DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2007    Duedate: 02/07/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-353

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLUGBAIT
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3245) [9-2-0,74]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLUGBAIT                       POSITION IS EMPTY
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          
(75-3245) [9-2-0,74]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     SHORT ROCK
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3196) [13-20-0,60]         (75-3196) [13-20-0,60]

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. WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)   20      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)            3      Unchartered Team
4. DARKSTALKER2 (280)           0
5. IN COLD BLOOD (215)          0      ORKOGRE CASTLE (3)

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  2 0
 2/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    377 190  9 66.5   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         4  8 0
 3/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            50  29  2 63.3   3/ 4 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  3  3 0
 4- 4 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       61  39  1 61.0   4- 6*DARKSTALKER2 (280)        1  0 0
 5/ 7 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  12  19  1 38.7   5- 2 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       1  3 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        646 %1041 20 38.3   6/ 5 I AM SAM (267)            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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for MAUL, who pummelled SERNILLAN, to pocket 18 points.  
A certain someone saw GILA at The Green Axe with the shakes, and now it fails to show 
up to defend its throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be a greater victory?  
SLUGBAIT has taken his place as the top, as JADE MOUNTAIN's new Duelmaster.  Word has 
it one team in JADE MOUNTAIN is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of SAND DANCERS, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, MANAGER MUSINGS scurried away from SAND DANCERS.  
Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, SHORT ROCK is the most challenged warrior.  Willing to win 
at any cost is DARQUE, who challenged GREATSWORD, 8 points junior.  Our sympathies, 
GREATSWORD!  I thought DARQUE showed great skill and promise when she overcame 
GREATSWORD.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Admittedly Death waits for no one, but me thinks SAMURAI of I AM SAM (8-1-0) 
is being sent off a little prematurely.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in JADE MOUNTAIN is the highlight of my life.  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 JADE MOUNTAIN?  On 
that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUGBAIT 3245                 9   2  0    74       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GILA 2331                     8   2  0    89       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
-VERN 3186                    14  10  1    88       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)
 DONAL PINES 3194             16  20  1    69       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GARTH 3246                   10   1  0    68       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-BUSHMASTER 2327              11  12  0    67       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196              13  20  0    60       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              7  16  1    59       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HORNY TOAD 2783               7   3  0    54       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 DARQUE 3185                  12   4  1    50       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207                9  17  1    45       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MAUL 3230                     5   8  0    43       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 GREATSWORD 3231               6   7  1    41       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREGOICA 3203                2   0  0    33       DARKSTALKER2 (280)
-TOKAY 3126                    3   2  0    29       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOULTAKER 3253                2   4  0    22       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SAMURAI 3119           8  2 0 I AM SAM 267          TREEMASTER 19         353 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tokay -- I may drink you in cold blood to begin with, but by the time you've been
around for a few minutes, you warm ME right up, whatever your own state. -- Sernillan
P.S.  Good thing you're not female.  That would be off-putting.

Gila -- Wonderful!  Go for it.  Write a column.  All that stuff. -- Donal Pines

Soultaker -- Guess you don't get mine, hmm?  Of course, you couldn't do THAT kind of
stuff here, not in Lirith Kai.  We don't allow it. -- Short Rock

Oh, god, the lawyer.  I hate lawyers. -- Ulra T'ssar

Vern -- Uh...good.  I'm glad you have something to be proud of. -- Ulra T'ssar

Ed. -- (skeptical look)  Depends on what its appointed role IS, doesn't it?  If the
said role is "food," no.  If it's "repulsive substance designed to put people off
'health food'," yes. -- Donal Pines

     Ah, but it IS food, in much the same way raw chicken is food.  Neither is good
     in their base state, but they're marvelous blank canvasses to which to add
     flavours. -- Ed.

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....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMURAI was butchered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GARTH unbelievably bested SHORT ROCK in a action packed 4 minute Challenge battle.
DARQUE defeated GREATSWORD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
DONAL PINES was overpowered by SLUGBAIT in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ULRA T'SSAR was bested by CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute brawl.
SERNILLAN lost to MAUL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 353 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SLUGBAIT 3245               9   2  0   74 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 10   1  0   68 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                12   4  1   50 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
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 SHORT ROCK 3196.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREATSWORD 3231, MAUL 
3230, GARTH 3246, SLUGBAIT 3245, DARQUE 3185, SAMURAI 3119, SERNILLAN 3207, DONAL 
PINES 3194, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ULRA T'SSAR 3224.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DONAL PINES 3194, SERNILLAN 3207, SAMURAI 3119, DARQUE 3185, 
SLUGBAIT 3245, GARTH 3246, MAUL 3230, GREATSWORD 3231, SHORT ROCK 3196, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PRONGS (75-3139) HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)