DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2012    Duedate: 02/08/2012

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-245

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUGAR HILL GANG
RAP ATTACKS (28)
(71-6416) [10-1-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUGAR HILL GANG                SOLVA
RAP ATTACKS (28)               KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)
(71-6416) [10-1-1,104]         (71-6459) [3-0-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGELSOL                       ROGER SEYAL
DARQUE FORCES V (390)          THE ZOO (703)
(71-3582) [14-14-0,89]         (71-6447) [6-2-1,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES V (390)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ZOO (703)               24
2. KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)     18      RAP ATTACKS (28)
3. KIWI CONNECTION 3 (727)     18      Unchartered Team
4. RAP ATTACKS (28)            14
5. DREAD EMPIRE (713)           0      KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)    8   0  1  100   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES V (390)    11  4 0
 2- 1*DREAD EMPIRE (713)         8   0  0  100   2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)   8  0 1
 3/ 0 RAP ATTACKS (28)          27  19  5 58.7   3/ 3 THE ZOO (703)             5 10 0
 4/ 3 DARQUE FORCES V (390)     78  61  2 56.1   4- 4*DREAD EMPIRE (713)        2  0 0
 5- 4 DOGS OF WAR (5)          167 167  9 50.0   5/ 0*KIWI CONNECTION 3 (727)   1  1 0
 6/ 0*KIWI CONNECTION 3 (727)    1   1  0 50.0   6- 5 BIG BAD BRAWLERS (39)     1  2 0
 7- 5 BIG BAD BRAWLERS (39)     66  76  5 46.5   7/ 0 RAP ATTACKS (28)          1  4 0
 8/ 6 THE ZOO (703)            584 739 11 44.1   8- 6 DOGS OF WAR (5)           0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty 
fighting, but THE ZOO will tell you 584-739-11 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice 
pays for SOLVA, who pummelled ERNIE GUUL, to pocket 18 points.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, GEROGE IGONO was winsome, after beating CIRCE and seeing her lose 
10 points.  In KYR'TERR, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, SUGAR HILL GANG.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  The manager at RAP ATTACKS must have some new strategy for sending BIGGIE 
SMALLS, a warrior with 3-1-1, to the Dark Arena.  Watch this space!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure 
of writing Spyreports for KYR'TERR?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUGAR HILL GANG 6416         10   1  1   104       RAP ATTACKS (28)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPUNZEL 3585                16  11  0    98       DARQUE FORCES V (390)
 DIANGELIQUE 3586             12  12  0    95       DARQUE FORCES V (390)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGELSOL 3582                14  14  0    89       DARQUE FORCES V (390)
 GEROGE IGONO 6412            11  15  0    82       THE ZOO (703)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRCE 3580                   15  13  0    66       DARQUE FORCES V (390)
-KUBLAI KHAN 6309              7  12  1    59       DOGS OF WAR (5)
-KARELIN 1768                  8   6  1    58       BIG BAD BRAWLERS (39)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINSI IAGELL 6440             8  10  0    53       THE ZOO (703)
-DEAD WALK 6322                4   0  0    53       DREAD EMPIRE (713)
-LIVE IN INFAMY 6321           4   0  0    53       DREAD EMPIRE (713)
 SOLVA 6459                    3   0  0    46       KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)
 ERNIE GUUL 6436               8  12  0    36       THE ZOO (703)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEXTED 6462                   2   0  1    30       KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)
 HAUGHA RYDE 6553              4   1  0    28       THE ZOO (703)
 ROGER SEYAL 6447              6   2  1    25       THE ZOO (703)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POODLEPOO 6391                4   3  0    23       DOGS OF WAR (5)
-POPLAR 6458                   2   0  0    21       KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)
-PIZZARO 6392                  0   1  0    15       DOGS OF WAR (5)
-NORMA 6460                    1   0  0    13       KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)
 CALLARD 6466                  1   0  0    13       KIWI CONNECTION 3 (727)
 GHUL 6571                     1   1  0     9       DARQUE FORCES V (390)
-SITTING BULL 6432             0   2  0     2       DOGS OF WAR (5)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GARTH 6464              0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION  727 EMBEZZLING SCRIB      245  NONE
BEASTIE BOY 6418        2  3 0 RAP ATTACKS 28       HIGH ELF              245  NONE
BIGGIE SMALLS 6421      3  2 1 RAP ATTACKS 28       WURM KIN              245  NONE
DR. DRE 6415            0  1 0 RAP ATTACKS 28       DARK CHAMPION         245  NONE
QUEEN LATIFAH 6433      0  1 0 RAP ATTACKS 28       HIGH ELF              245  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Zoo

Diangelique -- You keep doing this to me!  Trust me, I'm devastated.  Can't we just
let it go at that? -- Geroge Igono

Karelin -- You aren't that much bigger and badder, just more experienced.  Wait'll I
catch up with you, and then see what happens! -- Huagha Ryde

Live in Infamy -- I don't see why you'd want to.  The community services are better
over in Sin. -- Ginsi Iagell

The steward says it was "luck" that the Dangerous Criminal beat me.  *I* think it was
his innate viciousness. -- Ernie Guul

Mexted -- What?  I'm not getting that, unless it's down near Laredo? -- Roger Seyal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIGGIE SMALLS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEASTIE BOY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
QUEEN LATIFAH was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DR. DRE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DIANGELIQUE was defeated by SUGAR HILL GANG in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
RAPUNZEL devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
CIRCE was defeated by GEROGE IGONO in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's struggle.
ANGELSOL viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
GINSI IAGELL vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ERNIE GUUL was vanquished by SOLVA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HAUGHA RYDE defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute match.
ROGER SEYAL overcame GHUL in a popular 6 minute bout.
CALLARD demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GARTH was easily killed by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   1 -  2      93  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 245 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SUGAR HILL GANG 6416       10   1  1  104 RAP ATTACKS (28)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CIRCE 3580                 15  13  0   66 DARQUE FORCES V (390)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLVA 6459                  3   0  0   46 KIWI CONNECTION 2 (726)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANGELSOL 3582.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROGER SEYAL 6447.  The ten other most popular fighters were GEROGE IGONO 6412, 
ANGELSOL 3582, DIANGELIQUE 3586, HAUGHA RYDE 6553, SUGAR HILL GANG 6416, RAPUNZEL 
3585, GINSI IAGELL 6440, SOLVA 6459, DR. DRE 6415, and CIRCE 3580.

The least popular fighter this week was GARTH 6464.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GHUL 6571, ERNIE GUUL 6436, QUEEN LATIFAH 6433, BEASTIE BOY 6418, 
BIGGIE SMALLS 6421, CALLARD 6466, CIRCE 3580, DR. DRE 6415, SOLVA 6459, and GINSI 
IAGELL 6440.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!