DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2006    Duedate: 01/11/2007

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-215

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIRET
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-2727) [18-8-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIRET                          BOBBY JONES
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        CAROLINA BLUE (274)
(54-2727) [18-8-0,108]         (54-2600) [4-2-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VIRET                          KHAT
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        B.L.A.C.K. (313)
(54-2727) [18-8-0,108]         (54-2958) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JANIX (298)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. B.L.A.C.K. (313)            53
2. EYE OF THE STORM (221)      34      JANIX (298)
3. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     32      Unchartered Team
4. JANIX (298)                 26
5. THE ABYSMALS (270)           0      B.L.A.C.K. (313)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*B.L.A.C.K. (313)           4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 JANIX (298)               9  6 0
 2/ 1*CAROLINA BLUE (274)        8   5  2 61.5   2/ 3 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    6  8 0
 3/ 3 JANIX (298)               67  50  7 57.3   3/ 0 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   4  1 0
 4/ 0 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  199 179  8 52.6   4/ 0*B.L.A.C.K. (313)          4  1 0
 5- 4*WARLORDS (45)              1   1  0 50.0   5- 2 THE ABYSMALS (270)        4  5 0
 6/ 5 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    80  83  6 49.1   6/ 4*CAROLINA BLUE (274)       2  1 1
 7- 6 THE ABYSMALS (270)        40  59  8 40.4   7- 5*WARLORDS (45)             1  0 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.

Well, how did I get here?!  Apparently I won, and apparently Kjarran isn't as
demanding once you get to know the guy.  A drink, some pretzels and a little bar
chat's all he really wanted.  People need to lighten up a touch.  Of course, it's
nice to have my chair back....

Xyco

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  TROCAR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  I just can't say 
enough good things about B.L.A.C.K..  They went 4-1-0 their first time, don't slouch, 
and they've got good oral hygiene!  MVP award for LICHTA?  B.L.A.C.K.'s proud of him 
after beating PRETTY LERONA and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
PENELOTHE got smashed by WASTELANDER, and lost 12 points!  Was that a tear I saw in 
VIRET's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't XYCO fit to be tied!  Who 
was the wiseguy that said TROCAR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping 
Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  THE ABYSMALS was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 40-59-8 record really that scary?  I don't know what JANIX's been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE ABYSMALS, that's fer sher. 
Can CAROLINA BLUE's BOBBY JONES be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, 
but is that really the same?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think RUNE 
KNIGHT feels about being challenged by SNIR, 25 points above him?  A lotta people 
lost a lotta money in a lotta bets, when SNIR challenged RUNE KNIGHT, 25 points below 
and lost!  Send 'im to the Dark Arena!  WORQ must not be a good enough fighter to get 
in fair fights.  She challenged VIKKI THE VAIN.  10 is a big difference.  (Well, 
that's what they tell me.) I thought WORQ showed great skill and promise when she 
overcame VIKKI THE VAIN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  BASTINADO's pretty happy--he wasted TEMP 
and didn't even get a Bloodfeud from JANIX!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you 
guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TROCAR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRET 2727                   18   8  0   108       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIMPERETTA 2655              22  15  1   104       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 WASTELANDER 2134             17  12  1    95       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 XYCO 2899                    13   8  1    95       JANIX (298)
-DEMIMONDE 2561               10   9  3    91       THE ABYSMALS (270)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENELOTHE 2838                9   6  0    73       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BASTINADO 2563               10  12  1    65       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 SNIR 2784                    15   8  0    63       JANIX (298)
-ARABESQUE 2557                9  14  3    58       THE ABYSMALS (270)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNE KNIGHT 2915             10   6  0    56       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 SKORINDELLE 2742             11   7  1    53       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DARISTAM 2837                 8   7  0    52       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 GLUM 2766                     6   5  1    44       JANIX (298)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORQ 2956                     4   0  0    24       JANIX (298)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBBY JONES 2600              4   2  1    23       CAROLINA BLUE (274)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARAGORN 260                   1   1  0    20       WARLORDS (45)
-PETE CHILCUTT 2598            2   1  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (274)
-VINCE CARTER 2599             2   0  1    16       CAROLINA BLUE (274)
 ROXY 2957                     2   1  0    16       JANIX (298)
 LICHTA 2962                   1   0  0    16       B.L.A.C.K. (313)
 FORTUNA 2960                  1   0  0    15       B.L.A.C.K. (313)
 SLAUGHTER HOUSE 2959          1   0  0    13       B.L.A.C.K. (313)
 VIKKI THE VAIN 2946           3   3  0    12       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 VAGRANT CUR 2953              2   3  0     9       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 NEPHYTHYS 2961                1   0  0     8       B.L.A.C.K. (313)
 HELLFURY 2963                 1   0  0     5       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 KHAT 2958                     0   1  0     1       B.L.A.C.K. (313)
-JITO FURY 2955                0   1  0     1       THE ABYSMALS (270)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAUBERK 2564           2  7 1 THE ABYSMALS 270      BOBBY JONES 2600      214         
DANI 2918             10  4 2 JANIX 298             DEMIMONDE 2561        212 REVENGED
TEMP 2947              3  1 0 JANIX 298             BASTINADO 2563        211 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

EIGHT fights?!?!  Jeez, you'd think this place was in the backwoods or something. --
Kat

Rune Knight -- I suppose I should apologize now, but I can't help it; I LIKE you. --
Snir

Vagrant -- Worq ethic.  Haha.  I get it.  You're witty.  Let's see if I can "worq"
you over a bit more, eh? -- Worq

Demimonde -- I see your name and think "lemonade".  Dunno why, but I just do. -- Xyco

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNIR was outwaited by RUNE KNIGHT in a unpopular 18 minute Challenge fight.
GLUM vanquished BOBBY JONES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WORQ savagely defeated VIKKI THE VAIN in a dull 7 minute bloody Challenge fight.
ROXY bested VAGRANT CUR in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
XYCO was savagely defeated by VIRET in a 4 minute master's Title competition.
WIMPERETTA devastated THE COLLECTOR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched match.
WASTELANDER overpowered PENELOTHE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SKORINDELLE vanquished SLAVE-WARRIOR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DARISTAM overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KHAT was luckily beaten by HELLFURY in a action packed 4 minute gory novice's fight.
SLAUGHTER HOUSE overpowered TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FORTUNA devastated PRETTY LERONA in a 3 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
NEPHYTHYS subdued TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
LICHTA handily defeated PRETTY LERONA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   1 -  1      90  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  14 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  4      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 215 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VIRET 2727                 18   8  0  108 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
AIMED BLOW       WIMPERETTA 2655            22  15  1  104 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
SLASHING ATTACK  WASTELANDER 2134           17  12  1   95 EYE OF THE STORM (221)
WALL OF STEEL    XYCO 2899                  13   8  1   95 JANIX (298)
TOTAL PARRY      SNIR 2784                  15   8  0   63 JANIX (298)
LUNGING ATTACK   GLUM 2766                   6   5  1   44 JANIX (298)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VIRET 2727.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
KHAT 2958.  The ten other most popular fighters were VIRET 2727, WIMPERETTA 2655, 
VAGRANT CUR 2953, XYCO 2899, ROXY 2957, SKORINDELLE 2742, LICHTA 2962, GLUM 2766, 
WASTELANDER 2134, and DARISTAM 2837.

The least popular fighter this week was SNIR 2784.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RUNE KNIGHT 2915, VIKKI THE VAIN 2946, PENELOTHE 2838, WORQ 2956, BOBBY 
JONES 2600, HELLFURY 2963, NEPHYTHYS 2961, FORTUNA 2960, SLAUGHTER HOUSE 2959, and 
DARISTAM 2837.

                            JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people 
were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to it and that we will see you there!