DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/26/2007    Duedate: 02/08/2007

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-400

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMAZONIA
THE FRENCHMEN (281)
(61-2323) [19-15-3,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMAZONIA                       LOCKENLOAD
THE FRENCHMEN (281)            CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
(61-2323) [19-15-3,105]        (61-3422) [3-1-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHILLILI CHES                  MOLLY MALONE
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            THE FRENCHMEN (281)
(61-3343) [19-34-1,94]         (61-3420) [1-2-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FEAR FACTORY (216)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FRENCHMEN (281)         34
2. CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)      21      FEAR FACTORY (216)
3. FEAR FACTORY (216)          -5      Unchartered Team
4. FAVORITE GUYS (186)         -5
                                       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    12   8  0 60.0   1/ 1 FEAR FACTORY (216)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 FEAR FACTORY (216)       359 265 27 57.5   2/ 2 THE FRENCHMEN (281)       8  7 0
 3/ 4 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      501 598 12 45.6   3/ 4*CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    6  4 0
 4/ 5 THE FRENCHMEN (281)       73  95  6 43.5   4/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       2  4 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.

Happy Quadcentennial, Jurine!  Welcome to turn 400!  Let there be dancing in the
streets, drinking in the saloons and necking in the parlours!  Drinks are on me, or
rather IN me!  All right, all right, I'll knock it off....

Last week, we saw our latest team, Clan Ghost Bear, fight their first turn, with a
nice 3-2-0 record.  Hey, my boys helped with that 3!  Now, if Blade and Blood would
fight again, we could have a nice, albeit small, yet active-ish arena here (not to
mention letting me avenge a bloodfeud!).

Regarding Favorite Guys and Fear Factory, I have this to say:  guys, kindly lay down
your arms and walk hand-in-hand down the path of the "Peaceful Warrior"--it builds
character, plus will keep me on the throne....

In closing, I was at the inn the other day, and the barkeeper was all a-grumble
because I never leave a tip, so I gave him one:  "Always make sure the shower curtain
is on the INSIDE of the tub."  Ba-da-bum!  I kill me!

As they say in France, vive la Frenchmen!

Votre dame dans le duel, 

Amazonia

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JURINE once again!  What's with LOCKENLOAD?  He actually beat 
FEAR FACTORY's FLAME SPIDER, and walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at CLAN GHOST BEARS while they watched LOCKENLOAD clobber FLAME 
SPIDER.  He lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try 
as she might, CHILLILI CHES wasn't good enough at persuading AMAZONIA to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!  
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  JURINE thinks FAVORITE 
GUYS and their 501-598-12 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In 
my day, no team with a 500-597-12 would scare me off!  What's the problem, FEAR 
FACTORY?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, TRUTH 
DECAY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMAZONIA 2323                19  15  3   105       THE FRENCHMEN (281)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHILLILI CHES 3343           19  34  1    94       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND MAGGOT 3397             13   4  0    83       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JR FUNKENSTEIN 2446           8   7  0    63       THE FRENCHMEN (281)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAELKORISSA 3385             12  15  2    53       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 TRUTH DECAY 3414              5   4  1    52       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 LOCKENLOAD 3422               3   1  0    43       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALLOWED POINT 3421           3   0  0    33       THE FRENCHMEN (281)
 FLAME SPIDER 3401             6   5  0    27       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 BERNIE 3424                   2   2  0    27       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416       4   2  1    20       FEAR FACTORY (216)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRUZA 3426                  3   1  0    15       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 BUNSON 3425                   2   2  0    12       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 TAMARA 3423                   2   2  0    10       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 LACUNA COIL 3417              1   4  0     7       THE FRENCHMEN (281)
 BONESNAP 3432                 1   1  0     5       FEAR FACTORY (216)
 MOLLY MALONE 3420             1   2  0     5       THE FRENCHMEN (281)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STREETCLEANER 3418     1  1 0 THE FRENCHMEN 281     JAESAR BASTINADO 3412 397         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kung-Fu Master -- Karate chop MY broadsword, wilt thou?  You deserved to lose! --
Amazonia

Flame Spider -- With learns like that, we could make a killing running a dueling
correspondence course together. -- JR Funkenstein

Bunson -- Very funny. -- Lacuna Coil

Bernie -- Apparently, I haven't lived up to my fighting style very well.... -- Molly
Malone

Unknown Spymaster -- What on earth?!?  "Amazonia moved hers record to...", "Who's
afraid of the big, bad The Frenchmen?"  Get thee to finishing school! -- The
Frenchmen

Sand Maggot -- I figured: salt.  And it worked, just like on slugs.  A bit messy, but
hey, that's the job of the janitors, right? -- Chillili Ches

Truth Decay -- A lot of that going around these days. -- Laelkorissa

J.R. -- That's plausible. -- Laelkorissa

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....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JR FUNKENSTEIN bested TRUTH DECAY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MOLLY MALONE was viciously subdued by TAMARA in a 5 minute novice's Challenge duel.
HALLOWED POINT overpowered BUNSON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
AMAZONIA bested CHILLILI CHES in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
SAND MAGGOT savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody competition.
FLAME SPIDER was vanquished by LOCKENLOAD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LAELKORISSA beat BERNIE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
NITEHAWK SPARKWING overpowered LACUNA COIL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BONESNAP lost to FAIRUZA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 400 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AMAZONIA 2323              19  15  3  105 THE FRENCHMEN (281)
PARRY-LUNGE      SAND MAGGOT 3397           13   4  0   83 FEAR FACTORY (216)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRUTH DECAY 3414            5   4  1   52 FEAR FACTORY (216)
BASHING ATTACK   LOCKENLOAD 3422             3   1  0   43 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHILLILI CHES 3343.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MOLLY MALONE 3420.  The ten other most popular fighters were JR FUNKENSTEIN 
2446, AMAZONIA 2323, SAND MAGGOT 3397, TRUTH DECAY 3414, BERNIE 3424, BONESNAP 3432, 
LAELKORISSA 3385, TAMARA 3423, HALLOWED POINT 3421, and CHILLILI CHES 3343.

The least popular fighter this week was LACUNA COIL 3417.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLAME SPIDER 3401, BUNSON 3425, FAIRUZA 3426, LOCKENLOAD 3422, 
NITEHAWK SPARKWING 3416, CHILLILI CHES 3343, HALLOWED POINT 3421, TAMARA 3423, 
LAELKORISSA 3385, and BONESNAP 3432.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCYTHE (61-3284) BLADES OF TERROR (348)