DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2007    Duedate: 02/13/2007

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-387

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LONER
MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
(65-6779) [14-9-1,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LONER                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MIGHTY DUCKS (720)             
(65-6779) [14-9-1,142]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRISH CREAM                    VALARION
STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)          TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
(65-3065) [15-19-2,67]         (65-6808) [10-8-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)  48
2. STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)       34GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
3. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          20      Unchartered Team
4. GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)  20
5. POSSE (718)                 -2      MYTORI'S OWN (262)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  89  37  4 70.6   1/ 3 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 11  4 0
 2/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       220 193  6 53.3   2/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       10  5 0
 3/ 3 POSSE (718)              146 140 11 51.0   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0
 4/ 4 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)    123 126 11 49.4   4/ 4 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)     4 11 1
 5/ 5 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 302 319 28 48.6   5/ 5 POSSE (718)               3  2 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       793 924 20 46.2   6/ 6 REFUGEES (377)            3  3 0
 7/ 7 REFUGEES (377)           417 521 14 44.5   7/ 7 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  1  2 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.

Again, I stand alone.  Should I survive to see one more victory, immortality shall be
my reward.  The Mighty Duck tradition continues.  Every Mighty Duck invited to the
Isle has held the throne at least once.  Ugly Duckling has departed.  If I am again
victorious, the burden shall pass to Friar Duck.  Brother, I wish you luck.  May you
all bear the Mighty Duck blessing/curse:  learn fast or die. -- Loner

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAL SHANG to 
see what's new.  Like, SAND DANCERS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off 
#1 spot by TIL DEATH DO US PART!  Way to go TIL DEATH DO US PART!  MVP award for 
SCREWDRIVER?  STUMBLIN' DRUNK's proud of him after beating SIXKILLER and getting 23 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SIXKILLER's match with SCREWDRIVER cost him a 
loss of 23 points!  AMORE' thinks hers 9-4-2 and studly character is good enough to 
face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think LONER should let AMORE' be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting 
about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of STUMBLIN' DRUNK must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what 
GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from STUMBLIN' DRUNK, that's fer sher.  Can REFUGEES' GOBARL be more popular than me? 
He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  People were asking me did 
MADE IT HOME REALLY challenge GOBARL?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded 
good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but GOBARL wants me to write about 
it since he lost to MADE IT HOME.  Satisfied?   
     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 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.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONER 6779                   14   9  1   142       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIAR DUCK 6865              12   5  0   107       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 SCREWDRIVER 3541             13   9  2   104       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 MADE IT HOME 6671            18  15  0   103       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 ANNABEL BLACKHEART 6769      14   6  2    96       POSSE (718)
 REVEREND BLOOD 6868           9   7  2    92       POSSE (718)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMORE' 6879                   9   4  2    87       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 SIXKILLER 6795               12   7  0    81       POSSE (718)
 MAN-O-WAR 6810               11   8  3    72       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 IRISH CREAM 3065             15  19  2    67       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAVIA 6890                  8   3  0    65       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 VALARION 6808                10   8  0    63       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIANA 6807                   8   9  0    49       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 BETTER DUCK 6889              6   5  0    36       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 LONESTAR 6901                 3   2  1    36       POSSE (718)
 LISSANE TYL DRU 6881         10   5  0    35       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEELHORSE 6900               4   1  0    31       POSSE (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODORAM 6880                  5  10  0    26       REFUGEES (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK VELVET 6913             1   2  0    22       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 BOBIKA VHETT 6914             2   1  0    21       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 LUCKY DUCK 6903               2   4  0    20       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           1   0  0    16       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              2   1  0    15       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MOJITO 6896                   2   6  0    12       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904            2   2  0     8       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MERRO DOSH 6912               2   1  0     7       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DECOY 6915                    0   1  0     1       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SIGBAN 6710           14 17 1 REFUGEES 377          MAN-O-WAR 6810        383 NOT REVE
LONDEL TYL SARH 6895   5  4 0 SAND DANCERS 233      SCREWDRIVER 3541      386         
BOBIKA VHETT 6891      5  2 0 TIL DEATH DO US P 724 LONESTAR 6901         383 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Londel -- I'm starting to reconsider this line of work. -- Chiana

Karzin -- Yeah well, I'm a fast healer. -- Bobika

Ugly Duckling -- Have a great trip. -- All of us at Til Death Do Us Part

Modoram -- *giggles* That would be him. -- Chiana

Ugly Duckling -- I am proud to take the last whooping in your regular arena fights.
Congrats, Lord Protector. -- Man-O-War

Lissane -- A few more fights and I might figure this out yet. -- Mojito

Joevina -- Oh it's just awful.  And the cleaning bill is horrid too. -- Black Velvet
P.S.  I'm sending you the bill.

All -- Ugly Duckling:  17-13-3-17-10-9-15, ambi, good dmg, norm end, 29 FE; final
skills:  init(11-13 est), rip(19), att(23), par(33), def(25), dec(12 est); favs:
vlow-low, epee, learned parry;  blessed/hosed(Terrablood):  +3 rip, mode everywhere
else.  I had his favorites nailed by his fourth fight.  I had hoped for some success
in the adepts, and the potential was there.  He had no problem riposting and
skewering the aimers he matched up against, but the scimitar twist-crit proved to be
too much (as Annabel and Amore well know).  I may use him in the freshmen as a total-
dodge, but it's retirement after that.  If parry ever gets fixed, he may come out of
retirement. -- Woody

Man-o-war -- I was NOT going to risk a twist-crit, hence the style change into a
total dodge. -- L.P. Ugly Duckling

Screwdriver -- I took your comment under advisement. -- Friar Duck

Valarion -- Sigh...well there's two weapons Better Duck can't use.  I need to pay
closer attention to what I give him. -- Woody

Joevina Saril -- That was fun. -- Lucky Duck

Screwdriver -- That was the pits.  I just KNEW drinking wasn't good for me. -- Ghost
of Londel tyl Sarh

Chiana -- Well, that was a pleasant surprise!  Yes, I know, I have a winning record
already, but still, every win is a pleasant surprise.  It isn't like Jorja's paying
close attention, after all. -- Lissane tyl Dru

Bobika Vhett -- Fast turn-around!  I wish you luck of it.  It took me YEARS to get a
second chance here. -- Merro Dosh

Lucky Duck -- Ah, but was it luck?  (gloomily)  Probably not. -- Joevina Saril

Black Velvet -- You do look good in it.  But I think, diamonds or pearls rather than
rubies. -- Karzin Tyrn

Octavia -- Hang on while I check.  Hmm, I seem to have called you "someone who had
bad luck" and "someone who survived."  Want to trade lives? -- Ghost of Londel

Friar Duck -- Hmm, I've heard of a frier chicken, but I've never considered frying a
duck.  Is it tasty?  Do I need special seasonings?  Enlighten me! -- Gobarl

     Obviously you've never eaten turducken.  Consider yourself lucky. -- Ed.

Mojito -- Tcha, carlessness!  Even FRANTIC carelessness!  Very bad.  Doesn't help at
all.  Try to avoid it next time. -- Modoram, basking in a win

Chiana -- Then it's a date.  I hope you don't mind pot-luck among the food carts?
There's usually something really good. -- Modoram
P.S.  And it'll be hot and fresh, important at this season.

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

AMORE' was devastated by LONER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
MADE IT HOME vanquished GOBARL in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
SIXKILLER was overpowered by SCREWDRIVER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
FRIAR DUCK bested REVEREND BLOOD in a popular 1 minute fight.
ANNABEL BLACKHEART demolished IRISH CREAM in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
VALARION viciously subdued DENGAN THE TRADER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
OCTAVIA devastated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MAN-O-WAR handily defeated DENGAN THE TRADER in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
MODORAM was defeated by LONESTAR in a 1 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
LISSANE TYL DRU was overpowered by CHIANA in a 1 minute uneven match.
BETTER DUCK overpowered MOJITO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STEELHORSE narrowly defeated LUCKY DUCK in a 3 minute bloody competition.
BOBIKA VHETT devastated JOEVINA SARIL in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
KARZIN TYRN bested DECOY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory amateur's bout.
MERRO DOSH was vanquished by BLACK VELVET in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LORIN TEN KORO won victory over OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  19 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  32 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 387 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LONER 6779                 14   9  1  142 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRIAR DUCK 6865            12   5  0  107 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
BASHING ATTACK   MADE IT HOME 6671          18  15  0  103 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMORE' 6879                 9   4  2   87 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
AIMED BLOW       SIXKILLER 6795             12   7  0   81 POSSE (718)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRISH CREAM 3065.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VALARION 6808.  The ten other most popular fighters were KARZIN TYRN 6911, 
REVEREND BLOOD 6868, MAN-O-WAR 6810, MADE IT HOME 6671, CHIANA 6807, BETTER DUCK 
6889, STEELHORSE 6900, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, FRIAR DUCK 6865, and ANNABEL BLACKHEART 
6769.

The least popular fighter this week was MERRO DOSH 6912.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOEVINA SARIL 6904, MOJITO 6896, LISSANE TYL DRU 6881, MODORAM 6880, 
IRISH CREAM 3065, SIXKILLER 6795, AMORE' 6879, DECOY 6915, SCREWDRIVER 3541, and 
LONER 6779.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LONER (65-6779) MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
ANNABEL BLACKHEART (65-6769) POSSE (718)

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

GOBARL (65-6604) REFUGEES (377)