DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2007    Duedate: 02/26/2007

FLORAL VALLEY ARENA

DM-52    TURN-227

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INSOLENT IRIS
FLOWER GIRLS (189)
(52-3323) [29-9-0,163]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INSOLENT IRIS                  SER RED IRON
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             RED KNIGHTS (370)
(52-3323) [29-9-0,163]         (52-3622) [2-3-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       PANDEMIC
DARK RAIDERS (78)              DARK RAIDERS (78)
(52-3319) [13-25-0,101]        (52-3319) [13-25-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SITTEES (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          49
2. ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)      38      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. RED KNIGHTS (370)           35      Unchartered Team
4. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       17
5. SILVER KNIGHTS (361)        17      FIRE INC. (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       437 266 12 62.2   1/ 1 SITTEES (359)            12  3 1
 2/ 3 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     64  43  3 59.8   2/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        8  5 1
 3/ 4 HOPLITES (376)            39  30  2 56.5   3/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     7  4 0
 4/ 5 SITTEES (359)             36  28  2 56.3   4/ 4 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    6  7 0
 5/ 6 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      56  46  5 54.9   5/ 5 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     6  9 0
 6- 7 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      34  32  6 51.5   6/ 7 DARK RAIDERS (78)         5  4 1
 7- 8 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       272 258 13 51.3   7/ 6*FIRE INC. (394)           5  5 1
 8- 9 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       49  48  6 50.5   8-10 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        2  2 0
 9/ 1*FIRE INC. (394)            5   5  1 50.0   9/11 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      2  3 0
10/12 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    188 202 28 48.2  10/15 HOPLITES (376)            2  3 0
11/13 DARK RAIDERS (78)        170 196  9 46.4  11- 8 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      1  2 0
12/14 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    33  42  3 44.0  12- 9 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       1  2 0
13/ 0*RED KNIGHTS (370)          9  15  1 37.5  13/ 0*RED KNIGHTS (370)         1  3 1
14-15 DARK DRAGONS (378)        18  39  2 31.6  14-14 DARK DRAGONS (378)        1  3 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.

     It is great to see the influx of residents into Floral Valley and to see the
rise of the newer clans.  Did you see Fire Incs 5-0-1 and Sittees 5-0-0?  Wow!  (And
two of the Sittees were against my sisters, unfortunately.)
     We love this land and this arena.  We knew we would when we chose it for home
698 fights ago.  We Flower Girls are honored to have held many Duelmasters of which I
am one.  (Well, really 13, as that is how many total times I have held the throne.)
We are also quite honored to have won the very first Fratsfa Quest.
     We urge you all to compete in the next Quest, coming up shortly.  As can be seen
by the results of some of the teams on the rise, it will be quite the Quest.  Come
one.  Come all!  (We Flower Girls DO say that a lot don't we?)
     And while you are at it, do the same at The Flower Shoppe.  Me and my many
sisters await merely to please.  Just ask for Iris, and you will be very glad you
did.  Oh, yeah!
                    Insolent Iris, DM XIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon FLORAL VALLEY, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's 
that for a perceptive observation?) as HOPLITES can attest...  Say what you will 
about blind luck and dirty fighting, but ISN'T IT OBVIOUS will tell you 33-42-3 is 
nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for SER VON DARKMOOR, who pummelled BYRON, to 
pocket 18 points.  BYRON certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing 
to SER VON DARKMOOR and losing 16 points in the process!  Well, Duelmaster INSOLENT 
IRIS challenged ASSASSIN NATION's MAYHEM.  Is a 28-9-0 good enough?  MAYHEM found out 
that FLORAL VALLEY isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster 
here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead 
trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are FLORAL VALLEY's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of ODIN'S CHOSEN should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  The warriors of ODIN'S CHOSEN found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
FLOWER GIRLS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and PANDEMIC is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  
Isn't DARK RAIDERS proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Admittedly Death waits for no one, but me thinks LADY RED HAWK of RED KNIGHTS (3-1-0) 
is being sent off a little prematurely.  Those who owe SER RED IRON of RED KNIGHTS 
money and had written him off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S 
MAD!!!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOLENT IRIS 3323           29   9  0   163       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IGOR MALMORT 3594            12   8  1   130       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 MALICE 3343                  19  11  1   118       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 BOB LE CANADIEN 3632         17   4  0   109       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 TONNELLE 3634                17   4  1   107       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 PSYCHOSIS 3651               15   6  3   105       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 PANDEMIC 3319                13  25  0   101       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 MAYHEM 3537                  17  14  2    97       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 SEVERITY 3538                19  12  3    91       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            17   8  0    83       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SHY ANN 3562                  8   4  1    82       SITTEES (359)
-PULLED HAMSTRING 3554         9  13  0    79       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757          8   5  3    79       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 ARMED RESPONSE 3683           8   6  0    74       HOPLITES (376)
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573          10  11  2    71       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER VON DARKMOOR 3697         9   5  1    66       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 IMTOOSEXY 3759                9   5  0    66       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633         10  11  1    62       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 PAINFUL PEONY 3744            9   3  0    61       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-LORD JON SNOW 3580            8   6  2    61       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER GALAD 3714                9   4  0    53       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         7   7  1    50       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 LORD DAVOS 3577              12   8  0    46       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 BYRON 3559                   10   6  1    46       SITTEES (359)
-ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678          10   7  1    44       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SOUL NOVA 3685                8   6  1    43       HOPLITES (376)
 SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818           4   4  0    43       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
-AYDINDRIL 3704                6   7  1    42       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 SUE SOON 3572                 6   3  0    42       SITTEES (359)
 DECEASE 3848                  3   1  0    42       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 OAK LEE 3563                  7   9  0    38       SITTEES (359)
 BOY Z 3739                    3   0  0    37       SITTEES (359)
-SER JAIME 3578                6   6  0    36       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-FAT LIP 3791                  3   3  0    35       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPAL AVENGER 3686             8   6  0    33       HOPLITES (376)
 SER RED IRON 3622             2   3  1    33       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684           8   6  0    30       HOPLITES (376)
 SER ALAIN STRONHAND 3747      4   4  2    26       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-FYLGJA 3746                   5   4  0    25       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825           4   3  1    24       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-SER AERYS OAKHEART 3742       3   4  0    24       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPEST 3770                  5   5  0    20       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-LORD RED SCORPION 3625        2   2  0    20       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 DISHONOR 3843                 1   3  0    17       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-ISHARA 3732                   3   6  1    16       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 THEDEONITSKNEES 3854          1   2  0    16       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846       1   1  0    16       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870           1   0  0    13       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 AURA OF SILENCE 3879          1   0  0    13       HOPLITES (376)
-DARK ENEMY 3842               1   1  1    12       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
-AETHEL 3828                   1   1  0    11       DARK DRAGONS (378)
-GHABS WHINE 3841              2   1  0     9       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 FLAME 3873                    1   1  1     5       FIRE INC. (394)
 FIRESTORM 3874                1   1  0     4       FIRE INC. (394)
 FIRE WALL 3876                1   1  0     4       FIRE INC. (394)
 SPARK 3875                    1   1  0     4       FIRE INC. (394)
-OREN 3844                     0   1  0     1       DARK DRAGONS (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596   8 11 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365   SER ILYN PAYNE 3573   223 JUST REV
SER STEEL 3579         8  6 2 BRONZE KNIGHTS 362    PSYCHOSIS 3651        225         
WAILIN' WAYNE 21       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SER RED IRON 3622     227 NONE    
FIREBALL 3872          1  1 0 FIRE INC. 394         ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825   227         
SMOTHERING SALVI 3776  4  3 1 FLOWER GIRLS 189      BYRON 3559            225         
THEDEBOWTOVC 3762      4  7 0 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS 382  LORD JON SNOW 3580    223 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LADY RED HAWK 3624     3  2 0 RED KNIGHTS 370       PRINCE OF LOVE 25     227 NONE    
SER RED SCAR 3623      1  4 0 RED KNIGHTS 370       PRINCE OF LOVE 25     227 NONE    
SER RED HAND 3621      1  4 0 RED KNIGHTS 370       CHARLES DE GAULLE 19  227 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Boy Z -- You sat on me!?  I liked it, but there are better ways.  Let me show you,
Hon.  (wink) -- Anxious Azalea

Wow!  Sitees at 5-0!  Fire Inc at 5-0-1!  Well done!  Floral Valley salutes the up
and comers.  Perhaps now is the time to come on over to The Flower Shoppe and
celebrate? -- Lady Fern

D.K. Wasby -- We'll be here.  And we look forward to Quest 2.  My gals are ready for
action.  Any action. -- Lady Fern

Barnabas -- You stud, thank you for the comment.  Perhaps you can meet me at The
Flower Shoppe and let me get my revenge?  (wink)  Bring cash.  (grin) -- Lady Fern

Byron -- I was not gasping for breath.  I was gasping at the size of that weapon you
have.  Did you have to get so carried away with it?  (sigh) -- Smothering Salvia
(from the crypt)

Wretch -- Welcome to Floral Valley and Fratsfa.  We are glad you came.  Nice start!
Your warriors have shown their mettle on the sands, now send them on over to The
Flower Shoppe for the real tests.  (wink)  My girls want all your warriors have to
give. -- Lady Fern

Pandemic -- It was fun.  It was climactic!  What more could we ask? -- Insolent Iris

Shy Ann -- Well, girls just wanna have fun, and you had the most!  Let's have some
more!  Come on over to The Flower Shoppe and lick my wounds.  Love, -- Painful Peony

Merry Christmas to you and your mates, Iris.  I sure put a visit to your Shoppe in
all the socks. -- Le Pentarque

What about the Quest?  Soon running?

Bad luck about Gutthild, Heathen.  I wish you a good replacement.

Hello, Wretch! -- Le Pentarque

Lady Fern -- We have come to take you up on your offer and take a tour of The Flower
Shoppe. -- Wretch

All -- Hope it picks up a little bit now that the FTF is over.  It's fun winning but
it would be nice if the wins came over someone besides NPCs. -- Wretch

Thedeonitsknees -- Nice little fight we had there. -- Fire Wall

Insolent Iris -- Congrats on the DM throne.  May you hold it long and well. -- Wretch

Anxious Azalea -- Can't believe your manager had you challenge me; remind Lady Fern
it was Byron and not me that killed the gasping one.  I'm just a kid trying to learn
the ropes.  Better luck with your next challenge. -- Boy Z

Painful Peony -- Hope you didn't hurt too bad; I was trying to be gentle. -- Shy Ann

Lady Fern -- Looks like we're at it again, always a pleasure to learn from a great
one!  I feel very fortunate each time one of mine comes up with a win against one of
yours, doesn't seem to happen very often.  Keep up the good work and we'll see you
around. -- Barnabas

Slayingdeisfun -- Saw the match-up and thought oh crap, really thought it when I
dropped my weapon, was very lucky to come out on top of this one with my vicious
back-up weapon. -- Oak Lee

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

LADY RED HAWK was butchered by PRINCE OF LOVE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SER RED SCAR was butchered by PRINCE OF LOVE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SER RED HAND was killed by CHARLES DE GAULLE in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SER RED IRON assassinated WAILIN' WAYNE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
TONNELLE devastated SER ILYN PAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
INSOLENT IRIS subdued MAYHEM in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title competition.
BOB LE CANADIEN defeated PANDEMIC in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
PAINFUL PEONY viciously subdued SER GALAD in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
LORD DAVOS unbelievably bested OAK LEE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
SER VON DARKMOOR vanquished BYRON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BOY Z defeated LUMINOUS ANGEL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
ANXIOUS AZALEA viciously butchered FIREBALL in a popular 2 minute Challenge bout.
DISHONOR demolished FIRE WALL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MALICE devastated BUSHSUCKSTOADIE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PSYCHOSIS viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute master's bout.
SHY ANN vanquished PAS DE QUARTIER in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
SEVERITY overcame ARMED RESPONSE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
SUE SOON viciously subdued SER ALAIN STRONHAND in a 2 minute brutal fight.
SOUL NOVA was demolished by IMTOOSEXY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TEMPEST was overpowered by SLAYINGDEISFUN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DECEASE viciously subdued VISITING ORC in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.
OPAL AVENGER savagely defeated SIZZLING SUNFLOWER in a action packed 4 minute bout.
SPARK slimly lost to AURA OF SILENCE in a monotonous 10 minute gory novice's contest.
THEDEONITSKNEES savagely defeated FIRESTORM in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
FLAME was unbelievably bested by OUTCAST ORCHID in a 3 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         AIMED BLOW        42 -  25 -  3      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  29 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  44 -  6      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  33 -  5      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     44 -  47 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  36 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  62 -  4      40  |

Turn 227 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     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      INSOLENT IRIS 3323         29   9  0  163 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   MALICE 3343                19  11  1  118 DARK RAIDERS (78)
STRIKING ATTACK  TONNELLE 3634              17   4  1  107 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    PSYCHOSIS 3651             15   6  3  105 DARK RAIDERS (78)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAYHEM 3537                17  14  2   97 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
SLASHING ATTACK  SEVERITY 3538              19  12  3   91 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
AIMED BLOW       SHY ANN 3562                8   4  1   82 SITTEES (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PANDEMIC 3319.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PANDEMIC 3319.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAYHEM 3537, SER GALAD 
3714, OAK LEE 3563, PSYCHOSIS 3651, OPAL AVENGER 3686, ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825, SUE SOON 
3572, DECEASE 3848, FLAME 3873, and SER RED IRON 3622.

The least popular fighter this week was AURA OF SILENCE 3879.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPARK 3875, FIRESTORM 3874, SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846, SOUL NOVA 
3685, BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757, FIRE WALL 3876, LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684, BYRON 3559, SER ILYN 
PAYNE 3573, and SER RED SCAR 3623.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MALICE (52-3343) DARK RAIDERS (78)