DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2007    Duedate: 03/07/2007

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-423

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TREEKILLER
BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3927) [21-8-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TREEKILLER                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD APPLES (187)               
(56-3927) [21-8-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FORLUITHA                      FORLUITHA
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3946) [12-13-0,66]         (56-3946) [12-13-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            25
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)       12      PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
3. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)       0      Unchartered Team
4. YIELD (405)                  0
5. GET (419)                   -8      ALABAMA BRETHREN (82)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     18   7  1 72.0   1/ 1 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       9  6 0
 2/ 1 GET (419)                 45  20  1 69.2   2/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)          5 10 0
 3- 2 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    26  14  3 65.0   3/ 4 GET (419)                 3  1 0
 4/ 3 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       94  87  8 51.9   4- 2 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    3  2 0
 5- 4 YIELD (405)               38  45  8 45.8   5- 5 YIELD (405)               2  1 1
 6/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         454 597 14 43.2   6/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ROCANIS games.  ALDALDON caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ZANDER and was awarded 12 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put down 
PRESTON, causing him to lose 21 points of recognition in the process.  The city has 
turned out in honor of TREEKILLER, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to 
the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women 
in ROCANIS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ROCANIS.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREEKILLER 3927              21   8  0   108       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONTRABAND 3827              12   5  3   107       YIELD (405)
 ALDALDON 3913                13   5  1   102       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 VANESSA 3483                 19  14  1    95       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
-WISHLIST 3816                12  11  3    95       YIELD (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IT 3900                      12   2  0    86       GET (419)
 ZANDER 3440                  17  21  1    83       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 PRESTON 3604                 16  12  5    80       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLUITHA 3946               12  13  0    66       BAD APPLES (187)
-NALENTHU 3909                 4   2  0    63       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
-IN HIDING 3902                5   5  2    59       YIELD (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEABEER 3899                  6   5  0    55       GET (419)
-DELIA THUG 3973               4   4  0    43       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 SOURCRAB 3969                 7   9  0    39       BAD APPLES (187)
-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   5  0    33       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
-SAWTOOTH 3944                 4   1  0    32       YIELD (405)
-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               5   7  0    22       BAD APPLES (187)
 BACK 3949                     2   2  0    16       GET (419)
-RANUL 3911                    1   0  0     9       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 HAWTHORN 3991                 1   1  0     4       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

Vanessa -- Thank you.  I am really glad to see that honor pass me by, you know?
Enough is too much, sometimes. -- Treekiller
P.S.  And there are trees that need my attention.

Zander -- Does this make up for losing to Treekiller last time?  If so, I'm glad for
you.  Not for ME, of course, because I rather fancied a win myself, but hey,
somebody's got to lose.  At least until the Commission grasps the concept of a "tie."
-- Forluitha

Pierre -- Hey, a new face!  Great, and you're also somebody who doesn't make me feel
like a bloody tree.  This isn't a good team for somebody who goes around feeling like
a tree, you know. -- Buck Fever

Back -- Sounds like a good plan.  So, do it!  Get back, get away, get! -- Sourcrab

I'd've killed that Rirorni Archer if I could have.  Not because he's Rirorni, I'm
about half Rirorni myself, but because he's an archer.  Dangerous people, archers,
and SNEAKY.  Kill 'em all. -- Hawthorn
P.S.  They lay ambushes.

Our congratulations to Nikala. -- the Bad Apples

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

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

VANESSA was viciously subdued by TREEKILLER in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
PRESTON was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute match.
ZANDER was vanquished by ALDALDON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NIKALA luckily beat FORLUITHA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's fight.
MEABEER bested PIERRE in a popular 1 minute duel.
SOURCRAB devastated BACK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
BUCK FEVER overcame TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
HAWTHORN was overpowered by TROCARAN DESERTER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  38 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 423 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TREEKILLER 3927            21   8  0  108 BAD APPLES (187)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   VANESSA 3483               19  14  1   95 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRESTON 3604               16  12  5   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 FORLUITHA 3946.  The ten other most popular fighters were TREEKILLER 3927, 
MEABEER 3899, SOURCRAB 3969, PIERRE 3977, BUCK FEVER 3980, PRESTON 3604, ALDALDON 
3913, HAWTHORN 3991, VANESSA 3483, and ZANDER 3440.

The least popular fighter this week was BACK 3949.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZANDER 3440, VANESSA 3483, HAWTHORN 3991, ALDALDON 3913, PRESTON 3604, 
BUCK FEVER 3980, PIERRE 3977, SOURCRAB 3969, MEABEER 3899, and TREEKILLER 3927.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

NIKALA (56-3443) ELEVENTH HOUR (372)