DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/02/2007    Duedate: 03/15/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-455

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NEALA
AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5286) [13-12-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEALA                          DRACUL TEPES
AMAZON ELITE (536)             RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5286) [13-12-1,105]        (51-5379) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AILLENDEI                      BLACK CLANSMAN
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-5318) [17-12-0,90]         (51-4114) [6-7-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMAZON ELITE (536)          34
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        11GRANDMASTER ACADEMY (305)
3. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)      1      Unchartered Team
4. GRANDMASTER ACADEMY (305)   -6
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -14      RAISING R'LYEH (573)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RAISING R'LYEH (573)       7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)  10  5 0
 2/ 0 GRANDMASTER ACADEM (305)  84  44  6 65.6   2/ 3*RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  1 0
 3/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   35  25  3 58.3   3/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        5  5 0
 4/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       138 115  9 54.5   4/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5  7 0
 5/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      569 656 19 46.4   5/ 0 GRANDMASTER ACADEM (305)  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.

     I have this feeling we've done this before, Neala, and sometimes it's gone one
way, sometimes the other.  Small arena syndrome at it's, ah, syndromiest.  But it'll
give you a chance to have your hair done, get a new dress, that kind of thing, before
you take the title back and have to make a speech again.

                                        Galbei

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt TRICORUS will ever be the same.  And let's see, OLYMPIA fought FEAR OF THE 
DARK and gained 9 points and contributed to AMAZON ELITE's 3-2-0.  DARK SWEET TREAT 
has lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD, falling 8 points, while helping make BLACK CONVENTICLE a 
2-3-0 turn.  And not without some honor, NEALA now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of TRICORUS.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Blue Dolphin Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the DARK HORSEMEN 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TRICORUS, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding DARK HORSEMEN more than any other team we find AMAZON ELITE.  
TRICORUS, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEALA 5286                   13  12  1   105       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHAMPION 2381                13   9  3    92       GRANDMASTER ACADEMY (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AILLENDEI 5318               17  12  0    90       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GALBEI 5309                  15  18  2    84       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 JACINTHE 5211                16   8  0    68       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK CLANSMAN 4114           6   7  0    61       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362          6   0  1    55       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 DARK RIVER 4117               7   6  1    48       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 GURGLEHOOTCH 4039             5   5  0    45       GRANDMASTER ACADEMY (305)
 KURBALD 5345                  9   8  1    36       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-PORFALOO 4079                 3   1  0    34       GRANDMASTER ACADEMY (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE JONAH 5360                4   2  0    30       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK SWEET TREAT 5361         4   2  0    23       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 DRACUL TEPES 5379             2   0  0    23       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377            2   0  0    22       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BLADERUNNER 5376              2   0  0    22       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 OLYMPIA 5357                  2   1  0    13       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 MARSKOL 5374                  1   3  0     6       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         1   1  0     4       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-MERMALARK 4099                0   2  0     2       GRANDMASTER ACADEMY (305)
 QAMRA 5381                    0   1  0     1       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 PHAEDRA 5380                  0   1  0     1       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MARGALH 5293          18 19 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433     NEALA 5286            451 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I can't seem to locate the turn lying around here, so we're doing personals from the
on-line newsletter. -- Nick, Dark Horsemen

M. Chardinee.  (sigh)  Well, it makes a change. -- Aillendei

Black Clansman -- There you go!  Good work. -- Kurbald

Fear of the Dark -- Darn, you found out my secret! -- Marskol

Amazon Elite -- Yeah, we know it's just Small Arena Syndrome, but sometimes we feel
like complaining anyway. -- Dark Horsemen

Black Clansmen -- (innocent look)  Who, me?  Surely not! -- Aillendei

Dark River -- Well, we're not avoiding, so sooner or later a challenge will have to
go through... won't it? -- Kurbald

Dark Sweet Treet -- Ah?  Okay.  But I still liked my image of you as a purveyor of
really rich, really dark fudge.... -- Marskol

Black Conventicle -- Well... um, keep talking?  Keep challenging?  Even if it falls
outside the offical four turns, I'll be here, and WE can count it even if the
Commission doesn't. -- Kurbald
P.S.  I don't know, I just find the Ambitious Guard intimidating, I guess.  Or
something.  Probably the "or something."  I'll think about it and let you know what
next time.

Aillendei -- And if you believe that "handily," I have a bridge to sell you. -- M.
Kastensol Chardinee

Dark Sweet Treat -- I love sweets!  (smacks lips)  Very tasty. -- Korbut Valzko,
Nominally "Captured" Orc

Shroud of Gloom and Dark River -- A little less savagery and devastation would be
good.  You could still win, but you don't HAVE to be so nasty about it. -- Terroldo,
Ambitious Guard

The Jonah -- My masters in the Cult will turn your evil sending back upon you. --
Malonish Tros, Cult Member

Bladerunner -- It was a bum rap!  I don't know anything about the swag from Lorca's
Place, honest! -- Vito One-Eye, Unfairly Convicted Thief

Dracul Tepes -- Your questions were unreasonable.  It is not my nature to know such
things. -- CPS 3, Certified Public Scribe

Black Clansman -- Sorry, but my contract requires that I make the fight "look real."
That means getting up again. -- Terroldo, Ambitious Guard

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

JACINTHE bested BLACK CLANSMAN in a 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
OLYMPIA won victory over FEAR OF THE DARK in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
GALBEI was overpowered by NEALA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
AILLENDEI overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHROUD OF GLOOM bested GURGLEHOOTCH in a 1 minute duel.
DARK RIVER defeated KURBALD in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
THE JONAH was viciously subdued by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 8 minute competition.
DARK SWEET TREAT was vanquished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DRACUL TEPES won victory over QAMRA in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
MARSKOL was vanquished by BLADERUNNER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ENDLESS WATCH handily defeated PHAEDRA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  12 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 455 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     2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NEALA 5286                 13  12  1  105 AMAZON ELITE (536)
WALL OF STEEL    AILLENDEI 5318             17  12  0   90 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      JACINTHE 5211              16   8  0   68 AMAZON ELITE (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AILLENDEI 5318.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACK CLANSMAN 4114.  The ten other most popular fighters were NEALA 5286, DARK 
RIVER 4117, BLADERUNNER 5376, OLYMPIA 5357, FEAR OF THE DARK 5375, AILLENDEI 5318, 
GURGLEHOOTCH 4039, DRACUL TEPES 5379, ENDLESS WATCH 5377, and GALBEI 5309.

The least popular fighter this week was THE JONAH 5360.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PHAEDRA 5380, DARK SWEET TREAT 5361, KURBALD 5345, JACINTHE 5211, 
MARSKOL 5374, QAMRA 5381, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, GALBEI 5309, ENDLESS WATCH 5377, and 
DRACUL TEPES 5379.