DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2007    Duedate: 03/05/2007

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-182

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARATIA
KIWI CONNECTION (406)
(73-3624) [10-2-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KARATIA                        THOMAS
KIWI CONNECTION (406)          DREW'S BOYS (575)
(73-3624) [10-2-1,109]         (73-5031) [2-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WANSTEAD                       KARATIA
KIWI CONNECTION (406)          KIWI CONNECTION (406)
(73-3628) [12-10-0,106]        (73-3624) [10-2-1,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUDS (602)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (406)       41
2. DREW'S BOYS (575)           10      KIWI CONNECTION (406)
3. DUDS (602)                   6      Unchartered Team
4. HALL OF GIANT (521)          0
                                       DREW'S BOYS (575)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DREW'S BOYS (575)          4   0  1  100   1/ 1 DUDS (602)                7  6 1
 2/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     23  14  1 62.2   2/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     5  2 0
 3/ 3 DUDS (602)                61  40  3 60.4   3/ 3*DREW'S BOYS (575)         4  0 1
 4- 5 HALL OF GIANT (521)       38  38  1 50.0   4- 5 HALL OF GIANT (521)       1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ERINIKA games.  ROSHILL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PERSISTANT BEGGAR and was awarded 11 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, WANSTEAD put down 
LUG, causing him to lose 5 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has 
KARATIA in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven 
hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ERINIKA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  DRAKE'S TELEVISION is feared.  This much I can 
say.  Apparently the stalwarts of DUDS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ERINIKA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARATIA 3624                 10   2  1   109       KIWI CONNECTION (406)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANSTEAD 3628                12  10  0   106       KIWI CONNECTION (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDU ENDU 5242               20   6  0    86       DUDS (602)
-LAROG STRONGARM 4574          8   6  0    81       HALL OF GIANT (521)
 LUG 5316                     12   8  1    75       DUDS (602)
-BIMBO 5325                   11   7  2    74       DUDS (602)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKEV DUNGBREATH 4581          7   6  0    46       HALL OF GIANT (521)
 DOLT 5506                     6   2  0    46       DUDS (602)
-TWERP 5410                    5   6  0    43       DUDS (602)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS 5031                   2   0  1    27       DREW'S BOYS (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORDON 5032                   2   0  0    16       DREW'S BOYS (575)
-KROKK 4573                    3   2  0    15       HALL OF GIANT (521)
 ROSHILL 3625                  1   0  0    11       KIWI CONNECTION (406)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   THOMAS 5031           182 NONE    
CASTLEPOINT 3627       0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION 406   ANODINE 27            182 NONE    
TAKAHA 3626            0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION 406   GRONDATH 18           182 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

CASTLEPOINT was butchered by ANODINE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TAKAHA was slaughtered by GRONDATH in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
KARATIA handily defeated ENDU ENDU in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Title match.
WANSTEAD devastated LUG in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DOLT overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THOMAS butchered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GORDON bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute amateur's match.
ROSHILL overcame PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 182 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KARATIA 3624               10   2  1  109 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
BASHING ATTACK   WANSTEAD 3628              12  10  0  106 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
TOTAL PARRY      ENDU ENDU 5242             20   6  0   86 DUDS (602)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUG 5316                   12   8  1   75 DUDS (602)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DOLT 5506                   6   2  0   46 DUDS (602)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WANSTEAD 3628.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KARATIA 3624.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROSHILL 3625, WANSTEAD 
3628, DOLT 5506, THOMAS 5031, ENDU ENDU 5242, CASTLEPOINT 3627, TAKAHA 3626, LUG 
5316, GORDON 5032, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GORDON 5032.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LUG 5316, TAKAHA 3626, CASTLEPOINT 3627, ENDU ENDU 5242, THOMAS 5031, 
DOLT 5506, WANSTEAD 3628, ROSHILL 3625, KARATIA 3624, and  0.