (486)         34      Unchartered Team
4. THE FIVE RONIN (481)         0
5. MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)      0      ARCTIC WASTES (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ARCTIC WASTES (486)        8   2  2 80.0   1/ 1 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)     14  1 0
 2/ 2 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      38  22  2 63.3   2/ 4*ARCTIC WASTES (486)       8  2 2
 3- 3*REDNECKS (484)             3   2  1 60.0   3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       6  8 0
 4- 4*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   26  18  2 59.1   4/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     5 10 1
 5/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (428)      229 180 13 56.0   5- 2*MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   4  1 0
 6- 6 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      45  51  3 46.9   6- 6*REDNECKS (484)            3  2 1
 7/ 7 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    162 209  4 43.7   7- 8 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      2  3 0
 8- 9*THE ABYSMALS (483)         3   7  1 30.0   8- 7*THE ABYSMALS (483)        0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                STORMCROWE CHRONICLES
                                Chapter the Third 252
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

"For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and
plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final
outcome." -- Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified

     THE WINDS OF CHANGE WERE BLOWING IN GREAT FAVOR TOWARDS THE MUTANT HAMMERZ
Stable.  The Veteran Manager known as Hammer knew within himself that something
strange had happened during their period of inactivity from the Battle Sands of
StormCrowe Arena.
     The New Year was Bright with Promise and Expectation as Hammer contemplated what
to do for this stable that had so pleasantly surprised the jaded spectators in the
StormCrowe Arena stands.
     There were Other Prospects quite capable of replacing these MUTANT HAMMERZ in
the near future, but Hammer saw a glimmer of grandeur seeking to release from their
sword-armed souls and he knew within himself that the upcoming Name Change O Rama
would be a just and proper reward for these gladiators and their dramatic early
newfound prowess accomplishments upon the StormCrowe Arena Battle Sands!
     Hammer would now evaluate their performance this cycle and make the decisions as
to the Gladiator Names and Stable Name since this crew had performed well enough to
exchange the fate of Evaporation for Transformation....

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
Hammer
Minister of War

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Stormcrowe!  It looks like I did make it to the illustrious throne once
again and got my invite to the Isle.  I rather enjoy my good fortune.

To the interested, the Commission has given me the following statistics as to my
overall make-up and these suggestions for my future endeavors:

11-7-11-17-17-4-17 Lunger; MO/MO; SS; no tactic; and learns Decise.  Master Init, Adv
Expert Attack and Defense, Expert Decise.

I am off to the Isle and in to retirement.  Have fun beating the tar out of each
other, I know I rather enjoyed it during my time here.

Your Duelmistress,

Lulu

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly STORMCROWE games.  ARCTIC FOX caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was 
awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ANGEL 
HAMMER put down THE BRIDE, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the 
process.  Not for nothing has LULU in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, 
and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  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.  STORMCROWE, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is MUTANT HAMMERZ, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been 
hard pressed to find any of DARQUE FORCES last week.  Busy avoiding MUTANT HAMMERZ?  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after FROSTBITE.  Watch your back!   
     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?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 WALRUS 3995                  14  32  0    90       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE TRANSIENT 3494            9   0  0    83       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 FROSTBITE 4014                7  37  0    68       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962             9   3  2    66       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             19   8  0    65       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963             8   4  0    63       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            7   3  0    53       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 THE BRIDE 4180                9   7  0    52       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960        8   4  0    49       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-CHIKUAMI 4214                 6   2  1    48       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         6   6  0    41       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-IKEDA 4211                    6   0  1    40       THE FIVE RONIN (481)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NENE 4238                     2   0  0    33       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
-SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            4   5  0    26       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 GLACIER 4279                  2   0  0    26       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492           7   2  0    23       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 LADY WINTER 4231              5   6  0    22       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-ASANO 4212                    3   3  0    22       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 TUNDRA 4280                   2   0  1    22       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-ODA 4213                      4   4  0    21       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
-TARG THE WHIP 4264            2   0  0    21       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 ARCTIC FOX 4290               1   0  1    21       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            2   3  0    19       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 WHITE BEAR 4282               2   0  0    18       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-BILLY JOE BOB 4268            1   0  1    17       REDNECKS (484)
 DAN MACK GRU 4283             2   0  1    16       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-JOHNBOY 4270                  1   0  0    15       REDNECKS (484)
-QITOU 4259                    1   1  1    14       THE ABYSMALS (483)
-HANUMAN 4255                  1   1  0    12       THE ABYSMALS (483)
-KY-LIN FURY 4257              1   1  0    11       THE ABYSMALS (483)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             2   3  1    10       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-APSARAS 4256                  0   2  0    10       THE ABYSMALS (483)
-COUSIN CLEATUS 4267           0   1  0     9       REDNECKS (484)
-THELEN THE REDD 4263          1   1  0     7       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
-UNCLE JESSE 4269              1   0  0     6       REDNECKS (484)
 MUSKEG 4281                   1   1  0     5       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-DURGA 4258                    0   2  0     2       THE ABYSMALS (483)
 YUMALESCA 4289                0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES (428)

'-' 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                   TUNDRA 4280           252 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   ARCTIC FOX 4290       252 NONE    
PERMAFROST 4278        0  1 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486     DAN MACK GRU 4283     251         
REDEMPTION 3491        3  4 2 MEN OF ILL REPUTE 395 LULU 4135             248 NOT REVE
RADIO FLYER 4250       2  2 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393   BILLY JOE BOB 4268    250         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aunty Entity -- Such a warm welcome from a lovely lady. -- Muskeg

Dan Mack Gru -- We know that the death of Permafrost wasn't on purpose but it still
must be avenged.  Nothing personal just business. -- Wretch

Master Darque -- It's nice to finally cross swords with you.  Let's see what I have
learned and will learn. -- Wretch

Hammer -- Nice to see you in another arena.  Congrats on your nice start here. --
Wretch

Maximillian -- Missed you last turn.  Hope to you and your Rednecks are back and
active this turn.  I need someone to fight besides NPCs. -- Wretch

StormCrowe Citizens -- This MUTANT HAMMERZ crew may very well have earned themselves
a transformation rather than evaporation what with the Name Change O Rama declaration
from the Gladiatorial Commission! -- Hammer/Minister of War

Erudite Ed. -- Thanks for the managerial and stable info last cycle! -- Hammer/
Minister of War

StormCrowe Citizens -- This cycle will be short on P-ads because my wife returned
from vacation and bundled up my stack of newsletters and stuck them somewhere while I
was at the newspaper office.  Now my time has run out to type and submit my scribings
this cycle and I do not have the time to locate them right now! -- Hammer/Minister of
War

Lulu -- Yes, well, what can I say?  A fine figure of an orcess like you, ah, I just
couldn't bring myself to take a firm line.  It's a fault in me, I know, but there it
is, I'm not perfect. -- Walrus

Raggedy Ann -- Not just a darque force, but an agent of madness!  One has only to
look at the round, staring eyes, the wild red hair, the strange fixed smile...
terrifying!  I did not dare stand firm against you. -- Frostbite

Beast Hammer -- Indeed, you are a beast.  I would choose to have nothing to do with
you. -- Lady Winter

Shadowcat Hammer -- How unwomanly of you. -- Gelidnia Hale

Permafrost -- Gods, I hope not.  It's okay to be frozen occasionally, say about once
a year.  Trees like that, for some strange reason.  But not PERMANENTLY. -- Dan Mack
Gru
P.S.  Oh, I see I killed you.  Sorry about that.  I'm still getting the hang of this
stuff.  Or not, as the case may be.

Our congratulations to Lulu. -- Northern Lights

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

MUSKEG was bested by DAN MACK GRU in a 1 minute amateur's Bloodfeud fight.
LULU vanquished FROSTBITE in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
RAGGEDY ANN was overpowered by WALRUS in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
THE BRIDE was overpowered by ANGEL HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CANNONBALL HAMMER devastated LADY WINTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BISHOP HAMMER defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute struggle.
BEAST HAMMER overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 8 minute melee.
AUNTY ENTITY was overpowered by GELIDNIA HALE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
GLACIER overpowered YUMALESCA in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
TUNDRA murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
WHITE BEAR bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute bloody novice's battle.
ARCTIC FOX executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   7 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  20 -  4      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 252 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962           9   3  2   66 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           19   8  0   65 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   BEAST HAMMER 3963           8   4  0   63 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180              9   7  0   52 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960      8   4  0   49 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FROSTBITE 4014.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WALRUS 3995.  The ten other most popular fighters were GELIDNIA HALE 4260, 
GLACIER 4279, WHITE BEAR 4282, BISHOP HAMMER 3993, SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, DAN MACK 
GRU 4283, ANGEL HAMMER 3962, TUNDRA 4280, CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960, and BEAST HAMMER 
3963.

The least popular fighter this week was YUMALESCA 4289.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LADY WINTER 4231, THE BRIDE 4180, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, FROSTBITE 4014, 
MUSKEG 4281, ARCTIC FOX 4290, AUNTY ENTITY 4253, BEAST HAMMER 3963, CANNONBALL HAMMER 
3960, and TUNDRA 4280.

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

LULU (45-4135) DARQUE FORCES (428)