Date   : 08/17/2007    Duedate: 08/30/2007


DM-11    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors


MR. B.
(11-6249) [11-4-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. B.                         SHOTGUN GANDHI
MANIC MARVELS (456)            ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
(11-6249) [11-4-0,121]         (11-6760) [4-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUMPIN'                        HORSEFLY
(11-6704) [17-23-2,104]        (11-6860) [8-13-0,62]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLORIFIC (511)             31
2. THE JOKER'S WILD (599)      28      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)    25      Unchartered Team
4. SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)    22
5. BULLDOGS (157)              16      ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)   5   1  0 83.3   1/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)           9  1 0
 2/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          321 170 12 65.4   2/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       9  6 0
 3/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1054 619 35 63.0   3/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)            8  7 0
 4/ 3 MANIC MARVELS (456)      106  67  2 61.3   4/ 5 MANIC MARVELS (456)       7  5 0
 5/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           941 716 29 56.8   5- 1 NEVERWAKE (508)           5  1 0
 6- 6*VOLTRON (589)             19  16  2 54.3   6/ 3 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        5  5 1
 7- 7 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        89  76  7 53.9   7/ 6 IMMORTALS (85)            5 10 0
 8/ 8 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       740 691 26 51.7   8/ 9 ANIMAL FARM (510)         4  5 0
 9/ 9 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 173 179  8 49.1   9/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  3  3 0
10/11 IMMORTALS (85)           850 946 65 47.3  10/ 0*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  2  0 0
11/12 ELFQUEST (515)           277 328 12 45.8  11/ 0*THE JOKER'S WILD (599)    2  3 0
12-13 MILITANT LEGION (586)     27  33  3 45.0  12-10 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        2  3 0
13-14 NEVERWAKE (508)          114 140 15 44.9  13- 8*VOLTRON (589)             2  3 0
14/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    319 417 17 43.3  14/11 ELFQUEST (515)            1  5 0
15/ 0*THE JOKER'S WILD (599)     2   3  0 40.0  15-16 MILITANT LEGION (586)     0  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/16 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      324 574  8 36.1  16/12 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     0  3 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[ Shadows of Aruak #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Aruak City Arena, night:

     Tankesh sat uncomfortably in the pavilion overlooking the arena.  There had been
a day when the Dark Arena had faked death in Andoria to allow the poor unfortunate
souls to retire in peace.  And now today, even the regular fights were bloody, and it
showed in the visceral reactions of the crowd.  With the breakdown of magic in Ghea
and the establishment of a new magical order, the world had turned on its head.
Those events had unleashed so much chaos, that King Mickeal had his hands full just
trying to administer the kingdom, let alone defend it and solve all its problems.
One of those was Khaldren.  And that's why Tankesh was here, watching as the Dark
Arena fights began, beside a seductive, yet cunningly manipulative, and possibly evil
woman.  The King was weak in many ways, but not in his friends, and it was Tankesh's
job to help take down Khaldren.  If it meant dealing with...whoever this woman was,
who seemed to be his enemy as well, then so be it.
     Tankesh watched as the Arenamaster signaled for the fight to begin.  His
'companion' grinned at the sight of Devellan Jara giving the signal.  He filed that
tidbit of thought away with his broken knowledge that something had happened to or
with the Arenamaster just before he'd....
     A gentle hand touched his.  "You can call me...Fleur."  Tankesh's mind tickled
with the notion that she paused as if she'd had to consider her name.  "Now, I have
some information for you."  SHE drew her chair closer to his.  HE tried not to spy
down her blouse.  It was difficult, and she had a faint scent, like vanilla and
cinnamon, that was alluring.  "Khaldren is fueling the chaos in Aruak through the
arena.  See the crowd?" she asked, looking away from him briefly to survey the
rotunda end to end, and gesturing delicately.  "They thrive on carnage, more than
ever, because their minds have been warped.  Every death fuels a device, a device
powered by blood magic, that twists their minds and taints their magical blood.  The
weaker willed the Aruaki, the more the device is capable of inflicting them with its
curse...a curse that they can pass on."  She looked him in the eyes, then surveyed
his body briefly.  Tankesh did the same, but blinked.  Fleur continued.  "It is
spreading throughout the city.  Find this device, and you find the means to lift the
     Tankesh scoffed slightly.  The arena was huge, and he knew how small magical
devices could be.  "Where do I start?" he asked.  The crowd roared suddenly, and it
did not die down.  The patrons, the 'cursed' patrons, were ecstatic with visceral
joy, some even attacking each other.  Tankesh and Fleur looked down at the sands and
saw that Wurm Kin had decapitated his latest foe.
     "Him," Fleur answered.  "Wurm Kin is the only person I know who is a lackey of
Khaldren.  Start there, and work your way into his organization until you get the
information...needed to find the device."
     Tankesh's elven eyes narrowed as he surveyed Wurm Kin.
     "Watch out with him though.  THIS particular Wurm Kin has more to his name than
just...panache.  I will keep in touch and give you a way to contact me.  When you
learn its location, tell me."
     "Why?"  Tankesh asked, turning on Fleur.  "Why can only you destroy it?  And why
can't YOU find it?"  He paused.  "And why are YOU so interested in this?"
     "I can not find it because it is shielded by magic.  And I do not have..." she
leaned closer, "your talents, investigative or...otherwise.  And only _I_ can destroy
it because none of your 'friends' will understand its magic."  Tankesh flashed her a
look.  He knew deep inside what that really meant.  She wasn't as feeble as she
seemed, nor untainted.  This 'Fleur' had a dark side that was darker then he
realized.  "Lastly," she interrupted, "I have a keen dislike of Khaldren and his
goals..."  Fleur leaned closer, her lips brushing Tankesh's.  "And I am interested in
this because I have a keen _like_ of something..." her hand reached inside his thigh.
     Tankesh raised an eyebrow with more than a passing interest.

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Aruak City:

     Fandil was reluctant to move on from the doorway where Adie had disappeared.  It
seemed like abandoning her, even though there was nothing he could DO there, and he
might find some way to act and help if he continued.  Plus there was the job he was
supposed to be doing.  Because Adie had disappeared did not lessen the importance of
the job:  the blood magic focus had to be deactivated, destroyed if possible.  He
wished that Cho hadn't stayed behind in Point.
     Ah, but if wishes were horses, all beggars would ride.  Better to deal with what
was real here.  That he was inside the arena and alone.  Perhaps Khaldren or his
lieutenants thought all the danger to them must come from Adie, because her fiery
personality made her the most visible.  He would show them that age and cunning had
its uses, too.  Fandil flexed the fingers of his free hand, transferred his staff to
that hand, and flexed the fingers of his other hand; ready to work.  He extended his
magical senses along the corridor and as far into the adjoining spaces as he could.
     No people within his range, which meant nobody close enough to be a problem.
Nobody here in the sub-cellar of the arena, nobody near the stairhead to the next
level up.  No...people.  But he sensed a mind, at the least an awareness.  Perhaps a
golem.  On this level, ahead and to his right by thirty yards or so.
     That would be a place to start.

     Adie waited for her hidden opponent to make a move, and it did nothing.  Foolish
of it.  She could be preparing a spell that would blast all hostile presences into--
No, she couldn't.  She suddenly recognized the configuration of forces and intentions
confronting her:  it was the blood-magic collector or some part of it.  The device
she had come here to destroy.  But if she formed a spell here and now, the collector
would simply absorb the energy.  She dared take no magical action in the presence of
this thing.  And for physical action, she needed a physical enemy, and preferably a
little light to see him by.
     Laughter, and a man's voice.  "You are more cautious than I was led to expect.
Perhaps you will survive after all.  That would be...pleasing.  You are well-formed,
and for a woman, intelligent.  I have been alone long enough, I think."
     In the darkness, something closed around Adie's wrist.  Perhaps a man's hand.
Perhaps...not.  It had no warmth of flesh, did not quite feel like fingers as it drew
her "forward."  She held back her immediate impulse to fight against it.  She could
do nothing standing here in the blackness, and this contact might take her to a place
where she could act.
     "Am I in communication with Great Khaldren himself, then?" she asked.
     "In communication with," the voice repeated.  "Yes, that is well put.  "And yes,
I am Khaldren.  None other could bespeak you here.  Certainly not that old fool you
left behind!"
     "Where is 'here'?"
     "No particular place, at the moment, but I will have you brought to my citadel.
My current, temporary, citadel, as I shall have a much more suitable place created
for me once I finish this business between myself and the Madwoman Sheila of the
     "Oh, yes, unquestionably.  She's been insane for centuries, you know, but she
used to hide it better.  Since the Eyes of the Isle failed, she has become...
careless.  Or perhaps she no longer realizes that her mind is going."  His voice
became thoughtful, and Adie had a mental image of him leaning back in a chair, maybe
swirling a mouthful of brandy in a snifter, something casual, anyway.  "Age alone
would be enough to wear her down, even a pure elf grows tired in time, but the Grey
Wand is an active agent of Chaos.  She used to understand that danger and shield
herself, but no longer.  I could simply wait until the Wand has destroyed her
utterly, as it will if nothing is done.  But I have already waited...a long time.  I
am fundamentally not a patient man," Khaldren said, "and you would do well to
remember that."
     Adie was silent for several moments.  Khaldren's calm assumptions with regard to
Lady Sheila were stunning in the first place.  And then when she thought about
     Adie was half elven herself and knew many elves claimed that no one not of pure
descent could support the weight of memory that came with centuries of life.  They
were biased, of course, and they exaggerated, but...not completely.  And Sheila was
only a quarter elven, and more than centuries old.  Four or five thousand years,
according to the stories Adie had heard.  Oh, true, there WERE ways to deal with that
danger, if you recognized it in time.
     And the Grey Wand was undeniably a Chaos artifact.  Sheila kept it with her
always, actually carried it on her person.  If the shielding was insufficient--
     The outstretched hand by which she was being led touched something solid.
Stone.  Fitted stones, she could feel a joint between two blocks.  "I seem to have
arrived somewhere now," she said, "so now you can tell me where that is."
     "A poor replacement for the golden towers of Elinar," Khaldren said.  "I believe
you people call it Zorpunt."

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARUAK CITY brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, NEVERWAKE, since 
COLORIFIC took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, 
VOLTRON, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 5 in the 
rankings?  SCARLET KNIGHTS II turned their 2-0-0 turn into a 9th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm 
impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, MANIC MARVELS, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
DICKY V GOES POSTAL win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FLEA BAG 
beat WALK THE LINE and WALK THE LINE lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due 
to absence, and inability to defend the throne, ONEWOLF has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as MR. B. takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  The Victory Tavern, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where 
do they get this stuff?  From ARUAK CITY's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  VOLTRON was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like BULLDOGS avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully 
impressed, HORSEFLY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, 
sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS for 
challenging up by 20 to AIRK ARCSTONE.  MAN'S BEST FRIEND won to get 106 points of 
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Gee, IMMORTALS, ain't it past due for sending LON 
BRADDOCK Dark Arena?  What took ol' '9-11-1' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  Not that 
I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see BROWN NOSE and COLORIFIC at The 
Victory Tavern tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over SELIA STORM.  We're 
all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that 
     There's got to be a better place in ARUAK CITY to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of ARUAK CITY.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. B. 6249                  11   4  0   121       MANIC MARVELS (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONEWOLF 5505                 28   4  0   141       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-VIOLET VULTURE 6612          19   4  0   115       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777     15   6  1   115       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-JACKHAMMER 6613              14   7  4   112       NEVERWAKE (508)
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694       25  10  1   106       BULLDOGS (157)
 JUMPIN' 6704                 17  23  2   104       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 GOLDEN GLOW 6803             21   7  0   102       COLORIFIC (511)
-FARSHOT 6713                 12   7  0   101       NEVERWAKE (508)
-SLEDGE 6917                   9   3  2    95       NEVERWAKE (508)
-DAWNING DANIKA 6866          10   5  0    91       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627          15  13  0    86       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528          14  16  1    85       IMMORTALS (85)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706             18  22  1    84       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 FLEA BAG 6804                20  11  0    81       BULLDOGS (157)
 KORO CLOUD 6618              14  35  0    79       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SARAYA STEEL 6545            12  16  0    75       IMMORTALS (85)
 JOHNNY ASH 6912               8   4  0    75       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-SMUSH 6916                    5   0  0    74       NEVERWAKE (508)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            16  24  0    72       ELFQUEST (515)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           15  25  0    72       ELFQUEST (515)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SMASH 6553              12  15  1    65       IMMORTALS (85)
 SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           4   0  0    63       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 PONY 6820                    14  15  0    62       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 HORSEFLY 6860                 8  13  0    62       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  9  31  2    60       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 DOMINGO 6313                 13   5  0    59       MANIC MARVELS (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROWN NOSE 6939               3   0  0    47       COLORIFIC (511)
 BARK 6915                     8   5  0    46       BULLDOGS (157)
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872      11   6  0    45       BULLDOGS (157)
-BARRICADE 6819                9   1  0    40       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 SAFFRON SKUNK 6910            5   4  0    38       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JOE THE SPLICE 6938           5   5  0    36       IMMORTALS (85)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YELLOW LION 6841              5   2  0    33       VOLTRON (589)
 JON FLUTE 6922                5   9  0    32       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BLACK EYE 6946                4   1  0    32       COLORIFIC (511)
-BLUE LION 6842                3   4  0    29       VOLTRON (589)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              7   7  0    28       COLORIFIC (511)
 SELIA STORM 6953              5   2  2    25       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN LION 6843               6   1  0    23       VOLTRON (589)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             2   0  0    23       COLORIFIC (511)
 DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      1   0  0    17       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
-SLAG 6947                     2   2  0    15       NEVERWAKE (508)
-RED LION 6875                 2   4  0    13       VOLTRON (589)
 PAIR-O-SEVENS 6992            1   0  0    13       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)
 WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942         3   2  1    12       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964             2   0  0    12       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SAMANTHA 6724                 2   4  0    11       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-SORTIE 6966                   0   1  0     9       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 SPADE FLUSH 6991              1   0  0     8       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)
 FILET MIGNON 6981             2   1  0     7       BULLDOGS (157)
 BRANN MUFFIN 6986             1   0  0     5       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-FINAL SOLUTION 6965           0   1  0     5       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 5 ACES 6990                   0   1  0     1       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 3 KINGS 6993                  0   1  0     1       THE JOKER'S WILD (599)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PINK EYE 6911          2  4 1 COLORIFIC 511         SELIA STORM 6953      570 JUST REV
TWO-S0PEAR 6700       15 21 0 ELFQUEST 515          MAN'S BEST FRIEN 6694 570 NOT REVE
LON BRADDOCK 6617      9 12 1 IMMORTALS 85          WURM KIN 495          574 NONE    
FOLD 6989              0  1 0 THE JOKER'S WILD 599  BANDIT PRINCE 493     574 NONE    
DA KILLER 6994         0  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      BLACK ORC 488         574 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Onewolf -- Congratulations to you and Doc.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog
Inn.  (Yes, you can bring him along.) -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Dunsen -- Whose mirror are you using to talk, anyway? -- Us Bulldog fans

Dartor -- Glad to hear it.  The competition to 1000 wins has been interesting and
takes longevity, as well as, winning.  As I understand it, there are three members of
the club:
     Technogeek (DM46)
     Doc Steele (DM18)
     Mino       (DM20/11) -Consortium-
I am hoping that I can join that club, but my brother Lenpro in DM30 will probably
beat me there. -- Kennelworth

Farshot -- Yick!  My avoid did not trap you.  Next time I will use a spider's web. --
Flea Bag

Selia -- Well, then, I guess I can say that my bark was worse than your bite.
Touche'. -- Bark

Mr. B. -- Will you quit that?  You are supposed to pet me. -- Man's Best Friend

Blue Lion -- Me heap big lion tamer.  How! -- Chief Sitting Bull

Convicted Thief -- You shouldn't have tried for my beef.  You shouldn't have. --
Filet Mignon

Ahoy me mates!  Gratters ta yon Champeen Onewolf.

Mr. B -- Thank you very much.  I am glad you like my first name.  I like yours, too.
Mr. is a great first name for a B. -- Magenta Maggot

Khalhums Dwarf -- Tell the commission not to send a boy to do a man's job. -- Violet

One-Eye -- I like the color of your team.  I liked the win, too. -- Magenta Maggot

Saraya -- You got the best of me.  I salute you. -- Saffron Skunk (who stunk up the

Sortie -- Ya wanna beat me, ya gotta do some slinkin' around.  (wink) -- Lilac Lizard

Convicted Assassin, Persistent Beggar....  Doesn't anyone want to fight us any more?
Chicken, pluck, pluck! -- Golden Glow & Yellow Fever, Proud Colorifics

Red Lion -- Get with it little kitty.  Meow. -- Brown Nose, Proud Colorific (and
winner, of course)

4-1?  Not perfect?  Whatsamatter with you Colorifics? -- Purple People Eater, Proud
Colorific Manager
P.S.  Where is that little ugly loud-mouthed dwarf when it's dinner time?

Dang, we went from ruling the arena to rebuilding a team and being low on the totem
pole. -- Kaelen Thunderheart

Onewolf -- Congratulations...again!  You drink, right?  There's free ones at the
Bulldog Inn waiting for you. -- Kaelen

Colorific -- Gotta rib ya for Tankesh...you, avoiding Voltron!  LOL!  Are you making
a color joke or something? -- Kaelen

Scratch one Tidnab Prince! -- Donald Dunsen

Dang, I didn't think I'd be graduating!  This sucks.  I guess I'll go see if I can
scratch off another DA villain like Donald (who had a wicked fight!) -- Airk

Sledge -- Ooo...wow!  What a fight!  Ooo...OW!  What brutal learns.  I've never
missed a chance to suck good skills!  The gods were on your side, it's the only
explanation. -- Johnny Ash

Kennelworth -- Thank you K-Dawg!  I have been the best Rekip Tankesh or Adie has ever
managed, drocer wise.  And the best setirovaf and giftedness too!  We miss Adie, and
now Tankesh.  She stopped in and left.  He disappeared.  What to do...!?! -- Donald
P.S.  Man's Best Friend, thank you too.  My gninniw took lots of management.  I
wasn't born great.
P.P.S.  Well, I guess many would argue otherwise.

Krill Yrlavac -- Thank you!  I hoped I was as gniniatretne as I was long lived and
successful! -- Donald Dunsen

All -- You all enjoying our Tankesh spots? -- Tuft Tuggers

Pony -- Boy, what a big surprise, you kicked me up one side and down the other. --

Joe -- You were a lot tougher than I thought, good fight! -- Samantha

Man's Best Friend -- What a surprise, man was I getting tired.  The DM Gods were with
me! -- Mr. B.

Domingo -- Ah, who was that masked man?  Good try, but I'm glad you lost.  Prevented
ME from losing, after all, and I'm supposed to be making an attempt to win here. --

Bark -- WILL you stop that infernal noise?  I've thrown every boot in the house at
you, and the next thing coming out the window will be the chamber pot. -- Selia Storm

Blue Smash -- Wow, another win!  This is GREAT.  Thanks a lot. -- Koro Cloud

Lon Braddock -- Just as a matter of curiosity, what makes you immortal?  I'm not
denying your worthiness, just inquiring as to its basis. -- Horsefly

Green Lion -- Does your hair actually grow that color, or is it dyed?  Inquiring
minds and all that.  It's unusual but not...really bad. -- Jon Flute

Johnny Ash -- I've never known a cat to get up at ALL unless it was darned good and
ready. -- Pony

Domingo -- This is true. -- Horsefly

Our congratulations to Airk Arcstone. -- Krill Cavalry

Filet Mignon -- Of course not!  That was the Dangerous Criminal. -- A poor
misunderstood Convicted Thief

27 July 2007
                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **

Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return


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




*13 Turns (Turns 263-275)


*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.


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)


*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 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.


*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.


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.


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.


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

LON BRADDOCK was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FOLD was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA KILLER was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
BROWN NOSE overpowered SELIA STORM in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND unbelievably bested AIRK ARCSTONE in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
FLEA BAG outwaited WALK THE LINE in a unpopular 18 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
BARK was savagely defeated by HORSEFLY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CHIEF SITTING BULL overcame JOE THE SPLICE in a 4 minute Challenge melee.
GOLDEN GLOW won victory over SARAYA STEEL in a 3 minute expert's duel.
MR. B. overpowered DELIA'S GONE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
JUMPIN' overpowered JOHNNY ASH in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
KORO CLOUD beat BLUE SMASH in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
DIRK DARKBLADE demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WOLFBROTHER devastated PONY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ONE-EYE was unbelievably bested by DOMINGO in a 4 minute bloody mismatched bout.
SHOTGUN GANDHI overpowered SAFFRON SKUNK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JON FLUTE devastated WHEAT WILDEBEAST in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SAMANTHA was overpowered by BLACK EYE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LILAC LIZARD bested 5 ACES in a 5 minute novice's fight.
FILET MIGNON was savagely defeated by DICKY V GOES POSTAL in a 17 minute bout.
SPADE FLUSH defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
PAIR-O-SEVENS devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
3 KINGS lost to BRANN MUFFIN in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -   5 -  2      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  19 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       59 -  46 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  56 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  35 -  1      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  27 -  2      31  |

Turn 574 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         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MR. B. 6249                11   4  0  121 MANIC MARVELS (456)
TOTAL PARRY      MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694     25  10  1  106 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-STRIKE     JOHNNY ASH 6912             8   4  0   75 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   BROWN NOSE 6939             3   0  0   47 COLORIFIC (511)
AIMED BLOW       SAFFRON SKUNK 6910          5   4  0   38 ANIMAL FARM (510)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUMPIN' 6704.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HORSEFLY 6860.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOE THE SPLICE 6938, 5 
ACES 6990, MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694, BLUE SMASH 6553, ONE-EYE 6711, DA KILLER 6994, 
BROWN NOSE 6939, MR. B. 6249, JUMPIN' 6704, and KORO CLOUD 6618.

The least popular fighter this week was FLEA BAG 6804.  The other ten least popular 
PONY 6820, and DELIA'S GONE 6707.

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