DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/17/2007    Duedate: 09/29/2007

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-576

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHOWSTOPPER
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4427) [13-8-2,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHOWSTOPPER                    MURRY
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         CROC FILES 3 (399)
(14-4427) [13-8-2,140]         (14-3909) [1-1-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHOWSTOPPER                    SHOWSTOPPER
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4427) [13-8-2,140]         (14-4427) [13-8-2,140]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES 3 (399)          42
2. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      39      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)      10      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           7
5. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     -2      CROC FILES 3 (399)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  250 156 19 61.6   1/ 1 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 2/ 0*CROC FILES 3 (399)         6   4  0 60.0   2/ 2 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    7  5 0
 3/ 3 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    49  47  5 51.0   3/ 3 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   6  9 1
 4/ 4 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    17  17  1 50.0   4/ 0*CROC FILES 3 (399)        4  1 0
 5/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       472 574  9 45.1   5/ 5 HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)    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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BURPS FIRE HAMMER of ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): MAN'S BEST FRIEND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 575): SHOWSTOPPER of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): D.O.A. DOMINANCE of OXYMORONS (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 564): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 562): LORIS KEY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 557): EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 527): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 518): VALGARD of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 424): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 411): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): EYE OF THE NEEDLE oF HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 461): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 287): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 575): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 564): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 562): MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 557): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 527): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 518): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): FIRE INC. (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 424): THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 411): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 461): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 576): MAGENTA MAGGOT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 575): VIOLET VULTURE of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 568): BELISSA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 567): NAFISAH of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 565): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 562): LORIS KEY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 555): CARDINAL ARIZPE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 509): REAGAN of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 235): BOB LE CANADIEN of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 424): RICKY J of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): JESSICA RABBIT of BRAIN FOOD 36 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                 (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to TOBIR once again!  What's with LRB?  He actually beat THE 
DOGHOUSE's SCRUFF, and walked away with 25 more points from the fight.  Laughs were 
big at NO-HALF STEPPING while they watched LRB clobber SCRUFF.  He lost 15 points and 
got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the Duelmaster challenged 
OTAGO HIGHLANDERS' MOLYNEUX?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  
Try as he might, MOLYNEUX wasn't good enough at persuading SHOWSTOPPER to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!  
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
NO-HALF STEPPING.  In my day, no team with a 47-44-5 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, HIGH SCHOOL PROM?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, MOLYNEUX!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOWSTOPPER 4427             13   8  2   140       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBOTT 4131                  10   2  2    99       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 LRB 4488                      9   6  0    93       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 MOLYNEUX 3921                21  15  0    91       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 100% 4429                    13   8  2    88       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 SCRUFF 4421                  20  10  0    74       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 TEA 4417                      6   2  0    71       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINKOR 4515                   7   3  0    51       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WESTON 4137                   6   5  1    49       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             11   8  0    47       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516               5   5  0    34       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 CLOWN 4418                    4   8  0    34       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUNCH 4416                    3   1  0    27       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 STEWART 4213                  4   3  1    24       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENVELOPE 4502                 2   1  0    18       HIGH SCHOOL PROM (449)
 MURRY 3909                    1   1  0    17       CROC FILES 3 (399)
 DAISY 3907                    2   0  0    16       CROC FILES 3 (399)
 CONNIE 3908                   2   0  0    13       CROC FILES 3 (399)
 MONTY 3911                    1   1  0    13       CROC FILES 3 (399)
 CODECRACKER 4518              2   4  0    10       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 BOMBAY 4519                   0   4  0     4       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ACCO 3910                     0   2  0     2       CROC FILES 3 (399)
 LADY MUTT 4531                0   1  0     1       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIPAR KUROO 4465      14 11 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      ABBOTT 4131           575         
ENEMY COMBATANT 4521   1  2 0 NO-HALF STEPPING 451  WURM KIN 518          576 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

09/04/2006.  We remember. -- Croc Files 3

Abbott -- (injured look)  (make that, BADLY injured look)  I could have lived for
years without that.  If you didn't like me, you could just AVOID me, you know. --

Ghost of Tipar Kuroo
P.S.  See if I ever teach YOU four skills again!  No gratitude, that's your problem.
No consideration.

Weston -- Wait!  You didn't give me a chance to get set!  You didn't even give me a
chance to realize the fight was starting! -- Ginkor the taken-by-surprise
P.S.  What is it with you Otago Highlanders?  You have to get everything right away?
We'd wait.  We'd give you time to do the job properly, savor, enjoy, roll in it,
whatever.  There's no need to RUSH.
P.P.S.  One-shotted, how embarrassing.

Showstopper -- I'm glad you won that one (without killing me), because I didn't want
to do a column, and Jorja INSISTS.  But you're much better in that position than *I*
ever was, even if you are half an elf. -- Scruff
P.S.  People who are half an elf have a different smell.  Not bad, you know, just
different.  Any dog would get twitchy around a smell that wasn't, well, normal.  But
it wasn't anything PERSONAL when I tried to bite you.

Clown -- Ha.  Ha. -- Echanosarah
P.S.  If you want the girls to notice you, try being polite.  That'll catch their
attention, being so unusual.

Tea -- (snorting and sneezing)  Ow!  That's awful stuff. -- Whole Mutt

Whole Mutt -- By refusing to conform to the accepted norm and wear a collar with
appropriate tags, you are undermining the very FOUNDATIONS of civilization.  You are
advocating nothing less than anarchy! -- Darias le Plume, Trustworthy Scribe

Darias le Plume -- There IS nothing less than anarchy.  Anarchy is at the very bottom
of the barrel.  Trust me, this is something I know about. -- Arenamaster Vashku

6 September 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW 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 November 27, 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).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ENEMY COMBATANT was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHOWSTOPPER devastated MOLYNEUX in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
100% was defeated by ABBOTT in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TEA devastated WESTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CLOWN was defeated by ECHANOSARAH in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
ENVELOPE was viciously subdued by WHOLE MUTT in a 6 minute gory Challenge duel.
SCRUFF was viciously subdued by LRB in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match.
GINKOR overpowered CHEERFUL FAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STEWART vanquished CODECRACKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MONTY overpowered CONVINCIAN HERO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ACCO was defeated by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a action packed 2 minute novice's fight.
MURRY beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
CONNIE subdued LADY MUTT in a 2 minute bloody amateur's competition.
DAISY demolished BOMBAY in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  29 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 576 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHOWSTOPPER 4427           13   8  2  140 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
AIMED BLOW       LRB 4488                    9   6  0   93 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              21  15  0   91 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    100% 4429                  13   8  2   88 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
LUNGING ATTACK   GINKOR 4515                 7   3  0   51 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                 6   5  1   49 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 LRB 4488, 
ECHANOSARAH 4490, ABBOTT 4131, 100% 4429, TEA 4417, WHOLE MUTT 4516, GINKOR 4515, 
MURRY 3909, CONNIE 3908, and BOMBAY 4519.

The least popular fighter this week was ENVELOPE 4502.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CODECRACKER 4518, WESTON 4137, ENEMY COMBATANT 4521, LADY MUTT 4531, 
ACCO 3910, MONTY 3911, DAISY 3907, STEWART 4213, SCRUFF 4421, and CLOWN 4418.