DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/08/2007    Duedate: 02/21/2007

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-422

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANESSA
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
(56-3483) [19-13-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VANESSA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
ELEVENTH HOUR (372)            
(56-3483) [19-13-1,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FORLUITHA                      TREEKILLER
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3946) [12-12-0,61]         (56-3927) [20-8-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)         26
2. GET (419)                   13      GET (419)
3. BAD APPLES (187)             0      Unchartered Team
4. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)       0
5. YIELD (405)                  0      FLOOD PREVENTORS (224)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GET (419)                 44  19  1 69.8   1/ 2 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)      12  3 0
 2- 3 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    26  14  3 65.0   2- 1 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    7  3 0
 3/ 4 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       93  83  8 52.8   3/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)          3 12 0
 4- 5 YIELD (405)               38  45  8 45.8   4/ 6 GET (419)                 2  0 0
 5/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         451 595 14 43.1   5- 3 YIELD (405)               2  1 1

    '*'   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.

     What were you THINKING, Zander?  How could you lose to me, and you not even a
tree?  Or...are you a tree disguised as a man?  Hmm, have to think about this....

                                    Treekiller

                                      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.  Say good-bye 
to STRAIGHT UP THUG, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
ELEVENTH HOUR stable.  Advancing in the rankings was ELEVENTH HOUR who went from last 
turn's 89-82-8, to this week's record of 93-83-8.  Hey everybody, watch out for BACK, 
who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing SOURCRAB like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  NIKALA 
lost to RIRORNI SPY and drops 6 points.  In front of all the crowds, VANESSA took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ROCANIS arena.   
     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.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANESSA 3483                 19  13  1   108       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONTRABAND 3827              12   5  3   107       YIELD (405)
 PRESTON 3604                 16  11  5   101       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
-WISHLIST 3816                12  11  3    95       YIELD (405)
 TREEKILLER 3927              20   8  0    94       BAD APPLES (187)
 ZANDER 3440                  17  20  1    93       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IT 3900                      12   2  0    86       GET (419)
 NIKALA 3443                  22  14  0    80       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLUITHA 3946               12  12  0    61       BAD APPLES (187)
-IN HIDING 3902                5   5  2    59       YIELD (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEABEER 3899                  5   5  0    53       GET (419)
-DELIA THUG 3973               4   4  0    43       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-LOVEABLE LARRY 3981           5   1  0    37       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR THUG 3982                  4   2  0    33       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 PIERRE 3977                   4   4  0    32       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
-SAWTOOTH 3944                 4   1  0    32       YIELD (405)
 SOURCRAB 3969                 6   9  0    27       BAD APPLES (187)
 BACK 3949                     2   1  0    26       GET (419)
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             2   0  0    24       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOIS THUG 3970                5   4  1    22       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 BUCK FEVER 3980               4   7  0    19       BAD APPLES (187)
 HAWTHORN 3991                 1   0  0    13       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HARD CIDER 3978        6  5 0 BAD APPLES 187        IN HIDING 3902        421         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nikala -- Why is it that I have this creeping feeling at the back of my neck that
I've been had?  This feeling that, "Oh, she doesn't have a chance, but let's pretend
so she'll at least struggle a little"?  (heavy sigh)  There are always days like
this, but lately....  I think it's a message of some kind, don't you? -- Forluitha
P.S.  And only a single skill?  That, at least, IS your fault.  You just weren't
demonstrating well.

In Hiding -- Well...I guess I can't say you don't know how to handle your liquor.
But this isn't QUITE what I had in mind with the phrase, "Kill the jug." -- Ghost of
Hard Cider

Sawtooth -- I'm just not getting it with your teeth.  They look ordinary to me.  Very
even.  Sharp.  Etc. -- Buck Fever

Mr Thug -- Well, I can't say you weren't straight up front about what you wanted,
which was the win, the skills, in fact, everything worth having except (thank the
gods:  my life!  Ouch. -- Sourcrab

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

TREEKILLER was unbelievably bested by VANESSA in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
PRESTON demolished RIRORNI SPY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ZANDER overpowered FORLUITHA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
NIKALA slimly lost to RIRORNI SPY in a 10 minute brutal one-sided fight.
PIERRE bested BUCK FEVER in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
SOURCRAB was savagely defeated by BACK in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
HAWTHORN handily defeated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  39 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 422 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   VANESSA 3483               19  13  1  108 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRESTON 3604               16  11  5  101 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
LUNGING ATTACK   TREEKILLER 3927            20   8  0   94 BAD APPLES (187)
TOTAL PARRY      NIKALA 3443                22  14  0   80 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FORLUITHA 3946.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TREEKILLER 3927.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIERRE 3977, BUCK 
FEVER 3980, BACK 3949, ZANDER 3440, VANESSA 3483, HAWTHORN 3991, PRESTON 3604, 
FORLUITHA 3946, SOURCRAB 3969, and NIKALA 3443.

The least popular fighter this week was NIKALA 3443.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOURCRAB 3969, FORLUITHA 3946, PRESTON 3604, HAWTHORN 3991, VANESSA 
3483, ZANDER 3440, BACK 3949, BUCK FEVER 3980, PIERRE 3977, and TREEKILLER 3927.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NIKALA (56-3443) ELEVENTH HOUR (372)