DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/12/2007    Duedate: 09/25/2007

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TYE FOON
FORCE OF NATURE (312)
(29-4835) [12-8-1,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TYE FOON                       POSITION IS EMPTY
FORCE OF NATURE (312)          
(29-4835) [12-8-1,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       HEARTWOOD
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
(29-4712) [26-21-0,123]        (29-4815) [9-4-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ESCAPADE (417)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEETNESS (431)             46
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         40      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. DEATH MOB (437)             32      Unchartered Team
4. FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)    29
5. ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)        25      SWEETNESS (431)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      439 285 36 60.6   1/ 1 ESCAPADE (417)           13  2 0
 2/ 0 METAL MINCERS (256)      494 334 12 59.7   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     11  4 1
 3/ 2 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       31  24  2 56.4   3/ 5 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 1
 4/ 3 GODS OF WAR (424)         67  53  6 55.8   4/ 6 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 0
 5/ 7 ESCAPADE (417)            61  53  1 53.5   5/ 2 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    8  7 1
 6/ 4 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    56  50  6 52.8   6/ 4 GODS OF WAR (424)         8  7 0
 7/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      334 304 21 52.4   7/ 8 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       8  7 0
 8/ 5 THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    20  19  2 51.3   8/17*SWEETNESS (431)           7  7 0
 9/ 8 MID EARTH (223)          336 323 10 51.0   9/ 7 NO QUARTER (433)          6  7 0
10/ 9 CROC FILES (374)         339 339 23 50.0  10/13 ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)      6  9 0
11/10 EQUESTORS (158)          629 664 47 48.6  11/10 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  2 0
12/11 VENUSIANS (321)          195 213  9 47.8  12/16 FORLORN (382)             5  8 0
13/21*SWEETNESS (431)            9  10  0 47.4  13/11 MEN (356)                 4  1 0
14/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    234 263 14 47.1  14/ 9 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    4  8 2
15/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     375 454  9 45.2  15/14 VENUSIANS (321)           4 11 0
16/14 NO QUARTER (433)          30  38  1 44.1  16-15*JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)     3  2 0
17/17 MEN (356)                152 194 10 43.9  17/12 EQUESTORS (158)           3 11 1
18/16 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    50  64  3 43.9  18/18 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     3 12 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/15 FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)  35  45  0 43.8  19/ 0 METAL MINCERS (256)       2  1 0
20/18 FORLORN (382)             23  30  1 43.4  20/ 0*DEATH MOB (437)           2  3 0
21/ 0*DEATH MOB (437)            2   3  0 40.0  21/22*RE'S DYNASTY (428)        2  5 0
22-19*JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)      3   5  0 37.5  22/19 FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)  2  6 0
23/20 ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)      25  42  3 37.3  23/20 CROC FILES (374)          2  9 0
24/22*RE'S DYNASTY (428)        13  24  1 35.1  24/21 THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    1  2 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LAPUR will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for ARMY OF DARKNESS, whose 1-2-0 this turn dropped them 
by 5 into 14th.  SWEETNESS stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 9 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  The CARDOW 
HUNTERS 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, FORWARD fought CHROME 
CRIMPER and gained 20 points and contributed to FORLORN's 2-3-0.  AKUMU has lost to 
PEITON, falling 13 points, while helping make BLACK SAMURAI a 0-2-0 turn.  TYE FOON 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone WILL DUEL 4 
MEAD's warrior.  Somebody's not going to like this, (then again, somebody will), but 
our Duelmaster, TESSA, has died, and TYE FOON has killed her.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  NO QUARTER has cause to stand tall, as they were LAPUR's most 
avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess who avoided 
NO QUARTER stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was ABYSSAL PLAINS.  Anyone 
surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BLACK SAMURAI's warrior 
JUNIBAN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Building 
dreams on hope, JASON challenged up 26 points this turn to take on MORRIGAN from GODS 
OF WAR stable.  Even though JASON lost the fight, he at least came away with a gain 
of 80 points for challenging on of GODS OF WAR.  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), KYOKO challenged SPARKLE FARKLE today, facing a 29 
difference in recognition.  And though KYOKO lost to SPARKLE FARKLE, the valiant 
attempt earned her 1 worth of recognition.  Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.  
RE'AMEMAIT from RE'S DYNASTY took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 31 
points in a challenge against CAMULUS.  But Fate isn't always willing to be cheated, 
and RE'AMEMAIT was bested by CAMULUS, and GODS OF WAR has not stopped laughing.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  VENUSIANS made what looks to be a 
tough decision this turn, as they sent LYNX, with a record of 3-8-0, to LYNX death.  
Farewell, hers.  WENDY DAY has departed LAPUR, leaving FORCE OF NATURE without their 
5-8-0 warrior.  Question, just what was hers team doing at the taverns last night?  
The Warty Toad declares a free round for ATHENA and all of GODS OF WAR, for having 
revenged WILL DUEL 4 MEAD's URD for killing one of their comrades.  Is it really true 
that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, LAPUR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  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                  
 TYE FOON 4835                12   8  1   131       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWSHOE 4712                26  21  0   123       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 S'TOU 4801                   16   7  0   116       ESCAPADE (417)
 SPARKLE FARKLE 4853          12   4  0   114       ESCAPADE (417)
 PIER 4873                    16   7  0   107       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 MORRIGAN 4864                16   7  1   105       GODS OF WAR (424)
 BUZZSAW 4852                 11   5  1   105       ESCAPADE (417)
 ALUMINUM AWL 4238             9   5  1    98       METAL MINCERS (256)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              20   8  0    91       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNIBAN 4599                 24   6  0    89       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MENSA 4442                   16  28  1    87       VENUSIANS (321)
 GOLDIE 4805                  14   7  2    87       STREET WALKERS (97)
 KYOKO 2929                   10  12  1    84       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 HEARTWOOD 4815                9   4  1    84       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802           14   9  0    82       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ELDACAR 3483                 15  10  1    81       MID EARTH (223)
 JASON 2985                   13  11  0    80       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 ROSEMARY 2984                10  14  1    76       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
-SILVER SCINTERER 4211        11   6  1    74       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         15  24  0    69       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-MURRY 4755                    6  12  1    69       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REWRITE 2926                 15   7  1    66       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ENYALIUS 4863                11   9  1    66       GODS OF WAR (424)
 PEITON 4966                   8   1  0    66       NO QUARTER (433)
 TALYM 5004                    8   3  1    65       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 JON 4764                     14  12  2    64       MEN (356)
 MIDNIGHT RUIN 4959            9   5  1    60       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 CAMULUS 4865                 10  14  2    59       GODS OF WAR (424)
 AMIE 4718                    11  20  1    58       CROC FILES (374)
 AEREON 5001                   7   4  1    57       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARONWE 4883                   8   7  0    56       MID EARTH (223)
 RED LILY 4836                 9  11  0    55       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WEIPA 4793                    7   8  2    54       CROC FILES (374)
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298          7   5  1    54       METAL MINCERS (256)
 AKUMU 4674                    7   8  0    51       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 ANKAA 4806                   12  10  0    50       VENUSIANS (321)
 FORWARD 4451                  7   4  0    49       FORLORN (382)
-VICOTHNIC 4817                5   1  0    47       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 PETUNIA 4837                 11   7  0    44       ESCAPADE (417)
 KYRA 5002                     8   3  0    42       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          11   6  0    39       METAL MINCERS (256)
 URAT 4889                    10   4  1    38       MID EARTH (223)
 CLOUD TIGER 4903              7   6  0    38       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VEGA 4870                    11   4  0    37       VENUSIANS (321)
-VELOON 4963                   3   2  0    36       NO QUARTER (433)
 GOO II 4909                   7   4  0    35       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIREFLY 4950                  4   1  1    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VELUNA 4971                   7   6  0    33       NO QUARTER (433)
 FORTITUDE 4449                5   5  0    32       FORLORN (382)
 PHOENIX RISING 4960           7   7  1    31       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984          3   0  1    31       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ATHENA 4990                   3   0  0    31       GODS OF WAR (424)
 BASAIDO 4999                  4   4  0    27       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
-HANNICHI 4860                 2   0  1    27       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FOREDOOM 4448                 4   7  0    26       FORLORN (382)
 AALAIYA 5003                  3   8  0    26       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURTLE 4974                   4   0  0    23       ESCAPADE (417)
 RE'AMEMAIT 4936               3   2  1    23       RE'S DYNASTY (428)
 ROCKY ROAD 4941               2   2  0    23       SWEETNESS (431)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324         4   1  1    22       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CELADUS 4948                  4   1  1    22       EQUESTORS (158)
-KHORMASHRA 4814               3   3  1    22       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 LONGINUS 4908                 3   9  0    22       EQUESTORS (158)
-ANSHIN 4861                   2   0  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FORTE 4447                    4   7  1    20       FORLORN (382)
 JURASSIC JORDON 5008          2   0  0    19       STREET WALKERS (97)
 URD 4987                      2   1  1    18       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 HOT FUDGE 4943                1   3  0    18       SWEETNESS (431)
 VANILLA 5005                  1   0  0    18       SWEETNESS (431)
-KIKUZO 4913                   3   4  0    17       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SKY FALLING 4949              2   3  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FRENCH SILK 4942              2   2  0    15       SWEETNESS (431)
 GNARLS 5013                   1   0  0    14       DEATH MOB (437)
-RE' ATUM 4916                 2   5  0    13       RE'S DYNASTY (428)
 YURIS 4991                    2   1  0    12       MID EARTH (223)
-LUCY 4922                     2   6  0    12       CROC FILES (374)
-NAIMIT 3699                   1   1  0    12       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
-FLUTTERBLY 3698               1   0  0    12       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 LYSIAS 4947                   3   2  0    11       EQUESTORS (158)
 DAEMON 4953                   2   2  0    11       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 GUAT 5017                     1   0  0    11       DEATH MOB (437)
-SHELIA GREYWAND 3701          1   1  0    10       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 NEOPOLITAN 4944               2   2  0     8       SWEETNESS (431)
 FORGET 4981                   1   1  0     8       FORLORN (382)
-A-SOP (NOT) 3697              0   2  0     8       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 RE' HORUS 4989                1   1  0     7       RE'S DYNASTY (428)
 RAGE WATERS 4983              1   2  0     5       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 LORAUC 4985                   1   2  0     5       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 COSSIOPEIA 5009               1   1  0     4       VENUSIANS (321)
-MOSSMAN 4982                  1   1  0     4       CROC FILES (374)
 APONIUS 4980                  0   3  0     3       EQUESTORS (158)
 HULIK 4992                    0   3  0     3       MID EARTH (223)
 MYRIAD 4986                   0   3  0     3       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
-RE' AMON 4946                 0   2  0     2       RE'S DYNASTY (428)
 QETESH 5026                   0   1  0     1       GODS OF WAR (424)
 DAX 5015                      0   1  0     1       DEATH MOB (437)
-RE'ANUBIS 4988                0   1  0     1       RE'S DYNASTY (428)
-DEBBIE 3700                   0   1  0     1       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 STARRY NITE 5025              0   1  0     1       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LYRIC 4952             0  2 0 ABYSSAL PLAINS 432    URAT 4889             559         
PSYCHO SCIMITAR 5007   0  1 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  WYVERN 392            562 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TROLLNIP 5014          0  1 0 DEATH MOB 437         SHAMBLING MOUND 384   562 NONE    
JINXOR 5016            0  1 0 DEATH MOB 437         CELADUS 4948          562         
SCAEVA 4938            1  1 0 EQUESTORS 158         RE'AMEMAIT 4936       558 NOT REVE
BURNOUT II 5010        0  1 0 FOLLOWER'S OF XOA 425 DARK CHAMPION 389     562 NONE    
BURNOUT III 5012       0  1 0 FOLLOWER'S OF XOA 425 SHEWISH GIANT 386     562 NONE    
WENDY DAY 4886         5  9 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312   FIREFLY 4950          562         
MENTU 4862             9 11 2 GODS OF WAR 424       WEIPA 4793            558 REVENGED
ARES 4972              1  2 0 GODS OF WAR 424       URD 4987              561 JUST REV
LANCE 4765            10 15 1 MEN 356               ROSEMARY 2984         561         
THAAR 4962             1  5 1 NO QUARTER 433        SHAMBLING MOUND 384   562 NONE    
PAREDE 4964            2  5 0 NO QUARTER 433        RIVER MONSTER 390     562 NONE    
COOKIES -N- CREA 4940  1  1 0 SWEETNESS 431         MAD DOG MONTANA 4984  560         
LYNX 4907              3  9 0 VENUSIANS 321         DARK CHAMPION 389     562 NONE    
TESSA 4838            12  4 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282  TYE FOON 4835         562         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Time to give a mincing "howdy" ta all me old friends.  Aye, 'tis. -- Oremaster

You old coot!  You can't even remember who your old friends are! -- Ora

Anyway, greetings all.  I hope you can put up with Oremaster and The Metal Mincers
for a while.  Good gladiating. -- Ora

09/04/2006.  We remember. -- Croc Files

Fortitude -- I think you punched out.  Before I landed that nasty decisive blow to
your sword arm, you beat me black and blue! -- Veluna

Goo II -- I think I turned your right hamstring into a gooey mess...is that why you
fell? -- Peiton

Turtle -- Man, I suck. I have this sinking suspicion that Reegan is sending me to a
torchlit fight this week.  My nightvision stinks, so I hope that's not the case. --
Parede

Jurassic Jordon -- Yikes!  If I didn't know any better, I'd swear you were TRYING to
hit me in the throat!  I'm lucky I escaped that fight with my life! -- Thaar

Wendy Day -- Wow, I think you fight just as well bare-handed!  A win and loads of
skills.  What more could I ask?! -- Veloon

Master Beru -- Don't worry.  I think I took it the right way.  You don't make that
mistake twice! -- Reegan Ironbeard

Gallienus -- Aaaah... ya... *ahem* ... <scratch scratch> ...<shrug> ...needs do. --
Buzzsaw

Eldacar -- Everyone knows the Farkles.  Fer instance; Uncle Barkle Farkle, the
woolliest sheep shearer whatever sheared sheep.  But it's a real trivialist that can
identify my namesake with no peeking. -- Sparkle

Phoenix Rising -- Don't laugh.  Sure I left a groove in the sand going in (and coming
out) but I won. -- Petunia

Parede -- You're good at that giving and taking stuff.  And as for the skills...I'll
take 'em with gusto. -- Turtle

Mensa -- You Venus gals are tough.  I was just about dazzled out...just about. --
Sparkle Farkle

Eldacar -- Don't forget with whom I practice.  Wouldn't want to hog all the Saw's
fundamentals to myself...that kind of pain needs to be spread around. <grin> -- S'tou

Urat -- (grumbles) At times this whole "honorable" thing Lazarian insists on is a
royal pain in the nether regions.  Lyric wasn't around long enough for me to say I
actually liked him, but a teammate's a teammate, right?  Hurry up and move up in
rank, will ya?  I want a chance to dance the sands in Bloodfeud too. -- Midnight Ruin

Rage Waters -- Indeed, you're greeting warmed the cockles o me young heart. -- Lorauc

Master Beru -- Methinks perhaps you underestimate your stable and your skills, else
like a wise Manager you play down your skills to beguile any potential opponent. --
Lazarian, Necromancer and Ahringol Priest

Jason -- I feel that you've missed your calling here, boy.  You should probably be
chasing after a golden fleece or the like, eh?  No, no, the advice is free, no charge
at all.  Any time, lad. -- Snowshoe
P.S.  Watch out for those secret admirers.  They can have peculiar notions, and more
power of enforcement than you might expect!

Midnight Ruin -- What were you THINKING?  I should not have gotten the first blow
against you, not unless you came to the arena half asleep!  Jorja says she's putting
together a letter for you, and she'll put some of it on the back of this turn, so you
can see the why of it all.  I'm not at all sure that "the why of it all," however
defined, could possibly be clear.  But that isn't my problem. -- Red Lily
P.S.  Don't hold your breath for that letter, though.  It might take a week or more
for her to get around to finishing it.

Forte -- Ah, well, perhaps arena fighting, which isn't at all like fighting in an
alley or on a battlefield, is not your forte? -- Cloud Tiger

Neapolitan -- I could wish that Jorja didn't have this well-developed "give 'em
advice" reflex.  She suggests that you try the broadsword or (shudder) the warflail,
as more likely to fall within your "well-suited" zone. -- Firefly

Cossiopeia -- Input error on your name?  I guess that would make anyone angry enough
to blast out of the starting gate and commence chopping and hacking.  Ouch. -- Sky
Falling, which is what I felt like about two seconds into that match
P.S.  I suppose this is our "designated loss," but I don't see why it had to be ME.

Sky Falling -- Because, setting aside the fact that you're inept, you're the most
junior.  ALL the unpleasant tasks fall to you. -- Red Lily

I wish somebody had put in a new toner cartridge before this newsletter printed.
Even a magnifying glass has limits. -- Jorja, squinting

Goldie -- The crowds love me because I know how to entertain them.  And the free beer
doesn't hurt. -- Snowshoe

S'tou -- (flicks an ear)  Thanks. -- Snowshoe

Aronwe -- No thanks to the Infirmarian and orderlies. -- Red Lily

Athena -- It works for me. -- Firefly

Peiton -- I could only hope to finish the way I begin...however, I begin the way I do
becuase I know I have a problem with the finish. -- Wendy Day

Brickhouse -- It's a good thing you told me that was your offensive strat...I can't
seem to tell the difference between defensive and offensive...they all end the same
was for me. -- Zero

Sporkis -- No hard feelings about the challenge to Whirlwind.  I am just glad he is
off my roster. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Sparkle -- You can't really blame me for trying can ya? -- Tye Foon

Enyalius -- You keep learning like that and you will leave much sooner than Mensa. --
Zero

Veloon -- Nice learns.  I need to just figure out how to keep swinging. -- Wendy Day

Mossman -- Apparently, neither one of us can hit very hard, and we both do not tire
out very easily.  I can look forward to you and I working our way up the ranks
together and beginning another Croc Files/Force of Nature rivalry. -- Rage

Brickhouse -- Unexpected fight. -- Tye

Aalaiya -- Curse the gods!  I was supposed to get another shot at Urat...now because
of you I am to meet my end in the DA. -- Lynx

Sparkle Farkle -- You can't blame me for trying...I was hoping my fighting experience
might win the day.  Not a total loss though, I am still up in the challenger
champions. -- Mensa

Sky Falling -- You fell all right, glad I had the good sense to step out of your way.
-- Cassiopeia (Yes it is suppose to be and A not an O.)

Celadus -- Wow I looked at how many fights you had under your belt and almost felt
sorry for you...almost. -- Vega

Camulus -- If I knew that I wouldn't be sent to the infirmary or worse I'd be temped
to try that again, you are a slightly better teacher than I. -- Ankaa

Oremaster and Ora -- WAAAHOO come on back, I sure do miss you and your Mincers! --
Venus

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

LYNX was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THAAR was butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PAREDE was murdered by RIVER MONSTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
PSYCHO SCIMITAR was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
TROLLNIP was assassinated by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BURNOUT II was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BURNOUT III was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
PHOENIX RISING was luckily beaten by URAT in a 6 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
ATHENA slimly won victory over URD in a 1 minute beginner's Bloodfeud melee.
JUNIBAN was outwaited by PIER in a dull 17 minute expert's Challenge fight.
MENSA was overpowered by S'TOU in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge fight.
TYE FOON executed TESSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
GOLDIE demolished ENYALIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DIRTY SANCHEZ was devastated by BUZZSAW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
JASON was bested by MORRIGAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Challenge bout.
KYOKO was savagely defeated by SPARKLE FARKLE in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
AMIE was bested by REWRITE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
ROSEMARY overpowered RED LILY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
KYRA was bested by JON in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MIDNIGHT RUIN overpowered VEGA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
AEREON beat PETUNIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
TALYM viciously subdued WEIPA in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
AALAIYA lost to GOO II in a popular 6 minute Challenge match.
BASAIDO was handily defeated by ARONWE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RE'AMEMAIT was devastated by CAMULUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MYRIAD was overpowered by JURASSIC JORDON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HULIK was overpowered by SKY FALLING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SNOWSHOE overpowered ZERO VISABILITY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALUMINUM AWL viciously subdued ELDACAR in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
HEARTWOOD was unbelievably bested by BRICKHOUSE in a action packed 5 minute bout.
AKUMU was handily defeated by PEITON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANKAA overpowered FOREDOOM in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHROME CRIMPER was viciously subdued by FORWARD in a 2 minute brutal fight.
CLOUD TIGER demolished FORTE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
WENDY DAY was killed by FIREFLY in a 1 minute expert vs. novice upset bout.
INCONEL INDENTER won victory over LORAUC in a 2 minute bloody fight.
LONGINUS was demolished by FORTITUDE in a 1 minute brutal mismatched match.
TURTLE handily defeated STARRY NITE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
APONIUS was subdued by FRENCH SILK in a 3 minute novice's conflict.
FORGET was vanquished by MAD DOG MONTANA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
RAGE WATERS was overpowered by VANILLA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DAEMON slimly won victory over DAX in a 2 minute novice's duel.
RE' HORUS defeated QETESH in a action packed 4 minute beginner's battle.
YURIS was bested by ROCKY ROAD in a 3 minute amateur's match.
CELADUS unbelievably slew JINXOR in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
LYSIAS was devastated by HOT FUDGE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NEOPOLITAN was viciously subdued by GUAT in a 4 minute brutal novice's conflict.
COSSIOPEIA was defeated by GNARLS in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  20         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 16         SLASHING ATTACK   53 -  48 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  36 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         WALL OF STEEL     56 -  54 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         AIMED BLOW        34 -  38 -  3      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    73 -  82 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  68 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  35 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  14 -  0      42  |

Turn 562 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:

TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  7         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     8 - 12         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    6 - 10         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TYE FOON 4835              12   8  1  131 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOWSHOE 4712              26  21  0  123 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
PARRY-STRIKE     S'TOU 4801                 16   7  0  116 ESCAPADE (417)
TOTAL PARRY      PIER 4873                  16   7  0  107 FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
BASHING ATTACK   MORRIGAN 4864              16   7  1  105 GODS OF WAR (424)
SLASHING ATTACK  BUZZSAW 4852               11   5  1  105 ESCAPADE (417)
WALL OF STEEL    REWRITE 2926               15   7  1   66 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
AIMED BLOW       KYRA 5002                   8   3  0   42 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is SNOWSHOE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HEARTWOOD 4815.  The ten other most popular fighters were PHOENIX RISING 4960, 
QETESH 5026, BURNOUT III 5012, AALAIYA 5003, FORWARD 4451, RE' HORUS 4989, YURIS 
4991, NEOPOLITAN 4944, ATHENA 4990, and S'TOU 4801.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNIBAN 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PIER 4873, GOO II 4909, LYSIAS 4947, RAGE WATERS 4983, STARRY NITE 
5025, LONGINUS 4908, CHROME CRIMPER 4296, FOREDOOM 4448, AKUMU 4674, and ELDACAR 
3483.