DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2007    Duedate: 03/07/2007

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-355

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMURAI
I AM SAM (267)
(75-3119) [10-2-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMURAI                        POSITION IS EMPTY
I AM SAM (267)                 
(75-3119) [10-2-0,91]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     DONAL PINES
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3196) [13-22-0,61]         (75-3194) [17-21-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           42
2. I AM SAM (267)              27      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)    1      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (288)                 0
5. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)      -12      KINGS OF JUDAH (122)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    384 193  9 66.6   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    10  3 0
 2/ 2 I AM SAM (267)            53  30  2 63.9   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         4  8 0
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        650 %1045 20 38.3   3/ 4 I AM SAM (267)            3  2 0
 4/ 5 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  12  23  1 34.3   4/ 3 WEAPONS I WON'T US (284)  1  5 0
 5- 6*ERRATA (288)               0   1  0  0.0   5- 6*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.

Tidbits from Slugbait..................
Our team verses results (not in order)
10-3-12-16-20-13-10     3- 4-0
11-11-14-21-9-3-15     15-10-1
18-19-7-4-19-12-5      13- 4-1
15-16-11-8-20-9-5      11- 1-0
17-13-14-17-10-6-7     10- 2-0
All five @ 51-21-0?  Hmmmmmmmmm.

     Slugbait

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  SAND DANCERS posted a nice gain, to come in 
2nd.  Everybody loves a winner...  MANAGER MUSINGS had cause to celebrate, after 
SOULTAKER got 21 points by beating SHIZARAN BLACKHEART.  In JADE MOUNTAIN, nothing is 
permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, SAMURAI.  Word has 
it one team in JADE MOUNTAIN is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent 
to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are JADE MOUNTAIN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the 
noble eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of IN COLD BLOOD, 
alone and unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of MANAGER 
MUSINGS, so did that sorry team shy from IN COLD BLOOD Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, DONAL PINES is the 
most challenged warrior.  Willing to win at any cost is GARTH, who challenged DONAL 
PINES, 15 points junior.  Our sympathies, DONAL PINES!  I thought GARTH showed great 
skill and promise when he was bested by DONAL PINES.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid JADE MOUNTAIN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMURAI 3119                 10   2  0    91       I AM SAM (267)

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                  
 DONAL PINES 3194             17  21  1    89       SAND DANCERS (67)
 VERN 3186                    15  11  1    84       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SAMOSET 3043                 10   6  0    84       I AM SAM (267)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              8  17  1    75       SAND DANCERS (67)
 GARTH 3246                   11   2  0    72       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SLUGBAIT 3245                10   3  0    69       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196              13  22  0    61       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARQUE 3185                  14   4  1    56       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207               11  17  1    54       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SOULTAKER 3253                4   4  0    49       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 MAUL 3230                     5  10  0    43       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)
 GREATSWORD 3231               6   9  1    41       WEAPONS I WON'T USE (284)

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

Donal!  Oh, no!  I like seeing you available for the title fights.  I do! -- Slugbait

Samoset -- Well, I got a charge out of that one. -- Garth

Ulra -- I was at my best!  Finally! -- Vern

Greatsword -- My last four have been matchups with you?  I think I like that. --
Darque

I won again, Boss.  See? -- Soultaker The Anchor

That's what I'm talkin' about!  5-0!  My management skills are seen in full force. --
FTF Manager

Samurai -- Lots of people want to test themselves against the Rock.  Too bad you
aren't one of the ones that breaks on it. -- Short Rock

Slugbait -- Actually, I've found that a lot of rock salt in the cellar is effective.
-- Donal Pines

Vern -- Not TODAY.  I have a headache. -- Ulra t'Ssar

Maul -- Good.  I won't, either. -- Sernillan

Soultaker -- Dream on. -- Short Rock

Ed. -- Flour tortillas on which people have been creative with salsa and cheese.
     As for chicken, yep, unless you get free-range (no barb wire!), it's just
textured animal protein. -- Donal Pines
P.S.  I don't like to clean chickens at ALL, mind you, but if you have to do it, and
you find a lot of embryonic eggs inside and stuff, and the fat is yellow, well, the
odds are better.  The evens are still bland, but the odds are rather tasty.

     Are they...oddly tasty? -- 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....

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

GARTH was viciously subdued by DONAL PINES in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
SLUGBAIT was vanquished by SAMURAI in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
VERN was luckily beaten by KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 2 minute expert's fight.
SAMOSET devastated SHORT ROCK in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
ULRA T'SSAR devastated TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DARQUE luckily beat MAUL in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
SERNILLAN unbelievably bested GREATSWORD in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
SOULTAKER vanquished SHIZARAN BLACKHEART 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       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 355 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAMURAI 3119               10   2  0   91 I AM SAM (267)
PARRY-STRIKE     VERN 3186                  15  11  1   84 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMOSET 3043               10   6  0   84 I AM SAM (267)
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 11   2  0   72 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   DARQUE 3185                14   4  1   56 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 DONAL PINES 3194.  The ten other most popular fighters were VERN 3186, GREATSWORD 
3231, SAMOSET 3043, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, DARQUE 3185, MAUL 3230, SERNILLAN 3207, SAMURAI 
3119, GARTH 3246, and SLUGBAIT 3245.

The least popular fighter this week was SOULTAKER 3253.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHORT ROCK 3196, SLUGBAIT 3245, GARTH 3246, SAMURAI 3119, SERNILLAN 
3207, MAUL 3230, DARQUE 3185, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, SAMOSET 3043, and GREATSWORD 3231.