DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRUJAH
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-5000) [10-0-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRUJAH                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK WARDS (451)               
(9-5000) [10-0-0,110]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULTORINO                       ULTORINO
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5244) [20-28-1,92]          (9-5244) [20-28-1,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             27
2. DARK WARDS (451)            13      DARK WARDS (451)
3. DSM4 (239)                   0      Unchartered Team
4. FANGS (469)                 -1
5. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         -4      DARK CIRCLE (294)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          80  54  2 59.7   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  5 0
 2- 2 DSM4 (239)               366 290 26 55.8   2/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)          6  1 0
 3/ 3 FANGS (469)               29  30  3 49.2   3/ 4 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       5 10 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          509 644 15 44.1   4/ 3 FANGS (469)               3  3 0
 5/ 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       32  50  5 39.0   5- 5 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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 576): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 576): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION
                            (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): BEAUFORT of ROSE NOBLES (Chancellor, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 571): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 569): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): VAIDISAIVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 562): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 556): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 510): KURESSA D'GEN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): PARLEN QUIR of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 369): SUN WEI LO of DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 358): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 463): JOE SCHMOE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 576): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 571): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): TAHAHN HAH (Mr. Humlae, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 562): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 510): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 369): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 463): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          LARS of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                          BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CULANN COONTZ of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ZUKAL needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for MORAVIA 
MAUVE?  BLUE MOON's proud of her after beating CONVICTED THIEF and getting 9 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  TRAKE DARROWS got smashed by CAPTURED ORC, and lost 
8 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all ZUKAL.  
He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) BRUJAH thinks his 10-0-0 and 
studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a 
tear I saw in BRUJAH's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't INCISOR fit 
to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask 
me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of BLUE MOON must be getting lonely.  They were the 
most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what DARK 
WARDS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from BLUE MOON, 
that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUJAH 5000                  10   0  0   110       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTORINO 5244                20  28  1    92       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCISOR 5185                 12   8  1    88       FANGS (469)
 BLU JON 5308                 13  16  1    76       BLUE MOON (381)
 NOSFERATU 4946               12   9  0    72       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOREADOR 4948                13  10  1    62       DARK WARDS (451)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUETTE 5328                 12  10  0    52       BLUE MOON (381)
 DENTINE 5099                 10  12  1    49       FANGS (469)
-VENTRIIE 4987                 9   3  0    46       DARK WARDS (451)
-GANGREL 4999                  8   2  0    40       DARK WARDS (451)
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            3   2  0    39       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DULGIN 5122                   4  12  0    35       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 GLINDORA 5118                 5  11  1    34       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWLIN 5119                   7  10  2    33       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DEBARROWS 5121                6  11  0    32       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEU BONET 5356               4   7  0    21       BLUE MOON (381)
-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)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            1   0  0     9       BLUE MOON (381)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Glindora -- Thank you.  I WAS watching for Trake.  Perhaps he should have been
watching for me?  I enjoyed his challenge and, of course, my win. -- Nosferatu

Newlin -- I enjoyed our dance of Crimson.  I am pleased there was no death in store
for you.  The win was a boost! -- Toreador

Incisor -- Enjoy your time at the top.  I am being very, very careful of political
points. -- Brujah

Dulgin -- I thought you lacked polish, you being dull and all.  So I was just
(innocent look) trying to rub you with sand to buff you up.  Honest! -- Blu Jon
P.S.  That old Zrof One-Eye is such a party-poop!  We could've had fun rolling around
in the sand.
P.P.S.  Don't you sometimes feel like taking an axe to the fans when they start
yelling?  I tell you, it makes me understand axe murderers.

Glindora -- You probably need to go back to Oz.  This just doesn't seem to be working
out for you. -- Bluette
P.S.  I've heard that if you get red shoes (sequins are good) and, um, tap dance?  Or
something like that, but tap dancing sounds right, and chant a mantra about how great
your home is (assuming that's where you want to go, otherwise, I suppose you should
chant about a different place that you DID want to go), and it'll happen.  At least,
that's what they SAY.  I've never tried it, myself.

Incisor -- I hope the Tooth Fairy comes and CARRIES YOU AWAY.  You are such a
NUISANCE.  Especially now that you've gotten it into gear and are beating me all the
time, instead of the other way around.  I didn't mind beating you. -- Ultorino
P.S.  The way things are going now, I'll be lucky if I don't end up in an adventure.
Well, I probably WILL end up in one, sooner or later, but if I'm really LUCKY, it'll
be something mild, like going out for a loaf of bread after dark and getting mugged
in an alley.

Trake Darrows -- I noticed.  I was concentrating too hard on teaching and not enough
on winning.  I'm working on that. -- Bluette

Brujah -- I am not so easily killed. -- Alourisienelle, part time Concubine, part
time Assassin

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

BRUJAH devastated INCISOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
NOSFERATU slimly lost to ULTORINO in a exciting 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
BLU JON defeated ROVING DEMON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody duel.
TRAKE DARROWS was narrowly defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BLUETTE devastated NEWLIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DULGIN was bested by DENTINE in a 2 minute match.
GLINDORA bested BLEU BONET in a 2 minute competition.
DEBARROWS overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MORAVIA MAUVE won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BRUJAH 5000                10   0  0  110 DARK WARDS (451)
AIMED BLOW       INCISOR 5185               12   8  1   88 FANGS (469)
TOTAL PARRY      NOSFERATU 4946             12   9  0   72 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUETTE 5328               12  10  0   52 BLUE MOON (381)
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 ULTORINO 5244.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOSFERATU 4946, BRUJAH 
5000, BLU JON 5308, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, DENTINE 5099, GLINDORA 5118, MORAVIA MAUVE 
5363, BLUETTE 5328, DULGIN 5122, and BLEU BONET 5356.

The least popular fighter this week was NEWLIN 5119.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INCISOR 5185, DEBARROWS 5121, BLEU BONET 5356, DULGIN 5122, BLUETTE 
5328, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, GLINDORA 5118, DENTINE 5099, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, and BLU 
JON 5308.