DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2006    Duedate: 01/10/2007

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-419

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZANDER
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
(56-3440) [15-19-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZANDER                         LOVEABLE LARRY
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)            STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3440) [15-19-1,104]        (56-3981) [4-0-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WISHLIST                       WISHLIST
YIELD (405)                    YIELD (405)
(56-3816) [12-11-3,95]         (56-3816) [12-11-3,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      40
2. YIELD (405)                 31      RESCUE RANGERS (338)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (338)        27      Unchartered Team
4. BAD APPLES (187)            -6
5. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)         -6      STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      74  32  7 69.8   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)         10  5 0
 2/ 1 GET (419)                 42  19  1 68.9   2/ 2 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       6  9 0
 3/ 3*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    19  11  3 63.3   3/ 3 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      5  1 0
 4/ 5 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       81  80  8 50.3   4/ 4*STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    5  2 1
 5/ 6 YIELD (405)               36  44  7 45.0   5/ 5 YIELD (405)               4  3 0
 6/ 7 BAD APPLES (187)         448 583 14 43.5   6/ 7 GET (419)                 2  4 0

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

                                      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.  Advancing in 
the rankings was STRAIGHT UP THUG who went from last turn's 16-11-2, to this week's 
record of 19-11-3.  Hey everybody, watch out for ZANDER, who flew up 21 points in the 
rankings after mashing IT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like 
a basher in the top ten was IT, who dropped 39 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with ZANDER.  Try as hard as the YIELD stable might, they were unable 
to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) CONTRABAND before this week's fights.  In 
front of all the crowds, ZANDER took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the 
bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid ELEVENTH HOUR, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ROCANIS really have that many 
liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  ELEVENTH HOUR + Weapons That 
go Boom = GET + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, NIKALA 
would be president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, WISHLIST went after NIKALA, who was higher 
by 25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, WISHLIST subdued NIKALA.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ROCANIS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANDER 3440                  15  19  1   104       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONTRABAND 3827              12   5  3   107       YIELD (405)
 TREEKILLER 3927              19   6  0    97       BAD APPLES (187)
 WISHLIST 3816                12  11  3    95       YIELD (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GODGET 3110                  10  10  1    90       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 IT 3900                      12   2  0    86       GET (419)
 PRESTON 3604                 13  11  5    78       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 NIKALA 3443                  20  13  0    77       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 FORLUITHA 3946               12   9  0    71       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANESSA 3483                 16  13  1    64       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 TEMB 3907                    11   7  1    63       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN HIDING 3902                4   5  1    44       YIELD (405)
 MEABEER 3899                  4   5  0    42       GET (419)
 LOVEABLE LARRY 3981           4   0  0    38       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR THUG 3982                  3   1  0    33       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 LOIS THUG 3970                4   3  1    30       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 SAWTOOTH 3944                 3   1  0    30       YIELD (405)
 HARD CIDER 3978               6   3  0    27       BAD APPLES (187)
 ZIPPER 3947                   2   0  0    27       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOURCRAB 3969                 5   7  0    22       BAD APPLES (187)
 BUCK FEVER 3980               4   4  0    16       BAD APPLES (187)
-DELIA THUG 3973               2   4  0    14       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 BACK 3949                     1   1  0    13       GET (419)
-CHIP 3948                     2   2  1     9       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 PIERRE 3977                   2   3  0     9       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER 6          0  1 0   1                   LOIS THUG 3970        419 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wishlist -- Ah!  That was on mine.  I do love a win.  Sorry about your record,
though.  They tell me around our guildhouse (*I* wouldn't know) that once a winning
record falls away, it's very hard to get it back.  But if you want to come at me
again in the hopes of fixing it, why go ahead!  Provided you keep losing. --
Treekiller
P.S.  Ummm...I should probably warn you that my accuracy is...not great.  Considering
where I was aiming and where I hit.  So, be warned.

In Hiding -- First time I've seen anyone learn six skills from hiding!  And you even
managed to teach me three.  This is great.  Keep it up. -- Forluitha

Lois Thug -- Women shouldn't drink.  They can't carry it, you know, and combined with
their natural giddiness, it makes 'em really unstable. -- Hard Cider
P.S.  You note that your "unnerving" move in breaking my weapon didn't unnerve ME?
That's because my nerves are so saturated in, uh, well, they're saturated, no need to
go into the details.

Sawtooth -- When I get out of the Infirmary, I'm going to poison your dentist.  That
was totally unnecessary!  Since my teammates all won, it would have been courtesy, at
the least, if you'd stepped back and allowed ME to, also. -- a very Sourcrab

Delia Thug -- Women who are taller than me are just terribly exciting.  Terribly!  My
eyes glaze and my hands sweat and I just can't WAIT to get hold of them. -- Buck
Fever

Come on, folks, put your shoulders to the wheel and let's push the all-arena ads off
the first sheet of the newsletter!  It's depressing when they take up more space than
everything else in the newsletter combined. -- Jorja, Bad Apples

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

GODGET bested PRESTON in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
WISHLIST won victory over NIKALA in a exciting 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
TEMB was vanquished by TREEKILLER in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
MEABEER was overpowered by FORLUITHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LOVEABLE LARRY luckily beat HARD CIDER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
MR THUG devastated BUCK FEVER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BACK viciously subdued PIERRE in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge melee.
IT lost to ZANDER in a action packed 1 minute expert's Title fight.
VANESSA luckily beat IN HIDING in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
SAWTOOTH defeated SOURCRAB in a 2 minute match.
LOIS THUG murdered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ZIPPER devastated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  33 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 419 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TREEKILLER 3927            19   6  0   97 BAD APPLES (187)
AIMED BLOW       IT 3900                    12   2  0   86 GET (419)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRESTON 3604               13  11  5   78 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
TOTAL PARRY      NIKALA 3443                20  13  0   77 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
BASHING ATTACK   VANESSA 3483               16  13  1   64 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEMB 3907                  11   7  1   63 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WISHLIST 3816.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WISHLIST 3816.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORLUITHA 3946, IN 
HIDING 3902, SOURCRAB 3969, TREEKILLER 3927, HARD CIDER 3978, MR THUG 3982, BACK 
3949, ZANDER 3440, IT 3900, and VANESSA 3483.

The least popular fighter this week was PIERRE 3977.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUCK FEVER 3980, MEABEER 3899, TEMB 3907, PRESTON 3604, LOIS THUG 3970, 
SAWTOOTH 3944, LOVEABLE LARRY 3981, NIKALA 3443, GODGET 3110, and ZIPPER 3947.