DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2007    Duedate: 09/01/2007

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHOWSTOPPER
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4427) [11-8-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHOWSTOPPER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         
(14-4427) [11-8-2,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHOWSTOPPER                    SHOWSTOPPER
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4427) [11-8-2,111]         (14-4427) [11-8-2,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      22
2. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           1      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)       1      Unchartered Team
4. FOREIGN LEGION (445)         0
5. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)    -14      A DAY OF GREAT SOX (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      64  24  2 72.7   1/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       12  3 0
 2/ 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  245 151 18 61.9   2/ 2 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    4  4 0
 3/ 2 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    14  13  1 51.9   3- 3 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      3  1 0
 4/ 3 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    44  43  5 50.6   4/ 0 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   1  4 0
 5/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       468 568  9 45.2   5/ 4 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    0  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I don't know what the Italian Stallion was thinking, well, I couldn't, because I
don't think in Italian.  But anyway, I'm an alley dog.  You kick me once, I back
away, kick me more times and I get mad and attack.  And nobody ever told ME about any
queen's berries.  Stallions are easy meat if you get the right angle.

                                       Scruff

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in TOBIR. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for TIPAR KUROO, who flew up 11 points in the rankings after mashing LRB 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  WESTON was bested by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL and drops 15 points.  
Drawing on all of his experience as a 10-8-2 warrior, SHOWSTOPPER went for the 
Duelmastership against SCRUFF this week.  In front of all the crowds, SHOWSTOPPER 
took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TOBIR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427             11   8  2   111       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BWUCE REE 4388               13   2  0   113       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
-ITALIAN STALLION 4399        17   2  0   100       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 100% 4429                    13   6  2    97       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 SCRUFF 4421                  20   8  0    91       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                20  14  0    84       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 TIPAR KUROO 4465             14  10  0    69       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBOTT 4131                   8   2  1    65       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-MAGINOT LINE 4393             9   6  0    59       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 LRB 4488                      7   6  0    59       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEA 4417                      4   2  0    55       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 GINKOR 4515                   6   2  0    52       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WESTON 4137                   5   4  1    44       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ECHANOSARAH 4490              9   8  0    37       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOWN 4418                    4   6  0    32       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
-PUNCH 4416                    3   1  0    27       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516               4   4  0    24       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 STEWART 4213                  3   2  1    24       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENEMY COMBATANT 4521          1   1  0    12       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-ENVELOPE 4502                 1   0  0     9       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
-CODECRACKER 4518              1   3  0     6       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 BOMBAY 4519                   0   2  0     2       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEO POWERS 4513        3  1 0 MEDAL OF HONOR A2 461 100% 4429             570 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Cheerful Fan?  You know, this man has to be crazy.  How can he be cheerful out on
the sands?  After all, sand gets between your toes and makes your feet itch, and it's
totally useless for burying stuff.  It keeps caving in.  Besides, he smelled funny,
and when I bit him, he tasted funny.  I thought humans were supposed to take baths.
-- Tipar Kuroo
P.S.  I grant you that some of the scented soaps humans use are worse than not
bathing.

Maginot Line -- (heavy sigh)  I never was much good at "toeing the line."  Too late
to change now. -- Echanosarah
P.S.  I am DEATH on houseplants.

Clown -- I laugh, ha ha.  Was that supposed to be funny? -- Ginkor
P.S.  What I really want is your shoe.  What a great chewy-toy it would be.  So big!

Trustworthy Scribe, hmm.  I've heard about this guy.  He lives with a bunch of
vegetables, doesn't he?  Oh, well, I guess vegetables are OKAY, if you can't get
anything else for a while, but I like hamburgers better. -- Whole Mutt

Grandmaster Sleeth of the Cult of the Broken Bone -- It was a good bone, and I'm a
dog.  It's what I do. -- Ginkor
P.S.  Got any more bones?

Our congratulations to Danish Pastry. -- Jorja and the Doghouse gang

Whole Mutt -- Wait till you see what I've done to your registration records. --
Darias Le Plume, Trustworthy Scribe but not to be trifled with

Tipar Kuroo -- (fixed and maniacal grin) -- Timmins, Cheerful Fan

Danish Pastry -- I don't do that kind of thing normally, but consider it a graduation
gift. -- M. Ziriifth Chardinee

Bwuce Ree -- If you're going to attract men, you've got a lot of work to do yet. --
Marianne, Virginal Concubine

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

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

SHOWSTOPPER viciously subdued SCRUFF in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
MOLYNEUX unbelievably bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 6 minute one-sided match.
LRB was bested by TIPAR KUROO in a 1 minute fight.
100% overpowered ABBOTT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
WESTON was overpowered by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GINKOR devastated CLOWN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
STEWART was overcome by ECHANOSARAH in a 1 minute beginner vs. expert melee.
WHOLE MUTT won victory over BOMBAY in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  2      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  2      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  26 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHOWSTOPPER 4427           11   8  2  111 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    100% 4429                  13   6  2   97 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
TOTAL PARRY      SCRUFF 4421                20   8  0   91 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
LUNGING ATTACK   TIPAR KUROO 4465           14  10  0   69 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
AIMED BLOW       LRB 4488                    7   6  0   59 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                 5   4  1   44 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHOWSTOPPER 4427.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHOWSTOPPER 4427.  The ten other most popular fighters were 100% 4429, 
BOMBAY 4519, TIPAR KUROO 4465, GINKOR 4515, ECHANOSARAH 4490, SCRUFF 4421, WHOLE MUTT 
4516, MOLYNEUX 3921, LRB 4488, and ABBOTT 4131.

The least popular fighter this week was STEWART 4213.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLOWN 4418, WESTON 4137, ABBOTT 4131, LRB 4488, MOLYNEUX 3921, WHOLE 
MUTT 4516, SCRUFF 4421, ECHANOSARAH 4490, GINKOR 4515, and TIPAR KUROO 4465.

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

DANISH PASTRY (14-4400) FOREIGN LEGION (445)