DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2007    Duedate: 09/03/2007

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ULTORINO
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5244) [19-27-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULTORINO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5244) [19-27-1,100]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       NEWLIN
BLUE MOON (381)                CRIMSON DEATH (471)
(9-5244) [19-27-1,100]         (9-5119) [7-8-2,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         50
2. DARK WARDS (451)            17      DARK WARDS (451)
3. DSM4 (239)                  15      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              0
5. BREWERS (489)                0      HOLY WAR (392)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*BREWERS (489)              9   3  0 75.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  5 0
 2/ 3 DARK WARDS (451)          77  53  2 59.2   2/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)          6  1 0
 3/ 0 DSM4 (239)               366 290 26 55.8   3/ 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       6  4 0
 4/ 4 FANGS (469)               26  29  3 47.3   4/ 5 FANGS (469)               2  4 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          503 641 15 44.0   5- 4*BREWERS (489)             1  0 0
 6/ 6 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       30  42  5 41.7   6/ 0 DSM4 (239)                1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  TRAKE DARROWS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BLUETTE and was awarded 25 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DULGIN put down BLEU BONET, 
causing her to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of ULTORINO, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZUKAL 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  BLUE MOON is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding BLUE MOON.  Indeed it was DARK WARDS.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUKAL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTORINO 5244                19  27  1   100       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUJAH 5000                   9   0  0    97       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCISOR 5185                 11   7  1    75       FANGS (469)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 4946               11   8  0    63       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLU JON 5308                 11  16  1    62       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOREADOR 4948                12  10  1    56       DARK WARDS (451)
-DD 5295                       4   0  0    55       BREWERS (489)
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            3   0  0    52       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-VENTRIIE 4987                 9   3  0    46       DARK WARDS (451)
 DULGIN 5122                   4  10  0    45       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DENTINE 5099                  8  12  1    42       FANGS (469)
-BILL HALL 5294                3   1  0    41       BREWERS (489)
 BLUETTE 5328                 10  10  0    40       BLUE MOON (381)
 GANGREL 4999                  8   2  0    40       DARK WARDS (451)
 NEWLIN 5119                   7   8  2    40       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLINDORA 5118                 4  10  1    33       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DEBARROWS 5121                5  10  0    27       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLEU BONET 5356               4   5  0    25       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
-EL CABALLO 5296               2   1  0    21       BREWERS (489)
-DEPRESSION 5193               1   0  0    20       DSM4 (239)
 MUNCHAUSEN 5176               1   1  0    16       DSM4 (239)
-TOURETTE 5194                 1   0  0    15       DSM4 (239)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)
-CAVEMAN 5293                  0   1  0     7       BREWERS (489)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUBELLE 5355          2  4 1 BLUE MOON 381         GLINDORA 5118         572         
DARE 5120              7  4 2 CRIMSON DEATH 471     INCISOR 5185          571 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Incisor, Duelmaster. -- Dark Wards

But, I'm coming after you................. -- Brujah

Dentine -- I was quite impressed with how you did that.  Salute. -- Ventriie

Khalhums Dwarf -- You fool; you are no match for me. -- Brujah

Incisor -- Well, damn.  Bite me. -- Ultorino
P.S.  You could at least have sent me to the Infirmary for several days of bedrest.
Then I'd have an excuse when Blotto tried to drag me off again.

They tell me the Ambitious Guard is a worthy fellow, and I take their word for it.
After all, being a guard might not be all that much like being a gladiator, when you
come down to it.  But if his ambition is to be a better GUARD, what the HECK is he
doing in the arena?  Or is it a punishment for letting his ambition get the better of
his (probably limited) judgment? -- Blu Jon the annoyed
P.S.  Not even ONE skill.

The Fratsfa Slave would be more convincing in his role if he were Fratsfan.  In fact,
that might actually be fun:  carving up one of those tall, supercilous blonds...
yeah! -- Bluette
P.S.  Mind you, I don't object to carving up a tall, sneering Karnhorn, either.

I think Bluette and I should get this "Fratsfa Slave" into a dark alley and make him
wish he was in Fratsfa being a slave.  The NERVE of him, to make snide (and yes,
Bluette, sneering, you're correct) remarks to me in the first five seconds!  I carved
him GOOD, and I'd like to do it AGAIN.  Maybe a double orchidectomy. -- Bleu Bonet

Dark Wards -- It'll be along eventually.  I did finally send it in, but the Evil
Inputter refused to input the wretch because I didn't pick a style.  Like this lunk
would be good at any style?  Oh, well, there's a chance for it to achieve mediocrity,
with effort. -- Jorja

27 July 2007
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                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **
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                        *************************************

Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return
to STORMCROWE!  Join us in DM-45 for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II.

WHEN

*The actions begins TURN-263 (due approximately November 27, 2007)

WHERE

*STORMCROWE (DM 45)

HOW LONG

*13 Turns (Turns 263-275)

TEAMS

*Teams will consist of two (2) managers.  No more, no less.  Only one team allowed
per manager.  Violators will be disqualified from the competition.  Old teams and new
teams are welcome to join the competition.  Once the contest has begun (TURN 263)
managers MAY NOT exchange teams or partners.

SCORING

In the tradition of the Slaughterhouse, scoring will be simple and straight-forward.
Victory and achievements will be rewarded while defeats will be mocked and ridiculed.

+3 Win
+2 Kill (in addition to +3 Win for a total of +5)
+5 Team on the Move (Top Gainer(s) Only)
+3 Turn's Most Popular
+3 Turn's Least Popular
+5 Current Top Team (begins 3rd turn of contest)

SPECIAL SCORING CONSIDERATIONS

*Fights against teammates garner NO POINTS.

*Fights against Judith's team (Northern Lights), Arena Stand Bys and the Dark Arena
garner NO POINTS (this includes DA kills).

*Tourney participation is allowed (even encouraged), but NO POINTS will be given for
success in those endeavors.

*NO POINTS will be awarded for DM, Popularity Leader, Chartered Recognition Leader,
Top Chartered Team, Stylemasters, Top Unchartered Team, and Unchartered Recognition
Leader.  Every effort has been made to insure scoring neither benefits established
teams nor new teams.

ENTRY

Entry into the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse is easy:

*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.

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.

TIE-BREAKERS

In the unlikely event of a tie, pre-contest established tie-breakers will be
consulted to determine a winner.  The tie-breaking criteria are known to the
Moderator and RSI.  They will not be made public knowledge to avoid any exploitation.

MODERATOR

Master Darque will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Slaughterhouse II.  As
such, all his decisions are final.  Any rules inquiries should be directed to him.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Master Darque can be reached by Diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428) or you may email
him at the following address:  rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.  Be sure to put
STORMCROWE in the Subject line of your Email so it can be easily spotted if sent to
his Spam folder.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INCISOR was devastated by ULTORINO in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BRUJAH demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
NOSFERATU overpowered GLINDORA in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
BLU JON devastated DENTINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUETTE was demolished by TRAKE DARROWS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GANGREL outwaited DEBARROWS in a 7 minute bloody fight.
BLEU BONET was overpowered by DULGIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NEWLIN savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
MUNCHAUSEN vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   2 -  0      87  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  11 -  3      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 575 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BRUJAH 5000                 9   0  0   97 DARK WARDS (451)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       INCISOR 5185               11   7  1   75 FANGS (469)
TOTAL PARRY      NOSFERATU 4946             11   8  0   63 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRAKE DARROWS 5357          3   0  0   52 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999                8   2  0   40 DARK WARDS (451)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULTORINO 5244.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NEWLIN 5119.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULTORINO 5244, GANGREL 
4999, DEBARROWS 5121, BRUJAH 5000, NOSFERATU 4946, GLINDORA 5118, BLU JON 5308, TRAKE 
DARROWS 5357, MUNCHAUSEN 5176, and INCISOR 5185.

The least popular fighter this week was BLEU BONET 5356.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUETTE 5328, DENTINE 5099, DULGIN 5122, INCISOR 5185, MUNCHAUSEN 5176, 
TRAKE DARROWS 5357, BLU JON 5308, GLINDORA 5118, NOSFERATU 4946, and BRUJAH 5000.