DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2007    Duedate: 09/08/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ATTILA THE HUN
DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-6804) [13-0-0,161]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATTILA THE HUN                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH INCARNATE (558)          
(17-6804) [13-0-0,161]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINN WULF                      AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6755) [24-21-0,99]         (17-6815) [17-3-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            35
2. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       24      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. DELTA DOOM (492)            13      Unchartered Team
4. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)     9
5. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     3       (169)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     18   9  0 66.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  56  39  3 58.9   2/ 3 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  7  5 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 411 325 17 55.8   3/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  6 0
 4/ 4 DELTA DOOM (492)         110  93  7 54.2   4/ 5 DELTA DOOM (492)          5  4 0
 5- 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)       170 199  9 46.1   5- 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        4  6 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)         358 526  7 40.5   7- 7 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): SRAN3I of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): MEANER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE & BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CROWN ROYAL of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 559): GALLIENUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
              (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 507): DRACO EL TANNJN of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 252): MORWHEN of LOST SOULS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
                             OPAI of DARK PINNACLE (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
                 (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 355): ORGULLO DIFAMAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  STELRA TIRINS caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested AIM OBTUSE HAMMER and was 
awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, STELRA 
TIRINS put down AIM OBTUSE HAMMER, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in 
the process.  Although DROGBA made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious ATTILA THE HUN.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in ALJAFIR seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ALJAFIR "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in ALJAFIR these days is STEEL WOLVES.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of DELTA DOOM last week.  Busy avoiding STEEL WOLVES?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  VIOLET ORC take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in ALJAFIR.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in ALJAFIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATTILA THE HUN 6804          13   0  0   161       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755               24  21  0    99       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815       17   3  1    98       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 DROGBA 6908                   9   3  0    92       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET ORC 6783              19  20  0    88       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-KANE 6909                     7   4  0    88       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818       13   7  1    78       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           12  10  0    76       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ELMER FLOOD 6574              6   3  0    72       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          5   2  0    66       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-COLOSSUS 6883                 8   5  0    61       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-MAYHEM 6858                  12  10  1    57       STEEL WOLVES (269)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935             5   1  0    54       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819       12   8  1    53       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
-NYNAEVE HAXAN 6826            7   7  1    52       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-MAXA SMASHU 6808             10  13  3    50       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        7  13  0    46       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
-TREVISA DINARA 6923           3   4  1    45       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YELLOW ORC 6860               8  16  1    41       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-HEXIM HSIDAR 6820             7  11  1    40       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
-SHADOW 6932                   5   1  0    38       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925          5   3  0    33       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLYTE 6608                    3   1  1    27       DELTA DOOM (492)
 ROONEY 6906                   3   9  0    24       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROUGHT 6609                  2   2  0    22       DELTA DOOM (492)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            1   7  0    10       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?
ARNOLD 6802            0  1 0 DEATH INCARNATE 558   SHEWISH GIANT 646     570 NONE    
MEAT 6948              0  1 0 DELTA DOOM 492        DARK CHAMPION 649     570 NONE    
LAMPARD 6922           4  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 TREVISA DINARA 6923   566 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Attila the Hung -- Ah, I take that back, the HUN, not the HUNG.  Whatever.  Nasty
pussycat, aren't you? -- Vinn Wulf, exhibiting a natural canid antipathy

Aim Seduce Hammer -- Not ME, you won't, you darned orcess!  You just take your
veritable wall of blades and go block an alley or something. -- Stelra Tirins

Yellow Orc -- I'm always surprised when the Commission, in its unfathomable wisdom
sees you and your teammates, who actually CALL yourselves orcs, and rates you as just
about anything else at all.  I suppose it's some quality of basic perversity, which,
the gods know, the Commission has in full and overflowing measure. -- Xaviora Yohl

Rooney -- I think you'd be funnier as a troll, but it's been that kind of day here.
Nothing personal. -- Tamarin Mellirn

Shadow -- I didn't set out to fight wolves when I entered the arena, and you see how
right I was.  I just don't have the knack for it.  Good work on your part. --
Grishort Hurm

27 July 2007
                        *************************************
                        *************************************
                        **  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

MEAT was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ARNOLD was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ATTILA THE HUN handily defeated DROGBA in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
AIM SEDUCE HAMMER viciously subdued VIOLET ORC in a popular 2 minute master's brawl.
VINN WULF demolished ELMER FLOOD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
AIM REDUCE HAMMER won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute fight.
STELRA TIRINS devastated AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
YELLOW ORC was handily defeated by XAVIORA YOHL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TAMARIN MELLIRN was defeated by AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
GRISHORT HURM was overpowered by ROONEY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
DROUGHT beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
BLYTE demolished NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  17 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        39 -  31 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  18 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  1      29  |

Turn 570 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ATTILA THE HUN 6804        13   0  0  161 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
SLASHING ATTACK  VINN WULF 6755             24  21  0   99 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815     17   3  1   98 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
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 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROONEY 6906, 
STELRA TIRINS 6868, XAVIORA YOHL 6935, TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, 
ARNOLD 6802, VIOLET ORC 6783, VINN WULF 6755, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 6818, and DROUGHT 
6609.

The least popular fighter this week was YELLOW ORC 6860.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, ELMER FLOOD 6574, DROGBA 6908, MEAT 6948, 
GRISHORT HURM 6929, ATTILA THE HUN 6804, BLYTE 6608, DROUGHT 6609, AIM REDUCE HAMMER 
6818, and VINN WULF 6755.