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.