DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/15/2007    Duedate: 02/28/2007

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-358

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GEORGE JETSON
HANNA BARBARIANS (504)
(74-4071) [5-1-2,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SANDMAN                        GEORGE JETSON
DARKLINGS (342)                HANNA BARBARIANS (504)
(74-2896) [11-17-2,65]         (74-4071) [5-1-2,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SANDMAN                        MERCEDES
DARKLINGS (342)                CORPS (346)
(74-2896) [11-17-2,65]         (74-4105) [1-1-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (507)                35
2. HANNA BARBARIANS (504)      20      CORPS (346)
3. DARKLINGS (342)             15      Unchartered Team
4. CORPS (346)                  2
5. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)         0      ERRATA (507)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ERRATA (507)               3   0  1  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        9  6 0
 2/ 1*HANNA BARBARIANS (504)     8   1  2 88.9   2/ 2 CORPS (346)               6  4 0
 3/ 2 CORPS (346)              430 298 23 59.1   3/ 0*ERRATA (507)              3  0 1
 4/ 3 DARKLINGS (342)          188 181  6 50.9   4/ 3*HANNA BARBARIANS (504)    3  1 1
 5- 4 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      73  75  8 49.3   5/ 5 DARKLINGS (342)           1  2 0
 6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)       815 878 32 48.1   6- 4 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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAYLA KIV games.  I could not but notice the fine 
record for ERRATA (3-0-1) after their first round of combat.  May the gods of war 
favor you in DAYLA KIV!  HONG KONG PHOOEY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested VORGAN TEN TALH and was awarded 24 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HONG KONG PHOOEY put down 
VORGAN TEN TALH, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Not 
for nothing has SPALDING in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  DAYLA KIV, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is CORPS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of HANNA BARBARIANS are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  JUJUBLE take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in DAYLA KIV.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of SAM 
GOODY who at 16-3-1 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of CORPS' 
demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter 
SAM GOODY (16-3-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  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 DAYLA KIV.  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE JETSON 4071            5   1  2    80       HANNA BARBARIANS (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN DISEASE 3902           10   3  2    91       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANDMAN 2896                 11  17  2    65       DARKLINGS (342)
 LARIS TYL ZORA 4097          10   1  0    63       SAND DANCERS (251)
 HONG KONG PHOOEY 4072         3   0  0    62       HANNA BARBARIANS (504)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUJUBLE 4044                 11  19  1    53       SAND DANCERS (251)
 VORGAN TEN TALH 4093          8   4  0    39       SAND DANCERS (251)
 BENTLEY 4102                  3   0  0    36       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY KLEE 4103               4   3  0    24       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINI 4112                     1   0  1    16       ERRATA (507)
 MILKSHAKE 4110                1   0  0    12       ERRATA (507)
 MERCEDES 4105                 1   1  0     8       CORPS (346)
 FASE 4111                     1   0  0     7       ERRATA (507)
-COMATOSE 4101                 0   1  0     1       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
 KIRSSARINA 4114               0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHAMELESS BEGGAR 4     0  1 0   1                   MINI 4112             358 NONE    
SAM GOODY 4009        16  4 1 CORPS 346             TALL SHARO-SKA 21     358 NONE    
CANON 4098             2  2 0 CORPS 346             ARENAMASTER DERNAL 23 358 NONE    
KRISSARA 4086          8  6 0 SAND DANCERS 251      GEORGE JETSON 4071    357         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

George Jetson -- That seemed unnecessary. -- Ghost of Krissara
P.S.  And ultimately ineffective.  I shall return.

Sandman -- I take pleasure in gloating over you, knowing that your manager won't even
look at the newsletter. -- Vorgan ten Talh, Victor

Darsal the False -- Ah.  I met your sister the other day, you know, Doris the True?
She warned me about you. -- Laris tyl Zora

I refuse to believe in a six-foot-four dwarf. -- Jujuble

Darned sneaky scrivener!  He only taught me one skill! -- Dolby Klee

Our congratulations to Spalding. -- the Sand Dancers

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

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

SAM GOODY was dealt death by TALL SHARO-SKA in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CANON was murdered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SPALDING demolished GEORGE JETSON in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
VORGAN TEN TALH was devastated by HONG KONG PHOOEY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LARIS TYL ZORA overpowered STREET SWEEPER in a 2 minute mismatched match.
JUJUBLE was devastated by SANDMAN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
DOLBY KLEE was savagely defeated by BENTLEY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
MERCEDES was overcome by MILKSHAKE in a action packed 6 minute beginner's melee.
FASE won victory over KIRSSARINA in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
MINI slaughtered SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  16 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 358 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         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GEORGE JETSON 4071          5   1  2   80 HANNA BARBARIANS (504)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LARIS TYL ZORA 4097        10   1  0   63 SAND DANCERS (251)
LUNGING ATTACK   VORGAN TEN TALH 4093        8   4  0   39 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 MERCEDES 4105.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAM GOODY 4009, LARIS 
TYL ZORA 4097, SANDMAN 2896, BENTLEY 4102, HONG KONG PHOOEY 4072, MINI 4112, DOLBY 
KLEE 4103, FASE 4111, KIRSSARINA 4114, and CANON 4098.

The least popular fighter this week was MILKSHAKE 4110.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JUJUBLE 4044, VORGAN TEN TALH 4093, GEORGE JETSON 4071, CANON 4098, 
KIRSSARINA 4114, FASE 4111, DOLBY KLEE 4103, MINI 4112, HONG KONG PHOOEY 4072, and 
BENTLEY 4102.

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

SPALDING (74-4004) CORPS (346)