DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/24/2007    Duedate: 11/06/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PARROT KEEPER
SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6157) [10-6-1,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PARROT KEEPER                  TILT
SEA DOGS (533)                 BAD BEAT (565)
(21-6157) [10-6-1,85]          (21-6544) [5-2-1,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VULGE                          GOLDENBEARD
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6260) [17-23-1,75]         (21-6202) [8-2-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD BEAT (565)              34
2. LITERATE LOONS (538)        34      SEA DOGS (533)
3. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         27      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (533)              11
5. FEEBLE LEGION (547)          3      BAD BEAT (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)            45  24  2 65.2   1/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      13  2 0
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      123  72  2 63.1   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)           10  2 0
 3- 3 LAKOTA (362)             264 210 12 55.7   3/ 4*BAD BEAT (565)            7  8 0
 4/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      393 354 13 52.6   4/ 5 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 5/ 6*BAD BEAT (565)            18  17  1 51.4   5/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       5  8 0
 6/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)     110 130  7 45.8   6/ 6*PENTAGONAL PINK (564)     4 10 0
 7/ 0 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       25  30  2 45.5   7/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           2  6 0
 8/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)          202 285 11 41.5   8-10 LAKOTA (362)              1  4 0
 9/10*PENTAGONAL PINK (564)      9  25  0 26.5   9/ 0 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       0  1 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 582): ZIMA of LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 464): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 590): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 586): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 585): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 589): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 586): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 581): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 572): PROGIDY, DAMMIT! of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 545): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 522): KILLER KABUIK of ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 420): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 191): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 462): 2 of NUMBERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 582): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 464): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 590): OUR HIGHEST HONORS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 586): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 585): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 589): MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 586): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 581): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 572): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 545): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 239): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 522): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 420): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 191): QUARTERFLASH (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 464) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 582): ZIMA of LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 587): SOLDIER 3 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 586): SANDY SHORE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 571): DR. DREAM of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
                           BLACK TIGER of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 535): RIQUETTIE of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 471): DARK SWEET TREAT of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

My last column here in fair Sunset.  What a long (really long when you consider that
15 year break in the middle) strange trip it has been, for both the Tiger and myself.
I'd like to thank Matsuda Kao for helping me out last turn by falling over and giving
me the victory I needed to head off to the Isle.  I have truly enjoyed my time here,
but I am more than ready to move on to the next great opportunity.
     As anyone who can read knows (Someone explain it to the Loons please.  Literate?
Yeah, right.) Tiger and I have graduated.  Since he is headed towards retirement,
doomed by burns and bad favorites (mace?), Black Tiger thought I should share his
numbers.  The Big Cat is 11(+1)-4-17-21(+2)-13-11-11(+1)  Striker.  He sports master
ratings in Decise and Initiative and an advanced expert in riposte.  He currently
holds an expert in attack, but has been hoping for that one more attack skill to hit
AE for a few turns now.  My numbers you ask?  I've heard whispers that Nomad may let
me play a little in AD if he ever activates there, so I think I'll hold those close
for a while.  What I am is a Piker with a winning record.  Don't let anyone tell you
that Piker is a bad style, you just have to be clever in how you use its flexibility.
     And that is all for this Duelmaster--may the sun never truly set on your career!

Dr. Dream, Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SEA DOGS was unseated this 
week as NOMADIC TRIBE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which NOMADIC TRIBE 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
TILT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
MISASHI SAN and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  Although PARROT KEEPER made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious DR. DREAM.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SUNSET.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in SUNSET these 
days is GRIM FANDANGO.  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 NOMADIC 
TRIBE last week.  Busy avoiding GRIM FANDANGO?  Loose talk at the arena has reached 
my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after GOLDENBEARD.  
Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of MEGA ROKU who this 
week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 10 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought MEGA ROKU showed great skill and promise when he was defeated by URSA MINOR.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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 SUNSET as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 PARROT KEEPER 6157           10   6  1    85       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          9   4  0    98       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOMORO WA 5514               22  13  0    81       KANO CLAN (106)
 VULGE 6260                   17  23  1    75       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             20  13  0    73       KANO CLAN (106)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432         15   8  0    71       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GOLDENBEARD 6202              8   2  0    68       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WEST WIND 5125               15  12  1    66       LAKOTA (362)
-DOILY 6298                    8   4  0    66       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 URSA MINOR 6526               7   4  0    63       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILT 6544                     5   2  1    52       BAD BEAT (565)
 STAY GOLD 6512                8   6  2    50       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BAD HANDWRITING 6276          9   5  0    48       LAKOTA (362)
-ROAD RUNNER 6237             10   5  0    47       LAKOTA (362)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                9   9  2    43       KANO CLAN (106)
 HAMMETT 6488                  9   9  0    42       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              8  10  0    38       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITMAN 6531                  5   5  0    33       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GRIFTER 6546                  5   2  0    33       BAD BEAT (565)
-KNOTHANDLER 6555              4   0  0    33       SEA DOGS (533)
 RIFFLE 6542                   4   3  0    33       BAD BEAT (565)
 KEROUAC 6566                  3   2  1    31       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-BLOODY ARROW 6487             3   2  0    31       LAKOTA (362)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568           4   0  0    29       SEA DOGS (533)
-NEVERMOOR 6527                6   4  0    26       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 BALZAC 6536                   5   4  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-FELT 6496                     2   1  0    24       FEEBLE LEGION (547)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK 6538                     3   3  0    19       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 LAGERKVIST 6532               2   8  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-MUKEI TARO 6548               2   4  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 MORITURI 6578                 2   1  0    15       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SPOTTED PONY 6494             2   2  0    14       LAKOTA (362)
 MOE COWBELL 6579              1   1  0    14       BAD BEAT (565)
 REED 6539                     3   4  0    13       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 BULLWINKLE 6572               3   1  0    11       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-WISDOM 6534                   1   0  0    11       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 ROCK 6540                     1   6  0     9       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
-BLEDD 6565                    2   2  0     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 FRED 6537                     0   7  0     7       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 DICK 6571                     1   3  0     6       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAGS 6545              2  5 0 BAD BEAT 565          ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 572 NONE    
DA1 6553               0  1 0 FEEBLE LEGION 547     WURM KIN 414          572 NONE    
BORODINO 6563          0  1 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160     KEROUAC 6566          568 REVENGED
WILL 6541              1  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 564   PHILLYDOG 6528        568 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dick -- Poor little, weak, flaccid, miniscule you.  Stick to posing, this gladiator
thing can get pretty hard. -- Whitman

Ziggy Wolfsbane -- Another challenge from you, eh?  What do you do in your spare
time, drown puppies and burn up ants with a magnifying glass? -- Kerouac

Kerouac -- "Finding Waldo in an empty gymnasium."  That's really is a good
description for how difficult it is to put you down.  Experience has its advantages.
May Borodino rest in peace. -- Ziggy Wolfsbane

Momoro Wa -- Congratulations, you have been the recipient of the first ever down-
challenge by a member of the Tribe.  (Bloodfeuds and from the throne don't count)
Generally we don't do it, but if others down-challenge us, we will reciprocate.  I
needed that win to get my invite.  It was nice to be able to get it in complete
safety.  Perhaps we could meet again one last time? -- Black Tiger

Balzac -- Well, the result was good, but it was an odd fight.  I think I may need to
tweak that strat just a bit. -- Bullwinkle

Goldenbeard -- I was able to make that fight closer than I expected.  It was a good
learning experience. -- Ursa Minor

Duelmaster Dream and Black Tiger -- Congrats on your grad notices!  You've done
Sunset proud! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Yeah, clear some room at the top for us less skilled--er, fortunate!! -- Vulge

Tilt -- It's like attacking a tank with a toothpick, isn't it?? -- Stay Gold

Best of luck to all Sunsetters in the upcoming tourney!  I'm sending only two from
the current squad, and no dead this time out. -- Stik

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).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAGS was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MEGA ROKU was demolished by URSA MINOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
STAY GOLD was savagely defeated by GOLDENBEARD in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MOE COWBELL was savagely defeated by BALZAC in a 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
BULLWINKLE was devastated by WHITMAN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DR. DREAM overpowered PARROT KEEPER in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
BLACK TIGER devastated VULGE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE vanquished HAMMETT in a 3 minute uneven duel.
MISASHI SAN was vanquished by TILT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRIFTER vanquished FRED in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MORITURI was overpowered by RIFFLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LAGERKVIST defeated REED in a 1 minute match.
ROCK was demolished by SURLY DECKHAND in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KEROUAC devastated DICK in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        21 -  11 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  32 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  32 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  18 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  24 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  13 -  0      24  |

Turn 572 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PARROT KEEPER 6157         10   6  1   85 SEA DOGS (533)
TOTAL PARRY      ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432       15   8  0   71 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
AIMED BLOW       URSA MINOR 6526             7   4  0   63 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512              8   6  2   50 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VULGE 6260.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GOLDENBEARD 6202.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOE COWBELL 6579, BALZAC 
6536, HAMMETT 6488, TILT 6544, GRIFTER 6546, SURLY DECKHAND 6568, KEROUAC 6566, URSA 
MINOR 6526, BULLWINKLE 6572, and ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432.

The least popular fighter this week was DICK 6571.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCK 6540, REED 6539, MORITURI 6578, FRED 6537, MISASHI SAN 6084, 
PARROT KEEPER 6157, MEGA ROKU 6091, DA1 6553, RAGS 6545, and VULGE 6260.

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

BLACK TIGER (21-1705) NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
DR. DREAM (21-1709) NOMADIC TRIBE (160)