DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2007    Duedate: 09/04/2007

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BACARDI LIMON
BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
(12-5509) [9-3-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BACARDI LIMON                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACKED OUT ON... (560)        
(12-5509) [9-3-0,128]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRANKYKARL                     SISTER Q
HIGH JINKS (584)               CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6406) [21-16-1,85]         (12-6579) [10-5-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HIGH JINKS (584)            41
2. DREAMERS (142)              39      BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
3. BLACKED OUT ON... (560)     31      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           19
5. CULTS-R-US (624)            11      CROSSWORD PUZZLE (442)

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)   30  22  4 57.7   1/ 2 DREAMERS (142)           10  5 2
 2/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)         131  99  2 57.0   2/ 5 HIGH JINKS (584)          9  6 0
 3/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)         246 231 15 51.6   3/ 1 CULTS-R-US (624)          8  7 0
 4- 4 THE UNDEAD (136)          35  35  2 50.0   4- 3 THE UNDEAD (136)          7  3 0
 5/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           %1137 %1153 89 49.7   5- 4 STEEL THUNDER (630)       6  4 0
 6/ 6 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     41  48  1 46.1   6/ 8 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)   6  5 1
 7/ 7 ICE AGE (639)             34  42  1 44.7   7/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 1
 8- 8 STEEL THUNDER (630)      122 178 11 40.7   8/ 6 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)     4  9 1
 9/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)        469 797 14 37.0   9/ 9 ICE AGE (639)             1  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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to RIZTAB once again!  Biff!  Pow!  RIZTAB watched with glee as 
CULTS-R-US got knocked off top spot by DREAMERS!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings 
always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, HIGH JINKS' 2nd moved 
them up to 5-0-0 place.  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything 
relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well DREAMERS moved up 1, to 1st.  What's 
with HERACLITUS?  He actually beat RIZTAB's HEZASH THE MOUTH, and walked away with 20 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at SWEET MAGIC.  SWEET BETSEY lost 10 
points to SISTER Q.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SWEET BETSEY will provide 
more easy wins...  Try as he might, RANFNAGUD wasn't good enough at persuading 
BACARDI LIMON to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to 
hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
THE UNDEAD.  The bums at CULTS-R-US couldn't face the challenges from THE UNDEAD!  No 
excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
TARILISS!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  KRANKYKARL 
didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from JIM BEAM of BLACKED 
OUT ON..., who is 19 points below him.  JIM BEAM perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he was beat by KRANKYKARL and ended up with 65 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, if CROWN 
ROYAL can return from the Dark Arena.  JASPER looked pretty sick and surprised when 
she learned COLD IRON BLOWS is sending her to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'she expect with 
a 9-10-0?  Who will dare fight EGROS, after he returned from the Dark Arena?  (For 
the record 9-11-1 is 66, and has he points) Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACARDI LIMON 5509            9   3  0   128       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HURRICANE 6481               13  19  0   107       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 DEXTER 6524                  21   7  1    92       HIGH JINKS (584)
 RANFNAGUD 6567               14   6  0    92       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             16  10  1    87       HIGH JINKS (584)
 KRANKYKARL 6406              21  16  1    85       HIGH JINKS (584)
 BIG SHRIMP 6561              10   5  0    85       ICE AGE (639)
-IRONSTORM 6483               17  14  1    74       STEEL THUNDER (630)
-BLAZE 6597                    7   3  0    73       STEEL THUNDER (630)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGROS 6565                    9  11  1    66       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
 JIM BEAM 5506                 5   6  0    65       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          16  12  0    62       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        12  10  0    60       CULTS-R-US (624)
-BULLHOG 6560                  8  12  1    60       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 SISTER Q 6579                10   5  0    59       CULTS-R-US (624)
 WACKY WACO WONK 6505         14  14  1    57       CULTS-R-US (624)
-GHOST 6606                    6   1  1    57       THE UNDEAD (136)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611               6   2  0    57       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            10   9  0    47       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MADAM Y 6576                  9   7  0    45       CULTS-R-US (624)
 TARILISS 6527                 8  20  1    45       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 QUALIX 6564                   8  12  0    40       COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
-SKELETON 1040                 9   6  1    38       THE UNDEAD (136)
 ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505           5   6  1    38       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BONE YARD 6609                5   2  0    38       THE UNDEAD (136)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPECTRE 6607                  6   1  0    31       THE UNDEAD (136)
 PARMENIDES 6599               4   6  0    31       DREAMERS (142)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER ZEN 6602              6   4  0    23       CULTS-R-US (624)
 TIANNARY 6612                 2   6  1    22       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508         4   7  1    20       BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
 HERACLITUS 6646               1   0  0    20       DREAMERS (142)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             3   5  0    19       ICE AGE (639)
 CORIANELLE 6621               2   3  0    18       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-VAMPYR 6608                   3   4  0    17       THE UNDEAD (136)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                1   9  0    16       DREAMERS (142)
 SILLY SARA 6645               1   0  0    10       HIGH JINKS (584)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647               1   0  0     7       DREAMERS (142)
 MARLOW 6644                   1   0  0     6       HIGH JINKS (584)
-THE BEZERKER 6605             0   4  0     4       ICE AGE (639)
-RAMPAGE 6625                  0   3  0     3       STEEL THUNDER (630)
 OKIE BURK 6638                0   1  0     1       ICE AGE (639)
 MAMA MIA X 6642               0   1  0     1       ICE AGE (639)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HEZASH THE MOUTH 478   0  1 0   1                   TIANNARY 6612         575 NONE    
JASPER 6566            9 11 0 COLD IRON BLOWS 637   BUKKA THE TROLL 491   575 NONE    
BURNOUT I 6643         0  1 0 COLD IRON BLOWS 637   HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 575 NONE    
SPYMASTER TORRIC 495   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CROWN ROYAL 5507      575 NONE    
SPYMASTER TORRIC 495   0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          EGROS 6565            575 NONE    
BROTHER BASH 6577      3  2 1 ICE AGE 639           GHOST 6606            572         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hurricane -- Youse's kinda more like a tor-nadey.  Localized...n' dang! them shots
hurt. -- Krankykarl

Crown Royale -- Well, team dexterity, sure...now that you've removed your auspicious
self and all. -- Dex

Jim Beam -- Good in your own right and for what you bring to the sands, but you're no
Crown Royale. -- Dexter

Jasper -- We try to hold to the old country.  Sometimes the old ways can hold sway.
-- Missy Mossy

Blaze -- I just can't stand thunder.  Winter storms are much quieter...except for
the howling of the wind, of course.  You hot-weather types are so flamboyant! --
Winter Shadows
P.S.  Skills would have been good.  Don't be stingy next time.  If, of course, there
is a next time.

Ghost -- Don't you LISTEN to those reporters!  I did NOT scream in the Infirmary, I
was totally silent, except, well, I might have screamed in outrage when one of the
"doctors" suggested cutting off, I mean, AMPUTATING my leg, merely because I'd been
wounded on the jaw (not enough to stop me yelling at them).  And I have dark
suspicions about the uses to which the live octopus is put.  But other than that, *I*
behaved with dignity and restraint in the Infirmary. -- Tariliss

Poor old Fred the Unready... he WAS.  Totally unprepared.  He didn't even have his

armor on, and his shield did him no good at all, as I broke it first thing.  I
suppose I'll have to take the big lunk out to dinner to make up for it, because he is
rather a sweety in the normal way.  A doofus, but a gentle doofus. -- Sweet Betsey

Leucippus -- I don't find that behavior "dreamy" at all. -- Corianelle

Parmenides -- If you think anyone but the Commission will believe you're a Shew at
that height, you really ARE a dreamer. -- Tiannary

Our congratulations to Crown Royal. -- Jorja and the Sweet Magic crew

Jondeaux -- Let us hear no second thoughts and regrets over your latest pair, Logjam
and Bad Consequences.  Remember, the decision is YOURS.  We of the Dark Arena are not
to blame here. -- Arenamaster Rillion

How can anyone consider the death of All Size - No Thanks to be murder?  I resent
that characterization! -- Spymaster Torric

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

CROWN ROYAL butchered SPYMASTER TORRIC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JASPER was narrowly killed by BUKKA THE TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
EGROS assassinated SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BURNOUT I was butchered by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
JIM BEAM was defeated by KRANKYKARL in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
MADAM Y bested TARILISS in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ARISTOCRAT VODKA was viciously subdued by PARMENIDES in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BACARDI LIMON overpowered RANFNAGUD in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
DEXTER vanquished KOOL-AID DRINKER in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
MISSY MOSSY overpowered ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BIG SHRIMP overpowered WACKY WACO WONK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SWEET BETSEY was viciously subdued by SISTER Q in a popular 3 minute brutal bout.
WINTER SHADOWS demolished QUALIX in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEMOCRITUS devastated ZAGGA THE CLAW in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided battle.
BROTHER ZEN was viciously subdued by ARISTOCRAT RUM in a tiring 10 minute conflict.
TIANNARY slew HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 1 minute struggle.
LEUCIPPUS lost to CORIANELLE in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur upset fray.
MAMA MIA X was bested by MARLOW in a 3 minute novice's fight.
OKIE BURK was demolished by SILLY SARA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HERACLITUS overpowered HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PYTHAGORAS bested WILLIE THE RAT in a slow 5 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW         8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  16 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  25 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  26 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  24 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  42 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  38 -  1      37  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BACARDI LIMON 5509          9   3  0  128 BLACKED OUT ON... (560)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEXTER 6524                21   7  1   92 HIGH JINKS (584)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RANFNAGUD 6567             14   6  0   92 COLD IRON BLOWS (637)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISSY MOSSY 6539           16  10  1   87 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRANKYKARL 6406            21  16  1   85 HIGH JINKS (584)
WALL OF STEEL    WINTER SHADOWS 6526        16  12  0   62 SWEET MAGIC (267)
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579              10   5  0   59 CULTS-R-US (624)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEMOCRITUS 6611             6   2  0   57 DREAMERS (142)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KRANKYKARL 6406.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SISTER Q 6579.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEMOCRITUS 6611, DEXTER 
6524, SWEET BETSEY 6571, JASPER 6566, KRANKYKARL 6406, PARMENIDES 6599, BACARDI LIMON 
5509, MISSY MOSSY 6539, BIG SHRIMP 6561, and LEUCIPPUS 6601.

The least popular fighter this week was PYTHAGORAS 6647.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BROTHER ZEN 6602, OKIE BURK 6638, MAMA MIA X 6642, ARISTOCRAT RUM 5505, 
QUALIX 6564, WACKY WACO WONK 6505, KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, ARISTOCRAT VODKA 5508, 
BURNOUT I 6643, and TIANNARY 6612.

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

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