DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2007    Duedate: 03/27/2007

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-253

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WALRUS
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-3995) [15-32-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WALRUS                         TUNDRA
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-3995) [15-32-0,97]         (45-4280) [3-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      ANGEL HAMMER
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-4014) [7-38-0,65]          (45-3962) [10-3-2,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (428)         48
2. SUDDEN FURY (487)           27      MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       24      Unchartered Team
4. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        17
5. EGGBEATERS ANON (10)         9      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)       10   5  2 66.7   1/ 1 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)     13  2 0
 2/ 2 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      42  23  2 64.6   2/ 2*ARCTIC WASTES (486)      10  5 2
 3/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (428)      233 181 13 56.3   3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  7 0
 4/ 7 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    165 211  4 43.9   4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  8 1
 5/ 0*SUDDEN FURY (487)          2   3  1 40.0   5/ 0*SUDDEN FURY (487)         2  3 1
 6/ 0*EGGBEATERS ANON (10)       0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*EGGBEATERS ANON (10)      0  1 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.

      You may be a darque force, Raggedy Ann, but you're definitely a raggedy one
today.  I can, as they say, take a hint and follow through.

                                         Walrus

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail STORMCROWE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  The DARQUE FORCES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
AUNTY ENTITY fought LADY WINTER and gained 16 points and contributed to DARQUE 
FORCES' 4-1-0.  BEAST HAMMER has lost to THE BRIDE, falling 15 points, while helping 
make MUTANT HAMMERZ a 4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and WALRUS remains STORMCROWE'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 Shadow's Fountain until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the MEN OF ILL 
REPUTE stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on STORMCROWE, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided MEN OF ILL REPUTE stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was DARQUE FORCES.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
BEAST HAMMER from MUTANT HAMMERZ was STORMCROWE's most challenged warrior this turn.  
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  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, STORMCROWE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in STORMCROWE and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in STORMCROWE 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALRUS 3995                  15  32  0    97       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            10   3  2    80       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             19   9  0    66       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 THE BRIDE 4180               10   7  0    66       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTBITE 4014                7  38  0    65       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993            8   3  0    55       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960        9   4  0    54       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961         7   6  0    52       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963             8   5  0    48       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN MACK GRU 4283             3   0  1    30       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TUNDRA 4280                   3   0  1    27       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253             3   3  1    26       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GELIDNIA HALE 4260            3   3  0    25       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE BEAR 4282               3   0  0    23       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 GLACIER 4279                  2   1  0    23       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 LADY WINTER 4231              5   7  0    22       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 PAINLESS 4288                 1   0  1    14       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 VORTEX 4285                   1   0  0    10       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 YUFFIE 4291                   1   0  0    10       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ARCTIC FOX 4290               1   1  1     9       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 THUMPER 65                    0   1  0     9       EGGBEATERS ANON (10)
 YUMALESCA 4289                1   1  0     8       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MUSKEG 4281                   1   2  0     5       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 IMPACT 4284                   0   1  0     1       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 WHIRLWIND 4286                0   1  0     1       SUDDEN FURY (487)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OVERWHELM 4287                0   1  0     1       SUDDEN FURY (487)

'-' 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                   PAINLESS 4288         253 NONE    
PERMAFROST 4278        0  1 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486     DAN MACK GRU 4283     251         
RADIO FLYER 4250       2  2 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393   BILLY JOE BOB 4268    250         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wretch -- I think Max and myself are teaching you too well ;).  You keep beating me
when we match up.  Hope you have continued success, just stop abusing my teams! --
Master Darque

All -- I thought for the life of me that I sent a warrior named YUNALESCA down to the
Commission Hall to register for my team here in Stormcrowe.  Lo and behold, she
returns and her Commission papers are now calling her YUMALESCA.  The name amuses me,
so I will not seek to change it. -- Master Darque

Hammer -- Nice 3 turn record you have there.  You are my friend, but I will be
seeking to do everything in my power to mar it.  You are just making the rest of us
look bad!  Of course, a 1-4 turn for me last cycle isn\'t helping my case either. --
Master Darque

Dan Mack Gru -- Damn. Seems I have failed my brother.  I shall be back for another
Try or maybe another but someone will try to avenge our fallen brother. -- Muskeg

Yumalesca -- Bad matchup for you.  I hope you have a bright future at someone else's
expense. -- Glacier

Hammer -- 14-1-0 very very nice.  Hope I can cut into that when my guys catch up to
you. -- Wretch

Muskeg -- Well, I felt right at home with you.  My brother, Sam, used to do that kind
of thing to me all the time, AND, I did right back to him what I just did to you.  So
think of it as a family deal, hmm? -- Dan Mack Gru

Lulu -- Well, NATURALLY I couldn't defeat a Lady Protector.  Nobody would expect it
of me, would they? -- Frostbite the vindicated (this time)

Cannonball Hammer -- Hmm, I thought a "mustant hammer" would be something like, I
don't know, maybe those tools for opening paint cans that have built in mallets for
closing them again.  Gods know, THEY look mutated. -- Lady Winter

Aunty Entity -- You're the first person I've ever seen with five eyes.  Amazing.  Two
in front, two in back (how do you keep the hair out?), and one in the middle of your
forehead.  Weird.  Must make it hard to wash your face. -- Gelidnia Hale

Wretch -- Naturally. -- Dan Mack Gru
P.S.  And if I die, remember, I want to be cream-ated!

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

ARCTIC FOX was devastated by DAN MACK GRU in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
RAGGEDY ANN was viciously subdued by ANGEL HAMMER in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
THE BRIDE overpowered BEAST HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
AUNTY ENTITY devastated LADY WINTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
YUMALESCA subdued MUSKEG in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
WALRUS vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FROSTBITE slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
CANNONBALL HAMMER handily defeated GLACIER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
BISHOP HAMMER won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
GELIDNIA HALE overcame CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute bout.
TUNDRA overpowered WHIRLWIND in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
WHITE BEAR handily defeated OVERWHELM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THUMPER was demolished by VORTEX in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PAINLESS easily killed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
IMPACT was vanquished by YUFFIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   7 -  0      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  15 -  4      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  3      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 253 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          10   3  2   80 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           19   9  0   66 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             10   7  0   66 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   BISHOP HAMMER 3993          8   3  0   55 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
AIMED BLOW       CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960      9   4  0   54 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 ANGEL HAMMER 3962.  The ten other most popular fighters were FROSTBITE 4014, 
WALRUS 3995, SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, TUNDRA 4280, DAN MACK GRU 4283, THE BRIDE 4180, 
AUNTY ENTITY 4253, YUMALESCA 4289, GELIDNIA HALE 4260, and VORTEX 4285.

The least popular fighter this week was IMPACT 4284.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THUMPER 65, OVERWHELM 4287, WHIRLWIND 4286, GLACIER 4279, LADY WINTER 
4231, BEAST HAMMER 3963, ARCTIC FOX 4290, YUFFIE 4291, PAINLESS 4288, and WHITE BEAR 
4282.