DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/08/2007    Duedate: 02/21/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-354

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLUGBAIT
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3245) [10-2-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VERN                           TIGHT
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          ERRATA (288)
(75-3186) [15-10-1,91]         (75-3261) [0-1-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     GREATSWORD
SAND DANCERS (67)              WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
(75-3196) [13-21-0,60]         (75-3231) [6-8-1,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       40
2. ERRATA (288)                 7      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)            4      Unchartered Team
4. I AM SAM (267)               2
5. IN COLD BLOOD (215)          0      ERRATA (288)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    382 190  9 66.8   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    11  1 0
 2/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            51  30  2 63.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         4  8 0
 3- 4 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       61  39  1 61.0   3/ 3 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  2  4 0
 4/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        647 %1044 20 38.3   4/ 6 I AM SAM (267)            1  2 0
 5/ 5 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  12  21  1 36.4   5- 5 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       1  3 0
 6/ 0*ERRATA (288)               0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*ERRATA (288)              0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am Slugbait.  I am a lunger.  I fight for the Manager Musing Team, directed by
FTF Manager.  I like to win.
     My real life alter-ego is Dr. Patrick Myers, and I live in Chicago, IL.  I am a
medical doctor and a DM addict.  I am doing research looking for a cure for the DM
addiction.  I do not expect to conclude my findings in this lifetime.
     Slugbait, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, JADE MOUNTAIN may be getting bland, as SLUGBAIT stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  IN COLD 
BLOOD, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was MANAGER MUSINGS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
SAMOSET was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to GARTH of 
MANAGER MUSINGS for challenging up by 18 to SAMOSET.  GARTH won to get 85 points of 
recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of JADE MOUNTAIN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUGBAIT 3245                10   2  0    84       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
 VERN 3186                    15  10  1    91       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GILA 2331                     8   2  0    89       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 GARTH 3246                   11   1  0    85       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SAMOSET 3043                  9   6  0    78       I AM SAM (267)
 DONAL PINES 3194             16  21  1    70       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SAMURAI 3119                  9   2  0    70       I AM SAM (267)
-BUSHMASTER 2327              11  12  0    67       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196              13  21  0    60       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              7  17  1    57       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARQUE 3185                  13   4  1    54       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-HORNY TOAD 2783               7   3  0    54       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 SERNILLAN 3207               10  17  1    50       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GREATSWORD 3231               6   8  1    43       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 MAUL 3230                     5   9  0    40       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOKAY 3126                    3   2  0    29       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 SOULTAKER 3253                3   4  0    28       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGHT 3261                    0   1  0     7       ERRATA (288)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Short Rock -- Oh, I want YOURS, all right! -- Soultaker

Yeah, but I got Short Rock's THIS time.  Eh? -- Garth

Donal Pines -- That was a fine fight.  Either of us deserved the win.  Salute. --
Slugbait

Greatsword -- Live by the sword , die by the sword.  I am glad my name is not
Shortsword.  I suspect you are also. -- Darque

Not bad, Team.  I am willing to accept a 3-0.  Good, but not perfect! -- FTF Manager

Garth -- You're a WHAT?  That seems so...inappropriate, somehow.  It quite threw me
off my stroke. -- Short Rock

Slugbait -- You really like to see me sweat to stay clear of the title, don't you? --
Donal Pines

The whole IDEA of fighting a standby is to WIN, right?  And as employees of the
Commission, the standbys should be going ALONG with that, right?  Then what the HECK
was Mondinor doing? -- Ulra T'ssar the outraged

Maul -- Well...uh, good.  I'm glad you didn't.  I wouldn't like to be hit with one of
those, either. -- Sernillan

Samurai -- What happened? -- all the Sand Dancers

Ed. -- You want to paint with food, fine, paint on tofu with my good will.  Just
don't SERVE it to me.  That is not the kind of canvas I eat. -- Donal Pines
P.S.  Actually, I prefer that my food START with some flavor.  Bland is not my middle
name.

     What kind of canvas DO you eat? -- Ed.
     P.S.  What about chicken?  The stuff that gets sold as chicken is pretty darned
     bland, I think.

Our congratulations to Prongs. -- 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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GARTH unbelievably bested SAMOSET in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
SAMURAI demolished SHORT ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SLUGBAIT overpowered DONAL PINES in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
VERN overpowered ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DARQUE unbelievably bested GREATSWORD in a action packed 5 minute gory brawl.
SERNILLAN unbelievably bested MAUL in a 2 minute bloody match.
SOULTAKER handily defeated LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIGHT was vanquished by TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SLUGBAIT 3245              10   2  0   84 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     VERN 3186                  15  10  1   91 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 11   1  0   85 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
AIMED BLOW       SAMURAI 3119                9   2  0   70 I AM SAM (267)
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                13   4  1   54 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 GREATSWORD 3231.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAMOSET 3043, GARTH 
3246, DARQUE 3185, MAUL 3230, SLUGBAIT 3245, SERNILLAN 3207, SAMURAI 3119, VERN 3186, 
SOULTAKER 3253, and SHORT ROCK 3196.

The least popular fighter this week was TIGHT 3261.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULRA T'SSAR 3224, DONAL PINES 3194, SHORT ROCK 3196, SOULTAKER 3253, 
VERN 3186, SAMURAI 3119, SERNILLAN 3207, SLUGBAIT 3245, MAUL 3230, and DARQUE 3185.

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

PRONGS (75-3139) HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)