DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/24/2007    Duedate: 03/23/2007

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-234

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ON MY WAY
OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3378) [20-11-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ON MY WAY                      FACE THE SKY II
OPEN SESAME (199)              DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
(50-3378) [20-11-1,103]        (50-1447) [6-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARRY MONSTER                  WINGED DEATH
OPEN SESAME (199)              DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
(50-3430) [8-12-0,83]          (50-1374) [3-6-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MESOPOTAMIA (389)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OPEN SESAME (199)           32
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          17      OPEN SESAME (199)
3. DREAMS OF KADATH (181)      14      Unchartered Team
4. KAOS (127)                   0
5. MODERN MASTERS (372)         0      MESOPOTAMIA (389)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4 OPEN SESAME (199)        303 209 17 59.2   1/ 2*MESOPOTAMIA (389)        11  4 0
 2/ 2*MESOPOTAMIA (389)         26  19  0 57.8   2/ 5 OPEN SESAME (199)         9  3 0
 3- 5*MODERN MASTERS (372)      11   9  1 55.0   3- 1*MODERN MASTERS (372)      7  3 1
 4- 6 KAOS (127)                76  67  6 53.1   4/ 4*DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    7  8 0
 5/ 7 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      144 130 13 52.6   5/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       5  4 1
 6/ 8*DREAMS OF KADATH (181)    20  25  0 44.4   6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 11 0
 7/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       134 186  4 41.9   7- 9 KAOS (127)                1  1 1

    '*'   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.

     Thanks to Gerrick Grimm for handing back the throne to its rightful owner.  I
don't have much to say, but I suspect that two more turns here and I'll be....

On My Way
Open Sesame

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  MESOPOTAMIA now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Coming up with a solid 4-0-0 outing, OPEN SESAME 
has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for HARRY MONSTER, 
who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing GERRICK GRIMM like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was GERRICK GRIMM, 
who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with HARRY 
MONSTER.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
SNOWBOUND's KUNG-FU MASTER, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by ON MY WAY. 
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SNOWBOUND arena.  Here's 
a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad DREAMS OF  KADATH?  Big bad DREAMS OF 
KADATH.  Big bad DREAMS OF KADATH.  SNOWBOUND's afraid of the big bad DREAMS OF 
KADATH.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch OPEN SESAME's act 
in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from DREAMS OF 
KADATH.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of GERRICK GRIMM, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON MY WAY 3378               20  11  1   103       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPER GROVER 3413            12   4  0    93       OPEN SESAME (199)
 SWEET AIR 3381               20  11  0    92       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY MONSTER 3430            8  12  0    83       OPEN SESAME (199)
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530           14  10  0    69       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FACE THE SKY II 1447          6   2  0    66       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553          10   4  2    62       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 KINGU 3575                    6   3  0    60       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 STREET SIGN 3523              6   7  0    58       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3517               7  21  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-TIMBER WOLF 1964              5   4  1    46       KAOS (127)
 SIDURI 3576                   6   3  0    40       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572          6   3  0    37       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 DOMJON 3554                   8   6  2    35       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSORT OF APSU 3573          4   5  0    33       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
-JULIE BELL 3427               2   2  1    32       MODERN MASTERS (372)
-CIRUELO CABRAL 3429           3   1  0    31       MODERN MASTERS (372)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRINA JASSE 3551              7   8  1    30       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 PETRA QUORD 3577              7   2  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUNEIFORM 3583                4   4  0    22       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 SOJOURN TO SARNATH 3594       2   3  0    22       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             3  12  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-BORIS 3425                    3   1  0    16       MODERN MASTERS (372)
 WINGED DEATH 1374             3   6  0    15       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-BROM 3428                     1   3  0    15       MODERN MASTERS (372)
 SANITY LOSS 3602              1   1  0    12       DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
-OVER-SHADOW 2164              1   0  0    12       KAOS (127)
-FRAZETTA 3426                 2   2  0     8       MODERN MASTERS (372)
 INGLEMORT JULS 3596           0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-KHUMA 2163                    0   1  0     1       KAOS (127)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BALLISTA SKEET 3604    0  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  TROLLHUNTER 22        234 NONE    
ONE MAN'S FATE 1370    2  4 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  IRINA JASSE 3551      231         
HAUNTER IN BLACK 1371  4  3 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 181  TIMBER WOLF 1964      232         
HOLGER IRSIN 3562      1  7 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      DOMJON 3554           232         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ciruelo -- Given the size of the arena it seems a sure thing that we will see each
other again....  Well fought!!! -- Sojourn To Sarnath
P.S.  Perhaps we try again in 5-7 turns....

Petra Quord -- You miss the point.  That would be you looking up.  Understandable
confusion.... -- Face the Sky
P.S.  Rare air to be this far up at this fight count.  I seem destined for some star
counting myself.

Brom -- I give you a train like that and what do you do, you use it against
me.... -- Winged Death

Face the Sky -- As Gobert Hinny implied, just because I suggest a one way street, it
doesn't mean you can't spin the sign around to direct traffic in the other direction.
-- Street Sign

Snowbound -- Two commission foes this last turn?  Let's get some more talent into the
upper ranks. -- Open Sesame

Ciruelo Cabral -- Is that art?  (confused look)  I don't know anything about it,
really, but I do know what I like.  Trees.  And sometimes pictures of trees, if
they're really good.  Do you do stuff like that? -- Gobert Hinny

Julie Bell -- Who does your HAIR?  You should mosterize them, that look does NOTHING
for you. -- Petra Quord
P.S.  No, seriously.  And don't let them bleach it again.  That just DESTROYS the
hair.

Siduri -- Does it work for between glaciers, too?  They're rivers of ice, after all.
-- Irina Jasse

Domjon -- (sigh)  This is not doing anything for my standing on the team, you know.
-- Cass Dolan

Sanity Loss -- If you think gladiating is a good career move, then yes, definitely.

-- Inglemort Juls
P.S.  Concentrate on NOT dreaming of Kadath.  Your zebras will probably run away.
P.P.S.  Flighty beasts, zebras.

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

BALLISTA SKEET was butchered by TROLLHUNTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HARRY MONSTER bested GERRICK GRIMM in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge duel.
STREET SIGN demolished DOMJON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CUNEIFORM was devastated by CASS DOLAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ON MY WAY defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Title match.
SWEET AIR won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute master's fight.
FACE THE SKY II overpowered CONSORT OF APSU in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KINGU narrowly defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
SIDURI was vanquished by EVALON ELKHORN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
IRINA JASSE slimly won victory over WINGED DEATH in a popular 4 minute gory duel.
TIAMAT'S DEMISE overpowered GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PETRA QUORD luckily beat SANITY LOSS in a exciting 4 minute bloody match.
SOJOURN TO SARNATH viciously subdued INGLEMORT JULS in a 1 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   9 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  11 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  21 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  20 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 234 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ON MY WAY 3378             20  11  1  103 OPEN SESAME (199)
STRIKING ATTACK  GERRICK GRIMM 3530         14  10  0   69 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
AIMED BLOW       FACE THE SKY II 1447        6   2  0   66 DREAMS OF KADATH (181)
BASHING ATTACK   EVALON ELKHORN 3553        10   4  2   62 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   KINGU 3575                  6   3  0   60 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
WALL OF STEEL    TIAMAT'S DEMISE 3572        6   3  0   37 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARRY MONSTER 3430.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WINGED DEATH 1374.  The ten other most popular fighters were KINGU 3575, 
SANITY LOSS 3602, HARRY MONSTER 3430, IRINA JASSE 3551, STREET SIGN 3523, GERRICK 
GRIMM 3530, CASS DOLAN 3517, ON MY WAY 3378, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, and TIAMAT'S DEMISE 
3572.

The least popular fighter this week was INGLEMORT JULS 3596.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PETRA QUORD 3577, GOBERT HINNY 3552, SIDURI 3576, CONSORT OF 
APSU 3573, CUNEIFORM 3583, DOMJON 3554, BALLISTA SKEET 3604, FACE THE SKY II 1447, 
SWEET AIR 3381, and SOJOURN TO SARNATH 3594.