DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2007    Duedate: 01/15/2007

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-394

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AVALANCH LILY
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2636) [16-19-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AVALANCH LILY                  HENRICH
WAYFARERS (248)                1949 YANKEES (316)
(63-2636) [16-19-0,83]         (63-2668) [4-1-2,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVALANCH LILY                  AVALANCH LILY
WAYFARERS (248)                WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2636) [16-19-0,83]         (63-2636) [16-19-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

1949 YANKEES (316)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 1949 YANKEES (316)          27
2. DESTROYERS (317)             0      WAYFARERS (248)
3. UN (309)                     0      Unchartered Team
4. WAYFARERS (248)             -3
                                       1949 YANKEES (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 UN (309)                  24  12  0 66.7   1/ 3*1949 YANKEES (316)        6  4 2
 2/ 2*1949 YANKEES (316)        15  10  4 60.0   2/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           5 10 1
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          532 584 13 47.7   3- 2 UN (309)                  3  1 0
 4- 4*DESTROYERS (317)           0   1  0  0.0   4- 4*DESTROYERS (317)          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

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for AMEN-TEI.  Like, WAYFARERS had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by 1949 YANKEES!  Way to go 1949 
YANKEES!  MVP award for HENRICH?  1949 YANKEES' proud of him after beating TOPPALGOR 
and getting 28 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  DUREN's match with SLIPPERY 
cost him a loss of 4 points!  What a putz!  CLE fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then 
quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just 
getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome AVALANCH LILY.  
Aren't WAYFARERS proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors get 
nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bummer deal for TOPPALGOR!  He just 
barely was getting his "fighter feet" but got kill by HENRICH of 1949 YANKEES!  
Those're the breaks, I guess.  I was so shocked when HENRICH killed TOPPALGOR I just 
about swallows my gum!  And do you think 1949 YANKEES really wants a Bloodfeud from 
WAYFARERS?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVALANCH LILY 2636           16  19  0    83       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DERWEAR 2619                  9   3  0    96       UN (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLE 2623                      7   3  0    79       UN (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM-TOM TORA 2634            13  22  1    62       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENRICH 2668                  4   1  2    56       1949 YANKEES (316)
 SLIPPERY 2676                 6   3  0    51       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CTUOUS 2622                   3   1  0    33       UN (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUREN 2682                    1   1  1    23       1949 YANKEES (316)
 BERRA 2672                    3   0  0    20       1949 YANKEES (316)
 VALNAKAUR 2695                2   3  0     9       WAYFARERS (248)
-COUTH 2621                    2   2  0     8       UN (309)
-DREADNAUGHT 2693              0   1  0     7       DESTROYERS (317)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TOPPALGOR 2689         5  2 2 WAYFARERS 248         HENRICH 2668          394         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cle -- Drat.  If only (the saddest words in the language) I'd had a steak to drive
through that kidney, the victory might have been mine.  Ah, well.  Another day. --
Avalanch Lily, who came down too hard that time

     Or if not victory, at least a tasty pie. -- Ed.

Listen, I know Fratsfans are the pits, all stuck up and sure they're the hottest
things in Andoria and all, but it's an insult to ORCS to make a Fratsfan play the
role of the Visiting Orc.  Speaking as an orc myself, I protest! -- Tom-Tom Tora

Is there NO way to persuade the Ambitious Guard to turn his aspirations to another
field?  He just isn't going to make it here. -- Toppalgor

(wincing)  Well, I'm not sure Toppy has that bear by the right ear.  Seemed to me the
Ambitious Guard was right up there swinging when it counted.  (wincing again)
Swinging hard. -- Slippery

Berra -- Listen, shouldn't you be TALLER?  I'm not used to thinking of any sports
figure except a jockey, well, any successful one, under five and a half feet tall.
It seems like it's against nature. -- Valnakaur
P.S.  They tell me you're a yogi.  Let's see you do some yogi stuff.  Tie yourself in
knots, that kind of thing.  I bet lots of people would be fascinated.  Maybe you
could start some classes.

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

AVALANCH LILY devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TOM-TOM TORA was handily defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TOPPALGOR was slaughtered by HENRICH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SLIPPERY overpowered DUREN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BERRA bested VALNAKAUR in a 3 minute beginner's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  4      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  15 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 394 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HENRICH 2668                4   1  2   56 1949 YANKEES (316)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLIPPERY 2676               6   3  0   51 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AVALANCH LILY 2636.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AVALANCH LILY 2636.  The ten other most popular fighters were VALNAKAUR 
2695, HENRICH 2668, SLIPPERY 2676, BERRA 2672, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, TOPPALGOR 2689, 
DUREN 2682,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DUREN 2682.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOPPALGOR 2689, TOM-TOM TORA 2634, BERRA 2672, SLIPPERY 2676, HENRICH 
2668, VALNAKAUR 2695, AVALANCH LILY 2636,  0,  0, and  0.