DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-203

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KONA QUAIL
ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2666) [5-1-0,39]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KONA QUAIL                     POSITION IS EMPTY
ISLANDERS (247)                
(59-2666) [5-1-0,39]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

I'M POWERLESS                  ROSE SHELL
BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)         ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2629) [6-16-0,34]          (59-2658) [6-5-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VILE REAVERS (292)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ISLANDERS (247)             30
2. DESOLATE ONES (295)          0      VILE REAVERS (292)
3. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)      0      Unchartered Team
4. ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)        0
5. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)     -10      BRAND X (220)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  115  66  6 63.5   1- 2*DESOLATE ONES (295)       4  1 1
 2/ 2 VILE REAVERS (292)        73  45  3 61.9   2/ 1 VILE REAVERS (292)        4  4 1
 3/ 0 VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    32  29  2 52.5   3/ 0 ISLANDERS (247)           3  0 0
 4- 3*DESOLATE ONES (295)       22  23  4 48.9   4/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    2  3 0
 5/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    20  29  1 40.8   5- 3 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)   1  0 0
 6/ 0 ISLANDERS (247)          191 317  8 37.6   6- 5 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     0  1 0
 7- 5 ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)     24  46  2 34.3   7/ 0 VINCERE AUT MORI (293)    0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ILLIS to see 
what's new.  MVP award for HEPPLEROUGE?  ISLANDERS' proud of him after beating 
MORDANT DESERTER and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  I'M A 
BASHER got smashed by ROSE SHELL, and lost 7 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to 
stop just cause it's Number One!  SHEWISH GIANT knows this.  He was Dark Arena 
Challenged by the Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster is like something else!  URG 
GUTSPILLER stopped SHEWISH GIANT dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
ILLIS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Swinging Aardvark?  Don't look at me!  
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Like, who is this beast???  URG GUTSPILLER gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles SHEWISH GIANT, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet VILE REAVERS manager is 
surprised!  I hear VILE REAVERS sent BRANA GOREFANG to the Dark Arena.  What, is that 
like not well-lit, or what?  Everyone has problems, but why did VILE REAVERS send 
BRANA GOREFANG to the Dark Arena?  She had a 12-5-1, and I thought she looked neat on 
the sands...  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONA QUAIL 2666               5   1  0    39       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALUCIEA THE BOLD 2568         9   4  2    76       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRMINSUL 2579                 6   3  0    63       DESOLATE ONES (295)
-GORI BLOODAXE 2588           11   6  1    62       VILE REAVERS (292)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UDUN HELLFIRE 2608            8   8  0    40       VILE REAVERS (292)
-FEARLESS CONFESSION 2626      4   2  0    36       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-YIRUNTA ZUL 72                8   9  0    35       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
 I'M POWERLESS 2629            6  16  0    34       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-GEREON 2581                   4   5  1    34       DESOLATE ONES (295)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAIRYFIRE 2660                4   1  1    33       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
-BOTTOM FEEDER 2567            8   4  0    32       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 ROSE SHELL 2658               6   5  0    32       ISLANDERS (247)
-FYLFOT 2578                   5   4  0    28       DESOLATE ONES (295)
-EL CID ZUL 68                 3  14  1    24       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-SIMON MAGUS 2678              3   1  0    24       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JULIUS CAESAR ZUL 1037        4   3  1    23       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-TREFOT 2580                   3   6  2    23       DESOLATE ONES (295)
-RESPIN NIALO 2587             4   7  0    20       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
-BLACK SUN 2577                4   5  1    18       DESOLATE ONES (295)
-ELMINSTER 2679                3   1  0    18       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 HEPPLEROUGE 2675              2   1  0    16       ISLANDERS (247)
-ODIN ZUL 822                  2   6  0    14       ROYAL FAMILY ZUL (10)
-POND SCUM 2672                2   1  0    14       VINCERE AUT MORI (293)
 I'M A BASHER 2682             1   1  0     6       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT 21       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          URG GUTSPILLER 2561   203 NONE    
BRANA GOREFANG 2582   12  6 1 VILE REAVERS 292      CHOKEBOT 2000 20      203 NONE    
ZOMBIE PLAYTHING 2681  0  1 0 VILE REAVERS 292      DARK CHAMPION 24      203 NONE    
DEDALUS 2598           4  5 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 293  MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     203 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ugly Duckling -- Well, I decided to not even bother with the challenges.  You're more
than likely a beast and a half, which neither of my bashers can take down.  May you
get your invite this turn! -- Assur

Gift Certificate -- 8-10-7-17-17-12-13 B Norm End/Norm Dmg
Current Skills:  30/12/29/16/12/28
With only 22FE, he learned very, very well....
Faves:  MO/MO ME

Managers of Illis -- When I came here for the Deathfest, I was looking for some head
knockin' competition.  Now Illis' a withered up wasteland; so, rather than floggin' a
dead horse, ask the commission to give 'er a proper burial.  Close 'er down and move
your teams to anywhere the action is.  We don't need more arenas, we need more action
in our arenas.  I play in 31, 47, and soon in 106, and I invite one and all to come
on over, or go anywhere active you like.  As for me, it looks like I'm outta here for
good. -- Bobby Bigfoot, mgr. Vile Reavers, Sol Invictus in 31, Gaelic Storm in 47

Assur -- I had one kill with Umi and I have a relatively low Kill percentage on every
team I run.  How can you call my dear warrior a headhunter? -- Phantasm
P.S.  I accredited her [Umi] 7 Deft to the kill rather than her actual strat.
P.P.S.  I'll be back when ADM begins to bore me again (which usually doesn't take
very long).

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

URG GUTSPILLER viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRANA GOREFANG was murdered by CHOKEBOT 2000 in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEDALUS was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ZOMBIE PLAYTHING was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
I'M POWERLESS was defeated by KONA QUAIL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title match.
ROSE SHELL devastated I'M A BASHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEPPLEROUGE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   9 -  3      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 203 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KONA QUAIL 2666             5   1  0   39 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is I'M POWERLESS 2629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROSE SHELL 2658.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEPPLEROUGE 2675, 
I'M POWERLESS 2629, KONA QUAIL 2666, BRANA GOREFANG 2582, ZOMBIE PLAYTHING 2681, I'M 
A BASHER 2682, DEDALUS 2598,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DEDALUS 2598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were I'M A BASHER 2682, ZOMBIE PLAYTHING 2681, BRANA GOREFANG 2582, KONA 
QUAIL 2666, I'M POWERLESS 2629, HEPPLEROUGE 2675, ROSE SHELL 2658,  0,  0, and  0.

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

URG GUTSPILLER (59-2561) VILE REAVERS (292)

                            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!