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
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                        **  STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II   **
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                        *************************************

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.