DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2007    Duedate: 11/17/2007

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ATTILA THE HUN
DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-6804) [18-0-0,215]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ATTILA THE HUN                 POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH INCARNATE (558)          
(17-6804) [18-0-0,215]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINN WULF                      DROGBA
MIDDLE WAY (484)               HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6755) [24-26-0,98]         (17-6908) [14-3-1,152]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH INCARNATE (558)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       48
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            19      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    15      Unchartered Team
4. COOL WORDS (566)             0
5. AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)    -9      THE GUARDIANS (216)

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/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     9  2 2
 2/ 2 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     30  12  2 71.4   2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  5 0
 3/ 3 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  63  49  3 56.3   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 421 335 18 55.7   4- 3*COOL WORDS (566)          3  2 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         369 540  7 40.6   5/ 5 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)  3  6 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 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 580): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 574): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 572): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): MORRIGAN of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 562): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 560): DUCK CREEK HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 513): 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 256): SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 419): 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 376): SAND CRAPPER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 373): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 466): SMUG BUG of RHYME TYME (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 580): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 574): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 572): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 284): DEATH'S DISCIPLES (Lord of Death, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 562): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 560): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 513): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 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 441): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 428): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 419): 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 376): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 373): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 361): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 565): MORRIGAN of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
                          S'TOU of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
              (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 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
               (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 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
                (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ALJAFIR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with STELRA TIRINS?  
She actually beat AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ's AIM BITTER HAMMER, and walked away with 19 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ.  AIM BITTER HAMMER 
lost 18 points to STELRA TIRINS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe AIM BITTER 
HAMMER will provide more easy wins...  ALJAFIR has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back 
and get lazy.  He challenged MIDDLE WAY's VINN WULF (24-26-0), 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.  ALJAFIR thinks AIM 4 ISLE 
HAMMERZ and their 63-49-3 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at HEROESANDFOUNDONES ain't reelin'!  AIM 4 
ISLE HAMMERZ's mad!  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?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     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.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATTILA THE HUN 6804          18   0  0   215       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROGBA 6908                  14   3  1   152       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 VINN WULF 6755               24  26  0    98       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              20  24  0    93       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           16  11  0    84       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925          9   4  0    73       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          5   2  0    66       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816        9  16  0    64       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)
 AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819       13  12  1    62       AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REASTY 6942                   3   0  0    50       COOL WORDS (566)
 YELLOW ORC 6860               9  20  1    48       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIGULA 6951                 3   0  1    48       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-JANKY 6944                    3   0  0    45       COOL WORDS (566)
 ROONEY 6906                   6  11  0    44       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935             6   5  0    23       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            3  10  0    23       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GRUNGY 6945                   2   1  0    23       COOL WORDS (566)
 VERCINGETORIX 6950            3   1  0    20       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-NOOB 6943                     2   1  0    19       COOL WORDS (566)
 THE RED BARON 6952            1   0  1    14       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?
NORTH FORK RABBLE 627  0  1 0   1                   THE RED BARON 6952    575 NONE    
AIM REDUCE HAMME 6818 13  9 1 AIM 4 ISLE HAMMER 560 DROGBA 6908           572         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yep, it's happening here, too!  Spontaneous race-change.  Elf to orc?  You think
somebody did this on PURPOSE?  No elf would ever DREAM of such a thing.  It must be
the ghosts escaping from Ahringol's realm at the hinge of the year. -- Tamarin
Melirn, still an elf

Attila the Hun -- Despite your race-change (and you looked better as a werecat, trust
me on this), I find you just as awkward to deal with on the sands.  Drat. -- Vinn
Wulf

Vercingetorix -- Ha!  This is what happens when you're matched against not-a-Roman.
Eat steel, barbarian! -- Grishort Hurm

Aim Obtuse Hammer -- Don't you DARE call me an orc!  I'm an elf and PROUD of it. --
Tamarin Mellirn

Rooney -- Hmm, that's all it takes?  Shave your beard, and suddenly the Commission
decides you aren't a dwarf after all?  Not that anyone would want to be one, all that
hair is bound to be unsanitary, but still.  I always did think the Commissioners for
the Determination of Race were nuts. -- Stelra Tirins

Yellow Orc -- I don't often find myself in agreement with Stelra, but I think she
must be right about the mental deficiencies of the Commissioners.  *I* didn't shave,
I am still a dwarf, but the Commission has totally changed me over to Ratani!  As if!
-- Xaviora Yohl

Our congratulations to Aim Seduce Hammer.  Go wow 'em on the Isle. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

Aim Seduce Hammer -- Unfortunately, we cannot provide some appropriate graduation
gift until we are sure of your species.  Our records indicate that you are an orc,
but with everything in flux, we prefer to wait for confirmation on this. -- Zagrehj,
Assistant to the Arenamaster

23 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO 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 December 4, 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).

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ATTILA THE HUN devastated VINN WULF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
AIM SEDUCE HAMMER overcame VIOLET ORC in a action packed 3 minute veteran's match.
DROGBA devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
AIM BITTER HAMMER was demolished by STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute competition.
TAMARIN MELLIRN savagely defeated AIM OBTUSE HAMMER in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
YELLOW ORC was devastated by CALIGULA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ROONEY handily defeated XAVIORA YOHL in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
GRISHORT HURM was viciously subdued by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
VERCINGETORIX won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's fight.
THE RED BARON executed NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  16 -  2      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        31 -  24 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  20 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 575 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 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ATTILA THE HUN 6804        18   0  0  215 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
AIMED BLOW       STELRA TIRINS 6868         16  11  0   84 MIDDLE WAY (484)
BASHING ATTACK   TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925        9   4  0   73 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALIGULA 6951               3   0  1   48 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
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 DROGBA 6908.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, 
ATTILA THE HUN 6804, ROONEY 6906, VERCINGETORIX 6950, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, STELRA 
TIRINS 6868, CALIGULA 6951, THE RED BARON 6952, VINN WULF 6755, and VIOLET ORC 6783.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YELLOW ORC 6860, XAVIORA YOHL 6935, AIM OBTUSE HAMMER 6819, 
VIOLET ORC 6783, VINN WULF 6755, THE RED BARON 6952, CALIGULA 6951, STELRA TIRINS 
6868, AIM BITTER HAMMER 6816, and VERCINGETORIX 6950.

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

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