DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/13/2007    Duedate: 11/26/2007

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PANTHER
TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
(4-3554) [21-4-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PANTHER                        POSITION IS EMPTY
TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)        
(4-3554) [21-4-0,104]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   CHALLORN
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [7-4-0,48]            (4-6402) [3-2-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           32
2. THE WALL (367)              12      THE WALL (367)
3. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)    -74      Unchartered Team

                                       ILLFANG PACT (272)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WALL (367)            39  20  0 66.1   1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  10  4 2
 2/ 2 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  143  87 14 62.2   2/ 2 THE WALL (367)            8  1 0
 3/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115)        463 679 26 40.5   3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 466): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 591): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 586): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 590): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 588): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 582): PERSEA QUELL of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 573): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 547): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 537): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 240): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): ROCKSOCK of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 192): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465): THE CUTICLE DANCE of DON'T ASK (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 466): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 591): OUR HIGHEST HONORS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 586): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 590): KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 588): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 582): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 573): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 547): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 537): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 240): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 192): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): LARRY KING of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                            COMICUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                (turn 582): ZIMA of LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
                           LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): INDENTURED OARSMAN of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            SOUND THE VANILLA! of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): ROCKSOCK of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 523): CELLIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, PETE MASTIFF fought DANGEROUS 
CRIMINAL and gained 14 points and contributed to DOGS OF WAR's 3-2-0.  MIA2 has lost 
to VENOMOUS VIXEN, falling 28 points, while helping make TANKS FOR NOTHIN' a 2-3-1 
turn.  This turn M1A1 Dark Arena Challenged BANDIT PRINCE in what was JHELUM's Title 
bout.  Defending his title for another turn, M1A1 kept DARK ARENA's warrior, BANDIT 
PRINCE, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  
Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the DOGS OF WAR stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided DOGS OF WAR stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was TANKS FOR 
NOTHIN'.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE WALL's 
warrior TEACHER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  M1A1 must have surprised TANKS FOR 
NOTHIN' this turn, after they sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't 
hold him!  TANKS FOR NOTHIN' made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as 
they sent LEOPARD, with a record of 17-3-0, to LEOPARD death.  Farewell, hers.  This 
is not good to see.  Why pray tell has LEOPARD been sent to the Dark Arena by TANKS 
FOR NOTHIN'?  And why with a 17-3-0 record??  A brave warrior does not carry a red 
shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in JHELUM, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANTHER 3554                 21   4  0   104       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEACHER 3940                 13   2  0    84       THE WALL (367)
 MIA2 3553                    19   7  2    80       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 MERKAVA 1839                 16  21  2    77       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PROSTITUTE 3938           6   9  0    55       THE WALL (367)
 THE JUDGE 3939               10   5  0    49       THE WALL (367)
 PETE MASTIFF 6387             7   4  0    48       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLORN 6402                 3   2  0    32       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LEONIDAS 6382                 6   9  0    27       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSEPH 6407                   2   0  0    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CROOK 6408                    2   0  0    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LEOPARD 6363           17  4 0 TANKS FOR NOTHIN 171 SHEWISH GIANT         588  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Prostitute -- Hey, listen, I'm a dog.  We don't do things like that. -- Pete
Mastiff
P.S.  And it leaves us a lot happier and healthier, too, let me tell you.  You won't
see dogs getting stressed out about stuff like that.
P.P.S.  Of course, if I catch you in an alley some night, or ANYTIME near my property
line, I'll rip your throat out.  Just so you know.

The Judge -- Just because I like things orderly doesn't mean I subscribe to a
complete book of laws.  Too picayune for me.  All those little details that should
properly be left to the individual conscience. -- Leonidas
P.S.  What, you figure with fewer laws, we'll have sudden massive outbreaks of bad
behavior?  Worse than now, I mean?  It isn't like people who are going to commit
crimes are all that deterred, is it?

A Convicted Thief.  I'm so thrilled. -- Challorn
P.S.  And he's got a secret admirer.  Whoopee.

Fat lot of good the secret admirer did him.  He nearly died anyway. -- Joseph

What?  The SAME Convicted Thief that two of my teammates already fought?  This is
almost funny. -- Crook
P.S.  This time, he required several days' bedrest.  I'm not surprised.

M1A1 and Leopard -- So, you're leaving.  Lord Ildarwin says that people who are
leaving have no need for local lands.  "Local lands," he says, "assuming there are
any available, are for people who are going to stay and take care of them."  "The
'Lands for Lord Protectors' scheme," he says, "is all part of a plot of the Lady
Greywand's to gain complete control over every inch of Alastari."  He did say,
however, that if you really want local lands, you can negotiate terms with his agent,
Lord Morhaln.  Be forewarned, Lord Morhaln is the one who gets sent out to negotiate
treaties with people, and he drives hard bargains.  Also, that he is NOT sympathetic
to the idea of absentee landlords.  Let me know if you want me to set up a meeting.
-- Arenamaster Nahrmin

23 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO 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 December 4, 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).

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

M1A1 viciously butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LEOPARD was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a action packed 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
PANTHER outlasted M. CHARDINEE in a 11 minute Title duel.
MIA2 was devastated by VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TEACHER luckily beat MERKAVA in a 2 minute bloody match.
THE JUDGE bested CHALLORN in a exciting 2 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
PETE MASTIFF bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute competition.
THE PROSTITUTE handily defeated LEONIDAS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CROOK vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOSEPH vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  4      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 588 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PANTHER 3554               21   4  0  104 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIA2 3553                  19   7  2   80 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE MASTIFF 6387           7   4  0   48 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PETE MASTIFF 6387.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHALLORN 6402.  The ten other most popular fighters were MERKAVA 1839, PETE 
MASTIFF 6387, TEACHER 3940, THE JUDGE 3939, THE PROSTITUTE 3938, JOSEPH 6407, CROOK 
6408, MIA2 3553, LEONIDAS 6382, and PANTHER 3554.

The least popular fighter this week was PANTHER 3554.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEONIDAS 6382, MIA2 3553, CROOK 6408, JOSEPH 6407, THE PROSTITUTE 3938, 
THE JUDGE 3939, TEACHER 3940, PETE MASTIFF 6387, MERKAVA 1839, and CHALLORN 6402.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ULTIMATE PAIN (4-5774) LUROCIANS Z2 (555)

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

M1A1 (4-2734) TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
LEOPARD (4-6363) TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LAZAR WOLF 1169 (201-129-3)            4  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
CUNNING FOX 3906 (207-89-3)            3  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOATING SWISS 4461 (80-65-4)          5  3  0         THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER  

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AZREAL ELS III 4482 (26-22-2)          0  2  0         EASTERN HORDE        
VAGABOND 6049 (34-22-1)                0  2  0         SEA DOGS             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAGIC JOHNSON 5904 (21-22-1)           3  3  0         PURPLE AND GOLD      
CHASM OF IGNORANCE 4186 (40-34-0)      2  3  0         UTOPIA RELIGIOSO     
DEAD HARE 3288 (32-0-1)                2  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
FORK BALL 6244 (31-7-0)                1  3  0         F BALLS              
MICHAEL COOPER 5943 (27-15-1)          0  2  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2  

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOOT BALL 6305 (22-3-1)                0  2  0         F BALLS              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ULTIMATE PAIN 5774 (12-3-0)            9  3  0         LUROCIANS Z2         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHITE THUNDER 6040 (7-4-0)             3  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
M1A1 2734 (21-9-3)                     1  3  0         TANKS FOR NOTHIN'    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEOPARD 6363 (17-3-0)                  5  3  0         TANKS FOR NOTHIN'    
CADDYSHACK 5338 (2-0-0)                0  2  0         FUNNY AS HELL        
FOOS BALL 6366 (6-0-1)                 0  2  0         F BALLS              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THRMIN 6340 (0-0-0)                    6  3  0         VISION QUEST         
NOK NOK 6372 (0-0-0)                   3  3  1         HALF(LING) HEROES    
FIRE BALL 6386 (0-0-0)                 0  2  0         F BALLS              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FUZZ BALL 6404 (0-0-0)                 9  3  0         F BALLS              
FUR BALL 6398 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         F BALLS              
PIEOS 6399 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         VISION QUEST         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HUSBAND 5561 (18-11-5)                 2  2  0  DEAD   DIFFERENT HATS       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARVEY 3826 (3-4-0)                    5  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      
GRANT 1697 (13-12-1)                   4  3  0         TANKS FOR NOTHIN'    

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLETCH 5335 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         FUNNY AS HELL        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PIANIST 6059 (2-2-0)                   2  3  0         DIFFERENT HATS