DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/08/2007    Duedate: 08/21/2007

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLEEPS ALL DAY
GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4603) [13-11-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DON FRANCIS                    MARIS
LENPROS (145)                  THE BRIGADE (441)
(30-4619) [8-4-0,111]          (30-4559) [8-0-0,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLEEPS ALL DAY                 THE BOY KING
GAMEHENDGE (299)               WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
(30-4603) [13-11-1,105]        (30-4615) [18-11-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (356)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)        32
2. LENPROS (145)               24      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. THE BRIGADE (441)           23      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)          16
5. GAMEHENDGE (299)             9      THE BRIGADE (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       159  97  9 62.1   1/ 5 RED DOG GANG (356)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            962 620 28 60.8   2/ 4 GAMEHENDGE (299)          9  5 0
 3/ 3*THE BRIGADE (441)         24  16  1 60.0   3/ 1 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  9  6 1
 4/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 201 168  7 54.5   4/ 2 LENPROS (145)             8  5 1
 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)         182 161 11 53.1   5/ 7*THE BRIGADE (441)         6  4 1
 6/ 6 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     52  49  2 51.5   6/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)        6  7 1
 7/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)       506 680 11 42.7   7/ 6 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     3  7 0
 8/ 0*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)       0   5  0  0.0   8/ 0*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)      0  5 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My wishes and hopes have again come true.  My resume is building.  I may make
the Vatican yet.  If only I can be ascended from this parish on to the Big-Time
Chapel?  Sigh.  But first things first.
     I have little to offer but my great faith and a lot of hope.  At best I am a
humble priest, mediocre in all ways.  But we are what the one above allows us to be.
My hope remains that he has great things in store for me.  I have never been to
Italy.  When the smoke rises, I want it to be me!
     Cardinal Arizpe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly IAYE games.  Former top team THE A'S -- LOSERS II was 
unseated this week as RED DOG GANG moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week RED DOG GANG went 3-2-0 to move up 4 in the 
rankings.  JACK STRAW caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested IRISH CREAM and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, OLGA put down OZZIE CANSECO, causing him to lose 13 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of SLEEPS ALL 
DAY, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  IAYE, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is GAMEHENDGE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of LENPROS are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after SAPPHIRE.  Watch your back!   
     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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603          13  11  1   105       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DON FRANCIS 4619              8   4  0   111       LENPROS (145)
 THE BOY KING 4615            18  11  1   101       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 DR TRINAIRE 4606             19  19  0    91       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645         14   8  2    91       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584       21  26  1    90       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 KLINK 4647                   15   9  0    80       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 FENCE POST 4604              16  24  0    78       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MARIS 4559                    8   0  0    76       THE BRIGADE (441)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT OF TIME 4681             10   8  1    53       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 JACK STRAW 4722               4   0  0    48       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 SAPPHIRE 4558                 6   2  0    40       THE BRIGADE (441)
 IRISH CREAM 4654              8  13  0    37       RED DOG GANG (356)
 WINDSONG 4702                 5   6  1    37       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLGA 4560                     5   3  0    33       THE BRIGADE (441)
 WORLD CHUMPS 4726             3   1  0    32       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR KOHLER 4716             4   1  1    30       LENPROS (145)
 BAINES 4724                   4   0  0    30       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 PRIVATE PERNA 4690            6   5  0    29       LENPROS (145)
 CURVEBALL 4719                2   2  1    26       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY WOOF 4715                4   2  0    23       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SLIPKNOT 4718                 2   2  0    22       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             3   3  0    19       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 KID MEDICATION 4713           3   4  0    19       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 BROTHER J.J. 4728             1   0  0    19       LENPROS (145)
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723            3   1  0    15       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 KORG 4568                     2   2  1    12       THE BRIGADE (441)
 AUSTERIC 4556                 2   6  0    12       THE BRIGADE (441)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717          2   2  1    10       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725          2   2  0     8       THE WARLOCKS (430)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNT 360  0  1 0   1                   CURVEBALL 4719        555 NONE    
SUIT OF ARMS 4720      2  2 0 GAMEHENDGE 299        MAJOR KOHLER 4716     555         
DEPRESS DEPRESS 4721   2  1 0 GAMEHENDGE 299        KORG 4568             554         
JING LALAR 4640        0  1 0 TEMPLAR ROGUES 449    SPYMASTER 381         555 NONE    
TREN FOGH 4637         0  1 0 TEMPLAR ROGUES 449    SHEWISH GIANT 380     555 NONE    
UHG LALAR 4730         0  1 0 TEMPLAR ROGUES 449    BANDIT PRINCE 384     555 NONE    
MEEB NTOR 4641         0  1 0 TEMPLAR ROGUES 449    BANDIT PRINCE 384     555 NONE    
PILLA LALAR 4639       0  1 0 TEMPLAR ROGUES 449    BANDIT PRINCE 384     555 NONE    
P.C. CENSORSHIP 4727   0  3 0 WORLDLY DECLINE 445   HELP ON THE WAY 4717  555         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Irish Cream -- I think you must be mad at me.  Your proof is beyond my intake
ability, I am sorry to say. -- Private Perna (not laughing)

Sapphire -- Very well fought.  Salute.  Will the world see you in Atlanta? -- Major
Kohler

The Boy King -- You are quickly becoming my favorite.  Yes, you are. -- Cardinal
Arizpe

Fence Post -- Thanks for entertaining me to the last. -- Lady Huntsman

Red Dogs -- The Lady sends her thanks.  She is looking forward to the "journey" with
Bigfoots. -- Lenpro

Jorja -- A new refrigerator, eh?  Freezer, too?  Those implements do not work so well
as air conditioners, but the ice can be really, really nice, I hear. -- Lenpro

We trust you all did well in Atlanta.  Only Don Francis of our clan attended.  My
younger sister, Lady Fern of Fratsfa (Floral Valley) attended The Don for me.  She
has always been a good advisor and her Flower Girls will take good care of The Don.
(wink) -- Lenpro

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye Forever (at least until 1000)!

Lady Huntsman -- Aw, gee.  Gosh, what Bigfoots wouldn't have given to spend that long
with you!  Will I ever tease him when I see him next!  Ha.  Un, ahem, right, dignity.
Good fight, ma'am. -- Fence Post

Out of Time -- I resemble that remark. -- Dr Trinaire

P.S.  Are you sure that's your proper strategy?  I wouldn't have expected you to jump
me, just given the stylistic differences.
P.P.S.  Not that I'm complaining!

Private Perna -- I've given this a lot of thought, and I conclude that your problems
mostly come from having unnaturally small feet for your size.  It means you have a
dinky sword, and you're easy to knock down, and all kinds of unlucky things.  Too
bad, because I would've liked to jump up on you and lick your face more, but instead,
I jump up, you fall down, and I end up licking your face as you lie down, which is,
of course, EASY, but easy isn't everything. -- Irish Cream
P.S.  Ask an almost white Irish setter about "not easy."

World Chumps -- Yes, well.  I wouldn't actually have ripped your face off, if you
hadn't crossed the line to MY side of the arena.  Any good dog is highly territorial,
you know.  It's bred into us, or maybe I should say no one has ever managed to breed
it OUT of us.  We're defenders.  Plus, you bumbled around and looked like an oddity
and a misfit (besides smelling like a golem), so you had ALL these strikes against
you.  I couldn't let something like that go by. -- Windsong

Help on the Way -- (crossly)  That's a fine sentiment, but does it get the toner
cartridge shaken?  No, it doesn't.  And, okay, shaking you doesn't help the toner,
either.  Life is hard. -- Lady Woof

Private Perna -- Of course you did.  Everybody likes me.  I'm a Good Dog.  Better
than any of those dogs that Spot took to Aradi, anyway. -- Irish Cream

Cardinal Arizpe -- Yes, well, if you think I'm going to suggest ways for you to
defeat me, think again! -- Fence Post

Why did I have to fight three times?  Can't you gladiators challenge each other? --
Jimmy-boy, the Friendliest Constable on Iaye

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   **
                        *************************************
                        *************************************

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

JING LALAR was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TREN FOGH was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
UHG LALAR was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MEEB NTOR was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
PILLA LALAR was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
THE BOY KING devastated FENCE POST in a popular 5 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
PRIVATE PERNA was beaten by SAPPHIRE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
CARDINAL ARIZPE was overcome by SLEEPS ALL DAY in a 1 minute expert's Title fight.
DON FRANCIS vanquished KLINK in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
DR TRINAIRE savagely defeated EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE in a popular 2 minute expert's duel.
OUT OF TIME was overpowered by MARIS in a popular 4 minute brutal one-sided melee.
IRISH CREAM was demolished by JACK STRAW in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WINDSONG bested SLIPKNOT in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur battle.
OZZIE CANSECO was overpowered by OLGA in a 4 minute mismatched conflict.
KID MEDICATION was narrowly defeated by BAINES in a tiring 9 minute duel.
AUSTERIC was bested by LADY WOOF in a 3 minute duel.
HELP ON THE WAY put to death P.C. CENSORSHIP in a 5 minute amateur's bout.
KORG was devastated by WORLD CHUMPS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CURVEBALL executed SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SUIT OF ARMS was killed by MAJOR KOHLER in a 2 minute bloody novice's match.
FRANKLINS TOWER was devastated by BROTHER J.J. in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  3      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        26 -  16 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  23 -  0      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  1      36  |

Turn 555 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603        13  11  1  105 GAMEHENDGE (299)
AIMED BLOW       DON FRANCIS 4619            8   4  0  111 LENPROS (145)
BASHING ATTACK   CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645       14   8  2   91 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      KLINK 4647                 15   9  0   80 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
TOTAL PARRY      OUT OF TIME 4681           10   8  1   53 GAMEHENDGE (299)
PARRY-STRIKE     JACK STRAW 4722             4   0  0   48 THE WARLOCKS (430)
WALL OF STEEL    SAPPHIRE 4558               6   2  0   40 THE BRIGADE (441)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE BOY KING 4615.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR TRINAIRE 
4606, MARIS 4559, LADY WOOF 4715, SUIT OF ARMS 4720, DON FRANCIS 4619, JACK STRAW 
4722, OZZIE CANSECO 4723, SAPPHIRE 4558, SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603, and WINDSONG 4702.

The least popular fighter this week was KID MEDICATION 4713.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAINES 4724, FENCE POST 4604, FRANKLINS TOWER 4725, KORG 4568, 
OLGA 4560, IRISH CREAM 4654, OUT OF TIME 4681, KLINK 4647, MEEB NTOR 4641, and UHG 
LALAR 4730.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CARDINAL ARIZPE (30-4645) LENPROS (145)