DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/08/2007 Duedate: 08/21/2007 SOLVEN ARENA DM-22 TURN-566 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS NAFISAH KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) (22-6612) [16-6-0,114] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader NAFISAH POSITION IS EMPTY KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) (22-6612) [16-6-0,114] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite BELISSA HOUGH SHOOT MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) (22-6620) [18-14-0,90] (22-5786) [3-1-1,47] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) 62 2. 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) 16 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) 3. THE REPUBLICANS (103) 0 Unchartered Team 4. CRY HAVOC (749) 0 5. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) -28 BLANK (161) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) 394 190 11 67.5 1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) 10 5 1 2/ 1 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663) 12 7 1 63.2 2/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) 8 7 0 3- 3 CRY HAVOC (749) 25 19 0 56.8 3- 2 THE REPUBLICANS (103) 5 5 1 4- 6 THE REPUBLICANS (103) 523 515 30 50.4 4- 4 CRY HAVOC (749) 1 2 0 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) 79 80 2 49.7 5/ 6 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663) 1 3 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last week's fights. Hey everybody, watch out for GRIFF, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after mashing IO OLDEND like a melon. Keep your eye on this gal. And falling like a basher in the top ten was IO OLDEND, who dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with GRIFF. Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was MIDDLE WAY 15's BELISSA HOUGH, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by NAFISAH. 4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location. Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SOLVEN arena. Did you hear that THE REPUBLICANS was most avoided team this week? Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE REPUBLICANS' warriors, I'm not surprised! Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS' act in the arena. Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE REPUBLICANS. And who is this JACKSON you ask, with 59 points and a 6-2-0 record. Ooh, the tales I could tell! Well, it looks like JACKSON wasn't happy with last turn's rank, so she went for broke by challenging up 29 points. No guts, no glory. I don't know about you, but when I saw JACKSON step out on the sands with DOLBY JOSSEL, I though it was over before it started. Good upset JACKSON! Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the most interesting, though! Congrats to CHUCKER ISTTA for revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding SHOOT a bit of dirt). Remember: alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens. Well, there's the manager of the SOLVEN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?). C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks. Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos). Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME NAFISAH 6612 16 6 0 114 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SHUX 5788 8 3 0 98 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BELISSA HOUGH 6620 18 14 0 90 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) -TRUMP 6588 13 17 0 88 THE REPUBLICANS (103) -CRACKHEAD 6652 7 5 0 83 CRY HAVOC (749) EDGILES KAPP 6617 18 14 0 75 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME CHUCKER ISTTA 6619 15 17 0 65 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) JACKSON 6649 6 2 0 59 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DOLBY JOSSEL 6614 12 13 0 49 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) SHOOT 5786 3 1 1 47 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) -DUNCAN HUNTER 6634 7 4 1 45 THE REPUBLICANS (103) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -GIULIANI 6633 6 5 1 25 THE REPUBLICANS (103) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -RED STATE 6657 2 5 0 19 THE REPUBLICANS (103) -BULLDOZER 6661 2 1 0 16 CRY HAVOC (749) GRIFF 6670 1 2 0 15 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) JEROME 6675 1 0 0 13 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) -ROMNEY 6662 2 2 0 8 THE REPUBLICANS (103) IO OLDEND 6673 1 1 1 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) FRIK 6663 1 1 0 4 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) -DARN 5790 0 1 0 1 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BRIG 6674 0 1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676 BANDIT PRINCE 408 566 NONE GALLANTINS MORIK 6650 3 2 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 747 SHOOT 5786 562 JUST REV HELADIKA NOE 6666 1 1 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747 GIULIANI 6633 564 PERSONAL ADS The Khalhums Dwarf? I'm, er, ah, sure he's a fine fellow, and he did teach me a useful attack skill, but, um, I was expecting somebody else? -- Edgiles Kapp Yes, and I think it was GROSSLY unfair to expect the poor Dwarf to fight TWICE in one day. I mean, sure, his strength is as the strength of ten because his heart is solid stone, but still. -- Belissa Hough How can a Criminal be Civilized? It's a contradiction in terms, isn't it? I mean, Civilized: adjective, of or promoting the harmonious co-existence of persons. Criminal: noun, one who places personal desires first above all things at all times to the extent of disrupting the agreements by which people co-exist. In other words, to be a Criminal is automatically to be un-Civilized, yes? -- Chucker Istta P.S. If the arenamaster hadn't stepped in, I'd've squashed him like a bug. Duncan Hunter -- A real opponent! I'm semi-impressed. Not a great match for you, but in an arena this size, you just take the match you can get, right? -- Dolby Jossel Well...I guess the Friendly Constable was okay. I won, and I got a couple of skills, which my teammates tell me is a good thing. Both a good thing, you know. So...okay. I'm just not used to so much, um, friendliness from constables. -- Io Oldend P.S. I didn't mean to kill him, and they tell me it isn't permanent, so I won't feel badly about it. Io Oldend -- I appreciate that you are new to this life, but still, I feel that you were a little, hmm, overly vigorous, shall we say? Try not to do that again. -- Dom Chas, Public Relations Constable Red State -- You could at least let me have the price of a drink. -- One-Eyed Rock, and how do you expect me to be POLITE, anyway? Chucker Istta -- Never fear, I shall think up some appropriate revenge. -- Hess T'Sillnim, White Collar Crimes to Order Belissa Hough -- (sigh) Beautiful women, my downfall. Perhaps you will make amends over dinner? -- Szrikt Stonefist, Non-Khalhums Dwarf P.S. Why everyone thinks a Dwarf MUST come from Khalhums, a miserable hole in some worthless little "mountains," is beyond me. Edgiles Kapp -- Your lovely teammate softened me up, or you wouldn't have managed that. -- Szrikt Stonefist, Non-Khalhums Dwarf 9 July 2007 I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately. If there are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good. So if you send me a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I have not gotten it (yet). If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com. If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos. We are working on this problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta P.S. If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line. 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 BRIG was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. JACKSON vanquished DOLBY JOSSEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. GRIFF subdued IO OLDEND in a 3 minute bloody beginner's Challenge fight. NAFISAH bested BELISSA HOUGH in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight. SHUX demolished EDGILES KAPP in a 1 minute mismatched competition. CHUCKER ISTTA won victory over SHOOT in a exciting 3 minute bloody mismatched fight. FRIK was handily defeated by JEROME in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |TOTAL PARRY 4 TOTAL PARRY 24 - 13 - 0 65 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 AIMED BLOW 15 - 10 - 0 60 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 13 - 10 - 1 57 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 11 - 9 - 3 55 | |AIMED BLOW 1 STRIKING ATTACK 21 - 23 - 2 48 | |LUNGING ATTACK 1 BASHING ATTACK 6 - 9 - 0 40 | |STRIKING ATTACK 1 PARRY-STRIKE 7 - 14 - 1 33 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 SLASHING ATTACK 3 - 7 - 1 30 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |WALL OF STEEL 0 WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 566 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 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 3 TOTAL PARRY PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 LUNGING ATTACK 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 2 - 2 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 2 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE WALL OF STEEL 0 - 0 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 AIMED BLOW TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME PARRY-RIPOSTE NAFISAH 6612 16 6 0 114 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) TOTAL PARRY SHUX 5788 8 3 0 98 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) STRIKING ATTACK BELISSA HOUGH 6620 18 14 0 90 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) BASHING ATTACK EDGILES KAPP 6617 18 14 0 75 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747) AIMED BLOW JACKSON 6649 6 2 0 59 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676) LUNGING ATTACK SHOOT 5786 3 1 1 47 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is BELISSA HOUGH 6620. The most popular warrior this turn was SHOOT 5786. The ten other most popular fighters were IO OLDEND 6673, GRIFF 6670, NAFISAH 6612, JACKSON 6649, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, SHUX 5788, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, JEROME 6675, BRIG 6674, and FRIK 6663. The least popular fighter this week was EDGILES KAPP 6617. The other ten least popular fighters were DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, FRIK 6663, BRIG 6674, JEROME 6675, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, SHUX 5788, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, JACKSON 6649, NAFISAH 6612, and GRIFF 6670.