DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/08/2007    Duedate: 08/21/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BACARDI LIMON
BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
(12-5509) [8-3-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BACARDI LIMON                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACKED OUT ON... (560)        
(12-5509) [8-3-0,112]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HURRICANE                      SISTER Q
STEEL THUNDER (630)            CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6481) [13-19-0,107]        (12-6579) [9-5-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULTS-R-US (624)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              45
2. STEEL THUNDER (630)         44      BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
3. CULTS-R-US (624)            39      Unchartered Team
4. HIGH JINKS (584)             9
5. BLACKED OUT ON... (560)      2      ORGAUTH'S GUARDS (237)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   27  20  3 57.4   1/ 3 CULTS-R-US (624)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)         129  96  2 57.3   2/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 2
 3/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)         241 231 15 51.1   3/ 1 THE UNDEAD (136)          9  6 1
 4/ 4 THE UNDEAD (136)          35  35  2 50.0   4/ 6 STEEL THUNDER (630)       7  8 0
 5/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           %1133 %1152 89 49.6   5/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)          6  9 0
 6/ 6 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     40  44  0 47.6   6/ 4 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     5  7 0
 7/ 7 ICE AGE (639)             33  40  1 45.2   7/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 8/ 8 STEEL THUNDER (630)      122 178 11 40.7   8/ 9 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   3  3 0
 9/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)        466 795 13 37.0   9/ 8 ICE AGE (639)             2  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  THE UNDEAD?  Who?  CULTS-R-US is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Practice pays for HURRICANE, who pummelled KRANKYKARL, to 
pocket 21 points.  BONE YARD certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to KOOL-AID DRINKER and losing 18 points in the process!  Can you believe it?  
CROWN ROYAL apparently has better things to do as RIZTAB's Duelmaster than show up 
and fight!  Now I can't insult BACARDI LIMON, as he has gloriously dueled to the top. 
Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team 
in RIZTAB is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in RIZTAB avoid THE UNDEAD.  As a woman of good breeding scorns 
the "warriors" of STEEL THUNDER, so did that sorry team shy from THE UNDEAD Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
TARILISS is the most challenged warrior.  RAMPAGE challenged SPECTRE!  Who says STEEL 
THUNDER are just a bunch of wimps!  RAMPAGE of STEEL THUNDER kept his wits as he lost 
to SPECTRE.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACARDI LIMON 5509            8   3  0   112       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROWN ROYAL 5507              6   0  1   137       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 HURRICANE 6481               13  19  0   107       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 RANFNAGUD 6567               14   5  0   104       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEXTER 6524                  20   7  1    85       HIGH JINKS (584)
 KRANKYKARL 6406              20  16  1    83       HIGH JINKS (584)
 BIG SHRIMP 6561               9   5  0    77       ICE AGE (639)
 IRONSTORM 6483               17  14  1    74       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 BLAZE 6597                    7   3  0    73       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             15  10  1    71       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIM BEAM 5506                 5   5  0    64       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505         14  13  1    61       CULTS-R-US (624)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        12   9  0    60       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BULLHOG 6560                  8  12  1    60       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          15  12  0    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            10   8  0    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 GHOST 6606                    6   1  1    57       THE UNDEAD (136)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGROS 6565                    8  11  0    49       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611               5   2  0    46       DREAMERS (142)
 TARILISS 6527                 8  19  1    44       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SISTER Q 6579                 9   5  0    43       CULTS-R-US (624)
 JASPER 6566                   9  10  0    43       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 QUALIX 6564                   8  11  0    39       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 SKELETON 1040                 9   6  1    38       THE UNDEAD (136)
 BONE YARD 6609                5   2  0    38       THE UNDEAD (136)
 MADAM Y 6576                  8   7  0    36       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER ZEN 6602              6   3  0    33       CULTS-R-US (624)
 SPECTRE 6607                  6   1  0    31       THE UNDEAD (136)
 ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505           4   6  1    29       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARMENIDES 6599               3   6  0    27       DREAMERS (142)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508         4   6  1    19       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             3   5  0    19       ICE AGE (639)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                1   8  0    19       DREAMERS (142)
 VAMPYR 6608                   3   4  0    17       THE UNDEAD (136)
 TIANNARY 6612                 1   6  0    11       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CORIANELLE 6621               1   3  0     6       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-THE BEZERKER 6605             0   4  0     4       ICE AGE (639)
 RAMPAGE 6625                  0   3  0     3       STEEL THUNDER (630)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
3 WT - NO THANKS 6640  0  1 0 DREAMERS 142          HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 574 NONE    
ALL SIZE - NO TH 6639  0  1 0 DREAMERS 142          SPYMASTER TORRIC 495  574 NONE    
LOGJAM 6637            1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        GORASH THE ORC 493    574 NONE    
BAD CONSIQUENCES 6641  0  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 574 NONE    
BROTHER BASH 6577      3  2 1 ICE AGE 639           GHOST 6606            572         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Drat!  I sent Big Joe's Big Toe to the Dark Arena on a flash decision.  What
was I thinking? (that he was big and slow)  But he could have been some-body, he
could have been...a killer.  Ya, that's the word. -- Jondeaux

Ironstorm -- The fights not over till the last blow's struck, and mine was the
telling shot.  You've got "It" ...and you can keep it.  Ha! (CM) -- Krankykarl

Crown Royal -- You wear the big chair well.  Now let's see if consistency is in your
vocabulary. -- Dexter

Ranfnagud -- Ran...fffnn...nnagood.  You're a mouthful. -- Missy Mossy

Hurricane -- So, do we debate which of us is capable of causing more meteorological
distress?  I suspect that, carried to the limit, either of us can do the job of
proving how fragile "civilized amenities" truly are. -- Winter Shadows
P.s.  Three skills!  Wonderful.

Skeleton -- How does one tell the skeleton of a Kannar from that of a Harkene?  For
that matter, if you are "undead," and this means "not really alive," does that make
you a golem of sorts, too?  Inquiring minds are idly curious. -- Tariliss

Madam Y -- Your eye veil is terribly chic, but doesn't it impeded your vision,
especially your peripheral vision?  Perhaps you should remove it from your helmet and
save it for occassions outside the arena, eh? -- Sweet Betsey

Spectre -- (confused look)  I thought you were a manager?  Or else an illusion.  I
mean, I kept trying to hit you, and you kept not being there to be hit.  It was
frstrating.  I think I sprained my back with that wild attack. -- Tiannary

Parmenides -- Er, ah.  Um.  How about, "It was an act of courtesy to someone who has
been trying for quite a while and not winning"?  How about, "Owowow!"  I thought you
were asking me if I wanted ribbons, not if I wanted to be slashed to ribbons.  Ouch!
That was NOT my dream. -- Corianelle

Hume -- I have to tell you, no, I really DO have to tell you, dammit!  That was
uncalled for.  You're welcome to challenge me, but you should LOSE.  Well, okay, it
isn't that I actually object to you proving your skills on me, that's part of my job
description, after all.  But the opening you left for Arenamaster Rillion, that
finkle, to make my life a misery, was, well, I could have done without it very well,
you know! -- Spymaster Torric

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

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

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

LOGJAM was butchered by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
3 WT - NO THANKS was viciously butchered by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute battle.
ALL SIZE - NO THANKS was murdered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAD CONSIQUENCES was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute brawl.
IRONSTORM was overpowered by RANFNAGUD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HURRICANE devastated KRANKYKARL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLAZE overpowered WINTER SHADOWS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SKELETON was overpowered by BULLHOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
KOOL-AID DRINKER vanquished BONE YARD in a slow 9 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GHOST vanquished TARILISS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WACKY WACO WONK beat EGROS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
ARISTOCRAT VODKA was overpowered by MADAM Y in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RAMPAGE was handily defeated by SPECTRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BACARDI LIMON demolished BIG SHRIMP in a 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
DEXTER handily defeated JIM BEAM in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MISSY MOSSY vanquished JASPER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
QUALIX was vanquished by DEMOCRITUS in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fray.
SWEET BETSEY devastated FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SISTER Q savagely defeated ARISTOCRAT RUM in a exciting 2 minute brutal match.
BROTHER ZEN beat VAMPYR in a 3 minute fight.
LEUCIPPUS overcame CORIANELLE in a popular 1 minute master vs. novice competition.
PARMENIDES viciously subdued TIANNARY in a popular 2 minute gruesome match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  26 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  28 -  4      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  24 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  42 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  39 -  1      39  |

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BACARDI LIMON 5509          8   3  0  112 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
BASHING ATTACK   RANFNAGUD 6567             14   5  0  104 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEXTER 6524                20   7  1   85 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            20  16  1   83 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SHRIMP 6561             9   5  0   77 ICE AGE (639)
WALL OF STEEL    IRONSTORM 6483             17  14  1   74 STEEL THUNDER (630)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOST 6606                  6   1  1   57 THE UNDEAD (136)
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579               9   5  0   43 CULTS-R-US (624)
PARRY-STRIKE     SKELETON 1040               9   6  1   38 THE UNDEAD (136)
TOTAL PARRY      BONE YARD 6609              5   2  0   38 THE UNDEAD (136)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HURRICANE 6481.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SISTER Q 6579.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEUCIPPUS 6601, 
PARMENIDES 6599, VAMPYR 6608, RANFNAGUD 6567, HURRICANE 6481, DEMOCRITUS 6611, BLAZE 
6597, WACKY WACO WONK 6505, MADAM Y 6576, and MISSY MOSSY 6539.

The least popular fighter this week was BONE YARD 6609.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, TIANNARY 6612, JASPER 6566, JIM BEAM 5506, BIG 
SHRIMP 6561, RAMPAGE 6625, ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508, TARILISS 6527, SKELETON 1040, and 
WINTER SHADOWS 6526.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CROWN ROYAL (12-5507) BLACKED OUT ON... (560)