DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/18/2007    Duedate: 10/01/2007

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEOPARD
TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
(4-6363) [16-3-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEOPARD                        TELL ME A LIE
TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)        BAD PINOCCHIO (596)
(4-6363) [16-3-0,119]          (4-6360) [2-2-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOWARD                         PETE MASTIFF
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6289) [27-23-1,105]         (4-6387) [6-1-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HALF(LING) HEROES (597)     43
2. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)     29      THE WALL (367)
3. THE WALL (367)              20      Unchartered Team
4. DOGS OF WAR (115)           19
5. F BALLS (523)               15      HALF(LING) HEROES (597)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HALF(LING) HEROES (597)    3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  14  1 2
 2/ 1 THE WALL (367)            30  17  0 63.8   2/ 4 F BALLS (523)             6  2 1
 3/ 2 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  130  82 12 61.3   3/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         6  9 0
 4/ 3 F BALLS (523)            114  90  9 55.9   4/ 3 THE WALL (367)            4  6 0
 5/ 0*BAD PINOCCHIO (596)        5   4  0 55.6   5/ 0*HALF(LING) HEROES (597)   3  1 0
 6/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        454 668 26 40.5   6- 5*VISION QUEST (278)        0  3 0
 7- 5*VISION QUEST (278)         9  17  0 34.6   7/ 0*BAD PINOCCHIO (596)       0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Web of Death ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Who would have taken Foos Ball as a cultist?  He who had been Challon and then
Challost shrugged mentally.  Maybe the Ball was just a catspaw of the cult.  Not that
it mattered.  Here he was, dead.  Again.
     Now what?
     He blinked.  Ah.  Following the chain of logic, it must mean that:  he had eyes,
the eyes were almost certainly in a body, the body was capable of at least that much
movement, therefore, he was probably alive.  Again.  Was this good or bad?  Did it
matter?  He couldn't do anything about it.  He'd already made the basic decision when
he died the first time:  live and struggle with whatever was going on.
     The demon's voice floated out of the darkness around him.  "Back with us again.
You will become an 'old hand' at this, though I would recommend not repeating the
effect too often.  Ahringol gets...testy."
     "This wasn't MY idea, I would rather have stayed alive," Challon protested.
     "No doubt.  Come, time you were up.  You need to get the new body moving as
quickly as possible."
     Hands that gripped like vices shifted him, placing his feet on the--on a floor.
Or something.  Guided him...somewhere.  A chair under him, a table in front of him
(with food on it), a lamp.  He remembered the lamp.
     "What do you remember?" Nestor Khan demanded.  "You must have stumbled across
something important, to be killed so quickly."

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 579): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 583): LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 586): GRUNT 31 of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 578): QUIZNOS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): BLOOD THIRSTER of VOW TO DESTROY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): DARK SWEAT TREAT of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 212): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 461): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 579): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 462): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 583): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 586): KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 584): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 578): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 570): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 569): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 543): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 533): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 238): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 469): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 223): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 210): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 190): QUARTERFLASH (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 461) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            PRAESENTIUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): BIG BROTHER of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 582): GRETZKY of SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 520): QUICK DEAD HAMMER of KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 417): BALI DARRAS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHELUM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  A new guild, HALF(LING) HEROES, entered 
JHELUM with a clash this turn, showing off a 3-1-0 record.  Indeed, a worthy addition 
to the city guilds.  REGIS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, LEONIDAS put down FLAT BALL, causing him to 
lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has LEOPARD in the past 
laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill 
yet again.  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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHELUM "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  DOGS OF WAR is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of F BALLS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
HANNIBAL.  Watch your back!  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money on 
FOOS BALL.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this turn against 
HANNIBAL!  I must admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in this 
contest, FOOS BALL, defeated HANNIBAL to claim victory and recognition.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEOPARD 6363                 16   3  0   119       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD 6289                  27  23  1   105       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MIA2 3553                    16   6  2    97       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 MERKAVA 1839                 15  18  2    96       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M1A1 2734                    18   9  2    93       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANTHER 3554                 17   4  0    90       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 HANNIBAL 5715                18  33  1    88       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FOOS BALL 6366                5   0  1    83       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEACHER 3940                 10   1  0    50       THE WALL (367)
 PETE MASTIFF 6387             6   1  0    48       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 THE PROSTITUTE 3938           3   8  0    42       THE WALL (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOODEN BOY 6358               2   2  0    31       BAD PINOCCHIO (596)
 LEONIDAS 6382                 5   6  0    29       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 THE JUDGE 3939                7   4  0    25       THE WALL (367)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELL ME A LIE 6360            2   2  0    20       BAD PINOCCHIO (596)
 REGIS 6371                    1   0  0    15       HALF(LING) HEROES (597)
 BRIGEITIA 6369                1   0  0    13       HALF(LING) HEROES (597)
 TYRANTHAXUS 6368              1   0  0     7       HALF(LING) HEROES (597)
-PHRUST 3045                   1   2  0     5       VISION QUEST (278)
 FLAT BALL 6396                1   1  0     5       F BALLS (523)
-HALF-ASS 6357                 1   0  0     5       BAD PINOCCHIO (596)
 CHALLORN 6402                 0   1  0     1       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VETERAN MERCENARY 597  0  1 0   1                   MERKAVA 1839          584 NONE    
CHALLON 6304          11 28 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       MIA2 3553             580 NOT REVE
CHALLOST 6394          2  1 1 DOGS OF WAR 115       FOOS BALL 6366        583         
SHESTNI 6370           0  1 0 HALF(LING) HEROES 597 STONE GOLEM 606       584 NONE    
J.A. PINKERTON 6384    7  1 0 THE WALL 367          M1A1 2734             582         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Foot Ball -- You did laugh, I distinctly heard you.  First you kicked me, and then
you laughed, and then you kicked me again...it seemed like it would never end.  I
knew there was something basically wrong with the whole game-of-balls thing. --
Howard the bruised and disgruntled
P.S.  At least you're leaving.

Merkava -- (suspicious look)  My spies report that you have been associating with
cultists.  This is not good.  This is Bad. -- Hannibal
P.S.  Elephants hear everything, you know.  It's the big ears.

Foos Ball -- Damn. -- Ghost of Challost

The Judge -- Judge all you want, but there's something very decisive about a
mastiff's jaws, don't you think?  I will be glad to continue and repeat the
demonstration as needed.  All you have to do to bring it on is cross my property
line. -- Pete Mastiff, Territorial Defender

The Prostitute -- Gods, woman, go AWAY!  You'll bring the wrath of Lady Protector
Lysistrata down on me, and that, let me tell you, I can do without. -- Leonidas

6 September 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHESTNI was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FOOS BALL demolished HANNIBAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FLAT BALL was overpowered by LEONIDAS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
LEOPARD devastated HOWARD in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
MERKAVA savagely slew VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody competition.
M1A1 vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PANTHER outlasted M. CHARDINEE in a 9 minute brawl.
MIA2 handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PETE MASTIFF viciously subdued THE JUDGE in a action packed 3 minute gruesome duel.
TEACHER outlasted DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 7 minute duel.
TELL ME A LIE was overpowered by THE PROSTITUTE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TYRANTHAXUS overcame CHALLORN in a 1 minute novice's bout.
REGIS demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BRIGEITIA handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   2 -  1      87  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  18 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  11 -  1      21  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 584 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LEOPARD 6363               16   3  0  119 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                27  23  1  105 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIA2 3553                  16   6  2   97 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
WALL OF STEEL    M1A1 2734                  18   9  2   93 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
TOTAL PARRY      PANTHER 3554               17   4  0   90 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOS BALL 6366              5   0  1   83 F BALLS (523)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOWARD 6289.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PETE MASTIFF 6387.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHESTNI 6370, LEONIDAS 
6382, MIA2 3553, FOOS BALL 6366, LEOPARD 6363, MERKAVA 1839, M1A1 2734, THE 
PROSTITUTE 3938, TYRANTHAXUS 6368, and REGIS 6371.

The least popular fighter this week was TEACHER 3940.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PANTHER 3554, HOWARD 6289, FLAT BALL 6396, HANNIBAL 5715, CHALLORN 
6402, TELL ME A LIE 6360, THE JUDGE 3939, BRIGEITIA 6369, REGIS 6371, and TYRANTHAXUS 
6368.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOWARD (4-6289) DOGS OF WAR (115)