DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/13/2007    Duedate: 09/26/2007

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHITE CHOCOATE
WALI'S FINEST (419)
(19-4923) [18-5-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHITE CHOCOATE                 POSITION IS EMPTY
WALI'S FINEST (419)            
(19-4923) [18-5-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLIGHT JOURNAL                 FLAVIUS VALERIUS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     TEAM CHAOS (422)
(19-4907) [12-19-0,55]         (19-4948) [16-13-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WALI'S FINEST (419)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WALI'S FINEST (419)         37
2. TEAM CHAOS (422)            14      WALI'S FINEST (419)
3. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        0      Unchartered Team
4. TAHAHN HAH (420)             0
5. THE SIERRAS (393)            0      EVENGATE (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE SIERRAS (393)         88  39  3 69.3   1/ 4 WALI'S FINEST (419)       8  5 0
 2/ 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       63  40  1 61.2   2/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  3 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          98  73  5 57.3   3/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  9 0
 4- 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    372 403 36 48.0   4- 1 TAHAHN HAH (420)          5  5 0
 5- 5 TAHAHN HAH (420)          53  61  2 46.5   5/ 7 TEAM CHAOS (422)          4  6 1
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 405 519 17 43.8   6- 6 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     2  0 1
 7/ 7 TEAM CHAOS (422)          66  96  2 40.7   7- 5 THE SIERRAS (393)         2  0 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 576): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 576): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION
                            (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): BEAUFORT of ROSE NOBLES (Chancellor, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 570): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): VAIDISAIVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 561): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 556): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 509): KURESSA D'GEN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): PARLEN QUIR of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 402): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 372): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 369): SUN WEI LO of DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 357): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 462): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 576): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): TAHAHN HAH (Mr. Humlae, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 509): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 372): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 369): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 357): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 462): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          LARS of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                          BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CULANN COONTZ of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     White Chocolate is not up to great things in the arena.  Too pale, too
understated.  The arena is the place for bold and bloody.  Which is, of course, why I
won.

                                    Blood Sports

P.S.  A longspear, at my height?  Unreasonable.  Nobody could expect me to actually
USE such a thing.  And low/low?  I am quite sure this is an insult, and probably a
deliberate one.  Someone objects to blood in their sports.  Ha!  They're in for a
messy surprise.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZUWAYZA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as TAHAHN HAH is pushed out of top team by WALI'S FINEST, who came from 
4th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  WALI'S FINEST stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into 
a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  
The TEAM CHAOS guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  
You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, NIFTY NICKEL fought 
SOLSTICE and gained 21 points and contributed to THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' 1-4-0.  
SOLSTICE has lost to NIFTY NICKEL, falling 17 points, while helping make TEAM CHAOS a 
4-1-1 turn.  WHITE CHOCOATE challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting 
to dethrone THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' warrior.  And all eyes were on WHITE CHOCOATE this 
turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  ZUWAYZA has a new victor!  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Drunken Ox 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
TIMES from THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS was ZUWAYZA's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          18   5  0   110       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948        16  13  0    92       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENENOSO 4959                 7   7  4    90       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-MATARSE FURY 4880            16  16  2    86       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941            14  13  1    85       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED LAKE 4834                 8   4  0    66       THE SIERRAS (393)
 JEWEL 4924                   11  11  0    65       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-ONG-BAK 4928                 13  10  1    62       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 SOLSTICE 4998                 8   4  0    61       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 LUSCIOUS 5007                 6   3  1    61       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 CARAMEL 4921                 12  10  0    60       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-JAKRAPONG 4979                8   5  0    57       TAHAHN HAH (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907          12  19  0    55       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HOT ROD II 4961              11  10  1    54       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIMES 4908                   10  21  0    51       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-FINESSE 4930                 11  12  1    50       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 JACK HAMMA 5001               3   0  0    42       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISIS 5006                     4   3  0    31       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-PETE MOSS 4968                4   2  1    25       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-CANDY KANE 4997               2   2  0    24       FUNKY FOLK (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-18K FEET 5004                 4   2  0    21       THE SIERRAS (393)
 ZILPAN ZILLAH 5026            2   3  0    17       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 MARCO TITANIUS 5037           1   1  0    13       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-SOHM QUAM 5032                2   1  0    12       TAHAHN HAH (420)
 EMYGDIA NILDA 5031            2   1  2    11       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 DAN STEPPE 5000               2   1  0     7       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 AUNTY PASTO 5028              1   1  0     6       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-YONG 5039                     0   1  0     1       TAHAHN HAH (420)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 362   0  1 0   1                   EMYGDIA NILDA 5031    569 NONE    
SOBHRAJ RENCZE 5029    0  1 0 JAGUAR WARRIORS 296   EMYGDIA NILDA 5031    566         
TIPPY 4943            11  9 0 TAHAHN HAH 420        VENENOSO 4959         567         
SOM QWAM 5024          0  2 0 TAHAHN HAH 420        LUSCIOUS 5007         565 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jewel -- You sell yourself too cheaply, babe.  Trust me, I know about these things.
Just put yourself unreservedly in my hands and all will be...if not well, at least
exciting.  And NOT a chariot race!  Gods, the rotten ideas Hot Rod has! -- Nifty
Nickel

Caramel -- A babe is fine, no question about you being a babe, either, and I do like
those taffy blondes, but!  No one compares with Matarse Fury.  Now, THERE is a
driver! -- Hot Rod
P.S.  Maybe if you got yourself chocolate dipped?

Ong-Bak -- Possibly, but since I am not into pontoon landings, it isn't my problem.
-- Flight Journal
P.S.  You might want to consider patronizing some other bathhouse, however.

Isis -- A dwarf?  This presents a peculiar problem.  I could, of course, arrange to
present you on the cover and reasonably expect that with the beard, people will just
ASSUME that you're the Man of the Week, but it would be a lie, or at least a
deliberate deception.  And the article on your "mystery cult" would give away your
gender soon enough.  So...no, I don't think so.  Not that I have a PERSONAL
objection, you understand, but I do have professional standards to maintain. -- Times

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

WHITE CHOCOATE bested BLOOD SPORTS in a 6 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
JACK HAMMA overcame ISIS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SOLSTICE was overpowered by NIFTY NICKEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
FLAVIUS VALERIUS defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute fight.
HOT ROD II was bested by JEWEL in a 1 minute expert's brawl.
LUSCIOUS overpowered FLIGHT JOURNAL in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
TIMES was handily defeated by CARAMEL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DAN STEPPE lost to MARCO TITANIUS in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
ZILPAN ZILLAH won victory over AUNTY PASTO in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
EMYGDIA NILDA dispatched MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  49 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  23 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE CHOCOATE 4923        18   5  0  110 WALI'S FINEST (419)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948      16  13  0   92 TEAM CHAOS (422)
BASHING ATTACK   NIFTY NICKEL 4941          14  13  1   85 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARAMEL 4921               12  10  0   60 WALI'S FINEST (419)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FLAVIUS VALERIUS 4948.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIFTY 
NICKEL 4941, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, JACK HAMMA 5001, JEWEL 4924, LUSCIOUS 5007, CARAMEL 
4921, ZILPAN ZILLAH 5026, EMYGDIA NILDA 5031, SOLSTICE 4998, and HOT ROD II 4961.

The least popular fighter this week was TIMES 4908.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, ISIS 5006, AUNTY PASTO 5028, MARCO TITANIUS 5037, 
DAN STEPPE 5000, HOT ROD II 4961, SOLSTICE 4998, EMYGDIA NILDA 5031, ZILPAN ZILLAH 
5026, and CARAMEL 4921.

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

BLOOD SPORTS (19-4926) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)