DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLU JON
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5308) [16-17-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLU JON                        POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5308) [16-17-1,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUETTE                        BLUETTE
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5328) [14-12-0,60]          (9-5328) [14-12-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK WARDS (451)            26
2. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         22      DARK WARDS (451)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             13      Unchartered Team
4. FANGS (469)                  7
                                       THE GUARDIANS (244)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          85  55  3 60.7   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 2
 2/ 2 FANGS (469)               35  32  3 52.2   2/ 2 FANGS (469)               5  1 0
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          522 651 18 44.5   3/ 3 DARK WARDS (451)          3  0 0
 4/ 4 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       35  60  5 36.8   4/ 4 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       3  5 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 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 580): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 574): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 575): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 573): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 566): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 562): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 560): DUCK CREEK HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 514): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 256): SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 419): ROEKFORT SIMS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 377): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 373): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 467): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 580): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 574): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 575): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 573): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 566): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): DEATH'S DISCIPLES (Lord of Death, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 562): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 560): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 514): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 441): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 428): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 419): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 377): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 373): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 467): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): MORRIGAN of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
                          S'TOU of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
               (turn 550): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
                (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZUKAL. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for NOSFERATU, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing VETERAN 
MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was MORAVIA MAUVE, who dropped 5 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with PERSISTENT BEGGAR.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but 
bloody knuckles was BLUE MOON's BLU JON, who was turned away from the Duelmastership 
by INCISOR.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming 
at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that FANGS was most avoided 
team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of FANGS' warriors, I'm not 
surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause DARK 
WARDS beats feet every time FANGS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, 
but if challenges were votes, BLUETTE would be president.  Although it may be a 
contest she doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  For those of you who missed it, Death 
showed up, grabbed NEWLIN by the ear and took her away to a place where she won't 
need a coat.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very 
important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLU JON 5308                 16  17  1    94       BLUE MOON (381)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 4946               13  10  0    85       DARK WARDS (451)
 GANGREL 4999                 11   2  0    68       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOREADOR 4948                14  10  2    64       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLEU BONET 5356               8   7  2    61       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUETTE 5328                 14  12  0    60       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENTINE 5099                 13  13  1    53       FANGS (469)
 DEBARROWS 5121                8  12  0    49       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-VENTRIIE 4987                 9   3  0    46       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLINDORA 5118                 6  13  1    32       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            3   5  0    29       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 BLUJACK 5364                  1   0  1    14       BLUE MOON (381)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            3   2  0    11       BLUE MOON (381)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
-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?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      BLUJACK 5364          581  NONE
DULGIN 5122             4 13 0 CRIMSON DEATH 471    TOREADOR 4948         578   
NEWLIN 5119             7 13 2 CRIMSON DEATH 471    BLEU BONET 5356       581   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hmmm.  So the Dark Wards were missing last round.  So???  Did you miss us? -- The
Dark Wards

Incisor -- Take the title, see if I care. -- Ultorino, through with all this
gladiating stuff

Somehow I always figured a Roving Demon would be tougher.  Oh, well. -- Blu Jon

Dentine -- Well, I always knew you were meant to be chewed on.  So I did. -- Bluette

Wow!  I defeated the Dangerous Criminal! -- Bleu Bonet
P.S.  Guess that means I should avoid alleys for a while, hmm?

This Thief is pathetic. -- Moravia Mauve

Only five fights?  THAT is pathetic. -- Jorja

Lord Protector Incisor -- I can't think of anything to offer a dental appliance,
which, as a golem, must surely be the proper description?  Do you actually care
whether you get a departure gift?  I could offer, perhaps, a wrist chronograph,
guaranteed reliable on sunny days if you stand very still facing south. --
Arenamaster Zrof One-Eye

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

GANGREL unbelievably bested BLUETTE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
INCISOR narrowly defeated BLU JON in a 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
NOSFERATU overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 6 minute mismatched duel.
NEWLIN was savagely slain by BLEU BONET in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
DEBARROWS vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DENTINE beat TRAKE DARROWS in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
GLINDORA defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 3 minute melee.
MORAVIA MAUVE lost to PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
BLUJACK slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 581 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  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NOSFERATU 4946             13  10  0   85 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               11   2  0   68 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLEU BONET 5356             8   7  2   61 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLUETTE 5328.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLUETTE 5328.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOSFERATU 4946, MORAVIA 
MAUVE 5363, GANGREL 4999, BLEU BONET 5356, DEBARROWS 5121, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, BLU 
JON 5308, DENTINE 5099, GLINDORA 5118, and NEWLIN 5119.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUJACK 5364.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NEWLIN 5119, GLINDORA 5118, DENTINE 5099, BLU JON 5308, TRAKE DARROWS 
5357, DEBARROWS 5121, BLEU BONET 5356, GANGREL 4999, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, and 
NOSFERATU 4946.

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

INCISOR (9-5185) FANGS (469)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOUNCY BOTTOM 4393 (115-67-4)          1  4  0         UNRELATED            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
T. ZER 5011 (42-20-3)                  2  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRUJAH 5000 (10-0-0)                   0  2  0         DARK WARDS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VENTRIIE 4987 (9-3-0)                  5  3  0         DARK WARDS           
NEWLIN 5119 (7-12-2)                   1  3  0         CRIMSON DEATH        
DEBARROWS 5121 (7-12-0)                0  2  0         CRIMSON DEATH        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRAKE DARROWS 5357 (3-4-0)             1  3  0         CRIMSON DEATH        
SILVER BULLET 5334 (3-0-0)             0  2  0         BEERBARIANS          

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DJEEN 1620 (20-31-2)                   1  3  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZANADU 4781 (4-4-1)                    1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHAMAHAMADI 5166 (4-1-0)               7  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II   
DARE 5120 (7-4-2)                      5  3  0         CRIMSON DEATH        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ISHII 5210 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II