DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2006    Duedate: 01/04/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KALLIE
AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5244) [13-6-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KALLIE                         BLACK CLANSMAN
AMAZON ELITE (536)             BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-5244) [13-6-0,106]         (51-4114) [4-4-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARGALH                        SARAH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            FIGHTING AMISH (380)
(51-5293) [18-18-0,72]         (51-3460) [1-3-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)     49
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          14      AMAZON ELITE (536)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          9      Unchartered Team
4. FIGHTING AMISH (380)        -6
                                       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 AMAZON ELITE (536)       130 108  8 54.6   1/ 3*BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   8  3 1
 2/ 2*BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   18  17  2 51.4   2/ 1 AMAZON ELITE (536)        7  2 0
 3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      560 645 19 46.5   3/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  6 1
 4/ 4*FIGHTING AMISH (380)       8  13  0 38.1   4/ 4*FIGHTING AMISH (380)      3 10 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  TRICORUS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, AMAZON 
ELITE, but BLACK CONVENTICLE was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for THE 
JONAH?  BLACK CONVENTICLE's proud of him after beating PERSISTANT BEGGAR and getting 
15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  DAVID's match with BLACK CLANSMAN cost him 
a loss of 11 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  KALLIE stopped GALBEI 
dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said TRICORUS' Duelmaster was paying 
for drinks at The Silver Chalice?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of DARK HORSEMEN must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why AMAZON ELITE's been avoiding DARK HORSEMEN so much?  Or is it just 
that they're too scared?  Like, is JEBEDIAH popular, or what?  He was challenged the 
most in all of TRICORUS!  He's got a 2-3-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALLIE 5244                  13   6  0   106       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEALA 5286                    9  11  0    81       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 GALBEI 5309                  13  15  2    77       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MARGALH 5293                 18  18  0    72       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AILLENDEI 5318               13  11  0    64       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-JACINTHE 5211                15   8  0    62       AMAZON ELITE (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAPHNE 4987                  10   8  0    52       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 BLACK CLANSMAN 4114           4   4  0    46       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 KURBALD 5345                  7   5  1    37       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEBEDIAH 3456                 2   3  0    33       FIGHTING AMISH (380)
 ABRAHAM 3458                  1   3  0    32       FIGHTING AMISH (380)
 DAVID 3457                    3   2  0    24       FIGHTING AMISH (380)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RIVER 4117               3   5  1    15       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 THE JONAH 5360                1   0  0    15       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 DARK SWEET TREAT 5361         1   0  0    13       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
-OLYMPIA 5357                  1   0  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362          1   0  0     8       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 SARAH 3460                    1   3  0     6       FIGHTING AMISH (380)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WARP ANGEL 5359        1  1 0 BLACK CONVENTICLE 465 KURBALD 5345          449         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kallie -- Oh, hells, woman, not the sand!  You have to KNOCK ME DOWN FIRST if you're
going to bury me in the sand.  Get it RIGHT, okay? -- Margalh

Neala -- Around and around and around we go....  And so far, we've survived it.  But
who knows about the future, eh?  Well, good luck to both of us. -- Galbei

Jebediah -- Ah, I knew it wasn't in you to strike a woman. -- Aillendei
P.S.  True, I took vicious advantage of that, but it's my job, just as it's yours.

Warp Angel -- Madam, I offer you my condolences on your recent death at my blade.  It

was unintentional.  I shall, of course, be present if any of your teammates chooses
to seek me out. -- Kurbald
P.S.  A little armor might have helped you.

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

6 December 2006
ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA (81)

As an American I honor my cultural heritage by stealing any good idea.  This idea was
originally proposed by Lord Xiang in November 2005.  RSI will be opening the arena
(81) for teams willing to sign the following pledge:

*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this arena to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this arena.
*  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 for warriors in this arena (Dead tournament or otherwise).
2.  One team per manager.
3.  Teams start 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.  Twenty 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.

The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
*  Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
   are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
   player's warrior to the Dark Arena
*  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may be banned/transferred from the
   Arena.

The player with the most votes for Chairman will fill slot 1 [Chairperson] and that
term expires end of March 2007.
The player with the most votes overall will fill slot 5 and that term expires end of
November 2007.
The player with the second most votes overall will fill slot 4 and that term expires
end of September 2007.
The player with the third most votes overall will fill slot 3 and that term expires
end of November 2007.
The player with the fourth most votes overall will fill slot 2 and that term expires
end of May 2007.

During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will select
one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month that any
member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the Players'
Committee.

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
    http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums
2.  E-Mail Deke at DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
3.  Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab [ARENA 81]

There are 4 steps to joining this arena
1) Send in a new team rollup to RSI with the following pledge taped/stapled to the
rollup sheet, or transfer a ZERO FIGHT EQUIVALENT TEAM to Arena 81 and send RSI the
following form.

No-Tournament Arena (81)
*  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.

[Sign your name here ..............................................................]

2) [Optional] post a message on the Duel 2 Forums in the Creating a No-Tournament
   Arena thread
   http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2296&sid=
   94ebf69603ccaf5c7dbf1b19da799732
3) [Optional] send an e-mail to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET with your team name
4) [Optional] Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab in Arena 81 with your team
   name and intent to join Arena 81 and abide by the Arena rules.

     RSI will be processing overviews for this arena as soon as you send them into
RSI.
     The first turn will run in January 2007.  This will be a normal speed arena.
     While I am encouraging everyone to use TEAM MAINTENANCE it is not mandatory.
The intent is that players that run turns will run a full team.  One warrior teams
are discouraged and will a topic for the Player Committee to resolve.
     I also encourage players to join the Duel2 Yahoo Group for faster updates and
feedback.  http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/duel/

There are already 29 managers already committed to the project
x    Apex = CAROLINA BLUE -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
x    Bill (I think this is the same person) = CLUB CUTTHROAT
x    Blackstorm = DARK ENCLAVE -- Cf PC
     Master Darque = DARQUE AGES
x    DeGotti = CULT OF BACCHUS
x    Deke = DOC LEGRAND'S LAB
     Den = BIG LAKE OUTCASTS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Ghab = ASSASSIN NATION
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Hammer = AARDVARK HAMMERZ
     Ikillu = BATTLE GRUNTS
x    Indimar = AS SEEN ON TV II
x    Kat = KATHOUSE
x    Kellumbo = KELLUMBO'S KIDS
x    Le Pentarque = LA PENTARCHIE
x    Master Beru = CHILDHOOD HEROES -- Cf PC
x    Nomad = DRAGONBANE GUILD
     Nuln = RED IRON KNIGHTS
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
     Silas = GRIFFONRAWL MMA
     SlugBait = ORCS HATE PHYSICS
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
     Woody

X  = 17 Team Rollups received by RSI as of 29 November 2006
Cf = Candidate for
PC = Player Committee
PCC = Player Committee Chairperson

     Deke Young will not be part of the inaugural Player Committee, maybe later once
the Arena direction has been developed.
     Any questions can be directed to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
     I will track Awards in Arena 81, which will be posted on a web site and included
in the following turn's newsletter.

The Honor of Sunset Award:
     The first team to reach 10 Team Kills.  In the case that there is more than one
team that achieves 10 Team Kills on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most kills.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Kills, I will prolong
the contest until one team has the most Kills in the Arena (it does not have to be
one of the teams that first reached 10 Team Kills.)

The Race to Victory Award:
     The first team to reach 75 Team Wins.  In the case that there is more than one
team that reaches 75 Team wins on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most wins.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Wins, I will prolong the
contest until one team has the most wins in the Arena (it does not have to be one of
the teams that first reached 75 Team Wins.)

The Commitment to Change Award:
     The first team to reach 125 Team Fights.  In the case that there is more than
one team that reaches 125 Team Fights on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
team with the most fights.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Fights, I will
prolong the contest until one team has the most fights in the Arena (it does not have
to be one of the teams that first reached 125 Team Fights.)  I hope I never give out
this award {figure it out on your own.}

The Team Advancement Award:
     The first team to graduate 5 warriors to ADM.  In the case that there is more
than 1 team that graduates 5 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
first team to graduate 6 warriors.  In the case that there is more than 1 team that
graduates 6 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the first team to
graduate 7 warriors, and so on.

The Iron Throne Award:
     The first team to hold the Duelmaster for 10 turns STARTING ON TURN 11.

The Stylemaster Award.
     The first team to hold the Stylemaster Award in 7 different styles, STARTING ON
TURN 11.  If two teams obtain Stylemaster Awards in 7 styles on the same turn, the
goal will be increased to 8 Styles.

Team Recognition Points:  The total recognition points for all warriors in the arena
The Iron Throne Ledger:  We will track who has been the Duelmaster every turn in
     Arena history.
Iron Throne Counter:  The total number of times a team has been the Duelmaster.
Composite Team Stylemaster awards:  The number of times a team has had any of the 10
     Stylemasters.  Having 2 Stylemasters = 2 points that turn.
Challenge win percentage:  How often your warriors win when they challenge.
Challenge Defender rate:  How often your warriors win when they WERE challenged.
Team Invitations:  Number of warriors graduated to ADM.
Team Graduation Rate:  Total team fights/Graduated Warriors.
Team Kill Percentage:  Total of team Kills/Team Fights
Team Death Percentage:  Total of Team Deaths/Team Fights
Team Revenge Rate: Number of Deaths/BloodFeuds Revenged (Note that the Dark Arena
     will be counted as not-revenged.)  You only get credit for one successful
     BloodFeud per death (though I encourage you to BloodFeud all 4 turns.)
Current Win Streaks:  Warriors that have gone the most turns without losing or
     missing a turn.
Team Yahtzee counter:  Number of times a team has gone 5-0 in a turn.
Team Bagel counter:  Number of times a team has fought without a win.
Team Dark Arena counter:  Number of times each team has used the Dark Arena.
The Most Feared (avoided) Team counter:  Number of turns that team was the most
     avoided team.

     We will create a web page just for Arena 81 category leaders.
     Hope to see you there. -- Deke

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK CLANSMAN devastated DAVID in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DARK RIVER was unbelievably bested by JEBEDIAH in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
KALLIE overpowered GALBEI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
NEALA overpowered MARGALH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AILLENDEI bested DAPHNE in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
KURBALD defeated ABRAHAM in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
SARAH was bested by SHROUD OF GLOOM in a 2 minute novice's competition.
THE JONAH handily defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven melee.
DARK SWEET TREAT vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 450 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 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KALLIE 5244                13   6  0  106 AMAZON ELITE (536)
WALL OF STEEL    AILLENDEI 5318             13  11  0   64 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARGALH 5293.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SARAH 3460.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK RIVER 4117, KALLIE 
5244, BLACK CLANSMAN 4114, NEALA 5286, AILLENDEI 5318, DAPHNE 4987, KURBALD 5345, 
ABRAHAM 3458, THE JONAH 5360, and DARK SWEET TREAT 5361.

The least popular fighter this week was MARGALH 5293.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GALBEI 5309, DAVID 3457, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, JEBEDIAH 3456, DARK 
SWEET TREAT 5361, THE JONAH 5360, ABRAHAM 3458, KURBALD 5345, DAPHNE 4987, and 
AILLENDEI 5318.