DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2007    Duedate: 03/13/2007

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-389

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REVEREND BLOOD
POSSE (718)
(65-6868) [11-7-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REVEREND BLOOD                 TOBIAS BEECHER
POSSE (718)                    OZ 2 (556)
(65-6868) [11-7-2,115]         (65-5035) [7-2-0,77]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MADE IT HOME                   FRIAR DUCK
GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)     MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
(65-6671) [19-16-0,93]         (65-6865) [13-6-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSSE (718)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          55
2. MARY'S SOAPS (719)          21GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
3. OZ 2 (556)                  15      Unchartered Team
4. KANE'S BANE (519)           15
5. TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)  14      THE BLACK CHORUS (520)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE BLACK CHORUS (520)     1   0  0  100   1/ 3 POSSE (718)              11  4 1
 2/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                 7   2  0 77.8   2/ 1 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724)  9  6 2
 3/ 1 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  90  38  4 70.3   3/ 4 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        9  6 0
 4/ 0*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        17  10  1 63.0   4/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  7 0
 5/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       226 197  6 53.4   5/ 0*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        4  1 0
 6/ 3 POSSE (718)              154 142 12 52.0   6/ 5 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)     3 12 0
 7/ 4 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 306 325 30 48.5   7/ 6 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  2  1 0
 8/ 5 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)    124 135 11 47.9   8/ 7 REFUGEES (377)            2  2 0
 9/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       798 928 20 46.2   9/ 0*THE BLACK CHORUS (520)    1  0 0
10/ 7 REFUGEES (377)           419 521 14 44.6  10/ 0*OZ 2 (556)                1  0 0
11/ 8*ERRATA (726)               0   2  0  0.0  11/ 8*ERRATA (726)              0  2 0
12/ 0*KANE'S BANE (519)          0   1  0  0.0  12/ 0*KANE'S BANE (519)         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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in DAL 
SHANG.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to TIL DEATH DO US PART, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot 
by the POSSE stable.  It looks like the guys(?) at MIGHTY DUCKS had a good week as 
they went 5-0-0 to put them in 3rd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for AMORE', who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing SIXKILLER 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  SIXKILLER was bested by AMORE' and drops 15 points.  It's a proud 
day for the POSSE stable, as their warrior, REVEREND BLOOD, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad STUMBLIN'  DRUNK?  Big bad 
STUMBLIN' DRUNK.  Big bad STUMBLIN' DRUNK.  DAL SHANG's afraid of the big bad 
STUMBLIN' DRUNK.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch GOT IT FOR 
CHRISTMAS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
STUMBLIN' DRUNK.  And who is this IRISH CREAM you ask, with 68 points and a 15-21-2 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
FRIAR DUCK went after MADE IT HOME, who was higher by 18 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, FRIAR DUCK defeated MADE IT HOME.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the DAL SHANG giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REVEREND BLOOD 6868          11   7  2   115       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIAR DUCK 6865              13   6  0   104       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 AMORE' 6879                  10   5  2    99       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 MADE IT HOME 6671            19  16  0    93       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAVIA 6890                 10   3  2    90       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 SIXKILLER 6795               13   8  0    86       POSSE (718)
 SCREWDRIVER 3541             13  11  2    85       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 MAN-O-WAR 6810               12   9  3    81       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 TOBIAS BEECHER 5035           7   2  0    77       OZ 2 (556)
 LONESTAR 6901                 5   2  2    74       POSSE (718)
 IRISH CREAM 3065             15  21  2    68       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B.B. SAGE 6661                5   2  1    58       MARY'S SOAPS (719)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIANA 6807                   9  10  0    47       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 BETTER DUCK 6889              7   6  0    43       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 STEELHORSE 6900               6   1  0    41       POSSE (718)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODORAM 6880                  7  10  0    32       REFUGEES (377)
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916           2   1  0    29       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LUCKY DUCK 6903               3   5  0    25       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 KARZIN TYRN 6911              4   1  0    24       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904            3   3  0    23       SAND DANCERS (233)
 COCONUT 6791                  2   1  0    18       MARY'S SOAPS (719)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWIFTSTEEL 4764               0   1  0    15       KANE'S BANE (519)
 MOJITO 6896                   2   8  0    14       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 DUCK AND COVER 6923           1   0  0    13       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 MERRO DOSH 6912               3   2  0    11       SAND DANCERS (233)
 LILAC 6664                    3   1  0    11       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 DECOY 6915                    1   2  0    10       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 BLACK GARGOYLE 4771           1   0  0    10       THE BLACK CHORUS (520)
 BOBIKA VHETT 6914             2   3  0     9       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 BLACK VELVET 6913             1   4  0     7       STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
 SKEEZER 6910                  0   2  0     6       ERRATA (726)
 LEMON 6885                    1   0  0     5       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 BLACKJACK 6924                0   1  0     1       POSSE (718)
 KARMA 6925                    0   1  0     1       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HELVAN QUICKHAND 12    0  1 0   1                   OCTAVIA 6890          389 NONE    
SUDS 6922              0  1 0 MARY'S SOAPS 719      SERPENT SLAYER 27     389 NONE    
LISSANE TYL DRU 6881  10  6 0 SAND DANCERS 233      OCTAVIA 6890          388         
LONDEL TYL SARH 6895   5  4 0 SAND DANCERS 233      SCREWDRIVER 3541      386         
VALARION 6808         10  9 0 TIL DEATH DO US P 724 LONESTAR 6901         388         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Here's Loner:  17-6-12-17-7-12-13 Great/Very Little.  Favs were:  Mod/Vlow,
battle axe, lunge tactic, learns parry.  Final skills were:
16/9(est)/18/16/11(est)/25.  Hosed by 1 in both init and rip, blessed by 1 in dec,
mode parry, unknown def.  He learned lots of parry early, and I tried to see if he
could make use of it, but it turned out to be pointless with a 6 con 7 will striker.
The parry learn wasted plenty of skill learns that could\'ve been used elsewhere.
Other than the strange learn, he was a pretty standard striker for me. -- Woody

Joevina -- Gosh.  That would be swell.  You free tonight? -- Bobika

Annabel Blackheart -- Congrats.  Hope you have fun on the isle. -- Man-O-War

Loner -- Wow held on and never let go of that thing leaving the Duelmaster up for
grabs.  Great job, Lord Protector. -- Killjoy

Better Duck -- Hmmmm.  I Have seen better. -- Chiana

Sand Dancers -- My head is held low.  I'm sorry. -- Octavia
P.S.  I seem to be saying that a lot lately.

Octavia -- That was a distinctly unfriendly thing to do! -- Ghost of Lissane tyl Dru
P.S.  Not the beating me, that was okay, you earned it.  But the sand.

Decoy -- Didn't work.  I spotted the real duck anyway. -- Merro Dosh

Black Velvet -- I still don't understand why an ability to kill houseplants is
supposed to be worthy of comment.  Do you? -- Joevina Saril

Skeezer?  Odd name.  Good luck, etc. -- Karzin Tyrn

Bobika Vhett -- I bet it feels odd to have to look UP to someone, eh? -- Lorin ten
Koro

Lucky Duck -- Luck is good, but skill is better.  (sigh)  And one of these days,
you'll have more skill than I do.  Drat. -- Modoram

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

SUDS was butchered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FRIAR DUCK slimly won victory over MADE IT HOME in a 5 minute Challenge battle.
SIXKILLER was defeated by AMORE' in a 2 minute bloody duel.
SCREWDRIVER was devastated by REVEREND BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MAN-O-WAR demolished MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
OCTAVIA butchered HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IRISH CREAM was handily defeated by TOBIAS BEECHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LONESTAR vanquished CHIANA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STEELHORSE won victory over LORIN TEN KORO in a 2 minute fight.
B.B. SAGE vanquished JOEVINA SARIL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BETTER DUCK defeated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a action packed 1 minute match.
MODORAM beat MOJITO in a 1 minute fight.
LUCKY DUCK demolished BLACK VELVET in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LILAC overcame KARMA in a 2 minute novice's contest.
COCONUT subdued MERRO DOSH in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
DECOY overcame SKEEZER in a action packed 1 minute novice's conflict.
KARZIN TYRN defeated BOBIKA VHETT in a 2 minute beginner's struggle.
SWIFTSTEEL was overcome by LEMON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
BLACK GARGOYLE devastated BLACKJACK in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DUCK AND COVER overpowered NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  19 -  3      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  5      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  24 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  27 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 389 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  REVEREND BLOOD 6868        11   7  2  115 POSSE (718)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRIAR DUCK 6865            13   6  0  104 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMORE' 6879                10   5  2   99 STUMBLIN' DRUNK (356)
BASHING ATTACK   MADE IT HOME 6671          19  16  0   93 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
AIMED BLOW       SIXKILLER 6795             13   8  0   86 POSSE (718)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOBIAS BEECHER 5035         7   2  0   77 OZ 2 (556)
WALL OF STEEL    STEELHORSE 6900             6   1  0   41 POSSE (718)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MADE IT HOME 6671.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FRIAR DUCK 6865.  The ten other most popular fighters were MADE IT HOME 
6671, SWIFTSTEEL 4764, DECOY 6915, BETTER DUCK 6889, LILAC 6664, MERRO DOSH 6912, 
SIXKILLER 6795, AMORE' 6879, MAN-O-WAR 6810, and LONESTAR 6901.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACKJACK 6924.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARMA 6925, BLACK VELVET 6913, JOEVINA SARIL 6904, CHIANA 6807, IRISH 
CREAM 3065, SCREWDRIVER 3541, BOBIKA VHETT 6914, COCONUT 6791, MOJITO 6896, and SUDS 
6922.