DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2006    Duedate: 01/10/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-351

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONAL PINES
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3194) [16-18-1,72]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONAL PINES                    STREGOICA
SAND DANCERS (67)              DARKSTALKER2 (280)
(75-3194) [16-18-1,72]         (75-3203) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     GREATSWORD
SAND DANCERS (67)              WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
(75-3196) [12-19-0,55]         (75-3231) [6-5-1,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       23
2. DARKSTALKER2 (280)          14      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        0      Unchartered Team
4. IN COLD BLOOD (215)          0
5. I AM SAM (267)               0      DARKSTALKER2 (280)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DARKSTALKER2 (280)         2   0  0  100   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     8  3 0
 2/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    371 189  9 66.3   2- 2 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       7  3 0
 3- 3 I AM SAM (267)            50  28  2 64.1   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         4  8 0
 4- 4 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       60  36  1 62.5   4/ 5*DARKSTALKER2 (280)        1  0 0
 5- 5*MY CARTOONS (285)          1   1  0 50.0   5- 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     1  1 0
 6- 6 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    134 137 12 49.4   6- 4 I AM SAM (267)            1  3 0
 7/ 7 SAND DANCERS (67)        643 %1036 20 38.3   7/ 8 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  1  5 0
 8/ 8 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  10  17  1 37.0   8- 7*MY CARTOONS (285)         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

     Hail and well met warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SOULTAKER caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TALK-TO-DEATH and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, STREGOICA 
put down MAUL, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Due to 
its absence and inability to defend the throne, FRILLED DRAGON has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of DONAL PINES, for with his arena 
victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer 
has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  
Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JADE MOUNTAIN.  JADE MOUNTAIN, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is PARANOID ASYLUM, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of MANAGER MUSINGS last week.  Busy avoiding PARANOID ASYLUM?  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  ULRA T'SSAR take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in JADE MOUNTAIN.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     The girls are as pretty in JADE MOUNTAIN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 DONAL PINES 3194             16  18  1    72       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155               10   2  0   102       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUSHMASTER 2327              11  11  0    87       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
-SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)
-GILA 2331                     7   2  0    82       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
-SAMURAI 3119                  8   1  0    76       I AM SAM (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERN 3186                    13  10  1    66       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-SLUGBAIT 3245                 8   2  0    58       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-HORNY TOAD 2783               7   2  0    58       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196              12  19  0    55       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GARTH 3246                    8   1  0    54       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              6  15  1    50       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SERNILLAN 3207                8  16  1    41       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GREATSWORD 3231               6   5  1    41       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
-DARQUE 3185                  10   4  1    38       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-CORINTHIAN 3195               3   2  0    36       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREGOICA 3203                2   0  0    33       DARKSTALKER2 (280)
-TOKAY 3126                    3   1  0    32       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 SOULTAKER 3253                2   3  0    24       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUL 3230                     3   8  0    17       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
-LIFER 3250                    2   0  0    17       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-GRAPE APE 3235                1   1  0     8       MY CARTOONS (285)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Happy New Year! -- FTF Manager & Manager Musings

Gila -- I don't see how anyone living in southern Arizona can have cold blood.  Just
not possible. -- Short Rock

Samurai -- For some reason, Jorja has you marked down as dead.  I'm glad you're not,
though I wouldn't have minded winning or at least learning something. -- Donal Pines

Tokay -- Like the wine?  THAT isn't cold-blooded, so you can just forget it! -- Ulra
T'ssar

Horny Toad -- Darned skill-hog. -- Sernillan

Our congratulations to the Frilled Dragon, who is finally leaving.  It's been a long
time coming, hasn't it? -- the Sand Dancers

Ed. -- Actually, I think it was probably glue. -- Donal Pines

     You definitely can't make glue out of tofu.  For that you need horses.  For
     glue, that is. -- Ed.

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

ULRA T'SSAR was devastated by VERN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DONAL PINES viciously subdued GARTH in a 2 minute brutal uneven Title battle.
SHORT ROCK was overpowered by TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SERNILLAN was bested by GREATSWORD in a 2 minute fight.
MAUL was overpowered by STREGOICA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOULTAKER devastated TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 351 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     VERN 3186                  13  10  1   66 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                  8   1  0   54 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
STRIKING ATTACK  GREATSWORD 3231             6   5  1   41 WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHORT ROCK 3196.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GREATSWORD 3231.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONAL PINES 3194, VERN 
3186, STREGOICA 3203, SOULTAKER 3253, GARTH 3246, SERNILLAN 3207, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, 
SHORT ROCK 3196, MAUL 3230, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MAUL 3230.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHORT ROCK 3196, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, SERNILLAN 3207, GARTH 3246, 
SOULTAKER 3253, STREGOICA 3203, VERN 3186, DONAL PINES 3194, GREATSWORD 3231, and  0.

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

FRILLED DRAGON (75-2329) IN COLD BLOOD (215)