DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2007    Duedate: 08/25/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ATTILA THE HUN
DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-6804) [12-0-0,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATTILA THE HUN                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH INCARNATE (558)          
(17-6804) [12-0-0,147]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINN WULF                      AIM OBTUSE HAMMER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6755) [23-21-0,90]         (17-6819) [12-7-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELTA DOOM (492)            40
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            22      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       21      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL WOLVES (269)          14
5. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     4      THE ARMAGEDDON (259)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     17   8  0 68.0   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  53  38  3 58.2   2/ 3 STEEL WOLVES (269)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 410 322 17 56.0   3/ 4 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  6  6 0
 4/ 0 DELTA DOOM (492)         108  91  7 54.3   4/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  6 0
 5/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)       170 199  9 46.1   5/ 0 DELTA DOOM (492)          3  2 0
 6- 6 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)  118 148 11 44.4   6/ 6 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     3  3 0
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         355 524  7 40.4   7- 7 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ALJAFIR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, XAVIORA YOHL fought YELLOW ORC and 
gained 19 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY's 2-3-0.  MAYHEM has lost to ELMER 
FLOOD, falling 11 points, while helping make STEEL WOLVES a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ATTILA THE HUN remains ALJAFIR's top 
warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Vile Vizier?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the DEATH INCARNATE 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ALJAFIR, what are you afraid of? 
And avoiding DEATH INCARNATE more than any other team we find DEATH INCARNATE.  
ALJAFIR, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was MIDDLE WAY's warrior VINN WULF.  More fighters challenged him 
than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  DELTA DOOM made what looks to be a 
tough decision this turn, as they sent CASS KETT, with a record of 6-5-0, to CASS 
KETT death.  Farewell, his.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATTILA THE HUN 6804          12   0  0   147       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROGBA 6908                   9   2  0    99       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815       16   3  1    91       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755               23  21  0    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              19  19  0    88       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 KANE 6909                     7   4  0    88       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 ELMER FLOOD 6574              6   2  0    78       DELTA DOOM (492)
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818       12   7  1    70       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819       12   7  1    66       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          5   2  0    66       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 COLOSSUS 6883                 8   5  0    61       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           11  10  0    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MAYHEM 6858                  12  10  1    57       STEEL WOLVES (269)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            7   7  1    52       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-MAXA SMASHU 6808             10  13  3    50       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-TREVISA DINARA 6923           3   4  1    45       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935             4   1  0    44       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               8  15  1    40       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             7  11  1    40       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        6  13  0    39       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 SHADOW 6932                   5   1  0    38       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925          5   2  0    36       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLYTE 6608                    2   1  1    21       DELTA DOOM (492)
 ROONEY 6906                   2   9  0    15       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 DROUGHT 6609                  1   2  0    14       DELTA DOOM (492)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            1   6  0     9       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SKULL 6937                    1   3  0     6       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-THIAGO ARIGO 6934             0   1  0     1       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AIM BETTER HAMME 6817  7  8 0 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMER 560 MAXA SMASHU 6808      565 REVENGED
PUDLY 6941             0  1 0 DEATH INCARNATE 558   SHEWISH GIANT 646     569 NONE    
CASS KETT 6546         6  6 0 DELTA DOOM 492        ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 569 NONE    
ANT 6940               0  1 0 DELTA DOOM 492        WURM KIN 652          569 NONE    
LAMPARD 6922           4  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 TREVISA DINARA 6923   566         
RAGE 6933              1  1 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      QUINTUS 6913          565 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mayhem -- Haven't we been through this before?  No, he mayn't, but maybe she may, I
dunno, how about if we find her and try it?  At least you weren't parrying with your
face this time. -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  I have no idea how I came to hit you on the left ankle, which is just about
cattycornered from where I was aiming.  It must be the spirit of malevolence that
took over my sword.  It was probably a good move on your part to fall down, thus
making it clear that you couldn't go on.

Trevisa Dinara -- One of my teammates, you probably don't know him since he graduated
some time ago but it was Daron El, said I should throw you into a fountain.
Something about your name making that the right move.  I didn't get it at all, but if
you happen to see Daron El around, you might want to avoid fountains! -- Stelra
Tirins

Skull -- Wow, a power smash!  That makes a little carpel tunneling seem like a
bagatelle, doesn't it?  Anyway, good parry just before. -- Tamarin Mellirn
P.S.  Why didn't you drop the blade?  I was kind of aiming for that, sort of.  Of
course, the handedness bit didn't work out appropriately, but still.

Rooney -- Whew!  We were beginning to worry that all these wins on our record
signaled the end of life as we know it.  Glad to be proven wrong! -- Grishort Hurm
P.S.  Why aren't you on our team?  You should be.

Thiago Arigo -- Listen, you have to start right off!  No messing around with fancy
salutes and speeches to the audience.  As a better warrior even than myself once
explained it, "You scream and you leap." -- Xaviora Yohl

Kellechi the Dwarf, Persistent Beggar -- If you won't "dishonor your brothers" by
using your real name, then I won't dishonor my sisters by pandering to a worthless
layabout. -- Xaviora Yohl

Partiss, Convicted Thief -- Yeah, sure. -- Grishort Hurm

Shadow -- I wish you wouldn't do that.  Or that there were better jobs for strangers
in this town. -- Kadel Merona, stand-in for an Osksi Noble

Aim Reduce Hammer -- You and others like you give elves and half-elves a bad name. --
Morrus Reltikar, bearded non-Dwarf and Veteran Mercenary

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

CASS KETT was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PUDLY was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ANT was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
ATTILA THE HUN devastated VINN WULF in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
KANE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DROGBA devastated AIM REDUCE HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
VIOLET ORC viciously subdued AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a 3 minute veteran's competition.
MAYHEM was vanquished by ELMER FLOOD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AIM SEDUCE HAMMER vanquished STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
YELLOW ORC was vanquished by XAVIORA YOHL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COLOSSUS overpowered AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
TAMARIN MELLIRN demolished ROONEY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHADOW handily defeated GRISHORT HURM in a 3 minute brutal one-sided contest.
DROUGHT devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BLYTE handily defeated SKULL in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  18 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        40 -  34 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  25 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  1      25  |

Turn 569 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ATTILA THE HUN 6804        12   0  0  147 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
AIMED BLOW       AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815     16   3  1   91 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             23  21  0   90 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    MAYHEM 6858                12  10  1   57 STEEL WOLVES (269)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHADOW 6932                 5   1  0   38 STEEL WOLVES (269)
BASHING ATTACK   TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925        5   2  0   36 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VINN WULF 6755.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PUDLY 6941.  The ten other most popular fighters were AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, 
DROGBA 6908, SHADOW 6932, KANE 6909, COLOSSUS 6883, ATTILA THE HUN 6804, ELMER FLOOD 
6574, AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815, XAVIORA YOHL 6935, and TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925.

The least popular fighter this week was SKULL 6937.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRISHORT HURM 6929, ROONEY 6906, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, YELLOW ORC 
6860, STELRA TIRINS 6868, MAYHEM 6858, VIOLET ORC 6783, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818, VINN 
WULF 6755, and ANT 6940.