DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2007    Duedate: 08/24/2007

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-281

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ULTHAR THYDRIM
THE STORMGUARDS (78)
(31-5557) [16-10-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SVEIN FORKBEARD                CHOLERA
LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)        PESTILENCE (612)
(31-5187) [26-22-3,118]        (31-5984) [7-1-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNORTY MCSNORT                 SNORTY MCSNORT
ALL NIGHT LONG (570)           ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
(31-5555) [9-11-0,104]         (31-5555) [9-11-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAR (613)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAR (613)                   50
2. DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)        35      RETRIBUTION (608)
3. THE ANIMALS (574)           32      Unchartered Team
4. THE STORMGUARDS (78)        31
5. RETRIBUTION (608)           19      WAR (613)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*WAR (613)                 13   2  2 86.7   1/ 2*WAR (613)                13  2 2
 2- 1*CHAOS (611)               22   5  2 81.5   2/ 9 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   9  4 1
 3/ 4*PESTILENCE (612)          23   8  0 74.2   3/ 5*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      8  7 1
 4/ 3 RETRIBUTION (608)         11   4  2 73.3   4/ 3*PESTILENCE (612)          7  2 0
 5/ 5 FAMINE (610)              18   7  1 72.0   5/ 4 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      7  7 0
 6- 6 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   190 103 16 64.8   6/16 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      7  7 0
 7/ 8*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   22  14  2 61.1   7/17 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     7  8 1
 8- 9*SORROW (614)               3   2  0 60.0   8- 8*CHAOS (611)               6  2 0
 9/10 SOL INVICTUS (469)       181 140 17 56.4   9/11*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   6  3 0
10/11 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     696 558 30 55.5  10- 1 OVERLORDS (509)           6  4 0
11/12 NUMBERS GAME (403)       296 245 20 54.7  11/19 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   6  9 0
12/13 DARQUE FORCES (422)      234 203 12 53.5  12/15 NUMBERS GAME (403)        5  6 2
13/15 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  264 241 14 52.3  13/10 SOL INVICTUS (469)        5  9 0
14/14 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     76  70  2 52.1  14/20 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        5 10 0
15/17 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     245 233 17 51.3  15/12 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      5 10 0
16/18 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  416 399 32 51.0  16/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (422)       5 10 0
17-19 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  66  65  3 50.4  17/ 7 AVENGERS (146)            4  5 0
18-21 PLATOON (513)             93  92  7 50.3  18/25 THE ANIMALS (574)         4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-22 OVERLORDS (509)          435 433 28 50.1  19-13 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  3  1 0
20/20 AVENGERS (146)           184 185 16 49.9  20/21 FAMINE (610)              3  1 0
21-23 STORMWATCH (440)         226 248 13 47.7  21-23*SORROW (614)              3  2 0
22/26 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      24  27  0 47.1  22-14 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    2  2 0
23/25 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      52  66  5 44.1  23/22 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      1  1 0
24/24*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      16  22  1 42.1  24/29 RETRIBUTION (608)         1  1 0
25/27 JUST DESSERTS (569)       39  57  2 40.6  25-28 PLATOON (513)             1  2 0
26/28 THE ANIMALS (574)         45  70  4 39.1  26-18 STORMWATCH (440)          1  4 0
27/29 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        98 184  2 34.8  27/27 JUST DESSERTS (569)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #24 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Maybe two dozen of them," High Lord Bosk said, studying the advancing enemies.
Just the scouts of the main army of monsters, but enough for the four of them,
himself, the two gladiators, and Molly, to handle while The Icelord and the elven
woman dealt with the magician.  Maybe more than enough.  His eyes went right and
left.  The elf woman had established a perimeter of magical defense, but it wouldn't
do a thing for them physically.  It was just a line on the ground.  Outnumbered as
they were, they needed something to anchor their defensive formation.
     "We might be able to roll some of those boulders closer, make a bit of a fort,"
Tempus suggested.
     "Good man!  Let's do it," Bosk said.
     After taking another look at the advancing monsters, the Prince of Ar added,
"And quickly."
     No need for more talking, they all knew what had to be done and they did it.
The few boulders they could shift closer didn't make much of a fortress, but at least
they would hamper a possible flanking attack.  They picked up their weapons again and
moved back into position facing the oncoming monsters.
     "No more coming past that choke point," Bosk observed.
     "So far," Tempus said.

     The Chaos mage's shield was breaking up, unable to withstand the tension between
Chaos and Order required by--  Ah!  The man, and The Icelord was sure he was a man,
and a young one, was making a critical mistake, trying to do two things at once.  He
didn't have anything required for that, not the skills nor the power nor the focus,
and it would be the end of him.  The Icelord pushed more power into his attack, HE
had no problem with power and skill.  This young fool would be--
    The ice bolt smoked through the arcanum and was abruptly twisted sideways by a
force he would have sworn was beyond the Chaos mage's ability.  The Icelord grappled
briefly, realized that by doing so he was in some fashion playing into the hands or
tentacles of Chaos, and cut off power to his attack.  Tried to.
     Some other mind and power was at work here; the mage he'd been matching spells
with a heartbeat ago was gone, subsumed in a more potent entity.  Someone or
something who moved through Chaos as a shark moved through water.  Swallowing his
spear of ice and draining his power through it.  Direct resistance was useless and
worse than useless, and The Icelord knew it, stopped fighting the pull.  If he could
not dissolve the spell, could he reduce the power flowing through it?  A little, not
enough.  He seemed to be poised in space, staring into the bottomless heart of a
whirlpool as it sucked him down.

     Something was happening in the distance, but strain as he would, Bosk was unable
to make out any details.  Just a shimmering swirl at the choke point.  The pass or
gate or whatever it was that allowed the monsters to enter this world.  If it was
being opened wider to admit more enemies, well, things would be... intense.  No point
borrowing trouble, though, and the immediate danger was almost upon them, in the form
of nine of the scouts, with another dozen or so behind them.
     "No discipline," Tempus remarked.  "The fastest ones ran ahead, leaving the
others to follow when they can.  Fools.  If they'd stayed together, they might have
overrun us in a single rush.  Now..." he snorted and removed the head of the nearest
monster.
     Bosk matched the gladiator's snort with a roar, sword flashing out, removing
limbs and life from his enemies.  He was aware of his companions equally busy, of
bodies falling at their feet.
     "Save the bodies!" the Prince of Ar said.  "Stack 'em for barriers."
     "If they can be reanimated--?" Molly began.
     "Stack 'em inside the magical perimeter," Tempus said.  "If that goes down,
we're lost anyway."

     The Icelord floated in the heart of the vortex, waiting.  The mind of his Enemy
was all about him, but other than tapping his power, it was not concerned with him
and what he might do.  Perhaps it believed him helpless.  That was a mistake others
had made, to their cost.
     He studied the vortex.  It was a manifestation of the mind of his Enemy; in a
way, it WAS the mind, perhaps even the whole essence of the Enemy.  It seemed to be
purely a "creature" of the arcanum, pure magical energy, and purely Chaotic.  And yet
the arcanum, and thus this being, had its roots in the material world.  And physical
reality, by its nature, was intolerant of pure Chaos.
     Somewhere in that link with physical reality was the key to unlock this trap.
He had only to identify the key and turn it in the lock.
     The first thing was to reach out beyond this arcanum to the reality that
supported it, to reestablish his own links.  His self-image spread its arms, forcing
them through the seething hot-and-cold walls of the vortex.  The spin at his level
slowed, distorting the whirlpool as a whole.  His arms were not long enough to reach
through the walls and out beyond them.  Ah.  He visualized himself larger in relation
to the channel in which he was suspended.  The spinning energies tore at him.  He
ignored them.  His hands touched... something.  He didn't know what, only that it was
"real."  Which was all that mattered.
     He braced his hands against whatever lay beyond the vortex and willed the spin
to stop.

     The bright shimmer at the choke point was forming a ring.  Bosk distrusted it.
Too much like a gate opening to let more of these monsters through.  The Icelord had
been fighting magically to prevent that, he was sure.  He wanted to look behind
himself, to see if his sword-brother needed help.  But with a magical problem, what
help could he give?  Only the knowledge of his presence and the blood-oath between
them, and he didn't need to look around for that.  He knew and The Icelord knew, it
was a given factor in their lives.
     And his, Bosk's, job was to provide the physical defense of this location.
     Besides, the remaining monstrous scouts were closing the distance.  Battle would
be joined again in no more than a minute and a half.  Probably less.  Better to keep
his mind on his own job.  He hefted his sword, measuring the nearest monster for the
stroke that would take off its head.
     The ground trembled, jolted like a wheel hitting a big rock, rose, breaking into
floes of stone, groaning.  Shrieking as rock tore.  Dust or something like it burst
upward in jets.  Loose boulders danced and tumbled.  A crack, a deepening crevice,
opened along the curving perimeter of the magic circle.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail and well met, Chimlevtal!

My apologies for not writing a column last turn.  Our manager Hucklecat was (and
still is) on the other side of Alastari and didn't give me permission to write in
time.  I'm the third incarnation of Katana to fight for the Avengers' stable.  The
other two met their end prematurely, but I'm hoping that I won't suffer the same
fate.  That said, if I make it through, I'll the first Avenger AB to go onto ADM.
I'm also the first Avenger in a very long time to hold the throne.

Thanks to Svein Forkbeard for the challenge and fight.  This turn I'll be sending out
challenges to Valkyrie and Omar--a TP and a PR--I figure it maximizes my chances to
hold onto the throne.

Congrats to my stable mate Poseidonis for making it to ADM.  He was also a Rookie
tournament victor two years ago and is the best offensive TP we've had here.

Huck sends his best wishes from the other side of the world and sends greetings to
Voodoo Zoo, etc., whom he remembers from 21 years ago.  If only more of the old time
managers would rejoin, alas!

Best,

Katana

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out CHIMLEVTAL to 
see what's new.  Like, OVERLORDS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by WAR!  Way to go WAR!  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-1 this turn 
for a total 416-399-32 you ask?  (Sure)  THE STORMBRINGERS' their name, and 
fighting's their game!  MVP award for CHOCO BOMB?  JUST DESSERTS' proud of him after 
beating CANAAN and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  WHITE LINE 
FEVER got smashed by BOB CAT, and lost 14 points!  ULTHAR THYDRIM thinks his 16-10-2 
and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was 
that a tear I saw in ULTHAR THYDRIM's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And 
wasn't KATANA fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  OVERLORDS was the most avoided team.  Is a 435-433-28 record really 
that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are WAR?  OVERLORDS, an easy team to beat 
if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can THE STORMGUARDS' 
ULTHAR THE PIOUS be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?  See if I ever talk to VALKYRIE again!  TERROR TWIN was so low when 
She challenged she.  Hhmph!  VALKYRIE beat TERROR TWIN.  No surprise about that.  
Really I'm not surprised VALKYRIE would do such a scummy thing, either.  I'm not so 
sure EXECUTIONER knew all the facts when he challenged ULL STORMHELM of THE 
STORMBRINGERS.  I saw EXECUTIONER stumbling and dribbling at The Victory Tavern last 
week...  EXECUTIONER was so studly out there in the sands!  Beating ULL STORMHELM and 
getting 27 points.  RETRIBUTION must be proud, for sure!  Some fights are really 
unfair.  How do you think ADMIRAL PIE feels about being challenged by ULTHAR 
REDBLADE, 19 points above him?  I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in 
CHIMLEVTAL.  ULTHAR REDBLADE got 4 points after beating ADMIRAL PIE, 19 points below 
him.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  MARCH really fought hard against THE AMPUTATER.  That'll teach RAVAGING 
HORDE not to go and kill any of SHERMANS STABLE's guys again, huh!  What if they had 
a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557          16  10  2   111       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         26  22  3   118       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149          12   8  1   112       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411           23  13  2   110       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUST MITE 5390               12   2  1   110       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 STEPHEN 5460                 22  11  0   108       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 VALKYRIE 5351                21  21  0   107       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           9  11  0   104       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 SLATE G35 5637               15   5  2   102       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 EXECUTIONER 5951              7   3  2   101       RETRIBUTION (608)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             17  35  0   100       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 KATANA 5420                  18  11  1    97       AVENGERS (146)
 OMAR 5626                    17  14  0    96       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 GERI 5473                    18  13  0    93       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682        11   5  0    89       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-BEDLAM 5979                   6   1  1    89       CHAOS (611)
 LES NAYLE 5044               15  42  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ULTHAR URUV 5409             22  13  4    83       OVERLORDS (509)
-SEPTIMIUS 3484                7   3  0    80       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
-ULF STORMHELM 5612           13   5  0    79       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559           14   7  3    78       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 TERROR TWIN 5620              9  11  1    78       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 URN4A TREAT! 5600             7   5  1    78       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             14  19  1    74       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 LOWLY WORM 5383              13  21  1    74       AVENGERS (146)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556        10  16  2    70       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 VINDICATOR 5950               4   1  0    70       RETRIBUTION (608)
 CHOLERA 5984                  7   1  0    67       PESTILENCE (612)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORNELIUS 3485                7   3  0    63       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 CERIDWEN 5636                11   6  0    62       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-ULTHAR ES 5418               13  16  0    61       STORMWATCH (440)
-THANATOS 5964                 4   2  1    60       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 VIP SECTION 5531             12  12  2    58       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK PLAGUE 5986             6   2  0    56       PESTILENCE (612)
 EAGLE 5578                   14   9  0    54       THE ANIMALS (574)
 LOCUST 5980                   6   1  0    49       PESTILENCE (612)
-ATAXIA 5978                   5   1  0    48       CHAOS (611)
-HERUGRIM 5653                 7   7  0    47       STORMWATCH (440)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               6   4  0    46       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 DIRDEN II 5655                9  10  1    44       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-AZRAEL 5966                   5   3  0    44       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 CHALDEA 5836                 10   2  0    43       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-ULTHAR CYAZARES 5880          6   2  0    43       OVERLORDS (509)
-GRIM REAPER 5963              4   2  0    43       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 THERMOPYLAE 5991              3   0  0    43       WAR (613)
 BADGER 5576                   9  14  1    42       THE ANIMALS (574)
 THE MINSTREL 5936             4   1  0    42       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
-MARSHMALLOW MAN 5694          3   1  0    41       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ANTIOCH 5987                  3   0  0    40       WAR (613)
-DEARTH 5968                   5   0  0    38       FAMINE (610)
 DIRDEN I 5654                 9  10  0    37       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-INFLUENZA 5983                4   2  0    37       PESTILENCE (612)
 TONY 4957                     6   4  0    35       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-HUNGER 5969                   5   1  0    35       FAMINE (610)
-BANSHEE 5967                  5   3  0    34       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-STARVATION 5971               3   4  0    34       FAMINE (610)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843          5   3  1    33       STORMWATCH (440)
 CIRCA 1968 5915               3   4  1    33       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-DAZZLING DULL DAY 5752        3   1  0    33       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALAMIS 5988                  2   1  1    33       WAR (613)
 ATLANTA 5713                  8   8  0    32       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693             7  11  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-BONE GOLEM 5870               3   1  2    32       STORMWATCH (440)
 LUIGI 4893                    5   6  0    31       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 ALESIA 5989                   3   0  1    31       WAR (613)
 ULL BLOODSTORM 5897           4   4  1    30       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-RAT'S NEST 5976               4   2  1    29       CHAOS (611)
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656         2   0  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753         7   7  0    28       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-BILSKIRNIR 5921               4   2  2    27       OVERLORDS (509)
 HLOTHYN 5853                  6   2  0    26       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          5   8  1    24       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-MAXIMIUS 3276                 5   9  0    24       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 THIRST 5973                   4   1  0    24       FAMINE (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDIE 5882                  3   1  0    20       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MARCH 5998                    2   0  1    20       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 OU812 5943                    1   2  0    20       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-MALAISE 5996                  1   0  0    19       SORROW (614)
-MELANCHOLY 5997               2   0  0    18       SORROW (614)
 EDDY THE AXE 6005             2   0  0    18       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 BOB CAT 5959                  1   2  0    17       THE ANIMALS (574)
 CHOCO BOMB 6008               1   0  0    17       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-THALFI HALF-EAR 5920          5   1  0    16       OVERLORDS (509)
 ARDUINNA 5903                 2   2  0    16       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 SLOCUM 5919                   4   3  0    15       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 THE MUTALATER 5842            4   3  0    15       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884        2   2  0    14       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 LYNX 5960                     1   2  0    14       THE ANIMALS (574)
 TRIXXIE 6009                  1   0  0    14       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 RAVAGER 5861                  3   4  0    13       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 SHELBY 5958                   2   1  0    13       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
-SUPER RAPID 5751              0   3  0    13       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 MARATHON 5990                 2   1  0    12       WAR (613)
-AZAES 6000                    1   0  0    12       OVERLORDS (509)
 LICORICE WHIP 5638            3   2  0    11       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 DEATH KNIGHT 6007             1   0  0    11       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 NORBEL PERDE 5934             2   3  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ANTHONY 5021                  2   2  0     9       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 CANAAN 5962                   2   1  0     7       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 GERAR 5945                    1   3  1     7       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 WHITE LINE FEVER 6002         1   1  0     5       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 MUSH OX 5961                  0   3  0     3       THE ANIMALS (574)
-AWESOME 80'S 5954             0   3  0     3       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-SEVENTH HEAVEN 5935           0   3  0     3       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 MEADOW SOPRANO 6003           0   2  0     2       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 PARCH 6004                    0   1  0     1       FAMINE (610)
 GUTSTRAP 6006                 0   1  0     1       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 PILUMUS KELTOI 6001           0   1  0     1       SOL INVICTUS (469)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIZARD 5938            0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 574       BILSKIRNIR 5921       277 REVENGED
KISH 5923              2  5 0 DARQUE FORCES 422     WURM KIN 362          281 NONE    
ZIKLAG 5913            3  4 0 DARQUE FORCES 422     HIGH ELF 354          281 NONE    
SAMAEL 5965            4  4 1 DEATH'S DISCIPLES 609 BANDIT PRINCE 360     281 NONE    
GUIDO 4890             2  8 0 DJ'S HIT SQUAD 523    ALESIA 5989           280         
ADMIRAL PIE 5941       0  2 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802  281         
OBERON STORMBLAD 5632  7 12 1 OVERLORDS 509         SLATE G35 5637        279         
APACHE 5866            4  2 0 PLATOON 513           ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556 278 REVENGED

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE AMPUTATER 5841     2  5 1 RAVAGING HORDE 601    MARCH 5998            281         
COLUMBIA 5927          1  3 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   THE AMPUTATER 5841    279 JUST REV
BUELL 5947             0  1 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   GERAR 5945            278 REVENGED
RYU-KISHIN 5925        1  3 0 THE STORMGUARDS 78    CIRCA 1968 5915       279 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

High Lord Bosk -- Tal, Realm-Restorer!  What says the counter until Rush "Snakes and
Arrows" and Tour '07? -- The Icelord

RTR -- We WILL see you after the concert for Tour '07!  Well met, Mighty One! -- The
Icelord

Our enemies -- Worship whom you will.  Respect those you must.  Crush who you can.
But know that this is our domain. -- The Council of Lords

the Scribe -- Let us pick up the pace on the great spotlight and tale of high
adventure!  Well done! -- The Icelord and High Lord Bosk

The Council of Lords are proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts:  On turn #180
(10/30/99) there were 19 teams listed in Chimlevtal.  They were:  Orcs Hate Physics,
Darque Forces, Clan Blackhawk, Femmes Fatales, Return, Urban Guerilla, The
Stormguards, Bushmasters, The Stormbringers, True Brits, Nomenclature, Military
Mayhem, Ouch!, Numbers Game, Dark Heart Inc., The Storm Reavers, Eastern Horde,
Mongol Horde & Stormwatch II.  The Duelmaster was Absolute Zero of Orcs Hate Physics,
a 14-4 LU.  The Stylemasters were:  LU:  Absolute Zero of Orcs Hate Physics.  BA:
Diablo of Dark Heart Inc.  PS:  SRA Metal of Urban Guerilla.  TP:  The Sentinel of
The Stormguards.  ST:  Zigoto of Urban Guerilla.  SL:  Numero Uno of Numbers Game.
PL:  William Wallace of The Stormbringers.  WOS:  Krogh of Ouch!

The Icelord -- Tal, Mighty Mage!  There are 26 days, 18 hours, 48 minutes and 2
seconds until Rush "Snakes and Arrows" and Tour '07 as this goes to print.  Prepare
the realm! -- High Lord Bosk

RTR -- Are you prepared to "have a little fun" in less than a month's time?  I know
you're hankering to break some furniture and bones of those who get in your way!
Looking forward to seeing you soon, Oh Large One. -- High Lord Bosk

The Scribe -- Do you have a list of the managers of the teams currently in
Chimlevtal?  If so, would you kindly print it out?  Greatly appreciated. -- Bosk

     I'm not the Scribe, but hopefully I'll do....  Here's what I have for managers
     of teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've gotten anyone's name wrong,
     just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     ALL NIGHT LONG       Destitute Noble     PESTILENCE          Lord of Pestilence
     AVENGERS             Huckle Cat          PLATOON             Apex
     CAESAR'S POOL HALL   Caesar              RAVAGING HORDE      ?
     CHAOS                Lord of Chaos       RETRIBUTION         Lord of Retribution
     CISUM S. EKARD       Cisum S. Ekard      SHERMANS STABLE     ?
     DARQUE FORCES        Master Darque       SOL INVICTUS        Bobby Bigfoot
     DEATH'S DISCIPLES    Lord of Death       SORROW              Lord of Sorrow
     DJ'S HIT SQUAD       ?                   STORMWATCH          Raoul the Rude
     FAMINE               Lord of Famine      THE ANIMALS         The Zoo Keeper
     JUST DESSERTS        Blackstorm          THE STORMBRINGERS   High Lord Bosk
     LORDS OF VALHALLA    High Lord Bosk      THE STORMGUARDS     The Icelord
     MILITARY MAYHEM      Crip                UNFIT TO BE ORCS    Slugbait
     NUMBERS GAME         Destitute Noble     VOODOO ZOO ETC.     Swinetiger
     OVERLORDS            The Icelord         WAR                 Lord of War

Omar -- (blearily)  Hi.  What a day, what a night, eh?  Whoosh. -- Les Nayle

Samael -- I don't get your team name.  How are you a disiciple of death?  You're
studying to die?  Strange taste, but I suppose it takes all kinds to make an
underworld. -- Loden Norvis

Gerar -- Good try, but I guess you weren't darque enough or something. -- Norbel
Perde

Ulthar Thuune -- It's almost insulting that you, ranked higher, learn so many skills
from defeating me.  (heavy sigh)  I guess I should just admit that my forte is
teaching, not fighting.  Of course, if you were FEMALE, I could make love not war,
but even though YOU are an elf, I'm not that kind of guy. -- Kolum Marod

Ulf Stormhelm -- Any relation to Ull Stormhelm?  Or do you just swap helmets?
Inquiring minds and all that. -- Norgen Pelh

Thalfi Half-Ear -- Then you're the first person to do so. -- Norbel Perde

Our congratulations to Poseidonis. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

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

SAMAEL was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KISH was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ZIKLAG was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MARCH unbelievably slew THE AMPUTATER in a 1 minute gory Bloodfeud contest.
SLATE G35 defeated ULTHAR UTHERYDES in a 2 minute Challenge match.
VALKYRIE devastated TERROR TWIN in a 5 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
ULTHAR THYDRIM savagely defeated KATANA in a 2 minute Challenge Title struggle.
STEPHEN outwaited POSEIDONIS in a action packed 12 minute expert's Challenge fight.
EXECUTIONER vanquished ULL STORMHELM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VINDICATOR was vanquished by GERI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHOLERA overpowered DIRDEN II in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
VIP SECTION was overpowered by ULTHAR STORMHELM in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ANTIOCH demolished ULTHAR THE PIOUS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RAVAGER was bested by LYNX in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
ULTHAR REDBLADE killed ADMIRAL PIE in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur Challenge brawl.
MEADOW SOPRANO was defeated by MARATHON in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
GERAR was bested by ARDUINNA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SNORTY MCSNORT outwaited LES NAYLE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute master's bout.
OMAR was viciously subdued by ULTHAR THUUNE in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
SVEIN FORKBEARD overpowered URN4A TREAT! in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
NORGEN PELH bested LOWLY WORM in a action packed 1 minute veteran's bout.
KOLUM MAROD subdued BLACK PLAGUE in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
CERIDWEN vanquished DIRDEN I in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
EAGLE savagely defeated CIRCA 1968 in a popular 8 minute gory match.
MAJOR PAIN slimly won victory over BADGER in a popular 4 minute gruesome match.
LOCUST defeated ATLANTA in a exciting 4 minute bout.
CHALDEA slimly won victory over LUIGI in a action packed 6 minute gruesome bout.
THERMOPYLAE savagely defeated HLOTHYN in a exciting 3 minute bloody fray.
BLONDIE was vanquished by THE MINSTREL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TONY luckily beat LODEN NORVIS in a action packed 4 minute gory duel.
SLOCUM was overpowered by ALESIA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ULL BLOODSTORM overpowered TARVOS TRIGARANOS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OU812 overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
THE MUTALATER was devastated by SALAMIS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MUSH OX was devastated by DEATH KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
CANAAN was viciously subdued by CHOCO BOMB in a popular 3 minute beginner's bout.
BOB CAT savagely defeated WHITE LINE FEVER in a 2 minute gruesome novice's conflict.
THIRST overpowered GUTSTRAP in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
SHELBY subdued LICORICE WHIP in a exciting 5 minute gory beginner's competition.
NORBEL PERDE was subdued by TRIXXIE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
ANTHONY bested PARCH in a 3 minute amateur's match.
EDDY THE AXE vanquished PILUMUS KELTOI in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  65 -  6      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       84 -  67 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         LUNGING ATTACK    76 -  68 - 10      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        58 -  59 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  47 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  35 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     28 -  35 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  63 -  5      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  32 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  18 -  0      33  |

Turn 281 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       2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         6  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 10         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         5 -  8         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557        16  10  2  111 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
TOTAL PARRY      STEPHEN 5460               22  11  0  108 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SLATE G35 5637             15   5  2  102 NUMBERS GAME (403)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5420                18  11  1   97 AVENGERS (146)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULL STORMHELM 5559         14   7  3   78 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
BASHING ATTACK   URN4A TREAT! 5600           7   5  1   78 JUST DESSERTS (569)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHOLERA 5984                7   1  0   67 PESTILENCE (612)
WALL OF STEEL    MAJOR PAIN 5463             6   4  0   46 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNORTY MCSNORT 5555.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SNORTY MCSNORT 5555.  The ten other most popular fighters were BADGER 5576, 
LOCUST 5980, LODEN NORVIS 5693, LUIGI 4893, THERMOPYLAE 5991, LICORICE WHIP 5638, 
MAJOR PAIN 5463, ULTHAR THUUNE 5411, EAGLE 5578, and CHOCO BOMB 6008.

The least popular fighter this week was PILUMUS KELTOI 6001.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WHITE LINE FEVER 6002, MUSH OX 5961, THE MUTALATER 5842, TARVOS 
TRIGARANOS 5884, BLONDIE 5882, CHALDEA 5836, ATLANTA 5713, DIRDEN I 5654, ADMIRAL PIE 
5941, and ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

POSEIDONIS (31-5540) AVENGERS (146)

                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

Our next summer FTF will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 27-29, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, on 3405 Lenox Road NE (404-261-9250). 
Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  There is a free shuttle from the 
MARTA station two blocks away and free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information 
sheet.  We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!