DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2007    Duedate: 09/04/2007

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NAFISAH
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6612) [17-6-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NAFISAH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6612) [17-6-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELISSA HOUGH                  D.O.A. DOMINANCE
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            OXYMORONS (698)
(22-6620) [18-15-0,85]         (22-6162) [5-10-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         17
2. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       16      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE REPUBLICANS (103)        0      Unchartered Team
4. 4-LETTER CURSE WORDS (663)   0
5. OXYMORONS (698)             -2      HITLIST 22 (653)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    397 192 11 67.4   1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)     9  6 0
 2- 2 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  12   7  1 63.2   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       8  7 1
 3- 4 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    523 515 30 50.4   3- 3 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     2  3 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       81  83  2 49.4   4- 5 4-LETTER CURSE WOR (663)  1  2 0
 5/ 0 OXYMORONS (698)            5  18  0 21.7   5/ 0 OXYMORONS (698)           0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SOLVEN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, MIDDLE WAY 15, since 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see IO OLDEND win a fight and gain 11 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, IO OLDEND beat GRIFF and GRIFF lost 9 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, SOLVEN may be getting bland, as 
NAFISAH stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, SOLVEN?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  4-LETTER CURSE WORDS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, IO OLDEND was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that 
ego swell, sports fans.  And we have JACKSON in a challenge, going down 10 points for 
the fight.  Guess what?  I thought JACKSON showed great skill and promise when she 
beat DOLBY JOSSEL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the SOLVEN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAFISAH 6612                 17   6  0   116       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                  
-TRUMP 6588                   13  17  0    88       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 BELISSA HOUGH 6620           18  15  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 EDGILES KAPP 6617            18  15  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 CHUCKER ISTTA 6619           16  17  0    71       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACKSON 6649                  7   2  0    66       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         5  10  0    62       OXYMORONS (698)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            12  14  0    50       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                  
 JEROME 6675                   2   0  0    21       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-RED STATE 6657                2   5  0    19       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 IO OLDEND 6673                2   1  1    16       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-ROMNEY 6662                   2   2  0     8       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 GRIFF 6670                    1   3  0     6       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-KELLUMBO'S COURAGE 6289       0   1  0     5       OXYMORONS (698)
-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?
MAEROK 6678            0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676   SPYMASTER 405         567 NONE    
HELADIKA NOE 6666      1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 15 747     GIULIANI 6633         564         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jackson -- Well, you're SHORT, but if you're a kid, somebody needs to smack you a
good one upside the head, or on your bottom, or anywhere they can catch.  Didn't any
ever tell you to be respectful to your elders? -- Dolby Jossel
P.S.  Okay, not a scintillating bit of wit, but I figured it was worth a try.  You
young hotshots DO need smacking.  Too bad I'm not much of a smacker.

Griff -- Yes, well... I've always liked cats.  But, hmm, it does appear that if I'm
going to fight some kinds of people, I might just possibly need a strategy
modification here.  Hmm.  *I* can see what I need, but will I be able to persuade
Jorja, THAT is the question....  (sigh)  Probably not this week, but one of these
days, maybe, if I can catch her when she isn't paying attention.... -- Io Oldend

Nafisah -- Wow, ME, in a title match!  I'm just so amazed and honored, I hardly know
what to do with myself.  Maybe I should look for a good book to read.  There must be
one around somewhere. -- Belissa Hough
P.S.  Tell me that your hair isn't an elf thing, that anybody could--with the right
haircut--get that FABULOUS effect?

Shux, ma'am, I couldn't hit a cute little button like you!  Oof.  Now, just calm
down, kittycat, and--  Ack.  Come on, you know you aren't that mad.  Ignore the
crowd.  "Furious cries of derision."  Bah.  Humbuggery from the ground up.  Way too
bloodthirsty.  Probably some kind of magical spell.  Come on, sweet little kittycat--
OW!  Put your claws in, dammit! -- Edgiles Kapp the Scratched

Shoot -- Got a problem with your spelling, pal?  Or is it that you can't count?  Not
that I mind, actually.  And the double-oh is actually a single phoneme, I guess.
Whatever.  If you're old enough to drink, I'll buy you one.  But just one, at your
size, two would put you under the table. -- Chucker Istta

Don Chas, Public Relations Constable -- Trust me when I say that whenever I meet you
on the sands, I will do my dirtiest. -- Io Oldend

Hess T'Sillnim, White Collar Crimes to Order -- Yeah, like I'm shaking in my shoes
here. -- Chucker Istta

Szrikt Stonefist, Non-Khalhums Dwarf -- Where are you from, then? -- Belissa Hough
P.S.  I'm honestly curious, not just smarting off.  Really.

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

MAEROK was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JACKSON vanquished DOLBY JOSSEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GRIFF was subdued by IO OLDEND in a 2 minute bloody beginner's Challenge fight.
NAFISAH bested EDGILES KAPP in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
BELISSA HOUGH was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute expert's brawl.
CHUCKER ISTTA luckily beat D.O.A. DOMINANCE in a popular 4 minute master's brawl.
JEROME vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  12 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  24 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 567 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    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 6612               17   6  0  116 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
STRIKING ATTACK  BELISSA HOUGH 6620         18  15  0   85 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
BASHING ATTACK   EDGILES KAPP 6617          18  15  0   79 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
AIMED BLOW       JACKSON 6649                7   2  0   66 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
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 D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162.  The ten other most popular fighters were BELISSA 
HOUGH 6620, IO OLDEND 6673, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, NAFISAH 6612, JACKSON 6649, JEROME 
6675, EDGILES KAPP 6617, MAEROK 6678, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, and GRIFF 6670.

The least popular fighter this week was GRIFF 6670.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, MAEROK 6678, EDGILES KAPP 6617, JEROME 6675, JACKSON 
6649, NAFISAH 6612, CHUCKER ISTTA 6619, IO OLDEND 6673, BELISSA HOUGH 6620, and 
D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NAFISAH (22-6612) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)