DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2006    Duedate: 01/03/2007

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-354

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SANDMAN
DARKLINGS (342)
(74-2896) [10-14-2,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SANDMAN                        GEORGE JETSON
DARKLINGS (342)                HANNA BARBARIANS (504)
(74-2896) [10-14-2,82]         (74-4071) [4-0-1,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SANDMAN                        SANDMAN
DARKLINGS (342)                DARKLINGS (342)
(74-2896) [10-14-2,82]         (74-2896) [10-14-2,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HANNA BARBARIANS (504)      20
2. DARKLINGS (342)             10      DARKLINGS (342)
3. SAND DANCERS (251)           5      Unchartered Team
4. CORPS (346)                  0
5. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)         0      HANNA BARBARIANS (504)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HANNA BARBARIANS (504)     5   0  1  100   1- 2 CORPS (346)               6  1 1
 2- 2 CORPS (346)              424 294 23 59.1   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  9 0
 3/ 4 DARKLINGS (342)          187 178  6 51.2   3/ 3*HANNA BARBARIANS (504)    3  0 0
 4- 5 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      71  73  8 49.3   4/ 4 DARKLINGS (342)           2  1 0
 5/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       802 871 32 47.9   5- 6 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to DAYLA KIV once again!  What's with GEORGE JETSON?  He actually 
beat SAND DANCERS' LARIS TYL ZORA, and walked away with 20 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at HANNA BARBARIANS while they watched GEORGE JETSON clobber 
LARIS TYL ZORA.  She lost 16 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  Har har har!  Did SAM GOODY wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not 
Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for DARKLINGS' outstanding 
member, Duelmaster SANDMAN.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip 
about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was ARENA FELINES.  In my day, no team with a 45-32-2 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, HANNA BARBARIANS?   
     Warriors of DAYLA KIV unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDMAN 2896                 10  14  2    82       DARKLINGS (342)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPALDING 4004                14   5  1    90       CORPS (346)
-SAM GOODY 4009               15   3  1    87       CORPS (346)
-GREEN DISEASE 3902            8   3  2    70       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE JETSON 4071            4   0  1    65       HANNA BARBARIANS (504)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRISSARA 4086                 7   4  0    55       SAND DANCERS (251)
 JUJUBLE 4044                  8  18  1    43       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LARIS TYL ZORA 4097           6   1  0    42       SAND DANCERS (251)
 VORGAN TEN TALH 4093          6   2  0    41       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENTLEY 4102                  1   0  0    20       CORPS (346)
-CANON 4098                    2   0  0    18       CORPS (346)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103               1   2  0    15       SAND DANCERS (251)
-HONG KONG PHOOEY 4072         1   0  0    13       HANNA BARBARIANS (504)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

George Jetson -- I was taken aback.  What can I say, I expected you to be an orc. --
Jujuble
P.S.  It was your name and your bloodthirstiness.

That Dirty Ruffian!  I'll take and throw him in the bathtub, and THEN see how dirty
he is, eh?  Either that, or the monsters will snap him up.  And either way, fine by
me.  He is barely tolerable, from a distance. -- Laris tyl Zora

Ho!  Dangerous Bon Lokar has made a career error!  This is no surprise to those of us
who have been keeping an eye on him.  He leads a life of crime and dissipation, which
is definitely contra-indicated for anyone who plans to fight in the arena. --
Krissara
P.S.  That dissipation will get you every time, and the bookies cut you no slack if
you dabble in crime.  You're screwed either way.

Drat, the Street Sweeper can't seem to tell the difference between loitering, which
is what I do, and very well, too, let me tell you, and littering, which I do NOT do.
Apparently somebody's been littering around the arena, and the Sweeper was...annoyed.
-- Vorgan ten Talh

Canon -- Darn straight I was frantic and on the verge of shock!  I got a glimpse of
those images you made of me, and they'd shock anyone.  The distortions, the outright
falsity!  Why, they make me look positively FAT, and I'm NOT. -- Dolby Klee
P.S.  I just have big bones.
P.P.S.  Half Shewish, you see.

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

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

GEORGE JETSON devastated LARIS TYL ZORA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SANDMAN demolished KRISSARA in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
JUJUBLE was vanquished by DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VORGAN TEN TALH defeated DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute fight.
DOLBY KLEE demolished RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  13 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 354 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GEORGE JETSON 4071          4   0  1   65 HANNA BARBARIANS (504)
LUNGING ATTACK   KRISSARA 4086               7   4  0   55 SAND DANCERS (251)
WALL OF STEEL    LARIS TYL ZORA 4097         6   1  0   42 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SANDMAN 2896.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SANDMAN 2896.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOLBY KLEE 4103, GEORGE 
JETSON 4071, VORGAN TEN TALH 4093, LARIS TYL ZORA 4097, KRISSARA 4086, JUJUBLE 4044,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JUJUBLE 4044.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KRISSARA 4086, LARIS TYL ZORA 4097, VORGAN TEN TALH 4093, GEORGE JETSON 
4071, DOLBY KLEE 4103, SANDMAN 2896,  0,  0,  0, and  0.