DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/22/2007    Duedate: 11/03/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ATTILA THE HUN
DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-6804) [17-0-0,205]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATTILA THE HUN                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH INCARNATE (558)          
(17-6804) [17-0-0,205]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINN WULF                      AIM SEDUCE HAMMER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
(17-6755) [24-25-0,97]         (17-6815) [20-4-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH INCARNATE (558)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       29
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            19      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)     7      Unchartered Team
4. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     6
5. COOL WORDS (566)             0      QUASI-LEGAL OPS (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COOL WORDS (566)          11   4  0 73.3   1/ 2 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     7  2 1
 2/ 2 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     26  12  1 68.4   2/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  5 1
 3/ 3 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  62  47  3 56.9   3- 1*COOL WORDS (566)          6  4 0
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 419 333 18 55.7   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         367 537  7 40.6   5/ 5 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  3  7 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): ROEKFORT SIMS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): COOL WORDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): POSITON IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): NOT A SPORT (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
               (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ALJAFIR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  ALJAFIR watched with 
glee as COOL WORDS got knocked off top spot by DEATH INCARNATE!  What's with 
CALIGULA?  He actually beat ALJAFIR's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 14 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at DEATH INCARNATE.  VERCINGETORIX lost 5 
points to GRISHORT HURM.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe VERCINGETORIX will 
provide more easy wins...  ALJAFIR has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get 
lazy.  He challenged MIDDLE WAY's VINN WULF (24-25-0), which should prove (ahem!) 
interesting.  Try as he might, VINN WULF wasn't good enough at persuading ATTILA THE 
HUN to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, COOL WORDS!  The bums 
at DEATH INCARNATE couldn't face the challenges from COOL WORDS!  No excuse for that! 
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, VINN WULF!  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?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  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                  
 ATTILA THE HUN 6804          17   0  0   205       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROGBA 6908                  13   3  1   149       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815       20   4  1   101       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 VINN WULF 6755               24  25  0    97       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              20  23  0    92       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        9  15  0    82       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925          8   4  0    68       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          5   2  0    66       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           15  11  0    65       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819       13  11  1    59       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REASTY 6942                   3   0  0    50       COOL WORDS (566)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YELLOW ORC 6860               9  19  1    47       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-JANKY 6944                    3   0  0    45       COOL WORDS (566)
 ROONEY 6906                   5  11  0    34       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIGULA 6951                 2   0  1    29       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935             6   4  0    28       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            3   9  0    24       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRUNGY 6945                   2   1  0    23       COOL WORDS (566)
-NOOB 6943                     2   1  0    19       COOL WORDS (566)
 VERCINGETORIX 6950            2   1  0    15       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-DANK 6946                     1   2  0     8       COOL WORDS (566)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 630  0  1 0   1                   CALIGULA 6951         574 NONE    
AIM REDUCE HAMME 6818 13  9 1 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMER 560 DROGBA 6908           572         
VLAD THE IMPALER 6805  0  1 0 DEATH INCARNATE 558   HIGH ELF 644          574 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Attila the Hun -- You.  Graduate already. -- Vinn Wulf

Reasty -- I'm hoping the Infirmary will have a suitable fungicide, because you're
hard to get rid of, and gods know, I was TRYING. -- Xaviora Yohl

Noob -- Well, THAT sure made my day.  Go away. -- Grishort Hurm

Violet Orc -- Ur.  Um.  Well.  I guess accessorizing with silver DOES work for you,
but it (the violet tunic) just does NOT go with your red hair. -- Tamarin Mellirn
P.S.  Humans don't seem to grasp color balancing.

Aim Bitter Hammer -- Plenty of bitterness to go around, since that makes us an oh-fer
turn.  Cheese. -- Stelra Tirins

Aim Obtuse Hammer -- Was I supposed to take you seriously?  You just didn't get it
when I gave you a hint, after all. -- Lenislichi of Venjek, Concubine on Leave

Caligula -- (sneer) -- Kellechi the Dwarf, Determined Beggar

17 October 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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The time is fast approaching and soon the SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3 will be upon us.  9 teams
(a total of 18 managers) have announced for what promises to be a fierce competition
in DM 45.  You still have time to join the fun!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:

*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 December 4th, 2007).  You may diplo them
to Master Darque or have them shipped directly to him.  Email MD for a home address.

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

VLAD THE IMPALER was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ATTILA THE HUN vanquished VINN WULF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
VERCINGETORIX was luckily beaten by GRISHORT HURM in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
DROGBA overpowered AIM BITTER HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
VIOLET ORC was viciously subdued by AIM SEDUCE HAMMER in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
AIM OBTUSE HAMMER was viciously subdued by TAMARIN MELLIRN in a 1 minute competition.
STELRA TIRINS vanquished ROONEY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
YELLOW ORC won victory over XAVIORA YOHL in a 1 minute fight.
CALIGULA slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  17 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        32 -  27 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  20 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ATTILA THE HUN 6804        17   0  0  205 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
AIMED BLOW       AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815     20   4  1  101 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
BASHING ATTACK   TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925        8   4  0   68 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 AIM SEDUCE HAMMER 6815.  The ten other most popular fighters were VERCINGETORIX 
6950, TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, ATTILA THE HUN 6804, DROGBA 6908, VLAD THE IMPALER 6805, 
STELRA TIRINS 6868, YELLOW ORC 6860, GRISHORT HURM 6929, AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, and 
XAVIORA YOHL 6935.

The least popular fighter this week was ROONEY 6906.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VIOLET ORC 6783, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, VINN WULF 6755, CALIGULA 6951, 
XAVIORA YOHL 6935, AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, GRISHORT HURM 6929, YELLOW ORC 6860, 
STELRA TIRINS 6868, and VLAD THE IMPALER 6805.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AIM SEDUCE HAMMER (17-6815) AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)